19 Brilliant UK Subscription Boxes to Try in 2019

A monthly subscription box is a great way to treat your loved ones -- they can discover new brands or ways to practice their hobbies. But searching for great subscription boxes that ship from within -- or to -- the UK can be tiresome. Luckily, the Cratejoy Marketplace has a great selection of thoughtfully curated boxes that deliver fun and inspire new passions.

We’ve done the work for you and gathered together some of the most popular subscription boxes for UK shoppers, showcasing everything from stationery boxes and book subscriptions, to tea of the month clubs and mystery puzzle boxes.

All of the boxes below either ship worldwide or offer free delivery to those within the UK. Have a look for yourself at some of the top UK subscription boxes and we’re sure you’ll find a gift that strikes your fancy!

Best UK Subscription Boxes

1. Classic of the Month Club

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Price: Starts at £12.99 GBP/month

What's Included: With Classic of the Month Club, Bookish Brits can treat themselves to an Wordsworth paperback edition of a classic novel, wrapped in an exclusively designed, beautiful dust jacket, every month. What’s more, subscribers receive 4 luxury teas or delightful cups of coffee (you choose).. Upgrade your tea -- or coffee -- break this year!

Shipping: First box ships worldwide (except France) from the UK within 2 business days; following boxes ship between the 20th-27th of the month

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2. paper + ink

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Price: Starts at £8.99 GBP/every 3 months

What's Included: paper + ink’s “Little Book Club” allows you to explore classic literature through a different short story collection each month! Featuring exclusive, eye-catching paperback editions of famous stories as diverse as Oscar Wilde’s “The Happy Prince,” Mark Twain’s “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,” and Katherine Mansfield’s “The Garden Party,” this is a box not to miss for any book lover.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the UK on the first Friday of every quarter (January, April, July, October)

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3. Whizz Pop Bang

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Price: Starts at £3.33 GBP/month

What's Included: Help the kiddos in your life explore the world of STEM with this gender-neutral science magazine! The award-winning Whizz Pop Bang comes with plenty of easy-to-follow scientific explainers, fun and colorful illustrations, exciting facts, and innovative at-home experiments to keep any kid on the edge of their seat. Perfect for ages 6-12.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the UK between the 2nd-8th of the month

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4. Cassette Club

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Price: Starts at £12.08 GBP/month

What's Included: Nostalgia junkies -- or simply audiophiles -- will love Cassette Club, which delivers 3 vintage cassettes in high-quality condition straight to your front door! All cassettes are handpicked for your individual tastes by the Cassette Club’s experts, so you can rock out just as you like.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the UK on the 2nd Friday of the month

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5. Boxed Locks

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Cost: Starts at £22.50 GBP/month

What's Included: Boxed Locks is a monthly subscription game where the devil is really in the details. Each box is carefully designed to provide a fun challenge involving puzzles, props and clues that all lead to a code that unlocks the final box. A veritable workout for the brain, the game is suitable for adults and children over 10 years old.

Shipping: Ships to select countries from the UK on or before the 4th of the month

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6. Papergang

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Cost: Starts at £9.13 GBP/month

What's Included: Highlighting the work of a different artist each month, Papergang is a fun-filled stationery box. With 5-8 items in every box, this subscription sends out charming paper goods perfect for those who enjoy sending snail mail or who love having a desk full of cute supplies. From stationery and greeting cards, to pens and art prints, enjoy exclusive designs each month.

Shipping: Ships to select countries from the UK in the first 7 working days of each month

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7. Flaming Licks

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Cost: Starts at £17.99 GBP/month

What's Included: For those who want to tuck into a meal that’s been kicked up a notch (or 10), the goods inside the Flaming Licks monthly hot sauce box pack a powerfully spicy punch. Available in 3 different subscription levels, unbox an award-winning hot sauce, artisanal small-batch spicy treats, confections and condiments curated exclusively from UK producers.

Shipping: First box ships to select countries from the UK within 2 business days; following boxes ship at the end of the month

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8. STICKII Club

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Cost: Starts at $9.17/month

What's Included: Send a monthly dose of happiness in the post with the STICKII Club subscription box. It’s a box that really knows how to cover all the bases - in colourful happy stickers! Available in Cute, Retro or Pop options, each month delivers 5 or more stylized sheets of stickers, a bag of sticker flakes and sometimes a surprise extra, just because.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 11th of the month

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9. The Willoughby Book Club Ltd

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Cost: Starts at £7.91 GBP/month

