Subscription boxes have been in India for quite some time now, but the beauty industry has had the monopoly in the subscription schemes for so long. Then came along jewelry subscription boxes, fashion and now finally India has book subscription boxes! And I cannot be any happier. When I heard about Owlcrate in 2015, I knew I HAD to get it and tried the subscription for two months. While I loved the items in the box, the shipping cost $20 for every single box and takes weeks to reach you! Moreover, I had one item missing in both of the boxes. While this is normal when parcels are sent internationally, it is usually a mood killer. When contacted, they were sweet enough to replace the item in the first box, didn’t didnt have the time or courage to complaint again. So, when I learned about The Big Book Box and heard so many good things about them, I was ecstatic!
Moving to the box, I ordered a Frappe Box which retails for ₹999. The box contains one newly released book, 4-5 goodies and a printable. I placed the order for the September box on the 11th of August but since the brand was going through some logistical changes, I received my box on September 27th/28th. Now let’s get into the unboxing.
This is how the box looks on opening up and it si quite plentiful.
While I was tempted to dig into the goodies right away, I actually paused when I saw the inner sleeve of the box. It has some many beautiful quotes from different books and it looked so chic in the printed form. I am totally planning to hang this somewhere in my room!
Ah, the book! Just look at the book. Isn’t she a beauty! And this is just the cover! Now, look at the actual hardcover.
The book and the cover design are just brilliant and heartwarming. I haven’t yet started with the book because I was traveling and wasn’t carrying any physical books and will be picking it up this weekend. All I know about the book at the moment is that it looks like a female-oriented fantasy book with hints of fairy tale retelling.
Moving on to the goodies, first up are the badges and look how perfect they are. One is a Hermione one (my father literally went – “Did you get a badge of your own caricature?”) and the second one says “Drink Tea and Read Books”. Aint that the ideal life!
Tea with books is a pair made in heaven. Though I seldom like different varieties of tea, this one looks promising and we (the whole family is addicted to tea!) are really excited to try this out.
I won’t lie. I dislike the color and the font. But the idea of the literary cushion cover is so new and obvious that I love it! My cushions take up more space on my bed than me and the option of having such covers is only going to increase the number.
Anybody who loves books can’t deny that postcards and prints have such a unique charm to them. Also, this might be my third Hermione print but we ain’t complaining.
Another unique part of the box is their in-house magazine that has poems, articles, listicles from their readers. It gives such a boost and audience to voices and words that seldom have other traction. Kudos to the idea and each and every author and poet part of it. We LOVE it! The box also contained two cards – one with discount coupons and one with a letter from TBB.
Fairy lights are every bloggers’ must have and I was so excited when I saw it in the box. But, my curse struck again and the lights are not functioning. I have contacted TBB and they are kindly sending me a replacement.
Well, that concludes all the items in the box. Before, leaving here are a few final thoughts.
- Budget-friendly – There are four available subscription boxes and they are quite pocket-friendly for the books and the goodies they send across.
- Worth each penny – The number of items and the quality of each item is superb and is worth every single penny.
- Barefoot Sunshine – As mentioned before, love the idea and the contents!
What could be improved?
- Tiny details – The discount card sent in the box is in a black font on purple and is illegible. Similarly, the font used in the accompanying letter is difficult to comprehend as well. Though it is nitpicking, I love reading letters and this was a major bummer for me.
Final Verdict – BUY! BUY! BUY NOW!
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