This is the third installment in the Holiday Dose of Awesome gift guides series. Check out a list of all the products here.
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood has “Speedy Delivery” extraordinaire Mr. McFeely.
Blue’s Clues & You has Mailbox, and not one, not two, but THREE mail-related songs.
Kids love mail. Heck, adults do, too, as long as the mail isn’t bills or jury duty summons! The anticipation or surprise of getting something physically delivered to your home is exciting.
Here are a few of my favorite subscription box ideas for the holidays, birthdays, and really any occasion. And each one results in something being delivered directly to your mailing address!
The Bouqs Co.: A few years ago, my manager sent an office-wide email praising the customer service she received at an online florist called “Bouqs.” She was that blown away by her positive experience. Since then, I use only Bouqs to send floral deliveries, and I haven’t regretted it! The Bouqs Co. has gorgeous, sustainably farmed and sourced floral arrangements at prices comparable to any of the big names. And they have customized subscription plans so you or a loved one can get fresh flowers delivered regularly! So many of us are spending almost all our time at home right now, so why not liven up our surroundings with some gorgeous flowers?
For Purpose Kids: I am really excited about this next subscription box, geared to children ages 3-8. Every other month, For Purpose Kids sends a themed box focusing on a specific environmental or social justice issue. The box includes a children’s book, parent-child conversation starters, DIY activities related to the book, and a spotlight on a child making a difference in the world. While I haven’t tried this subscription service myself, I’m definitely interested in getting this for JB!
Causebox: Here’s another subscription box focused on changing the world for the better! I’ve written before about my love of all things Causebox. It’s a quarterly box for women, featuring products that are fair trade, sustainably made, and high quality. In the past, I’ve received everything from bamboo bath towels and an iced coffee carafe, to jewelry and skincare products. In my next delivery, I’m getting a gorgeous gold teakettle, a hardcover daily planner, and reusable silicone baking sheets, among other things. If you are an annual subscriber, you get to choose which products you’d like in your delivery each season. I cannot say enough good things about Causebox!
Kid Made Modern: This quarantine, I’ve rediscovered my love of crafts: So much so, that the next gift guide is craft themed. Kid Made Modern’s Monthly Craft Club sends a box filled with all the supplies (including scissors and glue) for several different projects. You even get to color in the box itself! Finally, you’ll have one central location for all the pompoms and glue sticks and pipe cleaners and everything else!
Barkbox: I will never understand how my terrier mix Colby decides which toys to immediately destroy, and which ones to love and keep for years and years. Luckily, BarkBox dog toys are built to handle either option, Colby guaranteed! BarkBox is a monthly subscription box featuring Bark brand toys, treats and more for your dog. Each month has a theme – this month is Peanuts! Seriously, doesn’t your dog deserve his or her own care package, after dealing with the entire family being home all day every day since March?
Book of the Month Club: Yup, I’m mentioning BOTM in another post. I love them! Each month, you select from one of five new hardcover releases. Almost all of my favorite books of this year are BOTM picks. The prices are often cheaper than any big box store. Fun fact: I actually discovered this company when a friend sent me a gift subscription several years ago!
Subscription boxes previously mentioned in the Holiday Dose of Awesome:
FaceTory Skincare Subscriptions: FaceTory offers two different skincare subscription services, depending on how many products you want, and how often you want receive new products. I use the Everyday Lemon sheet masks to reduce oiliness, and they definitely work!
Firstleaf Wine Club: You know those Buzzfeed quizzes you find yourself knee-deep in at 2 a.m., when you have no idea where the time has gone or why you are rating your favorite ice cream flavors to determine what resident of Schitt’s Creek you are most compatible with? What if you could instead take a quiz and receive a selection of curated wines delivered right to your door instead? Now we are talking!I’ve been telling everyone I know about Firstleaf, because it is my new favorite way to try and buy wines, whether for myself or for family, friends, hostess gifts, etc. You answer a few quick questions, they recommend which wines would be best for you, and you can decide if you want to go with their choices or make some changes. You can update your preferences with each order, and you can decide how often you get deliveries and can pause your account at any time. The wines are affordable, and you don’t have to worry about leaving the house during COVID. Oh, and every wine I’ve tried so far has been incredible. My favorite is the Tintoretto 2019 Sangiovese.There are some incredible offers out there right now for new Firstleaf subscribers. You can receive your first purchase of 6 Wines for $40 – that’s less than $7 a bottle! . Once you go to checkout your order, you will have the opportunity to double this exclusive offer, so you can receive 12 wines for less than $80!
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