We all deserve a monthly gift to ourselves.
Subscription boxes may well be the best invention ever. Delivered direct to your door and carefully compiled to give you a gorgeous variety of products – whether that’s beauty, food or drinks. Gone are the days of waking up and finding your cleanser is finished and having no alternative or an empty fridge came with a dreaded 2-hour supermarket spree. We’ve narrowed down our favourites to make choosing easy.
We somehow manage to always find an excuse to treat ourselves – but during that time of the month, we offer ourselves a little more TLC than normal. Understandably, of course.
That’s why we adore Pink Parcel, the monthly subscription box that arrives at the same time as Mother Nature’s ‘gift’, only this one is packed full of all the things you need to feel your best at all times of the month. And it’s only £10.50 a month!
Here at LOOK we love Pink Parcel so much that we’ve teamed up with them to create our very own box.
Each parcel contains 6 beauty hero products hand-picked by the LOOK team. This includes ALL of the essentials: chocolate, tea, a monthly supply of sanitary products (you pick your favourite brand when signing up), plus the latest issue of LOOK (obvs). With beauty picks from brands including REN, Nails Inc., Korres, Eyeko this box is guaranteed to give you a ‘Yes! You’ve got this!’ boost.
This one’s a little more spenny than the rest, but trust us when we say it’s worth it. Your very own Fresh Fitness Food courier will deliver personalised meals to your house every morning, consisting of everything from venison adana to chicken frittatas (pictured). If it’s results you’re after, there are specific programmes to choose from, too: lean gains, summer body, fat burn, muscle gain and comp prep. Prices do start at £20 a day but you can advise on every little macro (carbs, protein and fat!), and just wait until you try their sweet treats- we’re talking guilt-free chocolate protein balls, strawberry waffles and delicious berry smoothies. Our words don’t do it justice.
Retailing at just £3.99, Graze boxes come in at the cheapest of our shortlist. Per box, the choice of over 100 tasty snacks including nuts, dried fruits, dips, olives and seeds, and sweet treats such as flapjacks, cakes, popcorn and natural chocolate is chosen by the brains behind the site according to your own personal ratings. Yep, the site asks you for certain foodie preferences, which are then used to select what makes up each box. Not convinced? You can get your first box for half price!
If snacking isn’t the problem, Hello Fresh’s weekly subscription boxes include specific ingredients and recipes to make up full, wholesome meals. In fact, each box (containing 3, 4 or 5 meals) comes complete with carefully measured out ingredients according to the number of people you have selected per meal (2 or 4). And, if you’re worried about how you will prevent your food from turning stale, Hello Fresh uses cleverly created ingredients that stay fresh for longer. Prices:
- 3-Meal Box for 2 – £39 (Vegetarian – £36)
- 3-Meal Box for 4 – £59 (Vegetarian – £57)
- 5-Meal Box for 2 – £49
- 4-Meal Family Box for 4 – £64
Gousto follows a similar remit to Hello Fresh. Made up of organic vegetables and high welfare British meat, each delivery consists of the exact portions needed to follow specific recipe cards. Unlike Hello Fresh, Gousto also allows customers to choose from the recipes on offer (previous options have included teriyaki tofu, Italian gnocchi and mushroom stroganoff), but if making a decision seems too hard, Gousto will do it for you according to the company’s most popular. Prices:
- 2 recipes for 2 people – £29.99 per week
- 2 recipes for 4 people – £39.99 per week
- 3 recipes for 2 people – £34.99 per week
- 3 recipes for 4 people – £49.99 per week
- 4 recipes for 2 people – £39.99 per week
- 4 recipes for 4 people – £57.99 per week
Primal Snackbox is the UK’s first monthly paleo snack box and plays host to three delicious options including ‘The Savannah’, consisting of high protein dried meat, ‘The Forest’, devised specifically for vegans and veggies, and ‘The Barrecore’, created with the help of Barrecore’s founder Niki Rein. Whilst ‘The Savannah’ is made up of dried meat only, both ‘The Forest’ and ‘The Barrecore’ include energy bars, raw snacks, paleo chocolate treats, dried fruit and much more. Who said being a paleo was difficult?! Prices:
- ‘The Savannah’ – £21.99
- ‘The Forest’ – £19.99
- ‘The Barrecore’ – £21.99
Flowbox’s classic, vegan or gluten-free snack boxes incorporate ALL our favourite health-conscious food brands. Whether it’s the mini or maxi box you go for (5-6 treats or 8-10 treats), the likes of Obar, The Chia Co, The Raw Chocolate Company and Artisan join forces to create each mouth-watering selection. Subscriptions can be paid on a rolling monthly basis or in 3 or 6 month prepaid options. 1% of Flowbox’s net profit will also be donated to a charity of your choice! Prices:
- Mini vegan/classic/gluten-free prices start at £9.95
- Maxi vegan/classic/gluten-free prices start at £17.95