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    16 Subscription Boxes That Are Actually Worth It

    "Did I ever tell you you're my herooooo?" —Me serenading the mailman when my subscription boxes get delivered

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    We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which subscription boxes they've tried that are ~actually~ worth it. Here are the results:

    1. Book of the Month expands your ever-growing book collection by sending you a new title to enjoy every month. You get to pick from one of five selected new releases, which feels like getting a book based on your BFF's glowing recommendation.

    Book of the Month

    What you get: Your choice of one of five titles a month with an option to skip a month and save your credit whenever you please.

    "I absolutely love Book of the Month. Not super flashy or niche, but you can choose from five books each month. It's the best cure for getting me out of my book rut. I love reading books by authors I might not have discovered otherwise in genres I'm not usually drawn to." —sabrinam44d0ee515

    Get it from Book of the Month for $44/three months.

    2. Lola eases your period pain, both figuratively and literally, by bringing pads, tampons, sex products, and more to you every month. Never get caught without *just* what you need when the red wave comes crashing.

    What you get: a customized box every four or eight weeks of period and sex products that can include pads, tampons, liners, cleansing wipes, condoms, lube, and more!

    "I get my tampons from Lola, and I love it. There’s minimal packaging, I can get exactly the sizes and type that I want, and I have never run out. It’s a little more expensive, but I feel good about what I am shoving up into my body (what it’s made of), and I legit never have to worry about not having what I need and when I need it." —kathrynb46ba3d256

    Get it from Lola starting at $8/month.

    3. Billie ~cuts~ your razor costs by delivering five blades at a time for only $9! Your kit also comes with a chic handle and any extras you may need, so you never have to add "shaving stuff :(" to your shopping list again.


    What you get: The starter kit comes with a handle, a magnetic holder, and two razor cartridges. Four replacement cartridges are sent every one, two, or three months, depending on how often you need them. Shave gel, lotion, and other extras can be added as well!

    "I love the Billie razors. Not technically a subscription box, but they send you razors when you need them and its only $9 with free shipping. They're super good quality, the handles are reusable, and they're great for thick hair."


    Get it from Billie starting at $9.

    4. Birchbox Grooming brings more masculine products to the forefront, offering products like shave cream, hand lotion, and high-end deodorant. This box is marketed to "men," but gender is a lie, so go ahead and get this if it SPEAKS to you! There's also a beauty box if that's more your speed!

    What you get: Five sample-size grooming supplies customized to your preferences.

    "I definitely recommend hooking your man up with Birchbox Man. I gifted a subscription for him two years ago and he enjoys it more each month. Samples are bigger and he gets really good stuff compared to Birchbox for women subscription I had. I was jealous lol." —gabyc4a7cfa675

    Get it from Birchbox for $10/month for grooming and $10/month for beauty.

    5. Winc asks you questions about your taste preferences and send you four bottles of wine based on your palette. Enjoy unique, quality wine, and learn a little bit about your faves on the fun info cards that come with your order.


    What you get: Four bottles of wine curated to your preferences, as well as info cards about the selections.

    "YES. The wine is delicious (and more importantly gorgeous to look at), plus it's super fun to get a boozy present in the mail each month. Thanks to nice packaging, it feels like a real luxury, even if the bottles are only about a dollar or two more than what I'd normally pay. I won't say this is a money-saver, but the experience and convenience definitely makes it worthwhile." —Bek O'Connell in This Wine Subscription Service Will Change Your Life

    Get it from Winc with wines starting at $13.

    6. FabFitFun lets you choose from a selection of high-end beauty and lifestyle products to produce a box curated by the person who knows you best: yourself.

    What you get: Eight to ten full-size beauty, home, health, and lifestyle products quarterly, many of which you get to select in a "this or that" option.

    "FabFitFun is a MUST. This is self care at it’s finest. It is $50 every three months but you get so much good stuff, usually over $300 in value. It’s like getting yourself a present without knowing what you bought." —kaitlynnwilliams

    "I've tried a variety of different boxes before, but this is the only one I have stayed with. The box comes every three months, but it’s full of full-sized things rather than sample sizes. The box includes beauty supplies, household items, health and wellness items, and jewelry or accessories. It often contains things that I would not buy for myself but have wanted to try anyway. Plus, their customer service is the best I have come across recently, for all industries." —samanthae4ef54d0a6

    Get it from FabFitFun for $49.99/quarterly.

    7. Loot Crate's Wizarding World box brings Diagon Alley to YOU by sending select Harry Potter collectables to your door. Be sure to look out your window waiting for it to arrive just in case it's delivered by owl.

    Loot Crate

    What you get: A bimonthly box of Harry Potter collectables and gear, customized to your selected Hogwarts house.

    "The BEST for us Potterheads ⚡" —danim4500e5465

    Get it from Loot Crate for $39.99/bimonthly.

    8. Stitch Fix sets you up with a personal stylist who hand-selects clothing and accessories based on your taste. Try everything on at home and only keep the items that ~speak to you~.

    What you get: A curated box of five clothing items and accessories picked by a stylist based on your preferences. Keep what you want and send back what you don't! Available in women's sizes 0–24, men's sizes XS–3XL, and kid's sizes 2T–14.

    "Stitch Fix! I’m a bit of a bigger, curvier girl, and I absolutely love that I can still get fashionable, on-trend clothing that will fit me well. It can get a bit expensive, but sometimes a splurge is worth it if you’re going to wear something forever!" —colleenh49665d105

    Get it from Stitch Fix starting at $20/styling fee per Fix (credited back to anything you decide to purchase!)

