10 Summery subscription boxes to order ASAP
The first days of summer are here and this means it's about time to let loose and enjoy the fun, simple, tasty and helpful things in life.
You don't need us to tell you that subscription boxes have become a hot commodity. Birchbox may have paved the way; now there are boxes targeted at men specifically, and the customization hasn't stopped there. These days subscription boxes come customized for kids and even your pets! Whether you're looking for fresh beauty pick-me-ups or you're looking to refresh your outdoor gear, there's a box for you.
Here's a selection of some of our favourite subscription finds for this summer, most of which are made in Canada.
Can you really think about summer without picturing wine? No, no you can't. Based out of Calgary, the WineCollective wants to shower you with a variety of tasty wines. You can opt for two, four or six bottles delivered each month. Packages start at $57.24 and they are shipped for free via FedEx and Canada Post.
So you're more of a beer person? No problem! Canada Craft Club has you covered. Experience different craft beers from all over the world, and don't think these are small samples either; you'll be getting the 650-750ml-sized bottles every month. Join here and get your July 2017 box before time passes you by. Similar to WineCollective, CCC offers two, four or six (large sized) beers. They also offer e-store credits in each package.
Looking to rejuvenate or relax this summer? CallaLife delivers five to eight items to you each month and most are sourced from local Canadian artisans. You can expect items catering to your health and wellness as well as beauty and lifestyle selections. If herbal teas, specialty oils and soothing serums excite you, then start here and get ready for selections tailored to your needs. Price is $38 a month.
We can all appreciate a good pair of panties and this Canadian company offers you an alternative to venturing out into the world of shopping malls. The first pair is $9.95 and $14.95 afterwards. Learn more here.
Nerdblock selected toys, games, apparel and collectibles are really worth the look. Summer means entertainment after all. You can choose from comic, horror, sci-fi and other categories, with available selections for girls, boys, men and women. There's even a Doctor Who subscription block. Most subscriptions start at $19.99 USD and the next ship out date is June 25. Keep in mind prices are in U.S. dollars and there is a shipping fee.
This subscription box service exists to help you with your period needs. The products are all 100 percent organic cotton, too. Go for the Necessities Box, which includes 20 tampons or 20 pads (or a mixture of both). Or, you can opt for the Comfort Box, which comes with the necessities mentioned — plus chocolate and tea. For each you can select from regular or super (or a mixture) sizes. The Necessities Box runs for $10 and the Comfort Box is $35 plus applicable taxes and shipping. Ellebox is based in Vancouver.
The Toronto-based company caters to men that want to "get a sock for every season." Fashionable socks can add the extra pop to an outfit and this suave brand is all about finding the right fabrics regardless of the temperature outside, which is great for the summer to winter transition. Pricing starts at $12.50 a month. Free shipping is included. Start looking here.
If you're in need of outdoor necessities for hiking, camping, hunting, rafting, mountain biking, survival and so on, then look no further. Have a peek at the most recent box here. The basic box is $24.99 and comes with four to eight items and the ultimate box is $149.99. There's also a basic plus box and an advanced box available to suit your demands. Scan through all the options here. The Canadian company also has regular cool giveaways.
Don't neglect that pup of yours this summer. There's a selection of four to six treats and toys offered, all curated around a special theme each month. Bark Box has been around since 2011 and they've shipped millions of boxes to date. Pricing starts at $21 USD a month and there is a shipping fee (starts at $5). The packages range on the size of you dog. More here.
You deserve to be surprised with luxe gifts and this subscription box service offers up products from brands like Sephora, bareMinerals and Nest Fragrances. From face creams to fresh scents to healthy snacks to Turkish towels, each month there a handful of selections to cater to all your beauty and lifestyle needs. It runs on a bi-monthly schedule and the next package comes in August. The average shipping cost across Canada is $8.50. Keep in mind the items offered fall under a more expensive price tag.