Nectar & Bumble is a unique lifestyle subscription box that specialises in bee-themed goodies, and they would make the perfect gift for those who are into natural skincare and eco-friendly products. Whilst the bee theme remains the same, the contents of each box will be different every month, and it’s a brilliant way to discover and support independent British businesses and local artisans throughout the country. Nectar & Bumble also donate 10% of their profits to charities in the UK who are dedicated to helping to save bees which is great to see.
With Nectar & Bumble, you can expect to find 4-5 products in the box and these may include stationery, candles, jewellery, natural skincare, sweet treats and more. I haven’t been disappointed with any of the boxes that they’ve released as the quality of the products is always fantastic and I love the surprise element – it’s like Christmas every month!
Want to see what’s inside this month’s box? Read on:-
Wildflower Meadow Notebook (RRP £5)
The first item is a lovely notebook which features an illustrated wildflower meadow design on the front cover. The pages inside are plain white so that you can use it for multiple purposes – from scrapbooking and drawing, to jotting down your thoughts for the day and using it to press and preserve your favourite bee-friendly flowers.
Beefayre Raspberry & Rhubarb Tea Lights (RRP £8.95)
When I opened the box, I could immediately smell something sweet and fruity! I was delighted to find this gift box of three tea lights from Beefayre which honestly smell good enough to eat. They are scented with a gorgeous natural rhubarb and raspberry fragrance, so they’re the perfect Summer candle to use outdoors when you’re entertaining guests and dining al fresco. Each candle burns for up to 7 hours and is made from natural plant waxes. Cruelty-free and vegan-friendly too.
Laurie Mitchell Art Garden Bumblebee Coaster (RRP £7.50)
Next, I found a large white ceramic coaster which features a print of a garden bumblebee painting by the artist Laurie Mitchell. I always need a coaster for my desk and this one is just lovely.
Gardners Cookies Hexagon Bee Cookie (RRP £2)
For something edible and sweet this month, there’s a delicious vegan shortbread cookie which features a golden bee on white icing. Made by Gardners Cookies, this was really yummy with a cup of tea!
The Travelling Bee Co Lavender Honey (RRP £6.50)
Finally, the last product in July’s Nectar & Bumble box is a jar of Lavender Honey from The Travelling Bee Co. Made with Lavender which is sourced from France’s famous Lavender Fields in Provence, this honey has a delicate floral flavour which is absolutely scrumptious on toast or drizzled over porridge. You can also use it as a skincare treat by mixing a little with natural yoghurt to make a soothing face mask.