A while back, Mashable ran a post titled ‘From Condoms to Beef: 5 Goody Boxes to Send Your Dude‘ written by a woman (obviously, she has big surprises in store for her dude this year). As a married woman with 2 kids running around home, I think sending my dude a subscription club complete with condoms for all those nights out-of-town is the perfect gift, don’t you? While, I am sure he would love the more mundane Birchbox for men or the Dollar Shave club, the Kobe beef and whiskey from Bespoke (for entertaining others?) seems like a bigger hit.
Anyway, I got to thinking about the upcoming holidays and the neck scarf/warmer that I received in a pajama-a-gram from the boys one year (which I was obviously wearing at the moment). I love it, but the thrill is over. Maybe just maybe this year, I will get a subscription box. Practical, easy to order, and yet a surprise each month? Might just fit the bill?
This is what the men in my life may come across in searching for a monthly goody box for the woman in their life:
They could always go with the obvious and choose Birchbox for Women. This would be a slam dunk for them because who doesn’t love little surprise beauty trinkets delivered right to their door? In fact, a Birchbox should come with a little pledge to leave me alone for one night a month to play beauty salon with my new goodies.
My gang of guys may want to splurge a little more and go for the PopSugar Must Have Monthly Favorites with the claim that ‘It’s kinda like eating a cupcake for breakfast.’ Yes!! The November box included a whole host of goodies including Stonewall Doughnut Mix, a Gorjana Cuff bracelet and more for the home and beauty. I have to say: I want this one.
Now for the real nitty-gritty, instead of condoms delivered each month, women can get My Cotton Bunny, which delivers monthly Period supplies right to your door complete with chocolate. Discreetly and hand-packed, of course. Honestly, I never would have thought of it, but I am sure my husband would prefer this to feminine products being on the grocery list.
This one really makes my heart flutter: Craft Coffee, who is more selective than Harvard when it comes to coffee beans, will deliver fresh beans right to your door. Each month I (hint, hint) will get 3 different blends that were blind tested before being chosen. Check.
edited to add: Just this morning, I read about this LATEST foray into subscription clubs, erotic boxes for lack of a better description. Seems like everyone is jumping on the erotic bandwagon. As one of the founders of Unbound, Sarah Jayne, is quoted “I’m creating a space for high quality smut and engaging conversation… the thinking woman’s locker room.” AND, there you have it. Probably NOT a gift for your KIDS to send, but your friends – definitely!
…While the first memory of anything-of-the-month club is wine, and I never turn down a bottle of vino, good to see there are a few new spins on subscription clubs.