The Librarian-Indie Gift Box

Indie Gift Box ($25 monthly/ + shipping) High quality, one of a kind items made by passionate artists. Not a monthly subscription. Purchase the current month’s theme & buy the box when you want. First come – first serve. http://www.indiegiftbox.com/

I ordered a box which was still available from February called The Librarian.

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When the box arrived it was fairly light, I definitely wanted to tear it open and see what was inside because of its weight.

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First item out of the box were two stretch bracelets made from Czech glass with silver plated accents from DuchessaOriginals. These are petite bracelets; I have tiny wrists and these bracelets are tight, definitely not a whole lot of wiggle room on the wrist. Cute but not something I got overly excited about. ($12.00)

(Let me make note, I have the upmost respect for people who create, I am a supporter of artists and artisan designers).

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I worked for years in an Antique Jewelry Store and had the opportunity to appreciate the years of evolution in jewelry styles. Cameos are not always appreciated by everyone- I happen to really like them. I have an old cameo ring from my mom, which I occasionally will take out and wear. Low and behold, inside my box was a pair of cameo earrings from One Ugly Unicorn. Petite, black-and-white, very cute for pierced ears. I took them out of the plastic bag and realized they are made from plastic, not that I was expecting the real thing, of course. These are cute and I’m sure they will find a way to my earlobes- appropriately fits The Librarian theme. ($4.00)

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Next, I took out a small box which contained a microfiber handkerchief from Activist Eyewear. Handkerchiefs are a pastime,this is an item I would have never thought about  but I am glad it made its way into the box. It sparked an idea for a gift, especially for the modern day bride.They have several different options on their website ($20)

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Now this item, by WrittenForYou, is a tag that reads “drink coffee,read books,be happy” My assumption is this is a book mark. Remember those from elementary school, before the internet and Kindle Fires? Have you forgotten the smell of a library book or what turning a page felt like? Playing on the theme “The Librarian”, a cute little item which I will use for the library books sitting on my end table. ($4.00)

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My favorite piece of the whole box was the surprise item from a past artist, a chai tea lip balm from ReveilleReveille. Made with avocado oil, cocoa and shea butter just to touch upon a few of its moisturizing elements, it is perfect for smoothing out those chapped winter lips (pucker up boys). The best part, it smells exactly like a chai tea!  Indie Gift box has this listed as a $6.00 value- ReveilleReveille has it listed for ($4.89)

The retail value of this box is $46.00. Overall, this wasn’t my favorite box; truth be told, many of the items did not fit my style.  However, there was value in the box as items did exceed what I paid.  I am happy to support the artists and their community and believe Indie Gift box provides a wonderful opportunity for these creative minds. I do love handmade items, with these types of subscriptions you don’t always know what you’re going to receive.  But in a way, that’s the fun of it. Because of the uniqueness of the items, I don’t want to give up on Indie Gift Box.  While this box was not completely my style, I will definitely try them again when they are available for purchase.

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