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    29 Subscription Boxes That’ll Make You Feel Like You’re Getting A Gift Every Month

    Jewelry, plants, Japanese snacks, and much more sent straight to your door.

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    1. A month-to-month Horti subscription that'll help you grow as a plant parent! To start, they'll send you hardy plants (read: difficult to kill) and as you progress in your caretaking skills, you'll advance to more exotic species.

    planters and plants

    Each month you'll receive a plant and a terracotta pot and saucer, or a planting accessory along with tools and tips to help you care for your plant.

    Get it from Horti for $20+/month (available in three styles).

    2. A Winc wine subscription — something that'll come particularly in handy for those who live in cities and don't feel like lugging home a tote bag full of vino from their local bottle shop or bodega.

    four bottles of wine next to a Winc box

    Winc starts with a simple quiz so the company can gauge your tastes. From there, the membership is ~flexible~ so if you only drink white or rosé, you can choose your own bottles. You can also rate and review wines so they have an idea of what to send you the following month.  

    Get four bottles a month from Winc for $29.95

    3. A stylist-curated Dia & Co plus-size clothing subscription so you never have to try clothes on in store again!!! Plus, it's an easy way to score unique pieces so you won't run into 10x people wearing the same thing on their Starbucks run.

    Dia & Co

    To start you'll take a style survey so Dia & Co can figure out what items you like/don't like, how clothing typically fits you, and the brands you're most drawn to.

    Get a Style Box from Dia & Co for $20/month plus the cost of any pieces you keep. (If you buy all five pieces included, you'll receive a 25% discount.)

    4. An ~affordable~ and aesthetic candle subscription because fall is FINALLY HERE (can you tell I'm excited...) and there's simply nothing cozier than lighting up a new scent and crawling under the covers.

    Chelsea Stuart / BuzzFeed, Vellabox

    Vellabox subscriptions start at just $10 per month (!!) and if you choose to pay upfront for a 6- or 12-month subscription, you'll save even more $$$. No matter which size/frequency you go with, each box features small-batch, hand-poured candles from American artisans.

    I have been subscribed to this box for ~six or so months now and I LOVE it. The candles smell incredible, the jars/labels are soo aesthetically pleasing, and they're even packaged in reusable drawstring bags. I also appreciate the little card that comes in the box that explains the scent and gives you a lil' more info on the candlemaker so you can shop them directly for additional scents.

    Get it from Vellabox for $10+/month (available in 6- or 12-month subscriptions).

    5. A monthly Japanese snack subscription so you can try out different versions of popular candies like sake Kit Kats and cherry Pocky, as well as traditional treats like Yamato Shrimp Crackers and Yakisoba Taro.

    the orange subscription boxes full of candy and snacks
    Tokyo Treat

    If you're weighing out your options, classic boxes come with 12 full-size items while premium boxes come with 17 (including a drink, anime-themed snack, a party pack, and more).

    Get it from Tokyo Treat for $22.50+ (available in classic and premium options and 1-, 3-, 6, and 12-month subscriptions).

    6. Or, a Universal Yums subscription if you're looking for gastronomical goodies from allll over the globe. Every month will take you to a different corner of the world so you may get rich chocolates from Belgium or umami seaweed snacks from Thailand.

    a Yum Box with various snacks
    Universal Yums

    The basic Yum Box comes with five to seven snacks, the Yum Yum Box comes with 10 to 12 snacks, and the Super Yum Box comes with 18 to 20 snacks. No matter which subscription you choose, you'll receive a mix of sweet and savory goodies. 

    Get it from Universal Yums for $15+/month (available in three sizes). 

    7. A Goddess Provisions subscription if you could *always* use more crystals, aromatherapy items, and vegan beauty picks in your life.


    Goddess Provisions is an Ottawa, Ontario-based small biz. Each month you can expect a box of five to seven full-size vegan, cruelty-free, and natural spiritual goodies worth a retail value of $80 to $100.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $27.75/month.

