The Holiday season tends to be stressful enough- the cooking, the cleaning and the general preparations that most Caribbean folk do to receive guests. What’s even more stressful that preparing enough ponche de creme and sorrel for your unexpected guests? Christmas shopping! Monthly Subscription services are some of the easiest gifts to give for the holiday season. They are available online (yay!), thoughtfully curated (by someone else) according to type of product and shipped to the receiver with minimal effort on your part. Over the past year, we’ve curated a list of Subscription boxes that you can gift to someone on your list who would enjoy a variety of presents in one box under the tree. The best part? They’re all Caribbean-based or Caribbean inspired boxes. Sounds like stress-free Christmas shopping to me!
Braata Box- Jamaica- $38-00- $75.00 USD
Braata Box is a custom gifting and subscription box service that gives people a unique opportunity to stay connected, say
‘thank you’ or celebrate any occasion with Jamaican-made food, household and lifestyle products that they love.
We partner with local makers to have each Braata Box be in support of community development projects across the island. In this way, your purchase tangibly impacts lives- braatabox.com
Diem Box- Trinidad and Tobago $55.00-$60.00 USD
diemBOX is the Caribbean’s premiere subscription box service. Each box is carefully curated based on a monthly theme, which embodies life in the Caribbean:
- Fun-loving, and
diemBOX subscribers receive 5 to 6 surprise items each month. The hand-selected products are all based on our theme for the month.
Our fabulous team works for you on the front-lines of global fashion trends, following news and events like Fashion Week in New York, London, Paris and Milan. We receive samples and demos for hot new products every month from brands all over the globe. We hand-select the items that we feel best convey the spirit of the Caribbean and the glamorous lifestyle that we love.
Our final selections for each box are full size, no samples, and must meet our high standards for trendy, glamtastic and durable products that excite and delight. We also bring you the best emerging trends from our own backyard, presenting some of Trinidad and Tobago’s most fabulous up-and-comers in fashion, beauty and tech- diembox.com
Nae Box by Natural Annie (Seasonal) $38.00-$60.00 USD
NaturalAnnie Essentials is an all-natural skin and hair care company. We also carry the finest handmade hmong clutch and wristlets to complete our vibrant vibe – who said natural and handmade needs to be boring!
Straight From Yard, Jamaica $20.00- $45.00 USD
Premium Jamaican handcrafte
d products, straight from yard.
Sugar-Plum Box, Jamaica $32.00- $37.00 USD
Sugarplum Box is Jamaica’s first Lifestyle Subscription Box service. Each box promises to be a splendid selection of new and exciting products that we absolutely love, delivered to your door- sugarplumbox.com
Tabanca Box, Trinidad and Tobago $30.00USD
TabancaBox is the Caribbean’s first food subscription box service from the Caribbean, catering for the Caribbean Diaspora. We specialise in bringing the Caribbean to your doorstep- tabancabox.com
The Sunshine Box- British Virgin Islands $45.00 USD
We deliver an island in a box for women who love all things tropical. Every month, SUNSHINE SOCIETY BOX members receive 4 – 6 hand-selected island gifts. Each box is centered around a specific tropical theme, featuring an island and an interesting woman who calls it home. Whether you physically live on an island, or just do in your soul – paradise is a mindset- thesunshinesociety.com
The Island Discovery Box- Jamaica*
The Island Discovery Box is a collection of specially curated food and drink products inspired by the Caribbean.
*Please note: We reached out of the owner of the Island Discovery Box who indicated that while they did not have a promotion for 2016, they may regroup in 2017. We decided to include them to give our readers a heads up as to their existence and to give persons the chance to follow them on social media to keep abreast of their movements. That being said, you can connect with Island Discovery Box on Facebook for details on past promotions.