9 Subscription Boxes Worth a Second Look

Subscription boxes are all the buzz right now, but the concept of a subscription box isn’t new. (I mean, we all remember the old Jelly of the Month club quote from Christmas Vacation, right?) Well, it’s not just for jelly anymore. I’ve seen subscription boxes for beauty, makeup, fitness, wedding, food, drink… even subscription boxes for your pet. A subscription box is a gift that keeps giving, whether sent for the holidays, to your wedding party as a thank you gift, or to yourself for a little surprise at your doorstep. To help you navigate between the boxes available, we’ve combed through our favorites to bring you a little bit of everything. I haven’t personally tried all of these myself, but I do find each of them to be a good value and gift idea. So, grab a (ginormous) cup of coffee and read on to explore some of the best subscription boxes out there. And, if you’re a bride-to-be, pay special attention to one of the subscription boxes below… there’s one specially designed for you up for grabs! Enjoy!

Subscription Boxes

1. Whimseybox

Feeling crafty? The Whimseybox sends you supplies + instructions to complete a project. Love, love, love. Perfect for DIY lovers!

9 Subscription Boxes Worth a Second Look - Whimsey Box

2. Mistobox

I first heard of Mistobox when I saw them on Shark Tank. This is a coffee subscription box which promises to send the freshest, most flavorful brews straight to your doorstep. This is one subscription box that is towards the top of my own wish list, since coffee and I are like BFFs.

9 Subscription Boxes Worth a Second Look - Mistobox

3. The Bride Box

The Bride Box is one I have tried! I received their October box to my door and it had some really fun wedding goodies inside. A freshly-baked cookie, photo booth props, a ‘Bride’ drink koozy, a set of thank you cards with envelopes, and a chalkboard banner. I could see this being a must-have on every bride-to-be’s wish list. Each month’s delivery is a secret — and unique each time.

Pssst. Enter to win this box at the bottom of the post!

9 Subscription Boxes Worth a Second Look - The Bride Box

4. Birchbox

Birchbox is all about beauty samples. If you crave eyeshadow, gloss, mascara, and other makeup faves in a sample form, this may be the subscription box for you.

9 Subscription Boxes Worth a Second Look - Birchbox

5. Julep

I’ve never tried Julep, but I’m eager to! This subscription box service is for people who love nail polish. With a coupon code I just spotted, you can give it a one-month free trial to see if you like it (which is essentially a $19.99 gift for free). I know, amazing. I’ll be taking a closer look at this one for sure. CODE: Use code FREEBOX (not sure when it expires) at checkout – just pay shipping.

9 Subscription Boxes Worth a Second Look - Julep

6. Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club

Beer. More specifically, micro-brewed beer. Delivered to your door. Your groom or groomsmen will love this. Find out more at Beer of the Month Club (+ grab a discount coupon code!)

9 Subscription Boxes Worth a Second Look - Beer of the Month Club

7. Dollar Shave Club

I was so intrigued by Dollar Shave Club that I just had to try it myself. It’s designed for men, but I wanted to see the quality of the razors first-hand. These are surprisingly nice for the price and you sometimes get a free sample (like shave butter). This is a great gift for your groom-to-be. Shipping is cheap, too.

9 Subscription Boxes Worth a Second Look - Dollar Shave Club

8. Stitch Fix

This is an online personal styling service for women. Stitch Fix asks you a few questions on your style and sends you a monthly box with a few hand-picked clothing pieces for your style. It also includes tips on how to wear the pieces.

9 Subscription Boxes Worth a Second Look - Stitch Fix

9. Unmentionably Cheeky

And, last but not least… there’s an underwear of the month club! Unmentionably Cheeky is a husband and wife team that delivers cute (affordable) underwear to your doorstep. Based on customer reviews, these are true to size, too. CODE: Use code FALL13 to get 2 for $6.00 and free shipping to U.S.

9 Subscription Boxes Worth a Second Look - Unmentionably Cheeky

Note: Some of these links include an affiliate link, which means we get an affiliate credit or commission if you sign up with them. However, we are not paid by the companies to endorse them; we hand-picked the ones we liked most.
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The Bride Box Giveaway!

I’ve had the opportunity to try The Bride Box, a monthly subscription service for brides-to-be. I received the October box, shown above in #3, and thought it was a great value. We’ve teamed up with The Bride Box to offer the very same box to a lucky winner to try it out. This is not a subscription but a one-time box. Estimated value: $35. No cash value. Enter between 11/14-11/20/13 (11:59pm EST) using the entry form below. Free shipping included to U.S. Good luck!

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Stay tuned… there’s more coming up next!


On to you… which of these subscription boxes would you love to try?

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November 19, 2013 1:50 pm

I really want this!!

November 15, 2013 3:33 pm

The bridal box is a must have for every bride!

Leslie Durso
November 15, 2013 2:01 pm

Emma, you should check out Tog + Porter! It’s my fav fashion delivery!

November 15, 2013 12:20 pm

Thanks for helping us spread the word about Whimseybox Emma, we really appreciate it!

November 15, 2013 10:29 am

I would LOVE the bride box, but I’m definitely getting a 3 month subscription to whimseybox for my MOH as a Christmas/thank you for being awesome present since she loves crafting!!

April 1, 2015 7:55 am

Whimseybox has unfortunately gone bust. See the below article about a woman who had a bad experience.

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