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Way Beyond Birchbox: The 24 Best Subscription Boxes for 2023

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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, food & drink, and home & family. Happy Subscribing!

Best Subscription Boxes to Give & Get!

Update! Our new favorite Subscription Box!

1. FabFitFun

Here are a few sample boxes …

Fab Fit Fun Sample Boxes

Why we like FabFitFun >> Their boxes are filled with full-size products we actually want to try and continue to use!

Makeup & Fragrance Boxes 

2. Bespoke Post (for men)

bespoke post, best subscription boxes

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!

3. GlossyBox


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.

4. Cratejoy Beauty Subscription Boxes

We cannot believe we just discovered Cratejoy. They actually curate all the best boxes in each and every category including Beauty! Check them out here.

Cratejoy Subscription Beauty Boxes

5. Ipsy

6. Allure Beauty Box

The editors at Allure handpick the best in beauty, so you don’t have to. Discover new beauty every month.

Clothing & Jewelry Boxes

7. StitchFix

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.

8. Pura Vida Monthly Club

Pura Vida Monthly Club members receive 3 exclusive bracelets (up to $50 value) that are only available to Pura Vida Club members. All bracelets are picked by their awesome team of Instagram influencers and fashion stylists. Stay ahead of the trends and mix it up with a new surprise pack each month! Shipping is completely FREE on all U.S. orders!

9. Rocksbox

Rocksbox is a jewelry rental membership that makes it easy to discover new looks, rock the latest trends or add more of your favorite classic styles to your jewelry collection, without the commitment to purchase.

As a member, you will receive three pieces of hand-selected jewelry that are yours to wear and can be refreshed as often as you like. If you fall in love with a piece from your set, buy it with your monthly credit! When you’re ready for new jewelry, return the entire set and we’ll send you more. There’s no limit on the number of sets you can receive every month and your monthly membership credit can be put towards the purchase of any piece from your set. There are no strings attached – you can cancel anytime!

10. Rent the Runway

RTR Ways To Rent

Rent the Runway is one of our all time favorite subscription services. We have used RTR many times, including using RTR Unlimited to help clear out our closet except for the basics. The pictures say it all. Rent a single outfit, 4 outfits a month or choose from an unlimited selection. Prices vary depending on which subscription you choose.

11. Cratejoy Clothing & Jewelry Subscription Boxes

We cannot believe we just discovered Cratejoy. They actually curate all the best boxes in each and every category including Fashion & Jewelry! Check them out here.

Cratejoy Fashion and Jewelry Subscription Boxes

Home & Family Boxes

12. Kiwi Crate 

kids projects delivered monthlyKiwi-Crate, Best Subscription Boxes

Looking for fun activities the whole family can enjoy? Kiwi Co‘s subscriptions offer 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.

13. Lovevery

Designed by experts for your child’s developing brain, Lovevery is committed to creating learning products that are safe, beautiful and meaningful for your children. Their toys are exactly what children need at every development stage.

14. BarkBox

Why should your fur babies not enjoy monthly treats too!

15. 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.

Food & Beverage Boxes

16.  Butcher Box

Meat and seafood done the right way.  High-quality. Humanely raised. Amazing taste. Delivered to your door.

17. Trade Coffee

Fresh, ethically-sourced coffee from local roasters. Free and fast delivery. Pause or cancel any time.

18. Goldbelly

Offering a whole slew of specialized food delivery options. So many good choices we cannot even choose a favorite.

19. Mouth

Mouth-watering goodies for every type of mouth delivered monthly to your doorstep.

20. Blue Apron

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

21. Hello Fresh

After completing a 10 week price comparison study analyzing Hello Fresh’s customers’ costs versus the costs of those that shop at nationwide grocers, they discovered that HelloFresh is 75% cheaper than grocery shopping. Here’s why:

  • Direct to suppliers avoids price mark-ups of ingredients
  • Delivery direct to you saves on gas by avoiding special grocery shop trips
  • Seasonal selections help to get the most bang for your buck
  • Pre-portioned ingredients lets you skiss food waste goodbye

22. Martha & Marley Spoon

Having tried them all, Martha & Marley Spoon is still Isabelle’s hands down favorite meal delivery service! And trust me, Izzy’s taste is impeccable. 🙂

23. Cratejoy Food & Beverage Subscription Boxes

We cannot believe we just discovered Cratejoy. They actually curate all the best boxes in each and every category including Food & Beverage! Check them out here.

Cratejoy Food and Beverage Subscription Boxes

24. Wine Clubs

The perfect gift - wine club membership, best wines

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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