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    Updated on Jun 15, 2020. Posted on Jun 15, 2020

    21 Top-Rated Subscriptions From Cratejoy That Are Popular For A Reason

    From books and chocolate to Japanese snacks and K-beauty, these subscriptions are just irresistible.

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    1. Chocolate and Book indulges your sweet tooth by sending a book from a genre of your choice, a yummy hand-selected chocolate that can range from homemade to luxury, and a hot drink (you can pick from coffee, tea, or hot chocolate!). It's the perfect combo to unplug, get comfy, and lose yourself in a cozy experience. Chocolate just makes everything better.

    A book and a bar of white chocolate with strawberries
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    What you get: a book from the genre of your choice (young-adult, thriller, sci fi/fantasy, romance, chick-lit, award-winning, bestseller, or surprise/hidden genre), hand-selected chocolate, and a hot drink (choose from coffee, tea, or hot chocolate).

    Promising review: "I've been subscribed for a few months now and I love it! The box always arrives around the same time each month and I am always looking forward to it. The chocolate is special and always a little different compared to what I usually get in the store, which makes the experience a bit more exciting each time (in a good way!). Every book I have been sent so far was an exciting and/or heartwarming/entertaining/great read and I can only recommend this box! So yeah, if you like chocolate, hot chocolate and cocoa-drinks, and good books, this is the book box for you! —Samantha

    Price: $18.49/month (£14.67 GBP)

    2. If you've ever wanted to go to Japan, Japan Crate lets you explore and experience its culture in not one, not two, but six different ways so you get a taste of all sides of the country! Choose from a crate full of Japanese snacks, kawaii (cute) things, instant ramen, collectible capsule toys, Japanese beauty products, or fun stationery items. Everything comes straight from Japan and it's super affordable too!

    A box full of Japanese snacks
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    What you get:

    Japan Crate (comes in three sizes): the Premium size has full-size Japanese candy and snacks, a bonus item, a Japan-exclusive drink, and a custom manga-zine with translations and a contest. The Original size has ten items with one DIY kit. The Mini size has five Items.

    Umai Crate: premium Japan-exclusive instant ramen and a revolving bonus item.

    Kira Kira Crate: six to eight full-size Japanese beauty products.

    Doki Doki Crate: fully licensed kawaii (cute) items ranging from plushies and collectible keychains to toy figures, clothing, miniatures, cooking utensils, and more.

    Gacha Gacha Crate: collectable roulette capsule toys made in Japan.

    Inku Crate: six to eight Japanese stationery items like notebooks, planners, pens, markers, and fun accessories.

    Promising review: "Really impressed. I don't normally review but I must say Japan Crate has impressed me! Really, really tasty snacks and candies. My family loves them! —Riley

    Price: $10.83+/month (available in six types and three sizes)

    3. TheraBox is curated by real therapists and may help you reduce stress, increase happiness, and inspire self-love through activities and self-care and wellness goodies. This is especially important in a time like this, when news and social media becomes overwhelming and you need to step back for a mental break.

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    What you get: One happiness activity and six to eight self-care/wellness goodies like aromatherapy, natural/organic bath products, body and skincare products, and more.

    Promising review: "I've been subscribed to this box for almost a year. When it arrives at my doorstep, it brings a smile to my face. I love that it is put together by a therapist and what really sets it apart from the rest is there is usually a 'therapy'-type activity or book inside. Of course I love the gifts too, which include everything from candles, to scented lotion, to face masks and body sprays. My favorite item so far has been the unicorn body butter and the rose spray mist toner. Most recently, my box included a package of cards with a daily fun activity on it, one that makes your soul smile and your feet dance. I highly recommend THERABOX!" —Michele

    Price: $30.99/month

    4. FaceTory offers high-quality K-beauty sheet masks and skincare products with innovative ingredients that'll give you the dewy, glowing skin you strive for. The products are handpicked and tested by FaceTory and reviewers rave about the adorable packaging too! Whether you're new to K-beauty or a seasoned fan, you'll find your next fave here.

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    Such a great price too!

    What you get:

    4-Ever Fresh Box: four curated sheet masks for dewy, glowing skin.

    7 Lux Box: seven trendy and innovative sheet masks such as hydrogels, bio-cellulose, foils, and multi-steps, and one bonus skincare item. May contain samples.

    K-Glow Box: three full-sized skincare items and four premium sheet masks that have been tested and handpicked by the team.

