Published on December 20th, 2016 | by GreatGets


Beyond Birchbox | The 18 Best Subscription Boxes

By Adrienne

At this point, most are familiar with the concept of a subscription box: for a set fee, subscribers receive monthly boxes filled with everything from snacks to jewelry. In this post, we explore some of the lesser-known, best subscription boxes on the market. These boxes are a fantastic way to find new and exciting products and provide the opportunity to try them out before you buy.  We’ve divided the list into a few categories: makeup & fragrance, clothing & jewelry, fitness & health, and home & family. Happy Subscribing!

Best Subscription Boxes to Give & Get!

Makeup & Fragrance Boxes 

1. Bespoke Post (for men)

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Bespoke Post for men offers a beautifully curated monthly box. Each box has a theme; past themes have included “alchemy,” “aged,” and “frontier.” Products included in each box vary from artisanal whiskey to camping equipment to high-end shaving creams. They’ve certainly piqued our interest! Boxes are $45 per month with a monthly subscription, or $55 per month a la carte.

2. Scentbird

Scent bird, Best Subscription Boxes

As its name would suggest, Scentbird offers a monthly subscription service featuring fine fragrances from a variety of brands and producers. Subscribers receive a 30-day supply of a new fragrance every month–allowing you to “date the fragrance before you marry it.” Boxes are $14.95 per month.

3. GlossyBox

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An GlossyBox subscription will get you a monthly box filled with samples of the latest and greatest in beauty and cosmetics. Boxes include products from brands like OPI, Kora, Too Faced and many, many more. Subscriptions start at $21 per month.

4. Julep

julep, Best Subscription Boxes

Julep’s monthly boxes offer subscribers the chance to either curate their own box or have Julep’s team pick for them. Members can also swap out products for different shades and colors. Julep specializes in nail polish–all of which promises to keep nails healthy polish after polish with special oxygen technology, toxin- and cruelty-free colors. Subscriptions start at $24.99 per month. And starting today through 3.31.16 you can save 20% on your julep purchase with coupon code LETSGET20


As much as we love all of the above featured boxes, we cannot in good faith simply ignore Birchbox. Birchbox remains the gold standard of subscription boxes and is hands down our favorite subscription beauty box.


Clothing & Jewelry Boxes

5. StitchFix

stitch fix, Best Subscription Boxes

StitchFix specializes in online personal shopping. Each month, subscribers receive a customized box curated by one of SitchFix’s stylists with selections based on each customer’s preferences. Should you choose to purchase one (or more!) of the items in your box, your monthly subscription fee is put towards the purchase–if you decide not to purchase any of the items in the box, that month’s fee rolls over. Subscriptions are $20 per month.

6. Rocksbox

Rocks box, Best Subscription Boxes

Rocksbox subscribers receive a monthly box with three to four pieces of jewelry–everything ranging from bracelets to brooches to necklaces and earrings. If you decide you like a piece, you can buy it using your subscription fee as a credit. Subscriptions are $19 per month.

7. Peaches and Petals

peaches and petals, Best Subscription Boxes

Peaches and Petals focusses on lifestyle boxes that include everything from cosmetics to tote bags to pretty stationery–many from boutique brands and retailers, so you know you’re getting unique products. For $19.99 per month, subscribers receive a box filled with fun, cute items their sure to use!

Fitness & Health Boxes

8. Graze

graze, Best Subscription Boxes

Graze specializes in boxes that contain healthy, nutritious snacks for the whole family. A graze subscription allows members to curate their own boxes with a wide range of snacks: granola bars, olives and other appetizers, and fruit and nut mixes–just to name a few. Have dietary restrictions? No worries! Graze’s boxes can be made kosher, vegan and/or gluten-free. Boxes are $11.99 each.

9. Bulu Box

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Bulu Box is the perfect gift for the fitness fanatic in your life! For $10 per month, subscribers receive samples of fitness- and health-oriented products. Members earn points for reviewing the samples, which can then be redeemed for full-size products.

10. Runnerbox

Runner box, Best Subscription Boxes

RunnerBox is a monthly subscription dedicated to those who love to run! Each box is filled to the brim with energizing snacks, state-of-the-art supplements, and a few goodies to make those long runs just a tad bit easier and more fun. Subscriptions start at $20 for a bi-monthly subscription.

Home & Family Boxes

11. Kiwi Crate 

Kiwi-Crate, Best Subscription Boxes

Looking for fun activities the whole family can enjoy? Kiwi Crate‘s subscription offers fun games and activities for the young and the young at heart. Each box contains innovative crafts and activities that are sure to keep your young ones occupied–subscribers have the option to choose from three different age ranges, ensuring that each box will be age-appropriate. Monthly subscriptions start at $19.99.

12. Kairos

Kairos, Best Subscription Boxes

Kairos boxes feature products running the gamut from jewelry and accessories to stationery and home decor–all made by independent artists. Previous boxes have included handmade jewelry, hand-painted stationery and artisanal candles. Subscriptions start at $30 per month, or choose the mini Kairos box for $10 per month.

13. Pley

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Pley is one of the best subscription boxes for parents with young children. As we all know, kids get bored with even the most expensive, elaborate toys–fast. Pley answers that conundrum by allowing parents to rent new toys each month and then trade them in for new ones when their kids are ready. There are two subscription options: $9.99 for one toy per month or $19.99 for unlimited toys per month.

14. GlobeIn 

GlobeIn, Best subscription box

This may be one our favorite best subscription boxes! Each GlobeIn Box is comprised of gifts sourced from around the world and support remote artisans and farmers. Previous boxes have featured themes like cozy, laundry, kitchen and bake. Prices range from $30-$35 per box depending on payment plan.

15. Mouth

Mouth, Best Subscription Boxes

Mouth is one of the most comprehensive snack-based subscription boxes on the market. Subscribers have the option to choose from dozens of different subscriptions depending on their interests. Some of the options include: coffee, cocktail hour, “indie-gredients,” cravings and bacon! They also offer alcohol-based subscriptions. Prices vary, but monthly subscriptions start at $45 per month.

16. Try the World

try the world, Best Subscription boxes

And last, but most certainly not least, Try the World is one of the best subscription boxes that specializes in food. Subscribers will receive a box every two months filled with authentic delicacies from a different country each month. Whether it’s cheese from France, coconut flower syrup from Thailand, or harissa sauce from Morocco, each box is sure to surprise and delight! Each box costs around $39, depending on payment plan.

18. Blue Apron

Blue Apron Gift Card – Give the Gift of Home Cooking Made Easy!

17. Wine Clubs

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If you’re interested in finding out more about the best wine subscriptions, feel free to visit our post on wines delivered to your door here!

These are just a few of our picks of the best subscription boxes on the market. Are we missing anything? Let us know in the comments!

Dare to be great! 

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