Peyton Flowers A visit to the mailbox can bring a certain kind of happiness...when it’s not filled with bills, that is. Subscription boxes are currently trending in the retail world and allow you to find surprises in your mailbox as often as you wish. Varying in price, frequency and items, there are so many subscription services available it was hard to narrow this list down to five. Below, you’ll find a few of our favorites but beware- this list may cause a serious case of subscription addiction.
For the Wanderlust:Escape Monthly Not all who wander are lost, some are just waiting for their Escape Monthly box to arrive. Each box is sourced from a different location around the world and contains full-sized luxury products such as bath, spa and beauty products, gourmet food, jewelry and more. A travel guide, full of tips and local secrets, and something to pamper yourself are also included. Escape Monthly is basically a vacation in a box! Pricing starts at $49.95 a month. www.escapemonthly.com
For the Outdoorsy: Tackle Grab Fishing enthusiasts will be hooked on this box, which delivers high-quality baits every month. Prices start at $15 for a month-to-month contract and $13 a month for a year’s worth of baits selected for the way you like to fish. The Tackle Grab Points program helps you get the most of your membership, and you’re able to cash in your points for discounted products. www.tacklegrab.com
For the IT Girl:POPSUGAR Must Have If this were high school, the POPSUGAR Must Have box would win best all around. The girl who wants it all will love this box filled with full-sized beauty, fashion and lifestyle products all hand picked by POPSUGAR’s editor in chief. These top-brand items are curated for the fashionista and contain a variety of items (even some home décor). Subscription plans start at $39.95.www.musthave.popsugar.com
For the Fitness Freak: Bulu Box Sending you four to five samples of healthy snacks, vitamins and supplements, Bulu Box let’s you try before you buy. The samples are selected based on your fitness goals and help you determine what products work for you. For $10 a month, this subscription box also gives you reward points that you can cash in for full-sized products of your favorite samples. www.bulubox.com
For the Dog Lover: Barkbox Our pets are family members, and there’s no reason they should miss out on the fun! Select your dog’s size and a monthly plan and receive four or more hand-picked products and toys for your fur baby. And the best part is 10 percent of all Barkbox proceeds are donated to help dogs in need through various organizations. Prices range from $19 to $29 a month. www.barkbox.com