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The 21 Best Subscription Boxes for Women – 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards

Every year we ask you, our readers, to tell us your favorite subscription boxes. The results of the 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards are in! This list features our fellow subscription fanatics’ top choices for beauty, lifestyle, fashion and more!

Looking for subscription boxes for women? We’ve got you covered — or, more accurately, our readers have the info you need to shop with confidence.

These are the boxes that real users love, the boxes they love to gift to others, and the subscriptions they recommend to friends. Some long-time favorite women’s subscription boxes top the list, but this year they’re in good company with some newer monthly boxes that are also worth checking out.

The Most Popular Women’s Subscription Boxes

In this list, you’ll find beauty boxes, clothing subscriptions, hobby boxes, and everything in between; whether you’re treating yourself or treating a loved one, you’ll find something to match your tastes.

We’ve collected info about pricing, customization options, and the basics of each service. Where possible, we’ve also included coupons and promo links. With that in mind, here are the best subscription boxes for women as chosen by our readers.

1. FabFitFun – Best Subscription Box for Women Overall

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The Cost: $49.99 per quarter. Save with an annual subscription. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

I am obsessed with FFF. Usually one item pays for the entire box. Anything else is icing on the cake.” – MSA Reader

I love the variety that the Fabfitfun box brings to its subscribers. The latest boxes have been killing it. The add-on and edit sales just add to the value of the subscription.” – Sherry FL

Fabfitfun is the BOMB. Gift worthy items but also lots of stuff I’d never splurge on for myself- but I’m happy to have! It’s like having a birthday every quarter year!” – Shaunna

What You Get: FabFitFun is a lifestyle box full of premium wellness, style, and fitness goodies. This box won Reader’s Choice Awards for 2021 in several categories, including makeup, beauty and wellness, and topped our list of the best subscription boxes for women. With FabFitFun, subscribers receive eight quality items in each quarterly shipment, some of which are customizable (depending on your subscription). 

Highlighting everything from must-have makeup to indie fashion from women-owned brands, FabFitFun delivers a plentiful, diverse, and thoughtful seasonal box that stands out among all contenders. Subscribers receive only the best full-size beauty products, clothing, gadgets, and on-trend home goods from FabFitFun, which makes it a perfect box for pretty much anyone. 

Is It Customizable? Typically, seasonal subscribers (those that pay for each box as it is released) get to choose 3 items in their box, while annual subscribers (those that prepay for a full year) get to choose 5.

Check out our FabFitFun reviews and info to subscribe. Ships free to the contiguous U.S., to Canada for $8.00, and the U.K. for $10.00.

 

2. CAUSEBOX – Best Quarterly Subscription Box for Women

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The Cost: $54.95 per quarter. Save with an annual subscription. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

Great quality items along with a feel good factor. Causebox really delivers.” – Elaine Kaiser

Every single product in the box is usable! Hugh quality items that give back – win win all around!” – Meaghan A.

CauseBox has the best products that are both unique, useful and great to regift if I can’t use it but more importantly, CauseBox supports amazing causes and helps women across the globe. I feel good supporting this subscription box and I’ve discovered incredible products.” – Kelly T.

What You Get: CAUSEBOX is another repeat delight due to its unbeatable combo of lifestyle products and feel-good mission. This quarterly box features artist designs on its exterior and $200+ worth of conscious and ethically-designed items on the inside, many of which are exclusive to this subscription. CAUSEBOX allows subscribers to discover the best socially-conscious items that will make you “look good, feel good, and do good.” 

You can expect a broad mix of items from categories like cosmetics, home decor, gifts, accessories, jewelry, and more, all guaranteed to come from socially-conscious companies who are giving back and doing more. Subscribers also receive access to a members-only market, which offers even greater deals on individually purchased items. CAUSEBOX is a box with a heart that lets you feel good about your purchases. 

Is It Customizable? Annual CAUSEBOX subscribers (those that prepay for an entire year) can customize some of the items each season, choosing colorways for some items in the box and making other product selections.

Check out all of our CAUSEBOX reviews and CAUSEBOX spoilers to learn more. Shipping is free to the contiguous U.S. and $7.95 to Alaska, Hawaii, U.S. territories, and Canada. 

3. IPSY Glam Bag – Best Beauty Subscription for Women 

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The Cost: $12.00 per month. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Get a free mystery gift with subscription. New subscribers only. No coupon needed - just use this link.

What Our Readers Say:

Ipsy gives a great mix of beauty and skin care items! I always discover something I love and the option to choose products makes it very personalized. I think they have been the most innovative box, as they have made big changes this year to accommodate feedback from their customers.” – Renkat

I like Ipsy for collecting and trying deluxe sample sizes.” – Carla

For $12 it is a small treat each month.” – Carol

About the Box: Say hello to a long-standing favorite of our readers — the original IPSY Glam Bag. This subscription touts an affordable price point with an impressive value. Each Glam Bag contains a mix of high-end and drugstore makeup, skincare, and high-quality beauty tools in deluxe sample sizes (along with the occasional full-size item). 

