10 Totally Awesome Subscription Boxes


10 Totally Awesome Subscription Boxes

Remember the subscription box boom of 2012? Well, we’re bringing it back. These 10 subscription box companies have stood the test of time, and their product offerings are as awesome as ever. Here’s our subscription box gift guide, from most practical to downright ridiculous.

  1. Love With Food

Love With Food boxes come stocked with up to fifteen surprise gluten-free snacks. (Think licorice, coconut chips and sugar cookies.) Everything in your box is guaranteed to be celiac-safe, and it’s all made without artificial colors, hydrogenated oil or high fructose corn syrup. As if that wasn’t enough, Love With Food also donates two meals to U.S. food banks for every box you order.

  1. Spangler Science Club

Members of the Spangler Science Club receive kits with materials and instructions for kid-friendly science experiments. The contents of each box have been known to “fizz, pop, bubble or erupt”—and that’s a good thing. This monthly subscription aims to inspire creativity, encourage problem-solving skills and teach the next generation of STEM professionals to love learning.

  1. Misto Box

Misto Box allows you to try freshly-roasted coffee made by artisan roasters all across the country—without ever leaving your house. Simply answer a couple questions about the kinds of coffee you crave and wait for your expertly-curated coffee box to arrive. Life just got easier for coffee snobs everywhere.

  1. Raw Spice Bar

Looking for an excuse to cook something crazy? Raw Spice Bar brings inspiration from around the globe. Each month, you’ll get three freshly-ground spice blends and recipes for popular dishes that use those flavors. Plus, the Raw Spice Bar chefs offer recipe options for vegetarian, paleo and gluten-free diets as well.

  1. Bark Box

Cat people, keep on scrolling. Bark Box is proof that the internet has gone to the dogs. Once a month, you’ll receive a box of hand-picked toys and treats for your pooch. If anything can forge a friendship between Fido and your mailman, this is it.

  1. Cat Lady Box

Cat Lady Box is the ultimate gift for feline fanatics. Every month, you’ll receive an assortment of cat-themed items selected by cat ladies themselves—beach towels, graphic tees, jewelry, car magnets and more. Your cat won’t care, as long as you give her the cardboard box it all came in.

  1. Pipsticks

Life lacking color? Pipsticks will send you a box full of wonderful stickers. Whether you choose a package tailored to kids or opt for the grown-up version (yes, there’s a grown-up version), you’ll get stickers of all shapes, sizes and textures. The possibilities are endless.

  1. Dive Bar Shirt Club

If you’ve ever wanted to do some uncompensated advertising for a business you know nothing about, Dive Bar Shirt Club is the subscription service for you. Every month, you’ll get a brand new T-shirt from a dive bar somewhere in the States. It’s like Russian roulette, but with beer logos and poly/cotton blends.

  1. Mini Mystery Box of Awesome

For just ten dollars per month, you can get a Mini Mystery Box of Awesome. It’s a nonsensical mash-up of completely random items. But it’s a good deal—the combined value of your new arrivals always exceeds ten bucks.

  1. Bacon Freak

As the name suggests, Bacon Freak is all about everybody’s favorite meat candy. Sign up online and get gourmet bacon sent to your home every month. There are lots of options: nitrate-free, gluten-free, pepper-free, calorie-free. Just kidding about the last one. That’s not a thing. But endless bacon is.


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Kara graduated from Clemson University with degrees in English and Communication Studies. As any good Tiger alumna would, she live-tweets every Clemson football game and wears way too much orange. When she’s not training to become a Pokémon master, she creates content to help bridge the gap between the real world and the virtual world.

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