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21 Subscriptions That'll Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

Whether you're looking to jump into something new, get crafty, or banish writer's block, there are a ton of cool subscriptions that'll get your imagination right back on track.

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

What it is: 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." —LizPrice: $23.95+/month
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What it is: 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: $23.95+/month

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

What it is: A box 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." —RobertPrice: $29.99/month
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What it is: A box 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

Price: $29.99/month

3. SaloonBox DIY Cocktail Kit, for a monthly fix of all the ingredients you'll need to indulge your inner mixologist.

What it is: Each kit includes the ingredients (including the spirits) and recipe cards to create at least four different cocktails. Promising review: "I received Saloon Box for a gift, and as an aspiring mixologist, it is a great gift. I totally look forward to seeing what is in it each month and getting to try out the drink recipes. I have definitely received some mixers and liquors that I have purchased just from being introduced by the Saloon Box, so well worth the try in my opinion!" —SusanPrice: $37.50/month
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What it is: Each kit includes the ingredients (including the spirits) and recipe cards to create at least four different cocktails.

Promising review: "I received Saloon Box for a gift, and as an aspiring mixologist, it is a great gift. I totally look forward to seeing what is in it each month and getting to try out the drink recipes. I have definitely received some mixers and liquors that I have purchased just from being introduced by the Saloon Box, so well worth the try in my opinion!" —Susan

Price: $37.50/month

4. Home Made Luxe, to finally make the Pinterest-worthy projects of your dreams come true. #PinterestFail who?

What it is: A kit for creating luxury home-decor crafts; number of items will vary depending on the month's project, with add-on options available.Promising review: "I just completed my first Home Made Luxe DIY project and I absolutely love it! I’ve tried other DIY subscription boxes and Home Made Luxe is by far the best.” —Geri R.Price: $29.99/month
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What it is: A kit for creating luxury home-decor crafts; number of items will vary depending on the month's project, with add-on options available.

Promising review: "I just completed my first Home Made Luxe DIY project and I absolutely love it! I’ve tried other DIY subscription boxes and Home Made Luxe is by far the best.” —Geri R.

Price: $29.99/month

5. Pins + Needles, a box that introduces you to a fun new project each month for beginner to advanced sewers.

What it is: Everything you'll need to create one sewing project — choose either a small project of a "premium" one — including the pattern, fabric, thread spools, and any notion to complete the pattern.Promising review: "Absolutely, positively, THE BEST sub box ever, IMO. This is the box I look forward to the most each month. The kits are complete, with amazing fabric, fantastic projects, and a video to detail how to make it, if you need that. HIGHLY recommend for sewists of all skill levels. Love love love love this box." —CherylPrice: $24.95/month for a small-project box and $39.95/month for a premium project box.
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What it is: Everything you'll need to create one sewing project — choose either a small project of a "premium" one — including the pattern, fabric, thread spools, and any notion to complete the pattern.

Promising review: "Absolutely, positively, THE BEST sub box ever, IMO. This is the box I look forward to the most each month. The kits are complete, with amazing fabric, fantastic projects, and a video to detail how to make it, if you need that. HIGHLY recommend for sewists of all skill levels. Love love love love this box." —Cheryl

Price: $24.95/month for a small-project box and $39.95/month for a premium project box.

6. My Garden Box, which'll encourage you to skip the purchase of yet another potted plant and instead get a little creative with your gardening projects.

What it is: A custom crafted collection of live plants and gardening goods. Choose from the My Monthly Plant option, for a living plant(s) or bulb (seasonal), house-blend soil, and a uniquely chosen decorative planter, or My DIY Garden, for a garden collection with illustrated instructions, garden care tips, and properly portioned ingredients for creating a garden project.Promising review: "The plants showed up healthy and ready to be planted with soil, moss, rocks, a wood tag, watering can, container, and base. Instructions included on how to care for it as well. Loved doing it and am excited for next month!" —AbigailGiovacchiniPrice: $21.50/month for My Monthly Plant or $38.50/month for My DIY Garden
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What it is: A custom crafted collection of live plants and gardening goods. Choose from the My Monthly Plant option, for a living plant(s) or bulb (seasonal), house-blend soil, and a uniquely chosen decorative planter, or My DIY Garden, for a garden collection with illustrated instructions, garden care tips, and properly portioned ingredients for creating a garden project.

