I’ve joined the monthly subscription box revolution! I’ve been circling the idea for a while since my co-worker turned me on to them a while back. But I wanted a different focus for my box than she was receiving, so I began to do some research.
If you aren’t familiar with the concept, it’s pretty much in the name. With a monthly box subscription, you receive a box each month full of goodies. The really fun part is that the items are almost always a surprise. You just sign up for a type of box, and the company fills in the gaps.
I had NO IDEA how many different services exist! You can find all kinds of boxes like snacks, coffee, tea, allergy-friendly foods, pets, children, baby, beauty, men’s products, household, vegan, music, gluten-free, indie products, women run business, fair trade, shoes, healthy, fitness, travel, ethnic foods, fashion, etc. Crazy. So, even though it took me hours to make my picks, I had a lot of fun browsing!
Here’s what I came down to…
My preferred criteria:
- Eco-friendly and people-friendly
- Variety of products, not just food
- Charity model of some sort, doing good
- Wanted to try one box before subscribing or easy cancellation
- Coupon code 😉
Vegan Presence (Ordered one box to try.)
Conscious Box-Vegan (Ordered one box to try.)
Eco-Emi (Ordered one box to try.)
The Vegan Box (I decided the cost was more than I wanted to pay monthly.)
Trade As One (More than I want to pay, but how can I not want to support this company!)
(I have recently started eating more vegan, hence the narrowed focus of the finalists. It’s not something I know a lot about yet.)
Since I’m still awaiting my sample boxes, I haven’t yet made a final decision. But I’ll let you know! These sample boxes were a birthday month gift from me to me, which by the way, I loved.
Hammock Pack (Ordered one box just for fun because it sounds awesome!)
Others to look at:
Pretty cool, huh? Didn’t see something that works for you?
Do your own research based on your own tastes and needs. I used these lists: