The Best Subscription Boxes for Women – 2019 Readers’ Choice
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Updated: October 8, 2019
Welcome to the results of our third annual MSA Subscription Box Awards! We poll our readers every year to learn which subscription boxes they want, love, and recommend to others. These boxes are came out on top for the Women’s category in 2019!
We’re excited to see a few new brands pop up this year, and we’ve said goodbye to some others. With prices ranging from $10 to $75, and categories like makeup, fashion, and ethically-made goods, you’re sure to find a box that piques your interest!
If you’re curious about last year’s results, you can read all about the 2018 Best Boxes for Women, too.
Your Top 16 Women’s Subscription Boxes
These are the best subscription boxes for women, determined by real votes from readers like you:
For the second year running, this popular subscription is ranked #1 by MSA readers! Each edition of FabFitFun includes top trendy picks for each season– everything from beauty products, skincare, fun accessories, and new wellness products with a total retail value of at least $200. The curation and total value are always spot on, plus subscribers have access to amazing discounts through their add-on program and Edit sales several times a year (where savings often reach up to 75% off retail!).
$49.99 per quarter, ships to USA & Canada. Read our FabFitFun Box reviews to learn more.
Here’s what you had to say about FabFitFun:
“The customization and add-on options put this one over the top! Not to mention the amazing variety of products. No more shoeboxes full of red lippies and liquid eyeliner! I’m lookin’ at you, Ipsy!” – Kim W
“I use every single thing I get in my box, the add ons are all things I need and can save a ton of money on. The customer service is amazing. They keep you up to date on Instagram and they are very interactive with their customers. The amount and value of each box is not like any other. Seriously incredible!” – Samantha R
“Best. Box. Ever.” – Jen
POPSUGAR Must Have Box changed from monthly to quarterly in 2018, but they’ve come out strong with their new seasonal format. Four times a year, you’ll get a seasonal selection of unique beauty, fashion, food, fitness, and home products with a retail value of over $250.00. Everything is curated by the lifestyle experts at POPSUGAR!
$75 per quarter, ships to the USA only. Check out all of our POPSUGAR Must Have reviews to learn more.
Here’s what you had to say about POPSUGAR Must Have Box:
“Love my POPSUGAR Must Have Box!! It always has great stuff in it. Never been disappointed in 3 years.” – Cincimomof4
“Always exactly what I need, before I know how much I’ll love it!” – Christine
“I have ALOT of subscription boxes and I mean ALOT !! This is the box I cannot wait to get. It always has a little bit of something in every category. I LOVE PSMH !!” – Meteorgirl85
Once again CAUSEBOX is appearing near the top of this list, and with good reason! Each seasonal artist-designed box is packed full of $200+ worth of conscious and ethically-designed products, many of which are exclusive to CAUSEBOX. Similar to FabFitFun and POPSUGAR, you can expect a broad mix of items from categories like cosmetics, home decor, gifts, accessories, jewelry, and more– but they will all be guaranteed to come from socially-conscious companies who are giving back and doing more.
$54.95 per quarter or $49.95 per box with an annual subscription, ships to USA only. Check out all our CAUSEBOX reviews to learn more.
Here’s what you had to say about CAUSEBOX:
“I love how this box contributes to the betterment of the world while spoiling me rotten with high quality items.” – Lauralee M
“The products are top quality, the value for money is excellent and I absolutely love the cause behind the boxes. ” – Carmen
“Beautiful products with even more beautiful of a message.” – Nikki S
For affordability and fun, you just can’t beat Ipsy. With each monthly delivery, you’ll get full- and sample-sized makeup and beauty products from a variety of brands, picked just for you (thanks to your profile preferences) and tucked inside a cute exclusive makeup bag. They also have a great rewards program; log in to provide feedback on all your products each month to earn points, which can be redeemed for more full-sized products!
$12/month, ships to USA and Canada. Check out all of our Ipsy reviews to learn more.
Ipsy is just $10 a month – Sign up here!
Here’s what you had to say about Ipsy:
“Great subscription. I love everything in my bag most of the time, which is pretty amazing!” – My L
“This box is only $12 per month, and it always comes with a cute makeup bag! Some of the products are full size, and since Ipsy goes by your profile, there are very few products that I end up having to give away.” – Sheila
“I love Ipsy! They have a great variety of products to try each month. I have made some of them my go to products.” – Michelle B
PS: Readers also had great things to say about Ipsy Glam Bag Plus, a $25/month subscription that is currently only available to existing Ipsy subscribers. While you get 5 items a month just like your regular Ipsy subscription, they’re typically larger sizes and higher value items.
