Category Archives: Spring Products

Mona B Product Pick of the Week

We have all seen the trend of sustainability blossom in almost all areas of our lives! Whether it may be living more sustainably, dressing more sustainably, or shopping more sustainably it is most definitely a popular way to live! We here at the store think that sustainability is great and everyone could easily incorporate it in their lifestyle! An easy way to start is buying sustainable substitutes of items you already buy!

This leads into this week’s Product Pick, one of our favorite bag and purse lines, Mona B! Each bag in the Mona B Collection is one-of-a-kind and is designed with an effort to utilize materials more sustainably and still be stylish and unique. Many Mona B bags are made using recycled tents and army gear. Something each of us love so much about Mona B is their rustic look and durable quality! Mona B makes backpacks, totes, purses, make up bags, even Koozies! We believe they are easily addicting so if you buy one you may want even more! We love the brands mission that they “are not perfect but are dedicated to living a life of authenticity and daring to be the change that the world needs.”

Come in and check out the new Mona B bags for the Spring Season! You will not regret it!

Constructive Eating Product Pick

We all know that one of our Kiddo’s favorite things to do is play outside, and with warm weather in the near future we can assume there will be plenty of days at the park!! As a gift store, we set a goal to carry practical, unique, and fun items for all ages. While we do want our little ones to have a good time, we also want them to stay healthy. The more kids play the less they want to stop to eat, so we have a product for you to make eating fun!

This weeks Product Pick is one we have been loyal to for years, and we cannot get enough of it! Made in USA, Constructive Eating was created by individuals who were construction lovers from the start. When they realized that they lived and breathed construction, founders Carter and Jackie Malcolm thought why not eat with construction too?

With Garden Fairy and Construction Utensils and Plates, the brand provides a great solution to get all of your little ones to enjoy eating, and eating on their own! With utensils sold individually and in sets, it is a great gift for any toddlers you may know who can’t slow down. Maybe even a gift to their parents as well!

We have fell in love with the quality, safety, and impact Constructive Eating has made for our customers, and think you will too!

Lagom Body Co. Product Pick

Now that we have officially sprung into Spring, it is time to start highlighting new, refreshing, and unique gift ideas! Many of you know that Out of the Box carries everything from baby toys to women’s accessories to home decor! Some of you may not know that we have also started to carry unique body care and beauty lines! This leads into this week’s Product Pick, a new Holistic Beauty line that we are obsessed with!

Kristen Runvik, originally from the area, believes that each and every person deserves “fresh, clean, and happy skin every day.” Because of this she began making small batches of everyday facial and body products that are full of ingredients that we know, recognize, and trust. These small batches turned into larger batches, and these larger batches became Lagom Body Co. A company that carries products to create healthy skin using incredibly simple ingredients.

Not only do we love Lagom Body Co. Products, but we love the passionate message Kristen has associated with the brand. Kristen describes that by using Lagom Body Co. products, “it’s making your self-care routine fun and refreshing and reconnecting so many of you to the moment. Taking care of yourself is so much more than skincare, but it’s an important piece in your holistic lifestyle and I’m honored that Lagom’s a part of it.”

Currently, we carry Lagom Facial Tonic Sprays, Clay Masks, and Facial Oils! At the seasons change we think it is very important to listen to your skin, and these products will help! Safe ingredients, affective products, and a great message…What could be better?! We love when Kristen has done with this line, and hope you do too! Spot in this week to check out her products and everything else new we have for Spring. Have a great week, and thank you for being you!

Becoming Jewelry Product Pick

We here at Out of the Box know that sometimes Valentine’s day can sneak up on our loved ones faster than they may think it will! Luckily, we are here to help solve all of their problems! This week’s product Pick is one that we have highlighted before, however we believe it is the perfect addition to a jewelry collection of a loved one, or your own!

Becoming is handmade jewelry line created by Tracey Graves in Maine. Tracy started the line as a hobby while she raised her twin daughters. She taught herself how to design jewelry and soon realized her passion for it. In 2012 Tracey became a company wholesaler of the Becoming line and formed a great success.

Becoming necklaces and jewelry are hand-crafted entirely with sterling silver or 14k plated gold. The styles have a simple, tasteful essence, and some with a humorous flare. This week we are highlighting some great styles perfect for this week’s holiday.

Whether it is for this week or for a lifetime, Becoming jewelry are pieces that one can have and cherish forever! Be sure to stop in and see some of our favorite styles of the line!

Mixture Candles and More Product Picks

Here at Out of the Box we find Valentine’s day a holiday that not only pertains to significant others, but all loved ones! The gift of giving never has to stop after the Holidays, and we think Valentine’s Day is a great time to tell someone you appreciate their friendship and love.

Our Product Pick this week may be Valentine’s Day themed, but the brand is one that we here at Out of the Box hold true to our hearts and adore! Mixture is a line of handmade Soy Candles, Bath Bombs, Shower Bombs, Soaps, and more that not only smells great, but feels great on your skin!

Their Shower Bombs are a Customer Favorite and new one’s will be arriving soon! Just like a Bath Bomb, you place the Shower Bomb at the bottom of your shower and Voila! You have a Spa-like Aromatherapy Session right in your Shower!

Mixture is an Inexpensive, Handmade, Natural, and Thoughtful brand that we think is great for a husband, wife, family member, or friend! Pictured are some of their Valentine’s Day pieces. Along with this we will have some great everyday Spring Scents of all of their products this season!

Be sure to stop in and see all of the great items Mixture, and our other brands have to offer! We hope you have a great week, and thanks for being our Favorite Customers! <3

Product Pick of the Week

We all know that January is not everyone’s favorite season. The holidays have passed and it is way too chilly outside, but something that we love about January is all the new items we start to bring into the store! While everyone has there own new years resolutions, one of our’s here at Out of the Box is to bring in more handmade and locally made products!

With that said, our product pick this week is a new Soap line we carry made locally in Crystal Lake called Cori Beth Soaps! Cori created her company as an extension of a passionate hobby just a few years ago. She started off with making soy candles, and it wasn’t until a family member suggested it that she began making her handmade soaps. After making her first batch of soaps, Cori as addicted and continued to make them as not only part of her career, but as her escape as well! Cori described her passion and soap line by saying, “The creativity, the research, the wide variety of colors, textures, and even fragrances has no limits on what I can create with my soaps.” All of this description is shown through the beautifully presented pieces of soaps! Some of us here at the store love them so much we don’t even want to use them up!

Cori Beth Soaps is just one of the many new lines and products we are getting excited to share with each and every one of our customers! Keep an eye out each week for new and favorite items in 2018!