    8. A Candy Club subscription for those with an insatiable sweet tooth. The company partners with small artisans and famed candy producers alike so your box is always filled with ultra-tempting confections.

    someone holding a Candy Club box with six jars of candy
    Candy Club

    FYI: The Fun Box comes with six 6-ounce candy cups while the Party Box comes with six 13-ounce candy cups. 

    Get it from Candy Club for $29.99+/month (available in two sizes). 

    9. A Rocksbox membership because you're all about designer duds but not so much dropping the $$$ to outright own them. Instead, rent out three pieces at a time from brands like Kate Spade and Kendra Scott and then slip them back in the mail when the month's up.,

    If you grow super attached to a piece and can't bear to part with it, you can always buy it, too! Rocksbox will apply your $21 monthly membership fee to the purchase and you'll just pay the difference.

    Get it from Rocksbox for $21/month.

    10. A Bespoke Post membership if your idea of fun mail includes a ~personalized~ mix of themed, under-the-radar goods from small businesses.

    a bespoke post box with items like razors, bar tools, and watches
    Bespoke Post

    When you initially sign up, you'll take a quiz so Bespoke Post can get an idea of what kind of products you like. Then, each month, you'll receive an email with a preview of what's in your coming box (could be anything from home, kitchen, bar, outdoor, grooming, and men's apparel) so you can swap items or skip altogether. At that time you can also provide feedback so your next box is even more customized the next time around. 

    Get it from Bespoke Post for $45/month. 

    11. A build-a-box subscription from Nick's so your freezer never sees an ice cream-free day. (The absolute HORROR.)

    arms around a bunch of pints of ice cream

    When founder Niclas “Nick” Luthman was diagnosed as prediabetic, he set out to make an ice cream that he could still enjoy while making sure he was taking care of his health. As such, his Swedish-style pints have no added sugar and are instead sweetened with plant-based ingredients like soluble corn fiber. 

    They currently have 23 flavors from classics like mint chocolate chip and vanilla to more uncommon flavors like Swedish lemon bar. 

    Get it from Nick's for $59.94+ (available in boxes of 6 or 23 pints). 

    12. A Book of the Month subscription for lit lovers who want to keep up on of-the-moment reads before they become a major motion picture.

    Rachel Dunkel / BuzzFeed, Rebecca O'Connell / BuzzFeed

    Every month, you get to choose between five titles. Depending on how slow/fast you read, you can also opt to skip a month if you need more time to finish your current title.

    Get a subscription from Book of the Month for $49.99+ (available in 3-, 6-, and 12-month subscriptions).

    Need more details before taking the plunge? Head to our more in-depth Book of the Month review for more deets!

    13. A big ol' box of pickles if you're known as the "pickle friend" in all your social circles. Now you can enjoy them in peace without anyone making ludicrous comments about how "disgusting" they are.

    a box with various types of pickles

    Every month you'll get a mix of four made-in-America pickles from the obvious (classic bread-and-butter chips) to the out-there (pickled tomatoes for topping off your martini).

    Get it from Mouth for $60/month on a pay-as-you-go plan or save if you sign up for a 3-, 6-, or 12-month subscription. 

    14. A Vinyl Me, Please membership for music enthusiasts just getting into LPs or those rounding out their decades-old collection.

    A pile of vinyls with bows
    Vinyl Me, Please

    Every month, you can choose between a curated Essentials, Classics, or Hip-Hop LP (you can also listen to both the A- and B-side tracks before deciding). If you're not super jazzed about the options, you can also switch for a record of their choosing!

    Get it from Vinyl Me, Please for $119+ (available in 3-, 6-, and 12-month subscriptions).

    15. A Goldbelly monthly subscription if you're a foodie who'd love to support restaurants big, small, and in every corner of the country.


