The best subcription boxes are, quite literally, the gifts that keep on giving. Every month or so, expect a crate filled with the very best makeup, coffee, food, vinyl, clothes, books and—if that's what you fancy—retro video games. We've also got one for your puppy!
Each delivery is filled with wonder and excitement: although we know the gifts will land on our doorstep, there is just something about a package filled with what we love that brings us uncontrollable joy. We consider subscribing to these a self-care routine.
Needless to say, the boxes also double as awesome gifts for your loved ones. If you don't have time to shop for a birthday or the patience to browse through a store's offerings, these will save you a whole lot of hassle. Some boxes are even curated by chefs across the best restaurants and bars in the world!
Which one (or ones?) are you going to sign up for?
Best subscription boxes
1. Turntable Kitchen
Coffee and vinyl, what else do you even need in life? There are different tiers to this subscription box but all have one thing in common: you'll get an awesome pairing of a 7" vinyl single and a 12 oz. bag of artisan roasted coffee.
This one's not only about shaving: the highly coveted subscription will also deliver shampoo, toothpaste and all other bathroom needs. The first delivery can cost you as little as $5, followed by restock boxes to be sent four times a year—or whenever you prefer.
As we well know, we could never have enough wine. Winc makes it even easier to stock up on bottles: answer some questions about your personal preferences and get a curated selection of reds and whites each month.
Four times a year, for $49.99 US each time, receive a box packed with 8 to 10 "lifestyle" products valued at over $200. From skincare to beauty products and fashionable accessories, this is the ideal gift for the women in your life.
Kids and adults alike will surely love this curated monthly subscription filled with Nintendo paraphernalia. From figurines to T-shirts and, of course, video games, the box starts at a relatively cheap $29.99 per month.
Each month, devour some chocolates while enjoying a nice book (you can choose your preferred genre) before preparing a hot drink. Bonus points: the included bookmark. Consider this a warm hug in a box.
This one's pretty self-explanatory... and incredibly delicious? Select a 3-, 6- or 12-month subscription and receive a box with pickled anything. Some examples: plump pickled tomatoes, classic bread and butter pickle chips and, of course, extra-crunch spears with salty seasoning.
What's awesome about SnackCrate is that you'll get to taste treats from all over the world. Each delivered box is themed around a new country, from Italy to Iran, Israel, Turkey and more. You can even include a drink in your order.