    Promising review: "I received my first box and was immediately struck by the charming packaging. My package contained everything that was promised but I was also pleased to find a small, additional sheet explaining the main ingredients, brand information, and unique points of each mask inside, which you can keep or discard at your preference (I'll be keeping mine, so that I know which companies make the masks I *really* love). Each product has been very high-quality. All four masks seem very different from each other, and I appreciate the variety. This seems like a great way to try out new masks without having to go hunting through beauty sites, product recommendations, and buying larger amounts of products that I don't know if I'll like. I've loved my first box, great first impression, and I can't wait for my next box!" —Lorelei

    Price: $7.57+/month (available in three boxes)

    5. Stickii Club boosts your mood by sending incredibly fun themed stickers and stationery. Use them to decorate your journals, laptop, planners — and even yourself? The stationary is super cute too; it includes things like themed paper clips and tiny notebooks!

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    What you get: Six sticker sheets, one bag of sticker flakes, and at least two stationery items in the style of your choice (cute, retro, or pop). Each month is a different theme.

    Promising review: "I've been getting the Stickii monthly sticker subscription for over three years now. I'm 38 years old, and I still LOVE stickers, and using them in my snail mail to pen pals, or when sending a package, or to dress up my planner. I love that each month before the subscription goes out, they send you an email with the new theme for the month, with a few spoilers, so you can chose which pack you want. I always go with the Cute pack. Each month you get between five and seven items in each pack. Most of the time, with the cute pack, you get a themed paperclip, a pack of sticker flakes that match the theme, a pack of memo notes, and four or five full sheets that also match the month's theme. All for $10 and some change. LOVE this subscription and the stickers are HIGH quality. LOVE this subscription SO MUCH! I don't think I'll EVER be too old to not enjoy them! —Whitney

    Price: $10/month (available in three types)

    6. MintMongoose Jewelry means you never have to go shopping for the right necklace ever again: you get high-quality earrings, bracelets, or necklaces, each of which have a story behind them, making them meaningful. The pieces are simple so you'll find it easy to accessorize with any outfit, and they come in the finish of your choice!

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    What you get:

    mintMONGOOSE Box: three pieces of jewelry every month (choose between silver, rose gold, or gold).

    mintMONGOOSE Black Box: four pieces of jewelry, two accessories (such as nail polish, scarves, handbags, socks, and more). You get to pick one of the accessories you get!

    Each set also comes with a postcard highlighting the inspiration behind that set's design.

    Promising review: "I signed up for MintMONGOOSE around September of last year, thanks to a YouTuber who was reviewing that month’s box. And I’m still with them. I was looking to expand my jewelry collection. And the pieces they send monthly are so beautiful. You can wear them as casual, or special occasions. I’ve gotten many compliments over the pieces that I’ve worn. I love that they also let you pick between rose gold, gold, and silver. I chose rose gold since I didn’t have much in that finish. If you’re looking for a good jewelry subscription, this one is it." —Rosanne

    Price: $12.99+/month (available in two boxes)

    7. Perfume Surprise ensures you always smell irresistible with five sample perfumes from real luxury designer brands and a jewelry set (all of which you get to keep) each month! You'll get to try and discover new perfumes you might not have chosen yourself. Finding this on your doorstep will always be a pleascent surprise, no?

    The box with the five 2.5 ml bottles, and a pink bottle of Gucci perfume
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    What you get: five 2.5-milliliter spray bottles with designer perfumes and a jewelry set based around that month's theme.

    Promising review: "Love the personalization of the handwritten name! Ya know, nowadays in a computer-age generation/society, that is a very nice touch! I really appreciated that! The jewelry is very cute! Everything is very well-packed and orderly and I'm so excited to explore all these scents. I have CPTSD and I have to control my senses so I am getting into my sense of smell since that's one sense I can control in most settings! Thank you so much for this box! Looking forward to many more! —Rachel

    Price: $22.50+/month (available in three options)

    8. Cloth & Paper upgrades your stationery experience with a sophisticated range of polished desk and organization supplies, fancy pens, fine planners, postcards, and more. You even get things you wouldn't think of, like washi tape holders. You'll feel so adult!

    A spread of goods from the box, including a gold stapler and gold scissors
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    What you get:

    Penspiration Box: a variety of four to six types of pens and pencils. Pens and pencils vary from gel, rollerball, ballpoint, brush pens, mechanical, wood, and more. The team includes hard-to-find overseas pens that aren't readily available in the US. Featured brands include exclusively designed Cloth & Paper pens, Caran D’Ache, Pilot, Marvy, Pentel, TomBow, and more.

