*I was sent a Mantry box to review. Well, I kind of let my husband review this one because he’s a man. But I am telling you my thoughts on the Mantry box as a gift idea. I am always on the look out for great gift ideas. I love to give gifts that are unique or super personal to the person I am buying for. My husband is super hard to shop for. So when I came across Mantry I was REALLY hoping it would be something I could get for my husband. And it totally was. Mantry is the “Modern Man’s Pantry” and is an artisinal, food-focused gift subscription aimed at men. And I think this idea is amazing. Each month is themed and the hand picked, American made items go together in some way. The box we received was Thai themed. This is totally something my husband would be in to. He likes spice, he likes snacks and it’s always cool to try new things. Sometimes it is hard to tell if a gift box subscription is going to be worth it. I think this one totally is. The amount and type of products received was great and I would happily gift this to our men friends.
I was going to hold this for his Father’s Day gift but decided that wasn’t really fair since he saw me shooting these photos. And was asking a lot of questions. I couldn’t really hide the part of the box that said “Mantry” so I guess his questioning was justified. I had to do some traveling a few weeks ago and while away my husband made sure to tell me how delicious this jerky was. I was hoping there was some left for me when I got home. There was not. We have not tried all the products yet but we are super excited to. There are some really unique things in there. Things we probably wouldn’t have picked out on a grocery store shelf but since they were sent to us, we are totally excited to try.
What I love about this idea is that it is a great way to feature small companies that people might now know about. And some of the product design was fantastic like this hot sauce right here. And the site also features recipes of how to use the products included. For example, they show you how to use the sauce above for Thai Chili Chicken Wings. And I think I might like to test out the Thai Basil Margarita this weekend.
Even better, each box contains a guide that tells you all about the products included and also a map showing where they came from. This is a really well thought out gift box and I think Mantry is a great gift for men and foodies.
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