Busy Bee Stationery Box Review + Coupon – August 2018

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Busy Bee Stationery is a monthly subscription box that offers stationary items that are themed. This month, I did not receive the card insert that introduced the August theme, however, it reminds me of last months theme, Succulent Love.

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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.

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About Busy Bee Stationery

The Subscription Box: Busy Bee Stationery

The Cost: $39.90 a month + free US shipping. Save with longer subscriptions.

The Products: The contents of the box vary each month, but always include 5-10 items that help with journaling, letter writing, and planning.

Ships to: the US for free, Canada for $7.50 and Worldwide for $12.50

Busy Bee Stationery August 2018 Review

I was kind of bummed not to receive a card introducing this month’s theme and the web address to this month’s blog. I am hoping that maybe my box just did not get one by mistake vs them doing away with them. I do look forward to the introduction cards in every box before I start exploring the items inside! That being said, we get to jump straight to the items!


Memo Magnet Pad – Retail Value $8.99 (on sale for $4.99 here)

The first item in this month’s box was this monthly memo/planner pad.

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Each day of the week is separated by a dotted break line and features little lines in each day to keep your schedule nice and straight. This planner has 52 easy-to-tear off pages; enough for an entire calendar year! This memo pad is bordered with plants and measures at 4 by 8 inches.

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The big magnet on the back is perfect to hold up our weekly planner for the fridge at home or the filing cabinet at the office!


Little Plants Pin – Retail Value $7.71

The next item we received in this month’s box is a Little Plants Pin designed by Blanca Gomez. As I mentioned at the beginning of this review, this box is sort of like a spin-off of Julys box, since we received pencils and a notebook featuring Gomez’s Little Plants design.

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Blue Floral Pouch by Riah Fashion – Retail Value $15.00

This cute little pouch is perfect for taking your cosmetics on the go! Measuring at 5 ½ inches long by 8 inches wide and secured with a zipper, it holds a lot!

pouch inside

The inside of the pouch is a sand brown with dark brown polka dots and has two pockets.

memory planner memory planner back

Memory Planner Postcards – Retail Value $5.99 (on sale for $2.99 here)

The fourth item I received in Busy Bee’s August box was this booklet of postcards.


The booklet contains 36 postcards; 12 of 3 different designs!

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All of the postcards measure at 3 ½ by 5 inches.


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Tombow Drawing Pens – Retail Value $8.67

This set of three drawing pens feature water-based ink and come in 3 different tip sizes: 01, 03 and 05.

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The no-smudge ink produce smooth, skip-free writing; perfect for drawing! Per the description from the manufacturer, these pens are ideal for illustrations, technical drawings, manga, anime, lettering, and journaling. The only downside to these pens is they are non-refillable.

Verdict: I did genuinely enjoy this box, but since it was an extension of last month, I felt a little bummed. I felt that since last months box came in undervalue, maybe some of these items should have been included, especially since they fit under last month’s theme. Instead, they were split and sent to me in a second box (for a second cost). All the items totaled $46.36, so this box did exceed its purchase value. Even if we took the items on sale, they total $39.36, so a few cents short of the monthly cost.

The Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the September box. From Busy Bee Stationery:

Busy Bee Stationery boxes ship during the second week of each month.

Coupon – Use code MSA10 to save 10% off your first box!

Value Breakdown: The box costs $39.90 + free shipping, which means that each of the items in the box has an average cost of $9.27.

Check out all of our Busy Bee Stationery reviews and more stationery subscription boxes in the Paper Subscription Box List!

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Written by Carol Castaneda

Carol Castaneda

I am a mother of 2 going on 3 soon and enjoy the little things in life, especially in surprise form! Monthly subscription boxes give me that surprise every time I see the mailman delivering them! My favorite boxes include beauty boxes, lifestyle boxes and anything pregnancy-related boxes; my all time favorite is my FabFitFun subscription.

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