Sometimes it’s nice to give yourself a little gift, and a fun way to do it is with a monthly box subscription. Box subscription services have been steadily increasing in popularity and are a great way to try new products with out spending a lot of money. For a small fee, you can arrange to have a box filled with a sampling of items arrive on your doorstep. You can get everything from food, to jewelry to beauty and pet products.
I thought I would share a few of my favorites with you.
A seasonal gift box filled with a mix of beauty, fashion, fitness, wellness and home products. These are full-size, premium products and they offer free shipping. “Indulge in fashion finds, glam beauty secrets, and fab fitness gear guaranteed to make you feel like a VIP all year long.”
This has a little something for everyone. Beauty products can be very expensive and it is nice to try sample sizes before you commit to a full size portion. With this subscription service you can choose up to six different samples, with customizations based on skin type and tone. And, with a range of brands and products for both men and women, there are lots of options.
Maybe the most well known of the subscription boxes, BirchBox has been around since 2010. This subscription service delivers a curated box of five beauty, grooming, and/or lifestyle samples. You can personalize your boxes by completing your Beauty or Grooming Profile. Once your box arrives, you’ll want to head to Birchbox.com to learn more about the products you’ve received, including tips, expert interviews, helpful tutorials and engaging videos. Something really convenient? If you love the sample product you receive you can order a full size product directly from the site.
Pets are part of the family, and if your fur baby is of the canine variety, BarkBox is great. Each month you will receive a box in the mail with four or more carefully selected products and presents for your dog – anything from toys, bones and all-natural treats to hygiene products and innovative new gadgets.
Snack smarter. With more than 100 deliciously wholesome options, you can customize your NatureBox to fit any preference or dietary restriction that you might have. They even have a free trial box to try. (I especially like that for every box they deliver, they donate one meal to help fight hunger through Feeding America.)
Speaking of wholesome, if you’re in the L.A. area, this is a great service! Each week you can get the best of local California produce and artisanal food goods delivered right to your door. You can customize your order, or you can be adventurous and try the “Trust Me” box, where the best of the best of whatever is in season is sent to you.
FarmBox LA provides a free weekly newsletter emailed to you before each delivery with simple and delicious recipes, and they provide storage, preparation and cooking tips, along with fast facts about items you may have never tried before!
Not in the Los Angeles area? Search for farmers market delivery in your community.
Subscription Box services are a fun way to explore new trends, sample the latest products and to schedule a regular “pick me up” for yourself without spending a lot of money. Do you have a favorite box subscription?