EDIT: Due to several incidents with the company I cannot recommend you buy this box anymore. They use items made exclusively for other boxes, do not provide good value for money, and have terrible customer service. Maja has a long post about this on her blog with lots of details, and the print featured here is from Evie.
As you may all know by now, I like trying new book boxes (or at least, book boxes I haven’t tried before) and this time, the theme for Bookish Land was right up my street.
Bookish Land is a book box with a twist. Each one is fully customised which means no two boxes are exactly the same and almost every single item is handmade by the brains behind this box or by an independent shop. As a warning it is on the slightly expensive end of the subscription boxes but it is still an interesting box.
Let’s start with the actual box. It is decorated by hand and I utterly loved it. It came wrapped in kraft/brown paper and bubble wrap on top so it was well protected which was a bonus to see. All of the parts of the box that you can see are decorated, trust me, it is an amazing piece of work.
Going clockwise from the card at the bottom:
- “I need more space” tote bag (this made me smile a lot, I want a t-shirt like this).
- Astronaut print.
- Wrapping paper of the book, it was gorgeous.
- Inside the box, bookmark with two different quotes.
- Inside the box, quote print (this was part of an Owlcrate box, made by Evie)
- Space candle, it smells very fruity and delicious and it is decorate inside too.
- Bath bomb in a tiny jar, I have yet to try this one
- Wooden astronaut with a star charm, which is becoming a Christmas tree decoration!
- The long way to a small angry planet by Becky Chambers.
- A printed card that came with the wooden charm and I thought was really lovely.
All in all it was a gorgeous box and I was very pleased with it. I think if the theme speaks to you, it is worth getting it at least once. The amount of detail and effort makes it worth it.
You can purchase a box here (also, as a note, you can ask for your own themeif the current one doesn’t do it for you). October’s theme is “I put a spell on you” (and I am quite tempted to get it for myself…).