5 Subscription Boxes For The Characters of Power
It all goes down in what they call the big, rich town - where the hustlers, drug-dealers, nightclub owners and federal prosecutors all clash and collide in ways you’d least expect. Power is what they crave, success is what they chase and crime is what they face. Power is the TV series that’s been keeping us hooked and on the edge of our seats since 2014.
'Meet The Maker' - The Cake Tasting Club
This week we have the pleasure of speaking with Dom, co-founder of The Cake Tasting Club, a monthly subscription box for cake lovers. Each month subscribers receive a fresh batch of indulgent handmade treats including delicious cakes, gooey brownies and crumbly biscuits - salivating yet? What's more, Cake Club customers also enjoy a surprise complimentary luxury tea or coffee sachet to pair with the yummy bakes!
Staff Picks - Pub Supper Review
Pub Supper is a novel monthly subscription box for lovers of classic pub snacks - flavoured nuts, pork scratchings, biltong and jerky, popcorn, olives or crisps - whatever your go-to, Pub Supper has it covered! This week, Claire, our Head of Ops, proud Northerner and lover of all things pub-related gives us a breakdown of what subscribers can look forward to.
5 Subscription Boxes To Embrace Your Geekness Today!
Pokemon fans, World of Warcraft enthusiasts, comic book lovers and Marvel heads - it’s time to shake off the stigma and embrace your inner geek in all its nerdy glory.
Staff Picks - Letterbox Lab! - The Investigate Box Review
Letterbox Lab! The Investigate Box is a children’s subscription box built around exciting science experiments delivered directly to your door each month. This week, brand marketing manager, Lisa, and her two children, Jack and Sophie, review this fun-filled box for us.
7 Subscription Boxes For Your Friends
When it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month or even your year, there are those extra special humans that you know will always be there for you. No matter what, they are your people, your circle of trust and a fabulous reflection of you - they are your beloved friends! Through thick and thin, together or apart, they’ll always feel like family at heart.
Staff Picks - The Cake Tasting Club: The Classic Cake Box Review
The Classic Cake Box from The Cake Tasting Club is a monthly subscription box for cake lovers - each month lucky subscribers are treated to a delightful selection of four freshly baked cakes, brownies or biscuits, plus a complimentary tea or coffee sachet to wash it down! This week, client services manager and cake lover, Phillippa, shares her thoughts on The Classic Cake Box and what you can expect.
'Meet The Maker' All Things Baked
Today we speak with Prity Limbochia, founder of specialist home baking subscription box - All Things Baked. Offering both gluten-free and vegan-friendly home baking options, each month All Things Baked provides subscribers with a new recipe and most of the essential ingredients to bake tasty treats from the comfort of their own home.
'Meet The Maker' - Meg Rivers Artisan Bakery
The Meg Rivers Artisan Bakery: Cake Club is a charming monthly subscription box for those with a sweet tooth! Each month, subscribers enjoy a beautifully baked cake, delivered directly to their door, what more could you ask for? This week, we got the opportunity to catch up with sales director, Jessica White, to learn a little more on their story.
Staff Picks - SourcedBox Review
SourcedBox is a healthy snacking subscription box dedicated to helping you discover simple, feel-good food that most importantly tastes delicious. It’s designed to make healthy living easy and exciting allowing happiness and health to thrive from the inside. This week, our digital marketing executive and clean-eating advocate, Sarah, gives us her impressions on the healthy snack box.
Staff Picks - Perfect Pawtrait: Dog Club Box Review
Perfect Pawtrait is a monthly subscription box for dog or cat owners looking to receive a unique pet-centric personalised gift each month, featuring their favourite four-legged friend. This week, Kate Ashley, one of our digital marketing specialists, and proud owner of adorable Labrador puppy, Brody, reviews the Dog Club Box version for us.
'Meet The Maker' - I DID IT!
Today we had the pleasure of catching up with Louise Hartle, the founder of children's activity subscription box - I DID IT! A themed monthly subscription for kids aged between 5-11 years of age, the I DID IT! Activity Box helps parents with their children's learning as they explore subjects such as science, art, maths, technology and engineering each month - willing on those delightful 'light-bulb moments'.
