The Yay Makers: October Box

In August, I blogged about a very exciting parcel arriving though my letterbox from The YAY MakersIt was so bright, colourful and fun, I knew I needed to order myself another dose of happy as soon as possible. Fast forward two months, I now have another fantastic box to share with you all, and again it is packed with 100% cuteness and colorfulness. YAY!

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.

To keep your social media bright and happy you can follow The YAY Makers on Instagram.

As soon as the subscription box arrived again, I did a little happy dance. How fun is this packaging!

Inside the box: Limited Edition Pin by Nuck Faye, Nail Art by ThriftboxUK, Unicorn & Rainbow Notebook by Half Pint Home, Rainbow Wrapping Paper by Half Pint Home and a Star Garland DIY Kit.

The first thing which caught my attention was this Unicorn & Rainbow Notebook. It is created by talented illustrator and designer Frances Chalet, who runs Half Pint Home – a shop which is bursting with rainbows, colour, adorable cushions, fun wrapping paper and cute cards. This is such a sweet notebook and it is perfect for jotting down creative ideas. I mean, what is more inspirational than stars, rainbows and unicorns. I love that there is an explosion of colourful stars on the back too!

To fill your social media with all the colours, follow Half Pint Home on Facebook / Twitter.

The YAY Makers have also included a second item from Half Pint Home: Rainbow Wrapping Paper! This box is a bloggers dream! I always use gift wrap and patterned paper in my photos so I know this rainbow design will be making an appearance again soon. Let me know when you spot it in a future blog post!

Other cool gift wrap designs from Half Pint Home inc. unicorns, flamingos, ladybirds, and stars.

I’m always so excited when this box arrives as I know there is going to be a surprise enamel pin to add to my collection. This month there is a beautiful limited edition contemporary pin designed by Naomi at Nuck Faye. Whilst stalking Naomi, I read this in her About Me which I absolutely love: “Being creative is essential to living a long and happy life (or so I believe!) Art doesn’t always have to be amazing, or even suitable for sale but it’s definitely soul cleansing.” So true, and you don’t need to be an artist to be creative.

Nuck Faye is all about colour, collage and design and if you are an art fan like me, I encourage you to add the talented Naomi to your social media: Twitter / Facebook / Instagram.

I absolutely adore these little designs for your nails by ThriftboxUK. How fun are these! Lauren is the Girl Boss behind Thriftbox, who creates handmade, colourful and sassy gifts and treasures for all. From super cute pin badges, to motivational mugs and these amazing nail decals, there is really something everyone. If you like bold statements and quirky designs on notebooks, prints and cards then Thriftbox is for you.

For everything sassy, cool and colourful you can follow Lauren on  Instagram and Facebook.

The YAY Makers have also included this awesome Star Garland so you can get all creative! Personally, I love the stars so much that I’m going to use them as blog props in my photos. The garland looks pretty easy to create if you want to add a splash of colour to your home or desk area.

Subscription boxes can be a bit hit or miss at times, but I’m pleased to say The YAY Makers never disappoint. I love that in every box you have the opportunity to discover awesome independent businesses and find your new favourite shops.  If you would like your own box of happy, you can sign up here.

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. October 22, 2018 / 7:46 am

    Loved everything about this box but I must say the Unicorn and Rainbow noteboook made my day! Your blog is a delight Bexa❤️

    • October 23, 2018 / 5:23 pm

      Thank you so much Suktara! You are so sweet. The notebook is sooo cute! Glad you loved it too <3 xx

  2. October 22, 2018 / 9:22 am

    This looks great, what a fun box! I’ve never heard of them before but I will definitely check them out!

    • October 23, 2018 / 5:27 pm

      Thank you so much Claire! It’s such a fun box, would definitely recommend! <3 xx

  3. October 22, 2018 / 10:41 am

    Wow, this is such a cute box, Bexa! Everything is so bright and colourful, I love it. My faves are the unicorn notepad, wrapping paper, pin, nail decals (more Flora’s thing really but sooooo adorable) and the DIY star garland. Oh, wait, that’s everything, haha. Seriously, I’m going to have to look into this subscription box, I feel I need a treat because Flora has her own box through the post every month, it’s time I had something lovely to look forward to as well 🙂 Thank you for sharing, I feel full of YAY now! xx

    Lisa |

    • October 23, 2018 / 5:30 pm

      Aww thank you so much Lisa! I’m the same, I love everything in the box, it’s all soooo adorable! Yes! You definitely need your own subscription box to look forward too, especially as Flora has got one, then you can trade goodies, he he. Glad you enjoyed the post lovely, and YAY! <3 xx

