It seems like prepackaged subscription boxes of handy dandy solutions are all the rage at the moment, and I am a huge supporter of this particular fad! When I became a mom, the word convenient took on a whole new meaning in my dictionary. If things could be made quicker and easier, then I can guarantee you that I would be the first one in line. Throw in the option of doing it online, and that “buy” button calls out to me in my sleep. Besides, I’d much rather spend time hanging out with the kids at the beach or visiting my family than roaming the malls searching for a needle in a haystack!
Enter Mama’s box, The Happy Box, Goody Box, Glam Box, and Dinner Time. The theme is pretty obvious, with providers selecting items for a niche group of buyers, making the appeal for each quite different.
Mama’s Box, for expectant and new mothers
Simply let the folks at Mama’s Box know how far along you (or your friend) are, or how old your newborn is, and a customized Mama’s Box will arrive full of items specific to that stage. A team of trusted moms carefully pick the items and claim there’s no junk in their boxes. This is a great way to sample new brands and products and has been a lifesaver when I need to buy a gift for a pregnant or new mom.
The Happy Box, a dose of Happiness, one box at a time
Either select one box or a subscription of boxes aimed at providing fun, educational activities for young children. Each themed box comes with several packets of all required products and step-by-step activity instructions to do with your child. The Happy Box is shipped directly to your house! Boredom will never be an issue! Extras: The Happy Box can also prepare party favors for your child’s birthday party.
Price: 1 Month is AED 250 while a 6-month subscription is AED 1320.
This box is perhaps one of my favorites. The Goody Box delivers organic or all natural snacks right to your doorstep. Their snacks have/are:
- No high fructose corn syrup
- 0 g Trans Fat
- No hydrogentaled oils
- No artificial colours
- No artificial sweeteners
- No artificial flavors
- No refined sugar
- Organic and certified all natural
- Nutritionist approved
I didn’t know food could exist in a processed form without all of these! This is exciting, really, really exciting! Extras: Goody Box will donate 1 meal to the World Food Programme for every box delivered.
You woke up at 5 am, dropped the kids off at school, made it to work just in time and worked your rear end off all day. You arrive home at 5:00 pm and you and the kids are ready for a home cooked meal. But there’s nothing in the fridge and you barely have enough brain power to keep the kids busy let alone figure out what to cook! Oh Dinner Time, you are the light at the end of every mom’s tunnel! It’s simple really, go online, choose from a preference of menu types (eg. Standard, vegetarian, paleo, gluten free) and receive a menu and all of the necessary ingredients in one beautiful, life saving box. You cook up your meal and voila, dinner done!
Price: AED 320 for a standard box of 4 meals while the Paleo box is AED 420 for 4 meals.
Extras: Dinner Time choose produce which is local (where possible) and often organic.
Other boxes we’ve heard about but haven’t yet tried: Glam Box receive high-end beauty and lifestyle sample from top brands, Ripe Box Get your organic vegetables, fruits, breads and dairy products, Nom Box, your nursery child’s meal prepared and delivered to his/her nursery.