The Best Subscription Boxes (That are Actually Worth Paying For)

. Subscription boxes seem to be all the rage right now, and I feel like I see a different one popping up in my newsfeed every day. I’ve been sent (or I purchased) a bunch of subscription boxes over the past year or so, and I feel like I’ve gotten an idea of which ones are worth signing up for.

I think subscription boxes are fun to give as gifts because who doesn’t love getting a box full of awesome stuff every month (or every couple of weeks). It’s really fun!

Subscription Boxes for Kids

KidStir: This is my FAVORITE subscription box – partially because I’m super passionate about kids being in the kitchen. Jack was so thrilled – he got a box that came with a few cooking utensils that were just his, a recipe book, and several recipes that were easy enough for him to make. He made the entire meal himself (chicken, vegetables, and a molten lava cake), and he was so proud. I think they have a 30% off coupon on their website.

BookRoo: This is a great service to help encourage early literacy in children. Plans start at $15.99 a month, and the value of the books are guaranteed to be more than the cost of the box. You can choose a board book box (which includes three books) or a picture book box (which includes two picture books.

Little Passports: Send your children on an adventure! Little Passports sends the child subscribed a fun box filled with activities that will expand their minds.

Kiwi CrateKiwi Crate is one of the most popular subscription boxes for kids. I know so many people rave about this  – they have ones for every age (starting at even just the age of ZERO), and they aren’t super expensive. I love all the options!

Green Kid Crafts: I have heard great things about Green Kid Crafts. They have great STEAM projects that your kiddos get each month, and they all look like so much fun! It is for kids ages 3-10.

Bluum: This is a subscription service that is catered specifically to your child’s age. Plans start at $25 a month, and each month, the child will receive a box of handpicked items just for them. The boxes contain bottles, books, lotions, blankets, and more. They pick high-quality items that they know children love. They have a store where you can buy items individually (or if you want to see what types of products your box might include!).

Baby PalletThis is a subscription box for children aged newborn to three. Each month, they will receive a box with about four items that are age appropriate. They include items such as food, toys, clothes, etc. Baby Pallet starts at $35 a month. They have a store where you can buy items individually (or if you want to see what types of products your box might include!).

Meal Delivery Subscriptions

HelloFresh: I really like HelloFresh! The meals weren’t super fancy, but they were delicious. I don’t know that I would want to get it every day, just because they do take some time to prep, but I think it’s a great service. We really enjoyed most of the meals we got from them. Meals start as low as $8.75, and they have options for different family sizes, as well as a veggie-only box.

Blue ApronBlue Apron is another great food delivery service. I feel like the food is a little more gourmet than some of them, but it’s quite good. Like HelloFresh, it does take some prep time, but it is well worth the effort. Plans start as low as $8.74 a meal.

Plaid Cow SocietyThis is a meat delivery service – fresh, never frozen, and the animals are all grass fed. I’ve seen people compare this to Zaycon, but that it’s better for smaller families since you don’t have to order so much. You can sign up for a beef box, or a chicken and beef box. Each box comes with 12-16  meal-sized portions (6-8 oz each) for a total of 6-7 lbs of edible meat

FreshlyYet another great meal delivery service – this one boasts of chef-prepared and healthy meals. I have yet to try it, but I’m anxiously awaiting the time when I can. Meals start as low as $8.99.

Treats and Sweets Subscription Boxes

GlobeInThis is a really fun one that features artisans food and lifestyle products from around the world. They have different promotions (for instance, I just saw that right now you can get a free basket!). Plans start as low as $35 a month.

Orange GladThis is one of my favorite subscription boxes. You get deluxe treats from small businesses around the country. They are SO delicious. I was always so excited when this box would arrive in the mail, because I knew the quality of the food inside was top notch. Boxes are $25 a month.

Candy ClubKnow someone with a sweet tooth for candy? This might be the box for them. The Candy Club starts at $19.99 a month, and they feature amazing candies. I was surprised at all the fun varieties inside. You can even order varieties that you particularly liked from their online store. They also have a money back guarantee if you aren’t 100% satisfied.

Treatsie: This is an artisan sweets box. We have gotten it a few times, and I enjoyed it each time. They aim to share amazing treats that you may not find anywhere else. Plans start at $16.92 a month.

Nature BoxOkay, not all treats have to be unhealthy! This is a great box for your health-conscious friend or for someone trying to lose weight. It comes with a variety of healthy snacks that taste fantastic!

Pregnancy Subscription Boxes

Bump BoxThese start at around $35 a month, and each box is filled with products that are perfect for every stage of pregnancy.

21 BundlesThis is a monthly bundle of healthy and natural products for mom throughout pregnancy. Each box starts at $39.

Clothing and Beauty Subscription Boxes: 

Stitch FixI love Stitch Fix! It’s a service that sends you different items of clothing that are specifically chosen for you and your preferences. I’ve done many boxes over the years, and some of my favorite clothing has come from Stitch Fix. You can read about one of my experiences here. Stitch Fix also offers gift cards, so it’s a perfect thing to give to someone for Christmas.

Birch Box:  This comes with a customized assortment of beatuy products, and it’s only about $10 a month. I loved it when I got it!

Ipsy Glam: I know a lot of people who RAVE about this one! It’s only $10, and you get five beauty products a month that are specifically chosen for you.

Adore Box: This comes 4-10 lifestyle and beauty products each month – and you only pay $15! I think it’s a great deal.

Miscellaneous Subscription Boxes

RawX Spice Bar: This is a really fun one! You get three packages of really unique flavor kits(along with recipes) each month. It’s only $8 a month, and you can try it out for free!

Paper Pumpkin: This is a great one for crafters. You get stamps, card ideas, and more each month.


Chatbooks: I am OBSESSED with Chatbooks! It hassaved my bad journaling habits, and we love getting the books sent straight to use when we fill up a book. My boys love looking at all our pictures – we have five year’s worth now! You can get your first book free usin the code KATIE942

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