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18 Subscription Boxes That Are Giving Back Right Now

18 Ways You Can Support COVID-19 Relief

Charitable giving is nothing new to the subscription box world—in fact, here is a list of your favorite brands who donate proceeds on a regular basis! However, some companies are going above and beyond by forming initiatives to help out their community. From donating a percentage of each sale, to pledging to support small brands, and even partnering with large organizations to support those on the frontlines!—the companies on this list are taking this opportunity to do good. Read on to see how your favorite subscriptions are supporting those financially affected by coronavirus.

 

1. Bespoke Post

Black and Tan canvas tote next to an S-hook from the November 2019 Bespoke Post Cargo box

Image via our review.

How they’re giving back: Bespoke Post is buying $10,000,000 worth of “products from emerging brands and small manufacturers over the next 12 months to help our fellow small business community get through the COVID-19 crisis.” Learn more here!

Cost: $45 per month + $3.95 shipping to the lower 48 states and $10 to Hawaii, Alaska, and Canada. Orders over $75 qualify for free shipping. Sign up here!

COUPON: Use code ADDICT25 to 25% off your first box.

Ships to: The US and Canada

What You Get: Each month, several themes are available for subscribers to choose from, or you can skip the month if you want to hold off to see what the next month will offer. While they aren’t all about clothing, they do typically have at least one seasonal clothing box available–and they’ll help finish off your look with stylish choices such as high-quality earbuds, watches, pocket knives, drinkware, and more.

Want to learn more about Bespoke Post? Read our Bespoke Post reviews!

2. Billie

A complete Billie set including razor, razor case, and lotion next to Billie's packaging pouch.

Image via our updated review (coming soon!).

How they’re giving back:

We donate 1% of all revenue to causes around the world. In light of recent news, we are currently donating to local food banks across America who are working to serve the immediate needs of people affected by the Coronavirus outbreak.

Cost: $9.00 for the starter kit. Subscription Options: $9.00/4-pack of 5-blade cartridges. Choose your auto-ship frequency: every 1, 2, or 3 months. Sign up here!

Ships to: The US

What You Get: In addition to razors, pick between body lotion, shave cream, and body wash in fruity botanical scents, as well as a razor travel case. They also just introduced non-shaving beauty items like lip balm, dry shampoo, and facial wipes!

Want to learn more about Billie Shave Club? Read our Billie review!

3. Yumi

Five full Yumi Food jars stacked like a pyramid with packaging separating the bottom and middle tiers.

Image via our review.

How they’re giving back: 

For every meal purchased, Yumi will donate one meal to Feeding America. #EatTogetherAtHome

Cost: Starts at $35 per week (1 meal per day at $5 per meal). Sign up here!

COUPON: Use code MSA50 to get 50% off your first purchase!

Ships to: The continental US.

What You Get: Yumi provides healthy purees and finger foods meant to make introducing your baby to their first solids stress-free and nutrient-rich. Foods come in 4.5 oz. recyclable jars. They have divided their options into four stages: single-ingredient purées for 4+ month olds, multi-ingredient smooth purées for 7+ month olds, multi-ingredient chunky purées for 9+ month olds, and bites & puffs for 10+ month olds. Everything Yumi makes is organic, non-GMO, low sugar, and free of the 8 most common allergens (milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, crustacean shellfish, wheat, and soy). Their menu includes 70 options that rotate weekly, and are made fresh in California each week.

Want to learn more about Yumi? Read our Yumi review!

4. Trade Coffee

A bird's eye view of the Trade Coffee cardboard box, 1 package of coffee beans, and an informational booklet and sticker.

Image via our review.

How they’re giving back: Trade Coffee teamed up with Chobani to donate proceeds from “every first coffee order to roaster employee funds.” There’s also an option to contribute directly.

We’re giving new customers a way to shop mindfully. Trade is donating $2 from every first coffee bag purchase to our roasters’ employee funds, and Chobani will match dollar-for-dollar each contribution by Trade up to $20,000.

Learn more here!

Cost: Starts at $15 per week. Get “The Classics” for $25/shipment (two 12 oz bags per shipment, $12.50 per bag) or “The Hookup” for more adventurous varieties priced at $15-$22 for one 12 oz bag per shipment. Sign up here!

COUPON: Get 30% off your first subscription shipment, plus free shipping! No coupon needed - just use this link.

Ships to: The US for free.

What You Get: Trade Coffee matches you with small batch coffees from unique roasters around the country, based on a short quiz and how you rate each shipment. Beans are shipped directly to you from the roaster soon after roasting, so you always get the freshest cup no matter which brand of coffee you end up with. Rate your coffees to get new recommendations from Trade and let them find the perfect cup for you, or hand pick your own selection from available varieties each week.

Want to learn more about Trade Coffee? Read our Trade Coffee review!

