I've always had a penchant for gifts that involve many little presents, all wrapped up. It may have been the year my grandmother sent my siblings and me gift boxes full of treats and baubles individually wrapped and nested inside the gift box. I don't remember a single individual item, but I do remember the experience of unwrapping each thing. That's also the fun of subscription and gift boxes — a set of surprises at your door each month. And it's even better when they come with a theme and a story, like these boxes from Austin, Texas.
As you know if you've visited recently, Austin has a vibrant community of restaurants and creative shops. This box is an expression of some of the best of each, created by Coterie Market owner Chelsea Staires Sun.
This month's box included edibles like gin-infused tea biscuits, ginger water, finishing salt with chiles, and a jar of jam. The larger box also included a beautiful hanging vase made from reclaimed wood.
All in all, it's a lovely addition to the array of subscription and gift boxes — a mix of gift and treat, and all with the flavors of Austin to console your favorite homesick Texan.