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    1. Matter is a family-friendly science subscription that delivers the world's most interesting matter to your door. It's part museum, part lab project, and it will give you plenty of satisfying exploration/science experiment time each month.

    an array of fossils, test tubes, stones, and scientific objects
    Matter / Via Cratejoy

    What you get: You'll get four to six 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 is 100% 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 $29.99/month.

    2. Vegancuts Beauty Box gives you all the clean, luxury beauty products you could ever want to try β€” and everything is 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, and free of harmful chemicals!

    vegan face masks and other beauty products
    Vegancuts / Via Cratejoy

    What you get: Luxurious vegan products that'll have you loving your skin and have your skin loving you back. You'll receive four or more deluxe and full-size Items each month β€” charcoal scrub, pistachio lotion, makeup, under-eye gels, and other clean beauty products are just waiting to become a part of your routine.

    Promising review: "My husband and I both enjoy items we receive every month from VeganCuts. I received a full-size item that was over three times what I’ve paid for the box, and yet there were even more goodies. I am able to use high-end, top quality items that last much longer than a month so I always am putting the best ingredients on my face. I get compliments on my skin almost weekly. My husband has enjoyed pistachio lotion, hair cleanser, soaps, scar cream, carrot lotion, and charcoal scrub β€” just to name a few. Very generous and the only box I want." β€”Rachel A.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $24.95/month.

    3. Food Stirs delivers family-friendly baking kits with a super fun theme that changes each month, so you can make precious memories and delicious treats.

    Food Stirs

    What you get: Organic baking mixes, cutouts, sweet treats, activities, and detailed recipe/instructions so you can make monthly themed goodies that look just like the pictures.

    Promising review: "Very nice! It looked just like the pictures when it was done, and it tastes really really good. I have Down syndrome clients and let them do the kit. It was very easy for them to accomplish what the picture showed, and they were ever so proud; so this kit is kid-friendly and good for people with special needs." β€”Rosie

    Get it from Foodstirs starting at $15.26/per kit (choose from one-, three-, six-, or 12-month plans; gift plans also available 🎁).

    4. Escape The Crate offers a monthly "escape the room" game that'll keep you and your family entertained as can be. So long boredom!

    a Bonnie and Clyde themed box with dice, a notebook, fake money, and other objects
    Escape The Crate / Via Cratejoy

    What you get: Ciphers, letters, sleuthing tools, puzzles, and other items that'll help you build the vibe of an escape room in your own living room! You'll receive a different traveling adventure every other month and work with your friends to figure out clues, and solve riddles and puzzles!

    Promising review: "Escape the Crate is incredible. The production value, the feel of being in an escape room, the amount of content, the labor that must go into creating each is absolutely worth the cost. I'm continually impressed with the creativity that goes into making each box unique. And the fact that they made them reusable is an added bonus. I love this product. I could not recommend more highly." β€”Don T.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $26.50/every two months.

    5. My Bean is a premium, organic coffee subscription for anyone who wants to try delicious, robust coffees from all over the world from the comfort of home!

    a cup of coffee and two bags of coffee beans
    My Bean / Via Cratejoy

    What you get: You'll get two or three types of ethically sourced organic coffee beans from all around the globe! My mouth waters at the thought.

    Promising review: "Delicious coffee delivered monthly, the coffee was freshly roasted and each box that we have gotten has been a treat. We look forward to them!" β€”Jessica T.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $20/month.

    6. Black Girl Magic ships worldwide and offers a thoughtfully curated selection of wellness and self-care items in support of Black-owned businesses.

    a Black Girl Magic box with jewelry, bath and body products, and other featured items
    Black Girl Magic / Via Cratejoy

    What you get: You'll receive full-sized items, self-care and mindfulness techniques, and themed-products curated by holistic health and wellness coaches in support of Black-owned businesses.

