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    17 Subscription Boxes That People Actually Swear By

    Subscription boxes for paranormal-lovers, cosplayers, kids, and more.

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    1. The Plant Club is a monthly subscription for anyone who is looking to slowly but surely build their plant collection up.

    house plants on a desk with a sign that says "The Plant Club"
    The Plant Club / Via Cratejoy

    What you get: You'll get a new houseplant every month in a cute container with detailed instructions on how to care for your new plant bud.

    Promising review: "I've just moved back to the US from the Caribbean and am building my office plant collection, and this has been perfect. I received my second plant last week, and it's such a delight to unpack, plant, and enjoy! The box has been well packaged, the plants arrive healthy and happy. I love that everything to get the little creatures up and going is included — a cute pot, dirt, a little toper, and a label. Plus they include an information and care sheet, a magnet, and a little candy. It's such a fun crate." —Saundra S.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $23.33/month.

    2. FaceTory delivers new sheet masks to you monthly so you always have an easy way to pamper your skin.


    What you'll get: Choose either four or seven sheet masks each month that are good for all skin types. You'll get tips on how to use each mask and you can trust each mask has been curated and tested by the FaceTory team.

    Promising review: "Love this box! The products are always so unique and stuff I cannot find in-store. Every month I look forward to pampering myself. As a mom to four young kids, this is one thing I do to treat myself. Definitely give this box a try!" —anita k

    Get it from Amazon for $4.96+/month (available in three sizes).

    3. Coloring And Classics will send you a hardcover book in a genre of your choice and an adult coloring book to keep you occupied. Each box has a value of over $40!

    two novels, a coloring book, and colored pencils
    Coloring And Classics / Via Cratejoy

    What you'll get: Each month you'll receive a box that contains an adult coloring book, an adult activity book, and a hardcover book from your chosen genre (acclaimed fiction, acclaimed nonfiction, mystery, horror, romance, sci-fi, fantasy). Plus, their starter box includes colored pencils for your coloring creations!

    Promising review: "What a fun box! The value of this box is crazy! A hardback novel, two activity books — big ones — a package of colored pencils, a bookmark and a lollipop! And I got it so fast. Signed up on a Thursday and it was on my porch on Saturday, two days! I can’t wait for the next one." —Jodi M.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $14/month.

    4. NME is ideal for cosplayers, MUA, and anyone who wants to learn new makeup skills and how to work with prosthetics. Reviewers swear by it for full-sized products that last!

    NME Box / Via Cratejoy

    What you get: Each box has five or more full-sized products from makeup palettes to prosthetics to wigs, with varying themes like "Steam Punk," and "Living Statue." You'll get the opportunity to try out a new special effects look each month, so this box is a good fit for anyone who wants to go beyond basic makeup for a one of a kind experience.

    Promising review: "I absolutely loved this service! I had tried a few different SFX makeup services as an aspiring artist and NME box was truly the best I could find. Customer service was always prompt and quick. The box had full-sized products and comes ready to make a complete special effects look, with enough product left over to use over and over on many other personal projects. Would highly recommend for any aspiring artist or simply for monthly additions to an SFX toolbox." —Michael B.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $59.57/month.

    5. Delightful Life offers a box of thoughtful home decor and other goodies you'll want to treat yourself and your home to each month.

    various fall items like caramel corn, candy corn figures, and a hedgehog
    Delightful Life / Via Cratejoy

    What you get: You'll receive five to seven high-quality goodies per month think seasonal home decor items, jewelry, accessories, and sweets. If your decor is farmhouse style with a bit of shabby chic and romantic florals, this is the box for you!

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE this box!!! I was gifted a subscription and, after seeing some unboxing videos I just HAD to have past boxes, if possible. So, I reached out and Debbie was a GEM! She was able to put together most of the contents of three previous boxes, so now I have five boxes in all. This is a wonderful treat to receive each month and I love how the components are all working so well together. This is perfect for my decorating taste, too! I totally squealed when I opened my October box <3 It was a fabulous gift for my birthday. I can't say enough good things about the Delightful Life box and Debbie!!!" —Michele D.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $37.99/month.

    6. Banyan Tree Kids is an easy way to give kids ages 3-7 the gift of stem-cell learning and engaging activities, so they can learn while they play!

    a book, a lantern in the shape of a globe, and other activities for children
    Banyan Tree Kids / Via Cratejoy

    What you get: You'll receive two to three hands-on art and science-themed activities kids ages 3-7 will absolutely adore, and so will you, especially since the experiments and activities are educational and engaging. Each box comes with supplies for two kids (or for one kid to do it twice!).

