Best Subscription Box (2019)


Whether you're looking for a fashion upgrade, the latest fitness gear, your next beach read or necessities like razors, there's probably a subscription box suited perfectly to your needs. Some are a special splurge, others are little life savers, and all of them offer the convenience of showing up at your doorstep each month or quarter. What boxes do you subscribe to?

  • FabFitFun


    FabFitFun members get a seasonal box of eight to 10 full-sized products valued at over $200. Products might include makeup, face masks, totes and purses, socks, scarves or fitness gear.
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  • OwlCrate


    OwlCrate is designed for YA book lovers. Each box contains a new young adult novel, three to five bookish items and exclusive goodies from the author. OwlCrate JR is perfect for middle-grade readers between the ages of 8 and 12.
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  • Quirky Crate

    Quirky Crate

    Quirky Crate ships out at least six items each month in bright and colorful packaging. Each shipment includes a featured artist profile and loot ranging from socks and coin purses to coffee mugs and novelty handbags.
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  • Trunk Club

    Trunk Club

    The Trunk Club, a wardrobe subscription service from Nordstrom, pairs subscribers with a stylist who sends curated looks right to your door.
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  • Escape The Crate

    Escape The Crate

    Anyone who loves escape rooms will love Escape the Crate, a subscription box where you get to find clues, crack codes and solve riddles through a series of letters, ciphers, puzzles and sleuthing tools.
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  • Adults & Crafts

    Adults & Crafts

    Perfect to satisfy your inner Pinterest fiend, Adults & Crafts subscription boxes include everything you need – tools, materials and instructions – for a different craft each month. Past projects include kits to make terrariums, clocks and even a mini concrete fire pit.
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  • BarkBox


    Each BarkBox features two bags of all-natural treats, two toys, and a chew centered on a different theme each month, like Secrets of the Rainfurrest or BarkBox Street Fair.
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  • Bespoke Post

    Bespoke Post

    Bespoke Post delivers “goods and guidance for the modern man,” with boxes that can be previewed and customized to taste. Boxes come in a variety of themes, like the cocktail-centric Speakeasy or the fashion-forward Jet Set, depending on your interests.
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  • Book of the Month

    Book of the Month

    Book worms rejoice! Book of the Month subscribers can choose from five of the best new reads each month, delivered right to your doorstep. Selections often emphasize early releases, debut authors and fresh perspectives, perfect for expanding your reading list.
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  • The Wordy Traveler

    The Wordy Traveler

    The Wordy Traveler offers a quarterly cure for wanderlust with their book club that transports readers to exotic and romantic destinations around the globe. Each shipment includes one or three curated books, an ethically sourced tea and a few little surprises from around the world.
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We asked our readers to vote for their favorites, and the results are in.

The top 10 winners in the category Best Subscription Box are as follows:

  1. FabFitFun
  2. OwlCrate
  3. Quirky Crate
  4. Trunk Club
  5. Escape The Crate
  6. Adults & Crafts
  7. BarkBox
  8. Bespoke Post
  9. Book of the Month
  10. The Wordy Traveler

Congratulations to all these winning subscription boxes!

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