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Wonderful Objects is a quarterly subscription mystery box from the family entertainment and travel destination Wonder and Company.

Wonderful Objects is storytelling through physical objects. Each box's story begins with a wax-sealed envelope containing a card asking "What if...?" and a reveal of that quarter's theme. A thrilling illustration of the theme (think old Houdini posters) will start your imagination soaring and then off we go....

Simply put, you subscribe, we curate high quality objects and pack your mystery box, we ship straight to your door for you to enjoy. Three months later, we do it again: Auto-billing makes it easy. Once you subscribe, your job is done: now you just sit back and let us do the storytelling work. Anticipation and mystery are part of the fun.

In more detail:

1. You subscribe for quarterly deliveries.  Select a payment plan (quarterly, once every 6 months, annually) and cancel any time.

2. We curate and ship.  Wonderful Objects are delivered once every 3 months. Carefully selected by Wonder and Company with quality and storytelling in mind, we design a mystery theme each quarter and fill your box with wonderful objects that will ignite your imagination around the theme.

3. You enjoy a whimsical adventure through your Wonderful Objects.  Created to encourage imagination, each mystery box is designed with the unboxing experience in mind. Relish your Wonderful Objects as reminders to take time to dream and embrace adventure.

Mystery is a key element to the mystery boxes. Wondering what you'll receive in each shipment and the anticipation of the theme is a huge part of the process of imagination.

While we don't guarantee a minimum dollar value beyond the price of your plan, we've been known to deliver upwards of twice the subscription price paid. You won't see us advertise that, though, because the experience is not just about the objects and definitely not about deal-hunting. It's about what makes the objects wonderful: You and the escape.

That said, we promise to deliver high quality, creative objects. They will come in a variety of categories including small home goods, decorative objects, stationery, art, paper goods and writing implements, and whimsical odds and ends.

We're far more than a box full of goodies. This is storytelling through physical objects. Opening your Wonderful Objects is an experience designed to transport you into worlds of the imagination. The only way to get there is to slow down and actually pretend!

If the question of the quarter is "What if you ran away with the circus?" then we invite you to wonder at how you may have come across a particular object during your adventure. What made you keep this piece? Where would you have found it? What might it have meant to you? How will you use it now?

Sure, you could just tear into the box and keep moving with a bunch of fantastic new stuff... but we would love for you to make a ritual out of it. Make a drink, get cozy, and take your time. Let it be the magic the mystery promises it can be.

Absolutely. Wonderful Objects makes a perfect gift for the person who has everything, your creative friend who is always wanting to try something new, and anyone you know who gets goosebumps at a good story. Click "Give a Gift" in the menu to the right or the bar at the bottom of the page.

Once every three months (that's once a quarter) equaling four times per year. Full mystery boxes ship in Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. Teasers arrive unannounced 2-4 weeks earlier.

Depending on when you subscribe in the current quarter, your first delivery will arrive within 60 days of subscribing. The nature of a mystery box dictates that all deliveries for a given quarter ship simultaneously to avoid any spoilers, therefore we do not ship your first delivery immediately upon order.

Subscribe the day after we ship this quarter's boxes? Your wait will be closer to the full 60 days before the new quarter's teaser deliveries begin. Subscribe the day before we close orders for this quarter? Your wait could be closer to 7 days. We do our best to keep our front page and order receipts updated with anticipated delivery windows without giving away too much of the surprise.

Keep in mind that Wonderful Objects deliveries are an experience that stretches beyond just a single delivery of the box itself. See our About page for an example of one of our quarters.

Don't wait to subscribe, though, because each quarter quickly sells out!

We don't tell you exactly when to expect your mystery box (unexpected deliveries are part of the fun) but if you absolutely must know, just contact us at [email protected]mpany.com.

