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Kiwi Crate Subscription Boxes

Subscription boxes are extremely popular right now, which makes them an easy go-to gift for the upcoming holiday season. With a few clicks, you can have gifts purchased for all of your friends and family members – with no shopping or wrapping involved! Easy peasy, right?? But how do you know which subscription boxes are worth the money? Check out our top boxes for everyone on your list…


1. Stitch Fix – for your Fashionista Friend

Stitch FixStitch Fix sends you a box with 5 items for you to try out, based on your customized style profile. You simply keep what you like, and send back anything you don’t like. Shipping is free both ways! The styling fee for each box is $20, and that’s applied to anything you decide to keep. I especially love the fact that you get to try things on in your own home, since I don’t have a lot of time to shop! More info HERE.


2. Kiwi Crate/Tinker Crate – for your Creator

Kiwi Crate You’ve probably heard of Kiwi Crate, but you may not know that they make different boxes for different ages and interests. Their new Cricket Crate is for ages 0-2, Koala Crate is for ages 3-4, Kiwi Crate is for ages 5-8, Doodle Crate is for ages 9-16 and is art focused, while the Tinker Crate is for ages 9-16+ and is STEM based. Each crate is meant to inspire creativity through fun, engaging activities. Subscriptions start at $16.95/month.


3. Birchbox – for your Makeup-lovin’ Friend

BirchboxWith Birchbox, you get a monthly delivery of beauty samples that are personalized to you for just $10/month or $110/year. It’s a great way to sample out different beauty products to find your faves. Each month, your personalized beauty box will include five deluxe product samples. You’ll get to try all different types of products, from hair care to skincare to makeup.


4. Birchbox Man: for the Men in your Life

Birchbox manAlso, Birchbox Man is a monthly “beauty box” for men! Each month, your personalized box will feature a range of top-shelf grooming samples—from daily moisturizers to classic pomades—plus a full-size product like a gadget, bar tool, or stylish accessory. Subscriptions are $20/month.


5. Coffee.org – for the Coffee Addict

Coffee.org SubscriptionCoffee.org offers great subscriptions for the coffee or tea lover in your life. You can customize all the details of your order, including roast and frequency, and you can cancel anytime. You also save 5% on each order. I might have to buy this for myself! I LOVE trying new coffees!


6. Doggyloot– for your Pup

Doggy LootDoggyLoot is a personalized monthly box for your dog. You can choose from toy of the month, treat of the month, and chew of the month, along with some fun optional items. Also, every order placed provides six bowls of food for rescued animals in need! Subscriptions start at $8.99/month.


7. Loot Crate – for the Gamer (And Teen!)

Loot CrateLoot Crate offers a few different monthly boxes based on preferences and price point. You can score toys, clothes, and other gamer goods for a great price. Loot Crate is also a great option for a teen who is hard to shop for. Subscription start at $8.99/month. They even have a box for your pet – Loot Pet!


8. KidStir – for your Tiny Chef

KidStirThe Kidstir kits include 2 kid-sized tools and one special extra, 3 step-by-step recipes covering all food groups, a digital and printed shopping list, 3 fun games and activities, and a special cookbook binder to collect all your recipes. Subscriptions start at just $12.95 per month from KidStir.


 9. TomBoxes (Time of the Month Boxes) – for the Hormonal Friend

TomBoxes Subscription Box

Ummm… GENIUS! Where have TomBoxes been all my life?! Starting at just $10/month, TomBoxes are here to make THAT time of the month a little easier. This would make a great gift for a friend who has particularly rough periods, or for a teenage daughter or niece. LOVE it!


10. Lavish Bath Box – for the Friend in Need of Pampering

Lavish Bath BoxI don’t know about you, but I can think of at least a dozen moms I know who could use a little pampering right now. Lavish Bath Box is a subscription service that sends you a fresh, fun box of  5-7 cruelty-free and vegan friendly FULL SIZE bath products. Subscriptions start at around $35/month.



Written by Danielle for Hip2Save. Danielle is a proud mom to 5 amazing kids in Utah, who lives for coffee and baking. She’s dedicated to balancing her own interests and passions, while encouraging her children to follow their own paths in life.


Danielle is a proud mom to 5 amazing kids in Utah, who lives for coffee and baking. She’s dedicated to balancing her own interests and passions, while encouraging her children to follow their own paths in life.


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  1. Amanda

    Ooh, I want to try some of these. I also love bark box and bookish box. I have been very happy with both.

    • Erica (Silly Sidekick)

      Awesome to hear, Amanda!

