The 15 Best Monthly Subscription Boxes of All Time!


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I have been reviewing subscription boxes for over 6 years now (I’ve reviewed thousands of them), and the top questions I always get are, “What subscription box would you recommend?” or “What’s your favorite subscription box?” Since there are so many monthly subscription box options, I usually answer the question with a question. Are you interested in beauty boxes? Meal kits? Clothing subscription boxes? etc, and try to narrow things down to a few top recommendations.

What I’ve realized over the years, is that I keep coming back to a small number of boxes that I recommend because they have stood the test of time. These are boxes that are the best of the best, they have been around for years, and they just keep getting better! So, if you’re new to subscription boxes and don’t know where to start, this list is for you. Any option below is a good one, and this list covers all price ranges and interests!

After 6 years of opening subscription boxes every single day, I can confidently say, here is the list of the absolute best monthly subscription boxes of all time.

The Absolute Best Monthly Subscription Boxes of All Time

1. ipsy

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Cost: $10 per month. Sign up here!

Why It’s One of the Best: Ipsy has been around since 2012, and they have consistently delivered an amazing value in beauty products that entire time. They send you 5 beauty products + a new makeup bag every month. And they’ve been improving things since they launched, too. This subscription box is customized to your beauty profile, and you can rate all the items you receive, so your products will become more customized over time.

You can expect to receive a mix of full-size and deluxe-size products from a range of brands. (Think high-end brands like tarte, MAC, Make Up For Ever, and a few lower-price-point brands, too.) The exact contents you receive will be determined by your profile, but the average value of a bag is usually over $40!

Read our ipsy reviews to see what they’ve sent us in the past and decide if this box is a good fit for you!

FYI, ipsy is in waitlist mode, but you can use our exclusive link to bypass the waitlist!

2. Bespoke Post

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Cost: $45 per month. Sign up here!

Why It’s One of the Best: Bespoke Post is my go-to recommendation for anyone looking for a great subscription box for men. (Actually, most of their boxes are actually gender-neutral, so this is a great subscription for women to consider, too.) Bespoke Post is another monthly subscription that has been around since 2012, and they are still putting together unique and awesome boxes every month—it’s impressive.

Each month, Bespoke Post releases a few new curated box collections, and subscribers get to pick which of those boxes they want. The boxes vary a lot, but the one consistent theme is quality. Think of Bespoke Post as a way to upgrade one aspect of your life every month. (For example, one month you might pick out an amazing bar set, the next month a classic jacket you’ll wear for years, etc.) And the value is consistently higher than the cost of the box, too!

Read our Bespoke Post reviews to see what they’ve sent us in the past and decide if this box is a good fit for you!

Click here to sign up for Bespoke Post!

3. Barkbox

Cost: $29.00 per month. Sign up here!

Why It’s One of the Best: If you have a dog, you need Barkbox. It’s another monthly subscription box that launched in 2012, consistently delivers quality boxes, and has gotten better every year. We signed up for our dog Buckles, and going through the box with him each month is one of our favorite things! (I don’t think we could ever cancel this subscription—he loves it too much!)

You can expect to receive a mix of ingredient-conscious, made-in-the-USA treats, and exclusive dog toys all centered around a theme. (And if you have a dog that destroys toys in minutes, they also offer a Super Chewer option!)

Read our Barkbox reviews to see what they’ve sent us in the past and decide if this box is a good fit for you!

Click here to sign up for Barkbox!

4. Allure Beauty Box

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Cost: $15 per month. Sign up here!

Why It’s One of the Best: This subscription box from the Allure magazine editors is the perfect way to keep up to date on current beauty trends and try out some luxe brands. They’ve been around for years, and they are still keeping it exciting by sending subscribers newly launched products, beauty award-winners, and the occasional indie-beauty-brand find, too. Our readers even named Allure one of our top boxes for women in 2019!

You can expect to receive 5-6 items each month, including full-size and deluxe-size items with an average total value of over $45!

Read our Allure Beauty Box reviews to see what they’ve sent us in the past and decide if this box is a good fit for you!

Click here to sign up for Allure Beauty Box!

5. Menlo Club

Menlo Club

Cost: $60 per month. Sign up here!

Why It’s One of the Best: Menlo Club has been around for years (they used to be known as Five Four Club), and they have always provided great quality men’s clothing at a really fair price. My husband Eric has tees from Five Four Club that are 4+ years old and still look like new!

