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15 of the Best Subscription Boxes in 2018


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15 of the best subscription boxes in 2018

From fashion, food and fitness to vinyl records and dog toys, the options are endless and they provide something for everyone. It’s the perfect way to send new, creative, thoughtful and sometimes unusual products to a loved one or to simply treat yourself once a month. 

With that in mind we have curated a list of 15 of the best subscription services to help you decide what you would love to receive or to find that perfect gift…

  1. Broni&Bo: stylish men's accessories from £19.99
  2. Mindful Chef: healthy food ingredients and recipes from £4.50
  3. The Personal Barber: wet shaving accessories for £24.95 
  4. The Borough Box: food and drink from Borough Market from £29.99
  5. Crafty Nectar: craft cider from £15.50
  6. Purplebone: dog treats, toys and more from £24.00
  7. Lifebox: health foods and drink from £22.95
  8. Cure & Simple: bacon delivered to your door for £4.95
  9. Craft Gin Club: craft gin, mixers and treats for £40.00 
  10. Pong: hand-picked cheeses from £22.00
  11. Vinyl Me Please: monthly vinyl record club from $36.00
  12. Coffee Factory: freshly roasted artisan coffee from £7.50
  13. Appleyard London: luxury bouquets from £20.00
  14. BuddyBox: mood lifting treats for £21.50 
  15. Honest Brew: premium craft beer from £28.90

1. Broni&Bo

Broniandbo monthly subscription box for men

Broni&Bo subscription box provides an easy and exciting way to update your wardrobe with stylish men’s accessories. Sign up as a treat to yourself or send as a gift. You can choose from a one-off delivery or a three, six, nine or 12 month subscription plan. Our stylists select a range of different dapper accessories to be delivered straight to your door each month. Each box contains three to six items with a guaranteed value of over £40. You can expect unique accessories such as pocket squares, cuff links, ties, bow ties, socks, silk scarves, cravats, belts, leather card wallets, lapel pins and more. There really is no limit to its contents and best of all its commitment free so you can turn the subscription on and off whenever you want. 

The first box arrives in a special gift box. We also offer a knitted tie or knitted bow tie subscription.

  • Price: £19.99 per box (free delivery and with a value of approx. £40)

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2. Mindful Chef

Mindful Chef

Mindful Chef: The Healthy Recipe Box Company delivers all the pre-measured ingredients you need to cook delicious dinners in less than 30 minutes. All of the recipes contain high quality British produce and are nutritionally balanced, free from refined carbohydrates and are gluten-free. They also offer vegan options alongside their meat and fish. Mindful Chef recently joined forces with One Feeds Two and now operates under a one for one model, meaning for every meal you buy they donate a school lunch to a child living in poverty. 

Price: 

  • 1 person box £7 - £10 per portion
  • 2 person box £5 - £8 per portion
  • 4 person box £4.50 - £6 per portion (free delivery)

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3. The Personal Barber

The personal barber

The Personal Barber is a unique subscription box service that wants to transform your morning shaves from a dull chore into a satisfying ritual you look forward to every day.  

Forget about canned foam with harmful ingredients and plastic disposable razors, they'll teach you to use a classic double-edge safety razor and a luxurious shaving brush.

Every six weeks their boxes restock you with an ample supply of blades and shaving cream/soap as well as balms, oils, moisturisers and more from a range of exciting new and established brands from all over the world. Every box is different so you're always discovering something new.

  • Price: £24.95 per box

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4. The Borough Box

Borough box subscription box

Its monthly Discovery Club is a curation of interesting and exceptional food and drink. Find products from their marketplace sellers, alongside secret and special items that are not widely available to buy. A little bit of foodie magic delivered to your doorstep each month.

You can use the coupon code DISCOVER10 and that will give you £10 off the first month for any length of subscription or gift subscription.

Price: 

  • £29.99 one month
  • £86.99 three months
  • £167.99 six months

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5. Crafty Nectar

Crafty Nectar Subscription Box

Crafty Nectar is the UK's first craft cider subscription box. They send a box to your desk or door each month with different, unique craft ciders. Simply choose between their Taster box (6 bottles) or their Discovery box (12 bottles) and they’ll deliver to your door. Tasting notes (and online reviews) and other goodies are included so you can discover different ciders throughout the UK. Their cider boxes change every month (always a surprise!) and are unlike anything you will find in supermarkets or mainstream pubs. 

Price:

  • £15.50 per box + delivery (3 bottles)
  • £28.50 per box + delivery (6 bottles)
  • £47 per box + delivery (12 bottles)

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6. Purplebone 

purplebone subscription box

Purplebone (an online dog store) offers a monthly subscription box that is the most practical of the bunch, making it perfect for new dog owners. There’s the option to customise your box depending on the size of your dog. It offers a huge range of practical items mostly from the Purplebone brand including squeaky toys, homemade chews, biodegradable poo bags and hygiene products. All these items can also be purchased separately from the store too. You can sign up for a regular subscription or gift to a grateful dog owner with a one-off box.

  • Price: From £24 a month

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7. Lifebox

Lifebox subscription

Lifebox is part of the wellness revolution. Delivering current and wannabe “healthies” with the latest super health foods, clean eats and refreshments, providing a convenient and affordable way of discovering new and delicious wholefoods. Each Lifebox is supercharged and packed to the brim with meticulously and lovingly selected health foods. You can pick from two boxes – Classic for everyday wellness, or Energy to support activity and recovery, and of course allergies and food intolerances are catered for.

