The YAY Makers: September Box

It’s that time of the month again where I share with you the latest bundle of fun, colour and awesomeness from The YAY Makers subscription box. Hold tight because this one is a blast from the past… a whole box of full of retro throwback threats to satisfy your inner 90’s child. Also: bring on the sugar high! <3

Who are The YAY Makers? The YAY Makers love teaming up with inspirational Indie artists to accessorise your life with colour and motivate you to get creative. Each box contains limited-edition products from talented makers, creators and designers from across the world. Go sign up and put some YAY in your day!

In September’s box: Back In The Day enamel pin by Squeals For Thrills / Personalised Banner by Cotton Clara / Lollipop by The Happy Mail / YAY mirror by RAD Creative / Tags by The YAY Makers / Retro Sweets.

Yes, the print quite rightly states, this box is totally awesome. As the days of Freddo’s costing 5p, Tamagotchi’s being our only responsibility and pick ‘n’ mix coming from Woolworths are long gone – The YAY Makers are bringing us a delightful nostalgia hit with this collection of 90’s themed goodies and sweets. 

In this month’s box, The YAY Makers have been super resourceful and have created handmade tags made from left-over inserts from previous boxes. This is such a cool way to jazz up presents and gifts – plus they are super easy to make so with Christmas on the way, this is such an inspirational idea!

Personalised Banner by Cotton Clara – this is exactly the kinda embroidery kit that I love, it’s so easy to do. Just one simple stitch is needed to complete this project – so perfect for beginners who want to create something fun and pretty without too much stress. The perfect way to unwind, relax and get creative.

How fantastic does this Lollipop by The Happy Mail look? Let me tell you, it tasted even better and was a proper trip down memory lane with all these throwback sweeties! The Happy Mail create fun, colourful treats bursting with rainbows, sprinkles, sweets and chocolate. They look and taste AMAZING!

If you think the sweetie lolly is impressive, you should see what other amazing treats are available from The Happy Mail. I’m loving the Halloween themed items and especially loving the Feeling The Love Junk Mail box – pack with 14 different fun sized delicious chocolately treats to share or not share.

Retro sweets! <3 The important question is: where you team fruit salad or team black jack? Vote now.

Back In The Day enamel pin by Squeals For Thrills – a maths class wasn’t a maths class without someone attempting to spell a cheeky word on the calculator, so this enamel pin gave me a good giggle. Lorna, the talented designer, takes inspiration from pop culture, cheesy music and 80s and 90s films and TV shows.

If you love this, why not head over to Squeals For Thrills  where you’ll find Queen, Elton John, David Bowie and tons more 80s/90s related goodies! My fave is the Elton ‘You Can Tell Everybody This Is Your Card’ greeting card. Brilliant! Also be super organised and check out the collection of retro Christmas cards!

Hooray For The YAY pocket mirror is designed by Jodie from RAD Creative and makes the perfect accessory to brighten up your make-up bag. Another colourful and happy gift from The YAY Makers! <3

I hope you enjoyed having a look at all the talented artists and Indie businesses in this month’s box. I love that The YAY Makers enable us to discover awesome creators and find new favourite shops! If you are interested in signing up for their subscription boxes, click here and let the colour and creativity come to your doorstep each month. You can also catch sneak peeks of their goodies over on Instagram too!

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  1. September 26, 2019 / 12:46 pm

    Wow, this is such a fun box for kids. My guys would have loved this when they were younger.

    • Bexa
      September 30, 2019 / 11:22 am

      Thank you Julie! It’s awesome isn’t it! <3 xx

  2. September 26, 2019 / 12:52 pm

    So colourful how got you not help but be cheered up receiving that, I love the mixture of treats & fun accessories. I had much fun corrupting my 12 year old showing him how to spell Boobies on a calculator the other week hahaaa that pin is great! Always love your blog and posts Bexa, such a rainbow of fun x

    • Bexa
      September 30, 2019 / 11:37 am

      Hehehe, love it! Aww thank you so much for the sweet comment Gem! Glad you enjoyed the post! <3 xx

  3. September 26, 2019 / 12:55 pm

    I always love your Yay Makers posts, Bexa, they are so colourful and cheerful, a brilliant dose of sunshine on a gloomy day. My favourite here is the mirror, how could you not feel uplifted whenever you picked it up? 🙂 Although the calculator pin did bring back a few giggly memories and I adore the retro sweets. Team Fruit Salad all the way! Lovely post, thank you for sharing! xxx

    Lisa |

    • Bexa
      September 30, 2019 / 11:53 am

      Aww yay! Thank you so much for the lovely comment Lisa! I’m glad you enjoyed – and yes, I have to agree with you, Fruit Salads for the win! <3 xxx

  4. September 26, 2019 / 2:25 pm

    oh my gosh the calculator pin made me laugh, it’s also very adorable hehe. I saw the lolly on your Instagram post, but it looks soooo delicious. I have been craving chocolate and sweets since it caught my attention – will be having some chocolate after my dinner tonight I think! Lovely post as always <3

    Chloe xxx

    • Bexa
      September 30, 2019 / 1:09 pm

      Thank you so much Chloe! Hehe, the pin is brilliant isn’t it! Aw yay – hope you had something chocolatey and delish! <3 xxx

  5. September 26, 2019 / 4:05 pm

    The calculator pin is so funny! The treats look so good! I

    • Bexa
      September 30, 2019 / 1:29 pm

      Thank you Michelle! <3 xx

  6. September 26, 2019 / 4:53 pm

    The YAY Makers September box is so much fun. The Happy Mail treats bursting with rainbows, sprinkles, sweets, and chocolate really got my attention. I am ready for some Fizz Wiz. I love this cute, retro collection.

