The Book Boyfriend Box is a brand new monthly bookish subscription box catering to YA enthusiasts who have a special adoration for what we book loving ladies like to call our “Book Boyfriends.” What is a book boyfriend you ask? It is any fictitious male character in a book that manages to steal your heart!
Unlike many other subscription boxes, this one is a bi-monthly commitment. Each box is themed and contains one newly released YA novel along with 2-6 other bookish goodies varying from smaller items like stickers to larger treats like custom t-shirts! This October box was their very first, and the theme was “To the Stars.”
This box was paid for by the author. It was not sponsored or provided by a third party.
The Box: Book Boyfriend Box
The Cost: Starting at $29.99 plus s&h (see below)
Discounts: 10% off rep codes
What’s Inside: 1 newly released YA book & 2-6 bookish treats
Shipping Information (based on location) –
US Outlying Islands: $10.99
Everywhere Else: $25.00
Signing up is simple. You choose your payment plan (bi-monthly, 6 months, or 1 year), the costs range from $29.99 – $161.99 depending on which option you choose, then you’re good to go! The subscription renews on the 25th every other month or according to which plan you choose (i.e. if you paid for a 6 month subscription, you will be billed on the 25th every 6-months). Boxes ship out around the 17th with tracking numbers provided via email.
This is not my first rodeo with book boxes. That being said, I can happily report that this subscription although their first time around, is one of the best currently available! Considering the overall cost of monthly subscriptions (usually $30+ plus s&h), I find that although value-wise many of them are worth the price paid, their contents tend to fall short of exceptional. As a working adult, I prefer items that are useful and can be utilized instead of set on a shelf and left to gather dust. The Book Boyfriend Box has done an excellent job of curating items that can be enjoyed by all ages.
The presentation of this box was very minimal yet very well put together with their brand sticker on the outside, white tissue paper lining the box and contents, and blue squiggle confetti that matches their label’s color scheme. The contents were well packaged, nothing was broken, and the box was in great shape when it arrived. Check out the items below for a full rundown on the contents, their est. value, and images from my unboxing!
1. Description Card
One of the first things you see when opening this box is this lovely description card. It contains information describing the contents of the box with the name of the companies who provided/made them, as well as a note from the Book Boyfriend Box team. On the back side of this card is a special art print exclusive to this subscription, perfect for pinning up on the wall!
Est. value – $3.00
2. Rhys Candle by Seven Hearts Wax Co.
This amazing 2 oz sampler candle’s scent was debuted in this box. The fantastic Seven Hearts Wax Co. will be releasing it (full size) in their shop next month! It is inspired by the handsome and charming Rhysand from A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas.
Est. value – $5.00
3. Night Court Inspired Ring by Lilac Fox Designs
Est. value – $5.00
4. Quote Sticker by Nerdy Talks
A sticker by Nerdy Talks of a famous Rhysand quote that will forever live in our hearts and souls.
Est. value – $2.40
5. Rhysand Lip Balm by BehindThePages
This. This is like being kissed by your book boyfriend but not being totally weird and creepy about it! It smells amazing and is super moisturizing. BehindThePages did an amazing job with this one!
Est. value – $3.52
6. Watercolor Rhysand Bookmark
As the description card says, this is a Book Boyfriend Box exclusive and original item!
Est. value – $3.00
7. Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosamund Hodge
This book was received as a hardcover. It is a retelling of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet but with a huge twist, the characters within are necromancers! This new and thrilling YA novel brings an entirely new take on the classic tale. I cannot wait to read this!
Est. value – $11.49
The total estimated value of the contents in this box came to roughly $33.41, meaning it barely broke even with the cost of the box. There was an extra item, a temporary tattoo, that was not included in the description card’s information which may add $1-2 value to the box. If you consider the separate shipping costs you’d be paying for each of these items purchased separately, it evens out nicely.
I love that the items chosen were all very practical, useful things that won’t go to waste. Although the overall value is on the lesser end, it is clearly mentioned on their website that some boxes will hold more value than others depending on the contents (i.e. smaller, lesser value items vs. fewer large, higher value items). Looking beyond the given value, I was very pleased with this subscription and am looking forward to future boxes!
If you are interested in subscribing or giving a subscription as a gift to a fellow book lover, please make sure to use my unique discount code ‘TRBBLOG10’ for 10% off your order!
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