For those of us who have trouble making up our minds, or that are just curious as to "What else is out there?" subscription boxes can be a convenient time-saving - and money-saving - godsend.
Most subscription boxes in Australia come once a month and are themed according to fashion - which might include clothing fit for the season or purpose, such as fitness or maternity - or the beauty/makeup boxes which are a real treat. Then there are those other deliveries, tailoring food boxes to snack-hungry vegans and fussy kids, or even the pre-menstrual among us.
Whatever your needs or budget, there is a subscription box for you.
10. My Style Box
Not exactly a subscription box - because you can order as often or as infrequently as you like - My Style Box is delivered to your home or office filled with four or five gorgeous handpicked fashion, beauty and lifestyle products. Each delivery ensures that you will feel stylish all year round and the box itself can even be used to store various accessories, including jewellery and shoes. So clever!
Products are catered to your individual taste, skin types and colouring, and for some items you can even choose a preferred colour or style to make sure that you love everything about your items. For example, with jewellery, you can choose gold, silver or rose gold.
Choose now from Bride to Be box ($294), Something Sweet box ($189) or Style box ($149). Each box contains a gorgeous range of products perfect for everyone and includes free shipping!
For an even more personalised experience you can also fill your own box out of a wide variety of products. The prices for these build-your-own boxes vary depending on the pieces you choose.
Link To Buy: https://mystylebox.com.au/shop/
9. Vegan Cuts Snack Box
Vegan Cuts have a monthly subscription Snack Box filled with over 10 vegan treats delivered straight to your home.
All snacks are completely vegan and contain a wide range of goodies both sweet and salty.
Previous boxes have included oats, cookies, coconut clusters, protein powder and many more delicious snacks.
A monthly subscription costs $37.95 for Australians, which is great value for the large quantity of products.
Link To Buy: https://vegancuts.com/snackbox#joinnow
8. Box of Style by Rachel Zoe
Box of Style is a luxury subscription box curated by American fashion designer, businesswoman and TV personality Rachel Zoe. It promises seasonal style and trending beauty obsessions and features Rachel’s fashion and beauty favourites, as well as exclusive collaborations too. Delivered four times a year, each box includes five unique fashion items popular for that particular season.
You can Pay as You Go for $99.99 per quarter or get an annual membership that normally includes four boxes and is paid up front at $399.99 per year. However, get in quick as right now it is on sale for only $349.99 per year.
Link To Buy: https://www.boxofstyle.com/subscribe/
7. Peony Parcel
Peony Parcel serves as a reminder to have some “me time” and take a break from your to-do-list for a moment. This subscription box contains between five and seven Australian beauty, wellness and lifestyle products, including candles, perfume and bath salts to ensure that you pamper yourself.
Items are carefully selected to best treat you and include full-sized and travel-size items, which individually add up to a greater value then the total amount that you pay for the box.
Price options are $69.95 billed every 3 months, $139 billed every 6 months or $275 billed once a year.
6. Nourished Life
Nourished Life boxes are filled with a wide range of gorgeous luxury samples and travel-size items such as skin care, makeup, health and home products.
Brands that they feature include KORA Organics, 100% Pure, Edible Beauty, Amazonia Raw and even more impressive labels.
All products are completely natural and organic, toxin-free and cruelty-free, making them great for not only your health but the environment too. Boxes cost $25 per month, include free shipping and allow you to cancel anytime.
5. Le Tote
Le Tote takes a different spin on subscription boxes by allowing you to rent clothing and accessories. As their slogan reads, it’s as easy as “wear, return, repeat”.
The company's stylists create your individualised box based on your input and before it ships you can change the chosen items if they aren’t exactly what you had in mind. Your Tote will arrive at your door within 2-3 days and shipping is free.
As soon as you receive the pieces you can wear them out and about, for as long as you like. You can keep items that you don’t want to let go of (by purchasing at up to 50% off retail price) and return the rest.
