I genuinely do not know where to start this post’s discussion of the Urban Gothic box, as the contents are the best I have ever received from the Spooky Box Club. Everything within the box is perfect and right up my street. My favourite items were the beanie and travel cup (pictured below). I have used the travel cup so much that the pattern has started to wear off.
Thank you, Spooky Box Club, for the perfect box.
The Spooky Box Club is a UK based subscription service providing their customers with an exclusive range of ‘alternative lifestyle goods with an emphasis on cute, witchy, gothic, interests and styles.’
As each box contains 8+ items made by various manufacturers, it can take 8 to 12 weeks from your initial payment until you receive your first box. After this initial delay, the boxes generally arrive consecutively each month. However, sometimes boxes can take a little longer to dispatch and receive. This delay is for the same reason given above re your initial payment. Due to the aforementioned box time periods, the Spooky Box Club do not offer specific dispatch dates for their boxes. Instead a countdown timer is offered on their website which gives an estimated shipping date.
Currently, the Spooky Box Club operates a ‘subscription’ and a pre-order service. The purpose of the pre-order service is to allow customers the option to ‘skip’ a box where the theme does not take their fancy. Consequently, this removes the hassle of rotating between subscribing and unsubscribing to avoid receipt of certain boxes. For me, I just keep the subscription rolling on, as there is usually something I love.
The monthly cost of the box is £21 plus £3.98 UK delivery. International delivery is charged at £14.50. Boxes can be purchased here. In addition, the company donate a percentage of each box sold to charity.
The Urban Gothic box can be purchased here.
The box Itself:
Spooky Boxes have a different theme each month, for example the theme that followed the Urban Gothic was the Spirits and Spells.
Box Contents: Witch travel cup; Cosy Witch Hat; Little Pumpkin Enamel Pin; Spooky Bat Sanitiser/Cream Holder; Witch Gang Patch; ID Holder Purse; Gourmet Lollipop and a Calendar print.
All of the above items were custom made for the Spooky Box Club.
Witch Travel Cup:
This travel cup is utter perfection. Not only is it high quality but its design is unique. It matches my personality perfectly.
Cosy Witch Hat and Little Pumpkin Enamel Pin:
I adore this beanie, it is so thick and cosy. The little pumpkin badge is so cute.
Spooky Bat Sanitiser/Cream Holder:
Witch Gang Patch:
I love this patch and look, a black lollipop!
ID Holder Purse:
Overall, I am struggling to find the words to articulate how much I loved the Urban Gothic box. The items within the whole box were perfectly right up my street. Seriously, I LOVED this box. Everything was just too awesome.
Due to the fact that all items are custom made for Spooky Box Club boxes, monetary values are difficult to decipher. However, based on the exclusive, high quality and hand-crafted nature of the products given I highly recommend the Urban Gothic box as excellent value for money.
Spooky Box Club is perfect for fans of the alternative/gothic scenes, as well as those who enjoy filling their home with non-generic handmade goodies.
As stated earlier, there can be a long wait between making your initial payment and receiving your first box. So, if you like to know precise shipping dates and seek a speedy dispatch after purchase, the Spooky Box Club may not be for you. I personally do not mind waiting for my box, as the items inside are so unique and well-crafted that I find the box is worth waiting for.
Do you subscribe to Spooky Box Club? How do you think Spooky Box Club compares to other gothic/alternative subscription services?