Last month, Anja from Mud and Bloom offered to send across the November subscription box for my daughter and I to review. We were, of course, happy to oblige!
My daughter, Sydney, is six years old and loves the outdoors. She’ll often be found helping me on the allotment, and she’s keen to join me whenever I take the dogs to our local country park. With that in mind, I knew this would be something she’d love.
As with most subscription boxes, it arrived in a box that fits neatly through your letterbox – thus avoiding the need to wait in, or collect from the post office. Over the years I’ve tried a few different subscription boxes myself – from gourmet teas through to geeky gadgets. The price of subscription boxes vary tremendously, as does the quality.
At £7.95 per month, including postage, this box is the cheapest I’ve received, yet it’s also the highest quality.
The packaging is simple, yet well designed and attractive. The design has an ‘earthy’ feel to it, and while appealing to children also retains a somewhat ‘sophisticated’ design. No comic-sans in sight here!
The supplied materials to aid each activity are of good quality, and the instructions for each are printed in full colour on good quality stock paper. It would be easy for them to simply print these off on a laser printer from the office, but it’s clear that thought has been put into the presentation. Likewise, the instructions are clear and well-designed too.
Does all of this presentation quality really matter? I’d argue it does – it feels like a quality package. From the way the materials are packed through to the quality of the design and paper stock, it exudes quality. It would make a great gift for children, and you’d be forgiven for thinking it cost twice as much.
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