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The 14 Best Splurge-Worthy Subscription Boxes – 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 premium subscription boxes at or above the $50 price mark.

It’s time to pamper yourself with some deluxe goodies, and we know just the thing(s)! 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, whether it be for self-care, lifestyle products, or just a wee touch of glam, these boxes may be a splurge, but their retail value often well surpasses their price tag, leaving subscribers exceedingly satisfied.

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

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

1. FabFitFun

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The Cost: $49.99 per quarter. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Expiring Soon! Use code BYESPRING to save 40% off your first box when you sign up for a seasonal subscription!

What Our Readers Say:

“I always gets nice things from FabFitFun- things I wouldn’t ordinarily buy myself due to the cost but end up loving them.” – Megan Abilez

“I like the ability to customize. It is a way to buy products for myself as a splurge. I also use a lot of their products for gifts. I have four sisters.” – TeacherMom

“Such a fun subscription box to get every season! I love trying out products I’ve never would think of trying and have discovered some favorites through this subscription!” – Addie

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 new products of 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 to learn more! Ships to the U.S. and Canada.

 

2. CAUSEBOX

All items in Causebox Fall 2020

Image from our review.

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

COUPON: Limited Time Only! Use code SPR20 to save 20% off your first box!

What Our Readers Say:

“This box is all about focusing on brands that help better our world and I really, really love that!” – Emmi

“Get good stuff and support worthy endeavors.” – Bernie

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, cruelty-free, and ethical brands. Touching on categories like beauty, body care, accessories, home items, gifts, and more— and allowing you to select some colorways and items themselves— this do-good company is hard not to love.

Check out all of our CAUSEBOX reviews to learn more! Ships to the U.S. and Canada.

 

3. CURATEUR (Formerly Rachel Zoe Box of Style)

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The Cost: $99.99 per quarter. Subscribe here!

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

What Our Readers Say:

“What can I say? Any box that includes Missoni towels will win my heart forever!” – inkchick

“I love Curateur (Box of Style) it’s my seasonal luxury splurge!” – Amanda

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 for subscribing. Not to mention it’s packed with $400+ worth of products and offers the occasional option for customization!

Check out CURATEUR reviews to learn more! Ships to the U.S., Canada, the UK, and Australia.

 

4. BREO BOX

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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:

“BREO BOX never disappoints! I love how they always include new tech and useful items that I always end up using!” – Teresa Stas

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 to learn more! Ships to the continental U.S. for free ($20 to HI, AK, and U.S. territories), Canada for $35, and worldwide for an additional cost.

 

5. Beachly

Beachly women's box fall 2020

Image from our review.

The Cost: $99 per quarter + shipping. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“Beachly box is the best subscription service I have ever had.” – MSA reader

About the Box: If you would give anything to live that beachy life, then Beachly is about to be the worth-the-splurge luxury 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 to learn more! Ships to the U.S. for $4.95 (including Alaska and Hawaii) and Canada for $11.95.

 

6. Margot Elena Discovery Box

All contents from Fall box.

Image via our review.

The Cost: $59.99 per quarter + shipping. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“Every box is like unwrapping the most beautiful and luxurious gift. I feel so incredibly pampered when this box arrives! The packaging is gorgeous and thoughtful–it feels like it was prepared and sent by a best friend.” – Lori

“It is a treat for myself!” – Bluegrassmom3

“The value on this box is amaze-balls.” – Jenny

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, beauty, and haircare products, and beyond— it’s all full-size products and completely worth the splurge.

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

 

7. JourneeBox

All contents from Fall JourneeBox.

Image via our review.

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:

“This box is amazing! The curation, quality, everything is there. Love it.” – Laura

“Journeebox always feels so luxe to open, and everything is high quality. It is a small company, but they curate a great product.” – Mari

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 to learn more! Ships to the contiguous U.S. for free, and to Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico for $8.

 

7. The Crafter’s Box

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The Cost: $65 per month, $180 for three months, or $350 for 6 months. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“This box is so unique and fun. You don’t just get a box with “more stuff”, but a box of stuff you create. The video guides that go along with the crafts are incredibly helpful and beautiful to watch. Their platform is very attractive and easy to use, so the workshops feel like high-end crafting classes — a saving grace during the pandemic when all in-person classes are cancelled. Plus, they give you the option to select alternate boxes if you’re not into the craft offered that month..” – Lauren

About the Box: The Crafter’s Box is an artisan craft monthly subscription box that features a different, unique craft each month, designed with the crafty adult in mind. The boxes are thoughtfully curated with high-end materials so that your finished products are modern and luxe. There’s also an accompanying video workshop tutorial led by the featured artist that introduces you to the craft and provides you with detailed instructions to complete the project.

