Following on from the Urban Gothic box is the Spirits and Spells box, featured in this post. The spirits and spells theme was an exciting concept and I was really looking forward to receiving my box. However, I must say that I am fairly disappointed with this box, as not all of the items were exclusively made for Spooky Box Club (discussed later). There was a nice pin within the box and I do like the items I received, so it is not all bad.
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 Spirits and Spells box can be purchased here.
The box Itself:
Spooky Boxes have a different theme each month, for example the theme that followed Spirits and Spells was the Dead Cute box.
Box Contents: Mini Book of Spells and Pencil; Mug; Witches Broom Pin; Incense Sticks; Luna Moon Necklace; Witch Hat Bracelet Charm; Lollipop and an Art Print.
Most of the above items were custom made for the Spooky Box Club, save the mug and incense sticks.
Witches Broom Pin:
This pin is pretty awesome. It’s so cute.
Mini Book of Spells and Pencil:
This book and pencil were custom made for Spooky Box Club
I do really like this mug and have frequently fuelled my caffeine addiction when using it. However, it is a little disappointing that this mug was included because it is a generically available mug – I had even received one within a box from another subscription service.
Incense Sticks and Art Print:
Luna Moon Necklace:
This little necklace is a great piece of everyday jewellery.
As I stated at the beginning of this post, I was really quite disappointed with the Spirits and Spells box. However, I am also very aware that this disappointment falls within the ‘hit and miss’ nature of subscription boxes. Thus, I would still recommend this particular box to anyone looking for a witchy themed box of goodies; as the items were nice and of good quality.
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 this 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?