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The 20 Best Splurge-Worthy Subscription Boxes – 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards

The 21 Best Splurge-Worthy Subscription Boxes

It’s time you do something for you, and we know just the thing! There are a number of upscale subscription boxes that deliver high-quality items with beautiful curation, and we’ve gathered all the best ones based on the recommendations of our readers.

Coming in at around $50 and up, these boxes may be a splurge, but their retail value often well surpasses their price tag, leaving subscribers exceedingly satisfied.

Updated 6/24/2020 to remove Oui Please. We removed them from this list due to reader feedback and concerns about shipping timelines.

The $50+ Subscription Boxes Our Readers Say Are So Worth It

Our readers rec these high-end subscriptions and think you will, as well:

1. FabFitFun

FabFitFun lifestyle subscription with all items displayed around the box.

Image from our review.

The Cost: $49.99 per quarter. Subscribe here!

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

What Our Readers Say:

“Customization insane! Value insane!” – Jenny

“The value of the box is always at least 4x the cost of the subscription itself and it comes with great variety.” – Cris

“Tremendous amount of various products for what one pays!” – Anonymous

What You Get: There’s a reason FabFitFun has a way of topping best-of lists around here—it’s truly magnificent in terms of quality, value, and variety! This quarterly beauty and lifestyle box sends makeup and skincare products, on-trend accessories, and the latest wellness items for subscribers to try, totaling a $200 minimum retail value. Not only that, you’ll 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!). As for customization, quarterly subscribers typically get to choose 3 items in their box, while annual subscribers can choose 5.

Check out our FabFitFun reviews or read this FabFitFun info to subscribe. Ships to the US and Canada.


2. POPSUGAR Must Have

POPSUGAR Must Have box with women's lifestyle items displayed

Image from our review.

FYI – POPSUGAR Must Have box subscriptions have ended. Summer 2020 will be the final box. Learn more here

The Cost: $75 per quarter. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Use code MSA20 to get $20 off your first box!

What Our Readers Say:

“Overall, this box offers consistent on trend style and chic that I have come to depend on. There are luxe brands that I would never know to this day, had it not been for POPSUGAR Must Have to introduce me.” – Jeanette H.

“If your going to splurge then go with POPSUGAR.” – Kimmy

“I like more expensive finds.” – Christie F-F

What You Get: Our readers are always raving about the quality and curation of POPSUGAR Must Have—a quarterly favorite! Four times per year, lifestyle experts select a seasonal spread of the beauty, fashion, food, fitness, and home items that they’re currently loving. Expect a retail value of over $250, and a fab variety of products you’ve never heard of. For those who value customization, typically 1-2 items can be selected from 2 options.

Check out all of our POPSUGAR Must Have reviews and POPSUGAR Must Have spoilers to learn more. Ships to the US only.



CAUSEBOX with mugs, serving spoons, skincare, and other items featured.

Image from our review.

The Cost: $54.95 per quarter. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“High-end variety.” – Christine R.

“Love the products, variety, and the feel good factor. CAUSEBOX does not disappoint.” – Elane

What You Get: Wanting something more from your subscriptions? CAUSEBOX is a luxe lifestyle box with a charitable component: a can’t-go-wrong combo that our subscribers love. Each box features a different artist’s design, and upon opening the flap you’ll find more than $200 worth of lifestyle lovelies from eco-conscious and ethical brands. Touching on categories like beauty, accessories, home items, gifts, and more—and allowing you to select some colorways and some items themselves—this do-good company is hard not to love.

Check out all of our CAUSEBOX reviews and CAUSEBOX spoilers to learn more. Ships to the US and Canada.


4. CURATEUR (Formerly Rachel Zoe Box of Style)

Rachel Zoe Box of Style floral robe and lifestyle items.

Image from our review.

The Cost: $99.99 per quarter. Subscribe here!

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

What Our Readers Say:

“They always deliver fabulous luxury items that really make a statement.” – inkchick

“In my opinion it’s worth the money. Something different that gets me out of my comfort zone.” – Jillian

“I love Rachel Zoe’s aesthetic, and each and every box is packed with it. I also like that the items tend to be luxurious. Getting the box is always a treat.” – Karol

About the Box: Freshen up your wardrobe, jewelry box, and windowsills each quarter with the lovely fashion and lifestyle items sent in CURATEUR. Filled with beauty products worth trying and styling tools you won’t know how you lived without, this little-bit-of-everything box is, according to our readers, so worth the price tag. Not to mention it’s packed with $400+ worth of products, and offers the occasional option for customization!

Check out our CURATEUR and Rachel Zoe Box of Style reviews and CURATEUR spoilers to learn more! Ships to the US, Canada, the UK, and Australia.


