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Bespoke Post Subscription Box Review + Coupon – “Bedside”

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Bespoke Post is a monthly men’s subscription box. Unlike most subscription boxes, you get to preview the new Bespoke Post box offerings on the first of each month, and you can easily skip any month you aren’t interested in your account section.

This is a review of the ‘Bedside’ box.

My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

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The Subscription Box: Bespoke Post

The Cost: $45 a month

COUPON: Save 25% off your first box! with coupon code ADDICT25

The Products: Monthly lifestyle items, curated around a theme.

Ships to: US and Canada

Check out all of my Bespoke Post Reviews to get more information on this subscription. Check out all of our Men’s Subscription Boxes in the Subscription Box List. Rate, review, and follow this subscription on the Bespoke Post profile page.

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The ‘Bedside’ box was one that was really interesting in the October selections. You actually were able to choose from 3 books (that might have been a first for Bespoke Post).

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Each month comes with an information card, giving you backstory and details about the makers and items in your box.

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They always have some type of how-to or informational bit on the reverse side as well. This month gives ideas on how to become a morning person.

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(del)Hutson Designs storage tray – Value $35-40? (based on similar trays)

The main item of the box is a reclaimed cedar tray. The tray measures 12 1/2″ x 13 1/2″ and is stained with a dark maple.

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I think this will best find its use as a serving tray for bar items in our house. It’s hand made – and the sides are a bit unstable on mine (the nail is a bit loose, so there’s wobble) – but that’s easily fixed.

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Newgate Clocks – The Small London Alarm Clock – Value $18

This little alarm clock that’s made in the UK is the perfect size for your bedside.

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It has all the basics of an alarm clock and requires a double-A battery to get going. I really like the look and design of this clock.

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Catch-22 – Value $10 on Amazon

The book we chose was the classic Catch-22. It’s the 50th Anniversary edition, so it includes some bonus content.

From Amazon:

This fiftieth-anniversary edition commemorates Joseph Heller’s masterpiece with a new introduction; critical essays and reviews by Norman Mailer, Alfred Kazin, Anthony Burgess, and others; rare papers and photos; and much more.

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Book Darts – Value $2-3 based on bulk Amazon price

The final item goes with your book.

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These little metal book darts are great for a bookmark but are meant to mark lines or paragraphs to come back to.

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There are 15 in this little set and they sell in bulk if it turns out that you love them!

Verdict: This was the first Bespoke Post that I liked, but wasn’t totally over-the-moon for. With most of the value in the tray, you’ll have to really love that handmade/reclaimed feel to love this box. Overall, it was good but not great for me.

What did you think of the Bespoke Post ‘Bedside’ box?

Written by Eric Cadman

Eric Cadman

Eric is the co-founder of My Subscription Addiction. He’s been hooked on geek subscription boxes since 2012 thanks to Loot Crate and Nerd Block. Geek boxes sparked his desire for collecting Funko Pops and comic book statues!
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

7 Comments

  1. Just a FYI: The clock is made in China. It was designed in the UK. Just in case anyone is trying to avoid the glut of made in China products.

  2. “Bedside” was my pick this month, too. I placed some small potted indoor plants (heather, mimosa, and a succulent) and a vase of flowers in the tray, and I’ve been using it as a centerpiece on my dining table. I wasn’t sure about the tray at first because it’s a little rustic for my taste, but it’s really growing on me. 🙂

  3. I got this one for myself this time and my husband chose Venture. I really liked it! My tray was not wobbly. It was just what I needed on my beside, which is why I ordered it. But I think you’re right that you needed a specific purpose for the tray to really enjoy it.

  4. What exactly about this book is “for men”? Women don’t read? Is that what I’m supposed to get out of this?

    • I think this is subscription itself is geared more towards men – I’m sure there was no intent to suggest that women don’t read. Or enjoy trays. Or alarm clocks.

  5. I thought the box looked so cute. But I hate ticking clocks, the ticking drives me nuts.

  6. I liked the idea of the box but if I gave my husband a gift that included “how to become a morning person” he’d kill me and if he put a ticking alarm clock next to our bed I’d kill him. It sounds like Lounge and Venture were better choices anyway.

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