I just love things created by writers for writers. Why? Because they just get it. In this case, author Alicia A. Willis gets it that writers LOVE writing paraphernalia.
You know what I’m talking about! We’re notebook junkies, writing utensil collectors, and generally into office supplies. (As I told Tyler before Christmas, “As far as I’m concerned you can’t go wrong with me and office supplies.”) So of course I was thrilled when Alicia asked me if I’d like to review her new literary subscription box!
What is this Meraki Box thing?
“Meraki means to do something with soul, with creativity; to put something of yourself into your work. There could not be a better description of what writers, authors, and editors do. Every word is written with love, with passion, with hope. Our boxes are designed to encourage and inspire literary artists.
Every Meraki Box© contains several (4-5) literary treats. Whether it’s pens, pencils, stationery, planners, paper, desk accessories or pretties, you will receive an assortment of the goodies that makes every writer’s heart bound. The products you will receive will be a mystery until their arrival.
With those items, you will also receive one treat to refresh and inspire you (unless you opt out of all food items.) You have the ability to choose with category your box will fall under.”
My box arrived quite quickly and before I even opened it I could tell the contents were going to be ever so cute and put together. The outside of the box looked great: the address tags were on cute scrapbook paper, there was a very professional “Meraki Box” sticker and—super nice touch!—the boring packing tape was covered with gold sparkly tape. Overall a great presentation!
Inside was a layer of gold tissue paper… so classy!
And then the goodies!
Meraki Boxes can be ordered with customization: you can choose what kind of treat will be included. There’s a Chocolate Lovers Box, a Coffee Lovers Box, a Tea Lovers Box, a Mystery Lovers Box, and a “No Food Please” Box (the one I received).
My box included:
- an Inspire bottle (tiny glass bottle with a line of literary brilliance, see picture below)
- a gold pencil
- a mini Secret Garden notebook (adorable!!!)
- a magnetic bookmark (never seen one of these before; very clever!)
- a “Writer” paperweight (LOVE it. Will look super great on my desk)
- a pack of desk essentials: color-coordinating paperclips and binder clip
Alicia is running this subscription service so straightforwardly; they’re affordable, you’re not locked into any sort of contract (buy them a month or three at a time!), and they can even be gifted!
I’m super impressed with my Meraki Box and encourage you to check them out for yourself!