10 Best Subscription Gift Boxes
NEW YORK ( MainStreet) A wise man once told me that I should always pay myself first, and this idea has always sat well with me. It's clear that we live in a world where the majority of people do not make ideal salaries. Paying bills is usually the first thought that comes to mind on pay day, so it's easy to feel like your pay check is gone before it even arrives.
This is why, a few months back, I decided to set aside a small amount of money per pay check to treat myself, solely for being a living, breathing, working human being. I chose to use my money to subscribe to one of the many fantastic, unique monthly boxes that exist.
The following is a list of ten little packages of joy that arrive at your door each month for one flat fee, and all ten fall under $30 per month for each box. There are subscriptions for just about anyonefrom the makeup-lovers, all the way to those who love their furry, four-legged friends. And, for these prices, you can definitely skip the guilt!
1. BirchBox: Available for both women and men. The team at BirchBox works with other designers and style-savvy companies such as Ann Taylor and Men's Health to inspire the beauty and body care products in their boxes. Each box contains approximately four to five samples and one to two full-sized items. Subscription cost for women is $10 per month, and the items can consist of perfume samples, mini nail polishes, foundations, eyeliners, or even self-tanners. For men, subscription costs $20 per month, and the box can contain anything along the lines of cologne samples, hair products, moisturizers, and shaving creams.
2. BarkBox: I have a puppy. He is 6 months old, weighs about 12 lbs and has big blue eyes that make me mush his face every day. I know what it's like to want to spoil a dog. In this case, I can easily spoil him without having my wallet make a sad face.
The subscription to BarkBox is $29 per month, and the price drops a few dollars if a few months are purchased in advance.
Each box contains four or more items, and they can range from toys and treats to hygiene products. The option is also available to choose the size of your dog by weight, to ensure that you get items tailored to the dog's needs. The best feature? 10% of profits get donated to local shelters, rescues and animal welfare organizations.
3. NatureBox: In our health-crazed, diet-opinionated society, it's hard to find a food-producing company that you can actually trust. The team at NatureBox has rounded up a ton of various healthy snacks that are all minimally processed and nutritionist-approved. Each month, for $19.95, you can get a box of five full-sized healthy snacks delivered to your door. This is a great way to try new things, and if you don't like something, it's not as though you're not stuck with an entire box of the one item. NatureBox also works with WhyHunger by making monetary and snack food donations to those in need, by way of summer food programs, community-based organizations and emergency food providers.