Readers love the versatility and range of items offered at such an affordable price. With IPSY you’re able to branch out and discover new go-to products, try out new brands, and build your collection with each personalized delivery. Plus, every shipment arrives in a cute makeup bag.

Is It Customizable? Each tier of Ipsy allows subscribers to choose at least one item each month.

Check out our Ipsy reviews and Ipsy spoilers to learn more! Ships to the U.S. for free and to Canada for $2.95.

4. BoxyCharm – Best Luxury Beauty & Skincare Subscription Box

The Cost: $25.00 per month. Save with a longer subscription. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Use code HEADSHOT to get a free Dr. Brandt Triple Antioxidant Face Cream worth $64!

What Our Readers Say:

Worth the money.” – Tiffany

I choose Boxycharm because of the unbeatable prices on Pop & add on sales!” – MSA Reader

It has good skincare and makeup.” – Sany

About the Box: BoxyCharm is all about brilliant makeup, top-notch skincare, and impressive value. Our readers are always impressed with the quality and variety of this box, as well as the inclusion of mostly full-size products. You can expect a palette of some type, a skincare item, lip and eye products, and sometimes even beauty tools in each monthly box. 

For those looking for new and creative ways to use BoxyCharm beauty products, you can watch tutorials or scroll through looks in the Charmer community on social media platforms. Subscribers can also upgrade to BoxyLuxe or Boxy Premium for even more great, personalized beauty products.

Is It Customizable? BoxyCharm subscribers get to choose one item in their upcoming box; the rest are customized based on your preferences (not all subscribers receive the same box).

Check out all of our BoxyCharm reviews and info to learn more. Shipping is free to the contiguous U.S., and $5.00 to Alaska, Hawaii, U.S. territories, and Canada.

 

5. Allure Beauty Box – Best Beauty Subscription Box from a Major Brand

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The Cost: $23.00 per month. Save with a longer subscription. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Get a Free Mega Bundle when you sign up for a 12-month subscription! No coupon needed - just use this link.

What Our Readers Say:

Allure provided products that were exceptional in value and quality.” – Desirae

About the Box: This editor-curated box gives subscribers a chance to try out a mix of luxury and indie beauty products with each delivery. The Allure Beauty Box sends a monthly collection of deluxe samples and full-size products from the top brands you love. Our readers love the affordable price point of this subscription, and many believe it’s a stellar way to try the trending ingredients and current cosmetics mentioned in Allure Magazine.

Subscribers are also eligible for members-only exclusive discounts and access to limited edition boxes and Allure events. 

Is It Customizable? No, not at the time of publication.

Check out all of our Allure Beauty Box reviews and info to learn more. Shipping is free to the contiguous U.S., and $5.00 to Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.

 

6. Beachly – Best Subscription Box for Women Who Love the Beach

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The Cost: $99.00 per quarter. Save with an annual subscription. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

Love the affordability and the uniqueness of items in every box.” – Erika S.

Beachly has always been a hit for me. Never once disappointed in their boxes. Every product is top notch!” – Jana

Beachly is fun and sends me items I might not have purchased for myself. It also introduces me to brands I wasn’t familiar with” – Diannere

About the Box: Beachly is the perfect worth-the-splurge luxury subscription for anyone who loves and lives for the beach. This box captures the style, aesthetic, and coastal vibes of a luxury beach vacation, all enjoyed from the comfort of your home. Each Beachly delivery ships quarterly and is packed full of effortlessly-beachy items. Products include beach apparel, jewelry, home decor, beach essentials, haircare and beauty products, along with health and fitness items. 

Subscribers also get access to deals and discounts on additional beach products from the member market. Plus, for every box sold, Beachly donates to the Southern California coastal cleaning organization Heal the Bay. 

Is It Customizable? No, but during the sign-up process you’ll answer survey questions that will tailor the box to your preferences and home climate.

Check out all of our Beachly reviews and details to learn more. Ships to the U.S. for $4.95 and Canada for $11.95

 

7. CURATEUR (Formerly Rachel Zoe Box of Style) – Best Subscription Box for Rachel Zoe Fans

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The Cost: $99.99 per quarter. Save with an annual subscription. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Use code MSA25 to save $25 off your first box!

What Our Readers Say:

LOVE! BEST BOX, BEST QUALITY!” – MSA Reader

Curated style from Rachel Zoe, say no more!” – Meg

Lux products, outstanding value.” – Mee-Leesah

About the Box: CURATEUR will thrill anyone who loves the style of Rachel Zoe. This curated box delivers exclusive, name brand fashion, beauty, and home essentials — all with the Rachel Zoe stamp of approval. 

Each box is filled with fashionable items and accessories, beauty products, and styling tools. This quarterly subscription promises a value of $450+ in each shipment, and you can count on feeling pampered as you unbox each curation. You even get to pick your main choice item for each shipment, making each delivery specific and special. The CURATEUR box truly offers luxury style for a fraction of the cost. 

Members are also granted access to the Shoppe, which has even more fashionable, up-and-coming items at exclusive discounts. 

Is It Customizable? Subscribers can typically customize some elements of each box, like size or colorway (for example, silver or gold toned jewelry, or two different variations on an eyeshadow palette).

