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1. Piquant Post takes your cooking from boring and bland to flavorful and fun with spice packets and recipes.

What you get: a selection of handcrafted spice blends and curated recipes from a specific region or country each month. Each recipe has shopping lists, and step-by-step cooking instructions.Promising review: "Piquant has been awesome for my cooking. Since getting the first box, my gf and I have broken out of our usual trusty, but sometimes boring, meals, and tried cool new recipes. Also the recipes have been simple too!” —DiegoGet it from Piquant for $9.99+ a month choose from 12-month, 6-month, or month-to-month prepay options).
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What you get: a selection of handcrafted spice blends and curated recipes from a specific region or country each month. Each recipe has shopping lists, and step-by-step cooking instructions.

Promising review: "Piquant has been awesome for my cooking. Since getting the first box, my gf and I have broken out of our usual trusty, but sometimes boring, meals, and tried cool new recipes. Also the recipes have been simple too!” —Diego

Get it from Piquant for $9.99+ a month choose from 12-month, 6-month, or month-to-month prepay options).

2. Feeling Fab is perfect for anyone who wants to bring more wellness, intention, and good vibes into their life.

What you get: ethically sourced self-care, beauty, fitness, yoga, wellness, and meditation accessoriesPromising review: "Just received the Feeling Fab Mystery Box, and I couldn't be more pleased. I got eight (!!!) full-size goodies for the price of $31. The retail value of this package is over $80. I think it's an awesome deal, especially considering how great all these products are. I love every single thing in this box, including the beautiful little box itself :)." —CarlieGet it from Cratejoy for $28.99 a month.
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What you get: ethically sourced self-care, beauty, fitness, yoga, wellness, and meditation accessories

Promising review: "Just received the Feeling Fab Mystery Box, and I couldn't be more pleased. I got eight (!!!) full-size goodies for the price of $31. The retail value of this package is over $80. I think it's an awesome deal, especially considering how great all these products are. I love every single thing in this box, including the beautiful little box itself :)." —Carlie

Get it from Cratejoy for $28.99 a month.

3. Comma Vintage delivers incredible vintage menswear right to your door. It's like the equivalent of picking through thrift stores for hours, but without all the work!

What you get: curated boxes of vintage menswear and accessories, featuring brands like Levi's, Pendleton, L. L. Bean, Nike, Champion, and more.Promising review: "Every four months I'll get an email saying that I have a box on the way from Comma Vintage, and I get super excited to see what they sent me this time. I haven't been let down once. So far my favorite item has been a vintage down vest that I wear multiple times a week. I loved the service so much that I bought my brother a subscription for Christmas, and due to the survey everyone fills out, he gets very different items than me — but also loves them. I look forward to continuing to be a subscriber!" —OliverGet it from Cratejoy for $39.99 (for one box every three months).
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What you get: curated boxes of vintage menswear and accessories, featuring brands like Levi's, Pendleton, L. L. Bean, Nike, Champion, and more.

Promising review: "Every four months I'll get an email saying that I have a box on the way from Comma Vintage, and I get super excited to see what they sent me this time. I haven't been let down once. So far my favorite item has been a vintage down vest that I wear multiple times a week. I loved the service so much that I bought my brother a subscription for Christmas, and due to the survey everyone fills out, he gets very different items than me — but also loves them. I look forward to continuing to be a subscriber!" —Oliver

Get it from Cratejoy for $39.99 (for one box every three months).

4. Jerky Snob offers mouth-watering artisan jerky so you can have a healthy snack on hand when fast food is calling your name.

What you get: choose from two bags, half a pound, or a pound of artisan jerky each monthPromising review: "Alright, so my husband and I love jerky but, the real stuff. We didn't want processed, nasty gas station jerky, we wanted the 'craft' of jerky. We found it with Jerky Snob! The fact that they choose jerky from companies all over the country and send various flavor profiles is awesome. It makes you feel like you're giving back to your fellow jerky lovers, and there's a taste for everyone. Plus, it's not processed crap! Hooray for jerky!" —GabriellaGet it from Cratejoy for $15+ a month.
Cratejoy

What you get: choose from two bags, half a pound, or a pound of artisan jerky each month

Promising review: "Alright, so my husband and I love jerky but, the real stuff. We didn't want processed, nasty gas station jerky, we wanted the 'craft' of jerky. We found it with Jerky Snob! The fact that they choose jerky from companies all over the country and send various flavor profiles is awesome. It makes you feel like you're giving back to your fellow jerky lovers, and there's a taste for everyone. Plus, it's not processed crap! Hooray for jerky!" —Gabriella

Get it from Cratejoy for $15+ a month.

