Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Lucky Dip Club Boxes

Subscription boxes seem to be all the rage nowadays - over the last six months I've spotted boxes for food, craft, beauty, cookies, cheese, nail polish, chocolate, hair products, perfume, baby stuff, coffee, paper and stationery, books, wine, vitamins, toys, pet food, tea and even one for your periods.

Without sounding too much like I've jumped on the proverbial bandwagon (although clearly by writing this post I've managed to just sneak on the back, several months after everyone else), I paid up for a Lucky Dip Club box.


Lucky Dip Club Boxes


Lucky Dip Club is run by Leona with the aim of sending you a personalised package of fun every month on a different theme. Leona only produces a limited number of boxes and you have to get in pretty quick to sign up, with the shop opening at 7am on the 1st of each month (although if you have a subscription you can have a few more hours kip). The boxes are then sent out near the end of the month and January's theme is 'Valley of the Unicorns' (right up Katie's street methinks!).

I didn't sign up on a whim, I'd read about them for several months on other people's blogs and quite liked the idea of the items being handmade and themed each month. The week after I broke my ankle I thought 'what the hell' and signed up for a 6 month subscription reasoning that I deserved a present to myself after being in hospital.

I'm halfway through my six months now and this is what I've received so far...


October's box was Lucky Diner

In the box: a personalised pizza party magnet, a golden donut pendant, knickerbocker glory tea towel, paper straws, DIY paper burger kit and a Halloween black cat club badge.

Lucky Dip Club October 2014 Box

Lucky Dip Club October 2014 Box

Lucky Dip Club October 2014 Box

Lucky Dip Club October 2014 Box

Lucky Dip Club October 2014 Box

My favourite item? Definitely the tea towel (although it's far too nice to use wiping up dishes) but the donut necklace comes in a close second.



November's box was Circus

In the box: a personalised circus letter keyring, harlequin print notepad, pom pom DIY gift tag kit, circus animal postcards, happy motto washi tape, harlequin print paper and a balloon thank you card.

Lucky Dip Club November 2014 Box

Lucky Dip Club November 2014 Box

Lucky Dip Club November 2014 Box

Lucky Dip Club November 2014 Box

Lucky Dip Club November 2014 Box

My favourite item? Happy washi tape covered with phrases such as make magic, smile more and have fun.



December's box was Festival of Fun

In the box: a weekly desk planner, have fun card wallet, glitter heart brooch, good times banner, Merry Kitschmas bunting, bow belle decoration, gold glittery ribbon and a little sequin bow.

Lucky Dip Club December 2014 Box

Lucky Dip Club December 2014 Box

Lucky Dip Club December 2014 Box

Lucky Dip Club December 2014 Box

My favourite item? Hmm, this one's hard as I think it's the best box yet. I think it's the card wallet but the desk planner is also pretty cool. I also really like the heart badge and the sequin bow. Nope, definitely can't choose just one thing from this box.



 I love unwrapping each box and discovering what Leona has included but at the moment, I'm still undecided whether I'll carry on with my subscription at the end of the six months. The boxes themselves are £18 individually or £15 if you have a subscription (with a discount if you take out 6 months in one go).

The contents of the box are more than worth the money, but in the end it comes down to whether I think that £18 could be better spent (or saved) elsewhere. After all, a subscription box isn't an essential item like the mortgage or the utility bills but it does bring a smile to my face each month when I open all the prettily-wrapped gifts.

Is the smile worth the fee? I'm not sure one way or the other yet. I think I'll have to wait and see what else needs paying for in the New Year.


What do you think about subscription boxes? Do any of you have one?
 

6 comments:

  1. Haha- guess what reminder I have in my calendar for 7am this morning? :) Eeep! UNICORNS!!! Xxx p.s. the circus and diner ones both look amazing too :)

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  2. These are so cute and I've been tempted for months to order one but I found I couldn't justify that much money for a bunch of things I hadn't personally chosen and might never use.

    I used to get a subscription box of ethical, sensitive beauty products (it's not running any more so I guess it was too niche?!) and I loved opening it - it was like a Christmas stocking every month, you know? - but I did end up with loads of little sample tubes lying around which I wasn't using; it was lovely to discover the occasional great product but mostly I felt like I was wasting my money and cluttering up my bathroom.

    So... yeah... still in two minds about subscription boxes...

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  3. I signed up to the Glitterati, Crown and Glory's hair accessory box-it has been fun and I am looking forward to this month-probably going to keep it up till after my birthday and then stop. X

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  4. Ahrgh, clicked accidently! I really like what you received, v pretty but probably wouldn't sign up as yes, probably don't want to do mire than one. I would definitely have signed up to the one Sarah mentioned-pity it ended. X

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  5. Like Sarah, I've often been tempted by subscription boxes. Problem is, I'm horribly fussy and have very precise and particular tastes - I would probably find the money better spent on a few little treats for myself every month.

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