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    20 Subscriptions That People Actually Swear By

    Subscriptions for pets, gourmet desserts, crafts, beauty and self-care, and more.

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    1. Phivi Artisanal Desserts Box sends gourmet desserts from local bakers right to your door so you'll have drool-worthy treats on hand to get you through the month!

    pudding cups, brownies, cookies, and other desserts on a table
    Phivi Artisanal Desserts Box / Via Cratejoy

    What you get: Each month you'll get eight full-sized desserts in new seasonal flavors from local bakers and small businesses.

    Promising review: "I loved this dessert box filled with deliciousness! Each dessert came individually wrapped, and some came with adorable, colorful crinkle paper! There were so many textures and flavors — delightful and delectable! It is impossible to choose one favorite as they were ALL delicious! My top three would be the white chocolate egg with strawberry mousse filling, the coconut nest macaroon, and the Irish Cream truffles! The macaron and the cookie deserve honorable mentions as well. All I can say is YUM!" —Robin A.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $30.42/month.

    2. Eureka Crate offers kids and teens engineering and building projects that'll teach them to apply principles of science and math to make awesome things each month.

    a person making an animated lamp
    KiwiCo

    What you get: Each month you'll get a new project to complete, which vary based on the age group you select. Past projects have included a cantilevered lamp, a Ukele, and building an electric pencil sharpener. Your kid will love exploring and creating new inventions with this super-engaging box!

    Promising review: "My youngest LOVES his crates! He opens them right up and focuses on the task for hours sometimes. The projects are amazing! High-quality materials, well-engineered, easy instructions, and lots of cool extra info. Highly recommend!" —Susan F.

    Get it from KiwiCo for $24.95+/month.

    3. Sooni Pouch is a K-beauty sheet mask subscription here to ensure you'll have the masks you need for spa night and then some.

    a collagen sheet mask, a blackberry sheet mask, and two other sheet masks
    Skin To Glow Ltd / Via Cratejoy

    What you get: Choose your size and you'll get four or eight essential and luxury Korean Beauty sheet masks with ingredients such as collagen, wild berries, and hyaluronic acid to keep your face hydrated, try a skin peel, and give you glowing results according to reviewers!

    Promising review: "Got my first four-pack of masks and I'm thrilled. It came with a detailed information card which was very helpful. I also found that all the masks were true Kbeauty masks. So far I love the masks and can't wait to try them all!" —Jessica G.

    Get it from Baby Face Diary on Cratejoy for $8.49/month+ (available in two sizes).

    4. Brown Sugar Box sends handcrafted, empowering products to your home each month. This box is priceless according to reviewers, but it is worth noting each box is worth $90 in retail value.

    Izzy And Liv

    Izzy and Liv is a Black-owned company on a mission to ensure that the things Black women love are reflected in the things Black women buy. They make graphic tees that reflect Black culture and celebrate Black women and children, and they offer subscription boxes for adults, teens, and younger kids.

    What you get: You'll receive five to six full-size products such as handcrafted soaps, throw blankets, candles, makeup, and a newly-released shirt in every box! They also make a bi-monthly subscription box for teens, and subscription boxes for kids!

    Promising review: "I love everything in my box and all the messages from your company. I have some co-workers and family members who are signing up. They saw my box and couldn't believe it was something out there that celebrates us." —Charmane G.

    Get it from Izzy & Liv for $39.95/month (shirt sizes available in sizes S-3XL).

    5. Stick in a Box is an ideal way to get your hands on some premium beef jerky, as well as unique flavors from artisan jerky makers.

    the beef jerky box wit four bags of jerky
    Stick in a box / Via Cratejoy

    What you get: Choose your size and you'll receive two to seven bags of delicious jerky from small-batch jerky makers, with flavors you've likely never tried before!

    Promising review: "Love love love the boxes. Will be ordering again this year. Such a wonderful gift each month to receive." —Curtis L.

    Get it from Stick in a box on Cratejoy for $14+ (available in three sizes).