Promising review: "The plants showed up healthy and ready to be planted with soil, moss, rocks, a wood tag, watering can, container, and base. Instructions included on how to care for it as well. Loved doing it and am excited for next month!" —AbigailGiovacchini


Price:
$21.50/month for My Monthly Plant or $38.50/month for My DIY Garden

7. Nailed It, so you can get (or give!) a fierce AF manicure while experimenting with different themes every month.

What it is: A box filled with nail-art tools and bling — from stamps and decals to rhinestones and glitter — to build your collection and hone your nail-design craft.Promising review: "I've gotten two of these boxes already and I'm not disappointed. The box comes with nail decal designs, a stamping pad, some sort of jewels, and another little bonus or two each month. Very pretty." —SashaPrice: $11.95/month
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What it is: A box filled with nail-art tools and bling — from stamps and decals to rhinestones and glitter — to build your collection and hone your nail-design craft.

Promising review: "I've gotten two of these boxes already and I'm not disappointed. The box comes with nail decal designs, a stamping pad, some sort of jewels, and another little bonus or two each month. Very pretty." —Sasha

Price: $11.95/month

8. The Hippie Hobby, for a new crafting experience every other month with a focus on natural and recycled materials.

What it is: A box full of everything you'll need for your own "DIY crafting experience" that often includes recycled, upcycled, and natural elements. Promising review: "I consider myself to be fairly crafty but don't always have the time to craft as much as I'd like, at least, not without my infant wanting to get into everything. And let's be honest; sometimes what seems so simple on Pintrest really isn't simple in real life. This is a great box if you're short on time. They have everything in it for you and have just the amount you need, so you aren't stuck with a ton of left over supplies. The directions are easy to understand and I think it's a great way to try your hand at a craft that's new to you. I just received my second box and both of them so far have been crafts I've never done before. Because of the planning they put into the box, it's very easy and enjoyable!" —JessPrice: $23.95/two months
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What it is: A box full of everything you'll need for your own "DIY crafting experience" that often includes recycled, upcycled, and natural elements.

Promising review: "I consider myself to be fairly crafty but don't always have the time to craft as much as I'd like, at least, not without my infant wanting to get into everything. And let's be honest; sometimes what seems so simple on Pintrest really isn't simple in real life. This is a great box if you're short on time. They have everything in it for you and have just the amount you need, so you aren't stuck with a ton of left over supplies. The directions are easy to understand and I think it's a great way to try your hand at a craft that's new to you. I just received my second box and both of them so far have been crafts I've never done before. Because of the planning they put into the box, it's very easy and enjoyable!" —Jess

Price: $23.95/two months

9. Foodstirs, which'll make life a little ~sweeter~ if you enjoy getting creative in the kitchen — by equipping you with everything you need for a delicious new recipe.

What it is: A kit with all the ingredients and accessories you'll need to bake something yummy and festive (like the impossibly adorable sweetheart brownies pictured). Ingredients are all non-GMO, fair-trade, and chemical-free.Price: A one-month subscription for $18.99/kit, a three-month subscription for $18.34/kit, a six-month subscription for $16.84/kit, or a 12-month subscription for $15.26/kit.
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What it is: A kit with all the ingredients and accessories you'll need to bake something yummy and festive (like the impossibly adorable sweetheart brownies pictured). Ingredients are all non-GMO, fair-trade, and chemical-free.


Price:
A one-month subscription for $18.99/kit, a three-month subscription for $18.34/kit, a six-month subscription for $16.84/kit, or a 12-month subscription for $15.26/kit.

