Friday, 10 July 2015

Stocking Box - Handmade craft subscription box

A lot of bloggers will be familiar with monthly subscription boxes such as Glossy Box where you get a handful of beauty samples to test out. Glossy Box has had some mixed reviews, I have seen many people complaining about the size of samples, in particular the perfume samples.

With so many subscription boxes on the market at the moment it can be difficult to stand out from the crowd and be noticed. However, in my opinion Stocking Box is one such subscription service which does exactly that. 

Each month the team at Stocking Box post a parcel with contains a mixture of handmade goodies from small businesses and crafters from across the UK. I love this idea, it gives fledgling businesses and indie brands the chance to get themselves seen. Stocking Box is a great platform for new brands to showcase their goods. 

The box also contains a booklet with information about each creator. I loved reading up on each business and finding out their history. 

The lovely people at Stocking Box gave me the chance to test and review their June box.
In this month's box there are a set of notebooks created by Made By Mrs M. a Ziggy Stardust badge by Alfie Winn, Worry Cats by My Art & Soul, Garden Birds temporary tattoos by Kate Broughton, Wish Bracelet by Wren's Handiwork, Letter Crayons by Diddy Colours and two Scent Melts by Flamingo Candles

First up the notebooks by Made By Mrs M are lovely, just the right size for popping in a handbag. Designer Kate Marsden studied Fashion and Textiles and designs a range of patterns for fabrics as well.

The Ziggy Stardust badge by Alfie Winn is cute, probably not something I would wear on clothing but it would look great on a bag. The art and design skills showcase how talented the designer is.

(Pictured are Diddy Colours crayons and Alfie Winn badge)

My Art & Soul included their Worry Cats inside this month's Stocking Box. I have to admit, being a cat lover and a huge worrier this was one of my fav items in the box. You tell the cats in the glass bottle all your worries to be stored away until your stresses and worries melt away. A lovely idea.

Kate Broughton included some temporary tattoos of garden birds in this month's box. The illustrations are spot on and the colours on the tattoos are intense. Having a look on Kate's website I have eyed up some black cat nail decals which look amazing too. 

Wren's Handiwork included a charming anchor wish bracelet. The piece of jewellery is dainty and perfect layered up for summer. 

Diddy Colours included some letter crayons which are made using non toxic wax, so great for play time for those of you with children. My little man is only 14 weeks old so a little young for these just yet but I think parents would love these crayons, especially if they can spell out the child's name. 

The Scent Melts by Flamingo Candles are my other fav item in this month's Stocking Box. I am a huge fan of scented candles and wax tarts. The smell of these two melts was so strong the whole box smelt of them.  Once lit these melts have an amazing scent throw, enough to fill the whole living room. Perfect. 

The way Stocking Box works is to either order a box at the start of each month on a first come first serve basis, or subscribe to guarantee a box each month. You can subscribe for 3,6 or 12 months in advance. A one of box is £22, ongoing subscriptions are £20 and you can get an extra 5% off on your subscriptions when paying in advance.

While this box is more pricey than others on the market I love the idea of a variety of small, independent businesses getting their names out there and recognised. Great idea Stocking Box.

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  1. oooh the badge seems quite cool! what type of plant is that btw? its cute!

    Galorious x

  2. Wow, what a fun looking box! Thanks for sharing, I'l add it to my wish list! :)


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