Watch the video to learn Why we want to bring a vacation to those who need to getaway
"The My Staycation Box story started when my mom was diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer in 2016. I tried finding the perfect, most thoughtful gift that would lift her spirits, but flowers and fruit baskets just did not feel right. The one thing she wanted the most was to go on a vacation to forget about her diagnosis and have some normalcy in her life. That was when I had my epiphany... bring the vacation to her! When we saw no one was creating a thoughtful, vacation themed care package in the form that was like an immersive experience, I took it upon myself to start one in the form of a monthly subscription box." ~ Michelle Sholund, Founder
To have the idea go from concept to a physical gift, the founder started with designing the right look for the box. Paying careful attention to the customer experience, the look of the box had to be visually stunning incorporating collages of postcards, stunning tropical images and logo making it easily recognizable for subscribers to identify when it arrives in the mail. Next, the team extensively researched what makes a vacation memorable to figure the best approach to curating the box. Results showed that when all five senses are stimulated, powerful memories of that destination is created. Taking over twenty years of experience in the retail and product design industry, Michelle was able to carefully curate unique gifts sourced from and inspired by that month's destination. This means the music cd's in each box are of local musicians and their music is not easily accessible. The handmade products that are included are from local and regional craft artists. Even the snacks and sauces are from regional artisanal small business from that destination.
My Staycation Box aims to provide an amazing service to those who need to getaway by delivering a vacation that is convenient, affordable, and fun. By creating a sensory adventure through discovering products sourced from a new destination each month by regional artists and small businesses, we not only help local economies grow all over the world, but offer an immersive travel like experience at the same time.
ONE MORE THING... Receiving a My Staycation Box is like going on vacation from the comforts of home, but there's more. It brings a smile to elderly family members faces living in an assisted living home. It's a gift of more time to spend with loved ones who are battling an incurable illness. It's quiet, me time for stressed out moms. It's rekindling that spark with your spouse when you need ideas for a date night. It's a stress reliever for all who are work-aholics and a nice reward for college students needing to pull all nighters for exams. It's a fun way to learn about exotic destinations for any travel enthusiast with a bucket list. The list goes on and on. Whether you need an escape, love to travel or want to give a thoughtful gift for someone who could use a vacation, My Staycation Box is THE "out of the box" way to travel.