Nerdy Post Subscription Box Review + Coupon – November 2016
Nerdy Post is a monthly celebration of your favorite fandoms from TV, movies, and books. Every month, you’ll get 5-7 handcrafted items centered around a different monthly fandom. This month’s fandom is… classic literature!
Everything you get in Nerdy Post is handmade by Alexis, Nerdy Post’s creator. Here’s what their site says:
“…we wanted to provide unique, high-quality designs that you wouldn’t find anywhere else. Hand lettering and illustrating these designs means that nothing is created using fonts or stock images from a computer. Designs are of course digitized in order to be printed on the products, but they will retain their hand-crafted quality.”
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Nerdy Post
The Cost: $13.95 a month
COUPON: Use code MSA10 to save 10% off your first box!
The Products: 5-7 exclusive items centered around a popular fandom from books, movies, or TV
Ships to: U.S. and beyond (Shipping rates apply!)
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Usually, this box focuses on one book, movie, or show, so I thought it was interesting that they chose a broader theme this time around. This info card lists out all the items and explains some of founder Alexis’ reasons behind the quotes she used in these designs.
Mr. Darcy & Elizabeth Pride and Prejudice Print
On the back of the postcard-sized info card, there’s a print—the names “Mr. Darcy” and “Elizabeth” are styled to look like the silhouettes of the characters of the same name from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I love the colors in the floral-patterned letters. The design is at once so simple yet super eye-catching. I could see popping this in a frame or just hanging it near the bookshelf in my apartment. For just a postcard, it’s pretty nice.
Each Nerdy Post package comes with an actual postcard, too. The front of this matte card is covered in a pretty pattern of book spines and flowers that you can color in before you send it (or just send it to a coloring-loving friend).
On the opposite side, there’s a space to write a note and fill out an address. There’s also lots of info about how to engage with Nerdy Post online.
“We Are All Fools in Love” Pride and Prejudice Quote Poster
The same types of flower patterns from the postcard are echoed on this slightly glossy poster. The quote, which is from Pride and Prejudice, looks beautiful thanks to that swirling, elegant script. I feel like this small poster could be right at home as part of a winter wedding’s decor.
Classic Books Enamel Pin by Lapel Yeah – Value $10.00?
I love the enamel pin trend, and I’m starting to get a pretty good collection going. This little stack of books is a welcome addition. I like the different delicate fonts the titles are written in. My only real complaint is that the colors don’t seem like they quite go together.
The pin fastens in two places, which helps this heavier metal pin lay more flush with jacket lapels, backpacks, etc.
“We Learn from Failure Not from Success” Bram Stoker’s Dracula Notebook
This pocket-sized notebook is full of blank white sheets waiting to be filled with novel ideas and favorite quotes. The blood-red, gothic design of this notebook is a real departure from the bright, peppy palette of the other items in this box, but it’s only appropriate for a Dracula reference.
“Whatever Souls Are Made of, His and Mine Are the Same” Wuthering Heights Quote Magnet
I love the cantaloupe and ice-blue design of this little magnet. It doesn’t hold as well as I’d like, but it’ll do to hold a note, small papers, or a photo on my fridge. Nerdy Post is really covering a lot of my fave books with these items!
“My Very Soul Demands You” Jane Eyre Quote Sticker
This sticker is so pretty! It’s got a very summery, almost tropical vibe to it. I love that it’s not just an average square or circle. It’s not very glossy, which is nice, actually—I feel like it makes it feel more sophisticated. I feel like this sticker could be a great accent to a gift-wrapped holiday present, especially if the wrapping paper is something simple (like craft paper). I’d, of course, have to give it to my sweetheart (or to someone who really loves books).
“If I Loved You Any Less, I Might Be Able to Talk About It More” Sense and Sensibility Quote Coaster
At first, I thought this coaster was a big pin-backed button. It has that polished look to it. I’m not as into the design of this item as I am of the other pieces in the box. The pea-soup and burgundy combo looks a little too traditional for me, but I do think the ribbon-style font is really pretty and clever.
The coaster has a cork bottom to it so that it sits nicely on my coffee table. I don’t think any furniture I own is fancy enough to warrant a coaster, but setting my tea mug on this coaster feels sophisticated and fun.
Jane Austen Double-Sided Quote Bookmark
The colorful, quirky design of this velvety smooth bookmark is really cute. I’d never heard of this Jane Austen quote before, nor the piece it’s from (Northanger Abbey), but I’m curious to read it now!
On the other side, there’s a Sense and Sensibility quote. The design feels just a bit different from the stacking book illustration on the other side, but the colors are bright and cute. I like how the artist used turquoise and gray to create the three-dimensional letters.
Verdict: I really liked this Nerdy Post! Again, I think it’s interesting that they went with a theme that covers several different books, rather than focusing on just one. But I think that improves the chances that recipients will know the fandom and get to enjoy the items. The box is only $13.95 a month, and the one item that had a price from an outside vendor was an estimated $10.00. I think it’s fair that the rest of the items in the box are worth about $4.00. Given the originality of these exclusive designs, I think this box is a really unique option for people looking to celebrate their favorite fandoms.
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