    Promising review: "This was my first box and I loved it! I received a similar type of box not marketed towards Black girls and this box was better. I received so many products I love like a cowash that smells heavenly, lemongrass body oil which I love, this incredible candle that I use as a perfume β€” yes I do girl! Love this box and I love that it's helping Black businesses and exposing me to Black businesses. The products are top-notch and definitely worth it! I may be here forever. Hope to get some shea butter and maybe some crystal hot sauce in my next box LOL." β€”Miss S.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $45.50/every two months.

    7. Trendy Butler is a clothing subscription that'll send you expertly curated looks to keep you feeling fresh and fashionable.

    a pair of black pants, a striped shirt, and a white jacket

    What you get: A carefully curated box of clothes that'll help you put together effortless looks. You'll create a style profile, and then each box is put together by an A.I. stylist (but there is no styling fee)! Shopping and styling has never been easier.

    Promising review: "Love the service and like matching items with clothes I already own, plus this saves time and money!" β€”Nathaniel

    Get it from Trendy Butler for $65/month.

    8. Superpower Academy offers a new and fun way for your little ones to learn with monthly missions, narratives, games, and engaging projects. They'll look forward to this box every month!

    Cratejoy, Superpower Academy / Via Cratejoy

    What you get: Your kiddos will get a fun and engaging box that combines STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) learning with monthly secret missions! These hands-on missions include projects, comic books, and stories of real heroes. This box promotes a mindfulness mindset and helps kids build skills like resilience, courage, and empathy.

    Promising review: "BRILLIANT! I had high expectations when I purchased this as Christmas gifts for my two nieces (ages 5 and 6) and nephew (6). I wanted to give them something different. The lessons are deliberate and packaged as fun they can identify with. Who wouldn’t want to be their own superhero? The kids (three different families) constantly send me videos of their projects and their parents all tell me it is the one gift they have been going back to after all the Christmas excitement has settled. The boxes are fun and unique. I love the learning that it's given the kids. As they’ve told me, 'Superheroes have feelings too!' This is a perfect product for modern times and will be my 'go-to' gift from here on out." β€”Celeste C.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $29.58/month.

    9. Another World Escapes is ready to bring thrilling sci-fi and fantasy novels right to your door, along with high-quality bath products. Sometimes a little escapism is just what you need to end a hectic day.

    "The Fire Dragon" novel with tea and bath products
    Another World Escapes / Via Cratejoy

    What you get: You'll receive a sci-fi or fantasy novel along with themed, all-natural bath products to help you escape to another world! You'll also receive self-care items like teas, sweets, and other goodies. This subscription ships out quarterly.

    Promising review: "Loved this box. The spa products were all without funk. No sulfates, parabens, phthalates etc. I could use everything without cringing and truly relax. The book was great as well. I had the December box with the Hogfather β€” Easy entertaining read that really offered some fun escapism." β€”Annette B.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $29.99/quarterly.

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

    a Yosemite-themed Crated With Love box
    Crated With Love / Via Cratejoy

    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." β€”Chanda F.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $20/month.

    11. Bloomin' Bin is just what you need to start growing tons of organic, in-season fruits, veggies, and flowers 🌱.

    Bloomin' Bin / Via Cratejoy

    What you get: Each month you'll get in-season seeds and instructions, and you can choose from flowers, fruit/veggies, or both. The basic bin gives you seeds and info on how to care from them. The premium bin gives you things like plant food, gardening tips, gardening gear, and projects!

    Promising review: "Really love this box (I have both seeds and the big box em β€” like I said really love this box). You can't go wrong with either one. Everything is labeled and they give you great instructions. I have had almost 100% sprouting of my seeds. I like packages that people seem to put a lot of thought into. Thank you for the different gardening ideas and pushes. Love them all so far." β€”Anna M.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $7.75/month.

    12. Sun Basket offers a weekly menu featuring 23 new recipes for you to make at home, plus they have plenty of as ready-made breakfast options, lunches, and snacks! You can even choose a custom meal plan to fit your lifestyle, including Paleo, Pescatarian, and Fresh & Ready.

