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The Best Subscription Boxes You Can Try for $25 or Less!

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New to subscription boxes? Or already hooked and looking for your next monthly box? I always recommend starting with cheap boxes so you can see what’s best for you without spending much. And in this list, I’ve pulled the best subscription boxes that are ALSO inexpensive to try!

The Best Subscription Boxes You Can Try for $25 or Less:

Boxycharm

The Cost: $21.00 a month Sign up here!

Why it’s the best: Do you love makeup? Follow up question, do you love full-size makeup? If you answered yes, I can’t recommend this subscription enough! Expect to get $100+ worth of makeup and beauty products each month from prestige brands like Cover FX, MAC, Dr. Brandt, Tarte, and more!

Check out all of our Boxycharm reviews to learn more.

Ships to: US and Canada

 

Home Chef

home chef vegetarian meal kit subscription box unboxing and review march 2018 menu

The Cost: $39.80 a box Sign up here!

(Price listed is for 2 meals for 2 people. Shipping is free on orders of $45 or more.)

Coupon: Sign up here to activate our coupon and get your first box (2 meals for 2 people) for only $19.80!

Why it’s the best: If you love the idea of getting fresh ingredients + recipes delivered to your door, but still want control over your meals, this meal kit subscription is for you. You can pick if you want meat, seafood, or vegetable only dishes, if you want low-carb or low-calorie meals, and if you have any ingredients you want to avoid (soy, milk, nuts, wheat, shellfish, etc.) Home Chef will select meals based on your preferences, and you can always log in to your account and pick from their 10 meals each week.

 Check out all of our Home Chef reviews to learn more.

Ships to: US

 

Gwynnie Bee

The Cost: $49.00 a month Sign up here!

(Price of $49.00 a month is for 2 items out a time.)

Coupon: Sign up here to get your first month for FREE!

Why it’s the best: Gwynnie Bee offers an impressive size range of clothing (sizes of 0-32), and they provide super speedy (and free) shipping and returns, so you can get a new package of clothing every week. This is a clothing rental subscription, so it’s ideal for anyone who wants to have new outfits to wear every week without committing to a full purchase. (I love their super flattering and work-appropriate dresses.) You pick your favorite pieces from their catalog (which updates daily) and get them in the mail in a few days!

 Check out all of our Gwynnie Bee reviews to learn more.

Ships to: US

 

Winc

4 bottles of wine with winc box

The Cost: $13 a bottle sign up here!

(Shipping is free on orders of 4 or more bottles)

COUPON: Sign up here to save $25 off your first box. Pick 3 $13 wines of your choice, and with shipping, the total comes to $23!

Why it’s the best: This is a great subscription for wine experts and novices alike. Take a 1-minute taste quiz when you first sign up, and Winc will recommend the best bottles for you. Plus, they feature a regularly changing selection of unique, small production wines that are sourced directly from vineyards and winemakers that you can’t buy anywhere else.

 Check out all of our Winc reviews to learn more.

Ships to: US

 

Ricky’s NYC Cult Crushes

full contents of march 2018 Rickys Cult Crushes

The Cost: $11.00 a month Sign up here!

Why it’s the best: We still can’t get over how cheap this subscription is! $11 a month for full-size makeup? Yes, please! This subscription is the best for anyone who likes to try out lots of new makeup looks and isn’t afraid of bold colors!

Check out all of our Ricky’s Cult Crushes reviews to learn more.

Ships to: US

 

Degusta Box

contents of february 2018 degustabox

The Cost: $19.99 a month sign up here!

COUPON: Sign up here and use coupon code MSABONUS2018 to get your first month of Degustabox for only $9.99!

Why it’s the best: Looking for a food/snack/sweet subscription box but don’t know which one to try? Degusta Box will give you a little bit of everything! This is one of the largest food boxes (literally) and the value is awesome! Expect a variety of shelf-stable food items, some which are new to the market

 Check out all of our Degusta Box reviews to learn more.

