So I’ve only ever bought a Unicorn Crate box twice. The last time was in July 2017 for ‘The Magical & Mysterious’ theme. This time I guessed what book they chose beforehand and I knew they would go all out for The Belles because Unicorn Crate use to do a beauty box subscription as well. Suffice to say, I am not disappointed! This is everything I could ever want in subscription box. I recently did a post about things every subscription box has and what I’m tired of, but this was definitely not your ordinary book box.
February’s Theme was: ‘More Than Meets the Eye’
Unicorn Crate themed the items for the book well. I like when bookish items go with the actual theme of the book. Sometimes subscription boxes will pick a general theme and none of the items actually work well with the book itself. They might throw in random semi-related things. I feel like I’m getting my money’s worth if I’m getting bookish items that bring the story to life.
What’s in the box?
- The book, The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
- A note from the author and a signed bookplate
- The Belles Compact Mirror
- Bookish Beauty Tea from Unicorn Crate
- Belle and Her Books 2oz candle tin, a Unicorn Crate exclusive from Flick the Wick
- Unicorn Whipped Body Butter from Organicare
- Beautiful and Full of Monsters magnet inspired by Strange the Dreamer
- Pretty Thoughts notebook
- The Book Lover’s Cup of Tea with tea infuser by Running Press
- A Reading is Beautiful bookmark (Not pictured)
I know a lot of people don’t like or drink tea, but I drink it so having something useful like loose leaf tea with a bookish strainer is nice. Belle is my Disney Princess twin so I’m over the moon about the candle. I also am loving the whipped body butter.
I got this box because I have been so excited for The Belles, so I made an exception to my rule that I wouldn’t buy any more subscription boxes. I’m really glad I did because this box and the book are so beautiful.
Unicorn Crate is one of the few fantasy-only US subscription boxes. Unfortunately, it costs more than the average subscription box. Others cost, on average, $29.99 + shipping. Unicorn Crate is $34.95 + shipping, bringing the cost to a total of $45. The other fantasy box I used to subscribe to was Fairyloot, and including international fees, it costs $55 to ship to the US. That’s a $10 difference. I might as well subscribe to Fairyloot, which I usually like better.
That being said, I still think Unicorn Crate is underrated and it has consistently unique items. If you’re interested in trying them out, you can subscribe here for April’s box.
April’s Theme is…