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    20 Subscription Boxes That People Actually Swear By

    "It's seriously been life-changing. I don't subscribe to anything else..."

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    1. BomiBox delivers top of the line K-beauty and skincare products in sample or full sizes, to keep you looking and feeling your absolute best.

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    What you get: eight deluxe sample-sized and full-sized Korean skincare products per month. Each box has a value of $80-$100!

    Promising review: "I have been receiving BomiBox (luxe) for over a year and a half now and I am consistently impressed with this subscription box! I was already pretty familiar with Korean skincare regimens and brands, and this was a great way to add more variety to my routine. The products are mostly full-size which is a fantastic value. The curation is also excellent; for example, in the winter I’ll get items ideal for hydrating and protecting dry/itchy skin, while the summer months will have more SPF and oil/clarifying products which are awesome. The box is mostly all skincare, which is great for me." —Kristen K.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $38.99/month.

    2. Sips by is a tea subscription that'll ship out tons of divine, high-quality teas you won't be able to stop sipping all month long.

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    What you get: four premium, top-rated teas chosen based on your unique preferences that make 15+ cups total, and you can choose from loose tea or tea bags.

    Promising review: "I've always wanted to be a tea-drinker but everything I tried from the grocery store was underwhelming. This box has helped me learn so much about different types of tea and now I drink tea all day long. It's seriously been life-changing!! I don't subscribe to anything else because I like to pick out my own stuff, but this box is different — there are so many different kinds of tea I'd never find on my own, plus it's personalized to my flavor preferences. Thank you Sips by!!!" —Noel K.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $15/month.

    3. Simple Statement Jewelry Co. offers gorgeous. minimalist jewelry to accessorize your look. All their products are hypoallergenic, so if you love affordable jewelry but have sensitive skin (me), you don't have to worry about your fingers turning green.

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    What you get: three to four pieces of high-quality, hypoallergenic, 14k gold-plated jewelry each month. Each month your color tone will vary between gold, rose gold. and silver!

    Promising review: "Simply Statement is definitely the most affordable minimalist jewelry subscription box! The pieces I received are adorable, shipping was very quick, and I really appreciated Taylor's personal touch! I am looking forward to my next box! ♡♡♡" —Genny E.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $12/month.

    4. The Scorchin’ Hot Box is exactly what it sounds like — a box packed with snacks ranging from a lil' spice to hot hot hot 🔥🌶. Spicy-lovers, rejoice!

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    Idk about you, but if it is not hot enough to make me cry, meh. Hit me with that high spice level!!

    What you get: choose from five boxes for your spice level/size, and you'll receive tons of award-winning hot sauces and fiery snacks each month!

    Promising review: "The Scorchin' Hot Box is awesome!! Perfect gift for the spice-lover in your life. Great options included in the box, nice variety, and even included multiple kinds of hot sauce packets! Came much quicker than expected and was in really good shape and was packed securely! Highly recommend!" —Taylor C.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $18.95+/month (available in multiple sizes and varieties).

    5. Bargain Bead Box boasts tons of unique and top quality beads you can create and craft with all month long! Brb, ordering this for my mom.

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    What you get: 12-16 full-sized items including gemstone, glass, crystal, and/or metal beads. Each month comes with over $50 worth of quality beads, with earth-friendly packaging!

    Promising review: "Got my first box...absolutely awesome curation! I have a small jewelry business and the beads I received were both ones I've never seen before and ones I knew I couldn't have gone out and found myself OR gotten them for less than the subscription price. I'm in LOVE with this subscription!" —Lisa S.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $17.95/month.

    6. CoachCrate is a personal growth box ideal for those of us who could use a lil' extra push and helping hand in life, but can't afford an IRL life coach. This baby is the next best thing.

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    What you get: a box carefully cultivated around a different theme, topic or area of personal growth each month. Each box contains a monthly coaching breakdown plan, a motivational book with a reading guide, two to four exclusive recorded online coaching videos, and three to six productivity, relaxation, growth, and well-being Items to help you be your best you!

    Promising review: "These boxes are amazing. It is like receiving a special gift from your best friend every month. The boxes love on you with nurturing gifts and the book choices are amazing! I finish each book every month and am so impressed with the gifts and books. I get excited about my surprise box every month and appreciate the motivation to actually finish books and love on myself with all the goodies. Highly recommend!!" —Alisha S.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $38.25/month.

    7. Crated with Love takes the work out of date night by sending you precious, pre-curated date night activities and games for you and your partner.

