Being the new subscription box in the mix is never an easy task, but some hit the mark right from the get-go. Our list below represents some of the best new subscription boxes of 2018 based on how many of you (subscribers) actually tried them out!
From escape room puzzles to education, and makeup boxes to succulent subscriptions, the best new boxes represent a variety of hobbies. And, while they focus on a broad array of interests, they all meet high standards of quality and dependability.
If you’re looking for a subscription for yourself to enjoy in 2019 or looking for that perfect gift for someone you cherish, take a look at the best subscription boxes to hit the market in 2018 below.
Best New Subscription Boxes of 2018
What You'll Get: The more the merrier definitely applies when it comes to house plants, and the House Plant Box delivers more for less. Sending a curated selection of healthy, unique house plants, air plants and succulents, along with plant care instructions and extras like pots or fertilizer, it’s one of the best new plant boxes of the year.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. in the 2nd week of each month
What You'll Get: The Adults & Crafts Crate is an up-and-coming subscription box that delivers crafty fun for grown ups! Arriving with everything needed to make a trendy, Pinterest-worthy craft or DIY project, unbox all the materials, accessories, tools and step-by-steps to get inspired, dive right in and get down to crafting a functional piece of art.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. around the 20th of each month
Price: Starts at $24.99/month
What You’ll Get: This year’s game nights just got much more exciting with an at-home escape room adventure delivered in the The Deadbolt Mystery Society monthly subscription. Bring your A-game as everyone works together to decode ciphers and solve riddles and puzzles, until finally you unravel the mystery and make your escape.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. (except the UK) around the 4th of each month
What You’ll Get: Scribbler is the creation of bestselling authors Lindsay Cummings and Victoria Scott, and is a monthly subscription to help writers do what’s most important. Designed for those aspiring to be the next bestselling author, here is a box full of support from curated gifts for writers, fiction novels, and inside info on the publishing world that helps keep motivation high, improve the writing process and connect with the right professionals.
Shipping: Ships worldwide except to select countries from the U.S. on the 28th of each month
What You’ll Get: The ultimate in monthly sticker subscription boxes, Mrs. Grossman’s Sticker Club is one of 2018s best new subscription boxes. Featuring 15 or more themed sticker sheets in every box, get in on everything from early releases to tried-and-true favorites. Special foil and sparkle sheets ensure this box adds a little extra shine to anyone’s day.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. by the 4th of the month
Price: Starts at $29.95/month
What You’ll Get: Now children can unpack the wonders of the world around them with the Kid Wonder monthly subscription. Designed for kids ages 3-6, each monthly box brings an educational booklet and 5 activity kits for crafts, projects and games. From outer space to dinos, the act of learning will excite and inspire with a fun new theme every month.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. on the 4th of the month
Price: Starts at $12.99/month
What You’ll Get: Adding whimsy and fun throughout 2018, the Paper Kitty monthly subscription is a newcomer who’s shaking up mundane daily routines. Each month delivers a box overloaded with cuteness in the way of fun supplies from the best stationery makers around, including items like fancy paper and pens, journals and notebooks, all of which are as productive as they are smile-inducing.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 5th of every month
Price: Starts at $12.95/month
What You’ll Get: Lip Monthly is the perfect subscription box for anyone who loves to experiment with different lip colors and products. Each month's bag contains 4-5 full-size lip products like lipstick and liner, lip gloss, lip balm and scrubs, crayons, and more! Plus, each month's products are delivered in a cute new makeup bag!
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. between the 10th-15th each month
Price: Starts at $40.00/month
What You’ll Get: Find out what the buzz is all about with the M A T T E R box. A unique monthly subscription that delivers a collection of curiosities including various objects, specimen or artifacts representing some of the fascinating and interesting pieces of matter throughout the universe. Described as part museum and part lab project, each item holds plenty of intrigue.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 4th of each month
Price: Starts at $8.90/month
What You’ll Get: An affordable monthly box for lovers of K-beauty products is what the FaceTory subscription is all about. Available in 2 subscription levels, the FOUR-ever Fresh Kit and the SEVEN Lux Box are curated by sheet mask junkies, and deliver 4 or 7 high-quality and innovative Korean sheet masks each month.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. 1-4 days following receipt of order
What You'll Get: A Spirit Bags subscription is synonymous with a spiritual infusion of healing magick at a great price point. Intimately curated by a longtime clairvoyant, intuit and medicine bag maker, each month’s handmade enchanted leather satchel brings ethically-sourced crystals, herbs, jewelry, totems and more, all centered around a monthly spiritual theme.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. by the 5th of the month
What You’ll Get: Designed to bring fun and relaxation, the Fire and Nice monthly subscription box is filled with high-quality handcrafted items, like fragrant candles, soaps, bath bombs, and other luxurious artisanal self care products. Each month brings a welcome sense of calm and exhilaration at the same time.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. between the 7th-12th of the month
What You'll Get: “Just one more chapter!” The Owl Post Books subscription will make this a familiar bedtime refrain from the kids in the house. Available for 3 different age groups, from early learners to tweens, this monthly book box sends 1-3 books, depending on the selected level, along with a themed toy, all in a fun box designed to be colored in.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. between the 1st-4th of the month
What You'll Get: An affordable way to indulge your love of succulents, the monthly Succulents Box delivers a variety of 2-inch potted succulents to spruce up home or office. Choose from 1/2/3/4 succulent subscriptions to get just one or a mix of easy-to-grow succulents every month.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. around the 18th-20th of the month
What You'll Get: For all those who simply need the perfect pen, the Saturated in Ink subscription box is the perfect fit. One of the best new boxes of the year, it is curated by an official fountain pen addict who strives to bring only the best, while staying on budget. Featuring a pen with ink, sample paper and sometimes a surprise extra, indulge in some fountain pen exploration.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. in the 1st week of the month