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
 

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
 

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
 


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
 





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
 

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
 

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
 


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
 





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
 

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
 

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
 





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
 

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 510 Ratings
 





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
 

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
 

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
 





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
 


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
 

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
 

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
 





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.

 

 


 

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513 Comments

  1. 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.

  2. owlcrate

  3. 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!!!!

  4. I really have been wanting to try Hello Fresh

  5. Fabfitfun is definitely my favorite!

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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!

  9. 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!

  10. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  17. 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!!!

  18. I’d love to try Causebox!

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

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

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

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

  23. fitfabfun!!!

  24. 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

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

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

  27. 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.

  28. Ipsy

  29. I’d love to try Boxyluxe and FabFitFun!

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

  31. 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!

  32. My favorite is Owlcrate.

  33. 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.

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

  35. 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!!!

  36. I love Boxycharm!

  37. I would like to try winc.

  38. 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.

  39. Would love to try OwlCrate!

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