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Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Unibox Giveaway: A Monthly Gift for Students



University can be a tough time for many young adults. For me, it was so tough that I left the University of St. Andrews after one year and took a year out to regather my jumbled thoughts. Now in my third year of a Geography degree at the University of Glasgow, I am more comfortable with being away, learning to be independent and managing the increasing deadlines most of the time. Most being the operative word. There are times at university when all we need is a wee pick me up - a phone call from the parents, a coffee with an old friend, or a wee care package coming through the door.

This is where UniBox comes in. Every month, they send out care packages to students around the UK, taking away the hassle of having to choose items to send and remembering to send it. Even if you are ordering it for yourself, it feels so nice to get a parcel all made up for you to open like a present encouraging you to power through coursework. The boxes are filled with items that every student will love (mine came with tea and chocolate this month, what more could I ask for?). All you have to do is sign up on their website and pick a subscription and they do all the hard work for you! There are two types of subscription to go for:

Monthly Subscription: This can be cancelled anytime before the end of the month (i.e cancel by the 30th January if you do not want a February box).

Pre-paid Subsciption: Chose from either 3-month or 6-month. These work out cheaper overall than the monthly subscription, but you cannot cancel as you can with the monthly. 

I received a January box to review, watch the unboxing below to see what treats I got!


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My favourite treats this month:



Tea. Anyone who knows me at all will know that I love tea. Black tea, green tea, herbal tea and....unusual tea (which popcorn definitely falls into the category of). Teapigs is a great company and a cuppa is the perfect way to chill out after a long day at uni. Also a great ice breaker with your new flatmates - who needs popcorn at a movie night when you can have popcorn tea!




 Now I love chocolate as much as the next person but I can be a wee bit fussy when it comes to the cocoa percentage (try not to judge me). This chocolate however beats the >70% rule by a whole 2%. Also it has honeycomb in it which is an instant bonus and is as beautiful as the Welsh accents of the country it is from. A company I will be keeping an eye out for in the future.




If you have been following my blog from the start (hello!) then you may remember that I made apple crisps as a way to save money. However tasty and money saving the DIY version may be, sometimes it's so much easier to have a bag of them for taking to uni. It can be really hard to satisfy snacking cravings when out and about, especially when surrounded by the vending machines on campus, so I'm really looking forward to having these as a go to healthy snack between lectures.






Would you like to win a February box for you or a student in your life? It will be a whole new box full of mystery treats for them to enjoy. Enter via the Gleam app below!

Can't wait? Get 15% off your first order using the code UNIBOXLORNA - Good luck! 

ENTER HERE


Luck and Love,

Lorna







35 comments:

  1. Nottingham. I'd have to check if they want it, but who wouldn't? It's a lovely idea! Thanks for running this.

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  2. My daughter goes to Sussex university. Thanks for the comp

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  3. i would give this to my sister who is training to be a nurse in worcester uni fab giveaway thankyou x

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  4. Falmouth. I'm sure the student in question would love it.

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  5. He goes to Warwick, I'm sure he'd love to get some treats each month - a great idea, thanks!

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  6. I'd love to win this for my nephew who goes to Manchester, thank you for the lovely chance :) x

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  7. My daughter goes to Sheffield university

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  8. I went to The Open University.
    My step son is heading to Manchester uni shortly...if he passes his exams. Fingers crossed x

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  9. I went to The Open University.
    My step son is heading to Manchester uni shortly...if he passes his exams. Fingers crossed x

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  10. The most acceptable gifts for youth are the thing that make them happy and create some interest to there life. here we can choose an option is the Movies. we may gift some movie tickets, DVD or some online movies cards t them.

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  11. The University of East Anglia. This is such a great idea. Saves sending the same boring essentials each time.

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  12. Would give to my daughter Lucy who is at Carlise university. Sarah Williams-Thomas

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  13. I went to Cardiff University and my eldest daughter goes to Liverpool University.

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  14. I went to Lancaster University, but not sure who to give it to yet :) x

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  15. My sister in law goes to Sheffield Hallam University :)

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  16. Went to nottingham trent uni :) for my little sister in law though who just starting in york

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  17. my eldest is in leicester uni im sure she would love this .

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  18. My daughter is in Edinburgh Napier

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  19. my nephew is in UWIC in Cardff

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