The 16 Best Pop Culture 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 fueling their pop culture obsessions!
For our community of subscription box fanatics who love freaking out over pop culture references and geeking out over comics, movies, and more, there are an amazing array of options to fulfill your fandom needs. Fans of kawaii collectibles and anime references, throwback cartoons and pop culture mainstays, video games and DC and Marvel comics, and of course, standout cinema favorites with cult followings, these subscriptions are for you. They’re filled with T-shirts, collectibles, figurines, swag, licensed merch, and limited-edition finds that will represent your geeky tastes oh-so-satisfyingly.
Ready to rep your favorite franchises with the pop culture subscription boxes on this list?
The Most Popular Subscription Boxes for Pop Culture, Fandom, & More
These popular subscription boxes are full of references we know you’ll catch. Time to dig in:
1. Pusheen Box
The Cost: $43.95 + $6.00 U.S. shipping. Subscribe here!
What Our Readers Say:
“Always has the cutest, unique products for Pusheen collectors!” – Milena R
“There’s a lot of thought put into this box. Everything is usually curated well around a strong theme, with a mix of practical, fun, and fashion items, so it stands out from the many pop culture offerings.” – Indigo
“OMG. My daughter gets this and I seriously have to stop myself from stealing it!! It is so stinking cute and fun.” – Laura
About This Box: We’ve never met a pop culture fanatic who couldn’t agree that Pusheen is just so dang cute! This quarterly box includes a collection of Pusheen-inspired clothing, accessories, electronics, toys, stationery, and more—and our readers often note how delighted they are that the gear they get is super-useful. Containing a retail value of over $100 in each shipment, this Kawaii subscription box—dedicated entirely to the Everyday Cute comic cat—is one that fans both established and newfound will find themselves looking forward to in the most enthusiastic of ways.
Check out all of our Pusheen Box reviews and details to learn more. Ships to the US for $6.00, and worldwide at varied costs.
The Cost: Plans start at $30.00 per month + $3.95 shipping. Subscribe here!
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About the Box: Hunt A Killer takes everything you love about Escape Rooms and true crime podcasts and sends it to you in a subscription box! Each month, you’ll receive a box of police files, autopsies, photos, audio files and other evidence to help you solve an ongoing murder mystery. You’ll also gain access to their online community where you can play along with over 100,000 active members.
Read our Hunt A Killer reviews and details to learn more! Ships worldwide.
3. Friends Box
The Cost: $39.99/quarter + shipping. Subscribe here!
About This Box: When you’re all out of reruns, where do you turn (other than more reruns)? The quarterly Friends Box will scratch your itch with its spread of exclusive, officially licensed clothes & accessories, lifestyle items, and collectibles, all referencing the most memorable moments of the ’90s sitcom that seeped into our souls in the best of ways!
The Cost: $39.99/quarter + shipping. Subscribe here!
About This Box: Reruns of The Office have helped a lot of people deal with the loneliness of missing their own office over the past year. The quarterly The Office Box will immerse you in the world of Dunder Mifflin with a mix of exclusive, officially licensed clothes & accessories, lifestyle items, and collectibles. Go ahead and rock that Dunder-Mifflin bathrobe while you WFH!
Check out all of our The Office Box reviews to learn more. Ships to the U.S. and Canada.
The Cost: $44.99 per quarter. Subscribe here!
What Our Readers Say:
“Best box ever!” – LisaE
“I am a fan and love the show. The merch is wicked!” – WordHermit3t
About This Box: This extremely long-running series finally said goodbye in 2020, but its notoriously passionate fandom isn’t going anywhere! If you’re among the legions of Winchester devotees, you’ll go crazy over the refs in the quarterly Supernatural Box. All the contents—which include collectibles, wearables, and useful lifestyle goods—are exclusive, licensed, and ready to infiltrate your bookshelves, bed stand, and entire existence with all the best moments in Winchester history!
Check out all of our Supernatural Box info to learn more. Ships to the U.S.
The Cost: $29.99 every other month + shipping. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!
About This Box: Escape the Crate is a bi-monthly subscription-box-based game that lets you bring the experience of an escape room home. Every other month, Escape the Crate delivers a new adventure that might involve murder mysteries, time travel stories, tasks like deciphering alien languages, defusing bombs, and more. Escape rooms have become a quickly growing sensation in the last couple of years, so this is a fun way to engage with the craze from home. Each box contains the puzzle pieces that go with an escape room-style story designed for 2-4 people to solve. Inside you’ll find letters, ciphers, puzzles, tools, objects, etc. that will help to complete the mission.
Check out all of our Escape the Crate reviews to learn more. Ships worldwide.
The Cost: $21.99 per month. Subscribe here!
COUPON: Use code TVA to 30% off.
About This Box: My Geek Box is by geeks, for geeks! It’s curated with hand-picked gear selected for subscribers to, well, geek out over. Each month includes a limited edition tee, 4-7 collectibles including toys, lifestyle goods, and more, plus exclusive subscriber offers. All the goods included are a mystery, and half the fun is finding out which franchises are included!
