Subscription boxes are loads of fun! Guest contributor Sara Graham, shares some of her favorite subscription boxes under $50!
I love getting packages, so it's no surprise that I love subscription boxes too. There are so many different types of amazing subscription boxes out there. They’re also amazing things to gift, because the recipient gets one every month for a few months, even though you only have to pay a one-time fee. Here are some amazing subscription boxes that I know you'll love.
1. Fancy Box
Fancy Boxes have products that are similar to the ones that you find at the ‘apartment’ section of Urban Outfitters, or from FredFlare.com. Celebrities who have partnered with Fancy Box pick out some of their favorite items to share with subscribers. With celebs like Coco Rocha, Kelly Rowland, Jennifer Love Hewitt, and Ashton Kutcher, you are bound to receive an amazing box! At $39 plus shipping, the boxes are filled with clothing, accessories, food, books, and other surprising things. The contents of the boxes really depend on which box you subscribe to. Options include the Coco Rocha Box, P!nk Box or the original Fancy Box.
2. POPSUGAR Must Have Box
For $39.95 a month, members are sent a «lifestyle» box, filled with full-sized beauty, food, fitness, fashion and home items. I love this box because they’re always filled with useful products that I wouldn't buy for myself, but end up loving and using frequently. Past boxes have included candles, hats, cocktail sets, jewelry, makeup, and books. The price of the boxes may be too much for commitment so you can use the code ‘REFER5’ to get $5 off your first box, plus you can cancel anytime!
3. Fabletics VIP
Co-founded by Kate Hudson, this subscription box costs $49.95 monthly. Members get to pick an outfit from a new line of athletic clothing that is released every month. When you join, you take a style quiz to help Fabletics find outfits that are right for you. These outfits can consist of combinations of leggings, shorts, tops, sports bras, and headbands. The quality of the clothing is great, and similar to brands like Athleta and Marika. But, if the $50 a month price tag is too much of a commitment, the clothes are also available to non-members on the online store.
Barkbox is unlike most subscription boxes, because it’s for dogs! When you sign up, you select your dog’s size, and they send you a mixture of dog treats, toys, and the occasional bone. The boxes usually send about a month’s supply of treats along with a durable toy or two. The company also donates 10% of their proceeds to a variety of dog shelters and organizations. They cost $29 per month, $24/month for 3 months, and $19/month for a 6-month subscription.
One of the original beauty subscriptions, Birchbox sends members high-end hair, makeup, and perfume samples for only $10 a month. Like many beauty subscription boxes, you take a «style quiz» when you sign up to determine which types of beauty items fit you the most. Depending on when you sign up, there may be a waiting list that takes a few weeks to get off of. Plus, if you fall in love with a sample that you got, you can buy a full-size version in the Birchbox store at a discounted price! They’re great to gift, and you can choose from 1, 3, 6, or 12 month subscriptions.
6. Color Me Monthly
Members are sent one trendy nail polish, based on the season, for only $7 a month, plus free shipping! Their polishes are all non-toxic, carcinogen-free, made in the USA, and never tested on animals! This is probably the cheapest subscription box out there, and if you decide to quit, you can cancel anytime. This subscription box is a perfect gift, at $40 for a half-year, and $75 for a full year!
7. Elizabeth & Clarke
Elizabeth & Clarke is a seasonal subscription box which sends you designer-quality blouses and tees in neutral colors-grey, black, white, and off-white. All of the shirts are very stylish and classic pieces that will last many seasons. It costs $30 for one shirt, $50 for two, and $60 for three. Best of all - if you don’t like one (or more) of your shirts, you can easily send it back for a refund with free shipping!
8. Escape Monthly
Escape Monthly’s $49.95 a month «Vacation in a Box» is a destination-inspired monthly delivery. Each box has luxury items inspired by that month’s destination, such as Hawaii, Napa Valley, and Oregon. Each box, filled with food, scrubs, lotions, candles, and jewelry is worth over $100. And, all members are entered in a monthly draw to win a vacation to that month’s destination!
Subscription Boxes are incredible gifts and in my opinion, the best affordable way to treat yourself. With so many types to choose from, everyone can find a subscription box that fits their lifestyle and needs. Have you ever signed up for subscription boxes? Which ones are your favorite?