You can expect to get 2-3 clothing pieces every month based on your style profile and measurements. And if anything isn’t a good fit, you can exchange it for a different size at no cost.

Read our Menlo Club reviews to see what they’ve sent us in the past and decide if this box is a good fit for you!

Click here to sign up for Menlo Club!

6. Play! by Sephora

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Cost: $10 per month. Sign up here!

Why It’s One of the Best: Sephora has successfully taken the fun experience of browsing at one of their stores and turned it into an inexpensive subscription box! You get to sample amazing brands and new products, get tips for how to use them, and you can even bring your subscription box to your local Sephora store to get custom tutorials!

Expect to receive the exact brands that are carried in Sephora stores. You’ll typically get a mix of skincare, haircare, fragrance, and makeup items for a total of six samples every month, plus a reusable bag!

Read our Play! by Sephora reviews to see what they’ve sent us in the past and decide if this box is a good fit for you!

Click here to sign up for Play! by Sephora!

7. Book of the Month

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Cost: $14.99 per month. Sign up here!

Why It’s One of the Best: I’ve reviewed so many book subscription boxes over the years, and I think Book of the Month is the best box for any type of reader. It’s customizable, so you get to pick exactly which book you want out of five hardcover new releases. They also cover a variety of genres, so there will always be something that’s a good fit for you and something to push you out of your comfort zone. Often times, you’ll get access to newly released books before they are available for sale, too!

Read our Book of the Month reviews to see what they’ve sent us in the past and decide if this box is a good fit for you!

Click here to sign up for Book of the Month!

8. BeautyFIX

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Cost: $24.95 per month. Sign up here!

Why It’s One of the Best: BeautyFIX is a subscription box from the mega beauty site, Dermstore. They’ve been around for years, and they consistently deliver a great mix of full-size, deluxe-size, and sample-size products with a skincare focus. This subscription is a great way to try pricey serums, moisturizers, face oils, etc., and know if they are a good fit for you before ever paying retail price. On average, the total value of the box is over $100!

Expect 7-9 beauty products each month with a focus on skincare. You’ll also receive haircare items and the additional beauty tool or makeup item.

Read our BeautyFix reviews to see what they’ve sent us in the past and decide if this box is a good fit for you!

Click here to sign up for BeautyFIX!

9. Graze

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Cost: $14.99 per month. Sign up here!

Why It’s One of the Best: I polled everyone in the MSA office, and Graze is hands down our favorite snack subscription box. (We’ve been reviewing it for years.) Graze is pretty amazing because they send you nutritious, healthy snacks that are so delicious and addicting! You’ll get 8 individual snacks in each box—the perfect size for a snack break.

I love Graze because they customize what you get to your dietary and snack preferences. Want to avoid dairy, gluten, etc.? They’ll follow your guidelines. You can also rate the snacks you receive to help Graze better customize your snacks over time.

Read our Graze reviews to see what they’ve sent us in the past and decide if this box is a good fit for you!

Click here to sign up for Graze!

10. Stitch Fix

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Cost: $20 non-refundable styling fee per box, which goes towards the cost of whatever you choose to keep. Sign up here!

Why It’s One of the Best: Stitch Fix is the original clothing subscription box, and it’s still one of the best. Over the years they’ve grown from catering to just women in a certain size range, to covering all sizes (plus size, maternity, petite). There are even options for men and kids!

Expect to fill out a profile, which gives your stylist all the info they need to send you five items they think you will love. You can even tell your stylist what price range you want to make sure you stay within your budget. (If you keep all 5 items, you’ll receive a 25% total discount.) If your first shipment isn’t a perfect fit, don’t worry. It usually takes a few tries with your feedback to get into a groove!

Tip: Make sure to create a Pinterest board of your favorite looks and share it with your stylist via your Stitch Fix profile. Showing my stylist exactly the types of clothing/outfits I liked resulted in such an improvement in what she picked for me!

Read our Stitch Fix reviews to see what they’ve sent us in the past and decide if this box is a good fit for you!

Click here to sign up for Stitch Fix!

11. Kiwi Co

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Cost: $19.95 a month. Sign up here!

Why It’s One of the Best: Kiwi Co has been around for 5+ years, and over time they’ve added to their subscription offerings to now cover all ages from newborns to teens! If you are looking for the perfect subscription box for your kid, this is the subscription I would recommend to check out first!

