Nerdy Post Subscription Box Review + Coupon – March 2017
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.
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.”
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This review is of the Nerdy Post, $13.95 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: Nerdy Post
The Cost: $13.95 a month. The Nerdy Tees subscription is $15.95 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!
Last month, the items in the box centered around Sherlock, which I’m sad to say, I don’t know so well. The pieces were still awesome, but I lacked to context to fall in love with them like I usually do. That’s just the way it goes with boxes like these, of course. But this month, I was rewarded for my patience with a theme I absolutely adore: Disney! Alexis, the creator of the box, mentions in her note that this is the “most colorful and the least cohesive” box she’s made since she picks and chooses inspiration from a myriad of Disney films. I’m not too worried about it jumping around, though. Disney was such a big part of my childhood (and my adult life!) that I like the idea that she spans the canon!
Pocahontas Mini Print
This postcard-sized print appears on the back of Alexis’s note. This Pocahontas-inspired artwork is actually by Haily from All Hail Design. I’ve noticed Alexis showcasing other letterers and artists in her boxes, which I think is really cool and community-building. I love the colors of the flowers and the feathers in her hair. This print is perfect for springtime.
I’ve yet to see Moana, but everyone I know who’s seen it raves about it. The patterns in this poster (which is about the size of a standard 8.5″ x 11″ piece of paper, but with a glossy poster finish) are apparently inspired by Maui’s tattoos. I love the aqua colors, and the quote is a good reminder to look around and appreciate the wonders all around me. Alexis’s story about seeing Moana with her daughter is really sweet, too. I can’t remember exactly what my first-ever movie theater experience was, but I’d be really surprised if it wasn’t a Disney movie!
Rafiki Mini Print
When I was little, The Lion King was like… everything. The music was great (I had the singalong tape and book), the characters were great (I remember drawing pictures of Simba and my mom making me a Mufasa costume for Halloween—everyone thought I was the Cowardly Lion, and I was like, “Excuse me???”), and the story was beautiful (did you know it’s based on Hamlet?). Rafiki was one of my favorite characters, and this quote is awesome. I love how the brushstrokes of the letters look like they’ve been finger-painted on Rafiki’s tree. The colors are sort of magical, too, aren’t they?
Baymax Mini Print
On the back of the Rafiki print is another postcard sized quote print featuring the star of Big Hero 6. This is another film that I’m dying to see. I wish I had more context around this quote, but I love the cosmic pattern and colors. I could see this being a cheeky piece of art to frame and set on a bedside table in a guest room. Alisse Courter did the guest artwork on this design, and I really like its balance of simplicity and sophistication.
Ariel Mini Print
Mermaids are having a moment right now, and there’s no more famous mermaid than Ariel. I found this postcard-sized print a little harder to read since there’s so much going on, but I love the sentiment (again, along the theme of seeing and encouraging the beauty in the world) and how the design is so distinctly The Little Mermaid. The coolest thing about this print is that it’s three-dimensional—the letters rise up above the rest of the flat print and have a super glossy finish. I don’t know if I could frame it because of that fact. This art might have to just be tacked to the wall using some pretty tape.
Flynn Rider Pocket Mirror
Sometimes, I’m skeptical of new Disney films. Can they really be as good as the princess movies I grew up with? Well, Tangled certainly was! I loved the songs, the humor, and the characters in this newer movie. This hand mirror has a super fun quote from Flynn Rider, the romantic lead of the film, who transforms from a self-interested cad to a heroic charmer.
I love the clever move of putting this vain quote on the back of a hand mirror! This mirror fits easily in a pocket or purse. I’ve been on the lookout for a cute hand mirror lately, so I’m happy this box has me covered.
I had to look up where this reference was from since I’ve not seen Brave yet. I love the idea of these “wisps” guiding characters towards their fate. Can you see the subtle “change your fate” message hidden within the glowy blue hues of this sticker? The sticker itself is maybe 3-4 inches wide and long. It has a great satin-smooth finish to it. I wouldn’t go so far as to say it’s ready for a bumper sticker or water bottle, but it seems to be on the sturdier side.
Sleeping Beauty Magnet
So many pretty blues and purples in this box! This magnet screams classic princess movie to me, especially with its swirling, ribbon-like script. The business-card-sized magnet itself doesn’t have a whole lot of stick to it, so I’ll be using this as a fridge decoration.
This two-sided bookmark has a different movie reference on each side. This side is a Gaston quote, which Alexis notes, “is so strangely empowering”. I like the idea of seeing this tucked inside a book and defying Gaston’s closed-minded logic with every new page I read.
The other side of the bookmark has a quote from the classic Robin Hood song on it. (Raise your hand if you weirdly had a HUGE childhood crush on the titular character of this movie, despite his… y’know… being a fox…) I really like how Alexis has captured the design aesthetic of each movie in these images—the stained glass from Beauty and the Beast, and the elegant vintage style of the 1973 film Robin Hood.
Alexis covers a lot of ground on this awesome sticker sheet! There are quotes from Mulan, The Princess and the Frog, Frozen, and more. The sheet is only about 5 or 6 inches long, so these are tinier designs. The finish on these stickers is as velvety smooth as the wisp sticker, which is great. I’m already having fun thinking of where I’ll stick them!
Every month, Alexis includes a new version of this coloring postcard that reflects the theme of the box. Cinderella’s castle is so iconic in the Disney universe (from its place in the parks to its appearance at the beginning of each new film). What a great pick for this design! Oh, and I just noticed that Tinkerbell makes an appearance up beneath the N!
The back of the card, of course, is set up like a postcard. There’s info on how to connect with the company on social, too!
BONUS ITEM: Tealight
This bonus tealight smells. So. Good. It’s made by Wickdom and features a Belle-inspired scent called “Chapter Three”. The card that comes with this little blue candle says the blend is rose, frankincense, and myrrh, which gives it a beautiful, heady, musky aroma that I just LOVE.
Verdict: I am so smitten with this month’s Nerdy Post box! The box itself is $13.95 a month, which means each item would wind up being about $1-$2. That seems like an outrageously good deal for these high-quality, utterly unique pieces of art and fun accessories. My only concern is making sure I show each of these cool items the love they deserve! This theme is such a crowd-pleaser, though, that I’m sure I can frame and gift the items that I can’t find a place for in my own life.
What did you think about the items in this month’s Nerdy Post theme?