for the love of subscription boxes

Aug
10

My name is Megan, and I’m addicted to Subscription Boxes. I have dabbled with a ton few of them, and get questions on what they are and how I liked them. I thought it would be helpful to do a post and break down what they are, and my verdict.

Disclosure: All opinions are my own. The links contain referral links, which means that if you sign up for any of these, I may receive a discount — but you may too! So, if that’s okay with you, it’s okay with me.

for the love of subscription boxes


K I D S


CITRUS LANE //

What is it?  A subscription box for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. You will receive a signature box each month with four or more products selected especially for the age and stage of your child.

Verdict? I loved Citrus Lane at first, but then I felt it got very “samply.” For $25 a month, I didn’t want to keep getting samples, so I canceled and switched to Bluum.

BLUUM //

What is it? A subscription box for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Each bluum box is hand-chosen and products are based on your child’s age, gender and developmental stage.

Verdict? This box includes full size things and new items you may see coming out on the shelves in stores. That made it worth the $25 a month.


B E A U T Y


BIRCHBOX //

What is it? Get monthly deliveries of personalized beauty, grooming, and lifestyle samples, tailored to your profile. Try cult brands, up-and-coming lines, and everything in between.

Verdict? I loved the concept of Birchbox when I first signed up, however, I wasn’t impressed with the sample selections I was getting. I cancelled and signed up for Ipsy.

IPSY //

What is it? Sample 4-5 amazing beauty products tailored to you in a collectible bag. Watch product tutorials from their stylists showing you how to get the look.

Verdict? This is one that I get every month. I feel that for $10 a month, this is more bang for my buck. I truly use most of the products and have ended up buying full size products on many of them.


H E A L T H


GRAZE //

What is it? At graze, they select the wholesome and delicious foods that actually taste good and handpick your very own snack box, delivered wherever you like.

Verdict? This was one of the subscription boxes I was excited to try. I signed up, gave them my ratings on what I liked, the box came and it was the COMPLETE opposite of what I said I liked. I had said I liked things such as garlic & veggies, and they sent me fruit & nuts. Needless to say, I was very disappointed.

HELLO FRESH // Use code EF3BLQ for $40 off a box!

What is it? Tired of wasting time at the grocery store? They do it all for you; from creating the recipes and planning the meals, to grocery shopping and even delivering all of the pre-measured ingredients right to your door!

Verdict? I can’t get enough of this subscription box. It’s by far, my favorite. We have cooked over 12 meals and learned so many new recipes. I HIGHLY recommend this one.


F A S H I O N


STITCH FIX //

What is it? For busy women on the go, Stitch Fix is the personal styling service tailored to your taste, budget and lifestyle that helps you look and feel your best every day.

Verdict? When I started getting Stitch Fix, I realized that a lot of the clothes were from brands that I sell in the shop. I wrote and asked my stylist to send me some of the brands that were selective to them. I felt they didn’t listen to my requests — I had in my profile that I didn’t like dolman tops, they sent me a total of 3, they continued to send me the brands I asked them not to, etc. I felt I was wasting my $20 and the prices were too high.

GOLDEN TOTE //

What is it? A dedicated team of designers, buyers and personal stylists were put on this earth to keep you on trend and under budget. They work directly with brands to buy their best pieces at insider prices, and they design their own collections exclusive to Golden Tote.

Verdict? Speaking of getting your bang for your buck, this is a great example of that. It’s expensive, but you get a whole bag of clothes. You also don’t have to do it every month, there is no actual subscription. You buy when you want. The plus to this box — they are the girls from Puella (exclusive to Anthropologie) and make another clothing line exclusive to Golden Tote, which means you can’t get it anywhere else. This one is on my highly recommended list.

JUSTFAB //

What is it? On the 1st of every month, you’ll get a new selection of styles in your private online boutique. VIP members enjoy member-only pricing on all full-priced styles!

Verdict? I have gotten some really great shoes from this place. The best part, you can “skip” any or all of the months you want, or if you find something you like — buy it. And you get reward points for every purchase to put towards another purchase. It’s a win-win.

ROCKSBOX // Use code meganbff603 at checkout for a free month!

What is it? Rocksbox gives you unlimited access to rent from an ever-rotating closet of designer jewelry.

Verdict? Rent jewelry for as long as you want, and then send it back? I love it. You fill out a wishlist and they send you what you want. It’s kind of crazy, but real. So try it!


F O R  T H E  M E N


DOLLAR SHAVE CLUB //

What is it? Dollar Shave Club couldn’t be simpler. Select one of their great blades, pay only for the cost of your blades, and they will send ’em right to your door every month.

Verdict? My husband gets this every month and loves it. Since he gets them every month, I always end up with some razors for me too!

BOMBFELL //

What is it? Every item they send has been handpicked for you by a personal stylist. They scour menswear collections of the best designers and send you pieces they think will look great on you. It’s like having your own automated personal shopper.

Verdict? I was excited for my husband to try this, however, when the clothes came in, they were very pricey. I was disappointed, and so was he. If you don’t mind paying high ticket prices, it could be fun for you.


O T H E R


POPSUGAR MUSTHAVE //

What is it? Sign up for a subscription, and unwrap your box of full-size surprises valued over $100. The best in fashion, beauty, home, fitness, food, and more delivered straight to your door.

Verdict? This is probably number 1 on my highly recommended list. I have used almost every single item that I have ever gotten. The best part, everyone gets the same things and they’re always valued well over $100. It’s very worth it, even if you end up gifting some of it.

 

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