With these four delivery services, why leave the house when you can subscribe to all your favourite luxuries and wait for them to come to you?
Words Pendle Harte
With beauty subscription delivery services finding so much success in recent years, it makes sense that businesses have taken note and begun to implement their own delivery services. From food to books and flowers to coffee, there’s something for everyone. Read on to see what we’re eagerly awaiting to arrive in our post…
Cheese lovers who relish the chance to try new artisan cheeses should sign up for the Courtyard Dairy’s award-winning monthly cheese box selection. On the first Wednesday of every month, The Courtyard Dairy’s cheesemongers select the best and most interesting cheeses in season and deliver them direct to your door. Each month’s cheese club selection includes three cheeses plus a packet of crackers and a detailed article on the cheese producers, as well as a topical information feature on cheese. Ours included three new British ones (we loved the North Yorkshire Moorland Tomme) – and there’s a five cheese option for true enthusiasts.
£28 per month, thecourtyarddairy.co.uk
Don’t know what to read next? West London’s excellent independent bookshop Lutyens & Rubinstein will supply you with a carefully chosen and wrapped book every month if you sign up for their Year in Books. You’ll be asked a few questions first to find out your likes and dislikes and make sure that you’re not bombarded with sci-fi novels if you’re a fan of literary fiction, or historical novels if you enjoy contemporary settings – but the aim is to widen your reading repertoire with the help of a trusted source.
£160 paperbacks, £285 hardbacks, lutyensrubinstein.co.uk
RAVE Roaster’s Choice Subscription will send you a different, freshly roasted, single origin coffee every month. Each coffee sent is from the current offering and roasted to suit its optimum flavour profile. Coffee is roasted, packed and dispatched on the same day, along with brew notes and information about how to get the best from your beans.
£38.25 for six months; ravecoffee.co.uk
Sign up for 12 months of flowers and the team at Vela will package a selection of beautiful seasonal stems in their clever letterbox-friendly packaging, ready for you to arrange as you choose. Or follow their master florist video tutorials if you’re in need of inspiration. There are weekly, fortnightly or monthly packages, all of them offering the same easy, reliable service.
£250 for 12 months; velaflowers.co.uk