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20 Subscription Boxes $20 and Under

20 Subscription Boxes $20 and Under
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Subscription boxes are the latest fad for obvious reasons: convenience, variety, and price. You can get practically everything you need for the month delivered right to your door in (usually) a pretty little package. But finding the right boxes can be time-consuming and stressful — so we’ve done it for you!

Price is also an important factor, which is why we’ve compiled a list 20 high quality, reliable subscription boxes that are $20 or less. You can stay beautiful, healthy, and knowledgeable without shelling out hundreds of dollars.

Primp and Preen

Julep Maven

If you’re like me, you get tired of the same old boring makeup day after day — but you also don’t want to go drop $40 at the store. Ladies, our prayers have been answered: Julep Maven delivers colorful, funky lipstick and nail polish (and more) right to your door for just $20 a month!

Each month you’ll have a choice between several box options. Don’t like a certain item but love the rest of the box? No problem! Just swap out the item you don’t want for another. You can even customize the product colors you’re getting. So February can be red, red, and more red while November can bring ruby soft pink lipstick with maroon polish—the choice is yours!

Julep Maven promises high quality, toxin-free makeup. They also pride themselves in also being cruelty-free (for all you animal loves out there). This box isn’t only affordable but also fabulous!

Scent Bird

Scent Bird is a new subscription site that will have you singing (pun intended). They provide a monthly supply of brand-name perfume for just $14.95 per month. You can choose between hundreds of high quality scents until you find the one that matches your personal style. You’ll also receive a clean, professional, reusable case with your first order—so your scent can look as good as you smell.

Beauty Box 5

Editor’s Note: Beauty Box 5 seems to be out of business. 

Beauty Box 5 stands out from the rest because they have it all: Skincare, hair care, nail polish, fragrance, and body wash products all for just $12 a month — talk about a bargain! They provide you with five samples along with full-sized products to keep your skin, face, and hair looking fierce.

Beauty Box 5

You can’t get better variety with any other subscription box on the market, and it’s not just drugstore products. Beauty Box 5 offers the best luxury, niche, and drugstore products to keep you happy and looking as beautiful as ever.

We were pretty big fans of Beauty Box 5. You can read our review of BB5 here.

Lip Monthly

They say great things come in small packages, and Lip Monthly is definitely an example of that. They offer four to five unique lip products for $12 a month — and to make the deal even sweeter, they come in a makeup bag that is to die for. Lip Monthly guarantees that each month you’ll receive $35-$55 worth of lipstick (now that’s more bang for your buck).

Lip Monthly also tailors each box to your own lip style; you choose between lip balm, stick, gloss, or stains. Their dedicated experts travel to find not only the best products but also the best deals to bring back to you!

Petit Vour

For those of us who have to pick our beauty products carefully because of allergies — I’m vegan and then some — Petit Vour is the perfect fit. With this subscription box, you won’t have to worry about the ingredients of the products because Petit Vour does it for you! Just $15 a month for top-notch makeup AND peace of mind — now that sounds good to me.

You’ll receive four personalized items each month to play around with, and you’ll hopefully find products you love. Plus, you’ll never be disappointed with Petit Vour because you control what kinds of products they send.

Madison Reed

Are you someone who’s always dyed their hair at home, probably using Walgreens dye because the salon is too expensive? Well say goodbye to box color and hello to Madison Reed hair color for just $19.95 per month (or $24.95 for a one-time box). Madison Reed sends you salon-grade hair dye that’s specifically tailored to your hair style, color, and health— just provide accurate information at signup so their color professionals can match you.

Madison Reed

Madison Reed‘s subscription box allows you to keep healthy and beautiful hair without breaking the bank. What’s in the box? Each month you’ll receive barrier cream, a bottle, hair color, two pairs of gloves, a cap, a wipe for cleanup, shampoo, and conditioner. What more could you want?

Read our full review of Madison Reed here

Allure Beauty Box

If Allure Beauty Box’s sassy red box doesn’t make you want to drop everything and sign up, their products will. The thing that sets Allure apart from other beauty boxes is their editor-curated business plan. Their editors go out and handpick products they believe are the best out there, then professionals test them to make sure they are of the highest quality—now that’s dedication.

For just $15 each month, you’ll get five deluxe beauty products from today’s hottest brands and up-and-coming companies. To top it all off, you’ll receive a mini magazine each month filled with information and beauty tips on the specific products in your box.

Bella Spa Box

I think we can all agree that we could all use a good spa day every once in awhile; well how about once a month? With Bella Spa Box you’ll receive artisan soaps, scrubs, and lotions, right to your door!

Bella Spa Box prides itself on having organic products that are carefully handcrafted just for you. Enjoy the spa from the comfort of your own home for just $15.99 per month — and cancellation is available at any time. If you get the box and decide it’s not right for you, then you can send it back and be fully refunded. They also have great customer service, so any issues that may arise can be quickly and easily fixed.

The PMS Package

Editor’s Note: The PMS Package now costs $34.99 a month.

All women wish they had that sexy, thoughtful significant other who will sweep in with a box of chocolates and a back rub when our period cramps become unbearable and our hormones are raging. Sadly, that’s not a reality for most of us — so why not take things into your own hands? For just $15 a month the PMS Package can be your own personal Fabio.

In one (super cute) package you’ll receive sweet and salty treats to satisfy any craving along with hygiene and comfort products. Give yourself the gift of comfort each month.

When in Doubt, Bling it Out

Stitch Fix

Having a personal stylist has always been a dream of mine — and I know I’m not the only one. Stitch Fix provides you with a personal stylist when you sign up that matches outfits and accessories to meet your individual style (and you don’t even have to lift a finger).

