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55 Black-Owned Subscription Boxes to Support Now and Always

In light of recent raised awareness around racial injustices, our readers have expressed their wish to learn about black-owned businesses they can support. Because subscription boxes are what we know best, we’re pleased to present you with a list of black-owned subscriptions. It is by no means a conclusive list, but it’s a great place to start. You’ll find boxes from beauty, lifestyle, personal care, home decor & DIY, books, and kids categories represented. You may even recognize some from our monthly reviews!

Updated on 7/24/20 to add BetternessBox.

Black-Owned Subscription Boxes We Think You’ll Love, by Category

 

Beauty Subscription Boxes:

1. Cocotique

Cocotique is a black-owned subscription box we love.

Image via Cocotique.

The Cost: $25 per month. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

About this box: Cocotique is a monthly beauty and lifestyle subscription delivering deluxe and travel-sized products for women of color. Each month you can expect to receive a curated box of 5-8 products ranging from hair care, skincare, nails, fragrance, and makeup to lifestyle products and more. Their website shows a full list of brands they have partnered with so you can learn more about the companies that created the products you’ve received!

Check out our Cocotique reviews for more info. Ships to the contiguous US, Puerto Rico, Guam, and APO addresses for free.

 

2. Brown Sugar Box

Full Contents for Brown Sugar Box May 2020

Image from our review.

The Cost: $39.95 per month + $5.95 shipping. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Use code FIRSTTIME20 to save 20% off your first box!

About this box: Brown Sugar Box sends a monthly delivery that includes 1 graphic tee plus 4-5 exclusive full-size products such as drinkware, accessories, bags, jewelry, makeup, housewares, and stationery from the Izzy & Liv brand. Everything you’ll find in this box is designed by and for women of color, and it always includes a mini magazine that highlights the month’s theme.

Check out our Brown Sugar Box reviews for more info. Ships to the US for $5.95 and internationally for $12.95.

 

3. Nourish Beauty Box

Nourish Beauty Box image of all contents.

Image from our review.

The Cost: $29.95 per month. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Use code NOURISHADDICT15 to 15% off your purchase!

About this box: Nourish Beauty Box is a natural beauty subscription that sends 4 full-size products each month. Everything in this box is vegan, paraben-free, and cruelty-free. Subscribers can expect to receive a mix of both skincare and makeup from indie brands—it’s a great subscription for those wishing to discover and explore under-the-radar and up-and-coming companies on the beauty scene!

Check out our Nourish Beauty Box reviews for more info. Ships to the US for free.

 

4. Curlkit

Curlkit subscription box review.

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The Cost: $20 per month + $5 shipping. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Use code CURLYFIRST to get 20% off your first month's membership.

About this box: Curlkit is a monthly subscription box completely dedicated to hair care (mainly focused on curly hair)! This sub sends a variety of high-quality products that can be hard to find in stores, but with a low-price guarantee and a goal to save you money. You can expect to receive 6-9 items in each box, which include hair products, tools, samples, and more.

Check out our Curlkit reviews for more info. Ships to the US for $5, internationally for an additional cost.

 

5. Tribe Beauty Box

Tribe Beauty Subscription Box with all contents shown.

Image from our review.

The Cost: $34.99 per bi-monthly box + shipping. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Use code MSA10 to save 10% off your first box!

About this box: If you’re into exploring indie makeup, you’ll love Tribe Beauty! This subscription sends you 4-5 full or deluxe size products from under-the-radar and trendy brands alike. Each box includes 1 face product, 1 tool, 1 eye product, and 1 lip and/or 1 skin prep product. This box is especially beloved by makeup artists both budding and established. We love that Tribe has a members-only Facebook page where subscribers can share how they used the products they received!

Check out our Tribe Beauty reviews for more info. Ships to the US for $4.99, Canada for $6.99, Australia, the EU, and the UK for $15.

 

6. MINTD Box

MINTD beauty subscription box.

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The Cost: Starts at £70 (about $88.83 USD) either monthly or bi-monthly + shipping. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

About this box: Luxury beauty and skincare products curated in the UK? Yep, MINTD Box is amazing. Each shipment contains 5 full or deluxe sized products with innovative ingredients, from premium brands. Expect up to £400 ($500 USD) worth of value in each box!

Check out our MINTD reviews for more info. Ships worldwide (free to the UK).

 

7. Jersey Shore Cosmetics Balm Box

Jersey Shore Cosmetics Balm subsription.

Image via Jersey Shore Cosmetics Cratejoy.

The Cost: $5 per month for 2 balms, $10 per month for 4 balms + $3 shipping. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

About this box: The Jersey Shore Cosmetics Balm Box subscription ensures well-cared-for lips. Look forward to receiving 2 or 4 (depending on the subscription tier you sign up for) all-natural, organic lip balms and lip conditioners. Some will be classic, while sometimes you may see a lip-and-cheek tint, balms with SPF or shimmer, highlighters, and more.

Ships worldwide. 

 

8 . ZaaBox

ZaaBox Women of Color Subscription Review June 2019 - All Products Front

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The Cost: $34.95 + $5 shipping. Subscribe here!

About this box: ZaaBox is dedicated to celebrating the beauty of Black women, bringing subscribers the best in luxurious black-owned spa and bath products. Every box is curated around a theme and will include 5 high-quality self-care items—think soaps, serums, clay masks, teas, chocolates, and more. Each product sourced is promised to include all-natural ingredients, and an annual subscription supports over 60 black businesses over the course of the year!

Check out our ZaaBox reviews for more info. Ships to the US for $5.

