Before Owlcrate went to waitlist, I would occasionally get boxes from them if I liked the theme and knew what the book was (I could usually guess). While it is fun and I enjoy the exclusive covers, the kinds of items that they include for the most part were things as a minimalist I didn’t have a use for or for fandoms I’m meh on. I prefer things with a use, and also spreading the fandom love around – which they are kind of bad at.
More often I get Litjoycrate to treat myself! I love that you can just do a once-off, non-renewing subscription with them. Plus their covers have exclusive artwork on the reverse of the dust jacket! I love the items they include, too. I ordered the February crate and will probably post an unboxing when it arrives.
If you want to check Litjoycrate out, my referral code is pz1d3un (we’ll both get $5 off). In addition to their referral program, they also have rewards where you earn money off future boxes/orders that’s really generous - I think it is $10 off for every $100 spent?