Thursday, May 4, 2017

My Dream Loot Crate

My dream loot crate

So, full disclosure here... I have never actually subscribed to a monthly box from any company. I just can't personally justify paying the price for a box of things that I may or may not like at this point in my life. I do love bookish themed goodies! But I'm very OCD when it comes to clutter and organizing our small town house. Perhaps one day, when our budget allows, I will give a subscription box a try. We shall see!

Of course I have watched many unboxings here and there on YouTube. But to be totally honest, I stopped watching the videos a while back after realizing that I just didn't really care about them. The only time I will watch an unboxing now, is when the YouTuber gives the theme of the box right in the video title, and this theme is something that actually interests me.

However, there are two unboxing videos that I watched months ago that have really stuck in my mind.

These videos include:

How lovely are those?! I would have definitely wanted to snag those two boxes if they were still available!

My Dream Loot Crate

So, without further delay... here is my Dream Nautical Themed Loot Crate!

I have one candle from Frostbeard and I am so in love with it! I haven't yet lit the candle because the scent from the open candle just sitting there on our shelf is still so lovely! This Cliffs of Insanity candle smells like sea mist and Caribbean teakwood. Sign me up!

I mean, come on. How pretty is that whale?! I would definitely wear this t-shirt! There is also a version for dudes on the Out Of Print website, here.

You can't have a beach themed crate without a nice pair of new sunglasses! I love this pair SO much. I will definitely be on the lookout for a pair like this when I am out shopping.

A beach day (or a day on your back porch or in your apartment, imagining you are at the beach) just isn't complete without a nice cool glass of iced tea! This Beach Day blend is an Organic herbal blend of Green Tea, Ginger, Dandelion, Lemon Peel, and Goji Berry. Yum!

A conch shell or any type of shell would be a nice little addition to this crate! :) Or perhaps just some tissue paper with shells printed on it.

I'm not really a Nicholas Sparks fan... But when this book was gifted to me, I read through it in just one day. It's a cute and suspenseful story based in a small coastal town in North Carolina called Southport. I think this would be an excellent beach read that any would be thrilled to get in their subscription box!

This is clearly one of the larger sizes, so it is quite pricey... but not worrying about budget for this crate, how incredible would it be to open up a box to find that stunning book bag?! I haven't read this particular book, but I love the color scheme and the octopus leg design! I highly recommend checking out the KrukruStudioBooks Etsy shop to see all of the lovely options!

To learn more about Lootcrate or to gift someone a subscription, check out the Lootcrate Gifts Page!

Thanks for reading!
If you were to pick a theme for your dream subscription crate, what theme would you choose?


  1. I love this post. Hmmm... If I could choose a theme, it would be one about the runaway book lover. I would include a cozy mystery about a bookstore, a candle with a new book scent, Earl Grey tea bags, a mug from Book Riot (the one with the library checkout list), a mixtape of Harry Potter music, and a valise (any design, prefer something Hermione would carry).

    That was fun!

  2. I really want to do this soon! It looks like so much fun. I am worried it'll make me want all the bookish merchandise though haha! Great picks Erica! I feel like if I saw any of these in a store they'd remind me of you.

    1. It was a TON of fun!! Narrowing down my ideas to one specific topic was incredibly difficult though!