Over the past several years, subscription services and curated gift boxes have become all the rage—and we aren’t exactly surprised! We can’t think of anything more fun than receiving a new box of goodies every month, and when they are all locally made, it’s even better.
Today, we’re talking about Nebraska-based subscription and gift box services! Whether you’re looking for something to engage your family while quarantining, want to find new ideas for local gifts, or are trying to support more local businesses—these boxes are sure to do the trick. Enjoy!
Photo courtesy of Nebraska in a Box
Whether you’re a native Nebraskan dying for a taste of home or want to share The Good Life with a friend living across the country, Nebraska in a Box has you covered. This special gift box makes it easy to share some of Nebraska’s most iconic gifts with friends and family. And the best part is that you get to customize the box yourself! Choose from hundreds of Nebraska-made and exclusive items like Eileen’s Colossal Cookies, Valhalla Bee Farm honey, Omaha Steaks‘ beef jerky, Scooter’s Blend Coffee, Wax Buffalo candles and so much more. They also offer a variety of pre-made boxes so you don’t have to do any work. Click here to learn more and get started on building your perfect box!
We couldn’t talk about subscription boxes without mentioning one of the most popular in the country! Omaha Steaks has been sending high-quality Nebraska beef across the country since 1952—making them one of the oldest mail-order food services in the country. Today, you can still get their steaks delivered right to your door on a monthly, bi-monthly, and quarterly schedule! They also have other exciting gift boxes that you can get delivered to friends and family all year long, including holiday boxes, wine boxes, snack boxes, steak boxes, meal boxes and more. Click here for more information!
If you’ve never heard of Bakers Candies, you’re missing out! These renowned chocolate meltaways have been proudly produced in Nebraska for generations. Known affectionately as “Bakers Chocolates” by Nebraskans, their chocolate is so decadent and smooth that it literally melts the moment it touches your tongue. They offer several different chocolate boxes you can send to friends, family or even yourself for a special treat! Choose from themed boxes like the 14-ounce Huskers Box or the Hawkeye Box; pick a 16-ounce heart box for your sweetheart; or get a 2-pound box with an opening at the bottom perfect for someone with an ongoing sweet tooth. Get all the information—and order your box—here!
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Since October of 2018, Made in Omaha has been opening their doors to artists and makers throughout the city, giving them a new platform to reach customers. In addition to a physical location, Made in Omaha also has a booming online shop, offering everything from must-try items from iconic local businesses to unique art from local creators. If you want to try a little bit of everything, they offer pre-made and custom gift boxes! Choose from one of three gift box sets that include things like coffee mugs, koozies, candles, soap, socks, jam and more. You can also make your own by choosing your box material, choosing a product theme, and then picking a message to go along with it.
Husker fans rejoice! Champs Chest is a nationwide subscription box offering sports fans the chance to receive team-themed merch every month. While they aren’t based in Nebraska, they do have a Cornhuskers Champ Chest subscription, which includes Husker-themed merchandise like mugs, shirts, socks and other fun goodies delivered to your door every few months. You also have the choice of adding a “plus one” to your box, which adds some pieces for your children or pets!
Wilma & Rose is your personal gift concierge! They make the gifting process simple for you, providing options to help you take the guesswork out of gifting. They work with you to craft the perfect box for you or your loved one, from Valentine’s Day gifts to Mother’s Day and every holiday after or in between. They use a variety of Nebraska-made products in their boxes, including those made by Black creators! Visit them on Facebook for a sneak peak into their next round of boxes!
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Whether your holiday shopping list includes family, friends, neighbors or business clients, there’s something for everyone at GROW Nebraska! This gift box company works with businesses all across the state, giving you the chance to give a personal gift and shop local while you’re at it. They give you the chance to design your own package, including the container or box. But if you get overwhelmed, don’t worry! Grow Nebraska staff are happy to give suggestions and design the package for you. Click here to start packing and make gift giving easy this year!
She Goes Outdoors is a podcast created by a group of ladies who want to help expand your outdoor skills! Every week, they go into a different aspect of wildlife and outdoor adventure, encouraging you to get out and explore the wild side of Nebraska, Iowa and Kansas. Last year, they launched a very successful subscription box service, She Goes Outdoors Box, featuring items that will help you develop new outdoor skills like cooking, fishing, birding and more. This box is a quarterly subscription, meant to prepare you for an upcoming season. Click here for information on their upcoming theme and to place your order!
This unique creamery was founded in 2007 by ice cream enthusiasts, Becky App and Abby Jordan and gives you the chance to customize both your flavor and packaging—for an ice cream experience like none other. While they have two gorgeous brick-and-mortar stores in Omaha, you can also order their incredible ice cream online. They even offer three, six and 12-month subscriptions to their Flavor of the Month Club, which features four brand new flavors delivered to your door every month!
Photo courtesy of Round Tuit Gifts
This Lincoln-based company is all about gift-giving. They were founded by two sisters who love giving gifts for birthdays, holidays or just to boost a friend’s spirits. They created Round Tuit Gifts to share their love of gift-giving with us—and we couldn’t be more happy that they did! Round Tuit allows you to choose a box; pick out special items like coffee, mugs, snacks, clothes and more; and send it to your favorite people. Everything going into the box is entirely up to you—they just do all the heavy lifting! Click here to get started on building your box.
It’s All About Bees has a rich history dating back to the 1930s when co-owner Margi Fletcher’s grandfather started keeping bees in Homer, Nebraska. In 2000, the Fletcher family started to make and sell products made from honey and beeswax, developing their own recipes using all-natural ingredients. Today, you can find them at their shop in Ralston, still making their food and body care products by hand, along with a wide variety of bee-themed merchandise. If you’re looking for a great gift to give away, check out their many gift basket and box options! Most of them include some form of honey along with other items like It’s All About Bees jam, lip balm, lotion, snacks and more.
What about you?
Did we miss your favorite Nebraska-based subscription or gift box? Let us know in the comments below!