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Wonderful Objects Subscription Box Review + Coupon- Jul 2016


Wonderful Objects by Wonder and Company is a quarterly subscription service that is the ultimate imagination ignition. This is the subscription box for daydreamers and others who like to experience magic in the world!


Wonderful Objects offers mystery boxes for both Adults and Kids. This is a review of the Whimsical Adult box.

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


The Subscription Box: Wonderful Objects

The Cost: $72 per quarter with discounts available for longer subscription commitments

COUPON: Use code WONDERADDICT10 to save $10 off any subscription!

The Products: “Each box contains several hand-picked objects plus custom-designed story-making ephemera (letters, mysterious keepsakes, maps, and more) to transport you into a world of wonder.”

Ships to: US for free, Internationally for $25 per quarter

Check out the Women’s Subscription Box Directory and make sure to add Wonderful Objects to your subscription list or wishlist!


About 2-3 weeks before I received my box, I got this envelope in the mail.




This wildflower-seed-embedded key was included along with a mysterious note. Wonderful Objects sends this type of teaser prior to its packages to give the subscriber a clue as to what the theme of the next box will be.


This is the envelope that was just inside my box. Very enticing!


This card was inside the envelope. The premise of this quarter’s package is, “What if you unlocked a spellbound garden?” They do a great job of setting the tone! On the reverse side is a list of the package contents.


These pages were included, and they look like they have been ripped out of a journal! One of the items listed on the aforementioned card says, “Custom handmade ephemera.” First of all, I love the word ephemera. Second, I think these pages are part of the ephemera they were talking about. The pages include things like instructions on making a future-telling looking glass, drawings of mushrooms and trolls, and partial letters. It definitely helps to set the mood and allows for a suspension of belief.


This little card is more of the ephemera. So mysterious!


I have received coloring pages in subscription boxes before, but these are so detailed and beautiful! Plus they fit the enchanted garden theme so well.



Lady Alchima Historic Alchemy Print on 7 1/2 x 9 1/4 coldpress watercolor archival paper

This is absolutely wonderful, but I have no idea how to find something like it or to value it properly. I don’t even want to venture to guess. The reverse says that it’s an illustration from an alchemical treatise from 1622. Amazing.




Prince Orange Geranium Hand by Peacock Parfumerie – Value $30

This is beautiful, and it smells so incredible. This is a work of wax art! I love it! I can’t even tell you what it smells like, I’ve never smelled anything like it before. It’s obviously floral, but not too sweet, and with that velvety polish you get from really good perfumes. I put this on a shelf in the living room, and now all of us stop every time we go by that shelf to smell this thing!


Troll Fat Lotion Bar – Value $12

I love solid lotions, and this one feels fantastic! It’s not too greasy and absorbs well. It has a pretty light scent. But that name! Eeek!


Insect Stoneware Tumbler – Value $8.50

I love this! What a beautiful illustration!


Rhinoceros Beetle Flocked Keeping Box – Value $11

Wow, I really dislike creeping insects, and this box totally creeps me out. It’s beautiful, objectively, just not my tastes. I also think it would get dusty and be hard to clean, but that might be part of the mystique.


TAZO Teas – Value about $0.25 each

They’ve included one herbal, one black, and one green tea variety here. For some reason, I think hot tea really does fit this theme very well.


Mushroom Sea Salt by Beautiful Briny Sea – Value $8

This is a blend of sea salt and different types of dried mushrooms. This also fits the theme exceedingly well!

Verdict: This is an amazing subscription, and it’s very, very unique. I would also say that it’s for a very specific type of person. I read on their website that if you imagined going to a magical place, the items they send are the kinds of things you would bring back with you from your visit. I think that’s a great way to describe it. I’m actually having some trouble putting it all into words myself! They sent many beautiful things, and the value of everything I could get a value for totals about $70, but they included a lot of things I can’t put a value on. I don’t think value should come into play too much if you are considering subscribing to Wonderful Objects. I think much of the value is in the story, the curation, and the discovery of some truly unique items. It’s really so different!

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Written by Anna Rodriguez

Anna Rodriguez

Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn’t become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.

