Are you signed up to any subscription boxes?
One of the things I encourage freelancers to do, is to set aside time each month for fun. It’s so easy to fall into the trap of being all work and no play. I also think it’s incredibly important to reward yourself as a freelancer. After all, we don’t have a boss to give us a pat on the back, so we need to be a good boss to ourselves.
With that in mind, I thought it might be fun to have a look at what subscription boxes are out there, so that fun reward can pop through your letterbox when you’re not expecting it. Y’know, like when you have a couple of glasses of wine and order something on ASOS, then forget until it turns up a few days later.
Through some online shopping and crowdsourcing, here are some of the most popular:
Subscription Boxes For Freelancers
Buddy box – Put together by the lovely people at Blurt (a brilliant bunch who cater to those struggling with mental health challenges), this monthly box is designed to bring you joy, comfort and inspiration each month.
Lucky Dip Club – Socks! Pins! I mean, what could be better for someone working from home, than a pair of really funky socks every month?
Stack subscription – If independent magazines are your thing, Stack is for you. They send you a different independent magazine each month, so you’re ahead of even the coolest hipsters.
Bacon subscription – Does what it says on the pack.
Happy mail from I heart homes – A cute collection of goodies for inspiring you.
Birchbox – I’ve been a Birchbox subscriber in the past and plan to return to it. It’s a beauty box, but the feature I loved is that you can enter your skin type, hair type, interests, so it’s more tailored to you. Because the last thing this dry skinned, thick red haired girl needs is more oily face products and shampoos for blonde hair.
I love gin – Confession: I don’t actually like gin. But most of the people in the Facebook group do. This is for them.
Mess box – Got kids? Don’t mind mess? Love a bit of sensory play? The Mess box is for you(r kids)!
Crown and Glory – The go-to brand for funky hair decorations has a monthly subscription. I like the idea of rocking up to every Facebook Live in a new glittery hair dec.
The cake tasting club – Cake. Cake in the post. Why are you still here? Go, order!
Pong subscription – I feel like the postman wouldn’t like you for this, but a cheese subscription exists.
Bloom Box – I often look at other people’s Instagrammable house plants with envy. So signing up for Bloom Box’s monthly houseplant subscription is seriously tempting.
Papergang – A stationery subscription. This one got recommended to me by quite a few people. Stationery is essentially really pretty crack for freelancers
Rainbow Soul Surprise Box – Someone mentioned this in another group I’m in, and it’s perfect for those that run more soul-centered businesses or love a bit of woo woo. Boxes contain a variety of things, from moon guide and essential oils to crystals and bath soaks.