From birchbox to FabFitFun to boxycharm, there are so many options for subscription boxes which can make it difficult to know which ones are really worth a try. Sometimes you want more than just sample sized makeup -- you want to discover new products and brands for the things that you really love. So, we've done the work for you. We've rounded up some of the best subscription boxes that are totally worth the money.
All of these subscriptions include thoughtfully curated products with a value that at least meets the cost of the box, some even double the retail value! On top of getting your money's worth, many of the subscription boxes we've chosen are customized for each individual subscriber to ensure the unboxing experience is memorable.
We had a hard time narrowing it down, even to 25, but rest assured: each of these subscription boxes is totally worth it!
What are the best-value subscription boxes worth the money?
Succulents Box is proof that you don't have to splurge to add a little extra touch to your workspace or home. Each month, subscribers can expect a 2-inch succulent from a different genus, plus detailed care instructions. Plus, subscriptions can be upgraded to up to 4 succulents a month.
Promising Review: "The succulents they send are gorgeous, and in great shape. Even the identification cards are lovely!"
Why it's worth it: Anything that promotes a little "me time" is always worth it. TheraBox is a fan-favorite self-care subscription box that delivers a new therapeutic activity each month, plus 5-7 self-care and wellness items like aromatherapy, body and bath products, natural skincare, and lifestyle goodies. With over $100 in retail value in every box, subscribers always get their money's worth.
Promising review: "January was the second month I received a Therabox. I was so impressed with my first box in December, I wondered how much better it could get? I was so very pleasantly surprised by all the of items included this month! Face masks, tea, essential oils, and lotions, were all fantastic!"
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. during the last week of each month
Trying new recipes from unfamiliar cuisines can be a daunting task, but Piquant Post makes it easy to create globally-inspired meals right at home. Each month's box includes 4 freshly ground spice blends, plus step-by-step recipes for each blend. They also offer online access to tips and tricks, substitutes, and alternate recipes. Subscribers just simply add fresh ingredients!
Promising Review: "I love your recipes! Across the board the food is fabulous, and it makes it easy to try cooking new cuisines with complex flavors and spices. Highly recommended!"
Why it's worth it: SnackSack takes the guesswork out of clean and healthy snacking. Each month, subscribers can expect a variety of 12 healthy snacks that are always non-GMO, organic, and fair trade. Choose between the Classic box, Vegan, or Gluten-Free for snacks like popped chickpeas, organic protein bars, dried fruit, and granola.
Promising Review: "I look forward to the box arriving every month. I would not have found any of these delicious snacks without this subscription. All the brands are new to me. I’m always impressed."
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. mid-month
What sets Used Books Monthly apart is the personalization of the books chosen for each subscriber. When signing up, subscribers are prompted with a survey that includes over 20 genres to choose from, plus the ability to send the curators a message with details about reading preferences. Then each delivery is packed with 2 or 4 hand-picked, gently-used book for each subscriber, depending on the subscription chosen.
Promising Review: "Just got my first box and wow! Great picks. It’s like you know me... love it."
If you're looking for something fun and unique, then Deadbolt Mystery Society is definitely a subscription worth a try. Each month's box delivers a new case file with a mystery to solve, plus all the clues, puzzles, and cryptic codes needed to crack the case. What makes this mystery box especially great is that each box is a standalone mystery, so subscribers get the instant gratification of solving the case!
Promising Review: "I read all the reviews and decided to go with Deadbolt Mystery Society. I am so glad I did! These individual boxes are challenging, fun, and there's a huge payoff when you solve the mystery!"
Tea is one of the most consumed beverages across the world, and that means there are endless options to try. Simple Loose Leaf Tea helps subscribers taste new and interesting loose leaf teas each month. Each month's box includes 4 hand-selected teas (enough of each for 4-5 cups), 4 linen tea filters, and information about each tea. Simple Loose Leaf Teas offers several subscription options including a Sampler Box, Herbal Decaf, Green Tea, or Black Tea box.
Promising Review: "This is an all around amazing tea subscription. It's cheap, you get a lot of tea considering the price, and each box contains very unique teas."