Check out our CURATEUR and Rachel Zoe Box of Style reviews and CURATEUR and Rachel Zoe Box of Style spoilers to learn more! Shipping is free to the U.S., and $25.00 to Canada, the U.K., and Australia.

 

8. Margot Elena Discovery Box – Best Subscription Box for Gifting

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The Cost: $59.99 per quarter. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

It’s always a great experience to open it up and find so many wonderful, beautiful things. It does feel like a special gift, put together just for me.” – MajoAlvarez

This box is basically my “present to myself” each year. The unboxing experience is so special, and you can tell a lot of love and care goes into putting it together. It’s a perfect box to split apart for gifting, and it often contains unique lifestyle or stationery items made with heart.” – Jennifer

I love several boxes, but when I see this one on the porch, it makes my heart flutter a bit! It’s always extremely high quality products and packaging. And, if I don’t want something, the products make great gifts.” – Laura

About the Box: Those of you who know and love the brands Lollia, TokyoMilk, and Library of Flowers will adore the Margot Elena Seasonal Box subscription. The Margot Elena brand is all about luxury and imagination, and that’s exactly what you’ll find in this subscription. Each seasonal delivery contains full-size items such as beautifully designed stationery, wearables, luxurious fragrances, and lifestyle gifts. All boxes are limited edition and of limited quantity, which means each delivery is really something special. 

Is It Customizable? No, not at the time of publication.

Check out our Margot Elena Discovery Box reviews and details to learn more. Ships to the U.S. for $6.95.

 

9. Stitch Fix – Best Subscription Box for Women Who Love Fashion 

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The Cost: $20.00 styling fee per box that can be applied to purchasing your full box. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

I recently started Stitch Fix and have really enjoyed it. My stylist did a great job and I like feeling more put together!” – Lee.k

The stylists listen and select the most amazing pieces.” – Tanya Samuel

Stitch Fix has been amazing. I have braces and surgeries and they have nearly always been able to find something that fits and looks good at a price point I can afford. This year has been especially hard, and out of nowhere they sent me flowers. A computer algorithm wouldn’t do that. I will be forever grateful to Charity and Stitch Fix for helping me to feel pretty and hopeful when I just couldn’t find it for myself.” – Sjek

About the Box: No more worrying about what to wear or how to build up your personal wardrobe when you can have curated fashions sent to you each month with Stitch Fix. With this subscription you get your own personal styling service and a personalized collection of outfits delivered right to your door every month. Just fill out the in-depth survey about your clothing needs and desires, and a personal stylist will put together a box full of pieces based on your preferences.

You keep only the pieces you want and return the rest, with no hidden costs or requirements. The key to getting the most out of your Stitch Fix subscription is communicating with your stylist and advocating for your personal style. But our readers agree, once you find a stylist that gets you, you’ll be addicted.

Is It Customizable? No, not at the time of publication.

Check out our Stitch Fix reviews and details to learn more. Ships to the U.S.

10. The Box by Fashionsta – Luxury Subscription Box with Curated Beauty Products

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The Cost: $24.99 per month with free shipping to the U.S. $65.00 per month with free shipping to all other international countries. Save with an annual subscription. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

I have cancelled most other boxes because they don’t compare to this. Month after month it always brings happiness to my life when I receive that “your package has been delivered” email.” – Bethany L

Well curated and always fresh with new brands.” – Marcia

About the Box: Discover your new favorite skincare with The Box by Fashionsta. The Box is a monthly curated delivery of the best skincare and beauty products on the market. Each box contains five to seven full-size products from up-and-coming indie brands, valued at  $120-$180 per box. Subscribers rave about the variety, the reasonable price point, and the great balance of makeup and skincare products. 

Plus, portions of The Box subscriptions are donated to the 1736 Family Crisis Center in Los Angeles, which helps people recovering from domestic violence and human trafficking. The Box is full of great products, and also supports a great cause.

Is It Customizable? No, not at the time of publication.

Check our our The Box By Fashionista reviews to learn more. Ships free worldwide.

 

11. JourneeBox – An Ethical, Eco-Friendly Subscription Box for Women 

The Cost: $54.99 per quarter. Save with an annual subscription. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Use code FIRSTBOX! to save $10 off your first box!

What Our Readers Say:

Great items and excellent customer service .” – Potboiler

Journee Box has the BEST customer service. – Jo

Journee Box sends items that I can use and of good quality. Always look forward to receiving Journee Box.” – Patricia

About the Box: JourneeBox is a quarterly lifestyle experience box curated by designer and environmentalist Kevia Jeffrey-West. Each delivery features luxury, sustainably made accessories, apparel, home and beauty goods, all crafted and curated with nature in mind. 

The JourneeBox’s direct-to-consumer business model offers the guarantee of quality, vetted products made from sustainable materials, with ethical production practices — but that doesn’t mean these items aren’t luxurious. The JourneeBox is a treat for your body and soul, and allows you to indulge and enjoy quality products, while knowing they were sourced and made ethically.

Is It Customizable? Subscribers can typically choose between different sizes or colorways of items in their next box.

