The best sample subscription boxes

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Whether you love crafts or pets or are simply looking for new toys for your kids , there’s something for everyone when it comes to subscription boxes (The gift that keeps on giving: so we partnered with Real Simple magazine to highlight our favorites within the biggest, and most popular categories: beauty and food.


BEAUTY

Birchbox: www.birchbox.com; $10/box
“This is my personal favorite,” says RealSimple.com’s senior editor, Kristin Appenbrink, who is a regular subscriber.  “Birchbox is less about ‘brand discovery’ and more about ‘product discovery’ from brands you already know and love, like Stila, Smashbox and others.” Though the samples run on the small side, its price and presentation still make it an appealing choice.

Beauty Box 5: www.beautybox5.com;$8/box
Appenbrink notes that the sample sizes in this box are a bit larger and more substantial than the sample sizes in Birchbox, and that its price point for a year subscription - about $8/box - makes it one of the better values.

Wantable: www.wantable.co; $36/box
“This is our ‘splurge’ box,” says Appenbrink, but even at $36 per month, it’s still a great value, she says, because the goods - which are full size, by the way! - are worth more than twice that. Wantable offers a jewelry subscription box as well. SIGN UP WITH THIS SAVVY SPENDER PROMO LINK:
http://partners.wantable.co/c/52862/45507/1319 TO RECEIVE AN EXTRA SURPRISE GIFT WITH YOUR FIRST BOX.

GoodeBox: www.goodebox.com; $16/box
Appenbrink says that this is a great pick for someone who is looking for unique and also organic, healthy, or eco-friendly products that you typically don’t see in the other beauty boxes (like a home-waxing kit, or a detox scalp therapy). You can even choose to receive 100% vegan options.

Blissmo: www.blissmo.com; $19.95/box
Another way to discover organic and eco-friendly products, Blissmo has something else going for it: “With this subscription, members can choose between a beauty box, a wellness/yoga box, or a food box, and what’s great is you have the ability to change it up month-to-month,” says Appenbrink.  SAVVY SPENDER PROMO CODE:  10% OFF A MEMBERSHIP OR ANY GIFTS WITH CODE: yahoo

FOOD

Love With Food www.lovewithfood.com; $10/box
What distinguishes this box is that for every box sent, the company donates a meal to a hungry child. So you’re both trying new snack products, and giving back.  The snacks and selection are on the small side but it’s the perfect thing to tuck into your desk at work for that emergency pick-me-up. SAVVY SPENDER PROMO CODE: YAHOOVIP TO RECIEVE $5 OFF YOUR ORDER

ConsciousBox www.consciousbox.com;$19.95/box
Are you eco-curious? Looking for a vegan or gluten-free snack and lifestyle box? This is one to consider, says Appenbrink. An added bonus: Conscious Box also includes coupons for most of the products featured in each monthly box so if you find something you love, you can enjoy it, and the additional savings.

Knoshbox www.knoshbox.com; $30/box
SAVVY SPENDER PROMO CODE: "YAHOO" FOR FREE SHIPPING ON A ONE-TIME OR GIFT ORDER

Appenbrink’s top pick in the food category, Knoshbox contains all sorts of delicious, specialty foods. “They’re all small-batch producers with unique products you simply won’t find in your grocery store,” says Appenbrink. Warning: the goat-milk caramels we sampled were highly addictive!

Julibox www.julibox.com; $40/box
SAVVY SPENDER PROMO CODE “JULIBOXFIVE” FOR 5% OFF A 3 OR 6-MONTH PERSONAL SUBSCRIPTION

Although on premium end of our sample subscriptions, this makes for a great gift - consider one of these for a house-warming present. And what a great way to discover new cocktails! Each month, you receive a box that includes two hand-selected cocktail recipes and most of the necessary ingredients to make them, including sample size spirits and mixers. Serves four.

What are your favorite subscription boxes? We want to hear from you. Find me on Twitter @veragibbons and use the hashtag, #FinFit.


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