MSA is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Read the full disclosure.

The 17 Best Skincare & Beauty Subscription Box Gifts

Looking for the perfect gift for the beauty lover, skincare guru, or makeup fan in your life? Give them a beauty subscription box! Each monthly beauty package arrives filled with new products, like cosmetics, skincare, hair products, beauty tools, deluxe samples, and other surprises—everything your recipient needs to stay on top of the trends and feel fierce, whether they’re a vegan beauty expert, wellness aficionado, or just dipping their toes into the world of beauty subscription services. Perhaps you’re even looking for a new favorite monthly subscription box for yourself! Continue reading below for the best beauty subscription boxes – then be sure to share your favorites with us in the comments.

Updated 10/16/2020 to remove canceled boxes and include additional options

Beauty & Makeup Subscription Gifts

These are some of our favorite boxes that have easy gifting options or unique presentations that make them great for holiday giving. Check them out and get details on how to gift them this holiday season:

1. IPSY: Give The Gift Of The Glam Bag

ipsy

Image from our review

Cost: Plans start at $12/month. Sign Up Now

What They’ll Get: IPSY is one of our readers’ most-loved beauty and makeup subscriptions! Each month, your gift-getter will receive a personalized “Glam Bag”, an assortment of sample- and full-size beauty, makeup, skincare, and even hair care products from big-name and up-and-coming brands, all packaged up in a handy makeup bag. It’s a great way to discover new brands and try new shades!

Gift It: Sign Up Here and follow these instructions to gift IPSY.

Ships to U.S. and Canada.

Check out all of our IPSY reviews right here!

2. Birchbox: The Monthly Beauty Subscription Box That Started It All

Birchbox

Image from our review

Cost: $15 per month. Save with longer commitments. Sign Up Now

What They’ll Get: Birchbox is the monthly beauty subscription box that started it all, and they still remain a great gift option. Best of all? They make gifting super easy, with options for prepaid subscriptions and gift cards, and non-subscription gifts too. Every month, Birchbox sends a curated box of 5 personalized beauty samples from beloved brands and new can’t-miss companies. If you’re ordering a gift subscription, the first box will be full of more general crowd-pleasers. Then, your recipient will receive an email with a Beauty Profile to fill out. From then on, they’ll get picks suited to their specific skin, hair, and makeup preferences!

Gift It: Buy A Gift Certificate

Ships to the U.S., FranceSpain, and the UK.

Check out all of our Birchbox reviews right here!

3. Allure Beauty Box: The Best Of Allure Beauty Delivered To Your Door

Allure Beauty Box

Image from our reviews

Cost: $23 per month. Sign Up Now  

What They’ll Get: Know someone who reads Allure Magazine or follows the Allure Best of Beauty Awards religiously? They’re going to love the Allure Beauty Box! Each monthly box includes at least six deluxe-sized samples (including at least 3 full-size items in every box). Occasionally they’ll add a bonus item, too, and the samples tend to be generous. Look forward to well-known brands for hair, skin, and your makeup bag, such as Laura Mercier and The Nue!

Gift It: Buy A Gift Subscription (scroll down on their site for gift options)

Ships to the U.S. and Puerto Rico only.

Read our Allure Beauty Box Reviews right here!

4. Boxycharm: Beauty Essentials With Optional Add-Ons

Boxycharm

Image from our review

Cost: $25 per month. Save with longer commitments. Sign Up Now 

What They’ll Get: Boxycharm has exploded in popularity this year, and will be sure to delight your trendiest makeup-loving friend. Each box includes 4-5 beauty items with a focus on makeup (think eyeshadow palettes, lipsticks, and more) and beauty tools, with some skincare or other items occasionally added in as well. There are even optional add-ons offered at a discount. Best of all: Each box promises a retail value of over $100!  

Gift It: Buy a Gift Subscription

A note about gifting: At this time, Boxycharm doesn’t have a true gift subscription option. You’ll need to sign up and enter your recipient’s name and address in the shipping info fields. Boxycharm adds in this tip for folks with existing Boxycharm accounts: “You MUST create a new account with a different email address per subscription as a hold will be placed on any additional boxes you add to your already existing account.”

Ships to U.S. and Canada. 

Check out all of our BoxyCharm reviews right here!

 

5. Bombay & Cedar: A Lifestyle & Clean Beauty Box Sure To Excite

Image from our review

Cost: $31.95 per month for the Beauty Box. Save with longer commitments. Sign Up Now

What They’ll Get: Each month, the Bombay & Cedar Beauty Box sends 5-6 clean, vegan, and cruelty-free beauty and skincare products focused around a theme, such as “Radiant” (October’s theme). They also offer a Lifestyle Box! Ideal for any clean beauty or skincare lover looking to discover new brands and try recent skincare and makeup launches, the products included are either full- or deluxe-sized with a promised combined retail value of over $100.

Gift It: Purchase a gift card here. The Lifestyle Box may be purchased as a gift for $49.95 here.