Check out all of our My Geek Box reviews and details to learn more. Ships to the U.S. and worldwide.
8. Geek Fuel
The Cost: $29.00 a month, save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!
About This Box: Geek Fuel EXP is a monthly subscription box filled with fandom tees, figures, comics, and goodies. In each box, you’ll receive a mix of items from both modern and classic geek-friendly properties including some throwback items that will make you feel like a kid again.
Check out all of our Geek Fuel reviews to learn more. Ships to the US for free.
9. Creepy Crate
Cost: $39.99 every other month. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!
COUPON: Use code CREEPYMSA to save $5 off your first box!
About This Box: This bi-monthly subscription is for true crime and horror junkies only—for everyone else, the references to serial killers, horror flicks, and scary narratives might be too spooky! Creepy Crate comes packed with wearables, books, desk accessories, games, and collectibles, all squarely in the theme of complete creepiness.
Check out our Creepy Crate reviews and details to learn more. Ships to the U.S. for free, Canada for $10.00, and worldwide for $20.00.
10. Accio! Box
The Cost: $39.99 per month. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!
About This Box: Step into the Potterverse with each monthly unboxing of Accio! This pop culture subscription box is for adult fans of Harry Potter, containing high-quality, sophisticated, and special-feeling lifestyle items inspired by the magic within the books you know and love. Every box is packed with 4-5 products, emphasizing indie makers and handmade offerings—make sure to indicate your T-shirt size and House upon signing up to have your curation customized appropriately!
Check out all of our Accio! reviews and details to learn more. Ships to the US and worldwide.
11. The Nick Box
Cost: $49.99 per quarter plus shipping. Subscribe here!
About This Box: Buckle in, because The Nick Box takes subscribers on a wild ride of nostalgia! This quarterly subscription sends exclusive, licensed items that will well up memories from where your fandom was first forming, including ’90s Nickelodeon-related clothes, accessories, toys, and beyond. The memories!
Check out all of our Nick Box details to learn more. Ships to the U.S. and Canada for $7.00.
12. Anime Bento
Cost: $35.00 per month. Subscribe here!
COUPON: Use code MYSUB to save 10% off all subscriptions!
About This Box: Anime Bento is a monthly pop culture subscription box for anime and manga fans. Each month, you’ll receive a box with $50 worth of mangas, clothing, accessories and collectibles from your favorite franchises. There’s even a Japanese snack included in every box!
Check out all of our Anime Bento reviews to learn more. Ships worldwide.
The Cost: £24.99 per month ($30.33 at the current exchange rate) + shipping. Subscribe here!
COUPON: Use code NEWSUB10 to save 10% on your first box with a month-to-month subscription!
About This Box: Gear up with geeky goods from all the best franchises by way of the classic GeekGear box! You’ll be asked to indicate your shirt size (unisex, women’s and kids’ size options are available!) upon sign up, and surrounding your monthly tee will be 5-10 collectibles touching on Marvel and DC themes, Pokemon, Star Wars, and more—some functional and some simply fun.
Check out our GeekGear Classic details for more info. Ships to the UK for £2.99. International shipping varies.
14. Brick Loot
The Cost: $27.28 per month + $6.00 shipping to the U.S., $13.00 to Canada and $15.00 to other select international destinations. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!
COUPON: Use code MSA15 to save 15% off all subscriptions!
About This Box: Brick Loot is a monthly subscription box for LEGO and Brick lovers that sends out mini-build kits, Minifigures, even accessories! It is the creation of (then) 9-year-old Parker Krex and his deep love of LEGOs. While not every product in the box is made by LEGO, the pieces are all compatible so you can build your own brick empire!
Check out our Brick Loot reviews for more info. Ships to U.S., Canada and select other international destinations.
Cost: $19.00 per month. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!
COUPON: Use code WELCOME to save 10% off any length subscription!
About This Box: Wear your fandom posh and proud with the geeky accessories sent in Kal-Elle Fandom Monthly! They’ll ship a monthly collection of 4-7 items: jewelry, pins, and small lifestyle pieces such as lip balm, lanyards, pillowcases, and more—all inspired by a different movie, series, game, or other obsession-worthy form of media. It’s so exciting to see what the theme will be each month! And, if you find yourself wanting more, this sub has a shop page where you can purchase any extra past boxes.
Check out our Kal-Elle Fandom Monthly details to learn more. Ships to the U.S. for $3.75, Canada for $11.00, and the rest of the world for $14.25.
Cost: $39.99 plus shipping per quarter. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!
About This Box: Manga and Anime fans agree that the CultureFly My Hero Academia Box is PLUS ULTRA! Each quarter, you’ll receive a mix of exclusive, officially licensed My Hero Academia merch, including clothing, accessories, lifestyle items and collectibles featuring all of your favorite super-powered characters from the show!
Check out our My Hero Academia reviews to learn more. Ships to the U.S. and Canada.
That does it for our reader favorite subscription boxes in pop culture for 2021! Did your favorites make the list?