Friday Favorite: Kicking off December with Vellabox

Friday Favorite: Kicking off December with Vellabox

Happy Friday and Happy December! I can’t believe it’s the last month of the year. Yikes! 2017 just flew by. Today’s Friday Favorite is Vellabox, a candle subscription box. Because I feel that candles are the easiest way to show a home some TLC; I mean they make any room fragrant.  I wanted to share this with you.

I personally love to light a candle when I have guests coming and even when I’m alone. And what’s really neat about Vellabox is that they send you artisan candles – way better than most store bought candles – for as little as $10 per month. The candles are handpicked non-toxic, lead free, hand poured, from the best companies in the country. So each month you discover a new candle company to fall in love with.

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MyVellabox included the perfect fall candle by Untamed Supply; Hay Rides. I’ve been lighting it when I’m working on my desk – talk about instant mood booster. Plus, it helps me relax and concentrate. I also got a smaller candle; Chai & Spice. Which is perfect for traveling –  who doesn’t like to take a little bit of home while away on a trip right?! 😉

TheVellabox had one last surprise. Half Pops! Crunchy popcorn available in seven flavors. I got the caramel and sea salt flavor – a personal favorite. The girls ate most of it of course, so next time I will not open my Vellabox in their presence. 😉

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With the holidays rolling around, I know you’re still trying to figure out what to give. I suggest a Vellabox! They have three box size options starting at $10 per month. The subscription terms are also flexible, with 3/6/12 month subscriptions.

Think of the smile on their faces when you give them the first box, and then when you tell them they have two more coming – if you sign up for the 3 month term. It’s a gift that keeps giving, as cliché as it may sound. 🙂

If you’d rather get a subscription for yourself, I won’t judge. Just make sure to add Vellabox to your gifts list.

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By Christine H.

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