There are currently 4 different geeky subscription boxes sat on my desk that whisper at me to open them whilst I sleep. Once Loot Crate, My Geek Box, Infinity Crate and Nerd Block are joined by their brother Geek Fuel, I can start unboxing the wealth of goodies and pick my favourite company!
It’s surprising how many different types of these to-your-door boxes have popped up recently and they’re a great way of discovering new things that you wouldn’t normally buy. And, if you’re worried about building up a collection of unwanted merchandise, think how many great Christmas presents you can give at the end of the year!
It’s not just for us closet nerds either – though these along with beauty crates seem to be among the most prevalent. Whatever your interests are, there’ll be doorstep delights available for you. (Yes, there is even a weekly bacon crate!) So while I’m eagerly awaiting my next unboxing, I’ve found some other cool subs based on a few of my favourite things:
1. Japanese Goodies
Japan Crate offer a selection of Japanese foods, drinks and sweets for you to try every month. If you want to know what was in this month’s box, you can watch Jessica Nigri’s Japan Crate unboxing over here.
2. Tea, Glorious Tea
I really want to join the tea club at BRUU. For £10 a month, you get sent a bag of gourmet loose tea made from all natural ingredients – apparently it equals out to less than 12p a cup. Unfortunately, this would mean I’d need to buy a nice new glass teapot to brew it all in… oh no! 🙂 Some of the many flavours offered include Exotic Lychee Green Tea, Nice and Spicy Chai and Sweet Vanilla Black.
Of course, everyone knows about the Graze box and all the great healthy snacks they send you. But let’s face it, when it comes to snacks, you want a supply of something a little sweeter… a little more CHOCOLATE. Hotel Chocolat are one of my favourite chocolate shops and they’ve introduced the Tasting Club. For £22.95 a month you get an entire box of chocolates and you don’t even need to leave the house.
For the lactose intolerant or wallet-challenged among us, TaffyMail.co.uk post out a monthly American sweets bag from just £7.49.
Ooh, the feeling of a new pair of socks after a long day *sigh* and I wouldn’t even have to go to the shops to buy them.
Super lazy underwear shoppers can also have someone else handle their pants with a Year of Pants subscription from WhoMadeYourPants.co.uk 😉
Owl Crate is a book subscription service that deliver a Young Adult novel and other literary related items (jewellery, totes, pins) to you every month.
6. Science and Engineering
Kiwi Crates offer something that looks like it could be a lot of fun. It is technically aimed at kids from 9 – 14… but getting a sciency project kit like a working trebuchet or zoetrope to build every month really appeals to me. $19.95 sounds like a good deal for a little inspiration and to keep me busy for a while
7. Celebrity Crates
There is such a great range of crates available at Quarterly Co. curated by a range of personalities such as Pharrell Williams, IGN’s Naomi Kyle, Wil Wheaton and (the reason I discovered them) Bill Nye, the Science Guy. They are sent out every 3 months and are a considerably more expensive than other subscription services but each box is filled with hand picked items and a personalised letter explaining why each was chosen.
8. ???For those who like surprises; Not Another Bill pick a random premium product based on your preferences and profile. Past presents have included pieces of jewellery, home wares, stationery sets and bags. It’d make the perfect present for someone you don’t know what to buy but it is a little pricey.
Now that I know I can get everything I’d ever want delivered to my house, I’m off to continue my life as a hermit and never leave again – bring me the bacon!