Small businesses are really thinking outside the box during this time of pandemic (or inside the box. get it? box kits? whew. ok. this social isolation is really getting to me). We think it’s really cool and really honorable that locally owned businesses are getting creative. Restaurants aren’t the only places offering curbside or delivery options! Many places (some you probably would be surprised about!) are offering take-home DYI kits to help save us mama’s sanity. Other businesses are offering subscription boxes of fun — crafts, gifts, even goodies — mailed right to your doorstep! The following listings are all local and all awesome:
Art & Crafts
- Belltower Artisans
Belltower’s take home pottery kits are a great way to keep you and your kids’ hands active and working while home from school. With 4 lessons to choose from, kids of all ages will now have access to a creative handmade activity at home. Return to Belltower later to have it fired and glazed! All materials, tools, and instructions needed are provided in the box.
Need some creative time with the littles or even some grown up creative time? We’ve got you covered! Check out our selection online of Curbside Pottery to Go. Purchase online and we will pack up a kit with everything you need. All paints and brushes are included at no additional cost. We will text you when your order is ready. Then just give us a call at 901-754-0884 when you are headed our way and we will set it outside at our pickup station for a zero contact pickup. Done painting? Drop it off during our business hours (Mon-Sat 2-5pm) and we’ll get it glazed and fired!
- Easel Town
Crafting can get complicated. What supplies do we need? Uh oh, we’re out of glue. This is why Easel Town is amazing. Choose from a variety of themed “art boxes to go” and everything you need, including step by step instructions, are included! Information about which art boxes are available can be found on their business Facebook page. How to buy: comment WANT, provide paints colors if requested and the first name of the artist receiving the kit. Or visit their website www.easeltown.com and click “shop” to peruse the various kits available! Payments can also be made through PayPal or Venmo. Curbside pickup. Delivery for families in the Memphis city limits is available for an additional $5.
- Pitter Potter
This is your supply kit for painting your ceramic masterpieces! Each kit includes 6 colors of your choice from our paint chart as well as a 10-piece high-quality brush kit, a disposable apron and a tips sheet with a few ceramic painting guidelines. Call 901-443-7718 or visit www.pitterpotterstudio.com to order! Free pick up and delivery of $49 or more within Shelby County.
Food & Treats
- Hog & Hominy Pizza Kit (for adults & kids!)
Craving the Thunderbird? Or the Quattro Fromaggi? The Margherita? How about the famous Red Eye? Not to worry — just call 901-347-3569 to place your pizza kit order. Includes dough, toppings, and instructions. Perfect for a date-night-in or a family pizza night!
- Lost Pizza Construction Kit
Are your kids going stir crazy? Let us help with that! We are offering Kid’s Pizza Construction Kits. Available at both the Southaven (662-892-8684) and the Collierville (901-221-8019) locations. Includes dough for a small pizza and up to 3 toppings. Have fun!
- Bluffcakes spring cookie decorating kit
Spring into summer with this adorable flower cookie decorating set! Includes yummy sugar cookies, 4 tubes of homemade icing in various colors and of course, sprinkles. Perfect for a rainy day craft or a special activity with mom or dad! Order now while free delivery still applies.
- The Autumn Pumpkin paint your own cookies
Owned by a local mom out of Arlington, this amazing cookie company offers custom cut out cookie orders for any event! New, fun offerings include “paint your own” cookies. Call 901-494-4040 to place your order or send a message through the Instagram page!
- Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen tasty adult beverages
Finally, an opportunity to enjoy classic A|M cocktails in the comfort of your home! Call 901-347-3569 to place your order of cocktail mixers. 6 cocktails available for $15 each. Just added the suggested spirit! Curbside pickup at A|M. Must be 21.
Gifts & Happies
- Sending Some Sunshine by Christine Glittering Queen
Know someone that needs a little boost? Send them some sunshine! A basic sunshine kit includes a Color Street manicure or pedicure set, glass nail file, and home spa treatment –all shipped with a gift note for only $18. Add on matching earrings for to create a deluxe kit. Lots of color options available for polish and earrings. Message me what they like and I’ll go from there!
- Project Kind Company
Project Kind is a new jewelry and accessories company that recently launched this past March. We employ individuals with autism and other differences that may have difficulty working in a traditional work environment. On our website you can find our story, ways to support our crew, and items you can shop — including a monthly subscription box that includes a bracelet of the month and other fun goodies. Be sure to follow us on Instagram, too!
- L.F.v.W. (Loving Families Very Well)
We are a family owned, Memphis based company created to deliver “Hugs!” Choose from a variety of themed “crates” including a birthday, a new mom, and even our famous Christmas elf one. You can also sponsor crates to be delivered to kids at LeBonheur! In fact, L.F.v.W. was created to put a smiles on the faces of kids in the hospital — and show their caregiver some love, too! Reach out and GIVE – we will deliver the hug for you!
- GiveGood Company
GiveGood was founded in August 2016 and proud to be the first Benefit Corporation (B-Corp) in Tennessee. Through your purchase of our hand-crafted food products, we are able to empower and employ individuals on the autism spectrum. Purchase gift boxes of goodies to be mailed to friends and family. Or help your organization demonstrate their social responsibility through gift boxes that make a difference. For groups of 50 or 5,000, our turnkey solutions cover all aspects of sending gift boxes, including co-branding, social media coordination, customized inserts, packaging and shipping. Find more on Instagram!