Ever heard of Birchbox? I hadn't. Not until I saw that Stephanie from girls, pearls and combat boots had signed up and loved it. And then another blogger mentioned that her husband loved the fuzzy socks he recently received. I was intrigued.
Here's how it's described on their website:
"Birchbox is the best way to discover new grooming, beauty and lifestyle products. Sample top products from high-end brands, get expert advice, buy new favorites and earn points with every purchase."
So, did I sign up? Of course not. HA! Honestly, it would overwhelm me. I am so not good with makeup, etc. And I know that I would end up with a lot of unopened items shoved in my vanity because I probably wouldn't even know what to do with them.
When my girls are the right age to do all of that stuff I'll be calling in the troops to help out...about a handful of friends I have noted in the back of my brain.
However, I needed a gift for a couple of those friends and luckily, you can gift Birchbox. But, beware...there's a waitlist. Of course there is because then it makes you want it. so. much. more!
It took me about 2 weeks to get the email inviting me to buy-in to the program. And I didn't have to actually join myself in order to gift two 3-month subscriptions. I did learn that if you become a member, you can give gifts at any time - the wait is no more.
One of my friends just received her first "birthday" box and LOVES it. Seriously...great gift idea for that perfect makeup/beauty-product-loving person. They can even customize their profile which determines what is sent next.
So check it out and get that lucky someone a special delivery in his/her mailbox. Yes! Birchbox really is for men also. It costs a bit more, but they apparently get items like t-shirts, socks, headphones, etc. included as well. And apparently from what I've read from other bloggers...the men love it more than they would ever admit!
Let me know if you've tried it and what you think...