Not Another Bill are one of the more unique gift subscription services in the UK and they make a lovely monthly treat for yourself too! Their online shop is like a cornucopia of interesting and unusual products which Not Another Bill source directly from individual artists and small, independent companies. The phrase ‘something for everyone’ certainly applies here as they have gifts from a wide range of different categories, such as art, crafts, homewares, kitchenwares and so on. They regularly add new stock to their website too, so it’s always fun to go and have a browse to see what’s new.
As a consumer, you can either shop at NAB and purchase gifts ad hoc, or you can take out a subscription where you’ll receive a new product every month posted straight to you or the person you’re gifting the subscription to. You can choose the products that you want to receive yourself, or you can fill in a short questionnaire and NAB will select surprise gifts for you based on your answers. Easy! Same goes for if you’re gifting the subscription to a special someone, and I think the ability to choose their gifts is really cool for more of a personal touch, or simply let Not Another Bill work their expert magic and select the gifts for them.
For May’s Not Another Bill, I chose a Glass Terrarium and Air Plant as I’d been wanting to pick one up for a while now after seeing them in countless magazines and on Instagram. The package arrived in perfect condition and I couldn’t be happier with my choice!
Although I’m trying to become more green fingered, I do love anything that’s easy and low maintenance, so an air plant was absolutely perfect for someone like me! They’re durable, can happily survive without any soil, require very little water (a simple spritz now and again is all they need), and they look really cool and unusual.
They add a little touch of the exotic to any room, and because they’re so good at adapting to their new home climate, you can place them virtually anywhere. They do love light, fresh air and some humidity though, so mine is currently on my bathroom windowsill and it’s currently doing very well which is a first for a plant of mine!
The glass terrarium that the air plant arrived in feels great quality, and the thick black lines add some extra definition that I think contrasts nicely against the green leaves. You can add some gravel or stones to the bottom of the terrarium to make it look fancier, and I’ll be picking some of these up at the weekend. The problem now is that I want to buy more air plants and put them in every room!