Sunday, 18 October 2015

Yoohoo Mail October Subscription Box Review

This week the lovely ladies of YooHoo Mail sent me their October box* to review. YooHoo mail is a new monthly stationery subscription box and you receive a bundle of surprise products. The stationery theme means you can expect to receive anything from cards to planner pages to colour-in art prints. Needless to say, I was excited to see what I'd get.

The box comes simply packaged in a plain box and wrapped in coloured tissue paper. I'm actually a fan of keeping packaging simple as it helps keep costs down and even if a box is gorgeous I rarely use them afterwards so they just end up being recyled. Less packaging is obviously also better for the environment. The contents remained undamaged which is the main thing as far as I'm concerned!
At the top of the pile of goodies was an assortment of pretty postcards. The first, pink with "Oh Hi There" writing, the second says "Ello, 'Ello, Ello" with a moustache motif and finally my favourite - the adorable nautical "Ahoy There" card. They are all really bold and on great quality card. I could imagine people using these to decorate their office space or framing them for art as well as using one to write a cute note to someone.
There are a whopping 6 gift cards in the October box, 50% of which are birthday related alongside a congratulations, thank you and a pineapple card. A key theme here is big bright font and contrasting envelopes but there are a couple with graphics and pattern too. The cards aren't too sophisticated but not too novelty either which means they'd be suitable for any age which is handy.
Is it just me, or do we all have that friend who has a drawer of cards "just in case". This box would be a paradise for that kind of person. I'd like to see a couple of pastels or muted colours too and maybe more patterns like that on the thank you card.
I can't lie by this point I was thinking "all these things are for me to give to someone else, what about me?!" and so was glad to see some cute art prints! The always believe... print is A4 and smile is A6. I like the PMA style quotes and again these would be great to decorate an office space - mine have alrady been stuck on my wall where I blog with some washi tape and they look awesome. These, and the postcards/cards, for that matter are ideal to hole-punch or washi tape to dividers/dashboards in your planner. There's many potential uses!
Oh my, I've talked before about how I love a to-do list so this was one of the components of the Yoohoo mail that I knew I'd use right away. It's made from thin sturdy card, has a pretty design and ample space on each line for tasks. It's pretty fancy for a to-do list so feel like I would have to save it for a special occasion! That could be part of your wedding planning, a tick-list for a party/event or maybe a term's worth of coursework.
This is my favourite! A weekly planner with 5 boxes for names to allow for a larger family unit or student households. As it's only Juan and I in our home and the boxes are quite tall, I'll be dividing them in two so I get 5 weeks out of it. Like the to-do list it's made from card. I think I'm going to use this for December as it's a busy time and will get the most use out of it.

And that is the October Yoohoo Mail subscription box! I think it's great they have cards that will stereotypically appeal to guys as well as gender neutral pieces and of course plenty of girly features. The planner girl in me is screaming for some washi tape or stickers but maybe they'll be in future boxes?!

A one-off month subscription costs £12 + £2p&p which is a fab price for all these cute little bits. If you were to buy 5 or 6 greetings cards on their own it would cost the same amount. You can also pick up a three month rolling subscription and get postage free, saving £6. You can sign up at any point of the month but get in quick as once they're sold out, they're gone.

*Product sent to me for review. All views are honest and my own.

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