5. Watch Gang

A cardboard box open to the left of a watch in an open case and booklet from March 2018's Watch Gang

Image via our review.

How they’re giving back: Through the end of April, 50% of proceeds will “go toward helping with the COVID-19 efforts and those impacted. We did this during Hurricane Harvey, the Australian wildfires, and have ongoing relationships with Wounded Warriors, Gary Sinese Foundation and more.”

Cost: Plans start at $49.99 per month + $9.82 US shipping. Sign up here!

COUPON: Use code WATCHADDICT to get 15% off your first box!

Ships to: The US and worldwide

What You Get: One new watch per month (quarterly subscription also available), based on a style quiz that’s taken during the sign-up process. One member also wins a Rolex or TAG Heuer every week! Watch Gang does not accept returns, but they do encourage partaking in one of their buy/sell/trade groups to find a watch you love.

Want to learn more about Watch Gang? Read our Watch Gang reviews!

6. Chewy

A room filled with chewy boxes and toys next to a dog, armchair, pillow, and end table.

Image via Chewy.

How they’re giving back: Chewy partnered with GreaterGood.org to support animal shelters and organizations:

Pets have the power to connect people, and they bring us delight and comfort; our world is just better with more of them in it. In times such as these, we need to make sure that their welfare is not overshadowed by current events. We are proud to work alongside organizations such as GreaterGood.org (a charitable organization that works to improve the health and well-being of people, pets, and the planet) and other non-profit partners to donate more than $2.95 million in pet food, healthcare supplies and other products to animal welfare organizations most severely affected by the regional economic impact of the coronavirus. Shelters and rescues are reporting exponential activity due to the pandemic and anticipate greater need in the near future.

Learn more here!

Cost: It’s up to you! Save an extra 5-10% on your regular dog food order when you choose an autoship plan. Sign up here!

Ships to: The US

What You Get: Chewy’s autoship program lets you save on the quality dog food you were going to order anyway. Simply add the products you need to your cart, and choose the autoship option in checkout to have those items sent out on the recurring schedule you choose.

 

7. L.O.L. Surprise! Box

A collection LOL Surprise Box merchandise from December 2019.

Image via our review.

How they’re giving back: 

Like so many others, we see the impact from COVID-19 and want to help our community. That’s why we are working to raise money for the United Way COVID-19 Relief Fund. We’re donating 20% of proceeds from new subscriptions made between April 1 and April 10, 2020 to the fund – giving money to those who need help during the global pandemic.”

Cost: $38.00 a quarter + $7.00 US shipping Sign up here!

Ships to: The US and Australia, Belgium, Brunei, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Hungary, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK. Shipping costs vary.

What You Get:

6-8 exclusive L.O.L. Surprise! products including apparel, accessories, toys, homewares, and stationery for kids to wear, use, and play with. These items are limited edition – once they sell out, they’re gone forever! In addition to these custom-made items, every box comes with a randomly selected L.O.L. Surprise! Doll or Pet from an existing series.

Want to learn more about L.O.L. Surprise? Read our L.O.L. Surprise reviews!

8. Vegancuts

A bird's eye view of various snacks vertically lined up with a Vegancuts box in the center.

Image via our review.

How they’re giving back: From Vegancuts’ website:

We continue to donate a portion of all proceeds to animal sanctuaries during this trying time for many non-profits.

Cost: The Snack Box is $24.95 per month and the Beauty Box is $22.95 per month. Sign up here!

COUPON: Use code MSA to save $5 off your first box!

Ships to: The US and worldwide

What You Get: Vegancuts offers monthly Snack and Beauty boxes, along with a quarterly Makeup box. All items are vegan and ingredient-conscious. They also recently launched a Build Up Your Pantry Box, which contains 16 shelf-stable foods.

Want to learn more about Vegancuts? Read our Vegancuts Snack Box reviews and Vegancuts Beauty Box reviews!

 

9. Fabletics

Women wearing a lilac top and purple camouflage printed leggings from Fabletics

Image via our review.

How they’re giving back: Now through June 30th, Fabletics will be “pledging $125,000 to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization, powered by the United Nations Foundation. $5 of each Demi Lovato collection sale will ‘provide crucial gear to frontline workers.'”

The Cost: $49.95/month. Sign up here!

COUPON: Get two pairs of leggings for $24 ($99 value). No coupon needed - just use this link.

Ships to: The US and Australia

What You Get: This fitness apparel company was co-founded by Kate Hudson, and it uses a VIP subscription model. So, members pay $49.95 per month to get access to special pricing (40-50% off retail) on their amazing performance fitness gear. Each month, Fabletics releases a new collection of products, patterns, and styles to choose from. Opt to shop the collection and apply your $49.95 to a new outfit (Fabletics automatically curates looks that suit your preferences and sizing), skip the month completely (in which case, you won’t be charged), or have your $49.95 saved as credit to your account for later. We’re smitten with their figure-flattering pieces (check out their plus offerings!) and great quality. Cool collections inspired by celeb partners like Kelly Rowland and Demi Lovato aren’t bad, either!