  4. October 22, 2018 / 10:45 am

    This box looks so cool. I am tempted to buy one. That notebook is just adorable. Loved it. You have a great theme

    • October 23, 2018 / 5:49 pm

      Thank you so much lovely, you are so kind! So glad you liked the box, the notebook is so cuteee! <3 xx

  5. Shaun
    October 22, 2018 / 12:50 pm

    You received a great box of goodies there 😄. The rainbow notebook looks right up your street 🌈, I’m sure it will come in handy for jotting down your creative ideas 👍. I love your rainbow wrapping paper 😊. I will keep a sharp eye out to see which blog post it appears in 👀. It’s great you have got another addition to your enamel pin collection too 😘. A lovely post Bexa 😄😍💖😘 xxxx

    • October 23, 2018 / 5:56 pm

      Thanks so much Shaun! The rainbow notebook is sooo cute! I’m looking forward to use the wrapping paper in a future post too. Glad you enjoyed the post! <3 xxxx

  6. October 22, 2018 / 6:36 pm

    This box looks amazing, so colourful – it’s like a box of happiness! I love everything in it, but the unicorn notebook is so cute and the nail designs look adorable! <3

    Chloe xx

    • October 23, 2018 / 5:58 pm

      Thank you so much Chloe! So glad you enjoyed the post, it is really a box of happiness! The notebook is my favourite <3 xx

  7. October 23, 2018 / 7:24 am

    The YAY Makers do the most amazing colorful box. I love it.

    • October 23, 2018 / 6:04 pm

      Thank you so much Marta! <3 xx

  8. October 23, 2018 / 9:17 am

    That notebook looks fab and the stars will be great blog props especially with the darker nights and festive period looming!

    • October 23, 2018 / 6:05 pm

      Thanks so much Rachael! Aww yes, I can’t wait to use the stars in future blog posts, they are so cute! <3 xx

    • October 23, 2018 / 6:06 pm

      Thanks so much Cora! I’m glad you enjoyed the post, it is such a cute box! <3 xx

  9. October 23, 2018 / 12:01 pm

    The cuteness of these boxes are amazing Bexa. These bring out the little girl in me haha! I loved everything here and so well said being creative is important and art does not have to be amazing. Art has been a part of me growing up. I learned so many things that I have started enjoying again hehe! Love your pretty pictures Bexa. Have a nice day lovely. 🙂

    Via |

    • October 23, 2018 / 6:08 pm

      Thank you so much Via! I’m so glad you enjoyed the post and thank you for your kind words. Have a nice day too lovely! <3 xx

  10. October 23, 2018 / 12:23 pm

    Oh that wrapping paper is the best! And the stickers…the whole box is adorable x

    • October 23, 2018 / 6:10 pm

      Thank you so much Meagan! I love the wrapping paper too, it is so adorable! <3 xx

  11. October 23, 2018 / 1:59 pm

    This looks like such a fun box. I like the unicorn pad and the rainbow paper.

    • October 23, 2018 / 6:17 pm

      Thanks Alice! I love those too! Glad you enjoyed the post <3 xx

  12. October 23, 2018 / 4:51 pm

    How fun! How do people come up with ideas for these boxes? So many creative minds. I haven’t even seen anything like this one, though, and I love it! Thanks for letting us know!

    • October 23, 2018 / 6:18 pm

      Thanks so much Ruth! It is such a creative and fun box. Glad you enjoyed the post <3 xx

  13. Yiota
    October 23, 2018 / 7:03 pm

    This is such a beautiful and fun box!!! Look at all those lovely colors!!! A happy box for sure!!


    • October 23, 2018 / 7:24 pm

      Thank you so much lovely! Glad you enjoyed the post, yay for colorfulness! <3 xx

  14. Michelle Blackadar
    October 23, 2018 / 7:08 pm

    loved everything you got in your box this month! those nail decales are super cute! You don’t find those very often in the US surprisingly. The store I work at has been wanting to stock them but we can’t find anyone who sells them so i think it’s really cool that you got them in your box! i love all the colors and happiness that the box provides! xx

    mich /

    • October 23, 2018 / 7:27 pm

      Thank you so much Mich! They are really cute, it is a shame you can’t get them in the US. Glad you enjoyed the post lovely <3 xx

  15. October 23, 2018 / 7:44 pm

    This is such a beautiful box and I love the colourful packaging! My favourites are the unicorn notebook and rainbow wrapping paper it’s just so fun! Thanks for letting us know about this amazing box, Bexa. I’ll be sure to go and check it out 💕

    Samantha |

    • October 23, 2018 / 8:04 pm

      Thank you so much for your kind comment Samantha! I’m so glad you love the box, the notebook is sooo cute! <3 xx

  16. October 23, 2018 / 9:33 pm

    The range of different products you get in there is so good and not to mention the cutest things ever!

