Nerdy Post Subscription Box Review + Coupon – August 2017
Nerdy Post is a monthly celebration of your favorite fandoms from TV, movies, and books. Every month, you’ll get 5-7 handcrafted items centered around a different monthly fandom.
Everything you get in Nerdy Post is handmade by Alexis, Nerdy Post‘s creator. Here’s what their site says:
“…we wanted to provide unique, high-quality designs that you wouldn’t find anywhere else. Hand lettering and illustrating these designs means that nothing is created using fonts or stock images from a computer. Designs are of course digitized in order to be printed on the products, but they will retain their hand-crafted quality.”
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This review is of the Nerdy Post, $13.95 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: Nerdy Post
The Cost: $13.95 a month. The Nerdy Tees subscription is $15.95 a month. US shipping is $6.00.
COUPON: Use code MSA10 to save 10% off your first box!
The Products: 5-7 exclusive items centered around a popular fandom from books, movies, or TV
Ships to: U.S. and beyond (Shipping rates apply!)
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This Nerdy Post is all about Back to Hogwarts! I mean, is there a cooler school to go back to at the end of the summer?
Sirius Black Quote Print
On the back of the info card, there’s an amazing rendition of this heartfelt quote from Sirius Black. The coolest part of this design, to me, is that it all appears on a book page. And the inky, handwriting-inspired script looks beautiful and natural as if it was written effortlessly across the page rather than conscientiously designed. This one is actually done by Instagram user @sorryforwastingpaint. So you get a cool print and get introduced to another great artist at the same time!
Ginny Weasley Quote Poster
There’s been at least one poster in every box I’ve gotten so far (by which I mean, a design printed on a glossy, 8.5″ x 11″ page rather than something postcard sized), and this is one of the most colorful. If you’ve got a little one headed back to school, this might be a great motivational poster to pop in their room or on the fridge. Obviously, adults can have a blast with this poster, too! I think I’m going to hang it above my desk so keep me kicking along during tough projects or busy weeks.
Ron and Hermione Two-Sided Bookmark
Alexis suggests this bookmark might seem a little obvious compared to what she usually does, since the quotes are more popular (she does a great job of highlighting those less common, unexpected quotes). But how could you not celebrate this dynamic duo? And I love these quotes. I especially like when Alexis is able to sneak a book or reading quote onto a bookmark (though in this quote, Hermione is technically arguing for values beyond the world of books—did you see the rest of the quote written in tiny script above the flourish of the ampersand?).
Hagrid and the Marauders Two-Sided Fat Bookmark
Alexis started including these wider bookmarks a few months ago, and I’m a big fan. They’re particularly handy in wider books or journals (since they’re wider, they make it easy to quickly flip open to the page). This bookmark features work by Instagram user @tillanddill, who did the design of the Marauders in their animal forms. I love the way the “paint” drips down the page. And I love that Hagrid quote. It’s such a beautiful confidence boost, just to read it. If I don’t pop this inside a book, I might hang it next to my mirror in my bedroom.
The “Silver Trio” Sticker
First of all, how cute is cartoon Neville? I definitely don’t see Luna, Ginny, and Neville featured in a bunch of fan items, so I think it rules that this sticker gives them a moment to shine! The illustration style is adorable—this one was designed by Instagram user @nattible. It sounds weird, but I’m most obsessed with how cute their little feet are. Luna’s pink sneakers and mismatched socks are the sweetest!
I’ve gotten my fair share of little notebooks in subscription boxes, but this is the first one in awhile that has completely blank, unlined pages inside. As someone who loves to draw in quiet moments (be that on the couch or while I’m out getting coffee), that’s a big deal—it’s so much more free and uncluttered than drawing on lined pages. So this small notebook (which is about 8 inches long and just under 5 inches wide) is going right in my tote bag! Oh, and aside from being practical, this notebook features such a cute pattern! This one was a collaboration with Instagram user @carakozik. The rich gold, blue, and green colors are perfectly Hogwarts and make me excited for autumn’s arrival, too!
Hogwarts Textbooks Necklace
This is such a cute idea for a pendant! It was made with Lapel Yeah!, who typically does the enamel pins that appear in the box. The pendant is about 2 inches tall, and the chain is just under 20 inches long. On me, it sits just below my heart—I might’ve liked it to have an extender or just be a little bit longer. But that’s being super picky about a really fun necklace! I love the colors, the little wand resting against the stack, and the different “fonts” that appear on the spines of the books.
Coloring Book Postcard
Every box includes a coloring-book-style postcard that fits with the month’s theme. I’m always so impressed by what Alexis puts together for these postcards—she packed so much detail into this design without it looking cramped or forced. I love how the Hogwarts Express becomes the O in “Post”!
Verdict: Nerdy Post totally crushed it, once again. It’s particularly exciting to see Alexis play with new products—the necklace and the notebook are outside the world of regular 2D prints, but they’re some of my favorite pieces in the box! The box is only $19.95 a month ($13.95 + $6 US shipping), which seems pretty inexpensive for the amount of lovely, utterly unique artwork you get. According to the info card, next month’s theme is “Pixar/Dreamworks”, and I am soooo excited to see what’s in store!
What did you think about the items in this month’s Nerdy Post box?