'Meet The Maker' - PETure Perfect
This week we interviewed Claire Osborne, founder of personalised gifts company - A Few Home Truths and pet-loving offshoot - PETure Perfect - a bespoke monthly subscription box where subscribers are treated to a surprise personalised gift adorned with their very own furry friend. Offering both a dog and a cat box, PETure Perfect customers receive unique products such as mugs, coasters and even chopping boards!
'Meet The Maker' - Soakbox / Mimic Gifts
Today we caught up Sarah Prudames, founder of Mimic Gifts / Soakbox, a monthly bath bomb subscription for those looking to enjoy a some special, scented 'me-time' from the comfort of their bath! Each month, subscribers are treated to an indulgent selection of six unique, mixed fragrance and colour bath bombs - all free from SLS, parabens & microbeads and 100% vegan-friendly! What more could you want?
Staff Picks - Willow & Wild Review
Inspired by nature, The Willow and Wild Box caters for children between the ages of 3-8. The concept is to inspire and encourage their young minds to create new and exciting things each month. This week, Ali, our client development manager and her 'threenager', Elliott, get stuck into this exciting children's subscription box and share their thoughts.
Keep Little Hands Busy - The 10 Best Kids Subscription Boxes
School’s out for the summer! So, let’s not waste another moment - bring on the sunshine and prepare for endless playtime and fun-filled adventures! Keep the fun alive all holiday long with a super action-packed kids subscription box, here at uOpen.
The Best Subscription Boxes For Festival Season
There’s nothing quite like live music, so here at uOpen we’re very excited to welcome the return of festival season! Whether you’re venturing abroad to shake your tail feather, or enjoying one of the UK’s very own music offerings, here are five subscription boxes to see you through festival season.
'Meet The Maker' - Hari Ghotra
This week we speak with Hari Ghotra, professional chef, author, the brains behind the 'UK's largest digital Indian food platform' - harighotra.co.uk, and founder of exciting new Indian cooking subscription - the Curry Club Discovery Box. A must for curry lovers, the Discovery Box treats subscribers to classic Indian fare each month, with a selection of essential ingredients, spices and step-by-step instructions to cook the dishes you love.
Staff Picks - Flaming Licks: Crave Box Review
Flaming Licks is a monthly subscription for hot sauce and chilli addicts craving a taste of the really spicy stuff! This week, Mark Deeprose - Head of Creative, resident foodie and chilli connoisseur treats his taste buds and give us the lowdown!
It's Friday & I'm In Love
Some refer to it as Fri-YAY, some can never help but say TGIF (for the uneducated, that’s ‘thank god it’s Friday’) and others have been waiting for it since the moment they hit the ‘snooze’ button for the fifth time early Monday morning.
'Meet The Maker' - Little Cooks Co.
This week we speak with Helen Burgess, co-founder of children’s healthy cooking kit subscription box, Little Cooks Co. Aimed at the ‘little cooks’ in the house, Little Cooks Co helps parents to get their kids cooking and eating healthy food, with young subscribers sent a new snack recipe to cook or bake and all the ingredients they’ll need to do it each month.
A Subscription Box For Every Type Of Person In The Office
The modern-day office is a fascinating workspace. A melée of different ages, work ethics, walks of life, and opinions on good project management; all thrown together under one roof and tasked with turning a business dream into reality. Whatever industry you work in, it’s likely you’ve elbowed some of the following people out of the coffee queue on a Monday morning...
'Meet The Maker' - Vivi Nation
This week we have the pleasure of chatting with Chris Smith, founder, of monthly cycling subscription box, Vivi Nation. Each month, Vivi Nation treat subscribers to a surprise selection of 12+ handpicked nutritional products to help fuel longer, harder bike rides and to get ‘Vivi Fit’ whilst they're at it!
Staff Picks - The Willoughby Book Club: Classic Book Club Box Review
The Willougby Book Club is a monthly book subscription for avid readers looking to discover new and exciting reads. This week, Matthew Read, our very own head of marketing and self-certified bookworm offers a personal insight into what you can expect.
The 5 Best Subscription Boxes For Mindfulness
Ferris Bueller famously once said, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.” The character from the 1986, American comedy film was certainly on to something.