  2. Becky

    My 15 year old son LOVES his Loot Crates. We’re a house of nerds so we all appreciate the cool stuff that comes in the monthly boxes, but he does the most. It’s a great gift if you’re bored of getting them the same ol’ things. I second the recommendation!

    • Erica (Silly Sidekick)

      Wow! So awesome to hear Becky!

  3. Samanthology1

    Anyone have any subscription box suggestions for the manly man who has everything. My dad is literally impossible to buy gifts for and Christmas is always a struggle to think of something.

    • Michelle

      Does he fish? My husband liked mystery tackle box… Great website plus you customize it according to the type of fish you are fishing for….HTH

    • Stefanie

      There are lots of food of the month subscriptions including beer and bacon, which could be fun for people who have everything already. Consumable gifts are always a nice treat.

      • rob

        omg we got a bacon of the month subscription last year that was so darn good! I think the company was Pig of the Month, my husband loved it, I think they also do assorted bbq meats etc, I highly recommend !

    • Nicole

      Mancrates!

      • Kate

        I have to 2nd Mancrates!!!!
        LOVE Mancrates!! Have used them 3 or 4 times. Problem now is that my sister has started to use them, too, so my secret site is out :-/
        We have A LOT of manly men in our family to shop for 😉

    • Akmom

      Have you heard of bespoke post? Lots of cool man stuff-from manly men to metro man:)

    • Mizz Mo

      Check out Mantry – expensive but definitely a dude’s box! If you Google it you may find a coupon for free jerky.

    • Leilani

      There is a survival type box called BattlBox, it’s a little pricey but has different items in it.

  4. Lynne

    Has anyone tried the KidStir? I’m thinking this would make a good gift for my daughter, she has been very into wanting to help me in the kitchen lately.

    • D

      We’re on month 2 of or Kidstir subscription and my kids LOVE it. It helps me be intentional about letting them help me in the kitchen (it’s MY domain) and giving them realistic things to be in charge of! I have a 7, 5 and 4 year old and they all are able to help with parts of it and I expect that within the next couple months my oldest would be able to do most of the recipes without much help from me (Altho I’m a worrywart and am not ready to give up supervision of stovetop and oven). Anyway, we’ve loved it so far and I would recommend! The book they get to add their recipes to each month is cute too. And the tools are fun! Another “version” of this is Raddish and I had seen them at a vendor fair and thought it looked awesome too…Kidstir just worked better for us with 3 kids price-wise bc we would’ve had to do extra add one for the apron patches and tools each month with Raddish! Hope that helps!

      • Lynne

        Thanks! My daughter is almost 7…glad to hear its easy for younger ones to figure out as well.

      • Lynne

        Do you have a referral code? I’m gonna get this for my daughters Bday coming up.

  5. Barb

    Yes I agree Loot Crate is super popular in our house. I also save the random items my teen is not into and either give away to my nerdy friends at Christmas or at her Birthday party put out as party favors for her friends to take home. Everyone always finds something they love.

  6. Heather

    The tom box seems a little out there. Who would want to have anyone know they were on their period. That is a private event. I would NEVER want my aunt, mother or friend buying me a box for my period. Call me weird.

  7. Sara

    I saw a post where someone recycled a box and put in a bunch a stuff for their daughter. They decorated and put it in the mailbox for her. It was adorable!

    • Becky W

      Great idea!

    • Sara

      I do the same for my brother in law. When I make purchases from Birchbox.com I add the free men’s mystery duo and save those throughout the year to make a “beauty box” for my brother in law lol. He loves it. And all the little sculpting gels and hair products I get from couponing.

  8. Jess

    My favorite is ipsy and it’s not listed 🙁 It’s only $10/month and you get an exclusive makeup bag with each one and the items you get are especially geared toward your profile and preferences. LOVE IT. I did not like birchbox.

    • Jessi RUviews

      Same here, I cancelled my birchbox after 3 months. Ipsy is so much better!

  9. Emily S

    Ipsy is a lot better than birch box-sometimes you get full sized products and if you review the products online, you earn points for more items and you get a cute little make up bag each time. It is also $10 a month

  10. Jennifer

    I like the Walmart Beauty box. It’s 5.00 and you get one for each season.

    • Erica (Silly Sidekick)

      Awesome! 🙂

  11. chrissy1925

    I love Ipsy too. Cancelled my birchbox

    • Erica (Silly Sidekick)

      Great to hear you love Ipsy Chrissy!

  12. Anita

    I love the Walmart box! I just wish it was every month not seasonal.

  13. Brittany

    I will probably do a Toms and Loot for gifts if anyone wants to post a referral code for them.

