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MyIrelandBox Subscription Box Review – April 2016

Nancy McNew
ByNancy McNewMay 17, 2016 | 5 comments

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My Ireland Box
3.7 overall rating
3 Ratings | 1 Reviews

MyIrelandBox is a subscription box that sends you Irish made surprises directly from Ireland! Each month you receive a curated box filled with 100% Irish artisan craft, home ware or beauty products from Irish makers.  You will receive either 1 large or 2-4 smaller items and the creators guarantee that each box will be worth at least $45.00 or higher.

This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

MIB-first look

The initial presentation wasn't as great as last month's, but I do like the dark green sheets everything was wrapped in.

MIB-products inside box

The Subscription Box: MyIrelandBox

Cost: $45.00 + shipping per month, $125.10 + shipping for 3 month prepay (free treat with purchase),  $229.35 + shipping  for 6 month prepay (receive one box half off & jewelry gift with purchase) or $458.70 + shipping for 12 month prepay(receive a free box & jewelry gift with purchase)

Products: 1 large or 2-4 small Irish made crafts, home ware or beauty products from Ireland

Ships to: US, Canada, UK, EU, Australia and Taiwan

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MIB-welcome letter packaging

This month the welcome letter came in new packaging! The fold over card makes it look much classier so I like the change. It also came with the usual brief subscription info card.

MIB-welcome letter front

MIB-welcome letter back

Each MyIrelandBox comes with a welcome letter from the MyIrelandBox team. The letter lists each product included in the box along with a description of where it comes from, what it means and why they chose the product for this month's box. This month's theme is celebrating the centenary of the 1916 rising when Irish patriots launched an insurrection on Easter Monday 1916.  At the end of the letter they also let you know the upcoming theme for May's box.

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Embroidered Dreams Candle by The Bearded Candle Makers - £12.50 ($18.08)

I love the tin the candle comes in! Very rustic and the company name is great- The Bearded Candle Makers. After more research it is exactly what it sounds like: two bearded men that make candles. This candle is made from natural soy wax & is hand poured in small batches of 10.  The scent combines Tomato leaf, heather, patchouli, oakmoss and oudh. It's a fresh scent with wonderful earthy notes offset by the oudh, which gives the scent a subtle masculine edge. Although I love the tin & the company name the scent wasn't really my taste so I will unfortunately be gifting this!

Georgian Door Decoration by Jenny Walsh Design - €5.95 ($6.74)

This beautiful piece was inspired by Georgian Dublin Doors. The door drawing was etched onto the wood drawn and laser engraved by Jenny in her Dublin studio. The door is made out of alderwood and is accompanied by a pretty red satin ribbon. This is so cute & would be the perfect gift for an Irish friend! I plan on putting this on the Christmas tree next year as an ornament.

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Dusty Boy Designs Print - €15.00 ($16.99)

They didn't have the same exact print in their online store so I'm assuming this is an exclusive print for the MyIrelandBox. According to the welcome letter the quote on the print comes from the Irish Proclamation. I think the print is gorgeous and I plan on putting it in my office at work to give me that extra motivation when needed. The print has such beautiful colors & font, I love it!

Tiny General Post Office by Tiny Ireland- €4.50 ($5.10)

This is adorable! The General Post Office ties in well with the Ireland 1916 theme. I love how it's not only a small 3D building once you construct it, but it also doubles as a greeting card! According to the website this model was hand painted from photographs and then processed into easy-to-build kits. This would be a very cool gift to send to an Irish friend. 

MIB-upclose print

Close up of the Dusty Boy Designs Print. "Relying in the first on her own strength she strikes with full confidence of victory".

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1916 Easter Rising- Pictorial Guide - €5.99 ($6.78)

According to the website the Easter Rising of 1916 stands as one of the most significant events in Irish history. This book shows an overview of the background, course & aftermath of the Easter Rising. There are so many pictures and detail in this book it's unbelievable. The book itself feels almost laminated which I really like. This book is a great addition to my book collection!

MIB-book page

A view of some of the detail in the book.

Verdict: I liked the MyIrelandBox this month because I not only received unique products, but also learned a bit of Irish history! I thought the makers followed the centenary of the 1916 rising theme very well and I'm keeping everything but the candle. The value of this box totals at approximately $53.69, which is higher than the $45 sub purchase price. I recommend this box to anyone that wants an international surprise or something different than your typical sub. This would also make the perfect gift for an Irish friend!

What do you think about April’s MyIrelandBox? Did you like the 1916 theme?

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My Ireland Box is a monthly delivery of various Irish-made products. Boxes will contain either 1 large or 2-4 small items each.
Nancy McNew
Nancy McNew
Nancy discovered the world of subscription boxes once she came across My Subscription Addiction in early 2013 and signed up for a few. She is a lover of all things fashion, weenie dogs, the 70s and unique finds in subscription boxes.

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5 comments

Jessvii

This month’s box seems heavy on paper and flat items…

The door ornament is super cute, although I’d prefer it to be in a box that arrived closer to Christmas time.

I agree with the previous posters that a Scottish box would be awesome!

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EC

How much does shipping tend to run?

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Nancy M.

EC,

Depends on where you live. Here is a link to all shipping costs:

http://www.myirelandbox.com/shipping-costs/

Hope this helps!

NMc

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christine

Oh me too!!!

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Kate N.

If this were a Scottish box, I would be all over it!!!

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