What's Included: Proud to be the largest personalised book subscription service in the UK, The Willoughby Book Club delivers 1 brand new book, hand selected to match the unique reading tastes of each subscriber. A great gift for readers of all ages, each book arrives beautifully wrapped in the club’s signature packaging. And to pay the joy forward, a book is donated to charity with each subscription purchase.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the UK on the 1st of the month

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10. MOOD by Innocent Bones

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Price: Starts at £21.99 GBP/every 2 months

What's Included: Love crafting (or aspire to)? MOOD, from the popular DIY brand Innocent Bones, is a winner. On a bimonthly basis, receive 5-6 thoughtfully curated, luxuriously designed craft supplies for your next creative project. Want a more hands-on approach? Upgrade to get all of the above, plus all the materials you need to complete an exclusive cross-stitch project each month.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the UK on the 15th of every other month

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11. Treatbox

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Price: Starts at £15.00 GBP/month

What's Included: Treat yourself to.. well… tasty treats with Treatbox! Choose a subscription specializing in chocolates, liquorice, retro sweets, or a surprise candy mix to experience sweets around the world every month. Explore the globe without leaving your flat!

Shipping: First box ships to select countries from the UK within 3 days of order; following boxes ship on the 21st of the month

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12. Escape the Crate

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Cost: Starts at $26.50/every 2 months

What's Included: Uniquely different from other game subscriptions, Escape the Crate is a bi-monthly subscription that creates an at-home escape room adventure. Gather friends and family together and put some game faces on, then set out to conquer the challenge in every box. Work together to decode ciphers and solve riddles and puzzles until a historical mystery is unraveled and an escape is made.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. in the 1st week of the month, every other month

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13. Moi-Même

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Price: Starts at £23.33 GBP/month or £49.99 GBP/every 3 months depending on subscription

What's Included: Moi-Même -- French for “myself” -- is here to help you carve out some me time, with a carefully curated selection of premium self-care products ranging from beauty to snacks, jewelry, stationery, and more. Select a monthly or quarterly subscription for added flexibility with your busy schedule.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the UK: monthly boxes ship on the 10th of the month; quarterly boxes ship in the middle of January, April, July, and October

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14. Vintage Teatime - Eat, Drink, Read & Keep

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Price: Starts at £25.00 GBP/month

What's Included: Do teatime as it should be with Vintage Teatime! Subscribers receive a must-read book to uplift your spirits, genuine china teacup and saucer, carefully selected box of tea, and delicious biscuits in each box. (Plus a surprise bonus item… but you’ll have to find out!)

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the UK on the 15th of the month

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15. Studifuel - The Healthy Lifestyle Box for Students

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Price: Starts at £14.95 GBP/month

What's Included: Treat your favorite fresher to a monthly care package! Studifuel sends healthy snacks, vitamins, herbal teas, and more to their flat every month, so you know they can stay healthy even at uni.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the UK on the 4th of the month

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16. The Pip Box

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Price: Starts at £18.33 GBP/month

What's Included: This gorgeous beauty and skincare box has won awards for a reason -- all products included in the Pip Box are full-size, vegan, and cruelty-free. Treat yourself -- or your favorite beauty guru -- to luxury at a bargain each month, with over £55 in average monthly value!

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the UK around the 26th of the month

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17. The Cake Tasting Club

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Cost: Starts at £7.75 GBP/month

What's Included: The Cake Tasting Club is ready to serve up handmade, fresh-baked cakes each month. With 2 dessert subscription levels available, the Cake for One brings 2 mini cakes to enjoy solo, and The Classic Box delivers 1 cake, 2 brownies and biscuits or cookies, sending enough to share with that special someone! Each month features new flavors, all made of the finest ingredients.

Shipping: Ships within the UK on or around the 22nd of every month

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18. Makerly Crafts

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Cost: Starts at £12.50 GBP/month

What's Included: Featuring contemporary craft ideas, the Makerly Crafts monthly subscription is the perfect box for sophisticated crafters. Curated by artists and designers to bring new ideas, each month’s box is an all-inclusive DIY kit bringing 1 craft project, with all the necessary instructions, materials, patterns, and any other special tool or equipment that’s needed.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the UK on the 15th of every month

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19. Empress Mimi

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Cost: Starts at $15.00/month

What's Included: Feel like the Queen with luxury lingerie packed into Empress Mimi. With a range of boxes for any budget, each month’s box brings fine lingerie and luxe sleepwear. Choose to get just 1 pair of frillies, or go for a box brimming with a lingerie set, plus loungewear, accessories, and both nice and naughty gift items. Each box is guaranteed to pack a chic surprise!

Shipping: First box ships worldwide from the UK within 3-7 days; following boxes ship around the 7th of every month

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