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MyIrelandBox Subscription Box Review + Coupon- March 2017

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MyIrelandBox is a monthly subscription box that sends you a selection of unique Irish gifts, crafts, housewares, or beauty products straight from Ireland. Each month, you’ll receive one or more items totaling at least $45.00.

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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

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Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, it’s the March MyIrelandBox! According to the (very thorough) info sheets, this box is celebrating with a box all about “sheep and shamrocks”. I didn’t expect “sheep” to be part of the St. Patrick’s Day equation, but they certainly are a symbol of Ireland!

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I really appreciate all of the information this box provides about its items. Sometimes, the items in these boxes can feel a bit ordinary, or similar to things I can find in the states. A little context helps them feel more special and prove their authenticity.

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This card also appears in the box. It’s always fun to share your thoughts on what you got in your box by tagging MyIrelandBox on social media.

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Shamrock Print Card by Impack Design – Value $3.75?

Impack Design does made-to-order stationery, so I couldn’t find the exact price for this exclusive greeting card design. I linked to something similar to give an idea of value.

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This blank-inside card features a fun splatter paint shamrock and an “Ireland” insignia. The info sheet suggests framing the card if you don’t feel like sending it to someone. It’d make a nice bit of St. Patrick’s Day decor, or a nice greeting for family or friends. I have a bit of Irish in my family tree, so I can think of a few folks who might enjoy getting this card.

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Erin Knitwear Sheep Corsage – Value $9.54 USD

Oh my goodness, I LOVE this little sheep! From its floppy ears to its funny little feet, I’m just smitten with this 100% wool critter.

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When it comes to style and decor, I’m the type that likes to put my own unconventional twist on things. This is true in terms of dressing up for St. Patrick’s Day, too. The bright green t-shirts and top hats you see around the U.S. on St. Pat’s are… not quite my thing. But this little sheep pin? I could see adding it to a sweater—or heck, even the lapel of my usual moto jacket—to add a quirky, less-typical nod to Ireland. I’d say it’s about 3 or 4 inches in diameter, so it’s bound to get noticed and turn a few heads!

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After the holiday, I might have to stick one of those adhesive-backed magnets to this sheep and pop it on my fridge. I haven’t been able to look at this face without giggling, so I’d hate to shove it in a jewelry box and not see it again until next year!

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Splate by Doodle Art – Value $26.59 USD

Continuing on the sheep theme, the next item in the box is this wall hanging. According to the info sheet, this swirly sheep design sits on a piece of real, natural slate. I like how the makers have such an appreciation for this naturally forged stone and its delicate elegance.

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I like how the copper twirls on the design mirror the curly-cues in the sheep’s wool. I’ll admit that this piece doesn’t totally “go” with my typical decor aesthetic. But I could definitely see using it as St. Paddy’s decor, or gifting it to someone who might like its whimsical style. I do love that sweet little sheep face, though!

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Shamrock Hanging Decoration by Wild Goose – Value $9.95

This bronze shamrock is about 2 inches square and hangs from a shiny beige ribbon.

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It’s just a three-leaf clover—if you’re like me, you’re probably going, “wait, shouldn’t it be four leaves?”

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Turns out, the three leaves are lucky, too, as they’re a symbol of the Holy Trinity. I didn’t know that was part of their significance, so it was cool to learn that little tidbit.

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This item is small enough to keep in a wallet as a good luck charm or hang subtly from a tiny nail somewhere around the house. This is one of those items that felt a little like I could find an equivalent in a greeting card store here in the states, but I was encouraged by the fact that it was made by a family business that works with Irish artists and craftspeople.

Verdict: I liked this MyIrelandBox, and the almost $50.00 value stays true to their promise to match or exceed $45.00. I did notice that most of the value came from the slate. That’s not a huge deal, but if you don’t absolutely love that piece, you might not feel like the box is quite worth it. I think the tricky thing about this box is that, here in the states, we have decent access to a lot of Irish gift items (Irish trinkets and designs are always pretty easy to find at card shops and gift stores, and that’s doubly true around St. Patrick’s Day). So sometimes, for me, the items in this box (especially things like greeting cards) don’t feel as unique as they might otherwise. The difference, of course, is that these pieces come straight from Ireland. If that aspect is important to you, then you’ll get the full value of this box. If you’re just looking for some Irish-inspired pieces, the items inside might not justify the price (don’t forget shipping!) enough for you.

What do you think of MyIrelandBox?

Written by Anna Reilly

Anna Reilly

Anna loves collecting little treasures, be they pop-culture finds, handmade mementos, or new potions to put in her makeup bag. Beauty boxes got her interested in the subscription world, but now she’s swooning for all things kawaii!

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5 Comments

  1. $45. is twice if not 3 times what this box is worth in my opinion.

    • I agree. I would not buy any of these items and surely not for $45 plus shipping. The items look really cheap to me.

  2. I would love to swap to this box, but for the cost and the amount of items that you receive, it’s not worth it. Plus as someone already stated the items are mundane. This box could be really good, but they have a ways to go.

  3. If anyone’s looking to swap the sheep items, I’m interested. My son is obsessed with sheep. If you click my name, it’ll take you to my swap profile.

  4. I want to love this sub…I really do. But the items are mundane and nothing I would ever want or use – or regift! 🙁 Where’s an Arran scarf, sheepsmilk soap, oatcakes, book of kells – there could be so much more, especially as we are in spring and the veritable host of “selling Ireland” while we all gear up for St. Patricks. I’ll keep watching the reviews to see if it gets any better.

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