    Promising review: "We love this subscription. They mention that it is storybook science which is very unique and fun. The box is always packed with a lot of stuff and my children look forward to unboxing them. The books are amazing and our home library is constantly growing with these gems." —Aiden S.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $25.99/month.

    7. Vinyl record club makes finding playable vinyl in the genres you want super easy — each box is packed with six records.

    a collection of 80s new wave pop vinyl
    Vinyl Record Club / Via Cratejoy

    What you get: You'll get six original vinyl record albums monthly in a hard cardboard box. You can choose up to three genres of music to receive per month and you will only receive records in those genres! Your vinyls are also guaranteed not to skip.

    Promising review: "I was missing getting new vinyl in quarantine, so I found this. Very accommodating and helpful seller, great picks, and an awesome price! Took eight or nine days to ship, slightly worn sleeves, but that's preferable! Really great and I would recommend." —Becca M.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $19.92/month.

    8. Pusheen box has you covered if you or someone you love is obsessed with all things Pusheen. You'll be decked head to toe in Pusheen fandom products in no time at all with this subscription.

    the Pusheen box with many Pusheen-themed items such as slippers and a water bottle
    Pusheen Box / Via Cratejoy

    What you get: Each month you'll get a box packed with Pusheen-themed collectibles and items like clothing, slippers, stationery, Pusheen plushies, and more!

    Promising review: "I’ve been receiving this box for over a year. I’ve loved pretty much everything I’ve received in all my boxes! I have kept all but one of the physical boxes as I used one as a gift for my niece for Christmas. They have nailed me each time and I have loved each theme. I am a 2XL and everything has fit me perfectly including a very plush robe I use after my shower. If you have someone that is a Pusheen lover this is definitely a box for them!" —Jeanne T.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $43.95/month.

    9. Quirky sticker pals is a penpal matching service and subscription box for kids and teens, so they can connect with other kids all over the world in a way that's safe and fun.

    postage and stickers
    Quirky Sticker Pals / Via Cratejoy

    What you get: Your kids will receive everything they need to connect with and meet new pen pals who are similar age range, to help foster understanding of other cultures and locations. Stationery, postcards, a diverse selection of stickers, and engaging educational inserts are all included.

    Promising review: "This is AHHHMAZING! I can get a moment of me-time and know my boys are doing something fun and educational. The pen pal aspect is the best! I love letting my child explore the world in a safe and 'computer-free' way. Love it!" —Carole S.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $13.33/month.

    10. Nail Shack has got your manicure covered all month long with high-quality sets of nail polish strips you'll fawn over.

    multiple sets of colorful and glittery nail polish strips
    Nail Shack / Cratejoy

    What you get: Each monthly pack comes with at least four full sets (one for each week) of high-quality, easy-to-apply nail polish strips, and supplies like nail files and cuticle pushers.

    Promising review: "I love this subscription! I normally do not wear nail polish because it takes too much time to apply, but I thought I would give these nail strips a try. I am really impressed by the quality and by the ease of application. The price is good. You can set your design and color preferences when you set up the subscription. I definitely recommend Nail Shack." —Loraine N.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $9.95/month.

    11. Ultimate Sensory box is a quarterly subscription packed with tons of sensory activities and games to keep your little one(s) occupied and learning from home.

    Ultimate Sensory box / Via Cratejoy

    What you get: You get 10 engaging activities with suggestions for support and extensions so your little one can play and learn in accordance with a new theme every month!

    Promising review: "This box is awesome! My 4.5-year-old absolutely loved it. She says she wants to do her 'ocean work' (the Ocean Treasures edition of this box) while her big sisters do virtual school. The contents are carefully curated and thoughtfully put together. We do one or two of the suggested activities each day. They are age-appropriate and fun. My daughter really loved the one where I hid the starfish letter cards and she had to find them. It challenged her but was a great way to start identifying lowercase letters. Looking forward to the next box!" —Rebbecca W.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $37/every three months.

    12. Parabox sends out soft, paranormal-themed T-shirts and a mystery or two for you and the fam to solve that's tied into that month's paranormal theme.

    the Para Box with text asking &quot;Can you solve the mystery?&quot;
    Para-Box / Via Cratejoy

    What you get: Each month you'll get paranormal T-shirts and info card about that month's theme. The shirt itself and the card contain hidden elements, clues, and mysteries to solve to unlock even more goodies! And each month features a new paranormal shirt and storyline, of course.

