The Best Subscription Boxes of 2020 Are Here!


Each year, MSA asks for our readers to pick their favorite subscription boxes across dozens of categories. From big brands to rising stars, we are excited to share our community's picks in the 2020 Subscription Box Awards!

Maybe you’re looking for a subscription to make your life easier, or a box to explore the latest in beauty and lifestyle trends. Perhaps you're shopping for the perfect gift, or you're looking to treat yourself. No matter who you're shopping for and why, our list of award-winning subscription boxes features dozens of hand-picked community favorites. Want more? Check out our MSA Editors' picks to explore more categories, too.

 


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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, and can customize some items in each box.

What Readers Are Saying:
 

I was really blown away by the quality of FabFitFun when I tried it for the first time this year. I can see why it's so popular. I love the variety of products, the quality, and the customization options." - Amy in KC

from 995 Ratings
 

Subscription Box For Men: Bespoke Post
 

For Men: Bespoke Post

Bespoke Post ($45) is the perfect box for people who have everything. They release new boxes each month that have the goal of introducing you to something new - a better way to shave, a stylish take on barware, a new hobby, and more. Subscribers choose which box they prefer, or can skip the month entirely. Bonus: it's easy to gift, too!

What Readers Are Saying:
 

Every product I've gotten from Bespoke has been phenomenally crafted and is affordable. I've been with Bespoke for almost two years now and I use the products in my monthly boxes almost EVERY DAY!" - Adam

from 86 Ratings
 

Subscription Box For Teens: Ipsy
 

For Teens: Ipsy Glam Bag

Ipsy Glam Bag ($12) sends 5 makeup and beauty products (full and sample-size) in a cute new makeup bag each month. It's a fun and affordable way for teens getting a beauty routine to experiment and explore new looks. (See the full list for some ideas for teen boys, too!)

What Readers Are Saying:
 

My teen daughter is obsessed!" - Mommabear459

from 1771 Ratings
 


Subscription Box For Kids: KiwiCo
 

For Kids: KiwiCo

KiwiCo (starting at $19.99) features monthly hands-on STEAM projects for kids of all ages, from 0 to 16+! Each crate targets a different age range, with activities customized to your child's interests and capabilities to make every month a fun and educational experience.

What Readers Are Saying:
 

My kid loves this and I’ve been impressed with all of the monthly projects.” – Shana Atwood

from 18 Ratings
 





Clothing Subscriptions & Stylist Services


Best Overall Personal Stylist Service: Stitch Fix
 

Best 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 clothing and accessories just for you. Keep what you love and return what you don't.

What Readers Are Saying:
 

Somehow everything always fits…even jeans! And the attention to style for each person is phenomenal. Me and my 3 sisters all use it and now so does my mom, aunt, and two teenage nieces!” – Jenny

from 248 Ratings
 

Women's Clothing: CURATEUR (Formerly Rachel Zoe Box of Style)
 

Women's Clothing: CURATEUR

CURATEUR ($99.99, formerly Rachel Zoe Box of Style) is our second-place winner, and 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 in each quarterly box.

What Readers Are Saying:
 

Best quality of items for a luxury box." - Amanda Harb


from 232 Ratings
 

Jewelry Boxes: Rocksbox
 

Jewelry: Rocksbox

Rocksbox ($21) is a jewelry rental service where you can check out 3 pieces at a time, and swap them whenever you want with free shipping both ways. Build a wishlist of pieces or be surprised by a stylist's selection– and use your $21 credit each month to put towards any items you decide to keep forever.

What Readers Are Saying:
 

I started a subscription to Rocksbox about 6 months ago and so far I’ve only sent one necklace back and have kept everything else. Great service!” – Laurie

from 40 Ratings
 


Men's Clothing: Style Plan by Frank And Oak
 

Men's Clothing: Style Plan by Frank And Oak

Style Plan ($25 styling fee) by Frank And Oak in second place curates a monthly selection of their modern, on-trend and sustainable clothing based on your personal style. Get a preview before shipping to make changes or skip if needed; only pay the $25 fee if you keep nothing.

What Readers Are Saying:
 

C’est trois bon.” – Marlon Ferreira

from 12 Ratings
 

Kids Clothing: kidpik
 

Kids Clothing: kidpik

Kidpik is a clothing box just for kids (sizes 4-16). Each box contains 7 items including apparel, shoes, and accessories designed to complete multiple mix and match outfits. Pay only for what you keep, with no styling fee and free shipping and returns. Previously only for girls, kidpik now features clothing for boys, too!

What Readers Are Saying:
 

This brand is very functional and fashionable. I recommend it to all of my friends who have kids." - Katie

from 101 Ratings
 





Beauty Boxes


Best Overall Beauty Box: Boxycharm
 

Best Overall Beauty Box: BoxyCharm

BoxyCharm ($25) excites subscribers every month with on-trend finds at an affordable price. Each box contains 5 full-size products, including eyeshadow palettes, blushes, lip colors, skincare, beauty tools, and more. Ships to US and Canada.

