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- Self-love is an increasingly common topic of conversation, and that's a great thing. It's also not surprising that the topic gains traction around Galentine's Day and Valentine's Day.
- I got a chance to try the subscription/gift box for single women called Singles Swag, and despite the funny name, I loved that it gave me an excuse to throw a full-fledged "Treat Yo' Self" day that I didn't have to plan.
- It's a fun, thoughtful, and thankfully very low maintenance gift for friends or yourself at $25 or $40.
Recently, I got a chance to test out the "Treat Yourself" dream box that goes by the name Singles Swag.
Depending on if you're grabbing the gift box as a funny but useful gift for yourself or a loved one or as a supportive chess move meant to more actively empower a single friend, the name might elicit a chuckle or two. To me, though, that was a big part of the fun. There is absolutely nothing wrong with being single, minus the regretable dip in how many nights I eat pasta out in a restaurant now.
This subscription service is a lighthearted way of reminding the single folk to go ahead and do a solid "Treat Yo' Self" night. It's one way to prompt me to supplement those nights I would normally have spent out eating delicious and overpriced pasta with equally fun nights spent in drinking wine and wearing sheet masks (courtesy of this gift box) with my girlfriends. And since I don't have to choose any of the products, it's an actually leisurely experience from beginning to end.
Plus, one of the more truthful social conventions is the idea that "the most important relationship you have is with yourself." On the less weighty end of the spectrum, who doesn't love an excuse to pamper themselves?
Each monthly box is a new mix of organic beauty, trending fashion accessories, delicious treats, and best-selling books, among other fun surprises.
You can gift a box to yourself or a friend, or simply enjoy monthly deliveries of full-sized products hand-selected by women for other women.
How to order one: When you click "subscribe or gift" you'll be brought to a page with the option of signing up for a monthly, 3-month, or 6-month plan — with savings added in for the longer commitments. You can opt for getting 5-7 full-sized products every month for $39.99 ("SinglesSwag") or 3-4 full-sized products for $24.99 ("SinglesSwag Petite").
It should be noted — no matter how mature, comfortable, or evolved you are — that the box does come in a standard shipping container. This means that regardless of how cucumber cool and unapologetic I am about self-love that I didn’t have to get a box that says “Singles Swag #LOVEYOURSELF” from the office mail room, or from my doorman. I appreciated this. That sort of humor and inspiration works better when unboxing in my living room than here at work.
Below is what my Singles Swag box included (and what all February boxes will):
In other words, it came with a heart-shaped loofah that smells wonderful, a trendy gold bangle, four nude lipsticks (which was a big bonus since I keep forgetting to buy them myself), sheet masks, Cookie Chips, a cute and helpful book on all the things you should hypothetically (but likely don't) know how to do as an adult, and Bang Beauty Cream Color.
If you're looking for a fun and thoughtful gift for your girlfriends this Galentine's Day (or any time they might need an instant pick-me-up in the future), I highly recommend the Singles Swag box. It's a nice level of lighthearted fun and functional (since I actually have used the majority of the stuff I was sent). And at only $25 or $40, it's less money and time than I would spend putting together a similar but less polished gift basket for my girlfriends separately.
Get your own Singles Swag box as a fun "treat yourself" night or gift one to another friend who might enjoy some self-love.
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