Q: How do you choose the businesses that you support? Is there a way to recommend any?Asked by Samantha D., November 2020
We try to chose business that represent the city where they are made. Definitely small business or individuals who make the product whichever city we are exploring that month. I find a lot of the businesses at farmers markets in that city. We would love to hear of a business that you personally love. You can email us using the contact us button (we are not allowed to post an email address here). Thanks!
Q: Is gluten free an option? Asked by Corey B., March 2021
Thank you for the question. Right now we not have a gluten free option.
Q: I'd love to send the Explore Local box as a gift, but only want a delivery every other month as opposed to every month. Is that possible?Asked by Katherine W., December 2020
During the holiday time (November + December) we have a "Holiday Special" box on our website, that is a six month subscription that is shipped every other month - January, March, May, July, September, November.
Q: Hi, Just ordered box as a Christmas gift. Will you time it so it arrives as close to Christmas as possible or will it ship right away? Ordered on 12/12 and I don’t want it to arrived a week before. Asked by Renee M., December 2020
Please email us directly and we can coordinate shipping for your particular order.
We gave this to my dad for Father's Day. He loves it. It is nice because it is hard to travel right now and it is nice for him to get mail/something to look forward too. He waited to open the first box until we were there to see it. I thought the items were really nice quality. My mom liked the information about the products and kept reading it while we took the items out of the box
We got our first box. Austin texas. Loved the information cards. And variety of items. I love to travel so for pandemic great to "travel" across the country and support local businesses
Plus I have stocking stuffers and gifts being delivered monthly.
Great way to support small businesses. I like that there are food products and items in the box. Lots of months there are items that go together. Like a candle from one maker and a rock candle holder from a different maker. Very thoughtful
A really great gift. I gave this to my parents and they call me every month to tell me what they got. The products are high quality and it has really nice packaging. It is a perfect gift! (And I didn’t have to deal with shipping anything. it shipped directly to my parents. Nice and easy!)
Great stuff and interesting info from each locale.
I bought a six month subscription for my sister for her 60th birthday since she couldn't travel during the pandemic and is passionate about supporting small businesses. She has loved the boxes and the experience of opening each one. Well done!
This is an awesome service!! I have two subscriptions for my adult kids and their families and they cannot wait each month for the new box to arrive. It’s fun to see which state the box comes from. My kids agree this is the best gift they received this past Christmas!!
Love this box!!!
I really enjoyed this box! From the snacks and handmade local goods to the story behind the people who make them and the city, I was really happy with this everything that I received. I’ll be subscribing again!
I love this subscription!!!