5. Sunday Riley

Sunday Riley sleepy themed subscription

Image from our review.

The Cost: $95.00 per quarter. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“Love the products, and comes with really unique items as well. Can’t go wrong with a normally expensive luxury sleep mask and weighted blanket.” – Danielle

“Sunday Riley quarterly box is amazing.” – Kimber117

“Favorite sub box that I subscribe to…good value, well-curated.” – April Himel

About the Box: Our readers agree that the luxe lifestyle offerings they’ve received in the Sunday Riley quarterly box are completely worth the cost of subscription! Curated by the editors of The Sunday Edit, this beauty and lifestyle box selects products from a combination of their own brand and other notable companies. You’ll find full-size products, cozy home items, and more in this marvelous sub.

Check out our Sunday Riley reviews and Sunday Riley info to learn more. Ships worldwide.

6. Margot Elena Discovery Box

group shot with all included items

Image from our review.

The Cost: $49.99 per quarter. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“Highly recommended!” – Amy Minteer

“Beautiful gift items.” – diana

“You will always have beautiful gifts on hand for friends and hostesses!” – Alex

About the Box: From the female designer & team behind Lollia, TokyoMilk, and Library of Flowers comes the Margot Elena Discovery Box, a beautiful quarterly subscription that’s as ideal for a good self-pampering as it is for stocking up on gorgeous gifting items. Fragrances of all sorts, stationery, body and beauty products, and beyond—it’s all full-size and completely worth the splurge.

Check out our Margot Elena Discovery Box reviews and Margot Elena Discovery Box info to learn more. Ships to the US.


7. Style Plan by Frank And Oak

Marne wearing neutral t-shirt and black jumpsuit from Frank and Oak Style Plan

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The Cost: Pay only for what you keep. If you return everything, you’ll be charged a $25 styling fee. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“C’est trois bon.” – Marlon Ferreira

“Great value for money and solid basics.” – Anonymous

About the Box: Style Plan by Frank and Oak is a monthly clothing subscription that sends high-quality, unique basics made from recycled organic materials using eco-conscious production practices. From the Canadian brand Frank And Oak, this styling membership assigns a stylist to each subscriber, who will then select clothing, shoes, and accessories that fit their client’s personal style. The $25 monthly styling fee applies to the pieces you decide to keep!

Check out all of our Style Plan by Frank And Oak women’s reviews, our men’s reviews, and spoilers to learn more. Ships to the US and Canada.


8. GlobeIn Artisan Box

GlobeIn subscription Sunday brunch theme with artisan goods

Image from our review.

The Cost: $40 per month + free shipping for the first month, $10 shipping for future months. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Use code MSAWELCOME to save $10 on a 3, 6, or 12-month subscription.

What Our Readers Say:

“Love the mission behind GlobeIn. Women empowering other women in developing countries. That’s a cause I can get behind.” – Duc

“It’s a great box for women who want to make their home more beautiful while supporting people around the world.” – Anonymous

About the Box: Each month of the GlobeIn subscription may have a different theme, but every month features artisan-made items from artists around the world. Head to your GlobeIn account before the 10th of the month to choose your theme or let GlobeIn send you one at random (you are guaranteed not to receive a duplicate theme)! The unique lifestyle items included in this subscription are hard to find anywhere else, and will absolutely add color and personality to your space.

Check out our GlobeIn reviews and GlobeIn spoilers to learn more. Ships to the US (free shipping for the first month, $10 shipping for future months), Canada ($22), and internationally ($25).


9. JourneeBox

group shot of all items in JourneeBox

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The Cost: $54.99 per quarter. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Use code ZEROWASTE15 to save $15 off your first box!

What Our Readers Say:

“This is my new favorite hands down. So thoughtfully curated and not a thing is the ‘same old same old’. Also, if there is a clothing type item, they are size inclusive!” – Cately

“The Kevia JourneeBox is an amazingly curated seasonal box. It has high quality products, it rewards annual membership with extra items every box, and the curation makes sense throughout the box. It is very thoughtful. It is also sustainable and ethical.” – MonicaHeartRN

About the Box: Here’s another quarterly subscription boasting a bold curation of lifestyle goods made sustainably. JourneeBox sends subscribers a spread of items made in-house, so you’ll know for sure that all their fashion, home, body, and culinary inclusions are produced with minimal environmental impact and using ethical practices. As for the products themselves, they are gorgeous, quality items with a worldly vibe, and subscribers are typically given the option to choose between different sizes or colorways of things that are included in the box.