Staff Picks - Bookishly: Classic of the Month Book Club Review
Bookishly is a monthly subscription box that delivers either a classic or vintage paperback through your letterbox each month, accompanied by luxury tea pyramids or freshly roasted ground coffee from Perkulatte. This week, our Digital Marketing Executive, Katie, a self-confessed bookworm and travel fanatic gives us the lowdown on the Classic of the Month.
The 5 Best Subscription Boxes For Kids
Lookout kiddies - playtime is about to welcome some brand new contenders and they are bringing you nothing but piles of fun and games! Introducing the 5 best subscription boxes for kids...
'Meet The Maker' - Bookishly
Today we’re chatting with Louise Verity, owner, maker and designer of monthly book subscription box, Bookishly. Delivering literary delights to your door each month, Bookishly offer a range of classic and vintage book subscriptions - some even teamed with a packet of luxury tea or coffee - so subscribers have everything they need to enjoy their new favourite read!
'Meet The Maker' - Upplement
This week we have the pleasure of speaking with Joey Ceunen, founder of health supplements subscription box, Upplement, who provide a month’s supply of science-based, all-in-one vitamins, minerals and probiotics. Split into four ‘protocols’: essential, beauty, balance and brain - Upplement is designed to deliver subscribers a monthly dosage of essential nutrients, ensuring they have the nutrients their bodies need to function, improve immunity and maintain energy levels.
'Meet The Maker' - Boostbox
We're here with Curt Weston, co-founder of premium fitness and lifestyle subscription box - Boostbox. A monthly subscription geared for individuals who are really looking to invest in their fitness and clean living. Containing a mixture of new and exciting workout products, Boostbox has been designed to help you ‘boost’ your workouts, each month’s box complements each aspect of your fitness and health regime.
'Meet The Maker' - The Grape Reserve
The Grape Reserve is a monthly wine subscription box, specialising in European 'old world' red wine. Today, we caught up with founder and wine enthusiast, Sebastiano Elia, to get the lowdown on The Grape Reserve - where subscribers get to discover new and exciting red wines from independant vineyards across the continent, whilst developing a palette befitting of a sommelier!
'Meet The Maker' - Letterbox Lab!
Today we have the pleasure of speaking with Mia Hatton, co-founder of Letterbox Lab! - a children’s subscription box built around exciting science experiments delivered direct to your door each month. Split into two different series, the ‘Explore’ and ‘Investigate’ boxes, young subscribers get to build knowledge, skills and lab equipment over time as they work their way through each.
4 Subscription Boxes For Your World Cup Journey...
With the much-anticipated FIFA World Cup kicking off later this week, football mania is set to sweep the world once again. We’re expecting armchair shouting, beer guzzling and football shirts galore. Oh, and a serving of anticipation followed by inevitable disappointment (we’re looking at you England)! It’s set to be an exciting few weeks already, but we’re about to make them even better.
Father's Day Subscription Boxes
With Father’s Day just around the corner, what better time is there to treat your old man to a thoughtful gift that will last long after the day is over? Make him smile with one of these fantastic subscription boxes to cover any Dad-type.
'Meet The Maker' - Spotlight Stationery
It’s that time again! In this week’s installment we catch up with Mary Wright, co-founder of Spotlight Stationery, a monthly subscription box that treats customers to a regular, mystery selection of premium and artisan stationery products, or in other words “pens, pencils and paper paraphernalia”! Stationery addicts, come this way...
'Meet The Maker' - TheVeganKind
TheVeganKind is a monthly subscription box that exclusively features the diverse range of vegan products out there. Today, we speak with Scott McCulloch, co-founder and sales & marketing director. Offering both a lifestyle box; which contains vegan food, drinks, household and toiletries, plus a beauty box; with skincare, makeup and other beauty products, TheVeganKind guarantees subscribers a surprise mix of cruelty-free treats each month.
'Meet The Maker' - Willow & Wild Box
Introducing Roz Harvey, founder of nature-inspired children’s subscription, Willow & Wild Box, and our interview guest today. Created for children aged 3-8 years old, the monthly Willow & Wild Box is packed full of growing, crafting, cooking and outdoor activities for kids to play and learn about nature. Following the adventures of characters, Willow the butterfly and Wild the cheeky little worm, children learn about how things grow, the changing seasons, healthy eating and animal/plant life cycles - inspired learning and fun!
