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MyIrelandBox Subscription Box Review – May 2016

Nancy McNew
ByNancy McNewJun 2, 2016 | 2 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.

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

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When I opened the green sheets my first thought was- what a cute little cottage! Unfortunately the box the cottage arrived in was open, so there was quite a bit of black incense on all my items but not too bad.

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The Subscription Box: MyIrelandBox

The 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

Check out all our MyIrelandBox Reviews and the Women's Subscription Box Directory!

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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 is the longest letter I've received yet (3 pages). This month's theme is "The Irish Cottage".  At the end of the letter they also let you know the upcoming theme for June's box.

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Sealed with Irish Love tote- €10.00? (approximately $11.18 USD)

I love the bold orange on this white tote! The cottage and bicycle was hand drawn by the creator, Mire McKeogh. The art on this tote was designed exclusively for My Ireland Box subscribers so it is one of a kind, how cool! I will definitely put this to use.

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Close-up of the artwork on the tote.

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Irish Turf/Peat Incense Ceramic Set- €28.00 (approximately $31.31 USD)

This cottage is adorable and you can even customize it! The ceramic set comes with a cottage, stone burner and twelve turf incense mini sods. The concept of this product is based off an Irish tradition. According to the website, at many Irish gatherings a sod of turf would be lifted and wafted around the room. The creators of this product missed the smell of their childhood, so they created this product so everyone could enjoy the turf smell in their own home whenever they wanted to. You take a mini sod, put it on the stone burner and place the cottage over it so the smoke will escape through the chimney. Pretty neat! I will definitely use this next time I have friends over.

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Back of the ceramic set packaging

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Better view of the cottage

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Real Ireland Design Postcard- €0.33 (approximately $0.37 USD)

Wow, this image is high quality! It is absolutely beautiful with the red door and fence, plus  how cute is that older man standing in front of his cottage? The picture is so stunning to me because it's candid with a beautiful background. This is too pretty to mail so I plan on pinning this somewhere in my house.

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Back of the postcard

Verdict: Another good box from MyIrelandBox! I think they nailed "The Irish Cottage" theme since all three items given incorporated a cottage. My favorite item from this month's box would be the ceramic cottage because it's so unique!  I estimate the value of this box to be at  €38.33 ($42.86 USD) but it's not very accurate since I had to guesstimate on two of the three items. 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!

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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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2 comments

Jessvii

This box looks great. I’d use the tote (love the color) and the incense burner.

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S

I just got back from Ireland so it was fun to see this review!

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