    Planner Stationery Box: six to eight items with a variety of planner/stationery items, organizational supplies, and writing tools. You may receive things like pens, notebooks, sticky notes, notepads, journals, postcards, envelopes, and exclusive Cloth & Paper goods. Featured brands include Rifle Paper Co., Muse Beauty, Smitten On Paper, Studio Sarah London, and Katie Leamon.

    Penspiration & Planner Stationery Box: both boxes with all of the items listed above.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love it! I especially love the pen portion. Every writing utensil is unique and writes beautifully. I am seriously impressed by the quality! ​The planner ​portion was ​nice too; I ​​​love the organizing trays and ​the ​sticky notes ​are great. I am super excited to get my next one!​ I would highly recommend this company and will definitely buy this subscription as a gift. Packaging is beautiful as well. Thank you Cloth & Paper for the excellent items! ​I am a subscription box fanatic and this is one of my top favorites. Beautiful items and I love the messages inside each box! I’m so happy that I found this company and I will absolutely recommend this subscription to friends. Thanks! —Angie

    Price: $16.33+/month (available in three boxes)

    9. Smartass and Sass is for all you snarky souls who live for sarcasm and dark humor because honestly, that's the best kind. You get items like mugs, bags, clothes, and other goodies that'll make you snicker. Plus, the clothing items are unisex!

    The box
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    What you get: your choice of a shirt subscription, box, or shirt and box. Each box has five to seven items including mugs, bags, notebooks, unisex apparel, and more. Subscribers help decide on items and have access to a secret sale shop.

    Promising review: "I had this very silly idea that I would order this box, keep the few things I actually liked, and give the rest as gifts later. I LOVE IT ALL! I'm keeping everything and I'm not sorry! The quality of each item is much higher than I expected, and everything has just the right amount of 'smartass and sass' sprinkled in. Do yourself a favor. Order this box TODAY!" —Elisa

    Price: $13.95/monthly (available in three types)

    10. Once Upon a Book Club is a cool interactive experience that sends you a YA or Adult Fiction book with wrapped gifts labeled with page numbers, meaning they are not to be opened until you get to that page! More into classics? There's a box that combines classics with coffee or tea!

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    What you get:

    Once Upon a Book Club: one YA fiction or Adult Fiction book; three to five individually wrapped gifts such as photos, postcards, jewelry, mugs, etc.; a 5x7 quote print; discussion questions; read-along dates for live discussion; and a gift opening with fellow readers.

    Coffee and a Classic: one classic novel (choose from classic literature, children's classics, or classic non-fiction), a beverage (choose from coffee, tea, or hot chocolate), two bookish gifts, and a bookmark. Standard box also includes a snack and a mug.

    Promising review: "I cannot say enough good things about this. It was a wonderful surprise, packaged in an adorable box on the outside, with lovely boxed gifts and a book inside. The book I got is SO good; I am finding it very hard to put down. And the excited anticipation of opening a gift at a specified time is thrilling. I have opened two of my four gifts so far and the immersion in the story makes them that much more of a treasure. This has to be one of the best gifts I have ever received. As if this were not enough, the customer service is FANTASTIC! —Michele

    Price: Once Upon a Book Club for $32.50/month, Coffee and a Classic for $39.89/month

    11. Bloomin' Bin caters to your inner gardener by sending organic, in-season seeds, instructions, gardening tools, and basically everything you need to grow your own fruits, vegetables, and flowers! You can finally start that garden you've always dreamed of.

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    What you get:

    Basic Bin: seeds, a soil/plant food sample, possibly a pot/grow bag. May include live plants.

    Just Seeds: the seeds of the month, three to five types.

    Just Seeds Premium: the seeds of the month, three to five types. You can choose a flower, fruit/vegetable, or both. May include live plants if they are offered for the month. The first month comes with a custom binder to hold your laminated seed instructions.

    Premium Bin: seeds, a soil/plant food sample, possibly a pot/grow bag, and a project or garden tool. May include live plants.

    Promising review: "Really love this box (I have both seeds and the big box — like I said, I 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." —Anna

    Price: $7.75/month (available in four types)

    12. Finders Seekers Mysteries promises engaging fun for date night, kids, and even the whole family with an "escape room" challenge, puzzles, and secret codes that'll keep the gears in your brain turning. They're themed by location so you get to explore a new city and culture every month too!