    9. Meundies takes cuteness to a whole new level by sending you matching pairs of underwear for you and your partner every month. Bumming around on Sundays just got even more adorable.

    What you get: A monthly pair of underwear for you *or* you and a partner. Pick from eight styles, and a myriad of fun colors and patterns. Available in men's and women's sizes XS–2XL.

    "Wearing matching underwear alongside my partner was a bedroom activity I never knew life was missing." —brianneb45d56a859

    Get it from Meundies for $15 for one pair/month or $30 for two pairs/month.

    10. Home Chef serves healthy meals and (most importantly) choices! Pick from 26 meals each week, and get cooking. These meals only take about 30 minutes to make, so start planning your menu *and* your after-dinner plans now! "Garlic Piccata Salmon" and "Portobello Parmesan" are some particularly delicious-sounding meals currently offered.

    What you get: Your choice of meals with perfectly portioned ingredients and easy step-by-step instructions.

    "Home Chef saves us so much time grocery shopping and meal prepping. It makes cooking a fun bonding activity for me (who went to culinary school) and my husband (who had never cooked a meal in his life before). Plus, it's pretty darn healthy and well-balanced with veggies in every meal." —Molly Hopp, Facebook

    Get it from Home Chef starting at $7.99 per serving.

    11. Sephora Play! sends you samples of the most talked-about beauty products you've probably been making heart eyes at on shelves. Now you can give these holy grails a try before you fully commit.


    What you get: Five sample-sized beauty products, 50 Sephora Beauty Insider points, and a booklet with tips and how-tos.

    "Sephora Play! gives you products from high quality brands like Marc Jacobs, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Becca, Tarte, etc. It also comes with an info packet on the item and how to use it." —Brenda Rios, Facebook

    Get it from Sephora for $10/month.

    12. Popsugar's Must-Have Box is in. the. know. The season's trendiest products are compiled here so you can try out what Popsugar editors have deemed the best of the best in beauty and lifestyle goods.

    What you get: Trendy, editor-curated beauty, lifestyle, and health products.

    "Popsugar is THE best! you get full size samples. it’s only $75 every quarter and you get like $300 worth of products! I've gotten everything from full bottles of lotion to yoga mats and blankets. My friend and I open it together like it’s Christmas!" —thereallisalisa

    It looks like the Spring box is sold out, but get added to the waitlist or start with the summer box from Popsugar for $75/quarter.

    13. Louisville Vegan Jerky of the Month Club serves up different flavors of their perfect plant-based treat that vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores alike can enjoy. 🎶Come together, right now, over jerky!🎶


    What you get: The bags of Louisville Vegan Jerky, including one with a secret flavor. All of the jerky is vegan, gluten-free, and non-gmo.

    "Truly, truly delightful vegan jerky with interesting flavors and a not-gross texture! I live and die by this jerky." —Emmy Favilla

    Get it from Cratejoy for $19/month.

    14. Boxycharm treats you to *full-size* makeup products at a mega-discount that gives me goosebumps. Discover new favorites that will last for a loooong time, not just the week or so that a sample would last.

    What you get: Four to five full-size makeup items, beauty tools, or skincare products.

    "I am a huge makeup lover. Every three months you can get the BoxyLuxe box which has like double the products. There is a palette almost every month. I have discovered some AMAZING products from this box. I've been getting it for nearly three years and I've only been disappointed by one box." —brianab4274d9288

    "Love the assortment of five full-size makeup/skincare/hair products I get each month. Some of my favorite products I've received are Kat Von D’s Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in 'Lolita,' an amazing baked blush from Laura Gellar, various Farmacy face washes, Tatcha sheet masks, and Two Face’s Better Than Sex mascara, all full-size." —meganm4c416cad5

    Get it from Boxycharm for $21/month.

    15. Quip quells the notion that toothbrushing is boring by bringing you a beautiful electric toothbrush and replacement heads *right* when you'll need them. No more trips to the corner store just for a toothbrush after yours gets too gnarly.

    What you get: The starter set comes with an electric toothbrush base, a cover/mount, and an optional toothpaste. Refills come with a brush head, AAA battery, and optional toothpaste.

    "Quip is single-handedly one of the best investments I've ever made. It's so chic and convenient, and the product is GOOD. I popped the extra $15 to get a ~bronze~ toothbrush, and it feels expensive and luxe. The bristles are just soft enough to not mess up your gums, and it cleans so well. The vibration timer is such a great feature. I always get a complete brush in without even thinking about it. Also, and most importantly, THEY SEND YOU A NEW BATTERY EVERY TIME! It's the most amazing purchase, and an incredible gift too, I'd give it a million stars if I could." —rachelb41ba04a50

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

    Quip won as the inexpensive option in The Best Electronic Toothbrushes on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    16. Art Snacks helps you flex your creativity, whether you're a new doodler or serious artist. With a few more tools in your artsy tool belt, who knows what amazing things you'll create!

    Art Snacks

    What you get: Four to five full size ~premium~ art supplies and a "menu" describing how best to use them, a piece of candy, and a sticker.

    "For fine artists and doodlers alike. They do provide a 'menu' with information about each product. They send high quality products and often times brand new products from the companies that sponsor them. It's a great way to test supplies you normally wouldn't have splurged on. Retail of each box varies but it's often double the cost of the box." —a45a628d99

    Get it from Art Snacks for $24/month.

    Your new goodies popping out of their boxes every month, so excited to see you!


    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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