Wonderful Objects Subscription Review + Coupon – Dreams and Destinies Box
Wonderful Objects by Wonder and Company is a quarterly subscription service that brings imaginary adventures to life. This box is always full of unexpected, playful surprises. This time, the theme is “Dreams and Destinies”.
Wonderful Objects offers mystery boxes for both Adults and Kids.
This box was sent to us at no cost to review. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This review is of the Whimsical Adult, $72 a quarter, box.
The Subscription Box: Wonderful Objects
The Cost: $72 per quarter with discounts available for longer subscription commitments
COUPON: Use code WONDERADDICT10 to save $10 off any subscription!
The Products: Hand-picked items and custom-designed ephemera that bring an imaginary scenario, place, or story to life.
Ships to: U.S. for free, Internationally for $25 per quarter
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Before you even receive the Wonderful Objects package, you receive a “teaser” in the mail separately. They’re always different, but this one came in a large tube. I immediately thought it may be a poster of sorts.
I was wrong! Inside, among the navy blue sizzle and stars, I found a tube on incense sticks with a scroll wrapped around it.
The scroll was sealed with a dark bronze wax and stamped with a bird.
I delicately broke the seal to unravel the scroll.
The note is from Lyre, who missed me at the festival but has sent the gift of incense from Ptolemy and asked that we meet again next time in the greenest part of the clearing.
The note was written on the back of this flyer for the Festival de la Lune De Tonnerre.
The incense is packaged in a colorful tube and star-patterned bag. They also luckily come with an incense holder!
The wooden holder is just like the one I had when I was a kid. This brings back so many great memories!
Even the smell of these orange blossom incense sticks takes me straight back to a shop at the top of my mom’s street where my brother and I would buy our incense and band t-shirts!
You get 30 total and each takes about 15-20 minutes to burn through.
Here is one of the sticks in the holder.
The back of the tube has instructions as well in case you aren’t familiar with incense.
Now it’s time to get to the box!!
The first thing you see is this envelope. I love that it gives you a prompt. It kind of reminds me of Alice in Wonderland when she’s prompted to “Drink Me!”.
The back has a metallic green wax seal and is stamped with a “W”.
Here, Wonderful Objects sets the scene for your box of magic! You’ve been invited to attend a celestial ball within your dreams to meet faeries, philosophers, goblins, and other terrestrial guests!
The other side of the card lists all of the Wonderful Objects that you received while there!
There’s a really pretty well-done booklet that is designed like an old newspaper. Each article or ad takes you through another item in your box.
Selenite Crystal Skyscraper Lamp – Estimated Value $25 (similar size found on Etsy)
This item excited me and spooked me at the same time. I had just been visiting a friend a few weeks earlier and she had a lamp like this that I was immediately drawn to. I texted her once I got home to ask for the name again, and looked online to see about ordering one, but hadn’t gotten around to it. I even inquired about it at my local crystal shop but she didn’t stock them. Then, this lamp shows up in this “box of magic”. Sometimes I really think the universe is helping me out in random ways.
Selenite is named after the Greek Goddess of the Moon, Selene. It is usually a milky white or clear in color with striations. I love how it looks up close and almost reminds me of an iceberg.
The lamp comes in two parts: the crystal (around 8 inches tall), and the light kit. It’s simple enough to put together!
All you have to do is insert the light kit into the bottom of the selenite and place the cord in the notch that has been carved out at the bottom so that it rests flush on the surface you put it on.
Here is the selenite lit up! Isn’t it beautiful? It’s known to have calming properties to give you mental clarity when there is too much going on in your head. The perfect place for this is next to your bed to protect you from any negative thoughts that may bring bad dreams. I’m sooooo in love with it!!
Pacific Northwest Blackberry Blossom HoneyStix – Buy 100 for $13.99
This is a perfect little pack of honey sticks for someone like me who can’t get through a large honey bear before it gets all cloudy and hard. They come five in a bundle, wrapped in a nice purple yarn tie.
The honey is super sweet and made in the PNW from US Grade A honey with no artificial colors or additives. Each stick has 1 teaspoonful, so it’s perfect for tea or morning oatmeal!