    • Bexa
      September 30, 2019 / 1:36 pm

      Thank you so much Deb! It is such a fun bundle of retro treats! <3 xx

  7. September 26, 2019 / 10:16 pm

    That banner is soooo cute!!! I love it. The lollipop is too cute, and like I said on your insta, I’d want one to be able to keep just for display :’) 90s themed anything is usually a success, and this box was no exception!

    • Bexa
      September 30, 2019 / 1:41 pm

      Thank you so much Macey! Hehe, yes this would look awesome on display! I’m not sure how long mine would last before I was tempted to eat it tho! <3 xx

  8. September 27, 2019 / 4:16 am

    I love all the lollies, what fun! I have such a sweet tooth so this is my kinda bag, love lollies!

    I giggled at the fizz whizz – we have a similar brand here in Australia and the boys got one in a party bag, I let them try it and they weren’t so impressed, ha! maybe when they are older

    Hope that your week is going well 🙂

    • Bexa
      September 30, 2019 / 2:00 pm

      Thank you so much Mica! I have such a sweet tooth as well, this box is perfect! Hehe, the fizz whizz are quite strange at first but tasty too! Thank you – have a lovely week! <3 xx

  9. September 28, 2019 / 1:41 am

    Your yay maker posts are so good Bexa. Always uplifting and beautiful. I loved the lollypop when I saw it on your IG. I bet it was delicious. All the pins are so cute. Always love your pictures Bexa. 🙂

    Via |

    • Bexa
      September 30, 2019 / 2:08 pm

      Thank you so much Via, you are so sweet! The lolly was soo nice! <3 xx

  10. September 28, 2019 / 2:42 am

    This is such an adorable box! I love the whole nostalgia of it and the colors were amazing! I think my favorite had to be the calculator pin- I mean, I think we can all admit we spelled that on our own calculators and then collapsed in giggles as if it was the funniest thing known to mankind (it still kind of is!). But that lollipop! Not only does it look beautiful, it looks tasty too! I’m really impressed by this box and I can’t imagine NOT smiling at every single thing in it!

    Lovely review and great post! <3

    Emily |

    • Bexa
      September 30, 2019 / 2:19 pm

      Aww thank you so much for the sweet comment Emily, you are so kind! Hehe, the pin made me giggle too! Glad you enjoyed the post, loved all the nostalgia too! <3 xx

  11. Geniussr
    September 28, 2019 / 5:00 am

    wow what a fun box it Is… so colorful and full of so many cute little things.. thanks for sharing…❤️

    • Bexa
      September 30, 2019 / 2:35 pm

      Thank you so much! <3 xx

  12. Soffy
    September 29, 2019 / 10:29 am

    That lollipop must’ve been divine 🤤

    • Bexa
      September 30, 2019 / 2:51 pm

      Thanks Soffy, it was lovely! <3 xx

  13. September 29, 2019 / 11:21 am

    I love how bright, colourful and fun this is! Definitely something I need to get my hands on soon x

    • Bexa
      September 30, 2019 / 3:12 pm

      Thanks Sophie – would 100% recommend! <3 xx

  14. September 29, 2019 / 12:02 pm

    The pin is so cute! It just reminds me of primary school where everyone was obsessed with typing that on to a calculator! Everything is so colourful and fun, the lollipop looks so tasty!

    • Bexa
      September 30, 2019 / 3:28 pm

      Thank you Evie, glad you enjoyed the post – I loved the nostalgia too! <3 xx

  15. September 29, 2019 / 12:03 pm

    That lollipop looks insane (in the best way.) I love that there are reused items in the box and as always, everything is colorful and really puts you in a good mood. Great post Bexa 🙂

    • Bexa
      September 30, 2019 / 3:35 pm

      Aw, thanks Meagan! I love that they recycle items too – glad the post has put you in a good mood, that’s awesome! <3 xx

  16. September 29, 2019 / 12:57 pm

    This looks sooo amazing, definitely retro and 90s themed!! I’m a 90s baby too so all that fizz and candy takes me back 🙂 I love the calculator enamel pin!! I was always trying to make messages on my calculator haha 😂 thank you for sharing Bexa!