10. Coffee and a Classic, because we all know the best writers are the best readers (and a little caffeine always helps the creative juices to start flowing).

What it is: A box that includes one classic 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 out shines 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." —CampinaPrice: $25+/month
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What it is: A box that includes one classic 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 out shines 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


Price:
$25+/month

11. Knit-Wise, a subscription to inspire knitters and crocheters of all skill levels to cozy up to a new project each month.

What it is: All the yarn, needles, and tools you'll need to create a gorgeous knitted or crocheted project — from home items to accessories. Promising review: "I wanted to learn to knit — I have been crocheting for many years. This was the best introduction to knitting that anyone could ask for. Adorable beginner patterns to love and online tutorials including video are a fantastic plus. I am now subscribed to the intermediate boxes and I can’t wait to learn more!" —JenniferPrice: $29/month
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What it is: All the yarn, needles, and tools you'll need to create a gorgeous knitted or crocheted project — from home items to accessories.

Promising review: "I wanted to learn to knit — I have been crocheting for many years. This was the best introduction to knitting that anyone could ask for. Adorable beginner patterns to love and online tutorials including video are a fantastic plus. I am now subscribed to the intermediate boxes and I can’t wait to learn more!" —Jennifer

Price: $29/month

12. Well Inked Box, which'll have you upgrading the state of all your journals in no time.

What it is: A subscription for art supplies and stationery (notebooks, pencils, pens, paints, brushes, and more) suited for an array of projects — from journaling to any other creative endeavors where you can put them to use!Promising review: "I was part of the Kickstarter as well as getting one afterwards as part of the subscription! Seriously this is so ridiculously fun. I absolutely love pens and stationary stuff and will go all out if I go into a store, so it’s a great way to try new things without spending $200 on pens. I still have the pen, pencil, clip, and notepad from the first box, and they are all high quality items that have lasted quite awhile! It’s such a great idea. There’s so many other types of subscription boxes (makeup, wine) and this is the first time I have heard of one for creative supplies! 10/10 would subscribe again." —ErynnPrice: $25 CAD/three months
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What it is: A subscription for art supplies and stationery (notebooks, pencils, pens, paints, brushes, and more) suited for an array of projects — from journaling to any other creative endeavors where you can put them to use!

Promising review: "I was part of the Kickstarter as well as getting one afterwards as part of the subscription! Seriously this is so ridiculously fun. I absolutely love pens and stationary stuff and will go all out if I go into a store, so it’s a great way to try new things without spending $200 on pens. I still have the pen, pencil, clip, and notepad from the first box, and they are all high quality items that have lasted quite awhile! It’s such a great idea. There’s so many other types of subscription boxes (makeup, wine) and this is the first time I have heard of one for creative supplies! 10/10 would subscribe again." —Erynn

Price: $25 CAD/three months

13. The Pretty Paper Club, for anyone with a soft spot for gorgeous stationery and all the fun projects you can make with a little accessorizing.

What it is: A box chockfull of personalized stationery and handpicked accessories — including clips, gel pens, pencils, washi tape, stickers, confetti, and more.Promising review: "Oh my gosh, my best friend absolutely loved this box! She's an artist/poet/writer and I knew she would like this box but I didn't realize how beautiful and personalized the team at Pretty Paper Club would make her items! It was so easy to have it shipped to her for Christmas. There was a little issue with her address when I submitted the order, and when I sent the seller an email about it I was contacted almost immediately to get the issue fixed, which was super great. They ask you questions about what you or your gift recipient likes and incorporate those things into the box beautifully. After seeing what arrived I am shocked this box is only $20. Highly recommend!" —HeatherPrice: $20/month for a custom stationery box and $40/month for a deluxe stationery box.
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What it is: A box chockfull of personalized stationery and handpicked accessories — including clips, gel pens, pencils, washi tape, stickers, confetti, and more.