Ships free to the U.S., to Canada for $5.95, and internationally for $10.95.

Check out our Bombay & Cedar Beauty Box reviews right here!

 

6. New Beauty TestTube: Editor-Approved Beauty Products And Samples

Image from our review

Cost: $29.95 every other month + $8.95 U.S. shipping. Sign Up Now 

What They’ll Get: The first box of its kind, NewBeauty TestTube is a bi-monthly beauty and makeup subscription box that focuses on samples of beauty products found within the pages of NewBeauty Magazine. Every other month they’ll send a tube full of deluxe and full-size beauty samples, along with a digital subscription to NewBeauty Magazine. While somewhat pricier than other beauty subscriptions, the box includes eight deluxe- and full-size products with an estimated value of at least $180. 

Gift It: Buy a Gift Subscription

Ships to the continental U.S. for $8.95. Winter box ships the week of December 14th.

Check out our New Beauty TestTube reviews right here!

 

7. LiveGlam’s MorpheMe Brush Club: A Brush Club For Bold Beauty Lovers

Live Glam Brushes

Image from our review

Cost: $19.99 per month. Sign Up Now 

What They’ll Get: Maybe the makeup maven in your life already has products they swear by and use every day. Treat them to some new tools, instead! This subscription sends out 3-7 quality brushes every month, including liner, foundation, contour, eyeshadow, and powder brushes, with a guaranteed value of at least $30. Subscribers can also swap between other LiveGlam subscriptions, so if you’re overwhelmed by brushes, you can easily try their liquid lipsticks or eyeshadows instead.

Gift It: Buy a Gift Subscription

A note about gifting: There’s no official way to gift MorpheMe, so we recommend following this link and subscribing on behalf of your recipient!

Ships to U.S. and worldwide. 

Check out our LiveGlam MorpheMe Brush Club reviews!

 

8. Facetory: For The Mask-Lover In Your Life

Image from our review

Cost: $8.90 for 4 masks per month, $19.90 for 7 masks per month, $49.95 for 5-6 skincare products + 5-6 face masks per season. Sign Up Now

What They’ll Get: Who doesn’t need a little self-care these days? This is a great beauty subscription for the k-beauty lover in your life or anyone who loves a good sheet mask! And the price tag alone will put a smile on your face. Perfect as a stocking-stuffer or go big with the luxe subscription to really wow them.

Gift It: Buy a Gift Subscription

Ships free within the U.S., international shipping starts at $9.95

Check out our Facetory reviews right here!

 

9. BeautyFIX by DermStore: For The Beauty-Obsessed Who Puts Skincare First

BeautyFIX

Image from our review

Cost: $24.95 per month, $34.95 one-time purchase. Sign Up Now

What They’ll Get: Each month, you’ll receive six or more professional-grade and exclusive beauty products to keep your hair, skin, and makeup collection looking and feeling fresh! BeautyFIX is curated by the beauty experts at Dermstore.com, so you can count on innovative, quality skincare products. Expect a mix of full- and travel-sized products with a total value of $100 or more. Sweet!  

Gift It: Sign Up Now OR Buy A One Time Box

Ships to the U.S.

Check out all our Beauty Fix reviews right here!

 

10. Cocotique: Selfcare In A Box For Women Of Color

Full Contents for Cocotique September 2020

Image from our review

Cost: $25 per month. Save with longer commitments. Sign up now!

What They’ll Get: Cocotique is a monthly subscription box delivering beauty and lifestyle products for women of color. Each month you receive a curated box of 5-8 full-size or deluxe sample-sized products ranging from hair care, skin care, nails, fragrance, and makeup, to lifestyle products, and more. 

Gift It: Buy a Gift Subscription

Ships free within the U.S.

Check out our Cocotique reviews right here!

 

11.  Petit Vour: The Original Vegan Beauty Box

Petit Vour

Image from our review

Cost: $18 a month to the US (Canada – $23 a month, Worldwide $25 a month). Sign Up Now 

What They’ll Get: If your loved one is a fan of clean, vegan, and natural skincare and makeup, this box is for you! Petit Vour focuses on quality over quantity, so you can usually expect four samples, some of which may be full-size. We’ve discovered some great new cruelty-free, non-toxic cosmetics and skincare brands from this subscription and we think it makes the perfect gift for the clean-beauty fan in your life!

Gift It: Buy a Gift Subscription

Ships free to the U.S., Canada (starting at $10.99), and international (starting at $19.99)

Check out all of our Petit Vour reviews to learn more!

 

12.  Kinder Beauty Box: Vegan And Cruelty-Free Beauty For Everyone

Kinder Beauty

Image from our review

Cost: $25 per month. Save with longer commitments. Sign Up Now

What They’ll Get: Kinder Beauty Box is perfect for the ingredient-conscious beauty addict. This box promises over $75 in value of 100% vegan and cruelty-free products, including skincare, haircare, makeup, and other accessories. Plus, they include two full-size products in every box. Kinder Beauty also donates a portion of all sales to animal rights and environmental causes.

