Found: The Best Subscription Boxes for Women

Spotlighting the top subscription boxes on the scene.

Found: The Best Subscription Boxes for Women2018-02-23T16:54:38+00:00

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Remember the tiny flutter you used to feel in your heart when you received a letter? Amplify that, and you’ll know exactly the feeling you’ll get when you receive your first subscription box. Whether you sign up because you don’t have the time to shop for yourself or you’re looking for new ideas and inspiration, the feeling is real. Read on for our guide to the best subscription boxes for women.

Stitch Fix

Most of us have peered into our closets and wondered what to wear. If only we had more time, more money, a personal stylist, we say. Enter: Stitch Fix. For modern women-on-the-go, it’s the next best thing to Rachel Zoe appearing at your front door. After you sign up, Stitch Fix will create a personal style profile catering to your aesthetic. Then, your personal stylist will curate a selection of five clothing items and send them straight to your door. You only pay for the items you keep, and you can choose how often to receive new pieces. Consider Stitch Fix your new BFF (best fashion friend).

Category: Fashion
Ships to: United States


If your daily workout is non-negotiable, meet Fabletics, a one-stop-shop for activewear co-founded by Oscar-nominated actress Kate Hudson. To start, you’ll take a quiz on your workout style – where you exercise, which workout is your favourite, etc. Then, Fabletics will offer a selection of activewear that speaks to your taste. While you can shop as a guest, the Fabletics VIP program is where activewear aficionados hang out. For a monthly fee, you’ll receive up to 50% off regular pricing and loyalty points you can put towards free items. And if you’re not in the mood, you can opt to skip a month or two.

Category: Activewear
Ships to: United States, Australia

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Stitch Fix.
Photo: Stitch Fix


Ready to mix things up? Wantable is one of the biggest subscription services worldwide, and with good reason. Customers can choose from five different categories: fashion, fitness, makeup, accessories and intimates. If you pick a collection service – covering the makeup, accessories and intimates categories – you’ll receive a monthly box featuring three to five items. If you choose an edit service – covering fashion and fitness – a stylist will handpick five items for you, and you’ll only pay for the items you keep. A note: The fashion and fitness edits are currently only available to U.S.-based customers.

Category: Fashion, activewear, beauty
Ships to: United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia

Blue Apron

Throw out your shopping list, skip the grocery store, and learn to cook all at once? We’re in. A weekly Blue Apron subscription will see you receive a box jam-packed with super-fresh, specialty ingredients, plus the seasonal recipes you need to put these ingredients to good use. Yup, you can channel your inner Martha Stewart and create healthy and original home-cooked meals – without even trying. Better yet, you’ll feel good while doing good. Blue Apron is working with fisheries and farmers to support a sustainable food system and reduce waste. That’s what we call a win-win situation.

Category: Cooking
Ships to: United States


Beauty is such a personal thing that it pays to try before you buy, which is where Birchbox fits in. For $10 a month, you’ll receive a box of sample-sized beauty treats tailored to the preferences in your Beauty Profile. (You’ll fill out your profile when you sign up.) If you are thirsting for a full-sized product, you can add it to your box (for an extra cost). You can even take part in the Sample Choice program, which allows you to choose one of the samples in your next box. For beauty buffs, it’s a no-brainer. Not only can you try products from hundreds of brands, but you’ll also receive loyalty points to put towards future purchases.

Category: Beauty
Ships to: United States, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Belgium

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Photo: Birchbox

Play! By Sephora

Sephora is one of the best beauty stores in the biz, so if you want a monthly beauty box from an in-the-know team, this is where to start. Again, you’ll fill out a profile, which clues the Sephora team in on your beauty preferences. Then, like clockwork every month, you’ll receive five luxe beauty samples – covering skin care, makeup and hair care – plus, a bonus fragrance sample, all packed in a collectible bag. Of course, one of the perks of shopping at Sephora is the know-how, and it doesn’t stop with the Play! by Sephora box. Subscribers also receive access to exclusive content, tips, tricks, advice and videos.

Category: Beauty
Ships to: United States


One word: snacks. Need we say more? Okay, just in case, here’s the scoop. Upon signing up with Graze, you’ll complete a quiz on your favourite snacks – from brownies to olives to pretzels. Graze will then pack you a handy-dandy box featuring four super-tasty snack-sized treats and ship it straight to your door (home or work). Every snack has a nutritionist-approved badge that gives you the low-down on vitamin and mineral content, calorie count, protein sources and more, so you can nosh with confidence. Better still, as you buy and try, you can update your profile to ensure the perfect selection arrives every time.

Category: Snacks
Ships to: United States, United Kingdom

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Photo: Grace


K-Beauty – an umbrella term for South Korean skin care, makeup and beauty products – has reached cult-status among beauty buffs, and with good reason: beautiful packaging, interesting ingredients and the promise of perfect skin. The only problem? Where to start. That’s where Memebox steps in. Memebox is one of the largest and fastest-growing K-Beauty stores in the world, thanks in large part to its customer-centric values. The team at Memebox has hit the virtual streets, teaming up with YouTube vloggers and beauty gurus to create products that every woman can get behind. (And if not, a free 101-day return policy is an excellent buffer.)

