How It Works

How do Unfold kits work?

  • Select a kit based on who is participating in the experience (such as solo, romantic, or with friends) and your intentions (such as exploration, connection, beauty, introspection, etc.).
  • We mail you the kit.
  • Check out the kit to see what you'll need and to plan a time for your experience.
  • When you’re ready, you can start exploring the kit. Each is different and contains activities and unusual objects, as well as guidance for preparing your environment and holding an opening ceremony.
  • Enjoy your journey!

What exactly is in an Unfold kit?

Kits vary, but contain some combination of the following:

  • Beautiful and unusual packaging
  • Resources on best practices and harm reduction
  • Suggestions for setting up your space and other preparations
  • An opening ceremony to help travelers connect and start their journey facing in the same direction
  • Guides with creative activities and experiences around the kit’s theme
  • Surprising objects with which to interact and enjoy during your experience

Our kit pages have more details if you want to dive in!

What kinds of activities are in an Unfold kit?

Activities depend on the theme of the kit. They include creative social connection games, embodied explorations of unusual concepts, and mindfulness exercises for insight and delight, all with props and guidance that will be easy to follow on your journey.

Some specific examples are: making a children’s book with friends based on collective memories, temporarily exchanging personality traits, pairing sensory experiences with music, and creating a meditation labyrinth out of ribbons.

What kinds of objects are included?

Immersive art books, awe-inspiring works of glass art, unusual toys, lights, unique craft materials, mindfulness aids, experimental clothing, interactive games, and much more.

Are Unfold kits reusable?

Yes, although for some trips you may have to replenish a few single-use items such as incense or paper.

Our kits include many items that you may want to display, use elsewhere, share, or even regift.

Do trips require internet access?

Each kit is a physical object, and most do not require any electronics except for the optional component of playing music.

We think it’s important to regularly disconnect from our digital lives, and so we recommend that our fellow travelers silence their notifications and place devices in a safe place to be returned to afterwards.

Do you make custom kits or do other bespoke work?

Yes! We love this. Contact us at hello@unfoldtrips.com.

Shipping & Returns

How long will it take for me to receive my order?

We process and ship orders within 2 business days, and then shipping times will vary based on shipping method. Our free economy shipping takes 5-8 business days within the US, but express, overnight, and international options are also available.

Next-day pickup in Oakland, CA is also available, simply select that option during checkout and let us know your desired pickup date and time in the order note.

Where do you ship?

We are based in the United States but do ship internationally!

Please note that customs duties and/or taxes may be due on receipt for orders outside the US.

Do you accept returns and refunds?

We want you to have a wonderful experience and if you’re dissatisfied for any reason we will gladly accept exchanges or returns within 60 days of receipt, even if your item has been used, and we’ll cover return shipping within the US. Just email us at hello@unfoldtrips.com, or check out our full Refund Policy for more details.

Do you do gift receipts and gift notes?

Yes! Just include your gift message in the order notes on the cart page and we will include a lovely note.

Please email us with any questions or special requests at hello@unfoldtrips.com.

Work With Us

Can I tell you about my ideas for a kit?

Yes! We’d love so much to hear from you: hello@unfoldtrips.com.

I’m an artist. Can we collaborate on a kit?

Definitely yes! We’re excited to work with artists, designers, and makers for the design of kits as well as the art and objects included in them. We’d love to hear from you: hello@unfoldtrips.com.

Are you hiring?

We are not actively hiring for any particular position, but if you’re interested in working with us we’d love to hear what you have in mind: hello@unfoldtrips.com.

About Us

Who are you?

Read about us here.