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No matter what your age, there’s something undeniably wonderful about getting a mystery care package in the mail – wouldn’t it be nice to give that fun feeling to your favorite family and friends every month? That’s the idea behind Lost Crates, a new service that scours the globe for unique design goodies, boxes them up and sends them right to your loved ones as gifts every month (though there’s no shame in ordering a subscription for yourself too!). It’s perfect for people who always mean to send care packages but just don’t have time to do all the work themselves, and Lost Crates‘ new Eco Crate is a clever way to coax your recipient into a more sustainable lifestyle by providing them with beautifully designed items – from reusable bento boxes to water bottles and natural lotions that also help nudge them towards saving water, reusing resources, and being more conscious of how things are made. We love this idea so much that we’ve partnered with Lost Crates to offer a special $10 off discount to Inhabitat readers on the Eco Crate package – just use the coupon code INHABITAT10.

Another added bonus is that you save a hefty amount by purchasing the items in the Eco Crate as a bundle instead of piecemeal (though you can do that too if you prefer in the Lost Crates a la carte shop). An Eco Crate subscription is $38 + $5 shipping per month and members can choose to receive their crates monthly or quarterly. If you’re the non-committal type, you can also just buy one crate at a time.

While we’re particularly keen on the Eco Crate, Lost Crates offers 5 other crate themes that might be up your alley – Foodie (yummy nibbles and the accoutrements to serve them), Found In (rare design items sourced from a different city every month), Housewares (home decor items to add a little zest to your living space), Jack’s Picks (unique goods curated by a guy who knows design), and Stationery (beautifully crafted paper so you can keep up on your correspondences).

If you’re interested in checking it out yourself, remember to take advantage of Lost Crates‘ special discount for Inhabitat readers: Use coupon code INHABITAT10 to receive $10 off your first Eco Crate!

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  1. kgalvin April 17, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    How perfect c: I love the sweet little patterns!

  2. a steve April 6, 2012 at 12:04 am

    Order one for me!

  3. dan mendes April 3, 2012 at 11:42 am

    this is a really really good idea

  4. Lori Zimmer April 3, 2012 at 11:26 am

    i LOVE Malin + Goetz! i want this!

  5. Leon Kaye April 3, 2012 at 10:50 am

    This is way better than the “Thing of the month club” . . . more eco, and actually, better priced!

  6. Rebecca Paul April 3, 2012 at 10:47 am

    I love getting things in the mail, what a great concept!

  7. Charley Cameron April 3, 2012 at 10:36 am

    So sweet, love it!

  8. Bridgette Meinhold April 3, 2012 at 10:30 am

    seems like a great gift idea

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