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Do you get any subscription boxes?

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Emcont · 27/04/2020 19:16

If you do, what are they and are they worth what you pay?

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BigSandyBalls2015 · 28/04/2020 09:22

Another Craft Gin Club fan here, every 3 months, I love it! A lot of the gins you can’t buy in shops


Orangeblossom78 · 28/04/2020 09:26

I would like to try a Blurt Buddy box has anyone tried one?

Self-care box for people with depression, but looks helpful in general for stress


lastonetime · 28/04/2020 09:30

Friction free shaving, life saver and one less thing to spend a fortune on

I've just subscribed in the last few days for spacemasks having been gifted one and falling in love!
I suffer a lot of migraines and it was amazing


Marv1nGay3 · 28/04/2020 09:34

We get a Riverford veg box fortnightly, also a monthly cheese delivery from the Cheese Society and a monthly tasting box from Hotel Chocolat. I also have a monthly flower subscription from Flowers by Flourish that I have sent to my elderly mum.


Timesdone · 28/04/2020 09:37

Blackberry Violet re Knitcrate

I've just had a look at this, sounds great but I see it comes from USA. Are the patterns the same as UK English or do they use different terms ?


bridgetreilly · 28/04/2020 09:45

@Timesdone UK and US knitting terms are almost identical. If you can translate 'stockinette stitch' into 'stocking stitch' you'll be fine. It's not like crochet where the same term means different stitches in the US and UK.


zozozoe · 28/04/2020 09:49

Orange I’ve enjoyed some of the blurt ones, they’ve got a ‘build your own box’ offer right now as well.


zozozoe · 28/04/2020 09:50

I don’t mean I didn’t enjoy others! Just I’ve only tried a few


Reallymissthegym · 28/04/2020 09:54

I have birch box, there’s things I would never normally try or spend the money on, so a nice treat.

Also get simply eat, and have for recipes and herbs etc at 4 per month. We love these!!


ChessieFL · 28/04/2020 09:56

I get a Bakedin box. It’s £8 per month and you get all the dry ingredients for a cake/bake plus anything else you might need like grease proof paper or a piping bag. You have to add the fresh ingredients and use your own tins. I love this as it gets me baking things I wouldn’t otherwise have tried. Recent ones have included banana and caramel muffins, chocolate drip cake, lemon and almond squares and chocolate hazelnut wreath.


Timesdone · 28/04/2020 10:07


Thanks very much, very helpful.


undercoveraessedai · 28/04/2020 10:12

I run a stationery one! 💙

I've also heard amazing things about lootcrate and have my eye on fairyloot, plus am trying to convince my favourite resin jewellery maker to do one - subscription boxes are dangerous 😂😂😂


Staticelle · 28/04/2020 10:20

Ink drops looks good, I used to sub to papergang as I really like oh dear stuff, but I couldn't justify continuing on as I have so much stationary; it's quite good value though. Little fawn box is lovely too, boxes for parents and babies- a mixture of beauty products for mum and toys for babies which I thought was a really nice idea.


notapizzaeater · 28/04/2020 10:26

I stopped Birchbox as too much stuff I couldn't use, the simply cook one sounds interesting 😀 can you tailor it ? DS coeliac so I've never investigated them


drspouse · 28/04/2020 10:53

I got a gin one for Christmas 2018 but I've asked DH to pause it as I can't drink that much gin! But it has been nice. It's the Radio Times one.

I got DH a sock subscription for Christmas but he's ridiculously fussy so it wasn't such a good idea.
I got my DM a Willoughby Book Club subscription for 6 months and the DCs one each for 12 months (but they are paused right now, which seems rather a misinterpretation of govt guidelines, but their choice really I suppose).
And we've had a coffee one in the past.


lynzpynz · 28/04/2020 10:53

goes off to investigate bakedin boxes

This thread is doing nothing to help my waistline during lockdown 😂! So many yummy (and creative) box ideas I can see me signing up for a few 🙈


drspouse · 28/04/2020 10:57

We also used to get Simply Cook. It is just the spices so you tailor the main ingredients as you wish. I think you'd need to check with them that none of the spice pots have gluten.


theruffles · 28/04/2020 11:01

I've just subscribed to a coffee subscription - £8 per month, because coffee is my happy place.

I have had Graze snack boxes in the past but stopped them because they were getting a little repetitive. We've also had Beer 52 too which my DH really enjoyed.


ThomasHardyPerennial · 28/04/2020 11:22

I have a monthly tealight subscription from The Botanical Candle Company. Also get Craftpod which is quarterly, and I really enjoy.

I just stopped Papergang, as it was a bit repetitive (so many planners), and also some of the themes were not really my thing. A few things I received also had printing errors, and this was never addressed by the company.


Moominmammaatsea · 28/04/2020 11:29

Following this thread in fascination - who knew there were so many subscription box opportunities out there?!

A few posters have mentioned MEL Science boxes and I’m intrigued by this as an option for my Y7 12-year-old DD but it’s a hefty monthly commitment at £30. Would anyone who currently subscribes to this science box give me a feel for the types of things it includes? My DD is passionate about science but she is slightly hampered by the fact that she is registered blind - I’d like a box that would enable her love of science and allow her to be hands-on and as independent as possible without the need for me to micro-manage her through every step of the experiments. Thanks so much!


Boulshired · 28/04/2020 11:41

I get fortnightly the local trash hamper, it’s what supermarkets are throwing away. You pay what you thinks it’s worth. Have cancelled at the moment as leaving it for those who need it more. In normal times it’s great as the fruit and veg is at its ripest.


Saladaysior · 28/04/2020 11:50

Craft Gin Club- it’s our luxury and a real treat.

We’ve also had Gousto and hello fresh for the special start up offers where you get a hefty discount but we’ve then cancelled after that. They’re just ridiculously expensive per person per meal and we can do just as good food for far less by buying good quality meat and veg locally. Ditto with fruit and veg boxes.


Allycat · 28/04/2020 11:56

This thread is great. Am shamelessly following. I can't wait to try some of these!


PickleSarnie · 28/04/2020 11:58

I get Craft Gin Club - I vary the frequency quite often. They are really flexible and it’s easy to change. Love it. Even if my liver probably doesn’t.

Get occasional Goustos when we get stuck in a meal rut. Then keep the meal cards in the ring binder they give you and use them to cook meals with the rest of the time (and just buy in the ingredients myself). I’ve never had a dud meal from them. Found it much more flexible and varied than Hello Fresh.


ItsAllGoingToBeFine · 28/04/2020 11:59

Mindful Chef recipe boxes, they are eyewateringly expensive, but they are also really good. Currently running a 30% discount for NHS workers.

Used to be in the Hotel Chocolat tasting club which was great, but not for vegans.

DD used to love Toucan Box but kind of grown out of it now.

Oh, and I also use Dollar Shave club.

Very tempted by Mel science for DD now!

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