5. He Wines, She Dines is here to bring monthly wine and other goodies that'll pair with your palate and your budget.

What you get: exclusive wine with an information card about the wine (choose from three sizes), and a featured item to pair perfectly with the month or season — from gourmet chocolate to luxurious candlesPromising review: "This box is amazing. I was sold based on the three bottles of wine but it also included a recipe book, a bonus steak recipe, wine glass markers, note cards on each wine, and a personal note from the seller! I loved this box so much. It's absolutely worth the price." —RyanGet it from Cratejoy for $49+ (choose from monthly or bi-monthly subscription).
Cratejoy

What you get: exclusive wine with an information card about the wine (choose from three sizes), and a featured item to pair perfectly with the month or season — from gourmet chocolate to luxurious candles

Promising review: "This box is amazing. I was sold based on the three bottles of wine but it also included a recipe book, a bonus steak recipe, wine glass markers, note cards on each wine, and a personal note from the seller! I loved this box so much. It's absolutely worth the price." —Ryan

Get it from Cratejoy for $49+ (choose from monthly or bi-monthly subscription).

6. Royal Hygiene has hand-crafted candles, bath bombs, and soaps worth the indulgence. Bye stress!

What you get: hand-crafted organic soaps, candles, and bath bombs to soak in all month long.Promising review: "The packaging itself is super cute and chic! It came with a candle, two bar soaps, and two bath bombs. The candle smells very refreshing, and burns for a long time. The bar soaps leave my skin soft and smelling great throughout the day. My daughter (seven) also loves the bath bombs. They make us smell 'delicious' as she puts it!" —PerlaGet it from Cratejoy for $14.99+ a month (two sizes).
Cratejoy

What you get: hand-crafted organic soaps, candles, and bath bombs to soak in all month long.

Promising review: "The packaging itself is super cute and chic! It came with a candle, two bar soaps, and two bath bombs. The candle smells very refreshing, and burns for a long time. The bar soaps leave my skin soft and smelling great throughout the day. My daughter (seven) also loves the bath bombs. They make us smell 'delicious' as she puts it!" —Perla

Get it from Cratejoy for $14.99+ a month (two sizes).

7. Graze ensures you'll have plenty of wholesome snacks to try out all month long, and then you can pick your favorites to eat the next month.

What you get: a box of eight snack varieties to start, and after you receive your first box you can give feedback and start stocking up on your favorite snacks! Promising review: "The snacks are tasty and I love that I don't have to think about portion control. Perfect for my lunches at work." —Jessica RGet it from Graze for $13.99 (your first box will be half-off at $6.99, and all other boxes are $13.99 after)
Graze

What you get: a box of eight snack varieties to start, and after you receive your first box you can give feedback and start stocking up on your favorite snacks!

Promising review: "The snacks are tasty and I love that I don't have to think about portion control. Perfect for my lunches at work." —Jessica R

Get it from Graze for $13.99 (your first box will be half-off at $6.99, and all other boxes are $13.99 after)

8. GeekGear offers wonderful wizard gear you can't find in the US — it is well worth the wait for HP fans everywhere.

What you get: 6–10 exclusive products from the Wizarding World, including Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts merchandise, plus an exclusively designed monthly T-shirt. Promising review: "There were T-shirts and Harry Potter merchandise you can't get in the USA! The quality is fantastic, and I will keep getting this box for ages to come, as so far I have not had a bad box. Every box has been awesome and full of HP items for any fan to enjoy and use!" —ChrissyGet it from Cratejoy for $32 a month.
Cratejoy

What you get: 6–10 exclusive products from the Wizarding World, including Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts merchandise, plus an exclusively designed monthly T-shirt.

Promising review: "There were T-shirts and Harry Potter merchandise you can't get in the USA! The quality is fantastic, and I will keep getting this box for ages to come, as so far I have not had a bad box. Every box has been awesome and full of HP items for any fan to enjoy and use!" —Chrissy

Get it from Cratejoy for $32 a month.

9. Rose War Panty Power is full of organic pads and tampons, plus cruelty-free chocolates and skincare products to your get through your next period!

