The Best Subscription Boxes for Literally Everything Under the Sun

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Subscription boxes are becoming the new way to shop for goods and with so many of them out there, it’s hard to choose the best one. With different boxes for brides, fashion gurus, beauty junkies, wellness lovers, and even furry friends, there is something for everyone. Many of these boxes are the ones that we here at team Hoboken Girl personally subscribe to, but with the help of our readers, we were able to round up a list of different subscription boxes that are popular + well-loved. There are a ton of different options for subscription boxes suited to fit everyone’s different needs. Check out some of these highly-coveted boxes and learn more about what they have to offer.

Beauty + Fashion Boxes

Birchbox 

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The beauty industry was taken by storm when Birchbox came to us as one of the first beauty subscription boxes. This personalized box {curated from your profile} comes filled with a variety of high-end samples featuring some of beauty’s top brands. With monthly or annual subscription options, there is something to fit everyone’s needs and budget. What’s unique about Birchbox is that the company often gives the option for an assortment of samples, a brand-specific box, or the option to put the money towards a full-sized product in their store {at a discounted rate.} Just last month Oribé was featured and a box was filled with different products from that brand. The Birchbox store often features sales and discounts for members, which is a great way to purchase any favorites from current or past boxes. 

Rachel Zoe Box of Style

The crème de la crème of subscription boxes, The Box of Style is fashion icon Rachel Zoe’s love child. While the box is on the expensive side {$99 per season but valued at over $400+}, it is well worth it. Past boxes have included watches, jewelry, wallets, handbags, and beauty/skincare items all from luxury {+ emerging luxury} brands. Each box is carefully hand-selected by Rachel Zoe herself and comes beautifully packaged. We especially love the statement pieces in each box and wear them year after year. 

Allure Beauty Box

The Allure Beauty Box is a prime way to sample highly-coveted products that are editor-tested and well-loved. Allure Editorial experts curate each box and include at least two full-sized products in every box. Included is also a mini-mag with tips, guides, how-tos, and exclusive offers for subscribers. Allure offers monthly subscriptions for $15 {$123 value + a new member gift} and yearly subscriptions for $165 {plus a Mega Bundle of 25 different products valued at over $254}. With brands like Patchology, Oribé, and Sunday Riley, this box is luxury for an affordable price.

Play by Sephora

Sephora has become the go-to for all things glamour and now the company offers a subscription box for those looking to spruce up their beauty routine. For $10 a month, this box comes packed with trial-sized samples geared towards subscribers’ personal needs. Each month, six samples will be sent {in a reusable, recyclable bag — works for travel} based on an individual’s PLAY! Profile. A mix of skincare, makeup, haircare, and fragrances are sent. Past boxes include brands like NARS, Dr. Jart+, Glam Glow, and Yves Saint Laurent. Included with that is access to tutorials, hacks, and videos helping each subscriber use their new products. 

Cocotique

Cocotique is a beauty and self-care box founded by Dana Hill Robinson. Monthly boxes are shipped to subscribers for $25 each {choose a three, six, or 12-month subscription to save money} and includes five to eight full-sized products and deluxe samples with free shipping. Featuring brands like Twisted Sista, MasqueBAR, and Sunday Rain, each box comes hand-picked with favorites and must-try products. The best part — items in the box are available for purchase in the Cocotique shop on the website at a discounted price. Cocotique is one of a kind and even has a reward program for loyal subscribers. 

Bless Box

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Think of this box as the best of the best in beauty, style, and wellness. Lifestyle blogger, Sazan Hendricks and her team handpicks each item for the boxes and sends out five to seven luxury items per month to subscribers. The box features a variety of items including makeup, skincare, hair products, snacks, and more. In past boxes, brands such as Pureology, Kérastase, Vichy, and more were included. We love how each box fits the season, so products can be used right when they arrive. 

Ipsy 

With three awesome options, Ipsy sends monthly boxes to subscribers filled with deluxe samples and products. Ipsy offers three different options. The Glam Bag {$12 per month}, includes five deluxe samples each month. Upgrade to The Glam Bag Plus {$25 per month}, which sends five full-sized products each month. The last and most ultimate option is The Glam Bag Ultimate {$50 per month}, which includes 12 full-sized products each month. We suggest trying out the OG Glam Bag to see if the samples work then upgrade if needed!

Rocksbox

We have been hearing about Rocksbox from some of our readers and we’d be remiss not to mention it on our list. For $21 per month, Rocksbox will send three hand-picked jewelry pieces for rental based on your profile and wish list. Of course, items can be previewed and swapped before each shipment. Rentals may be kept for however long and new items will be sent as the old ones are sent back. If you really love a piece, you can apply the $21 monthly fee to purchase it. HG reader, Courtney Jenney loves Rocksbox and told us, “Honestly I feel like purchasing a ton of really expensive jewelry just isn’t something I want to be doing! I love accessorizing but I’d rather spend my money on clothing or travel — so Rockbox being only twenty-something dollars a month is perfect.” 

