I had seen a few adverts around social media for witchcraft/pagan subscription boxes, some themed to the sabbats, others general monthly boxes. I was intrigued, because who doesn't like getting nice witchy presents through the post?
I decided to order a selection to compare and share my findings and thoughts with you. They are all UK based (although most of them do ship worldwide), I did look at USA based subscriptions (and there are some really brilliant looking ones to try) but unfortunately the cost of shipping was almost as much as the box.
I will be posting a review each week for the next few weeks, in no particular order of favouritism. I don't like writing bad reviews as such, but for something like this I am just presenting to you all the information, you can make your choice from there.
Freya runs a lovely looking shop selling all kinds of pagan items, not just subscriptions, do take a look at her website.
The Spell Keeper's Chest - Subscription box price: £25 - this price includes delivery
Ordered on: 27th July 2018 and it arrived on 8th August - boxes are all sent out on the 5th of each month.
2 pages of information about the contents of the box including detailed herb and crystal information.
A leaflet about meditation.
An information sheet about the green calcite that is included in the box
Leaflet with details about Mabon
A very decent sized chunk of green calcite crystal in an organza bag
A hematite point necklace
A fun witch hat/broomstick ornament
A pot of chamomile herbs
A pot of mate herbs
A pot of Mabon blend herbs
A bottle of tea tree oil
A wooden Mabon altar tile
A candle spell to restore balance with instructions and two candles
A candle spell kit to feel at peace with instructions and a candle (spell includes use of the tea tree oil included)
Six candles - two of each colour; red, pink and white
A wooden tealight holder carved with a triple moon symbol
A bag of pentacle charms
The box is packed with plenty of items, so definite value for money.
Quality of all the items is very good.
The information sheets are detailed and very useful.
The herbs are supplied in a decent usable quantity.
Overall a very good box with lots of nice practical items along with a fun one and all in decent sizes/quantities to be useful. Would definitely suit a beginner in the Craft but actually even though I am 'long in the tooth' with witchcraft I found all the items interesting and useful.
My favourite item from the box: I loved the wooden tea light holder, it is really beautiful.
I would definitely recommend this box.
Addendum: Two years later and this is the box that I still have a subscription for - I love it!
NB: Silver tray not included, that's mine and I am not sharing it...