    6. Crystal Gemstone Shop offers gorgeous gems, jewelry, and crystals you'll be excited to fill your home with each month.

    a table with many different types of crystals
    Crystal Gemstone Shop / Via Cratejoy

    What you get: Depending on which box you choose, you will receive gemstones, jewelry, and/or crystals such as crystal clusters, tumbled gemstones, gemstone towers or obelisks, gemstone spheres, gemstone animal carving, gemstone pendulums or jewelry, rough gemstones, or gemstone sets.

    Promising review: "Loved this box! I love that the box came with the names of each stone including the Metaphysical properties! I received a Labradorite heart, a raw Blue Tiger Eye stone, a tumbled White Leopard, a tumbled Zebra Jasper, a Mookaite Egg, and my favorite piece: an Opalite Turtle Totem! Definitely worth the money. And you can tell it was packed with care. They wrote a funny and sweet note thanking me for choosing them out of so many other sellers. I’m very happy and impressed with this company! Thank you Crystal Gemstone Shop!" —Krisan G.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $6.41/month+ (available in stone of the month, or in a small or large monthly box).

    7. Craft + Boogie makes craft time with your kiddo easy, fun, and it lasts all month according to reviewers! You get way more than just one craft per box.

    a child sitting on a couch next to an adult with craft supplies in front of them and completed crafts hanging on the wall
    Craft + Boogie / Via Cratejoy

    What you get: Each month you'll get the supplies to make three to four festive crafts, a family game, snack recipes, a Spotify playlist, paper table directions, and activity pages to keep your kiddo engaged and having fun.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love the Craft & Boogie subscription box! There are so many cute activities, crafts, snack ideas, and even a themed playlist. All of the materials and directions are included which makes it so easy! It is so fun celebrating each holiday doing these activities and spending quality time with my son. I look forward to getting our next box and I know my son does too!" —Seema L.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $24.99/month.

    8. BoxDog is sure to be your pup's favorite visit from the mail person in no time — they'll ship out sturdy toys for big chewers, handmade treats, and/or outdoor gear, depending on what box and items you choose for your dog!

    a small white dog wearing a green vest next to the subscription box with two toys
    BoxDog

    What you get: Your pup will get two items in a monthly box, and you can choose all the toys and gear for your dog every time! Items include toys, raincoats, dog beds, and other accessories in sizes SM–XL. They also have a seasonal quarterly box (one box every three months) with three types of handmade treats, one vegan skincare item, and the pick-your-own toys and gear options.

    Promising review: "These toys are hands down the best toys my dog has ever had. She will rip up toys in three minutes flat and these take her weeks to fully destroy them. The ball we got in the last box has not even cracked yet, knock on wood. Love this box." —Christine F.

    Get it from BoxDog for $39.99/month (also available in quarterly and yearly subscriptions.

    9. Kal-Elle Fandom Monthly ships out fandom-themed jewelry and other goodies you truly won't be able to find anywhere else — plus each box contains over $40 in retail value.

    a "Goonies" themed box with earrings, a pin, a bracelet, and other Goonie fandom items
    Kal-Elle Fandom Monthly / Via Cratejoy

    What you get: Each month you'll receive six to seven pieces of uniquely designed jewelry and accessories related to a rotating fandom from the past to present. Subscribers also receive an exclusive pin each month, and you can expect fandom goodies to range from lamps to scarves to jewelry of course, so you can show off your love of your fandom!

    Promising review: "A fabulous and creative subscription if you love unique fandom jewelry. Fun themes and great quality stuff. I absolutely LOVE my Hobbit necklace from the most recent shipment. Great value overall! Worth way more than what you pay." —Tracy B.

    Get it from Kal-Elle Fandom Monthly on Cratejoy for $17/month.

    10. The Adventure Box for any couples who want date-night supplies and cute projects to complete while staying in with their S.O.

    paints, chopsticks, two leather books, a hammer and nails, and other objects
    The Adventure Challenge

    What you get: The Adventure Box is an add-on to the Couples Edition box, which is a box packed with scratch-off adventures for you and your S.O. You can also get it with an instant camera to capture your memories! Each month you'll get an assigned date and everything you'll need for a fun date night, with a different adventure each month, like engraving projects and other surprises.

