MyIrelandBox Subscription Box Review – September 2016
MyIrelandBox is a monthly subscription box that sends you unique Irish gifts, crafts, housewares, or beauty products made in and sent from the Emerald Isle, itself. Each month, you’ll receive one or more items, the total value of which is guaranteed to reach $45 or more.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: MyIrelandBox
The Cost: $45.00 a month + shipping per month, 3-month prepay ($135, which accounts for $45/box + $31.50 shipping), or 6-month prepay ($247.50, which accounts for $41.25/box + $63 shipping).
COUPON: Get a bonus gift in your first 3- or 6-month subscription box! No code required.
Products: Irish-made gifts, crafts, housewares, and beauty products
Ships to: US, Canada, UK, EU, Australia, and Taiwan
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
This box puts lots of consideration into the information they provide their members. Background on the items and their creators, a thoughtful note from the company, and info to share with fellow Ireland fans. So nice!
I was delighted by the uncommon Irish finds in the last MyIrelandBox I received (there’s more to Irish gifts than shamrocks and Claddagh rings!), so I was excited to see whether this box would continue that pattern.
Giant Irish Elk by Saturday Workshop – Value $38.69 USD
This figure comes in pieces, almost like a very simple puzzle. I love the minimalist design, which reminds me of Scandinavian art I’ve seen. The Giant Irish Elk is, unfortunately extinct, but this piece of Irish decor is thoughtfully made from sustainable Irish beech. It’s not too big, nor too small, and it looks awesome on my mantle.
Adult coloring is all the rage, so I was excited to try my hand at it with this oversized card. The card comes with five colored pencils in typical primary colors, each with a finely sharpened tip—that came in handy as I worked around the extremely detailed patterns in this design. I like that the greeting-card format of this coloring page lets you decide whether to color and send, or send to a friend and invite them to color in the design.
40 Piece Wooden Sheep Puzzle by Real Ireland Design – Value $12 (based on similar items)
Real Ireland Design has lots of gorgeous calendars, bookmarks, and more on their page, but no puzzles, so I took a guess with the value, based on other wooden puzzles of a similar size!
With its classic sheep motif, this puzzle is more of an “expected” Irish gift than the other items in the box. But who doesn’t love a puzzle? The wooden pieces feel more high quality than typical cardboard puzzles. It’s also the perfect size for holding my attention just long enough!
Verdict: I’m impressed by MyIrelandBox! Each month, they find fresh items that echo Irish culture in a modern, fun way. The items are high-quality, too. This month’s box topped the $45.00 minimum value MyIrelandBox guarantees, clocking in at $57.30. For the value, the quality, and the uniqueness of the items, I definitely recommend MyIrelandBox!
What was your favorite item in the September MyIrelandBox?