46 Best Subscription Boxes for Beauty, Style, Home, Food, Drink, Pets, Kids and Hobbies
With puzzles, perfume, plants and more (all delivered to your door), subscription boxes are the gifts that keep on giving
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Why a subscription box?
A modern iteration of gift-of-the-month clubs, subscription boxes are fun, convenient, delivered-to-your-doorstep surprises that continue to grow in popularity. And whether you’re treating yourself or someone else, there’s an expertly curated box somewhere out there. Have a book-loving friend who reads everything under the sun? Sign them up for one of the many book subscription boxes. Fancy yourself an expert gardener? Plant subscription boxes are aplenty. And don’t forget about those puppy dog eyes looking up at you right now, worthy of their own dog subscription box. There are meal subscriptions, coffee subscription boxes and the most convenient subscription services for everything from household items to office attire.
They’re truly the gift that keeps on giving, with one of the best aspects of subscription boxes being the curation—the brands learn about the recipient and curate a selection of products that’s sure to be loved. Thoughtful goodies are then delivered on a monthly, quarterly or yearly basis. And you’re not just limited to rental clothing or shaving supplies. The subscription box options we’ve included here run the gamut of hobbies and lifestyles.
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Best subscription boxes for women
Best for: Lovely lingerie
What you’ll get: Toss those tired granny pants and upgrade to silky, lacy and confidence-boosting undergarments from Underclub. Each month, you’ll receive designer intimates from brands like Clo Intimo, Kilo Brava and more. If you’re into undergarment-focused clothing subscription boxes, you can choose from three subscription options, including Signature Underwear, Luxe Underwear and Matching Bralette Set. This female-founded small business currently delivers sizes XS to 4XL and works with ethical partners to deliver fit, function and feel.
Best for: Fragrance fanatics
What you’ll get: For those who prefer sensory gifts to apparel boxes or clothing rentals, this might pique your nose’s interest. Versace. Gucci. Prada. Dolce & Gabbana. Burberry. Tom Ford. These are just some of the luxury brands you can choose from with a subscription to Scentbird. After filling out a scent profile quiz, you’ll be treated to a new fragrance every month—each 8ml bottle holds roughly 120 sprays, which should carry you through every occasion until your next order arrives. There are more than 600 fragrances just waiting to adorn your wrists and earlobes.
Best for: A quiet night in
What you’ll get: If your weekend ritual includes a free streaming services, a glass of wine and a new puzzle, sign up for the Jiggy Puzzle Club, where you’ll get an exclusive 500-piece puzzle to test your skills and soothe your puzzle-loving soul each month (or every other month or quarterly). It’ll arrive in a reusable drawstring microfiber bag—and if you like to save and hang your creations, add on some glue and spreading tools (sold separately).
Maeven Bridal Box
Best for: The bride-to-be
What you’ll get: Before your BFF, sister or niece walks down the aisle or gets bogged down with wedding registry building (an Amazon Prime benefit), remind them to savor the days leading up to the wedding as well. Shower the bride-to-be with a box from Maeven, a compilation of luxury items, including “Mr. and Mrs.” coasters, keepsake boxes, champagne flutes, cake toppers and more, delivered each month. The intro box includes everything they’ll need to kick off the wedding planning process, and subsequent boxes will help prepare for bridal events along the way.
Best subscription boxes for men
History by Mail
Best for: The history buff
What you’ll get: If your man has a proclivity for historic happenings, then he’ll be enthralled by the History by Mail subscription from Uncommon Goods. Each month, a past event—from the atomic bomb to Rosa Parks’s bus boycott—will be brought to life by a curator and a team of archivists and graphic designers to replicate fascinating documents on a specific subject. These letters and documents arrive each month via first-class mail, giving the recipient something truly special to look forward to in the mailbox.
Best for: The great outdoorsman
What you’ll get: One of the fan-favorite subscription boxes for men, this box from Nomadik gives you all the gear you’ll need to prepare for an outdoor adventure. Each box comes with three to seven full-size premium products that are custom selected based on your interests. Past kits have been focused on hiking, camping, gadgets, safety and hammocks, so there’s something for everyone.