    • Jess

      I would love if you used my sons! He really enjoys his Loot Crate subscription!
      http://looted.by/dIoMu

  14. Leslie

    For anyone else who wears tights often, I just tried out and fell in love with YourTights.com !

  15. Nat

    Sephora play is my favorite.

    • Bethany

      Ditto! I love my Sephora Play!

  16. Jessie

    Has anyone tried the stitch fix yet??

    • Amanda R

      I have been a Stitch Fix subscriber for almost a year now. You take a little survey to personalize your preferences and your stylist takes ideas from it. You can always request a different size if you love a product but doesnt fit. It is fun to try on the clothes but I am finding it a little hard to find pieces that are my style.

      Trunk Club is the same as Stitch Fix but there is no actual subscription. You have your one stylist (with Stitch your stylist can change every box) and talk with her on the phone or email. No fees and not required to purchase anything if you don’t like the clothes. You get ten pieces instead of five. Both boxes have beautiful clothes. Both also let you customize based on your budget

      • Mom Of 2

        I may try trunk club! Do you have a referral link you’d like me to use if I sign up? How are the prices on the items?

    • mdub

      With stitch fix you can choose when to get you “fixes”. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a subscription. If you are interested please feel free to use my ref link. Thank you in advance. https://www.stitchfix.com/referral/4783353

  17. Emily

    Sephora play I’m prebuying months to give as gifts

  18. Micah

    Wear big name jewelry brands like Kendra Scott. Keep it or send it back at Rocksbox.com. Starts at $19 a month. Free month with code lashloverxoxo 👍

  19. Kat

    Love barkbox for my dogs! It always has great items & worth the money.

  20. Kasi

    I love ipsy, boxy charm, pops sugar, loot crate, pet treater and glossybox.

  21. mel

    I agree I dumped birchbox and signed up with ipsy and boxycharm and fabfitfun

  22. AshleyBau

    Not listed but we use the better letter box. http://Www.thebetterletterbox.com it’s preschool shipped to your door. There’s a code for a sample box for 2.99 shipped. Just go to order your normal box, (there’s different levels) and put in the code. HTH

    • Miamamma

      Hi, do you have the code for the 2.99 box? Thanks!!

      • AshleyBau

        I’m sorry! The code is SAMPLEBOX

        • susie

          I tired using the samplebox code and its reduces 1st box price by 2.99 only. Not 2.99 shipped

          • AshleyBau

            I just tried it and it seems to be working now

      • AshleyBau

        Also, it looks they have a promo for half off your first box with FBHALFOFF

  23. Erika

    I love subscription boxes! It’s so fun to get different items every month to try. One I love that is just starting out is notureselfcare.com. The boxes are filled with products to help busy women make themselves a priority. Things like artisan candles, bath and body products, jewelry, journals, books, etc. The boxes are a monthly reminder to make yourself a priority.

  24. Melissa

    I get the Walmart Beauty Box , which is four times a year .I get the Target Beauty Box every month; i think it’s well worth the $7.00.

  25. Katie

    Ipsy, birchbox, julep, target, Walmart, serendipity, zbox (nightmare to cancel but nice boxes), lootcrate, stickii, book of the month, mystery boxes by bare minerals & pop sugar. I rotate most of what I subscribe to and beware of cancellation dates that are like a month in advance/bad reviews. Coupons are amazing, I frequently go to ‘ my subscription addiction ‘ and drool over luxe boxes.

  26. tam

    It’s not listed but I’m a huge fan of Darby smart diy crafters box. I have loved everyone of them. If you haven’t ordered from them before you can enter a code to get your first box for $9 shipping is free. Cancelling subscription is easy too.

    • S

      Tam do you have the code for the first box? My daughter would love this. Thanks for your input!

      • tam

        I used code HOWDYDARBY 🙂

  27. S. Kistler

    Another one not mentioned here that I absolutely LOVE is “How to be a Redhead” it features products tailored for us natural redheads as well as honorary redheads. I’ve gotten makeup, skin care, hair care, nail polish as well as other items perfect for people with a redhead complexion (or work just help accent red hair)

  28. MelanieLynne

    For anyone who is interested in global artisans or ethical purchases, GlobeIn is the perfect monthly box! I’ve gotten four so far, and I’m still loving them!! $10 off with this link: https://globein.com/abox?refcode=MELA7C8A

  29. Shellyy

    Did anybody else notice they skipped # 9… or am I not seeing it on the app?! Lol Walmart box is my fav. Only $5 wish it was monthly but seasonal is also nice.

    • Bethany

      Yup they skipped 9!

    • ambership

      Thanks for the heads up! Checking this out now!