    Sun Basket

    What you get: Choose how many meals you want and you'll get all the ingredients and instructions you need to whip up new and exciting dishes! You can also select ready-made options like egg bites, oatmeal, yogurt, granola, bread, cooked meat, fresh pasta and sauce, and more β€” and it arrives in recyclable, compostable packaging.

    Get it from Sun Basket for $12.99/serving for two or four servings for two meals a week, $11.99/serving for two or four servings for three meals a week, or $10.99/serving for two or four servings for four meals a week.

    And can check out current menu items here.

    13. Sips by is a tea subscription that'll ship out tons of divine, high-quality teas for you to try and unwind. They have caffeine and gluten-free options as well!

    a person holding a bag of loose-leaf tea with other teas in the background
    Sips By

    What you get: You'll receive 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. You can choose loose-leaf or bagged teas, or a mixture of both. Loose-leaf teas come with a muslin and paper tea bag kit.

    Promising review: "I'm so in love with this subscription service and so excited over all the different brands!! My teas were perfect." β€”Mary

    Get it from Sips By for $15/for three months.

    14. Dia & Co curates a box of stylish plus size clothing items (and accessories!) based on your preferences, so you can find all the wardrobe necessities you need with the help of a personal stylist.

    shirts and a jacket hanging on a wardrobe
    Dia & Co

    What you get: Select your fashion preferences and you'll receive a curated box of clothing and accessories selected by a personal stylist, just for you! You'll try everything on at home, and keep the items you like. Available in women's sizes 14–32 (0X–5X).

    Get it from Dia & Co starting at $20/styling fee per box.

    15. Tamed Wild is a subscription for anyone in need of a little earth magic β€” this box is packed with intention setting rituals, herbs, teas, crystals, and alter items for a monthly lunar ritual. And if you don't have a monthly lunar ritual, this is also a great box for beginners!

    loose leaf teas, a glass bottle with a cork, dried herbs and spices, and other items
    Tamed Wild / Via Cratejoy

    What you get: You'll get up to five items including crystals, herbs and teas, altar items, jewelry, essential oils, and a monthly intention setting lunar ritual.

    Promising review: "I've received a few of these boxes now and will renew my subscription for sure. High-quality products worth more than the price of the box. The curation is thoughtful and serves the month's theme. I'm really glad I found Tamed Wild :-)." ⁠—Andrea D.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $20/month.

    16. Quip will send you a gorgeous electric toothbrush and replacement heads *right* when you'll need them, so you can keep up with your personal hygiene the easy way.

    the toothbrush and toothpaste in front of holder
    @quip / Via

    I bought one of their brushes recently and I love how sleek the brush is, and the battery lasts forever! Now I need to sign up for the subscription to get my refills.

    What you get: You'll get an electric toothbrush base, a cover/mount, and an optional toothpaste. Refills come with a brush head, AAA battery, and optional toothpaste.

    Get the starter set from Quip for $25+ with $5+ refills every three months.

    17. Knit-Wise is the perfect box for knitters and crocheters of all levels 😊.

    a person reaching into a Knit Wise box and holding yarn
    Knit Wise / Via Cratejoy

    What you get: One knitting or crocheting project per month based on your skill level, and all the materials you need to complete it. Choose from a beginner crochet subscription or a knitting subscription.

    Promising review: "I wanted to learn to knit β€” I have been crocheting for many years. This was the best introduction to knitting that anyone could ask for. They offer adorable beginner patterns and online tutorials, including video, which is a fantastic plus. I am now subscribed to the intermediate boxes, and I can’t wait to learn more!" β€”Jennifer

    Get it from Cratejoy for $10/month.

    18. Paletteful Packs is ready to send you tons of high-quality art supplies so you can experiment in different mediums every month!

