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Adventure in the post – and just in time for Father’s Day

18 May 2016

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Forget the socks, chocs and mugs this Father’s Day – hows about giving pops something a bit wild? Nope you naughty lot, I don’t mean taking him to a salubrious club – I mean inspiring a bit of adventure. We certainly have the scenery for it here.

Wild Inspiration gift boxes are the love child of Belinda Kirk – Guinness World Record holder (for rowing around the UK in a row boat!) and her business partner, entrepreneur Juliette Harris. The two friends, who share a mutual love of the outdoors conceived the idea from frustration with lack of information available to outdoor lovers looking for adventure inspiration.

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L: Juliette; R: Belinda

I’ve always been a bit dubious of subscription boxes – Am I going to be able to cancel? Is this a gimmick? Will I like the contents? Am I being ripped off? The answers to the above are: Yes. Maybe. Definitely. Nope.

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I’m pleased to report that with Wild Inspirations you can one off gift (even to yourself) or subscribe. The subscription auto renews, but you can cancel at anytime (I checked the small print).

The team at Wild Inspiration sent me the first box to try back in March. Maybe it is a bit gimmicky, but it certainly achieves what it sets out to do – inspire adventure – Mr MC is even considering camping (just considering though). The March Wild Inspiration box contained Grand Adventures by British Adventurer Alistair Humphreys – the man that spent four YEARS cycling around the world – a very nifty creditcard style multitool (everyone wanted this, naturally), a bang on trend paleo style snack (which was really tasty and didn’t quite make it as far as our adventure), postcards and a map ‘there are other rivers’. Grand Adventures makes for a thoughtful read, packed full of useful information – everything from budgeting for your adventure to the kit required. This has been permanently nabbed by eldest muddy child who has the Ten Tors in his sights.

great adventuresWant more? Crammed with goodies to bring out the explorer inside everyone the ‘Absolute Inspiration Box’ contains a book, a film and innovative new kit as well as tasty trail snacks. If that’s not enough, lucky dads will have access to carefully curated content on the Wild Inspiration website, including live monthly Q&As with well-known adventurers and explorers to gather tips and advice ready for their next wild adventure.

There are two gifting options available:

‘Wild Inspiration Box’ £25.00: Curated every month, this box claims to satisfy your adventure craving. It contains either a movie, a book or gear/ trail food plus a few extra adventure treats. This is the box I received.

Absolute Inspiration Box’ £60.00: Delivered to your door every quarter, this is the daddy of adventure boxes. It’s guaranteed to contain a book, a movie, pieces of new kit and tasty snacks plus lots more goodies packed in.

Gift boxes can be ordered online, come with free delivery and will be delivered  in time for Father’s Day. They can be bought as a one-off gift or sent as a surprise every quarter for up to 12 months so you can remind daddy how much you love him all year long.

I think what I received in the first box is well worth the subscription price. Would I buy another? Not for myself, but it definitely makes a great gift.

www.wildinspirationboxes.com

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