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    Updated on Feb 26, 2020. Posted on Jul 27, 2019

    21 Subscription Boxes That People Actually Swear By

    Subscription boxes for kids, beauty product lovers, avid readers, gluten-free cookie and chocolate aficionados, and more!

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. Matter is a monthly science subscription that delivers the world's most interesting matter to you door for your child to explore. It's part museum, part lab project, and you'll want to show it off to everyone you know.

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    What you get: Matter offers some of the most interesting pieces of matter in our accessible universe, so you can feed your curiosity and get the experience of being in a science lab. You'll get 4-6 items every month (worth $50-60), such as computer chips, fossils, minerals, and detailed explanations for all the objects in the crate. Plus the packaging is100% recyclable/compostable!

    Promising review: "We are beyond satisfied with our subscription. Every box has a handful of real, interesting, educational, stuff. We all love it, from my 5-year-old to my 46-year-old." ⁠—Richard F.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $25/month.

    2. Wild Woman offers everything you need to get outside, feel inspired, stay active, and get sh*t done.

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    What you get: durable outdoor gear, snacks, accessories and clothing, natural body products, and everything else you need to stay active.

    Promising review: "Absolutely LOVE Wild Woman box! I am from New Zealand and even with shipping costs and exchange rate I still find the box to be an amazing value. I have used EVERY SINGLE ITEM from every box I have received. Each box has arrived in perfect condition. I love the philosophy behind the wild woman boxes. Best subscription box for women who love to be outside and want to grow and inspire others. Opening this box is the highlight of my month." ⁠—Steph A.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $37.65/month.

    3. Jackie's Chocolate is a mouth-watering chocolate subscription you totally deserve to indugle in.

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    What you get: truffles, caramels, bonbons, and artisan chocolates, delivered to your door each month! Choose from 1/2 pound, 1 pound, or 3 pound subscription. You chocolates are carefully packed to arrive cool and fresh.

    Promising review: "I got the year subscription for my dad for Christmas! He loves it! The chocolates arrive very well packaged and they look amazing.

    Happy customer!" ⁠—Traci M.

    Get it from Cratejoy starting at $17.95/month.

    4. Saltwater and Sand gives you high-end coastal themed self-care products so you can unwind and live your best life!

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    What you get: high-end coastal luxury items like jewelry, candles, body and beauty products, beach-themed home decor items, and more!

    Promising review: "I am a self-pronounced ocean fanatic. I love the smell of the saltwater and the feel of the sand. Saltwater and Sand floored me with every item that I pulled out of the box. Each item was high quality and fit right into my home." ⁠—Abby S.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $119 every three months.

    5. Book of The Month Club does the hard work of researching the best new reads each month, so you can pick from the top five and always have an amazing book on hand.

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    What you get: BOTM searches through hundreds of new releases each month and picks out the top five new reads for you to choose from! You can also skip months if you're still working on your latest read.

    Promising review: "WOW! I absolutely love Book of The Month Club! Discounted best sellers with the option to skip some months? Count me in! Thanks to BOTM I have encountered some wonderful novels from new authors that I will be sure to add to my collection forever." ⁠—Chellie R.

    Get it from Book of The Month club starting at $9.99 for your first book.

    6. Basic Man offers super comfy monthly basics to keep your wardrobe fresh and well-stocked.

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    What you get: high-quality basics like underwear, T-shirts, and socks you'll love. The T-shirts are made with super soft cotton, the socks are made with cotton and bamboo, and the boxers are made from modal so they are odor-resistant and antimicrobial.

    Promising review: "Basic man is perfect. My husband lives in T-shirts but never has a nice one to wear out. I got this for him for Father’s Day and paid for a full year. He received his first box and he was totally pleased with it." ⁠—Christine W.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $16.67/month.

    7. Trunk Club will send expertly-curated clothing to you at any interval of your choice, and they are owned by Nordstrom ⁠— so returns are free!

