Categories: Gift Guides

10 Amazing Subscription Boxes

Subscription boxes are the perfect gifts during these unprecedented times. People are spending more time apart. Birthdays, graduations, weddings, and of course the holidays will be spent separated this year. Now customers can send a box of cheer and remind the people they care about the most that they are thinking of them. Subscription boxes are curated to individuals’ interests and it can be sent for different lengths of time. It is a great alternative to trying to figure out what to send someone on different occasions. There are subscription boxes to fit every taste and desire in the world and offer great value in a variety of styles and choices. Every person can find a box for someone or even themselves. Here are ten amazing subscription boxes to consider purchasing or sending as a gift. 


For those who are addicted to beauty products, are looking to try new items each month, or want things from their favorite beauty brands, Ipsy is a perfect choice. Michelle Phan, a beauty guru on YouTube and makeup artist, is the founder of Ipsy. The Glam Bags sent to customers are curated based on a beauty profile which, also includes physical features such as hair color, eye color, and skin tone. The beauty profile allows the user to pick their favorite beauty brands or types of beauty products they are most interested in receiving in their glam bag each month. It is a fantastic box for people interested in makeup, hair, and nails. 


2. Boxy Charm

Boxy Charm is a beauty based subscription box. Many items are high-end beauty products. Depending on the box type chosen, the customer can receive full-sized items in their monthly boxes. Like other subscription boxes, BoxyCharm uses a quiz and customer-based choices to curate a box specifically for them. Buyers can decide if they want only makeup or if they want a mix of other beauty and care products. BoxyCharm is also known to provide beauty tools such as brushes and blenders into their monthly boxes. Subscriptions can always be canceled and adjusted at any time. 

3. Mickey Monthly

Mickey Monthly is a Disney themed subscription box. Mickey Monthly offers several types of boxes fitting for many needs. Mickey Monthly offers the Original Series, ThemePark Series, Pin Edition, and Snack Edition. Like many subscription boxes, Mickey Monthly allows the shopper to customize their box based on gender, age, and types of items they want. However, there is also an option to have a box that has a mix of everything. It is important to note that there are various sizes to choose from for each edition option. A plus provided by Mickey Monthly is that every Subscription box offers a free personal shopping discount and free Mickey Travel Club Membership. It is a great value and service provided with any subscription choice. Mickey Monthly is the perfect option for Disney lovers or children. 


4. Breo Box

Breo Box is the perfect gift for tech lovers and those looking for great life hacks. Breo Box provides subscribers with curated boxes based on the customer’s interests. Unlike other subscription boxes, Breo is a seasonal box; it is shipped every three months instead of every month. Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring are the four boxes sent out to Breo Box Subscribers. Each box has 5-8 brand name gifts that can fall under lifestyle, home, tech, and fitness. Many items can be considered life hack products. There are only two choices of box subscriptions to choose from, annual pre-pay or pay quarterly. It is the perfect box for tech lovers and life hack enthusiasts. 


5. Crate Joy

CrateJoy offers an abundance of variety boxes fitting for any need or desire. Crate joy has boxes for children, murder mystery lovers, snackers, comix enthusiasts, beauty fanatics, and more. CrateJoy offers affordable boxes up to premium designed boxes. The website provides a search bar and dropdown menu to help the customer find any and every type of box possible. From bath products, book lovers, and planters, there is a box available to send to loved ones across the gambit. There are even subscription boxes for gamers, book lovers, whodunit sleuths, and self-proclaimed geeks. Cratejoy is perfect for Christmas as it offers something for everyone.

6. The Oakland Coffee Club

The Oakland Coffee Club is a subscription box sent out each month with bags of coffee with various roasts. Oakland Coffee was created by the band Greenday. There are even bundles that come with coffee, a vinyl record, and coasters. If someone is unsure about what they will like for coffee, there are options to get a box with a mix or to create their box based on their tastes. In addition to receiving fantastic coffee in a box, each shipment earns rewards points. The points count towards exclusive merchandise, and subscribers are informed of special events and have access to exclusive content. Those who choose to can also convert their rewards into donation funds for charities.

7. LootCrate

LootCrate is a monthly subscription box with different themes. The boxes give the option to receive merchandise on favorite movies, shows, and interests. For example, Rick and Morty fans can receive a box with exclusive Rick and Morty merchandise such as apparel, collectibles, and other novelty gear. There is a box for everyone. Marvel, Pixar, Hello Kitty, Sci-Fi, WWE, Gaming, and the Wizarding World are just a few of the many crates available. Those looking for stocking stuffers or other gifts can also venture to a section to purchase individual items during Christmas in the Geekmas Vault dropdown menu. 

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8. Harry & David

Harry & David provide monthly subscriptions for food and flowers. Harry & David is known to partner up with well-known companies such as Sherries Berries, 1-800 Flowers, and The Popcorn Factory. While their services often include gift baskets, bouquets, and gifts for any and every occasion, their monthly clubs are just as desirable. Wine, fruit, plants, gourmet food, popcorn, desserts, and cookies are some of the monthly subscriptions people can sign up for at Harry & David. Those looking to treat their tastebuds will surely love receiving a box from Harry & David. 

9. The Fantasy Box

The Fantasy Box is a subscription for couples. The boxes are themed based on what type of fantasy one wants to have. For example, sexual, control, playful, and costume are some of the choices available. Some boxes come with toys, lotions, essential oils, an outfit, and other items. In times where people are spending more of their time indoors, the Fantasy Box is a nice option to spice up things or create a sensual date night. There are subscriptions for every taste and fantasy but don’t be fooled, there are boxes available for relaxation, food, and art as well.  There are a total of 109 subscriptions and bundles available from The Fantasy Box.

10. OwlCrate

OwlCrate is a book based subscription box. There are two choices of crates to choose from. OwlCrateJr and OwlCrate. OwlCrateJr is for children 8-12 years of age, while OwlCrate is for ages 14 and up. The Box comes with a new signed YA hardcover novel, a handwritten letter from the author, bookish goodies, a collectors pin, and a monthly magazine. OwlCrateJr has a similar setup but for a younger age group. OwlCrate offers a subscription plan for one month, three months, or six months. OwlCrate is a perfect choice for book lovers and makes excellent gifts for children and teens alike. 

What box would you most like to receive as a gift? Have you found other amazing subscription boxes? Sound off in the comments below!

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Sheena Carrasquillo

I am a writer, artist, mother, and wife. I am from California but currently reside in Arizona. I have a BA in English with a concentration in writing. I have a certificate in SEO through Universal Class. I love pop culture, gaming, anime, and Disney.

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