Feb27

Trending Right Now: Boxes

Remember when grandma used to send you care packages full of gum, bookmarks, stickers and a $5 bill tucked into an envelope? And thus my obsession with getting stuff in the mail began. Now I wait at the door like a sentry soldier for the UPS guy to bring me a little somethin somethin. Apparently, I’m not alone. Box-based companies have turned what my granny did organically  into a business. The best part: No obligatory thank you card required. Your credit card payment is thanks enough for boxes from OliveBox, GlossyBox and Blissmo.

For paper-o-philes, OliveBox ships wood-grained wonders out monthly. Inside, find books, letter presses, notecards, stickies, calendars, etc … all playing into the month’s theme, like all things Paris for February. You can read, chicken scratch, get crafty and drop a line to your real Nana, thanks to everything inside the box. Memberships start at $25 and go up to $295. It’s kind of the best bday gift for your has-everything-but-is-obsessed-with-doodling-her-own-name gal pal, too.

Because I’m obsessed with beauty products, GlossyBox is a good outlet to try out new brands. Each month, a little pink box loaded with travel-sized products like hand creams, shea butter salves, mascaras, perfumes—you know, girly staples, from companies like Amore Pacific, Marvis and OPI. The brand is also doing a collaboration with DailyCandy (hmm, hmm, my boss lady) and The Standard where you can swipe up full-sized products like SK-II at the Standard’s gift shop for $68. Considering the SK-II in the box is worth more the box itself, it’s one hell of a deal. But don’t worry, you can still order it and have it mailed to you to feed your package fix by logging on here.

To fuel my eco-friendly fascination, Blissmo monthly mails out boxes full of organic, non-toxic and eco-friendly products ranging from beauty to food for around $19.95 a month. Pick one beauty, one food and one seasonal item to land on your doorstep. As these types of products tend to tip the scales a little more, it’s a great way to find out which ones work best without breaking the bank. Did I mention it’s good for you, too. Grandma would certainly approve.

Photos plucked from OliveBox and Blissmo respectively.