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    What you get: You'll answer questions and get to chat with a stylist in real-time so Trunk Club can find clothes that expertly match your style. You can receive a trunk at any interval you want (i.e. quarterly, monthly, or even just once!), and you'll have five calendar days to decide which clothing you want to keep. You only pay for what you keep, and returns for anything you don't want are free!

    Promising review: "Trunk Club is amazing. This turned out to be one of the best shopping experiences and I didn't even have to leave my house. When I finally got my trunk I was AMAZED at how much stuff was inside. I pretty much wanted to live in the black Kendall and Kylie cutout dress and wanted to cry about how much I loved the Nike sneakers. It was so hard to not want to buy everything, but after careful evaluation, I knew I didn't need it all. Overall it was totally my style, and I was impressed. And when it was all said and done? They came and picked up the clothes I didn't want to keep for free." ⁠—Lara Parker

    Check out our full review of Trunk Club to learn more about how it stacks up to other clothing subscription services.

    Get it from Trunk Club and remember, you only pay for what you keep plus a $25 slying fee, so the overall cost will be up to you!

    8. FaceTory is K-Beauty sheet mask subscription box that'll fill your skincare routine with the best sheet masks out there.

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    What you get: choose from four or seven sheet masks curated by sheet mask aficionados

    Promising review: "Great great great service. I have the seven luxe. I really feel that these masks are carefully curated by people with a passion for skincare. These are all very high quality sheet masks." —Shayna H.

    Get it from Cratejoy starting at $7.56/month or from Amazon starting at $8.90/month.

    9. Succulent Studios sends two sturdy succlents to your door each month, with a care guide so your plant babes can thrive.

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    What you get: two new succulents every month that are shipped directly from the nursey to your doorstep, plus care instructions. There are no repeat plants for at least 18 months.

    Promising review: "This is a fun super affordable box! I really enjoyed getting a new succulent in the mail. It arrived in perfect shape and is on display at home! Thanks!" ⁠—Ryan P.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $10/month.

    10. Skivvie Nix will make shopping for new underwear fun and easy by sending you unique undies every month!

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    What you get: two pairs of comfy and cute underwear every month according to your style preferences!

    Promising review: "It's so much fun getting two new pairs of undies each month. I don't have to stress over picking the style/color since Skivvie Nix will do it for me! Fit great, and super cute." ⁠—Dorthy B.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $17/month.

    11. Ten Thousand Cookies offers gluten-free cookies in flavors of your choice, so you can look forward to a monthly treat at your doorstep.

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    What you get: choose from different flavors of fancy, handmade gluten-free cookies to receive every month, plus little extras like sprinkles and stickers! All of the proceeds from Ten Thousand cookies help support adoption.

    Promising review: "I was so excited to hear that Ten Thousand Cookies was going to be available by mail. My mom is gluten-free and she has always said how much she has missed eating sugar cookies. She got the crate and absolutely loved them! We are all so excited!" ⁠—Jessica G.

    Get it from Cratejoy starting at $19.16/month.

    12. Pawtyfun is the purrfect box for your cat or pupper. It's packed with toys and treats to spoil your furry friend without even leaving the house!

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    What you get: two or three toys and two or three treats/chews per box, plus a special gift on your pet's birthday/adoption month. The toys are durable and all the treats are grain-free

    Promising review: "My dog really like Pawtyfun. She loves the treats and toys a lot, and plays with them all the time. The toys are very good quality and the treats are organic like they said, and the price is affordable. I definitely recommend this box. Can't wait to get more treat and toys for my furry best friend." —Gloria S.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $18.33/month.

    13. Fairy bag ships out super fun accessories for kids each month ⁠— if your kid loves to play dress up, they will adore this subscription.

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    What you get: choose from the Fairy box (ages 4 to 6) or the Pixies box (ages 7 to 10), and get 4–5 fun accessories every month!

    Promising review: "We have been getting these for a year and a half, and my little girl LOVES these boxes. She is always asking when her Fairy Box is coming. She has so much bling and super cute jewelry and little tchotchkes! We will be long time subscribers for sure. Thanks Fairy Bag!" —Alinga B.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $14.50/month.