    Promising review: "We got the Couple's Book with the camera and the subscription box; we just did our first box and it was so much fun! The quality of everything is top-notch and totally worth it. So far, it brought us a lot of smiles, extra love, and we can’t wait for more dates now." —Casey

    Get it from The Adventure Challenge for $45/month.

    11. HoneyComber Club ships yummy monthly honeys to your door for you to try. The jars of honey are all raw and will be delicious on toast, in your oatmeal, on pancakes, and more. Winnie the Pooh would faint!

    three jars of variously colored honeys
    Honey Comber Club / Via Cratejoy

    What you get: You'll receive three different raw honeys, information on beekeeping and where your honey came from, and where to get more honey if you so desire!

    Promising review: "Wow! These honeys are so good! I would refuse to get raw honey from the store because of how awful it tends to taste but when I saw this box I thought I'd give it a try. I tell you what, this tastes better than any honey I ever had before! And the fact that I am supporting small businesses is definitely a bonus. Thank you and your bees for such amazing products! 💜" —Marzie M.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $21/month.

    12. Street Team Cycling is like a care package for avid cyclists. You'll get all types of gear and protein-packed snacks for your next ride!

    a water bottle, bag of snacks, and bike accessories next to the box
    Street Team / Via Cratejoy

    What you get: You will get cycling gear chosen by cyclists for cyclists, with items such as snacks, skin repair spray, cycling tools, apparel, and seasonal products you'll put to use right away!

    Promising review: "The items never seem to amaze me they send whatever you need without evening knowing. Amazing care package, perfect for any fixed rider. The apparel is also premium quality." —Gregory L.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $39.60/month+ (available in four sizes).

    13. MX T-Shirt Club is a T-shirt and Mexican candy subscription that'll complete your wardrobe and give you flavorful candies to try all month long.

    a T-shirt with Frida Kahlo on it surrounded by Mexican candies
    MX T-Shirt Club / Via Cratejoy

    What you get: You will get a super soft vintage T-shirt and a box jam-packed with a variety of Mexican candies each month.

    Promising review: "The monthly themes are well thought out and brilliantly executed with beautiful, clever designs on the tees and stickers. I very much enjoy reading the accompanying letter explaining the theme choice. I look eagerly forward to next month’s box!" —Lilana H.

    Get it from MX T-Shirt Club on Cratejoy for $18/month.

    14. Smartass and Sass will fill your wardrobe and home with witty products to match your sense of humor and make everyone laugh.

    Smartass & Sass, Smartass and Sass

    What you get: Choose from a monthly T-shirt box, subscription box, or an extra big subscription box, and you'll get a soft-blend T-shirt, and/or five to seven full-sized wellness/decor items from hilarious brands that'll help make your home as sarcastic and witty as you are.

    Promising review: "I am so happy I got this box! I thought the box looked like it would be lots of fun and everything looked super cute when looking at the pictures and I was right! I loved every single thing I got. I’m very excited about the theme they chose for next month and am eagerly awaiting my box of awesomeness! I got the big box with the t-shirt and would recommend anyone trying it out to get the big box, you won’t be disappointed." —Keli G.

    Get 20% off your first-time subscription or any shop orders with our exclusive promo code BUZZFEED!

    Get it from Smartass & Sass for $15.95+ (available in three varieties).

    15. Everyplate delivers ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions to help get delicious meals on your table every week, minus the trip to the grocery store and the potential food waste one faces when dining for one or two.

    BuzzFeed / Hameda Nafiz

    What you get: Choose from a 2–6 people plan and 3–6 meals per week and you'll get all the fresh ingredients, and the recipe cards you need to whip up sizeable meals. You'll get to choose what you eat each week, and the selections change to give you lots of variety.

    Promising review: "When you get your box, you'll have everything you need to create tasty meals, perfectly proportioned to the serves you selected. All you need to bring to the party are pantry staples like salt and pepper, oil, butter and vinegar. The instructions are super easy to follow! Even for someone like me, who usually hates using recipes when cooking. The Mexican bean chili surpassed my expectations of how hearty a non-meat meal could be. " —Hameda Nafiz

    Check out our full review of Everyplate for more info!

