The Best Subscription Boxes Under $15 – Our 2018 Award Winners

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Best Subscription Boxes Under $15

Our readers nominated their favorite subscription boxes, then voted on which of those boxes they loved most. Here’s what they chose as the Best Subscription Boxes for Under $15!

You don’t have to spend a lot to get an awesome subscription box! These budget-friendly boxes aren’t just affordable—they’re hand-picked by our readers, too.

These are the most recommended affordable subscriptions from real subscribers as part of our 2018 Subscription Box Awards. These boxes range from monthly makeup subscriptions to pop culture goodies and beyond, so there’s something for everyone to try.

The best part? All of these subscription boxes cost just $15 or less, every month!

The Best Affordable Subscription Boxes

These are the best subscription boxes under $15, as recommended by readers like you:

1. Ipsy


The Cost: $10 a month (free shipping). Sign up here!

The Products: Our readers love this monthly beauty subscription box! With each installment, you’ll get full- and sample-sized makeup and beauty products from beloved and up-and-coming brands, PLUS a cute new makeup bag to store everything inside. Check out all of our Ipsy reviews to learn more. 

Ships to: US and Canada


2. Birchbox


The Cost: $10 a month + free US shipping. Sign up here!

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!

The Products: This colorful box is filled with beauty and lifestyle samples selected by the Birchbox team, including skincare products, makeup, haircare, and more. You can personalize your preferences to receive a custom box picked just for you every month, or opt to pick a “curated” box where you’ll see exactly what you’ll receive before it ships. Check out all of our Birchbox reviews to learn more.

Ships to: US, FranceSpain and the UK and Canada


3. Scentbird


The Cost: $14.95 a month + free shipping

COUPON: Buy one month, get your second month free! No coupon required—just sign up here!

The Product: Scentbird is a fragrance subscription for men and women! Each month, you’ll get one 8 ml vial of a designer fragrance of your choice or one that Scentbird picks for you if you prefer. They’ll send you a preview card for their “Scent of the Month” the month before. It’s a great way to try new fragrances before committing to a whole bottle! Check out all of our Scentbird reviews to learn more.

Ships to: US only


4. Dollar Shave Club

Dollar Shave Club

The Cost: Pricing varies by which plan you choose. There are three plans: The Humble Twin ($1), The 4X ($6), and The Executive ($9)

COUPON: Get your first Starter Set for $5 plus free shipping! No coupon required—just sign up here!

The Products: Dollar Shave Club makes sure you’re always well-stocked with grooming supplies! Men and women will love their razors, shaving products, skincare, shower products, and hair goods. Customize each shipment based on what you need! Check out all of our Dollar Shave Club reviews to learn more.

Ships to: US, Canada, and Australia


5. Allure Beauty Box

Allure Beauty Box

The Cost: $15.00 a month

Coupon: Use this link to save $5 off your first box!

The Products: Allure Beauty Box brings the fun of the magazine to life! Each month, you’ll get deluxe- and full-size beauty and makeup samples, mostly from high-end brands. Expect skincare, haircare, cosmetics, and more, plus a little booklet explaining what the Allure editors love about the featured products. Check out all of our Allure Beauty Box reviews to learn more.

Ships to: US only


6. Play! by Sephora

Play! By Sephora

The Cost: $10.00 per box. Sign up here!

The Products: Have the fun of a Sephora shopping spree delivered to your door! Each box includes 5 deluxe beauty samples, plus a fragrance sample, a PLAY! Book of tips and tricks, and a PLAY! Pass for in-store learning. The PLAY! Pass scores you 50 extra rewards points, too! Check out all of our Play! by Sephora reviews to learn more.

Ships to: US only


7. Book of the Month

Book of the Month

The Cost: $14.99 a month. Sign up here!

The Product: Calling all book lovers! Pick from a selection of hardcover books and have your chosen title sent to your door. Not feeling the options this month? Skip any month you aren’t interested in. You can also add up to two additional books for $9.99! Check out all of our Book of the Month reviews to learn more.

Ships to: US only


8. Target Beauty Box

Target Beauty Box

The Cost: $7.00 + free shipping

The Products: Each month, Target curates at least one new collection of beauty and grooming samples. It’s a super fun way to discover new products! Check out all of our Target Beauty Box reviews to learn more.

Ships to: US only. Does not ship to Hawaii, Alaska, Virgin Islands, U.S., Puerto Rico (see also separate entry under PR), American Samoa (see also separate entry under AS), United States Minor Outlying Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, APO/FPO, Guam (see also separate entry under GU)


9. Fandom of the Month Club

Fandom of the Month Club

The Cost: $13/month + shipping. Sign up here!

COUPON: Use code ADDICTION to get your first 3 months for $30 plus shipping!

The Products: Prepare to geek out over the 3-4 hand-picked fandom-inspired jewelry and accessory items in this pop culture subscription box! Each month, there’s a new theme (think your favorite books, movies, TV series, and even Broadway shows), plus a new canvas accessory bag and magnet to match your new jewelry pieces! Check out all of our Fandom of the Month Club reviews to learn more.

Ships to: U.S. for $4.25, Canada for $8, everywhere else for $11.50


10. Graze


The Cost: $13.99 per box for an 8-snack box or $25 per box for a sharing box that contains 5 bags of snacks (about 20 servings). Shipping is included.

COUPON: Get your first box for 50% off! No coupon required—just sign up here!

The Products: Yum! Graze helps you snack healthy with unique snacks in convenient grab-and-go packs. Set your preferences to get a collection of snacks to sample based on your specifications and dietary needs. Check out all of our Graze reviews to learn more.