Promising review:
"Oh my gosh, my best friend absolutely loved this box! She's an artist/poet/writer and I knew she would like this box but I didn't realize how beautiful and personalized the team at Pretty Paper Club would make her items! It was so easy to have it shipped to her for Christmas. There was a little issue with her address when I submitted the order, and when I sent the seller an email about it I was contacted almost immediately to get the issue fixed, which was super great. They ask you questions about what you or your gift recipient likes and incorporate those things into the box beautifully. After seeing what arrived I am shocked this box is only $20. Highly recommend!" —Heather


Price:
$20/month for a custom stationery box and $40/month for a deluxe stationery box.

14. The We Craft Box, so you and the little ones in your life can embellish some works of art together.

What it is: A monthly kit with two to three seasonal prepared crafts that cuts the prep time so you can spend more time getting creative with your kids. Promising review: "I am so happy that I found this because it has made creating memories and crafts with my three kids a reality! All of the crafts are prepped and ready for us to create together! So many times I have found a Pinterest project that I wanted to do with my family, but it never happened because of the time to shop for products and prep materials. This makes it possible to create adorable projects together! We could not recommend this enough!!" —StephaniePrice: $24.99/month
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What it is: A monthly kit with two to three seasonal prepared crafts that cuts the prep time so you can spend more time getting creative with your kids.

Promising review: "I am so happy that I found this because it has made creating memories and crafts with my three kids a reality! All of the crafts are prepped and ready for us to create together! So many times I have found a Pinterest project that I wanted to do with my family, but it never happened because of the time to shop for products and prep materials. This makes it possible to create adorable projects together! We could not recommend this enough!!" —Stephanie

Price: $24.99/month

15. SHEclub Monthly, curated specifically for women entrepreneurs working on their side biz — be it creative or otherwise.

What it is: Four to six items designed to help women pursuing their side hustle. Boxes include office supplies, motivational books, planner accessories, a digital training designed to help you grow your online business, and more.Promising review: "Are you obsessed with subscription boxes like me? Then this is the box for you! Not only is it filled with incredible products and bonus training they are so much more than pretty things, they help move you closer to your hopes, dreams, goals and help you grow your side business. I highly recommend this box! Can’t wait for my next one to arrive." —JuliaWobbe Price: $39.95/month
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What it is: Four to six items designed to help women pursuing their side hustle. Boxes include office supplies, motivational books, planner accessories, a digital training designed to help you grow your online business, and more.


Promising review:
"Are you obsessed with subscription boxes like me? Then this is the box for you! Not only is it filled with incredible products and bonus training they are so much more than pretty things, they help move you closer to your hopes, dreams, goals and help you grow your side business. I highly recommend this box! Can’t wait for my next one to arrive." —JuliaWobbe

Price: $39.95/month

16. My Fairy Crate, a box that gives fairy lovers of all ages the tools they need to create their own enchanted gardens.

What it is: A subscription that allows you to create an "enchanted garden" — in your yard, a potted plant, or anywhere else — using figurines, tiny trees, flowers, mushrooms, and fairy furnishings.Promising review: "I just got my first box and my mother is going to love it. My favorite piece was the leaf swing set. The leaf swing even swings." — Dominque Price: $27.99/month
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What it is: A subscription that allows you to create an "enchanted garden" — in your yard, a potted plant, or anywhere else — using figurines, tiny trees, flowers, mushrooms, and fairy furnishings.

Promising review: "I just got my first box and my mother is going to love it. My favorite piece was the leaf swing set. The leaf swing even swings." — Dominque

Price: $27.99/month

17. Luminous Lotus Jewelry Kits, so you can make your own jewelry and integrate your essential oils into the process (if you'd like).