Check out all of our JourneeBox reviews and our JourneeBox details to learn more. Ships to the US & Canada.



BreoBox subscription with men's lifestyle items and gadgets unboxed

Image from our review.

The Cost: Starts at $159 per quarter. Subscribe here!

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

What Our Readers Say:

“My husband loves this box! Full of fun gadgets and alcohol-related items and everything he loves!” – Amani P.

About This Box: Anyone whose curiosity is piqued by the latest gadgets meant for making life a little more luxurious will have a ball exploring BREO BOX‘s offerings. It’s a quarterly box containing 5-8 brand name items chosen around a seasonal theme and relevant to the categories of lifestyle, fitness, and tech. From sound systems to coffee and cocktail technology, storage solutions and leather goods, this box delivers useful, stylish, clever items for day-to-day use. Also, their reward and ambassador programs offer discounts, perks, and credits!

Check out all of our BREO BOX reviews and our BREO BOX details to learn more. Ships to the US.


11. Bombay & Cedar

Bombay & Cedar contents, including aromatherapy and lifestyle items

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The Cost: $49.95 per month. Subscribe here!

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

What Our Readers Say: 

“Full size products always a plus.” – DeAndra

About the Box: Prepare yourself for a thoughtful subscription filled with quality aromatherapy, beauty, wellness, and lifestyle products. Bombay & Cedar sends full-size and deluxe samples of items in all these categories—essential oils, diffusers, skincare, stationery, supplements, and snacks have all been included in the past. Sometimes before the box ships, subscribers will have the chance to choose colors and other preferences; other months it’s all a delightful surprise.

Check out of our Bombay & Cedar reviews and Bombay & Cedar spoilers to learn more. Ships worldwide.


12. BoxyLuxe by BoxyCharm

group shot of all included products in BoxyCharm

Image from our review.

The Cost: BoxyLuxe is an optional upgrade for BoxyCharm subscribers. If you opt in, you’ll pay $49.99 for your BoxyLuxe September, December, March, and June boxes (and you’ll pay $25 for all other months, when you receive your regular BoxyCharm box). Subscribe here!

COUPON: Use code BREAKFASTFORALL to get a $10 PopUp Coupon AND Free Beauty Bakerie Breakfast In Bed Palette!

What Our Readers Say:

“[Boxy]Luxe is AMAZING!” – Anonymous

About the Box: If you already know and love the full-size beauty and makeup subscription box BoxyCharm, you might be ready for BoxyLuxe—a once-per-quarter upgrade option you can add to your existing $25-a-month BoxyCharm subscription. BoxyLuxe includes makeup, skincare, and the occasional lifestyle item, promising a value of over $300 with each delivery.

Check out all of our BoxyCharm reviews and BoxyLuxe Spoilers to learn more about this subscription box! Ships to the US and Canada.


13. Heart + Honey

Heart + Honey subscription with adult contents

Image from our review.

The Cost: Starts at $55 per month. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Use code MSA10 to save 10% off any subscription!

What Our Readers Say:

“Hands down, INCREDIBLE. Best box I’ve ever received, even if the NSFW content were removed.” – Beth

“Beautiful and luxurious additional products that go with the NSFW bits!” – Alicia H.

About the Box: Believing wellness is about more than simply skincare and aromatherapy, Heart + Honey embraces sexual health as an important aspect of your whole picture health. This subscription helps you prioritize passion by offering items for both you and your partner to enjoy. A monthly subscription with a rotating theme and a variety of lovely items to support the joy of both self-care and partnered wellbeing, this box is one luxe delivery that’s deeply worthwhile! Tiers include Bumble Bee for $55/month, Queen Bee for $69.99/month, and Couples Box for $129/month.

Check out our Heart + Honey reviews and our Heart + Honey details for more info on subscribing. Ships to the US.


14. Ipsy Glam Bag Ultimate

large group shot of all items from Ipsy

Image from our review.

The Cost: $50 per month. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“This new ultimate bag is without a doubt worth the splurge.” – Lynette

“Great value, good variety of products, excellent customer service and business practice!” – Lorraine

About the Box: Ipsy Glam Bag Ultimate is the ultra Ipsy experience! Curated with beauty fanatics in mind, this pamper-yourself subscription contains 8 full-sized products, 4 deluxe samples, a large beauty bag, and the option to choose one item each month. Your skincare regimen and makeup routine are going to reach new levels of on-trend amazingness!

Check out our Ipsy Glam Bag Ultimate reviews and Ipsy spoilers to learn more! Ships to the US and Canada.


15. Beachly

Beachly subscription unboxed with boho hoodie, candle, and more

Image from our review.

The Cost: $99.00 per quarter. Subscribe here!