For makeup addicts, there is no better value than Boxycharm! Our readers love the amazing quality and variety of products each month. Most boxes include a palette of some type, as well as skincare, lip and eye products, and even beauty tools. Plus, most products included are full-size! For those who just can’t get enough, subscribers can also upgrade to BoxyLuxe and get a supersized box once every 3 months, for an additional $28.99 per quarter.
$21/month, ships to USA and Canada. Read about everything we received in 6 months of Boxycharm to learn more!
Boxycharm is $25 per month. Sign up here!
Here’s what you had to say about Boxycharm:
“This is THE box to get for makeup lovers. Great full size quality products.” – Ali M
“Can’t believe I waited this long to sign up! I’ve tried so many boxes. This is by far the best.” – Christina T
“They continue to have great customer service and provide products in their box that greatly exceed the price of the box in value. Boxyluxe included in this!” – Melissa
If you’re interested in trying high-end and prestige brands without being too hard on your wallet, Allure Beauty Box is worth a closer look. Each month, you’ll get deluxe- and full-size beauty and makeup samples, hand picked by the editors of Allure Magazine. You can expect skincare, haircare, cosmetics, and more.
$15/month, ships to USA only. Check out all of our Allure Beauty Box reviews to learn more.
Get your first box for just $10 (regularly $15) when you sign up here!
Here’s what you had to say about Allure Beauty Box:
“Easily beats other low-cost beauty boxes for value, introducing new products, and usability of the items.” – Dea
“This box Is always a really good mix of skincare, makeup, and hair. I’ve found some really great skincare through them that I purchase now.” – Regina71
The Seasonal Discovery box from Margot Elena is a quarterly subscription box featuring full-size products. Each box includes over $200 worth of products curated by the Margot Elena team, including Lollia, Tokyo Milk, and more. You can expect some truly lovely fragrances, luxurious hand creams, and charming decor items– perfect to treat yourself or pass along as a gift. $49.99 per quarter, ships to US only.
Check out our Margot Elena Discovery Box Reviews to learn more.
Margot Elena Discovery Box is $49.99. Sign up here!
Here’s what you had to say about Margot Elena Discovery Box:
“Each box so far is a winner. Top notch gorgeous products that are extremely giftable!” – Dawn
“Everything feels so incredibly luxe, down to the care they take with wrapping the items!” – UltraViolet
“Hands down my favorite.” – Chris E
8. Stitch Fix
StitchFix is a personal styling service that continues to wow their users! While they started with standard women’s sizing, they’ve expanded to include plus, petites, and maternity– and options for the whole family with men’s and kids’ clothes, too. Take a brief style quiz and let your stylist know more about the kinds of pieces and price ranges you’re looking for. Each box includes 5 items selected for you based on your preferences, and your recommendations only get better with time as you give feedback on any items you keep or send back.
$20 styling fee, deducted from the price of any items you decide to keep. Ships to US only. Check out all of our Stitch Fix Reviews to learn more.
Try Stitch Fix today– Sign up here!
Here’s what you had to say about Stitch Fix:
“It is fun to get different items you might not necessarily pick up while shopping!” – AmberMWV
“LOVE LOVE LOVE” – Monique V
9. Trunk Club
Trunk Club is Nordstrom’s personal styling service, meaning you get all the fun of an upscale shopping experience without having to set foot in a store. Email, call, or use Trunk Club’s special chat portal to connect with your stylist, then you’ll get a digital preview of the items selected just for you. What makes Trunk Club unique is that you can decline or suggest new items before they even ship, which almost guarantees you’ll find something to love in every trunk. Trunk Club also price matches all items within 14 days of purchase exclusively to Nordstrom, and the $25 styling fee is waived when you use a Nordstrom credit or debit card.
$25 styling fee, credited towards any items you choose to keep. Pay only for what you keep. Take a look at Trunk Club Reviews for more information on subscribing. Ships to US (with shipping and return fees for Hawaii and Alaska).
Try Trunk Club today – take their style quiz and get connected to a stylist here!
Here’s what you had to say about Trunk Club:
“Great for people who work or travel. High end clothes. Very pleased.” – Sheila
“I love that the stylists take the time to get to know me, delivery and returns are super simple, and best of all, as a Nordstrom cardholder, it doesn’t cost me anything! I can try things on in the comfort of my own home.” – Tammy
Birchbox is one of the original beauty subscriptions, and it’s still a popular choice with a low monthly price. You can personalize your preferences to receive a custom “surprise” box picked just for you every month, or opt to pick a curated box where you’ll see exactly what’s inside before it ships. While Birchbox typically sends samples and not full-sized items, they have an excellent rewards program to make it easy for you to trade up on the items you discover that you can’t live without.
