Shopping Made Easy ~ MyBuddy-Box


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DSCF2630I remember the first time I went grocery shopping for myself when I first started sharing an apartment. It was a fun and very annoying experience for me, let me elaborate. Without my boo around to help me carry things around and not budgeting properly I ended up spending all the money I had and did not leave any money for transportation (bus/taxis) so this left me in a bit of a pickle – I had to walk a very long distance home with more shopping bags than I care to mention and most of us (at least in the UK) know how flimsy the store ‘free’ store bags are. Needless to say I had not even left the supermarket parking lot before half of my shopping was on the floor. I was so annoyed that since then whenever I go shopping without the steel enforced bags (just kidding) I always use double bags which is helpful but not a solution but fret not my dear friends I have found a replacement that is both cute, strong, durable and absolutely needed. Not forgetting the best solution to the plastic bag tax being introduced in the UK so this little miracle will help you save on that too.

buddy box

A few weeks ago I was given an opportunity to try out ‘MyBuddy-Box‘ which I will confess right now is pretty awesome but currently not been used as often as I would like. When I first received the buddybox I was a little confused because I thought someone had sent me a very cute laptop bag but then I opened it and it expanded and then I understood the purpose. When you open the box the first thing you notice it how pretty and strong the box is, I love how easy it is to open up and close up when not in use. This box is so stylish it can make your handbags run for the closet space. I can see this being a big hit with my family and friends as it can be used in countless ways not only to be steel enforced carrier bag but could be used as a storage box or spontaneous picnic box. I am in love with this buddybox and definitely recommend to everyone who had suffered the pain even humiliation of torn plastic carrier bags. This box is made from 100% recycled polyethene, can pack upto 20Kg and it’s guaranteed for life.

About MyBuddy-box and their mission

We manufacture and sell here in the UK a unique consumer product called MyBuddy-Box which is an attractive, long-lasting, folding, stackable box, which we have designed to give customers a better and practical alternative to single-use carriers and ‘floppy’bags. It is the green alternative to the plastic bags as we make them in 100% recycled material, thus making them 100% recyclable. We digitally print them in a number of different fun and eye catching designs.  They protect your food and save you time at the supermarket and at home. No more hassle of what to do with all those plastic bags all over the kitchen surfaces once you’ve unpacked and no more losing your shopping in the car boot.

This is a demo of how they work:

Our vision for MyBuddy-Box is is for them to be offered by the supermarkets as a customer service style product, which in turn will change customer behaviour away from using plastic bags.

The lovely people at MyBuddy-Box have kindly created a P&P code for A July Dreamer readers, just enter MALANGA at check-out and get free shipping for every order. MyBuddy-box is also launching a new website I would love it if you could give them some love.

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Disclosure: I was sent My Buddy-box to facilitate this review, however this has not influenced my review. All reviews are my honest opinion.

  • What a fun box, and a great way to carry things. Love it!

  • CourtneyLynne

    Omg totally in love with the pint of the box!! I love all things animal print lol….this is such a cute idea though 🙂

  • Michelle Hwee

    I love your buddy box! It is such a cute and smart/creative idea! I will definitely be looking more into this.

  • This looks like a really cool idea, especially for places that don’t offer bags. Here you have to bring your own bags, or pay for bags at a store, or just don’t use them. So I always bring my own bags everywhere.


  • Chrissy Mazzocchi

    This is so amazing! I definetley need this for all of my papers!

  • Penny @ pennyspassion.blogspot

    Love the design — how stylish is that print! This is a great idea. So much pretty than some stuff I’ve used in the past.

  • John Lopez

    Very cute and creative box. Look so chic and great idea this valentines.

  • Anita

    So much cuter than plastic bags!

  • Sam

    That looks very useful! I wouldn’t mind having one. In my city we have to bring our own bags or pay extra as the plastic shopping bags are banned. This looks great.

  • This looks awesome! I bet it can hold a lot more than reusable bags can! Thanks for sharing this!

  • I love the box, but how are you going to carry that when you spend all your money again? LOL

  • This box is so stylish! I love cheetah print. Great post, I might look into this!

  • Jennifer Juro

    Oh these look awesome!! I use reusable bags for almost everything and I hate getting plastic bags at the store!!

  • Angie K

    I love these!! and the cheetah print one is soo nice! great post!

  • These are so much cooler than canvas bags. I’d love to see some more of the designs.

  • SharonMomsMadhouse

    Love it. what a great idea for separating when shopping!

  • Michele

    I definitely like this idea. It would be great for when I go get pet food for my cat. Iend up with like 4 doubled plastic bags!! (Yes, I either re use or recycle them) I wonder if this is sold to the US -guess I will have to go check out the site.

  • Kimberly Bonham

    What a neat idea! Practical yet stylish at the same time!

  • Fiona Naughton

    This is such a stylish little box, such a great idea too for separating items when out shopping. Loving the sound of the free shipping – always a plus for me!

  • mail4rosey

    It does sounds nice, and very practical! The free shipping def. adds to the allure!

  • Robin Rue

    Ok, that is a brilliant idea. It’s not only really stylish and cute, but I love that it folds down to such a small size.

  • fashion-mommy

    That is a super idea, it would be great for holding bottles that always seem to break carrier bags.


  • Thou Shalt Not Covet

    This is a really handy idea 🙂 xx

  • I LOVE this! I always take in my own bags when I’m going grocery shopping to be environmentally friendly! These are too cute <3

    • I forget half the time so this is very handy for me as you can never forget your stylish handbag lol