What it is: A DIY subscription kit *and* online lesson and live Q&As all in one package, designed to teach you how to make jewelry to be used with or without essential oils.Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE this! As someone just diving into making my own jewelry for use with my essential oils THIS was THE best choice. The clear instructions make it easy to do this individually or with a group of people. Everyone that attended my group class had so much fun, and were excited they could have wearable and functional jewelry (diffuser bracelets) that support them in using their oils. I can't wait to see the other boxes that will be coming! Thanks for providing this easy and fun service!" —StarlaPericoPrice: $15/month for one bracelet of $60/month for 10 bracelets
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What it is: A DIY subscription kit *and* online lesson and live Q&As all in one package, designed to teach you how to make jewelry to be used with or without essential oils.

Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE this! As someone just diving into making my own jewelry for use with my essential oils THIS was THE best choice. The clear instructions make it easy to do this individually or with a group of people. Everyone that attended my group class had so much fun, and were excited they could have wearable and functional jewelry (diffuser bracelets) that support them in using their oils. I can't wait to see the other boxes that will be coming! Thanks for providing this easy and fun service!" —StarlaPerico

Price: $15/month for one bracelet of $60/month for 10 bracelets

18. Lettering Box, a subscription bursting with everything an aspiring calligrapher's dreams are made of.

What it is: Pens, ink pots, colored markers, embossing tools, stamps, and other items to help you learn and perfect your hand-lettering skills.Promising review: "I’m a huge fan of LetteringBox and after following them on Instagram for a few months, I decided to buy. I’ve been happily introduced to new pens and tools and more than satisfied with my subscription. I’d recommend for any that enjoy hand lettering." —ShynePrice: $17/month
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What it is: Pens, ink pots, colored markers, embossing tools, stamps, and other items to help you learn and perfect your hand-lettering skills.

Promising review: "I’m a huge fan of LetteringBox and after following them on Instagram for a few months, I decided to buy. I’ve been happily introduced to new pens and tools and more than satisfied with my subscription. I’d recommend for any that enjoy hand lettering." —Shyne


Price:
$17/month

19. A MasterClass pass, so you can take online classes on pretty much anything you want to learn, hone, or master (without ever having to put on any pants).

What it is: Access to more than 20 classes over the span of a year on MasterClass, which offers online video courses taught by big-name celebs (like Annie Leibovitz on photography and Shonda Rhimes on writing for television).Price: $180/year
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What it is: Access to more than 20 classes over the span of a year on MasterClass, which offers online video courses taught by big-name celebs (like Annie Leibovitz on photography and Shonda Rhimes on writing for television).

Price: $180/year

20. SlimekitsbyEmerald, a monthly slime-making kit that's geared toward kids but also kids at heart, tbh, because LOOK HOW PRETTY THIS SLIME IS.

What it is: "All of the supplies you need to make a GIANT and satisfying slime," plus a "ready-to-play-with mini slime." Need I say more?Promising review: "We bought this as a gift for our 9-year-old daughter and she loves it! The boxes were filled with creative and fun stuff,easy to follow instructions. She would count down till the next box!" —AudraPrice: $24.99/month
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What it is: "All of the supplies you need to make a GIANT and satisfying slime," plus a "ready-to-play-with mini slime." Need I say more?

Promising review: "We bought this as a gift for our 9-year-old daughter and she loves it! The boxes were filled with creative and fun stuff,easy to follow instructions. She would count down till the next box!" —Audra

Price: $24.99/month

21. And Quirky Crate, which is just so damn colorful that it might inspire you to make your own vibrant and wacky creations.

What it is: A box of bright, playful goods guaranteed to instantly put a smile on anyone's face. Each box includes an enamel pin from a featured artist as well as a fun pair of socks. The Quirky Post includes three items and the Quirky Crate includes six to nine.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!" —FayPrice: $12.95/month for the Quirky Post or $34.99/month for the Quirky Crate.
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What it is: A box of bright, playful goods guaranteed to instantly put a smile on anyone's face. Each box includes an enamel pin from a featured artist as well as a fun pair of socks. The Quirky Post includes three items and the Quirky Crate includes six to nine.

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


Price:
$12.95/month for the Quirky Post or $34.99/month for the Quirky Crate.

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