Check out all of our JourneeBox Reviews to learn more. Ships free to the contiguous U.S., and  for $8.00 to Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. Shipping is available to some parts of Canada; rates may vary. 

 

12. Birchbox – Best Subscription Box for Sampling Beauty Products

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The Cost: $15.00 per month. Save with a longer subscription. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Use code FIRST15 to save 15% off your first Birchbox purchase and get free shipping on $50+ orders! (Not valid for subscriptions).

What Our Readers Say: 

I love Birchbox because I can choose to receive a shop credit if I don’t like the box.” – Wendy

About the Box: Birchbox is the original beauty subscription box we’ve been reviewing since 2012, and it’s still delighting subscribers each and every month. This classic beauty subscription box comes well stocked with samples of both new and well-loved makeup, skincare, haircare and fragrance products.

With Birchbox, subscribers are able to branch out and try tons of new products without wasting tons of time hunting to find the things they like. Each month Birchbox sends five handpicked sample beauty items, with the option to purchase a full-size version of all products from their site. 

Is It Customizable? Birchbox lets you choose whether you’d like a box of items picked just for you (including one item you get to pick out yourself), or a ‘curated’ box fully chosen by Birchbox.

Check our our Birchbox reviews and details to learn more. Ships to the U.S., U.K., France, and Spain.

 

13. SinglesSwag – Best Lifestyle Subscription Box for Women

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The Cost: $39.99 per month for the SinglesSwag, $24.99 per month for SinglesSwag Petite. Save with a longer subscription. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Use code DADDY to gET 35% OFF OF YOUR FIRST BOX.

What Our Readers Say: 

SinglesSwag may not have the customization options of other boxes, but it always comes with a nice variety of items that are always useful. There is always a snack and a jewelry item, alongside a nice assortment of makeup, skincare, bath, body, hobby, and other items. They sometimes even send books. Plus, even current subscribers can take advantage of their monthly 40% off coupons!.” – Mari

Always items I can use. I like getting books every month, and a treat to try while reading my new book.” – Rhonda

SinglesSwag has been my favorite sub box I’ve tried. I look forward to it every month. I love that it has such a variety of things in it from books to jewelry to skincare to snacks!” – Angela

About the Box: SinglesSwag is a lifestyle subscription box curated specifically for single women. Each month this fun and stylish box sends a surprise mix of full-size products, all celebrating the fabulosity of being single. SingleSwag offers a mix of makeup, fun and trending fashion accessories, snacks, and even best-selling books. 

SingleSwag believes that a woman’s happiness should be derived from her outlook and attitude — not her relationship status. These products are picked to celebrate independence and to empower women everywhere. 

Is It Customizable? No, not at the time of publication.

Check out our SinglesSwag reviews and details to learn more! Shipping is free to the U.S., $6.99 to the U.K., and $14.99 to most worldwide destinations.

 

14. NewBeauty TestTube – Best Beauty Subscription Box for Building Your Routine

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The Cost: $29.95 every other month + $8.95 shipping. Save with an annual subscription. Subscribe here!

About the Box: NewBeauty TestTube is one of our community’s favorite subscriptions for trying new brands and ingredients. Subscribers can expect to receive a mix of deluxe samples and full-size items; the selection ranges from well-known favorites to trending products, and members get exclusive offers and discounts. All products are curated by the editors of NewBeauty Magazine.

Speaking of which, each membership also includes a free NewBeauty Magazine subscription, which isn’t a minor add-on — the magazine gives you a great way to learn about trends, practices, routines, and news.

Is It Customizable? No, not at the time of publication.

Check out our NewBeauty TestTube reviews and details to learn more! Ships to the continental U.S.

 

15. Bombay & Cedar – A Quarterly Lifestyle Subscription Box for Women

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The Cost: $44.95 per month for the Lifestyle box and $31.95 per month for the Beauty box . Subscribe here!

COUPON: Use code MSALOVE10 to save 10% off a 3, 6 or 12-month subscription!

What Our Readers Say: 

I like that it’s not the typical candle, earrings, etc. every time.” – MSA Reader

Love this box, it has different items that I didn’t know I would want.” – Yellowdaisymae

One of my most favorite boxes. Love that everything is vegan and I have discovered some amazing products through their subscription!” – Shawna Parker

About the Box: Bombay & Cedar is a fantastic subscription box for women who enjoy surprising themselves. This service offers an incredible variety of name-brand products, all of which have been vetted by the site’s curators.

Technically, the company offers aromatherapy, beauty, wellness, and lifestyle subscriptions; the Lifestyle Box offers a bit of everything, while the Beauty Box focuses on (you guessed it) beauty products. You’ll receive full-size and deluxe-sample-size products including essential oils, diffusers, skincare, books, and snacks.

The box is curated to include inspiring, trendy items, and every delivery is different thanks to the monthly themes. All products are vegan and cruelty-free. Recently, Bombay & Cedar launched a quarterly box, so if monthly boxes aren’t your thing, the seasonal box has the same high-quality products on a less frequent schedule.

Is It Customizable? Subscribers can sometimes customize colors and other choices via survey before boxes ship.

