You probably read that title and thought I was crazy — or you might have just been intrigued enough to learn about what I mean by giving the gift of “local.” This year, instead of buying your friends and family the same old generic gifts, look into getting them an Explore Local Box subscription.
Explore Local Box
Starting at $34.99/month, Explore Local Box allows recipients to sample little bits of what certain cities are well known for. Whether the recipient has a favorite city or loves to travel, Explore Local Box makes the perfect gift.
I’ve always wanted to visit Boston, but have never had the chance, so I chose to receive the Boston box with the kid add-on (for an extra $10). I was pleasantly surprised to find so many goodies inside. Some other brands of subscription boxes I’ve ordered in the past have been pretty skimpy on the products, but my Explore Local Box was loaded.
My Boston box came with McCrea’s Caramels, a Boston Spice seafood and vegetable seasoning packet, Doves & Figs Preserve, Taza Chocolate, a beautiful Hearth & Harrow tea towel (because Boston Tea Party, get it?), and a beautiful hydrangea card with an original photo signed by the artist. It also came with a Beneath the Streets of Boston book.
I love that these boxes include goodies from local artisans. I’m totally into unique items and love purchasing souvenirs that I can actually use, so this is a perfect fit for me.
Give the Gift of Local
If Boston isn’t your preferred city, you can also explore favorites from Nashville, Portland, Albuquerque, the coastal towns of Rhode Island, Madison or Brooklyn. Do you know someone who would love to receive an Explore Local Box? Check out the purchasing options on their website, www.explorelocalbox.com.
Enter to win your own Explore Local Box (with kid add-on) using the Rafflcopter form below. We will choose one winner after 12/7/17. Good luck!