5 Best New Subscription Boxes for August 2019

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!

1. Magical Reads Crate


Price: Starts at $32.00/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. on the last day of the month

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2. The Conundrum Box


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: First box ships worldwide from the U.S. within 3-5 business days; following boxes ship in the first week of the month

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3. Tayst Coffee


Price: Starts at $23.59/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 same day you order

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4. The Mommy Packs


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: Ships within the U.S. on the 18th of the month

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5. Heady Mix


Price: Starts at £34.50 GBP/every 2 months

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: The Monthly Mix ships worldwide from the U.K. on the 11th of the month; the Quarterly Mix ships withing 5-7 business days

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