I got seven Owlcrate Jr. boxes during the Owlcrate Black Friday sale. These are middle grade books which I quite enjoy reading on occasion. I used some of the stuff in the boxes as stocking stuffers and for my best friend’s Christmas present and for a little gift exchange and, of course, to treat myself.
Elephants on Parade (March 2021)
Sagas & Swords (May 2021)
Campfire Stories (June 2022)
Jump Off the Page (July 2022)
Mission to Space (October 2022)
Inner Magic (January 2021)
Write it Down (February 2021)
I really enjoyed shopping the Owlcrate Black Friday sale. I ended up with 15 books (13 for me) plus some smaller books and lots of bookish stuff. The first and last days of the sale I got lots of random stuff, some that I used for stocking stuffers.
The first day I got a handwarmer and Angel of Music coffee (for Ani), an outer space book (for Mayci), a seek and find book (for Zeke), a Camp Half Blood sticker (for Haley), and a multicolor pen and outer space Washi tape for me.
The last day I got a pillowcase (for my best friend) and a sticker, a pen, a wooden bookmark, washi tape, a Christmas tree ornament, a keychain, a really cool tin, a patch, a reading planner, and the books From Twinkle, With Love and Strangeworlds Travel Agency.
Honestly every month Owlcrate seems to get even better. The books and dust jackets are just amazing and the stuff included in the box are such high quality and useful things. I just love Owlcrate.
This month we got this hanging thing with three pouches to put stuff in. I kept that because I really like anything I can put other things in.
These paper these bookmarks were made of just felt really nice. Ani took them home because I have about a bazillion bookmarks already.
Of course I kept the luggage tag pin. I love my luggage tag pin collection. I also kept the metal straws because Ani and Haley already have bazillion metal straws. They are heart shaped which makes them extra fun.
Ani took home these salt and pepper shakers. They are getting a lot of use. Salt and pepper shakers are one of those things you don’t realize just how much you need them until you haven’t had them and get them.
This crescent moon shaped tea bag holder and tea bag for putting in loose tea is one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen. Haley claimed that. She drinks a lot of tea so it’s perfect for her.
The book this month is The Poison Season by Mara Rutherford. As always it sounds really good. Check out the cover of the book. How gorgeous is that?
The inside of the dust jacket is absolutely gorgeous, too. (You’d think Nicky is looking at the dust jacket, but he’s actually looking at Haley who is by far his favorite sibling.)
November’s Owlcrate box was another totally awesome one. We got lots of totally cool stuff. The bookish trinkets seem to get better every month!
We got another Lord of the Rings bowl. This one was from Gondor. Now we have three of those bowls up on the bookshelf.
We got a handwarmer. It’s the type with a metal bit inside it and when you click the metal bit it starts a reaction that solidifies the liquid in it and makes it hot. The heat lasts for hours and then you just boil it to make it return to liquid all ready for next time you need it. Ani took that home with her.
There was a sweet leaf soap dish. Ani and I use liquid soap so we gave it to my parents. They are very happy with their new soap dish and their soap is happy to be able to air dry between uses.
We got a wooden toothbrush and travel case to put it in and a new literary luggage tag pin. I kept both of those.
I’m very excited about the reading planner (I kept that as well). It’s so nice and I can’t wait to start using it (planning to beginning in January).
The book this month was The Luminaries by Susan Dennard. It sounds like it’ll be another good one. So far all the ones I’ve read have been.
The inside of the Owlcrate dust jackets are always so well done. The inside of this one was no exception. If you love books and bookish stuff, check out Owlcrate. You won’t regret it.
Another great Owlcrate box! The book this month is dark academia which Ani is very excited about since it’s one of her favorite genres.
We got a luggage tag pin which of course I put on my purse along with all the other ones we’ve gotten. We got an ID card case that clips on (Haley claimed that). We got an eyeglass case that Ani took home. And we got a super thin wooden bookmark. I kept that one. I love the super thin wood pieces.
