It can be hard to find time to treat yourself in the midst of a busy week, so sit down at the weekend and set yourself up on some subscription services that will surprise and delight you every month or week when they turn up in the post.
- Bloom & Wilde (from £20/month)
A bunch of flowers is the quickest way to brighten a stressful day, so why not treat yourself to Bloom & Wilde’s monthly subscription? They fit easily through the letter box so they can be waiting for you when you get home from work, and every bouquet uses seasonal flowers for a fresh feel each month.
- Birchbox (£10/month)
Whether you love trying the latest makeup trends or fancy pampering your skin with some new treatment products once a month, Birchbox will tailor a package to suit your skin type and preferences. Each box contains 5 treats every month, and is gorgeously designed by a different well-loved UK institution each time – past collaborations have included Vogue and Oliver Bonas.
- Delayed Gratification (£36/year)
Keeping up with the news has become a bit of a headache recently, and with so much fake-news out there it can be hard to hear the real facts above the noise. Delayed Gratification is a subscription service for those who prefer their news with more detailed analysis, explanation and thought – and as a bonus each magazine is beautifully designed in an illustrated style (so its prettier than the newspaper, too).
- Abel & Cole Recipe Box (from £12/week)
Pioneers of organic vegetables, these seasonal boxes are tailored to your tastes and come with clear recipe cards detailing ideas for everything from quick and simple to indulgent meals.
5. Meal Pal (£5/meal)
So this isn’t one that will turn up in the post, but it is a great option if you’re bored of the same lunches at your desk. For as little as £5 a meal you can subscribe to a service of 12 lunches delivered to you per month from delicious restaurants all over London so you don’t have to worry about finding time to nip to Pret for yet another sandwich.