10 Monthly Subscription Boxes We Want Now
by Ivan Navarro on 09/17/2014 | 26 Minute Read
Walking down a cosmetic or candy aisle may seem like a daunting task. With so many options facing us on shelf, making simple purchasing decisions can sometimes feel like Sophie's Choice - which option is better? Which product should we choose? Is one product better than the other?
We have seen a rise in the subscription box as consumers opt to pay a fee to receive curated monthly collections of sample-sized products themed around candy, domestics, niche fragrances, and even, DIY crafts! With each monthly collection, subscribers can sample new products carefully chosen based on quality, exclusivity and availability, ending the anguish that comes with having too many options.
We have selected a few stand-out subscription boxes, each offering a great selection of product and stellar packaging, of course.
Birchbox Man x Hello Mr.
Hello Mr., the magazine about men who date men, partnered up with Birchbox Man for the launch of issue 04. When Hello Mr. readers sign up for a Birchbox subscription, they'll receive a free pair of Grover Boxers, along with a collection of goodies for optimal handsomeness.
"Candy Club is the nation’s premier candy of the month club, offering the only premium, monthly subscription service designed especially for candy lovers. Conveniently designed to bring the candy store to your door, Candy Club shipments are curated by the company’s in-house “sultans of sweet,” offering members a consistently rotating variety of delicious favorites and hard-to-find classic candies. Whether it’s the rarely seen Haribo® Gummi Techno Bears or the classic, nostalgia-inducing Butterfields® Peach Buds, Candy Club’s sweet-toothed experts are always on the hunt for the most exciting confections that will bring joy to their members’ lives."
For the Makers
"We believe DIY should be fun and easy. It shouldn’t involve trips to tons of stores and blogs to gather everything you need. We started For the Makers because we know how hard it is to find the good stuff out there. It’s one part magazine, one part coolest craft store ever. We search high and low for materials you can’t find anywhere else and when we can’t find it, we have it made. Maybe the only thing you’ve ever made is a peanut butter sandwich. Maybe you’ve been making your own sparkly things for years. We believe in making things you’ll love and wear now and for seasons to come. With the right materials and a little DIY know–how we’ll turn that 'I could totally make it” into 'Oh this? I made it.'”
"Beauty is about emotion, discovery and inspiration. We strive to create a special beauty experience that enhances all these elements for you. Every detail of our presentation has been thoughtfully constructed, each brand vetted to our highest quality standards and every selection carefully curated to surprise and delight you. We hold ourselves to these impeccable standards so we can be the leading resource for you on global beauty products and trends."
"The Hatchery team works hard to connect quality artisan producers from across the country with those looking for authentic, small-batch cooking ingredients. We like to consider ourselves foodie matchmakers. Each delivery includes a hand-selected variety of artisan ingredients, such as: jams, honeys, syrups, spreads, cooking sauces, oils, vinegars, salts, spices, seasonings and more."
"Kiwi Crate was created to fulfill that wish and to celebrate kids’ natural creativity and curiosity. We want to make it fun, easy, and delightful to spend time building, exploring and creating together. Since its inception, the Kiwi Crate team has grown. We've added creative parents who dream up the projects, valued experts who review them, and a community of kid testers who keeps us on our toes and ensures the projects are fun and engaging. We love working on Kiwi Crate and cherish the involvement that our kids and friends have in bringing the product to life. We're excited about the opportunity to help provide these types of experiences for your family to share too."
"We want to make “that time of the month” the time of the month you will now look forward to. That’s why each of our parcels come with chocolate, a gift and your choice of up to 25 products customized perfectly to fit your needs. You can even pick when it arrives."
"Mantry is the leading Food-of-the-Month club for men in North America. The definitive destination for modern men looking to discover American artisan food and how to cook and entertain with it, Mantry is an engaging food lifestyle resource. With an exacting filter and relevant voice that aims to inform and inspire, Mantry delivers remarkable products, stories and food experiences today’s man can appreciate, enjoy and share."
"We believe snacks are made to be savored, not just tide you over ‘til your next meal. And with each box, you’ll find a crave-able range of sweet, salty, fruity, nutty snacks without the remorse.
We believe every box gives you a chance to try something new – a chance to discover something delightful. The best-tasting snacks start with quality ingredients. That’s why we take care in choosing ingredients from suppliers we trust to offer the best-tasting and nutritious ingredients for your snacks. From wholesome fruits to silky chocolate, we make sure every bite is as delicious as it can be."
"Svbscription is a luxury subscription and lifestyle service for men. Established in June 2012, the company has made its mark by discovering and delivering rare, one of a kind and exclusive products through its subscription delivery service. Shipping to over twenty countries internationally, Svbscription offers unprecedented access to some of the world's most groundbreaking designers, publishers, technology companies and brands."
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