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    29 Subscriptions That'll Make 2019 So Much Better

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    1. Therabox, a thoughtfully curated self-care box designed to reduce stress and promote ~good vibes only~.


    What you'll get: A "happiness activity" plus five to seven wellness products (e.g., aromatherapy, natural/organic bath, body and skin care products, and more) curated by therapists and designed to boost joy and relaxation.

    Promising review: "I love this box!!! It's so good for self-care. I started getting it a little after my son's 1st birthday and it has been wonderful way to help manage stress and help me stay positive. It's been good for me, my marriage, and my parenting." —Sabrina

    Get it from Cratejoy for $30.99+/month (use code CJFIRST10 at checkout for a special discount).

    2. Finders Seekers, a family-friendly subscription that presents a new mystery to crack every month and provides the opportunity to learn about a new culture or city.

    Finders Seekers

    What you'll get: A box full of puzzles, codes, and cryptic messages themed around the month's location; items vary based on the mystery and are suitable for ages 10 and up.

    Promising review: "This subscription is so much fun. The puzzles are engaging, challenging but not impossible. You're also being educated and getting to explore the world from your couch or desk. The content is high quality and its not stuffed with filler that you'll end up throwing away. There is a corresponding Facebook community with active users all ready and willing to help. I can't wait for next month!" —Casandra

    Get it from Cratejoy for $27+/month (use code HOLIDAYS for $5 off and free shipping).

    3. Paletteful Packs, to inspire both beginners and professional artists to create their next (or first!) masterpiece.

    Paletteful Packs

    What you'll get: A monthly delivery of hand-picked art supplies, with options for the Petite Pack, with four to six supplies; the Paletteful Pack, with everything you'll need to create a work of art; and the Young Artist, with products selected specifically for younger artists to create a piece of art.

    Promising review: "I was really excited to get my first box. Even more excited to open it and find Golden paints, molding paste, and medium in the box along with Catalyst blades and a Catalyst brush. I can't wait to break it open and have fun with the deep 5x7 canvas that also came in the box. Lots of goodies — great value for the money." —Liz

    Price: $19.99+/month

    4. Piquant Post, an affordable assortment of spices for simple recipes that just may inspire you to cook at home more often.

    Piquant Post

    What you'll get: Four region-specific spices/blends with corresponding recipe cards — e.g., one month you might get an Indian-themed spice kit with recipes for saag tofu and chicken tikka masala; the next you might find a Caribbean mix of Jamaican jerk seasoning and sweet gingerbread spice with recipes for gingerbread pancakes and Jamaican fish stew.

    Read the full review here.

    Get it from Piquant Post for $9.99+/month.

    5. Coffee and a Classic, for anyone who loves timeless literature as much as they love being caffeinated.

    Coffee and a Classic

    What you'll get: One book (choose from classic literature, nonfiction, and children's books), something to sip on (choose from coffee, tea, and hot chocolate), and, depending on your subscription, one to two bookish items, something to snack on, a coffee mug, and a bookmark as well.

    Promising review: "I am trying four different bookish boxes and Coffee and a Classic outshines them all. It is perfectly curated to the book of the month. Best of all they allow you to change the book genre. I am signing up for a year's subscription. Highly recommended to everyone." —Campina

    Get it from Cratejoy for $25+/month.

    6. Quirky Crate, a ridiculously fun box full of the most vibrant and unique novelty items and accessories you've ever seen.

    Quirky Crate

    What you'll get: Att least seven to ten bright, playful goods — like stationery, stickers, and accessories like an enamel pin from a featured artist and a fun pair of socks — that'll indulge your inner unicorn. Each box's products total at least a $70 retail value and are guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

    Promising review: "Quirky Crate is always a fun surprise to open each month! It is a box full of themed items which change per month, that are pretty random. You could get a journal one month or a crazy flamingo purse the next. I have always been able to find at least half of the things in the crate something that I enjoy. I would highly recommend this to anyone that likes cute and random things!" —Fay

    Get it from Cratejoy for $30+/month.

    7. Bon Appetit Box, so the Francophile can indulge in their love of French gourmet dining from the comforts of their own home.

