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Papergang by Ohh Deer Stationery Subscription Box Review – October 2017

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Peach polka dot Papergang Box

Papergang is a monthly stationery subscription box from quirky UK design team, Ohh Deer. Each month they partner with a different artist and have a theme to bring you paper goods and desk accessories.

back of Papergang box with cutout mouse

They always have really stellar packaging designed special each month, and the back has a paper cut out craft (a mouse!) designed by Daniel Randle.

paper mouse, cut out and assembled from back of box

Here’s the mouse, all cut out and folded!

opened Papergang box

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Full contents of Papergang October 2017

The Subscription Box: Papergang

The Cost: About $14.44 USD (10.95 GBP) + shipping. Discounts available for 3, 6, or 12-month prepaid subscriptions.

The Products: Each month you’ll receive a box full of papery goodness. The product selection will vary, however, it will include the likes of greeting cards, notebooks, desk accessories, and art prints. 

Ships to: the US and Canada for $6.48 USD, UK for $3.86 USD, Australia for $7.79 USD, and Worldwide (shipping costs vary)

Good to know: Papergang partners with Tree Aid to make sure that for every four boxes they sell, one tree gets planted in the African Drylands, which helps with vital food and income.

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Booklet for October 2017 Papergang

Papergang has a cute little info booklet each month that matches the box and theme of the contents! This month was designed in-house by the creative team at Ohh Deer.

content page of Booklet for October 2017 Papergang

The following pages have the contents listed out and a short description of the theme.

Design team bios in Booklet for October 2017 Papergang

There is then a look at the three of the creative team’s desks and a short bio of each.

Anatomy of cushions at Ohh Deer

Ohh Deer has an annual cushion competition in which you can buy a myriad of designs (holy cow there are a lot!) on their site to crown a winner!

Back of booklet explaining Tree Aid partnership

For every four boxes Papergang sells, a tree is planted in association with the charity Tree Aid.

Cover of Peach and Blue Striped Linen Notebook back of Peach and Blue Striped Linen Notebook inside of Peach and Blue Striped Linen Notebook close up of rose gold foil "let's get organised" quote on Peach and Blue Striped Linen Notebook detail of corner of Peach and Blue Striped Linen Notebook

Peach Navy and White Striped Linen Notebook – Listed Retail Value $13.12 USD

Though I have an endless supply of notebooks and planners, this soft peach, navy, and white striped beauty is really catching my eye. Do I keep it for myself or pass it one to a fellow stationery lover? The cover has consistent rose gold foiling that you’ll see through this month’s items that reads “let’s get organised!” (don’t forget that the UK uses an “s” instead of a “z” here). The perpetual list maker and note taker in me also appreciates the space for the date at the top corner of each page. It features a nice navy ribbon as a page marker so you don’t lose your spot. Once I fill this up, I can go back years later to see what wild ideas (or menial tasks) I was up to.

rose gold binder clips rose gold binder clip on notebook page rose gold binder clips holdingup riso calendar

Rose Gold Binder Clips, Set of 6 – Listed Retail Value $3.89 USD

When you’re addicted to stationery and office supplies, you revel in simple items like these metal rose gold binder clips. I most commonly use mine to mark pages in my planner or the next blank spot in a notebook. They perfectly match the rest of this month’s items too. I used one to prop up my December riso-printed calendar instead of pinning it up on my corkboard!

riso calendar for December 2017

Riso-Printed Calendar – No Retail Value

Per usual, they’ve included your monthly riso-printed calendar! This one is a simple navy with white polka dots to remind you how little time you have left for holiday shopping. Ugh.

polka dot pencil and peach pencil with the quote "take note!" polka dot pencil and peach pencil with the quote "take note!", both sharpened

Set of 2 Pencils – Retail Value $1.98 USD

Though I have an affinity for mechanical pencils, there is something comforting about the old school wooden version that you have to sharpen instead of just clicking more lead out. This set includes two cuties that are ready to brighten your office. One is dark navy with white polka dots, and the other is a pretty peach with rose gold lettering near the top that reads “take note!”. Both have cool black erasers at the end to correct any mistakes.

peach polka dot greeting card that says "yay for today!" back of greeting card close up of kraft paper envelope with Ohh Deer branding

Yay For Today! Greeting Card – Retail Value $3.30 USD

This supes cute peach polka dot greeting card has a celebratory vibe for whatever you may be excited about enough to send a card. Rose gold foiling adorns the quote on the front and it comes with a lovely branded kraft paper envelope. The inside is left blank for you to elaborate on why today is just so great.

navy blue greeting card that says "thank you so much!" back of greeting card close up of kraft paper envelope with Ohh Deer branding

Thank You So Much! Greeting Card – Retail Value $3.30 USD

Still matching the overall navy and peach theme, this rose gold foiled “thank you so much!” text against a dark navy background is sure to get your gratitude across in the classiest of ways. This one also comes with a branded kraft paper envelope. It’s left blank on the inside so you can gush to your heart’s content.

Verdict: Papergang hooked me up with some beautiful, well-designed items this month in soft peaches and deep navy, from stripes to polka dots. I love all of the items included this month and have decided to keep the notebook for my own selfish needs! The rose gold complimented the colors used and everything will be put to good use.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, but you have a short time to nab November’s box! (Check the countdown here)

Value Breakdown: At roughly $20 USD for this box (including shipping), I received just over $25 USD of completely exclusive items designed especially for Papergang. 25.59

  • Notebook: $10.25
  • Binder Clips: $3.04
  • Pencils (x2): $1.55
  • Peach Greeting Card: $2.58
  • Navy Greeting Card: $2.58

Did you like this month’s Papergang theme?

Written by Marne Orenich

Marne Orenich

Marne is a stationery addict, lip product connoisseur, record collector, and twice over cat mom. Her favorite subscriptions contain office supplies, anything kawaii, and all things food. She is also proudly the unofficial “Meat Editor” of My Subscription Addiction.

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.

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