What Readers Are Saying:
 

I have no idea how they do it! So much amazing stuff and so reasonably priced." - Karol

from 1919 Ratings
 

Best for Makeup: Ipsy
 

Best for Makeup: Ipsy

Ipsy ($12 to $50) is one of the most popular beauty box brands of all time, with a range of options depending on your budget! Each monthly box comes with a mix of high-end and drugstore beauty, skincare, and more. We love Ipsy Glam Bag Plus ($25, pictured above), which features 5 full-sized products in each delivery, plus a new makeup bag.

What Readers Are Saying:
 

Much of the day to day makeup I reach for came in an Ipsy Glam Bag bag, and their new add-ons system makes it easy to pick up makeup in shades I like from brands I want to try” - Jennifer

from 230 Ratings
 

Best for Skincare Products: BeautyFIX
 

Best Skincare Products: BeautyFIX

BeautyFIX ($24.95) is a monthly box from Dermstore.com that sends incredible-quality, esthetician-approved skincare items each month. You can expect over $100 in retail value in every box, including hydrating serums, nourishing creams, anti-aging solutions, and the occasional makeup surprise.

What Readers Are Saying:
 

BeautyFIX has the best skincare products. They send a mix of sample and full size; and a mix of high-end and middle-of-the-road!" - LisaJo

from 306 Ratings
 





Boxes for All Budgets


Under $15: Allure Beauty Box
 

Under $15: 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:
 

Hands down, the BEST value for the money!" - Angela

from 688 Ratings
 

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 POPSUGAR.com. 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 529 Ratings
 





Food & Drink Subscriptions


Best Snack Box: Universal Yums
 

Best Snack Box: Universal Yums

Universal Yums (starting at $15) sends a delivery of snacks and candies from a different country each month, along with facts about each and a scorecard for tracking your favorites. It's a fun way for armchair travelers and curious eaters to "snack like a local"!

What Readers Are Saying:
 

Our family loves this box! It's so exciting to discover a new country every month." - Gintare

from 34 Ratings
 

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 38 Ratings
 

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:
 

Lovely wines, great customer service!" - Foggy

from 20 Ratings
 

 

For Tea: Sips By
 

For Tea: Sips by

Sips by ($15) ships you a monthly selection of 4 teas from well-known and up-and-coming brands curated to your preferences, with 15+ cups in each box. Ships free in the US.

What Readers Are Saying:
 

I have discovered some great teas. Enhanced my love for tea." - Sherri

from 2 Ratings
 

For Coffee: Bean Box
 

For Coffee: Bean Box

Bean Box (Starting at $19) works with small-batch, independent roasters, so you can be sure you’re getting thoughtful, high-quality blends in every box. Choose from light, medium, dark, and decaf roasts, choose whole bean or ground, and get ready to see which of their 712+ varieties will find their way to your mug!

What Readers Are Saying:
 

Tastes so delicious." - Maria

from 14 Ratings
 





For Pets


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:
 

My pups love destroying the plushies and I’m actually framing some of the artwork from the paper inner wrapping to hang in the dogs’ favorite room.” – Ali

from 110 Ratings
 

For Cat Lovers: Meowbox
 

For Cat Lovers: Meowbox

Meowbox ($22.95) features everything from treats and catnip to squeaky toys and fun accessories to pamper your feline friends. Plus, every box sold donates food to a shelter cat.

What Readers Are Saying:
 

The themes are so precious! I love that they have items that are specifically made for the box. I also feel safe feeding my kitty the treats that they send out, because they are always super high quality." - Brianna S.

from 12 Ratings
 





Boxes For All Interests


Subscription Box for Home: Bespoke Post
 

For Home: Bespoke Post

Bespoke Post ($45) is known for its high-quality home and tech offerings, each curated around a monthly theme. Choose from a selection of curations or skip the month altogether. Past deliveries have included items such as cutting-edge earbuds and speakers, pocket knives, plants, fragrances, and more.

What Readers Are Saying:
 

Great home goods and tech for men and women.” – Jess

from 86 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 including new releases, non-fiction, young adult, and more. 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:
 

This is my favorite subscription of all time and the only one where I get multiples of a box. The choices are on point and for new hardback copies the prices are often cheaper than even the ebook version." - BC2

from 33 Ratings
 

For Stationery: Cloth & Paper
 

For Stationery: Cloth & Paper

Cloth & Paper (Starting at $18) brings quality and curation together for planner addicts! Whether you like to plan your work day or your home life, they have several options to choose from, featuring beautiful writing instruments, stationery, planner products, and more.

