Birchbox, BarkBox, Blue Apron – subscription services have created a trendy way to keep busy bees stylish and fed. Not to be outdone, a crop of local subscription services has popped up to make supporting local easier than ever. Now, you don’t even have to leave home – mostly.
The Valley coffee luminary offers a subscription for caffeine addicts who need their fix to function – and who enjoy the finer art of craft coffee appreciation. Their whole-bean coffee is roasted, curated and delivered straight to your home or office every four weeks for $26 per month. The beans, meticulously selected by the director of coffee production, are sourced from around the world but are roasted here in the Sonoran Desert. Thus, sipping a mug of freshly brewed Cartel coffee lets you travel around the world without leaving your kitchen.
From the fine folks behind Bite, the Valley’s premier online food magazine, comes Bite Box, a fun way to try new local snacks, dips, sauces, mixes and more. Bite Boxes include 10 local food products curated by local chefs, with past culinary curators including Chef Aaron Chamberlin (St. Francis and Phoenix Public Market Café) and Chef Justin Beckett (Beckett’s Table and Southern Rail). Boxes are available for pickup at designated events. Prices vary depending on the chef and menu.
The Hippie Hobby
Phoenix friends Heidi Koffman and Jen Racer came up with the idea of a DIY craft subscription box after a girls’ night of wine and crafting. Subscribe to this artsy box and you’ll get a new DIY surprise every other month for $23.95 per box. Kits include everything needed to complete various crafts, from customized lip gloss to wine cork art. There are also detailed instructions for crafting newbies.
Hidden Track Bottle Shop
Wine and Netflix, anyone? Hidden Track Bottle Shop’s Wine Club subscription lets you binge-watch your favorite shows while sampling new vino. Two bottles of select wine are delivered to the store on the second Monday of every month, available to subscribers for a cool $25. Unfortunately, this subscription doesn’t come with delivery. Less unfortunately, subscribers enjoy 12 percent off in-store purchases when they pick up their monthly bundle.
My Little Posy
This newfangled Phoenix florist offers a subscription of beautiful bouquets, which can be used for romancing, surprising or apologizing – no judgments! My Little Posy delivers a unique, hand-crafted bouquet – with a different style and floral combination each week, wrapped in 100 percent recycled paper – to the lucky recipient’s door with a handwritten note. The bouquets start at a wallet-friendly $30.
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