You can expect to receive projects + activities based on your child’s age. There are multiple projects per box, so the fun lasts for a while, and lots of the included items are STEM-focused. It’s a great way to encourage creative play with your child!

Read our Kiwi Co reviews to see what they’ve sent us in the past and decide if this box is a good fit for you!

Click here to sign up for Kiwi Co!

12. Winc

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Cost: Bottles start at $13. Sign up here!

Why It’s One of the Best: This is the original wine subscription box (it used to be known as Club W), and it’s done a great job at elevating wine subscriptions from the previous “Wine of the Month Club” model. They source unique, small production wines directly from vineyards and winemakers, and keep the prices quite reasonable, too.

Expect to take a brief palette quiz when you first sign up. Then Winc will suggest the perfect bottles for you. (You can always change them before the box ships, but it’s a helpful resource for wine novices and experts alike!)

Read our Winc reviews to see what they’ve sent us in the past and decide if this box is a good fit for you!

Click here to sign up for Winc!

13. Dollar Shave Club

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Cost: Starts at $5.00. Sign up here!

Why It’s One of the Best: Dollar Shave Club is responsible for helping consumers rethink if razors need to cost so much, and they now have millions of subscribers who are paying a lot less than they used to! Over the years, Dollar Shave Club has branched out to offer products for all your grooming needs (from toothpaste to hair gel), and I’ve been impressed with the quality across all products. (I use their toothpaste every day!)

Pick up a starter kit, then choose a subscription that fits your needs. Easily add shower and bath products, too.

Read our Dollar Shave Club reviews to see what they’ve sent us in the past and decide if this box is a good fit for you!

Click here to sign up for Dollar Shave Club!

14. Home Chef

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Cost: Meals start at $9.95 per serving. Sign up here!

Why It’s One of the Best: We’ve sampled every food subscription box that exists at My Subscription Addiction, and Home Chef is the one box that every reviewer can agree on! The ingredients are consistently fresh, and the meals are delicious. (You’ll want to save the recipe cards!)

In addition to the quality of food, this is my top pick because it can work for just about any diet. Low calorie, low carb, gluten-free, soy-free, vegetarian—they cater to everyone with 18 different meal options each week!

Read our Home Chef reviews to see what they’ve sent us in the past to decide if this box is a good fit for you!

Click here to sign up for Home Chef!

15. Trunk Club

Trunk Club

Cost: $25 non-refundable styling fee per box, which goes towards whatever you keep. Sign up here!

Why It’s One of the Best: Trunk Club is owned by Nordstrom, so the customer service and clothing selections are excellent. We’ve been reviewing them for years, and the quality has never wavered. If you want a step above Stitch Fix in the stylist department, this box is for you. (Though you will have to pay a little bit more—prices per item are in the $40-$300 range.)

Expect a truly catered stylist treatment, and you can give feedback on items before they ship. There are no surprises with this clothing stylist service!

Read our Trunk Club reviews to see what they’ve sent us in the past and decide if this box is a good fit for you!

Click here to sign up for Trunk Club!


Looking for more subscription boxes? Check out our list of subscription boxes that you can try for $10 or less!

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!

4 Comments

  1. Yeah I was bit surprised Play was on there, its awful, I’m surprised it’s still around. Allure is another one I’m not a fan of especially in comparison to Boxy. But of course this is opinions, just like my post it!😁

  2. I was shocked to see that Boxycharm/boxyluxe was not on this list. I understand the wide range that was listed and I am not sure how some of these were reviewed and chosen over others. I appreciate your opinions but It’s personal preference and I’ve been with many boxes for 5-6 years and have my preferences as well. What I think needs to be noted is that this is the opinion and preference of one person. I am also going to assume that the 100 if boxes you “subscribe” to you aren’t actually paying for all of them, if any, and you may receive the best of the best because you are reviewing it and posting the best boxes of 2019 to a very large following. Readers including myself need to realistic and understand that a bias definitely exists to some extent.

  3. None of those beauty boxes can touch BOXYCHARM! Every single month for over two years, I consistently say – HOW do I get all of this for $21?!?! Best value, NO DUPLICATES, always shipped on time, BEST BOX PERIOD

    • Until they charge you $480 twice and customer service is MIA to refund same!

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