    14. And Kids BookCase Club is a monthly book subscription made just for kids, offering three fun and engaging reads per month.

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    What you get: three handpicked children's books your little one will adore! Each box is age-appropriate (with five options for kid's ages up to 12 years old), and you'll receive chapter books, picture books, and/or activity books depending on the age of your young reader.

    Promising review: "I was so excited to have received this box from Cratejoy. It came with three high-quality books that were age-appropriate and could be used for either boys or girls. This is perfect for my classroom library. The books are filled with adventure and are hardback books!" ⁠—Bree M.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $8.33/month (plus $5 shipping).

    15. Color Curate will help makeup lover's dreams come true, especially if you live for colorful, eye-popping looks.

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    What you get: four full-sized, color-intense makeup products each month, with a retail value of over $80. You'll also get a bonus makeup palette every month, and all of the products are vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free, and paraben-free!

    Promising review: "This subscription continues to delight me month after month! The rose gold palette was put to immediate use, and the quality was impressive. The colors stayed true with no creasing, and I had no problems with fall out. Jelly Pong Pong has become another new favorite, as has Trifle. My daughters hope each month that I will pass on some of my items to them." —Twyla H.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $20.95/month.

    16. Snacksack is a yummy snack subscription service (with gluten-free and vegan options) so you can snack smart even if your local grocery store doesn't carry these delish options!

    Cratejoy

    What you get: 11-15 delicious snacks based on seasonal themes and flavors. You can choose from classic, vegan, or gluten-free snacks.

    Promising review: "I bought a three-month subscription for my sister as a gift. I had a great experience with the Snacksack Vegan Box, and she loved how convenient it was to have things to grab on the go and try snacks you can't sometimes find in stores. Their customer service team was also fantastic and prompt in replying to questions." ⁠—Kayla D.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $21.50/month.

    17. Love Goodly is a vegan beauty and wellness box that'll keep your self-care routine well stocked with cruelty-free products, and introduce you to new brands you shall adore.

    Love Goodly

    What you get: one of two sized boxes packed with full-sized beauty and wellness items, such as makeup, moisturizers, healing balms, serums, scalp treatments, snacks, cute accessories, and much more!

    Promising review: "Absolutely amazing! Their values are aligned with what I'm looking for and they support charities. The box is great, customer service is great! Letting you pick colors of stuff in your box WHAT! Outstanding!" ⁠—Nicole M.

    Get it from Love Goodly starting at $34.95/month.

    18. Harry's makes getting a fresh, clean shave easier than ever with high-end razors and skincare products way under retail value. Get this in my cart right now, thanks!

    Harry's

    What you get: a starter shave kit with a razor featuring a weighted rubberized handle and five-blade razor cartridge, foaming shave gel,

    and travel blade cover. Harry's also offers chrome razors, hair and body products, razor stands, and travel sets. You can choose from a variety of sets, and customize the color of your razor, and pick which products you'll receive ongoing month-to-month.

    Promising review: "Order arrived quickly, very well packaged, perfect as a gift! I've used Harry's before, and in my opinion, the blades give me the smoothest shave ever." ⁠—Peter Harris

    Get it from Harry's starting at $8/month for the starter shave kit.

    19. Fruit For Thought is a fun, fruit-themed subscription that'll send amazing candles, skincare products, and even home decor items based on the fruit of the month 🍋!

    Cratejoy

    What you get: colorful, fruit-scented gifts and beauty products based on the fruit theme of that month, available in mini or full size. You'll get cute decor items, face scrubs, candles, snacks, jewelry, soaps, and much more! The full-size box comes with 5-8 items.

    Promising review: "Love the lime and coconut combo on so many levels.

    It was really well thought out. Plus, margarita mixes — not one but three. Great smelling candle, sweets, and drinks. Love this box. Everyone has to try this one out. You will not regret it." ⁠—Karrie C.

    Get it from Cratejoy starting at $24.99/month.

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