16 Creative, Budget-Friendly Subscription Boxes Under $20

Online shopping certainly has its perks, but if you're a sucker for the flash sales and convenience of it, all the clothes, books, and beauty products you want can start to add up! As with everything else in life, moderation is the key.

That's where cheap subscription boxes come in. Packed with high-quality products and plenty of fun, the only thing cheap about these monthly subscription boxes is that they won’t put a dent in your wallet! Whether you’re searching for exciting and inexpensive gift ideas, or you've got the urge to fill that shopping cart with a treat yo'self kind of box, we’ve gathered up some of the best cheap subscription boxes on the Cratejoy Marketplace.

So, even if there are no free subscription boxes out there, there are a variety of affordable and unique monthly subscriptions that come in at under $20. Read on to find some happy mail that won't break the bank!

Cheap Subscription Boxes for $20 or Less

1. FaceTory

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Price: Starts at $7.57/month

What's Included: FaceTory is a monthly K-beauty box that offers 2 subscription boxes for less than $20. Choose 4-Ever Fresh or the 7-Lux Box for either 4 or 7 innovative Korean sheet masks every month. Each mask is tested by the FaceTory team before it makes the cut, ensuring that nothing but the best are sent to subscribers. Enjoy a little bit of self-care with everything from deluxe classics to multi-step masks.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. within 1-4 days after ordering

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2. Shower Essentials by Front Range Soaps

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Price: Starts at $17.45/month

What’s Included: Handcrafted from only the finest ingredients, fragrances and essential oils, join the Shower Essentials monthly club for a body wash, 6 single-use shower steamers, and an additional skincare item, including lotion, body butter, or cream. Featuring different fragrances, like Lingonberry, Orange Burst, or Sunshine Poppy, every month offers up a softly scented surprise!

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 13th-18th every month

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3. STICKII Club

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Price: Starts at $10.00/month

What's Included: For just $10 a month, you can cover all sorts of things in colorful, happy stickers (and enjoy some extra goodies, too)! With STICKII Club, you get the ultimate in happy mail. Choose either a Cute, Retro or Pop design style and get a monthly delivery that includes 6 sheets of stickers, featuring everything from silly sloths to retro high heels, plus a sticker storage insert and 2 stationery items.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. except for select countries on the 11th of the current or following month, depending on order date

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4. Sleek Treat

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Price: Starts at $14.99/month

What's Included: Anyone following a low-carb, low-sugar or keto diet knows just how difficult and expensive it is to go out there and sample all the healthy snack brands on the market. Enter Sleek Treat, a food subscription box that's all about junk-free, gluten-free, and guilt-free snacking. An easy way to try out a variety of brands on the cheap, subscribers can expect to graze on 5-8 different snacks each month.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. around the 20th of the month

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5. House Plant Box

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Price: Starts at $11.25/month

What's Included: Get a plant delivered on a monthly basis with a subscription to the House Plant Box. Just the box to add a little greenery or living decor to any space, unbox a new plant that, over time, will help you build out a charming collection of easy-care houseplants, succulents, herbs, air plants or even aquatic plants. And if you're new to the wonderful world of plants, you can always reach out for extra support as needed!

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. in the 2nd week of each month

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6. Smartass and Sass

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Price: Starts at $13.95/month

What’s Included: With Smartass & Sass, you can put your sparky attitude on full display with a fun tee-of-the-month club. Sporting witty sayings in fun lettering, like "As long as everything is exactly how I want it, I'm totally flexible," every shirt lets you show off your sassy self. Sprinkled with just a smidge of crudeness -- for comic effect, of course -- you'll be able to say a whole lot, while saying nothing at all!

