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Calendar December 6, 2013 12/06/13 AuthorBy Subscription Box Mom Comments 0 Comments 0

Hourglass Gift Services and $10.00 Credit

Hourglass Gift Services is a personal shopper and a subscription box company, all in one.  Hourglass Gift Services lets you pick you budget, pick your items and create your own subscription box.  Hourglass Gift Services offer 3, 6, 9 and 1 year terms.  I love the idea of having a personalized subscription box.  Hourglass Gift Services gave me a partial credit towards my box.  I decided to make a special box for my husband and my anniversary.  We love Disney and will be celebrating our anniversary in Disney.

The Details
Service Fee: 10% of total invoice $5.00 min.
One time Administrative Fee (Gift Boxes/Subscription Box) $20.00 per term (ie per 3 months, 6 months, etc)
Administrative Fee (Corporate) $50.00 per 25 employees
Gift Wrap (optional): $2.50 per gift.  $25.00 maximum
Shipping: Determined by shipping carrier
Expedited Fee (within 5 days)  $10.00
Local Delivery (DC Metro Area) $10.00
Services: Corporate Gifts
                 Personal Gifts
                 Gift Boxes (aka subscription boxes)

Coupon: Use the code boxmom and get a $10.00 credit towards your purchase.  Enter the code in the comments section.
The Process
1)  Consultation – You start with a free consultation via the best contact method you choose (phone or email). During the consultation Hourglass Gift Services will strive to get to know you, the person you are buying for, and the message you are trying to convey. They’ll gather all pertinent details that will initiate the search for your perfect gift.
My experience: I talked via email with Deana.  I told her my love of Disney.  I wanted something special for our anniversary, as well as something for our upcoming Disney trip. 
2) Research – Based on the consultation, Hourglass conducts research for the ideas discussed and presents you with the best priced, highest quality options.  If satisfied with the gifts presented, simply pay the invoice and we’ll start the final phase.
My experience: I really had no idea what I wanted specifically.  Deana got back with me within a few days with great ideas.  I loved that I didn't have to spend hours Googling or checking feedback on Etsy.  Deana found a great wooden block set that was Disney themed for our anniversary.  There were a couple other options and I decided on the t-shirts.  They will be perfect for our Disney trip.
3) Ready to gift! – Upon receipt of payment, Hourglass purchases your gifts, wraps them beautifully (optional), and ships or delivers them…on time, every time!  
My experience: Deana sent me my invoice.  Once I paid, my box was shipped right away.  It was shipped by Nov 27th and it arrived Dec 3rd.  The box was very well packed and my items were very safe.
Read on, to see what I received.
The package was shipping in a large box.
There were several inches of bubble wrap protecting the package
The Package
I was really impressed with the package.  The present was wrapped in red wrapping paper with white dots.  The ribbon was beautifully tied with a red and polka dot embellishment in the center.  I loved the whole present was a Disney theme.
First Look
How cute is the wrapping!!  The shirts were in each ear and the blocks were in the middle.  I love the Mickey head.  It's these extras that really make this service special.
Disney Wooden Anniversary/Wedding Blocks
 I love this, this is perfect for C and I.  We both love Disney and I love having sometime to symbolize our anniversary.
Mr and Mrs Shirts
 I love these shirts.  These will be perfect for our Disney trip.  
The Whole Package
Final Thought: I really love this service.  I have a list of subscription boxes that I wish existed.  This is a perfect answer.  Deana was a pleasure to work with and she made an impeccably put together package.  I love the gift wrap, the presentation and the gifts.  Deana is well worth the fees she charges.  I would have never found these wonderful gifts, if it not been for her.  Do you love subscription boxes but wish there was a subscription box for something specific?  Do you have a friend or family member that is hard to buy for?  Hourglass Gift Services may be the answer.  If you use the code “boxmom”, you will get a $10.00 credit toward you purchase at Hourglass Gift Services.  You enter your code in the comments section when you sign up.  You can set your own budget and items and do not pay for anything until after your consultation and agreed invoice.  If you want to check out Hourglass Gift Services, click HERE.
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Disclaimer: I received a $30.00 credit toward my purchase of this box and the fees were waved as well.  The rest of the funds were paid by myself.  My opinions are my own and I was not compensated in any way.
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