Check out our Bombay and Cedar reviews and info to learn more! Shipping for the Lifestyle box is free to the U.S., $10.95 to Canada, and $17.95 to all other international destinations. Shipping for the Beauty box is free to the U.S., $5.95 to Canada, and $10.95 to all other international destinations.

 

16. Fabletics – Athleisure Lifestyle Subscription Box for Women (And Men)

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The Cost: $49.95 per month. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Get 70% off your entire order. No coupon needed - just use this link.

About the Box: Fabletics is the fitness apparel company co-founded by Kate Hudson, and if you’re into athleisure (and who isn’t these days?), you’ll find plenty of value here.

Rather than sending a monthly box of apparel, this clothing subscription box functions on a VIP flexible membership. Members pay $49.95 per month for access to special pricing (40-50% off retail prices) on their performance fitness gear. Fabletics releases a new monthly collection of products, patterns, and silhouettes, occasionally teaming up with celebrity influencers.

When you shop the collection, your $49.95 monthly fee will apply to your new outfit. You can also save your money as a credit or skip the month entirely (if you skip, you won’t be charged). 

We also love that Fabletics is fabulously size-inclusive! Their plus-size offerings offer a figure-flattering fit, and whatever you order, you’ll get dependable quality.

Is It Customizable? Yes! You choose what to buy based on their suggestions.

Check out our Fabletics reviews and details to learn more! Ships to the contiguous U.S. for $4.95. Alaska, Hawaii, and U.S. territories are subject to a $9.00 shipping fee both ways. Shipping to Canada, Denmark, France, Spain, the U.K., Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, and Australia is available for varying rates.

 

17. BeautyFIX – Best Skincare Subscription Box for Women

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The Cost: $24.95 per month. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say: 

Great box.” – MSA Reader

About the Box: BeautyFIX by Dermstore.com is known for esthetician-approved skincare items, but it’s good for the occasional makeup surprise, too.

You can expect over $100 in retail value in every box. That means premium goodies like hydrating serums, nourishing hair care products, anti-aging skincare solutions, and much more. 

While you’ll receive a range of products, this beauty subscription focuses primarily on keeping your skin healthy and radiant. The curation is excellent, and Dermstore has plenty of online resources for learning about skincare basics. Members also receive special offers and savings on full-size items.

Is It Customizable? No, not at the time of publication.

Check out our BeautyFIX reviews to learn more! Ships free to the U.S.

 

18. GlossyBox – Best Subscription Box for Exploring Beauty Products

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The Cost: $21.00 per month. Save with a longer subscription. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Limited Time Only! Use code MSAGWP to free gift with your subscription!

About the Box: Each month, GlossyBox delivers a nourishing haul of amazing cosmetics, skincare, and other must-have items in full and deluxe sizes. Filled with a fabulous combination of notable and under-the-radar brands, this box has proven itself to be the tried-and-true beauty box, beloved by subscribers worldwide for its quality, value, and variety.

As a member, you’ll receive exclusive beauty offers. All of the GlossyBox products are chosen with an emphasis on sustainability and ethical sourcing, and the company takes efforts to make sure that each box is different — if you do receive a duplicate product and you’re not satisfied, you can reach out to their customer care team for a replacement.

One important note: GlossyBox offers a wide range of products, and they cannot guarantee that all items are safe for people with allergies. If you have a known allergy, be sure to check the ingredient list before using any of the products.

Is It Customizable? No, not at the time of publication.

Check out our GlossyBox reviews and details to learn more! Shipping is free to the U.S. and Canada.

 

19. Trunk Club – Best High Fashion Subscription Box for Women

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The Cost: $25.00 styling fee per box (applies to any items you decide to keep; prices typically range between $50-300 per item). Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say: 

It’s changed the way I dress. I am wearing things I would never have picked out on my own! It’s an easy and stress free shopping experience.” – Lily

Trunk Club brings you a personal shopper and brands I can’t get around here.” – Brumster

I love all of my wine and chill outfits and my office wear that always make me feel like a boss!!!” –  Ms Venee

About the Box: Trunk Club is Nordstrom’s styling service. That means you’ll receive high-end clothes, hand-picked by an expert stylist, with no major commitment.

This was one of the first personal stylist subscription boxes to really gain momentum, and Trunk Club maintains a simple approach. You’ll take a quick introductory survey, at which point you’ll be assigned a stylist. Trunk Club ships an assortment of clothes, accessories, and shoes from well-known brands; try everything on in the comfort of your own home, then send back anything you don’t want.

Unlike many clothing subscription boxes for women, Nordstrom doesn’t require a monthly commitment — you’ll pay a flat fee of $25, which applies to anything you decide to purchase. The stylists take your budget into account when selecting your items. 

Trunk Club also offers a few cool perks: Use a Nordstrom credit or debit card, and they’ll waive the styling fee and price match your order. All members can preview or edit their boxes at any time. It’s a great way to experiment with your look without overpaying.

Is It Customizable? Subscribers can edit the items in each box before it ships.

Check out our Trunk Club reviews to learn more! Ships free to the U.S.

