Gift Guide: The Best YA Book Subscription Boxes (2022)

One of the best gifts one can give this holiday season is the gift of reading. Even as adults, we sometimes yearn for books that tug on our heartstrings and remind us that a world of magic, fantasy, and high school butterflies is still possible. Whether you're looking to explore the world of young adult fiction for the first time or hoping to expand your current book collection now, dive into this list of young adult book subscription boxes we have curated just for you.

Whether you prefer sci-fi or romance, the Cratejoy marketplace has the best YA book subscription boxes you can't find anywhere else on the internet. Each high-quality monthly box is an interactive experience on its own and one to deepen your relationship with either yourself or the reader in your life.

Although many of the boxes are designed to bring a variety of new, young adult-themed books into your home and your heart, if you’re looking for a specific genre of book that often appeals to younger readers, some of these book subscription boxes may be for you! Some, such as My Sci-Fi Club Subscription Box, offer new science fiction and fantasy books every month, which appeal to avid readers of any age with vivid imaginations. Others, such as the I Smell Books Classic Book Box, will bring a class novel to those who prefer to peer into the historical past.


Unplugged Adult Fiction Monthly Box

From $42.50 per box
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If you're looking to unplug and recharge with a book and some self-care goodies, this fan-favorite subscription box may be up your alley. Each box includes 1 young adult book or adult new release, 3 to5 exclusive self-care products, and 2 to3 novelty products such as journals and cooking utensils. Light a candle and sip on some tea with your new book of the month. Now that's what you call pure lit joy!

Shipping: Holiday orders ship by December 15th, while all further boxes will ship between the 4th and the 8th of each month.

Why Subscribers Love It: “The best book box on cratejoy! I've tried almost all of them and I keep coming back to Unplugged. They seem to offer the most value for your money, are very communicative, and have great book picks! I've gotten candles, lotions, bath products, bags, mugs, blankets, tea, journals, pens, coffee, kitchenware items, coasters, alarm clocks, decorative goodies, and so much more!” – Emily J.


I Smell Books Classic Book Box

From $49.99 per box
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Bookworms know the importance of having a good classic in the book collection. Each month, receive a new classical bestseller to your library with 4 to 5 themed related items like home decor, candles, bath and body care, socks, and collectibles. Each book has a beautiful cover that will have you gushing over pure classic fandom.

Shipping: Subscription boxes ship between the 15th and the 20th of each month.

Why Subscribers Love It: “I love this. I actually thought I wouldn't like what was in the box except for the book, but I must say, I did enjoy them quite a bit, especially since everything is themed around the book. It was excellent!” – James M.


Chocolate and Book Box

From £14.67 per box
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Cozy up and unwind with some delicious handcrafted chocolates, a hot drink, and a good book with this monthly subscription box. Curated for the ultimate book lover, Chocolate and Book delivers a new read from a genre of your choice paired with either a selection of homemade, award-winning, or best-selling chocolates. Can you say a match made in heaven?

Shipping: Subscription boxes ship from the United Kingdom between the 17th and the 20th of each month.

Why Subscribers Love It: “This is such a great box! I ordered the 3 mo. subscription (but I'll be extending it!!!) for my mom, and she was really pleased! The box came with a book, three packages of hot chocolate, a package of biscuits, a gourmet chocolate bar, and a bookmark. This is absolutely a box that every book and chocolate lover should try! It was well worth it and we are excited to receive the next box!” – Holly O.


My Sci-Fi Club Subscription Box

From $16.00 per box
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Choose between science fiction and fantasy books—or a mix of each—with My Sci Fi Club, which includes 2 brand-new hardcover books in every box! This book-only box helps your teen reader build their library and love of reading each and every month.

Shipping: First box ships within the U.S. within 2 business days, and the following boxes ship on the 1st of the month.

Why Subscribers Love It: “Really love this subscription! Every month they have sent me high-quality books that are in great condition. One of the books was actually a beautiful new paperback I had been trying to not let myself buy at the book store and when it came in my box I was so surprised and thrilled. They ship on time and every month I look forward to what new gem they will send my way. :)” – Jeszika V.


Once Upon a Book Club Box (Adult Edition)

From $61.25 per box
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Once Upon a Book Club is a monthly subscription box that's here to bring a unique interactive reading experience to all subscribers. Each monthly delivery brings 1 newly released adult or YA novel, plus 3 to 5 wrapped gifts that bear numbered tags that correspond to specific page numbers throughout the book. Dive into the story and as you reach a particular page, open the special gift item to watch the story unfold before you.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. by the end of the month if ordered by the 14th; orders that come after the 14th will ship by the end of the next month.

Why Subscribers Love It: “This was amazing. I'm already an avid ready and I hate stopping when I get into a book....unless it's for a book-related gift! The gifts were incredibly thoughtful and were great quality. So many great things from the author that I was not expecting and I very much enjoyed the book that I probably would not have picked out on my own. This is more than worth it!” – Victoria M.


Once Upon a Book Club Box (Young Adult Edition)

From $61.25 per box
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Even as an adult, we still yearn to experience magic! Once Upon a Book Club Box provides a unique and interactive reading experience like no other! Each month, receive a new young adult book and 3 to5 wrapped gifts labeled with page numbers. As you read, you'll be directed to open the gifts which call for a fun and exciting reading adventure!

Shipping: Subscription boxes ship the last week of every month.

Why Subscribers Love It: “First time ordering and I am in Heaven!” – Maria H.


Young Adult Book Monthly

From $14.99 per box
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Experience a unique spin to the traditional audiobook experience! With Now in Books, take your reading experience to the next level with a combination of reading while listening to a curated music playlist. Each box includes one gift-wrapped YA novel, a music playlist, and a book club guide that includes other reading, television, and movie recommendations. This monthly plan will have you falling in love with reading all over again.

Shipping: Holiday orders ship by December 20th, and additional subscription boxes around the 15th of each month.

Why Subscribers Love It: “The book was incredible! from start to finish it had me hooked. I definitely recommend it to science fiction/ magic lovers. The perspective changes kept me on my toes ready to read more! the hardcover quality was perfect and the shipping was a lot sooner than expected. Overall it was a great experience 10/10 recommended!” – Shalyse L.


Scribbler Box Subscription

From $29.99 per box
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Encourage the would-be writer in your family with Scribbler! This unique subscription box—founded and run by two best-selling novelists—includes not only an autographed book of the month, but an exclusive writer's guide on different elements of craft, tips from publishing pros, and special goodies for writers.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. (except Mexico and Peru) around the 21st of the month.

Why Subscribers Love It: “Each monthly delivery of this box is like Christmas morning! There are so many goodies in each box - treats like coffee/tea/hot chocolate, snacks, a journal or notepad or book of writing prompts, pens and stickers and pins and writer’s favorite things. But most important is the monthly novel (with signed bookplate), an inside look at the Publishing Process and an Exclusive Writing Passport penned by each month’s author. Keep up the GREAT WORK LADIES!!!!!” – Courtney D.