Disclaimer: I was provided with product in exchange for an honest review. My opinions are my own and are in no way influenced by the company.
If you’re active in any of the online book communities then I’m sure you’re well aware by now how popular bookish monthly subscription boxes are. The idea is pretty irresistible. For a monthly fee that is usually much lower than the true value of the items in the box, you are sent a hand-selected collection of fun treats and swag and of course, a book. I have found myself watching live unboxings on social media because it’s almost as fun for me to see other people receiving their boxes as it is to get one myself! The only problem that comes up for Canadians like me is many of the companies charge us more in shipping or don’t ship here at all.
Enter Sweet Reads Box.
I was so excited to hear of a Canadian based company that puts together monthly book subscription boxes that I absolutely had to see what it was all about. The box contains goodies that are valued well over the price of the monthly box (my box had over $75 worth of product for a $49.99 CAD month to month box). You can try out a single box, or they become cheaper if you sign up for 3 or 6 month subscriptions.
The boxes ship out on the 15th of every month and I was pleasantly surprised that it shipped SO quickly and had a nice big logo on it so there was no way I was mistaking what was being delivered.
Once I had the box in hand, I was so ready to rip into it, I was giddy like a kid on Christmas morning. But I managed a small amount of restraint for the sake of photos, y’all. Loki offered to help me open it; he is always here for a good box.
When I got the box open I was greeted by an elephant print with an Agatha Christie quote which I could safely assume was related to the book choice. The print was made by the company and a nice touch, if maybe a little generic. Under that was a package neatly wrapped in tissue.
Why yes, that is a giant cookie with the Sweet Reads Box logo on it. Paired with the cookie was a sweet little package of tea called A Mother’s Love rose tea. It smelled absolutely heavenly. There was an adorable elephant tea infuser as well. I can’t wait to unwind with these treats this evening! Update: the cookie was lemon and delicious.
Next I pulled out a jewelry box and found a charm necklace that was made in Canada. It felt like great quality and has a quote by EE Cummings. In my opinion, jewelry is a tricky one to include in a surprise box since style is such a personal thing. Maybe that’s just me, but I like to choose my own jewelry. I probably wouldn’t wear this myself but I’m sure that many would be excited to receive it!
Last and possibly most exciting was the book! I’ve heard a lot about Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips and it sounds very interesting. And all the heart eyes for that cover!
The company appears to be marketed to those who enjoy popular adult releases so if you’re looking for your next book club read then Sweet Reads Box will hook you up with a fascinating book and some fun goodies to go with it. They definitely spoil you with some lovely items that are well worth the price, however I think that it could have gone further to include more inexpensive items to really give the impression of receiving more. I would love to see perhaps some more art prints by local artists, stickers, pins, or other similar things. However it was nicely put together and a lot of fun to open! I’m so glad to have a Canadian option for subscription boxes now available.
You can check out more info on the newest Canadian contender for bookish subscription boxes below:
Website: https://sweetreadsbox.com (sign up for their newsletter and you will receive 10% off a 3 or 6 month subscription!)
What do you think about book subscription boxes? Do you have any subscriptions? Tell me all about them below!