 

9. curlBOX

curlBOX May 2020 specialty box hair products.

Image of the May 2020 Specialty Box via curlBOX.

The Cost: $20 per month. Subscribe here!

About this box: Are you ready for an amazing curly hair experience? curlBOX is so sought-after that there’s a waitlist every month! Each box includes 4 high-quality hair care products that focus on curly hair health, growth, restoration, and ease of styling—but if you miss out on the monthly subscription they also sell curated specialty boxes for one-time purchase. Want to let your little one in on the goodness? Look for the curlBOX Baby box, also available for one-time purchase!

Ships to the US, including all APO addresses, and Canada.

 

10. The Lip Bar Fast Face Kits

Fast Face Kit example from The Lip Bar.

Image via The Lip Bar.

The Cost: $99 per kit (non-recurring) + $2.99 shipping. Subscribe here!

About this box: The Lip Bar’s Fast Face Kits are everything-you-need makeup kits that include the 6 crucial products you need to complete a full face in a quick 7 minutes. Umm, sign us up! Each $99 kit is curated by complexion, available for one-time purchase—so, this isn’t a subscription (but how amazing is it?)—and includes foundation, a quad of face tints, a brow product, eyeliner, mascara, and a lippie. If you’re not sure which one to choose, use their Shade Finder to point you in the right direction!

Ships to the US for $2.99 and internationally.

 

11. The Beem Box

The Cost: Starts at $39.95 bi-monthly. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Use code MSA15BEEM to save 15% off your first box.

About this box: Makeup-lovers who look for natural beauty products from indie brands will appreciate The Beem Box, a bi-monthly subscription created by women of color to feature WOC-owned brands. Look forward to 5-6 beauty products in each box, all carefully chosen for women with deeper skin tones. Every box promises an $80-$100 value!

Keep an eye out for The Beem Box reviews, coming soon! Ships to US only.

 

12. Scent Icon

Scent Icon's basic membership includes 1 perfume per month.

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The Cost: Starts at $9.99 per month for the Basic membership. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

About this box: Scent Icon is a purveyor of high-end and upscale scents! Their monthly membership program offers three subscription tiers to choose from: Basic lets you choose 1 fragrance per month ($9.99/month), Premium invites you to pick 2 per month ($12.99/month), and Supreme gives subscribers their choice of 3 perfumes per month ($17.99). Each scent you select will come in a small bottle meant to be added to a refillable case, but a little goes a long way—simply spritz 1-4 sprays and enjoy your fragrance of the day, all day.

Ships to the US for free.

 

13. EmbraceBox

The Cost: $25 per month. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

About this box: The best DIYs are the ones that you end up using day to day, which is the case with EmbraceBox! This black-owned subscription box sends a monthly supply of kid-friendly ingredients for you and your curly-haired kid to create homemade hair care products together. Each box comes with a recipe to follow and a fun surprise—and in addition, there’s an online community you’re encouraged to join for tips and support.

Ships to the US.

 

14. Bakery Box

Sweet-scented handmade body products from the Bakery Box.

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The Cost: $23 per month. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

About this box: Expect nothing but sweet scents from this skincare subscription! Each month you’ll be sent a limited edition collection of dessert-themed body products made by Shea Shea Bakery. Past themes have included “Chocolate Gold,” “Cookie Dough Head to Toe,” and “Yum! Bubble Gum,” so you can expect to smell entirely appetizing when your monthly shipment of the Bakery Box arrives.

Ships to US with standard USPS rates. 

 

15. GLITZGLAMBOX

The Cost: $15 per month. Subscribe here!

About this box: Go full-on glam with the monthly GLITZGLAMBOX! Every box includes 1 glitter product, 1 pair of lashes, and 2-3 full-size makeup products to give your face that extra glow. Or, if you’re a beauty-lover but not big on sparkle, you can try the Build Your Own Box subscription ($29.99/month), subbing a skincare item or beauty tool for any item that isn’t ‘you.’ Wait, there’s more! This subscription also offers a Glitz Starter Tools Kit ($25) for one-time purchase. It includes the basic tools needed to give your lashes a boost, plus a set of brushes and a surprise bonus gift.

Ships to the US.

 

Lifestyle Subscription Boxes:

16. Loved + Blessed

Loved + Blessed October 2019 - All Items Unboxed

Image from our review.

The Cost: $25 per month. Save with longer subscriptions Subscribe here!

COUPON: Use code MSALOVE5 to save $5 off your subscription!

About this box: Loved + Blessed is a faith-based monthly subscription box meant to encourage women, and help them grow in their faith. Along with each physical box come some online components including a blog article, a 4-week life application workbook, 4 video lessons which they call “Uplift Courses,” online fellowship through Loved + Blessed’s private community, and access to the library of past videos and workbooks!

Check out our Loved + Blessed reviews for more info. Ships to the US for free.

 

17. The Black Box

The Cost: $74.95 per quarter + $5 shipping. Save with an annual subscription. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Use code ADCTN to get free shipping off your first box.

About this box: The Black Box is a lifestyle subscription filled with a spread of quality products from Black-owned businesses. You can look forward to receiving dining, bath, body, and home goods products, plus some goodies to eat or drink here and there, all of which have been selected with thoughtful curation through partnerships with small companies. 

Check out our The Black Box reviews for more info. Ships to the US, $5 for per-quarter payments, free for annual subscribers.

 

18. Bombay & Cedar

 

The Cost: $49.95 per month + shipping for The Lifestyle Box. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Use code MSALOVE10 to save 10% off a 3, 6 or 12-month subscription!