Club Cuvée by He Wines, She Dines is here to make your life more sparkly and bubbly with a monthly delivery of some of the best sparkling wines in the world. Selected from some of the top vineyards in Champagne, France and northern Spain, and tailored to your personal preferences, each box brings 2 bottles of premium effervescent wines.
Promising Review: “It's a great overall experience and I love the little note cards that explain a bit about each wine. I get super excited each month when I see the subscription has renewed, and can't wait to see what's coming!”
For the Renaissance Man inside us all, this quarterly or monthly subscription keeps you up-to-date with a delivery of a variety of goodies based around fashion, tech, and lifestyle. If you're always feeling like you're little late to whatever is trendy, the Gentleman's Box can put you ahead of the curve with 4-6 premium accessories, lifestyle products and gadgets. This delivery service is also accompanied by blogs, YouTube videos, and the Premium Gentleman's Post to ensure that you are a well-rounded gentleman. Gentleman's Box is available in a monthly or quarterly subscription.
Promising Review: "I've been introduced to several products I would never have tried on my own."
If you're looking for ethical yet luxurious products to meet your skin and body care needs, this stunningly well-reviewed and longstanding vegan beauty subscription service is the perfect subscription box for you. Every monthly delivery includes 4+ deluxe and full-size beauty products for an over $50 value. Take a break from searching Amazon and let the Vegancuts beauty experts do the vetting: every carefully curated box is "100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, and free of harmful chemicals."
Promising Review: "This is my only subscription box and I love it."
Make the switch to clean, ethical perfume without sacrificing your options with this perfume box subscription boasting wildly positive reviews. Similar to scentbird, this monthly box delivers a new perfume, along with 2-3 other scented goods. Consciously crafted in small batches by women and for women, every product is 100% vegan and cruelty-free. A great treat for yourself or someone you care about — the gift of a new scent to give your day that little extra sheen.
Promising Review: "The quality and value of the products you'll receive each month is mindblowing."
If you need the excitement of a DIY project on a monthly basis, you can't do much better than this glowingly-reviewed DIY art subscription. Construct a variety of stylish and beautiful projects such as terrariums, gold leaf gilding, sun-print photography, and much more. Each new box has everything you need, including easy-to-follow instructions. Subscribers can select what project they want shipped to them based on their personal styles, colors, and interests. Makes a great gift for older children as well!
Promising Review: "I have done other crafting ones, but so far this box is my favorite."
People who love hot sauce really love hot sauce. The experts from Hot Sauce of the Month Club understand this love and scour the country to select the finest hot sauces around, often from major hot sauce festivals to include in this monthly artisanal hot sauce subscription box. Don't be afraid, you can choose your heat level: Mild, Classic, or Extra Hot!
Promising Review: "This subscription was a gift for my husband for our anniversary and the Extra Hot we received has an amazing flavor that he loves."
Why it's worth it: Think of Short Story like Stitch Fix for the short set — everyone deserves clothes that fit right and makes them feel good. So if you're under 5'4" and have ever struggled to find clothes right for you, this monthly clothing subscription is a pain-free way to refresh and revitalize your wardrobe. Short Story's expert stylists, specializing in petite women's sizing, will pick out outfits for you based on your size, style, and budget — then you try them on at home. You'll receive 5 items monthly and you pay only for what you decide to keep — and don't worry, shipping is free both ways! Your monthly styling fee is also put toward any item you keep.
Promising Review: "For a petite woman, this subscription service continues to amaze and delight!"
Shipping: Ships in the US every month
Have you been wanting to add K-beauty products to your glam bag? FaceTory is the perfect opportunity! This K-beauty sheet mask and skincare subscription box is one of the most affordable and best beauty subscription boxes on Cratejoy. Curated by their sheet mask experts, every month you will receive 4-7 of the newest and most innovative masks on the market.
Promising Review: "I can’t wait for this subscription every month. It’s a little gift of self-care I deserve and enjoy."
Skip the California winery tour and have high-end wine delivered right yo your door! Great wines at a great price is what makes the Standard Wine Club by He Wines, She Dines as awesome as it sounds. Take a quick survey to let the wine enthusiasts know what you like to fill your glass with, and they’ll get to work, selecting 3 bottles of wine matched to your tastes from small-batch vineyards. And they’ll even include fun extras, like detailed wine descriptions, pairing suggestions, and recipes!