Want to learn more about Fabletics? Read our Fabletics reviews!

 

10. Purple Carrot

Ingredients packaged and surrounding a cardboard box from Purple Carrot

Image via our review.

How they’re giving back: From Purple Carrot’s FAQ:

Starting March 20, and continuing through the end of May, we will be donating a percentage of sales from all Purple Carrot boxes to Feeding America.

Additionally, we’ll be providing a 30% recurring discount of our meals to all healthcare workers fighting COVID-19 on the front lines. This offer will run through the end of May 2020.

The Cost: $12.00 per serving. Sign up here!

COUPON: Use code CARROT30 to get $30 off your first box!

Ships to: The contiguous US

What You Get: Calling all vegans! Offering three new completely vegan meals per week, Purple Carrot might just be the most plant-based-friendly meal kit subscription out there. With meals ranging from dairy- and meat-free takes on staple dishes to adventurous fare inspired by worldly cuisine, this box is a great place to start for those considering going vegan.

Want to learn more about Purple Carrot? Read our Purple Carrot reviews!

 

11. Jojo Siwa Box

A collection of merchandise from the December 2019 Jojo Siwa Box.

Image via our review.

How they’re giving back:

Like so many others, we see the impact from COVID-19 and want to help our community. That’s why we are working to raise money for the United Way COVID-19 Relief Fund. We’re donating 20% of proceeds from new subscriptions made between April 1 and April 10, 2020 to the fund – giving money to those who need help during the global pandemic.

Cost: $30 a quarter + shipping. Save with an annual subscription. Sign up here.

Ships to: The US and the UK

What You Get: $60+ value of limited edition JoJo Siwa products in every box, such as clothes, accessories, DIY projects. Plus, a new bow from JoJo’s collection in each delivery!

Want to learn more about Jojo Siwa Box? Read our Jojo Siwa Box reviews!

 

12. Pura Vida

A pura Vida box closed with the information booklet open and two muslin jewelry pouches on the side..

Image via our review.

How they’re giving back: During the month of April, Pura Vida is donating to Feeding America:

We’re donating $1 to Feeding America for every order placed this month. Every dollar donated helps secure and distribute at least 10 meals to families in need through the Feeding America network of food banks. US orders only. Does not apply to monthly club subscription purchases.

Cost: The Pura Vida Bracelet Club is $14.95 per month. The Pura Vida Jewelry Club is $19.95 a month. Subscribe here!

Ships: Worldwide

What You Get: The Bracelet Club includes exclusive bracelets with a beachy vibe. Each delivery contains up to a $50 value, and the woven bracelets included are perfect for stacking, mixing, matching, and sharing with friends. The Jewelry Club includes two exclusive, on-trend jewelry items with a value of up to $65. Boxes include including earrings, rings, necklaces, and beyond.

Want to learn more about Pura Vida? Read our Pura Vida Bracelets Club reviews and our Pura Vida Jewelry Club reviews!

 

13. Freshly

A collection of pre-packaged Freshly meals surrounding a cardboard box from Freshly.

Image via our review.

How they’re giving back: Freshly has partnered with Nestle to donate $500,000 to Meals on Wheels America. Learn more here!

Cost: Ranges from $49.99 for 4 meals per week to $197.89 for 12 meals per week. Sign up here!

Ships to: Most of the contiguous US

What You Get: Freshly sends meals that cut down prep time by removing it entirely—these chef-curated dishes arrive fresh and ready to eat in 3 minutes or less! Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available, and you can expect simple, healthy, clean meals that are all gluten-free, protein-packed, free from refined sugars, and all natural. 

Want to learn more about Freshly? Read our Freshly reviews!

Additional ways you can support those on the frontlines:

14. Ipsy Glam Bag

Image via Ipsy.

How they’re giving back: Ipsy is caring for healthcare workers by sending out self-care packages and aiming to raise $100,000 for the American Nurses Foundation’s Coronavirus Response Fund. Learn more about how you can contribute here!

Cost: The Ipsy Glam Bag is $12 per month. Subscribe here!

Ships to: The US and Canada

What You Get: The Ipsy Glam Bag subscription offers so much bang for your buck! It boasts a mix of high-end and drugstore products, a blend of makeup and skincare, and bonus beauty tools. This popular box thrills by including full-size beauty items in a stylish bag.

Want to learn more about Ipsy Glam Bag? Read our Ipsy reviews and Ipsy spoilers!

