The Best Subscription Boxes 2018

One of the things we love most about subscription boxes – apart from the great convenience they offer – is the element of surprise and excitement. We all know that feeling when a new box filled with items we love arrives in the mail – it’s like Christmas all over again!

Nowadays, there’s a subscription box for just about any product you’d want to buy, such as beauty products, books, food, and much more. Since there is a vast selection to choose from, we’ve compiled a list of top subscription boxes to help narrow it down.

We prepared a chart that shows our favorite boxes from various categories to keep it simple and organized. To discover more details about each box, scroll below the table to learn more about their offer, pricing, saving opportunities, and more!

Top Subscription Boxes (Updated November 2018)

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Top Monthly Subscription Boxes - Beauty

There’s a growing number of beauty boxes, and many of them offer very similar products, which means it can be pretty hard to choose. Keeping this in mind, we’ve listed some of our favorite subscription boxes – makeup, beauty, and skincare to share! Each short paragraph below will explain what each box offers, pricing, and anything else we found relevant to share.

BirchBox

To start off, Birchbox definitely makes the list of our favorites.They were one of the first beauty subscription boxes to launch in 2010. Their boxes include mainly sample-size products with occasional deluxe and even full-size products. This box is a great way to test out products to find your new favorites.

Birchbox is one of the few subscription boxes under $15. It costs just $10 per month with free shipping. There’s also an annual option for $110 per year. You’re able to fill out a beauty profile so they can customize your products best fit for you. Plus, they always have great coupons for their shop and partner shops.

$10/mo
GlossyBox

Glossybox has had a tremendous amount of success since it began (soon after Birchbox) and is now one of the most popular beauty boxes in the industry. Each month, they provide five products based on your beauty preferences. You’ll receive deluxe-sized samples and even some full-sized products in your boxes.

There are four different plans to choose from. Monthly (which you can cancel anytime) costs $21 per month. They also have longer-term subscriptions that save some money. A three-month package is $58, a six-month is $111, and a one-year subscription costs $210. Shipping is free for the United States.

$21
Ipsy

Similar to Birchbox, Ipsy is another of the best subscription boxes for beauty products. However, rather than boxes, Ipsy ships their products in cute reusable makeup bags each month! They send five sample size (and sometimes full-size) products just like Birchbox does. The products they send are customized based on your beauty preferences.

Their boxes just $10 per month, and they also have a prepaid yearly subscription for $110. What’s more, shipping is free!

$10/mo.
Julep Maven

Julep differs a bit from the previous monthly subscription boxes. The unique trait about this box is that they only provide their own brand of products in their boxes! They make high-quality beauty and nail polish products. You can choose if you’d like to just receive nail polish or skincare and beauty products (or a mixture of both).

It costs $24.99 for a monthly subscription. However, if you opt for a three-month prepaid subscription, it’ll cost $19.99 per month. They also offer an upgraded version called Maven Luxe for $39.99 per month or $34.99 with the three-month plan. Plus, shipping is free.

$24.99/mo.
Love Goodly

If you prefer natural products or have sensitive skin, Love Goodly is the perfect option. The products in their boxes are all vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free, non-toxic, and 100% natural. They advertise 4-5 products in their beauty subscription boxes with mostly or all full-sized products, with the possibility of one product being a deluxe sample.

Their regular, bi-monthly boxes cost $29.95 (value of $80+) or you can choose the VIP option for $47.95 (value of $115+). The one-time box is $35.00 if you don’t want to sign up for a recurring subscription (even though you can cancel anytime). They also have a non-recurring four-month subscription for $66 or the six-month for $90 (plus shipping).

$29.95/mo.
LiveGlam MorpheMe

It’s hard to compare subscription boxes in beauty when there are so many options that seem the same. However, this next box has a drastic change. If you have enough beauty products but not enough makeup brushes, the LiveGlam MorpheMe box is a unique subscription that provides subscribers with Morphe makeup brushes each month!

You’ll receive anywhere from 3-8 new Morphe brushes each month valued at $30+ for just $19.99 including free shipping. A six-month subscription is $119.99 or an annual subscription is $239.99. You’ll also receive reward points each month to spend on free brushes or makeup.

$30+/mo
PinkSeoul

PinkSeoul is our favorite Korean beauty subscription. We chose this out of all the options because it’s affordable, shipping is free, and it comes with a great value of full-size products.

