Admit it: Your Instagram's been flooded with celebrities and influencers of every level hashtagging the crap out of every subscription box under the sun. With so many kinds out there — bringing you surprise samplers of everything from self-care kits to craft projects for foul-mouthed DIYers (seriously, that's a thing) — it's hard to know what's worth spending on. Don't worry — we gotchu. These are the best of the best, particularly for anyone who's into making their home just a little more awesome.
It's the one you see flaunted the most on Instagram, and for good reason: It's loaded with swag that caters to every area of your life. The Post-Spring Box, shown here, featured 12 different items, and everybody receives 8-10 of the items total, adding up to a $200 value.
Expect a mix of beauty products (like a Tarte eyeshadow palette and Grace & Stella bath bombs), an accessory (this box came with either a striped tote or reversible clutch), and 1-2 home items, like an Ayesha Curry-designed mug and a Free People eye mask.
Everybody knows about Birchbox's monthly beauty boxes, but its true gem is its limited-edition boxes. Each one fits a theme, like How To Hygge (shown here). This box, for example, is a mix of luxe products designed to help you chill out, like a Grey Vetiver candle, Smith & Cult nail polish, deep sleep pillow spray, a copy of (Michael Acton Smith's guide to relaxing), and face masks.
Prices vary from box to box, and you buy them one at a time, rather than subscribing monthly or quarterly. It's perfect for someone who likes a grab bag of awesome without the commitment.
If you're thinking of launching a business — or a side hustle with aspirations of empire-building down the road — you need to know about Spark Hustle Grow. The boxes come in two sizes and prices ($25 or $40), loaded with tools to help you do the damn thing.
The mini mailer features a monthly business book and training session, as well as access to their online community. The full-size box features 4-6 items, along with the training and online access. Expect to score business books, chic office supplies, and inspirational wall art.
For the ray of f*cking sunshine in your life — who gladly calls herself that — she'll get no greater joy than a box that gives zero effs. Each monthly box is a mix of home goods, jewelry, and accessories emblazoned with all kinds of snark, like "Bitch, please" needlepoint and Post-Its that tell people exactly where they can file that TPS report.
If the word "mingling" makes you do a full-body shudder, we've found the subscription box for you. The Wallflower Box lets you live your best introverted life, filling each shipment with things that celebrate Me Time: body creams, soothing candles, bath bombs, snacks, self-help books, and essential oils, just to name a few options.
$32-$56 per delivery
Cher Horowitz was into the right thing for the wrong reasons: Send yourself flowers, though you don't have to do it to show a boy how desirable you are. You don't need a reason to treat yourself, especially when The Bouqs Company makes it this easy to get a gorgeous bouquet delivered to your door (or cubicle).
You choose the number of stems you want, the style you like — Are you more farmer's market or all roses, all the time? — and how often you want them delivered. Plus, you can cancel at any time, so you're not locked into a certain number of months.
You can feel good about treating yourself when you order Causebox. Each quarterly shipment's loaded with socially conscious products, like all-natural mascara (getting its color from purple carrots and other juices), Bloom & Give tea towels that use a portion of their earnings to pay for girls to go to school in India, and artisanal reed diffusers.
These quarterly boxes feature the best small-batch finds the South has to offer, making it the perfect gift for any homesick transplants living far from home — or someone who loves rustic style. You'll score things like Candlefish candles, Nashville-made shower gel, linen spray, Turkish tea towels, and Bourbon cherries.
Calling all current (and aspirational) plant ladies: This quarterly box is determined to help you grow a garden — and keep it alive. You choose your climate — from arctic to tropical — and they'll send customized kits.
Each one features 5-10 packs of organic seeds that fit the season and climate, as well as planting instructions, recipes, and a selection of gardening tools and the occasional surprise, like a garden-themed notepad or chocolate bar.
If you could lose hours inside Yankee Candle, and you've never met a Bath & Body Works scent you didn't like, you need to check out Wicksly. For $15 a month, you're sent a nontoxic, soy-based candle that's guaranteed to burn at least 40 hours. Each one's handmade in the U.S., and the candle's scent depends on the month it's being shipped. So expect pumpkin and cinnamon-y candles in the fall, and citrusy, seabreeze-y ones in the spring and summer.