The Best Damn Book Box Review + Coupon – November 2016
The Best Damn Book Box is a monthly subscription box of YA books and bookish delights. As their site puts it, they “deliver adventures to your door!”
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: The Best Damn Book Box
The Cost: $39.99 per monthly box. You can also choose a 3 month pre-pay plan for $89.99 ($30.00 per box) or a 6 month pre-pay plan for $169.99 ($28.33 per box).
COUPON: Use code MSASAVE30 to save 30% off your first box.
The Products: A bestselling or new YA novel, plus 4-5 bookish items.
Ships to: U.S. for $6.99, Canada for $10.99 and International for $19.99
Check out the Books Subscription Box Directory and make sure to add The Best Damn Book Box to your subscription list or wishlist!
The theme of the month is “Oz and Everything Wicked.” Meaning the Wizard of Oz is afoot!
The back of the card has details on all of the items in the box and the creators behind them.
The Wizard of Oz with Cover Art by Rock Paper Books – Value $10.99
I love the Wizard of Oz (who doesn’t?), and I think this cover is very cool. It’s got a retro, ’60s kind of vibe to it.
This is a classic that surprisingly isn’t in my library yet, so I’m glad to add this unique edition to my bookshelves!
Witches Finger Soap – Value $1.20
Okay, this definitely creeped me out at first, haha! It has a sweet, candy apple scent to it and makes a greenish lather to boot. This is definitely not an item I’d ever think to pick up for myself, nor do I love having it greet me in my bathroom (eek!), but it is great for a giggle.
Spooky Tea Candle – Value 1?
This tea candle comes in a pretty black organza bag. Very Wicked Witch of the West, don’t you think?
The pale green wax has some kind of treasure buried in it! I’m curious to find out what it is as this calendar burns. I’ll have to find a glass votive holder to drop this into. It’s not every day you get a green votive—I’m gonna embrace the moment!
Two Magnetic Bookmarks – Value $3.00?
These paper bookmarks are so cute! They clip onto your page and hold in place thanks to a little square magnet.
The Tin Man is also adorable, but the Cowardly Lion one is my favorite. Look how he’s holding his tail! So sweet. I love seeing this friendly face when I open my book.
Silver Bicycle Necklace – Value $14.99?
Last but not least, there’s a necklace designed exclusively for this box!
This necklace was designed with the Wicked Witch in mind, of course. I ride my bike every day, so I like the petite charm at the end of the long silver chain.
It doesn’t seem like the highest quality item ($14.99 was the cost of a similar item, but the item in my hands feels a bit too simple and lightweight to be worth that). But it’s so me, and I’ll definitely get a lot of wear out of it!
Verdict: I enjoyed the playful nature of The Best Damn Book Box, though a few of these items weren’t quite my style. My main concern was that the value of the box is only about $31.00, versus the price of $39.99. I’d love to see them recoup that value in some way, just because almost $40.00 is a lot for one book and some fun treats that may or may not float your boat. I do love that they support indie artists and that they found some very atypical Wizard of Oz items to share!
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