back to top

15 Subscription Boxes That Are Worth The Money

Including a a luxury box at lemonade prices.

Posted on

We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which subscription boxes were worth the money. Here are the results.

We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.

1. For a monthly way to feed your stationery addiction, try Papergang

Papergang is £10.95 a month, and your first box is half price, or get it in the US for $14.32/month.

"Papergang by ohhdeer. This little package provides you with anything and everything the stationery addict could desire: pens, pencils, cards, desk jotters, stickers, washi tape. Plus every month comes with a cool little postcard calendar for the upcoming month. It’s the most magical box out there." ––loopfruit

2. For pocket-sized snack options that change every week, try Graze

Graze is £3.99 a week, and your first box is half price, or get it in the US for $13.99/box.

"Graze is great. Most of the snacks are really tasty, and if you don't like something, you just mark it off and they never send it again." – Brandy Fenner via Facebook


3. For a brilliant book and treat combo, try Reading in Heels

Ailbhe Malone

Reading in Heels is £10 a month

"If you're ever stuck for something to read (or get overwhelmed by choice) this smart subscription box is your dream. You get a book, a nice beauty product and some soothing tea, aka the perfect night in."– Ailbhe Malone

4. For a luxury box at lemonade prices, try Look Fantastic

LF Beauty Box is £15 a month, or get it in the US for $19.62/month.

– lmhaslev

5. For a more inspiring midweek dinner, try Gousto,

Gousto prices vary, depending on how many meals and how many people, but your first two boxes are currently £14.99 each. In the US, try Blue Apron starting at $59.94/week.

"It's a monthly/weekly sub that gives you the ingredients for 4 full meals for either 2 or 4 of you and has easy-to-follow recipe sheets to help you cook (meaning you don't need to be a master chef to use the service!). Me and my boyfriend recently started using Gousto as it has prep times that are often just 20 minutes and we live very hectic lives! Not only does it save us money, its healthy dish sizes and fresh food leaves us feeling very satisfied after each meal. And one more thing - it's a really fun activity to do together!" –


6. For a reason to look forward to your period, try Pink Parcel

Pink Parcel is £12.99 a month. In the US, try The Period Store for $15+/month.

"My Pink Parcel is incredible and great value. You get all the tampons or pads that you need (you can select your brand and absorbency too), a delicious tea and a sweet treat, as well as plenty of beauty goodies. The price of the contents always outweighs the price of the box and it’s reassuring to know you’ll never run out of tampons. You choose the delivery date nearest to your period so are always ready to pamper yourself when you need it most." –jenniferb


7. For a fancy AF chocolate treat, try Hotel Chocolat

Hotel Chocolat is £22.95 a month, and your first box is £9.95. In the US, try Chococurb for $20+/month.

"Hotel Chocolat for a monthly, moreish decadently delightful parcel of pleasure!" – Esther Fletcher via Facebook

8. For help finding healthier snacking options, try Sourced Box

Sourced Box is £21.95 a month. In the US, try Love With Food for $7.99+/month.

"It's a healthy snack subscription box and it's good for people who are trying to eat healthy. I discover a lot of good natural brands and keep buying those I like by myself. (Ps: both British youtuber Marcus Butler and Niomi Smart are the co-founder of SourcedBox!)" –  Camiliaadianti

9. For beauty samples that are tailored to you, try Birchbox

Birchbox is £10 a month and students get their first box 50% off, or get it in the US for $10/month.

"I love Birchbox. I’m quite nervous about make up and beauty products because it feels so overwhelming. With Birchbox I get 5 items that are designed for my needs which helps me look and feel lovely!" – blodynbach

10. For razors that will give you the smoothest shave, try Friction Free Shaving

Friction Free Shaving is £5 a month. In the US, try Angel Shave Club for $6+/month.

"Getting razor blades are super-expensive but for £5 a month, I can get four good-quality blades and there is an option to suspend the subscription to avoid surplus blades. Bargain!" – KatieS


11. For a way to comfort friends who live far away (or to de-stress when you're having a tough time), try Buddy Box

Buddy Box is £21.50 a month, or get it in the US for $28.12/month.

"It is like a hug in a box! I bought my first one for my mum when she was struggling a little being overstressed and she loved it – since then we have both been fans. You can have a one-off purchase or a monthly subscription and the basic premise is that each box comes has a theme and comes with cozy things including snacks, books, arts and crafts etc. to help you de-stress and relax. They are so cute and thoughtfully made! I really recommend it if you want a monthly box to remind you to treat yourself or for someone else. (plus they really aren't that expensive and includes international shipping) So go on and TREAT YO' SELF!" – froggymog

12. For an instant mood boost and some fun socks, try Lucky Dip Club

Lucky Dip Club is £6.95 a month, or get it in the US for $9.09/month.

"I LOVE my monthly LuckyDipClub Box. It’s a colourful package of joy with socks and a pin each month designed by awesome independent designers around a theme. Plus the box fits through the letter box so you don’t need to worry about traipsing to the post office if you’re out when it arrived. Best of all is the amazing online community made up of fellow luckydippers around the world." –


14. For out-of-this-world toasties on the reg, try Cheese Posties

Cheese Posties are £5.49 a week

"Choose the frequency, type of toastie, add in dietary requirements - et voilà! A cheese toastie delivered to your door (with dedicated toastie bag)! It’s delicious and exciting!" – Michelle W

15. For monthly treats for your furry friend, try PawPost

Pawpost is £17.95 a month, or get it in the US for $23.48/month.

"I also get PawPost, which is a monthly box for your cat or dog. I got it because I have an indoor cat, and I work full time, so giving her stimulation during the day is quite important. The price depends on how long you subscribe for, but you're looking at around £20 a month. So far for me, it's been worth it, and I've been impressed with the quality of stuff you get. They put an emphasis on sourcing premium, organic food and treats, as well as eco-friendly toys. My cat's favourite toys are all from PawPost - stuff I buy in the pet store that looks exactly the same to me just doesn't go down as well for some reason! I was also impressed to receive a really high quality and attractive ceramic food bowl in the last box - wasn't expecting anything like that, so it was a nice surprise. If you have a fur baby that you love to spoil, this is a great buy!" – Eleanor McConnell via Facebook

Want to be featured on BuzzFeed? Follow the BuzzFeed Community on Facebook and Twitter!