Book Box Recommendations Part 2

Hi everyone! I’m back with more book box recommendations! In this post, I’ll be talking about book boxes that I’m not a subscriber of, so I’m unable to give you may full thoughts on them! In the first post I talked about:

  • OwlCrate
  • Fae Crate
  • LitJoy Crate
  • Luminary Box
  • Uppercase (although it’s no longer in operation).

Please note that I live in the US and my experience will be different from those who live overseas, also I am not a rep for any of these companies. Some of these companies have Instagram reps that have discount codes for your first order!

Fairy Loot

Fairy Loot is a company based out of the UK! Recently they have opened up a fulfillment center in the US making shipping and prices more affordable to people in North America!

Includes:

  • 5-6 Items that relates to the book and the selected theme
    • Some past items have included: wax seals, enamel pins, scarves, beanies, mugs, candles, aprons, bookmarks, notebooks, socks, in other words, a wide variety of items!
  • A New Hardcover Book with an Author Letter
    • Most of their books are signed with sprayed edges

Special Edition Boxes:

  • Varies Depending on New Releases (ie. Queen of Nothing)
  • They also have pre-orders for upcoming books that includes special covers and sprayed edges (prices vary)

Payment Plans:

  • Monthly – $33.90 (+ shipping)
  • 3 Months Prepay – $98.70 (+ shipping)
  • 6 Months Prepay – $191.40 (+ shipping)

Some Shipping Prices

  • US: $7.99
  • US Territories: $18.99
  • Military Addresses: Canada: $16.99
  • Shipping prices for other places will be calculated at checkout!

Shipping Date:

  • 20th-25th of each month

My Thoughts:

I had received a FairyLoot box a long time ago for my birthday because I had found out that the theme was ‘All about That Sass’ or something like that. At the time, I really enjoyed the box, but didn’t really like it enough to ask for a subscription because the price of shipping was crazy since it was coming from overseas. Over the past year since I’ve joined social media and I have some of the gorgeous things they’ve done to their books *cough, cough* sprayed edges, and I was so excite to see them open a fulfillment center in the US with lower shipping prices; so, I decided to give them another go with the October box (which should be shipping soon)!

Once Upon a Book Club

Once Upon a Book Club is a subscription box that sends out both YA and Adult boxes! They are based out of the US and ship internationally

Includes:

  • 3-5 WRAPPED Items
  • A New Book

Special Edition Boxes:

  • Halloween
  • Christmas
  • Mother’s Day
  • New Yews

Payment Plans:

  • Monthly – $34.99 (+ shipping); the YA and Adult boxes are the same price

Shipping Price:

  • US: $9.50
  • Canada: $ 17.00
  • Rest of the World: $26.50

Shipping Date:

  • 17th-20th of the month

My Thoughts:

Although I’m not currently subscribed or bought a box of theirs in the past, I think they have something really cool and special with their boxes because of how the box is set up with the wrapped items. The wrapped items have a sticker on them that has a page number, so the reader is supposed to open the gift when they get to that part of the book. The only down side to this for me is that I’m not always able to start a book as soon as I get it, so I could have these wrapped gifts laying around (or I could just open them and not get the full experience, see my dilemma).

Illumicrate

A UK based book that has been around since the summer of 2015. They offer a variety of different subscription plans, and they offer virtual book signings and special edition boxes!

* For price conversions, I used the embed calculator from Google, so prices may vary a little because the website prices are in GBP and I put the US amount in this post. For the GBP, please go to the Illumicrate website. *

Subscriptions:

  • Book Only
  • Regular Box Includes:
    • 4-6 Items that range from bookmarks, stationary, jewelry, and more!
    • A New Book that can include sprayed edges, exclusive covers, etc.
  • Illumicrate and Fable & Black Pin Club:
    • An enamel pin is sent out monthly featuring a specific fandom each month!

Payment Plans:

  • Book Only:
    • Monthly – $21.81 (+ shipping)
    • 3 Months Prepay – $62.85 (+ shipping)
    • 6 Months Prepay – $124.42 (+ shipping)
  • Illumicrate Box:
    • Monthly – $33.35 (+ shipping)
    • 3 Months Prepay – $96.20 (+ shipping)
    • 6 Months Prepay – $190.48 (+ shipping)
  • Illumicrate and Fable & Black Pin Club
    • Monthly – $9.62 (+ shipping)
    • 3 Months Prepay – $27.58 (+ shipping)
    • 6 Months Prepay – $54.51 (+ shipping)
  • ALL subscriptions renew on the 1st of the month
  • For shipping costs click here.

Shipping Date:

  • Boxes and Books – 20th-25th of each month
  • Pins – around the 20th of the month

My Thoughts:

Based on my research, Illumicrate looks like a great book box, but being in the US it’s going to cost an arm to ship it.

Unplugged

Unplugged is a US based book box that has both YA and Adult versions! The sends out seasonal items based on the time of the year. This box is big on unplugging from technology and taking self-care time to unwind and relax!

Includes:

  • A New Release book
  • 4 to 6 Bookish Items that Encourage Self-Care
    • Items that have been included: candles, mugs, notebooks/journals, artworks and prints, bath bombs, tea or coffee, etc.

Payment Plans:

  • YA Monthly – $34.99 (+ shipping)
  • YA 3 Months Prepay – $101.97 (+ shipping)
  • YA 6 Months Prepay – $199.81 (+ shipping)
  • Adult Monthly – $39.99 (+ shipping)
  • Adult 3 Month – $117.45 (+ shipping)
  • Adult 6 Month – $234.10 (+ shipping)
  • After the first purchase, subscriptions renew on the 15th.

Shipping Date:

  • 1st week of the Month

My Thoughts:

I think Unplugged has a great idea by promoting items that people to take time for themselves and to relax! The only down side is that it’s a little pricey for me and although I like the thought of getting these items, I don’t think I would use them as much as intended.

What are your thoughts on these boxes? Let me know below!

Happy reading until next time,

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