What's crackin' here on the Cratejoy marketplace for August 2019? Well, since you're wondering, I'll give you the skinny on all the fun that's emerging on the subscription box scene. From new book clubs and beauty boxes, to subscriptions that tap into the spiritual world and boxes that celebrate mommyhood, this list has it all!
Packed with hand-selected goodies chosen by the pros, the best new subscription boxes this August are just waiting for a trial run so they can show off high-end products and clever themes while highlighting some of the best artisanal and small-shop products out there.
If you're ready to try something new and exciting, place your order and wait for a pleasant surprise to show up right on your doorstep. Here are our picks for the best new subscriptions for this month that are just setting out on their journey to become new fan favorites!
The Best New Subscription Boxes for August!
Price: Starts at $39.58/month
Why You'll Love It: The New Moon signifies a fresh start and a new opportunity to make changes and decisions. Celebrate with Just Add Moon, a new box that sends a monthly ritual to harness the power of this lunar transition. Packing in purposeful tools, unbox a food energy guide, complete with a moon-aligned food list and recipes, a moon tea, a guided ritual to connect to the moon, 3-5 ceremonial tools and the latest edition of the Moonzine.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S., first boxes ship on Aug 22nd
Price: Starts at $24.99/month
Why You'll Love It: The STEM Book Club is a no-frills educational book subscription for kids that delivers high-quality stories and picture books to illustrate the basic concepts of science, technology, engineering and math. Perfect to support curious little minds in their quest for knowledge, just select the age of the child to get 2 brand new age-appropriate STEM books and ideas for mini at-home science experiments.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 4th of every month
Price: Starts at $25.49/month
Why You'll Love It: Looking for a monthly subscription that can help you grow both professionally and personally? Enter the Belladonna Box. Perfect for boss babes and entrepreneurial women, each month's themed box delivers a lesson that's broken down into 3 modules that are geared towards either personal or business development, including thought-provoking worksheets and 4-6 gift items that go along with the theme.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 26th of each month
Price: Starts at $30.00/month
Why You'll Love It: Designed specifically for adults who prefer Harry Potter to Fifty Shades, the Magical Reads Crate is a fun new book-of-the-month club that focuses on high-quality reads and useful bookish goodies. Unpack 1 new hardcover YA release, complete with an author's note and signed bookplates, along with 1 limited-edition enamel pin, 1 4-8oz bookish candle, and other practical items, like body and self-care products.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 28th-31st of every month
Price: Starts at $12.50/month
Why You'll Love It: GiveLove is a new month-to-month subscription that's on a mission to empower giving. Open each box to find seasonally curated care packages that aim to meet the needs of the homeless population. Each care package is designed to be easily exchanged and may include body care products, like lip balm, deodorant, dental or feminine hygiene products, beauty samples, nutritious snacks and other heart-warming goodies.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 4th of the month
Price: Starts at $23.33/month
Why You'll Love It: Perfect for kids who like to head to the local ceramics shop and show off their painting skills and parents who are looking to save a little time and money, Ceramics in a Box is a subscription service that brings the experience right to the front door. Affordable and fun, each box brings 2-3 full-size seasonally relevant ready-to-paint plaster pieces, along with paint supplies and a protective apron.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. within 3 business days from receipt of order
Price: Starts at $38.95/month
Why You'll Love It: One of the best subscription boxes for new moms is Cater To Mom, a monthly box that's specifically designed for the postpartum period. Here to provide support during a time that's filled with equal parts joy and stress, each curated box sends 6-8 fourth-trimester essentials, like organic body recovery products, useful bath and beauty products, lactation-supporting healthy snacks and teas, plus self-care tips and resources.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 18th of each month
Price: Starts at $25.00/month
Why You'll Love It: New on the scene for August 2019 is The Conundrum Box, a monthly subscription that combines the fun of an escape room with the thrill of a choose your own adventure. From the first month on, dive into an exciting narrative with challenging puzzles and clues just waiting to be solved. Complete with music, food and drink recommendations, each box creates a game night to remember!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the last Monday of every month
Price: Starts at $35.00/month
Why You'll Love It: Running Bird is a monthly box subscription that is committed to helping runners achieve their fitness goals by providing high-quality, comfortable and durable shirts, shorts and socks, plus other running accessories, like tights, water bottles and fanny packs. In addition to supporting those personal bests, a portion of the proceeds is donated to organizations that help to provide warm meals for the homeless.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 1st of the month
Price: Starts at $23.95/month
Why You'll Love It: Tayst Coffee is all about helping its subscribers make small changes in their daily lives that have big impact on protecting the environment. Tayst delivers 100% compostable Keurig coffee pods from Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee farms that not only do good, but taste great too! Choose between 11 different flavor profiles and 4 subscription tiers depending on your coffee consumption, from 1 cup a day to 240 pods a month to become the office hero!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. the day same orders are placed
Price: Starts at $27.17/month
Why You'll Love It: Shipping out in less than 2 days, whether for yourself, a friend or colleague, Aster-Grace1 is a monthly stationery subscription that delivers a unique variety of quality paper goods and gift items right to the front door. From stationery and office decor, to stickers, notebooks, accessories and self-care products, unbox a smile with each month's curated mix.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. within 48 hours from receipt of order
Price: Starts at $40.83/bi-monthly
Why You'll Love It: Supporting women-owned small businesses from across the US, Brownstone & Main is a bi-monthly subscription box that delivers a hand-selected assortment of 5-7 women's beauty, wellness, lifestyle, and self-care items. Packing in everything from makeup and face care products, to mugs, totes and other high-quality gift items, come join a community of women supporting women!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 5th of the month
Price: Starts at $30.99/month
Why You'll Love It: Right from the first box, Work Home Happy strives to create a motivating work-from-home environment, by bringing 5-6 items that are all about getting things done and creating an inviting home office space. Unpack a unique assortment of goodies, including stylish office supplies, energy-loaded snacks for a quick pick-me-up, productivity printables and other fun surprises!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 4th of every month
Price: Starts at $65.00/quarter
Why You'll Love It: Available in 4 different subscription options, choose from Expecting Moms, Mom + Baby, Mom + Twins, or Mom + Dad + Baby, for a fun quarterly subscription that is focused on delivering high-quality and useful baby goods and gear that can grow with baby up to age 3! A perfect shower gift, unbox 5-7 curated items, including clothes, books, toys, feeding products, blankets, accessories and more.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 18th of the month
Price: Starts at£35.99 GBP/bi-monthly
Why You'll Love It: Heady Mix is a great new monthly book club celebrating underrepresented characters and authors like members of the LGBTQI community, minorities, women, and those living with disabilities. Each box includes 3 new books plus an anthology of essays and stories. Boxes also include surprise gifts, author interviews, and access to podcasts, videos, and an invitation to join their community!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.K.