Ships to: US

 

Emma & Chloe

The Cost: $35.00 per month. Sign up here!

COUPON: Get Your first box for only $10! with coupon code FIRSTBOXMSA

Why it’s the best: If you love simple and elegant jewelry designs like I do, this is a great subscription. Each month you’ll receive a quality jewelry piece from a French designer, and you can pick your metal color choice (silver or gold) and pierced or clip-on earrings.

Check out all of our Emma & Chloe reviews to learn more.

Ships to: US and Canada

 

Candy Club

contents of Candy Club box

The Cost: $29.99 + $8.99 shipping a month Sign up here!

COUPON: Sign up here to save $20 off your first month!

Why it’s the best: This is a great candy subscription to gift (or gift to yourself!) They offer a mix of gourmet candy (from classics to contemporary favorites) packed into three of Candy Club’s signature containers. You can pick your candy each month or be surprised.

Check out all of our Candy Club reviews to learn more.

Ships to: US

 

Allure Beauty Box

The Cost: $15.00 a month. Sign up here!

Coupon: Sign up here to save $5 off your first box!

Why it’s the best: 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 why the Allure editors picked those products for the box!

Check out all of our Allure Beauty Box reviews to learn more.

Ships to: US only

 

Graze

I'm reviewing the healthy, tasty snacks I got in this month's Graze subscription box!

The Cost: $13.99 a box Sign up here!

COUPON: Sign up here to get your first Graze box for free – just pay $1 shipping!

Why it’s the best: If you’re looking for healthy snack alternatives, this is a great subscription to keep your desk drawer or pantry stocked with healthy and yummy snack-size servings. They offer over 100 different snacks that you can rate online, which, over time, helps tailor your subscription to your particular snacking preferences.

Check out all of our Graze reviews to learn more. 

Ships to: US and UK

 

Ipsy

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

Why it’s the best: We love this affordable (and adorable) 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

 

Fabletics

december outfit from fabletics in pink and black

The Cost: $49.95 a month (free shipping). Sign up here!

COUPON: Sign up here to get 2 pairs of leggings for $24! ($99 value)

Why it’s the best: You’ll get $49.95 in credit to spend on the workout outfit or items of your choice. The quality of the clothes is great, (I wear their high-waisted power-hold leggings almost every day), they introduce new styles every month, and you can skip any month you aren’t interested in. (They offer sizes XXS-3X, too!)

 Check out all of our Fabletics reviews to learn more. 

Ships to: US and Canada

 

Macy’s Beauty Box

The Cost: $15.00 a month. Sign up here!

Why it’s the best: If you love the beauty lines carried at Macy’s, you’ll love the samples in this subscription, too. Each month you’ll receive 5 beauty samples, 1 perfume sample, and a cute makeup bag. (Plus you’ll get a $5 Macy’s coupon you can use on any beauty purchase!)

 Check out all of our Macy’s Beauty Box reviews to learn more. 

Ships to: US

 

Disney Princess PleyBox

The Cost: $24.99 + $5 Shipping a box. Sign up here!

COUPON: Sign up here and use coupon code WELCOME25 to save 25% off your first box. (That brings the cost down to $23.74.)

Why it’s the best: I wish this subscription existed when I was a kid! 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.

 Check out all of our Disney Princess Pley Box reviews to learn more. 

Ships to: US

 

StitchFix

StitchFix Box January 2018 - Box Contents

The Cost: $20.00 styling fee (pay for whatever items you keep minus the $20 credit). Sign up here!

Why it’s the best: StitchFix is a personal styling service that does it all. Women’s, men’s, maternity, petite, plus… Whatever your style needs are, StitchFix is ready to help! Each box includes 5 clothing and accessory items selected for you based on your personal preferences, including separates, basics, workwear, shoes, and more! 

Check out all of our Stitch Fix Reviews to learn more.

Ships to: US only

 

BeautyFix

The Cost: $24.95 per month ($34.95 for non-recurring purchase). Sign up here!