Mother of Pearl Pen
Sadly, my pen came broken. So sad! The silver part of the pen is plastic and had cracked somewhere in transit. The Mother of Pearl casing and cap was still intact though, and quite lovely.
In the booklet, they urge you to use this pen to note your adventures! A great pairing for another item in the box…
Marbled Notebook, 5 x 8 inches
What a better way to remember my adventure when I wake up than to jot it all down in this marbled notebook?
The design has muted blues, reds, yellows, and greens, and includes a teal elastic bad to keep the dream diary closed, or save your place.
The pages are lined, so you can neatly fill it up with tales on all of the goddesses and faeries you met while at the eclipse festival!
Two Cards from Urania’s Mirror Constellation Cards
These cards have a beautiful vintage feel to them because of the artwork and aged, textured cardstock. They have a similar texture to an old postcard, which I love. These are each five by seven inches and have holes poked in the cards so when they are held up to the light, you can see the constellation that the illustrations are drawn around. These are from a set of 32 that was originally put out in 1824, inspired by the book “A Celestial Atlas” by Alexander Jamieson.
The first one is Gloria Frederich, Andromeda, and Triangula, (Plate 6 from the original set).
Held up to the light, it creates what you’d see in the sky at night.
The second card is Lacerta, Cygnus, Lyra, Vulpecula, and Anser (Plate 14 from the original set).
Lavender Sleep Sachet by Calliope Estelle Apothecary
Another thing that Wonderful Objects read my mind about: I haven’t been sleeping well! This calming sachet should be able to help me relax so I can meet up with my friends at the festival!
This is simply dried lavender in a purple dip-dyed cotton bag that I can slip under my pillow to help me drift off.
The Princesses on the Way to the Dance by Kay Nielsen Print, 8 x 10 inches
This print on heavyweight archival paper conjures up quite a vision of a fancy ball filled with ethereal beings and royalty from all different times.
Women in fancy gowns make their way through a crowded forest of weeping willows to a special party.
Throughout the box, there are letters and scrolls that also set the scene for the celestial forest ball. Here is one of the scrolls, that has been bound with a vine of leaves.
When opened, a piece of music entitled “In the Beauty of the Twilight” by Chauncey Haines is revealed, along with notes from Euterpe, the Goddess of Music. The one at the top reads “Please deliver this new arrangement to Maestro Ptolemy! Remind him he cannot be late!! Had word that all twelve sisters will be attending!” At the bottom, she writes “Keep close watch for the darkening of Helios and make sure amaranthine blooms are placed prominently!” Euterpe is speaking of the personification of the Sun in Greek mythology, who happens to be the brother of Selene, the Goddess of the Moon. 😉
The reverse side has the musical piece continued, and the note “Remind Pliny that we still need him to commit to speaking on his Selenite studies!” at the bottom. Looks like I have a lot to do for this ball! Here, she is referring to Pliny the Elder, who was a Roman Naturalist in AD 23-79. I kind of love how all of the people mentioned are from different times or planes, so it really conjures up a magical event in which they all exist at the same time.
The last note included is from Lyre and speaks of all the muses preparing for this grand occasion, which I am now coming to realize is centered around a solar eclipse. How very timely! They also mention everyone that Euterpe did in her notes earlier, in addition to Vega, the brightest star in the constellation, Lyra.
The Verdict: My first encounter with Wonderful Objects was quite magical! This was absolutely one of my favorite subscriptions to unbox, and each item seemed really special and deliberate. I love how they set a scene and told a story through the objects and letters. You can tell so much thought was put into this package as an experience, more so than just a collection of products. I also had fun researching all of the references which I knew very little about! The crystal lamp was hands down my favorite and the incense teaser brought back colorful memories from my childhood! This is the perfect subscription for anyone who loves exploring the mystic and taking an adventure. For $72, I received eight different items (or sets of items). Since a lot of these were custom for the box, they weren’t available online. Overall, I think the main draw to this subscription is the experience though.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes! This box is still available if you sign up now.
Coupon – Use code WONDERADDICT10 to save $10 off any subscription!
Value Breakdown: At $72 for this box, you are paying approximately $9 per item.
What was your favorite Wonderful Object this quarter?