The 26 Best Subscription Boxes of 2020

In a vibrant, flourishing subscription box marketplace, it takes a certain something to rise to the top. A thoughtful curation, awesome products, and tons of satisfied subscribers are just a few things that separate the best of the best.

From self-care to beauty, crafts to spirituality, or books to games, the fan faves below bring their A-game. Here are Cratejoy’s all-time customer favorites for 2020, ready to be shipped out to you and yours.

1. TheraBox - Self Care Subscription Box

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Price: Starts at $30.99/month

What You’ll Get: It’s essential to allow self-care into your routine for a happier 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 a “happiness-boosting activity” and 6-8 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. between the 24th-29th of the month

Customer Tiara Says: “I received my first TheraBox and I LOVE it! It’s got all the essentials to help you relax and get your mind flowing with positive vibes. Can’t wait to receive my next one! 😍”

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2. The Adults & Crafts Crate

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Price: Starts at $30.00/month

What You’ll Get: Grow your hobbies in 2020 with a favorite craft box! The Adults & Crafts Crate sends you all the tools, materials, and instructions you need to make one cool craft project every month, from craft styles as varied as engraving to hand-nailed yarn art to even woodworking. All projects are designed to be “beautiful or functional,” so you’ll get good use out of them.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. around the 20th of the month

Customer Beth Says: “This box is worth every penny! They put so much thought and detail in every month’s craft. Not only is it great to get to play with the crafts that we love and already enjoy, but they introduce a craft that we may have never tried our hand at.”

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3. Finders Seekers Mysteries

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Price: Starts at $25.00/month

What You’ll Get: Sending a fun-filled night of games each month, Finders Seekers Mysteries 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: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 23rd of the month

Customer Kirstina Says: “We enjoyed solving this mystery over a few days as a family. It definitely had some challenging puzzles, but with a few hints we figured it out. Fun game!”

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4. MATTER

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Price: Starts at $29.99/month

What You’ll Get: Treat yourself to scientific discovery this year with Cratejoy’s top science box! Unique among subscription boxes, MATTER includes scientific specimens as rare and different as vials of periodic elements, NASA computer chips, prehistoric fossils, natural crystals, or even fragments from Stonehenge. In every box, you’ll receive 5-6 items worth a $50 value to strike curiosity and teach you more each month.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 4th of the month

Customer Cody Says: “Received my box early, had small unique items that I thought were amazing. Getting a computer chip from a NASA computer was unbelievable for someone who actively builds custom PCs and works in tech!”

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5. House Plant Box

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Price: Starts at $11.25/month

What You’ll Get: Founded by a thriving greenhouse & nursery in California, House Plant Box offers a new houseplant every month! From herbs to air plants and more traditional houseplants, the horticulture experts behind House Plant Box are here to answer any plant-care questions you have. No wonder the plant parents of Cratejoy love this box!

Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. in the second or third week of the month

Customer Alicia Says: “This box is so fun! You get a plant every month with information about it. As someone who doesn’t know a lot about plants and has difficulty keeping them alive, I find the information helpful! The plants are nice and good quality as well!”

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6. Goddess Provisions

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Price: Starts at $27.75/month

What You’ll Get: Treat both the inner and outer goddess to nothing but the best with Goddess Provisions. Thoughtfully curated to enhance spiritual practice, each monthly box includes 5-7 full-size items, including 100% vegan and cruelty-free apothecary beauty products, superfood snacks, crystals, aromatherapy, teas, books and more.

Shipping: First box ships worldwide from the U.S. by the 20th; following boxes ship in the first week of the month

Customer Azia Says: “I've tried other wellness, crystal, and ritual boxes but this one keeps me coming back every time. The quality and number of incredible products included in each box are top-notch, and I love the other companies Goddess has introduced me to. It may sound silly, but it's a life-changing box of personal wellness magic.”

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7. Smartass and Sass

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Price: Starts at $13.95/month

What You’ll Get: Smartass and Sass is perfect for anyone who’s a snarky, cynical ball of fun. Celebrating uniqueness in every box, the monthly subscription is available in 3 options: box only, T-shirt only, or T-shirt plus box, each delivering a themed dose of snide humor from clever, handpicked products from small businesses and proud artists.

Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. on the 18th of the month

Customer Jennifer Says: “I love all the items I get every month. Everything is so cute and useful. I get the box and shirt. The shirts are so comfortable and always sassy. I wear them with pride. You won’t regret this subscription.”

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8. Awakening in a Box

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Price: Starts at $13.33/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 -- conveniently available in 4 different box options to meet what you’re looking for. The Awakening Box contains 3 crystals and 2 mindful products such as healing herbs and essential oils, while the Enlightened Box contains 5 crystals and 4-6 spiritual products. Alternatively, subscribers can receive the Empowering Oracle Box (with a new oracle deck, 1 large crystal, and 2 products every month) or the Mystic Tarot Box (same as the Oracle Box, but with a tarot deck). All box options are designed to support the journey towards a deeper spiritual practice.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 20th-25th of each month

Customer Macayla Says: “The crystals are often ones I’ve never heard of, and I love seeing my collection grow. I also really like the products. The body spray that came in the box smelled amazing. I can tell they put a lot of thought into the boxes they mail out.”

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9. Simple Loose Leaf Tea

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Price: Starts at $9.00/every 2 months

What You’ll Get: Enjoy the warmth and relaxation of every sip with Simple Loose Leaf Tea! Available in subscriptions tailored for your tea preferences -- like herbal tea, black tea, green tea, or a sampler of each -- each box contains 4 handpicked, high-quality loose leaf teas, eco-friendly canvas tea bags, and a seasonal treat. With 4-5 cups per tea variety, It’s the perfect box for any tea lover.

Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. on the first business day of the month

Customer Trenton Says: “Delivered very quickly! The included items were taste-tea, offered great varie-tea and were of fantastic quali-tea. Sorry for the tea puns.”

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10. Escape the Crate

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Price: Starts at $26.50/every 2 months

What You’ll Get: Delivering one of the best game experiences of the year, Escape the Crate’s bimonthly subscription is an at-home escape room adventure brought right to your 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 first week of the month, every other month

Customer Don Says: “Escape the Crate is incredible. The production value, the feel of being in an escape room, the amount of content, the labor that must go into creating each box... It is absolutely worth the cost.”

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11. UPBOX

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Price: Starts at $39.95/month

What You’ll Get: Women will (and do!) love this self-care subscription with faith-based themes, from UPBOX’s all-vegan and cruelty-free bath and body products to thoughtfully chosen lifestyle goods like kitchen items, cozy and comfy apparel, good-for-you snacks, and Scriptural encouragement cards. Each box is curated carefully to provide an all-over experience of self-care for the modern Christian woman.

Shipping: First box ships within the U.S. within 2 business days; following boxes ship by the 15th of the month

Customer Marionette Says: “They are so encouraging and uplifting. Never had anything in any of their boxes that I don’t like. The product selections are always on point. And their theme every month are wonderful ideas. This subscription box is a great way of discovering new brands and products that you’ll definitely love.”

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12. Coffee and a Classic

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Price: Starts at $39.89/month

What You’ll Get: Energize your body and mind with the Coffee and a Classic starter box, delivering 1 classic read, a delicious coffee, tea, or hot chocolate (depending which you prefer), a unique bookmark, and 2 “bookish” items like a candle, bath products, artwork, and more. Take your reading routine to the next level and upgrade to the Standard Box for a special coffee mug and 1-2 extra items.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. around the 23rd-24th of the month

Customer Lee Says: “I was very impressed with my first box and can't wait each month for the next! You have the option of changing genre month to month depending on what type of book you'd really like from the sneek peek that is offered. I can't say enough good things about this club.”

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13. Once Upon a Book Club

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Price: Starts at $32.50/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 fiction and YA options, each month sends a newly released 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

Customer Denise Says: “I love this monthly box. The books are wonderful and I love all the thematic gifts that I open while reading. I have given this gift to many friends and family members and everyone loves them.”

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14. We Craft Box

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Price: Starts at $25.00/month

What You’ll Get: One of Cratejoy’s most popular subscription boxes for kids, We Craft Box sends families screen-free fun -- and quality time -- in a box! Treat your little one to 3 or more unique craft projects every month, with all the materials and instructions they need included. Projects are designed to inspire kids’ creativity and come with enough materials for 2 children to create together.

