It seems like we learn about a new subscription box almost every day - so we decided it would be fun to try a little roundup of some interesting new boxes at the end of each month, and let you vote for which ones we review next.
(Since this is our first time doing this, we're including a few interesting boxes that launched at the end of 2016 too.)
As always, thank you for being an MSA reader and telling us your thoughts! Be on the lookout for the "Best Of 2016" voting results soon, too!
The poll is at the bottom of the post. And if there are other boxes you'd like to see us review that aren't listed here, please let us know in the comments!
1: Kozy Throw Club, a new quarterly subscription from Little Lace Box:
The Box: LLB Kozy Throw Club
The Cost: $49.99 (free shipping)
The Products: Seasonal throws for your home! The first spoilers included your choice of a neutral colorway or a patterned red/cream throw.
2: Kiss Me Lipstick Club, a monthly liquid lipstick subscription from Live Glam:
The Box: Kiss Me Lipstick Club
The Cost: $19.99
The Products: Every month you’ll get 3 new matte liquid lipstick shades.
3: Miroja, a botanical and home goods box focused on "simple design":
Miroja is a physical botanical boutique in Seattle, WA; their subscription box shipped their first boxes in January.
The Box: Miroja
The Cost: $29.99/month (small) or $39.99/month (medium)
The Products: "Each surprise box contains a plant or plant accessories and home goods all with a focus on simple design."
4: Sips by, a smart tea sampling box:
Sips by (pronounced "bye" not "bee") is a tea subscription designed to help you sample and learn about teas from a number of different brands each month. Review your selections on their site and get personalized selections over time. Their first boxes are shipping February 1st.
The Box: Sips by
The Cost: $15/month
The Products: 4 tea samples, enough to make 15+ cups.
5: Headbands of Hope, a "get one, give one" hair accessory box
The Subscription Box: Headbands of Hope Box
The Cost: $35 a box (ships every quarter)
The Products: Each box is packed with 3 exclusive products only available in the Hope Box which can range from fun hair clips to headbands all perfectly curated to go with the trends.
6: Call Number, a librarian-curated box promoting diversity in contemporary literature
Call Number is founded and curated by a librarian to help you build your own collection of contemporary Black literature. Their first boxes shipped in late 2016.
The Subscription Box: Call Number
The Cost: $35/month
The Products: Each month, a box will be delivered to your door that contains a newly released book and 4-5 carefully selected bookish and library-related items tied to themes within the book.
8: My Thrill Club, a book club for fans of thrillers, horror, crime, and mystery
My Thrill Club lets you personalize your subscription with categories like Crime & Mystery, Thriller & Espionage, Horror, or Surprise.
The Subscription Box: My Thrill Club
The Cost: $14.99/month
The Products: Two hardcover books in the category of your choice, plus a movie.
9: LEAF A Year of Wellness Box
The Subscription Box: LEAF A Year of Wellness Box
The Cost: $60 a month
The Products: "Every month for a whole year, you’ll unwrap a different wellness theme with instructions on how to utilize each product (there are 5-7 products in each box including the best of beauty, wellness and fitness products) in a way that seamlessly fits into your life."
9: CLOTH & PAPER, a luxe pen and stationery subscription
The Subscription Box: CLOTH & PAPER
The Cost: Plans range from $18/month (pens/pencils only) to $48/month (pens/pencils + stationery)
The Products: They have a pens/pencils only subscription and a stationery only subscription, or you can choose to get both. Depending on the box you subscribe to, expect hard to find pens and pencils from around the world, and/or curated stationery and office supplies from a variety of brands.
10: Citrus Hill Clothing, a mystery clothing box boutique
The Subscription Box: Citrus Hill Clothing
The Cost: $80 - $120
The Products: Twice a month, Citrus Hill releases a mystery clothing box. Each box contains 5-6 items and has its own theme, such as athletic wear, springtime sweaters, and more.
11: Valor Blocks, a new subscription from Nerd Block supporting the armed forces
The Box: Valor Blocks
The Cost: $34/month
The Products: “Officially licensed subscription boxes for protective personnel, veterans, family, friends, and supporters. In each Block, you'll receive 4-6 collectibles and an exclusive t-shirt”
12: Disney Princess PleyBox, a new subscription from Pley
The Box: Disney Princess PleyBox
The Cost: $24.99 + $5 Shipping (Box ships every other month)
The Products: Each magical box contains: 4-8 official Disney products (apparel, figurines, fashion accessories and goodies!), a magazine with a princess story and activities, and most charmingly a DYI activity of transforming the shipping box into a playable scene (for example, the box transforms into an elaborate castle that your child can build and then color-in). The retail value of the items in the box is ~$50