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23 Awesome Subscriptions You'll Wish You'd Known About Sooner

No matter what you're into and where you are in life, there's a subscription for you, guaranteed. (Bonus: They all make foolproof gifts!)

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1. Pug Box, a subscription — you guessed it! — for pugs and their people.

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What it is: A box for pug lovers and their pups that includes five to nine items (choose from a regular or premium box), including toys and treats for your pooch, and a "cool pug themed-item" for you.

Promising review: "My Nickie loved it! Fun toys and treats — all were a hit." —Mike

Price: $29/month for a standard box; $38/month for a premium box

2. A VYNL subscription that'll indulge the music lover with an insatiable appetite for new records.

What it is: A personally curated vinyl record description that delivers three records monthly based on your preferences and that month's theme.Promising review: "Amazing. I received a handwritten note from a Vnyl staff member explaining the curation of my box. All three records were funk/soul themed. One was an oldie-but-a-goodie and the other two were more of discovery albums. Exactly what I was looking for. One album was so awesome, I actually had to take it off the table so I could sit down and dedicate more time to enjoying it. So.... when is my next box getting here again?" —JenniferPrice: $52.99+/month
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What it is: A personally curated vinyl record description that delivers three records monthly based on your preferences and that month's theme.

Promising review: "Amazing. I received a handwritten note from a Vnyl staff member explaining the curation of my box. All three records were funk/soul themed. One was an oldie-but-a-goodie and the other two were more of discovery albums. Exactly what I was looking for. One album was so awesome, I actually had to take it off the table so I could sit down and dedicate more time to enjoying it. So.... when is my next box getting here again?" —Jennifer

Price: $52.99+/month

3. 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.

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What it is: A wellness subscription whose contents are curated around the current moon. Boxes include stuff like houseplants, products to help with journaling and meditation, and other fun items to encourage self-growth.

Price: $40/month; save $10 by subscribing for three months

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

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What it is: A box of at 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

Price: $34.99/month

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

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What it is: A box that includes 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


Price:
$25+/month

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

What it is: A subscription curated by therapists designed to boost joy and relaxation, with each box containing a "happiness activity" plus five to seven wellness products (e.g., aromatherapy, natural/organic bath, body and skin care products, and more).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." —SabrinaPrice: $34.99+/month; use code CJFIRST10 at checkout for a special discount
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What it is: A subscription curated by therapists designed to boost joy and relaxation, with each box containing a "happiness activity" plus five to seven wellness products (e.g., aromatherapy, natural/organic bath, body and skin care products, and more).

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

Price: $34.99+/month; use code CJFIRST10 at checkout for a special discount

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

What it is: A monthly vitamin and supplement subscription 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." —LaurenPrice: Vitamins start at $5/month (with free shipping over $20)
Care/of

What it is: A monthly vitamin and supplement subscription 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

Price: Vitamins start at $5/month (with free shipping over $20)

8. The Louisville Vegan Jerky of the Month Club, a mouthwatering subscription that's exactly what it sounds like it is.

What it is: Each box comes with 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!" —DianePrice: $19.99/month
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What it is: Each box comes with 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

Price: $19.99/month

9. Frisky Britches, so you'll never have to run to the store to buy emergency underwear on laundry day again.

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What it is: A subscription that sends you two brand-name panties a month and includes a selection of colorful and comfy pairs.

Promising review: "Love this monthly shipment. I've gotten two months and in really enjoying the selection I receive. The panties are high quality, sexy and comfortable. The styles and colors are of a nice variety too. For the price it's definitely worth it." —Alexandra

Price: $14+/month; use code FORYOU at checkout for a special discount

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

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What it is: A subscription that sends you top-notch coffee from a new country every month and can be 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.

Price: $60 for a three-month subscription, $109 for a six-month subscription, or $199 for a yearlong subscription.

11. A Tinkering Toddler Crate that'll give your lil' one fun (and, warning: messy) projects to inspire their creativity and develop their cognitive skills.

