Generation -A – February 2016 review

Generation -A – February 2016 review

Generation -A is a pretty unique subscription box as I haven’t seen anything else quite like it on the market. Every month, they choose a theme and then send you a box of 5-8 assorted items that are related to it and can be a real mix of products (e.g something to wear, something to read, something to make, something to collect etc). Generation -A’s tagline is that their boxes are for ‘creative geeks’ as they help to ‘inspire creative minds’, so I can see this subscription service appealing to a wide range of open-minded people who like to discover new things to help stimulate their creativity.

February’s box was themed around ‘Space’, a subject I’ve always been fascinated with myself, so I couldn’t wait to open it up to see what was inside.

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Every box each month contains a T-shirt and a Generate Magazine which is a fold-out leaflet talking about the contents, the theme and a special monthly competition that Generation -A run for their subscribers. There’s also a list of art shows and exhibitions that are going on around the country in the ‘What’s On’ section, which is really helpful for seeking further creative inspiration from outside sources.

Something to wear: The T-Shirt this month was a plain black ‘Bringer Of Inspiration’ designed shirt with the Generation -A logo on the front in the size Medium. I’ll be happy to wear this as a night-shirt or when I’m relaxing at home, however, you can select your T-shirt size when you sign up on the Generation A website.

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Something to read: I’m a big book worm and love reading horror and Sci-Fi so I was happy to see a copy of H.G Wells’ much-loved classic, ‘The War Of The Worlds’, included in the box. How cool is that cover?!

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Something to listen to: The Planets Holst – London Symphony Orchestra CD. Playing music always helps when I’m trying to be creative and this epic space-themed score from the London Symphony Orchestra makes for some interesting listening!

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Something to play with: Puzzle Ball Twenty One Pieces set. I loved playing with things like vintage Rubiks cubes when I was a kid, and this 3D Puzzle Ball looks like a challenging puzzle toy as you can shape it in multiple different ways.

IMG_1941Something to eat: Planet Lollipops by Vintage Connections – a super cool handmade lolly that looks like the Earth – perfect for this space themed box and yummy too!

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Something to make/collect: Lego Alien Conquest toy – I’ll admit it, I had fun putting together this little Lego guy who looks suited and booted to go on a space adventure and fight some aliens!

Generation -A’s monthly subscriber competition involves using the Lego Alien Conquest Toy and setting up a scene so you can create your very own space invasion at home. You can use the cardboard box, bits of old household items, products from previous Generation -A boxes and anything else you can think of to create your scene. So if you’re a subscriber, just tag #GenerationA in your picture and share on their social media platforms for a chance to win!

IMG_1946The contents of the box are worth over £45 and you can subscribe to Generation -A for £19 per month. Visit http://generation-a.co.uk/ for more info. Use the discount code ALLSUB to get £3 off any subscription plan.

Our score: 7.6/ 10

An interesting and unique subscription box that will appeal to many creative types and across many ages.

  • Quality of products7
  • Originality10
  • Packaging and delivery7
  • Value for money7
  • Selection of products7

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