What Readers Are Saying:
 

My wellness is Cloth and Paper. Getting organized and planning helps to keep me peaceful and relaxed.” – CSPThePlanner

from 2 Ratings


For Fitness: Fabletics
 

For Fitness: Fabletics

Fabletics ($49.95) is a reader-favorite source for trendy athletic gear and athleisure fashions. Shop their monthly collections and use your VIP membership to pick anything in their current catalog, or skip the month altogether. Shop their members-only sales for amazing deals on leggings and more.

What Readers Are Saying:
 

Receive things I actually like.” – Jessica Valdez

from 57 Ratings
 

For Crafts: Doodle Crate
 

For Crafts: Doodle Crate

Doodle Crate ($19.95) is a crafty subscription box for ages 9+ from KiwiCo. Each shipment is filled with all that's needed to make a new creation, with projects like watercolor calendars, clay pencil holders, and masks. Be sure to check out the full list for more recommendations for crafters of all ages!

What Readers Are Saying:
 

Great for family fun." - Mommabear459

from 16 Ratings
 

Fandom & Pop Culture: Pusheen Box
 

Best Pop Culture: Pusheen Box

Pusheen Box ($43.95) is definitely a contender for cutest quarterly subscription box ever. Each seasonal box features exclusive Pusheen merch you can't find anywhere else, including apparel, collectibles, home goods, and more.

What Readers Are Saying:
 

Always squeeee filled! Pusheen Box has THE . CUTEST . THINGS . EVER!!" - Beth F.

from 101 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:
 

Incredible curation! An absolute adventure opening every box." - Beth

from 14 Ratings
 



Subscription Box Gift Ideas


Gifts For Women: Causebox
 

Gifts For Women: Causebox

Causebox ($54.94) is a quarterly lifestyle box that our readers love, thanks to its beautiful curation and great value! Each box is packed full of unique and ethically-made brands that we don't typically see in other subscriptions. Boxes include beauty, wellness, fashion, home, and more.

What Readers Are Saying:
 

I always loved getting this box. Very practical items with benefits to support good causes.” – Lulu Dupon

from 186 Ratings
 

Gifts for Men: SprezzaBox
 

Gifts For Men: SprezzaBox

SprezzaBox ($28) is a monthly accessories box for dapper guys. Each box includes 4-6 practical menswear items including ties, tie clips, pocket squares, socks, and more.

What Readers Are Saying:
 

Overall my favorite men’s sub in terms of practical men’s accessories, comfy socks, and value for cost.” – Jennifer

from 35 Ratings
 

Gifts for Kids: MEL Science
 

Gifts for Kids: MEL Science

MEL Science (Starting at $24.90) has two monthly subscriptions: MEL Kids for 5+ and MEL Chemistry for 9-14. Both are tailored to each age range with science experiments, DIY kits, and an interactive app to make STEM learning even more engaging.

What Readers Are Saying:
 

The lessons are always so thorough, the box is well organized with easy to follow instructions and all of the official lab equipment makes this feel like a science class in a box!" - Brandi

from 1 Ratings
 




 


 

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Comments (523)

  1. Fabfitfun!!!! 💜

  2. Please don’t list Nadine West on here as they are thieves. Just look at all the complaints on the better business bureau against Nadine West. If you want people to trust you then please don’t list scam companies on here

    • Couldn’t agree more! Nadine West is an absolute joke! Horrible experience with them.

  3. How about a review of manly man boxes. Some of us live the good sweaty outdoors life. Our hands are not smooth and our beards are not so trimmed but we have fun in the exploration of the globe and all its wonders.

  4. You have GOT to me kidding on on FitFabFun. Billing issues, half the products in the box are warped/slightly damaged already, despite my profile saying I didn’t want certain things, I received only items I didn’t want. The only ‘good’ part comes if you’re willing to fork over the money up front for the annual subscription and get online early for the add ons.

  5. I love Look Fantastic from England, which has more skin products. Also love Allure and Glossy Box. Neither disappoint. What does disappoint is Rachel Zoe Box of Style. Aargh. Can’t cancel, don’t get a choice of a product and the items are odd (at least for me). FabFitFun was always a good box and I may go back to that.

  6. I need the best deal ever.

  7. I really love FabFitFun for make up & skincare! Their products are simply amazing. I also sometimes use Hello Fresh and Blue Apron cause they are fast and convenient but my fav Food Box is Eattiamo: it comes every month with delicious Italian products and are useful pantry staples in this period.
    Wanna try meow box some day.

  8. Thank you for doing what you do Liz. You are a huge inspiration. Stay safe during these difficult times. Jenny

  9. I have already voted. But in retrospect, I wish, the award voting would take place beginning December 31. I unfortunately, have had some negative experiences with the holiday sub boxes and it would have strongly impacted my voting and my voting choices. In fact there are 3 boxes I voted for that I would not have voted for, epic fail season, and a box is only as a good as the busiest holiday. So disappointed.