About this box: Bombay & Cedar‘s Lifestyle Box is always teeming with beautiful color, scents, and experiences. Each monthly shipment includes 2 essential oils and 6-8 full-size products such as diffusers, skincare, books, healthy snacks, and other surprises with a retail value of $120+. They also newly offer a Mini Box that has 5-7 full and deluxe size samples with a retail value of $60+ for $29.95/month. Love the beauty products Bombay & Cedar tends to include? Try their Beauty Box for $31.95/month, which includes free shipping and a retail value of $100+.

Check out all of our Bombay & Cedar reviews for more info. Ships to the US for $6.95, Canada for $16.95, and internationally for $23.95.

19. JourneeBox by Kevia

Kevia's JourneeBox lifestyle subscription from Winter 2020.

Image from our review.

The Cost: $54.99 per quarter. Save with longer subscriptions. JourneeBox by Kevia

About this box: JourneeBox is your quarterly replenishment of beautiful, sustainable products ranging from apparel and accessories to home and decor items, to beauty products. Each delivery contains 6 or more sustainably made or fair-trade items, and some allow for subscriber customization of colors prior to your box shipping. The JourneeBox direct-to-consumer business model (meaning they design and produce all of their goods) keeps costs and environmental impact down, guaranteeing quality products with ethical production practices!

Check out all of our JourneeBox reviews for more info. Ships to the contiguous United States for free, Puerto Rico, Alaska, Hawaii for $8, Canada for an additional cost at checkout.

 

20. The Homegirl Box

The Cost: $60 per box (non-recurring). Subscribe here!

About this box: The Homegirl Box isn’t a subscription, but it’s so awesome (read: inspiring, empowering, and enlightening) we had to include it! This company creates gift boxes “inspired by the life and legacy of bold and visionary women of color.” There are new boxes released every quarter, and the current selection features politician Shirley Chisolm, author Octavia Butler, and revolutionary Assata Shakur. Yes! Within each box you’ll find 4-5 goods to flaunt, use, and eat—stuff like tees, totes, zines, affirmation decks, and more.

Each box features 4-5 dope creations from women and non-binary artists, designers, and business owners.

Ships to the US. Allow 2-3 weeks for shipment to arrive.

 

21. Pretty Brown Box

Pretty Brown Box luxury gift box experience.

Image via Pretty Brown Box.

The Cost: Boxes start at $58 (non-recurring). Subscribe here!

About this box: Pretty Brown Box is a luxury gifting experience, enabling you to send high-quality and thoughtful care packages and presents with a personal touch. You can choose from pre-designed boxes or work with Pretty Brown Box to create a custom gift for bridesmaid proposals, engagement gifts, birthday gifts, client thank you gifts, and more. Each box is hand-arranged in a box that’s just as much of a treat as the contents placed inside!

Ships to the US for free.

 

22. Work • Space • Spark

The Cost: $49 per month. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

About this box: Career growth is about access to the right resources, but it’s also about enjoying your organized office space. The Work • Space • Spark subscription hooks you up with both! Each monthly box comes full of 4-5 unique office supplies, decor, tech, productivity, and/or career tools to keep you motivated at your desk. In addition, subscribers can access exclusive career videos, webinars, online trainings, and articles from experts.

Ships to the US for $7 and worldwide.

 

23. Fortunately Inspired

The Cost: $36.95 per month. Subscribe here!

About this box: Hey, female entrepreneurs, you’re taking care of yourselves amid all that hard work, right? Fortunately Inspired is a black-owned subscription dedicated to cultivating wellness in the workplace. Each box is filled with 5 inspiring, encouraging, and useful accessories, snacks, and more, sourced from small businesses.

Ships worldwide.

 

24. AROMA REVEAL

The Cost: $38.99 per month + shipping. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

About this box: The Aroma Reveal subscription is like a built-in reminder to carve out time for relaxation and replenishment. Your monthly box will contain 7-8 full-size products with the theme of tranquility, relaxation, and positivity throughout. Think aromatherapeutic items, pampering products, and self-love spoils.

Ships to US for $4.95.

 

25. The Mental Wealth Box

The Cost: $49.99 per month. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

About this box: The Mental Wealth Box is a gentle, natural way of exploring mental health topics individually or with loved ones. The subscription addresses each area with tools and activities—such as journals, workbooks, meditation exercises, yoga techniques, essential oils, and more—which come in the form of 4-6 items per month, all of which have been sourced from small businesses within the US. This subscription is educational, it can lead to healing, and it’s a total treat.

Ships to the US for free.

 

26. The Baby Dust Box

The Baby Dust Box is a subscription for women and couples trying to conceive.

Image via Baby Dust Box.

The Cost: $39.99 per month. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

About this box: This thoughtful subscription is for women and couples who are trying to conceive. Each and every box contains FDA-approved and doctor-recommended ovulation and pregnancy tests nestled among a sweet spread of self-care items. You can expect organic snacks, natural personal care products, herbal teas and fertility supplements, and more. Sign up for a one-time order or to receive it on a recurring basis—the Baby Dust subscription is a box full of encouragement! Psst—they also offer a Mini box for $12 and a Premium box for $49.99, or if you want to shop the items a la carte, you can buy them separately in their online shop.

Ships to the contiguous US, free for orders over $25. Shipping fees apply to orders sent to Puerto Rico, Alaska, and Hawaii.