Check out all of our The Crafter’s Box reviews to learn more! Ships to the U.S. for free, and worldwide at varying rates.

 

9. Beauty Heroes

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The Cost: $58.95 per month. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“The products are amazing quality and you get a lot more than your money’s worth!” – Sabrina

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 deluxe sample “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, a monthly subscription to this beauty box is a true treat.

Check out all of our Beauty Heroes reviews to learn more! Ships to the U.S. for free, Canada for $11.95, and all other international destinations worldwide for $18.95

 

10. Trunk Club

Trunk Club box with items unpacked

Image from our review.

The Cost: $25 styling fee (applies to any items you decide to keep; prices typically range between $50-300 per item). Subscribe here!

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, be assigned a stylist, and then 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 for more info! Shipping and returns are free to the U.S.

11. Norlii

Image via our review.

The Cost: $69.95 per box (bimonthly) + shipping. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Use code MSA15 to get 15% off your first box!

What Our Readers Say:

“If you value quality over quantity and appreciate Scandinavian design, this is the one for you.” – Jenny

About the Box: Norlii is a bi-monthly home subscription box filled with Scandinavian home decor and accessories. I always marvel at the great curation of the best from minimal brands like Normann Copenhagen and others. There’s always a great balance of form and function in this high-end subscription.

Check out our Norlii reviews to learn more! Ships to the U.S. and Canada.

 

12. Rent the Runway

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The Cost: Rent one-off pieces starting at $30 per item, $89 per month for up to 4 items per month, $135 per month for up to 8 items per month (2 shipments), or $199 per month for up to 16 items per month (4 shipments). Subscribe here!

COUPON: $99/month for first 2 months ($135/month after). No coupon needed - just use this link.

About the Box: Imagine never having to wear the same outfit twice without needing extra closet real estate. Rent the Runway makes it possible! Offering 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. 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, handbags, and sunglasses too.

Check out our Rent the Runway reviews to learn more! Ships to the U.S.

 

13. GQ Best Stuff Box

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The Cost: $50 per quarter. Save with an annual subscription. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Limited Time Only! Get an 18-cup starter pack of Kuju Premium Pour Over Coffee ($45 value) when you sign up for a subscription! No coupon needed - just use this link.

What Our Readers Say: 

“A splurge but great value.” – Jane

About the Box: The GQ Best Stuff Box is a quarterly men’s subscription from GQ magazine stuffed with over $200 worth of products. This gentlemen’s box is curated by GQ editors that have run the tests and trials and sourced everything from grooming products to electronics that are best in their class. Although this subscription is geared towards men, women love it for themselves as well.

Check out our GQ Best Stuff Box reviews to learn more! Ships free to the U.S. 

 

14. The Detox Box

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The Cost: $55 per month. Save with a longer subscription. Subscribe here!

About the Box: The Detox Box is a green beauty subscription box from The Detox Market featuring 2-3 products that follow their strict ingredient standards and help you discover non-toxic ways to continue your beauty routine. Each month subscribers receive products that are universal and exceptional, considered the tried-and-true “holy grails” of beauty products, and you may just find a little extra surprise sample inside too!

Check out our The Detox Box reviews to learn more! Ships to the U.S.


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


Written by Samantha Sendor

Samantha Sendor

Samantha loves discovering new finds, whether through her travels to remote parts of the globe, or diving into the latest subscription box right from home! When she’s not creating content about all the things that make her happy, she can usually be found cooking, crafting, sketching, or goofing around with her daughter Penny.

Comments (32)

  1. I haven’t got a Journee box is over 5 months, they are having serious issues.

    • I received a Journee box in December. I think it was the Editor’s box. I just customized for my spring box earlier this week.

    • I paid for my Journee box in December. It is now March 3 and no box. Promises for the box to be on the way in February were not met. Now promised for March. Love the curated products but the delivery is poor. Also, it is a difficult check-out process (not user friendly) and the customer service leaves something to be desired.

  2. Is this a re-run? Most of the comments are 1-2 years old!

    • Yeah this seems like a repost, without the necessary updates.

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

    • Just in case anyone reads this, OP has been taking subscribers money for the past year and not sending out boxes. They took 6 payments for 2020, which means they should have sent out 6 boxes yet only sent out 1 partial box. The boxes they do send out are all missing the hero/big ticket items and are replaced with made in China junk. Buyer beware! Serious scam going on here!

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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!

  10. 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.

  11. 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?
        Thanks!

      • 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.

  12. 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?

  13. 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.

  14. 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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