December 2017 Sealed With Irish Love Box review time!
If you haven’t heard, Sealed With Irish Love Box is a subscription box that features a selection of items from Irish makers and designers. Each box will include 3-5 specially selected products from Irish makers, producers, designers and independent businesses who are passionate about their craft. All products are sourced from the best of traditional & emerging homegrown Irish talent and can include items such as homewares, scents, jewelry, stationery, and other unique Irish-made treasures. Each box will also include a note describing the designer and their inspiration for each product.
Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate and/or referral links.
Subscriptions are $50/month (plus $12 shipping to US & Canada).
Let’s see what’s in the December 2017 Sealed With Irish Love Box!
Everything was shipped — all the way from Ireland — in a white & blue box with the Sealed With Irish Love logo on top.
A peek inside! — All of the items were securely packaged in bubble wrap to keep them safe on their long journey.
An info packet listed each of the products in December’s box, along with descriptions and company background info for each one.
Sealed With Irish Love Christmas Scent Candle Clare, Ireland
This large candle (roughly the size of a Bath & Body Works 3-wick) features a sweet, citrusy “Christmas Scent” that’s ideal for the holidays. It’s made from hand-poured 100% organic plant wax and is free of petroleum-based paraffin wax, additives, and animal based ingredients (yay!). It has a burn time of approximately 45 hours and its canning jar vessel gives it authentic handmade vibes. 🙂
Brid O’Kane Tea Towel Limerick, Ireland
Brid O’Kane is an embroidery artist who uses freestyle machine embroidery to produce line drawings using thread on canvas. She then adds paints, fabrics, and thread to enhance her work and create truly unique pieces of art. This 100% cotton tea towel features a print of her hand embroidered robin design. I was impressed by how realistic the actual printing was — it really does look embroidered!
Brid O’Kane Christmas Card Limerick, Ireland
Another piece by Brid O’Kane, this colorful holiday card features a hand embroidered Volkswagen Beetle with a freshly cut Christmas tree strapped to its roof. The card is blank inside and comes with a matching white envelope.
The Tipperary Kitchen Butterscotch Sauce Wexford, Ireland
This award-winning butterscotch sauce was made using a traditional recipe that features local ingredients including Thurles fresh cream and Tipperary butter. It’s ideal for enjoying on meringues, ice cream, apple crumble, and other holiday desserts.
Maple Tree Pottery Christmas Tree Decoration Co. Wicklow, Ireland
A festive handcrafted Christmas ornament designed by Karyn Jones of Maple Tree Pottery. Karyn resides in the seaside town of Greystones, where she creates her artwork in a small studio cabin in her back garden. This pretty ornament is stamped with the phrase “Nollaig Shona”, which means “Happy Christmas” in the Irish language. 🙂
I really enjoyed December’s Sealed With Irish Love Box. Christmas-themed boxes are always a win in my book, so I was excited to receive a sampling of Irish holiday items. My favorite products were the Christmas Scent candle, pretty clay ornament, and printed tea towel. 🙂
What do the stars mean?
★ = Crummy ★★ = Just Okay ★★★ = Good ★★★★ = Awesome ★★★★★ = Extraordinarily Awesome