The longest day of the year (and the shortest night) marks a time of celebration for many people in the Northern hemisphere as they welcome the coming summer. The sun reaches its highest point in the sky in late June, and whether you call it summer solstice, midsummer or June solstice, people around the world are marking the occasion in a variety of ways––like building bonfires, playing midnight sports, and making their way to Stonehenge.
So, while those in the Southern hemisphere are bundling up for winter, those in the North are welcoming long, lazy days this time of year. Whether you want to connect with all the mysticism of the astronomical summer or just welcome the hot days with a cold, delicious beverage, we're here for you!
To help you celebrate the summer solstice, we've put together a quick guide of subscription boxes that bring nothing but good vibes. Happy Summer Solstice!
About the Box: On the summer solstice, the sun is directly overhead at high-noon at the Tropic of Cancer. Match the perfect alignment of the sun by getting your chakras in order with the Chakra Box. This subscription takes a methodical approach to finding balance and harmony. Join in a 9-month quest, beginning at Earth Star and working through to Ascension, with spiritual tools like charged crystals, teas, info guides, and organic aromatherapy.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. in the 1st full week of the following month
About the Box: Charged with healing reiki vibes, Owl & Moon Apothecary delivers a unique assortment of goodies curated by an experienced Reiki Master and Crystal Healer. Summer is the perfect time to open each of your chakras to receive positive energy. Every month, open to find a hand-poured, crystal-infused candle, handmade aromatherapy products, soaps, and other practical metaphysical supplies.
Shipping: Ships within the U.S. within 5 business days from the end of the month
About the Box: Heading out on a big adventure to mark the longest day of the year? Make sure you have all you need with Hiker Crate, a monthly subscription that is dedicated to bringing you premium supplies at a great price. From the first box onward, you can expect a curation of top-quality practical outdoor gear, along with an assortment of nutritious, trail-ready snacks to keep you moving forward.
Shipping: Ships within the U.S. around the 17th-19th every month
About the Box: As modern pagans, druids, and other spectators descend on Stonehenge to watch the summer solstice sunrise glide perfectly above the stones, you can connect to the age-old traditions of earth medicine with the Tamed Wild Box. Packed with crystals, ritual accessories, whole-herb tea mixes, full-size apothecary items, and original spells and artwork, each themed box offers a unique opportunity for mystical exploration and spiritual connection.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 18th and the last day of the month
About the Box: With the full moon just a few days following the shortest night of the year, prepare yourself for spells of strength and clarity with The Witches Moon. Deepen your craft and broaden your spiritual horizons with an abundance of handcrafted, exclusive items delivered directly to your front door. Set your practice in motion with goodies like hand-rolled spell candles, oracle cards, herbs, body care products, spells, and artwork for your book of shadows.
Shipping: Ships within the U.S. between the 1st-10th of the month
About the Box: Thinking less about spirituality, and more about summer? We see you! In an effort to not waste a single moment of that reinvigorating sunshine, we suggest the delicious drinks brought by Raising the Bar. There's no need for alcohol to be front and center at your summer solstice celebrations, because these fabulous alcohol-free drinks offer innovative, seasonal flavors. Get all you need to enjoy a good time filled with sweet, sparkly concoctions.
Shipping: Ships to the U.S. and Canada on or around the 15th of every month
About the Box: The beginning of summer is the perfect time to focus on a nourishing skincare routine and your overall health and wellness. Bear Kin Botanicals makes it easy to connect to nature by bringing a variety of products featuring wild harvested, organically grown herbs. Each box is curated around a different medicinal plant, teaching you all about its unique properties and uses through everything from balms and herbal extracts to tea and jam!
Shipping: Ships within the U.S. on the 20th of May, July, Sept, Nov, Jan and March