Friday, 1 April 2016

#TreatBoxUK

Helloooo. It's gone midnight and I'm currently sat in front of my laptop, avoiding getting ready to catch the 3am train to London. (I'm excited to go to London as I'm seeing The Vamps but we haven't been since our suitcase saga so I'm a tad (very) paranoid about travelling today haha).

Since February, I've been signed up to a subscription box called TreatBox UK. After receiving the latest one yesterday, I fancied writing something different on this blog so I thought I would tell you all about TreatBox UK.

*As a basic blogger, I feel daft even making this statement but just to point out that this is NOT a sponsored post - I buy these boxes every month bc they are just too friggin' cute.*

credit: Not Shabby Very Chic

My intention is to start writing about the contents of these boxes every month, however, before I delve into the April box, I thought I would just give a bit of background information first!

Throwback to late last year, when I was happily scrolling through my Twitter timeline. I randomly came across this account called Not Shabby Very Chic. I decided to take a look at their Twitter purely because of the name (there's a stall at my local market called Shabby Chicks and it reminded me of that). Upon a quick nosy, I realised that Not Shabby Very Chic sold loads of cute decorations and gifts which I adored. However, what captured my eye was their Treat Boxes, which are basically monthly surprise boxes filled with gorgeous little bits and bobs.

You can sign up for a monthly subscription or buy a standalone box - I wanted to try an individual box to see if it was worth the money but they were sold out so I waited until the New Year. In January, I placed an order for a February box. I noticed that you could also build your own box, choosing a number of gifts from a set list, so I made up a box each for Em and Mim as birthday presents. There was a good selection and to be honest it was difficult just to choose a set number of things! They also made lovely presents which the girls loved.

I received my first surprise TreatBox in February and the rest is history. From the cute 'fragile' stamp on the box, to the quote card and welcome note inside the box, everything about it screams adorable before you even unwrap the contents! The box is also letterbox friendly, which means your little bundle of happiness will be ready and waiting for you and not at the postal sorting office/at a neighbour's house etc. It feels like Christmas when you open the box as there is also a surprise theme each month, so you never know what you're going to get. I loved it so much that I decided to subscribe from then on in. Each box is £12 if you have a monthly subscription (with free postage and packaging!) which is fantastic value.

I received my third box yesterday, based on Sunshine, Beach and all things Nautical, which truly brightened up my day. You can expect a blog on April's TreatBox in a few days.

If you can't wait until then to check out a TreatBox, you can see some examples of previous boxes on the Not Shabby Very Chic website.

I've tried a couple of subscription boxes before but this one is most definitely the best in my eyes. Are you signed up to any boxes? If so, which ones do you love?

Hwyl am y tro ✌️