The YAY Makers Subscription Box

A couple of weeks ago a very happy parcel arrived through my letterbox. I’ve been looking forward to blogging about it for ages now and this has been the first opportunity to put it online. The very happy parcel was from The YAY Makers, a monthly subscription box for lovers of colourful, fun, happy, handmade mail. As with most things, I discovered The YAY Makers on Instagram and when I saw their boxes I knew I just had to place an order.

The YAY Makers is ran by Kate and her husband Stuart who have had six years experience working on a craft and vintage market in Aberdeen meeting fantastically talented people. They now bring the market to you by showcasing colourful exciting products from creative indie makers and designers from all around the world in their monthly subscription boxes.

This box is their July box and if you love it as much as I do you can order a one-off box here. 

You know it’s going to be an exciting package when the box looks as pretty as this (YAY for washi tape!).

Inside the box: Rainbow Life Pin by Nikki Miles, Follow your Dreams Postcard by Poppekins, Polaroid patch by Hand over your fairy cakesBean & Boy Soap and Be Happy Tote Bag by The YAY Makers.

As a self-confessed pin addict (see: this postthis post, this onethis one, oh and this one), this limited edition Rainbow Life enamel pin was the star of the show for me. It is designed by the talented illustrator, Nikki Miles. You may have seen Nikki’s creations already as they have been stocked in Paperchase stores throughout the UK via Whale and Bird. Nikki also won the 2018 Mollie Makes Handmade Award. This is such a bright and happy addition to my ever growing pin collection.

Check out Nikki on social media to keep up to date with the colourful creativity: Twitter / Instagram 

Follow Your Dreams postcard by Poppekins. The creator behind this fun and fabulous postcard is Carla van der Meer who designs vibrant prints and family portraits as well as custom made birth announcements, party invites, portraits or just about anything! I’m absolutely loving the rainbow theme in this box, everything is so bright and colourful and this Follow Your Dreams postcard fits in perfectly.

Add a splash of colour to your social media by following Poppekins on Twitter / Instagram

I love discovering awesome creators and small businesses. This natural handmade soap is by Bean & Boy. Stacey & Graeme started making their own natural soap alternatives when their daughter developed a mild form of eczema that was made worse by commercially-produced soaps. Bean and Boy is affectionately named using the family nicknames for their children.

This soap smells gorgeous, it is also vegan-friendly and cruelty-free. Bean & Boy’s special recipes have been carefully formulated to ensure that each bar lathers well, cleans brilliantly, and leaves your skin feeling soft and clean. Check out all the different soaps here.

Check out Bean & Boy on Twitter / Instagram

Pastel Polaroid Patch by Hand Over Your Fairy Cakes (HOYFC). Firstly, I absolutely love the shop name Hand Over Your Fairy Cakes don’t you? Sally McAdam has designed acrylic jewellery, enamel pins, patches, accessories and stationery since 2006 and now has stockists all over the world. Secondly, HOYFC has an awesome range of enamel pins, I may or may not have just brought myself a little pin-sized treat. This pastel patch is easy to iron and I think it would be a cool addition on my Be Happy tote bag.

Follow HOYFC on social media to keep up to date with all the cuteness: Twitter / Instagram

As well as all these fabulous treats, I even received a handwritten thank you from Kate also offering me a 10% discount code, yay! I really loved this month’s box and enjoyed discovering more awesome creators. If you love the July box as much as I do, you can order your own here. You can order an August box (which I am very tempted to do right now) or even go one step further and sign up for a 3-month or 6-month subscription plan.

Share your boxes on Instagram tagging #YAYmakersmail and the best pic will win a YAY prize!

Which item is your favourite? Feel free to leave a comment, I’d love to hear from you!

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  1. August 29, 2018 / 7:23 am

    This is such a cute subscription box! I love the pin 🙂 It’s all so colourful and cute – this would make a great little care package for anyone who’s going through a tough time. What a perfect box for you as well, it’s like it was made for you! 🙂 xxx

    • August 31, 2018 / 3:26 pm

      Aww thanks so much Jenny! 💖 I was very excited to order it when I saw it online! Glad you enjoyed the post 😍 xx

  2. August 29, 2018 / 7:31 am

    This is a very happy colorful box. And I must say it is very you Bexa. Thank you for the recommendation. I love subscription boxes. My are mostly books.

    • August 31, 2018 / 3:59 pm

      Thank you so much Marta! 💖 That is such a lovely thing to say, glad you enjoyed the post 😍 xx

  3. August 29, 2018 / 9:53 am

    This is such a cute box! I’m in love with the follow your dream postcard 😍 I love how colourful the box is, it makes me happy just looking at it 💕

    • August 31, 2018 / 4:06 pm

      Thank you so much Charlotte! 💖 I really love that postcard too! It’s so bright and happy! Glad you enjoyed the post 😍 xx

  4. August 29, 2018 / 11:15 am

    This is such a cute box, with cute things, love it.

