The Bookish Box is a book-inspired subscription box from Appraising Pages, which is now called The Bookish Shop. This month is the first time I've gotten the box in a shipping envelope rather than a literal box. It's super cute!
Originally, The Bookish Box was a subscription box filled with bookish objects only—no actual books involved. Recently, though, they changed up their game and added several subscription varieties to choose from, including one that does have a book inside!
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This review is of the Bookish Shirt & Goodies Box, which is $29.99 a month + shipping.
About The Bookish Box Subscription Box for Book Lovers
The Subscription Box: The Bookish Box Shirt & Goodies Box Subscription
The Cost: $29.99 + shipping
The Products: Every month you’ll receive a shirt by The Bookish Shop and 3-5 feminine home, beauty, and fashion items
Ships to: US for $7.50 to PA and Worldwide for an additional cost
The Bookish Box Subscription Box "Broken Hearts Club" May 2018 Review
Here's the info card for this month's box. Note that they list out every item that you could get with the subscription (including add-ons). In my subscription box, I got everything in the top section plus the shirt.
In January, I got a little "Calendar Kit" including an easel and just two calendar cards (for January and February). With each month's package, I get a card for the upcoming month. So this May box came with a June card. I love the colors and the crystal pattern on this card. The sentiment, taken from Throne of Glass, is sweet, too. Never hurts to have a little inspiration around!
Exclusive Happenstance Coffee Blend
The first item in the box is this little packet of Sumatran coffee from Happenstance in Tulsa, Oklahoma. These grounds are rich and hearty. I love coffee (but weirdly don't make it on my own that often), so I thought this was a clever item to put in the box!
Heart Pool Float
Honestly, I wish my life was glamorous enough to justify a pool float for my fave drinks! I don't have a pool, nor do most of my pals in the city, and I don't think a beverage float would survive/be welcome at a public pool. But I do think these kinds of floaties are really cute. This one even has flower shapes sprinkled inside it!
Rose Gold Heart Necklace by the Bookish Shop - Estimated Value $8.00
This specific necklace isn't listed on the Bookish Shop right now, but there is a really similar design with a moon charm that I used to estimate value. This 18.5" necklace is a little pinker than it looks in the pictures above (the yellow background makes it look a bit golder than it is). It's a really lovely little necklace that's lightweight and easy to wear.
Exclusive Love, Simon Simon's Sweets Oreo Candle by Spidey Scents, 2 oz.
I don't know how they did it, but this candle really does smell like chocolate cookies! The candle itself is pink and covered in black glitter. I like the fact that it comes in a tin so that it's easy to store when I'm not using it.
10 Things I Hate About You Button
Did you know that 10 Things I Hate About You is based on Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew? No wonder it's a classic, right?
This 1.5" button has a velvety smooth finish that I really like. The retro details like the cassette tape and peace-sign hands are cute, but I wish the design of the button was a bit different. The tight text and the itty bitty details make it really hard to appreciate what this button is all about unless you're looking at it up close.
Each month of this subscription comes with a black and white "doodle" that's one part art print and another part coloring book page! It's postcard-sized and cute to keep in my coloring book stash.
T-Shirt by Evie Bookish - Estimated Value $22.00
This Wuthering Heights t-shirt is made from 100% pre-shrunk cotton, so it's really soft and comfy. I like that the cut isn't perfectly unisex, but isn't terribly tailored in that way that women's tees can be (with super short sleeves and a really fitted shape). While this shirt isn't among them yet, most tees available on the Bookish Shop are $22.00, so I assume this one would be around there, price-wise.
The Verdict: I think this box perfectly nails the YA age range, with its mix of playful exclusives and other unique items. The quality and vibe of what I got feel similar to what I might find at a teen accessories store at the mall—I'd be totally comfortable gifting this box to a teen or tween reader in my life. I think adults can have just as much fun with this box, but know that the items skew a bit younger, style-wise!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. Sign up now to get the upcoming box available!
Value Breakdown: This box costs $37.49 after shipping. The items I could estimate values for add up to $30.00, meaning the rest of the items must have an average value of $1.25 each to make the box worth the $39.00 price. Another way to look at it is that the average price per item via the box is $4.69.
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What do you think of the May 2018 Bookish Box?