Category: K-Beauty
Ships to: United States, Korea, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore


At the end of a long week – or even a long day – there are few better pleasures than a glass of wine, right? Winc (previously Club W) agrees. In fact, the Winc team has made it its mission to bring wine from the vineyard to your doorstep without any fuss. All you have to do is answer six simple questions – no fancy wine jargon required – about your taste. Then, Winc will curate a selection of wines to suit your palate and deliver them to you on the regular every month. So what’s the catch? There isn’t one. Winc even works with winemakers one-on-one, cutting out the middlemen and offering up fantastic prices. Friday night is a breeze.

Category: Wine
Ships to: United States

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Photo: Winc


New season, new scent? If you change your fragrance as often as you change your mind, bookmark Scentbird now. Perfume is super-personal, and Scentbird recognises that. Every month, you’ll receive a box chock-full of top designer fragrance samples from brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, DKNY, and Tom Ford. You can spend the month switching from scent to scent, then hop online and rate the fragrances you received. As you continue, your selection of samples will get better and better, based on your customised profile. Keeping things fresh in the fragrance department? It’s the ultimate luxury, and now it’s affordable.

Category: Fragrance
Ships to: United States


Fashion girls know the right piece of jewellery can elevate your outfit from basic to bold – and Rocksbox knows how to make that happen over and over again. Here’s how it works: Rocksbox will send you three fresh pieces of jewellery from top designers, every month, for $19. You can rock these gems for a week, a month, a year. If you want to keep them forever, you can buy them. If, after you’ve worn them a few times, the pieces aren’t working for you, you can send them back and start anew. Whether you’re into statement jewels or classic pieces, you’ll never get bored; that’s for sure.

Category: Jewellery
Ships to: United States

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Photo: Rocksbox

The Fantasy Box

If you’re looking to spice things up in the bedroom, don’t skip a subscription to The Fantasy Box. While most subscription boxes are for one, The Fantasy Box is especially for couples. Every month, you’ll receive a set of sexy products and a theme – in discreet packaging, of course. You’ll also receive two “role” cards, one for each of you. These cards will describe the fantasy, the setup, and how to execute the fantasy. Of course, every couple is different, which is why The Fantasy Box has four top categories to choose between: sensual, control, costume, and playful. Go forth and fantasize.

Category: Adult
Ships to: United States, United Kingdom, Canada


If you have been following YouTube vlogger Michelle Phan’s every beauty step – and let’s face it, who hasn’t? – it’s time to sign up for Phan’s latest venture, Ipsy. The $10 monthly subscription fee makes Ipsy one of the most budget-friendly beauty boxes on the market. Even better, your “Glam Bag” has enough deluxe beauty samples and full-sized products to make your heart skip a beat. But what sets Ipsy apart is the approachability of Ipsy’s team. As you open up your Glam Bag, you can sign in to your Ipsy account and play along with the stylists and other Ipsy members, who will all be trying out the same products.

Category: Beauty
Ships to: United States, Canada


If you believe your puppy pal deserves a subscription box just as much as you do, you’re in good hands (paws) with BarkBox. Every month, your dog will receive a box packed with fun new toys, healthy treats, and unique gadgets – all guaranteed to pique your pup’s interest. The items match to your dog’s needs; if he has allergies, BarkBox will account for that. Even better, if your dog becomes obsessed with a particular toy, you can ask BarkBox to send it again and again. What makes BarkBox a real doozy, though, is its mission: 10% of all profits go to dog shelters across the United States and Canada.

Category: Dogs
Ships to: United States, Canada

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Photo: Quarterly


Quarterly is a dream come true for anyone who loves a thoughtful gift. Instead of picking a category, customers choose a curator – say, musician Pharrell Williams, style expert Nina Garcia, Bill Nye the Science Guy, or entrepreneur Timothy Ferris. The curator hand-picks the items for his or her box and trust us when we say the box could include anything and everything. Tim Ferris, for example, has included everything from books to cookies to handwritten letters. The boxes are expensive compared to other subscription services, but worth every dollar to those who love a surprise.

Category: Gifts
Ships to: Worldwide


It’s hard to eat healthy, especially when you’re always on-the-go. Sunbasket is here to fix that thanks to a simple credo: making healthy cooking easy. Your weekly delivery will include certified organic and non-GMO ingredients, alongside a selection of recipes created by a top San Francisco chef (Justine Kelly) and approved by a nutritionist. If you’re gluten-free, paleo or vegetarian, that’s no problem; Sunbasket can cater to your tastes. You can even check ahead on the website to see which meals will be arriving the following week. With Sunbasket, eating healthy is effortless.

Category: Cooking
Ships to: United States

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