Shipping: Ships to Canada and the U.S. around the 1st of the month

Customer Kelley Says: “We loved using some new craft tools we had never used before. (Everything was included.) I also really liked the illustrated instructions and the fact that they sent 2 of everything so I could do one along with my granddaughter.”

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15. Green Kid Crafts

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Price: Starts at $19.98/month

What You’ll Get: Green Kid Crafts puts an extra eco-friendly spin on their children’s craft subscription, with carbon-neutral craft projects that utilize sustainable materials and encourage STEM learning. Each box comes with enough materials and instructions to create 6 art projects and science experiments, so kids are inspired all month long!

Shipping: First box ships worldwide from the U.S. immediately after order; following boxes ship in the second week of the month

Customer Patty Says: “I liked that so many kits were included and it was a good mix of craft and science kits. The fact that a full-sized map and STEAM magazine were also included made both me and the kids happy… I love that these unique boxes encourage kids to be creative, think about sustainability, and let parents connect with their children too!”

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16. Oh Baby Boxes

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Price: Starts at $35.99/month

What You’ll Get: Treat your favorite mama-to-be -- or brand-new mama -- to a healthy, supportive lifestyle box through every stage of pregnancy! In each box, Oh Baby Boxes delivers 6-8 full-size, organic, natural, and artisan-crafted products to encourage subscribers through every stage of their pregnancy, including postpartum.

Shipping: First box ships worldwide from the U.S. within 1-3 business days; following boxes ship on the 15th of the month

Customer Staci Says: “You can tell they do their research on what is safe for moms-to-be and know what I could need before I did! Being in the first trimester and not feeling so great, this box is filled with products meant to pamper and help this momma relax. It’s also packed with great advice… I would even get this for other expecting mommas in the future!”

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17. HopeBox - Care for Your Body, Heart, & Soul

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Price: Starts at $29.99/month

What You’ll Get: Subscribers love Hopebox’s inspiring, thoughtfully curated mix of handmade lifestyle goods like crochet “snuggle buddies,” books, candles, aromatherapy, healthy and delicious snacks, skincare, bath & beauty products, and more. Items included (6+ to 15+ depending on your subscription) are artisan-made, vegan, and cruelty-free.

Shipping: First box ships worldwide from the U.S. immediately; following boxes ship the first week of the month

Customer Karen Says: “All the little handmade items plus the thought and preparation that goes into each and every box delights me. This is my most favorite subscription box and I eagerly await each month.”

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18. Paletteful Packs

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Price: Starts at $22.33/month

What You’ll Get: Artists across the Cratejoy community pick Paletteful Packs as one of 2020’s best boxes. Why? With this subscription, you’ll receive 4-5+ full-size, premium art supplies curated with a specific artistic challenge in mind each month. Experiment with new styles and techniques all year long!

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 1st of the month

Customer Arlington Says: “I'm super happy with the two boxes I've received so far. Art subscription boxes are a great opportunity to try out new supplies, and with Paletteful, I know that I'm not only getting the highest quality supplies, but that I'll get enough to really try out the medium/art style.”

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19. mintMONGOOSE Jewelry Subscription

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Price: Starts at $12.99/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 your everyday style in a choice of gold, silver, or rose gold. With the Black Box upgrade, enjoy 4 jewelry pieces and 2 stylish accessories like scarves or nail polish. Both boxes come with the option to handpick one of your included jewelry accessories, as well as curate whether you would like to receive any earrings or watches.

Shipping: First box ships worldwide from the U.S. within 48 hours; following boxes ship on the 15th of the month

Customer Emelia Says: “The pieces are really beautiful. Absolutely stunning. This month's jewelry had blues and greens and they worked so well together… I've already worn my new jewelry a few times, and I've also gotten some compliments on it! :)”

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20. SnackSack

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Price: Starts at $21.50/month

What You’ll Get: Everyone loves snacking -- and when the snacks are actually good for you, all the better! It’s no wonder that subscribers picked SnackSack, with monthly options for vegan, gluten-free, organic, non-GMO, and fair trade snacks, as one of the best subscription boxes of the year.

Shipping: Ships within the U.S. on the 17th of the month

Customer Melissa Says: “I love that I can have a variety of snacks that I can read for the nutritional content or for a nice treat, without having to worry about ingredients that I don't eat. Safe, tasty, healthy snacks. And some tasty indulgence snacking too, so a great balance of things!”