Memberships are paid monthly and start at $79/month for Classic and $89/month for Maternity. You will also be automatically charged for any items you decide to keep. If like me, you tend to always end up spilling something on what you’re wearing then you can also choose to pay an extra $5 a month to cover all repairable damages, like stains or missing buttons, and prevent being charged for items you’ve sent back in non-pristine condition.
They have a range of plans depending on whether you would like one tote per month or two totes per month and clothing and accessories options. You can also pay a one-time fee to add other items to your box. Shipping is free, both ways.
Link To Buy: https://www.letote.com/
4. Moxie Box Club
Join the Moxie Box Club and experience a different type of subscription service perfect for that time of the month. The Moxie subscription box is the perfect present to yourself during your period and allows you to mix and match five vital products to suit your personal needs. Items include chocolate, eye masks, pads, tampons and many more necessities. A limited-edition product right now is a mini hot water bottle.
Boxes range from $27 - $30 and include free shipping. You can set the shipping date to sync with your period and can choose if you want a delivery every 1, 2 or 3 months. You can also pause or cancel your subscription at anytime. Items or delivery frequency can also be changed at any time.
Link To Buy: https://moxieboxclub.com.au
Bellabox is a subscription service featuring up-and-coming beauty and lifestyle products. This subscription box enables Australians to discover, trial and purchase makeup, skincare, hair and body care products that are both locally and internationally sourced.
To get started all you need to do is register and fill in a beauty profile to ensure that the products are specialised towards your specific taste and needs. They also have a Bellobox for men and Bellababy for mums, which contain a helpful collection of items to suit those individual's needs.
If you fall in love with any of the products, you can easily purchase them at the Bellabox online store for plenty of perks. More free samples are included with each shipment and reward points can be earned with each purchase to accumulate into store credit. Free shipping is also included if you buy the month’s current products.
A membership box costs $19.95 a month (including postage and handling fee) and contains 5 or more samples from luxury and trending brands. By filling out product surveys after testing the items, you can earn more reward points.
Link To Buy: https://bellabox.com.au
2. Stitch Fix
Stitchfix provides a personalised shopping experience without having to leave the comfort of your home. All you need to do is fill out your Style Profile and a Personal Stylist will look over this and handpick items to fit your individual taste, requirements and budget. Then the curated selection of not just clothing but shoes and accessories as well will be mailed right to your door. Once you receive the box all you need to do is try on at home and keep all items you love and send the rest back. Regular deliveries can be scheduled to suit your needs and can be as far or close apart as you like.
While completing the Style Profile, you are able to state what you’re comfortable paying for each item. Using this information your stylist will create a price range to stick to when searching for pieces. Clothing ranges from $25 to $400 a piece if you decide to buy them after trying them on. But if you decide to keep all five items you get 25% off the entire box!
There is a $20 styling fee charged when your stylist selects your pieces, however this fee will be applied as credit towards any items you purchase. Shipping and returns are free.
Link To Buy: https://www.stitchfix.com/
and our favourite subscription box is ....
HelloFresh makes cooking nightly dinners easy by doing the meal planning and grocery shopping for you, so that all you need to do is the fun part - which is cook it!
This subscription service enables you to learn new skills, recipes and methods and provides a wide variety of ingredients and cuisines, making sure you never get bored with your meals. All produce is from suppliers located all around the country and is the best from that season. Serves are created for just the right amounts and recipes are easy to follow.
You can customise your weekly menu by selecting from a range of recipes designed by chefs and change, skip or cancel deliveries at any time. No longer will you stress over cooking dinner and eating healthy!
The Classic Plan costs from $9.50 per serving, but there is also a Veggie Plan from $9.68 per serving, perfect for your non-meat eaters. You can also opt for a Family Plan from $7.99 per serving, to get the entire family excited about dinner.
Link To Buy: https://www.hellofresh.com.au