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Who doesn’t like receiving packages in the mail? There’s nothing better than when your latest Amazon order shows up at your door, or, even better, when a friend mails you an unexpected care package.
This excitement is one of the main reasons people love subscription boxes—you get a monthly package filled with goodies tailored to your individual interests. What could be better than that? If you’re on the hunt for a new subscription box to purchase this year, these 20 boxes are some of our hands-down favorite options.
Once upon a time, most food subscription services were meal kits, but today, you can get all sorts of food delivered to your door, including coffee, fresh meat, ice cream, and even booze.
1. Home Chef
There are tons of meal kit delivery services to choose from today, but in our head-to-head testing, Home Chef came out on top. Home Chef delivers high-quality ingredients, well-written recipes, and fantastic flavors, and its meals cost just $9.95 per serving. If you’ve been thinking about trying a meal kit service, this one is the way to go!
If you’re consistently underwhelmed by the selection of meat at your local grocery store, ButcherBox may be the subscription box you’ve been waiting for. This meat delivery service offers grass-fed and grass-finished beef, organic free-range chicken, and heritage-bred pork, and you can choose to receive one type of meat or a combination. It’s the perfect subscription service for summer BBQ season!
Personally, I can’t function without my morning cup of coffee, and if you’re similarly obsessed, Mistobox is the perfect service for you. This coffee subscription service sends you personalized coffee selections every month, and you can choose from freshly-roasted whole beans or pre-ground options. The service currently features 590 different coffees from 52 roasters, so you’re sure to find a new favorite.
4. Jeni’s Pint Club
Ice cream enthusiasts will definitely appreciate this next service. Jeni’s ice cream is honestly some of the best I’ve ever tasted in my life, and you can get this delicious dessert delivered to your door every three months when you join Jeni’s Pint Club. When you sign up, you’ll get a Welcome Box with four signature flavors, and then every quarter you’ll receive another four pints to enjoy.
You can expand your palette and discover new wines with Winc, a wine club that will send you four bottles of vino to enjoy every month. After you drink each bottle, you can rate it, and your preferences will be used to tailor future deliveries. It’s a great option if, like me, you get overwhelmed trying to choose from the hundreds of wine options at the liquor store.
No matter what you’re into—crafts, plants, murder mysteries, hiking, biking, gaming, yoga, or something else entirely—there’s a subscription box that caters to your interest. Here are some of our favorite hobby boxes that you can buy.
6. Sephora Play
There are a lot of beauty boxes out there today, but the best beauty subscription box is definitely Sephora Play. This inexpensive monthly service delivers six makeup, skincare, and hair-care samples, including one full-size product, and you’ll get to try products from the top beauty brands out there, such as Tarte, Milk, Becca, Ouai, and so many more.
7. Book of the Month
If your favorite pastime is curling up with a good book, then Book of the Month is a must-have subscription service. As its name suggests, this subscription hooks you up with a new novel each month, letting you select from five different titles. All the books are vetted for quality, and you’ll often be privy to early releases, fresh perspectives, and debut authors. Our editor Kate Tully Ellsworth swears by the box, saying it’s the only subscription box she’s stuck with for longer than three months.
8. Red Velvet NYC
Know what’s fun? Baking! Know what’s not fun? Being forced to buy a pound of diastatic malt powder when you only need a tablespoon for a recipe (a true story from my kitchen). Red Velvet NYC solves this age-old dilemma, sending you everything you need to make two gourmet desserts each month, including pre-measured ingredients and detailed recipe cards—it’s truly a baker’s dream!
9. The Sill Potted Plant Subscription
If you’re trying to fill up your home with plants—a respectable goal—the Sill’s Plant Subscription can help you out. With this subscription, you’ll receive a new plant each month, and you can choose from a variety of plant categories, such as low-light, beginner-friendly, and pet-friendly. Each plant comes with one of The Sill’s adorable earthenware planters in a color of your choice.
There’s no shortage of subscription boxes aimed toward the finer sex, but these particular options are worth every penny.
