To Me From Me

Have you ever ordered something online and forgot when it was arriving? That feeling you get when you arrive home from School or College and your mum says "oh, a parcel came for you today by the way" and you suddenly remember that that thing you ordered is FINALLY here! You race up to your bedroom, excitedly rip open the box and then carefully lift out the item(s) you've been longing to receive.

Few things make me more happy than receiving items I have purchased in the post. In fact, ordering things online is actually one of the ways I practice self-care.

Self-care is any activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of our mental emotional and physical health. It's key to a good relationship with ourselves. 

So what are self-care subscription boxes?

Delivered to your door every month, the subscription boxes below all suggest different ways to look after yourself, whether it be through receiving a new piece of jewellery or grooming product, or a simple postcard with suggestions about ways to take time out for yourself.

This #InternationalDayOfHappiness, why not treat yourself (or someone you love) by ordering a self-care subscription box in the post? If you order one - let us know by tagging us in a pic on Instagram!

1️⃣ BuddyBox

What Blurt Foundation say:

The BuddyBox is a subscription box with substance, designed to counter the pressures we face in modern life. Packed full of thoughtful, mood-lifting treats, the BuddyBox comforts, delights and gives you that warm, ‘I’ve been cared for’ feeling inside. In other words – it’s a hug in a box.


2️⃣ Mind Pause Box

What Mind say:

A little me–time treat delivered to your door each month. Pause is here to boost your wellbeing and help support Mind too.


3️⃣ BirchboxMan

What Birchbox say:

Get a monthly curated box of 5 top-shelf samples from the greatest grooming brands on the market.


4️⃣ Boxcitement

What Boxcitement say:

It's a box of exclusively designed goodies sent to subscribing customers on a monthly basis, rather like a magazine subscription. Our boxes can also be bought as a one-off purchase if you want to try us out or buy a gift.


If you want to know more about International Day Of Happiness - you can check out their website here.


Alumina is a free, online 7 week course for young people struggling with self-harm. Each course has up to 8 young people, all accessing the sessions from their own phones, tablets or laptops across the UK. The courses take place on different evenings of the week and are run by friendly, trained counsellors and volunteer youth workers. You don’t need an adult to refer you or sign you up, and no-one will see or hear you during the sessions – you’ll just join in via the chatbox. We want to help you to find your next steps towards recovery, wherever you are on your journey.

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