Best for: Skin-care aficionados
What you’ll get: Need a gift for your boyfriend or for the man who realizes that washing his face with body wash isn’t the best form of care? Only Skin is a premium skin-care line for men that makes it easy to stick to a skin-care routine. The Essential Kit covers the basics, such as cleanser, scrub and day cream, while the Premium Kit expands to include a night cream and an eye serum. Subscribers save 10% and can cancel anytime.
Best for: The impossible-to-shop-for guy
What you’ll get: If you want to look like the hero when picking out gifts for men, check out Bespoke Post, a company that releases new themed boxes filled with shaving sets, shoe-shine kits, home bar essentials and more. For the guy who can’t start his day without a jolt of java, try the Roast Box. If he’s more of a martini man, there’s the Speakeasy Box. No doubt, he’ll be impressed with your shopping prowess.
Best subscription boxes for food
Best for: Treating a sweet tooth
What you’ll get: Shh, this is our little secret, but Doughp has a Secret Cookie Dough Club, and you’re going to want to get in on it, stat. Club members receive free shipping on two 8-ounce containers of bakeable and edible dough, with rotating flavors each month, including exclusive access to secret flavors ahead of the public. Did we mention this cookie dough is free of preservatives and high-fructose corn syrup, and lower in sugar than a candy bar?
The Fruit Company
Best for: Fruit purists
What you’ll get: If you begin salivating at the very thought of receiving organic, seasonal fresh fruit each month, then check out the HarvestClub Organic subscription box from The Fruit Company. You can even plan your healthy snacking calendar now: oranges in January, Pink Lady apples in February, grapefruit in March, mangos in April, green D’Anjou pears in May, rainier cherries in June, cherries in July, peaches in August, nectarines in September, Asian pears in October, Fuji apples in November and Comice pears in December. Enjoy each one at its peak freshness.
Best for: Spicing up your life
What you’ll get: Yes, salt and pepper are cooking staples, but those are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to flavoring your favorite dishes. Learn how to easily whip up Indian, Italian and Middle Eastern meals, among other flavorful cuisines, with the help of RawSpiceBar‘s Spice Subscription Builder. Each box comes with a 2-ounce spice blend made in small batches and a seasonally appropriate recipe (your choice of omnivore or herbivore) that highlights the blend.
Best for: International palates
What you’ll get: Anyone who calls themselves a traveling foodie will get a kick out of Universal Yums, a subscription box that features a smorgasbord of treats from a featured country each month (and most of these items are difficult, if not impossible, to find in the United States on your own). For instance, if Belgium is the highlighted country, you can expect lots of delicious chocolate.
Best for: Easy meal prep
What you’ll get: Struggling with the age-old question, “What’s for dinner?” Perhaps it’s time to consider the best meal subscription services. You’ll have fun cooking Hello Fresh‘s globally inspired, chef-created dishes together—simply choose the number of servings and nights you’d like to cook, and enjoy the added bonus of a home-based date night. There are recipes for every skill level (including time-saving 20-minute meals) and options for every food preference, including vegetarian, low-calorie and family-friendly. So, congratulations! Dinner is handled.
Special Delivery from Taste of Home
Best for: Masters of the kitchen
What you’ll get: For the friend or relative who’s most at home in the kitchen, try a Special Delivery from Taste of Home box subscription. Every box features favorite cooking gadgets and kitchen products, plus a full-size cookbook, to make trying new recipes an ongoing adventure.
Best subscription boxes for drinks
Raising the Bar
Best for: Nonalcoholic drinkers
What you’ll get: The alcohol-free movement is gaining traction, and with Raising the Bar, anyone can partake in a zero-proof cocktail experience. Each month, you’ll whip up mocktails for happy hour thanks to a box filled with a new drink recipe, everything you need to make it and some gadgets to help build your bar (like glassware or accessories). The best part? No hangover the next day.
Shaker & Spoon
Best for: The budding mixologist
What you’ll get: It’s 5 o’clock somewhere, right? If you know someone who’s always setting up happy hours, inviting you over for drinks or choosing brunch spots based on their bloody mary bar accouterments, then they’re sure to raise a glass and cheers to Shaker & Spoon subscription boxes. This monthly delivery includes three step-by-step original recipes curated by top bartenders—plus enough ingredients to make 12 cocktails (four drinks from each recipe). All that’s missing is the alcohol, which shouldn’t be a problem for anyone who keeps a well-stocked bar.
