Candle & Bloom Subscription Review – March 2021
Candle & Bloom is a monthly box of artisan-made candles and boutique home accents. Every month they send you a quality fragrant candle, a lovely houseplant, small home accents, teas, snacks, or personal treats.
This box was sent to us at no cost to review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
About Candle & Bloom
The Subscription Box: Candle & Bloom
The Cost: $52.00 per month (save with longer commitments)
The Products: Boutique quality items such as fragrant candles, houseplants, small home accents, teas, snacks, or personal treats.
Ships to: The U.S.
Candle & Bloom March 2021 Review
This is my first box from Candle & Bloom and I have to say….I AM IN LOVE!!! This box definitely pulled out all of the stops. Not only was everything beautifully packaged and wrapped, but all of the extra details they added to each item made opening this box feel like Christmas morning. Read below to see what I received this month.
Included in our Candle & Bloom box was a content list with extra details on each item included in this month’s box.
I have to say, I was a little nervous to open my twine and sticker-wrapped cardboard plant, as it was almost -40 here last week. But much to my surprise, my Anthuriums plant, (aka flamingo flower) arrived in good condition! The leaves were perky, vivid in color, and healthy-looking. One of the lovely pink blooms did have a tinge of brown on it, but the others were in excellent condition. I have a small collection of indoor plants but have never had an Anthurium in my collection, so this was an extremely exciting addition. This particular plant is native to South and Central America and prefers moderate home temperatures. It requires a well-lit position away from direct sunlight and drafts and enjoys moist soil. I also learned this plant is a perennial and will bloom for several months and come back multiple times a year after fading. As a precaution, our guide also noted to handle this plant with care, as the sap can be toxic.
I also received care instructions for this month’s plant. I appreciated receiving this separate from the plant itself, as I find the care instructions tend to get dirty and warped when attached to a plant — this way I am able to store all of my plants’ instructions in one dry, clean area and read them when I need a reminder!
Ceramic Handcrafted Pottery
To accent our beautiful plant, we also received this charming, handcrafted, ceramic 5” pot. I love placing my plants in fancy pots, as it can turn a plant into a piece of art, and this particular specimen is one of my favorites! The multi-faceted olive color is indescribable and the photos just don’t do it justice. I love the rustic look with the light cracks and the beautiful brown accents and how it includes its very own attached drip tray. (As you probably gathered from my description) I adore this pot, and swiftly placed my new plant inside to place on my piano.
Pops of pink and lovely greenery has my mind on Spring…is it here yet?!
Aster Candle – Kiwi Vanilla – Retail Value $14.o0
Next up, was this velvety soft black drawstring pouch safely keeping our Kiwi Vanilla, Aster candle. This candle was hand-poured in Rhode Island and is made using sox wax from American grown soybeans. I found the kiwi vanilla fragrance light and fresh, without being overpowering. I appreciate the use of lead-free, organic cotton wicks, and the minimalistic design is simple yet classy. While this candle doesn’t have a ton of scent throw, my husband appreciated this and didn’t blow it out the second he walked in the door. I will definitely be checking out this company’s other scents!
Enclosed in tissue paper and twine, our next little item was packaged with confetti, in a corked glass jar filled with USA-made matchsticks. Featuring a striker on the bottom, these green-tipped matchsticks are top-notch and incomparable to a flimsy cardboard matchbox. Darling and useful, I am happy to light all the candles with these!
Uniek 5″ X 7″ Picture Frame with 4″ X 6″ Color Print
As March swiftly approaches, my kids have been asking if we can decorate for St. Patrick’s Day. We don’t have many decorations (besides the ones we made in the Lil’ Grace Confetti Grace Box) for this holiday, so this lovely white frame featuring an insert of angel and clovers made for the perfect addition to my shelf next to the wood and faux leather clover craft we recently made! Once the holiday is over, I plan on slipping in a photo of my kids as one can never have too many of those. The frame itself is 5” X 7” and made from wood with a matching mat. After researching the Uniek company a bit, I found they are based out of Wisconsin, and their products are made in the USA! I found the quality of this frame to be typical of something I would purchase for myself, and am happy to add it to my frame collection.
Finally, we have this amazingly large, lightweight tote bag featuring leather handles, a zip pocket inside, and a full zipper across the top. I am absolutely crazy about the burlap accents and love the overall natural tones. The bag is large, and also includes a removable inside bottom piece to make it a bit more sturdy. The zipper moves cleanly and it can store A LOT. I have been personally using it to tote things to and from school, but could definitely see it being useful at a trip to Aldi, or to tote around children’s items. I have to admit, when I read “tote bag” on our content list I sighed a little as I was imagining an open plastic tote bag, but this dandy actually left me excited — and look at how well it matches my outfit! Yay!
Functional, cute, and neutral — this bag is awesome!
Verdict: Oh Candle & Bloom, you have stolen my heart! As a plant and candle lover, this box was the perfect combination of my absolute favorite items. I found the experience of this box to be like that of Christmas morning. All items were intricately wrapped and decorated with hand-crafted expertise, which made it just that more special. Besides the lovely packaging, all of the actual items were amazing, and things I would actually purchase myself. Indoor plants are a passion of mine, and discovering new species is not only exciting but healthy for my home as well. I can hardly wait to see what we will discover next month!
To Wrap Up:
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