Ellada Lane is a brand new subscription box that sends you an assortment of goods from Greece every other month. This is their first box, so I had no idea what to expect. I was definitely not expecting to pull this out of the packing peanuts:
This is officially my first treasure trunk in a subscription box!
One important thing to call out - I had to pay duties/fees upon receipt of this box. I can't remember the exact amount, but I think it was around $20.
The Subscription Box: Ellada Lane
The Cost: $149 a box for an ongoing subscription (ships every other month)
IMPORTANT: Since this is a new subscription box, I strongly recommend using PayPal for checkout so you can easily cancel your subscription or dispute any charges if necessary.
The Products: "Boutique products will be curated each time from different parts of Greece. The first parcel is created in Santorini and the Cyclades Islands such as Naxos, Paros and many more. Unique products are chosen individually, with the sole purpose to travel the owner to the beauty of each location."
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This box comes with a booklet detailing the items included and other info about Santorini and the Cyclades:
They also included postcards. Basically this box is full of pictures that make me say:
And there is a fold out map of Santorini from Atlantis Books
Now onto the items inside the treasure chest!
These are made with olivewood and they are definitely high quality pieces:
I think these would make a great hostess gift, and they are pretty enough that I would want them out on display.
We have a box within a box within a box. This is...
the inception of subscription boxes! (Alternatively, this might just be evidence that I shouldn't be writing reviews late at night!)
So, inside this box we have:
This piece is lovely, and another quality item. It also has a lot of give so you can bend it to match your wrist perfectly if you like. Here it is on:
This item isn't listed in the booklet, and there is no tag with fabric materials, so I'm assuming it is an all silk scarf. The fabric is very lightweight, and the detail is beautiful:
If you received this box and can weigh in on the fabric content let me know. I feel like I may not be able to tell apart a $5 scarf from a $200 one.
This is another item not listed in the booklet. I wish we had information on both of these remaining items!
Verdict: This is an interesting box! I didn't list values of items in this box because literally everything would have been an estimate, and I think I would have likely been way off. (I can't find any of these items for sale online). I think not being able to easily buy these items from the US is definitely a perk to some subscribers, though!
I enjoyed this box and I definitely feel like quality and unique items were sent. I signed up for an annual subscription up front, (a bit of a risky move), so I'm very interested to see what else we will be getting in future boxes.
If you are thinking of signing up for this box though, please read this first:
- Boxes didn't ship on time, and there was some communication about shipping delays, but I think we should have received the Vol. 2 box by now. (I should call out that I am late in getting this review out - it arrived over a month ago).
- You may be charged customs upon delivery.
- Definitely make sure to pay with PayPal in case you need to dispute charges. (I'm always a little hesitant with any new boxes - especially ones without great shipping track records).
What do you think of the first Ellada Lane box? Did you subscribe?