How Cratejoy Helped Me Create My Best Life

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You may already know the Cratejoy team as the people who help you: find your new favorite hobby, enhance your self-care routine, treat friends with gifts that keep on giving, and indulge yourself once a month. But we’re subscribers, too! And just like you, each of us has found an experience on Cratejoy that sparks something better in our day-to-day.

Some of us feel happiest in a house packed with plants, while a few others on the team dig delicious dinner kits and wine pairings. Several of us relax by treating the furry members of our families to toys and (well) treats. And most of all, we want to feel good and do good by supporting the small businesses – and causes – we care so much about.

Below, we’ve pulled together a selection of Cratejoy staff picks across the Marketplace. These are just some ways Cratejoy sellers helped create our best lives – and how they can create yours, too.

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My Garden Box

As one of Cratejoy’s cofounders, Alex has subscribed to a lot of subscription boxes over the years, from niches as varied as natural soap products to everyday meal prep. So what makes My Garden Box stand above the rest? “Killer quality and presentation,” he says. The plant quality is curated to be so killer, in fact, that it’s hard to kill them – even without a green thumb. Two of the glossy, gigantic shrubs lining the pond in Alex’s garden (as you can see above) grew from plants curated by My Garden Box. “Everything is perfectly prepared,” he explains, “individually wrapped, with instructions and info on the plants.”

Every month, My Garden Box ships everything you need to cultivate your own gorgeous garden. You can join Alex and start your own here.

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Brothers Coffee Company

Cold brew is definitely having a moment. For those of you who don’t have the wallet for fancy coffeeshop cold brew, however – or want to dig into the craft of coffee yourself – Cratejoy’s engineer Miguel suggests making it at home. How? “It’s not that fancy at all,” he says. You too can have the same stellar experience you’d get at an expensive or busy coffeeshop in just a few simple steps!

For this purpose, Miguel recommends a light roast subscription from Brothers Coffee Company. “The coffee was amazing, plus a really great price, even with international shipping,” he says. “And light roast works best for cold brews.” To do it, add 4oz. of coffee grounds to a nut milk or cheesecloth bag, then place the bag in 8 cups of water and let it soak in the fridge overnight. A single 12oz. bag of Brothers Coffee Company amounts to a month’s worth of cold brew for Miguel. Commence your cold (or hot) brew journey with Brothers here.

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The Dapper Dog Box

Rocky, who belongs to manager Eliza, is one of the best dogs we know. (Fact.) So it means a lot that The Dapper Dog Box meets the standard Rocky deserves. “I love that it includes a mix of treats, toys and bandanas,” she says. “Each month has a new theme, which makes it fun for humans and dogs alike.” One month, Eliza and Rocky received a box themed around birthdays, so Rocky had the chance to celebrate himself with his very own, nutritionally-healthy cake. “The birthday box was a huge hit!” she says. But whatever the theme, Dapper Dog makes it possible for Rocky to exercise, play, and (with their trademark monthly bandanas) look extra-adorable while he does it.

Got a Rocky or two of your own at home? You can deck them out in a dapper bandana here.