We live and breathe subscription boxes here at MSA, and we know our readers do too. This January, we surveyed YOU for your favorite boxes across several categories, and we're happy to finally be able to share the results!
This category is all about the subscriptions that introduce you to useful items for yourself and your home. Read on to see which 6 boxes you voted for topped the charts in the "Best Essentials Box" category.
Best Essentials Subscription Boxes
1. Honest Company, $13.99/month
The Honest Company offers five different “bundle” subscriptions: Essentials ($35.95/month), Diapers & Wipes ($79.95/month), Health & Wellness ($35.95/month), Organic Infant Formula + DHA ($59.95-$110.95/month), and Beauty ($50/month). The subscriptions are all customizable and flexible, so you can choose the specific items you receive each month within each bundle, and reschedule or skip if needed. You can also add on additional products for a 25% discount.
COUPON: Get a trial Essentials or Diapers & Wipes kit for free + $5.95 shipping when you subscribe!, no coupon required, just use this link
All of their products are made without potentially health-compromising chemicals or compounds:
Honestly Made Without: phthalates (DEHP, BBP, DBP, DMP, DEP); PVC; formaldehyde carriers; alkylphenols; benzene; TEA (Triethanolamine); MEA (Monoethanolamine); parabens; phosphates; chlorine processing; chlorinated or brominated solvents; ceteareth 20; resorcinol; bronopol; quaternium 15; triclosan; sulfur oxides; organohalides; hexavalent chromium; DMDM hydantoin; organophosphate pesticides; 1,4 - dioxane; SLS/SLES (sodium lauryl/laureth sulfates); optical brighteners; mineral oil; petrolatum; BPA (bisphenol-A); a-chlorotoluene
Check out all of our Honest Company reviews to learn more about these subscriptions!
2. Target Beauty Box, usually $7-10/month
While this technically a beauty box, we understand why readers voted it into the Best Essentials Box category: we can't live without the Target Beauty Box either! It's not officially a subscription yet, but new boxes are available each month. The value is always great, they come with Target coupons, and they have a good mix of samples and full-size items. Also, a pro-tip from fellow My Subscription Addiction readers – save the Target Beauty Coupon in your box to use on your next Target Beauty Box purchase.
Target also occasionally does a baby box!
(If you want to make sure you can an email alert the next time these boxes launch, make sure to sign up for the My Subscription Addiction daily newsletter).
3. Squix QBox, $15.98/Month + Shipping
Squix QBox is a monthly box for “cleaning done right!” When you subscribe, Squix will recommend products to you each month. You get to customize 2 of the 3 items and make changes if you want to before the box ships. (You can also change frequency or skip any month you aren’t interested in.)
COUPON: While supplies last, get a trial kit FREE, just pay $3.95 shipping + tax with coupon code MSAFreeBox!
Check out all of our Squix reviews to learn more about this germ-fighting subscription box!
4. Walmart Beauty Box, $5/quarter
The Walmart Beauty Box is a quarterly beauty sample subscription box from Walmart. For only $5 every 3 months, this is definitely the most affordable way to get your essential beauty fix. They feature brands you will find at Walmart, plus coupons. There are two options you could receive based on age: Trendsetter (under 35) or Classic (35 and over).
Check out all of my Walmart Beauty Box reviews!
5: Dollar Shave Club, $1 - $9/month
Dollar Shave Club is a razor and grooming supplies subscription service that allows you to choose the frequency of your deliveries and cancel at any time. They promote themselves with high-quality products at affordable prices. Pricing varies by which plan you choose. There are three plans: The Humble Twin ($1), The 4X ($6), and The Executive ($9), and you can add on additional products like shave cream and shave butter for a la carte prices.
COUPON: Get your first month for $1 plus free shipping!, no coupon required, just use this link
Check out all of our Dollar Shave Club reviews to learn more about this box!
6: Mighty Fix, $10/month
Mighty Fix is a subscription box from Mighty Nest. Each month they send you one new product to try and you get free shipping from Mighty Nest as well. They bill the subscription as “The easiest way to discover safe alternatives that are healthier for you, your family and the planet. For $10/month receive one product every month, a simple solution every healthy home needs.”
COUPON: Use code MIGHTY7 to get your first box for $3 plus free shipping!
Check out all of our Mighty Fix reviews to learn more about this box!
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