A little while back, I had a lovely surprise land on my doorstep. A flat, A4 sized box made its way through the letterbox & landed neatly on the floor. The box was in fact a ‘classic’ box from @getintheboxco. The box was packed full of sweetie treats, including many family favourites, from Haribo to marshmallows, my favourite bubblegum bottles & many more.
These boxes are a fabulous way of getting a treat to someone contact-free, or even surprises kids with their very own bit of post. The boxes can be personalised making them an ideal gift, plus there are heaps of different types of boxes to choose from, including different sizes, as well as different themes. (I absolutely LOVED the look of the spooktacular halloween boxes). There are some exciting Christmas boxes coming up too!
What was also fantastic about these, was not only were they super-yummy & moreish (once you start eating sweets, you just cannot stop, who’s with me?!), there was also a sheet laid neatly in the box too stating each & every sweet, & all of the ingredients – something that isn’t so much thought of! ⭐️
These sweeties were an absolute treat and were needless to say, demolished in no time at all.
A huge thank you to @getinthebox co for getting these over – they were AWESOME. [GIFTED]
Thank you to Social Stories Club for the following content
Social Stories Club Christmas Campaign ‘Christmas with an Impact’. Gift-boxes That Support Social Enterprises and Create the Ultimate Social Impact.
Social Stories Club, a socially impactful gift-box social enterprise has decided to make this Christmas as socially conscious as possible, they have curated a campaign to have ‘Christmas with an Impact’. Social Stories Club have been shining a light on social enterprises and their incredible stories of impact for two years, through their exciting gifts supporting lots of social causes such as creating social mobility for the Dalit community of India, supporting reforestation, and providing education for girls. This Christmas they are asking the UK public to buy a socially impactful gift and make this Christmas as Impactful as possible.
Victoria E, a buyer and receiver of a Social Stories Club gift-box wrote: “I received one of these hampers recently, and loved it! I had to then in turn get one as a gift for my friend for her birthday. It’s such a treat! What a brilliant initiative, supporting brilliant companies with great visions for making a positive impact. What’s not to love?!” These positive statements are what empowers the small Social Stories Club team to keep finding new and inspiring social enterprises and to promote the creation of social impact. Since Social Stories Club was created they have created over £30,000 in positive impact across the world.
Karis Gill – Co-Founder, Social Stories Club; has over the past couple of months realised that the public is thinking more about the types of businesses they support and how they spend their money, during difficult societal and financial periods. During COVID-19, there was a push to support local businesses, especially ones with a more socially conscious focus. Karis created the very popular‘ A Hug-in-a-Box’ gift box in May to ensure people still felt connected in the difficult months. As it has become more unstable towards the festive period Social Stories Club has reaffirmed their commitment to not only creating social impact, but making social groups still feel connected.
In September, Social Stories Club launched a successful crowd-funder campaign raising £4000 with gift boxes filled with products from small social enterprises. They created this after they realised they can struggle to produce mass orders over busy periods; therefore, they created a pre- order scheme for September to ensure they were supported and had enough production time for the festive period.
Social Stories Club are not only shining a light on these amazing brands, they are also providing a route to market for social enterprises. The social enterprises they feature are shared on their social media and also their stories are told in the story booklets included in our boxes. Many of those featured have gone on to receive large orders from corporates and other businesses.
About Social Stories Club. Karis came up with the idea for Social Stories Club on her 21st birthday. She knew at this point that she wanted to combine her interests in entrepreneurship and charity, and social enterprise was the answer. Karis led the events team of her local Social Enterprise Club and became fascinated with all the social enterprises she met and their incredible stories of impact. Karis was so inspired by these stories she wanted to share them with the world. When Karis came back to Edinburgh for her final year of university, she dedicated her dissertation to researching social enterprise. Aayush, who is the other co-founder, grew up in India and his first flight out of Asia landed him in Edinburgh to start university. Aayush’s background is in finance, charity and operations. In his first year at university between 2014-15, Aayush raised over £11,000 for four different charities. To encourage university students to get involved, he designed several creative events to raise funds including pillow fights for mental health. In August 2019, Aayush was shortlisted as the ‘Social Enterprise Champion ’by Social Enterprise Scotland. In their 4th year at university Karis sat in Aayush’s kitchen and they discussed their future. Aayush was struggling applying for graduate jobs and Karis had her plan for Social Stories Club. The conversation was short and beautiful Karis asked Aayush if he wanted to join and immediately he said yes.
If you have a sweet tooth, then this is the home delivery for you! A little while back I was very kindly delivered a selection of goodies from the team at Essex Confectionary. I have to say, delivery was extremely quick & I did not expect the sweets to arrive as fast as they did (no complaints here!) I was given a pick n mix pouch which was absolutely stuffed with colourful sweets. There were a variety of jellies, both new & old school as well as a classic Refresher in there too. These pouches start at £5 for 500g, which to be quite honest, is really reasonably priced in comparison to what you’d pay in a shop or at a market. I was also given a Malteser box which was packed with, you guessed it, Malteser treats! These are charged at £7, making them ideal for a present. I would say that all of the goodies from Essex Confectionary are ideal for a loved one as a surprise, a birthday gift or even just a treat for yourself. They even offer Big Night In bundles which are perfect for movie nights (a great idea if you’ve got kids to entertain, & certainly a lot cheaper than a cinema trip!)
All sorts of treats are available, whether you are a jelly fan or more of a chocolate fan. I loved everything that I received, & I would certainly make an order for myself.