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Wellness Boxes

FabFitFun

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This well-known box is all over Instagram {we see you, #ads} and we love subscribing. Each box is versatile and includes a heaping mix of beauty, wellness, fashion, fitness, home, and tech items. The box is only $49 each season but includes over $200 worth of full-sized products. There are no cut corners with this box — subscribers get it all. Customization for annual and seasonal subscribers is just one of the exciting perks that come with this box. We love finding new brands and trying highly-coveted ones that so many celebs post about. FabFitFun is well worth it and always impresses. 

Yoga Club

Yoga Club is one of a kind in that the company sends subscribers gorgeous yoga attire separates to their respective doorsteps {or package room — #Hobokenlife} each month. These activewear separates include a mix of leggings, tops, bras, and even jackets. Brands like Alternative Apparel, Free People, and Manduka come in each box for a fraction of the price. Picks are made by stylists based on a personal profile and body type. 

Imperfect Produce

Ugly produce deserves a chance too and Imperfect Produce helps give those “not so perfect” looking food items a second chance at life. Here’s how it works. Tons of food goes to waste each and every year and this company is working to eliminate food waste all over the country. Each subscription is customizable to family size, dietary preferences, and the option to choose organic items. Then, once the plan is tailored, Imperfect Produce will send a breakdown of the types of items that will be sent that week. Prices will vary, but subscribers will receive imperfect {but totally delicious and safe to eat} food at a nearly 30% discount. Team HG volunteer coordinators and contributing writers Jordan and Joelle Hernandez love Imperfect Produce. “Thousands of pounds of food are wasted every year in the U.S. because they are not up to the vanity standards of grocery stores but they are perfectly fine to eat,” explained Joelle. “I would highly recommend [this] for adventurous eaters and people who like to cook.”

Fit Snacks

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It’s all about health and wellness with Fit Snacks. Each item is carefully chosen by a team of nutritionists who hand-select snacks from only the best brands {think GMO-free, protein-rich, organic, raw, vegan, and all natural}. With brands like Jana Banana, Supernola, and Gorilly Goods, subscribers will be introduced to new and favorite snacks that are sure to fuel fitness and wellness goals. Included in each box is a mix of healthy chips, drinks, snack bars, nutritious granola, exclusive workout tips, and more.  Yearly plans give subscribers the best bang for their buck and cost $25.90 per month. Other options include one, three, and six month options for just a few dollars more per month. 

Pet Boxes

Super Chewer by BarkBox

Designed in NYC, this one’s for the dog who needs some quality + durable toys. Fur parents can spoil their babies with all of the best a dog could want. Each box comes with two {fluff free} dog toys, two full-sized bags of treats, and two meaty chews. All food items are always made in the USA or Canada. This is great for the dog who chews through toys regularly because they are just having too much fun. Multi-level plans are available and customization based on each dog’s dietary and preferences are honored. 

PupBox

Getting a new pup is exciting, but take it from us, raising a good boy {or girl} can be exhausting. PupBox is a great way to help ease those early days. Each month, the box comes filled with treats, toys, accessories, chews, and training guides crafted by celebrity dog trainer Andrea Arden. All treats and chews are made in America or Canada, so you can feel safe knowing what is going into their bellies. This would make an awesome gift for a new dog mom or dad. 

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Wedding Boxes

The Ring Boxes

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We love this unique subscription box because of its themed approach. Each month a personalized box designed will arrive at the doorstep. Monthly themes include “I Said Yes!” “Bridal Shower Ready,” “Big Day Essentials,” and “Honeymooners.” We love this box especially because of the themes and enjoy getting something personally picked for each person. The company also offers boxes for same-sex couples, too.

The Bride Box

A popular option for brides to be is The Bride Box. With monthly or yearly plans, this box comes fully stocked with all of the essentials to help get ready for the big day. This is a great gift option for someone and can be customized to fit preferences. For as low as $39 per month, brides-to-be will be surprised each month with beautiful wedding pieces. Each box is filled with beauty products, handmade wedding treasures, apparel, relaxation and pampering items, and more. The website also features a blog covering tons of bridal and wedding topics. 

Tulle La La

This versatile box is great for any new bride {bridesmaids + grooms, too!} Tulle La la has multiple options for anyone involved in the wedding planning process and offers customized boxes for wherever you are in the planning process. Subscriptions range from three months {The Waltz} to eight months {The Royal} and are tailored to the subscriber’s needs. From apparel to candles, to mugs, to planners and so much more, this gorgeous box comes packed and ready for the big day. 

What is your favorite subscription box? Let us know in the comments!

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Hoboken homeowner and lover of all things local, Danielle made her home in the Mile Square City nearly six years ago. Danielle is a second grade teacher by day; after hours, she can be found in the kitchen whipping up a a new recipe or grabbing a bite to eat with her husband and friends. Danielle is the try-er and buyer of all things beauty and loves finding a good deal. Shopping on Washington, interior decorating, and riding her Peloton are just a few of Danielle's favorite things. Oh, and did we mention her undying love for the New York Yankees?


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