17 Best Pop Culture Subscription Boxes – 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards
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. We wanted to know which ones were the best of the best, so we asked our readers for their recommendations, and they spoke up with their votes!
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?
This list has been updated for 2020. Some brands featured in 2019 have been removed or have changed positions.
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
Cost: $43.95 per quarter. Subscribe here!
What Our Readers Say:
“Always squeeee filled! Pusheen Box has THE . CUTEST . THINGS . EVER!!” – Beth F.
“The Pusheen Box is so, so cute and I love that their items are mostly practical. I also consider figurines as practical because they’re decor! ;)” – Amy in KC
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.
2. Friends Box
Cost: $39.99 per quarter. Subscribe here!
What Our Readers Say:
“It’s Friends!!!” – LisaJo
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!
3. Quirky Crate
Cost: $35.83 per month. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!
About This Box: If you’re on top of your pop culture references both past and current, the Quirky Crate box will be bursting with familiarity as you sift through its 5-8 amazing items! A staple of this subscription is an enamel pin from an indie artist of the month, and will come surrounded by funky socks, accessories, stationery supplies, and other goodies with relevance to popular references. This box is seriously so much fun!
Cost: $49.99 per quarter. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!
About This Box: Whether you’ve been a Supernatural fan since the start or are just embarking on your 15-season journey, you’ll go crazy over the refs in the quarterly subscription. 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!
Cost: $19 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, collectibles, 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.
6. POP In A Box
Cost: Starting at $9.99 per month. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!
About This Box: Have a shelf that could use a few more vinyl collectibles? POP In a Box is an amazing way to build up your assortment of Funko POP! pieces. Sign up to receive 1, 2, 3, 6, 8, or 12 POPs each month, and wait to see what mystery vinyls will arrive. You can keep track of what you’ve received in your POP In a Box profile and are guaranteed never to receive two of the same. It’s thrilling to see how many franchises are represented in this sub!
7. The Nick Box
Cost: $49.99 per quarter. 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!
8. The BAM! Box
Cost: $26.99 per month. Subscribe here!
About This Box: What flavor is your fandom? When you sign up for the BAM! Box you can choose between the horror edition and the classic pop culture box, both filled with prop replicas, comics, and other collectibles than span themes. The limited-edition, exclusive items in this monthly subscription are gloriously geeky and offer a value of $60+. 1 in 10 boxes contains an autographed item, but every single one contains a hard-to-find art print!
Cost: Starts at $9 per month. Subscribe here!
COUPON: Use code CELEBRATE to get 1 additional item and free US shipping on your first box, plus 3 bonus entries into Dooney Giveaway! .
What Our Readers Say:
“Gives me the Disney feels when I can’t get to the parks. Customized according to your likes and dislikes. Varied price ranges. Beautiful packaging.” – NJ Pony Girl
About This Box: For those who left their heart at Disneyland or World, the monthly Bibbidi Bobbidi Boxes are a way to satiate your fantasies by filling your life with Disney-themed goodies! There are tons of tiers to choose from, listed below, and no matter which box you choose, you’ll have the option of “Kid at Heart” customization for subscribers ages 18 and older, or “No Preference,” which indicates a box that’s still stuffed with mostly adult items but includes some that can be shared with kiddos. Get ready for monthly magic!
- Sparkle Box for $9/month (5 or more custom decals and/or magnets)
- Bling Box for $19/month (2 Disney pins)
- Dreams Box for $39/month (at least 3 items)
- Wishes Box for $49/month (3-5 items, based on value)
- Fantasy Box for $59/month (3-5 items, based on value)
- Ultimate Magic Box $119/month (at least 1 designer item plus 3-5 items)
10. 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.
11. My Geek Box
The Cost: $24.99 per month. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!
COUPON: Use code MSA10 to get free shipping AND your first box for $10 on any 3, 6, or 12 month plan!
About This Box: This 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!
The Cost: $56 per quarter. Subscribe here!
COUPON: Use code LVL+1 to save $2 off of your first month.
About This Box: Get geeky with the clothes and accessories you wear, and the items you use day to day, by welcoming the quarterly Super Geek Box PRIME as a seasonal surprise. The items in this subscription span franchises and always include several exclusive products. They’re a gamer, collector, and general geek’s dream!
The Cost: $49.95 per quarter. Subscribe here!
What Our Readers Say:
“This is a really cool box with all The Walking Dead goodies. Perfect for the collector!” – Kate Dougherty
About This Box: Anyone who’s hooked on AMC’s The Walking Dead will obsess over the references throughout the official subscription box. Not only do the boxes themselves feature on-theme design, the contents include an exclusive shirt and a spread of epic collectibles!
The Cost: $35 per month. Subscribe here!
COUPON: Use code CINNAMO to save $3 off your first box!
About This Box: If your heart flutters over plushie, fluffy, squishy, cutesy goodies, then kawaii subscription YumeTwins will totally tickle you! Each month they’ll send you 6-8 items including stuffed lovelies, collectible keychains and figures, lifestyle goods, and licensed character items from well-known Japanese brands.
15. 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!
16. GeekGear (UK)
The Cost: £24.99 per month ($32.49 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 is £5.99 (currently $7.79).
17. GeekGear Wizardry (UK)
The Cost: Starting at £14.99 per month ($19.49 at the current exchange rate) + shipping. Subscribe here!
COUPON: Use code NEWSUB10 to save 10% off your first box!
About This Box: This Harry Potter-themed subscription stars licensed merch made for fanatics of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts! The entry tier is a wand subscription, but there are also options to go bigger with Wizardry subscriptions including wearable and non-wearable options, and a Special Edition subscription (this last one is bi-monthly). Enter in your unisex, ladies’, or kids shirt size and your House color of choice, and look forward to the collectible perfection that will be carried to your doorstep!
Check out our GeekGear Wizardry details for more info. Ships to the UK for £2.99. International shipping is £5.99 (currently $7.79).
That does it for our reader favorite subscription boxes in pop culture! Did your favorites make the list?