  • Price: From £22.95 a month

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8. Cure & Simple

Cure and simple bacon subscription 

Whether you love a weekly bacon sandwich or want to treat yourself or a loved one to some bacon goodness once a month, there is a bacon subscription box for you.  Cure & Simple offer three plans for receiving a pack of handmade bacon through the post; once a week, once a fortnight or once a month. Select a flavour or mix of flavours and then its delivered vacuum packed through your letterbox by 1stclass post. Interestingly Cure & Simple bacon is handmade using an old fashioned process and has water actively removed which means if the seal remains intact on the packet the bacon doesn't need to be refrigerated! 

Price:

  • £4.95 a week
  • £4.95 a fortnight
  • £4.95 a month  

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9. Craft Gin Club

Gin Craft Club subscription box

Every month, they select one of the world's finest small-batch gins, including rare and exclusive editions not available elsewhere. Each box includes a full-size bottle of very special gin, a selection of tonics, mixers and foodie treats, and their 36-page club magazine. You can choose to receive a box once a month, or every two or three months. 

  • Price: £40 per box 

Get your first box for £29 instead of £40 with code: CELEBRATE

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10. Pong

Pong cheese subscription 

Hand-picked, amazing cheeses, every month…Treat yourself to the ultimate indulgence: regular deliveries of amazing cheeses, direct to your door! Each superb monthly box is specially selected to give you a variety of seasonal flavour combinations, so you can experience the best of Pong’s cheeses from the UK and worldwide. Typically you’ll get 4 cheeses of approximately 50g to 200g each. You can choose monthly, bi-monthly or tri-monthly deliveries and select options such as premium, vegetarian, no blue cheese and no goats cheese.

  • Price: From £22 a month

Get 50% off your first box using the code CLUB50 at the checkout

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11. Vinyl Me Please

Vinyl me please subscription box

Discover essential albums and build your vinyl record collection. Vinyl me please celebrate one incredible vinyl record every month and send an exclusive pressing of it right to your door. They also include an original 12x12 album-inspired art print and a paired cocktail recipe to sweeten the deal even more. You can choose to upgrade and receive more and you also get access to its online music collection. It’s well stocked with more exclusive pressings and a slew of other vinyl record titles that are guaranteed to make your turntable’s toes curl. As a member, you’ll have first pick of everything in sight along with very cool prices and free shipping. Although they are based in America, shipping to the UK is tracked and only costs $8.

  • Price: From $36 a month + $8 delivery

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12. Coffee Factory

Coffee Factory Subscription Box

Never run out of freshly artisan-roasted coffee with this unique coffee subscription. Tell them your favourite type of coffee, your preferred brewing method and grind type, as well as how many cups of coffee you drink every day and they will make sure that you always find a fresh pack of coffee in your mail just when you need it. Delicious, easy, reliable, and with free deliveries (to mainland UK)! They have several subscription packages, all of which are flexible enough to satisfy or wow as a gift. This is a family run business that responsibly and ethically sources its coffee and roasts it on a weekly basis to ensure you get the freshest coffee through your letterbox.

  • Price: From £7.50 a month

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13. Appleyard London

Appleyard flower subscription

Treat yourself or a loved one to a monthly subscription of flowers. Appleyard London offers you the choice of sending three months, six months or 12 months of beautiful and seasonal bouquets. All products are stylishly wrapped in white cellophane and placed in a hydration box, which is then put inside an Appleyard London gift wrap and packaged in a large cardboard box for the courier to deliver. You or your recipient will also receive a Subscription Card in the box. This explains about the Monthly Blooms subscription with a handwritten personalised gift message. The card also has some handy care tips to prolong the life of the flowers.

Price:

  • £25 per bouquet for 3 months
  • £22.50 per bouquet for 6 months
  • £20 per bouquet for 12 months

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14. BuddyBox

Buddy Box mental wellbeing subscription box

The BuddyBox is a subscription box with substance, designed to counter the pressures we face in modern life. Packed full of thoughtful, mood-lifting treats, the BuddyBox comforts, delights and gives you that warm, ‘I’ve been cared for’ feeling inside. In other words – it’s a hug in a box. All the items included in the box are intended to make you feel good: helping you de-stress, find calm, feel pampered, relax, get creative, or simply have fun. Created by The Blurt Foundation - a social enterprise dedicated to helping those affected by depression. Purchase as a one-off or as a rolling monthly subscription.

  • Price: £21.50 per box

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15. Honest Brew

Honest Brew Beer Subscription Box

Craft beer connoisseurs, Honest Brew has great relationships with some of the most exciting breweries in the world. You can choose to gift or receive a trial box of 6 beers and an HonestBrew tulip glass. These pre-chosen 6 beers are representative of 6 different styles of beer and this allows the recipient to build their taste profile. The trial box contains a voucher for either the one, three or six months of craft beer boxes. The recipient can then sign up for their own HonestBrew account. Once the recipient has activated their account they can update their taste preferences and add requests to their order. They have a team who take into account taste preferences to build the ideal 12 beer box for you to try something new. Or simply subscribe for a 9, 12 or 24 beer box and choose from a range of options; specific styles of beer, 'around the world' or a mixture.

Price: 

  • £48.00 for the 6 beer trial box plus voucher for a 12 beer box
  • £28.90 per box (9 beers)
  • £35.90 per box (12 beers)
  • £67.90 per box (24 beers)

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Check out our previous blog of 15 subscription boxes for the modern man


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