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    What you get: one date night box per month featuring four to six activities, challenges, or games to bring you and your S.O. closer, all while having an absolute blast! Each date night is themed and the theme changes each month.

    Promising review: "This box is aaahh-mazing! What better way to connect with your significant other than through laughter. The games and activities found within this small box are geared toward bringing you two closer; you learn how to reconnect and remember why you got together however long ago." —Chanda F.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $20/month.

    8. Jersey Shore Cosmetics offers affordable and cruelty-free lip balms that you and the whole fam will fawn over.

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    What you get: choose from three sizes and receive all-natural, organic, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and vegetarian-friendly lip balms. All products are full-sized and environmentally conscious!

    Promising review: "We LOVE the Jersey Shore balms and were so happy to find this box! For about the price of a single balm, you get four random products from them; so you can leave one in the car, purse, makeup case, etc." —Laura M.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $2.33+/month (choose from one to four lip balms per month).

    9. Elephant Books ships out hardcover books to kids ages 0-6. Your little one(s) won't be able to put these books down, and they'll learn to look forward to their new books each month!

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    What you get: choose from picture books or and board books for kids 0-6, and you'll receive two to three recently published hardcover children’s books destined to become childhood favorites!

    Promising review: "This gift is fantastic! I'm so happy to have found something that I can send new babies and little kids for their birthday that is truly a special gift and not something that will be outgrown in a month or broken in 2 days. Books are simple yet sophisticated....and the packaging is way cool. I love this subscription!" —Katherine F.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $17.99+/month.

    10. Fresh Baked Cookie Crate is here to make all our mouths water with their pre-measured, mess-free cookie baking subscription. These honestly look soo good 😭.

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    What you get: pre-measured, vacuum-sealed gourmet, handcrafted ingredients to create your own gourmet cookies just like you'd find at the bakery, plus cookie-themed gifts and surprises!

    Promising review: "OH MY GOSH... what a fantastic box. We got this for our son's 20th birthday and they worked with me to get it here earlier than their normal shipping schedule to allow us to give it to him on time. They even included a gift note AND our birthday note to him beautifully written and decorated. This box is packed full of fun/themed items on top of the tasty recipe and all the dry ingredients needed to make it. They even sent the wearable appropriately sized for a guy, which was AMAZING! I am so glad I chose this bakery box!!! And, most importantly, our son LOVED it. Thank you so much for this awesome box, Fresh Baked Cookie Company." —Michele D.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $20/month.

    11. Violette Sticker Club will keep you well-stocked with bright, beautiful, fun stickers everyone will love! Whether you're a sticker collector or want to add a fun touch to scrapbooks/letters, this subscription has something for everyone.

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    What you get: full-sized sticker sheets featuring florals, butterflies, animals and all types of contemporary artwork! Each monthly delivery also includes brand new releases that'll put a smile on any sticker aficionado's face.

    Promising review: "You receive an envelope full of sheet after sheet of beautiful, well-detailed stickers. I can't wait to use these on my cards and scrapbooks. Kids are excited to write letters and decorate them too. This is a fun little subscription with so many uses." —Wendy F.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $10/month.

    12. Beauty And A Book Box offers a carefully curated monthly box of books, beauty products, and other goodies; so you can prioritize "me time".

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    What you get: a quarterly subscription box packed with novels, cute reading-themed accessories like book lights, and high-quality beauty products such as makeup, nail polish, compact mirrors, and more!

    Promising review: "Purchased this box for my wife at an event. The ladies were super helpful and informative. My wife loved the box so much that she subscribed. They have a nice balance of quality products. My wife said the value was well over $100. She received two popular novels, a magnetic bookmark, a Nars lipstick, Bobbi Brown cosmetics, and BareMinerals lip gloss. She was so happy. Thank you for your help!" —Ainsley

    Get it from Cratejoy for $37.99/every three months.

    13. Chef trunk ships professional chef ingredients and recipe tips right to your door — time to get cooking 😋.

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    What you get: three to four chef-tested scrumptious items and ingredients to inspire you in the kitchen, plus recipe tips and ideas!

    Promising review: "I was so pleased with my box that I took it to work and made the crew a family meal. The pasta and mushrooms worked perfectly with my Caprese chicken. The balsamic glaze was the proverbial icing on the cake. Thank you!!" —Lorelei M.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $18/month.

    14. The Rad Dad Box is a thoughtful and supportive box for any new dads out there, who could use some self-care products, snacks, and super fun activities (and everything you need to do them!).

