Online shopping has increased in popularity since the start of lockdown Coronavirus has changed the way we shop in stores and online with social distancing set to be part of the ‘new normal’ for some time to come.
During lockdown, essential stores that remain open, such as supermarkets and pharmacies , have had to find new ways of operating and managing customers to prioritise social distancing and hygiene standards.
The most noticeable change has been the regular sight of customers standing two metres apart as they queue outside stores in order to limit the number of people inside at any one time.
There’s also been a huge increase in online shopping, and not just on Amazon , the world’s biggest virtual marketplace.
Food boxes have become an essential part of life in lockdown with supermarkets selling parcels of popular products, including fruit and veg, meat, cupboard fillers, meat, fish and BBQ, for a reasonable price.
Morrisons and Marks and Spencer have a good selection online, and have led the way when it comes to choice and speciality.
But there are three new subscription boxes on the market which offer something a bit different.
The UK-based, New Orleans-Inspired premium Cold Brew is available in a bold but smooth Black flavour and a deliciously light Oat M*lk flavour.
Bottleshot brew their premium, Rainforest Alliance Certified Arabica beans in chilled water for 18 hours with chicory to make a tastier, irresistibly smooth coffee that’s high in caffeine and low in acidity.
Now available on subscription, you can order cases of a 6, 12, 24 or more cans straight to your door – f ind out more here .
This is a 21-day herbal program designed to support your brain function and mental wellbeing, naturally.
Each box is packed with 12 herbal nootropics, adaptogens and stimulants divided into three functional blends for mornings, afternoons and evenings. It’s designed to maintain balanced energy levels, improve focus, relieve stress and help achieve a good night’s sleep.
It’s also working in the long-term to support memory, concentration and adaptation to stress.
THEENK was developed to help restore a connection with nature and to encourage people to look for natural ways of supporting their mental wellbeing and brain function.
Subscription price is £33.90 per month, for more details visit the website here .
This is a daughter-mother-run, sustainable femcare brand producing a variety of eco-friendly period products, but the most topical and notable is the popular Personalise Your Period subscription box.
All &SISTERS products are organic, non-GMO, pH neutral, and made from premium-grade 100% cotton to avoid irritation and the effects of toxicity.
The entire range is also free from fertilisers, pesticides, and herbicides.
Designed and tested to cater to girls and women at all stages of their menstrual cycles, all &SISTERS products are available in a variety of sizes depending on age, size of flow, and desired personalisation.
Prices start at £4.80, for more details visit the website here .