Paper and Pen Subscription Box Review – March 2016

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Paper + Pen is a stationery subscription box that ships 3-4 paper goods and supplies delivered to you monthly!

This box was sent to us at no cost for review.   (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.) 

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The Subscription Box: Paper + Pen

The Cost:  $20.00/ month, with discounts available with longer subscriptions

COUPON: Save 15% off any subscription with code MSAFRIENDS!

The Products:  Can include: notebooks, notepads, pouches, pencils, pens, erasers, stickers, craft tape, desk accessories, and more!

Shipping:  The 12-month, 6-month, and 3-month subscription plans all say that they ship free.  When I go through the checkout process with the 1-month – it is also showing free shipping.  

Check out all of our Paper + Pen reviews and the Lifestyle Subscription Box Directory

My Paper + Pen subscription arrived in a bubble mailing envelope.  All of the items were nicely wrapped in tissue paper when I opened it. 


you got this Pencils – Harvest Paper Co. – $5.75

These are dark navy pencils with gold embossing that says ‘you got this.’  They are no. 2 pencils made with graphite lead and California cedar wood. I love these!  They’ll be perfect for a pick me up midterms week!

Le Pen Marker – Marvy Japan  – $0.88

This is a very thin point marker.  It writes very smoothly, and makes a very thin line.  


Ancien Stamp Stickers – Red Currant – $1.90

These are really pretty stickers!  There are two sheets, with 8 stickers on each sheet.  The stickers are matte, with no shine, and they feel slightly velvety, but they’re not flocked.  Hopefully this makes sense!  They look like authentic stamps too!  

Sea and Lake Paper Co. Adult Status Achieved Notebook – $8.00

I love this – I can’t express how much I love this!  I definitely feel the struggle of ‘adulting,’ and this is going to help me feel better on my not so great days!  I can write down three things I’ve already done that day (eat cookies, drink tea, etc.), and feel like I’ve conquered the world.  All kidding aside, this is a really fun notepad, and I’m going to enjoy using it.  

Verdict:  The March Paper + Pen has a value of about $16.65.  This is definitely under the cost of the box if you’re paying month to month, but above the cost if you paid for an entire year.  This is a box where you get a rather large discount if you subscribe for a year.  

With the value of out the way, I’ve really enjoyed this box so far!  The highlighters that I received in my last shipment are amazing, and I don’t think I’ll ever use another type!  The two Etsy stores I was introduced to this month – Harvest Paper Co. and Sea and Lake Paper Co. – have some really cute things in their stores, and I realllly want this mug!  As always the value of the smaller boxes to me is based on curation, and I think Paper + Pen does a great job!

Have you tried Paper + Pen yet?  What do you think so far?

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Written by Bekki Menzies

Bekki Menzies

Bekki first discovered subscription boxes in 2014 and they quickly took over her life! (Not quite, but pretty close.) She started with POPSUGAR Must Have, then moved to Little Lace Box, Birchbox, Hamptons Lane…the rest was history. Her favorite product find is Beekman 1802 Fudge (so, so good) and her favorite boxes are Birchbox and Hamptons Lane…but she’s always looking for a new subscription to try!

Posted in Paper and Pen Box Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: paper + pen | 5 comments


  1. Yes, I think the items are cute but not feeling the value. I love different writing implements and paper so will just watch this for a few months to see if the curation improves?!

  2. I went to the website and was surprised to see that there aren’t discounts for longer subscriptions. A six month subscription was $120.00.

  3. Thanks for this review, I was curious and can say based on this review I’m glad I waited.

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