Also in the box was a lunchbox kit. Ani had just the other day said she needed a lunchbox so that was great timing. We got another of the classic books series, The Secret Garden this time. I love that book.
The book this month is The Whispering Dark by Kelly Andrew. The outside picture of the cover kind of freaks me out (I have a very low tolerance for creepiness/horror), but the inside intrigues me. The synopsis of the book sounds fabulous. I look forward to reading it!
September’s Owlcrate Momento Mori box came with lots of great stuff. The book sounds like it’ll be really good, too.
It came with a really neat lantern that lights up (I kept it), a little jewelry box (Ani took that), a candle that neither of us liked the smell of, a drawstring bag (I kept that as well), a bag holder (I also kept that), and another luggage tag pin (which of course went right on my backpack purse).
The book was The Depths by Nicole Lesperance. The dust jacket is absolutely beautiful, probably the mot beautiful we’ve gotten yet. The inside covers are also gorgeous.
We got our August Owlcrate box a few weeks ago. It’s always fun to open those boxes and discover what they put in that month.
There was a tapestry (Ani took it home), an origami kit (Ani took that home, too), banana bread flavored tea (Ani took it home as well), and another Lord of the Rings bowl (it’s up on my shelf now).
I thought the luggage pin with the purples was my favorite, but this month’s light blue and beige is so incredibly pretty. There was also a zipper pull so of course the zipper pull and luggage pin have been added to my backpack.
The book this month is The Drowned Woods by Emily Lloyd-Jones. It sounds pretty good and the reversible dust jacket is so nice to look at. I’m looking forward to reading this one.
Getting an Owlcrate box is always so exciting. July’s box happened to be extra awesome. Like they put the coolest things possible in that box.
We got a bitter orange body mist. I kept that. It is fabulous just spraying it around the room. Smells so good. We also got a compact mirror that Ani took home with her. Then there was this silicone water bottle. It doesn’t make a sound if it gets tossed on the floor (I kept that, too).
Of course I kept the luggage tag pin and put it right on my mini backpack. The goblet charms were so pretty. Ani took that home. The reversible bowl cozy was beautiful and Ani took that home with her as well.
The book for the month was Violet Made of Thorn by Gina Chen. It sounds pretty good. The cover is one of the prettiest I’ve ever seen (of course I think so with all that purple!).
The pretty cover extends to the inside. The printing on the book itself is gorgeous and the inside of the book jacket is so beautiful, too.
The book we got in our June Owlcrate box is Together We Burn by Isabel Ibañez. It’s the first one I haven’t been very excited about. Hopefully it’ll turn out to be a good book. The dust jacket and embossing on the box’s cover is beautiful.
In the box we got a really pretty wooden comb (Ani took that home with her) and a luggage tag. I put it right on my mini backpack of course. It’s getting pretty crowded on there.
We also got a totebag and magnet (Ani took those as well) and a piece of art that is really pretty and made on a flexible, very thin piece of wood. We have that hanging in our kitchen right now but I might try to figure out how to hang it from my bookshelf. The box also included Pride and Prejudice with a very pretty cover.
The book for May’s Owlcrate box is Ballad & Dagger by Daniel Jose Older. It’s a Rick Riordan Presents book and sounds really good (and the Owlcrate dust jacket is gorgeous).
In the box was a Lord of the Rings bowl representing The Shire. It’s beautiful and is now up on my bookshelf. There were two pens that write so smoothly. Ani took one and I kept the other.
There was a wooden banner thing spelling out AS TRAVARS (to travel) and a cloth checkers and chess set. The pieces fit in an attached pocket and the whole thing folds up for storage or travel. Ani took both of those home with her.
This month’s luggage tag pin went right on my backpack. Of course it’s my favorite so far. All the purples! I love purple.
And of course there’s the signed book with the awesome reversible dust jack, the booklet about this month’s stuff, a bookmark, and a letter from the author. These Owlcrate boxes really are so much fun (and so far the books have been excellent!).