Today’s post is from my sister Annabel.
There used to be lots of it. Time to spend with friends, time to cook and eat a meal, time to shop without persuading a toddler that traipsing around a supermarket is definitely a Fun Activity. I was a student for a leisurely six years, so I was very familiar with the art of wasting time. Then a mere eight months after I’d handed in my last dissertation I was pregnant. Time disowned me.
These days with two young children if I have two minutes spare…oh no… no, that doesn’t happen.
So when I heard about Box Upon a Time I saw an opportunity to recoup lost minutes (and sanity). Box Upon a Time is a clever idea in which you receive hand-picked baby or toddler clothes tailored to your requirements each month. Box Upon a Time is joining the growing range of on-line subscription services where you sign up and receive a monthly parcel to your door; think organic veg box but with lovely clothes instead of carrots, potatoes and that random item that you’re not exactly sure about and have to Google.
A super speedy, fun questionnaire to determine your ‘fashion profile’, (such as, what colours and patterns you prefer), on their easy to follow website and a few measurement details about your child and you’re done.
At present Box Upon a Time caters for the 0-3 years age range and aims to offer quality brands at a guaranteed minimum 40% discount; for the £49 monthly payment you receive a minimum of £82 worth of goods. Box Upon a Time currently work with 20 brand partners including Tartine & Chocolat, Diesel and Toffee Moon.
Splendid! No more hideous clothes shopping trips trying to persuade my children to adhere to basic social norms and not wipe their noses on shiny new garments or play hide and seek within the clothes rails. (My daughter also insists on individually greeting each mannequin with a cuddle).
If, like me, you tend to grab clothes for the children in the supermarket whilst you are grabbing everything else you need, at the same time as negotiating your child down from standing in the trolley seat, it may seem like quite a departure. When I considered it however, I potentially spent more on clothes grabbed for convenience but not really wanted than this would cost each month. The average parent spends £63 a month on clothing their children, plus the time and stress saved is priceless.
Profile complete, I sat back and awaited my parcel for my two year old daughter. I LOVE getting parcels delivered. The excitement of wondering what is inside and thinking that someone has bothered to consider what you might like takes me back to being a child at Christmas.
Elegantly packaged, the much anticipated box arrived….I opened it slowly, trying to prolong the moment. Three lovely little items awaited us.
All well made and matching the fashion profile I had created, the clothes were a very pleasing addition to my daughter’s wardrobe. Any concern I may have had about whether I would like the items was gone. However, should there be any reason to exchange an item it is dealt with free of charge and there is also no commitment to subscribe for any set length of time.
Box Upon a Time is such a lovely idea, it saves you valuable minutes and brings you a little bit of Christmas excitement month after month.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and Annabel was sent a sample from Box Upon a Time for the purposes of this post.