Remember when you were a kid and any post that dropped through the letterbox addressed to you was not only an awesome surprise, but always contained something great, be it a card, invitation or gift. Receiving post as an adult pretty much sucks. Unless it is Christmas or your birthday, post generally consists of bills or offers of loans and credit cards. Worse than this is the seemingly hand-written letters, which when you open it, turn out to be from your local MP explain why you should vote for them.
So you could carry on with the endless disappointment of grown-up mail, or take a stance and make sure that you get something exciting through the post – something boxciting! Boxcitement is a monthly subscription box which is packed full of exclusive gifts and stationery. Basically, you can make sure that once a month, you get a lovely gift through your letterbox, which if you like stationery and pretty things, is not only a surprise, but something that you are going to love. With the company being based locally to me in Cheltenham, I felt that I had to see just how lovely receiving some boxcitement through the post would be.
This month’s theme was “Alphabetty” so the contents of the box all were all based on an alphabet theme. I was really pleased to see that the box was letterbox-sized so that I received all my exclusively designed goodies on my doormat and didn’t to go out of my way to the local sorting office for a parcel which was too big to be posted. Upon opening the box, it really was like receiving a whole load of lovely little present. Gentling taring open the tissue paper there were then little packages and envelopes, each containing little surprise goodies. Laying out all these themed treats, I discovered I had quite a stash, including gift cards, a little fabric bag, a fridge magnet, a mounted “Home Sweet Home” art print, a couple of coloured pencils, alphabet sweets and an enamel charm.
What I really loved about my boxcitement box was the personalised touches – one of the gift cards made up with scrabble letters spelling out “FROM KAREN” and the enamel charm with my initial. It really felt so much more that a box of goodies – it felt like a box of goodies that had been put together specifically for me. Of course, the lovely thing about the box, is that several of the bits and pieces will end up being sent on to others, so it is a gift that keeps on giving.
If you fancy a boxcitement box for yourself, there are a whole range of payment possibilities – one off purchases, on-going subscriptions and fixed term commitments. Not only could you receive these for yourself, but the same options are also available as gifts for someone else (I do believe Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day are on the horizon….) and whichever option you go for, UK postage and packaging is free!
Disclaimer: I received the “Alphabetty” boxcitement box in exchange for an honest review.