Subscription boxes from local indies
Everybody loves getting treats through the post, and even more so if they're from a fab local indie. We've picked the best subscription boxes in Sussex - guaranteed to make you smile.
Get the Insta-worthy interiors look with this sumptuous seasonal subscription box delivered direct to your door. It’s all carefully curated to be effortlessly on-trend and, most importantly, each box comes with its own styling guide to save you staring into the depths wondering what the heck you’re meant to do with it all. From The Post House was set up by fashion buyer and PR duo Hannah and Anne, inspired by their own adventures renovating and styling their Sussex cottages. The Together box for winter 2020 is a treat of shades of white and glowing brass, warm as candlelight, and full of trinkets that’ll give your table the wow factor this Christmas.
Ah, remember spa trips? If you’re laughing hollowly at the very idea, you’re not alone. In fact you probably have much in common with the lovely Sandra, who set up Self Care Sundays Box when she was an exhausted and overwhelmed mum who wanted to recreate the spa experience at her home in Wadhurst, East Sussex, with zero thought or effort. She tried several subscription boxes and, like many of us, ended up disappointed with sample-sized products and general poor curation (SPF in November, anyone?). With Self Care Sundays Box, all the work is done for you. Every other month, you receive a perfectly curated box of products designed to be used together, with no waste, to give you the spa glow at home. All you have to do is go into the bathroom once a week. You can manage that – right?
Put that bodice-ripper DOWN and instead sign up to Books That Matter, a feminist subscription box that will deliver a female-authored book plus a range of gifts from independent female creatives to your door every month. You’ll be empowered, informed and educated faster than you can say ‘oooh, Mr Darcy!’. Brighton-based founder Molly is the first ever female winner of the Start Up Sussex entrepreneurship project, and Books That Matter has just been crowned the UK’s Female Start Up of the Year.
Get your self care through the post with Wildwoman, a monthly subscription box based around a nonfiction book that’ll help change your life. Each book comes with a range of themed gifts including crystals, sweet treats, stationery, candles, and a series of journalling prompts from Lewes-based founder Donna. If you’re into your shelf-help, it’s the perfect package.
Get budding chefs in the kitchen with this monthly box packed full of recipes, ideas, crafts and science experiments. Ideal for 5-12 year olds, each box is full of inspiration and ideas to keep kids happy and help them learn more about where food comes from. Choose a six-month subscription and you’ll get a fab recipe binder too, which takes Muddy back to the days of magazine subscriptions from the local Post Office and makes us feel about 100 years old.