    Get it from Everyplate starting at $35.15/week for six meals.

    16. 180 Box is a wellness and self-care subscription on a mission to send you the products you need to unwind and rest when life gets too hectic.

    a box of wellness items including art, a protein shake, and skincare products
    180 Box / Via Cratejoy

    What you get: Each month you will get to try full-sized wellness products such as skincare items, snacks, relaxing bath products, books, and other goodies that'll remind you to take a break!

    Promising review: "I've tried several subscription boxes and have given most of the stuff away. I get to keep this box! This is the first box that actually sends useable items: there were edible treats, some calming bath items, socks, and more. LOVE!" —Jennifer J.

    Get it from on Cratejoy for $39.96/month.

    17. Cocotique is a Black-owned beauty box that'll deliver haircare and skincare items specifically made for women of color right to your door.

    edge fixer, coco butter, lip gloss, nail polish, and a bag that reads "be a blessing to someone today"
    Cocotique

    Cocotique is a Black-owned business founded by Dana Hill Robinson, who aims to end the struggle women of color go through finding haircare and beauty products that work for their skin tones and hair textures by sharing her hand-picked beauty and wellness faves through this subscription.

    What you get: Each box is curated with five to eight of the best beauty, self-care, wellness and lifestyle products for women of color (full-sized and travel-sized), and each box comes with six issues of Essence magazine.

    Promising review: "Loved Everything! I loved every single thing in this box as I always do. Cocotique does not disappoint. Especially the shea butter. It was so luxurious on my skin and smelled amazing.” —Ada

    Get it from Cocotique for $25/month.

    18. Teach Sparkle Pop gives teachers a monthly boost with their subscription packed with classroom decor, planners, snacks, and much more.

    a pink Teach Sparkle pop box
    Teach Sparkle Pop / Via Cratejoy

    What you get: You will get six or more premium items per box such as classroom and office decor, stickers, snacks, stationery and planner items, coffee and tea, home decor, and lots of teacher resources.

    Promising review: "This box and all of the extras from being a member of the group was just what I needed to get through a difficult start of school. Perfect timing with all the COVID changes for teachers and students. LOVE the energy that comes with the box and the fun items that were packed inside. Couldn't be more pleased! Thank you!" —Erin L.

    Get it from Teach Sparkle Pop on Cratejoy for $39.95/month.

    19. The Young Adult Edition of the Book Club Box offers young readers interactive, book-themed gifts along with their novel, to help them become (or stay) an avid-reader!

    the novel "By the Book" with a bag that says "Page 136" an enevelope for page two, and other book-related accessories
    The Book Club Box / Via Cratejoy

    What you get: You'll get an interactive book club complete with a newly released YA novel and three to five book-themed gifts that are labeled with corresponding pages to help your reading experience come to life!

    Promising review: "I was an avid reader before, but this book club has enhanced reading for me to a new level. All of the gifts that you open once you reach a certain point in the story are thoughtful and well-curated. I've seen other subscribers take issue with the costume jewelry, but I personally have loved them every time so far. The jewelry-type items don't come in every box and so far no items have been similar (repeated). You'll receive usable items like umbrellas, wearable items like scarves and necklaces, crafty items like the pastels, and paper items like the flyer that enhance the story by bringing an item from the text directly into your hands as if by magic." —Mandy M.

    Get it from The Book Club Box on Cratejoy for $32.50/month.

    20. Magic Playbook sends out seasonally-themed and educational play boxes to little ones ages 2 to 6, so they can learn, play, and create something new each month.

    a traveling-themed subscription box with a play passport, camera, and post cards
    Magic Playbook

    What you get: A box curated by two parents for children ages 2 to 6, with seasonally appropriate activities and printables to spark your little ones' imagination through pretend play and educational games.

    Promising review: "Love my new Magic Playbook! I work full time and am totally fried by the time I get home. It is so nice to have a whole list of activities (all of which my kids have LOVED so far) ready and easy to set up. The complete supply lists and ready printables make planning activities so easy! I don’t have to think and my kids are happy and entertained — everyone wins. It might actually BE magic!" —Rachel

    Get it from Magic Playbook for $9/month.

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