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To think subscription boxes are scraping the barrel

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MyPeriodFeatures Wed 19-Oct-16 15:55:09

Are there are people sitting in their houses wearing onsies while all their needs and whims arrive via monthly subscription boxes?

OhtoblazeswithElvira Wed 19-Oct-16 15:56:53

What's not to like? grin

ghostyslovesheep Wed 19-Oct-16 15:58:20

lol yes - not seeing the issue!

BarbaraofSeville Wed 19-Oct-16 16:01:24

I think they're a waste of money and seem to be a way of encouraging people into parting with a lot of money for tat, or stuff that they may or may not want that is quite poor value, but they seem quite popular on here.

Someone said on a 'drowning in stuff' thread that they were shopping for people who wanted to buy stuff but had run out of ideas for things to buy.

Having said that, I have had the Hotel Chocolat subsription box on and off in the past, but then you knew what you were getting and it was generally better value than a lot of the stuff in the shop.

But random beauty products or stationery etc, no way.

NorbertDentressangle Wed 19-Oct-16 16:01:34

confused It would have to be a bloody big box for all my needs and whims.

chickenowner Wed 19-Oct-16 16:03:52

You've just reminded me about a new tea subscription service I want to try - thank you!

DoItTooJulia Wed 19-Oct-16 16:15:24

My sister does a coffee one for me-it's lovely! But glossy box type ones? No way-a coral mini nail varnish and some weird gloop in a mini tube? For money? Nah.

Needastrongone Wed 19-Oct-16 16:25:16

A coffee one you say DoIt? Would you mind awfully sharing the name?

I have one for DH which sends beer/ale from independent and small breweries. It's lovely actually. They can work. But I know what you mean. smile

MrsDeVere Wed 19-Oct-16 16:26:18

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Redesul Wed 19-Oct-16 16:36:34

HOOOLLD UP! Tea subscription service? How have I never heard of this? To the Google!

PigletWasPoohsFriend Wed 19-Oct-16 16:37:52

Tea subscription...... where...

KikisDeliveryService Wed 19-Oct-16 16:40:32

I saw an ad for a gin one the other day. Tempted.

Needastrongone Wed 19-Oct-16 16:40:32

I do Birchbox, which I got on offer and I love trying all the new items that I might not otherwise buy.

chickenowner Wed 19-Oct-16 16:43:17

The tea one...

MrsDeVere Wed 19-Oct-16 16:45:46

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Ceic Wed 19-Oct-16 16:48:29

I got DH a coffee subscriptions from Has Bean - he loved it and now buys up 4-5 bags at a time, whenever he runs out.

On the other hand - Graze boxes? We buy the nuts and seeds we actually like. Graze boxes add a lot horrible nuts, cost and packaging...

Am on the fence. Depends on the value you get for your subscription. The Hotel Chocolat one sounds good. Others look rubbish.

Tomorrowillbeachicken Wed 19-Oct-16 16:49:23

I quite like degustabox TBH. The beauty ones I no longer do but loved Memebox when it shipped here.

Ceic Wed 19-Oct-16 16:49:35

Another tea one - Hettie's Teas

chickenowner Wed 19-Oct-16 16:50:05

I've also used Pact, which is another coffee one. I stopped when we got a nespresso machine.

JinkxMonsoon Wed 19-Oct-16 16:51:06

I can see why people love them. It's like buying yourself a surprise present every month. And I did subscribe to Glossybox a few years ago when I had PND and was in desperate need of treats.

Are they good value for money? Nope.
Do they contain products I'd choose to buy? Not really.

But if you have the disposable income, why not?

chickenowner Wed 19-Oct-16 16:51:25

Ceic I agree about Graze. I bought some little plastic boxes about the same size as a graze box and fill them with mixtures of nuts, seeds and dried fruit. My DP and I take one to work every day. smile

sparechange Wed 19-Oct-16 16:52:13

I've got a subscription to this, and it genuinely puts a smile on my face every month when it is delivered
They include a little story about the people who make each thing, and I put one thing from the box aside into a present drawer to then give as gifts. I luffs it and have discovered some amazing tea and chocolate producers from my boxes

But I did see one which is a monthly delivery of tampax. Their selling point was it would save you the 'embarrassment' of having to buy them in a shop. FFS

skilledintheartofnothing Wed 19-Oct-16 16:52:48

Sorry....hold on.....GIN?!?!?!

Pineapplemilkshake Wed 19-Oct-16 16:54:03

Some sound better than others. Graze boxes - Id probably scoff the lot in one sitting, so I tend to buy larger bags of nuts etc at Lidl and put some into little boxes for work.

I rather like the sound of Birch box - toying with the idea of a subscription for myself and maybe as a treat for my mum.

DanyellasDonkey Wed 19-Oct-16 16:54:53

What's a subscription box? Obviously nobody I know has them.

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