If you’ve already blown your autumn/winter shopping budget and are hankering for a pick-me-up, you may want to try a little piece of Paris delivered straight to your door. My Little Box, a beauty and accessories subscription service that started as a chic insider newsletter for Paris, has grown into a healthy online community and offline provider of monthly delights, and has just launched in the UK. Although subscription boxes by their very nature can be hit or miss, My Little Box’s edit of beauty products, accessories and stationery comes with the impressive endorsement of 80,000 enthusiastic French subscribers. October’s box includes a scarf and brooch by Diane von Furstenberg for a elegant finishing touch. 

Available now at mylittlebox.co.uk; £14.95 per month