Q: Does anyone know what the theme for May 2020 or June 2020 will be ? Tried looking everywhere and had no luck. Asked by Rosanna C., May 2020
The May 2020 box is Germany.
I asked the company about this and they told me that they deliberately keep it a secret since that is what the members prefer. However, I was looking to send one box to a friend as a gift and they told me which two countries the books that month were from and gave me a choice of them.
Q: Hello, Is the Bibliophilic Excursions crate appropriate for a 13 year old girl?Asked by Shariese B., May 2019
It probably would be if they were reliable. I received two boxes that were very nice but they never shipped the third box, which they billed me for, and they were getting ready to bill me for the fourth box. I tried contacting them three times with no response. Cratejoy refunded the one month I was charged for. The concept is really cool, but I’d stay away from them if I were you.
Not if you actually want them to receive the gift! my first shipment came and then none of the others I paid for. I contacted the seller numerous times and finally had to contact cratejoy refunded my full order because even they could not get a response from the seller. you would do better to find a different box that will actually deliver and respond to issues.
Yes, it is appropriate and also a great idea! I subscribe to it and I have given both individual boxes as well as subscriptions as gifts. My 13 year old son does the unboxing with me because he likes the concept and product. The theme of the box and the extras make them quite enjoyable. Some of our unboxing videos are online, but we don’t always post. I hope this is helpful!
I got my first box of the Fiction Journey, and I love it. The theme is Australia, and all of the items are really cool. I especially like the boomerang! The book looks interesting, and I'm looking forward to reading it.
I really, really, really did NOT want to enjoy this box. I went a littleeeee crazy with buying subscriptions to bring some excitement to my boring quarantine life (LOL) so I knew I’d have to cut a bunch of them. This one being one of more pricey ones that I got, I was REALLY wanting to not like it but OMGGGG I am in love! This isn’t just books but an experience. I love all the hand made products from the country of the month, the fact sheet, AND THE BOOK! I may have to switch my subscription to get both the non fiction and the fiction! You can really tell how much thought and care goes into these boxes as well. The personalized note was such a nice touch! And the complimentary bookmarks! Thank you so much, you’ve definitely won me over!!
I received the Iceland box as my first one - and it's fantastic! This box showed thoughtful, excellent curation. I've been introduced to a Nobel Prize-winning fiction writer (Halldor Laxness) whom I didn't know before and also enjoyed my non-fiction selection about Icelandic folk tales. The beauty item was a moss salt scrub - very nice and effective. I was thrilled with the jewelry - a rune necklace and a key chain with a troll figure made from lava stone. Also, a lovely book mark with lava stone and a metal Thor figurine. To wrap it all up, interesting and tasty small batch chocolates from Omnom. I do feel the shipping was high, but the overall box was great and I'm looking forward to the next one.
Updated Review: I was initially confused about receiving an older box, but the seller cleared this up with a response! I’ll enjoy reading Maya Angelou & the new author included in this box. The handmade trinkets and journal are thoughtful additions. Thank you ☺️
Hello Ashley! We’re so sorry you were disappointed to receive one of our most popular boxes. We offer something very special for a subscription box service- we guarantee shipment within 5 business days. We can do this by keeping a few of our older boxes on hand. After the first box, we catch our customers up with the new box of the month. We do keep a record of our customers with each box they receive and their individual preferences. As you noticed, we choose quality contents and add thoughtful details like a hand-written thank you note and details about our suppliers. Our selections are never random but part of our thoughtful selection process. We do have a customer or two who have preferred to...
This was my first month trying out this box. I thought it was well-curated and I received Ghana. I was actually supposed to go to Kenya for my birthday in April, but it was cancelled, so I got to travel to Africa vicariously. The books I received were Homegoing and Everyone Needs Traveling Shoes. I enjoyed Homegoing more than the Maya Angelou one. I liked how it went in depth with colonialism and systemic racism through generations of a family tree. Both books did transport me in to Ghana. The hand cream was moisturizing with a strong rose scent. The journal I received was lovely. The musical instrument, I used as an ornament along with the red and white ornaments. It was cool that the items went with the theme. I’m looking forward to receiving the next box with a new country.
I loved my Ladies Who Lunch Box so much. The items were lovely and on-theme and I am already enjoying the book. It made me feel joyful an special, in a time in which it was really needed. I wish I could get this box every week, instead of every month.
I haven't read the book or used the cocktail items yet (due to being in the middle of a book and on a diet at the moment), however, this was the cutest subscription box yet. Not only was there a lot of care put into the box and items, but there was a hand written thank you note for purchasing the box!!! It's so rare to get something like that these days. The book and cocktail set were all in theme, and just happened to be lavender which is especially relaxing to me. Only one wish, that they added some recipe cards for proposed cocktail with measurements. I know I can look it up and the bottle had something short on it, but I think it would have gone a long way to get a recipe card for something that I can just make on the spot.
Favourite subscription by far! Great combination of well thought out items to complement the readings.
Just got my first Bibliophilic Excursion box. I’m off to Guatemala! Although I haven’t read the book yet, the contents are wonderful! Full of Special items from Guatemala from coffee to coin purse I shall use and enjoy each one. I have enjoyed Ladies at Lunch and I am sure I will enjoy the Excursion as well.
I got my first box and love everything in it! There were 4 or 5 items that were very high quality; not little plastic things but crafted items that were beautiful.And I can't wait to read the book.
The country is one I don't know much about so am eager to learn more.
I am not telling which country because this is the current box and don't want to cause a spoiler but if you are wondering if this box is worth it the answer is YES.
In a time where we really can't travel physically this is the next best thing
Spend Dia de los Muertos in Mexico with a page-to-screen bestseller, a historical text, handmade cultural items, Talavera tiles and snacks.
We traveled to our favorite US destination for the July 4th with local honey, custom fortune cookies, sustainable items and old Hollywood.
Enjoy Elizabeth Strout's stories of Crosby, Maine with a relaxing cup of tea, honey and a tasty snack.
Denmark is known for extraordinarily happy citizens so we’ve chosen two books we think will bring a little Danish delight to your life! Our fiction selection is Often I am Happy and our non-fiction selection is The Little Book of Hygge. Customers also received items influence by the concept of Hygee including a tea towel with a design of Kronborg Castle; a cheeseboard; a nightlight; a collage featuring a famous Dane; black licorice; and a cozy pair of socks.
Every now and then here at Bibliophilic Excursions, we select a special edition location. This year, NASA reached a milestone when two Americans, tasked with replacing a power controller, ventured out of the International Space Station: the astronauts, Christina Koch and Jessica Meir, became the first to take part in an all-female spacewalk! In honor of this historic achievement, we’ve connected with other women-owned small businesses to curate a solar system excursion!
This month, we're headed to one of the literary favorites of the world- Iceland. Our literature selections include a novel from Nobel Prize-winning Halldor Laxness and a very special collection of myths dating back to the days when Iceland was settled by the Vikings. As always, we're also including handmade gifts from locals, and of course, chocolate!