A Little Touch Of Magick Box Review + Coupon – May 2018
A Little Touch of Magick is a new subscription box containing a short story and various accessory items to help bring the story to life. (Accessories can include small home décor items, bath/body items, jewelry, etc.)
This is the only box I’ve seen for a (long) while that managed to keep the tissue paper neatly in place during shipping…
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.)
About A Little Touch of Magick
The Subscription Box: A Little Touch of Magick
The Cost: $47.99/month + shipping. Save with longer subscriptions.
COUPON: Use code MSA5OFF to save $5 off your first box!
The Products: A new short story each month and accessories, home décor, bath and body items, jewelry, tea, etc. to help bring the story to life.
Ships to: US for $7 and Canada for $17
A Little Touch of Magick May 2018 Review
I am completely new to reviewing this subscription and was excited to see what they had in store:
The box came with this information card listing the items and retail values. Since the items were unbranded, I used these values when writing the review.
Original Short Fiction
This was the first thing I saw when I opened the box. I suppose I didn’t follow directions because I had to take photos during unboxing, but I did read this last night.
I am obviously not sharing any more of the story but here is a glimpse inside. The story had a fairy theme this month and also touched on bee conservation. It was written in second person, which is a bit unusual.
And tucked into the end of the story booklet was a preview for next month. (Yes, I see the typo in the last line.)
Large Woven Canvas Lavender Print Tote Bag – Listed Value $35
I wouldn’t necessarily call this large, myself, but am just using the item title from the information card. It is about standard-sized for a tote. It has a fun floral design (actually machine embroidered, I think). And it is honestly one of the nicest quality totes I have received in a subscription (many are printed on a single thin layer of fabric, but this one is more substantial).
As you can see, this tote has a zipper. It is also lined.
White Gold-Plated Enamel Honeybee Necklace on Sterling Silver Chain – Listed Value $40
Of course, I have no way of testing the materials to see if they are what the information card says. I note that the bee part is super shiny, consistent with the rhodium plating you often see in association with white gold (like my wedding ring). So I am inclined to believe the description. I think this is versatile enough to wear it with a tee on a weekend or with something a little dressier (this would totally be appropriate for my office job).
Also, I wanted to take a moment to mention the care taken in putting the box together. Everything was packaged attractively and functionally. There must’ve been almost no box contents shifting during shipping and all items arrived intact.
Miniature Garden Resin Fairy House – Listed Value $9
This definitely fits the fairy theme of the box. I am still trying to decide the best location for this – it would get lost outside easily, so I am leaning towards a small planter in my office (one of the plants died and there is an empty space begging to be filled).
Handcrafted Honey Wildflower Soap – Listed Value $6
This was molded to look like a fairy on one side and definitely, definitely smells like the honey from the item name. It’s maybe a little softer than the other handcrafted soaps I’ve tried recently, so just be sure to put it in an elevated dish or one with drainage holes so it doesn’t disintegrate in the shower.
Acrylic Hummingbird Wind Chimes – Listed Value $12
I actually took this picture in about four different locations in my house and this ended up the best (laying flat did not really work for this item). I don’t have a good setup for photographing wind chimes because how often do you get such a thing in a subscription box? These are mostly acrylic and should be stable outdoors, though I’m going to put them in a more sheltered spot under our deck (we have a patio there) to protect them from the worst of the wind and weather.
Handmade Organic Lavender Flower Sachet – Listed Value $14
This has a strong scent (and I mean that in a good way). It’s also pretty large. I think this needs to go in a drawer with my exercise socks because, of all the clothing items in my house, those probably get the sweatiest. I can then catch a little of the scent every day when I am getting ready to exercise, which I think will be fun.
Original Photo Art Print by Kevin Ray Jones – Listed Value $8
Blank Bee/Flower Card
The foxglove picture was tucked into the booklet but there was also a blank card in the box. I am not entirely certain which of these was meant to match up with the information card, but they are both pretty, and I just look at the second item as a bonus. I think the foxglove print will make a nice addition to the shelf in my office, which could use a little color, and blank cards always come in handy.
Tazo Passion Flower Tea (2 bags) – Buy a box of 20 teabags for $2.98
Bonne Maman Honey (1 oz)
These were packaged together (and very carefully, in bubble wrap, which was definitely thoughtful considering the glass honey jar). I actually like this tea by itself, but I have some very, very tart teas at work that could benefit from a bit of honey (and the small size of jar is something that will actually get used up before it crystallizes). These items were listed on the information card but didn’t have an associated value.
Verdict: I calculated a value of $124 for the May 2018 A Little Touch of Magick. Granted, I did have to use all values from the information card, but that is more than double the cost of the subscription plus shipping on a month-to-month basis, and there were a few bonus items (card, tea, honey, and the short story tying it all together) added on as well, so even if you find the price for one item a little high, overall the value is still there.
I also think there is something to be said for curation here. Although I can’t say whether the items were selected before the story was written or the story was written and some of the item names/references were inserted later, there was definitely an experience here that’s a little hard to quantify. All the fairy/forest/flower elements combined to help create a mood surrounding the unboxing. And I think that’s what the box is about (although I will probably need to wait for future months to definitely make that conclusion).
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, this was the May box and went out around the first of the month. Your first box would be June’s.
Coupon – Use code MSA5OFF to save $5 off your first box!
Value Breakdown: This box cost me $47.99 + $7 shipping, which means that each of the 7 items in the box (not counting the bonus items) has an average cost of $7.86.
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