 

20. BREO BOX – Best Tech Subscription Box for Women (And Men)

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The Cost: $159 per quarter. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Use code MSA to save $15 off your first box!

What Our Readers Say: 

I won a BREO BOX. Inside was 5-7 awesome products I never knew I’d need or even heard of. They were butter knife,( used heat from hand to soften butter) , bed srunchie( snugs up bed sheet) luggage scale.. silicone scrubber.. wireless charger, Phone Soap ( uv light sanitizer ),coffee beans and portable bean grinder,… awesome items !!” – Mink7857

About the Box: BREO BOX is a seasonal subscription service for both men & women, curated with the coolest products that you never knew you needed. Discover the latest tech, gadgets, home goods, fitness products, and more. 

Products are hand-packed every 3 months and curated to fit the season. If you love technology, you’ll love this subscription box — the brand-name products have a combined retail value of up to $300+ per delivery, and with everything from touchless soap dispensers to smart jump ropes and travel bidets, the Breo Box is always surprising and useful. It’s like giving yourself a new gift to unwrap every few months.

Is It Customizable? No, not at the time of publication.

Check out our BREO BOX reviews to learn more! Ships free to the contiguous U.S., $20.00 to Alaska, Hawaii, and U.S. territories, $35.00 to Canada, and varying cost to other international countries.

 

21. Cloth & Paper – Best Personal Organization Subscription Box

Cloth & Paper Subscription Box

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The Cost: $18.00 per month for the Penspiration subscription, $38.00 per month for the Planning & Stationery box, and $48.00 per month for both. Save with a longer subscription. Subscribe here!

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

What Our Readers Say: 

Best planning subscription box out there! High quality, affordable, relevant, and functional.” – Sam

About the Box: Personal organization has never been this fun. Well, okay, personal organization is never fun, but Cloth & Paper has found a way to make it satisfying.

This service offers a Penspiration subscription box for top-notch writing utensils, along with a separate Planner Stationery subscription filled with paper goods and organizational supplies. A third subscription option blends the best of both worlds (so you’ll receive pens, planners, and more).

Whether you love writing or you’re simply looking for a better approach to time management, Cloth & Paper has plenty to love. Subscribers swoon over its minimalist aesthetic and simple black-and-white color scheme. It’s classy, hip, and useful — in other words, the perfect subscription box for women who need to stay organized.

Is It Customizable? No, not at the time of publication.

Check out of our Cloth & Paper reviews and info to learn more. Ships free to the U.S., to Canada for $7.00, and to most other countries for $12.00.


That wraps up the list of 2021 Winners for Best Subscription Boxes for Women! What are your favorite women’s subscription boxes?

Erin Pullmann
Erin Pullmann
When Erin finds a new box she loves, she wants the world to share her joy, especially if it includes something sparkly. Her non-subscription addictions include knitting, reading, baking, running and dancing with her husband and daughter.

Erin Pullmann
Erin Pullmann
When Erin finds a new box she loves, she wants the world to share her joy, especially if it includes something sparkly. Her non-subscription addictions include knitting, reading, baking, running and dancing with her husband and daughter.
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Elizabeth

I have had several of these boxes. My favorite is Boxycharm. I get the base and premium monthly. 90 percent of the time I love everything. I have also found many many brands and products that have become a favorite and something I use daily. The pop ups 3 times a yr and the monthly add on is another thing I love. The priced for products I’ve fallen in love with are usually 75% to 90% off. I have the ipsy glam bag too. I actually started my subscription box addiction with the Ipsy glam bag 12$ a month now and FFF. I have received a feeling glam bag plus and glam bag plusX I am going to be canceling my ipsy. Boxycharm is 25 a month for Base 35 a month premium and 4 times a year the base is added to and becomes the Luxe and its about 50$ I believe. Once again so worth it. You can chose 1 choice with the base box or to 2 with premium and I honestly can’t remember if luxe is 2 or 3 choices. You can also change what products you want more or less of. Ect. I’ve had the birch box and the glossy box too. I didn’t care for either one. The babe box is decent for the price. Honestly ad of late I like it more than Ipsy. But since there are 2 or 3 new ones on this list I’d like to try I’m going to cancel ipsy and babe for the time being. I’ll probably continue to be part of the Boxycharm ” family ” as long as I can

Joanna Smith

I’ve subscribed to all the above and have canceled them all except for the Kevia Journee Box. I’m so sick of getting water bottles, coffee cups, useless books, blank journals and non full size beauty items that I canceled them all due to lack of excitement and declining values.

The Kevia boxes are fabulous! Unique items from all over the world. Gorgeous jewelry and no repeat items.

I do love Bombay & Cedar, but have noticed since covid the items have become boring and similar each month. The values of the items seem very inflated too. It makes me sad to have had to cancel that one.

Lauren

After being a subscriber to causebox for over two years, I just cancelled. They have started repeating items that were literally just in boxes two boxes ago. They sent me defective market add on items and refuse to refund me or replace them. Their customer service has really gone downhill very quickly. I used to really love the items, but they are all pretty lackluster. Add in all of the skin care items that people requested not to have and I’m done. I’m glad I enjoyed it while I did, but I no longer recommend the box.

