Subscription Boxes: OwlCrate

Since I joined bookstagram, I have found myself with an incredibly long list of items that I want to purchase. My fondness for books coupled with some stress shopping that occurred while I was searching for a new job led to what can only be described as an over abundance of subscription boxes. I decided to share the contents with you all so that my little misadventures can perhaps inform your decision as to which subscription box is the best for you. I am totally willing to answer any additional questions that you may have!

My Owlcrate has arrived! (also, I am incredibly proud of myself for keeping those succulents alive for many months)

Packaging: 10/10

Nothing has ever arrived broken or even slightly damaged. Anything fragile (like a wooden necklace) is very carefully packaged to avoid any damage. Plus the books have all arrived in perfect condition.

Shipping time: Excellent (I usually get mine two days from receiving the shipping email)

Response to Problems: I personally have not experience any problems with OwlCrate but from reading the comments on their Instagram posts, there have been some (most notably the fact that they sent out the same book as UpperCase Box a few months in a row – there was quite an uproar over this actually). It appears as if they have incredibly good customer service, however I cannot vouch for that myself.

The Unboxing

Note: This is August’s box so spoilers below if you haven’t received yours yet

So many goodies!

August’s OwlCrate contained….

  • A miniature (aka purse-sized) decomposition book that is beautifully designed
  • Adult Coloring book + colored pencils (the fact that they included colored pencils made me very happy because of how considerate it was)
  • A Hogwarts button
  • Elanor and Park Necklace (it’s absolutely adorable)
  • A beautiful print of Harry, Hermione, and Ron
  • P.S. I Like You by Kasie West (contemporary Young adult)
  • Teaser card for next month (Darkness) and a card explaining everything that was in this month’s box

My Opinion: This is my third box and at first I was slightly wary regarding the price to value ratio but every single box has been right on the money. They usually include items that I can use in my day to day life (like that notebook is already in my purse). The books they pick are usually very good. I haven’t read this month’s yet but June’s book was My Lady Jane (5/5) and July’s book was This Savage Song (3.5/5). Additionally, one of the things I most like about this box is that they give you hints about what the book for the upcoming month is. That way, if you are a slightly obsessive pre-orderer like I am, you can cancel your pre-order (or avoid getting the book) so that you don’t end up with two copies. OwlCrate is one of the subscription boxes that will stay on my list!


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