This month, I have been very excited to take a very close look at The At Home Box Company. They provide a luxurious home subscription service that centres very much around comfort and making people feel happy and at one in their home.
For just over a year they have designed and created the perfect home interior box for their subscribers by exposing them to a range of exciting new brands.
After reading my review, we have a special discount coupon so, read on and see what I think.
And, it’s also a very special month for the company as they are celebrating their 1st birthday. To help them celebrate, they are offering their subscribers the chance to win £500 worth of interior vouchers.
All you have to do is to become a box and newsletter subscriber and email them a story as to why you deserve £500 for your house. You must be a box subscriber toThe At Home Box Company to win though.
First of all, I wanted to know a little about the company so I asked a few questions.
When and why did you start the At Home Box Company?
We created The At Home Box Company last October with the intention of bringing happiness into people’s homes and providing them with an exciting treat to come home to every month.
We wanted to bring women a home gift box that they could enjoy purely for the sake of creating happiness in the home. We’ve been running successfully for a year now and we are so proud to have watched our boxes and their individual stories grow.
What inspires you so much about the home?
Home has always been our passion. As well as being a place that we can completely relax and hideaway in, our home is a palace, a fortress where we can really express our true personality.
Here at The At Home Box Company, we want to help people express their true spirit through our unique interior gifts.
What would you say makes your interior subscription box different to others?
Unlike a lot of UK based interior and lifestyle subscription boxes, we provide our customers with four full sized products and a delivery that’s completely free of charge.
A lot of attention and care has gone into our boxes, down to the colour of the ribbon. We pride ourselves on providing a perfect service for our customers and ensuring that they have had a positive experience when joining our subscription.
What is your inspiration for the themes of your boxes?
Our inspiration for a box can come from anywhere. Sometimes we gather ideas from trending themes online or sometimes there’s a theme that really speaks to us as a brand and us as a team, and we love to share this with all of our customers.
This month is our birthday and we’ve decided to focus on wellbeing through our Coco Rose box. This is an important topic for us as we believe that we shouldn’t just change the home for how it looks but rather change it according to how we feel.
Lastly, what is your idea of the perfect home?
As a team, we all have different styles and looks that we like in the home. But above all (and as cheesy as it sounds) we all LOVE harmonious environments. Any room that is bright and spacious is perfect for us…
Jon’s review of the box and contents
Now, I’m probably not the most likely person to be reviewing a home decor and lifestyle subscription box. However, my girlfriend’s house (in Vancouver, of all places!) is currently undergoing a makeover. Add in the stress of modern life and very demanding kids, this could not have arrived at a better time.
First of all, it arrived very efficiently. I was given an arrival hour by the carriers and it was bang on time. The box went straight into my suitcase for my flight so I could open it at the other end.
Being the owner of a subscription service myself, I appreciate the little touches and quality. Once I opened the outer protective cardboard box, it contained a large, elegant box with the company name and logo on top. This looked like a quality item and my first thought was that the box will be handy for storing stuff.
On opening, the goodies were wrapped in tissue paper with a ribbon and a notecard. I love getting gifts and can imagine how this will make anyone smile if received as a present.
Along with a message, the card detailed everything that was inside, which was very helpful.
All the contents were cushioned safely in that annoying shredded stuff that they use in hampers. It goes everywhere when you open it up.
But, to be honest, I’m not sure how else to safely package things in the same recyclable, environmentally friendly way. So, I’ll let that pass, lol.
What’s in The At Home Box Company box?
The first item was a bunch of bamboo drinking straws in a bow. In Canada, everyone uses straws to drink so this was perfect and the first things to get used.
After that was a Rose lip balm – from Natalie Bond – in a fancy tin. One of those cute little jars. It smelled great but, no sooner had I smelled the aroma, it was stolen from my grasp by Susan. That was the last I saw it.
Next, wrapped nicely in paper, was a bowl made from recycled coconut shells. It’s great and is going to become the makeup bowl of a very happy teenager as she restyles her bedroom decor and becomes all grown up.
The coconut milk and rose-infused bath soak (yes, I had to look that up on the notecard as I thought it might be a herbal tea) was also snatched out of my hands. Susan deserves a treat and some me time, so this will be perfect. It smells divine and, judging by the smile on her face, it will be enjoyed in a few baths.
There was also a scented white gardenia and rose sachet. This was given as a gift to a neighbour who always does favours for us. She was extremely excited by the scent and reacted like I’d spent lots of money on the gift. Noted!
Finally, my favourite was the quartz tea light holder (with a tea light, I should add). This is not some little thing, it’s a proper-sized beautiful hunk of quartz that I’m sure has spiritual benefits in addition to looking great. It will grace any room but I think it’s heading to the teenage bedroom as part of the upgrade.
So, overall, what did I think?
Remember, I was given the box to review but I’ve been reviewing products and services for many years and I only give my honest opinion. I think it’s wonderful. As a gift, you can’t go wrong. Birthday, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s, Christmas, moving-in, retirement, leaving. You name the occasion and this is way better than flowers.
Would I recommend The At Home Box Co?
Yes, I seriously would.
The cost is £39.95 and, if you can stump up for three or six months, the price reduces. That seems like a good price point and the goods inside seem worth much more.
But, it’s not the money. This box is an experience. It’s different. It’s feelgood and wow and surprise all wrapped into one.
If you wish to sign up to The At Home Box Company subscription be sure to use the code BLUECOFFBOX on checkout at www.TheAtHomeBoxCompany.com and receive a 20% off your first box (valid until 4th November 2018) on a monthly rolling subscription.
Be sure to let me know your thoughts, too.