    The Finders Seekers box cover surrounded by deciphering tools
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    What you get: a new puzzle and mystery adventure to solve, located in a different city and culture each month, clues in case you get stuck, and access to the team on Facebook in case you get really stuck. It takes approximately two to four hours to complete each puzzle.

    Promising review: "My family has always enjoyed going to escape rooms in physical locations. When we saw these boxes, we decided to give them a try. We have tried a few different brands. This one is our favorite so far. The puzzles are challenging, but with three to four of us, we can usually figure them out. Occasionally we need to use a hint. It’s nice they provide those for you. We enjoy the different themes and working together to 'escape.'"Kathy

    Price: $25/month

    13. Introverts Retreat helps you recharge and kick back for some much-needed me time with soothing, introvert-themed items. It's great especially after a particularly stressful day or when quarantine is getting to you but you can't exactly drive to a lake.

    A red teapot and teacup on a coffee table with a bag of loose leaf tea
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    What you get: a novel in your choice of genre — fiction, romance, or mystery/thriller — (all new/unread but may have small remainder marks on the bottom edge), a bookmark, a sweet or savory snack, and your choice of loose-leaf tea, coffee, or hot cocoa/flavored cappuccino. Size up and you also get a full-sized six-ounce wooden wick candle and eight ounces of hand-blended bath salts, and a bath or body care item.

    Promising review: "I ordered one box full box to try out, not knowing what to expect. It’s so fantastic! I ordered the mystery/thriller genre. The book wasn’t one I would pick for myself. This book is the one I’m always thinking about and reaching for when I have a spare minute! The candle is top notch in quality, scent, and throw. I have not tried the bath salt yet, but I’m really looking forward to it. The other goodies were such a nice treat. That fabulous book, and the candle sealed the deal for me to remain subscribed. This is a box I really look forward to, and I actually use all of the products — my two requirements for a keeper. Thank you Introverts Retreat for being a bright spot in my days." —Tiffany

    Price: $17.99/month (available in three types)

    14. Loose Leaf Tea is the perfect box for tea-lovers — you'll get unique hand-selected teas of different varieties so you can explore to your liking and never be short on something yummy to brew. The par-tea doesn't start until you get your daily cup anyway.

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    Each box makes four to five cups of tea.

    What you get:

    Sampler Tea Box: four hand-selected loose-leaf teas — black, green, herbal, and seasonal.

    Herbal/Decaf Tea Box: four hand-selected loose-leaf teas that are 100% caffeine free and seasonally themed.

    Black Tea Box: four hand-selected loose-leaf black teas or three black teas and a fun goodie black tea drinkers will enjoy.

    Green Tea Box: four hand-selected loose-leaf green teas or three green teas and something fun green tea drinkers will enjoy.

    Promising review: "I have received the first box from this subscription service, and must say I am super impressed! Not only are the teas delicious, but everything about this package was lovely and made me feel good about my purchase — from the locally-sourced products included and the employment of disabled workers by this company. And, I was fully prepared to be underwhelmed by the Blue Lady Grey Tea, having had other Lady Greys that are quite good, but it was amazing! Thank you! I'm excited to receive other boxes. Highly recommended for tea lovers!" —Kristy

    Price: $9/trimonthly (available in four types)

    15. We Craft Box keeps your little ones busy at home with imaginative quality crafts, themes, and stories that are exciting and easy to follow. You can finally relax from all the running around while they're busy or can join in for a fun craft experience together!

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    What you get: three or more complete craft units with all needed materials included (except scissors), a unique theme and story about the crafts, and photo directions.

    Promising review: "This was our first subscription box. My son is 5, so this is something we do together — absolutely fantastic contents. We have been making everything in stages, which is really nice to fill in gaps during homeschooling and play while in quarantine. I am happy with the quality of the products (Crayola brand, etc.) and the thought that has obviously gone into creating everything, so we will continue the subscription for sure. One of these would make an EXCELLENT gift." —Brooks

    Price: $25/month

    16. On the other hand, Adults and Crafts Crate sends, well, crafts for teens and adults! You'll get to work on fun and chic projects in which you create trendy things you can actually use, like wine caddies, resin coasters, clocks, and candles. You'll also be learning new craft skills, such as embossing and woodworking. No more buying gifts — now you can make them!

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    What you get: all the tools, materials, accessories, and instructions you need to complete that month's craft.

