Pop Shop America is a Houston, Texas shop and website that sells indie clothing and handmade jewelry. They offer seven different monthly subscription options:
- Monthly Pop Box, which combines a sampling of all of their subscription box goodies in one.
- Monthly DIY Kit, which provides supplies and inspiration for various creative projects.
- Handmade Beauty Box, which features 3 different handmade body care items from different makers and featured artists each month.
- Monthly Print Box, which thoughtfully curates 2 high-quality art prints and a complimentary goodie each month.
- Monthly T-Shirt Box, which sends a monthly surprise of graphic t-shirts, all designed by artists and indie design companies in the U.S.
- Earring of the Month Box, which includes two pairs of handmade earrings, ranging anywhere from dangly earrings to bold studs.
- Handmade Jewelry Box, which sends 2-3 new pieces of handmade jewelry each month.
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.)
This is a review of the $24.00 a month, Monthly Print Box.
About Pop Shop America
The Subscription Box: Pop Shop America Monthly Print Box
The Cost: $24.00 per month + shipping
The Products: 2 high-quality art prints and a complimentary goodie each month.
Ships to: Worldwide (shipping costs vary depending on country)
Pop Shop America Monthly Print Box March 2018 Review
Each box comes with a card listing the box’s contents and the total retail value.This month's total value is estimated to be $32.00, which....as you may find by the end of this review...seems a bit high.
Damask Rose Botanical Print – Retail Value $22.00
This delicate flower print is stunning. It arrived in a protective clear cover, and it's printed on firm paper with a weighty cardstock backing included for secure matting or framing. The petals really look three-dimensional—I rubbed my fingers over it thinking they were actually pressed petals, but it's just very skillful illustration!
I'd love to frame this with an unexpectedly bright-colored frame. A touch of styling mixin' and matchin' never hurt anyone!
This is the second box I've received from Pop Shop America, and both have come with a specially-wrapped goodie. It feels like Christmas unwrapping a tissue-covered item within the box! Their attention to detail is so wonderful.
August & Oak Potted Thyme Greeting Card – Retail Value $5.25
This was the surprise goodie I unwrapped! It's a gorgeous greeting card made by August & Oak, who specializes in colorful cards, wall art, party paper goods, calendars, and journals. The inside of the card is blank, which I love—I'm getting better and better at keeping cards on-hand for surprise celebratory occasions! I'd be proud to give this card to one of my closest friends.
Printable Adult Coloring Pages – Estimate Retail Value $0.00?
These...these felt a bit disparaging to receive. The pages were very wrinkled when they arrived, but that's the nature of the printer paper they were illustrated on. They're part of a series from Pop Shop America's Adult Coloring Pages, which you can download and print for free on their site here. I know I'd have a fun, relaxing time coloring these in, but I hope these weren't assumed to part of the $32.00 box value!
Cactus Gift Tags – Estimated Value $0.50
And, last we have these cacti-printed gift tags! I loved the twine that tied them together—I'll always be a sucker for rustic touches when it comes to gift-wrap! From what I gathered, it looks like these could be a part of Pop Shop America's Terrarium Gift Tag Printables, which can also be downloaded and printed for free on their site. These are printed on thicker cardstock, so I upped their estimated value just a tad, but they still don't feel like something to write home about.
Verdict: I was, unfortunately, let down by this month's Monthly Print Box. Last month, I received their Monthly Pop Box, which is a combination of a bit of all their boxes, and it was amazing! This one fell flat simply due to the quality of the added goodies. The pressed flower print is beautiful, and I do think it's worth the $22.00 price tag. I also loved the care that Pop Shop America put into creating a theme and packaging their items to suit the green, desert vibe!
This month's total value is $27.75, which is slightly higher than the $26.47 box cost ($24.00 a month plus $2.47 shipping to PA) but does not meet the $32 promised value. I feel there's a big disconnect regarding cost vs. actual value.
To Wrap Up
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? You can buy a number of the items I received on their own, but you'll receive a random assortment of Pop Shop America goodies when you order the Monthly Print box. Each box ships within two days of purchase!
Coupon - Use code MYSUBADDICTION to save 10% off!
Value Breakdown: This box cost me $24.00 + $2.47 shipping to PA, which means that each of the 5 items in the box (stickers not counted and coloring pages counted as two prints) has an average cost of $5.29.
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What was your favorite item in this month's Pop Shop America box?