    Pick from specific foods (cookies, BBQ, pizza) or locations (NYC, SF, Chicago), or just go with a Best of Goldbelly box for a lil' bit of everything legendary.

    Promising review: "What’s not to like about Goldbelly? Any famous food from practically any restaurant. Very unique gift to give!" —Jesse

    Get a monthly subscription box from Goldbelly for $45+ (available in 1- to 12-month subscriptions).

    16. A Yes Plz Coffee subscription so you can get new beans delivered straight to your door every week (or every other week, or once a month — you get it).

    The coffee beans which come in a clear plastic bag
    Yes Plz Coffee

    Beans for the single-origin releases and blends are sourced from around the world before being roasted in Los Angeles. And you can trust the guys behind Yes Plz — Tony (Tonx) Konecny and Sumi Ali — as the coffee-obsessed duo worked as baristas, head roasters, and "nomadic coffee consulters" at beloved joints like Intelligentsia, Blue Bottle, and Victrola Coffee before diving into their own direct-to-consumer roasting company.

    Get it from Yes Plz Coffee for $17+ (available in two sizes and your choice of one to four shipments a month).

    17. Or, if tea is more your speed, a Simplicity Tea subscription so you can try out two new fancy-shmancy loose leaves every month.

    Four tubes of tea: lemon cloud, romance, hazelnut cinnamon, and mango mate

    The woman-founded brand also offers a personalization quiz so you can set your preferences ahead of time and ensure nothing goes to waste.

    Promising review: "I got these as a gift for a family member — during these COVID times, holiday gift giving had to look a little different. I'll keep doing this even after the pandemic is over! Thank you, Simplicity Teas — LOVE your selections, the shipping, and all of it — well done, you!" —Christina A.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $19.17+/month (available in two sizes).

    18. A Hunt A Killer subscription for those who're always upset when the murder on Unsolved Mysteries goes...unsolved. With this monthly kit, you can do your own detective work decoding ciphers, piecing together timelines, and going through a victim's personal effects in order to get to the bottom of their case.

    A Hunt A Killer box with newspaper clippings, police documents, letters, and other paperwork
    Hunt A Killer

    Hunt A Killer currently has 10 different box sets that ship in six monthly installments and eight all-in-one premium kits, which can be completed in a single night. Themes include the Blair Witch experience (self-explanatory), Baker's Dozen (players have to figure out which cooking show contestant plans to poison the judges), and The Woods (a paranormal investigation in which you have to find out how a young woman has been afflicted by an ancient evil).

    Get it from Hunt A Killer for $25+/per month (you can buy a one-time box or 6- or 12-month subscription).

    19. A BootayBag subscription because once you reach adulthood, there's nothing quite like new undergarments — especially ones you don't have to shop for yourself.


    When you sign up you can choose the length of the subscription and whether you'd like to receive one or two pairs a month. You can also set style preferences (e.g., yes/no to thongs). Before checkout, you can also decide whether to add a matching bra or not.

    Get a subscription from BootayBag for $10+/month.

    20. A Piquant Post subscription sure to please those who — without fail — comment on how their meal could use more flavor or kick.

    Casablanca blend, ras el hanout, chermoula, and harissa seasoning packets
    Piquant Post

    Piquant Post is a small business based in San Francisco. Each box comes with three to four spice blends and recipes for four+ meals each would compliment. 

    Get a subscription for $11.99+ (available in 1-, 6-, or 12-month options).

    21. A classic Murray's Cheese of the Month membership for those who fancy themselves some fromage. Each box comes with three to four types of cheese and a tasting card with suggested beverage pairings. 🥂

    A selection of cheeses from November 2019 with a tasting card

    Get it from Murray's for $63+ (available as a 1-, 3-, 6-, or 12-month subscription).

    22. A FaceTory sheet mask subscription so you can take your self-care routine to the next level with the latest K-beauty products that can be hard to find in stores.

    a variety of sheet masks

    Promising review: "I love this subscription! I get four unique masks every month, and have enjoyed every one. My skin always looks and feels amazing after my weekly mask time!" —Andrea T.