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Ryan

It’s not on the list, but I LOVE my Smartass and Sass subscription box. Great, fun products I never would’ve found elsewhere.

Carol

I recently got my first StitchFix and I was so impressed with my stylist. Literally all five items were something that I would have picked for myself. I would have kept all five, but two of the items were almost exactly like garments that I already own–my stylist was that good lol. I got a couple of referrals, so I bought some jeans from the shop. Everything fits so well. I’m looking forward to getting another box for spring.

Jordan

well now I’m confused because this says 2021 reader choice awards but a lot of the comments are from last year + year before

Jordan

i feel like no one really likes these boxes anymore….especially reading the comments on half these boxes. Causebox, bombay & cedar, ipsy, glossybox. Everyone complains about them in the comments about how horrible they are! tbh I didn’t see one good thing written about any of them so kinda shocking to read any of this lol.
Give us the good boxes!

James

My wife and daughter typically split the contents of the causebox and they still love it!

Mallory @ MSA

Hi Jordan! The boxes on this list are the winners of our Readers’ Choice Awards — all voted on by thousands of MSA readers. Luckily, we have hundreds of other boxes on the site for you to check out if you’re not a fan of the ones on this list. 😊

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Dianne

I only agree with Ipsy and Boxycharm. Why isn’t their any reviews for Lashybox? I get the new magnetic subscription and I love it. This is my second month. Also earfleek is a low cost subscription and it’s fun. Alot of this boxes cost to much. I get Fabfitfun and am not renewing its misleading they say thier products in the box have a higher value then they really do. Example headbands, hair scruchies, coasters that have values of 50 dollars or greater. Alot of subscription boxes do this but FFF really inflates it. You do get the value of the box.

Taylor

I totally agree!! The last 2 FFF boxes have sucked. I cancelled this morning.

Sammi

I agree about FFF too! I just cancelled my summer box and whole subscription! They keep putting in duplicates from previous boxes. Quality has really gone down.

Pamela burris

I totally agree last 2 fff boxes have been awful and I never get my addons sick of it will be canceling this time

Amber

I canceled my FFF after the last two boxes, too! They were awful. Why do they think I need a plastic cactus cup?!

Samantha

I canceled FFF as well. Each box over the last year was just more disappointing.

Karen

An hour after customization opens everything worthwhile is sold out.

Christine

I love Ipsy! I was doing Birchbox, FFF & Ipsy and finally cancelled the other two. I just personally think Ipsy offers the best products for me.

Caitlyn

I have been receiving the Ipsy Glam Plus bag for just over a year now. I was delighted during the first few months of my subscription; I received many new and exciting products that I couldn’t wait to try. One of my favorite parts about the box was getting a cute new makeup bag every month because I use them all the time. But after a while, I noticed I was receiving the same types of products every month. I went to my profile to set new preferences for what I’d like to receive in my box, but the types of products failed to differ from what I was previously receiving. I highly recommend this box if you’re looking to add to your makeup collection for cheap. I do not recommend this box for anyone looking to subscribe for longer than 6-8 months.

Renell

Had Ipsy for about 6 months got tired of getting a lot of the same face cleansers that i put i don’t care for the make up was pretty good only a few things that were meh. cancelled that and tried FFF. I Love it i have received 3 boxes so far and am very happy with them, there are a couple if items i would not use but I gifted them to friends and family who did so win win in my opinion. I also like that is a variety of stuff not just makeup and face stuff. The only draw back for me is i am impatient to get the box! 🙂 Thinking about trying cause box or single swag but can’t decide which one..

Ashley

Sunday Riley no longer has a box.

LisaFalana

I’m gonna miss PopSugarMustHave box. I really liked that one.

Cheryl !

I will NOT miss Popsugar.. I canceled when they raised their prices and I started to pay nearly double.. However, when they announced the last box, I ordered it when they had a coupon for sentimental reasons.. They billed me and NEVER sent my box.. I contacted every email address I could and no one ever cared to respond.. It was too late to get my money box because I waited so long giving them a chance to make it right.. TERRIBLE business practices.. I really want my money back or the box I paid for. grrrr!!

Danielle Hamilton

I have the same problem with Ipsy sending me the same things over and over again. I get the Glam Bag and Glam Bag Plus and have been getting the small one 3yrs and the bigger one since it first came out about 11/2 yrs. I’m not sure why we even fill out profile for likes and dislikes or answer the reviews because I’ve gotten a black liquid eyeliner in BOTH bags at the same time more than once and black liquid eyeliner in at least one of them for 6months straight. I feel like this is robbing me of spot could be getting a new product. Who in the world needs or could use the 15 eyeliners I’ve gotten now?! And I sent a message to Ipsy about it to get the response of they don’t see my profile in their records or know who I am… Really??? They’ve known who I was at billing time for 3yrs now!! It’s so dang frustrating that I just cancelled my small Ipsy and will see if the Plus continues to act up. They need a better system or at least apply the system they say they have. The repeats in my are just beyond ridiculous. Just wanted to share that with you. Thank you. 😊

Tonya Molina

This is my same complaint with Ipsy.
And when if you email support, you get the same copy and paste answer.
Done with them…….Not to mention when I purchase something addition like a beautiful palette and it comes broken they do not do anything to correct it.