They have three different box options. The Mask Box, which comes with 10 face masks and an accessory, costs $29.95 per month. The K-Beauty PinkSeoul Box costs $39.95 every two months ($60+ value). Their PinkSeoul Plus Box (which is aimed for ages 35+) costs $49.95 every two months and is valued at over $80. These both come with four or more customized full-size K-beauty products.

$29.95/mo
ScentBox

If you’re always looking for your signature scent, ScentBox is a monthly subscription service for perfumes. They provide a 30-day sample of your choice of fragrance from their list. They also have men’s fragrances as well!

It costs $13.95 per month (but they usually have a deal for your first month) and you can choose from over 550 designer fragrances. They also have a premium option that offers more fragrance options (over 800). This plan costs $18.95 each month. ScentBox is a great way to test out a fragrance before you buy an expensive full-sized bottle without having to go to the annoying department stores.

$13.95/mo.
FabFitFun

FabFitFun is one of the few boxes that doesn’t have one particular category. We’ve placed it in with the beauty boxes because they send a lot of beauty products. They also might include clothing, accessories, jewelry, home goods, or fitness related products in their seasonal boxes.

Their box costs $49.99 and comes with at least a $200 value of products. Instead of monthly, their boxes are shipped seasonally (four times a year). This may be a better option for people who don’t want to spend a bunch of money on products every month. They also have an annual subscription for $179.99.

$49.99/mo.

Best Jewelry & Clothing Subscription Boxes

Clothing subscriptions tend to differ from others. Since clothes are usually more expensive than beauty products, most of these subscriptions provide clothes tailored to your style each month that you can choose to buy from. This saves the hassle of going out and shopping.

Penny & Grace

Accessories complete any outfit, which means it’s essential to have an extensive supply of them. Penny & Grace is a monthly jewelry subscription box that’ll make sure you do. They made it on our list of best subscription boxes for jewelry because, unlike most others, you get to keep all of the pieces you receive rather than just renting them! Moreover, all of their pieces are 100% lead and nickel free.

It costs $19.99 per month. They provide three jewelry products with a $55+ combined value. If you prepay for six months, you’ll save $19.99, and if you subscribe for a year, you’ll save $39.99. As for customization, you can choose from 18k yellow gold, silver, or 18k rose gold jewelry (or you can mix it up). You can also choose if you’d like them to include earrings.

$19.99/mo.
Stitch Fix

Stitch Fix is a new way to shop and build your favorite outfits. They send you five personalized pieces of clothing each month to try on from your home and choose from.

They charge $20 per order, however, this price is used for credit towards clothing you decide to keep and buy. If you decide not to purchase anything in one order, you can simply use that credit for the next. Plus, the shipping and returns are completely free. You can even choose what budget of clothing you’d like since they have items ranging from $20-$600.

$20/mo.
Le Tote

Unlike Stitch Fix, Le Tote is more of a clothing rental service. They give you as long as you’d like to return the products (or you can choose to purchase them). You can wear them as much as you’d like, and you can even buy insurance for $5 per month in case you accidentally damage an item.

We’ve listed the various box options and what they come with below.

Classic Box:

  • $59/month: 3 garments and 2 accessories in every tote
  • $69/month: 4 garments in every tote
  • $79/month: 5 garments and 3 accessories in every tote

Maternity Box:

  • $69/month: 3 garments and 2 accessories in every tote
  • $79/month: 4 garments in every tote
  • $99/month: 6 garments in every tote

$5/mo.
SweatStyle

SweatStyle is another of our favorite subscription boxes for women. It’s similar to Stitch Fix but is specifically for fitness clothing. They send a combination of fitness and lifestyle tops, bottoms, sports bras, outerwear, and loungewear. You’ll receive a total of seven items from these categories.

They charge a $25 fee for each shipment, which is applied to any items you decide to purchase. You can choose to receive boxes every month, every other month, every 3 months, or on demand. Once you receive your SweatStyle delivery, you have five business days to try everything on and decide what you want to keep. They provide a prepaid mailer to send the clothes you don’t want back in.

$25/mo.
BootayBag

We believe you can never have too many undies. BootayBag is a monthly undies subscription service that sends one or two pairs each month to help feed anyone’s addiction to cute new undies.

It costs $7 for one pair or $13 per month for two pairs. You’re able to choose from thongs, no thongs, or a mixture of all kinds. You can even choose to add more to your shipment from their shop if you’d like more than two per month (or just buy multiple subscriptions). Shipping is free in the United States and $10 internationally.

