As much as we all cherish our day-to-day routines, it's also true that we relish a break from them, too. Sure, there's satisfaction in selecting ingredients for a home-cooked meal or choosing the perfect outfit right off the rack, but sometimes it feels just as good to let someone else make those decisions on your behalf. That's the beauty of subscription boxes: They're indulgent and make our lives easier.
You may already know that there are subscription boxes for almost every aspect of your life—and that in itself can require far too many judgment calls. So instead of trying to weigh your options alone, keep your peace of mind and follow our lead. We broke down the best subscription boxes—from beauty and wellness to fashion and food. All you need to do is pick the right ones for you.
Wine Down Box: This subscription box lives up to its name with a delivery of a California wine bottle, charcuterie, artisanal cheese, and homemade crackers in every monthly box. Orders start at $63 and come with pairing notes.
HelloFresh: "Farm to box to table" is the key to HelloFresh's customizable menu, which includes easy-to-follow recipe cards. Dietitians and chefs have worked together to create each menu, and the classic plan starts at $9 a serving. The best part? The boxes easily fit in most refrigerators, making storage easy.
Craft Beer Club: If you're constantly checking out new microbreweries in town, this subscription box will make that discovery process so much simpler. Craft Beer Club selects 12 custom beers from breweries all over the country. It also includes a newsletter that tells you where each bottle came from and what to pair it with. The sips all start at $43 a month.
Try the World: We can't all be Anthony Bourdain, but with Try the World, we can attempt to eat like him. For $39 a month, this service packs up seven to eight international foods picked by chefs for you to try—from Argentinian olive spreads to Moroccan couscous. Each box comes with a culture guide and snack boxes are also available.
Craft Coffee: Calling all caffeine lovers—this subscription is for you. Craft Coffee sources its beans from around the world and roasts them in small batches in Brooklyn before the samples get to your door. Get one 12-ounce sample tailored to your specifications, or opt for a three-coffee sampler at four ounces each. The sampler costs $25.
Winc: The process behind this wine subscription service is pretty easy: You answer six fun questions about your preferences, and before you know it, four wines (two red and two white) are at your door. Winc has dozens of wines to choose from, allows you to set the schedule, and starts things off at $13 a bottle.
Vine Oh!: This quarterly subscription is specifically tailored for people to get two bottles of wine (red or white) and five to six surprises (thus the name's exclamation point) in every box. Previous boxes have included jewelry and hair products, which make every delivery worth double its $60 price.
The Feed: Former professional athletes are behind this subscription service, which stocks its customizable boxes with nutritional items to fuel you for different athletic activities. Fill your box with foods for different diets, like Paleo, or decide on ready-made boxes for runners, cyclists, or those just craving an outdoor adventure.
Blue Apron: There's a lot to like about this well-known meal delivery service. Its meals come with seasonal ingredients, fresh seafood, and hormone-free meat. Servings start at $10.
Gwynnie Bee: This popular subscription clothing box offers unlimited returns, so customers never have to wear the same outfit twice. Membership is 50% off for the first month and ranges from $50 a month for one item to $95 a month for three items thereafter.
Gwynnie Bee includes clothing for sizes 0 to 32.
Stitch Fix: A personal stylist picks out a selection of clothing based on your style profile and sends you packages every two weeks or up to every three months. If you decide you're more bohemian than preppy, you can return the pieces for free and provide some feedback. Love your order? Keep everything for 25% off.
Le Tote: It costs $59 a month to join this subscription service, but that's a bargain when you consider its flexibility and style. Fill out a profile for a stylist to work with, and then pick and choose items to fill your closet. Renting items will cost you nothing, and you can get up to 50% off items you choose to buy.
Rocksbox: If you have a penchant for jewelry, this box is for you. Select your favorites with a stylist's help, wear what you want on loan (or buy it with a $21 monthly credit), and never feel like your outfit is incomplete again. Designers include Kate Spade, Jenny Bird, House of Harlow 1960, and more.
Rent the Runway: An $89 monthly subscription may be a splurge, but it works out when you consider the options. Rent the Runway features designer brands like Monique Lhuillier and Elizabeth and James, making it the ideal option for all of those wedding invitations you have.
Fabletics: Although it's not technically a subscription box since anyone can purchase items from this athletic-wear line, it pays to be a VIP member. Not only are the workout clothes cute (making them wardrobe staples whether or not you exercise), but new VIP members also get two leggings for $24 on their first order and pay a monthly fee of $50 for more.
Infinite Style by Ann Taylor: We all know and love the work-appropriate options of Ann Taylor, so this subscription box makes it easy to get those styles into your everyday rotation. It costs $95 per month to get three items, and you can keep items for a discount if you'd rather not send them back.
Frank and Oak: Sustainable fabrics and practices make up the minimalist wardrobe choices of Frank and Oak, which are tailored by stylists for men and women. Each personalized box has a $25 styling fee, which you can apply to whichever items you decide to keep.
