Glossybox, been there. Birchbox, done that. I found that they were all getting a bit samey each month and cancelled them. I find a lot of subscription boxes stick to a niche, like beauty products, hair products, foodie boxes etc. I’ve been looking for a box that throws a bit of anything and everything in, and alas, I give you TreatBox.
I found TreatBox through Bexa’s blog here. I read her post on a comment thread and ordered myself a box straight away.
There is a new TreatBox every month, and founder Zoe describes them as ‘a hug in a box’ for when a pick-me-up is needed.
There are three ways you could go about getting your hands on a TreatBox. The first is subscribing, which is fairly obvious for a subscription box. This would mean that from just £12 a month you could have a box of goodies arrive on your doorstep with no extra effort needed.
The second way is what I did, and purchased a one-off box. Even the previous boxes are available to purchase still, which I think is fab.
Finally, you could build your own box, deciding whether to add five, seven or ten treats! I think this is a great idea for birthdays and Christmas. It’s like a pamper hamper without having to actually outsource and compile the items yourself.
I know you’re all dying to know what’s in the August box, so here goes.
There were seven treats in the botanically themed August Treatbox, with a RRP of over £25. Seven items is more than you would get in Glossybox or Birchbox for the same price, and it’s totally worth it.
Some of the products are designed by the TreatBox team, whereas others are sourced from well-known, much-loved brands.
First up are these 10 ‘Happiness’ cards, which are little square quote cards which you could have in a little stand, pinned onto the notice board, or stuck in your planner. They’re all designed to lift your mood and make you remember to take five for yourself.
Another TreatBox design is this A5 ‘Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow’ print, which goes amazingly with my bedroom décor and is now sitting pride of place on my bedside table.
Designed in a similar way is this ‘Turn over a new leaf’ notebook, which has plain pages inside for you to doodle over, or start a bullet journal in.
As TreatBox says, ‘no notebook is complete without a partner in crime’, so they’ve thrown in an adorable pink quote pen. Mine says ‘you can plant your dreams’.
Now, for the outsourced goodies. Anatomicals have worked with TreatBox on a number of occasions. This box features one of their latest releases ‘off with their (black and white) head’ tea tree face mask. This is going to work wonders on my skin and I’m hoping it can banish some blemishes!
A little bath treat is from Shobu, and it’s a shower bath bomb! Now, I don’t have a shower at home, we only have a bath, so I’m hoping it’s still going to work just as well! This one is eucalyptus, rosemary and peppermint, so is going to make me feel super fresh and awake.
Finally is the treat I was most excited about which is the Rex London tropical palm lunch bag. It’s made from recycled plastic bottles and is great for keeping food warm or cool. I am going to be taking this to uni with me every blooming day for my snacks.
I think TreatBox is fabulous value for money, and really does offer you a hug in a box. It’s fab to see a company combining beauty and lifestyle in one box. I can’t wait to see their new releases, because with Christmas just around the corner, these are the perfect gift.