This is my first time ordering the Whimsify box, and I’m more than pleased with the results. However, before I start my review, I want to warn that THERE WILL BE SPOILERS so if you’ve ordered the December box and don’t want it spoiled, this is the time to turn back.
I opened this as soon as it arrived because IT FEELS LIKE I’VE BEEN WAITING FOREVER, but first I had to get it out of the mailbox. Which was an adventure. Somehow, the mailman had managed to shove the entire box into my mailbox and it did NOT want to come out. So I had to duel the mailbox while the construction workers across the street laughed.
BUT I EMERGED VICTORIOUS.
You still with me? Awesome.
Of course, the first thing in any subscription box – as I learned the hard way with the Doctor Strange box – is the spoiler page. This one comes with the beautiful “Ruthless” artwork (which, I am not gonna lie, is going to be on my wall).
The next thing I noticed was the fluffy packaging. I have no idea why, but for some reason, I was very enthralled by it (watch my video, if you want to know what I mean). And then my dog tried to eat it because she will eat anything.
*** I am in no way upset or offended by the confetti packaging. It just amused me because I worked at a pet store for a year and, to be completely honest, it looks like gerbil bedding.
Then I got to the candle, which is The Lady of Casterly Rock (aka Cersei Lannister from Game of Thrones) which was made by Flickering Fandoms. I’m very picky about scents, which is why I’ve been so hesitant to order a book subscription box (most of them seem to have candles, perfumes, etc), but I loved this one and so far I’ve had no trouble out of it.
There’s also a vial of hot cocoa, which I haven’t tried yet, but it looks delicious (and it’s totally worth it for the packaging anyway). It was made by Faithfully Charmed 23.
Then I found a small brown disk and my first thought was “I guess it makes sense that they sent coal since this is a villain themed box.” But it turns out that it was just a bubble bar – I’ve been living under a rock and did not know you could get bubble baths in solid form – and it seems SO GOOD. Seriously, I want to eat it.
There’s also a Dolores Umbridge Pin, which was made by Oh So Geeky. I’m not sure if I’ll ever wear it (because I’m not super into pink) but I did adore it and I put it on the lampshade where I store my favorite buttons.
A bookmark (and its really high quality, I can say that as someone who sells bookmarks) by Little Paper Mama, inspired by The Raven Cycle (which I still haven’t read, I know, I’m sorry). I probably won’t be keeping this myself, just because I have a friend who is OBSESSED with this series, so I’m sure he’d love to have it.
Next was the Shatter Me art print by DasStark. Once again, it’s a series I’m not familiar with, but I have to admire the quality of the artwork. I would hang it on my wall, but I’m running out of room and I have relatives coming over for Christmas and don’t want to explain the half-naked dude.
Finally, drum-roll please, the book, which is Renegade by Marissa Meyer. (I didn’t mention this in my video, but it smells like New Book mixed with the candle and the bath bomb and its PERFECTION. Anyway. Move on. Nothing to see. Just a girl sniffing books with her cat.) I’m not sure what I think of this, because it seems more sci-fi than fantasy, but I’m enough of a comics lover that I’ll give it a whirl. Also, the cover is beautiful.
Would I Recommend Whimsify?
Absolutely. As I said, this is the first time I’ve ordered a book related subscription box, and I was thrilled with the contents. I’m still on the fence as to whether or not I will be ordering their January box – it’s Dystopian themed and I have to be in the mood for that genre – but I will without a doubt be ordering again. It also seems – going off their website – that they lean more into fantasy books, which is what I prefer to read.
I will also probably be ordering more from the candle shop. I keep pausing in my review to sniff it.
And did I mention that it shipped in two days? One day I was looking at the tracker and it said it was in Florida and literally the next morning I got an email saying it had arrived.
So overall I was very satisfied with this box and will be ordering from them again.
Have you guys ever tried Whimsify? What did you think? If not, would you consider trying them? Have I persuaded you to try it as well?
This is not a paid endorcement. I bought the product myself.