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15 Best Beauty Subscription Boxes to Gift for 2018

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These are our favorite subscription boxes to gift to makeup and beauty lovers!

Looking for the perfect gift for a beauty fan or makeup lover in your life? Give them a beauty subscription box! Each curated package comes filled with things like cosmetics, skincare, hair products, beauty tools, and other surprises—everything your recipient needs stay on top of the trends and feel fierce.

Beauty & Makeup Subscription Gifts

These are some of our favorite boxes that have easy gifting options or unique presentations that make them great for giving. Check them out and get details on how to gift them this holiday season:


1. Boxycharm

The Cost: $21.00 a month

What’s Inside: 5-6 beauty items that will include nail care, skin care, makeup, haircare, fragrance and more. At least 4 of those items will be full-sized, and each box promises a retail value of over $100! It’s no surprise that this subscription is super popular and highly recommended by Liz (who is the makeup subscription box guru)!

How to Gift: Simply sign up and enter your recipient’s name and address in the shipping info fields. Boxycharm adds in this tip for folks with existing Boxycharm accounts: “You MUST create a new account with a different email address per subscription as a hold will be placed on any additional boxes you add to your already existing account.”

Check out all of our BoxyCharm reviews!


2. Birchbox

The Cost: $10.00 a month (Get one month free and $10 to spend in the shop with an annual subscription!)

LIMITED TIME DEAL: While supplies last, use coupon code STILADUO at checkout to get a free Stila Cosmetics Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow and Stay All Day® Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner duo (a $16 value!) with your first month of a Birchbox subscription!

Coupon: Try any of these free gift with purchase coupons on orders of $35 or more!) And don’t forget your free mystery sample pack on orders of $35 or more! (OR Check out the 30% off sale for everyone, too!)

What’s Inside: Birchbox was one of the first super-popular subscription boxes and with good reason! Every month, Birchbox sends along 5 personalized beauty samples from beloved brands and new can’t-miss companies. If you’re ordering a gift subscription, the first box will be full of more general crowd-pleasers. Then, your recipient will get an email with a Beauty Profile to fill out. From then on, they’ll get picks suited to their specific skin, hair, and makeup preferences!

How to Gift: Birchbox has so many ways to gift their subscription! Choose a 3, 6, or 12-month subscription, or nab a gift card and let your recipient set it up themselves. Just follow this link and choose the “Gift” tab at the top of the page to get started!

Check out all of our Birchbox reviews!



3. We Are Onyx ONYXBOX

The Cost: $25.00 per box

COUPON: Save $9 off a 3-month subscription with code ONYXBOXH320, or use code ONYXBOXH619 to save $12 off a 6-month subscription!

What’s Inside: This box of hair, nail, skincare, and makeup goodies was created for and by women of color! We love the thoughtfully curated brands and the fact that each assortment of full-size and deluxe products promises a value of $75 or more!

How to Gift: There’s no official way to gift an ONYXBOX subscription, so we recommend just subscribing on behalf of your recipient!

Check out our We Are Onyx Box reviews!

 4. Julep Maven

The Cost: $24.99 per month (Or $19.99 a month with a 3- or 6-month subscription)

COUPON: Use this link to and use code POLISHGIFT at checkout to get a free 12-piece nail polish box when you sign up!

What’s Inside: Each month on the 20th, subscribers get to pick out the new nail and beauty products that will appear in their boxes. Everything is full-size, and you can get 2 nail polishes plus a full-size beauty product of your choice each month for the cost of the box. (You can also go for all nail polish, or all beauty products–customize it however you’d like!) Julep is the perfect beauty subscription if you want to expand your nail polish collection and your beauty bag in perfectly personalized ways.

How to Gift: Follow this link to gift it!

Check out my Julep Maven reviews


5. Yuzen

The Cost: $35.00 per quarter

COUPON: Get 20% off any non-subscription Yuzen gift box with code GIFTYUZEN

What’s Inside: Yuzen is one of the original eco-friendly subscription boxes. Each box includes a mix of natural spa and beauty products, plus the occasional yummy treat. (Hello, chocolate!)

How to Gift: Just follow this link and choose “Gifts” to check out Yuzen’s gifting options!

Check out all of our Yuzen reviews!

Allure Beauty Box

6. Allure Beauty Box

The Cost: $15.00 per month

COUPON: Use this link to get your first box for just $10.00!

What’s Inside: Know someone who reads Allure Magazine? They’re going to love Allure Beauty Box! Each monthly box includes at least 5 samples (sometimes they include a bonus item, too). Sometimes there’s a full-size item in there, and the samples tend to be generous. Look forward to well-known brands for hair, skin, and your makeup bag!

How to Gift:  Follow this link, and scroll to the bottom of the page for gift options!

Look Fantastic

7. Look Fantastic Beauty Box

The Cost: $19.00 per month

What’s Inside: At least 6 handpicked skincare, haircare, cosmetics, and body products curated around a theme. You’ll also get an issue of Elle UK magazine! We feel like we always get an impressive amount of value out of this beauty box.

How to Gift: Follow this link to subscribe on behalf of your recipient!

Check out all of our Look Fantastic Beauty Box reviews!

Petit Vour Vegan Subscription Box

8. Petit Vour

The Cost: $15.00 a month ($23.00 a month to Canada)

What’s Inside: If you’re looking for vegan and/or natural beauty products, this box is for you! Petit Vour focuses on quality over quantity, so you can usually expect 4 samples, some of which may be full-size. We’ve discovered some great new cruelty-free, non-toxic cosmetics and skincare brands from this subscription!

