There's something to the whole "retail therapy" idea, but sometimes the best way to treat yourself is with a surprise monthly gift, and now there's a subscription box service to do just that—for just about everything you could possibly need or want. From cleaning and gardening to DIY-ing and decorating, here are 16 subscription boxes that will always make your month.
BloomsyBox is a flower of the month club that sends subscribers a hand-picked variety bouquet every month. It's all the perks of having fresh, unique and beautiful flowers in your home all the time, without the hassle of going to the store and picking them out yourself.
Cost: There are 3 subscription options available—the S for $39.99 per month, M for $43.99 per month, and L for $48.99 per month.
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For essential oils or incense (or both!) delivered straight to your front door, The Incense Box has you covered. Each box also comes with a month-long meditation challenge and a mandala coloring exercise.
Cost: $14.99 per month for the Incense Only package, $15.99 per month for the Just Oils package, $19.99 per month for the Incense Surprise box, and $25.99 per month for the Incense + Essential Oils box.
If you need art for your home and enjoy inspiring quotes and stylish fonts, Wordy Love is a service that sends subscribers a new canvas print each month (along with a metal clip to hang them on your first month)—all for not much more than you'd pay for Netflix.
Cost: $10 per month for a 16x22 print, or $12 per month for a 20x28 print.
Bare walls got you down? You can leave it up to Art Crate to curate the art in your home for you—just pick your budget and fill out the service's style quiz to get started. You can preview the art chosen for you and pick your favorite, or let the curator decide, and you'll get a new print each month.
Cost: $39 per month for small (8x10 or 10x10) prints plus an additional optional $40 per month for framing, $49 for medium (11x14 or 12x18) prints plus $50 for framing—again, optional—or $69 per month for large (16x20 or 18x24) prints plus an optional $80 per month for framing.
Jade Canopy is a great subscription box option for the garden-obsessed. Each box comes with different gardening supplies and seeds to grow produce and flowers—past boxes have included broccoli, sunflowers, garden soap and more.
Cost: $35 month-to-month, or you can pre-pay for 3 months for $95 (or 6 months for $190).
If you're more into succulents than gardening and fresh flowers, The Desert Box might be the perfect subscription box for you—the service delivers cute little succulents in hand-made planters for you on a monthly or quarterly basis. And a nice green bonus: Every planter and all the packaging materials are made from recycled goods.
Cost: $19.95 for the monthly Uno box ($21.95 quarterly) or $26.95 for the monthly Dos box ($28.95 quarterly).
PlowBox is another must-try subscription service for plant lovers to make gardening more convenient. You can choose from one of two subscriptions: PlowBox, which delivers 4 boxes per year (1 per season) of 100-percent organic non-GMO garden seeds, tips and other unique items; or PlowBox Green, which is a monthly box of microgreens to grow indoors.
Cost: PlowBox ranges from $45-$150, and PlowBox Green ranges from $14.95-$135, depending on how many months you want to purchase in advance.
Want your decor to be as charitable as it is unique and stylish? Anchor of Hope is a subscription box service that gives back. Each item is handmade by survivors of human trafficking, refugees and others in vulnerable situations who live in the United States, and the service aims to empower them. The money you pay for each box goes directly to the artisans, and boxes come with items like ceramics, soaps, spices, home goods and jewelry.
Cost: $34 per month.
NorseBox is a subscription service for all things Nordic design. Each box (you'll get 4 per year, so one each season) comes with 1 to 5 unique items valued at $85-$100. The service works with multiple brands, including Muuto, Darling Clementine, Stelton, FERM Living, Royal Copenhagen, and more.
Cost: Subscriptions start at $54.95 plus shipping.
If you prefer a DIY approach to decorating your home, Home Made Luxe has you covered. Each month you'll get a new project delivered to your door—they come with written and video instructions, so you'll know exactly how to make them. You can also purchase one-time projects if you'd rather not keep up a monthly subscription, but want something stylish to work on.
Whether you're just getting into knitting for the first time or you're a long-time knitter, Knit-Wise is a fun subscription box that will send you new projects like coasters, wall hangings and more to work on each month (complete with yarn, needles, step-by-step instructions and anything else you might need).
Cost: You have to select whether you're a beginner or an intermediate/advanced knitter, but the prices are the same regardless—a month-to-month subscription costs $29, or you can pre-pay to get a 3-month or 6-month subscription for $79 and $149, respectively.
Cost: $29.99 month-to-month, or $83.97 to prepay for 3 months ($155.95 for 6 months).
The Qbox from Squix is all about cleaning and fighting germs. Every product (organic or not) is antibacterial, and you get 3 full-sized products and free gifts in each box. You can also subscribe monthly or bi-monthly and pause your subscription at any time. The service works with brands like Seventh Generation and Eat Cleaner.
Cost: $14.98 per month, and you can get a free trial which features 1 full-size product and 2 free samples if you pay $2.95 shipping.
Love to quilt? With Quilters Candy Box, you'll get new quilting supplies every month—think various fabrics and other necessities—along with other surprise goodies like chocolate, candies, mugs, tote bags, and more.
Cost: $42.95 every month.
To keep your home smelling lovely without ever having to step foot in a store, you can sign up for Wickbox, a luxury candle subscription. Each box comes with either a medium or large candle in a seasonal, trendy container along with a dust bag to protect it—and you'll get a different brand each month.
Cost: $29.95 month-to-month for the medium candle box ($28.95 per month if you pre-pay for 3 months, or $27.95 if you pre-pay for 6 months), and $39.95 ($38.95 per month if you pre-pay for 3 months, or $37.95 for 6 months).
Estate Crate is a great option for people who love shopping for vintage items but don't have a lot of time—the service delivers a new box of hand-picked vintage and antique decor items and accessories each month. Every box includes different items, so each month you'll get a new package of mystery treasures from the past.
Cost: $54 month-to-month.
Grove Collaborative is the box for you if you're in need of sustainable and natural cleaning products for your home and for yourself (everything from non-toxic laundry detergent to good-for-your-skin argan oil). Each box is custom-curated, but you can edit your basket before it's delivered if you want specific products or don't like something that's been chosen for you.
Cost: You can get an annual VIP membership for $39.95.