WHAT IS A BETTY BOX?
Ever since Birchbox became a household name, We loved the idea! Now it seems like there is a box for every possible taste.
Even though the Betties aren’t in the monthly subscription box business, we wanted to create something that featured fabulous goodies for women entrepreneurs just like you.
Each month we personally curate items we’re sure you’ll love. Once we get our hands on them, we use our photography and design superpowers to show you just how awesome they are, and then we give you our honest opinion about each one. These are items we choose because we think they’re beautiful and clever.
If there’s a product you think we should know about, send us an email. It could end up being featured!
May means Mother’s Day is coming up around the corner, and we’re pretty sure all of you know a super hero mom who deserves a little something. This wonderful woman could be the one who gave you life, or it may be someone who stepped in as an honorary mom. Either way, they deserve more than a last minute box of drug store chocolates and a bouquet picked up from the grocery.
Mantra Bands | Available at MantraBand.com
Who doesn’t need a reminder of what’s important in life every now and then?
Mantra Bands are delicate cuff bracelets, available in silver, gold, and rose gold finishes with a large variety of positive messages. Maybe your mom is little but fierce, a warrior, or simply your sunshine; the Mantra Band is a fashionable way to tell your mom how special she is to you in a way that she can see every day. There are over 50 different mantras to choose from, leaving you and your mom with unlimited amounts of inspiration.
We’re already planning on giving Mantra Bands as birthday and Christmas gifts as well. And, well, getting some for ourselves. Because “La Vie Est Belle”, and we need to remember that.
Bogatta Bag by Veeshee | Available at Veeshee.com
A woman can never have enough tote bags, seriously. Especially a mom. Where else is she going to keep everything her babies could possibly need; the tissues, chewing gum, ibuprofen, hand santizer, and bandages that magically appear as soon as they’re needed.
The Bogatta bag by Veeshee is completely customizable, inside and out. On the Veeshee website you can choose not only your exterior fabric, but also the interior and your leather trim. Even if your mother doesn’t need a totebag, a makeup bag could be just as cute, and perfectly practical. Moms love stuff like that.
Handletterered Mother’s Day Cards by Emily McDowell | Available at EmilyMcDowell.com
You can pick up a generic, sappy card anywhere; but how often do you find a card that says what you REALLY feel in a way so honest, you and mom can’t help but laugh?
Emily doesn’t limit her beautiful handlettered masterpieces to just Mother’s Day, or even just cards. I’m mentally putting together my Christmas list with items from her shop while writing this blog post. Things I’m drooling over include: It’s Too Early for You to Say Things Mug, You Are Doing a F&cking Great Job Temporary Tattoo, I’m A Grown Ass Lady and I Do What I Want Inspirational Print, and the Cat Lady for Life Tote Bag.
(That short list took some serious restraint.)
Did you like the products we picked this month? If so, take a look at some of the items that have made the Betty Box in the past. And if you’re liking what’s going on with the photography in these photos, well, that’s all Suzanne. See more of her product photography here.