It's time for our fourth annual Subscription Box Awards!

Each year, MSA asks for YOUR votes across dozens of categories. From big brands to rising stars, we want your picks for the best subscription boxes of the year!

Voting for the 2020 Awards is now closed. Stay tuned: winners will be announced in January!

In the meantime: Check out all of the 2019 award winners in our lists below. Whether you’re looking for a subscription to make your life easier, help you discover new trends, deliver a great value, shop for the perfect gift, or just treat yourself, we’ve got dozens of hand-picked community favorites and MSA Editors' picks to explore.

Browse 2019 Award Winners:

Subscription Boxes for Every Person

Subscription Box For Women: FabFitFun

For Women: FabFitFun

FabFitFun ($49.99) is a quarterly lifestyle box that includes top trendy picks for the season– everything from beauty products, skincare, fun accessories, and new wellness products with a total retail value of at least $200. Members also get great discounts on add-on products through their Edit Sale.

What Readers Are Saying:

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

from 591 Ratings

Buy FabFitFun

Subscription Box For Men: Dollar Shave Club

For Men: Dollar Shave Club

Dollar Shave Club (starting at $5) is a well-known razor subscription service that features high-quality products at affordable prices. In addition to razors, you can stock up on toothpaste, shampoo, and more to keep your bathroom fully stocked on a regular basis. Choose the frequency of your deliveries, the precise items you want to get, and cancel at any time.

What Readers Are Saying:

My husband loves his shaving subscription & it’s not overly complicated for him.” – Gina

from 101 Ratings

Buy Dollar Shave Club

Subscription Box For Teens: OwlCrate

For Teens: OwlCrate

OwlCrate ($29.99) sends literature-loving teens a new release, page-turning YA novel each month, plus 3 to 5 unique book-related goodies.

What Readers Are Saying:

A themed box of fun stuff that uses the senses and isn’t too babyish.” – Sunnymay

from 33 Ratings

Buy OwlCrate

Subscription Box For Kids: KiwiCo

For Kids: KiwiCo

KiwiCo ($19.99) provides hands-on fun activity crates for kids of all ages, from 0 to 16+. Each age range is a different experience customized to your child's interests and capabilities to make every month a fun and educational experience.

What Readers Are Saying:

The projects they come up with are just astonishing. They put incredible thought into carrying out a theme in a really age appropriate way. My kids have discovered how tension works, circuits and gears. The projects are fun to make and turn out as described.” – Kristin

from 17 Ratings

Buy KiwiCo

Clothing & Stylist Subscriptions

Best Overall Personal Stylist Service: Stitch Fix

Best Overall Personal Stylist Service: Stitch Fix

StitchFix ($20 styling fee) is a personal styling service with options for women, men, and kids. Take an in-depth survey on size, style, and pricing, and your stylist will hand-pick 5 items just for you. Keep what you love and return what you don't.

What Readers Are Saying:

I like the pairings and offerings and how they’ve started adding on necessities for a decent price.” – Rowan

from 211 Ratings

Buy Stitch Fix

Women's Clothing: Rachel Zoe Box of Style

Women's Clothing: Rachel Zoe Box of Style

Rachel Zoe Box of Style ($99.99) features $400 worth of Zoe and her team's favorite fashion, beauty and lifestyle items for each season. You can expect gorgeous jewelry and accessories, cosmetics, beauty products, and other luxurious items.

What Readers Are Saying:

Style is on trend and well put together for every box.” – Liabc

from 206 Ratings

Buy Rachel Zoe Box of Style

Men's Clothing: Gentleman's Box

Men's Clothing: Gentleman's Box

Gentleman’s Box ($29) will help get your classic, professional wardrobe up to speed. Boxes typically include stylish accessories like ties, socks, and pocket squares, as well as grooming product samples.

What Readers Are Saying:

Great value for young men getting started in business attire.” – Kathy S

from 24 Ratings

Buy Gentleman's Box

Kids Clothing: kidpik

Kids Clothing: kidpik

Kidpik is a clothing box just for girls sizes 4-16. Each box contains 7 high-quality fashion choices of apparel, shoes, and accessories designed to complete beautiful multiple mix and match outfits. Pay only for what you keep, with no styling fee and free shipping and returns.