    Paletteful Packs with paints, brush pens, oil pastels, and other art supplies
    Paletteful Packs / Via Cratejoy

    What you get: Choose from three sizes (including one size for kids) and you'll get art supplies such as pens, pencils, paints, tools, sketch pads, and more.

    Promising review: "I'm super happy with the two boxes I've received so far. Art subscription boxes are a great opportunity to try out new supplies, and with Paletteful, I know that I'm not only getting the highest quality supplies but that I'll get enough to really try out the medium/art style. From the two boxes I've received, I know that I won't always want or need the supplies I get, but I also have friends that I can gift them to, so I don't mind."β€”Arlington

    Get it from Cratejoy for $22.95/month.

    19. Jessie's-Nutty-Cups are here to put an end to peanut butter and chocolate cravings for good. That's because they thought of just about every peanut butter cup flavor ever, and now you can try them all (my dream).

    various flavored nut butter cups
    Jessie's-Nutty-Cups / Via Cratejoy

    What you get: A variety of peanut butter (and occasionally almond butter) cups made with Belgian chocolate; with delish flavors like Dark Sea Salt, PB&J, and Oreo. If you're always trying new peanut butter cups from the grocery store (me), this is the subscription for you!

    Promising review: "Fabulous peanut butter cups, exceeded expectations!" β€”Jenni S.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $16/month.

    20. Piquant Post is a yummy spice subscription that'll help you take your cooking up a notch with new, flavorful spices ground in small batches, plus recipe cards to go along with!

    packets of spices and recipe cards
    Piquant Post

    What you get: Three or four handcrafted spice blends and curated recipes from a specific region or country. You'll also get shopping lists and step-by-step cooking instructions that are easy to follow.

    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!” β€”Diego

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

    21. 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 to dive into.

    Book Of The Month, Book of the Month

    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/month.

    22. HomeChef is a meal kit service that'll deliver fresh ingredients and weekly recipes to your door. Say goodbye to the same old meals, goodbye to food shopping, and hello to the "Ready in 15" section πŸ‘€.

    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." β€”HomeChef Customer

    Check out this week's menu here.

    Get HomeChef meals starting at $6.99/per serving.

    23. The Plant Club is a monthly subscription for anyone who is ready to be a plant parent, or slowly but surely build up a plant collection in a whole new way.

    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 β€” a cute pot, dirt, and a label. Plus they include an information and care sheet, a magnet, and a little candy. It's such a fun crate." β€”Saundra S.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $23.33/month.

    24. Mind Wanderer sends thoughtfully-curated and therapy-inspired self-care boxes right to your door. If you're looking for accessible self-soothing support and helpful resources, this just may be the subscription for you.

    self-love cards, bath salts, tea, and activity cards
    Mind Wanderer / Via Cratejoy

    What you get: You'll receive self-care products (such as tea, journals, candles, snacks, and more) to help you slow down and take some me time, and exercises for decreasing anxiety and stress while increasing positivity. Each month features a new theme, like improving sleep, decreasing anxiety and stress, increasing self-confidence, or developing more positive mindsets.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this box β€” by far my favorite sub box that I've tried. I subscribe to the Mind Wanderer mini and it never disappoints! This is a self-care box that is TRULY about caring for yourself (and the effort that entails). Each box/mini comes with a themed workbook to help you stay on track and really work on whatever the current theme is (fear and anxiety, happiness, self-love and compassion, etc.) along with an assortment of related items. I've received a few essential oil rollers, face masks, soaps, and occasionally a little notebook, cardholder, or something else. I buy this box for the workbooks, journal prompts, encouragement from Dr. Sarah and the online Facebook community. If you just want a box of stuff this is cute and you may still love it, but the real value and power lies in the CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) aspect of the box. Unmatched." β€”Jordyn T.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $19.99/month.

    25. And NME box 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: You'll get 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." β€”Michael B.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $59.57/month.

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