Deliveries straight to your door…
Is there anything better than getting a delivery? Especially as we don’t have a regular mail system in Dubai so anything that comes direct to our door is mega exciting and often makes life that much more convenient. Groceries, beauty products, wellness kits, men’s accessories, kids activities – even fresh flowers – they’re all available on subscription now, mama! These are our top picks of some of the subscription boxes you should sign up for pronto!
If making sure that your family is getting their 5 a day involves countless trips to the supermarket and the same old boring fruit purchases then sign up for this fabulously fruity box subscription and expect to receive a heap of fresh, vibrant and seasonal fruit beautifully packaged up and ready to eat (lots of items come washed and sliced and perfectly wrapped for popping straight into snack-boxes – too easy!).
Fruitful Day is a flexible delivery service so that you can order as little or as often as you like and cancel up to 24 hours beforehand and there are trial boxes on offer for AED 120 if you want to try before subscribing (but trust us, you’ll be hooked once you taste the mango…). The Fruitful Day discovery box contains a variety of different fruits each week, picked based on seasonality and all ready-to-eat (so you won’t be getting anything rock hard or unripe – hooray!). And if you’re keen to substitute any of the 15-20 varieties of fruit for something else then just let the team know your preferences and they’ll make it all happen with zero fuss. From all the faves including apples, bananas and blueberries plus a few treats to discover, this is the perfect way to get your kiddos to love fruit (and for you to stay away from the cookie jar…). We love.
New beauty products are always a treat – but snapping up the full-sized versions without checking them out first can be risky (teenage acne is not a phase we’d like to repeat). The answer? Sign up to a 3, 6 or 12 month subscription with GlamBox and receive 4 or more beauty samples at your door each month – including makeup, skincare, fragrances, body and hair products – all from well known and up-and-coming brands and all sized big enough to allow you to figure out if you love them or not. Mamas of girls, watch out for your little ones wanting to pinch that pretty pink box each time it arrives!
If you’re on a mission to feed your family in the cleanest, healthiest way possible then a weekly box from Greenheart is a must. All produce is grown on the Greenheart farm or brought in from carefully sourced partner farms and everything is produced using 100% honest, sustainable organic farming methods. Choose from boxes that offer all the staples (salad items, onions, carrots etc) or go for a mixed juice box , mixed family box or a mixed box deluxe that has added extras including seasonal fruits – plus loads more including dry goods and healthy treats. Always delivered with a huge smile.
Worried about your unhealthy lifestyle or want a little wellness boost every month? At H3Wbox is the answer! A monthly lifestyle box which covers health, mindfulness, nutrition, beauty and fitness in the UAE, you can expect to receive a hand assembled holistic box of 5+ items selected to work together to create a beautifully presented collection of goodies. Aimed to enhance positivity, health and goodness in your life, all products in the boxes are planet safe and cruelty free and include everything from natural skin care and beauty products from super cool brands, healthy snacks, fashion and lifestyle products (that round yoga mat was the stuff of dreams…), superfoods, vouchers and so much more. And each box comes with a thoughtful letter to tell you exactly why the products are so good for you and how you should use them.
We’ll be waiting eagerly at our doors each month for this little box of heaven!
Happiness in a box? Yes please! These monthly activity boxes for small and big kids will get your little ones busy and smiling through 8 different activities and a book surrounding each month’s theme. Beautifully packaged (because we’re suckers for that stuff) and filled with non-toxic, carefully sourced materials to complete each activity plus step-by-step instructions, The Happy Box is great for promoting sibling love through sharing (anything helps right?!) and making craft-time exciting plus filling in free time and stopping those ‘I’m bored…’ moments. Perfect.
According to Hello Chef!, inside everyone is an incredible cook, one that can cook an amazing meal any night of the week (we’ve yet to meet ours..). If the thought of putting together yet ANOTHER family meal or coming up with something other than the usual pasta combos is enough for you to throw in the (tea)towel then listen up! Hello Chef! will send you a pack full of fun and easy recipes for delicious dinner ideas – plus all the fresh ingredients you need to cook them – direct to your door. Hooray! All you need to do is choose the size of pack that suits you and your family and click ‘order’. Delivery is free and all meals can be cooked in about 30 minutes (seriously, can this get any better?!). Recipes change every week so you’ll never be bored – there are ‘low carb’, ‘family’ or ‘veggie’ options and all come with such good instructions that even the hubby and kids can help.Time to unleash that ‘incredible cook’, mamas!