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    What you get: a box packed with grooming products, snacks, Dad-themed books and apparel, toys for babies, and dad/baby activities!

    Promising review: "We have loved receiving our Rad Dad Box in the mail now for over a year and a half! My husband and daughter have enjoyed finger-painting, playing trucks, blocks, coloring, puzzles, making ornaments — the list goes on and on--all facilitated by items received in their Rad Dad Box. On top of all that, it has been great to receive a special book each month; many of these books have become my daughter's must-read favorites. The just-for-dad things have been fun too--everything from coffee, self-care items, sweet treats, etc." —Emily Q.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $38/month.

    15. Postmark'd Studio sends out absolutely gorgeous themed stationery so you can become the prince of thank you cards!

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    What you get: four to five greeting cards, stamps, stationery, and an artsy doodad that'll make letter-writing fun and easy! Each box features a different theme and will make you a master of snail mail in no time.

    Promising review: "Simply put, one of the best subscription services I've ever purchased. This box is perfect for anyone, whether they send occasional greeting cards or post bundles of mail every week. I have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to procure some stationery that I would never have found otherwise; in professionalism, product, and prompt service, Anne will not disappoint!" —Lauren C.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $20/month.

    16. Tennis Trunk is ideal for tennis players of all levels who want to get their hands on some top quality gear and hit the court!

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    What you get: two cans of tennis balls and six to eight tennis gear items that are tested out by real tennis players!

    Promising review: "My husband was pleasantly surprised by this box. He has recently gotten back into tennis, so this gave him a little boost. Fun and useful items. He said the energy gel really helped him get through a match after a very tiring day of work. The kids actually stole all the bars in the first box because they were so good." —Cheris L.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $29.95/month.

    17. Squawk Box will make bird parents far and wide extremely popular with their feathery friend. These boxes are packed with toys and goodies and your bird will feel like they are in *parrotdise*.

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    What you get: four to six high-quality treats, toys, and other goodies your bird will adore. Plus, a percentage of the profits go to parrot rescues!

    Promising review: "I've been purchasing a Squawk Box for over a year now. First for my Green Cheek Conure and now for my Goffin Cockatoo. He absolutely loves it. He gets so excited to see that box. Cockatoo's destroy everything which is why this box is great. I get 3 new toys each month for him to destroy! Highly recommend." —Sophie B.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $24.95+/month (choose from four sizes).

    18. Isle Box is a quarterly outdoor adventure subscription filled with super cool things you've always wanted to try, like sun showers and cooling towels!

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    What you get: unique outdoor gear priced way below retail value! You'll receive items such as food pouches that heat themselves, camping soap, stay-cool towels, outdoor showers, and more, delivered quarterly.

    Promising review: "I just received my first box and couldn't be more pleased. I will definitely use all the items and some were things I never would've thought to purchase on my own. I look forward to discovering new and awesome products in the future through Isle Box! Thank You so much!!" —Theresa J.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $106.25/every three months.

    19. Mug Boxx sends you mugs of the highest quality for way under retail value! I am nearly screaming just looking at them.

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    What you get: one top-quality, hand-picked mug and one surprise gift, with the option to skip a month whenever you want if you have too many awesome mugs.

    Promising review: "I was shocked after seeing the quality of mugs! The mugs could easily be sold in retail stores for $40-50 each because that's how much I have actually paid for a mug of comparable quality. Customer service is great too and super responsive! Mugboxx for life! Or at least until I run out of room for mugs!" —Brandon B.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $16.99/month.

    20. And Nostalgia Crate ships out brand new toys and collectibles from the '90s and '00s so you can reminiscence and teach your own kids what the heck a Furby is!

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    What you get: choose from comicrates, trading card crates, or various-sized nostalgia crates and receive retro toys, cards, and collectibles that are all from 1990 to 2009! All items are new, sealed, and actually from the '90s and '00s.

    Promising review: "I've been subscribed for close to a year now and every month is getting better and better. I've subscribed to other geek boxes in the past that left me disappointed with the variability of the themes. This box is very consistent. The point system is perfect for keeping everything in line with my interests. I also remember emailing them early on with a detailed list of stuff from the early to mid-'90s that I liked and didn't like. They have a really good team that has never given me something that I explicitly didn't want (like Furby or beanie babies or Polly pockets). Every box so far has had at least something I really liked from one of the franchises I was really into as a kid (like Mighty Max, TMNT, Marvel, NBA, or Pokemon)." —Andrew W.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $20+/month.

    Live footage of me when my subscription box comes in the mail:

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