Today are so many monthly subscription box options, we usually answer the question with a question. Are you interested in beauty boxes? Meal kits? Clothing subscription boxes? etc, and try to narrow things down to a few top recommendations.
So, if you're new to subscription boxes and don't know where to start, this list is for you. Any option below is a good one, and this list covers all price ranges and interests!
Gifts For Women: Causebox
Causebox ($54.94) is a quarterly lifestyle box that our readers love, thanks to its beautiful curation and great value! Each box is packed full of unique and ethically-made brands that we don't typically see in other subscriptions. Boxes include beauty, wellness, fashion, home, and more.
For Dog Owners: BarkBox
BarkBox ($29) has unique themes each month, and comes filled with quirky toys, treats, and grooming products picked for your dog based on their size.
Gifts For Women: FabFitFun
FabFitFun ($49.99) is a quarterly lifestyle box that includes top trendy picks for the season– everything from beauty products, skincare, fun accessories, and new wellness products with a total retail value of at least $200. Members also get great discounts on add-on products through their Edit Sale, and can customize some items in each box.
Best for Makeup: Ipsy
Ipsy ($12 to $50) is one of the most popular beauty box brands of all time, with a range of options depending on your budget! Each monthly box comes with a mix of high-end and drugstore beauty, skincare, and more. We love Ipsy Glam Bag Plus ($25, pictured above), which features 5 full-sized products in each delivery, plus a new makeup bag.
For Men: Bespoke Post
Bespoke Post ($45) is the perfect subscription box for people who have everything. They release new boxes each month that have the goal of introducing you to something new - a better way to shave, a stylish take on barware, a new hobby, and more. Subscribers choose which box they prefer, or can skip the month entirely. Bonus: it's easy to gift, too!
For Kids: KiwiCo
KiwiCo (starting at $19.99) features monthly hands-on STEAM projects for kids of all ages, from 0 to 16+! Each crate targets a different age range, with activities customized to your child's interests and capabilities to make every monthly box a fun and educational experience.
Best Weekly Meal Kit: Hello Fresh
Hello Fresh ($8.74-$9.99 per serving) serves up classic, crowd-pleasing flavors, plus a few fun twists. We love that their ingredients come bundled by recipe, so that you can easily take them from the fridge to the countertop and get started.
Best Wine: Winc
Winc (Starting at $13/bottle) offers members monthly recommended wines based on their preferences and ratings for past boxes. Use their suggestions or pick anything you want from their catalog, and easily skip months online if needed.
Over $50: POPSUGAR Must Have Box
POPSUGAR Must-Have Box ($75) is a quarterly assortment of style, wellness, and beauty essentials curated by the editors of POPSUGAR.com. With a retail value of over $250 per box, it's like getting a gift from your most trend-savvy friend every season.
Men's Clothing: Style Plan by Frank And Oak
Style Plan ($25 styling fee) by Frank And Oak in second place curates a monthly selection of their modern, on-trend and sustainable clothing based on your personal style. Get a preview before shipping to make changes or skip if needed; only pay the $25 fee if you keep nothing.
For Crafts: Doodle Crate
Doodle Crate ($19.95) is a crafty subscription box for ages 9+ from KiwiCo. Each shipment is filled with all that's needed to make a new creation, with projects like watercolor calendars, clay pencil holders, and masks. Be sure to check out the full list for more recommendations for crafters of all ages!
Under $15: Allure Beauty Box
Allure Beauty Box ($15) is a monthly box from the editors of Allure Magazine, featuring a mix of deluxe and full-size samples from mostly high-end beauty brands. Recent boxes have included some of the hottest names in the skincare game: Sunday Riley, Caudalié, Drunk Elephant, La Mer, Glow Recipe, and more!