Cheers to 2021, with Love from the OBX Box Family…

Our Fall 2020 Outer Banks Box has been delivered and enjoyed thoroughly by our subscribers! Read all about the goodies included in this last box here. Next up is our Holiday Box, what could make a better gift than sending someone a little slice of their happy place!

Outer Banks Candle Co.

Fall came quickly here on the OBX, the winds switched, the temps dropped, and though the beaches bustle more than in Septembers past, there is still a feeling of calm finally descending upon us.  In celebration of the changing of the seasonal guard we enlisted the help of Kimber from the Outer Banks Candle Co to help us add a burst of Fall to your olfactory system as you delve into the Fall OBX Box! 

Ever wonder how candle experts like Kimber of the Outer Banks Candle Company get their candles to smell soooooooo good?  Well first and foremost for her, candle making is a labor of love!  So many variables come into play in the process… however the nitty gritty is that the colors, wicks, and fragrances are all added while the wax is at its HOTTEST. (Think of sweet tea here: everyone in these parts knows that you add the sugar (and LOTS of it!) to sweet tea while its hot! Same idea with candles.) These ingredients are added while the wax is hot, so the wax and fragrance are evenly and adequately fused. Once the process is complete, then each and every candle is cleaned & trimmed, wrapped & labeled by hand. The secret ingredient: LOTS of experimentation and even more TLC! 

You’ve experienced a sample of her Fall scents but it doesn’t end there, check out her website for her ever growing variations and unique creations and be sure to give her a follow on Facebook and Instagram, the holidays are around the corner and she’s got some great options for gifts… oh did I mention she has her own subscription box too???  Keep an eye out for our next blog all about Ms. Kimber!

The OBX Beach Bum

Is it over yet?  The year 2020 has been quite a challenge and I think we can all agree that looking ahead to better days to come is a prudent course of action. That is why I decided to include the legendary OBX Beach Bum’s 2021 Calendar in our Fall box this year rather than waiting till December.  The calendar in your Fall OBX Box was put together by THE OBX Beach Bum aka Roy Edlund. 

Roy is a self-proclaimed, mostly good, Outer Banks photographer of some renown based in Kill Devil Hills.  He specializes in fine art landscape photography, perfectly capturing the serenity of our miles of inspiring beaches from Carova to Ocracoke.  He and wife Sandie, aka Mrs. Bum, spend their days chasing that next best shot and evenings creating ways to share those moments with OBXers like you, whether in calendars, prints or his stunning coffee table books, his images always bring a little joy to your day!  Check him out on Facebook @theobxbeachbum and keep an eye out for his website coming soon

Lucky Penny Necklace

Who couldn’t use a little luck this year?!?!  Am I right!  That was what I was thinking when I had our next item designed for the Fall Box.  Dangling from a eco-friendly teal cord, you can wear your lucky penny charm around your neck or hang it from your rearview mirror, either way it will remind you of how lucky you are to know and love such a special place!  With a little luck we will all get back to our annual OBX vacations and regularly scheduled lives soon, I hope this hand tamped and stamped lucky penny charm will keep a positive attitude in your heart and be a sweet reminder of how lucky you are to have a happy place that patiently awaits your return all year long.   

But the luck doesn’t end there, there were two different messages on our penny charms, “Outer Banks” and “Beach, Please!” each box contained ONE charm but we bought extras so that you can have both and double your luck or share with friends and family.  Available in our Extras Store!

Scotch Bonnet Fudge & Gifts

Did you ever wonder how much saltwater is in saltwater taffy??? Welp, apparently none but that does not make it any less reminiscent of a beach vacay!  Close your eyes and pop in a piece of saltwater taffy from Scotch Bonnet of Frisco and let your mind drift off to sandy days to come.  Named for the North Carolina State Seashell, The Scotch Bonnet located in Frisco, in the heart of Hatteras Island on the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina. The bright yellow shop has been an Island landmark for over 60 years, welcoming generations of families.

Most famous for their rich, creamy and delicious fudge made right on the premises with real cream and butter, but that is far from the end of their offerings.  On your visit you’ll find a shop over-filled with a variety of local treats like sea glass candy, saltwater taffy, Jelly Belly jelly beans, jams, jellies and sauces as well as seashells, t-shirts and some of the most unique gifts on the island.  If your sweet tooth needs satisfying and you find yourself on the Outer Banks, a stop at the Scotch Bonnet is an absolute must!  Be sure to give them a follow on Facebook and Instagram and check out their website for delivery options, their items make great gifts!

Beach, Please! Silipint

And finally, a toast to the year ahead and more importantly to find the silver linings in the weeks and months ahead of us.  So raise your new Beach, Please Silipint filled to the brim with your favorite concoction and repeat after everyone’s fave pirate, born two hundred years too late, Mr. Jimmy Buffett “It takes no more time to see the good side of life than to see the bad”  And the best news you’ll get all year… we have a few more available for holiday ordering!  Check out our Extras Store and grabs yours before they’re gone

CHEERS! Up next… The Holiday Box!

The Fall 2020 OBX Box shipped out the second week of September, just in time for the start of the season of change to begin! Each box is an exciting adventure on our end, curating the items, planning out the theme, collecting the items and then watching our familial assembly line evolve with each box we pack is truly a pleasure. And then there’s a week of wonder, did we make everyone happy, was it just the right amount of OBX… Well this box I can safely say I feel like we really hit the mark! So much so that the extra boxes sold out in a week and the encouraging feedback flooded in, if you’ve been thinking about signing up don’t just take our word for it, check out what others have to say:

“Everything in every box is well thought out. I enjoy receiving these. I used to be 6 hours away now I am only 3 hours away! Still love the box❤”

“We loved this box! Me and my daughter always open them together and call dibs on who gets what. Lol.”

“I thought this months box was amazing and I loved every item! Keep up the good work”

“I am so pleased with my first OBX box. I am so glad I finally signed up!!!!! You are doing a fantastic job. I can’t wait until December and the next box!!!”

“Keep adding new extras for that little extra surprise! My wife loves getting her OBX Box thank you!!”

“It was just the right amount of OBX love!”