    Get a four-mask box from Amazon for $11.90/month (also available in boxes of seven).

    23. A Jiggy puzzle membership for those who prefer to bide their quarantine 2.0 time by piecing together jigsaws (and *responsibly* drinking adult beverages all the while).

    Two people completing a puzzle

    Jiggy is a woman-founded brand that also ships carbon neutral.

    Get a membership from Jiggy for $32/month (available in 3-, 6-, and 12-month subscriptions; pay up front and save 5%).

    24. A Fearless Nail Art subscription so you'll always have a supply of decals, stencils, foils, wraps, rhinestones, brushes, and more. That way, you can 💅 nail 💅 the latest mani trends without dropping $100 at the salon.

    a nail art kit from the box
    @fearlessnailart / Via

    Each month you'll receive five or six nail art items including a Born Pretty stamping plate, nail art decals, glitter, nail striping tapes, charms, rhinestones, flat-back pearls, nail wraps, and more. BTW, Fearless Nail Art is a small biz from Kendyl Reis!

    Promising review: "I'm always amazed at how much every box includes. Hands down the best subscription box I've ever received. Top-quality themed boxes, and it even includes OPI polishes! I'm never disappointed and I recommend that anyone who loves unique, quality nail products try it!" —Kathryn M.

    Get it from Cratejoy starting at $12.23/month, or from Fearless Nail Art starting at $12.99/month.

    25. A splurge-worthy meat subscription full of mouthwatering BBQ selections like Memphis-style baby back ribs, vanilla bourbon bacon, and garlic butter brats — plus (!) all the fixins'.

    Pig of the Month

    Pig of the Month — aka POTM — is a woman-owned small business from Lea Richards. After paying a small fortune for a disappointing mail-order BBQ box, she set to work creating her own incredible selections that could be delivered straight to her customers' doors.

    Every month you'll receive a themed box (think: Texas-style, old-school NYC deli-style, and breakfast) of BBQ meats, sauces, and sides.

    Promising review: "Wife bought the package for my birthday and it's a favorite of mine. Highly recommend. Extra 🥓 please 😎." —Tiny

    Get it from Pig of the Month for $255+ (available in 3-, 6-, 9-, and 12-month subscription lengths).

    26. A monthly Foot Cardigan subscription if you've reached the point in adulthood where receiving socks as a gift is no longer boring but just the opposite — incredibly exciting!, Foot Cardigan

    Each month you'll get a new pair of funky socks. You can pick from crew, premium, or no-show, and even switch up the style for the next month if you wish. Plus, as a sock club member, you'll get 20% off individual purchases, free shipping, and exclusive discounts so you can expand your collection at any time.

    Get it from Foot Cardigan for $12.99+/month.

    27. A Smartass & Sass box with eight to nine hand-curated items (think: candles, accessories, T-shirts) perfect for the person with sailor's mouth and a good sense of humor.

    contents of the box spread out

    Get it from Smartass & Sass for $34.95+/month (or $15.95/month for the shirt-only subscription).

    28. A monthly Scentbird mailing so you can get in on bestselling fragrances (from brands like Prada, Cartier, and Versace) without having to commit to a $90+ full bottle you'll never get through.


    Each month you'll receive an 8-milliliter bottle of perfume from one of the 450+ designer perfumes on their site. Each perfume should last 140 sprays.

    Get it from Scentbird starting at $15.95/month.

    29. And a BarkBox subscription if the only thing you love more than mail is your pup. Now you can combine your two greatest treasures!

    The kit

    Each month you'll receive a themed box full of toys, snacks, and other presents catered to the size and breed of your pup.

    Get it from BarkBox starting at $22/month.

    You cancelling plans with friends because the mail hasn't come yet and you *aren't* willing to miss it:

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