Alicia

At least you got your bag :-/
I have been arguing with Ipsy for 2 months and they finally agreed to send me a replacement bag for the November bag they never shipped me. And they still havent shipped that one! I paid for add ons as well. They have HORRIBLE customer service. They pretty much stole my money at this point. I cancelled my subscription with Ipsy. Im wayyy over them. Hello Boxycharm!!

Jenn

Nope! I definitely don’t agree with this list.

Danielle

Jenn, I’m looking for other options and would love to hear the names of a couple you’d recommend beyond this list. Thank you!

Jenni K

I found Tribe Beauty back In 2017 & never looked back! My tribe’s customer service is phenomenal!! I sub to 3 boxes but have dabbled in most beauty boxes. Ipsy Glam Bag-Love their add-on option yet this raises the cost per month significantly. Not worth the sub-par experience with the curation/customer service. Plus the bag quality has gone downhill. The other one box is Allure. At their new price point the quality/value of each item is extremely high end. However you get a lot of skin care and serums. Which some love (I do at nearly 40.) It all depends what you prefer. With Tribe Beauty you get a full-size immersive whole “face in a box” of high value items and usually one body care item. No fillers or junk. You have access to the website to buy full-size products at a wholesale price pt. There are flash sales and add-ons. There are mini fridges!! Plus you can customize one item each month. Tribe Beauty has won several awards hails from Canada yet ships worldwide. I have zero complaints after 3 years. The Company itself sets high standards for customer service, quality and transparency supporting women owned companies, small business, BLM & encouraging entrepreneurs to dream big!

Vivian K

I’m surprised mintMongoose is not listed. I actually quite like it with the price point I pay and the pieces of jewelry are nice and I love how personal it is.

Jessi Whaley

Me too! And Earfleek ! Less than 4 bucks a month for a pair or earrings. You pick your style and then can vote on the designs! Also, decocrated! Has the best holiday decor and everything always compliments each other. I have Ipsy, Mint Mongoose,Earfleek, and decorcrated!

Ashleigh C.

Vivian K, I was looking for it too! I love my Mintmongoose subscription and the customer service is phenomenal!! Seriously one of my all time favorites. I currently have FFF, Causebox, Ipsy+, GoldieBoxed & Mintmongoose. I dropped Bombay&Cedar Quarterly even though I was grandfathered in the lower price. Thinking about the JourneeBox… I really miss PSMH.

Jasmine

I am totally not happy with BoxyCharm/Boxyluxe anymore since their products seems to be of lesser quality even though they have the same brand sold at stores for example Sephora. Sometimes I would get some items which I have bought before in Sephora but somehow theirs seem to be of lesser quality even though it is the same packing and brand name. Furthermore, they seem always to include more and more Made in China products be it eyeshadow or lipstick or face creams and I would not ever put those on my face, as China products are notoriously known to contain ingredients not safe to use like for example high lead content. So beware of these even though they use the gimmick of full size products. And also, their website do not allow you to review anything less than 4 stars or 3 stars.

CT

Same, it isn’t worth it. I have used one thing from my first box and then everything else is just sitting in my drawer!

Jocelyn Mel

Say G-bye to PopSugar. It’s no more.

Alex Ethridge

Ipsy was my first subscription and I loved it. It’s great for the price but you get what you pay for and that is all sample size products. I switched over to Boxy Charm for $10/15 more and it’s AMAZING! You get full size products and the box values for sometimes over $300. You can’t beat that. I get anything from Tarte to Nars to all kinds of really great high-end cosmetic, skin care, and hair care brands. I just signed up for ScentBird today and I’m really excited. I’ll be getting fragrances by Versace and Gucci for super cheap. I realize they’re small but I don’t need a lot and I’ll be able to swap between fragrances. I thought about Fab, Fit, Fun but that’s a little bit more than I want to spend for products I may not want.

Rebecca

I cancelled my ipsy as it seemed that the items were getting smaller and smaller and wasn’t worth it in cad dollars. Instead signed up up for fabfitfun and causebox

Rebecca

Should also mention the ipsy I did have was the basic bag as that’s all we can get in Canada. I now have FFF, causebox, boxycharm and boxycharm premium

Crystal

You should definitely try the Allure box at only $15 a month and three of the items are full sized with 5 or 6 total i beleive. I live it and its all Allures favorites which is a Awesome deal in my opinion.

Devyn

I have had ipsy for over a year now and i just recently cancelled it, I did the glam bag plus, which is 5-6 full size products every month. I am completely cruelty free and I wish they gave the option to receive only vegan and cruelty free products. I always have problems with DHL who they ship with to certain places in the US, packages were always a week to two weeks late because of DHL. Not only that but items were kind of just meh after a while, they always send me things I specifically say I don’t want. If you do go with ipsy its an overwhelming amount of the same items every time, it gets boring after a while. They do have great customer service and that is the only thing i have never had issues with!

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