Best Subscription Boxes

In case you didn’t know, subscription boxes are all the rage. What’s a subscription box, you ask? (Just play along, please.) The experts at subscription box companies curate a themed box of goodies and send it to their subscribers each month. So for a monthly fee, you receive a box of swag, be it grooming supplies, fitness goods, fashion-themed items, you get the picture. Here at the Intel we will be reviewing and opening an array of boxes in our limited series UNBOXING DAY. We begin with a rundown of some of the most popular boxes available.

 

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Birchbox and Birchbox Man

Birchbox pioneered the subscription box with their wildly popular monthly beauty and lifestyle product samples at only $10 per month geared towards women. Equal opportunists rejoice: Birchbox Man has launched and for $20/month, the men can get the best in grooming and lifestyle products sent to their doorstep as well.

Barry’s Bootcamp Chief Operating Officer, Joey Gonzalez is a featured “Birchbox Man” and you can see his video interview here.

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KlutchClub

From the KLUTCHclub website: “KLUTCHclub is a new monthly subscription service that sends a hand-picked and “themed” box of holistic health, fitness and wellness products – organic protein bars, workout wear, skincare products, teas, etc. – right to your doorstep every month, making it a no brainer to incorporate healthier choices with ease. Members learn about new, niche brands and products that suit their lifestyles, and get access to exclusive deals and offers from companies that share their values. Each box is full of $50+ of products, but only costs subscribers around $17 apiece.”

Members also earn Klutchbucks which can be redeemed towards full-sized version of the samples received in the monthly boxes.

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Ellie

For frugal fitness fashionistas, this site curates a new monthly collection of high quality fitness fashions at an affordable price point. Visitors take a short online quiz to determine style preferences and size before tailoring recommendations. Members can choose any two pieces a month for $49.95 and free shipping and returns.

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Boxtera

$35 per month buys you a box of approximately 25 healthy, organic snacks curated to your liking, delivered to your home or office.

“You can trust that products delivered from BOXTERA are made from organic wholesome ingredients. We strive to include products that are mostly gluten free, sometimes vegan, but always minimally processed and non-GMO.”

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PaleoPax

This online store is dedicated to all things paleo diet related: “Our professional cavemen scour the country for new and unique snacks that help you stay Paleo when the going gets tough!”

The indecisive and/or adventurous can sign up for an $18 per month subscription and get five new and unique paleo snacks that aren’t even available in the store until your box arrives.

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Bespoke Post

Bespoke Post is curated with interesting products for men, but women have expressed delight with the contents of the boxes as well. The theme changes for every box, and the boxes have included a high-end bar tools box, an artisanal coffee box, and a charcuterie box. $45 gets you a man box full of awesome (apologies if that sounds dirty).

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Amazon Subscribe & Save

This life changing service is a real time and money saver on everyday household and lifestyle items you shop for on a regular basis such as toilet paper, laundry detergent, diapers, pet food, toothbrushes and more. Not only do you get a 15% discount on these items every month, shipping is free and you get the flexibility to skip shipments, request shipments and cancel at any time. Less time running errands = more time running on the treadmill. Win-Win!

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Blissmobox

Blissmobox curates certified organic, non-toxic and eco-friendly food and personal care products from a mix of well-established and up-and-coming brands so subscribers can discover healthier and safer alternatives to conventional products. Every month you select a box from three options offered  – usually one food box, one beauty/health or one seasonal. If nothing appeals, you can choose to skip the month.

Blissmo offers a monthly subscription you can cancel at anytime for $19.95 + $4.95 shipping or a 6 month subscription at $19.95 + free shipping (for a savings of $30).

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Manpacks

This service is particularly useful for single men who can’t rely on a significant other to keep them in clean, unfrayed undies and matching socks. Manpacks offers, “your manly basics like socks, underwear, razors, and toiletries delivered every three months – or whenever you need it. Choose, customize, and never have to worry about running out of your favorite stuff again.”

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Just The Right Book

Most readers are constantly hungry for new books, but feel daunted by the thousands of titles available to pick from. Recommendations from friends and family can be hit-or-miss. This customized book subscription service offers a team of literary experts to hand-pick a new, gift-wrapped book for you every month based on a short quiz about your tastes and preferences. There’s something for every age group: baby, teen or adult. Every book can be returned free of charge and exchanged for a different title.

Subscription prices vary widely on whether you pick monthly, bimonthly or quarterly delivery and select a hardcover or trade paperback book.

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Bulu Box

Each monthly box contains between four and five samples of vitamins, supplements and general health products geared towards weight loss, sports nutrition, protein, diet, energy, detox, digestion, sexual health, herbs, natural remedies,endurance and more. A month-to-month subscription is $10 and each month, subscribers earn rewards points that can be used towards the purchase of the full-sized version of favorite products.

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My Cotton Bunny

This monthly box is filled with supplies for that dreaded monthly visitor for women of reproductive age. Aside from the confusingly cutesy name, this service is kind of genius. It guarantees a monthly supply of your feminine hygiene products of choice delivered discreetly to your door, along with a few extra survival treats like chocolate, tea and candles to lift your hormonal spirits. For $13.75 per month, you can spare yourself or your significant other the awkwardness of making a midnight run to the grocery story for Kotex, where of course, you’ll run into everybody you know.

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