There truly is a monthly subscription box for everything — from makeup to wine to yummy snacks to clothes to stickers to artisan crafts to more wine. But the coolest and most unique subscription boxes help you discover new favorites, broaden your horizons, or just gives you a ton of the stuff you already love for a great price. (I mean, does anyone need four wine of the month subscription boxes? Yes, yes they do.) Subscription boxes are the gift that keeps on giving (literally), and it’s the perfect idea for a birthday, Mother’s Day, or any special occasion (including “just because”). Some subscription boxes are so useful and convenient, they may just be a gift to yourself! Because let’s be honest, getting things delivered is much easier than having to constantly shop for it over and over.
Are subscription boxes a good gift?
Definitely! A unique subscription box filled with weird and cool new items can bring a lot of joy way beyond any holiday, birthday, or other milestone celebration. Because having a fun little something to look forward to each month can sometimes be the encouragement we all need.
Once a month or so, a box shows up on your doorstep, unannounced but definitely welcomed. It’s always full of new products you likely never knew you wanted. So, if you (or your giftee) don’t already subscribe to one (or more than one!), it might be time. We put together a list of the most unique subscription boxes — a few you may already know and love and several others you’ve probably have yet to discover. Enjoy!
**The prices listed are per box.**
Unique Subscription Boxes
Once a month, SinglesSwag delivers six to seven full-sized products, including delicious treats, jewelry and accessories, best-selling books, and organic skincare products. Each box is designed for single ladies, but you definitely don’t have to be sans partner to enjoy the goodies.
Plants, plants, plants and more plants! When you’re a house plant hoarder (or on your way to becoming one) you can never have too many. Each month you’ll get one different, easy to care for plant — from ferns to spider plants and everything in between.
Specialty cocktails every month? Um — yes please! This subscription box was awarded the Best of 2020 title for a reason. Each month you’ll receive 3 unique recipes straight from top bartenders around the country. You’ll also get everything you need to make it (other than the liquor, of course). Syrups, bitters, garnishes, and more are included. How cool is that? It makes for a fun date night activity, house warming gift, etc.
GlobeIn sends ethically-made products handmade by remote artisans from all over the world. Proceeds go towards creating jobs and fair pay for the artisans.
It’s a fact: During *that time* of the month, your hormones are wacky, your cravings are crazy, your moods are all over the place. .. and you deserve some extra TLC. Lady Box — which you can buy as a single box or 3-12-month subscription — is aimed to empower women with healthy period products and good-for-you goodies to lift your spirits. Choose your type of box (from “Basic Needs” to “Pampered AF”) and your subscription term, and look forward to getting a monthly gift when you need it most. The brand also has Pregnancy and Post-Partum boxes in the works, which you can pre-order now.
For the bracelet addicted ladies! (We see you!) The Pura Vida Bracelet Club is for bracelet aficionados. Get three exclusive bracelets every month and have zero regrets.
For the avid world traveler (who’s homebound at the moment) or culture-craving foodie, the Bokksu Box is as unique as they come. Each box contains a curated selection of 20 to 24 snacks, candies, and teas from Japanese makers whose businesses you’ll help support. Get a single box on the monthly subscription plan for $49.95, or sign up for a 3-, 6-, or 12-month subscription — the more you get, the more you’ll save per box. Consider it the perfect gift idea for the person who has everything.
My Thrill Book Club is the ideal subscription box for anyone looking for their next scary read. You’ve got your choice of three different genres (Horror, Mystery, or Thriller) or a ‘Surprise Me!’ option if you love all three and can’t choose. Each box comes with 2 new hardcover books and the chance to discover your new favorite author.
A box curated by therapists that includes six to eight self-care items and wellness goodies, like aromatherapy, skincare products, organic bath products, etc. This monthly subscription is all about helping people reduce stress and add joy to their lives. We feel lighter just knowing this sort of thing exists.
If there’s one subscription box really worth checking out, it’s one that’s all about snacks. Mouth takes you on a snack journey each month, with the option to select boxes dedicated to specific snacks, including pickles, cocktails, jerky, snacks from different regions, and noshable snacks.
The subscription box for people who can’t decide on one fragrance. Scentbird sends perfumes and colognes that you can select from a vast catalog of scents, and you can select what you think that person will like based on a quick quiz you take before signing up.
The sweetest subscription box there ever was. Once a month, Candy Club sends new and exciting candy based on your candy profile (mostly sweet or mostly sour). You can choose six 6-ounce candy cups or six 13-ounce cups. Either way, good luck making it through the month with just one box!
This subscription box is pricey, but so worth it for any ladies who like getting the coolest new tech, home goods, fitness, and lifestyle products. A themed box is delivered once a season.
More Unique Monthly Subscription Boxes
Winc is the ideal subscription for wine lovers, because wine. Each order is personalized based on your tastes. The company offers a huge selection of wines and three or more bottles are sent each month with no commitment. Wine time is all the time.
Farm fresh flowers delivered to your doorstep once a month? Yes, please. Delivery date, bouquet size, and recipient for each order can be customized, which is a great way to be “forced” to send a loved one flowers each month — even if that loved one is you.
For the face mask enthusiasts, FaceTory sends seven luxurious Korean sheet masks once a month. Or if you prefer once a season, that’s an option, too.
You may or may not want to feed a phone case addiction, but in CASE you do, Casely’s phone case subscription is the one to get. When you sign up, you’ll choose the phone model (for iPhones only, sorry Android-ers) and whether you want a fresh phone case delivered monthly or seasonally.
FabFitFun is a popular subscription box that includes full-sized makeup, skincare, and wellness products, as well as fashion, home decor, and more. Four boxes are shipped each year, one for every season, and all can be personalized. This one is definitely worth trying, even if only for one month!
Cool Subscription Boxes for Guys
A subscription for personalized nutrition that arrives at your doorstep once a month (or however often you want). You can customize the protein powders and other formulas based on your tastes, routines, and goals.
Know a comic book superfan? This subscription box from The Comic Garage is a must! Each month subscribers receive 10 curated comics (or 24 if you get the Ultimate Box). All you need to do is choose your favorite characters and Comic Garage curates the perfect box for you!
Get a new pair of socks every month to keep those feet warm… but mostly to keep them fashionable. Choose the style you want and look forward to the surprise when a new fun pair shows up at your doorstep.
Urth Box is all about healthy and really yummy snacks and beverages. You can choose the box size, the length of the plan, and whether you want classic, gluten free, vegan, or diet box options. If you’re trying to cut back on certain types of foods, this box is a great way to avoid going to the store and buying all the things. You know the things.
A specialty coffee subscription that sends coffee based on your preferences and how often you want more. (So, every day?) It’s a convenient and fun way to try new flavors. Price starts at $12.50 for one 12-ounce bag.
Weird but Cool Subscription Boxes
Pickle of the Month Club sends four new types of pickes to your door step a month — all considered some of the best pickles in America. You could get something classic or something unconventional that you’ve never heard of. But that’s the best part, right? Especially if you’re pickle-obsessed.
Who says stickers are only for kids? Pipsticks is a monthly sticker club full of sophisticated stickers for adults that’ll add some color, sparkle, and fun to your life. (They have a kids’ subscription box, too!) For $11.95, you’ll get seven sheets of stickers, and for $17.95 you’ll get 15 sheets. Since this type of sticker situation probably didn’t exist when you were a kid, now’s your chance to make up for lost time.
A monthly subscription box made specifically for women over 50 who may or may not actually feel like they’ve hit their “golden years.” Inside you’ll find five to eights thoughtfully curated luxury items, including beauty products, health and wellness items, and wearable accessories.