Wonder Crate Unboxing – June 2018


Today I am excited to be unboxing the second Wonder Crate from Ink and Wonder Designs! Ink and Wonder are one of my favourite bookish companies and I loved the first Wonder Crate which I unboxed back in March. The Wonder Crates contain around 12 items, including woodmarks as well as other items which could include prints, pins and patches amongst others. The theme for this box was ‘Miles To Go’ and here is what was inside!

wonder2The info postcard included in the box is an item in itself featuring lyrics from the song ‘Home is wherever I’m with you’ by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros with fits in nicely with the theme. And there was another print in the form of an A4 print featuring a poem from Hans Christian Anderson about freedom and adventures and I loved the colours used on the font and the design featuring a ship in a bottle. There was also a sticker sheet which included five stickers, a couple which I recognised from the wizarding world which I was particularly excited about. And there was even some wisdom from Ron Swanson which I loved!

wonder1Next up I was excited to see a travel pack! This included a leather effect passport cover and luggage tag, featuring a beautiful design inspired by the words of J. R. R. Tolkien. These items are sure to come in handy on my own travels and they were packaged in a reusable travel pouch featuring an Ink and Wonder logo. I thought this was a great item to receive which is both beautifully designed and practical, which fits in well with the ‘Miles To Go’ theme.

wonder3The next items included were a magnet, a pin, and a patch. The magnet featured a quote from A Court of Wings And Ruin by Sarah J. Maas and this one of my favourite quotes from this book which I really enjoyed. The design featured a horse which I loved and it also included my favourite colour purple which I was pleased about. The patch was also really sweet and featured a house with balloons which I recognised from Up! (sheds a tear) This was a really lovely design and I intend to sew this to a tote bag. Then there was a glow in the dark enamel pin inspired by the works of Jules Verne. Instead of ‘Around the world in 80 Days’ it is a ‘Around the world in 80 pages’ pin with a hot air balloon design.

wonder4And finally, we have the woodmarks! I already have a large collection of woodmarks and this box included another four to add to the collection. The first featured a beautiful woodland creatures design on eastern red cedar, with a quote from  J. R. R. Tolkien. Then there was a The Bane Chronicles inspired maple woodmark . I wasn’t familiar with this book, but I loved the quote and the toucan design. Then there were two aspen woodmarks. One featured the words of Rick Riordan and another included a quote from Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie. I liked that the woodmarks were all very different, both in the designs and the works that inspired them.

I really enjoyed receiving my second Wonder Crate and I think I loved it even more than the first! As with the first I think it features a good selection of items which showcases the many products that Ink and Wonder offer, which cater to a broad selection of fandoms. In terms of pricing, the crate cost 50 Australian Dollars, and I opted for tracked shipping which made the total cost 65 Australian Dollars (around £37) which took two weeks from dispatch to arrive which is not bad considering the journey and its visit to customs! I was liable for customs due to the sterling value of the crate which pushed the overall total to about £50. Despite this as the crate itself was priced pretty low I felt that the value for money given the items included was still there even though being UK based it cost me a little more.

I loved all the items in this box, with the travel set, patch and Tolkien woodmark being my faves! But I appreciated the designs of all the items, even those from books I may not be familiar with. I loved how everything fits in nicely with the theme and the overall variety and presentation of the crate was excellent.  I am looking forward to the next crate!

You can visit Ink and Wonder’s website to see when the next crate may be available, and to check out their amazing range of bookish items!

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