Wonderful Objects by Wonder and Company is a quarterly subscription service that brings imaginary adventures to life. This box is always full of unexpected, playful surprises. They offer mystery boxes for both Adults and Kids.
This review is of the Whimsical Adult, $54 a quarter, box.
This box was sent to us at no cost to review. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
About Wonderful Objects Immersive Subscription Box
The Subscription Box: Wonderful Objects
The Cost: $54 per quarter with discounts available for longer subscription commitments
ACTIVE DEAL: Save $10 off any subscription!
The Products: Hand-picked items and custom-designed ephemera that bring an imaginary scenario, place, or story to life. You'll also get a teaser a few weeks before each box!
Ships to: United States is $9 per quarter and includes both teaser(s) and full mystery box. International shipping is $25 per quarter.
Wonderful Objects "Traveling Market" Subscription Box Unboxing and Review
Before you receive the main box, you'll get a "teaser" package in the mail. What a really fun way to get excited!
Hmmmm... what are these objects?
The only information included is what looks like a flier for "Only For Those It Is Meant". That must be me! It advertises all sorts of wares and services. I am to "Follow the purple moss from shore" to find it!
Neptune Spark Matches - Listed Retail Value $4.00
The first item included is a box of matches with Neptune (the Merman with the trident) on one side and a Mermaid on the other. The matches are a really pretty teal color! I know it sounds a little strange, but I find matches to be a lot more romantic than lighters and have vintage matchbooks all over my house to light candles with. Needless to say, this is an exciting teaser for me!
Next, there is a soft vibrant purple moss. It's so pretty!
Now let's dive into the main box that arrives later!
Right on top is an envelope labeled "Open me first" which is normal fare for Wonderful Objects.
It's sealed with wax with a full moon stamped into it.
Here, they reveal the adventure I'll be going on through the items included in the box. They set the scene and tell me to "bring [my] candle to the shore where mermaids wait" and to "follow the purple moss where the silver fingers touch". This will lead me to the traveling market where I am to find all sorts of magical objects that spans 3 days and 3 nights!
On the back, they list all of those items included.
Among the box, there is another flyer for where I'm going: Melusine's Traveling Market. The front covers the basic information, along with a list of "must see featured vendors".
The back has a brief history of the market. A mermaid named Melusine gave her heart and everlasting soul to a pirate names Erasmus. She disobeyed the decree of the old world and became trapped in her human form. She created the traveling market so that her kin could come ashore disguised as Romani Travelers each third moon and reunite for three days. The market is invitation only, so I feel lucky to be in attendance as a trusted participant. At the bottom, they also note that while all currencies are excepted, pirate coins will stretch your dollar further than other forms.
Grotto Song Bazaar Candle - Listed Retail Value $8.00
Here's the candle I brought to the shore. It was custom made for Wonderful Objects and features a whale on the label with an old English nursery rhyme. There's no scent that I've noticed, but it's quite tall so it should light my way for a long time. I don't have any like this, so I'm amped!
As I wander through the market, I pick up fliers here and there for different services offered and special items I won't be able to find elsewhere. A-ha! Here is one for the matches I received in the teaser package. They are exclusive for the Grotto Song Bazaar Candle I received!
Romani Market Bag - Listed Retail Value $20.00
Lucky for me, I have this bag to hold all of the goodies I find at the market. It's handmade and this particular one has a really pretty flower pattern in a rust color. The inside is lined with a brown fabric that has the handles to match. There's also a pocket inside to keep any currency I have safe. I'm impressed with the size of this, so it's perfect for traveling and farmer's markets alike.
I come across another strangely beautiful flyer for a laundry service that seems to be run by or at least employs fairies. Since I'm not here long, I probably won't be in need of their business.
Vadoma the Mystic is very alluring with her crystal ball and although I'd love to see what my future holds, I keep walking after being handed this flyer...
Goddess Spirit of the Moon Tosses Out Showers of Stars Print - Listed Retail Value $10.00
Wanting souvenirs of my visit, I come across this gorgeous print of a woman in a red dress hovering in front of a full moon. The vibrant and dark colors draw me in, as well as her calm commanding stature. I'm told that it's historic art by Antonia Nell, circa 1909. I switch from wanting to needing to own this piece of art for my walls so that I may remember my time in this magical place.
The flyer for Romani Stones is one that piqued my interests, but I can't seem to find their stall at 9B. I'll keep searching.
As I zigzag through the vendors, I see this curious one for Her Madame's Spectacular Bird Children. Is this a show I can attend? Can I really meet children dressed as an Albatross, a Chee-Wee, or a Mocking Bird?
Ooh! Calliope Estelle Apothecary carries Andromeda's Gate Dream Spray! I've been hearing about this while eavesdropping on the other market attendees. I make a bee-line for tent 718!
Andromeda's Gate Dream Spray by Calliope Estelle - Listed Retail Value $15.00
Wrapped carefully so I don't break it on the way home, this green glass bottle of chamomile & lavender pillow spray smells just as nice as it was described. It's immediately calming and spritzing this all over my pillows and sheets before bed is sure to tell my body it's time to relax and bring me pleasant dreams once I fall asleep. I'm so glad I found it!
I happened upon tent 1920 too late, for the sun had set and I missed the daylight only hours and my chance to nab Enchantment Paper Dolls. They looked so fun, too.
Luckily I noticed on this flyer for Spigot Widgets that they were ONLY open at night, so I glided over to pick up one of the extremely rare Keeper's Bells!
Keeper's Bell by Matr Boomie - Retail Value $12.00
I can't believe I picked this up for such a great price. My bell is made from recycled iron sheets, covered in copper alloy and was handcrafted by an artisan in India. The "clapper" is made of wood and it hangs from a brightly colored collection of twisted thread. This will be perfect to decorate my porch in the summer or hang from a hook inside for the winter months.
Once I returned home from my magical trip to the traveling market, I was able to go through a few other fliers I picked up along the way.
I wish I was able to stop by Bethel's Bundles to learn more about fortune sticks and constellation cards...
Or been able to dig through Ludwig Treaclesmith's Backpack Bazaar. I'm sure there are some great treasures in there waiting to be found!
Lucky for me I have boring straight hair, so my tresses do not need taming. This is pretty though!
If I ever want to take a trip in which I may not return from, I'll be contacting Bermuda Triangle Cruise Lines & Tours.
The Verdict: Wonderful Objects is such a fun subscription box! I always enjoy reading through all of the ephemera that paints the vivid story of a magical experience. While it's on the pricier side of things, I do almost always love the items included and I think they do a wonderful job curating them to fit the story. While there was quite a bit of paper included with this one that I won't be holding on to, it certainly makes it special. I can see fans of fantasy literature being really into this and it'd make a great gift for the people in your life who fit the bill. I'm most excited about the bell, candle, and pillow spray, but also love the matches and am mesmerized by the purple moss!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? This one is sold out but you can sign up for the next one that ships in August!
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Value Breakdown: For $63.00 ($54.00 + $9.00 shipping), I received six items with a retail value of $69.00 to remember my trip to the traveling market, a bunch of fun ephemera in the form of fliers, and a fun way to experience a subscription box of goodies. Here's what you're paying per object:
- Print: $9.13
- Tote: $18.26
- Pillow Spray: $13.70
- Candle: $7.30
- Bell: $10.96
- Matches: $3.65
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