How to Gift: Just follow this link to set-up a gift subscription!

Check out all of our Petit Vour reviews!

Medusa's Makeup Box

9. Medusa’s Makeup Beauty Box

The Cost: $15.95 per month

What’s Inside: Want something a little more out of the ordinary? Each month, this subscription sends along 3-5 vegan products with a total value of $40.00. Expect high-quality, cruelty-free products in fun, quirky shades! Folks with more expressive, bold taste in makeup will love adding these looks to their makeup bag!

How to Gift: Just follow this link and subscribe on behalf of your recipient. (They’ve got gift cards, too!)

Check out all of our Medusa’s Makeup Beauty Box reviews!

10. BeautyFIX

BeautyFix is a great gift for beauty lovers this holiday season!

The Cost: $24.95 a month (or $34.95 for a one-time purchase)

What’s Inside: Each month, you’ll get 6 or more professional-grade and exclusive beauty products to keep your hair, skin, and makeup collection looking fresh! BeautyFIX is curated by the beauty experts at, so you can count on innovative, quality products. Expect a mix of full- and travel-sized products with a total value of $100 or more. Sweet!

How to Gift: BeautyFIX offers one-time box orders that make gifting easy! Just follow this link to get started.

Check out all our Beauty Fix reviews!

Pearlesque Box

11. Pearlesque Box

The Cost: $39.95 per month

COUPON: Save $5 off your first month with coupon code PEARL5

What’s Inside: Each month, this subscription introduces you to a different natural beauty brand via 1-2 full-sized and 1-3 travel-sized products. You can count on deluxe brands and high-quality potions, such as cleansers, lotions, eye balms, masks, facial mists, and much more. If you’re dedicated to expanding your natural beauty collection, this box provides an amazing way to discover new must-haves!

How to Gift: Just follow this link and choose the “Give as a Gift” button to get started!

Check out our Pearlesque Box reviews!

Sisley Paris Beauty Subscription

12. Sisley Paris Beauty Subscription

The Cost: $35.00 for 3 months, $60.00 for 6 months, or $100 for 12 months.

What’s Inside: Explore exquisite products by Sisley, a beloved European skincare and fragrance brand! A typical box contains over $80.00 worth of samples, making each box quite a steal. It’s a great way to get acquainted with Sisley’s anti-aging, moisturizing, and conditioning products!

How to Gift: There’s no official way to gift this subscription, so we recommend just signing up for your preferred subscription length on your recipient’s behalf. Follow this link to get started!

Check out our Sisley Paris Beauty Box reviews!

Beauty Heroes

13. Beauty Heroes

The Cost: $115.00 for 3 months, $225.00 for 6 months, or $$450.00 for 12 months.

What’s Inside: If you love natural and organic beauty products, we highly recommend this subscription. They send out a “hero” item each month (AKA full-size item), and a “side kick” item (sometimes full-size, sometimes deluxe size) from one notable natural brand. Think skincare, hair care, body products, and more!

How to Gift: Follow this link to order for your recipient. Remember to check the “This is a gift” box during checkout, too!

Check out our Beauty Heroes reviews!

LiveGlam MorpheMe Brush Club

14. LiveGlam MorpheMe Brush Club

The Cost: $19.99 per month

COUPON: No need to enter a code for these–just use this link to activate them!

  • Monthly Subscription: FREE brush with your first month + free shipping to the US
  • 6-Month Subscription: 10% Off and a Free Brush + free shipping to the US
  • Annual Subscription: Get 1 Month Free and a Free Brush+ free shipping to the US

What’s Inside: Maybe the makeup maven in your life already has products they swear by and use every day. Treat them to some new tools, instead! This subscription sends out 3-7 quality brushes every month, including liner, foundation, contour, eyeshadow, and powder brushes, with a guaranteed value of at least $30.00.

How to Gift: There’s no official way to gift MorpheMe, so we recommend following this link and subscribing on behalf of your recipient!

Check out our LiveGlam MorpheMe Brush Club reviews!

Boxwalla Beauty Box

15. Boxwalla Green Beauty Box

The Cost: $49.95 every other month

What’s Inside: Like all of its subscription boxes (which include film, books, and food in addition to beauty), Boxwalla’s beauty box is thoughtfully curated and packaged with care. The products are always top-notch, packed with nutrients, and always cruelty-free. It’s on the pricier end of the spectrum, but well worth it for the high-end plant-based potions you receive!

How to Gift: Follow this link to sign up for a recurring subscription on behalf of your recipient, or check out their one-time boxes here.

Check out our reviews of the Boxwalla Beauty Box!


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Written by Anna Reilly

Anna Reilly

Anna loves collecting little treasures, be they pop-culture finds, handmade mementos, or new potions to put in her makeup bag. Beauty boxes got her interested in the subscription world, but now she’s swooning for all things kawaii!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. Sephora?

  2. I noticed there is no #10…was that spot for glossybox maybe?

    Great list and wonderful picks! Definitely agree with boxycharm being #1!!

  3. Curious to know why Ipsy isn’t on the list. Is it not good for gifting?

    • My first reaction too! lol, but maybe its not on here because for Ipsy you have to complete a beauty profile.

    • My first thought too! :). But then maybe it is not there because you have to create a beauty profile for Ipsy.

      • Yep, Ipsy really isn’t designed for gifting. But Birchbox lets your gift recipient fill out the beauty profile themselves. Hope that makes sense!

  4. What happened to Beauty Fix?

    • I would like to know that too. Why BeatyFix didn’t make list.

    • It’s number 10!

  5. I think we forgot all about pets on the list, I need to gift a doggie box to a friend!

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