Papergang by Ohh Deer
Subscription boxes are the new, trendy way to splash your cash. Whether you want a mysterious box of beauty products turning up every month, a week's worth of fresh food, or even your sanitary products delivered straight to your door, there's something for everyone.
I am a massive stationary fan and I am also a massive Ohh Deer fan. So, you can imagine my excitement when I saw that they were starting their own subscription service. And not just any subscription service – a stationary subscription service.
Be still my beating heart.
Once you've signed up, you'll receive a box filled with their best stationary, it will vary slightly from box to box, but you can look forward to things like greeting cards, notebooks, desk accessories and art prints. You'll never get a repeat box and each is designed with a specific artist in mind, along with a theme, so all of the accessories complement each other perfectly. Each box costs £9.95 a month, plus £1.95 for shipping, which I reckon is a pretty good deal.
My first box was absolutely divine. An abundance of greeting cards, a couple of notebooks, the most adorable and great quality animal wrapping paper, a little iron on badge that proves I'm part of the Papergang crew and two cute motivational pencils.
I've tried subscription boxes before, like beauty products and healthy snacks. They were cool and everything – but I got bored. I stopped becoming excited about them and they were the first things to get cut when I needed to rearrange my budget. But besides my own obsession with collecting stationary, the contents of my Papergang box have proved themselves already. They make fantastic birthday/Easter/Christmas/token presents and means I'll always have greeting cards on hand for emergencies, or just to make my wall look prettier. I like to think of it as an investment.
Want to subscribe? You can do so right here. Go on, you won't regret it.