I was feeling quite blue in March. So I was thrilled when the lovely people from Pebblewise said that they would send me that month’s Sunshine Subscription Box to review.
“A monthly box of surprises thoughtfully handpicked to raise spirits and bring a little sunshine into everyone’s lives.”
I love the idea of a box of goodies that has been picked especially to brighten someone’s day. There are often times when I’ve wanted to send a gift to a friend who has been having a hard time. But I often struggle to know what to send. What collection of gifts would make someone smile and show I care?
That is why the Sunshine Box is perfect. As they have put so much thought into choosing the perfect selection of gifts to bring a smile to anyone’s face. And all of the gifts are beautifully packaged. And at £15.00 a box, the Sunshine Box is a complete bargain.
My Sunshine Box arrived on a dull and miserable Saturday morning when I was feeling low. As soon as the postman handed it to me I was desperate to open it up and see what goodies were inside.
March Sunshine Subscription Box
My Sunshine Box included:
A grow your own giant sunflower kit
Therapeutic colouring gift cards
Handmade hot chocolate stirrers
Handmade felted soap
The first thing that I noticed was the beautiful quotation that was stuck to the lid of the box.
“No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.”
As I was feeling fed up that was just the inspirational quotation that I needed to read. I also adored the colours of the illustration. Accompanied by the bright yellow tissue paper that was used to wrap the contents, this felt like sunshine in a box. It’s beautiful and I could feel my mood lifting already.
I began to unwrap the goodies in the box.
Two hot chocolate stirrers
The two hot chocolate stirrers made me very happy. One contained tiny fudge pieces and the other mini marshmallows. I find that having a hot chocolate is a wonderful comfort on a grey and miserable day. Little Miss H also loves her hot chocolate. So I had already planned that mid-morning we would have a hot chocolate break.
Then I opened up the shortbread. And suddenly the hot chocolate break now turned into 30 minutes to enjoy a hot chocolate and eat some yummy shortbread.
Thankfully, Mr H took the children to Little Miss H’s room to do puzzles. So I was able to have five minutes peace with my hot chocolate and shortbread. The sun had started shining and I sat in its warmth savouring the view of the woods from our living room.
And this is my favourite thing about the Sunshine Box. It allows you to treat yourself to goodies that you would probably not buy for yourself. And it also encourages you to take some time to enjoy them.
Grow your own giant sunflower kit
The grow your own giant sunflower kit was my favourite part of the Sunshine Box. Even beating the hot chocolate stirrers and shortbread.
Growing your own plants is therapeutic. The whole process of growing something and watching it flourish can be inspirational.
This kit contains everything you need to pot your sunflowers plus instructions. And they were all presented in a plain white pot which could be personalised with chalk.
The next day Little Miss H and I went outside and potted up our sunflower seeds. We had great fun and I was excited when the sunflowers started to grow. Sadly, they got eaten by birds when I planted them in our garden.
But while they were sitting on my kitchen windowsill they definitely brightened my day. And I never failed to look at them without following the advice on the pot: smile. I now still have the pot and I plan to paint it yellow to bring some more sunshine into my life.
Three therapeutic colouring gift cards
One of my favourite things as a mother is to sit down and colour in with Little Miss H. Okay, it is normally Disney Princesses but it is still therapeutic and a chance to calm my brain and be mindful. So I thought these colouring gift cards were great. And I thought the animal illustrations were gorgeous.
Handmade felted soap
I have to admit that this was my least favourite element in the box. Just because I don’t use soap. I am a hand soap, shower girl and bath bubbles girl. But I did think it was intriguing that the soap was wrapped in felt that would act as a body exfoliator.
What did I think of the Sunshine Subscription Box?
Overall, I thought that the Sunshine Subscription Box was fabulous. It is beautifully packaged and you get the impression that all the contents have been considered carefully. But I think it would be nice if the products could be themed more.
The Sunshine Subscription Box did exactly what it says on the tin. It brought some sunshine into my life when I needed it. And it made me smile. Plus, it may have actually encouraged the sun itself to appear.
I think the idea of this box is brilliant and it is a bargain too. You can buy one box for £15.00 or a monthly subscription is £15.00 per month (and this includes postage).
The Sunshine Subscription Box makes a perfect gift for yourself, a loved one or anyone that you know needs an extra dose of sunshine in their lives.
What do you think of the idea of the Sunshine Box?
I was sent March’s Sunshine Subscription Box by Pebblewise for the purpose of this review. As always all words, images and opinions are my own and 100% honest.