Your Definitive Holiday Guide to the Best Subscription Boxes By Review

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The best subscription boxes for your needs may be subjective depending on who you’re buying for, which is why we’ve scoured My Subscription Addiction rounded up some of the best from each category to make getting through your shopping list a cinch.

We based our choosing of the best subscription boxes based upon:

  • Those with the highest ratings
  • Those with the fewest complaints

Best Subscription Boxes – Beauty

  • Rocksbox – $19/month – A jewelry rental and purchase service, this subscription will send the recipient 3 pieces of jewelry each month, selected based on a style test taken before the first box is sent. The pieces can be work and returned or, if the recipient likes a particular piece, they’re available to purchase at a discount.

Rating out of 5 stars: Customer service: 4, Quality of product: 3.5, Ease of canceling: 4.5

  • Wantable Intimates – $36/month – This subscription box will send the recipient a handful of intimate wear such as bras, panties, tights, shapewear and more. Like Rocksbox, the recipient can customize the box to their personal taste and preference.

Rating out of 5 stars: Customer service: 4.1, Quality of product: 3.75, Ease of canceling: 5

  • Vegan Cuts Beauty Box – $23/month – Perfect for the beauty-lover in your life who wants to make sure that all of their choices are kind and compassionate, this box delivers 4-7, 100% cruelty-free, beauty products. It also promises that most of the items are full-sized products, and never single-use samples.

Rating out of 5 stars: Customer service: 4, Quality of product: 4, Ease of canceling: 4.75

  • Boxycharm – $21/month – This subscription service promises to send 4 to 5 full-size beauty items each month. Items range from makeup, skincare and beauty tools. Past boxes have shown everything from lipstick, eyeshadow and blush, to makeup brushes, konjac sponges and cuticle oil

Rating out of 5 stars: Customer service: 4, Quality of product: 4, Ease of canceling: 4

  • SquareHue – $16/month for two nail polishes, $21/month for three – For the nail polish-lover in your life, these vegan, cruelty-free nail polishes come in multiple shades that the recipient can choose each month, so no wasted nail polish because of color preference!

 

Rating out of 5 stars: Customer service: 5, Quality of product: 4, Ease of canceling: 5

 

Best Subscription Boxes – Men

  • Birchbox Man – $20/month – Many are familiar with the original Birchbox, geared towards beauty-lovers looking for makeup and other beauty picks, but Birchbox also has a subscription for men, full of grooming samples, accessories and tools.

Rating out of 5 stars: Customer service: 4, Quality of product: 3.75, Ease of canceling: 4.25

  • Bespoke Post – $45/month – This subscription box creates several different boxes from which to choose each month, each curated from small batch, small company brands dedicated to quality. Products include food, drink, grooming items, everyday tools and style accessories.

Rating out of 5 stars: Customer service: 5, Quality of product: 4, Ease of canceling: 4.75

  • Gentleman’s Box – $25/month – This monthly box offers “hand selected to complement the gentleman’s lifestyle” that ranges from grooming to lifestyle items. They aim to center each box around a theme, and the box even comes with a 1-year subscription to GQ Magazine.

Rating out of 5 stars: Customer service: 4, Quality of product: 4.75, Ease of canceling: 4

  • SprezzaBox – $28/month – For the dapper, this monthly box focuses on accessories such as sunglasses, ties, grooming supplies, handkerchiefs and more.

Rating out of 5 stars: Customer service: 4, Quality of product: 4, Ease of canceling: 4

  • Mantry – $49/bi-monthly – For the snack-lover with discerning taste, this crate brings the recipient 6 snack foods from around the country. The items are curated around themes such as”Bacon Nation” and “Bourbon BBQ,” and include recipes to go along with the hand-selected items.

 

Rating out of 5 stars: Customer service: 4.25, Quality of product: 4.5, Ease of canceling: 4

Best Subscription Boxes – Kids

  • Say it With a Sock – $12/month – This fun sock of the month club will deliver fun, cheerful socks to your favorite kid, with the option to customize the sock style.

 

 

Rating out of 5 stars: Customer service: 5, Quality of product: 5, Ease of canceling: 5

  • Little Passports – From $11/month – This subscription service has something for every child in your life – all broken up by age and interest. You can search boxes from ages 3-5, 6-8 and 9+, as well as interests such as science expeditions, world edition and early explorers.

Rating out of 5 stars: Customer service: 4, Quality of product: 3.25, Ease of canceling: 4

  • Awesome Pack – $45/month – This box comes jam-packed with everything possible to keep your little one occupied for hours. Each box contains a variety of games, coloring books and activity books.

Rating out of 5 stars: Customer service: 5, Quality of product: 5, Ease of canceling: 4

  • Mickey Monthly – $29.99/month – The perfect subscription box for the Disney-lover in your life, this monthly box comes full of treats and goodies that were previously only available for purchase at Walt Disney World.

Rating out of 5 stars: Customer service: 5, Quality of product: 5, Ease of canceling: 5

  • Brick Loot – $27/month – If the little one in your loves LEGOs , then this is the box for them. Each box comes with a LEGO building kit, including building products and accessories.

