In September, I seemed to actually spend less money on actual books, and more money on book things. We’re talking candles, bookmarks stationary etc. So when I did my book haul, I thought, ‘hey, maybe I should do a merch haul too…’, and so here we are! It actually took me a while longer than expected to put this post together, but I finally got there.
Yes, they need their own sub-sections…
The first candles I received in September were from happypiranha.com who I rep for over on bookstagram. I absolutely adore their candles; they smell amazing, and the packing is just gorgeous! I talked about them a whole load in a blog post not too long ago, which you can read here.
One of the candles I got this month, which was part of my rep package, was “The Greatest Show on Earth” candle. I also bought the “Polyjuice Potion”, “Courage” and “Wing Leader” candles.
Don’t forget that if you buy anything from HappyPiranha, you can get 10% off by using my code: INCASEOFPIRANHA
I recently discovered another UK candle company, called BookishBurns, and just had to buy the “Court of Dreams” candle. It smells really fresh with a hint of citrus, and is also sparkly!
I’ll defnintely be buying more from this company in the future (I have my eyes on the Hogsmeade Autumn Treat candle…)
Book & Nook
Yep, we’re still going on the candles… September was a long month, okay?!
I bought 3 candles from Book&Nook this month:
- Liesl’s Song (Wintersong inspired, 4.5oz)
- Rhysand (ACOTAR inspired, 4.5oz)
- Weep (Strange The Dreamer inspired, 7oz)
I absolutely adore all of them, but I think my favourite is Liesl’s Song – it smells Uh-MAY-Zing! I already had 2 candles from this company, so knew I’d love them, but they still surprise me every time!
I may have gone a little overboard on the bookmarks this month… is that possible? Can you have too many?
I bought bookmarks from the following companies and love them all!
Funko Pop Vinyl Figures:
- Luna with Glasses
- Harry Potter (#1)
- Newt Scamander
I bought the mystery lucky dip box from LitEmporium, which comes with a randomly selected stationary item, jewellery item, and pin badge. I was so surprised by this, and even though it states that the items will be “slightly imperfect”, I couldn’t actually detect a fault with any of them! I love each item, and they’re of such amazing quality. Whether I’ll buy another of these boxes for myself, I don’t know, just because I’m scared I’ll get the same item. However I will definitely be buying them for gifts for friends!
I bought my first ever book sleeve this month! It’s from BookBuddleUK and the quality and print design are just so worth the money. I struggled for ages to find a UK book sleeve company who’s designs I liked, and BookBuddle just ticked all of the boxes. I bought the large hardback size, which fits all of my heftier hardbacks in nice and snugly. The print is super cute and woodsy, perfect for autumn. I definitely want to buy a paperback size in the future.
So that’s it!
One HUGE book merch haul… I’ve never bought any merch before, so I really went to town this month whilst I had the money to do so, and made sure that I got a little bit of everything to try. I’m so impressed by all of these companies, and can’t recommend them enough – there really are some very talented people out there!
I still have orders from Society6 and Meraki Candles on their way to me, but I’ll save those for my October haul, seeing as I am now on a BOOK BUYING BAN.
Oh god, save me.
I need it, and I will be thankful for it, but it’s going to be tough… wish me luck!