Hi, I'm Erin and I'm excited to introduce you all to Indie Gift Box! Indie Gift Box is a box that you can purchase each month that is stuffed full of handmade and small business goodies! It’s similar to subscription boxes, minus the subscription and with more focus on the individual artists and businesses that are contributing. Our goal is to help you discover new artists and shops, promote our contributors, and create a great community where we support small business and handmade!
Tell us a little about the Indie Gift Box and what inspired it.
I started Indie Gift Box after I saw how much everyone was loving Birchbox and similar services. While I thought these were really fun, I couldn’t find one that had what I really wanted, which was products made by indie artists and businesses. So why not start my own?
What are the different boxes available, and how do they differ from other monthly subscription boxes?
Most box delivery services with handmade goods don’t give you any options, but send you a complete surprise every month. While that’s fun, I prefer to have a bit more control over what I’m paying for! Because of this I decided to offer boxes with different themes, so you can choose one that fits your personality. While the exact contents of each box is a surprise, we introduce our contributors throughout the month on our blog so you can get a sneak-peek of items that are included in the boxes!
The themes we are currently offering are:
Boho Box – Obviously boho is a big summer trend, and definitely one we can get behind! This box is perfect for nature-loving gypsies. Expect earth tones, natural elements, and possibly feathers.
Dainty Box – If you’re a girly-girl, this box is for you. Expect delicate jewelry, soft colors, and lace!
Color Box – If you like to be the center of attention, the Color Box will help you out! Expect, what else? Color! There won’t be a dull item in this box!
Beauty Box – In need of some pampering? Want to look your best? Smell your best? This box has you covered!
Where can people buy the boxes from?
You can buy the boxes on our website, indiegiftbox.com! They are being released July 1st and will be for sale until July 9th or until they run out, whichever happens first! Our next release will happen in August, but we haven't set a date yet!
What kind of contributions are you looking for?
We’re looking for items that match our current themes! The types of items that have been contributed for July include: necklaces, earrings, note cards, headbands, hairbands, buttons, key-chains, eye shadow, and more! All items should retail for at least $3, but preferably $5+. We do have an application process with more information which you can fill out here, and we’ll review your work and let you know if you’re accepted!
I’d love you all to come stop by our blog and learn more about our contributors (and pay them a visit!). We have some great artists and companies lined up for July and I think you’ll love them!