Joining Wonderful Objects means opting into a quarterly subscription that bills you according to the plan you select: billing either every quarter, bi-annually (every 6 months), or once a year. Discounts are available when you pay bi-annually and annually. We process your first payment as soon as you subscribe. We process all other auto-renewals in advance of your next shipment based on your chosen plan, no sooner than two weeks after delivery of your latest box. Gifts do not auto-renew.

Although we would hate to lose you, we understand that situations change and you can unsubscribe at any time. Be sure to cancel before rebilling: We auto-renew no less than two weeks after delivery of your latest box.

Should you cancel your subscription after your credit card has been charged for the next plan period, you will receive any already paid for quarters but you will not be auto-renewed again.

Just need a break? Log in to your account and choose to skip a shipment any time. Be sure to do so before rebilling: We auto-renew no less than two weeks after delivery of your latest box.

Canceling or skipping a shipment is as easy as 3 clicks once you log in.

We put a great deal of careful thought into selecting your objects and choose only what we would love to receive ourselves. But everyone is different and you can't win 'em all so should you not want to keep an object, we are confident that someone else will adore it. Keep it for a gift! You'll be so happy you kept your "not quite right for me" object on hand for the next unexpected last minute gift.

The curators behind Wonderful Objects are bloggers, too, and passionate fans of supporting online communities. If you are interested in joining our affiliate program and/or would like a Wonderful Objects box for review on your site, please contact us at [email protected] for details.

Contact us! We are always searching for fascinating new partnerships and wonderful objects to delight our customers, many of whom are influential bloggers and writers. Contact us at [email protected] and we'll discuss options that will delight you, too.

Have kids younger than 7? Each box contains a parents' guide with ideas on how to engage younger children in the story with helpful prompts and questions like "Where do you think this happened?" and "Who do you think you met while you were [on this adventure]?" and encouragement to capture their ideas in creative ways.
Teens older than 14 may enjoy the prompted, interactive experience of the Kids Box, or they may prefer the Wonderful Objects for Whimsical Adults box.

Like the box for grown-ups, each quarter has a distinct theme upon which all of the objects and story elements build.  Everything for the kids is simply geared more for their age group (generally no food, no candles, etc.).

While each experience stands on its own, some characters and places overlap between the adult and kids boxes and reappear from one quarter to the next. The kids box includes an engaging Parent's Guide with leading questions and tips to help your kids get the most out of the experience, too.

Absolutely. While each experience stands on its own, additional Kids Box clues and story elements will overlap between the two boxes.

The objects and story ephemera in Wonderful Objects for Whimsical Adults are geared for adults with older tastes (younger kids probably don't want a coffee tumbler, for instance... though we certainly know some that would) and the story elements are less guided, leaving the story far more open-ended. Don't be surprised if you fall in love with something in another family member's box, though, as whimsy is contagious.

Wonderful Objects is designed so that families can enjoy each box together, looking forward to the unboxing experience of both and building on each other's exciting ideas and imagined stories... all the while delighting in wonderful treasures selected just for them.




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What is Wonderful Objects? Storytelling with objects.

Wonderful Objects is a quarterly subscription mystery box from the family entertainment and travel destination Wonder and Company.

Every great adventure story begins with the question "What if?" What if you found an old lamp, rubbed off the dust, and a genie emerged? What if you hid in an old wardrobe and realized that it led to a magical world? What if you fell down a rabbit hole and into a wonderland? Each mystery box is full of the wonderful objects you would bring home when you finally returned from your adventures.

Wonderful Objects is storytelling through physical objects. Each box's story begins with a wax-sealed envelope containing a card asking "What if...?" and a reveal of that quarter's theme. A thrilling illustration of the theme (think old Houdini posters) will start your imagination soaring and then off we go....

Subscribe today and delight in these reminders to embrace wonder and whimsy. Once a quarter, make believe with us and see where the experience leads you.

Have questions? Wonder what to expect? Check out our FAQ page!

Subscribe today for a flat $9 shipping per quarter in the US!

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