5 Refreshing Picks to Ease the Christmas Hustle
The world is such a different place from a decade ago. People used to plan shopping trips to the malls to purchase Christmas gifts. Today, everything can be conveniently delivered to you just with a simple touch on your screen. From festive decorations, pet supplies and even groceries from the supermarket, it saves you time to run other errands. Besides the usual delivery services, subscription boxes have recently become increasingly popular.
These boxes are great for those who like the feeling of receiving a gift. Depending on the service, some gives you the option of choice while some gives the option of surprise. It works somewhat like Netflix, whereby you subscribe to it with tailored TV offerings and monthly new releases. Instead of giving the usual Christmas presents like another candle or lipstick, here are some new and unique alternatives for your loved ones!
First of all, we have Lookfantasic (no pun intended). It is a British beauty boutique with over 400 beauty brands. The usual beauty box comes in 3, 6, or 12-month subscription options. I find that this is an excellent option for someone that is keen on trying different products. To make Christmas a little more fun, Lookfantastic has also curated a "Christmas Calendar" beauty box that features 25 magical beauty treats. Spoiler alert! It includes products from brands like GLAMGLOW, Percy & Reed and Caudalie.
Style Theory is our very own homegrown clothing subscription platform. I’ve personally tried it for a month and loved the experience. I must say, the greatest takeaway from the platform is the access to designer pieces. I usually rent the outfits for last minute events or bags from my favourite brands like Michael Kors and Balenciaga. I would highly recommend getting this subscription as a sustainable option for someone that experiments with designers and fashion.
Box of Style
Box of Style is a luxurious subscription box curated by editor, designer and entrepreneur Rachel Zoe. When The Rachel Zoe Project first aired, I was a little obsessed with her and her #girlboss attitude. Since we can't raid her closet, I am quite excited to know that she has curated her quarterly favourites into her latest venture, Box of Style. Each box contains a combination of items that ranges from bags to outfits, some accessories and beauty products. Although it currently only ships to the USA, Australia and Canada, you can use shipment company like Vpost to ship it over before the holiday.
For the men in your life, Ohhmybox (OMB) is a great subscription box for the modern dapper who loves staying in trend with the latest lifestyle and grooming products. Some products include a tie, socks and hair wax. They change the products frequently, so there are multiple options for you.
The French Cellar
Last on the list is a gift that can be enjoyed by everyone - wine. Whether you are learning to appreciate wine or is an experienced taster, wine is a must-have at every occasion. The French Cellar has welcomed a new wine experience with a 3 or 6-month subscription box of two exclusive bottles of French wine. This is a great gift for someone that loves wine as it offers them new flavours to try and experiment with.