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

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7. Cover + Clear Health Box

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Price: Starts at $18.00/month

What’s Included: 'Tis the season to stay well, so stock up on all your preventative essentials with the convenient and affordable Cover + Clear Health Box, and keep them coming month after month. At just $18, you get top-quality wellness supplies, including fresh KN95 masks that offer more protection than traditional cloth masks, along with 99.99% effective sulfate- and paraben-free hand sanitizer and disposable gloves, delivered directly to you.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. within 2-3 business days, with renewals shipping on the 4th of every month

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8. mintMONGOOSE Jewelry Subscription

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Price: Starts at $12.99/month

What's Included: One of the most popular subscription boxes under $20 is the mintMONGOOSE jewelry box, and for good reason! Subscribers are doling out the 5-star ratings for everything from the stylish selections to the personal customer service. Each box brings 3 elegant jewelry pieces that have been hand-selected to work with your everyday style, in your choice of gold, silver, or rose gold.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. within 48 hours from ordering, with renewals shipping on the 15th of every month

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9. Match Made Coffee

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Price: Starts at $19.95/month

What's Included: When a coffee subscription meets a snack subscription you get the winning combo that is Match Made Coffee! A merger of caffeine and sugar has never been so sweet and tasty. Simply unbox 2 craft coffees and 2 handpicked, perfectly paired gourmet cookies, in classic and original flavors, then brew yourself a mugful and sit down to a well-deserved treat!

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. by the 22nd of each month

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10. EarFleek

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Price: Starts at $3.50/month

What's Included: Coming in at under $5 each month, the pre-pay EarFleek subscription makes a great gift that keeps on giving, or offers you the chance to grow a substantial earring collection! For less than the cost of your favorite fancy beverage, you can treat yourself to a monthly surprise, getting 1 trendy pair of 100% nickel-free earrings that range from classy and flashy to simple and sweet.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. mid-month

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11. Lip Monthly

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Price: Starts at $11.45/month

What's Included: As the temperatures start to dip, now's the perfect time to treat your lips to a little extra moisture (and color) with Lip Monthly. More than just beauty samples, this monthly subscription box sends a cute makeup bag packed with 4 full-size products including lipstick and lip stain, crayons, liners, lip balms, scrubs and more. Customize it to your unique skin tone and preferred shades and you're sure to love it!

Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. between the 10th-15th each month

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12. Jersey Shore Cosmetics

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Price: Starts at $4.58/month

What’s Included: Focusing on inner and outer beauty, Jersey Shore Cosmetics is a beauty subscription box that specializes in plant-based, premium lip balms and natural lip tints that are budget-friendly and good for you! Get 2 all-natural balms in a wide variety of flavors, along with the assurance that every beauty product is made from organic, non-toxic, eco- and reef-friendly ingredients.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 1st-5th every month

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13. Simple Loose Leaf Tea

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Price: Starts at $9.00/month

What's Included: Garnering 5-stars from tea lovers across the country, from the first box on, Simple Loose Leaf Tea is a monthly subscription that's just waiting to impress you with unique, flavorful tea blends. All for less than $10 a month, choose between herbal teas, black teas, green teas or the Sampler Box for a nice variety of 4 hand-selected, tastebud-tantalizing loose leaf teas.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. by the 1st business day of the month

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14. Wicked Good Perfume

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Price: Starts at $13.25/month

What’s Included: It's time to smell wicked good with an affordable subscription to Wicked Good Perfume. For less than $15 a month, you can get a perfume roller featuring a new limited-edition scent each month, like Botanical Gardens or Autumn Magic, all of which are made from clean, sustainable vegan ingredients and consciously crafted in-house.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. the day after ordering, with renewals shipping between the 10th-15th of each month

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15. Shark Week Survival Kit LLC

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Price: Starts at $7.08/month

What’s Included: Push the pain and irritability to the side by better anticipating your needs during that time of the month with the Shark Week Survival Kit. Whether you're picking it up for the convenience factor or sending a starter set to your favorite young lady, choose the Baby Shark or Little Shark box for an economical care package filled with organic tampons and pads, sample-size pain relievers, holistic care items, teas, snacks, and chocolate!

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. 1-3 days after ordering

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16. Crated with Love

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Price: Starts at $20.00/month

What’s Included: Talk about a cheap date! Here's your opportunity to enjoy a fun and affordable date night in with a monthly subscription to Crated with Love. Designed by a team of marriage and family therapists, each month brings a creatively themed date night box filled with 4-5 couple's challenges and activities that promote love and laughter. Strengthen your relationship and enjoy each other's company.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 1st or 15th depending on your order date

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