Courtesy Bean Box
Best for: Coffee cravers
What you’ll get: We all know someone who can’t function properly prior to their third cup of coffee—and those are precisely the people who deserve one of the best gifts for coffee lovers: a subscription to Bean Box. Simply select the style of coffee you wish to receive (such as whole bean or freshly ground), your ideal tasting experience, the quantity and how often you’d like it delivered. What a great gift to wake up to each morning.
Best for: Tea drinkers
What you’ll get: If a cup of coffee isn’t your cup of tea, don’t discount a gift from Sips By—a personalized, multibrand tea subscription box. Each month, the brand’s matchmakers use an algorithm they’ve created to select four teas customized to the recipient’s preferences, perfect for those who drink tea daily. The monthly boxes also come with information on brew times and a little background information on the selections, which can come as tea bags, loose-leaf tea or tea sachets.
Best for: Wine connoisseurs
What you’ll get: Bottles of wine delivered to your doorstep? It’s like a fairy tale come true! Started by two MIT graduates, Bright Cellars uses data engineers and in-house sommeliers to create an algorithm that matches subscribers with their perfect wines. The subscription box tops any list of gifts for wine lovers. And because a seven-question quiz is used to discover your taste profile, it makes trying new wines easy and fun. Plus, if you don’t love a bottle, they’ll send a replacement—yes, your satisfaction is guaranteed.
Best subscription boxes for beauty
Best for: Customized beauty finds
What you’ll get: For the person who is forever sampling trendy new beauty products, Ipsy is the ideal beauty subscription service that delivers personalized products straight to your door. The recipient will always have a say in what’s included in the box (even beyond filling out a quiz), so you aren’t stuck with things you’ll never use. Choose from the $13 Glam Bag, which comes with five deluxe-size samples worth more than $50; the $28 Glam Bag Plus, with full-size favorites worth more than $120; and the quarterly Glam Bag X for eight full-size products.
Best for: Women of color
What you’ll get: After starting her career at Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, Dana Hill Robinson wanted to create a beauty box that best represented women of color. She founded Cocotique, a Black beauty subscription box that delivers five to eight full-size and deluxe travel beauty products each month. The Black-owned makeup brands and specific items chosen for hair, skin, face and nails are included because they meet the very specific beauty needs of women of color.
The Detox Market
Best for: The clean-beauty obsessed
What you’ll get: The Detox Market is on a mission to prove that green beauty products can perform—and the products that arrive in their monthly box deliver on both. Each month, you’ll receive one or more featured brands of natural makeup and clean beauty totaling at least $90 in value. With pure ingredients and cruelty-free formulas, there’s no easier way to feel confident in your product choices.
Allure Beauty Box
Best for: Makeup mavens
What you’ll get: Know someone who would love to receive a delivery full of the top-trending beauty products straight to their mailbox each month? The Allure Beauty Box features luxury items tested by the magazine’s editors (they test more than 50,000 products a year!), plus a mini-magazine full of insider tips, shortcuts and how-to’s, including the best foundations for your skin, the nighttime routines you should follow and makeup tricks to look younger.
Best subscription boxes for style
Best for: Curated shopping
What you’ll get: Who has time to run to storefronts, schlepping in and out of fitting rooms and asking salespeople what to wear to look younger? Nobody, which is why Stitch Fix does all the hard work for you. After you’ve filled out a style questionnaire that includes price preferences and size info, you’ll receive a box of five items—from clothing to accessories—curated to your lifestyle and closet needs (especially if you leave a note for your stylist about items you’re hoping to get). Try them on in the comfort of your home and ship back anything you don’t love in the postage-ready bag.
Best for: Jewelry trends
What you’ll get: Does having access to unlimited designer jewelry rentals sound like a dream come true? Rocksbox delivers just that, in the form of three dazzling pieces each month (you’ll have thousands to choose from) with unlimited swaps. The best part? Your $21 monthly membership fee comes with an equal credit that you can apply toward buying a piece to add to your permanent jewelry collection.
Pura Vida Jewelry Club
Best for: Shiny new baubles
What you’ll get: Always searching for the trendiest way to accessorize an outfit? Save time on jewelry shopping by relying on the Pura Vida Jewelry Club—you’ll receive an exclusive two-piece jewelry set and sticker each month, plus early access to major sale launches and free shipping. The brand supports more than 800 artisans around the world and uses eco-friendly and biodegradable packaging.