What Readers Are Saying:

Love everything I get in my daughters Kidpik box – great way to get stylish clothes and shoes for kids!” – slchambers13

from 90 Ratings

Buy kidpik

Beauty Boxes

Best Overall Beauty Box: Ipsy

Best Overall Beauty Box: Ipsy

Ipsy ($10) is one the most popular boxes we review! Readers love the variety (high-end and drugstore products, makeup and skincare, beauty tools and beauty products) and personalization they get from this super affordable subscription.

What Readers Are Saying:

The variety of brands and products ipsy provides can’t be beat. They really try to send products their customers like.” – Jamie G

from 1358 Ratings

Buy ipsy

Best Skincare Products: Allure Beauty Box

Best Skincare Products: Allure Beauty Box

Allure Beauty Box ($15) is a monthly box from the editors of Allure Magazine, featuring a mix of deluxe and full-size samples from mostly high-end beauty brands. Recent boxes have included some of the hottest names in the skincare game—Sunday Riley, Caudalié, Drunk Elephant, La Mer, Glow Recipe, and more!

What Readers Are Saying:

For the latter half of 2018, Allure truly stepped up their game to deliver quality skincare items for you to sample. I’ve since made some amazing discoveries that I made full size purchases of” – JustJese

from 521 Ratings

Buy Allure Beauty Box

Best for Makeup: Boxycharm

Best for Makeup: Boxycharm

Boxycharm ($25) will send you 4-5 full-size beauty products every month, curated from a mix of established and indie brands– and every box has a total retail value of over $100.

What Readers Are Saying:

Boxycharm is every makeup junkie’s holy grail” – GintareT

from 1333 Ratings

Buy Boxycharm

Boxes for All Budgets

Under $15: Birchbox

Under $15: Birchbox

Birchbox ($15) was one of the first beauty subscription boxes, and it continues to be one of our readers’ faves! Get samples of top skin, hair, and makeup products, each month—it’s up to you whether you’d prefer to be surprised by what they pick for you or to see everything you’re getting before the box ships.

What Readers Are Saying:

It’s -hands down- my favorite! Amazing customer service and deals. My favorite hair brands, I’ve find them here! LOVE IT!” – slchambers13

from 593 Ratings

Buy Birchbox

Over $50: POPSUGAR Must Have Box

Over $50: POPSUGAR Must Have Box

POPSUGAR Must-Have Box ($75) is a quarterly assortment of style, wellness, and beauty essentials curated by the editors of With a retail value of over $250 per box, it’s like getting a gift from your most trend-savvy friend every season.

What Readers Are Saying:

I can always find something I like in the quarterly boxes. It is such a good mix of really nice products I didn’t know I might like/need/want.” – Jody

from 510 Ratings

Buy POPSUGAR Must Have Box

Food & Drink Subscriptions

Best Snack Box: Graze

Best Snack Box: Graze

Graze ($13.99) offers over 100 different healthy snacks in super-handy single-serve packages. It’s a fantastic option for families looking to pack lunches or stock up on wholesome treats that are great on the go and customized to your preferences.

What Readers Are Saying:

We have been getting Graze for many years and love the small packs and how easy they are to carry out of the house” – M Williams

from 109 Ratings

Buy Graze

Best Weekly Meal Kit: Hello Fresh

Best Weekly Meal Kit: Hello Fresh

Hello Fresh ($8.74-$9.99 per serving) serves up classic, crowd-pleasing flavors, plus a few fun twists. We love that their ingredients come bundled by recipe, so that you can easily take them from the fridge to the countertop and get started.

What Readers Are Saying:

First (and only) box subscription I use. It is great!” – Sherry

from 33 Ratings

Buy Hello Fresh

Best Wine: Winc

Best Wine: Winc

Winc (Starting at $13/bottle) offers members monthly recommended wines based on their preferences and ratings for past boxes. Use their suggestions or pick anything you want from their catalog, and easily skip months online if needed.

What Readers Are Saying:

Fast shipping is the best and many wines to choose from.” – Mendez

from 18 Ratings

Buy Winc

Boxes For All Interests

Best Ethical Choice: CAUSEBOX

Best Ethical Choice: CAUSEBOX

CAUSEBOX ($54.95) curates at least $150 worth of products each quarter sourced from socially-conscious companies. This lifestyle box includes a broad variety of broads like cosmetics, home decor items, gifts, accessories, jewelry, and other self-care treats.

