5 subscription services to brighten your day and home

Treat yourself or a loved one by signing up to one or more of these UAE-based monthly delivery services

Flowers and tea subscription
There are several monthly delivery services available across the UAE

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that opening packages – particularly ones you have forgotten about – is a joyful experience. Much like a child on Christmas Day, unwrapping a box filled with goodies is one of life’s small pleasures.

So, while we may not be hitting the mall as frequently as we used to, why not make your future-self’s day with one of these subscription services? Here’s a few of our favourite local delivery services that should brighten your day and your home:

For the flower lovers

Summer bouquet of flowers
A summer arrangement by Hand-tied Box. Credit│@handtiedbox

In our opinion, nothing quite uplifts a room like fresh flowers – that’s why we think a monthly flower subscription is a luxury worth having. There are several places that deliver blooms to your home every four weeks. For luxe style bouquets, Irony Home have just a launched a subscription service, for a more rustic look Hand-Tied Box deliver fresh buds to your home either weekly, from Dhs549 or bi-monthly for Dhs350.  

For the creatives

Halloween themed subscription box
The Ink Crate box comes themed each month. Credit│ @jafinkofficial

If you love to curl up with a good book or doodle with pens, this bi-monthly box by JAF Ink will certainly spark joy. With an Ink Crate subscription, every two months you’ll receive the book of the month along with four to six items that are designed to inspire. The creative package has a different theme each month and often includes items created by local artists that will look great around the home.  For a one-time purchase it’s Dhs280, for the continuous service (minimum of two months) it’s Dhs250 and for 3 months prepaid it’s Dhs630.

For those who like to entertain

French cheese selection
Maison Duffour’s monthly cheese selection. Credit│maisonduffour

No dinner party is complete without a cheese course served on a beautiful platter. Delivering five farm cheeses to your door is online French food shop, Maison Duffour. For Dhs199 you’ll get (approx.) 1kg of various French cheeses dropped off to you every four weeks. Previous boxes have included Aroilles from Nouvion, BeaufMrt from the Alps and Tomme de chèvre from Auvergne – need we say more?

For the avid tea-drinkers

Ramdan themed gift box
Tania’s often bring out themed monthly gift sets. Credit│@taniasteahouse

While this is not technically a subscription service, it still deserves a mention. Kitsch teahouse company (see how they achieved their signature look here), Tania’s Teahouse offers a range of ultra-girly pamper packages including everything from crystals to bone china teacups, and of course sweet treats. If you’ve got a friend who’s not able to celebrate their birthday as they might have liked, the VIP Par-tea Box (Dhs300) would make a lovely gift with its Party Camel decorations, NEOM Candle, biscuits and herbal tea blend inside.

For those with furry friends

Halloween themed dog treat box
Foxi Box theme their pet treat selection each month. Credit│@thefoxibox

Share the love by ordering a monthly treat selection for your fur-baby to your door. The Foxi Box service comes with toys, treats and seasonal surprises the subscription box is made bespoke to your pup or kitty after you supply their breed, size and age. The three-monthly service is the perfect gift idea for a friend who is welcoming a new pet into their home.

For more home brightening inspiration, read our science-backed reasons why you should add plants to your interiors or learn how to harness the benefits of aromatherapy in your home

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