    • Which ones would you NOT suggest?

  10. owlcrate

  11. I love Bombay and Cedarand it’s my overall Favorite! Hello Fresh is a great food box. Other favs are Boxycharm and Luxe, Ipsy and plus, Stitch Fix, Scentbird, BOTM, and Grove. I have tried lots more too and am quite the sub box addict!!! I just love getting those boxes in the mail or at the door!!! If I had to name one I would really want to try it’d be Heart and Honey. What would I want to win? ANY!!!!

  12. I really have been wanting to try Hello Fresh

  13. Fabfitfun is definitely my favorite!

  14. I’d love to get free boxes, so guess I need to start a blog. Please email me all the details on how to start.

  15. i love boxy charm allure and ipsy both reg and glam bag i tried sephora they dont give those cute little bags anymore just a plastic bag and the samples are super duper small even the birchbox is the same glossy box is ok ive wanted to try fabfit fun and the cat lady box especially

  16. I currently am loving FabFitFun! Just started my second year with them. And Ipsy is also a cheaper way to try products before purchasing full size items. I would ABSOLUTELY love to try the cause box, kiwi crate for my little and The Wordy Traveler for my Wanderlust soul!

  17. I totally love FFF! I am absolutely obsessed! I just got my first box and all the beauty products were awesome. I definitely am keeping this subscription!

  18. I love Boxy Charm! Also have loved and had Ipsy for 3 years. This will be the first month for Ipsy plus. I’ve always wanted to try FFF!

  19. I love my Boxy charm,Ipsy and Fab,Fit and fun.I would love to try Pop Sugar!

  20. I’d love to try a Breo box. Each spoiler has me drooling with desire.

  21. FFF is my fav but I might try Sunday Riley’s if I win!

  22. My favorite subscription box is FabFitFun, but I want to try both Causebox and Boxycharm eventually!

  23. Boxy Charm, Ipsy & Fab Fit Fun are my favorites

  24. I live Fab Fit Fun and Box of Style !!

    I have been wanting to try Boxy Charm and ipsy glam bag plus!!

  25. Wow, thank you ladies so much for giving everyone this opportunity! I shared everywhere I could!
    Out of all the boxes I’m getting right now (which are the only ones I’ve tried) I’d have to say Beautyfix by Dermstore is my favorite!!! I really think more people should know about this box!!! My other subscriptions include, ipsy, allure, glossybox and waiting on my first glam bag plus and spring fab fit fun!!! Its truly my addiction now thanks to you ladies and I mean that in the most awesome way!!! There are so many more boxes I’d love to try, always looking for that next unbelievable deal you guys have the best coupons ever!!! I got 20% off a year of glossy!!! Thank you again so much! Cheers to the winners and never paying retail!!!

  26. I’d love to try Causebox!

  27. Sadly the only one in our house that gets a subscription box is my dog Gibbs, he gets a Bark Box.

  28. My two favorites are FFF and Causebox, but I really want to try a couple others.

  29. My current favorite subscription box is Heart+Honey, though I’d LOVE to try FabFitFun

  30. Out of the winners, I’d most like to try Rachel Zoe Box of Style or Heart and Honey

  31. fitfabfun!!!

  32. I honestly love my ipsy, birchbox, and sisley paris subscriptions. They’re all such great deals and I love getting the opportunity to try out so many fun products every month! I’m such a sucker for skincare products hah

  33. I’d like to try either fab fit fun or the Rachel Zoe box!

  34. I wanna try and of the fashion boxes. As well as the beauty one’s.

  35. I think ipsy is my favorite subscription box. I did like Allure for some time, and Birchbox is nice, as well as Sephora. The newer bigger ipsy sub with 5 full size products and no makeup bag I think my be my new favorite soon though. May will be the first month I am trying it.

  36. Ipsy

  37. I would try fab fit fun, pop sugar, and winc!

  38. I love FabFitFun because I think they put so many great things in their boxes.
    I’d really like to try the PopSugar box because so many people rave over it!

  39. My favorite is Owlcrate.

  40. I have tried multiple boxes but I would go with the BeautyFix box by Dermastore because that is the only box I have yet to try. Or I would get the POPSUGAR Must Have It! Box.

  41. I love boxycharm or ipsy glambag plus the most and would love to try either the new Sunday riley box or tonymoly subscription box

  42. So many great opportunities. I love the looks of causebox, coastal and wine. But would love to win one for my son in the military like shave club, graze or gentleman’s club. Thanks!!!

  43. I love Boxycharm!

  44. I would like to try winc.

  45. I am searching for the perfect box for me and my lifestyle; still looking! I haven’t got the opportunity to try one yet😭 hoping to begin one within the next month.

  46. Would love to try OwlCrate!

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