Unibox – Unipocket Review

So a couple of years ago, this pretty cool looking subscription care package aimed at a university student, called Unibox started up, but whilst I had access to offers, I never actually got round to trying them out. As a skint student ironically it wasn’t top on my priorities with money.

Anyway, fast forward to now, and they recently launched a smaller version called Unipocket, doesn’t come in a nice box or with a magazine, but you get a selection of the goodies that are in the main Unibox, for half the price. Awesome I thought, I will finally give them a go!

Unfortunately thats pretty much where my enthusiasm ends. Whilst the arrival of the cute, shiny, blue pocket package on my doorstep valentines morning was a nice surprise, the contents left me substantially underwhelmed.

Photo of all contents from this months student unipocket spread on a pink tissue paper background
Unipocket and contents

The stationary feels cheap and thoughtless with a fairly basic notebook and cheap feeling multicolour pen, barely fitting with the theme of the month. I have to admit it just feels a little dull for a unicorn themed box.

Brown notebook with phrase be a unicorn, with a multicoloured pen lying on top
Notebook containing blank pages and multicoloured pen

Then, even though the website promises 100% vegan snacks on its pocket page banner, I was sent nuts with honey in. I found this useless for me and rather annoying.

Two snack packets, left is cashews with chilli and honey. Right is vegan organic candy
Snacks – including unsuitable nuts 🙁

The only thing I am happy with, is the very pretty unicorn themed glitter face-mask. Although I have yet to actually try this out, I am hoping that I will at least find that it is something worth having. However, with this retailing at under £4 online, coupled with the rest of the cheap contents, I do not in the slightest feel that the Unipocket was worth the amount I paid for it. As such I won’t be continuing the subscription any time soon.

Unicorn themed glitter face mask packet
Unicorn face-mask: at least this looks cool. Expensive way of getting it though!

In the packet you also get a sticker and an inspirational quote post card included, and whilst these are cute, they really aren’t enough to warrant the money or save the day.

Shiny blue student unipocket bag with inspiration al quote card and be a unicorn sticker
Shiny blue package of the Unipocket with inspirational quote card and sticker.

A quick instagram search brings up the full contents of this months student Unibox, and I have to say I am relieved that at least I didn’t purchase the larger package! The additional products certainly do not warrant the higher price tag in the slightest.

Overall I am completely disappointed with the Unipocket, but if you want to check it out yourselves then you are able to find it at: https://theunibox.com/pocket/ However, for a package aimed at a student, who by design are low on money, it really doesn’t seem like you are getting anywhere near value for it.

Disclaimer: All views are completely my own, and the items were purchased by myself.

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