What you get: 14 organic pads/tampons (you choose!), two undies, 3–5 lifestyle gifts (anything from home decor to skincare), 1–3 sweets. The whole box is cruelty-free! Promising review: "Sent a gift to a friend in Canada. She loves it to the max. I think RWPP is the best box in the whole world. You always get $70+ value in your $29 box, which is so cool and convenient ❤️ Keep up the good work!" —GraceGet it from Cratejoy for $25.20.
Cratejoy

What you get: 14 organic pads/tampons (you choose!), two undies, 3–5 lifestyle gifts (anything from home decor to skincare), 1–3 sweets. The whole box is cruelty-free!

Promising review: "Sent a gift to a friend in Canada. She loves it to the max. I think RWPP is the best box in the whole world. You always get $70+ value in your $29 box, which is so cool and convenient ❤️ Keep up the good work!" —Grace

Get it from Cratejoy for $25.20.

10. Ear Fleek delivers a new pair of cute, nickel-free earrings to your door each month — on a budget.

What you get: a pair of nickel-free earrings and a surprise each month, and free returns!Promising review: "I got my earrings and I love them, I think they are the most beautiful pair ever! I am going to get another subscription, they seemed to know exactly what kind I like." —Johanna Get it from Cratejoy for $3.49 a month (choose from four styles).
Cratejoy

What you get: a pair of nickel-free earrings and a surprise each month, and free returns!

Promising review: "I got my earrings and I love them, I think they are the most beautiful pair ever! I am going to get another subscription, they seemed to know exactly what kind I like." —Johanna

Get it from Cratejoy for $3.49 a month (choose from four styles).

11. Fab Fit Box offers a subscription packed with full-sized beauty products and lifestyle accessories valued at over $200 per box.

What you get: 8–10 full-sized, premium products valued at over $200; including makeup, beauty products, accessories such as jewelry and sunnies, or hats and scarves (depending on the season), coloring books, fitness and wellness accessories, and more four times a year!Promising review: "It's awesome that you get a range of different things in the box. They cater to a segment of the market that other beauty boxes don't. I’ve actually used every single thing from my box because I’ve wanted to incorporate them into my beauty routine. I loved everything. I would definitely recommend it." —Andrea MatillanoGet it from Fab Fit Fun for $49.99 four times a year.
Fab Fit Fun

What you get: 8–10 full-sized, premium products valued at over $200; including makeup, beauty products, accessories such as jewelry and sunnies, or hats and scarves (depending on the season), coloring books, fitness and wellness accessories, and more four times a year!

Promising review: "It's awesome that you get a range of different things in the box. They cater to a segment of the market that other beauty boxes don't. I’ve actually used every single thing from my box because I’ve wanted to incorporate them into my beauty routine. I loved everything. I would definitely recommend it." —Andrea Matillano

Get it from Fab Fit Fun for $49.99 four times a year.

12. Le Tote is a fashion rental service that let's you try new looks, keep what you love, and return the rest so you always look fresh.

Le Tote

What you get: you browse through Le Tote's selection of clothes, accessories, and style recommendations, choose what clothes get shipped to you, keep what you love for up to 50% off retail, and ship the rest back for free!

Promising review: “Subscribing to Le Tote has been the BEST thing I’ve done for myself in a while. I loved everything in my first tote, it’s fun to have new clothes without having to stress over the expense, and my coworkers have been complimenting everything I’ve worn this week.” —Amy S.

Get it from Le Tote for $69+ a month.

13. Simplicity Teas warms the hearts of tea enthusiasts everywhere with their specialized loose leaf teas.

What you get: The mini box with 3–4 individual .5 oz specialized loose leaf teas packaged vials (makes 15 to 20 cups of tea), or the deluxe box with full-sized tea packages (makes 30 to 40 cups of tea).Promising review: "I swear, each month the box wows me! All my workmates are jealous when they smell the deliciousness wafting out of my cup. Order this box, you won't be disappointed. I ordered extra, and use them as gifts also." —CarolynGet it from Cratejoy for $14.99+ a month.
Cratejoy

What you get: The mini box with 3–4 individual .5 oz specialized loose leaf teas packaged vials (makes 15 to 20 cups of tea), or the deluxe box with full-sized tea packages (makes 30 to 40 cups of tea).

Promising review: "I swear, each month the box wows me! All my workmates are jealous when they smell the deliciousness wafting out of my cup. Order this box, you won't be disappointed. I ordered extra, and use them as gifts also." —Carolyn

Get it from Cratejoy for $14.99+ a month.

14. Culture Carton is a reliable source for good reads, lifestyle accessories, and high-quality menswear products you'll love.