    Promising review: "I was looking for something to help me keep Halloween alive all year long and yet not cost an arm and a leg. I received my package a few days ago (it arrived so fast) and I absolutely love it! Definitely more than worth the price. The shirt is amazing and feels so soft! The whole family joined in on finding the clues on the shirt and then trying to figure out the next clue (we're halfway there!). For a family that loves puzzles and such this was a no-brainer. And the puzzles aren't easy either. As I said, we're still scratching our heads a bit for the second puzzle, but they've got ways to help you there too! I highly recommend this subscription, you not only get an amazing shirt but fun puzzles as well!" —Renae T.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $16.66/month.

    13. Front Range Bath And Spa will send high-quality bath and spa products right to your door, so you don't have to scour the internet or stores to find bath bombs that are "just right."

    Halloween-themed bath and spa products
    Front Range Bath And Spa / Via Cratejoy

    What you get: Each box contains beautifully-crafted soaps centered on a monthly theme, with a minimum of an artisan soap, two Bath Bombs, a Bubble Bath, a skincare product, and a candle.

    Promising review: "My box was amazing! There are so many great products and special little touches! I got the biggest box and it was totally worth it. A large arrange of full-size products: bath bombs, soaps, bunble bath, lotions, a candle, and I gave the seashells and saltwater taffy to my kids. I’ve ordered several bath boxes and this one was so abundant and lavish! Can’t wait until next month and neither can my kids. Great box to decompress from all the racism and stress from lockdown." —Miss S.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $31.62+/month (available in two sizes).

    14. Together Unplugged is packed with tons of ideas, games, puzzles, and other resources to ensure there is always a way to spend quality time with the fam that doesn't involve electronics.

    the Together Unplugged Box with books, magazines, puzzles and other activities unpacked
    Together Unplugged / Via Cratejoy

    What you get: Each month you'll get items, engaging activities, and resources that your family can use to unplug and spend time together throughout the month. You can expect a hands-on craft and/or STEAM activity, minute challenges, and new team-building exercises each month!

    Promising review: "I love the variety of options in this box and that it’s fun for my whole family. We love a game night so having some new curated items is a blast. What we know about screen time is that it’s more effective to reduce it if you replace it with other enjoyable activities, this box is a perfect way to do that." —Emily B.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $47.95/month.

    15. Leither Collection provides stunning hand-dyed yarns and everything you need to make a new crotchet project each month!

    the Leither Collection box with a crochet hook and yarn
    Leither Collection / Via Cratejoy

    What you get: Each box contains a crochet hook, stitch-makers, hand-dyed yarn, and a new pattern each month.

    Promising review: "Loved my first box! Beautiful yarn, easy to understand pattern, and nice, smoothly -ade crochet hook! This is a great box for crocheters!!" —Zanna L.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $21.08/month.

    16. HomeChef is a weekly meal kit service ready to deliver fresh ingredients and weekly recipes to your door, so you can get cooking minus the hectic trip to the grocery store. And for those who really want to simplify the home cooking routine, there's a "Ready in 15" section 👀.

    an unpacked HomeChef delivery box with fresh veggies

    What you get: Every week you'll choose new recipes tailored to your dietary preferences, and you can use the optional "Customize It" feature to swap ingredients or double up on protein.

    Promising review: "All the food has been amazing and easy to follow. Not only is the food delish, but it helps take the stress out of my family’s hectic schedule and broadens our palate to not eat the same meals over and over. Two thumbs-up." —HomeChef Customer

    Get HomeChef meals starting at $6.99/per serving.

    17. And DVD Locker sends you DVDS or Blu-Ray and gets to know your movie preferences over time, so you can build an impressive movie collection you'll actually want to watch!

    the movies &quot;Us&quot; and &quot;Hereditary&quot; with popcorn
    DVD Locker / Cratejoy

    What you get: Choose between a DVD or Blu-ray subscription, and review a selection of handpicked movies. You'll have the ability to swap any of the movies. The DVD locker team will get to know your preferences and movie tastes, so that you're satisfied with the two movies you receive each month.

    Promising review: "Brilliant service. Movies arrived quickly and cannot wait to see my next month's installment. This is such a great company and the customer care really does go above and beyond." —Scott D.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $16.67+/month.

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