Quaintly & Co. Classic Box Review – December 2016
Quaintly & Co. is a monthly subscription box of “quintessentially products designed by skilled artisans from all over the Isles.”
Each month, you’ll receive U.K. home, kitchen, beauty, and craft items. According to the site, the boxes tend to have a feminine slant to them, but do offer products suitable for men, too!
Quaintly & Co. also offers two size options: the Classic Box for $29.00 a month and filled with 3-4 British products or the Quintessentials Box for $69.00 per month, which is gift-wrapped and filled with 8 British products.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This review is of the Quaintly & Co Classic, $29.00 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: Quaintly & Co. Classic Box
The Cost: $29.00 a month + $8 shipping. You can also choose from a 3 month plan for $82.50 ($27.50 per box) + shipping, a 6 month plan for $160.00 ($26.67 per box) + shipping, or a 12 month plan for $318.00 ($26.50 per month) + shipping. The Quintessentials Box is $69 a month + free shipping.
The Products: 3-4 artisan-made home, beauty, kitchen, craft, and other gift items from Britain.
Ships to: USA and Canada, Australia and Europe, and other locations served by Royal Mail’s system.
Check out the Artisan Subscription Box Directory and make sure to add Quaintly & Co. to your subscription list or wishlist!
This card tops off the box. The font is as prim and proper as a cup of Earl Grey tea!
On the back of the card, there’s a hashtag to use to get a special gift in your next box.
The theme of this box is “Auld Lang Syne: A Scottish New Year Gift.” I’ve got some Scottish heritage in my family tree, so I have a soft spot for Scottish treasures. I’m excited to see what’s inside!
The card lists out all of the items in the box, as well as some details about them.
Scotland Mapped Out Apron – Value $20.10 USD
The first thing I noticed about this apron was its sturdy, thick fabric. It feels like the kind of fabric that’ll stand up to plenty of use (and washes).
The strap is secured with these simple metal loops. I like that you can adjust it!
The design is so cute, too. It looks sort of like a child’s drawing, with charming, sketchy illustrations of animals, buildings, and other Scottish staples.
Edinburg Lantern – Value $10.99 USD
This magical paper lantern comes packaged flat inside this folder.
I’ve seen items like this but never had one to try in my own home. If I’d seen this design in a store, I totally would’ve snatched it up. I love the cartoonish, whimsical details on the houses.
Here’s the piece laid out. It’s called a “lantern”, which made me think it’d have a top and a bottom to it. Instead, this item is a box that surrounds a votive.
The cutout windows and other details will let light shine through so that this cityscape looks like a real evening skyline.
Ready to see the full effect? Let’s switch off the lights…
Voila! How beautiful!
Scottish Wax Melts – Listed Value 4.50 GBP ($5.65 USD)
The faint aroma of these wax melts wafted up to me when I first opened the box. There are three scents here, all of which have a wintry, woodsy vibe about them.
The card that comes with the melts describes each scent and the story behind each melt’s name. I think “hooley” is my new favorite word (and one of my new favorite scents, too)!
The eucalyptus scent kind of overpowered the lavender in the “Bosie” melt. The “First Foot” one says it’s “floral”, but I felt like it had more of a pretty evergreen scent to it. “Hooley” is my favorite scent and the most holiday-ish of the three. It’s a little citrusy and spicy and feels very festive.
Iona Postcards – Listed Value 2 GBP ($2.51 USD)
Iona is a peaceful island in Scotland. As you can tell by these images, it’s also incredibly scenic!
These five postcards are just a bit glossy, which makes their colors seem even more vibrant. I think my favorite one is the portrait image of the water and mountains. It’s so dramatic and a little bit haunting. What a lovely photo!
Each postcard has lines for an address and plenty of space for your message on the back.
Verdict: I was delighted by the items in this box. For $29.00, you get almost $40.00 worth of items from U.K. companies. I like that they peppered some more unique pieces (the lantern and the wax melts) alongside more souvenir-like items. I feel like you really have to love U.K. culture to make this box worth it monthly. If you or someone you know is planning a trip there soon, this box could be a fun way to get excited about the adventure!
Would you subscribe to Quaintly& Co.’s Classic Box?