Rating out of 5 stars: Retail Value: 5, Quality of product: 5, Curation: 5

Best Subscription Boxes – Artisan

  • GlobeIn – $35/month – This monthly box includes “highly curated, artisan-made products from around the world.” Each box looks includes beautiful, handmade items for all lifestyle aspects, such as kitchen, laundry, and travel.

Rating out of 5 stars: Customer service: 4, Quality of product: 4, Ease of canceling: 4

  • OrangeGlad – $25/month – If you have someone with a sweet tooth on your Christmas list then this is the box for them. Each month OrangeGlad delivers a box-full of handmade, artisan desserts such as cookies, chocolates and candies.

Rating out of 5 stars: Customer service: 4.25, Quality of product: 4, Ease of canceling: 4

  • Fair Trade Friday Earring of the Month – $11.99/month – The perfect box for the jewelry-lover who can’t get enough earrings. This monthly subscription not only brings beautiful earrings, but it helps women around the world, as 100% of the proceeds from each box goes to the empowerment of impoverished women.

Rating out of 5 stars: Customer service: 5, Quality of product: 4.5, Ease of canceling: 5

  • Prospurly – $49.95/month – Billing themselves as a “Farmer’s Market in a Box,” this monthly box is full of small-batch and organic foods, bath, body and beauty products, and other gifts and games.

Rating out of 5 stars: Customer service: 5, Quality of product: 4, Ease of canceling: 4

  • Happy Mail – $19.99/month – If you know someone who still has a place in their heart for good old fashioned letter writing, then they will absolutely love this monthly subscription. This box will speak to a stationary-lover’s heart with monthly deliveries of cards, note pads, journals and stickers.

Rating out of 5 stars: Customer service: 5, Quality of product: 5, Ease of canceling: 5

Best Subscription Boxes – Pet Lover

  • Surprise My Pet – $30/month – For the dog-lover in your life comes a box with treats and toys that are curated to be fun, all-natural and healthy.

Rating out of 5 stars: Customer service: 5, Quality of product: 5, Ease of canceling: 5

  • KitNipBox – $19 or $29/month – We can’t have one for the dog-lovers and leave out the cats. This box is full of toys, treats, accessories and hygiene products. The box has two different monthly box options: The Happy Cat KitNipBox, which is $19/month, and contains 5-6 items, and the Multi-Cat KitNipBox, which is $29/month, and contains 7 or more items.

 

 

Rating out of 5 stars: Customer service: 4, Quality of product: 4.25, Ease of canceling: 5

  • Cat Lady Box – $35/month – This isn’t just for cats, this is for cats and their cat-loving ladies (or gents). This monthly box doesn’t just include toys and treats for our feline friends, but also includes accessories, books, clothing, jewelry and more for their adoring human – all cat-themed of course.

Rating out of 5 stars: Customer service: 4.5, Quality of product: 4.25, Ease of canceling: 4.5

  • Wiggle Butt Box – $35/month – Another box for the canine-lover on your list. The Wiggle Butt Box promises each monthly box will have a seasonal kerchief, a roll of poop bags and a gift for the dog’s human, as well a combination of 3-5 toys, treats, accessories and hygiene items. On top of that, proceeds from each box sold are donated to animal charities.

 

Rating out of 5 stars: Customer service: 5, Quality of product: 5, Ease of canceling: 5

  • Dapper Dog Box – $28/month – What makes this box unique is that it can be personalized to a dog’s specific needs such as heavy chewer, allergies and grain-free diets. This is helpful for those with dogs who have special needs and aren’t able to easily adapt to a one-size-fits-all box.

Rating out of 5 stars: Customer service: 5, Quality of product: 5, Ease of canceling: 5

Best Subscription Boxes – Book Lover

  • Book of the Month – $17/month – This subscription chooses 5 books each month, one of which is included in the membership, and allows the reader to read along with the entire Book of the Month community. The other four books are available for additional purchase if you have an avid reader on your hands.

Rating out of 5 stars: Customer service: 3, Quality of product: 5, Ease of canceling: 3

  • OwlCrate – $30/month – This subscription box is for the bookworm who loves Young Adult literature. Going above and beyond, this subscription doesn’t just send a new Young Adult release each month, but 3-5 corresponding items such as jewelry, collectible toys, bookmarks and more.

Rating out of 5 stars: Customer service: 4, Quality of product: 4, Ease of canceling: 5

  • The Bookish Box – $30/month – An unexpected type of subscription box for the literary lover in your life, this box delivers a monthly collection of literary inspired accessories. Boxes include items for home, beauty and fashion.

Rating out of 5 stars: Customer service: 5, Quality of product: 5, Ease of canceling: 4

  • Bookroo – $17.50/month – This box is for the booklover who is raising little booklovers and wants unique, entertaining kids books to read with them. The Bookroo box delivers books based on the age, either 3 board books or 2 picture books, up to age 6.

Rating out of 5 stars: Customer service: 5, Quality of product: 5, Ease of canceling: 5

  • My Guilty Pleasures Book Crate – $15/month – A romance subscription box, this service brings highly curated romance novels based on the recipient’s preferred sug-genre.

Rating out of 5 stars: Customer service: 5, Quality of product: 5, Ease of canceling: 5

Didn’t find what you wanted here? Take a look at My Subscription Addiction for even more subscription box ideas. Have any comments about any of the boxes named above, or any others you’ve used? Leave a comment down below.

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