If you’re always looking to grow your collection of comfortable, flattering leggings, you won’t regret signing up for a Fabletics membership. With this service, you’ll get a $50 credit to spend in the Fabletics store each month, as well as a discount for up to 50% off their most popular products. Plus, if you’re not totally satisfied with your new workout gear, you can return or exchange within 30 days.
Do you have trouble committing to new jewelry? If so, Rocksbox might be the perfect solution to your accessory woes. With this unique subscription service, you’ll receive three pieces of jewelry, hand-selected for you by a personal stylist. You can take them for a test drive, wearing them for as long as you want. If you don’t love them, send them back to receive a new selection of jewelry, or you can buy them, using your $21 monthly fee toward the purchase price.
If you like to switch up your signature scent every few months, Scentbird lets you try out popular perfumes without committing to a whole bottle. Each month, you can select a scent from more than 500 fragrances, including lots of top-name designer options, and you’ll receive an 8-milliliter bottle of the perfume—roughly enough to last a month. You can switch up your selection each month, or stock up on the scents you love, all for a low price.
There wasn’t always such a comprehensive selection of subscription boxes for men, but today, there are dozens of awesome options to choose from, including these three favorites.
13. Bespoke Post
Bespoke Post is one of the most popular men’s subscription boxes thanks to its unique model. Instead of sending everyone a one-size-fits-all box, you can choose from a variety of themed boxes each month. Really into travel? Get the Jet Set box! Been wanting to make your own beer? Try the Brew box on for size. You can also customize the box you select, choosing colors, sizes, and more.
Do you find yourself wearing the same two ties to every event? Build out your tie collection with the Spiffster Tie Club! You can choose from original, silk, or skinny ties (prices vary), and each month, you’ll get a cool new accessory in the mail. Want to expand your closet even more? Spiffster also offers sock subscriptions or sock-and-tie combo boxes.
15. The Beard Club
Whether you already have a beautiful beard or are looking to level up your facial hair, The Beard Club can help you out. You can get started with either a growth or grooming kit, and they’ll send you product refills as needed—you’re free to modify your delivery schedule so products don’t pile up on your counter.
There are dozens of fun subscription boxes for kids out there, many of which encourage children to learn and practice new skills.
Coding is the hottest skill on the block right now, and your little ones can learn the basics of programming with the help of Bitsbox. This super-fun monthly subscription is designed for kids 6 and up, and each box introduces a computer science concept, guiding kids to create their very own working apps!
17. Young Chefs’ Club
Want to get your kids more involved in the kitchen? Young Chefs’ Club is a cooking subscription box designed just for kids, and each month, they’ll get a themed box filled with kid-tested recipes, hands-on activities, and other fun items. It’s best for kids 5 and up, and you’ll also get access to a digital library of family-friendly recipes.
No matter how old your children are, they’ll love the science and art projects from KiwiCo. This company offers crates for all ages—for instance, the Koala Crate is for kids 2 to 4, while the Atlas Crate is best for children 6 to 11. Every crate includes fun and enriching projects that teach STEM and STEAM skills, as well as kid-friendly instructions so they can tackle the task on their own.
For many of us, our pets are our children too, and you can treat them to fun monthly toys and goodies with these pet subscription boxes!
Meowbox is sure to be a hit with your feline friends, thanks to its adorable toys and tasty treats. (Plus, chances are your cat will have a ball playing in the box itself!) Each month has a fun theme, and for every box you buy, the company donates a can of food (or a monetary equivalent) to a shelter cat—nice, right?
20. KONG Box
It’s no secret that I swear by KONG products, so you can only imagine my excitement to discover the brand offers its own subscription box. With your first purchase, you’ll get the original Kong, and each monthly box includes two toys, three Kong treats, and two easy-to-make Kong recipes. Your box will be tailored to your dog’s size and chewing style, as well.
KONG also offers Solution Boxes to help address common pup problems, such as chewing, boredom, barking, and more.
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.
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