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Papergang by Ohh Deer Stationery Subscription Box Review – November 2017

Papergang November 2017 box

Papergang is a monthly stationery subscription box from quirky UK design team, Ohh Deer. Each month they partner with a different artist and have a theme to bring you paper goods and desk accessories.

back of Papergang November 2017 box

They always have really stellar packaging designed specially each month (by the featured artist), and the back has a paper cut out craft (a greyhound!) designed by Daniel Randle.

Here’s the greyhound, all cut-out and folded! I’m not 100% sure that it is correct, but it’s the best I could figure!

open Papergang November 2017 box inside t6he Papergang November 2017 box

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

full contents of Papergang November 2017 box

About Papergang

The Subscription Box: Papergang

The Cost: About $14.44 USD (10.95 GBP) + shipping.

The Products: Each month you’ll receive a box full of papery goodness. The product selection will vary, however, it will include the likes of greeting cards, notebooks, desk accessories, and art prints. 

Ships to: the US and Canada for $6.48 USD, UK for $3.86 USD, Australia for $7.79 USD, and Worldwide (shipping costs vary)

Good to know: Papergang partners with Tree Aid to make sure that for every four boxes they sell, one tree gets planted in the African Drylands, which helps with vital food and income.

Papergang November 2017 Review

Papergang November 2017 booklet

Papergang has a cute little info booklet each month that matches the box and theme of the contents! This month was designed by Allison Black and £1 GBP per box sold goes to the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.

contents info and page 2 of Papergang November 2017 booklet

The following pages have the contents listed out and a short description of what Battersea is all about.

pages 3 and 4 of Papergang November 2017 booklet

On the next two pages, they interview Sean Welland who is the rehoming and welfare manager at Battersea.

pages 5 and 6 of Papergang November 2017 booklet

Next, there is a short interview with the featured artist, Allison Black.

back of Papergang November 2017 booklet

Lastly, you’ll see that you can win £20 GBP by sharing your photos with the hashtag #papergang.

two dachshund holiday greeting cards back of dachshund holiday greeting card kraft paper envelope

“Dachshund Through The Snow” Holiday Greeting Cards by Allison Black, Set of 2 – Retail Value $6.76 USD (£5)

As soon as I saw these, I knew exactly who would be receiving them. Two separate couples that are some of my favorite people on earth live in Seattle and Chicago and both have Dachshunds (I’m really impressed with myself that I spelled that on my own without help)! Even though I won’t get to hang out with Emma the Dachshund in Seattle and Fudge and Brownie in Chicago this holiday season, I want their parents to know I am thinking of them! Also, note the cute branded Ohh Deer kraft paper envelopes that come with them.

two bulldog holiday greeting cards back of bulldog holiday greeting card

Bulldog “Tis The Season” Holiday Greeting Cards, Set of 2 – Retail Value $6.76 USD (£5)

Next, I received two greeting cards with a big cute Bulldog on them that read “Tis The Season”. I have a pretty fair amount of dog-owner friends but none of them have a bulldog. These still went to good use since they are super cool.

two cat holiday greeting cards back of cat holiday greeting card

Grumpy Fairy Lights Cat Greeting Card, Set of 2 – Retail Value $6.76 USD (£5)

Now we are talking! Though I can appreciate they many doggos I know, I am a cat person through and through. Here, I got a set of 2 cat cards with a very grumpy white kitty on the front, covered in lights. The inside is blank so I can write something cheery to offset the anger of the cover star.

"Notes" polka dot notebook back of "Notes" polka dot notebook inside cover of "Notes" polka dot notebook lined pages of "Notes" polka dot notebook

Spotty Dog A5 Perfect Bound Notebook – Retail Value $10.74 USD (£7.95)

This 6 x 8.25-inch notebook is super thick and a wonderful size for journalling your new year. The cover has colored polka dots against a black background and the inside cover features Allison Black’s cute illustration of a spotty dog complete with bow tie and party hat. Each page is lined with a simple dot at the edge of each side. Like everything in this box, proceeds from the sale of this go to the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, so each time you write, you can revel in the part you played to save animals over in the UK!

cat and dog patterned wrapping paper by allison black

fully unfolded cat and dog patterned wrapping paper by allison black close up of cat and dog patterned wrapping paper by allison black close up of cat and dog patterned wrapping paper by allison black

Holiday Cats and Dogs Gift Wrap, 2 Sheets – Retail Value $4.73 USD (£3.50)

Another item that is no stranger to Papergang and great for this time of year are these 2 sheets of gift wrap! The pattern matches the box it all came in, covered in doggies and kitties all dressed up in their holiday gear. Each sheet of wrap has the teal green cats and dogs pattern on one side and is blank on the other. They measure 27 x 19.5 inches, so there is a good bit to wrap quite a few smaller presents.

three holiday gift tags by allison black three holiday gift tags by allison black with sting

Holiday Cats and Dogs Gift Tags, Set of 3 – Retail Value $1.28 USD (£0.95)

To complete your gift giving experience, they’ve also included three tags to add to your beautifully wrapped presents! There is a classic “Merry Christmas” against a red background, the punny “From Meow to You” on a green, and finally, a “Pawsome Christmas” against a black background, with red and white twine included.

Papergang riso printed calendar for January

Riso Printed Calendar

Lastly, there is always the riso printed calendar for the next month. January was made with red ink and has Allison Black’s spotted dog once again prancing across the top.

Verdict: Papergang stuffed a box full of holiday cheer with their November installment. I loved receiving six super cute holiday cards since I was too lazy to go buy any this year, and I love that money from every box sold went to a cat and dog shelter! The notebook is large and in charge, and the tags and gift wrap allowed me to be able to spend less time shopping for wrapping and more time shopping for the gifts themselves. For about $20 USD for this box (including shipping), I received just over $37 USD of exclusive items by a talented artist.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, but check their countdown to see which one you can still order now.

Value Breakdown: At $20 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Greeting Cards (6 total): $10.95
  • Notebook: $5.80
  • Gift Wrap: $2.55
  • Gift Tags: $0.69

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Written by Marne Orenich

Marne Orenich

Marne is a lipstick connoisseur, record collector, and twice over cat mom. She loves discovering new clean beauty brands and has quite the collection of beautifully packaged serums and moisturizers.

Posted in Subscription Box Reviews, UK Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: papergang | 5 comments

Comments (5)

  1. So cute! Mine – my first – just arrived today, though, so mostly useless with all the holiday items. 🙁 Does it usually take more than a month to arrive in the US?

    • Oh no, really? Is the one in this review the one that just arrived today?
      They have really weird timing and send out their month at the very end. Even though this one looks very “Christmassy” it is actually their November box. I just received their December box a couple days ago which is when it usually comes. The box on the front page of their site right now is actually January which won’t ship for 2 and a half more weeks.

    • I ordered a three month sub starting with December, I have yet to receive a box. I had a shipping notice on December 14th and haven’t gotten it yet. I emailed yesterday and so far no reply. But discouraging, I’ve ordered other boxes from overseas that took less time to get here.

  2. I LOVE PAPERGANG. I’ll be a lifelong subscriber!

    Note that you can often get recent past boxes (like this one) if you look on the website. Though there they usually sell for a few pounds more, but it’s still a great deal especially if you love a design.

  3. I adored this month! The gift wrap is a wonderful quality and my gift receipients all enjoyed it (my ex spouse has a Boston Terrier and one of the dogs could pass as one. I wrapped a gift for him in this and I got a smile out of it!! That’s huge!)

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