Vellabox: Burning a candle always makes a home feel more inviting, and a Vellabox subscription takes that to the next level. You'll never run out of a fresh scent to burn when you have artisanal scents delivered every month for just $10.
Holstee: Holstee has a two-fold mission: One, it wants to connect you to a community that's centered around mindful living, and two, it aims to help you live a more intentional life with subscription boxes driven by an inspirational theme. Each box comes with a letterpress print, an action guide, and a gifting envelope. It starts at $8 a month.
Art Crate: Building an art collection can be daunting, and that's why an Art Crate subscription might work for you. The company pairs you with a curator to build your art collection with your input over the course of five months. Small prints start at $20 a month.
Home Made Lux: Finally making the time to do a DIY project is much easier when Home Made Lux sends one over every month. These boxes include everything you'd need to complete a project—from paintbrushes to burlap to mason jars—and instructions on how to create it. Crafting starts at $36, and the first box comes with a free gift.
Bouqs: Get a bouquet of farm-fresh flowers delivered to your door whenever you're looking for a simple pick-me-up. Bouqs can send blooms the same day that they're ordered, or in as little as two hours, and there are always new options to choose from. Plus, a subscription gets you 30% off the already discounted price.
Clean.Fit: Looking for all-natural snacks to eat after a workout? Clean.Fit customizes five to seven different options to keep your energy up after a workout (like non-GMO bars and protein-heavy supplements) that you can tailor vegetarian or gluten-free diets. Get your first box for $35.
Barbella: Not only will you receive cute workout clothes with a $50 subscription to Barbella, but you'll also unpack workout gear, snacks, supplements, and other accessories. And in case you need some workout advice, every box comes with some suggestions.
Sparkle Hustle Grow: If you're looking to start your own business, the goods in a Sparkle Hustle Grow box will give you everything you need for inspiration and confidence. Boxes include books, planners, office supplies, and access to business tutorials to help you get an idea off the ground. The $45 subscription also includes admission into the company's hardworking community, too.
OuiPlease: If you're a Francophile, this box is for you. You'll receive chic French clothing, jewelry, beauty products, décor, and food for the $150 bi-monthly membership—cool accent not included.
Cairn: When you love the outdoors, you know that good gear is almost as important as a great view. That's why a subscription to Cairn is best for those who love to camp or hike. Each box comes with six products for about $30 a month—from different gear and clothing to skincare and foods. All products work hard in the elements, and there are even emergency-ready options.
Apocabox: If you really want to test your outdoor skills, Apocabox can help. This box is primed to teach you survival skills in the wild, so each one includes a different challenge (like building your own knife) and the items to help you complete the job. The subscription costs $50 and comes every two months.
Isle Box: Want help with selecting your outdoor gear because you don't know where to start? Isle Box will collect that gear for you in a seasonal box that's filled with different items (like a high-tech flashlight and lighter) and snacks so that you can explore with confidence. Get the seasonal boxes every three months for $125, or make a one-time purchase of the starter and national park kits.
Beauty and Wellness
Lola: Its 100% organic tampons are what originally sparked buzz around this subscription service, but the company currently offers a range of customizable period and sex-related products. Start with a box of compact applicator tampons for $5 and build from there.
Birchbox: This original beauty and wellness subscription boxes still tough to resist thanks to its initial $15 a month price that you can cancel any time. You'll get five customized, high-end samples in every box—from makeup to hair products to skincare.
Dollar Shave Club: A dull razor is never a good idea, but it's also easy to forget to buy new ones. That's where a $5 starter kit to Dollar Shave Club comes in, which delivers its sharp razor, four cartridges, and shave butter for free. Try it out, and then decide how often you want to receive a new box. You can get one delivered every three months for $44.
Love Goodly: Love Goodly packs its boxes with beauty and wellness products, but it distinguishes itself by the fact that every item is cruelty-free, vegan, and sustainable. Bi-monthly subscriptions cost $35, and every box supports a cause.
Ipsy: When you're an Ipsy subscriber, you're setting yourself up to receive five beauty and wellness products in a "glam bag" every month for about $12 a pop. The thing that makes Ipsy different, though, is that it has a strong online community that'll teach you exactly how to use each product.
Scentbird: Looking for a signature scent? This subscription box can help since it tailors its service to selecting perfumes from 450 designer and niche scents just for you. You'll receive a 30-day sample for $15.
Beauteque: If your routine centers around K-beauty products, Beauteque is ideal. The six skincare and makeup products in every box all hail from Korea or Taiwan and start at $22 a month. You can also sign up for the Mask Maven box, which sends a monthly selection of sheet masks starting at $13.
Kira Kira Crate: Kira Kira Crate fills every monthly box with five to six pampering items direct from Japan. Choose from a variety of different boxes according to your tastes starting at $29 a month, which includes worldwide shipping.
Glossybox: Glossybox tailors the five full-sized beauty products it sends monthly to your skin type and usually includes little-known or luxury brands to make the experience more exciting. It starts at $21 a month, but you can opt for other subscriptions at a discount.