Hi, it’s been a while!
There have been a lots of changes since I started Out of the Box Gifts. We have lots of wonderful new suppliers, as well as the originals that we started with. It has always been my intention to write about the people who make our lovely products, so I’ll be starting a series of blogs on this. Watch this space!
First of all to give you an update on where we’re heading:
One thing that has become very important to me, along with many others, is reducing the use of single use plastics. I’m working on this in our family life as well as for the business. There are many products that I’ve not yet found plastic free alternatives to but this is my number one goal for 2019, to take Out of the Box plastic free. Luckily the majority of our products were already plastic free as the suppliers feel the same way we do. We no longer use sellotape to wrap gifts, we use recyclable tape. We have replaced stickers with compostable stickers and our business cards are made out of recycled t-shirts! Our wrapping paper and packaging have always been recyclable, so nothing to change there.
I’ve also renamed the gift boxes, it’s important to me to get the message across that our gifts are created to try to persuade the recipient to take some mindful time for themselves. It’s so easy these days to get caught up in the to-do lists and never stop and take time just be. I hope that these gifts help in creating some time and space for the person who receives them.
We’ve launched a couple of new products recently;
I was asked a few times to create bespoke gift boxes with products that we already stocked, so we created the ability to build your own gift box on the website. Under the ‘Build your own Box’ section you can select from all of our individual products, add them to the cart and we’ll wrap them up and add your gift message and send to your or to the recipient.
We created a mix & match box for Valentine’s Day which allowed you to choose your own bath bomb, candle and chocolate bar. This was so popular that we decided to make it a permanent feature.
That’s all for now, but keep your eyes peeled for more new products and the supplier series coming up.