Subscription boxes are very much like advent calendars. They’re splendid for trying out a variety of products while keeping that hole in your wallet as tiny as possible (over the long run). You could also choose to get them for 12 months, or just to try out for a month, depending on the company.
Unlike advent calendars, subscription boxes don’t give you a product for every day of the month – you get a bunch of products all at once, then you can choose whenever you want to use (or eat) them.
There’s actually a whole variety of subscription boxes available out there, from really decadent ones like an ice cream service, then there’s boxes that bring you the taste of Japan – to your doorstep. We’ve curated a couple of services that deliver to Singapore, so that you too can get your hands on some interesting finds.
Photo: Boxgreen/ Instagram
For the shameless snackers who want, nay need, the healthier choice (myself included). Boxgreen delivers low-calorie snacks that you can munch on guilt-free, in moderation of course. Besides having really tasty snacks, Boxgreen lets you do good while you eat good – they have recyclable packaging and a portion of their sales from each box will go to help provide meals for the less privileged.
You simply have to choose four snack varieties from their long list of (artificial flavouring- and colouring-free) snacks, ranging from packs of banana pecan crumble, or some zesty peri peri lime soya crisps, then you check out and pay. There’s bound to be something for every foodie.
When: Either once every week, every two weeks, once every month or every two months
Perks: Free shipping, flexible cancellation/ pausing, 12 bags of snacks/ box.
More info: https://www.boxgreen.co/
2. Lookfantastic Singapore
Skincare, hair care, makeup… You name it and lookfantastic has it. The online boutique carries luxury brands like Christophe Robin, Real Techniques and many more. You can expect your box to be filled with high-end brands alike.
For each month, you’ll get a beauty box filled with six to seven hand-picked premium beauty products. There’s an array of skin, hair, cosmetic and body products from various brands, so there’ll definitely be something for you. You can also look out for lookfantastic’s occasional collaborations with beauty brands like Caudalie, which come in limited edition boxes.
When: Every month
Perks: Free shipping, with box arriving between five to ten working days
3. The Pint Society
Photo: The Pint Society/ Instagram
Ice cream lovers, rejoice! The Pint Society is Singapore’s first ever ice cream subscription service. Each month, the ice cream chefs lovingly create ice cream or gelato with the most innovative flavours. Want to hear about what you can expect? Some of their previous flavours include bubble tea crunch, irish coffee and even coconut pandan gelato.
Every monthly subscription entitles you to two pints (about 10-12 scoops) of artisanal ice cream. The price is a little up there for ice cream you could buy in the market – but then again, it’s made in small batches, so quality is guaranteed. Now all you need to do is patiently wait for February’s flavour (which seems to be something purple) to be released, place your order before the 15th, then select your delivery date and time for the following week onwards.
When: Every month
Perks: Two pints of delicious, artisanal ice cream for the lazy nights