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Vellum Box Subscription Review + Coupon – February 2018

Vellum Box February 2018 Box closed

Vellum Box is a monthly t-shirt subscription box created for book lovers. Every box includes an exclusive t-shirt and 2 – 4 bookish treats. From Vellum Box:

We work with super talented illustrators every month to create unique bookish designs for the t-shirts; you will not find these anywhere else!

Vellum Box February 2018 Box inside

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

Vellum Box February 2018 review

About Vellum Box

The Subscription Box: Vellum Box

The Cost: $29.99 + shipping (for tee shirt sizes XS-XL) or $31.99 + shipping (for tee shirt sizes 2XL and 3XL). Save with 3-month subscriptions.

COUPON: Use code MSA15 to save 15% off your first box!

Ships: the US (shipping costs vary by state, $7.35 to PA), Canada for $14.99, and Internationally for $22.99

Good to Know: Vellum Box offers a “one-time purchase” option (ships within 7 business days), and the ability to “gift” boxes.

Vellum Box February 2018 Review

This month’s box, Vellum’s first-ever, has the theme of “Bound to Paradise.” The art for this card is absolutely beautiful, and the back breaks down all of the items that are found inside. Everything in this box was neatly tucked into pretty teal tissue paper and looked beautiful with the card resting on top!

Library Bookmark – Estimated Value $3.33 (based on similar product from the same artist)

I love the Vellum Box branding and the suggestion that once the box is received, the shirt inside should be worn to the library. This bookmark fits that sentiment perfectly, and the illustration is super-cute. You guys know me – I’m a sucker for a good bookmark!

Mini Notebook by Vellum Box

Mini Notebook by Vellum Box – Estimated Value $6.00 (based on similar product)

I’m a notebook fiend, but I have to say, this one is a bit small! I like its lightweight portability, but it doesn’t have too many pages. The vintage styling of the cover is nice, though and it could be super-satisfying to log all the books I read this year on actual paper (my goal is 60 books for 2018!).

Glasses Pin

Glasses Pin – Retail Value $9.00

This enamel pin is soooo stinkin’ cute! I’ve worn glasses since I was four (I know, I know), so I related to this right away. I love the cat-eye shape of the glasses, and it’s really well-made. I really like that it has a two-pin backing to keep it snugly in place and prevent it from spinning!

Library Paradise Tee Shirt – Estimated Value $24.99 (based on similar product from the same artist)

The main star of the show in this box is the month’s tee shirt, which was designed by Bookworm Boutique. The quote on the front is from Jorge Luis Borges, who was an Argentine writer famous in the US for his essays, short stories, and poetry. Sounds like the perfect tee to wear to the library to me! One thing I will note is that this tee is very fitted cut, and frankly, I think runs rather small. I would definitely suggest sizing up to get the most enjoyment out of this subscription.

SPOILER ALERT!

Looks like March’s box theme is “Jane’s Kiss” – whether that means Jane Eyre, or Jane Austin, or some other literary Jane, is anyone’s guess! The card is beautifully rendered, though! The artist for this card is by Stella Bookish Art.

Verdict: I think there were some very nice elements to this box, and I was excited to receive their first-ever box! I really liked the enamel pin, and I can see putting the notebook to good use. I’d like to see the overall theme be pushed a little further for future boxes; these items didn’t seem to be too focused on “paradise,” even though the art was solid. Vellum Box does note on their site that the fitted nature of their tee shirts, but I was unable to calculate the sizing in time to ensure a perfect fit for myself, which was kind of a bummer. I am curious to see what future boxes will contain, though!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Sadly, no, you’ll receive the March box! You must order by February 28th to get the March box. From Vellum Box:

Vellum Boxes ship between the 7th and 10th day of the month.

Value Breakdown: This box cost $29.99 + $7.35 shipping, and contains an estimated $43.32 worth of items. Here’s approximately what you’re paying for each item:

  • Bookmark: $2.87
  • Notebook: $5.17
  • Pin: $7.76
  • Tee shirt: $21.54

Check out more literary and bookish boxes in the Book Subscription Box List!

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Did you try Vellum Box’s very first box? What did you think?

Laine Wooliscroft
Laine Wooliscroft
Laine is a life-long movie enthusiast who loves YA novels, estate sales, and hikes that make her legs hurt the next day. Her subscription journey started in 2014 with Ipsy, and now her favorite boxes contain craft beer, horror/spooky items, and toys for her beloved lab mix, Archie.

Laine Wooliscroft
Laine Wooliscroft
Laine is a life-long movie enthusiast who loves YA novels, estate sales, and hikes that make her legs hurt the next day. Her subscription journey started in 2014 with Ipsy, and now her favorite boxes contain craft beer, horror/spooky items, and toys for her beloved lab mix, Archie.
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8 comments

Michelle

Is that shirt a crop top or is it folded?

Laine

It was folded, not cropped! Sorry about that. As I say in the review, their tees seemed on the small side, so something to keep in mind!

Michele

If anyone has any of the Feb box items I am very interested in swapping! Missed the cutoff date – their instagram says Jane Eyre for March. Nice job with the review!

Laine

Thanks for the kind words! <3

Melissa Kennedy

I’d get this if the price didn’t rise depending on the size. I find that more than annoying.

Virginia

I’m with you. Some places charge, others don’t. Oh well, could always lose weight. LOL

Holly

Ohhhhhh this box looks good!!!!!!!

Laine

I hope you love it if you decide to subscribe, Holly!

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