Gift It: Buy a Gift Subscription

Ships free to the U.S., internationally for $5.95.

Check out all our Kinder Beauty reviews right here!

 

13. LiveGlam Lippie Club: A Lipstick Club For Your Most Glam Friend

Image from our review

Cost: $19.99 per month. Save with longer commitments. Sign Up Now

What They’ll Get: Lippie Club is a monthly liquid lipstick club by LiveGlam! Each month, subscribers receive “lippies” from their exclusive collection of liquid lipsticks, glosses, crayons, and more. Every package contains 3-4 unique products in a themed collection, and you’ll never get the same color twice.

Gift It: Buy a Gift Subscription

A note about gifting: There’s no official way to gift LiveGlam Lippie Club, so we recommend following this link and subscribing on behalf of your recipient!

Ships to U.S. and worldwide. 

Check out all our LiveGlam Lippie Club reviews right here!

 

14. Boxwalla Green Beauty Box: High-End Cruelty-Free Beauty

Boxwalla Beauty box

Image from our review

Cost: $49.95 every other month. Sign Up Now

What They’ll Get: Like all of its subscription boxes (which include film, books, and food, in addition to beauty), Boxwalla’s beauty box is thoughtfully curated and packaged with care. The products are always top-notch, packed with nutrients, and cruelty-free. This box is on the pricier end of the beauty subscription box spectrum, but well worth it for the high-end, plant-based potions you receive.

Gift It: Buy a Gift Subscription

Ships free to the U.S.

Check out all our reviews of the Boxwalla Beauty Box right here!

 

15. Look Fantastic Beauty Box: Handpicked Beauty From The U.K.

Look Fantastic Beauty

Image from our review

Cost: $19 per month + free U.S. shipping.  Sign Up Here 

What They’ll Get: Look Fantastic Beauty Box is a beauty subscription box from the U.K. that includes at least six handpicked items along with an issue of Elle U.K. magazine. The box includes skincare, haircare, cosmetics, and body products curated around a theme. Shipping is free to the U.S., and the value of these boxes is always impressive!  

Gift It: Buy a Gift Subscription

Ships to the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia. 

Check out Look Fantastic Beauty Box Reviews to learn more!

 

16. Margot Elena Discovery Box: A Scented Seasonal Lifestyle Box

Margot Elena

Image from our review

Cost: $59.99 per quarter + $6.95 shipping. Sign Up Now

What They’ll Get: Margot Elena is an amazing seasonal lifestyle box full of bodycare, homewares, and beauty products from the Margot Elena family of fragrance brands. Think elegant perfumes, creams, and more from boutique faves like Lollia, TokyoMilk, Love & Toast, and Library of Flowers – to name a few. This thoughtfully prepared box looks as fantastic as it smells, plus it contains $200+ worth of product!

Gift It: Sign Up Now. Choose “Send as eGift” at checkout. Gift cards cannot be used to buy subscription boxes.

Ships to the U.S. for $6.95.

Check out our Margot Elena reviews here!

 

17. LiveGlam Eyeshadow Club: A Monthly Eyeshadow Delivery

LiveGlam ShadowMe Eyeshadow palette review june 2020

Image from our review

Cost: $19.99 every other month + free U.S. shipping. Sign Up Now

What They’ll Get: LiveGlam is a popular beauty subscription box company that offers an Eyeshadow Club, along with the MorpheMe Brush Club, and LiveGlam Lippie Club liquid lipstick subscription box. The Eyeshadow Club is a bi-monthly eyeshadow subscription where subscribers receive a palette of 9 or 10 new eyeshadows every other month. LiveGlam Eyeshadow Club recently launched a feature that allows subscribers to choose their first eyeshadow collection when they sign up for a subscription!

Gift It: Buy a Gift Subscription 

Ships to the U.S. and worldwide. 

Check out all our LiveGlam reviews right here!


If you enjoyed this round-up, check out our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide for the best subscription box gifts for everyone on your list!


Written by Julie O’Boyle-Sharp

Julie O’Boyle-Sharp

As a copywriter and editor, Julie crafts reviews and articles for MSA. Her favorite subscription boxes are any that introduce her to new products in the clean beauty, sustainable style, and outdoor adventure realms. A self-described “outdoor cat”, Julie enjoys taking advantage of everything her home state of Maine has to offer and spends her free time hiking, surfing, snowboarding, trail running, and doing volunteer trail maintenance. When she’s not penning reviews or spending time outdoors, Julie can be found snuggling with her two cats and working on her blog, By Julie Sharp, which celebrates secondhand style, sustainability, and adventure.

Comment (1)

  1. Julie, are you new?? I see your from Maine!! Yeah Maine!! There are a couple of us from this great State here!!! Welcome!!

Please do not enter your email address in the Name field or in the comment content!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Remember to post with kindness and respect. Comments with offensive language, cruelness to others, etc will not be approved. See our full comment policy here.