Wednesday, July 6, 2016

JUNE LITJOY CRATE BOOK SUBSCRIPTION BOX - REVIEW

Hello everyone!

I think it's beyond time I share the June LitJoy Crate's contents! In case you don't know, LitJoy Crate is a book subscription service that offers 3 types of book boxes: board books (ages 0-2), picture books (ages 3-7), and young adult books (ages 14+). Each of their boxes come curated with 2-4 book themed products that go along with a book.

The ladies over at LitJoy Crate were awesome enough to send me a second box, the June young adult box, for review!



The June YA box was themed 'Prehistoric Fantasy,' and it included:

  • Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh, with a signed bookplate and little note from the author
  • A Pride and Prejudice book locket key chain from Crafting Call! This is so adorable, and you can even put some photos inside! Plus the packaging on this is just SPECTULAR!
  • A package of Bee Local Honey Sticks, which I've heard once you read the story, you will understand, but I couldn't resist and tried some, delicious!
  • A soy Campfire candle from The Tiny Collection that smells EXACTLY like a campfire! It still blows me away how people can get such true scents into candles! And I love that it's a little tea light instead of a big candle, perfect to burn while reading the book! 
  • And finally, a gorgeous white jade ring from Unforgettable Jules! Apparently there's an ivory family heirloom pendant in the book, but I think this is so much better and more versatile! My only issue is that it's a little small for my big hands, but my mom loved it, so I'll be passing it on to her! 



The book that is in each box has a new release of the month, so June's box has a June new release, that way you don't have to worry about getting a book you already have.

I haven't had a chance to pick up the book included, Ivory and Bone but I've heard really great things, its kind of a forbidden romance! Here is the synopsis:


With the book there were some really awesome goodies. Each box typically comes with 2-4 and this box had a stunning locket keychain, a beautiful jade ring, a tea light candle and a package of honey sticks!

All of these items were picked because they related to the book and you can tell that they weren't just thrown together. The boxes were curated by someone who read the book and picked up on the little details. I love how they actually relate to the book included!

I think a lot of times, some of these types of boxes are filled with bookish things, but they aren't necessarily related to the book included, or they aren't the highest quality. I was beyond impressed with this box and its contents!

Here is a close up of the white jade ring, is it not beautiful?? It's so simple and easy to pair with anything! I love it!



And here's a closer look at the locket keychain, so stunning!


In addition to the amazing boxes these ladies put together, for every box sold, they donate a book to people who don't have access to books or to local libraries! The boxes have such amazing products and the one-for-one initiative makes splurging on a subscription box worth it!

LitJoy Crate has 4 different subscription options, 1-, 3-, 6-, and 12-month subscriptions. The month to month subscription starts at $29.99 + shipping a box, and if you select a longer-term, you save more money per box!

They are currently shipping to the United States, Canada, Australia, Brazil, the United Kingdom and Ireland for anywhere from $14.99 - $24.99, depending on the location! These ladies are super kind and address a bunch of other questions on their FAQ page.

Every month, the boxes are shipped out around the 20th. I'm in Canada (so international for them) and I got it within a week!

If you don't want to commit to a subscription, or you want to give a fellow book nerd a subscription gift, you can do a one month gift subscription, or send a gift card with a value of $50+ to put towards a box of their choosing! I know I would love to get a subscription to LitJoy Crate for my birthday or other holiday!


I cannot recommend this box enough! If you are thinking about subscribing to a book box, LitJoy Crate is the one to get! Check them out on Instagram to see some more photos of their gorgeous boxes and their website for more info!

Overall, if you are looking for a great book box, of the ones I've seen, LitJoy Crate takes the cake in terms of coordination and quality!

The lovely ladies at LitJoy Crate just announced on Instgram that their July boxes are all sold out, they have a few picture books left, but they are now taking preorders for their August box! Make sure you subscribe, you DO NOT want to miss out on this box!


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