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What it is: A subscription for toddlers and preschoolers that includes three engaging activities per month and all the materials needed to complete them, plus step-by-step directions and suggestions for use.

Promising review: "This is a fantastic product. It may seem a bit expensive, but it really is well worth the cost. There are several activities included as well as all of the materials, which is really helpful. My 2-year-old has had lots of fun with it. Thank you so much!" —Mikal

Price: $25+/month

12. Magic Room Brand, for the eco-conscious musician.

What it is: A delivery featuring world's first line of eco-friendly musician accessories. Choose from 100% biodegradable bamboo grass guitar picks, drumsticks, or both; 18 subscriptions options are available, and all products are packaged in reusable bamboo bags and boxes. (Subscribers get access to a curated monthly playlist on Spotify as well.)Promising review: "Thought I'd try a bamboo guitar pick... WOW! On my acoustics I notice a much brighter, fuller sound, and the clarity of the sound was greatly enhanced as compared to conventional plastic (including Tortex) picks. Just awesome. I'll be back for sure!" —MichaelPrice: $8+/month; get 10% off your first box using code MARKETPLACE10.
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What it is: A delivery featuring world's first line of eco-friendly musician accessories. Choose from 100% biodegradable bamboo grass guitar picks, drumsticks, or both; 18 subscriptions options are available, and all products are packaged in reusable bamboo bags and boxes. (Subscribers get access to a curated monthly playlist on Spotify as well.)

Promising review: "Thought I'd try a bamboo guitar pick... WOW! On my acoustics I notice a much brighter, fuller sound, and the clarity of the sound was greatly enhanced as compared to conventional plastic (including Tortex) picks. Just awesome. I'll be back for sure!" —Michael

Price: $8+/month; get 10% off your first box using code MARKETPLACE10.

13. A Retro Game Treasure subscription that'll take you on an exciting monthly journey to simpler, more pixelated times.

What it is: A classic video game subscription that features three to five games for the retro consoles you select. All you need to do is pick your preferences and all games arrive clean and ready to play!Promising review: "I have so many memories of playing my N64 as a kid. Mario Kart with my friends. Exploring Ocarina of Time by myself. Finding all the alternate paths in Star Fox 64. Doing the sniping mission in Mission Impossible 100 times just because what else was I going to do with my time. So when I got my box in and it was filled with Ocarina of Time, I almost wept with joy. Sure, there's a filler game or two every month but it seems like they always try to put a gem in there. I approve!" —BradleyPrice: $34.99+/month
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What it is: A classic video game subscription that features three to five games for the retro consoles you select. All you need to do is pick your preferences and all games arrive clean and ready to play!

Promising review: "I have so many memories of playing my N64 as a kid. Mario Kart with my friends. Exploring Ocarina of Time by myself. Finding all the alternate paths in Star Fox 64. Doing the sniping mission in Mission Impossible 100 times just because what else was I going to do with my time. So when I got my box in and it was filled with Ocarina of Time, I almost wept with joy. Sure, there's a filler game or two every month but it seems like they always try to put a gem in there. I approve!" —Bradley

Price: $34.99+/month

14. Shaker & Spoon, so cocktail lovers can ~shake things up~ a bit and experiment with some new exciting drinks every month.

What it is: Each month's box includes three recipes by top bartenders + everything you'll need to make 'em (other than the liquor), like syrups, bitters, mixers, garnishes, and more. Promising review: "Shaker & Spoon has been our go to wedding gift this past year. It's also been a great item to have at/or bring to a dinner party." — CatherinePrice: $50/month; use code FIRSTBOX at checkout for a special discount
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What it is: Each month's box includes three recipes by top bartenders + everything you'll need to make 'em (other than the liquor), like syrups, bitters, mixers, garnishes, and more.

