The 27 Most Interesting Subscription Boxes of 2018
Now that we’re halfway through 2018, it’s time to reflect on the most interesting subscription box launches of the year – and call out the boxes that are still holding our attention years after they first started. If you are looking for a new monthly subscription box to try, or just want to keep up with the latest subscription trends, this list is for you!
The Most Interesting Subscription Boxes This Year
Beauty, nostalgia, fandom, fashion, and even cookies… We bet you haven’t heard of all of these unique subscription boxes:
1. The Nick Box
Price: $49.99 + $7 S/H
Why it’s interesting: This subscription is a time machine to your childhood! And it keeps it interesting by sending out exclusive designs that you can’t buy anywhere else. Plus the team behind the box, Culture Fly, always comes up with crazy products we didn’t know we needed like a Krumm Sweater!
Check out our reviews of past Nick Boxes to see what you can expect from this subscription.
Price: $59.97 for 3 months
Why it’s interesting: This is the subscription box that people love to hate! Oreo cookie fans were so excited when this box first launched in January 2018, then so disappointed to see what was in the box. We’re still holding out hope that Oreo starts sending out exclusive flavor launches, and some improved bonus goodies! (Check out the reviews + don’t miss the comments!)
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Why It’s Interesting: If the name or the bold packaging didn’t already catch your attention, this box has a mix of items we’ve never seen before in one box: beauty and body care, safe sex tools and useful activism how-to’s.
Check out our SlutBox reviews to see why this box is so popular – and controversial!
Price: $59.99 a quarter + free shipping
Why It’s Interesting: We’ve seen wine subscription boxes for years, but this is the first one to mix bottles of wine with lifestyle items – it’s a complete treat yo’ self package! If you love the idea of a glass of wine with a lovely bath soak followed by some delicious treats, check this one out!
Check out our VineOh! reviews to see what you can expect from this wine and lifestyle subscription box!
Price: $29.99 a box + $6 shipping
Why It’s Interesting: This box launched in January 2018, and it’s had our readers talking since then! The reason? We can’t figure out what to expect from CosmoBox! One month it’s “Boss Lady” inspired, the next month it’s all beauty items. If you’re up for a complete surprise from the editors of Cosmo magazine, go for it!
Check out our CosmoBox reviews to see what they’ve sent in past boxes.
Price: $59.00 + $9.00 shipping per quarter
Why It’s Interesting: This is a brand new box for fans of RuPaul’s Drag Race! The first box just shipped, and we were impressed with the items and the value. (Each box will feature 6-9 exclusive items valued at over $100 including travel and makeup accessories, fabulous art, and products celebrating your favorite queens.)
Check out our World of Drag reviews to see what you can expect from this subscription!
Price: $21 a month
Why It’s Interesting: This beauty subscription box has been around for years, but it keeps us interested because they just keep getting better! Boxycharm partners with some of the best makeup and beauty brands to send 5-6 full-size items each month, and they recently announced that they’ll be featuring more skincare in future boxes!
Check out our Boxycharm reviews to see why this box is so popular!
Price: $49.99 a quarter
Why It’s Interesting: Gorgeous packaging, high-end beauty products, fabulous scents – this new subscription has it all! It’s great to see a new brand enter the subscription space and knock it out of the park. Plus the boxes typically have a value that is 4 times or more than the cost of the box!
Check out our Margot Elena Box reviews to see why this box is so popular!
Price: $54.95 a quarter
Why It’s Interesting: CAUSEBOX is emerging as a leading women’s lifestyle subscription box – and they also support brands and items dedicated to doing good all over the world! Many featured brands donate a portion of proceeds to charities and/or may employ local artisans, use ethically-sourced goods, etc.
Check out our CAUSEBOX reviews to learn more about this subscription box.
Price: $49.99 a quarter
Why It’s Interesting: FabFitFun has been around for years, and they still hold our interest every season! One of the reasons? They’ve recently introduced more and more customization to their boxes. It’s the perfect mix of being surprised by a few items, and picking out exactly what you want! (Plus the value is always well over $200 a box!)
Check out our FabFitFun reviews to learn more about this subscription box.
Price: $69.99/mo + shipping
Why It’s Interesting: The adult subscription box category has been around for years, but Heart & Honey has given us a fresh take on it. Each box includes a mix of handmade, small brand, and quality sexual lifestyle products that promote holistic sexual health.
Check out our Heart & Honey Box reviews to see what you can expect from this subscription! (FYI The pictures are NSFW!)
12. IT’s By U
Price: $59.00 a month
Why It’s Interesting: We’ve seen tons of flower subscriptions, but this new launch brought something different, especially if you are intimidated by creating the perfect floral arrangement! You’ll get a vase to reuse each month, and flowers with specific instructions for arranging them so you can become a pro!
Check out our It’s By U reviews to learn more about this subscription.
13. Pusheen Box
Price: $43.95 + $6 US Shipping
Why It’s Interesting: Do subscription boxes get any cuter than this? Probably not! Pusheen Box keeps us entertained every season not only due to the adorableness of the box, but also the unique and exclusive products!
Check out our Pusheen Box reviews to learn more about this subscription!
