In a vibrant and flourishing subscription box marketplace, it takes a certain something to rise to the top. Thoughtful curation, skilled purchasing, and happy recipients are just a few things that separate the best of the best.
One thing that’s for sure, this year has been filled with smile-inducing happy mail. Here are the boxes that are all time subscriber favorites for 2018, ready to be shipped out to you and yours.
Price: Starts at $34.99/month
What You’ll Get: It is essential to allow happiness into each year and the TheraBox monthly subscription is designed to bring some into the day-to-day fold. Thoughtfully curated by therapists who aspire to spread delight, each box features 5-7 mindfully selected treats to help calm the mind and inspire joy, including organic skincare and bath products, aromatherapy and all-around good feelings.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. around the 26th of each month
Price: Starts at $29.99/every 2 months
What You’ll Get: Delivering one of the best game nights of the year, the Escape the Crate bi-monthly subscription is an at-home escape room adventure brought right to the front door. It’s time to bring your A-game as everyone works together to decode ciphers and solve riddles and puzzles until a historical mystery is worked out and an escape is made.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. in the 1st week of the month, every other month
Price: Starts at $14.00/month
What You’ll Get: For all those looking to bring positive energy into their life and home, there’s the Awakening in a Box monthly subscription. Available in 2 levels, the Awakening contains 3 crystals and 2 mindful products, like healing herbs and essential oils, and the Enlightened contains 5 crystals and 4-6 products. Both levels are designed to support the journey towards enlightenment.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 20th-25th of each month
Price: Starts at $30.00/month
What You’ll Get: Sending a fun-filled night of games each month, the Finders Seekers Mysteries subscription is a great way to enjoy with family or friends. Each month’s box immerses the players in a new city and culture, facing challenging puzzles and complex codes. A unique monthly theme showcases an exciting setting for the enclosed mystery.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 27th of each month
Price: Starts at $9.00/month
What You’ll Get: Enjoy the warmth and relaxation of every sip with the Simple Loose Leaf Tea subscription box. Available in regular or decaf, each box contains 40g of high-quality loose leaf tea including a black and green tea, an herbal tea and a seasonal treat. It’s the perfect box for any tea lover.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 1st business day of the month
Price: Starts at £24.99 GBP/month
What You’ll Get: Everyone’s favorite way to bring wizarding magic to the doorstep, GeekGear is a monthly subscription for lovers of all things Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts. Bringing 6-10 exclusively licensed products in every box, fans unpack exciting collectibles, wall art, postcards and an exclusively designed tee every month.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.K. except for select countries between the 20th-26th of each month
Price: Starts at $23.00/month
What You’ll Get: The Wild Crystals Box delivers a thoughtfully curated sampling of crystals, minerals and stones in each month’s themed box, to provide a soft focal point, instant clarity and subtle shifts in energy when practicing mindfulness. From points and spheres to rough or polished stones, each box contains an eclectic and routine-enhancing mix.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 15th-21st of each month
Price: Starts at $29.00/month
What You’ll Get: Mystical explorers and earth medicine lovers find spiritual inspiration to practice their craft in each box from the Tamed Wild Apothecary. Featuring 7-9 themed items each month, unbox herbs, teas, jewels, crystals, ritual tools and more, many full-size apothecary items and all of the highest quality.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 15th-21st every month
Price: Starts at $9.99/month
What You’ll Get: The Kids BookCase Club inspires kids and tweens to put down the video game controller and pick up a book instead. Delivering 3 new hardcover, age-appropriate books each month, every book is specifically selected to spark their imagination and show them that the world they create in their mind is more intriguing than the world they see on the screen.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 1st of the month
Price: Starts at $28.99/month
What You’ll Get: Energize body and mind with the Coffee and a Classic starter box that delivers 1 classic good read, a stimulating beverage and 2 bookish items. Take it to the next level and upgrade to the standard box for a choice of book genre and beverage preference plus a bookmark, special coffee mug and 1-2 extra items.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 4th Monday or Tuesday of the month
Price: Starts at $5.00/month
What You’ll Get: Magickal Folk is a subscription box for serious practitioners of intuitive magick and those looking for self evolution. Centering on different seasonal themes, each box includes spells paired with items like hand-poured candles, herbs, incense, oils, gems and more, all focused on exploring and grounding the self and enjoying story medicine.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. around the 17th of the month
Price: Starts at $15.95/month
What You’ll Get: Representing one of 2018s best subscription boxes, Smartass and Sass is perfect for anyone who’s a snarky and cynical ball of fun. Celebrating uniqueness in every box, the monthly subscription is available in 3 options, box only, T-shirt only, or T+box, each delivering a themed dose of snide and laughs from humorous hand-picked products from small businesses and proud artists.
Price: Starts at $7.95/month
What You’ll Get: No need to pay any lip service here, because the LipService monthly subscription box is simply one of the best gifts around. Sending TLC for lips with 1 Etsy-style small-brand lip balm and a little extra something in every box, get the chance to try new brands and flavors in search of that perfect pout.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. between the 25th-30th of every month
Price: Starts at $26.99/month
What You’ll Get: Guided by a true passion for reading, My First Reading Club sends 3-4 age-appropriate hardcover books each month. Select from 5 distinct age groups to get books for a particular reading level, then watch as reading skills improve, confidence grows and imagination expands with every book.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. within 48 hours from receipt of order
Price: Starts at $12.00/month
What You’ll Get: The mintMONGOOSE subscription box features high-quality, stylish jewelry pieces at an attractive price. Each Standard Box includes 3 simple jewelry pieces curated to work with everyday style, in a choice of gold, silver or both. With the Black Box upgrade, enjoy 4 jewelry pieces and 2 stylish accessories like scarves or nail polish.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. around the 15th of the month
Price: Starts at $33.00/month
What You’ll Get: Treat both the inner and outer goddess to nothing but the best with the Goddess Provisions box. Thoughtfully curated to enhance spiritual practice, each monthly box includes 4-6 full-size items, including 100% vegan and cruelty-free apothecary beauty products, superfood snacks, crystals, aromatherapy, teas, books and more.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. by the 20th of every month
Price: Starts at $34.99/month
What You’ll Get: Among the best book boxes of the year, the Once Upon a Book Club subscription delivers a unique interactive reading experience. Available in adult and YA versions, each month sends a newly released fiction novel plus 3-5 curated wrapped gifts, designed to be opened once a specific page is reached in the book. Join the online community for an interactive group always ready to share and discuss the story of the month.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 17th-20th of each month
Price: Starts at $9.99/month
What You’ll Get: The Used Books Monthly subscription offers a great way to enjoy amazing titles for less. Select either the envelope for 2 books or the box for 4 books each month. Choose preferred genres, and get randomly selected, high-quality books each and every month.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. by the 5th of each month
Price: Starts at $21.50/month
What You’ll Get: Custom crafted to help anyone breeze into gardening, the My Garden Box delivers a living plant or seasonal bulb, enriched potting soil and a decorative planter. It’s a great box to help develop a green thumb and keep the garden expanding and growing every month.
Shipping: Ships mid-month only within the U.S.
Price: Starts at $18.00/month
What You’ll Get: Unbox sophisticated organization with the monthly CLOTH & PAPER subscription, sending useful supplies and goodies perfect for those who enjoy being organized and planning for the future. Including 4-7 items per box, from paper to planners and fancy pens, this thoughtfully curated box brings plenty of high-end style into the daily grind.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 19th-23rd of the month