    • August 31, 2018 / 4:11 pm

      Thanks so much lovely! 💖☺️ xx

    • August 31, 2018 / 4:15 pm

      Thank you so much Rachael 💖. Aww yes, I love the soap too, such a nice product. Glad you enjoyed the post 😍 xx

  5. August 29, 2018 / 1:58 pm

    This box is really cute and colorful. It has some goodies that will bring smile on anyone. I loved the cute rainbow pin and the patch. The names are very cute. 🙂

    Via |

    • August 31, 2018 / 4:16 pm

      Thank you so much Via 💖. I’m loving the rainbow goodies! Glad you enjoyed the post lovely 😍 xx

  6. August 29, 2018 / 5:12 pm

    Everything in this box is so cute! I love how happy and colourful it is, I think most people could find something they like in here. What a great concept! Thanks for sharing Bexa xx

    • August 31, 2018 / 4:23 pm

      Thank you so much Alys! 💖 It’s such a fun and colourful box! Glad you enjoyed the post lovely 😍 xx

  7. August 29, 2018 / 6:28 pm

    This subscription box looks awesome and so unique! My favourite item in the box is the pin, it is so cute! The patch is so cute as well, I remember having different patches on my jeans and my jackets, when I was younger. Oh for the 90s , so retro! I will definitely go and check out these businesses. All I seem to be doing is online shopping as I am not well, trying to cheer myself up haha! Thank you for sharing! I enjoyed reading this 🌷😘❤️Xxx

    • August 31, 2018 / 4:31 pm

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment Lauren! 💖 Aww yes, I love the pin so much too, it’s perfect for the collection. I also had the 90s patches, so nostalgic! 😄 Hope you find some nice goodies to cheer yourself up ☺️💕 xxx

    • September 1, 2018 / 6:10 pm

      Thanks Izzy! I love it too! 💖😍 xx

  8. Shaun
    August 29, 2018 / 9:00 pm

    You have got a great box of goodies there 😄. I like your rainbow life pin 🌈☺️. I can imagine you were really pleased to add that one to your collection 😍. The follow your dreams postcard is nice and colourful 👍 and the pastel Polaroid patch is pretty cool too 😘. A brilliant post Bexa 😄😍💖😘 xxxx

    • September 1, 2018 / 6:12 pm

      Thank you so much Shaun! 💖 The rainbow 🌈 pin is such a great addition to the collection. Glad you enjoyed the post 😍☺️😃 xxxx

    • September 1, 2018 / 6:14 pm

      Thank you so much Cora 💖. Oh my, I never knew HOYFC did a pin club, I need to check this out right away! 😍 Glad you enjoyed the post lovely xx

  9. August 30, 2018 / 9:24 am

    As soon as I saw the title of your post I thought this box was made for you! Wow, so much cuteness, and that soap sounds wonderful (such a sweet company name). Your photos are gorgeous, Bexa, I think this box would be perfect for anyone, thank you for a lovely review xx

    Lisa |

    • September 1, 2018 / 6:19 pm

      Aww thanks so much Lisa! 💖 When I saw the box online I knew I needed to grab myself one! I love the soap name too, really cute! ☺️ Glad you enjoyed the post lovely 😍 xx

  10. August 30, 2018 / 4:05 pm

    This subscription box is so cute! And so perfect! It’s like a delivery of happiness! All the dreams postcards! Gorgeous photos!

    • September 1, 2018 / 6:23 pm

      Thanks so much Corinne! 💖 Glad you liked the post lovely 😍 xx

    • September 1, 2018 / 6:26 pm

      Thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed the post 💖☺️ xx

    • September 1, 2018 / 6:27 pm

      Thanks so much! 💖☺️ xx

    • September 1, 2018 / 6:32 pm

      Thanks so much Jas! The patch is really cool! Glad you enjoyed the post 💖☺️ xx

  11. August 30, 2018 / 4:18 pm

    What a great idea for a subscription box! Some great bits! Also I think supporting smaller businesses is a great thing to do! Love your photos xo

    Pinar |

    • September 1, 2018 / 6:34 pm

      Thank you so much Pinar 💖. Glad you enjoyed the post ☺️ xx

  12. August 30, 2018 / 4:22 pm

    I love how colourful everything is! It’s like a little box of happiness

    • September 1, 2018 / 6:38 pm

      Thanks Carly! 💖 A little box of happiness, I like it 😍 xx

  13. August 30, 2018 / 4:23 pm

    I might look into this after this review.

    • September 1, 2018 / 6:39 pm

      That’s great! Thanks Faisal 💖☺️ xx

  14. August 30, 2018 / 4:23 pm

    Oh my goodness this box is adorable! Youve taken some amazing photos of it, really shows off the products! The pins are gorgeous and the soap sounds lovely!
    Hels xx

    • September 1, 2018 / 6:40 pm

      Aww thanks so much Hels! That’s really kind of you. Glad you enjoyed the post 💖☺️ xx

  15. August 30, 2018 / 4:25 pm

    What a colourful little box! Just bursting with happiness and colour, I love it 😍 The sip is what stood out to me, I love natural soaps so will be sure to check out Bean & Boy.

