Time is a precious gift and year after year we seem to have less of it. Work, kids, birthdays, anniversaries, holidays and running a household is enough to consume a vast majority of your time. Who wants to spend that valuable free time they have running errands? I, like most people out there, detest running errands.
Errands. Yuck! They are, by nature, incredibly inefficient. Not only do you run out of things at different times, but you also forget items you need when shopping. To make matters worse, we all struggle when it comes to choosing (or remembering to buy) gifts for people.
The good news is that there is a solution to most of these first world problems. Subscription memberships have become a booming enterprise. The subscriptions allow you to subscribe to a wide assortment of home goods, foods, hobbies, clothing, make up, beverages, and even pet supplies!
Here is our list of the
Top 10 Home Delivery Services
1. Amazon Subscribe and Save
Amazon Subscribe and Save is quite possibly the mother lode of subscription services, Allowing you to “subscribe” to household items like toilet paper, dishwashing detergent, diapers, toothbrushes, dog food, and more. You get an across the board 15% discount, the ability to cancel any time, and the choice to skip shipments or request additional shipments. I haven’t shopped for toilet paper in two years -- that’s a lot of time saved.
Plated eliminates the need for grocery shopping. Every week, a box full of chef-designed recipes and preportioned ingredients is delivered to your home. In three simple steps, you have dinners for the entire week, every week.
First, you choose from original recipes inspired by the season; then you receive all the ingredients needed for the recipes; and finally you create new and exciting dinners following the simple cooking instructions provided. Even if you aren't home when the box is delivered, you don't have to worry because the box stays cold until midnight on the day of delivery. There are plenty of options to choose from for your subscription, making it easily adaptable to your lifestyle.
3. Nicely Noted
Nicely Noted delivers monthly stamps and stationery. In each box you'll receive three handmade letterpress cards, three gorgeous USPS stamps, profiles of each card designer, and a reminder to write and send thoughtful notes. All you have to do is take out a pen, write a note and send it to a loved one!
Your friends and family will appreciate your handwritten notes, personalized just for them! This subscription box brings back the days of handwritten letters and makes it easy to give personalized gifts.
4. Kiwi Crate
If you have kids, think of Kiwi Crate as a gift for them and a gift for yourself. Each month your child receives a box with a crafts project appropriate to their age. The contents of the box will entertain them for hours, hopefully throughout the 30 days until the next delivery arrives. You’ll be a super parent while providing your kids with genuinely cool activities.
5. Trunk Club
Originally only geared to men Trunk club has expanded to include Trunks for women. Trunk Club serves as your remote personal stylist. After a short “interview,” which may include a Skype look-see and a perusal of your Facebook photos, your personal stylist will send you a box of outfits to try on. You simply keep and pay retail for whatever you like (Trunk Club does not charge a fee), and send back what you can’t pull off.
6. The Bouqs
Everyone loves fresh flowers! Flower delivery doesn't have to be reserved for only special days. With The Boqus subscription, you can have regular flower deliveries set up weekly, monthly or quarterly. You can also use this service to preschedule for occasions such as Mother's Day, Valentine's Day or birthdays. If you are a spur-of-the-moment kind of person, they also offer the "Just Because" subscription — all you have to do is tell them how many times a year you want flowers delivered!
7. Fresh Patch
This is particularly perfect for condo and apartment residents who might not have a backyard for their furry friend. Fresh Patch, featured on “Shark Tank,” sends hydroponically grown, dirt-free grass training pads that are safe to use in your home. This service makes training your dog easy. The living grass absorbs liquids and eliminates odors naturally, turning potty-training into a hassle-free process. There is no required cleaning or maintenance because the entire unit is disposable! With the Fresh Patch delivery subscription, all you have to do is swap out your old Fresh Patch with the new one as soon as it arrives.
8. The Cravory
Six monthly creations. That’s right, each month a new batch of six unique cookie flavors using inspiration and ingredient combinations that can be as familiar as dark chocolate and sea salt to as unconventional as basil mojito. The Cravory flavors of the month are what cookie lovers look forward to, six scratch made cookies in exciting flavors to compliment our signature flavors and elevate your taste buds.The Cravory sends you some of the best cookies you will ever eat. You can choose subscriptions from six cookies to two dozen, and you will receive Flavors of the Month, which can vary from Pineapple Upside-down Cake to Raspberry White Chocolate Truffle to Pancake and Bacon.
9. Club W
Each month Club W will make new recommendations for you based on your Palate Profile. Go with suggestions or make your own selections from their ever-changing assortment. Why go out and buy wine when you can have it sent right to your doorstep? Club W sends three fine wines each month that meet your personalized tastes from a palate profile. For only $13 per bottle, this box is a steal.
10. Love With Food
Through Love With Food you can receive delicious food while at the same time doing good. Each box is filled with unique gourmet treats. Plus with the purchase of each box buys one meal for someone in need through the Feeding America Network and Share Our Strength—No Kid Hungry.
Have you tried any of these subscription services? We would love to hear your experiences! Don't forget to share this list with your friends!