I’m obsessed with boxes. Not cereal cartons or cute baskets for storing goodies, but the packed boxes of all ranges that you can order online. Whether it’s a Loot crate for the gamers, a Yuppiechef FOMO Box for the foodies or The Ooh! Box for amateur connoisseurs, you can get almost anything you want delivered in a beautiful, curated box.
I’m on a mission to try most of these boxes – at least those I would actually use. This week, I bought and had my first ever Secret Book Box delivered. It was the best feeling! Who doesn’t love to have little gifts delivered to them?
The concept is very simple. Every month, The Secret Book Box announces a range of books that will feature in its packets. The boxes are tailored to women, teens and children. The boxes are around R400 one, but, in addition to the book, you get a whole bunch of additional goodies.
Another benefit, you have to order a box every month. This way you can pick the boxes that fall into your interested rather than just receiving a box every month. I would definitely argue that the box is worth it.
I purchased the Only Child Box, which included a paperback copy of Only Child by Rhiannon Navin, two rubber book marks, a reusable tin with inspirational cards and a box of macaron-scented bath salts in a tea bag!
Only Child costs R265 when purchased via Takealot, the rubber book marks are available from Nifty Gifts for R49, the bath tea bags by Amz Loves are R85 and the inspirational cards in the nifty tin are R49, both available from Jenam Online. Excluding the courier costs, the box is cheaper than all these items together.
And let’s be honest, who of us has the time to troll the internet to look for cute bath salt tea bags? In addition, you are paying for the pleasure of receiving your next favourite book in the glorious present-like box full of confetti and joy.
I would definitely recommend this little box of joy to any book lover. Pick a box with a book you would read and goodies that you will use. Every box has a different selection of additional goodies. Previous boxes featured unicorn shower caps, net shopping bags, pens and luxury cream.
The Secret Book Box was created by author Melissa Delport.