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Monthly treat box - Ideas please!

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Poorpigletsrevenge · 18/04/2020 17:42

I would like to treat myself to a monthly box of surprise goodies and would love you to suggest which one I should get.

I don’t care if it’s makeup, kawaii, food items or craft things. I just want a little surprise each month. So I’m open to any suggestions, except for alcohol.

So AIBU to ask you what you recommend if you get a monthly treat box?

(Well yes, I probably am, but this place gets the most traffic)

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MrsGrindah · 18/04/2020 21:39

Blimey never knew this was a thing. And some of these are £££!


MT2017 · 18/04/2020 21:55

@Theyweretheworstoftimes have just ordered the malteser Tiffin...can't wait Grin


Whatsmyname26 · 18/04/2020 22:01

Sugar and sloth pin badges


MT2017 · 18/04/2020 22:08

@undercoveraessedai just ordered one of your boxes for DD's (12) birthday next month. Box shows April things inc Easter eggs but am assuming May box will be sent out?
Can't wait. Must get off this thread before I buy anything else Blush


Meggie2008 · 18/04/2020 22:12

I get Glossybox, I love it! It's a little surprise each month that I really enjoy.
I used to get Papergang, loved it but found i wasn't using a lot of the stuff so stopped getting it.
Used to get Monthly Pyjama Company box, which was fantastic for the first few months but I haven't received my March box yet, which is unsual for them. I stopped the subscription at the beginning of the month anyway as I can't afford £25 a month at the moment.
Subscribed today to the Pyjama Drama box, it's bimonthly so a bit more affordable, and all the reviews are great!


Poorpigletsrevenge · 18/04/2020 22:17

I’ve signed up to Glossybox for one month to see what I get. I’m then going to try Universal Yums and then work my way through all the cool ones suggested here.

I’m also going to order some for the sugar and vice jewellery for my birthday in a few months.

Please do keep the suggestions coming, this is such a welcome break from the news.

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undercoveraessedai · 18/04/2020 22:25

@MT2017 thank you so much! And oops yes, my bad - crazy week and haven't uploaded May box photo yet, but yes :) I'll drop you an email tomorrow about a gift certificate to print x


Theyweretheworstoftimes · 18/04/2020 23:19


I got sent a box of her cake for Easter as a surprise and it is amazing!


MaltbyMaeve · 19/04/2020 07:42

I can highly recommend InkDrops, getting my monthly envelope would be the highlight of my day. I also loved the personal touch with them, they feel a lot less “corporate” than some of the others. Sadly had to cancel whilst on mat leave but will be signing up again soon!!


TKAAHUARTG · 19/04/2020 07:46

I did this recently and got; fabfitfun, (pretty good for the introductory offer) Causebox (loads and loads of stuff but not really stuff I would generally want) Boxycharm (very good high end make up, but not really my thing) Birchbox (utter shite). It was fun getting loads of boxes and felt like a real treat on lockdown, but I think I will just stick to treating myself to things I love rather than random shite.


milienhaus · 19/04/2020 07:50

I have had both Birchbox and Glossybox in the past (several years ago in fact!) but agree with a PP that I started feeling overwhelmed by all the plastic ...

I currently have and love Reposed - it’s a book + something snacky like chocolate + one beauty product each month. Packaging is all cardboard and it fits through the letterbox. Also signed up to Scrawlrbox (art supplies) to help with lockdown sadness but not had that one yet.


RubaiyatOfAnyone · 19/04/2020 09:56

Huh, these look nice. Bit pricey though. Good job i’m not really interested in makeup or snacks or stationery or OH MY GOD FAIRYLOOT TAKE MY MONEY

So that was spendy Smile

undercoveraessedai · 19/04/2020 09:57

@MaltbyMaeve 💙


bridgetreilly · 19/04/2020 10:00

I've had Papergang in the past and I think that both Spotlight Stationery and Boxcitement are better. Spotlight if you're more seriously into stationery and Boxcitement if you're more into the cute fun things.

I would love to get Causebox but I don't think they ship to the UK.


RubaiyatOfAnyone · 19/04/2020 10:02

@milienhaus can i ask what books you’ve had with reposed? Trying to decide if it’s a good lockdown cheerup present for my mum


WhiteKnuckleRide · 19/04/2020 10:58

Following with interest as I have been subscribing to Birchbox for nearly 3 years but it can be a bit samey and I can count on one hand the times I’ve loved something enough to go on to purchase the full sized version. I may switch to glossybox for a while, or I like the idea of LiB where you get to choose your own products to try.

In December I won a 12 month subscription to Iggy Box in a Christmas competition on Instagram. It’s an artisan candle subscription. I’ve received 4 boxes so far and have been delighted with each one. It’s usually a soy based candle and you can choose small or large (I get the small ones), they are beautifully boxed and come with a little box of matches and a card telling you where the candle was produced (all sourced from other small ethical businesses), scent notes and estimated burn time. I usually light mine on a weekend evening and find they last until the next one arrives.


milienhaus · 19/04/2020 11:18

@RubaiyatOfAnyone some recent ones are here (I have a lot of books and can’t remember where they all came from so had to search!). They are always books I hadn’t previously heard of, female focussed, can be hit or miss but have had some great ones.


Bottomplasters · 19/04/2020 14:34

Just order pyjama drama. I'm praying they are amazing!


RoseForRembrance · 21/04/2020 11:41

Please tell me more about Little Box of Crochet @hennybeans. I really want to learn to crochet, but I have no resources, so I need a full kit at beginner level.


kirstinm · 21/04/2020 12:03

If you like old books Prudence and the Crow is a lovely vintage paperback book subscription service, you get a book tailored to your interests and some other bits each month. I started it again as a lockdown treat to myself, received it yesterday and it made my day.

I have also just ordered Pipsticks so thank you for that. If you google discount codes some good ones come up, I got the (smaller) monthly box for $5.98 delivered with a code the other day. Will probably cancel after this one as how many stickers do you need? But I thought some would be nice for writing letters.


puffinandkoala · 21/04/2020 14:17

Latest in Beauty are good because you can see what is in the box so you don't waste stuff you don't want.


HermanHermit · 21/04/2020 14:32

I have a book subscription from Daunt and get a gift wrapped paperback curated to my tastes every month. I’m in year two and there have only been two books I wasn’t massively keen on


GrimDamnFanjo · 21/04/2020 15:53

I used to get a kawaii box for my daughter. I like Latest in Beauty.


Poorpigletsrevenge · 05/05/2020 22:00

In the end I went for Glossy Box and Snack Surprise, but I will try some of the others once these get boring.

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Poorpigletsrevenge · 05/05/2020 22:03

Fairy loot also looks amazing!!

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