    Jo |

    • September 1, 2018 / 6:43 pm

      Thanks so much Jo! 💖 The soap is such a great product, glad you enjoyed the post 😍 xx

  16. Lupe
    August 30, 2018 / 4:38 pm

    This is such a cute box bexa! It’s full of cute little pieces and everything is so colorful

    • September 1, 2018 / 6:47 pm

      Aww thanks so much Lupe! Glad you liked the box 💖☺️ xx

  17. August 30, 2018 / 5:08 pm

    Bexa these are adorable! I love the Polaroid patch it’s perfect!

    • September 1, 2018 / 6:48 pm

      Aww thanks so much Gem! 💖☺️ xx

    • September 1, 2018 / 6:49 pm

      Thanks Kate! That’s such a great idea! They would make awesome gifts! 💖☺️ xx

  18. August 30, 2018 / 6:00 pm

    This is such a unique subscription box, not many boxes like this celebrates the upcoming/independent/smaller creators. Most of them are kind of full of brands and companies that most people know already. From all of the things that you got in the box, I think I like the pin the most! It’s so cute, would look wonderful on a denim jacket or something. Anyways, have a lovely, colourful day!! Laura /

    • September 1, 2018 / 7:01 pm

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Laura! 💖 I agree, it’s great that this box introduces us to smaller creators. I love the pin too, it’s so fun & colourful! Glad you enjoyed the post and have a lovely day too ☺️💕 xx

  19. August 30, 2018 / 7:08 pm

    I’m not surprised you loved this, it’s like you in a box isn’t it! Super colourful, positive and fun! I love the idea of including a little handmade soap and this sounds like a great one!

    Soph – x

    • September 1, 2018 / 7:26 pm

      Aww thanks Soph! That’s such a lovely comment 💖. Glad you enjoyed the post 😍 xx

  20. August 30, 2018 / 7:12 pm

    This. Is. ADORABLE. That pin is so so bloody cute, I really want to get myself one. It’s just so happy and magical! If I saw this box elsewhere, the first person I’d think of is you as it is completely you! I’d love to get myself a box or two from here to decorate my new little blogging hub as it’s so positive and colourful. The polaroid patch is awesome too, what a fab way to spruce up some clothes and it’s so cute and vintage, too! Maybe on some dungarees!? Love this post Bexa, I get so much inspiration from your blog!
    Alice Xx

    • September 1, 2018 / 7:30 pm

      Aww thanks Alice! That’s such a sweet thing to say 💖☺️. Your little blogging hub sounds amazing, I’d love to see pictures! It sounds like my kinda space 😍. Yay! That patch would be fantastic on dungarees! So glad you enjoyed the post lovely ☺️💕 xx

  21. August 30, 2018 / 8:12 pm

    I saw the patch on your Instagram and fell in love with it instantly, it’s so gorgeous and I love collection patches! I think making a very happy, positive subscription box that celebrates small creators is such an amazing idea. I’m definitely going to look into this subscription – I think it would be so lovely to be surprised each month with goodies like these ones, they’d definitely perk you up if you were having a bad day! Lovely post, Bexa 💖 your content is always amazing!

    Beka |

    • September 1, 2018 / 7:34 pm

      Thanks so much Beka! 💖 Yay!! So glad you liked the box, it’s really happy and positive! The patch is so cute! I’m so happy you love the box as much as I do! ☺️💕 xx

  22. August 30, 2018 / 8:35 pm

    Such a darling subscription box full of happiness all around. I want to try the Bean & Boy soap, my skin is super sensitive and natural soaps work best for me, gonna check out their site asap. I like the “Hand Over Your Fairy Cakes”, the name is so catchy!

    Natonya |

    • September 1, 2018 / 7:59 pm

      Thanks so much Natonya! 💖 The soap is such a great idea, so natural and kind to the skin. Hope you find one you like! Glad you liked the post lovely ☺️💕 xx

    • September 1, 2018 / 8:02 pm

      Thanks so much Sophie! Glad you enjoyed the post 💖☺️ xx

  23. August 31, 2018 / 1:31 am

    So much cute stuff in this little subscription box! Love!
    xo Leros | AboutEos

    • September 1, 2018 / 8:03 pm

      Thank you so much!! 💖☺️

  24. August 31, 2018 / 2:56 pm

    Just followed YAY Makers on Insta and I’m in love with their stuffs..YAY necklaces are sooo cool! And their postman alarm Willie is super cute <3 <3


    • September 2, 2018 / 3:10 pm

      Thanks so much Anjali 💖. I love YAY necklaces too, I really want one! Glad you enjoyed the post lovely and glad you are following the YAY Makers too! 😍💕 xx

  25. August 31, 2018 / 10:45 pm

    This is such a great blog post, mixed with some humour. I love how cute and lovely the subscription box is. I may look at subscribing to the YAY box! My favourite item in the box, is the Rainbiw pin. Once again, an awesome blog post. I now follow you on Bloglovin. 😊🌸🌈💕

    • September 2, 2018 / 5:11 pm

      Thank you so much Ruth! 💖 It’s such a fun and happy box! The pin is my favourite too! 🌈Thank you for the Bloglovin’ follow, following you back ☺️💕 xx

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