About the Box: If you would give anything to live that beachy life, then Beachly is about to be the worth-the-splurge subscription of your dreams! Sending a quarterly spread of seasonally appropriate clothes, accessories, full-sized beauty products, plus home decor pieces that promote the chilled-out vibe the sea inspires, and including popular beachy brands like S’Well, Roxy, and Sunnylife, this box will up your relaxed factor exponentially.

Check out our Beachly reviews or read this Beachly info to subscribe. Ships to the US.


16. California Found

California Found Box includes candle, cocktail flavoring, and other handmade items.

Image from our review.

The Cost: $49 per month.

FYI – The California Found subscription recently ended. Learn more here.

About the Box: Small batch, handmade, and all originating in the Sunshine State, the well-made items in the California Found subscription will satisfy anyone interested in contemporary goods with a west coast flavor. A lifestyle box filled with spa and beauty products, gourmet snacks, home decor gems, and tasteful jewelry and accessories, this beautifully packaged box is a quality experience.

Check out our California Found reviews and California Found spoilers for more info. Ships to the US for $7.95, Canada for $16.95, and worldwide for $23.95.


17. Beauty Heroes

three ranavat products surrounding Beauty Heroes box

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The Cost: $58.95 per month. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“This is the only box that I continuously subscribe to. I have been with them for over 5 years.” – Lydea

About the Box: This beloved skincare box goes for quality over quantity—and, truly, the quality is there. Beauty Heroes typically sends two clean beauty products per month—one larger “hero” product and one smaller “sidekick” product from a new ingredient-conscious beauty brand. With a promise of non-toxic deliveries of skincare and makeup, and a reputation for items with gorgeous packaging and a glorious experience, this box is a true treat.

Check out all of our Beauty Heroes reviews and Beauty Heroes info to learn more. Ships worldwide.


18. Gentleman’s Box Premium

The Cost: $100 per quarter. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Use code MSA20 to get 20% off your first box!

About This Box: For the man who wants to elevate his everyday, the Gentleman’s Box Premium subscription is a simple way of going about it. In every quarterly box comes 4-6 upscale lifestyle items including accessories, luggage, barware, and beyond. As functional as they are fashionable, the items in this box made for a tasteful day to day.

Check out our Gentleman’s Box reviews and our Gentlemen’s Box Premium spoilers to learn more. Ships free to the US, and internationally for additional costs.


19. Rent the Runway

Marne modeling a black floral jumpsuit from Rent the Runway

Image from our review.

The Cost: Rent one-off pieces starting at $30 per item, rent month-to-month for $89, or rent on an unlimited basis for $159 per month. Subscribe here!

About the Box: Rent the Runway offers so much more than snazzy dresses for weddings, galas, and other grand occasions—their multiple plans include an option to pay a flat fee to get unlimited sets of looks, both everyday and elegant, as often as you’d like. Expect items to arrive in pristine condition, and rest assured that Rent the Runway handles all the dry cleaning for whatever you send back. (Go ahead and return it dirty!) We love the unique, luxury brands you can get from Rent the Runway (like Kate Spade New York and Badgley Mischka) and the fact that you can rent accessories like jewelry and sunglasses, too.

To learn more, read our Rent the Runway reviews and Rent the Runway info. Ships to the US.


20. Trunk Club

Trunk Club box with items unpacked

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The Cost: $25 styling fee (applies to any items you decide to keep.) Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“They always deliver the best clothes.” – Sherri

“It has the best items.” – Jennifer W.

About the Box: Trunk Club is Nordstrom’s styling service, so you know that means high-end clothes for the choosing, all sent straight to your door! You’ll take an introductory survey upon signing up, you’ll be assigned a stylist, and you’ll receive a stack of clothing, accessories, and shoes from quality brands, that are suited to the functions (work, special occasion, or every day) for which you need new looks. Try everything on at home and send back anything you don’t want to buy. What’s more, Trunk Club offers a few cool perks: use a Nordstrom credit/debit card and they’ll waive the styling fee (and price-match), and all members get to preview/edit what’s in their shipment before it heads out.

Check out our Trunk Club reviews and Trunk Club details for more info. Ships free to the continental US and to Alaska and Hawaii for a fee. 


What did you think of our list of the Best Subscription Boxes Over $50? Did you find a new favorite to try?

Written by Christen Russo

Christen Russo

Christen is a smile collector, outdoors enthusiast, and appreciator of soggy French fries. Her favorite subscriptions involve eco-friendly products and clothes, nature supplies, stationery, and coffee. She can be easily won over with a good sheet of stickers.