Promising Review: “I love getting this box every month. They send a handwritten card that assures me that the wines are selected especially for me.”
Revitalize your makeup routine and lift your spirits with this adoringly-reviewed vegan beauty subscription box. Each month you'll receive a delightful makeup bag adorned with an inspiring quote holding 4 full-size products at an $80+ retail value. Innovative and color-intense, all Color Curate Bag products are vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free, and paraben-free. And did we mention you'll feel glam and pampered?
Promising Review: "Products were natural, I received a lovely shimmery eyeshadow duo, high quality highlighter/shadow palette, pretty lip oil, brush, and more."
Catered uniquely to the tastes of each individual, Club Jeroboam from He Wines, She Dines delivers just what you like when it comes to the world of fine wines. Having developed relationships with some of the best estate-owned, boutique vineyards, the experts select 3 bottles of delicious wine, package them with extra care, and include recipes, pairing suggestions and an occasional treat before popping it in the mail to you!
Promising Review: “We're so glad we signed up! We've loved having selections hand-picked for us--and I know they're hand-picked because I've emailed specific requests, saying I'd like to try a Spanish red or a white that goes well with Thai food and they respond right away!”
Dazzle your friends or treat yourself with world-class drinks you mix yourself with this premium cocktail subscription box. Every monthly box includes everything you need — including the alcohol — to make 4 servings. Expert certified mixologists from around the country have been entrusted with the curation of these unique cocktails. These are not syrup-laden, tacky drinks: everything is "natural, fresh, low-calorie, low-sugar juice blends." All the flavors work standalone or in combination, allowing you to make an impressive variety of drinks simply and without fail.
Promising Review: "For years I've had dreams of concocting my own fancy drinks, but never seem to get around to it. A monthly surprise cocktail delivered in a professional manner right to my door is so much fun!"
use code LEAVEMEALONE at checkout to get 10% off your first box!
Why it's worth it: If you take your alone time very seriously, then Introverts Retreat is just for you. It's not just a book of the month club, but a total experience for the whole introvert: a new book in the genre of your choice plus a wide variety of accoutrements to complete it. Choose between snacks and a hot beverage, a candle and luxury bath products, or both (!) for the all-encompassing recharge you know you need. Backed by a landslide of five-star reviews, Introverts Retreat is your monthly sanctuary in a box.
Promising Review: "Obsessed!!! I absolutely LOVE my box! With everything going on in the world this was just what I needed in my life!"
Shipping: Ships to the US and select countries every month depending on your original order date
use code CLASSIC at checkout to get a special discount
Why it's worth it: Feeling nostalgic? This candy club is a great way to explore a huge variety of candy you enjoyed as a kid to candy from before your time! Every month you will receive a 1-1.5lb selection of candy from the 1980s to the 1900s, including hard-to-find classics and candy your grandparents may have talked about. This is a monthly box that will help your or someone you care about feel like a kid again.
Promising Review: "This was such a blast from the past--they just don't make candy like this anymore!"
Shipping: Ships to the US and select countries on the 15th of every month
use code CJ10 at checkout to get a special discount
Why it's worth it: Don't just get a coffee subscription, get the sweets to go with it, too! Every monthly box includes artisanal whole bean coffee along with 2 freshly-baked cookies paired perfectly to that roast for a delightful in-tandem snack. Indulge yourself, or someone you love, with this incredibly well-reviewed and unique food subscription. Makes a perfect gift for coffee and cookie lovers.
Promising Review: "I'm not sure there is any way to improve the product. The coffee is delicious and the cookies are always soft and fresh."
Shipping: Ships in the US on the 22nd of every month
use code COOKIEFAM19 at checkout to get a special discount!
Why it's worth it: If you love baking and you love cookies, this DIY snack box is a perfect match for you. Every month you'll receive pre-measured, organic, vacuum-sealed ingredients to bake your own cookies along with easy instructions for any level baker. Every monthly subscription box features a new recipe along with additional cookie-themed surprises and gifts. Backed by many five-star reviews, Fresh Baked Cookie Crate also makes a fantastic gift.
Promising Review: "My son and I had a very enjoyable evening making these!"
Shipping: Ships in the US on the first week of every month