Ships to: US (and UK via the Graze UK site)


11. Walmart Beauty Box

Walmart Beauty Box

The Cost: $5 (ships once a season)

The Products: Nab a seasonal collection of beauty samples from Walmart brands! These samples are a neat way to try new products before you buy. Check out all of our Walmart Beauty Box reviews to learn more.

Ships to: US only


12. Loot Wearables by Loot Crate

Loot Wearables

The Cost: $14.99 a month with free shipping. Sign up here!

COUPON: Save 10% off any length subscription (Saves over $16 on an annual subscription), or $3 off month-to-month with coupon code ADDICTION or SAVE3

The Products: Each month, Loot Wearables sends you 1 item of seasonal apparel (like a hoodie, lounge pants, a long-sleeve shirt, etc.) inspired by a super-popular pop culture franchise. Think Rick & Morty, Stranger Things, Firefly, Marvel and DC comics, and more! Check out all of our Loot Wearables reviews to learn more.

Ships to: US + Worldwide!


13. Ricky’s NYC Cult Crushes

Rickys Cult Crushes

The Cost: $11 per month + free shipping

The Products: Each month of this bold beauty subscription box features a themed selection of handpicked products, including cosmetics, skincare, haircare, and fashion items! Check out all of our Ricky’s NYC Cult Crushes reviews to learn more.

Good to Know: As a subscriber, you also get 25% off all online purchases and free shipping on purchases of $50 or more when you shop with Ricky’s NYC.

Ships to: US


14. Macy’s Beauty Box

Macy's Beauty Box

The Cost: $15 a month + free shipping. Sign up here!

The Products: It’s a beauty counter in a box! Each month you will receive five deluxe beauty samples, one bonus item, a collectible cosmetics bag and a $5 beauty coupon exclusively for Beauty Box subscribers, available for use online and in-store. Check out all of our Macy’s Beauty Box reviews to learn more.

Ships to: The 48 contiguous United States. The Macy’s Beauty Box cannot be shipped to PO Boxes, APO/FPO/GPO address, Hawaii, Alaska or US Territories at this time.


15. Love with Food Tasting Box

Love with Food Tasting Box

The Cost: $9.99 a month for the Tasting box. Free U.S. shipping. $3.99 International shipping.

Coupon: Get 40% off your first box!, no coupon required, just sign up here

The Products: Each month, you’ll get 8+ tasty new snacks to try, which are either organic, gluten-free, GMO-free, all-natural or free of artificial additives. Yum! Check out all of our Love with Food Tasting Box reviews to learn more.

Ships to: US and international


16. MightyFix


The Cost: $10 a month. Sign up here!

COUPON: Use code MIGHTY7 to get your first box for $3 plus free shipping!

The Products: Discover safe, healthier home products that not only make your home happier but make the planet happier, too! Each month, you’ll receive one new item, such as a home or kitchen essential, a body care product, or other eco-friendly surprises. Check out all of our MightyFix reviews to learn more.

Ships to: U.S. (free for 48 continental states), Canada & Australia (for an additional shipping cost). Find more info here.


17. Earfleek


The Cost: $3.49 + free US shipping. Sign up here!

Coupon: Use coupon code MSA50 to save 50% off of your first shipment!

The Products: Get a new pair of cute, trendy earrings each month with this super affordable jewelry subscription! Expect a mix of studs, dangling styles, understated looks, and quirky statement makers, all 100% nickel-free. Check out all of our Earfleek reviews to learn more.

Ships to: Worldwide

18. Facetory

Facetory Face Mask Subscription

The Cost: $5.95 + $2.95 shipping for the FOUR-ever Fresh subscription (4 masks per month), or $15.95 + $3.95 shipping for the Seven Lux subscription (7 higher-functioning masks per month)

COUPON: Use coupon code EMAILSIGNUP10 to save 10%!

The Products: Treat yourself to some monthly self-care with Facetory! Each month, you’ll get a selection of new, popular styles of sheet masks to nourish your skin. Check out all of our Facetory reviews to learn more.

Ships to: US and worldwide


19. Stickii Club

Stickii Club

The Cost: $10 per month with free U.S. shipping

COUPON: Use code MYSUBSCRIPTIONADDICTION to save 20% off your first box! (month to month subscriptions)

The Products: Did you love stickers as a kid? Then you’ll love unpacking this envelope of sticker awesomeness! Available in Cute, Retro, and Pop packs, Stickii Club serves up a unique assortment of stickers around a different theme each month. Check out all of our Stickii Club reviews to learn more.

Ships to: US and international


20. Vellabox


The Cost: The Lucerna VellaBox is $10/month with $2 shipping; the Ignis VellaBox is $20/month with $2 shipping, and the Vivere Vellabox is $30/month with free shipping and handling.

COUPON: Save $5 off gift subscriptions with coupon code GIFTINGADDICT

The Products: Brighten your home decor with this candle subscription! Choose the level that’s right for you and enjoy a new beautifully crafted fragrance each month. Check out all of our Vellabox reviews to learn more.

Ships to: US

Best Affordable & Cheap Subscription Boxes

That wraps up our list of the best affordable subscription boxes under $15! Did your favorite budget-friendly box make the list? Share your picks 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!

Posted in Best Subscription Boxes| Tags: 2018 Subscription Box Awards | 2 comments


  1. Aw, my little baby Cult Crushes is all grown up! 😢

  2. I love the new $12.95 Mrs. Grossman’s sticker club! It’s awesome value and really fun.

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