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Boxcitement Subcription Box February 2017 Review & Giveaway

Who doesn't love a jam packed box of surprises arriving in the post each month?

Boxcitement sent me over their latest box to play with and it's a lot of fun. They have a subscription service for monthly stationery/gift boxes, each of them themed to boost your creativity. The theme for this box is 'Head of the class', a throwback school inspired assortment of items.

The card within this box describing the contents reads:

Whether your school days bring back great memories or would best be forgotten forever, we hope this month’s box will bring a smile to your face! From a retro dinner-money purse and cute stationery to our stylish maths-inspired jewellery, it’s all about being head of the class!
— Boxcitement

One of the key notes to mention before I go through the box is that Boxcitement design and create everything themselves, meaning that you won't find this gear anywhere else. I made a quick unboxing video showcasing what's included. Plus you can win your own Boxcitement box at the end of this post!

So let's go through the goods..

  • Polka dot composition style exercise book - A 24 page A5 lined notebook. I'm pleasantly surprised by the paper quality, it's a lot nicer than the exercise books I had in school!
  • Set of square notecards - Great for using as mini greetings cards or jotting little notes down to stick up in your workspace. They're fun and bright, what more could you ask for?
  • Laser engraved cherrywood ruler - It reads "Rules are made to be broken..." and it's a fantastic little ruler, I'm a fan of the woodgrain.
  • An Aspara metallics extra-dark pencil - admittadly not under the 'everything is designed and made by Boxcitement' rule but this is a perfect addition to fit the theme.
  • 'Perfect' pin badge - Pins have been extremely popular as of late and I personally think this 'Perfect' one  was specifically designed for me. Just a thought.
  • A fluffy pink zip pouch - This one is pretty self explanatory
  • A sewing project kit - Fab little mini kit of everything you need for a sewing project. Fabric, padding and some extras to sew your initials.
  • Acrylic necklace - Inspired by tools from a maths set, it's a nice and modern gift.
  • Finally an achievement certificate - Because if you can't award yourself, how the hell are you gonna award somebody else?

I had a lot of fun with my first Boxcitement box and I think that's the point, a bunch of surprises once a month to put a smile on your face. Where's the harm in that?

These boxes are available with or without a subscription, although the price lowers if you subscribe so keep that in mind.

One off boxes retail at £15-20 a box and the monthly subscription comes in at £15-18 a month. Considering all that's considered I think it's pretty good value, and would make an excellent gift! You can find out the full details about their pricing and full subscription info by visiting their website.

You can also nab yourself an extra 10% discount on the subscription by signing up to their newsletter, which you can do here, plus by signing up to their newsletter you also get a downloadable e-zine full of craft projects. I've signed up myself and it's definitely given me the creative bug.

The awesome folks over at Boxcitement were generous to offer one of their boxes to giveaway to one of you! It's super simple to enter, all you have to do is sign up to the Boxcitement newsletter (don't forget you'll also get a 10% discount code with this) and enter your email in the form.
One winner will be drawn on Friday 10th March and contacted using the email entered.


Huge thanks to Boxcitement for sending this box for review! You can find Boxcitement on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

Thanks for reading,


Posted on March 2, 2017 and filed under Competition, Day to Day Stationery.

1 Year of Blogging & Pen Chalet Giveaway

Earlier this month 'The Desk of Adam' turned one. I spoke about it briefly on my Twitter and YouTube but for some odd reason I never thought to announce it on here. In all honesty it sort of crept up on me, it dawned on me only a few days before so I didn't have much time to plan anything special. But better late than never, I hope!

I'm going to try and keep the thank you's to a minimum otherwise I could ramble on for days. It really hasn't felt like a year since creating this website and entering the world of blogging but every step of the way has been incredible fun and I'm so thrilled that I started this project. All of the people I've become friends with in this community has made everything so much more special. From bloggers to readers, retailers to creators of fine handmade items, I'm grateful for each and every person I've come into contact with because of my little blog. I never anticipated the amount of support and opportunities I'd be given through this. So.. Thank you!

One big supporter of 'The Desk of Adam' has been Pen Chalet. For the past 6 months Pen Chalet has been sponsoring this blog and helping to bring more content for my readers. Not only are they authorised dealers for all of our favourite pen and ink brands but they are big supporters of this wonderful community of pen lovers. Constantly offering great deals on sales throughout the year on everything you need to fuel your addiction.

To celebrate my one year "blogiversary" I have a $50 Pen Chalet gift certificate to giveaway to one of my readers. Entering is simple and you have a few options for how to enter. You can use the rafflecopter widget below and/or if you're on Instagram head to my account @deskofadam and repost the giveaway image!

This giveaway is open internationally as Pen Chalet offer reasonably speedy international shipping and will close 27/02/2015!

If you need some inspiration for what you could spend your gift certificate on if you win, click here to read reviews of items available from Pen Chalet.

Good luck and thanks for reading!

Posted on February 20, 2015 and filed under Competition.