 

27. On The Go Mom Box

The Cost: $44 per month. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

About this box: One thing all moms have in common is the juggling act of raising a kid. The On the Go Mom Box sends 4-6 items per month, all meant to make life a little easier or even just to make mama feel special. You’ll find health and wellness items, beauty and skincare goods, to-go snacks, little gadgets for creative storage, and tips ‘n’ tricks for efficient momming!

Ships worldwide.

 

28. Black Girl Magic

The Cost: $54.95 every other month. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

About this box: This holistic self-care box sources its beautiful items exclusively from black-owned small businesses. It provides subscribers with essential wellness techniques, plus high-quality tools and full-size products to practice them with. It’s all about wellness with the Black Girl Magic box!

Ships worldwide.

 

29. Ujamaa Box

Ujamaa Box sends products from black-owned businesses.

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The Cost: $60 per quarter. Save with an annual subscription. Subscribe here!

About this box: Ujamaa Box is a monthly subscription curated to showcase the incredible spectrum of products available from black-owned businesses. From their website: “Ujamaa stands for “cooperative economics” and the belief that in order for us to all prosper and profit, we must build and maintain our businesses together.” You’ll find a wide variety of items featured in this box, from personal care and skincare items to home goods, shelf-stable foods and teas, wearable goods, and more. You’re sure to discover black-owned brands you’ll want to continue supporting!

Ships to the US.

 

30. BetternessBox

BetternessBox is a black-owned self-care subscription.

Image via BetternessBox.

The Cost: $44.99 per month. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

About this box: Happiness is a choice, and BetternessBox facilitates positive self-talk and joyful emotions with its thoughtfully curated monthly experiences. Your monthly subscription will contain 5-6 items in the wellness, fitness, or beauty categories, and each box comes with affirmation & intention cards to boost you along on your self-care practice. We love that BetternessBox has an app so you can connect with a community of individuals who are also on a journey toward living better and being better!

Ships to the US.

Personal Care Subscription Boxes:

31. OUI the People

OUI the People, formerly Oui Shave, is an eco-friendly razor subscription.

Image via OUI the People.

The Cost: $75.00 for 1 stainless-steel safety razor and 10 blades. Subscribe here!

About this box: As you pamper your sweet self, why not consider your shaving routine as one of your self-love rituals? OUI the People makes a high-quality stainless steel razor that will be the last you own; after the initial investment, you’ll only need blade refills (get 10 for $11) on an ongoing basis. On top of their top-tier, eco-friendly razors, OUI the People also offers shave cream, shave oil, ingrown relief pads, and brightening balm to further facilitate your positive shaving experience.

Check out our OUI the People (formerly Oui Shave) review for more info. Ships to the US and Canada.

 

32. Femly

Femly panty liners.

Image via Femly.

The Cost: $19.99 per month + $6.99 shipping. Subscribe here!

About this box: Femly‘s monthly subscription box is an eco-friendly period care package including organic cotton tampons, pads, snacks, body care, and more. The box is first come, first served and often sells out, so we recommend signing up for the waiting list now! In the meantime, you can make a one-time purchase of individual period products or bundles, starting at $6.99 for a box of 20 natural panty liners. They also sell menstrual cups!

Ships to the US for $6.99.

 

33. BeLoved Box

Self-Care box from Beloved Box, which includes a candle, scrubs, and more.

Image via BeLoved Box.

The Cost: Starts at $25 for Mini boxes. Subscribe here!

About this box: BeLoved Box offers multiple tiers of subscriptions filled with gentle, natural, vegan products for self-care and partner care. Their proprietary soaps, scrubs, candles, and moisturizing formulas (all using either shea butter, mango butter, or cocoa butter for gentle nourishment) are as wonderful for a home spa experience as they are for setting the mood for an intimate evening. Choose which size and style is best for you between the Mini, Self-Care, Couples, and Men’s Self-Care experiences—and keep an eye out for their Home box, launching soon!

Ships to the US, free for orders of $75 or more.

 

Accessories Subscriptions:

34. Savage X Fenty

Sultry black lingerie from the NSFW subscription Savage X Fenty.

Image from our review.

The Cost: Make a purchase at the top of the month, and that’ll cover the cost of your membership. (Most pieces are priced around $15-$50.) You can also choose to skip the month and avoid any charge. Or, take no action, and a $49.95 charge will be saved as store credit that you can use in the future. Subscribe here!

COUPON: 2 for $29 bras and bralettes, plus get 50% off your first order when you sign up for an Xtra VIP membership! No coupon needed - just use this link.

About this box: Savage X Fenty is Rihanna’s lingerie line, which uses a VIP membership model for subscriptions! The high-quality undergarments come in a wide range of sizes—bras range from 32A-44DDD, underwear and other apparel run from XS to 3X. They also span colors—their looks cover 4 different skin-tone-inspired shades as well as a rainbow of brights, and styles, from super sexy to simple and comfortable. You’re sure to find something you feel good in!

Check out our Savage X Fenty reviews for more info. Ships worldwide, free for orders of $50 or more.

 

35. Loccessories Ready, Set, Style Box

Loccessories is a hair jewelry subscription.

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The Cost: $19.99 per month. Subscribe here!

About this box: The Loccessories Ready, Set, Style box is monthly fun in your mailbox! Each box contains an exclusive piece of loc jewelry or hair accessory made to your loc size specifications. This subscription is meant to be a surprise, so you won’t be shown any previews, but they do accept exchanges within 7 days. Note that this subscription service does not send any hair products, just jewelry and accessories!

Ships to the US for free.

 

36. The Motherland Plug

The Cost: Starts at $45 per month. Subscribe here!

