The year has brought in many new innovations, and box subscription services seem to be among the most popular. It’s almost like receiving a present every month, and the element of surprise in each package keeps you on your toes with anticipation. These boxes make excellent gifts and save you from scouring through online forums in frustration over what to pick or trudging through suffocating crowds to shop. The functionality of these services can’t be denied, from keeping you stocked with period essentials without ever having to leave the house, to taking care of your recreational needs with books and music. They also allow you to try a variety of new and interesting products without having to splurge on something you’re not sure you will like down the lane.
Homegrown has curated a list of interesting subscription services that hopefully make your life a little more efficient or even exciting.
This subscription service is a literature lover’s dream come true. The Big Book Box curates a packages around a specific theme every month, with books, fandom merchandise and other knick knacks like coffee mugs. They say that the books they deliver are highly anticipated and often hard to find, or quite expensive to purchase individually so you’ll be saving on the overall deal. They have different durations, such as monthly to half-yearly and the price ranges from INR 1000 to INR 16000 depending on type and time period.
Their November themed box ,“Wintry Adventures” seems quite enticing so if you’d like to place an order, click here.
Another box subscription service for book lovers, The Booklings Crate also curates interesting reads around specific themes each month. The boxes are also packed with special items like posters, bookmarks, fandom t-shirts and more. On the more affordable side, the boxes range from INR 550 to INR 9570 depending on duration and the plans also allow you to choose the amount of books you wish to receive. The themes of their past boxes have been around exciting series like Harry Potter and Stranger Things, sure to thrill any fandom enthusiast.
To place an order, click here.
III. Paper Planes
Paper Planes is a celebrated subscription service that aims to bring you ‘intelligent, passionate and purposeful writing as well as design’ through the independent magazines they curate each month. In their repertoire are international journals like Cereal, Mould, Faune and The Travel Almanac. The subscription service delivers one publication every month based on the genre you’ve opted such as food or travel, or they can even surprise you with a random one if you chose not to pick a preference. The price ranges between INR 1350 to INR 15,800 depending on duration and the type of plan you choose.
To place an order, see here.
Getting your period can definitely be a trying time of the month, with great amounts of pain and discomfort so here’s a subscription service that attempts to make it better. Being Juliet curates boxes with necessary menstrual products like pads and tampons, along with comforting items like teas, snacks, and skin care products to pamper yourself with. The service ranges from INR 399 to INR 6600 depending on type and duration.
Check out their website here.
The Revolver club is India’s only Vinyl subscription service, leading the country’s revolution back to the nostalgic, retro-era before CD’s took over the music scene. They stock artists like the Cranberries and Louis Armstrong, as well as upcoming one’s such as Hosier. They also have Bollywood and classic Indian records in their collection. They are currently revamping their subscription service which is due to be functional in the near future. The previous one charged INR 5500 for a three-month duration, where you would get a select record each month.
Stay updated about the return of their subscription service here.
Pet care has truly gone above and beyond our expectations, and now there is a customisable subscription service to pamper your pooch with. The package delivers toys, treats, clothes and other accessories for your dog. There are different types of services to suit the characteristics of your pet, like their age, size and breed. There is also a birthday themed box with treats for the special occasion, as well as vegan options for the environmentally conscious. Cat parents are not left out, the MeowBox is a similar box service customised for your feline friend. The service is priced Rs 2000 upwards and changes according to type and duration.
Show your pet some love and place an order here.
VII. Tea box
This subscription service brings you the freshest of teas from the estates of Assam, Darjeeling, Nilgiris and Nepal. Each month, you get five premium teas curated around a specific theme. November’s is ‘Pause’, centred around the idea of slowing down our hectic lives to take in the beauty of the fall season, and to indulge in robust, aromatic breakfast teas. The blends of the season are earthy and luscious, and crafted to suit the oncoming cold weather. The price range is between INR 999 and INR 2847, depending on duration.
VIII. Fab Bag
The Fab Bag has been many women’s go-to beauty subscription service, providing various cosmetic, skincare products and fragrances at an affordable rate. They present brands like Sugar, The Balm, The Soap Company India and many more. Each bag is themed and you receive four to five products per bag, for example, the November bag is themed “Beauty Rituals” and packs two cosmetics and three skin care products. They range between INR 600 to INR 5000 depending on duration of the plan.
IX. My Envy Box
My Envy Box is a higher end beauty subscription service, packing luxury brands like Clinique, Balmain Hair, Forest Essentials, Givenchy and Kama Ayurveda. They deliver four to five trial size products in each package, for you to try out high-end cosmetic and skin-care brands without having to break the bank buying the individual products. The beauty boxes retail between INR 850 to INR 8500 depending on duration. They also have a jewellery box service, with two to three curated designer pieces from brands like Deepa Gurnani and Zariin. They retail for INR 2450.
This unique underwear subscription service for men customises their package to meet your specific needs. There is a questionnaire where you can pick the type and style of the underwear you wish to receive, they’ll even provide friskier items like thongs if you indicate your interest. They also present a wide range of brands depending on the plan you chose, like FCUK, Flying Machine, Superdry and Emporio Armani. The service ranges from Rs.1000 to Rs. 13,4990 depending on type and duration.
Feature image source: The Big Book Box Instagram
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