    • October 24, 2018 / 8:43 pm

      Aww thanks so much Ellie! <3 xx

  17. October 23, 2018 / 9:33 pm

    I’m thinking they named their company YAY makers because all their customers are saying ‘YAY’ the second they get it in the mail – so so colorful, it’s like happiness in a box! I love how the packaging has multi-colored tape to seal it shut, all in the little details that make this such a fun package to receive!

    THAT NOTEBOOK IS THE CUTEST THING I’VE EVER SEEN – it’s looks like the perfect size to just put in your bag and if inspiration comes to you, you can just take it out and jot it down!

    Now I feel like I’m going to be on the lookout for your rainbow wrapping paper to make it’s appearance – flat-lays are an actual art, and I love how just one prop can make such a huge difference to a photo!

    I love that line from Naomi’s About Me – I can definitely agree that being creative in everything you do just makes life so much fun – and like you said, it’s not like you have to be an artist to be creative, creativity is in everything.

    I love how cute the halloween themed stickers are, the little ghost with the heart is so adorable!

    Everything about this package is amazing, it’s the perfect happiness in a box!


    • October 24, 2018 / 8:58 pm

      Thank you so much for the lovely and thoughtful comment Sahara! I was definitely saying YAY! when I got the box the other day, he he! I loooove the notebook too, it is super cute and adorable. I’m so glad you enjoyed the post and thanks again for leaving such a kind comment, I really appreciate it <3 xx

  18. October 23, 2018 / 11:40 pm

    This box looks so happy and colourful, so you’re definitely the perfect person to review it! YAY box even sounds happy? It’s so cute. I love the unicorn notebook too, that photo caught my attention first. Perfect for a handbag too! x


    • October 24, 2018 / 9:00 pm

      Aww thanks so much for the kind comment Sophie! The notebook is so adorable, I almost don’t want to use it yet, he he. Glad you enjoyed the post <3 xx

  19. October 24, 2018 / 12:36 am

    This looks like so much fun!! Do you know if this box is available in the United States?

    • October 24, 2018 / 9:02 pm

      Thank you so much Melisa! I’ve just checked their website and it doesn’t mention anything about international shipping, it might be best to e-mail them and ask <3 xx

  20. Melissa Kacar
    October 24, 2018 / 12:42 am

    This subscription box is so colorful and fun! I love that they included an enamel pin, I love collecting those too! Thanks for sharing, I love your blog by the way! 🙂

    • October 24, 2018 / 9:07 pm

      Thanks so much for the lovely comment Melissa! Pin collecting is so addictive, I love it, he he! Glad you enjoyed the post <3 xx

  21. October 24, 2018 / 7:11 pm

    These all look fabulous they’re so pretty and colourful! I love everything you got it’s amazing!

    Jess //

    • October 24, 2018 / 9:09 pm

      Thank you so much Jess! <3 xx

    • October 24, 2018 / 9:09 pm

      Thank you so much Amie! <3 xx

  22. October 24, 2018 / 7:14 pm

    Well I can think of worst things to come through the letter box! How cool is all of this! I need to new notebook, my replace my boring black one with a more colourful addition like this! Cool post as always Bexa and so colourful, I love it!

    • October 24, 2018 / 9:10 pm

      Thank you so much for the kind comment Gary! He he, yes! Everyone needs a colourful unicorn notebook! <3 xx

  23. October 24, 2018 / 7:49 pm

    I absolutely LOVE this subscription box idea, so unique and so creative. You see many subscriptions related to beauty, skincare, etc.. but this is so different, I love it!

    • October 24, 2018 / 9:11 pm

      Thank you so much Chelsea! It is such a great box, I’m glad you enjoyed the post <3 xx

  24. October 24, 2018 / 8:14 pm

    Oh wow, I love this! Not seen these before, thanks for sharing it, so pretty.

    • October 24, 2018 / 9:11 pm

      Thank you so much! <3 xx

  25. October 24, 2018 / 8:16 pm

    I thought this looked great the first box you reviewed but I love this second one! Everything is so bright and cheerful that even just looking at the pictures made me smile. I love the creative element to it – not only from the indie creators but you can put bits together yourself. A great post – hope you have lots of fun with this!

    • October 24, 2018 / 9:17 pm

      Aww thank you so much for the kind comment Lindsey, it’s lovely you remember the first box I reviewed too. It is really fun and creative, I’m so glad you enjoyed the post <3 xx

  26. October 24, 2018 / 8:26 pm

    This sounds amazing, I love the stickers! It’s like a little box of brightness and colour!! Fab review!