About this box: The Motherland Plug is a black-owned subscription box featuring a curation of jewelry, clothing, and beauty products derived from African and Black Culture. Everything in this box is Afrocentric, fair trade and crafted by an African artist, sourced from a small business, and often rare or exclusive. This box is a beautiful way of celebrating the history, traditions, and culture of the African Diaspora!

Ships worldwide. 

37.  Cosmic Crystal Box

The Cost: $21.95 per month. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

About this box: Witchy women and believers in the magic of naturally occurring beauty will love the hand-selected crystals, stones, and minerals sent in the monthly Cosmic Crystal Box. Your monthly box might include one large crystal or a combination of smaller points, rough stones, clusters, raw specimens, or polished stones. It will also always include an info sheet so you can learn about the spread you were sent.

Ships worldwide.

 

Home and DIY Subscriptions:

38. Home Made Luxe

DIY project materials from the Home Made Luxe box.

Image from our review.

The Cost: $39.99 per month. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Use code EPICSALE to get your first box for $19.99!

About this box: Home Made Luxe is a DIY subscription for crafters who love adding homemade touches to their decor! This hands-on subscription box delivers a different Pinterest-inspired craft kit to your doorstep each month, complete with all the materials and instructions you’ll need. Crafting successes ahead!

Check out our Home Made Luxe reviews for more info. Ships to the US for free, Canada for $5.

 

39. Cloth & Paper

The Cost: $16.33 per month for pens-only subscription, $30 for planner & stationery, and $40 for both. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Limited Time Only! Use code TRYCLOTHANDPAPER to save 10% off your first box!

About this box: The Cloth & Paper subscription may be a way to stock up on quality stationery, planners, and pens, but it’s also a way to organize your life! Our readers voted this box as their favorite stationery subscription for the love of their products and newfound productivity alike. The largest box offered by Cloth & Paper includes 5-8 stationery (and sometimes lifestyle) items plus a variety of 4-6 pens or pencils, so you can have classy communication and coordination available wherever you go.

Check out our Cloth & Paper reviews for more info. Ships to the US for free and worldwide.

 

40. Wicked Flame Candle Subscription + Spa Box

Candle and spa subscription box Wicked Flame.

Image via Wicked Flame.

The Cost: $54.99 per month. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

About this box: It’s all about artisan candles and vegan skincare products with the Wicked Flame box—how nice does that sound? Made using natural and organic ingredients, the handmade products that come packed in this self-love box are meant to foster relaxation of the mind, body, and spirit.

Ships to the US for free.

 

Book Subscriptions:

41. BlackLIT

BlackLIT subscription box featuring books from black authors.

Image from BlackLIT Cratejoy.

The Cost: Starts at $30 per month for BlackLIT kids subscription. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

About this box: The BlackLIT subscription box aims to increase representation and close the literacy gap by providing books from authors of color for the whole family. Each box is curated by a black educator and contains over $100 worth of value. Here’s what’s inside each box: 1 brand-new book by an author of color, 3-5 high quality products from black-owned businesses, and a minimum of 5 discussion questions so you can engage in thoughtful dialogue. Choose your genre of choice from Fiction, Nonfiction, Men, Believers, and Kids.

Ships worldwide.

 

42. Call Number

The Cost: $35 per quarter. Save with an annual subscription. Subscribe here!

About this box: The Call Number book subscription provides eager readers with a newly released literary fiction or nonfiction book by a black writer. This quarterly subscription offers the option to receive the featured book only, or a complete experience including the book, 3-4 library-related items. Both subscription options come with a library packet, which includes a catalog card, spine label, label protector, and logo sticker.

Check out our Call Number details page for more info. Ships worldwide.

 

43. Bibliophilic Excursions

The Cost: Starts at $34.99 per month. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

About this box: Bibliophilic Excursions was created by two book-loving sisters who want to share their love for traveling to unfamiliar places through the words in books. Hand-selecting on-theme items from local artists and small business around the world, they bring each monthly book’s storyline to life, inviting you along on an experience of sight, taste, touch, and imagination. This subscription offers several box options, including fiction, nonfiction, mystery and more—and the price points vary for each.

Ships worldwide.

 

Kids Subscription Boxes:

44. Just Like Me! Book Box

Just Like Me October 2019 - All Items Unboxed

Image from our review.

The Cost: $28 per month + $5 shipping. Subscribe here!

About this box: Looking for representation in kids books? The Just Like Me! Book Box is a monthly subscription dedicated to children’s books that feature characters of color. Each box includes 2-3 books for kids under 12 plus fun book-related extras! Choose the age group that’s appropriate for your kid (ages 0-3, ages 4-8, or ages 9-12) to get the most of the books and educational experiences this wonderful box offers.

Check out our Just Like Me! Book Box reviews for more info. Ships to the US for $5.

 

45. Because Of You We Can

The Cost: $39.99 per month. Subscribe here!

About this box: Lessons in Black History should be taught year-round, not just in February, and that’s exactly what the Because of You We Can kid’s subscription box aims to do. This educational box is a curated package of products and tools that highlight some of the most inspiring historical figures and their impactful accomplishments. Meant for kids ages 5-12, this subscription is packed with fun activities, projects, and learning materials that celebrate important trailblazers, organizations, and movements in Black History.

Ships to the US for free, internationally for $25.

46. Goddess Food Factory Baking Subscription

The Cost: $34.99 per month + $11.99 shipping. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

About this box: The Goddess Food Factory monthly subscription features the recipes, tools, and tricks made by kid chef Simone Bridges—and what an inspiration she is! Chef Simone’s baking subscription is as educational as it is fun and delicious, highlighting the science behind baking while teaching kids how to concoct culinary creations. Have more than one kid who wants to get involved with these baking kits? Add extra sibling tools onto your subscription for $9.99 per month.