Here’s what you had to say about Birchbox:
“I’ve been a subscriber for many year (back when the boxes were plain cardboard with a hot pink logo on them :)) and they are consistently great! They have amazing customer service and the box is such a fun little happy every month!” – Rowan
“Great value, lovely packaging and good curation. Also a reliable choice if you’re new to subscription boxes and want to see what they have to offer.” – Angeline
11. Beachly (Formerly Coastal Co)
Beachly is a relatively new subscription box, but it already has some loyal fans. Each quarterly box comes with 6-8 beach-inspired items including apparel, accessories, beauty, and lifestyle products. Standouts from recent boxes have included a Nixon watch and Pirette facial oil.
$99 per quarter, ships to USA for $4.95. Check out our Beachly (Coastal Co.) Reviews to learn more.
Here’s what you had to say about Beachly (formerly Coastal Co.):
“I love my beach themed box since I don’t live close to the ocean anymore. Fun stuff!” – laynerl
12. Loved + Blessed
Loved + Blessed is a faith-based monthly devotional subscription box focused on helping women grow their faith. Each month, subscribers receive a box of encouragement with a themed message, monthly blog post and workbook, and access to the Loved + Blessed private Facebook group.
$19.99/month, ships to US only. Check out our Loved + Blessed Reviews to learn more.
Loved + Blessed is $19.99 a month + free shipping. Sign up here!
Here’s what you had to say about Loved + Blessed:
“There’s no subscription box like this, it’s more of a care package and great for gifting to others to cheer them up!” – Rebel
“It keeps my focused spiritually and lifts me up.” – Joann
GlobeIn has long been one of our favorite fair-trade subscription boxes, and one that we love giving as a gift! With a focus primarily on home goods & decor, accessories, and lifestyle items, GlobeIn curates artisan crafted items from around the world each month. Think: hand-painted ceramic dishes, hand-woven baskets, carved wooden goods, and naturally-dyed scarves. Each box also comes with the stories behind the artisans, communities, and companies behind each product.
$40 per month + $10 shipping. Check out our GlobeIn Reviews to learn more.
GlobeIn is $40/month + free shipping for the first month; $10 shipping for future months. Sign up here!
Here’s what you had to say about GlobeIn:
“LOVE the variety and the social positive impact this company has.” – Robin E
“Beautiful, unique Fair Trade products exclusively designed for GlobeIn. Great products, great customer service!” – Laura T
With each season, Rachel Zoe and her team hand-curate more than $400.00 worth of their favorite fashion, beauty and lifestyle items to share with you in Box of Style. We’re talkin’ gorgeous jewelry and accessories, cosmetics, beauty products—items that will add instant glamour to your day!
$99 per quarter, ships to US, Canada, UK, Australia. Check out all of our Box of Style reviews to learn more.
Box of Style is $99.99 per quarterly box. Sign up here!
BeautyFix by Dermstore is one of the few subscription boxes that leans more heavily toward skincare than cosmetics. You can expect a variety of products that will nurture your skin (think serums, masks, moisturizers), plus hair care, beauty tools, and lots more.
$24.95 per month when you subscribe, ships to US only. Check out all of our Beauty Fix reviews to learn more.
BeautyFIX is $24.95/month when you subscribe. Sign up here!
Here’s what you had to say about BeautyFIX:
“I really like the quality of the products. All are great sizes, and the variety is good as well. Customer service is very good! Love this Box!” – Rina
Frank And Oak Style Plan is a unique clothing subscription from Canadian brand Frank And Oak, and a perennial favorite from reviewer Anna! They aim to “combine classic styles, modern cuts, and innovative materials to produce style we truly get excited about.” While they recommend items to you each month based on your preferences, you can also login and make adjustments before your box ships, so it’s a great way to build up a wardrobe of modern basics. Pay only for what you keep, and get up to 20% off of Frank And Oak’s regular prices. If you return everything you receive, you’ll be charged a $25 styling fee.
Free shipping and returns in US and Canada. Check out our Frank & Oak Reviews to learn more.
Here’s what you had to say about Frank & Oak Style Plan:
“Love their sustainable clothes!” – Karine V
That wraps up the list of 2019 Winners for Best Subscription Boxes for Women! What are your favorite women’s subscription boxes?