Treat Yourself to These Popular Self-Care Subscription Boxes

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You’re crushing your goals, your grind, your hustle, and your side hustle. After all that hard work, you deserve to kick back and indulge in some self-care! Of course, self-care isn’t just about treating yourself—it’s also about refreshing and recharging so that you can maintain your A game.

These self-care subscription boxes make it easy to schedule self-care into your routine. With each shipment, you’ll get a new stash of products to pamper yourself with, whether they’re beauty goodies, meditative tools, or tasty indulgences. What’s the best subscription box for your self-care style? Check out our list!

6 of Our Favorite Subscription Boxes for Self-Care

Play! by Sephora is the perfect self-care subscription box for makeup lovers!

1. Play! by Sephora

The Cost: $10.00 per month + free shipping

Why We Love It: When you’re busy being a #boss, it can be hard to take time to browse your favorite beauty products. Play! by Sephora brings the makeup store to you with a monthly box of makeup, skincare, and other beautifying samples from beloved and up-and-coming brands. Your membership also gives you access to video how-tos and tutorials, special offers, and even subscriber-only in-store events. The best part? This box is curated to fit your personal preferences and interests. No wonder our readers named it 2017’s Best Beauty Box!

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Let Merkaela enhance your spiritual practice with its mindful body care products and meditation activities.

2. Merkaela

The Cost: $61.00 per quarterly box + free US shipping

LIMITED TIME DEALS: Use code ALIVE15 to save 15% off your first quarterly box! Or, use code ALIVE20 to save 20% off your annual subscription!

Why We Love It: This seasonal subscription box is like an all-natural spa and a spiritual retreat all in one. Each box includes  7-10 natural, handcrafted, cruelty-free products for your home and body. Think nourishing scrubs, skin-rejuvenating clay masks, and luxurious, aromatherapeutic salt baths. Every item is designed to complement the theme of the box (past box themes have included “Wisdom”, “Manifest”, and “Alive”). Merkaela also includes a mantra card and a mindful exercise to help you get in touch with your mind, body, and intentions. Every aspect of this box, from the quality of the items inside to the understated design of the packaging, makes for a uniquely beautiful, blissful experience.

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Smartass and Sass is a funny subscription box for snarky women with a sense of humor.

3. Smartass & Sass

The Cost: $34.95 per month + shipping, or save with longer commitments

COUPON: Use code MSA10 to save 10% off your first box!

Why We Love It: Subscribing to this monthly box basically requires that you stop taking life too seriously. Each shipment of stationery, accessories, decor, and gifts is silly, snarky, and sometimes even a little edgy. It’s as if that one friend with no filter designed a subscription box. The best part of this quirky pick is that most of the items inside are perfectly useful (think calendars, magnets, tote bags, socks…), meaning the giggles you get when you first open the box can follow you to your desk, the kitchen, the gym, and beyond!

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With so many wellness, beauty, and fitness finds inside, FabFitFun is one of the best self-care subscription boxes.

4. FabFitFun Box

The Cost: $49.99 per quarter

COUPON: Get $10.00 off your first box with coupon code MSA10

Why We Love It: FabFitFun was one of our readers’ favorite boxes in 2017, and for good reason. This seasonal subscription box delivers an assortment of full and sample-sized products aimed at every aspect of “wellness”—we’ve seen workout gear, supplements, makeup, skincare… even craft projects! Plus, the items (and the packaging!) always feels fresh and upbeat, which 1) makes this a really fun box to see on your doorstep, and 2) makes keeping up with your wellness routine (whether that’s exercising, nourishing your body, or treating yourself like the star you are) way more exciting!

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Chococurb features gourmet and artisan chocolate with unique flavor profiles perfect for foodies and chocolate lovers alike.

5. Chococurb

The Cost: $35.00 per month + free shipping (during cooler months) for the Classic box. The Chococurb Mini box is $20.00 a month + free shipping (during cooler months). Save with 3- and 6-month pre-paid subscriptions.

COUPON: Use code ADDICTION to save 10% off any subscription!

Why We Love It: To put it simply, we love chocolate. And if you do, too, there’s a good chance you’ll fall just as hard as we have for this monthly selection of beautifully made goodies. Of course, this box isn’t for folks with picky palates—while you will get more traditional milk, dark, or white chocolate now and then, it’ll come peppered amidst adventurous treats like dark chocolate flavored with banana and coconut ash, milk chocolate bars flecked with roasted edamame, and splatter-painted white chocolate bars filled with oak-smoked sea salt caramel. Trust us—these flavors might sound strange, but this out-of-the-ordinary experience is exquisite. Your sweet tooth will thank you!

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VineOh! is a wine subscription box and a women's self-care subscription box rolled into one!

6. VineOh

The Cost: $59.99 per quarter + free shipping

COUPON: Through 1/28 or while supplies last, use code MSAWineForMe to get $10 off!

Or, save $15 off your annual subscription! No coupon code, just click here.

Why We Love It: If you’re looking for one box to cover all your self-care requirements, VineOh! is a great pick. This quarterly box is a lifestyle box and a wine subscription box all in one. VineOh’s mission is all about providing subscribers with some much-deserved pampering—each box contains a tasty treat, upbeat gift items, shiny accessories, and products to help you kick back, relax, and let the stress of the day melt away (like bath bombs, eye masks, and facials). Oh, and did we mention the two bottles of wine?

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What subscription boxes fit your self-care routine?

Share your favorites in the comments!

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!

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  1. I’ve not heard of any of these so will look into them. Do they ship to the UK?

    I get one called Artemis & Xena which is available in the UK which I love but I want to try some more boxes without paying heavy postage though.

    Any UK self care box recommendations?

  2. I’m not sure the criteria used to determine this list, but it seems all over the place. When I think of self-care I think of pampering or personal type products (things to rejuvenate mind, body, and soul.)

  3. I just started Bombay and Cedar and I think it’s a great self-care box. I love that they send essential oils out with every box.

    • Yes to Bombay and Cedar!! I’m anxiously awaiting my third box with them. It’s seriously top notch.

    • I agree, Bombay and Cedar is a wonderful self-care box! I just got my Feb. box today. WOW! Just wow.

    • YES! I just got my first Bombay & Cedar box and absolutely loved it.

  4. I think the Go Love Yourself box is a perfect fit for the self care list, as well. Its not as well known, but I am sure that will change within the next year.

  5. Since I only sub to beauty boxes, I think the boxes that are predominantly skincare fit into great self-care boxes for me. 🙂

    • Agree

  6. I know the Margot Elena box is new, but it belongs on the self-care list!

    • I agree! The pretty packaging and scents make everything such a treat.

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