15 Subscription Boxes You Should Definitely Try Out

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1. Pact Coffee

Pact Coffee

What do you get? Fresh coffee, perfectly tailored to your tastes. Choose your brew method, add in your preferences (whole beans or ground?) and get it through your letterbox monthly.

How much? £6.95 per bag, delivered as frequently as you'd prefer. They often have first-time money-off offers, so keep an eye on their Facebook page. Not sure? Here's a helpful review.

2. Bloom and Wild

Bloom and Wild

What do you get? A beautiful bouquet of flowers, packaged specifically to be sent through a letterbox.

How much is it? One bundle from £20, three bundles (three months) from £50. Not sure? Here's a helpful review.

3. Prudence and the Crow

Prudence and the Crow

What do you get? A vintage paperback book each month, in your chosen genre (or you can fill out a questionnaire and they'll choose for you), a handmade book bag, and a library card.

How much is it? £12 a month. Not sure? Here's a helpful review.

If you'd prefer a wider range, the Willoughby Book Club provides a similar service, with newer titles.

4. Vinyl Me Please

Vinyl Me Please

What do you get? A custom pressing of a selected record (could be a current release, or a special re-issue), custom artwork inspired by the record, and a cocktail recipe to complement the record.

How much is it? £29 a month. Not sure? Here's a helpful review.

BTW, if you'd prefer MP3, or if you don't care too much about one-off pressings, then Rough Trade's Album of the Month Club is reliably good.

6. Hotel Chocolat

Hotel Chocolat

What do you get? A monthly selection of high-quality chocolate, filtered to your taste (ie dark, milk, white, etc).

How much is it? £9.95 for the first box, £22.95 for subsequent boxes. Not sure? Here's a helpful review.

However, it's worth noting that they can't "guarantee that any tasting selections are nut free as they are all produced in an environment where nuts are present and may therefore contain minute traces of nut oil".

7. Gousto

Gousto

What do you get? A box full of all the ingredients you'll need to make three meals for two or four people (depending on box size), along with recipe cards for the meals.

How much is it From £35 per box (for two people) although they have a first box discount. Not sure? Here's a helfpul review.

9. Abel & Cole

Abel and Cole

What do you get? A weekly organic seasonal fruit and veg box. You can customize the box to remove items you really dislike (ie chard etc). They also do a high-welfare meat and sustainable fish box.

How much is it? A small veg box starts at £10.50. Not sure? Here's a helpful review.

10. The Personal Barber

The Personal Barber

What do you get? Everything you might need for a wet shave – blades, a brush, and shaving soap, as well as step-by-step instructions.

How much is it? £24.95 a month, but it gets cheaper if you sign up for a more long-term option. Not sure? Here's a helpful review.

11. Not Another Bill

Not Another Bill

What do you get? A surprise gift, every month. You fill in some personal info (age, location etc) and you can also select the kind of gift you want (homeware, jewelry, art etc). You can also just get a random gift if you'd rather.

How much is it? £24 monthly, but it gets cheaper if you sign up for a more long-term option. Not sure? Here's a helpful review.

12. Birchbox

Birchbox

What do you get? A monthly box with five hair, beauty and skincare products, tailored to your skin tone and interests. The products are deluxe sample size, and you can feedback on products that you don't like.

How much is it? From £10 a month, plus postage. It gets cheaper if you sign up for a more long-term option. Not sure? Here's a helpful review.

13. The Rainy Day Box Co

The Rainy Day Box Co

What do you get? A box full of fun things for kids to do on rainy days. You can either buy a one-off box like the above, or join their monthly letterbox club.

How much is it? From £6.50 a month. Not sure? Here's a helpful review.

14. Super Cute Box

Super Cute Box

What do you get? A box filled with stationary and products from Japan and Asia, as well as handmade Etsy items and a host of other things.

How much is it? £18, but it gets cheaper if you sign up for a more long-term option. Not sure? Here's how they stack up against similar boxes.

15. Pawpost

Paul Cook/ Pawpost

What do you get? Monthly treats for your pet, from toys to snacks to grooming items. Choose your animal (dog or cat) and watch the letterbox. BTW if you have a bunny, fret not, Bunny Box is the service for you.

How much is it? From £22.95 a month. Not sure? Here's a helpful review.

Pact coffee is £6.95 per bag. An earlier version of this article misstated the price.