Quaintly & Co February Box Review

The Quaintly & Co subscription box is the perfect way for me to get fix for my UK/Europe obsession. Each box offers the best in quintessentially British products designed by skilled artisans from all of the Isle. Each month you receive a 'lovingly' curated box of themed items for the UK featuring beauty, accessories, apparel, home essentials, crafts, and 'luxurious'edibles.

Quaintly & Co ships their boxes on the 22nd of every month. The box arrives to me in the following month because it is shipped from the UK. Therefore, February's box was shipped on February 22nd, but received 14 days later in March.

February's box theme was 'Gifts from the Lake District.' The Lake District is located in North West England and boasts rural countryside, crystal clear lakes, and sprawling hills.

I signed up for the Classic Box which offers three to six full-sized products each month. The box comes complete with a very handsome booklet which offers more information about the month's theme and description of the products.

Let's take a look at February's box...

Ewe Tube Neck Warmer 
(13 pounds or $18.01)

The product is from The Herdy Company which was started 10 years ago in Cumbria. The neck warmer features a cute pattern of herwick sheep. The Ewe Tube can be warn as a neck scarf, sweat band, beanie, or sun hat and is easily reshaped while damp.

So here's the scoop... This product is so cute (love the pattern) and so versatile; however, I won't use it. I plan to gift it to someone who is a little more outdoorsy than me and who can really get use out of it.

Map of Cumbria Print 
(12 pounds or $16.63)

Anna Lawton created Pepper Pot Studios six years ago. The company is known for making bright, colorful, and contemporary graphic designs. Cumbria is a county in North West England.

So here's the scoop... At first I wasn't sure what I was going to do with this print, but it has since grown on me and I plan to find a spot to hang it in my house!

Lake District Map Greeting Card 
(3 pounds or $4.16)

The Lake District Map Greeting Card comes from watercolor painter Laura Hallet. More of her work can be found at her website.

So here's the scoop... The illustration and color is beautiful, but honestly, I'm not sure what I'm going to do with this.

Lemongrass Handmade Soap Bar 
(4.95 pounds or $6.86)

The Sedbergh Soap Co. is a family business at the foot of the Howgill Fells in Sedbergh. The company's bar soaps are the top selling product and also the same soap they supply to some of the best hotels in England.

So here's the scoop... I love beauty products, but this one just wasn't for me. And the only reason is that I do not like lemon - the taste, the smell, etc. However, it is beautifully crafted and I will certainly be giving this as a gift!

Gin & Tonic Lip Balm 
(5 pounds or $6.93)

This product is created a company called by The Bath House. The Bath House was founded in 1997 and set out to create bathing and body care products that are 'naturally good' for the skin. Their lip balm features moisture-rich shea and cocoa butters to leave lips smooth and soothed.

So here's the scoop... This lip balm is perfect for me! Michigan winters are dry and cold so I can never get enough balm! I also loved the packaging and the tin it comes in.

February's Total Box Value: $34.58. I paid around 82 pounds (including shipping) or $114 for a 3-month subscription. To make it worth my while, each box's product should add up to $38. This one just fell short, but I'm sure the company does not take in to consideration the shipping cost to the USA. After doing the calculations, the 3-month subscription overall is only saving me 94 cents per box.

Overall, my thoughts on this box were 'meh'. I'll get two more boxes with the subscription I chose. March's theme is 'English Gardens and Shakespeare', and April's theme is 'The Royal Family - Wedding and New Baby' (which ya'll know I will looooove).

Enjoy some outtakes...


  1. What a unique box of goodies, I hadn't heard of this one. That lip balm has me so intrigued!

  2. Oh wow what a great box! I haven't heard of it but I totally am going to check it out. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Such a fun thing for Anglophiles to feed our need for all things British :) Hope the next one suits you better.

  4. I Love my boxes! And you are right, if there is something that doesn't tickle my fancy, I just use it as a gift for someone. The I love that these are all products from the UK and they take us on a little tour of the country with the products they have picked out for us. I always feel like its Christmas Day when I get my box! This is a must for any anglophile!