This month I received a very special parcel in the post!
Jess from Tide Up got in touch with me a few weeks ago about trying out one of her first boxes from her ‘self-care package’ subscription service and of course I said yes!
I only realised the other day how regularly I write about mental health and self-care here on my blog, and even created a new category specifically for it last week! It’s something that’s extremely important to me, and (thankfully) it’s also something that seems to be becoming more and more mainstream to acknowledge and prioritise.
Whether dealing with mental health issues or not, Winter especially can be a really isolating time, so taking care of yourself and taking TIME to do things for yourself is paramount. I love the idea of having a ‘care package’ for yourself arrive at your door every month, with treats inside to encourage a bit of me-time.
Tide Up provides just that, and is also inspired by coastal living – my favourite bit! There’s nothing better than sea air to make you feel more alive and positive, so these ocean-themed boxes are a great way to inject a little of the coastal life (or The Cornish Life??) into your day!
In my box for February, I received a beautiful handwritten Seasalt card from Jess thanking me and wishing me well, as well as:
- Booja booja chocolates (my absolute favourite brand of chocolates – they’re vegan and completely decadent)
- Bath salts with cornflower petals
- Bookmarks designed by a local artist (I definitely need to do more reading this month to keep up with my 10 books a year goal!)
- A beautiful sea glass ring
- A cute aqua seashell tote bag (I freaking LOVE this colour, and I can never have too many totes in my life)
I feel like everything in the box was totally on-point for a beach-loving Cornish gal like me; from the chocolates (my fave brand!) to the blue seaglass (my favourite colour and style of jewellery).
If you’re looking for a really personal gift for someone who could use some self-care, or who adores the ocean as much as I do, a Tide Up box might just do the trick! They’re also part of the Surfers Against Sewage 250 Club, which means they donate 10% of their profits to support their work to combat plastic pollution in our seas.
I also think if you know someone living in a city or somewhere far from the sea, who you know misses the coast, this would be a seriously thoughtful pressie too.
Find out more or buy your box on the Tide Up website. Use code ANNA10 for 10% off your first order!
*I was kindly given a complimentary box to review but all thoughts are my own