Idea Chíc Parcel Post Subscription Review + Coupon- Winter 2016
The Idea Chíc Parcel Post is a seasonal (quarterly) stationery and paper subscription box. It’s produced by Idea Chíc, a husband-and-wife duo who run their letterpress and print shop out of Denver, Colorado. Their Parcel Post subscription box contains newly released items, popular existing pieces, and exclusives made just for subscribers.
Idea Chíc also has a monthly subscription box called the Idea Chíc Stationery Box Set. In addition to being more frequent, that box has different themes month to month, which are sometimes inspired by the seasons and sometimes not. If you like this box, you might want to check it out!
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This review is of the Idea Chic Parcel Post, $30 a quarter, box.
The Subscription Box: Idea Chíc Parcel Post
The Cost: Individual boxes are $30.00/box, or $109.00 for 4 boxes
COUPON: Use code MSA20 to save off any subscription!
The Products: Handmade stationery and gift items.
Ships to: Worldwide (International shipping is $6). Free shipping in the U.S.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
4 Sewn Gold Chevron Tags – Value $4.95?
Winter is a busy season for stationery, with all of the holidays and parties that fill the calendar. This box does a good job of helping you cover all your bases, beginning with these versatile gift tags!
I couldn’t find these exact gift tags on the Idea Chíc site, so I based the value on a similar product.
The gold stitching in them reminded me of cozy sweaters and socks, but other than that, they’re pretty holiday-agnostic. That means you can use them for winter birthdays, Christmas, Hanukkah, or any other gifting occasion that rolls across your calendar. I love the twist of gold running through the white thread, too!
5 Herb Garden Wreath Cards – Value $12.95
Of course, after all that gifting, it’s handy to have some thank you notes! These cards (and butcher-paper envelopes) are, like the gift tags, conveniently vague in terms of holidays. The wreath is wintry enough, but I can use these for all sorts of winter holidays (and beyond!).
I love the level of detail on the wreath design. It’s elegant without being stuffy. The cards are blank inside, too, so you can tailor the sentiment to your needs.
This pretty, vibrant green is also set to be a big color for 2017, according to Pantone. So even if you’ve sent all of your holiday thank yous, this design should still be relevant into the new year!
2017 Mini Seasonal Desktop Calendar – Value $12.00
Speaking of 2017, this little desk calendar will help you welcome the year! The calendar has a different card for every month, each with a cute, seasonal design.
This calendar is great for ticking off the days but not so much for planning. It makes a nice ornament for my desk, though!
Love Greeting Card – Value $5.00?
I didn’t see this card on the site, so I based the value on a similar item.
I never think about it as a winter holiday, but Valentine’s Day definitely fits the bill!
The gold letters on this lightly textured card are pressed lightly into the paper, adding a neat tactile element. The blank-inside card and its red envelope are simple but charming. I’ll definitely be putting it to use this February!
Air Mail Postcards – Value $3.29
These postcards are the least connected to the winter theme (unless you’re heading on a winter getaway!), but I think they’re pretty cute. I like the vintage vibe of the design, although I do wish they had something on the flipside like typical postcards do.
Verdict: I’m always delighted by this box. The quality of the items and their uniqueness is so charming to me. If you’re not a big stationery buff, then spending $30.00 might seem like a lot for some greeting cards and ephemera. But when you consider the unique, handcrafted items you receive and the fact that there’s $38.19 worth of products inside, I think it’s worth it.
Do you think you’ll give Idea Chíc Parcel Post a try this year?