Hello lovelies! If you read my previous post about the summer book box that I purchased from @vibookcrate, you will know that I also purchased the fall box as well. I was very excited to receive this since A) who doesn’t love book mail, am I right? And B) I love love love fall! I come alive in the fall time! So combining the two just seems magical and wonderful! So today, I thought I would share my unboxing of the Fall book box, and my opinion on it all.
**Please note that this is my own personal opinion on this product. I was in no way sponsored to do this. This is just one book lover’s honest opinion.**
As mentioned before, I really wanted to choose a company that shipped within Canada. It was very important to me to support a Canadian business, and this particular company chooses products for the box that are made by Canadian companies, so it’s a double win! It also does not hurt that it ends up being cheaper for me to order from a Canadian company than purchase a box from a company that ships to Canada, but is located elsewhere. By the time you pay the shipping costs and covert to Canadian funds, it can be grossly expensive!
When opening the lovely little box, this is all you see. I love the cozy look of the socks and tea cup. It just feels like comfort and warmth, very hygge*! I love this part of the unboxing!
Once through the carefully wrapped tissue paper, this is all you see. You really get no hint at all, it’s all little bits and pieces of colour and shapes.
Inside, there was a bag of tea made by Booksnleaf , and if you follow us on Instagram, you might recognize the packaging as this is the company that made my Harry Potter house themed tea. This particular tea was created specifically for this book box, which I think is a really wonderful touch!
There was also a cup cozy that was crocheted by Coastal Mist Creations, which was a nice colour and beautifully made. Another item was the Kiss Me! I’m Canadian lip balm by Shea Butter Market in a spicy cinnamon maple syrup flavour, which…really how do you get more Canadian than that?!
The moment we have all been waiting for…here are the books themselves! The adult fiction book was First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen and the YA selection was The Accident Season by Moïra Fowley-Doyle. I can say that I recognize First Frost, it has been on my radar for quite some time and sounds really interesting, but I have never heard of The Accident Season or the author.
There was also a lovely handmade book sleeve by @vibookcrate, and a bookmark by @bibliophile.belle.
To sum up the box itself, I found the overall feel to be very fall. Everything came together well and all of the products went along with the fall theme. The packaging was lovely and carefully put together. The books both sound very interesting and fit with the whole feel of it all.
My personal opinion on this box…I have struggled with. For me personally, it was just okay. I love that the tea was created for this box specifically, but for me I am finding that black tea is not really my favourite. I was excited to try the lip balm, but found it bothered my lips. I loved the little cup cozy, but as a crocheter, it is something I can do, and I don’t know how much use I am going to get out of it. I love the book sleeve and think they are great ideas to have for someone who travels with their books, but I don’t normally take my books anywhere so I don’t know how much use I am going to get out of this either. I am excited to try The Accident Season and enjoyed getting a book that I had not heard of before. I am somewhat excited and somewhat disappointed with First Frost. As I said, this is a book that has been on my radar and I do want to read, but I also know that it is book 2 in a series, so I have to track down the 1st book to read first before starting this. My meh feeling about the box is not a reflection of the box itself. I think it all came together beautifully and I can see the appeal that every single item had for the box. I can very clearly see all of the care and consideration that went into the whole package and it is very much appreciated. For me personally, it just fell a little short of my hopes.
I have not decided yet whether I am going to try the Winter themed book box, or hold out for another company that may be putting together a specifically Christmas box. Christmas is definitely more my jam over a winter theme, but we will see.
*Editor Note: (Cause I had to ask too) From Wikiedia – “Hygge (/ˈhjuːɡə/ HEW-gə or /ˈhuːɡə/ HOO-gə) is a Danish and Norwegian word for a mood of coziness and comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness and contentment.”