Indie Gift Box showed up at my door the day I left for vacation. I’d already turned off and closed up my computer (it stayed behind!), otherwise I would have been tempted to immediately review this handmade subscription box. I couldn’t resist taking a peek inside, and I have to tell you: I LOVED the contents. THIS is what a handmade subscription box should be. This is what every subscription box should be like, frankly.
Indie Gift Box has had a bit of a renaissance lately. They now offer a monthly subscription, which costs $24.50 per month. It used to be that they would announce the launch of a new box and you had to be one of the lucky few to claim it. Each month, you will receive an assortment of handmade goods made by independent artists.
I was sent an Indie Gift Box to review, so I received the March box. This doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things, but unfortunately this box is no longer available for purchase.
Here’s what I received in my Indie Gift Box:
French Macaron Necklace from Koco & Viking ($23.50): I opened up Indie Gift Box and THIS is the first item I saw. Could it be any more perfect? There are few things I love more than French macarons, so I know I will get plenty of wear out of this delicate necklace.
So far, we are obviously off to a good start.
Cotton Candy Body Scrub from My Lucky Dragon ($8): The second item I spotted in the box was another instant favorite. I don’t talk about my love of cotton candy as much as I do macarons, but this past Christmas I received a cotton candy machine if that gives you any indication of how much I love sweet pink sugar. I can’t get enough! I haven’t tried the scrub yet, partially because I went out of town and partially because it’s too cute to use!
By the way – EVERYTHING at My Lucky Dragon is super cute and looks good enough to eat!
Happy Spring Note Card by Lily & Val ($3.50): Summer is less than 3 weeks away so I suppose I will have to file this card away to use next spring, but rest assured that it will get sent out! I just checked out the Lily & Val Etsy shop and it, too, is worth a peek! They specialize in chalk art designs and carry everything from note cards to wall art to wedding stationery. I want to purchase these You Got This Girl Card Set so that I can send a card to all of the women I currently know that are about to have babies!
Watercolor Artist Trading Card from Popwheel Art ($3): Prior to typing this post, I didn’t know that “artist trading cards” were a thing, but apparently there’s quite a market for miniature artwork! I love this idea, as I’m always looking for pretty things to display on the bulletin board in my office.
Edible Candy Jewels from Marion’s Vintage Bakery ($9): If you enjoy baking – and decorating your baked goods – you will definitely want to check out Marion’s Vintage Bakery! Are these candy jewels gorgeous or what?! According to the website, these candy jewels are made from a proprietary candy recipe. Usually items like this are overly sweet (because they’re pure sugar!), but these decorative and edible pieces are super delicious! They’re actually a little bit chewy and don’t dissolve as soon as they’re in you’re mouth. Beautiful and delicious? I need to start baking!
Vintage Filagree Flower Ring by Mercantile519 ($5): This ring is cute and perfect for summer! The band is adjustable, so it is one size fits all.
Overall: I’d say Indie Gift Box is pretty wonderful! This is the first box I’ve seen from them, but if this is any indication of what they’re sending out each month then this is easily the BEST handmade box I’ve seen. I’ve given a few other boxes a hard time in the past because their contents were fairly disappointing, but there isn’t one item in this box that didn’t bring a smile to my face, or that I won’t use. (Well, I won’t be decorating any cupcakes in the near future… but I put the decorative candies to use by eating them as regular candy!)
I’ve linked to all of the items above, and the total retail value of this box is $51.50! Indie Gift Box costs $24.50 per month, so this is a really good bargain. It’s rare to see a handmade box that’s also a deal for the purchaser!
The best part, really, is that I think Indie Gift Box did a great job curating products that are cute, fun, and useful. At the end of the day, that’s my biggest wish for all subscription boxes. While I was given this box to review, I may become a regular subscriber because it really just made my day (and remember – I was heading out on vacation so I was already having a great day)!
Disclosure: I was provided with this box to review, but all opinions expressed above are my own. This post contains affiliate links, which means we may receive a (very) small commission if you click a link and purchase something.