We knew when we were curating our boxes just how cute and awesome they were, but the moment we shipped out across the country we braced for our box to be judged - either good or bad.
BUT...we've had two great and warm reviews.
We pulled the posts below for you to see :)
by Must Have Boxes on May 8, 2013
Company: Flicker Box
Cost: USD $32/month or $25/month with one-year subscription, free shipping
About: “Flicker Box is inspired by a love and appreciation for handmade candles. We believe that people appreciate products produced by quality artisans made in the United States.”
The Scoop: Each Flicker Box contains a carefully-curated collection of artisanal candles handmade by US-based candle artists. These aren’t your run of the mill retail store candles (you’ll see why in my review below). You can choose from a 1 month, 3 month, 6 month or one year subscription and shipping is always included.
The theme of Flicker Box’s premiere box is beeswax candles. Beeswax candles are my favorite because of the fresh clean scent (no artificial fragrances here!) and the fact that they have really long burn times. Included in the box is a card that provides background information on each of the businesses that produced this month’s candles. As a nice touch, the Flicker Box also came with matchbooks which made for easy lighting.
Burn time: 25 hours, value: USD $7.00
Bluecorn Naturals is dedicated to producing the finest pure beeswax candles using essential oils, cotton wicks, honeycomb beeswax and unrefined beeswax. Through its special filtration system, stubborn particulates are removed while still allowing the sweet honey scent to remain. It’s the best of both worlds! I really enjoyed reading Bluecorn Naturals’ story too.
Burn time: 24 hours, value: USD $7.50
Big Dipper Wax Works makes the finest all natural candles that have exceptionally long burn times. Like all beeswax candles, this one has a lovely subtle honey scent. In addition to beeswax, the company offers a line of aromatherapy candles which are scented with pure essential oils. I totally love the beehive shaped glass container. It’s so adorable!
Burn time: over 12 hours, value: USD $4.50
Here’s another gem from Big Dipper Wax Works. This 100% pure beeswax travel candle comes in a handy recycled tin. Burn it and enjoy the sweet aroma, then place the lid back on and it’s ready to go! I can imagine bringing this with me on a weekend getaway…
Burn time: 6 hours each, value: USD $7.00
Tealights are a perfect way to set the mood. Scent From Nature’s manta is “Calm. Clean. Green.” and I couldn’t agree more. Their candles are non-toxic, non-allergenic and they’re responsibly packaged with earth friendly materials. I have a glass display dish filled with water that would be absolutely perfect to float these in.
Burn time: N/A , value: USD $5.00
OneHoney was founded by three passionate beekeepers whose goal is to provide job training opportunities for the under-employed while operating a small business. OneHoney’s Chicago bee farm houses 50 hives! This honey bear shaped candle is seriously one of the cutest things I have ever seen. I don’t even think I have the heart to burn it!
Total box value: USD $31.00
- Bluecorn Naturals 100% Pure Beeswax Pillar Candle (2″ x 3″ in raw) – USD $7.00
- Big Dipper Wax Works Pure Beeswax Mini-Beehive Glass – USD $7.50
- Big Dipper Wax Works Pure Beeswax Tin – USD $4.50
- Scent From Nature 100% Pure Beeswax Tealights – USD $7.00
- OneHoney Chicago Honey Ci-Op Honey Bear Beeswax Candle – USD $5.00
If you’re in search of the perfect Mother’s Day gift then look no further! Flicker Box would also make a fantastic housewarming present. At $25 per month (with an annual subscription), you’re definitely getting your money’s worth. But, what’s even better is the fact that you’re supporting small local businesses that are truly passionate about the art of candle making. Once you’ve experienced handmade artisan candles, it’s hard to go back to anything else.
The second one comes from My Subscription Addiction:
Flicker Box Review – Monthly Candle Subscription Service – May 2013
Flicker Box is a new handmade candle subscription box. They offered to send me a box to review, and of course I said yes – I love candles!
The Box: Flicker Box
The Cost: $32 a month ($25 a month with annual subscription)
The Products: Each Flicker Box contains a variety of artisanal candles made from candle artists from around the United States. We share their story and ship subscribers a delightfully curated box right to their doorstep.
I was thrilled to open the box and see that this month’s theme was beeswax candles! I love the clean scent of beeswax. The card included gives the background on each of the businesses that produced this month’s candles.
Honey Bear Beeswax Candle – Value $5
This little Honey Bear candle may just be the cutest thing I’ve ever seen – I may never actually light it!
Big Dipper Wax Works Pure Beeswax Mini-Beehive Glass – Value $7.50
Big Dipper Wax Works Pure Beeswax Tin – Value $4.50
I love that all of these candles are all natural – no toxins, chemicals, or paraffin.
Also included: Matchbooks!
Verdict: The value of this box is about $33, definitely a good value considering the box is $32 shipped (Or $25 with the annual subscription). I absolutely love beeswax, so I think I lucked out on the curation of this box – I will use every single candle, with the exception of the bear candle, which might be to cute to use! All these brands are new to me too – I’m very impressed with the range of unique companies they sourced, the theme, and the product quality. I’m definitely curious to see what the themes will be for future boxes! What do you think of Flicker Box?