Ships to the US for $11.99.

 

47. Brown Toy Box

The Cost: $34.99 per month. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

About this box: Brown Toy Box is a kids subscription box sending culturally affirming toys, books, and games that are appropriate for your kid’s age and development. Options include boxes for ages 4-6, ages 6-8, and ages 9-12.

Ships worldwide.

 

48. WAM! Book Bundle

Diverse children's book subscription.

Image via WAM! Book Bundle.

The Cost: $27.99 per month + $5 shipping. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

About this box: The WAM! Book Bundle is a monthly kids subscription sending diverse children’s books for readers ages 3-10. Each delivery includes 2-3 new books, and some subscriptions also come with a family activity guide or educator activity guide for those planning to use this subscription as part of schooling, either at home or in a traditional setting. There are also one-time purchases available for the cost of 1 month’s subscription ($27.99 + shipping).

Ships to the US for $5.

 

49. Music Library Box

The Cost: $37 per month. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

About this box: No child is too young to learn about music, and the Music Library Box uses children’s books to introduce various music styles, genres, and musicians. Each monthly shipment includes 1 picture book and fun music-themed activities and crafts. This subscription also comes along with online resources for helping your child to enjoy all that the wonderful world of music has to offer.

Ships worldwide.

 

50. Momo’s Book Club

The Cost: Starts at $10 for the YA Edition, starts at $14 for 1 children’s book. Subscribe here!

About this box: Momo’s Book Club lets you choose whether you’d like to receive 1, 2, or 3 books per month, and the titles they send each month are selected to address important themes like female empowerment or dealing with bullying. With the goal of helping to raise empathetic young persons, this kids’ book club is curated with care—the books even come wrapped to make their arrival extra exciting!

Ships worldwide for free.

 

51. Black Girl MATHgic

The Cost: $39.95 per month. Subscribe here!

About this box: Girl bosses in the STEAM industry start with young mathematicians, and the Black Girl MATHgic box works to increase math confidence with its monthly curation of fun math activities and affirmations! Choose whether the 3rd-5th grade level box or the 6th-8th grade level box is right for your girl, and get her excited about the monthly mail that’s on the way. Each box contains a math activity booklet, a Caring Adult Guide that helps carers foster development, and 3-5 items and activities (including 1 screen-free one) that will inspire an awesome educational experience.

Ships to US only.

 

52. Jambo Book Club

The Cost: $29.99 per month. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

About this box: The Jambo Book Club subscription is a great way to fill your child’s book shelves with a multicultural book collection. Each month’s box will include 2-3 culturally inclusive books that feature storylines that both narrate everyday situations and ignite young imaginations. This subscription is tailored to ages 0-2, ages 3-4, ages 5-6, ages 7-9, ages 10-13, or mixed ages for siblings.

Ships worldwide.

 

53. Girl Gang Strong

The Cost: $41.99 every other month + shipping. Save with a longer subscription. Subscribe here!

About this box: The Girl Gang Strong box sends 5-8 items every other month month that are specifically intended to foster those ever-important self-loving sentiments in young girls. The spread will include things like motivational books, cute accessories and jewelry, and personal care products. This box also encourages subscribers to connect with their online community, where girls can exchange ideas and inspiration to lift one another up!

 Ships to the US for $10.99 and Canada for $9.

 

Food Subscriptions:

54. KETO BLACK

The Cost: $20 per month for the 5-snack box, $42 per month for the 8-10 snack box. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

About this box: If you follow a keto diet and are looking for delicious ways to boost you between meals, the KETO BLACK snack subscription has you covered. Choose the volume of snacks you’d like to receive, feel free to leave an additional dietary restriction note for the box curators, and let them do the high-quality ketogenic snack choosing for you. You can be guaranteed that each one will have 5g net carbs or less, and have fun exploring all the various offerings out there!

Ships to the US.

 

55. Marshmallow of the Month Club

The Cost: $11 per month for Mini box, $21 per month for regular box. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

About this box: Marshmallow of the Month is all about indulgence—and you deserve it! Each box contains small-batch, artisan marshmallows that were made with natural flavoring. Alongside them come cookies (with the option for gluten-free cookies), and your choice of tea, coffee, or hot cocoa with which to enjoy your featured sweet treats. The Mini box comes with just the marshmallow and cookies, and there’s also an Anniversary box that offers double the contents of the regular box so you can share your treat with a friend or your love.

Ships to US.


Do you subscribe to any of these black-owned subscriptions? Which ones caught your eye? Let us know in the comments!


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Comments (79)

  1. Wow! At a time i want to support more black owned businesses there goes MSA making it easy for me to identify. A heartfelt thank you for this list! Can’t wait to subscribe. Cocotique I see you!

  2. Wow! All of these look amazing! MSA needs to review more of these boxes.

  3. I would love to see reviews of ujamaa in the future !

  4. Marshmallows of the month has a gluten free option for the home made gram crackers it comes with! Love gourmet hand crafted marshmallows, so indulgent and good!

  5. It would be great to see these boxes reviewed on MSA. They look great! I have not heard of most of these.

    • Agreed! I’d love to see a bunch of these reviewed!

  6. I bought some things from Loved + Blessed because of reading this post, and the service was great! The box arrived quickly and the mini-posters, sticker, and necklace I got were high-quality. I also watched a free video course on Jamila’s website – “Miracles Do Happen” and it was quite good.

