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Flicker Box Subscription Box Review + Coupon – January 2017

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Flicker Box is a monthly candle subscription that focuses on makers from the United States that create artisanal, small-batch candles.

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: Flicker Box

The Cost: $34 a month plus $5.95 USPS priority shipping. You can also get a bi-monthly plan which is $34 plus shipping every 2 months.

COUPON: Get your first box for $25 (applies to monthly subscription only) (FIRSTBOX) or Save $15 off your 3, 6, or 12-month subscription (new subscriptions only) (HELLOAGAIN)

The Products: “Each Flicker Box contains a variety of artisanal candles made from candle artists from around the United States. We share their story and ship subscribers a delightfully curated box right to their doorstep.”

Ships to: U.S. only, via USPS priority

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This month’s candle collection is called “For the Love of Books.”

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On the opposite side of the theme card, it lists information about all the featured candle companies.

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Hearth & Hammer Burning Books Literary Soy Candle – 8 oz, Value $18

(35 hour burn time)

I couldn’t wait to burn this candle because it smells amazing! The fragrance is a perfect combination of cinnamon, orange, and fir. I love how warm and cozy this is!

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From the Page “Reading Nook” Soy Candle – 4 oz, Value $6

(~26 hour burn time)

This candle’s fragrance is a mix of bergamot, coriander, amber, and vanilla. It’s another warm scent, and slightly earthy and subtly sweet. It’s definitely one that I can see lighting to curl up and read in a comfy chair or nook.

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Paper Street Candle Co. Harry Potter Tea Light Set – Value $6?

It doesn’t look like this particular Harry Potter-themed set is listed in their Etsy shop right now, so I got the value from this coffee lover’s tea light set (uh, YUM). Anyways, these are really cute – I love the color combination, too. They’re all different fragrances but are generally a variation of musky-sweet or earthy. I like them all and burned them at the same time yesterday, and the scents worked well together.

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And, as always, FlickerBox included one of their branded matchbooks. I love that they do this – it’s so simple and easy to keep on hand by my candles around the house.

Verdict: I liked that Flicker Box chose a literary theme for their January 2017 box! Obviously, I’m always happy when I love all the candles they send – I already have these swapped in for my holiday candles around the house. The value adds up to $30, which is less than the cost, so I’m a little bummed with that. I do know I wouldn’t have found these candles without discovering them through FlickerBox, but I would have loved another full-size candle instead of the tea lights, or maybe a couple little votives, or something like that to even out the value a little more.

What do you think about the January Flicker Box?

Written by Haley Faye

Haley Faye

Haley Faye first discovered Beauty Army and Birchbox in 2012 and instantly fell hard and fast for the world of subscription boxes. Over the years of writing for MSA she has found many subscriptions to fuel her addiction, but her favorites include fashion, geeky, beauty, and mom/baby boxes to share with her son.

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.

8 Comments

  1. I would be upset if I payed 34 plus shipping for 30 worth of candles that you know they got for free from the candle makers themselves to be in the box. I’m shocked on top of that because they are just the middle man. I make candles and know that they are making a killing with someone elses hard work. Well yes thats what most subscription boxs do so that isn’t the best point. Ohh well sorry for to those of you who love you FlickerBox….

    • Hi Beth!
      Just wanted to give you a heads up that Flicker Box is not like most subscription boxes. We DO NOT get products for free. We pay our chandlers for their products AND for their time. Our job is to connect candle lovers and candle makers. You can check out some of our blog posts on our website about how we are a different kind of subscription box or email us anytime at [email protected].

    • I am just now seeing the reply by flicker box aww like 9 months later. Maybe I was a bit to straight forward and I didn’t mean to sound as subscription boxes make a killing and they are the middle man because I do know trying to make it is truly hard work. But I also feel that I should be able to come on a subscription box review site to give my 2 sense with out a box company giving me a shout out. I get it but come on.

  2. This box was my 4th box to recieve since signing up. I had watched the reviews before finally taking the plunge and signing up. My first box was good with full size candles and I want to say there was even 4 candles in the box. Then the next one came and I was disappointed because there wasn’t as much there as my first box. Then the 3rd was worst then the second one and now this one. My 4th and final box! Each month I recieved less and less. I kind of think the first box I recieved was to grab me in and make me like them from the start. The reason I believe this is because there was a review done the same month I recieved my first box and they weren’t even close to being the same. I so really really wanted to love this box because I want a good candle box. Unfortunately, the value was just to off for me. What Im going to try on my own is going to Etsy shops and read about a candle and buy them that way. It couldnt be any different then what I was doing. Yes, by the way I did cancel my subscription. Sorry, for the rambling!😊

    • Brenda – I remember the one you’re talking about that had 4 candles! I was pleasantly surprised with that, too. I agree – the last couple months have not delivered well value-wise. I know discovery and curation have some value, but ultimately not enough for me to be particularly happy about the value vs cost. Like I said – I wish there had been a full-size instead of the tea lights, or maybe add on some tea light votives or something, you know? I love a good candle box, too, and it seems like somehow it’s hard for them to consistently deliver what feels like “a good deal.” I’d suggest you also check out VellaBox, and read over the reviews and see what you feel about that.

      All that being said, Etsy has upped their inspiration/discovery game and you can easily just search for candles or shops on there and see what there is! Thanks so much for reading, and your discussion. 🙂

      • Thanks, Haley! I think I will do what you have suggested! Thanks again!😊

      • Haley you rock girlfriend! Your completely correct and wish I would of came back sooner. This was in Jan 2017 and here I am looking for a candle box again and I ended up here and I’m like ohhh ok FLicker Box.

  3. These candles look lovely! I like the variety in one box. Thanks for this interesting review.

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