    Bon Appetit Box

    What you'll get: A selection of delicious French goods, based on whatever subscription option you select. Choose from either single boxes or subscriptions including everything from savory spreads to jams and breakfast goods to appetizers and condiments.

    Promising review: "We received the Provence Box as a gift, and were very pleased. Everything was so tasty! My husband and I just loved the tapenades and artichoke spread. The foods truly have a genuine French appeal." —Dospescados

    Get it from Bon Appetit Box for $18+ for a single box or $70+ for a subscription box.

    8. Chakra Box, a collection of crystals, aromatherapy products, and other items to help you balance a different chakra each month.

    Chakra Box

    What you'll get: An assortment of gemstones, crystals, jewelry, herbal tea, aromatherapy items, and other spiritual items correlating to a chakra; you'll get seven boxes (for each chakra), each totaling at least a $77 retail value.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this box! I am impressed with the amount and quality of the items I received. This is a well-rounded gift with so many suggestions and options to help balance my chakras!" —Lisa

    Get it from Cratejoy for $35.99/month.

    9. Shaggy Swag, so you can have the happiest and best-dressed pup on the block.

    Shaggy Swag

    What you'll get: A box filled with nutritious treats, exclusive toys, and a long-lasting chew, with the option to add on items like grooming wipes, poop bags, bandanas and wearable accessories, calming treats, heavy chewer toys, and more. The "ShaggyStyle" subscription, for the fashion-forward pup, includes one outfit that you choose, a treat, and a toy.

    Promising review: "ShaggySwag was a pleasant surprise. We have received subscription boxes from a lot of different companies and I have to say ShaggySwag was the most thoughtful with their presentation and curation. It really is the perfect amount of treats, toys and has a few other things I did not even know I needed like poop bags and really strong and good smelling wipes. My dog gets super pumped when the box arrives too so its fun to surprise him when it arrives and he tears right into it. Keep up the good work and you have a customer for life!" —Anonymous

    Get it from Cratejoy for $22+/month.

    10. A Home Harvest Box that'll provide a fun new monthly project for the green-thumb pro or aspiring gardener alike.

    Home Harvest Box

    What you'll get: Everything you'll need to grow seasonally appropriate vegetables, plants and flowers on decks, patios, windowsills or in containers or garden beds. Seeds may vary based on your planting zone zip, and the company uses organic seeds, soil, and pellets, and its grow bags are made of recycled material.

    Promising review: "I am an absolute tea lover and am so exited about how this box is turning out. I have my own chamomile, mint, and lemon balm that I can make into teas! My husband even commented on how cute the windowsill garden looks!" —Lee

    Get it from Cratejoy for $19.99+/month (use code WINTER5 at to get a special discount).

    11. The Rad Dad Box, an adorable gift that new fathers can enjoy along with their lil' ones.

    Rad Dad Box

    What you'll get: A dad "starter kit," including artisanal soap, shaving cream, hand sanitizer, dad-themed books and apparel, baby toys, and more; the standard box features three to four items and the deluxe includes five to eight.

    Promising review: "After searching quite extensively to find an appropriate gift for my husband's birthday (who became a father this year to our beautiful baby boy), I found The Rad Dad Box and was sold. What a perfect idea! A heartfelt blend of things for dad, baby, and the two to share together. I subscribed to the deluxe option (absolutely worth it!) and my husband was so touched by the idea, and loves the special gifts each month that add to the bonding time with our son. Not to mention that all the items are very unique— and nothing we've ever seen on the shelves before. Additionally, in a time where customer service is nearly obsolete (and online service practically nil), you're dealing with a family who take the time to email you personally, get some basic details on your child (to help ensure a fitting box!) and check in to make sure you're satisfied. Absolutely fantastic!" —Arie

    Get it from Cratejoy for $22/month for a standard box or $38/month for a deluxe box.

    12. Merkaela, a box filled with holistic health and wellness products to help you clear your mind and find your center.


    What you'll get: Four to six items, including bath salts, handmade soap, body butter, loose-leaf teas, and more. Subscriptions available in basic and vegan.