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21. Shaker & Spoon

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Price: Starts at $40.00/month

What You’ll Get: Try your hand at mixology with Shaker & Spoon’s expertly-curated cocktail box! Every month, subscribers receive pre-portioned ingredients (save the spirit in question) to make 3 exclusive cocktails developed by esteemed mixologists around the U.S. Even better, one cocktail recipe serves 4 people -- so that’s 12 in a box! Level up your get-together game in 2020.

Shipping: Ships within the U.S. on the first consecutive Mon.-Tues. of the month

Customer April Says: “Shaker and Spoon boxes are so much fun! They are a fantastic way to explore new cocktails and flavors without the expense of going out, and make for a great date night in! In fact, several date nights in per box :) To top it all off, they've got some of the best customer service of any online company I've patronized.”

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22. Jerky Snob

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Price: Starts at $15.00/month

What You’ll Get: Jerky Snob is one of Cratejoy’s top snack boxes for a reason: each month they send subscribers delicious, artisan-crafted, and good-for-you jerky straight to the door. Every box features different jerky makers and flavors, so your tastebuds can take a journey whatever your palate. Choose between 2, 4, and 8 bags of jerky per box to snack all month long!

Shipping: Ships worldwide (except select countries) from the U.S. on the 22nd of the month

Customer Jim Says: “Legit brands and flavors. Best part of this is that they send so many different kinds you would never think of or try unless you signed up for something like this. I have seen only a few of the premium brands in a brick-and-mortar.”

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23. Mystery Pleasure Box

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Price: Starts at $34.00/month

What You’ll Get: Treat yourself or that special someone to surprises every month with Mystery Pleasure Box’s thoughtfully-curated selection of adult goods. Subscribers can choose between solor or couples subscriptions, with 5+ high-quality products chosen by industry experts in every box.

Shipping: First box ships within the U.S. on the Friday after your order; following boxes ship between the 11th-13th of the month

Customer Doug Says: “Each month we can't wait for our discreetly packaged gift to arrive, because we know it is always filled with perfect surprises for us. We enjoy the intimate and tasteful products that are chosen for us.”

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24. American Cocktail Club

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Price: Starts at $27.99/month

What You’ll Get: Be the host with the most this year with another fan favorite, American Cocktail Club. Every month, you’ll receive everything you need to create 4 killer cocktail servings (with or without the booze -- your call!), crafted thoughtfully by award-winning mixologists around the country.

Shipping: Ships to Canada and the U.S. in the 3rd week of the month

Customer Camila Says: “Such a fun box to receive. Can make a different cocktail every month which is a great way to learn about different liquors and ways to use them! The packaging is really great-everything came very neatly and their flavors are delicious.”

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25. Deadbolt Mystery Society

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Price: Starts at $21.67/month

What You’ll Get: Love mysteries? Subscribers from all walks of life love Deadbolt Mystery Society’s monthly puzzle games, with all the clues needed to solve a suspenseful, clever crime mystery every month. Each box features a brand-new story, so you’ll never get bored by family game night again!

Shipping: Ships worldwide (except for the U.K. and India) from the U.S. on the 11th of the month

Customer Alexandra Says: “WOW! Simply wow! We LOVED this. What an awesome date night game! Perfectly put together, lasted a couple of hours. We were NEVER bored and were guessing until the very end.”

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26. Vegancuts Beauty Box

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Price: Starts at $22.95/month

What You’ll Get: Treat your skin to some love this winter and save the planet with Vegancuts. This mega-popular beauty box includes 4+ full-size and deluxe luxury products that are 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, and nontoxic. It’s no wonder more and more people are switching to clean, natural beauty routines in 2020!

Shipping: First box ships worldwide from the U.S. by the 17th or, if ordered after the 11th, within 6 business days; following boxes ship on the 17th of the month

Customer Kerry Says: “I SO enjoy receiving and opening my Vegancuts beauty boxes. The products are high-quality and unique. I am introduced to products I might not have found on my own but are delightful to use. I love the little bit of pampering that arrives each month, and I love not being burdened with decisions. Nice job, Vegancuts!”

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