Comments (26)

  1. I don’t know if MSA checks these comments, but it would be great if they made an updated version of this list. A lot of the boxes are either gone, have different prices, or have changed their name. I enjoy reading these lists, and I also enjoy the comments.

    • Hi Rose! Thank you for calling this out – our content team is working on it!

  2. I have a charge on my credit card for 34.99, and haven’t received anything from your company.
    Please follow through and tell me what this is for.

  3. I think OuiPlease has really done a great job this last year and the men’s box is also great. I have an annual to both and feel that the items are good quality and Ashley at OuiPlease is very helpful.

    • I second Ashley’s customer care!

  4. I receive Causebox and have received FabFitFun, and based on those two I’d put Breo on its own list. Not just because they’re totally different products, but because the RVs are almost all spot on. I’ve received items from FFF that I’ve really enjoyed but come on…we know we can get many of them on Amazon for 25% of their stated RV. Not so with Breo. Causebox is basically a donation.

  5. My favorite luxe subscription is Luxe Provence. Great customer service and everything I have received has been amazing and to my taste.

  6. Luxe Catch sends great stuff to the reviewer on this site but different things to subscribers – even if they have the same style profile. They don’t seem to actually follow your style profile and they certainly don’t follow your size profile. I tried for three months with this box and got items sized too small or not styled to my style profile at all. I would not subscribe to this box unless you add very sure of your sizes across all of their brands and you don’t mind getting clothes that don’t fit your style at all that you can’t return or exchange.

  7. Zoe’s Box of Style has been on the decline for years. My sense is that Rachel has either stepped away from curating it…..or has decided to up her profit margins. I just checked the Fall Box of Style and was similarly disappointed. Come on Rachel….get back to the basics of your earlier boxes several years ago!

  8. I chose Rachel Zoe Box of Style $349 one year pre pay . The promotion for new subscribers included the Echo Look. I love this thing! The content of the box was just okay. Summer 2019 a sad disappointment as it included a beach towel wrapped in cheap plastic that retails for over $200. The BLACK macrame’ hand bag for summer was ill received as well. I didn’t feel like it went with the summer season. In my opinion, both the beach towel and black handbag are just fillers for lack of imagination or an item of real substance. The plastic earrings are cute. You can call them Italian acetate if you want, I call it what it is: plastic. They come from USA Georgia. They are so two years ago that I already had a pair from Madewell for half the price. I won’t be renewing the subscription.

    • Acetate is a kind of plastic. A specific kind, with specific polymers making it up and specific properties. It is also very trendy right now in jewelry items.

  9. Does anyone have any suggestions or favorites in the Luxe subscriptions?

    • Sunday Riley is the only one of these I get. I highly recommend it!

      • Hi Lynda, I was thinking about subscribing to the Sunday Riley Sub… I LOVE their skin care products. You really think it’s worth it? You’re absolute FAVORITE Sub box?

      • Sorry. Just saw this. Yes, I feel it is worth it yes, it is my absolute favorite. Did you subscribe?

    • Happy Rebel Box! I’ve been subscribing since Winter 2016 and I’ve never been disappointed.

    • I have been impressed with BoxyLuxe. Some of my fave products came from their boxes. Pop Sugar has also been impressive. Love many of their items. If you love perfumes and bath products, Margot Elena is awesome. I also love Ahh Sugar – not sure if it is considered a luxe box but it def gives you luxe bath and showers. I can’t think of FFF as luxe. It more grab bag than high end. CauseBox has some lovely things and several misses, but at least you feel like you did something good by purchasing the box. I really want to try Oui Please.

  10. How is 5th avenue style here. I have been waiting for boxes for over a year and a half with no response and I am out thousands. I am awaiting a response after getting the BBB and New York Attorney General involved

    • I was wondering how that was there also. It’s not even reviewed any more. Thought they went out of business.

    • OMG! Thats terrible! Not going to ever subscribe based on your experience.

    • I also am waiting for a box and Better Business Bureau stated they did not receive any response from 5th Avenue and nothing more they can do. My next step was going to be the Attorney General. Are you having any luck?

  11. I cannot believe you put 5th Avenue Style on this list! Go back and read the reviews from all the people who never got what they ordered!

    • This comment is SO TRUE!!!! I wish I could thumbs this up! 5th Avenue Style should be on another sort of list!

      • I thought the same thing. I was actually going to go back and see if they had changed their ways.

  12. Hey so about the Sunday Riley box every time I go to order it the only country available in drop down section is USA 🇺🇸 so I don’t think they ship worldwide it’s seems to only be within the US just thought you might like to know so you can correct that, It got me super excited just to get bummed out again!

    • Thanks for letting us know!

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