What is Live Love Local?
Live Love Local is the brainchild of two small businesswomen in MetroWest
Boston. Christine Reffel of Golden Birch Boutique and Beth D’Alleva, of
Hometown Hospitality both have extensive retail backgrounds and share a
love for small local businesses. They realize that these valuable
businesses bring practical and intangible benefits to the community. They
recognize people’s desire for treats and surprises, while supporting the
familiar faces of our local businesses. In order to meet both wants, they
created a bi-monthly subscription box filled with handpicked items from
Tell me more
Each box contains 4-6 items especially selected to make you feel good. It
may smell great. It may taste great. It may look great. It may feel great.
Whatever sense it hits, it’s guaranteed to make you smile. Keep all the
items for yourself, re-gift some to a friend or do both – keep it and purchase
one for a friend. Each box comes with a guide with product information and
a local vendor spotlight to help you to understand the impact your purchase
makes and where you can purchase more.
Why subscribe to Live Love Local?
When you participate in the Live Love Local subscription plan you’re joining
a community of social conscious people who support local businesses. We
believe that every product in our box can change the lives of a local
business owner and bring our community closer and stronger.
How do I participate
There are two ways to participate. You can purchase a box every two
months – currently offered February, April, June, August, September and December - for $59.95 each month. Or you can subscribe for the year (six boxes) for the discounted price of $299,95.
How do I get my Live Love Local box?
Live Love Local boxes will be available for local pick-up in Holliston or Hopkinton, MA.
You will receive a notice each time with pick-up information. Boxes can
also be shipped anywhere in the continental US for a flat fee of $9.95. $19.95 For Alaska and Hawaii
Can I cancel my Annual subscription?
While we hope you won’t want to cancel, we understand that sometimes
things happen. If you decide you need to cancel you will be refunded the
balance of your Annual Subscription cost minus $59.95 for every box you
Why is it important and impactful to shop local? Who are the local
When you purchase from a local owned business, rather than a large
nationally owned one, more money is kept in your community. That is
important because small business owners generally support other local
businesses and give back to your non-profits organizations. Especially
during this unpredictable Covid-19 environment, it is important to help
keep our beloved local business busy.
Each box will contain items from local shops in the MetroWest Boston
area. You may know some of these shops and some may be your new
Can items be returned?
Unfortunately, Live Love Local and our partner stores are unable to accept
returns on individual items. Of course, if there is a problem with any item in
the box, please contact us directly and we will replace it. While we
carefully choose items that we think everyone will love, we know that won’t
always be the case. If that happens, all of our items make great gifts and
we won’t tell anyone if you decide to re-gift an item. Please refer to our return policy for more information
Is Live Love Local just for women?
Of course anyone is welcome to join our community and purchase a Live
Love Local box. However, as we launch our first year, we will be focusing
on items typically enjoyed by women. By narrowing our target audience, it
will allow us to better concentrate on choosing the best products out there.
We are also considering specialty boxes for other members of the family
and will keep you posted on that.
Will every Live Love Local box be the same?
Bi-monthly Live Love Local boxes will have a theme. Each box will contain
the same items, although there may be variations in item color, size, or
scent. The next box will have a different theme and contain new items.