    A few months ago I ordered from the “As Seen in Journeebox” section of Kevia’s website and got fast delivery of fine products. They’re starting a new subscription called JourneeWell that provides gloves, sanitizer, etc. I got an email today saying the website for JourneeWell had a glitch and wasn’t working on July 1 as planned, but should be up soon.

    That Marshmallow of the Month box looks irresistable — must try it this fall!

  7. Legit never heard of majority of these boxes! :(. I feel so sad about that. Now I’ve seen about 20 I want to subscribe to, how does a girl decide????

  8. What a great list! I’m late to the party but would love to see Now in Books listed among these. Now in Books offers a monthly YA box or a quarterly Fiction box that features a new release paired with music.

  9. Thanks for this list.

  10. To Rena,
    Thank you for having the idea of creating this list! To Anna and Luna and other MSA-community friends, thank you for adding so many boxes to the early beginnings and development of this list. And to MSA, thank you – I love this article!

    • It makes me happy they did so!! Also MSA, would you consider adding Aroma Reveal Box and Copacetic Cosmetics? I’m happy you added Jersey Shore Cosmetics, they’re amazing! And I saw the suggestion for Marshmallow of the Month Club, yes please! Also, GlitzGlamBox, Ujamaa Box and Fortunately Inspired. And then Curated Self Care (as curated gift boxes, not recurring). Thank you for this!!

  11. Yes to Cloth & Paper! One of my favorite sub boxes of all time who is currently killing it. 👏

  12. Isn’t Journee box (Kevia) also black owned?

    • I realized that should be “Black” owned. (Years of editing to the Associated Press style created a habit I need to break…)

      • Yes, thank you, Leslie – we just added Journee Box to this list!

  13. Please add Girl Gang Strong Subscription Box to the list they are fairly new and black female owned plus it’s founded by a teen!!

    • Thanks, Jordan! This subscription boxes looks awesome! We are actively working to include additional recommendations 🙂

  14. I think Tribe beauty should be right under cocotique. I subscribe to both and they are both amazing. I’m wondering who made this line up. Journeebox is one I’ve been interested in for a while but not mentioned here either. Disappointed

  15. Two big ones are missing from this list: Tribe Beauty Box and Journee, They definitely should be added!

    • Thanks for your feedback! Both are added to this list 🙂

  16. There are two different curly hair boxes, and I had no idea that something like that existed! I’m going to go research both right now to see if one might be better for my curl type than the other. Thank you!!!

    • Awesome! Let us know which box you decide on, Frances!

  17. I’m surprised Tribe Beauty Box didn’t make the list. It’s a great box, especially for those who are interested in indie makeup brands

    • Hi, Mo! We appreciate you pointing out Tribe Beauty Box – this subscription has been added to the list!

  18. Thank you! Just got on the wait list for curlbox. I can’t wait!

    • I also just signed up for curl box! My poor hair has been abused so hopefully this will help!

  19. I noticed a new company on crate joy called skin 365 … looks like another black owned company

    It would be great if msa could review this box. The price is reasonable and from what I can tell by the photos it looks good

  20. Thanks so much for this list. I was just talking to my sister in law and she was asking about this. I personally subscribe to Brown Sugar box and Journee box. But I didn’t even know about the rest.

  21. Also The Bakery box. For bath and body products.

  22. MSA. – good start, but how did you miss Marshmallow of the Month Club!

    fyi – here’s several more as identified on Cratejoy:

    1. Black Girl MATHgic
    2. Work • Space • Spark
    3. Fortunately Inspired
    4. Cosmic Crystal Box
    5. Jambo Book Club
    6. KidsnCraftz
    7. Marshmallow of the Month Club
    8. The Motherland Plug
    9. EmbraceBox
    10. Music Library Box
    11. AROMA REVEAL – Self Care Subscription Box
    12. Culture Cakes Kit
    13. Momo’s Book Club
    14. The Mental Wealth Box
    15. The Baby Dust Box
    16. On The Go Mom Box
    17. KETO BLACK
    18. Bibliophilic Excursions

    • Thank you for your post. I cannot believe I did not know about marshmallow of the month. Also black girl maghgic is amazing!

    • Thank you so much for these suggestions! I put Work. Space. Spark and Aroma Reveal on my wish list.

  23. Let’s be real, buying lingerie from Rihanna is not helping BLM. This post from MSA could be a little more thoughtful.

    • To be fair, the post says black owned subscriptions, not specifically BLM. (This coming from someone who has a BLM sign in our front window)
      Support would still be appreciated.

    • Rihanna is proudly and unapologetically black. Why not support her? How many black-owned lingerie brands do you know at that scale?

      • Rihanna created Fenty beauty line to finally have a variety of foundation shades that support BIPOC. So, I’m pretty sure Rihanna had BLM in mind, since no other beauty company made that many shades in foundations specifically for BIPOC.

    • Rihanna also donates a ton of money to a bunch of different causes. I support that.

  24. Susan, your attitude super bums me out. Being black impacts every aspect of a person’s life & makes their lives more challenging, whether that’s walking down the street, driving home from work, finding a shampoo that works for their hair type, getting a small business loan, etc etc etc. (Some of these are also specific reasons why there DO need to be subscription boxes for black women, & why there do need to be posts supporting black-owned businesses.)

    That’s what people who are having “these issues” are trying to say. It seems like you, & other people like you, are not listening to black voices. You’ve set up some false equivalencies in your post that refuse to acknowledge the challenges that are unique to black people & that are pervasive in our society.

    And you’re tired of simply hearing/reading about it? Please try to imagine living that reality every day of your life.