What you get: Choose from a book club box; which includes your choice of fiction or non-fiction, and select accessories curated around a monthly theme. There are also an essential and standard monthly box (without the book) options. Promising review: "I'd tried a couple boxes before and none were really up my alley. Culture Carton is awesome (I got the standard box with book and items) because it's such a mix of things. I got books, socks, earbuds, a flask, etc., in two boxes." —RobertGet it from Cratejoy for $16+ a month.
Cratejoy

What you get: Choose from a book club box; which includes your choice of fiction or non-fiction, and select accessories curated around a monthly theme. There are also an essential and standard monthly box (without the book) options.

Promising review: "I'd tried a couple boxes before and none were really up my alley. Culture Carton is awesome (I got the standard box with book and items) because it's such a mix of things. I got books, socks, earbuds, a flask, etc., in two boxes." —Robert

Get it from Cratejoy for $16+ a month.

15. Finders Seekers Mysteries satisfies your need to solve an engaging mystery each month. It's perfect for travel enthusiasts and it's family-friendly!

What you get: find a new city each month through fun puzzles, mysterious codes, and cryptic messages themed around the month's location Promising review: "I just finished my second box, and I absolutely adore this new fun part of my life!! I love that it is challenging, but when things get too rough there is a wonderfully warm and helpful community to turn to for help. Love it love it love it!" —StaceyGet it from Cratejoy for $30 a month.
Cratejoy

What you get: find a new city each month through fun puzzles, mysterious codes, and cryptic messages themed around the month's location

Promising review: "I just finished my second box, and I absolutely adore this new fun part of my life!! I love that it is challenging, but when things get too rough there is a wonderfully warm and helpful community to turn to for help. Love it love it love it!" —Stacey

Get it from Cratejoy for $30 a month.

16. Lip Service is an affordable subscription box you just might tell all your fellow lip-balm obsessed friends about after your first box.

What you get: choose from one or two hand-curated lip balms per month, plus small surprises in every package, such as face masks, key chains, coin purses, nail files, and candyPromising review: "I am in love with this subscription! The balm is wonderful and the little surprises are cute and fun. I look forward to this treat every month!" —MaishaGet it from Cratejoy for $7.95+ a month.
Cratejoy

What you get: choose from one or two hand-curated lip balms per month, plus small surprises in every package, such as face masks, key chains, coin purses, nail files, and candy

Promising review: "I am in love with this subscription! The balm is wonderful and the little surprises are cute and fun. I look forward to this treat every month!" —Maisha

Get it from Cratejoy for $7.95+ a month.

17. Stickii Club sends some of the most adorable sticker sheets I've ever seen, all based on a theme of your choice.

What you get: five or more sticker sheets, one bag of sticker flakes, and sometimes an extra stationery item. Choose from cute, retro, or pop stickies.Promising review: "I have been a member for over a year now. I really enjoy receiving my Retro pack, and I can also send an email to change my pack when I want to try the other packs each month. This is a great company to work with, and they send you a spoiler in advance to see if you want to select other packs you may want. Great customer service also." —EllenGet it from Cratejoy for $10 a month.
Cratejoy

What you get: five or more sticker sheets, one bag of sticker flakes, and sometimes an extra stationery item. Choose from cute, retro, or pop stickies.

Promising review: "I have been a member for over a year now. I really enjoy receiving my Retro pack, and I can also send an email to change my pack when I want to try the other packs each month. This is a great company to work with, and they send you a spoiler in advance to see if you want to select other packs you may want. Great customer service also." —Ellen

Get it from Cratejoy for $10 a month.

18. Hope Box offers a monthly care package subscription box for anyone who needs encouragement during a rough time.

What you get: 6–10 full-size, handmade. vegan, and cruelty-free self-care products (depending on the size box you choose)Promising review: "I received the October box for my first box, and it is amazing! I really enjoyed the book of quotes. I keep it in my purse when I need to lift my spirits. The beautiful coffee mug will make this fall and winter extra cozy! I look forward to my next box." —JOANNEGet it from Cratejoy for $29+.
Cratejoy

What you get: 6–10 full-size, handmade. vegan, and cruelty-free self-care products (depending on the size box you choose)

Promising review: "I received the October box for my first box, and it is amazing! I really enjoyed the book of quotes. I keep it in my purse when I need to lift my spirits. The beautiful coffee mug will make this fall and winter extra cozy! I look forward to my next box." —JOANNE

Get it from Cratejoy for $29+.