Stitch Fix

Each month, you’ll pay a $20 styling fee for your online personal stylist’s time and expertise. Then, if you like the merchandise you’ve been sent, you can purchase it at a discounted price. The pieces are personalized to fit your build, style, and budget — so if you’re not looking to drop hundreds of dollars you don’t have to. Stitch Fix is the perfect solution for the busy or adventurous.

Want to learn how to get the most out of your Stitch Fix experience? We’ve got you covered.

Wordly Box

Get rid of the boring jewelry subscriptions and sign up for WordlyBox today for just $20/month if you prepay for 6 months, $24.99 if you pay month-to-month. With WorldyBox you’ll get beautiful, handcrafted jewelry from all over the world — you’ll also be supporting artisan businesses in countless countries.

Each piece of jewelry you receive has a story of the place and people it came from — which would be great for dinner conversation. And you’ll never have to worry about someone else having the same jewelry as you.

Savory Subscriptions


When it comes to sample subscription boxes, it’s hard to beat Graze. Their in-house-made treats are both nutrition and delicious — count me in! When you sign up, you’ll choose your favorite snacks from more than 100 choices to allow Graze to meet your specific tastes. For just $11.99 a month you’ll receive eight handmade snacks you’ll love.

Every snack they make is approved by a nutritionist to make sure that it’s GMO, artificial flavor, high-fructose corn syrup, and trans fat-free. So with Graze you can snack guilt-free!


Editor’s Note: Treatsie seems to be out of business. 

Calling all sweet-treat addicts, let Treatsie be your fix. Treatsie has the highest quality desserts for the lowest price — $19.95 per month. Enjoy handmade, artisan candies, cookies, fudges, and more. Treatsie partners with small businesses all across the country to bring you flavors and foods you probably would’ve never had.

Real Talk With the Founders of Treatsie

Inside the box you’ll receive six to 10 goodies along with a card explaining what each item is and where it came from. Can’t get enough of the sample? You can either contact the company directly or visit Treatsie’s website to order more of your favorite treats.

We loved Treatsie. Check out our interview with Treatsie’s founders.


With FitSnack not only can you enjoy protein filled, healthy food but also workouts and natural supplements. This box is tailored for the health-concerned and workout lovers. For $17.90 a month, you can put the best possible food in your body — and your kids are sure to enjoy their sweet treats.

Also, with FitSnacks, you’ll pay it forward. With the purchase of each subscription box, you’re helping provide snacks to Boys and Girls Clubs across the country. It’s hard to beat the quality and content of a FitSnack box — and it’s even Yogi approved.


Image via urthbox

UrthBox is an organic lover’s dream. They offer unique, quality, full-sized snacks and beverages that are guaranteed to be healthy and nutritious. My personal favorite part about UrthBox is that they give you options for your box: gluten free, diet, classic, or vegan. No other box that I know of offers that many packages for food sensitivities — thank you, UrthBox!

I would definitely sign up for this box for the product itself but the price is also incredible; just $12.99 a month. Go into your local grocery store and practically everything in the organic section is $10 or more — and don’t even get me started on how hard it is to find good gluten-free snacks. Overall, I say UrthBox is a winner for those who are health-conscious or have dietary needs and restrictions.

Get $10 off your first UrthBox with PROMO10!


FoodStirs brings a genius twist to the usual subscription box by letting YOU create your own sweet treats. Every month you’ll receive a “kit” containing special ingredients, supplies, and instructions for that month’s masterpiece.

Their goal is to create an experience where you and your loved ones can gather and cook together — hello, quality time! Any time with family is priceless, but for $19.99 a month, it’s practically a steal. Experience tasty desserts with the people you love most in life.

Be a Better You

Bookishly Tea and Book Club

There’s no cooler box out there than Bookishly — and it makes a great gift for a loved one! Every month you’ll receive a vintage book, four bags of tea, and stationery in the mail. So, while you’re reading your fancy book you can also sip your fancy tea (hopefully in a fancy cup) and take notes on your fancy stationery. For the low price of 12£ a month (plus shipping), you can broaden your mind without breaking your bank.

Planner Girl Provisions

It’s a well-known fact that we at Earn Spend Live love planners, so this is a group favorite. Planner Girl Provisions sends you colorful, unique planner stickers, washi, and so much more for the low price of $19.99 per month.

Image via plannergirlprovisions

You’ll have the prettiest planner in the office with your Planner Girl Provisions. If you’re not a sticker fan yourself, this would be a great gift for a high school or college student as well.

Happy Mail

Editor’s Note: ABM no longer offers Happy Mail, but you have plenty of other options.

I don’t know about you, but I’m always struggling to find fun and inventive cards for my loved ones’ birthdays, for the holidays, or just something to say thank you. Happy Mail by A Beautiful Mess is the solution to your (and my) problem. For $15 a month you’ll receive 10 personal cards for every occasion.

Their bright and bubbly style is sure to make your family or friend smile just a little wider. Each Happy Mail box also comes with washi tape stickers and a unique art print. If you just can’t get enough of Beautiful Mess’ creations, there’s also a Sticker Box filled with more shapes, colors, and sizes than you could ever imagine!

The Book Drop

Bookworms everywhere will love The Book Drop box— because a new and fun book a month, duh! One special feature about Book Drop is that you can choose which genre your book is. The Jane package is historical + nonfiction, The Ernest is mystery and thriller, the young adult package is (obviously) for young adults, and the children package provides age-appropriate content for your child.

An added bonus is the price, ranging from $9 (children) to $16 (The Jane) per month. With The Book Drop, you’ll receive books you probably wouldn’t have read otherwise at a much cheaper price than the bookstore.

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Last modified on August 9th, 2018

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