    Geraldine |

    • Bexa
      October 1, 2019 / 8:15 am

      Aw thanks so much Geraldine! Hehe, this box brought back all the nostalgia for me too! Glad you enjoyed it as much as I did! <3 xx

  17. September 29, 2019 / 1:16 pm

    Oh wow. So beautiful

    • Bexa
      October 1, 2019 / 9:06 am

      Thank you Bex! <3 xx

  18. September 29, 2019 / 2:10 pm

    I see you referred to the price of Freddos – I too like to live dangerously! 😉 Lol <3

    • Bexa
      October 1, 2019 / 9:10 am

      Heheh, back in the good ‘ol days eh! <3 xx

  19. September 29, 2019 / 3:01 pm

    These look absolutely brilliant! I’m a 90’s girl so I’d be all over this x

    • Bexa
      October 1, 2019 / 9:18 am

      Thank you Claire – yay for the 90s! <3 xx

  20. September 29, 2019 / 3:06 pm

    Such a fun, colourful box! The lollipop sweet looks fab. The calculator gave me a laugh too! xx

    • Bexa
      October 1, 2019 / 9:27 am

      Thank you Victoria – glad you enjoyed the box! <3 xx

  21. September 29, 2019 / 3:46 pm

    I love how you always introduce me to the cutest things I haven’t seen before. The retro box is so cool. I can’t remember the last time I held an oldschool calculator, lol. I love the vibe of this box overall. This makes me think – when will the youth forget what retro really is? The lollipop looks super yummy! Haha, I love the pop rocks too. I abused them during meetings, oops! Thanks for sharing the contents of the box!

    Nancy ♥

    • Bexa
      October 1, 2019 / 9:33 am

      Thank you so much Nancy! Haha yes, so true! Calculators are so oldskool now that we use our phones for everything! Glad you enjoyed the post! <3 xx

  22. September 29, 2019 / 4:46 pm

    You always feature the most colourful boxes – seeing the dash of colour makes me feel so happy!
    I love the 90s nostalgia I get from this box and the sweet theme – that lollipop looks super delicious and now all I want is a pick ‘n’ mix from Woolworths (those were the days 😂)
    Great post, as always!

    • Bexa
      October 1, 2019 / 9:43 am

      Thank you so much Kelly! Haha, yes I miss the good ‘ol days of pick ‘n’ mix from Woolworths… ahh the nostalgia! <3 xx

  23. September 29, 2019 / 5:34 pm

    I loved the nostalgia in this post Bexa. That lollipop looks delicious and the pin brings back memories of being in Primary School. The retro sweets are a great touch team, I’m definitely team fruit salad.

    • Bexa
      October 1, 2019 / 9:57 am

      Thank you so much Kim! Glad you enjoyed and yaaay, I’m with you there – team Fruit Salad all the way! <3 xx

  24. September 30, 2019 / 2:57 am

    I’m such a 90s kid and this post brought back all the nostalgic memories from my childhood! The lollipop looks so tasty, I saw one of my favorite candies, SWEET TARTS attached!! As kids, my sister and I were so scared to eat fizz rocks because they would burst in our mouths too quickly but it was so much fun to try😂😂😂 thanks for producing all those good memories with this post Bexa! YAY!🥳🎉

    Natonya |

    • Bexa
      October 1, 2019 / 10:13 am

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment Natonya! Hehe, I’m glad it brought back good memories, ahh yes the fizzy sweets are so strange but quite tasty too! <3 xx

    • Bexa
      October 1, 2019 / 10:22 am

      Thank you Radi! <3 xx

  25. September 30, 2019 / 8:01 am

    Cute lollies ❤

    • Bexa
      October 1, 2019 / 10:22 am

      Thank you! <3 xx

  26. Melissa Kacar
    September 30, 2019 / 8:23 pm

    This box is so much fun! That lolly looks so cute and delicious! The calculator enamel pin is so funny too, haha I love it! Thanks for sharing! Great post, as always! 🙂

    • Bexa
      October 1, 2019 / 10:23 am

      Thank you so much Melissa – glad you enjoyed the post! <3 xx

  27. October 1, 2019 / 12:53 pm

    Este contenido me pareció interesante y lo compartí en mi facebook.
    Saude cap

    • Bexa
      October 1, 2019 / 1:28 pm


  28. October 1, 2019 / 8:52 pm

    This looks amazing as always! The lollipop looks so good! I was literally screaming about how much I love the fruit salads the second I saw them in the first photo. Definitely better than a blackjack. The pin is so cute! x


    • Bexa
      October 2, 2019 / 11:44 am

      Thank you so much Sophie! Yaas I agree, fruit salads are much better! Glad you enjoyed the post! <3 xx

  29. October 2, 2019 / 12:05 pm

    I read your post and ran to my sweets cupboard to get something for the craving that lollipop created:) It also made me want to go back some pretty cookies… I love the throwback sweets:) Haven’t had fiz wiz in yearsssss and this reminded me it used to be one of my favorite types of candy. This YAY package is so much fun.

    • Bexa
      October 2, 2019 / 1:16 pm

      Aww yaaas! I hope you found something nice and tasty! Thanks for the sweet comment, Madi! <3 xx

    • Bexa
      October 3, 2019 / 8:06 am

      Aww, thank you so much for the lovely comment Mercy! <3 xx

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