Mailbox Nostalgia

Our top 5 subscription box services, delivering to the organic beauty, animal lover and more

Top 5 subscription box services, for the organic beauty & animal lover

For the Makers focuses on chic-DIYers
For the Makers markets to chic-DIYers. Photo courtesy of For the Makers
All BarkBoxes are animal approved
All BarkBox products are animal tested and approved. Photo courtesy of BarkBox
Umba Box delivers handmade gifts each month
Umba Box is a great monthly self-gifting pick-me-up. Photo courtesy of Umba Box
For the Makers focuses on chic-DIYers
All BarkBoxes are animal approved
Umba Box delivers handmade gifts each month

Remember the days when going to the mailbox was exciting? Before most of our communication and gift-giving moved online, letters from friends, care packages and print magazines served as routine pick-me-ups after a long day at school or work. 

To capitalize on that nostalgia, there's now a booming business in the way of monthly box deliveries, from which participants receive a variety of samples according to their personal tastes — every 30 days.

To make the long stretch before gift-giving season a bit more bearable, we've selected our favorites below. 

For the natural beauty

$16 per month

For those who love the idea of Birchbox and Glossybox but have sensitive skin, opt for Goodebox, which specializes in trial size samples of luxurious organic beauty products. Brands that frequently appear in the package include W3ll People, Juice Beauty, Josie Maran, Coola and Vapour.

For the animal lover

$29 per month

Join Barkbox and you can opt in to receive a box full of treats, toys and hygiene products according to your dog's size. The owners put their own pups to the test, so you're sure to receive goodies that at least one dog has gone bonkers for.
For the DIYers
For the Makers
$29 per month
This crafty box comes full of hard to find materials and easy to follow instructions so those that like to work with their hands don't have to spend so much time scouring lackluster supply stores for their projects.
For the knick-knacker
Umba Box
$23 per month
Umba Box seeks to put high quality handmade goods in the hands of its female subscribers. You could receive one large item one month; the next, it could be three small products. Products are described as "fresh and whimsical" and include home goods, women's accessories and bath products.
For the health nut
$19.95 per month
If you wish to maintain a healthy lifestyle but don't have time to peruse health food aisles, NatureBox will send carefully sourced, nutritionist approved snacks right to your doorstep. You'll receive five packaged goods, each which yield three servings. How simple is that?

Give the subscription box trend a whirl and it's quite likely you'll make a few product discoveries that will improve your health, well-being or happiness.