Subscription boxes and I have a love-hate relationship. There are some that I purchase every single month to no matter what and others that I’ve gotten one time and instantly cancelled. Simply put, it is hard to nail a subscription box. You have to balance the price and size of the products with its’ practicality. Picking out a subscription box an extremely personal thing.
If there’s anyone that knows a thing or two about subscription services, it’s Cratejoy’s co-founder & CEO Amir Elaguizy. He created what I like to think of as the Pinterest of subscription services. Cratejoy offers 2,000 different boxes and 12 different genres, ranging from pets and books to beauty and fashion. If you love subscription services, it’s pretty much a goldmine.
I recently got the chance to try out a variety of different boxes from Cratejoy, and I loved every second of it. Just from a tiny sampler platter of boxes, it’s clear that Elaguizy has a real winner on his hands.
You can search literally anything on the website and subscription boxes of your liking will pop up.
In fact, their number one search on the website is witch. So, yes, there’s something for everyone. But one of my all-time favorite is the Merkaela box.
According to the website, the Merkaela box is filled with all-natural health and wellness products, but it’s so much more than that. The type of products that you receive are all extremely high end but minimal at the same time. If you’re into earthy, healing, and restorative natural products, you will love it.
To no surprise, this box is right up my ally. I love everything about natural products, crystals, daily mantras, and plain and simple products that work. It’s no surprise that this one stuck out to me. According to Elaguizy, Cratejoy is all about connecting people to what they love in an even deeper way than he or she can imagine.
“We connect people to their passions in a deeper way. For example, I have a two and a half year old son, and I’m very passionate about his education so I subscribe to a preschool box to help teach him how to read,”Elaguizy says. “I’m passionate about my son’s happiness and his education, and Cratejoy boxes connect me deeper to that passion.”
That is exactly what Cratejoy has done with my love for all-natural products. It took everything that I loved and made it even better. You never know what to expect when you search the website, but you know where to start. That’s all you need.
Now let’s jump into the box, because, in my opinion, it’s everything that’s right with subscription boxes. First of all, it only comes every three months. While that might seem like a downfall, it’s not. You get so much in this box that it makes it all worth it. There is nothing more frustrating than getting another box in the mail before you even have time to use up the previous months.
Plus, you get full-sized products for every single aspect of your life. This particular box came with bath salts, a body cream, tea, a bar of soap, meditation spray, a daily mantra, sage leaves, and a crystal. What more can you possibly ask for?
Merkaela does what Elaguizy says the boxes do — takes what you love and makes you even more passionate about it.
The box has made me dive even deeper into the world of all-natural beauty and make me fall in love all over again. This is one that I will keep purchasing.
We all have our passions in life. It doesn’t matter if it’s books or food or fitness. When you find a special product that makes an old passion exciting again, you know you have something special. That’s what Cratejoy does — it makes life exciting again.
If nothing else, I hope this post can make you dive deeper into a passion of yours. Because, at the end of this life, you can’t taking things with you, but you fall deep into the rabbit hole of passion as much as you can while you’re here.