    Promising review: "Never in my life did I think that someone would actually take the time, care, and love to create truly inspiring and uplifting products that aim to feed the mind, body, and soul. The humans behind Merkaela must be martians that were dropped off on earth to create real magic. This is BY FAR, my all-time, #1 favorite box and gift I have ever received in my life. I'm so grateful, and would recommend this box x1 million." —Nicole

    Get it from Cratejoy for $32/quarter for an "essential" box or $60/quarter for a "deluxe" box.

    13. Hiker Crate, a subscription for hikers that includes high-quality gear and snacks to fuel your trek in each box.

    Hiker Crate

    What you'll get: Two to three items to assist you during hikes and three to six healthy snacks (trail bars, trail mixes, jerky, dehydrated meals, etc.).

    Promising review: "Hiker Crate is, in my opinion, the cream of the crop. I've never looked forward to a subscription box as much. I'm an avid outdoorsman, hiker, camper, backpacker, and fisherman, and I find myself using everything in its entirety in each months' box, from the snacks to the meals to the outdoor gear. All of it thus far, after four or five months, has been just stellar! The snacks and meals are delicious, high-quality, and properly sourced, and the outdoor gear that I've been gifted have been perfect for my lifestyle and have been of supreme quality." —Nicholas

    Get it from Cratejoy for $30+/month (use code MARKET for 10% off your first month).

    14. Power Post, a box full of green supplies to help you help the earth.

    Power Post

    What you'll get: Supplies for a postcard campaign focused on a specific environmental issue; each box includes all the info you'll need — with talking points and addresses — and some items to help you reduce your carbon footprint.

    Promising review: "I got my first box last month. It's amazing! It had produce bags, really cool bamboo straws, pens and pencils and everything I need to send postcards about causes I care about. I love that I can do this with my family and teach them that change is possible and that it starts in our own home. I had all the neighborhood kids come over and write postcards. Not only did they participate, but they learned about the effects of having plastic in our national parks. This crate is fun and makes me feel good about myself." —Amber

    Get it from Cratejoy for $27/month for the original size and $35/month for the "party" size.

    15. Scribbler, a subscription box for writers, curated by authors, so you can finally tell that pesky writer's block to scram.


    What you'll get: Curated items (including a new fiction release) designed to help writers stay motivated, improve their craft, and connect with publishing professionals.

    Promising review: "Just received my box early, and I really dig it! I've been a writer for a decade, and this box has everything I'd want to stay motivated and improve my work. I'm excited about the chat with the publishing 'special guest' that'll happen next month, and the writing gifts were awesome too! Fantastic box for seasoned authors with multiple published books, and writers just starting out." —Robert

    Get it from Cratejoy for $27.50+/month

    16. SnackSack, a box bursting with healthy snacks (choose from classic, gluten-free, and vegan subscriptions) based on seasonal themes.


    What you'll get: Between 12 and 15 snacks from various brands in each box.

    Promising review: "I started off shopping for holiday gifts when I stumbled upon this and obviously had to treat myself. I was anxiously awaiting my first shipment and tonight all my hopes came true. My box was STUFFED with snacks and they were all healthy and varied from salty to crunchy to sweet. Perfect for a junk-free pick-me-up, or for a high protein snack for a hike. Quite a few were snacks I have seen at the store and wanted to try but were too expensive for individual retail. I'm so excited to try them all and see what's next in store!" —Taylor

    Get it from Cratejoy for $21.50+/month (use code CRATEJOY20 to save 20%).

    17. ButcherBox, a delivery of humanely raised, antibiotic- and hormone-free meat so you can feel good about your conveniently shipped-to-your-doorstep dinner.


    What you'll get: The option to choose from five different subscription options (a custom box, where you can choose from up to 21 cuts of meat; a mixed box; beef and pork; beef and chicken; or all-beef) of high-quality meat produced in sustainable, humane environments and using fair labor practices. All beef is grass-fed and pasture-raised.

    Get it from ButcherBox starting at $129/month (or starting at $4.97/meal).

    18. Lunarly, an out-of-this-world subscription for anyone who aspires to live mindfully and with intention, using the current moon cycle as their guide.