What Readers Are Saying:

I love how this box contributes to the betterment of the world while spoiling me rotten with high quality items.” – Lauralee M

from 94 Ratings


For Avid Readers: BOTM

For Avid Readers: BOTM

Book of the Month ($14.99) offers a curated monthly selection of 5 new hardcover books for subscribers to choose from. Pick which title you’d like to receive on the first of the month, or let Book of the Month choose for you.

What Readers Are Saying:

It is always so hard to choose between the 5 selections – every month. They do a great job curating.” – Kristin

from 31 Ratings


For Adults-Only: Heart & Honey

For Adults-Only: Heart & Honey

Heart & Honey ($69.99) is an approachable lifestyle box with a sexual health and wellness focus, filled with a variety of items from toys to beauty and gifts.

What Readers Are Saying:

Classy and beautifully curated.” – Shannon S

from 11 Ratings

Buy Heart & Honey

For Dog Owners: BarkBox

For Dog Owners: BarkBox

BarkBox ($29) has unique themes each month, and comes filled with quirky toys, treats, and grooming products picked for your dog based on their size.

What Readers Are Saying:

Customer service was on point, they made it so personable for my pupper.” – Scarey

from 89 Ratings

Buy BarkBox

For Cat Lovers: Cat Lady Box

For Cat Lovers: Cat Lady Box

Cat Lady Box ($39.99) hand picks cat-themed gifts for their subscribers each month. Upgrade to Crazy Cat Lady Box to get surprises for your feline friends, too.

What Readers Are Saying:

This is a splurge at $40 a month but so worth it!” – Esoteric Tartan

from 33 Ratings

Buy Cat Lady Box

Fandom & Pop Culture: Loot Crate

Fandom & Pop Culture: Loot Crate

Loot Crate ($19.99) delivers the perfect box for the geek in your life who loves all things sci-fi, fantasy, and fandom. Collectibles and apparel are typically exclusive and have a $45+ retail value.

What Readers Are Saying:

I gifted this to my husband, and he loves this! Every month he gets a cool shirt, funky socks, and comical underwear.” – Cocoa Gaijin 412

from 180 Ratings

Buy Loot Crate

Community Picks

Best for New Products

Best for New Products

Looking to stay ahead of top trends and discover new beauty and lifestyle products before anyone else? Our readers recommend these 17 boxes for their top notch product curation.


Best for Newbies

Best for Newbies

New to the world of subscription boxes? These brands are a safe bet for those starting out, and promise a reliable value, trustworthy customer service, and excellent overall experience.


Best Loyalty Programs

Best Loyalty Programs

Think outside the box! These subscription boxes have amazing benefits beyond their regular deliveries to your mailbox, in the form of rewards, exclusive sale offers, and more.





  1. Hello Fresh! Thank you

  2. I really like FabFitFun box

  3. I would love to try the HEART AND HONEY BOX! That’s a new one for me!

  4. I love Ipsy & Margot Elena. I would like to win Fab, Fit,Fun or Hello Fresh.

  5. Plated is my current favorite but I want to try the PopSugar box!

  6. I’d like to try GlobeIn, it always looks so fun and right up my alley.

  7. So many awesome boxes…so little money…sigh. I think I would try Popsugar again. It’s been a while since I’ve gotten it as a sub, but they’ve upped their game.

  8. Box of Style or Heart & Honey for sure. I love getting FF&F even though I subscribed too late to customize. Wish I had found this site before!

  9. My current favorite is FabFitFun. If I were to win I would want to try one I haven’t tried before. I’ve been wanting to try Pop Sugar and Sunday Riley Love.

  10. Hello Fresh is the one I’d most love to try!!

  11. I subscribe to FabFitFun and Play by sephora. I have done hello fresh and blue apron, both are good food boxes. I have done ipsy for 2 years wasn’t that impressed. Im looking into the dog subscriptions now.

