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Papergang by Ohh Deer Stationery Box Review + Coupon – March 2018

Papergang March 2018 Tube

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. This month’s artist feature is Peskimo.

The packaging is always awesomely eye-catching, and usually, they pair with a monthly artist whose designs are featured both on the box and on the goodies throughout it. This month’s theme features the retro geometric trees with the world’s most adorable little foxes sleeping, smiling, and, you know, just hanging out in the funky forest they live in. I’m a big fan of the color orange, so I’m digging every aspect of this design. I’m liking the way Papergang switched it up with a tube instead of a box this month! The downside is that there’s no quirky cardboard cut-out critter (is that enough alliteration for ya?) on the back. The upside is that they’re keeping things fresh!

Papergang March 2018 Unpacking

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

Papergang March 2018 Unboxing

About Papergang

The Subscription Box: Papergang

The Cost: About $14.81 USD (10.95 GBP) + shipping.

Coupons: Buy a 3-month subscription and save 50% off your first box, no code required, just link here! You can also get a free box with a 6-month subscription or 2 free boxes with a 12-month subscription!

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 $3.99 USD (£2.95), 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 March 2018 Review

Papergang March 2018 Booklet

Papergang includes a fun little info booklet each month that matches the box and theme of the contents! Let’s go through it together…

Papergang March 2018 Packing List

Open the booklet and you’ll find the contents of this box (Box #25) (also, can I call this tube a box? Will that bother you? I’m going to call it a box.). On the opposite page is a quote from one of the illustrators in the duo that makes up Peskimo. The artists’ names are David and Jodie and it’s so obvious that they have fun with their art from what little I’ve seen so far.

Papergang March 2018 Artist Interview

The next pages hold an interview with David and Jodie. Apparently, it wasn’t their art connection but rather shared music interests that initially brought them together. Ah, the great unifier! The interview gives some insight into how they go about co-designing and where the name Peskimo came from.

Papergang March 2018 Panphlet

Here’s a quick little plug of the Papergang blog and a discount code for the Ohh Deer shop! Sorry, friends, you have to actually subscribe to peep the discount code!

Papergang March 2018 Referral

And, on the back cover, they give a head’s up about their friend referral system. Find more info at papergang.ohhdeer.com/faq.

Papergang March 2018 Sleeping Pet Print

Cat Naps Litho Print – Listed Value About $15.99 USD (£12.95)

Oh my word, my heart is so, so incredibly full from this amazing print! It’s like a portrait of my home!  I love the bright turquoise color used in this design. This print is obviously the reason this month’s box was a tube-shaped box, so this guy arrived pretty curled up. Here I have it spread out on my dining room table with some things holding down the edges. It measures about 16.5 x 23.25 inches, and a quick internet search shows me that 16 x 22 poster frames are pretty easy to obtain inexpensively, so if I have to do some minor trimming, that’s fine. I can’t wait to display this amazing art in my home!

Papergang March 2018 Pencil Case

Papergang March 2018 Pencil Holder

Papergang March 2018 Desk Accessories

Foxy Forest Skinny Pencil Case – Listed Value About $12.28 USD (£9.95)

Do I need to become a pencil case user? I haven’t used one since maybe elementary school, but I have plunged my entire arm in my purse looking for a pen almost daily, so maybe this is about to be my new lifestyle. You already know how I feel about the ‘Foxy Forest’ pattern and I like that this faux-leather case is slim and small. I guess I’m a pencil case person now. Awesome!

Papergang March 2018 Washi Tape

Papergang March 2018 Washi Tape Roll

Papergang March 2018 Fox Washi Tape

Papergang March 2018 Orange Washi Tape

Foxy Forest Washi Tape – Listed Value About $3.09 USD (£2.50)

This washi tape is such a treasured gift because it means I can spread the foxy love far and wide! I can think of a few friends who would lose their dang minds over those little personality-filled foxes and I am prepared to be the bearer of cuteness for them. Oh yes, this tape is going to appear allllll throughout my life. I can’t wait.

Papergang March 2018 Pen

Papergang March 2018 Ink Pen

Cat Naps Pen – Listed Value About $3.63 USD (£2.95)

Thank you, Papergang, for providing me with the first pen to go in my new pencil case! It’s got a fine tip and the kind of ink you find in fountain pens. Like, the darker, gel-er type of ink. Not the kind that you find in, like, a Bic ballpoint. What is this called? Someone help me out here!

Papergang March 2018 April Calendar

Bonus: May Calendar Card – Estimated Value $1.35? (£1?)

Finally, the riso printed calendar that’s always included as a little bonus item in each Papergang box! I have these little calendars scattered on random surfaces throughout my house (not on purpose), but I’m thinking I really need to collect them and find a way to display them so that I’m actually using them on a monthly basis. Anyone have any ideas?

Verdict: After a couple months of rather feminine colors and designs, I’m so glad that Papergang has chosen to feature Peskimo’s bolder colors and patterns. I swear the two prints included in this box could make anyone smile! And I love smiling! I really, really love this month’s offerings. I received a print, a pencil case, a roll of washi tape, a pen, and a bonus calendar card, which added up to about $36 USD. That’s an awesome value, considering the box itself is $18.80 USD, including shipping costs!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, but check this helpful ship date guide (with recently updated dates!!) to see the order-by date to receive the next few months’ boxes.

Coupon – Buy a 3-month subscription and save 50% off your first box, no code required, just link here! You can also get a free box with a 6-month subscription or 2 free boxes with a 12-month subscription!

Value Breakdown: This box cost me $14.81 + $3.99 shipping, which means that each of the 4 items in the box has an average cost of $4.70.

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Written by Christen Russo

Christen Russo

Christen is a smile collector, outdoors enthusiast, and appreciator of soggy French fries. Her favorite subscriptions involve eco-friendly products and clothes, nature supplies, stationery, and coffee. She can be easily won over with a good sheet of stickers.

Posted in Papergang Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, UK Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: papergang | 9 comments

Comments (9)

  1. This is going to be my first delivery from Papergang and I am psyched! I just realized, though, that I paid way, way more for shipping on a six month sub (which supposedly gives you a free month) than you are paying monthly. My average cost for six months is actually higher than yours. :/

    • My delivery came today and instead of the cute fox print tape I got blue and white chevron tape. I am crushed. 🙁

      • Emily,
        Maybe you can contact Papergang and see if they can replace it with the fox one? Most sub boxes with fixed choices(ie no variations mentioned) will replace it if you ask.

      • I decided to reach out. Thanks for the encouragement, Katharine. I don’t want them to think I’m an entitled American and yet… I want what everyone else got! Worst they can say is “no,” I suppose.

  2. Foxes. Are. My. Everything. Ahhh!! I want this entire box..er..tube!! Anyone subscribe that wants to swap? 😩

  3. I’m a longtime subscriber to Papergang, and this month was my all time favorite. They really knocked it out of the park – in every way – switching up to a tube, that awesome poster – the pouch (which could be for pencils or anything – even a little makeup bag) etc, etc. I am thrilled with every item!!

    • Yessss so good, right? So glad you love it too!

  4. I love this month! Great review!

    • Such a great month, right? Thanks for reading as always!

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