$13/mo.

Best Subscription Boxes For Men

Many of the previous boxes aren’t likely to be enjoyed by men, so we’ve picked six of our favorite boxes that are targeted towards guys!

Birchbox Man

Birchbox has a subscription box option for men as well! Like the beauty box, this costs $10 per month, and you’ll receive five products. The 6-month subscription costs $60 (limited edition deal). It includes products such as:

Like the female version of Birchbox, you’re able to fill out your profile to get products tailored to your needs.

$10/mo.
Bespoke Post

Bespoke Post is one of the most popular subscription boxes targeted for men. They offer a few various boxes each month focused on different interests. It costs $45 each month. A great option that Bespoke Post provides is the ability to view the box options each month and choose which one you’d like. You can even skip a month if you don’t want any.

This subscription is great for people who don’t like surprises and want to make sure they’re getting their money’s worth.

$45/mo.
Gentleman's Box

We love this curated men’s subscription box. They send 4-6 hand-picked items each month, from lifestyle essentials to grooming necessities. Each monthly box is built around a particular theme.

Gentleman's Box has three box options: the item of the month (sock or tie), classic gentleman’s box, or the limited premium box. The classic box is $25 per month, the premium box is $100 per quarter, the sock of the month for $12 each month, and tie of the month for $15 per month. Plus, shipping is free for all the boxes, and you can cancel whenever you’d like.

$25/mo.
Dollar Shave Club

Dollar Shave Club definitely makes the list of best monthly subscription boxes for men (and even women because their razors are unisex). They send monthly razors and other add-on shaving supplies. They have a deal for $1 for your first month which includes the razor handle and a set of four blade cartridges. After the first month, the cost varies from depending on which razor you chose.

They have three razor options: The Executive (six-blade) costs $9 each month after, The 4x (four-blade) costs $6 per month, and The Twin (two-blade) costs $3. This price includes four replacement cartridges. The Executive is their most popular razor and has fantastic reviews.

$9/mo.
Cairn

Cairn is the perfect box for outdoorsmen (and women as well). They send 3-6 full-sized curated outdoor products that are valued up to $50 every month.

Their plans cost $29.95 monthly, $28.25 monthly with a 6-month prepaid subscription, and $27.45 per month with the prepaid annual subscription. These prices include free shipping. Plus, you can receive a free bonus gift of your choice with your first subscription! They also have a larger subscription called The Obsidian Box which costs $249.95 quarterly and includes 5-10 premium products that are valued at $300 and up.

$29.95/mo.
Watch Gang

Watch Gang is one of the top subscription boxes for guys who love watches. This box only offers watches for men but is working on providing options for women in the future.

They have three monthly plan options that range from $29-$299. Whichever plan you opt for, you’ll be getting a watch worth much more than you pay. The $29.99 plan provides a watch worth $50-150, the $99 plan watches are worth $150-500, and the $299 plan will send you a $500-1500 watch.

$29-$299/mo.
Sports Crate

Our final box on the list of best subscription boxes men are likely to enjoy is a box for sports lovers! Sports Crate is a bi-monthly box of MLB officially-licensed gear.

They offer an MLB Diamond Crate or NBA Courtside Crate. With each box, you choose which team you support and want to receive gear for. They both start at $29.99 per month and are delivered every other month. You can opt for longer subscriptions to save money, such as a 6-month subscription for $28.50 each crate or an annual subscription for $27 per crate. The crates are at least a $50 value.

$29.99/mo.

Top Subscription Boxes for Home & Decor

If you’re a homeowner (or apartment renter), you know how addicting buying new home decor is. The following list of subscription boxes will share our favorite boxes for the home so you can get your fix each month without breaking the bank.

GlobeIn Artisan Box

With the GlobeIn Artisan Box, you’ll receive a box of products each month from around the world that supports remote artisans and farmers. Each box contains at least $70 of value with 4-5 items.

They have two subscription options: the premium or essential box. The premium box costs $40 per month. You can save money by opting for an extended subscription, such as a 3-month for $38 per month, 6-months is $35 per month, and an annual subscription would come to $33 a month. Shipping is an additional $10 cost per month after the first month.

With the essential box, you subscribe for $10 per month, and this credit is applied toward your choice of products.

$35/mo