Uplifting boxes for people with chronic illnesses

How It Works

Each monthly box contains a mixture of luxury self-care items, edible/drinkable ones, books or journals, and accessories. Examples include vegan truffles, detox bath salts, and inspiring books - all hand-picked to make you smile

The items are not medical in nature, but are often practical and address common chronic illness lifestyle needs (like a medical diary, or a super cute pillbox) that are designed solely with spoonies in mind. The exact monthly contents are a surprise, but some will be teased on our socials. You can also check out our previous boxes here

Every single box contains a personal note from us and a letter to you from a fellow spoonie, so that you feel that community love! You can also include a personalised message in your box if you're buying it as a gift

What Our Customers Say

FAQs

What is a Spoonie Box?

A box full of uplifting goodies for those living with any kind of chronic illness! The term "spoonie" refers to anyone in the chronic illness community (see "what does spoonie mean?" below).

Who is the box for?

Anyone who wants one! However, they're mainly targeted to those living with a chronic illness, or anyone who wants to send them some love and support.

What’s in the box?

Each box will contain a mixture of luxury health/wellness items, edible/drinkable items, books/journals, and accessories. Sample items include vegan truffles, detox bath salts, and inspiring books - all hand-picked to make you smile. They won’t be medical in nature but will occasionally address common chronic illness needs (like a medical diary, or a super cute pillbox!) that are designed solely with spoonies in mind. Every single box will also contain a note from us and a letter from a fellow spoonie, so that you feel that community love!

What does “spoonie” mean? How does it relate to chronic illness?

Spoonie is a term designating anyone who lives with a chronic illness and its limitations, and it was coined by Christine Miserandino in her excellent short story, The Spoon Theory

Can I find out what the exact contents of the box are before I purchase it?

Our box contents are meant to be a surprise and bring a smile to your face every month as you unwrap them, so we're afraid the answer is no. BUT, we do reveal some of the contents on our socials every month, so head over to our Insta or Facebook for sneak peeks of our current box. You can also check out what our past boxes contained on our Previous Boxes page.

Can I buy a one-off box for myself or as a gift?

Of course you can! Just select “one-off box” after hitting “get started”, and be sure to specify whether the box is a gift if you want to add a personal note.

When and how often will I get my box?

The boxes are monthly, and will ship out on the first working day of every month.

When are the boxes on sale?

Each monthly box goes on sale on the first day of the previous month (for example the October box went on sale on September 1st) and will be on sale until the 25th of the month (or until supplies run out). As we are a spoonie-run business, this allows us to have enough time to pack and ship all your boxes.

Are you animal and eco-friendly?

We pride ourselves on being as sustainable and eco-friendly as we can as a small (tiny!) business. Our boxes, envelopes, and packing materials are all recycled, and we try to work with product suppliers that are local, eco-conscious and ethical as well. None of our products will ever have been tested on animals, as we are 100% against animal cruelty.

Can I cancel my subscription?

You can, at any point between the 1st and the 25th of the month. If you’ve missed the deadline of the 25th, you’ll get another box and we’ll process your cancellation starting on the 1st of the following month. This is due to the fact that after the 25th we will be packing and getting ready to ship your goodies. To cancel your box, just email us at contact@spoonie-box.com with your full details.

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