Price: $14 a month
Why It’s Interesting: This makeup subscription got our attention in 2018 thanks to the bold makeup and unique beauty products they feature. Plus, you can expect to get at least a few full-size items, which is impressive for a $14-a-month beauty box!
Check out our Ricky’s Cult Crushes Box reviews to learn more about this subscription!
15. Robb Vices
Price: $99.95 + shipping (For reference, shipping to PA is $12.95)
Why It’s Interesting: What do you get for the person who has everything? This box! Subscribers should expect boxes to include “vices” like “exceptional wines and spirits to enjoy, foods to taste, tools, toys, accessories, and gadgets.” If $100+ a month on a box of luxe mystery goodies doesn’t faze you, we recommend treating yourself to this!
Check out our Robb Vices reviews to learn more about this subscription!
16. Parabo Box
Price: $39 a box + Free Shipping to US + Canada, ($10 shipping everywhere else)
Why It’s Interesting: This one-of-a-kind subscription box sends you home decor goods every other month, including products using the photo of your choice! The design is tasteful, modern, and minimalist! Plus this would make a great gift subscription to send to family members. (Who wouldn’t want to receive a box of goodies featuring an image of their grandkids and/or granddogs?)
Check out our Parabo Box Reviews to learn more about this subscription!
Price: $49.99 per quarter US Shipping
Why It’s Interesting: This subscription shipped it’s first box at the very end of 2017, and if you’re a Game of Thrones fan, it’s probably safe to say this is the most interesting box on the list! Not only will you get a box of goodies every season from your favorite show, but they are ALL exclusive products you can’t get anywhere else. (Which also makes it a great gift – no worries about buying an item they already own!)
Check out our Game of Thrones Box reviews to learn more about this subscription!
18. The Badass Box
Price: $75 a box+ $8 US Shipping
Why It’s Interesting: This subscription just launched and we’re intrigued! Think of it as a women’s lifestyle subscription that leans heavily on edgy accessories. (If black is the #1 color in your closet, this might be the perfect subscription for you!)
Check out our Badass Box reviews to learn more about this subscription!
Price: $15 a month
Why it’s interesting: Allure Beauty Box has been around for years now, but they’ve been upping their game in the past year. Box values have been impressive – usually upwards of $50+ and they recently started doing collaborations with beauty celebs, too. In December they did a Jaclyn Hill curated box, and in June, it was a Kat Von D takeover box!
Check out our Allure Beauty Box reviews to learn more about this subscription!
20. Breo Box
Price: $159 a box
Why It’s Interesting: This is a luxe lifestyle subscription with an emphasis on health and fitness. We’ve discovered high-design products in Breo box that we’ve never seen in any other subscription, and the wooden box is a unique packaging solution that doubles as classy storage!
Check out our Breo Box reviews to learn more about this subscription!
Price: $49.95 a quarter + $6.99 S/H
Why It’s Interesting: Just like the Game of Thrones box, this is another fandom box that launched at the end of 2017! If you’re a fan of The Walking Dead, this is the perfect box to get some exclusive merchandise, and the box designs are great, too!
Check out our Walking Dead Supply Drop box reviews to learn more about this subscription!
22. Bombay & Cedar
Price: $49.95 per month + $6.95 US shipping
Why It’s Interesting: Self-care and essential oils seem to be the things to do in 2018, and this box is a perfect blend of both! Every month you’ll receive 2 essential oils and 6-7 full-size products such as diffusers, skincare, books, healthy snacks, and other surprises with a retail value of $100+.
Check out our Bombay & Cedar Box reviews to learn more about this subscription!
Price: $48.99 + $7 shipping
Why It’s Interesting: Another Fandom box that launched in the past year, the World’s Finest subscription box is all about DC Comics! We’re obsessed with it because every box features 100% exclusive items – perfect for a DC collector!
Check out our World’s Finest reviews to learn more about this subscription!
Price: $39.99 plus $5 S/H
Why It’s Interesting: As far as we’re concerned, a Harry Potter themed box is always an interesting box! And with this subscription, you can pick your house, too! (Certain items may be specific to the house you choose.)
Check out our Wizarding World reviews to learn more about this subscription!
25. Box of Style
Why It’s Interesting: This is the most fashion-forward subscription box we’ve seen, which makes sense since it’s coming from celebrity-stylist and designer, Rachel Zoe! Expect each box to have a value of triple or more the cost of the box, and you’ll get a mix of items to update your wardrobe every season!
Check out our Box of Style reviews to learn more about this subscription!
26. Medusa’s Makeup
Why It’s Interesting: We see a lot of makeup subscription boxes every month, but this one stands out from the rest for a few reasons. BOLD colors, amazing pigment, full-sizes, and everything is vegan! If you’ve wanted to try this indie brand, it’s a great way to sample their products at a discount!
Check out our Medusa’s Makeup Box reviews to learn more about this subscription!
Price: $50.15 a box
Why It’s Interesting: If your love of candles is only rivaled by your love of gorgeous packaging, you can understand why we’re obsessed with this subscription box. The value is amazing, and typically you’ll get to sample lots of different scents each month, too. (Plus expect non-candle items like notebooks, matches, pillow cases, etc.)
Check out our D.L. & Co Candle Box reviews to learn more about this subscription!