  12. So far I’ve tried kiwi crate, koala and doodle crate for my kids, they are big hits! I get fff, causebox, and popsugar and have also tried ipsy and globein. My favorites (for myself) are fff and causebox. Would love to try more boxes, they are really fun and whatever I dont love end up as great gifts!

  13. I honestly cannot make up my mind. I like various lifestyle a lot, like FFF, Rachel Zoe, Popsugar, Causebox, Heart&Honey and Margot Elena. Also love Pusheen and Glam Bag Plus.
    Oh decisions decisions…

  14. I absolutely love Boxy Charm(The most for makeup lovers in my opinion) and boy’oh’boy do I enjoy playing with colors, blending etc.. Next I would say The Ipsy Glam and Allure are pretty equal, Ipsy glam has the beauty, skin n hair mix up but more heavy on makeup do of course thats a me lol but then I’m at the age where I wish I listened to my elders about taking care of my skin so with that being said Allure would be the first I’d say when it comes to being heavy on skin care and awesome products with it. But eith Allure I had big issues at first just getting the products I signed up Dec 28th 2018 n did NOT receive my first box until March. Customer service was always super nice n kept the price at 10 for me for 6 months for the inconvenience of constantly charging my account but not sending it. But once I did finally get my boxes( nothing free either) I knew why my family n friends spent do much time primping lol. Then my last one would be Sephora, I like this one for two reasons it’s only 10 a month and the online store. I work so much I don’t have time to go to the actual store….So those are my favs and if I win I would probably just reactivate one that I had to pause or cancel for now…

  15. This is hard. There are a few that seem pretty neat. Loot crate seems fun, but so does Fab Fit Fun! <3

  16. I love fab fit fun and Margot Elena

  17. Popsugar Must Have is a box I want to try!! I love my FabFitFun boxes!!

  18. Been wanting to try New Beauty Test Tube for a while now. Several others look really good, too.

  19. I’d love to try Rachel Zoe Box of Style!

  20. I would love to try either causebox it popsugar.

  21. My favorite box has always been Popsugar.

  22. I’ve been eyeing the Popsugar subscription box for quite some time now. Would love to try it!

  23. I’d Love Causebox or Stitch Fix

  24. I love Causebox, Sunday Riley, and Box of Style, which is the one I would want to win. 😊

  25. I’ve been really enjoying Fab Fit Fun lately

  26. I’d like to try Rachel Zoe or PopSugar. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  27. FabFitFun is my fav

  28. I would love to try boxycharm/luxe!

  29. I want to try Bombay and Cedar the most!

  30. I would love to try Popsugar Must Have, StitchFix or Ispy. I am already subscribed to FabFit Fun and love it!

  31. I definitely am a fan of both FFF and Ipsy but I’m ready to see what else is out there.

  32. I’d love to get the Margo Elana box. It is really packed with great stuff. I love her products. I also want to try Heart and Honey. Allure beauty box is the one I will try next. I Love the price point and it’s affordable.

  33. I like the ipsy Glam Bag!

  34. Book of the Month has been my favorite for a while. I would love to win FabFitFun since it’s one I’ve been eyeing for a while

  35. I love all of my subscriptions… hard to choose… I would have to say FabFitFun is a fave because it has a variety of all types of products and allows me to try things I never would have thought I would be interested.

  36. I would love to try the Sunday riley box!

  37. Ipsy Glam Bag Plus, Boxycharm & FFF

  38. Love beauty fix and would love to try a jewelry or clothing sub

  39. I would love to try the June Boxy Luxe. Thank you for the giveaway!

  40. My fave right now is fabfitfun. Thinking of trying causebox. Or maybe an art box of some sort!

  41. I love BeautyFix boxes!

  42. Igbp!!!!

  43. I would try the Snackcrate

  44. I think my favorite is FFF, for the cheaper monthly boxes, probably Allure.

  45. I would like to try California Found

  46. I would like to try Vine-O

  47. I’ve always wanted to try Breo Box

  48. I’d like to try Rachel Zoe’s box again. I’m curious about Hello Fresh. I’ve tried other food boxes and loved them. Globe In sounds right up my alley.

  49. I like FABFITFUN. Would like to try popsugar

  50. My current fave is Winc. If I win I would want to try Beauty Heroes or Clean Beauty. They are boxes I’ve wanted to try but aren’t in my budget.

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