Critically important for the chronically
by C. written 12 days ago
Being sick sucks. There’s just no real way around that. Those of us who are always sick to one degree or another build so many little coping tricks into our days to get things done that the general population doesn’t even think about before walking blissfully through their day.
And that’s where the SEB comes in. It’s packed with tips, tricks, shortcut products, and practical staples that you may not have known could make your day just that much easier. Plus there’s always several reminders that you are worth fighting for and that giving up is never really an option; and reminders and products to help us be a bit more gentle with ourselves on those really rough days.
This box is important. It addresses a need that has never before been truly acknowledged in the consumer sphere. Yeah, it’s late sometimes. And that makes it all the more perfect. None of us can ever be on time every time. It’s part of chronic illness just as much as cozy pjs and hot tea.
I love so much that it was founded and is curated by a chronic illness warrior herself. It makes every item more real, more beautiful and perfect because it was chosen (& sometimes even handmade by!) by someone who truly understands and gets what the chronic illness experience really is. There is no other subscription on the market that is this personal and this special on the market.
This box is important. I’m so grateful to be able to subscribe.
For Spoonies, By Spoonies!
by Freiya written 17 days ago
I was fortunate enough to afford a three month subscription to SEB. Not only were the boxes adorable with helpful and meaningful items, they were hand packed with care. An unexpected bonus with SEB is the fantastic community that Brittani has cultivated- I have met some truly wonderful Spoonie Siblings via SEB that genuinely care and show love, support, and compassion.
I only have two minor nit-picky things that I hope improve. First, I understand that it’s a huge expense to curate, pack, and ship these boxes. However, as a company for Spoonies and by Spoonies, I wish there was a more affordable option for the box. $100+ for 3 months is steep when you’re sick... which leads me to my next and final issue with the box. On more than one occasion, a trip to my local Dollar Store or Dollar General would find me doing a double-take as a portion of some of the earlier boxes would have merchandise that is clearly from a $1 store. In my case, I received a makeup bag in my first box which was cute and held up well. Imagine my shock when I found the exact same pattern at my local store not a week later.
*PLEASE NOTE : I love SEB. I love the dollar tree. I am not being nit picky about frugality! However, my disparity is in the price of the box and the quality of some items (that makeup bag didn’t last unfortunately for me, but I have a ton of makeup!). I will say that my last month of my box had a majority of quality & useful products, plus the amazing Kicking Sick book. I know that the “main item” can be a huge amount and that can end up affecting the overall quality of the box.
I do know that effort has been made to ensure all items selected for a box are chosen with care, taking both expense & ROI into account. Find a happy medium - I’d prefer fewer quality items than a loaded box filled with mostly $1 store goods.
As a business owner myself, I understand the process and I am not knocking SEB at all for it. Brittani is a driven and inspiring soul who genuinely wants to help her Spoonie family & I adore her. That said, happy medium = happy business owner = happy customers = thriving business owned by a chronically ill woman! The only reason I bring it up is that more than one friend have indicated this as a reason for not ordering. Why pay $X amount for a box when the box barely meets or exceeds the cost of it? A friend said “I’d order the main item online at cost then go to the store for the rest.” I’ve shown them the marked improvement in the quality of the contents which is enough to get them following SEB & seeing if they will continue on this trend - I have faith in Brittani’s business development and I will continue to support SEB & help grow the community as long as I am able. Hugs - Freiya, TMK
Love this box!
by Cynthia written 19 days ago
I love this idea and everything in the box!
by Deanna written 19 days ago
I think the SEB box is by far the best! I've tried other boxes and they were a huge disappointment for the money. This box shows that Brittani puts her heart and soul into every item in the box. It's such a joy to see that box on my front porch and dig into to see what great treasures that I get that month. If you're going to get any spoonie box, I highly, highly suggest the Spoonie Essential Box. Worth every penny!
Absolutely in Love!
by Colleen written 19 days ago
This box is amazing!! I received items I can and do use. They are all relevant to chronic illness. I got amazing full-sized items, not just samples of a bunch of stuff. It made my week if not the month! It was thoughtfully put together, and I am able to get more of any of the items I need/want, right on the website!
In love with this box!
by MackenzieArtz written 30 days ago
This subscription box is such a wonderful idea! I was so excited to get all of the self care items in my first box last month! Most were things I would have never thought of or purchased on my own, but I’m using continually! My box came packaged so neatly and adorable, well thought out and themed! I actually changed my subscription from quarterly to monthly after receiving my first box.
Love this box!
by Cynthia written 30 days ago
Perfect box for a Lupus person or someone with a chronic illness..it makes my day when it arrives...each item is special and relevant to life with a chronic illness
The little extras are so thoughtful and make me smile.
Best care package!
by Rebecca written 31 days ago
This is a wonderful care package subscription. My first box arrived the 4th day of a 5 day infusion and it was the best thing to happen that week. I loved the presentation with fall leaves inside the box let me know that great care goes into every package. I cannot wait to get my next box even if it does not come on an infusion week. I can't wait to see whats inside this months and what the theme is!