    • October 24, 2018 / 9:17 pm

      Thanks so much Chloe! <3 xx

  27. October 24, 2018 / 8:46 pm

    Isn’t the Yay Makers just the cutest name and brand! That notebook is super cute and how cool are those nail stickers? I love how fun this box is and will definitely have to look into these boxes a little more.

    Soph – x

    • October 24, 2018 / 9:21 pm

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment Soph! The notebook is sooo cute! I’m glad you enjoyed the post <3 xx

    • October 24, 2018 / 10:11 pm

      Thank you so much Jas, you are so kind! I’m glad you enjoyed the post <3 xx

  28. Ria
    October 24, 2018 / 10:01 pm

    Oh Bexa, I am in love with this post it’s brilliant. My fave is the unicorn note book I need it ASAP.

    Your page is always such a delight to be on.

    Love Ria |

    • October 25, 2018 / 1:27 pm

      Thank you so much Ria! That is such a lovely thing to say, I really appreciate your kind words <3 xx

  29. October 24, 2018 / 10:17 pm

    I was not aware of the YAY Makers subscription box. I just love the nail decals. They are too cute! This is something I will have to check out.

    • October 25, 2018 / 1:31 pm

      Thanks so much Deb, glad you enjoyed the post! <3 xx

  30. October 25, 2018 / 12:32 am

    Ahaha, this box is the cutest! I haven’t seen a cuter box before!~ The unicorn notebook is adorable!

    Junniku blog!~

    • October 25, 2018 / 1:38 pm

      Thank you so much June! <3 xx

  31. October 25, 2018 / 2:16 am

    You’re at it again with the cute products!! I am so in love with the nail decals. They’re super cute!!! Oh man, with all of these stationery goodies, I know I’d have a hard time using them!! Glad you enjoyed October’s box :)!

    Nancy ♥

    • October 25, 2018 / 1:42 pm

      Thank you so much Nancy, you are so sweet! Glad you enjoyed the box <3 xx

  32. October 25, 2018 / 4:56 pm

    My girls would love these 😍. They’re an explosion of fun and colour! Unicorns and rainbows all the way! Also a great present idea! X

    • October 25, 2018 / 6:21 pm

      Thanks so much Gemma! It is a really fun and colourful box of treats! It would make a lovely present for someone <3 xx

  33. October 26, 2018 / 8:46 am

    This really is the cutest and most colourful and happy box EVER! I’d love to try and make my own star garland 🙂 xxx

    • October 28, 2018 / 3:53 pm

      Thanks so much Jenny! The star garland is such a fun idea! <3 xx

  34. October 27, 2018 / 11:20 am

    You always find the most colourful, fun things to showcase. I love how much of an explosion of colour and inspiration your blog is, it always makes me leave feeling happier. That is such a cute box, that rainbow notebook is gorgeous 😍 If only I was talented at nail art then I would totally be all over those, although they do look too cute to use! I love the star garland idea, what a lovely way to relax and make something gorgeous at the end of it. This box sounds absolutely amazing. Great post as always, Bexa!

    Kelly |

    • October 28, 2018 / 4:18 pm

      Aww thank you so much for the kind comment Kelly! You are so sweet and have really made me smile. The box is so fun and awesome, I’m always excited to see what surprises I get. I’m glad you enjoyed the post lovely <3 xx

  35. Soffy
    October 29, 2018 / 8:19 am

    Where there are rainbows you’ll always find me! Really enjoyed this post and I’m so tempted to get my hands on it myself especially that rainbow notebook 😍

    • October 30, 2018 / 9:48 am

      Thanks Soffy! The rainbow notebook is so pretty! I’m glad you like it too! <3 xx

  36. October 30, 2018 / 5:07 pm

    So bright and fun! I love it! That notebook is too cute too.

    You always find the most adorable and colourful things, Bexa.

    • October 30, 2018 / 7:29 pm

      Aww thanks so much for your kind words, you always leave such lovely and encouraging comments <3 xx

  37. October 30, 2018 / 8:29 pm

    Wow, this is such a colourful box! I love it! All the products are adorable 😍 I love the little nail designs that was in this box, they are SO cuteeee. I can imagine it would create such amazing nail looks with them 😀 Thanks for sharing, you always find the best and cutest things!


    • October 30, 2018 / 8:52 pm

      Thank you so much for the sweet comment Amy! The nail designs are super cute! I’m glad you enjoyed the post lovely <3 xx

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