19. Fangirl Monthly is guaranteed to make anime and manga fans cry with joy once they unbox the fandom.

What you get: 3–5 pieces of fandom products from various anime/manga series based on a common theme, plus a collectible postcard, and custom pouch to store your jewelryPromising review: "Bought this as a gift for my daughter. We got the first box yesterday, and the theme was Fairy Tale. As soon as she saw Happy on the summary card, the fangirl-squealing began. Doggie eardrums were bursting for miles! She was so thrilled with her box! She is a huge Fairy Tale fan and absolutely loves everything that sent. I can't wait for the next one." —DianaGet it from Cratejoy for $18 a month.
Cratejoy

What you get: 3–5 pieces of fandom products from various anime/manga series based on a common theme, plus a collectible postcard, and custom pouch to store your jewelry

Promising review: "Bought this as a gift for my daughter. We got the first box yesterday, and the theme was Fairy Tale. As soon as she saw Happy on the summary card, the fangirl-squealing began. Doggie eardrums were bursting for miles! She was so thrilled with her box! She is a huge Fairy Tale fan and absolutely loves everything that sent. I can't wait for the next one." —Diana

Get it from Cratejoy for $18 a month.

20. Dia & Co deserves a permanent place in your wardrobe — they offer high-quality clothes exclusively in sizes 14 and up. Once you try these looks, you'll never ~look~ back!

What you get: hand-picked pieces delivered right to your door, exclusively in sizes 14 and up. You take a quiz, set your budget, get matched with a stylist, and then keep your favorite items and return the rest! Promising review: "My stylist nailed what I needed right out of the gate! I got my box just before a major meeting and it made me feel TOTALLY put together." —Michelle H.Get it from Dia starting at $200 a box (for five items).
Dia & Co

What you get: hand-picked pieces delivered right to your door, exclusively in sizes 14 and up. You take a quiz, set your budget, get matched with a stylist, and then keep your favorite items and return the rest!

Promising review: "My stylist nailed what I needed right out of the gate! I got my box just before a major meeting and it made me feel TOTALLY put together." —Michelle H.

Get it from Dia starting at $200 a box (for five items).

21. Enchantment Box gives you a little dose of monthly magic in the form of themed (and cruelty-free!) beauty products, cute accessories, crystals, and more.

What you get: vegan beauty and lifestyle products from female-run small businesses or hand-picked local artists. Items include lip gloss, bubble baths, paper goods, crystals, candles, vegan chocolates, jewelry, and more!Promising review: "In a very busy and rather stressful time of life when it was difficult to remember the importance of small joys and self-care, my Enchantment Box helped me to slow down and enjoy my favorite time of the year, which is truly priceless! The message behind the products is very meaningful, and it is such a lovely thing to know that I am supporting other female artists so that they can do the things they love!" —Kara SGet it from Enchantment Box for $49.95 month to month, or choose from 3-month or 6-month prepaid options.
Enchantment Box

What you get: vegan beauty and lifestyle products from female-run small businesses or hand-picked local artists. Items include lip gloss, bubble baths, paper goods, crystals, candles, vegan chocolates, jewelry, and more!

Promising review: "In a very busy and rather stressful time of life when it was difficult to remember the importance of small joys and self-care, my Enchantment Box helped me to slow down and enjoy my favorite time of the year, which is truly priceless! The message behind the products is very meaningful, and it is such a lovely thing to know that I am supporting other female artists so that they can do the things they love!" —Kara S

Get it from Enchantment Box for $49.95 month to month, or choose from 3-month or 6-month prepaid options.

22. And Home Harvest Box comes in handy for anyone who wants to plant some flowers, build a terrarium, or grow a little plant babe on the windowsill.

What you get: variety of vegetable, plant, and flower seeds you can plant on decks, patios, windowsills, gardens, or in containers. The seeds sent will differ based on your planting-zone zip code to help the plants flourish.Promising review: "I got my first box in today. All the instructions were very easy to follow. It came with a booklet that was very educational, and the setup was so easy. I can't wait to see my plants start sprouting soon!" —ThomasGet it from Cratejoy for $19.99+ a month (choose from two sized boxes).
Cratejoy

What you get: variety of vegetable, plant, and flower seeds you can plant on decks, patios, windowsills, gardens, or in containers. The seeds sent will differ based on your planting-zone zip code to help the plants flourish.

Promising review: "I got my first box in today. All the instructions were very easy to follow. It came with a booklet that was very educational, and the setup was so easy. I can't wait to see my plants start sprouting soon!" —Thomas

Get it from Cratejoy for $19.99+ a month (choose from two sized boxes).

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