    • Danielle (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      OOPS! I swear I know how to count! 😉 Thanks for pointing that out! 🙂

  30. Michelle

    Hey all! We’ve been getting “Love With Food” boxes for quite a while. I love what they do – they donate meals to children with every box sold. It’s been great trying new foods and helping children at the same time. Here’s my referral link if you’d like to use it http://lovewithfood.com/invite?m=r&ref=3Eai If you do, you’ll get 50% off your first box.

    • Mizz Mo

      I was just looking to see if someone mentioned this box – thank you for doing that! We have been doing Love With Food for three years now and love it. It makes a great gift for Birthdays/Christmas/Hanukkah and they will be offering holiday specials beginning in November! Oh, and a subscription is a great way to say thank you to your child(ren)’s teacher at the end of the year 🙂

  31. Morna

    I recently started getting Glossybox and I love it. I paid for a six month subscription and used a code that I found. I was supposed to get 2 boxes, one for October and then the box from Mother’s Day. I got 4 boxes and there we so many nice things in there and most of them full size. They are all high-end. It’s $20 a month but so worth it.

  32. Freedom

    We do loot anime. And loot tee.
    We’ve done others in the past as well.
    My son is a huge anime fan and loves the loot anime box. Great quality.

  33. Becky W

    I love Julep for their customizable makeup and nail polish subscription box. There is a bit of a learning curve to understand the system, but giving as a gift is pretty straightforward. Feel free to use my link: https://www.julep.com/rewardsref/index/refer/id/377084/

  34. Sara

    Get your first NatureBox snacks for $4.95 shipping with my referral link and I will send you a code for a FREE week of 6 organic meals includes free shipping to try GreenChef:
    http://fbuy.me/dCg5P

  35. Sara

    I loved my Love with Food boxes, they were fun snacks and they usually have a great black Friday deal. Boxycharm is fantastic for your makeup loving friends. It offers 5 full size products for only $21/month. Their boxes usually value over $100!

  36. Heidi N

    If someone gave me a box for “that time of the month” it better be filled with chocolate,lol!

  37. Melissa

    I love the fabfitfun box, it’s quarterly and it has all full size products. The fall box came with a mod cloth scarf, coffee mug, and so much more. If you sign up now you will get the winter box and use this code and get $15 off your first box
    http://xo.fff.me/ewDxU

  38. Alese

    Our favorite subscription box is Kidbox (referral link: http://refer.kidbox.com/eiCsh) it is a subscription clothing service for kids. My 8yr old set up her style profile & a box of items was shipped. You can try things on and only pay for what you keep. For under $100 she received 5 totally awesome, high quality items. Super excited for our winter box! So much simpler than going out shopping. When we go out we find one thing at one store, drive across town to another store were we again only find one item & it gets stressful!

  39. Deborah Mann

    I also recommend Ipsy. Fun box of makeup, full size and trial size. It is personalized with a survey of your preferences. You get a darling themed makeup bag and five items a month. Cost is $10.00 a month. The 2 boxes I have received so far were great. Then they offer ” ispy” offers that are deeply discounted.they also offer items that are direct links to other companies with often 30 to 50 percent off. They give you the links and codes for these offers. http://Www.ipsy.com

  40. Kimya

    I am definitely getting the TOM box for my teen daughter I never knew about it!!! Another great one is beautycon box it comes quarterly one for each season and is $29 https://beautycon.com/beautycon-box-2

  41. Emily L

    We LOVE Barkbox for our two dogs and can usually find a code online or know a friend for a referral every time we need to renew to pay a little less. It comes with two toys and usually 3 treats. We give them one toy right away and save the other until it’s half way until the next box comes. They even know when it gets here and get so excited!
    If you’re looking to try here my referral code to get a free month!
    https://www.barkbox.com/r/G8MSPUTTER

    I’m digging this bath box though, I’ll have to try that one!

  42. carynbw

    I got gifted with a TRY THE WORLD subscription, which is a monthly box of curated snacks and delicacies from around the world, a different country every month….I love it! It’s a perfect gift for all the foodies out there, PLUS the box is this gorgeous Tiffany-blue that you will want to save for I don’t know what! Subscribe through this link https://goo.gl/iRiUuX and get a box for free when you sign up for one of their plans! Enjoy!

    P.S. – Anybody know of a good monthly box for college students or young men in the military?

  43. Abigail

    Love Stitchfix! It is so fun – like Christmas when it arrives 🙂 Here is my referral link if anyone is interested. Thanks so much! https://stitchfix.com/referral/3175900

  44. Michelle Floyd

    Thanks for all the suggestions. I can’t wait to try some of these.

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