I found out about the Papergang Box – a stationary subscription service run by Ohh Deer – a few months ago, and being the impulsive spendaholic that I am decided that a stationary subscription box was exactly what was missing in my life. Not that it was all totally impulsive – I love all things stationary and get through it at a pretty impressive speed – ‘To do’ list pads, notebooks, cards are things I buy regularly anyways, so why not get sent them in a fun little box?!
Ohh Deer is also a brand that I love, so I knew that (unlike some of the beauty subscription boxes I’ve been sent before) I would love pretty much anything they’d send me. I wasn’t wrong.
I wanted to experience the box fully before I wrote up this post, and having now received three months’ worth or boxes, I figured it’s about time to share my thoughts and a little snippet of the sort of items I’ve received thus far!
My first box – April 2016
My second box – May 2016
The Gemma Correll Edition – June 2016
My third and most recent box was a Gemma Correll Edition box – and I almost squealed with excitement when they announced this. I love Gemma Correll’s illustrations and was so excited for this one to arrive – and boy did it not disappoint!
As usual, the packaging was lovely, with a sneaky little GC illustration on the front (although I have no photos of this as I was too excited to open it when it arrived!). Inside, the box came with:
- A Gemma Correll illustrated pug pen
- A ‘chinchillin’ lined notebook
- 3 washi tapes
- ‘Nope’ card (LOVE this)
- Illustrated wrapping paper
The quality of everything I’ve received so far has been so good, which is one thing that I’m really chuffed about. It doesn’t feel like you’re getting ripped off – yes the box works out at around £12 per month (including P&P) – but for that money, I always feel like I get a really good deal – and even though it’s sometimes things I wouldn’t necessarily think to buy myself, I really like the surprise. For example, the gold scissors from May’s Box were so pretty and make such an unexpectedly useful addition to my craft stash, but I wouldn’t have ever thought to buy something like that myself.
My only hope is that Ohh Deer continue to send the same sort of quality items that I’ve received so far. Previous experience has shown me that some brands wait until you’re hooked then gradually decrease the quality of items, which, let’s face it, is really disappointing and ends up leaving me with a more negative view of my whole experience. So keep up the good work Ohh Deer and you’ll have a friend for life!
Has anyone else given the Papergang subscription a try? What’ve you thought so far?