    Promising review: "I had a lot of fun with this box. I got the engraving kit. I was a little apprehensive at first, because I've never been very good at drawing straight lines so I expected to mess everything up. However, I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was. After just a little bit of practice, I learned some of the basics and then got started on the glass coasters using the provided stencils. They turned out a lot better than I thought they would! I'm just a little obsessed now. It's been a really nice stress-reliever after a long day at work! I'm looking forward to my next box already!" —Katelyn

    Price: $30/month

    17. SpiceBreeze gathers freshly ground spices from different areas of the world and brings them to your kitchen along with recipes using those spices so you can effortlessly cook up flavorful meals and try something new each month. Plus, the spices are pre-portioned so you don't have to worry about wasting them! Huh, they really thought of everything.

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    What you get: authentic recipes from two to four different regions of the world per month (depending on the box size you choose), simplified recipe cards with one to two spice pouches for three to four servings (a single culinary kit).

    Promising review: "Me and my husband both love SpiceBreeze. The recipes are easy to prepare and have a lot of ideas for substitutions. The spices are high quality and they keep fresh for months even when you don't have the time to use them right away. And everything is so delicious and authentic!" —Evelin

    Price: $8.90+/month (available in three types)

    18. The Dapper Dog Box is lovingly curated for dog owners — you get absolutely dapper products for your furry friend, like healthy treats, fun toys, and accessories, plus a limited-edition bandanna exclusively from Dapper Dog! Happy pups = happy owner.

    A fluffy dog wearing a bandanna and sitting next to goodies from the box, such as a chewy toy and treats
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    What you get: five full-size products, including treat bags, toys and accessories, curated around themes like Coachella, Southern Charm, Happy Howlidays, and more. For every purchase, Dapper Dog Box donates a portion of sales to an animal rescue or shelter so you can feel good about subscribing.

    Promising review: "We have a Cavalier King Charles spaniel and he absolutely loves his box. Every month, when it arrives, he can’t wait for me to put it on the ground for him to investigate. We love getting new treats and toys every month. The variety is great and keeps our dog entertained. We also love that each month is themed so we get something fun to take pictures with. The best part of the box is definitely the accessories. This is the only subscription box that includes an accessory and they are always beautiful and stylish! We will be customers for many years."Lucy

    Price: $20/month

    19. Succulents Monthly delivers a new live plant friend every month, easy hand-illustrated instructions on how to keep them happy, cute quality planters you'll love to show off, and everything else you need to finally put that green thumb to use.

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    What you get: a healthy plant, succulent-growing mix/potting mix, quality pots and containers, hand-illustrated paperwork with potting and care instructions, and a printable gift card.

    Promising review: "We gave this as a gift to my mother-in-law and I am just blown away by the quality of this subscription. The attention to detail is amazing. It's a terrific value for the dollar. I am a regular subscriber on Cratejoy and this subscription is as good as it gets! Thank you!" —Dana

    Price: $17.41+/month (available in two boxes)

    20. Shaker & Spoon transforms you into a bartender so you'll come out of quarantine an expert mixer with skills that'll impress all your friends. You get exciting new cocktail recipes and all the tools you need (except the liquor) to make fun cocktails. Each month is a new flavor and combo so you'll never get bored either.

    Three different cocktails in different types of glasses
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    What you get: three unique recipes by top bartenders and everything you need to make 12 drinks (four from each recipe) except the liquor. You'll get syrups, bitters, mixers, garnishes, and more.

    Promising review: "Amazing quality and you can make so many more drinks with the tinctures and speciality items they send." —Lauren

    Price: $40/month

    21. Freshcutky Soap + Wax promotes peace and calm (something we all need right now) with individually wrapped wax melts in a range of scents to make your home smell lovely, and a handmade cold-process soap bar that's brightly colored and can come in a fruity or floral scent, making it fun to use.

    Three colorful soaps and a pile of wax melts
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    Soaps are 100% vegan.

    What you get:

    Wax Melt Sampler: six individually wrapped wax melts in a wide range of scents for use with wax melt warmers.

    Regular Monthly Soap Subscription Box: one 5-ounce fresh fruity or floral handmade cold process soap bar in a bright color.

    Masculine Soap Box: soap scented with deep fragrances like wood and musk, and without the bright color.

    Promising review: "I subscribed to the wax melts box for just one month to check out the scents and selection and I am VERY impressed! I currently have the Pear-berry scent melting in my living room and cannot believe how long the scent has lasted and how great the throw is! I’ve purchased multiple brands of expensive melts and none have impressed me like these! I will absolutely be renewing my subscription!" —Kris

    Price: $5.91+/month+ (available in three styles)

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