I don’t do many non-subscription box reviews these days, but when Brentwood Home reached out to me to review a couple of their children’s items, I couldn’t say no. — Especially since they offered to let me host a giveaway as well! 🙂 Brentwood Home is a California based company who specializes in healthy, luxurious home essentials at honest prices. All of their products are manufactured in Los Angeles using a combination of organic, nontoxic, and natural materials with no chemical retardants, phthalates, ozone depleters, or heavy metals. Items are actually made to order and ship right from their workshop once complete.
Giveaways, contests and other freebies! Mostly subscription box related, but not always.
Cococlectic is a chocolate of the month subscription box featuring US bean-to-bar chocolate makers. Each box will feature a handpicked selection of small batch chocolate bars which are made from scratch using five or less ingredients — namely cocoa beans, cocoa butter, and sugar. All of the bars (4 bars per box) will vegan-friendly, non-GMO, and free of soy, dairy, tree nuts, and gluten. The single origin, individually wrapped bars will be from various companies but always feature artisanal dark chocolate only.
Holly Journals is a monthly subscription box that features a handmade journal with other coordinating treasures to inspire and encourage your journaling habit. Each box will feature a different theme which all of the contents will center around. The highlight of the box will be a beautiful, handmade journal (approximately 7.5″ x 5.5″) with at least 50 pages — 100 front and back. Many different sizes, shapes, colors, and specialty types of paper are used to give these journals their custom, one-of-a-kind look and feel. You’ll also receive a list of journal prompts, a themed book dangle with charms, an embellishment pack, one […]
Quarterly Co. is a subscription service that offers a collection of boxes personally put together by influential authors, entrepreneurs, actors, and more. Subscribers can choose from a variety of themes and/or curators such as the Culinary Box (by Chef Niki Nakayama), Nina Garcia Box (style & fashion items), and the Literary Box (author curators change quarterly). As the name suggests, your chosen curator will send you a box of their personally selected items on a quarterly basis (one box every 3 months). Each product you receive will reflect on the person who selected it, and help inform your understanding of them. Pretty cool!
Creative Mercantile is a monthly subscription box that sends you a curated selection of fun & unique stationery and craft supplies. Each box will help you add creativity and fun to your planner, calendar, journal, scrapbook, or bulletin board with a selection of 8-12 themed paper and craft products. Items can include stickers, stamps, decorative clips, postcards, 4 x 6 journal cards, washi tape, and other fun stationery supplies. An inspiration sheet will also be provided to give you some ideas on how to use the items inside.
My July 2016 Book of the Month selection is here! — Actually all of the July selections are here, along with a free summer gift offer & giveaway! If you haven’t heard, Book of the Month (BOTM) is a subscription that sends you a new hardcover book as chosen by a panel of judges every month. You’ll be given a choice between five different book selections which will be revealed on their site on the first of the month. The books will include a broad range of genres and offer a mix of both fiction and nonfiction titles. The Book of the Month team reviews thousands of submissions from dozens […]
Mary’s Secret Ingredients is a culinary surprise box that helps you “put some LOVE in your cooking!”. Mary is the writer behind the food blog “Love — The Secret Ingredient“, where she shares recipes, cooking tips, and more. She launched Mary’s Secret Ingredients to introduce others to some of her favorite artisanal and gourmet goodies. She also shares recipes on her blog which will incorporate the ingredients in the boxes.
Surprise Ride is a monthly subscription box that makes themed activity kits for children ages 6 to 11. Each box will feature a different theme — from art, to geography, to outer space, and everything in between. Past themes have included Bees, Rockets, Green Thumb, Picasso, Newspapers, DIY Gifts, and Carnivals (all of which are for sale in their online shop!). Every Surprise Ride box will include all of the materials for two hands-on activities, as well as a book, healthy snack, and fun extras.
EverydayHappy is a subscription service that sends you a monthly bundle of eco-friendly baby and/or family essentials. There are 3 different monthly bundles to choose from: Diaper Care Kit, Family Care Kit, and Daily Health Care Kit. The Diaper Care Kit contains up to 315 natural/ultra absorbent diapers (7 sizes available) and 100% bamboo wipes infused with aloe vera and Vitamin E. The Family Care Kit includes a collection of 5 products: face & body lotion, laundry detergent, hand soap, diaper cream, and shampoo/body wash. — All of which are biodegradable, non-toxic, hypoallergenic, tear-free, and vegan. The Daily Health Care Kit includes a […]
Mary’s Secret Ingredients is a culinary surprise box that helps you “put some LOVE in your cooking!”. Mary is the writer behind the food blog “Love — The Secret Ingredient“, where she shares recipes, cooking tips, and more. She launched Mary’s Secret Ingredients to introduce others to some of her favorite artisanal and gourmet goodies. She also shares recipes on her blog which will incorporate the ingredients in the boxes. New boxes are released every season with a limited number available. 10% of their yearly profits are donated to Feed the Children, an organization that provides food, water, health care, and education to […]
It’s been quite some time since I’ve gotten to review a Sapphire Soul box and it seems that a lot has changed! They’ve grown quite a bit since my last box and now have changed their monthly subscription to the “Mindful & Mystic” box (formerly the “Balance Box”) and no longer have small and large size options. Instead, all of their monthly boxes will include an assortment of items, including a piece of jewelry (previously only offered in their large boxes). Boxes will still include items such as candles, essential oils, jewelry, crystals, holistic wellness products, and more! All of the […]
Time is running out! — I seriously can’t believe that Christmas is next week. How did that happen?! If you’re looking for a great holiday gift idea (that’s not subscription box related 😉 ), Minted has an awesome collection of custom silhouette art prints that would make an amazing keepsake for anyone one your list. (IMPORTANT: FOR 12/24 DELIVERY: ORDER STANDARD-PRINTED COMPLETELY CUSTOM ART BY 12/17.)