I purchased a 3 month subscription as a birthday gift. While it's a great idea, the execution is off for the following reasons:
- Selection of Books is Not Great: even though there is the option to choose your book, the options are pretty slim. The books all seem to be older and from a bargain bin of leftover books. A lot of romance but not much else
- Special Gifts Aren't So Special: I liked the idea of some additional items to add to the experience. However, my recipient gave feedback that all 3 boxes had the exact same extra gifts and it was a disappointment. For instance she received 3 bottles of bath salts, all the same scent, which just took away from the idea of "curation" and the surprise.
While the team at Introverts is very flexible, lovely to deal with and quick to respond there are opportunities to improve the final product. There are competing boxes that have better books and tailor the box to match the theme of the book, which to me is the true definition of curation and an actual reading experience.