Best for: Creatures of comfort
What you’ll get: Why yes, joggers and yoga pants are perfectly acceptable attire for running errands, shuttling kids to and from activities and having brunch with the girls. If the special lady in your life relishes any excuse to sport loungewear instead of pants with zippers, then Ellie’s Lounge Life Collection is the snuggly solution she’s been waiting for. Choose from three- or five-item boxes (the latter adds two accessories to the standard top, sports bra and bottoms package), and enjoy the curated activewear items arriving each month.
Best for: Fashionable feet
What you’ll get: Because there’s nothing sadder than a boring pair of white socks, Foot Cardigan delivers the most colorful, pattern-filled men’s, women’s and children’s socks in a handy, er, footy, monthly subscription. They offer every size and cut under the sun (such as no-shows or crew), with patterns such as skulls and cacti, lobsters and American flags. Or choose from cult classics, like The Simpsons or Mean Girls socks. And trust us, these are not the socks your grandmother used to send.
Best subscription boxes for pets
Best for: Fido
What you’ll get: Don’t overlook your faithful companion. One of the doggone best subscription boxes available for dog lovers is Barkbox. Each month, your pup will receive a themed collection that includes at least two innovative toys, two bags of natural treats and a chew. Just imagine how much wagging that tail will be doing once your dog realizes the suspicious delivery guy is actually bringing him a monthly present!
Best for: Pups who play rough
What you’ll get: Does your dog tear through toys at the speed of light? Upgrade his playtime with a Super Chewer subscription, which includes two tough fluff-free toys, two full-size bags of treats and two all-natural meaty chews. A new box is delivered each month, to help keep your pooch’s mind and mouth entertained.
Best for: Pampering your pup
What you’ll get: Upgrade your pup’s entire world (and mealtime) with their very own subscription to PetPlate—fresh-cooked, vet-designed food with personalized meal plans made in a human-grade kitchen. It may even help with their allergies, weight management, energy and coats.
Best subscription boxes for kids
Best for: Inquisitive kids
What you’ll get: What happens when a team of educators, engineers and rocket scientists put their brilliant minds together? They form KiwiCo, subscription boxes filled with hands-on science and art projects for kids ages newborn to 16. Choose an age-appropriate box—such as the Eureka Crate for older kids or the Koala Crate for toddlers—and watch your child light up with excitement as they learn to become a creative problem-solver. It’s the perfect gift for toddlers, as each month they’ll have a new challenge to keep their hands and brains busy and entertained.
Best for: Fashion-forward little ones
What you’ll get: If you know a youngster who loves to sport trendy styles, Kidpik uses an online style quiz to hand-select fashion items that are then delivered to your door. Kiddos can try on the clothes and keep only what they love. Love it all? If you keep the whole box, you’ll enjoy a price cut. They also offer mommy-and-me styles, if you fancy matching with your little.
Little GF Chefs
Best for: Confidence in the kitchen
What you’ll get: It’s never too early to start learning your way around the kitchen, and one fun way to engage your child in the meal-prep process is through a monthly Little GF Chefs subscription box. These gluten-free and allergy-friendly baking kits (created by a mom raising children with celiac disease) include dry ingredients, decorating supplies and a baking tool for a fun, creative and empowering experience.
Best for: Celebratory moments
What you’ll get: Celebrate the holidays their way with YearCheer, a fun subscription box that includes themed crafts, decorations, a book and snack suggestions all geared toward kids. You’ll enjoy family time together while decking the halls for Christmas, spreading love at Valentine’s Day, welcoming the Easter bunny and more.
Best for: Organic parents and babies
What you’ll get: Start little ones off on the right foot with Little Spoon. This organic, subscription-based food delivery service provides a rotating menu of high-nutritional-value meals for your baby. You’ll save time, avoid stress and skip preservatives, additives and GMOs in the process. The foods are also free of the big eight allergens. Once your babies turn into toddlers, there are big-kid meals waiting for them too.
Little Global Citizens
Best for: Teaching little ones about other cultures
What you’ll get: Help educate your child about other cultures long before he or she begins traveling the world with one of the best gifts for kids. The Little Global Citizens subscription box sends expertly designed boxes to kids ages 4 to 10, bringing a new country and its culture to life each month. In it, you’ll find authentic guides, crafts, screen-free activities, language skills, recipes, a storybook and more.
