My children anxiously await their boxes each month. I buy the teen box for my older children to share and the original box for my youngest son, who also shares with his big siblings. He gets so excited when he sees that box arrive each month! I have recommended this box to several friends and family members as well. There are always at least a few items that are new to our family, and most of the items chosen are generally high quality, although occasionally there will be a squishy item that doesn't last very long when played with. All in all, I have been very happy with my subscription. Most other subscription boxes we have gotten, my children eventually grew tired of them and asked to stop subscribing, but this one keeps getting a big thumbs up every month.
I guess I am not the correct target audience for this box. I like the idea, but I am inevitably disappointed each month it arrives. The notepads are usually cute but a person can only use so many notepads. I end up with maybe one item I can use each month and the rest goes in a cupboard to give away, but some of the novelty items are so niche (like the ones that refer to wine) that a lot of times, there's not even anyone I would feel comfortable giving them to. One month, the "special" item was spools of ribbon that you could get for MUCH cheaper at Michaels. I'm sure the box is perfect for some people, but month after month, I am finding that it is just not my thing. I wish there were an option to cancel and get your money back instead of having to continue with the months you have pre-paid for.
First off, I think this box sounds lovely and would appreciate getting it for myself. Having said that, I wouldn't recommend giving this as a gift, because it does not arrive with any kind of note or information showing the buyer who sent it or why. It caused a lot of confusion for my intended recipient.