Promising review: "Shaker & Spoon has been our go to wedding gift this past year. It's also been a great item to have at/or bring to a dinner party." — Catherine

Price: $50/month; use code FIRSTBOX at checkout for a special discount

15. Paletteful Packs, a subscription that'll provide monthly inspiration to develop your artistic skills or hone your craft.

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What it is: A monthly delivery of hand-picked art supplies for both beginners and professional artists alike, 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

16. Love Goodly, to ensure all your newest beauty and skincare finds are eco-friendly, vegan, nontoxic, and cruelty-free.

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What it is: A bimonthly subscription box full of beauty, skincare, eco-lifestyle and wellness products — like makeup, shampoo, and aromatherapy items, The regular box includes four to five full-sized beauty items with a total retail value of at least $75, and the VIP box adds an additional full-sized product with a value of at least $40. Love Goodly also supports a bunch of fantastic causes for animals and humans alike, including Farm Sanctuary, Beagle Freedom Project, and Cure Cervical Cancer.

Promising review: "I just received my first Love Goodly box and I couldn't be happier with it. I recently had eye surgery and I am limited to wearing only all natural mascara and Love Goodly included a vegan and all natural mascara in my box, which was a pleasant surprise. I also love how the company give back to charities!" —Kerrie

Price: $29.95 for a standard box; $47.95 for a VIP box

17. Bullymake, a doggie subscription box specifically with power chewers in mind — because you love your pup but you don't love when they destroy their fluffy new toy within two minutes.

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What it is: Each box comes with three to four treats, along with super-durable featured toys (and sometimes an additional toy) designed to withstand the strongest power chewers. You can also choose a toys-only box as well as have treats customized to accommodate allergies; every item is hand-selected based on your dog's weight.

Price: $31+/month

18. A KitNipBox, for the person who knows that their cat deserves to get a special delivery every month too.

What it is: A customizable box chock-full of toys, all-natural treats, and other fun products for your kitty (including, of course, the most coveted toy of them all: a cardboard box). Read more about it here.Promising review: "My two senior male cats just received their first box. They went crazy. Before I even got the chance to open the box they were rubbing their faces and bodies on the box. After opening, they got right in there and started picking up toys and playing. These two old guys have been playing for days. They loved all the toys and the treats. And I loved that they used Etsy and other small business and eco-friendly products. This is a great company that pays attention to the small details. The packaging was even well-designed and the customer service was terrific." —Brooke G.Price: $19.99/month for a single cat or $29.99 for a multi-cat box
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What it is: A customizable box chock-full of toys, all-natural treats, and other fun products for your kitty (including, of course, the most coveted toy of them all: a cardboard box). Read more about it here.

Promising review: "My two senior male cats just received their first box. They went crazy. Before I even got the chance to open the box they were rubbing their faces and bodies on the box. After opening, they got right in there and started picking up toys and playing. These two old guys have been playing for days. They loved all the toys and the treats. And I loved that they used Etsy and other small business and eco-friendly products. This is a great company that pays attention to the small details. The packaging was even well-designed and the customer service was terrific." —Brooke G.

Price: $19.99/month for a single cat or $29.99 for a multi-cat box

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

What it is: A seasonally appropriate gardening subscription for vegetables, plants, and flowers that you can grow on decks, patios, windowsills or in containers or garden beds. 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!" —LeePrice: $39/month
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What it is: A seasonally appropriate gardening subscription for vegetables, plants, and flowers that you can grow on decks, patios, windowsills or in containers or garden beds. 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