Why it’s the best: If you love quality skincare, this subscription is for you. It’s a great way to sample pricey serums, moisturizers, and other beauty products. You’ll get over $100 worth of beauty products per box, including hair care, cosmetics, and of course, nourishing treats for your skin.

Check out all of our Beauty Fix reviews to learn more.

Ships to: US

 

Trunk Club

full contents of march 2018 trunk club

The Cost: $25 styling fee, credited towards any items you choose to keep. Pay only for what you keep. Sign up here!

The Products: Trunk Club is Nordstrom’s personal styling service, so you know the pieces you get are sure to be unique and high quality! After consulting with your stylist via their special chat portal, you’ll receive 7-10 clothing and accessory items hand-selected by a stylist for you to try on at home. Keep what you love, send back what you don’t! Check out all of our Trunk Club reviews to learn more.

Good to Know: Trunk Club price matches “within 14 days of purchase exclusively to Nordstrom.” Also good to know: The $25 styling fee is waived if you use a Nordstrom credit or debit card.

Ships to: US only. (Shipping to the contiguous 48 states is free, but there is a shipping and return fee to ship to Alaska and Hawaii.)

 

 

Play! by Sephora

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

Why it’s the best: Have the fun of a Sephora shopping spree delivered to your door! Each Play! 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

 

Birchbox

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

Coupon: Check out the latest Birchbox coupons to get an offer with your first box!

Why it’s the best: This is the first subscription box I ever subscribed to, and it’s still one of my favorites 5+ years later! I highly recommend this box for discovering great new beauty brands. 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

My Thrill Club

The Cost: $14.99 a month Sign up here!

COUPON: Sign up here and use code THRILL to get your first month of My Thrill Club for just $9.99!

Why it’s the best: My Thrill Club is a cheap way to get your month horror/thriller/or crime mystery fix. Each month you’ll receive two books and movie. You get to pick the category from Crime & Mystery, Thriller & Espionage, Horror or a Surprise Me option. 

Check out all of our My Thrill Club reviews to learn more.

Ships to: US + worldwide!

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Look Fantastic

The Cost: $19 a month Sign up here!

Why it’s the best: Look Fantastic Beauty Box is a beauty subscription box from the UK that includes at least 6 handpicked items along with an issue of Elle UK magazine. The box includes skincare, haircare, cosmetics and body products curated around a theme. Shipping is free to the US, and the value of these boxes is always impressive!

 

Check out all of our Look Fantastic reviews to learn more.

Ships to: US + worldwide!

 

Medusa’s Makeup Subscription Box

The Cost: $15.95 a month Sign up Here!

Why it is a must: If you are interested in bold, vegan makeup, this is the subscription for you. Each month you’ll get 3-4 full-size makeup products with a total value of around $40. It’s a great way to try out everything Medusa’s Makeup offers at a deep discount!

Check out all of our Medusa’s Makeup Subscription Box reviews to learn more.

Ships to: US

 

Looking for even more affordable boxes? Check out our list of reader-voted-and-approved Boxes Under $15.

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

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.

6 Comments

  1. Do not recommend Pley! This company has zero integrity, they make it absolutely impossible to cancel their service or even pause it. Awful service, awful people. Please just go to your local stores and get your kiddos something every so often or amazon just not this company. TH😲hey will continue to charge you even if you send a million emails to stop. 😡They don’t even have a cancellation option on site/ account page.

    I definitely recommend Boxycharm! Amazing full size items… quality and great service. 🤗

  2. Not sure why you would include the rickys…waitlisted 3 months, and now after waiting told you have to sign up again and the whole waitlist thing is just wrong.

  3. Most of these are not $25 or less!

  4. Unfortunately, Birchbox hasn’t been available in Canada since February 2016.

  5. Angel’s cup coffee sub and TInker Crate are aslo fantastic subscriptions under $20.

  6. Penny + Grace is also awesome.

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