Product Type: Willow Tree in Homeware
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Gorgeous box by my bedside
Willow Tree Friendship Keepsake Box
Member Name: rosaliecullen
Willow Tree Friendship Keepsake Box
Advantages: Lovely design
Disadvantages: Can be expensive
As I mentioned in an earlier review, I have some of the Willow Tree collectables collection downstairs on my mantlepiece. I'm a huge fan of the design and neutral colours and was delighted when I received the Willow Tree Keepsake box from my Mum as a present for my Birthday. She bought it because she knew I liked the design of Willow Tree but also because the two people on the front reminded her of the two of us nattering the nights away when I lived at home. The current retail for this is around £35 but it was definitely more around £20 when she bought it for me about 3 years ago.
At £35, I think this keepsake box is overpriced so it is worth trying to shop around for a better deal. As this is quite an old design, I suspect it might not be that easy to get hold of it any more and since this keepsake box has been released, Willow Tree have released a whole other range of designs for keepsake boxes, both square and oval. This box is around 9cm in both directions and about 3-4cm deep (excluding lid). The box is made from resin and is in the same colours as the rest of the Willow Tree collection, creams, beiges and browns. As far as a keepsake box goes, I think you'd be hard pushed to keep anything other than tiny items in it. I personally have it on my bedside table and put my earrings and rings in there every night and occasionally put important things in there that I don't want to lose like my SIM card or memory card for example. I tend to think of a 'keepsake' box as being able to house larger items like a marriage certificate or special cards and notes, but this box really isn't big enough to do that. That said, for the size of the box, I find it very useful and to be honest, rather than being really practical, the box and the sentiment it was bought with mean far more to me than being able to use it as a storage box of any sort. The box is well made and sturdy and it has survived one or two drops on to the carpet but couldn't imagine it surviving a fall onto tiles or outside anywhere.
I think that this is a lovely gift which would be suitable for a range of people. I do think it is a little expensive, but if you can get it for approx. £20 then I think it is well worth the money. The design is lovely and as I said, the sentiment with which it was given means a lot to me. Overall a lovely gift which has classic colours and will probably remain timeless.
Summary: Look out for a good deal on this.
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