 

15. Universal Standard

How they’re giving back:  Universal Standard has a special offer for medical professionals. From the Universal Standard homepage:

There are simply no words to describe what those in the medical community are up against as they fight COVID-19 across the United States. So, for now, we just wanted to say thank you.

As a token of our gratitude, we’re offering a free piece of Foundation to every doctor, nurse, and medical worker who wants one, while supplies last. Foundation is our collection of incredibly soft tees, bodysuits, and tanks: perfect for layering under scrubs, or changing into at home after a long shift.

It’s a small gesture, but it’s one we hope brings some joy during these trying times. Email a photo of your credential to [email protected] for a little bit of comfort, from US to you.

Free Foundation orders are final sale. Offer only valid in the United States.

Cost: It’s up to you! Universal Standard does not offer a subscription box, but you can work with a personal stylist through their 1:1 Virtual Styling Service.

Ships to: The US

What You Get: Universal Standard is a size-inclusive (00-40!) clothing brand that focuses on high-quality clothing in shapes and cuts that are engineered to feel good and flatter. They have an amazing range of clothing to choose from: everything from basics to dresses, jeans to outerwear!

 

16. Bless Box

a collection of items in a box from the Bless Box Everyday Hero Edition.

Image via MARKED by Inked.

How they’re giving back: Bless Box, Yogi Surprise, and MARKED by Inked have partnered to create the Show Your Everyday Hero care package that allows you to “send a gift to your hero and tell them how much you appreciate all that they do.” Choose between the Bless – Everyday Hero Edition ($100 value),  Marked – Everyday Hero Edition ($85 value), or Yogi – Everyday Hero Edition ($80 value). Boxes are free (just pay shipping and handling). 

Cost: Bless Box’s subscription costs $29.99 a month + shipping. Sign up here!

COUPON: Use code MSA35 to save 35% off your first box.

Ships to: The US for $7.50 and worldwide for $15

What You Get: Bless Box is a monthly lifestyle subscription box for women, curated by Sazan Hendrix. Each box will include items in the beauty, health, and food categories.

Want to learn more about Bless Box? Read our Bless Box reviews!

17. Yogi Surprise

a collection of items in a box from the Yogi Surprise Box Everyday Hero Edition.

Image via MARKED by Inked.

How they’re giving back: Bless Box, Yogi Surprise, and MARKED by Inked have partnered to create the Show Your Everyday Hero care package that allows you to “send a gift to your hero and tell them how much you appreciate all that they do.” Choose between the Bless – Everyday Hero Edition ($100 value),  Marked – Everyday Hero Edition ($85 value), or Yogi – Everyday Hero Edition ($80 value). Boxes are free (just pay shipping and handling). 

Cost: Yogi Surprise’s subscription costs $44.95 + free US shipping. Sign up here.

COUPON: Use code MSA25 to save 25% off your first box!

Ships to: The US

What You Get: 6-8 full-size products designed to nourish and support wellbeing, vitality, and growth. Often included is a variety of items from handcrafted yoga accessories and natural beauty items to herbal tonics, organic snacks, and superfood essentials.

Want to learn more about Yogi Surprise? Read our Yogi Surprise reviews!

 

18. MARKED by Inked

a collection of items in a box from the Marked By Ink Everyday Hero Edition.

Image via MARKED by Inked.

How they’re giving back: Bless Box, Yogi Surprise, and Marked By Ink have partnered to create the Show your Everyday Hero care package that allows you to “send a gift to your hero and tell them how much you appreciate all that they do.” Choose between the Bless – Everyday Hero Edition ($100 value),  Marked – Everyday Hero Edition ($85 value), or Yogi – Everyday Hero Edition ($80 value). Boxes are free ( just pay shipping and handling). 

Cost: The MARKED by Inked subscription costs $39.95 per box

Ships to: Most of the contiguous US

What You Get: MARKED by Inked is a bi-monthly subscription box celebrating tattoo culture, art, style & tattoo wellness.

 


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Written by Sara McClelland

Sara McClelland

Sara received a gift subscription to Birchbox in 2013 and has been intrigued by (ok, obsessed with) discovery and fashion boxes ever since. Her basset hound, Oliver, is a huge fan of Barkbox, too.

Comments (6)

  1. The Bless, Yogi Surprise, and Marked Boxes are all FREE to celebrate your heroes. One-time gift boxes valued at $75-$100+. The only charge is shipping & expediting handling of $15.

  2. Stitch fix is having one of there factories make masks.

  3. Boxycharm is donating boxes to hospital workers.

  4. “Giving”, not “giving back”. You cannot give back to a fund or charity if you didn’t take from that fund or charity.

    • “Give back” has become a commonplace term to mean helping others. If it helps, maybe think of it as the company giving back some of their profits for the benefit of others.

  5. MSA should review the Marked box!

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