Price: $39/month

20. The Pleasure Parlor, an ~exciting~ NSFW subscription for both couples and singles.

What it is: A pleasure-products subscription box curated by a professional sex toy expert. Every box includes high-quality, body-safe items for couples and singles of all experience levels.Promising review: "I bought this as a gift for my S.O. as a way to say I love you, you're sexy, etc. — but it's done sooooooooo much more. It's been an incredible experience. Here's why: 1) Customer service and responsiveness is above and beyond. 2) The contents of the box are amazing. 3) We decided to say yes to whatever came in the box and see what happens. (All good things!) 4) No pressure, no questions, no judgment. We aren't choosing the items ourselves or for each other so there is no ego or unspoken statement behind the items. 5) It is something we REALLY look forward to. We spend the month wondering what the box will bring and it adds to the excitement. 6) Did I mention customer service? It truly is the absolute best. If you are looking for something that is thoughtful, exciting and takes intimacy to another level, this is it. Worth every penny." —AnnaPrice: $35+/month
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What it is: A pleasure-products subscription box curated by a professional sex toy expert. Every box includes high-quality, body-safe items for couples and singles of all experience levels.

Promising review: "I bought this as a gift for my S.O. as a way to say I love you, you're sexy, etc. — but it's done sooooooooo much more. It's been an incredible experience. Here's why: 1) Customer service and responsiveness is above and beyond. 2) The contents of the box are amazing. 3) We decided to say yes to whatever came in the box and see what happens. (All good things!) 4) No pressure, no questions, no judgment. We aren't choosing the items ourselves or for each other so there is no ego or unspoken statement behind the items. 5) It is something we REALLY look forward to. We spend the month wondering what the box will bring and it adds to the excitement. 6) Did I mention customer service? It truly is the absolute best. If you are looking for something that is thoughtful, exciting and takes intimacy to another level, this is it. Worth every penny." —Anna

Price: $35+/month

21. A Gold Hill Candle Co. subscription that'll provide you with either one or two luxury wooden-wick candles a month to take your home to fresh and cozy new levels.

What it is: A subscription featuring luxury soy candles with delightful, super-interesting scents — like white tea and ginger or applewood and fern — and with a cozy, crackling wooden wick. All candles are 6 ounces and have a burn time of approximately 30-40 hours.Price: $17/month for one candle or $25/month for two candles.
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What it is: A subscription featuring luxury soy candles with delightful, super-interesting scents — like white tea and ginger or applewood and fern — and with a cozy, crackling wooden wick. All candles are 6 ounces and have a burn time of approximately 30-40 hours.

Price: $17/month for one candle or $25/month for two candles.

22. A Down Under Box, for the Aussie missing home — or the Australophile who loves to snack.

What it is: A "care package" full of Australian treats, like TimTams and Vegemite.Promising review: "I've started using Down Under Box to send a treat to my overseas family, it's an affords way to soothe homesickness! The boxes are a huge hit every time. Great idea!" —Ann S.Price: AUD $35+/month
Down Under Box

What it is: A "care package" full of Australian treats, like TimTams and Vegemite.

Promising review: "I've started using Down Under Box to send a treat to my overseas family, it's an affords way to soothe homesickness! The boxes are a huge hit every time. Great idea!" —Ann S.

Price: AUD $35+/month

23. And an Apollo Surprise Box, because it's simply a fact that cute and quirky items you love are significantly more fun when they're a surprise.

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What it is: A monthly or quarterly subscription box of goods tailored to the recipient's tastes; you fill out a form detailing your interests and style, then choose from two differently priced boxes, each filled with novel, creatively designed popular products, at up to 40% less than their retail value. The boxes also include a complimentary augmented-reality card — an interactive card to give to someone for a ~unique~ customized experience.

Promising review: "I just received my VERY FIRST Apollo Box! I purchased the box as a birthday gift for my sister and let me say, this seller is amazing! My sister is a huge fan of celestial objects and the solar system and they sent a moon lamp! I also received a special birthday card for her that I can't wait to show her. I can't say enough how worth it this box is. You get product that is valued at almost double what you spend. Each gift is carefully selected, carefully packaged, and carefully displayed inside the box. Trust me, whether this box is for a gift or for yourself, you will be happily surprised!" —Jaimee F.

Price: $30/month or quarter for product(s) up to $50 value or $50/month or quarter for product(s) up to $80 value.

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