'Meet The Maker' - The Willoughby Book Club
This week we talk with Adam Pollard, co-founder of The Willoughby Book Club, a personalised book subscription box, that treat subscribers to a new, hand-selected book every month. Fuelled by a team of literary experts, The Willoughby Book Club handpick a brand new read for you each month, tailored to your own reading tastes, and beautifully wrapped with a personal message. From children’s picture books to contemporary classics, they’ve got you covered.
'Meet The Maker' - The Retro
It’s that time of the week again! This week we sit down with Peter Donoghue of monthly retro subscription box, The Retro, offering a variety of boxes spanning vinyl, cassettes, comics and gaming from the 70’s, 80s and 90s. Based up in Glasgow, Scotland, The Retro delivers a monthly box of nostalgia, enabling you to easily relive the classics of years gone by! Every box is handpicked based on your preferences and accompanied by a handwritten note explaining why The Retro team believe you’ll love it. Now, where did we leave our office Megadrive?
'Meet The Maker' - The Glittery Hands Box
Today we sit down with Emma Jewell, founder and ‘head of glitter’ at craft subscription box, The Glittery Hands Box. As the name might suggest, you can expect glitter, and a lot of it! The Glittery Hands Box is a monthly subscription packed full of subtly-themed surprise craft supplies and, of course, a serving of hand mixed glitter! Designed to help you discover your creativity, each box provides the inspiration to get crafting and making!
'Meet The Maker' - The Dram Team
In this installment, we speak with Chris Borrow, founder of The Dram Team, curators of out-of-the-ordinary whisky tastings delivered direct to your door via a monthly subscription box. Featuring a selection of five 25ml miniatures of of top-end whisky, plus a special 10ml ‘sixth dram’ of a super-premium bottling, The Dram Team box is perfect for individuals looking to try lots of high quality whisky without needing to commit to purchasing expensive full-sized bottles!
'Meet The Maker' - Storimarket
Today we talk with Tom Ellum, founder of Storimarket, an online platform which connects smallholder farmers directly with customers who want ethical, healthy food conveniently delivered by means of a subscription box each month. Created for socially conscious consumers and ethical producers, where positive social impact takes precedence over price. The natural and healthy products featured in the Storimarket box are all sourced from developing countries throughout Africa.
'Meet The Maker' - Boxcitement
This week we catch up with Debi McCormack, creative director of Boxcitement, a monthly box of exclusively designed stationery, accessories, jewellery and homewares. Or in their words, “it’s a gift shop in a box!” Perfect for those looking for something ‘a little bit different’ or as a unique gift, each month subscribers receive a selection of limited edition items that have been exclusively designed for Boxcitement through a combination of modern and traditional techniques - an exclusive collection of surprise products!
'Meet The Maker' - the-stitchery / the-S box
Meet Saira Foden, the owner of ten year old Lewes-based haberdashery and fabric store, the-stitchery, and the creator of the-S box - a monthly craft subscription box packed full of themed creative goodies to inspire you to get making. Describing themselves as your very own ‘personal craft shoppers’, each month the passionate team at the-S box handpick a generous selection of items to get you crafting, sewing, knitting, doing and making - no idle hands here!
'Meet The Maker' - Blue Coffee Box
This time around we catch up with Jon Butt, co-founder of Blue Coffee Box, the speciality coffee subscription box that aims to introduce you to the world’s best coffee, all ethically sourced direct from single-origin and microlot farmers. The team at Blue Coffee Box work with the top 20 of the UK’s 300+ leading roasters to acquaint you with new flavours and coffees from the top coffee producing countries from around the world. One thing’s for certain, you’ll find no instant coffee here!
'Meet The Maker' - Geo Journey
Today, we chat with Christina Armstrong, founder of Geo Journey, the educational kids subscription box and 2018 Made for Mums Gold Award winner. Designed for kids eager to learn about different countries and cultures, Geo Journey guides them around the world through the exciting tales of adventurous characters, Atlas and Geo!