Tuesday, 16 June 2015

The Badger Box - Quirky / Illustrated Gifts & Stationery

I was approached by the lovely Becca who runs an online shop called The Clever Badger as they have just launched a subscription box called The Badger Box. When Becca introduced herself she said that "The Clever Badger sells a range of quirky and illustrated gifts" so you can imagine how intrigued I was! I mean if you don't know me by now lol! You know that I love finding unique presents and stationery from designers and artisans, especially in the UK. Please do go and check out her website as she really does have some fantastic products.

Anyway obviously I said yes I would love to review your box...

What is the badger Box and how much etc?

The Badger Box is a monthly subscription box which contains four or five items with one commissioned by a UK based designer. The products will be a mixture of homewares, stationery, gifts, jewellery and greeting cards. Each box is themed, this month the theme was 'it's getting hot out there' and next month the theme is 'Great Adventures' which is released on 28th June 2015 at 7am.  A one off box is £18, a rolling subscription is £16 and £50 for 3 months worth of boxes. Shipping is free for all UK orders. International shipping will be the flat rate of £4.

So what did I receive?

I filmed my unboxing so check that out below.

In my box I received:

  • A packet of sweeties (errrrm yeah they are long gone!!)
  • A pair of 2d glasses but I am not sure what that is about he he!
  • A seed bomb - you throw it to scatter flower seeds around
  • A felt coaster
  • A greetings card
  • An art print

So what do I think?

I really like the concept of this box. I love the products that The Clever Badger sells so I know we can expect good things from the box in the future and I am really looking forward to following them on social media to see how the box grows and develops and finding out about new artists etc. I loved the theme of the box for sure and the quality of the items was really good. For me I would prefer if the print was 'finished' for want of a better word. It is a great piece of art but I think it would feel better if it was in a mount or something. It's hard to explain but for me it would just feel more like a product than a piece of card. I know from curating my own boxes that you know how much the RRP of an item is but other people don't always see this in the same way so it is hard for me to review this box in a way. I am more than sure that the RRP of the products meets what the box retails for but in my personal opinion it just felt like it was a bit shy of this. I don't want that to come accross as a bad thing because as I say, I know what that is like from a box curator point of view BUT I am all about giving honest reviews and feedback so I can only speak as I find. This is however the first ever box and so it can only grow over time. Overall I did really like the box though. Please do leave some feedback to let Becca know what your thoughts are, I am sure she would love to read them!

To find out more about the box and about The Clever Badger please check out these links:

If you are interested in purchasing a box, boxes will be available on June 28th at 7am on a first come, first served basis! To register your interest email info@thecleverbadger.com
PLEASE NOTE: I was given this / these product(s) in exchange for my honest review and opinion, the fact that I was given these does not alter my opinion in anyway. This review is my own personal opionion on the product / company, given in good faith and has not be sponsored or endorsed. None of the links are affiliate links. Unless otherwise stated, all photography is my own.

1 comment:

  1. I think you look at the print through the glasses.... Cute flower bomb!!