Peace & Pages is a monthly subscription box that offers a new book to read every month combined with items to promote peace and relaxation. They offer various subscription models, including the Basic for $25.99 a month (which comes with a book, a bath or body product, and an aromatherapy option), the Deluxe for $37.99 a month (which includes everything from the Basic box along with a book accessory or book item plus a gourmet snack or drink), or Just The Peace, Please for $32.99 (which is the bi-monthly non-book option).
The Basic and Deluxe boxes are also available on a bi-monthly basis.
The book will be unread in new or like-new condition, and when you subscribe you choose three genres from a choice of ten different options. Some of the genre options include classics, biography, romance, true crime, and science fiction.
This is a review of the Deluxe Box for $37.99 + $6.99 shipping/month. The three genre options I chose were Romance, Suspense, and Historical Fiction.
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 this Book Subscription Box
The Subscription: Peace & Pages
The Cost: $37.99/month (or bi-monthly) for the Deluxe box + shipping. Save with longer subscriptions.
ACTIVE DEAL: 10% off first box
The Products: Each Deluxe box will include a book, bath product, aromatherapy product, an accessory/gift item, and a gourmet snack to drink—all of which aim to promote peace and relaxation.
Ships to: The US for $6.99
Peace & Pages Deluxe Box December 2019 Review
Heres a confession about me: I love Christmas romance novels. Like, I will read them even when Christmas is nowhere near close. The overall ending is predictable (what kind of Christmas romance novel wouldn't have a happy ending?), but I love the charm of the books and visualizing some snowy forest cabin with a mug of apple cider. This book delivered on the charm, and I enjoyed that it showed the challenges multiple people in the narrative were facing rather than just the main couple. Was it slightly unrealistic? Sure, but that's okay with a Christmas romance novel- I want to be left feeling warm and fuzzy.
A New England inn seems like the picture-perfect place to spend the holidays. But when a snowstorm shuts the roads and keeps them all inside, the guests find themselves worrying that this Christmas may not be exactly what they dreamed of.
Molly just needs to keep her head down and finish her latest book, but her writer’s block is crippling. The arrival of Marcus, a handsome widower with two young girls, is exactly the distraction she doesn't need.
Hannah was hoping for a picturesque winter wedding, but her plans come crashing down when her fiancé calls everything off. She reconnects with her childhood friend, Luke, when he comes to check on his grandmother before the storm.
Jeanne and Tim don't know how they're going to keep the inn open another year—or how to bridge the distance between them in their marriage. With a flurry of unexpected guests, they'll have to work together to fix all the problems that crop up. But will it be enough to rekindle their relationship?
As the characters’ stories intertwine, they start to find hope where they thought it had been lost. With faith, and a little bit of Christmas magic, the inn—and its inhabitants—might just make it through the holidays after all.
Clean Line Soap Company Snowfall Bubble Bar, 2.9 oz - Retail Value $5.95
This bubble bar is scented with notes of heliotrope, juniper, and spring water for a scent that reminisces cold, snowy air. This crumbled easily and made a delightful mountain of bubbles I was happy to sink into.
Surf's Up Winter Forest Paint Can Candle - Estimated Value $10 (based on other candles found here)
I will always be happy when a subscription box includes a candle, and this one smells amazing with notes of fir, balsam, clove, nutmeg, and ginger. I was a little disappointed in the throw of this- it had difficulty filling the air in my bathroom. I like the scent enough to have it be a candle I light next to me when I am working at my desk, but I would have loved in the throw was stronger.
Peace & Pages "Let's Get Cozy" Mug
I like the forest green color of this mug and the cute "let's get cozy" phrase, but the Peace & Pages design honestly detracts from the overall design (in my personal preference). This still gets the job though for holding my hot cocoa!
Melville Candy Company Hot Cocoa Spoons, 3 ct - Buy 12 f0r $47.99
Chocolate and mint are a match made in heaven for my taste buds, so that was the spoon I needed to try even though I don't crave hot chocolate often. For a creamier drink I heated up milk instead of water, and the spoon dissolved quickly into the hot beverage to become deliciously minty. I have used spoons like these before where the mixture never truly blends together, but I had no issues with this one and I really enjoyed the treat.
Verdict: I love the idea behind this subscription box- books, self-care, and relaxation have always been my go-to way to de-stress, and this wraps up that concept and sends it to you in a monthly box. This box places an emphasis on including items from small businesses across the country (the info sheet lists the state each small business is located in, which I thought was a fun touch), but in what I experienced, that did not mean a lack of quality items. I will say that the value of the items this month felt a bit low in relation to the cost of the box, but if supporting small businesses and thoughtful curation are subscription box qualities you look for, I would say check out this box.
To Wrap Up:
Can I still get this box if I sign up today? No, the current month's box is currently sold out, but sales will resume in February!
ACTIVE DEAL: 10% off first box
Value Breakdown: This box costs $37.99 + $6.99 shipping, which means that each of the 5 items in the box has an average cost of $9.00.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Do you subscribe to Peace & Pages? What do you think?