Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Coloring and Classics Subscription Box Review (December 2020)

Hello Lovelies,


I’m back again with the Coloring and Classics Box.  Adult coloring books and activity books are great stress relievers as well as great items to use while carving out a little ‘me time’. Because I’m such a fan of adult coloring books and activity books, I was eager to give this box a go.


Before I tell you what I received in December’s Coloring and Classics Box, let me tell you more about the box. 

What is Coloring and Classics? It’s a monthly subscription box that contains one hardcover book in your chosen genre, an adult coloring book, and an adult activity book.

There are two options: a Coffee option, which will contain 12oz of premium hand roasted coffee in your choice of ground or whole bean and a No Coffee option.

There are seven genres to choose from: Acclaimed Fiction, Acclaimed Nonfiction, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, or Sci-Fi.

Your first box will contain a pack of colored pencils. Each box is 2 to 3 times the value of what you pay.

Cost: No Coffee Option: $18.99 (shipping included) Coffee Option: $30.99 (shipping included)

How it is packaged: The box is a sturdy cardboard (there’s no outer packaging) and on the inside. The items were wrapped in lime green tissue paper.

Is a product card included? There was no product card included but most of the items did have prices listed on them. 

Website: Coloring and Classics or Amazon (not affiliate links)

What I received in November’s Coloring and Classics

(I selected the No Coffee option and Romance Genre)

-Hart’s Hollow Farm by Janet Dailey (hardback, MSRP $27.95)—this is a 2019 release published by Kensington. While this looks like it’s going to be an amazing read, I think I’m going to add this to a future giveaway because someone will probably enjoy this one more than I will.

-Blockbuster Paint-Doku (MSRP $8.95)—this is a different type of Sudoku where you map out an image by creating a series of black and white rectangles. While the book is nice quality and spiral bound, I’m not a massive fan of this type of puzzle as I find it slightly boring. I’ll probably pass this on to a friend.

- Hamilton: An Adult Coloring Book by M.G. Anthony (MSRP $10.99)—this is a fantastic coloring book. Each page contains an image from Alexander Hamilton’s life as well as little snippets from his life that pertain to the picture. The pages are one-sided, the images are clear, the paper is crisp and white, and of a decent thickness (although I would put a piece of paper behind the page your coloring). If you’re a history fan or are currently homeschooling I highly recommend picking up this coloring book.


This month’s sweet treat was a peppermint candy spoon that will be perfect for hot chocolate.


Total value of December’s Coloring and Classics box: $47.89


My Overall Thoughts: This wasn’t my favorite box but it wasn’t a bad box. The items are quality items but the book and activity are not items that will hold my attention. The Hamilton coloring book is stellar. I also liked we received something other than a sucker. 

What I would like to see in future boxes:

-I would like to see a tea option for us non-coffee drinkers.

-It would be nice to have a subgenre offer

-I would like to see additional coloring implements included in each box (such as sharpeners, pencil cases/pouches, blenders, burnishers, and such)


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