    What you'll get: Products curated around the current moon cycle; boxes include stuff like houseplants, products to help with journaling and meditation, and other fun items to encourage self-growth.

    Get it from Lunarly for $40/month; save $10 by subscribing for three months

    19. An American Cocktail Club subscription, because you deserve fancy cocktails every month packaged neatly in a box at your doorstep.

    American Cocktail Club

    What you'll get: All of the ingredients to make four servings of a cocktail, curated by award-winning mixologists; you can choose a subscription option with or without alcohol included.

    Promising review: "My ex-boyfriend was a bartender and I loved having random drinks made — but when we broke up I realized I probably won't use the ingredients for most of the weird drinks. That's why I love this box! It comes with everything I need to make the drinks (including alcohol so I can try new types without being worried I'll have to eventually finish it). These boxes also make great gifts — I just gave my most recent one to my dad for Father's Day because I forgot to get him a gift and it happened to come in the mail. He was ecstatic! The alcohol included definitely makes this box worth it!" —Maura

    Get it from Cratejoy for $27.99/month for an "Everything But the Booze" box or $37.99/month for an "Everything Box" (which includes alcohol).

    20. Atlas Coffee Club, for caffeine fiends who appreciate high-quality brews from around the world (and gorgeous packaging to boot!).

    Atlas Coffee Club

    What you'll get: Top-notch coffee from a new country every month, tailored to your preferences — e.g., type of roast, and whole beans vs. ground coffee. All beans are sustainably produced by farmers who "utilize holistic and best in class farming practices" and each delivery comes with info about and postcards from that month's origin country.

    Read a full review of this subscription here.

    Getit fro $60 for a three-month subscription, $109 for a six-month subscription, or $199 for a yearlong subscription.

    21. Or Simplicity Teas, if sippin' on some delicious tea is more your scene.

    Simplicity Teas

    What you'll get: Each box comes with three to four new teas (the "mini" includes two flavors a month), with your first box featuring a unique tea infuser.

    Promising review: "I have left a review before, but I just have to say that I am so impressed with Simplicity Teas. Their customer service is fast and helpful (I had a question about when a gift would ship). The flavors are amazing, unique and you can tell they are really high quality. I upgraded to the Teas Lover package because the mini (the one with two teas per month) just wasn't enough for me — With the upgrade you get three to four larger flavors each month and its SO WORTH IT!" —Carolyn

    Get it from Cratejoy for $9/month for a mini subscription up to $19.33/month for a "teas lover" subscription (use code CYBER18 at checkout to get a special discount).

    22. NomNomNow, a pet-food subscription that delivers homemade, human-grade food to your doorstep so you can spoil your pup or kitty in the healthiest way.


    What you'll get: The choice of either four type of meals for your dog or two for your cat, all cooked with real, whole-food ingredients and portioned specifically for your pet's activity level and weight goals. When I started feeding my dog NomNomNow, he was a bit underweight because he was extremely picky, and it was tough to find food he'd want to scarf down in one sitting. I'd never seen him inhale food the way he did when I opened up his first pack of this stuff, and he quickly made it to his goal weight and has maintained it!

    Read our full review of it here.

    Get it from NomNomNow starting at $30 for a week's worth (14 meals) of dog food or $14 for cat food; pricing varies based on weight and activity level.

    23. A Rent the Runway Unlimited membership, because designer clothes are gorgeous but expensive — and with this subscription no one will ever have to know you didn't buy these pieces at some fancy boutique!

    Rent the Runway

    What you'll get: Four pieces from Rent the Runway's massive collection of designer threads (including clothes from Proenza Schouler, Tibi, Kate Spade, Marni, Christian Siriano, Opening Ceremony, Oscar de la Renta and MANY, many other designers) that you can keep for as long or as little as you'd like to. There's no time limit! Once you're ready, return as many items as you want — you can return one of 'em or all of 'em — and then you'll be able to rent another piece with each once you send back. Shipping is included, and everything you need to ship your items back comes neatly packed in the garment bag they send to you.

    Read our full review of this game-changing subscription here.

    Get it from Rent The Runway for $99 for your first month ($159/month after).