Posted in Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women, Wonderful Objects Reviews| Tags: wonderful objects | 24 comments

Comments (24)

  1. Very cool. I’d love to see the kids box!

  2. Love your review~would also love this box…so whimsical! I really need to unsubscribe from all my other boxes and only get ones that really interest me. It’s that darn FOMO that gets me every time:(

  3. Just FYI, they didn’t have coldpress watercolor paper in 1622. This is just a new print from an old illustration. And they rarely used watercolor paper in books. I do have some old prints from books, over 200 years old! – bird and flower ones are – and they are often hand-tinted, or have a small impression from being hand pressed. You would be able to see the difference instantly.

    This box is interesting, but way too pricey for me.

    • Thanks Donna! I knew the print was new, but I have no idea how to price stuff like that, that’s all I meant. How cool that you have such old prints!

  4. I got this box, and while I love the idea of it, I decided to cancel my subscription. The only thing I will really use and enjoy from it is the tumbler (which is fabulous), and I really really really need to stop (or at least slow down) the constant accumulation of things I have going on right now. And the fact that that hand is child-sized weirds me out for some reason. (So once I’m not worried the heat would absolutely destroy it in shipping, I will likely be putting it up for swap.)

    In my perfect sub-box world, they would offer an inexpensive version of this box that included just the ephemera, because it is truly special.


      • I’ll probably put some of it up eventually, but I’ll gift the salt, and the tumbler is going in my bathroom to hold makeup brushes.

  5. This box looks wildly weird and wonderful! I love the review and the fact that the items are unique. I am not sure I can afford it with my other boxes but I am definitely going to look into it.

  6. I am in love ?

  7. Signed up for this one after reading this review. Agree 100% with the earlier comment about subs getting stale, this one seems to be pretty unique. I kind of want that wax hand, I love the floral detailing on it.

    • You won’t believe how it smells…

  8. Oh! And “ephemera” is such a fantastic word! I will definitely be figuring out ways to slip it into conversation! I like “ephemeral” too, the adjective version!

    • Good call, Rhi! LOL!

      • I look for any reason to expand my vocabulary, so THANK YOU for helping me do that!

  9. Lately, I’ve been noticing that a lot of sub boxes just seem stale, overdone, or kind of boring. Then I saw this review. This box is so enchanting & magical. I love the curation & the story! It’s beautiful! I definitely will be asking for this one for my birthday (in 2 weeks! Woohoo!). The bee tumbler is gorgeous & although I don’t think I’ll find it, I’m going to look for it on the swap site. I’m a collector of all things bees, so this would be a fabulous addition (hint hint, if you decide to swap, I’m interested! Lol)! Also, that wax hand is so weirdly awesome! It’s something I would never have thought to buy for myself (really though, who would even think “Hey! I really need a scented wax HAND!”), but now I really think I need one! Anna, you’ve posted yet another one of my favorite box reviews! Keep up the awesomeness! 🙂

    • I completely agree with everything you’ve said. Also, I desperately want that bee mug, too! My name means ‘honeybee’ (Melissa was the nymph who rescued Zeus and fed him honey when his father left him out to die) and I also collect all things honeybee. I’m definitely going to be watching for this on the swap site as well!!

      • I want it too! I LOVE bees!

      • My husband started calling me his “honeybee” right after we got together, all things bee kind of became our thing. I even have a Hello Kitty dressed as a bee tattoo & two little fat & happy bees around the Greek word for Forever as a tattoo. Bees are the best!

    • I just listed the bee tumbler for swap. 🙂

    • Thank you! So sweet!

  10. I think this is absolutely fun! However, I am swearing off subscriptions for a year. I have cancelled everything except Dollar Shave Club. I do hope to get the occasional Target box, but once I added up all I was spending on subs each month, I realized it was half of a car payment!

  11. This box is way cool…Might consider dropping some other boxes for this. Is this a brand new box?

    • Answered my own question…it’s been around for while and those past boxes are just as interesting. Very unique box….

  12. This is a bit out of my price range, but wow, what an amazing interesting box! So wonderful!

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