Let’s not forget the papas, mamas! Kaizen Box is a men’s monthly subscription box service that’ll send the gent in your life a selection of carefully curated items including a tie, a pocket square, a pair of socks and a selection between lapel pins, cufflinks, tie clips and more. Whether for Valentines day or ‘just because’, sign your man up for a trial box, a 3 month or 12 month subscription and he’ll soon be looking and feeling extra dapper.
A box that caters to pregnant and new mamas, this lovely subscription makes a perfect gift. Each box is very carefully packed according to you, your bump or your baby – plus customised to your pregnancy stage or bubba’s age and each one has a fab mix of practical stuff with a good sprinkling of surprises too. From maternity clothing to beauty products, breastfeeding essentials to weaning utensils plus a few treats to make mama smile (because we all need a little help sometimes). And if you’re looking to treat a mama-to-be then a mamas box subscription is the perfect way to do it (hellooo baby shower gift?!). Ditto a new mama who might be feeling a little lost and blue – there’s nothing like opening up a new package every now and then, right?!
My Little Pleasures is a beautifully crafted bi-monthly box filled with an array of the season’s must-haves including beauty products, accessories and more. You’ll never know what you’re getting next but with previous boxes delivering lovely samples by brands such as L’Occitane, Clinique, Caudalie and Dermalogica plus cute mugs, earrings and other trinkets, you can guarantee that each will be a treat! Buy it for yourself or gift a friend – simply choose a 1, 3 or 6 month subscription and then wait by the mailbox!
If snack time sees you reaching for the biscuit tin then shake things up a bit and subscribe to a healthy snack delivery service that’ll bring guilt-free and scrummy treats to your home (or office) each month. Stop popping open those Pringles and start munching on dried fruit, nuts, healthy chocolatey stuff and much more – each month’s box brings something new so there’s something for the whole fam to enjoy (and a few bits and pieces to add to those ever challenging lunch boxes…).
One of our fave Dubai organic farmers markets comes direct to your door with Ripe’s selection of boxes – whether you’re juicing or just want to make sure that your fam is getting their weekly dose of fruit & veg then this is for you mamas – and there’s lots of other produce, from eggs to baby food and pantry items all available on their online store too.
There’s almost nothing that brightens our day more than a bunch of fresh flowers – so how about signing up to guaranteed beautiful blooms in bud delivered straight to your door bi-weekly?! The Flowerful Project provides a box of stunning stems and easy to follow instructions on arranging them in a vase (sounds complicated but isn’t) that also provide 10 mins of completely therapeutic time away from rushing about or checking emails. Minimum effort – maximum gorgeousness – the ideal way to satisfy your floral cravings (and the perfect gift to send too!).
Reward your furry friend with a monthly box of toys, treats and chews to keep his tail wagging until the next delivery! Each box is customised according to the size of your pooch or feline – but whether you have a Great Dane or a Chihuahua, a Siamese or a Rescue Dog you can expect everything from Tibetan dog chews to rawhide batons, fresh breath treats and natural goodies plus loads more. WOOF and MEOW!
All those beauty products – how on earth do you figure out which one actually does eliminate your wrinkles and smooth your frizz? Zanedo is a discovery online beauty site that offers a monthly sample box to help you to learn about the best beauty products and brands available in the Middle East. From high-end beauty products to grooming and lifestyle samples, the Zanedo test everything first and call on local and international beauty experts to provide their tips and tricks on how best to use everything from skincare to make-up and loads more. Want to treat hubby (or think that his soap and water routine needs a spruce up?) there’s a men’s subscription offering grooming products plus accessories from socks to techie gadgets.
Featured image via Simply Abode. All other images are sourced from the respective brands social media channels.
This post was originally published on the site in July 2016.