Best subscription boxes for healthy living
Best for: Practicing self-care
What you’ll get: Imagine boxing up joy, happiness, love and self-care all into one amazing package and gifting it to someone who could use a little pick-me-up—that’s exactly what TheraBox does. In each box, you’ll find one therapist-approved, joy-boosting activity (like a journal, affirmations or therapeutic art) and full-size pampering products, such as candles, essential oils, skin-care or bath time items. Everything is cruelty-free, and many of the products are sourced from small businesses and mission-based brands.
Best for: Chemical-free households
What you’ll get: Whether someone is avoiding chemicals because of allergies, environmental concerns or health hazards, you can help support their mission with a subscription to Puracy. From household cleaners and personal-care products to baby bath sets, Puracy is safe for children, pets and the environment—it’s free of sulfates, triclosan, formaldehyde, parabens, phosphates, chlorine, bleach, animal byproducts, allergens, perfumes and more. So what does it have? Ingredients made from plants, minerals and natural fragrances.
Silk and Sonder
Best for: Improving mental health
What you’ll get: You may already be inundated with planners and to-do lists, but where does mental wellness land on your list of daily priorities? Silk and Sonder delivers a beautiful monthly guided journal that’s rooted in positive psychology, mindfulness and cognitive-behavioral therapy. Enjoy the guided journaling tasks, express your creativity, work on building new habits and track your progress—each month is a fresh start, with a new theme.
Best for: Environmentalists
What you’ll get: For the unwavering recycler and conservationist, Earthlove subscription boxes are delivered quarterly and focus on creating a brighter future. Each box is brimming with curated, full-size products, including zero-waste alternatives, all-natural products, healthy snacks, vegan body care and a mini magazine packed with useful tips and eco challenges. For every seasonal and gift box curated, Earthlove supports environmental causes that protect the natural world. And yes, the box itself is eco-friendly too.
Best subscription boxes for home
Best for: Saving trees
What you’ll get: Strong, soft and lint-free—these are the adjectives that everyone can agree on for top-notch toilet paper. What if we told you that Cloud Paper delivers all that and it saves the forests because it’s made from renewable bamboo? Talk about a bonus for your bum and the planet. A convenient subscription box for toilet paper and/or paper towels means you’ll never run low again. You choose the right size bundle and frequency for your family.
Best for: Ethically sourcing from global artisans
What you’ll get: Building a box of items for your home and shopping with purpose has never been so satisfying, thanks to GlobeIn‘s mission to connect conscious consumers with delightful products from around the world and the talented artists who make them. The Box Builder offers exclusive access to new products and allows you to select three artisan-crafted items—plus, you’ll get to know the artisans behind the products you’ve selected with a digital brochure to connect you to their community.
Brooklyn Candle Studio
Best for: Mood setters
What you’ll get: It’s almost shocking how simple scented candles can transport you to another time and place. Whether it’s the Hawaii Rain candle that reminds you of that romantically rained-out honeymoon in Maui, or the Apple Cider candle that brings back memories of lazy Sundays at grandma’s, Brooklyn Candle Studio knows how to stir up the best memories. The Candle of the Month Club sends a seasonal candle plus a matchbox every month, while the Deluxe Candle of the Month subscription comes with a candle and gold travel tin. So grab your lighter and get ready to make every room in your house smell special.
Best for: Seasonal decor touches
What you’ll get: Do you get a little sad watching TikTok creators flash their seasonally decorated homes throughout the year? Decocrated provides a holiday shopping shortcut by delivering a limited-edition box of high-quality and timeless decor each quarter. There’s also a how-to booklet for placement suggestions, so your space will look Pinterest-worthy when you’re done.
The Bouqs Co.
Best for: Floral scents
What you’ll get: Sure, a bouquet of flowers for a birthday is a lovely gesture—until they last for only a day or two. Instead, give them a gift that will bloom all year long: a subscription to Bouqs. Sourcing from sustainable and eco-friendly farms, Bouqs cuts only what they sell, so there’s no waste. Just set the delivery frequency and collection type (Farmer’s Market, Roses or the Classics), and you’ll come out smelling like a rose.