  25. How about a blog post that caters to pets other then cats and dogs?

    I get ratty box emails, the box looks adorable! I dont have rats, yet if i did i d want to subscribe immediately

    How about a post devoted only to seasonal boxes?

    • Ok Karen. This post was not about the “pet lives matter” or “winter matters” movement.

      This post is to support black owned businesses and BIPOC, because if you have not noticed, black owned businesses do not get nearly as much attention as white businesses. Also, most of the people who review for MSA are white.

      • I agree, I would love to see a box for other pets.

      • Well said Mal!

    • Change your name to Karen! Also shouldn’t you had made that post on a pet subscription box review, or are you just causing trouble per usual?

  26. I would ALSO like to nominate the Journee Box and Tribe Beauty.

    Both boxes are curated perfectly and I absolutely love both boxes literally am so grateful I subscribed.

    • Yes! I immediately looked for Tribe Beauty Box and it wasn’t there. Bili is an inspiration.

    • I know, I was wondering “where’s Kevia??”

      • Thank you for all the feedback! Tribe Beauty Box is added to this list and Journee Box is in progress to be added.

      • I REALLY REALLY REALLY love the Tribe Beauty Box and I REALLY REALLY REALLY love the Journee Box.

        Tribe Beauty is just perfect. The curation of beauty is fresh, fun, and amazing. Billi is spot on. Not only is the box curated perfectly, it truly is an inclusive brand. Seriously, she did that. And now there is a lash subscription.

        The Journee Box is by far one of my favorite boxes ever. I can’t breathe or blink when I open it because I don’t want to miss any of the fine details. Kevia is so talented. The box itself is just so stunning.

        I love that I’ve been subscribed to both.
        Not only are both boxes amazing, it tickles me that they are black women owned companies. I will continue to subscribe to both as long as humanly possible. Both bring me joy because each is so well thought out. ❤️❤️

    • 🤗🤗🤗 This whole post makes me so happy, thanks MSA and everyone who participated adding to the list! 🥰😉🥰

  27. Great list! I would also like to see subscription boxes reviewed and/or curated by those who are also disabled, such as myself.

    • I would love to see that, too.

    • YES!!!

  28. It’s about time!

  29. I think you could add Journee Box to this list.

    • Thanks for recommending Journee Box – we’re getting this box added ASAP!

  30. If I’m not mistaken, I think I recall reading that MINTD is a black-owned business, by two beautiful, young sisters. So, it should also be included in this listed.

    • typo: *list not*listed. oops.

      • We appreciate you mentioning MINTD! They are now added to this list 🙂

    • Yessssss, GOAT Box, I LOVE Mintd! 🤗💃🤗

  31. I’d especially like to see the beauty boxes reviewed by more diverse reviewers – both age and ethnicity, but also clothing and lifestyle boxes, and would like to see some lgbtq representation.

    • I AGREE! Reading reviews about boxes for men, written by their wives, drives me insane. I’m sure the demo for this skews heavily female, married, older, and may not be as liberal minded, but c’mon! Spice it up a little bit! 🙂

      • I agree also.

      • Thanks for all of your feedback! We’re currently focusing on expanding our review team to include more Black writers, as well as to people of all ages, gender, and ethnicity.

    • I offered to collaborate my dog’s account for Dog boxes (he’s got a large following) and MSA never responded to my email . Liz used to respond without hours. Now, it’s crickets.
      I know it’s not the same…

      Would totally love to see representation for all the boxes. Men reviews. LGBTQ reviews. BIPOC reviews. Reviews by age group? Maybe give platform to more than core team?

  32. Awesome post. I am going to support some of these right now.

    • Thanks for sharing, Christina!

  33. Jersey Shore Cosmetics is also black-owned. Their lip balms are great, & you can subscribe to them at different levels through CrateJoy.

    • Thanks for this feedback, Marion! Jersey Shore Cosmetics has been added to the list 🙂

  34. Thanks for this. I didn’t know most of these actually exist. I’d love to see a few more of these on the list reviewed.

    • Thanks, Vi! We are actively taking the next steps to make sure boxes on this list are reviewed. Let us know if there are any boxes, in particular, you’d like to see reviewed!

  35. I do also want to mention that it would be nice to see more of these reviewed and Tribe Beauty Box isn’t on here (which actually is a box you review…).

    • You beat me to it! I was just going to mention Tribe.

    • Hi JackieCupcake,
      Yes! Tribe Beauty Box should definitely be on this list. I subscribed to it based on a positive MSA review.
      Hi MSA team,
      Could you please consider adding Tribe (and the other boxes everyone commenting has mentioned)?

      • Thanks for all of your feedback! Tribe Beauty Box and the others mentioned have been added to this list (or are in progress to be added) and we’re actively taking the next steps to get additional boxes reviewed soon!

  36. This is great, but I’d also love to see more diversity on this site from reviewers. You have a huge audience and it would be nice to see a wider variety in not only ethnicity, but also in age, gender, etc.

    • This. More Black, Latina, and Asian women please. More women with different skin tones and different hair textures reviewing beauty boxes.

      • Hi Cat,
        That would be great. I know we get a bit more diversity through the ‘Insider’ reviews, but I’m also hoping that MSA will add more WOC and Asian permanent and contract reviewers. Because I’ll feel even better about reading the thoughts of those reviewers in the knowledge they’ve been paid for their valuable insights and work!

      • Thanks for all of your feedback! We’re currently focusing on expanding our review team to include more Black writers, as well as to people of all ages, gender, and ethnicity.

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