    24. RawBox, chockfull of raw snacks and all-natural household products for anyone interested in clean eating and living.


    What you'll get: A box of 10 to 12 snacks and lifestyle products totaling a $60 value or more. All snacks are raw, plant-based, soy-free, and wheat-free.

    Promising review: "Admittedly, I'm new to the raw foods movement, but am intrigued. Looking for a way to learn more, a friend suggested that I join a box subscription service to get my feet wet. I received my first RawBox a couple of weeks ago, and had so much fun looking through and sampling the contents. There were a few treats I loved (hello raw macaroons!), and others that I may well seek out in the store to add to my weekly snack routine. I recommend giving RawBox a try — a great way to learn about products you likely didn't know existed that may become new faves. Yay!" —Amy

    Get it from Cratejoy for $39.95/two months.

    25. Care/of, a subscription to kick-start your health goals by providing you a personalized vitamin and supplement regimen.


    What you'll get: A monthly shipments of vitamins and/or supplements tailored to your body, lifestyle, and goals. Read a full review of it here.

    Promising review: "I didn't take vitamins until my prenatals, but learned quickly there's a difference between high quality supplements and those you get at the drugstore. Switching to a food-based prenatal meant no nausea and I feel good about what I'm putting in my body." —Lauren

    Get it from Care/of starting at $5/month (with free shipping over $20). Receive 50% off your first month when you enter promo code BUZZFEED at checkout.

    26. Comma Vintage, a menswear subscription for the person who loves vintage clothes but maybe doesn't always have the time to sift through racks of thrifted pieces.

    Comma Vintage

    What you'll get: A curated box of vintage menswear that includes one to two items of clothing alongside two or three one of-a-kind accessories; the company specializes in quality American-made clothing from well-known brands like Levi's, Pendleton, L. L. Bean, Nike, Champion, and more.

    Promising review: "I've been a subscriber to Comma for two years and it has slowly replaced many essentials in my wardrobe. Thrifting is a guilty pleasure of mine but it is very time-consuming, and I often don't know what I'm looking for or even looking at. Comma finds some real gems and provides a history for each item included in the box. The addition of vintage playing cards, pins, tie clips etc. adds to the fun. Really unique and valuable subscription!" —Michael

    Get it from Cratejoy for $39.99/three months.

    27. A Winc Wine Club subscription, so even the pickiest of vino lovers can regularly enjoy wines that suit their tastes.


    What you'll get: A selection of wine based on your individual tastes; you'll fill out a questionnaire so Winc can create a flavor profile for you and then send you the bottles of delicious vino that best match your preferences. Choose from red, white, and rose.

    Read our full review of it here here.

    Get it from Winc, with wines starting at $13 (and free shipping when you order at least four bottles).

    28. A Jerky Snob subscription, for the person with an insatiable appetite for the gas-station classic — now sporting an artisan twist.

    Jerky Snob

    What you'll get: A monthly delivery of high-quality jerky snacks made without MSG, nitrates, nitrites, or high fructose corn syrup; choose from two bags, half a pound, or a full pound.

    Promising review: "I signed up for one month and gave the box as a gift to my husband. He loved the idea of the crate in general and really enjoyed all the jerky! It was gone within a day. There were four total standard and unique flavors in our box, such as Angus and sweet (berry) chipotle, and they were all delicious. It's definitely worth getting a box to try out!" —Melissa

    Get it from Cratejoy for $15+/month.

    29. Or, a mouthwatering alternative for non-meat-eaters, the Louisville Vegan Jerky of the Month Club (seriously, this jerky is freakin' delicious).

    Louisville Vegan Jerky of the Month Club

    What you'll get: Three bags of seriously delicious meat-free, gluten-free jerky — two of the company's existing flavors and one of their small-batch "super-secret test flavors" (some past flavors have included chipotle cherry, pepperoni, and General Tso's).

    Promising review: "I've tried many different brands of vegan jerky and have given my non-vegan friends a sample...they ALL love this jerky. I am a very big fan and thought the limited-edition Adobo one was fantastic!" —Diane

    Get it from Cratejoy for $19.99/month.

    You in 2019:


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