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Best Subscription Boxes for Men: 30 boxes for him

If you’re a man looking to treat yourself, or a woman stuck for a gift for a man in your life, you’re in luck; the subscription box market is growing rapidly in the UK. From shaving kits, to books, to booze, there’s a subscription box out there for every man. Subscription boxes are both convenient and valuable – subscribe for a one-off box or a recurring product (whether it be a daily commodity or a monthly treat) and reap the benefits.

This article is your go-to guide to subscription boxes for men. Check out these 30 perfect boxes from shaving kits to sunglasses.

Shaving

 

 

1. The Gillette Shaving Subscription

Gillette Shaving Subscription

Price: £8.29 – £13.49 per box

The Gillette Shaving Subscription aims to “take the hassle out of achieving the best shave possible”. This box offers you the choice of 3 different razors and sends your replacement blades depending on the amount of times you shave weekly. Plus, every fourth box is free!


 
 
 
 
 
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2. The Dollar Shave Club UK

Dollar Shave Club Subscription

Price: £3 – 8 (plus extras) per box

The Dollar Shave Club subscription box is another great box for taming your beard. For £5 and free delivery, you’ll receive the Ultimate Shave Starter Set that includes 5 sample sized products:

  • Shave Butter (1 x 28g)
  • Prep Scrub (1 x 28g)
  • Post Shave Dew (1 x 30ml)
  • Razor Cartridges (4 pack)
  • Razor Handle (1)

Your full restock box will arrive one month later, after this your boxes will arrive whenever you want, and is completely customisable each time.

 

 

3. Harry’s

Harry's Shaving Subscription

Price: £15 – 39 per box

Harry’s Shave Plan offers you a clean shave for an even cleaner price. Starting with a free tester kit (£3.95 delivery) you receive 2 weeks’ worth of product. You can then choose from 3 boxes:

  • 8 x blades – £15
  • 8 x blades, 1 x 191ml gel – £20
  • Family Box – £39
  • 16 x blades
  • 2 x 191ml gels

Harry’s Shave Plans are delivered for free every 2 – 5 months depending on your shaving preferences. Harry’s also have a partnership with Harry Kane – his ability to “be himself, step up when necessary and ask for help when he needs it” are key qualities the Harry’s want to promote.


 
 
 
 
 
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4. The Personal Barber

The Personal Barber Shaving Subscription

Price: £24.95 per box

The guys at The Personal Barber “believe shaving should be better” which is why the created a subscription box that makes shaving less of a chore, causes less irritation and “doesn’t cost the earth”.

Your first box includes:

  • Safety razor
  • Step by step guide to safety shaving
  • Shaving brush
  • Shaving soap/cream
  • Replacement blades

After this, all boxes vary but a likely example includes:

  • Shaving Soap Cream (1)
  • Replacement Blades (10)
  • Shaving Brush (1)
  • Mystery Product (1)

The Personal Barber sends their boxes every 6 weeks. Safety Razors great; offering a clean shave and a 100% recyclable alternative to plastic disposable razors. It is very easy to skip a delivery or cancel and restart your subscription on your account.

Aftershave

 

 

5. Secret Scent Box

Secret Scent Box for Men

£13 – 15 per box

Is your worst fear running out of aftershave? Or are you just sick of your usual scent but don’t know where to look next? The Secret Scent Box for Men lets you discover 3 new designer aftershave every month. For £13, you get:

  • 3 x 3ml surprise designer fragrances (enough to last 30 days at 4 sprays per day)
  • 3 fragrance cards

You’ll receive your Secret Scent Box every month and the delivery is free of charge. You can cancel easily any time and can subscribe for just 1 month (£15/month), 6 months (£14/month) or 12 months (£15/month).


 
 
 
 
 
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6. Scent Addict by The Fragrance Shop

Scent Addict Subscription

£12 per box

If you’re sick of scraping the barrel with your favourite aftershave – 1 squirt a day until payday? We’ve been there – the Scent Addict box will come in very handy. After sampling 12 fragrances, you will receive one 8ml bottle per month of a fragrance of your choice! Delivery is free of charge and there’s a choice of 300 different aftershaves. This box costs £12 per month and can be cancelled at any time.

Clothing, Underwear and Socks

 

 

7. Berg Club

Berg Club Subscription

From £49 – 300 per box

Don’t have time to shop? Still trying to figure out your own style? Find suit shopping extremely boring? Subscribe to Berg Club. Every month or quarter your personal stylist will put together an outfit that fits your preferences. And don’t worry if you don’t like your outfit… you can exchange! You can also update your style planner to let your stylist know your favourite brands and looks.

From staples to statements, this box has all your style needs covered.

 

 

8. Christian Benedict Shirt Subscription

Christian Benedict Shirt Subscription

£24.95 per shirt

Every man has a love/hate relationship with shirts. Shirts are great for so many occasions, but such a hassle to shop for and impossible to not look, well, dull. Eventually you’ll acquire hundreds of shirts that look exactly the same. Christian Benedict offers a service that sends 1 shirt ever 30, 60 or 90 days straight to your door. Just let them know what type of shirt you’re looking for along with your measurements and bob’s your uncle! You can change your sizes and preferences on your account and cancel at any time!

 

 

9. THREADS Subscription Box

£7.99 – 9.99 per month

THREADS by ZBOX is a subscription box for any of you guys who love books and merch. Does a new graphic tee and comic every single month sound up your street? How about an Alien themed T-shirt and a sci-fi book? You can choose a 1 month (£9.99), 3 month (£9.49), 6 month (£8.99) or 12 month (7.99) subscription and can cancel at any time. With mostly a 5* rating, this box is a must-have!

 

 

10. The London Sock Company

London Sock Company Subscription

£10 – 25 per box

The London Sock Company’s ‘Sock Club’ has been described as “A truly modern gift that every man will love…” Offering a choice of 1, 2 or 3 high quality pairs of socks per month this box is an essential. Whether it be for you or a Father’s Day gift, this box is perfect.

You will choose between 3 plans:

  • 1 pair (£10)
  • 2 pairs (£18)
  • 3 pairs (£25)

And 3 sizes:

  • Small (4 – 7.5)
  • Medium (8 – 10.5)
  • Large (11 – 13.5)

 
 
 
 
 
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11. Henry J. Socks

Henry J Socks Subscription

From £4.99 per box

Henry J. Socks delivers a fresh pair of funky novelty socks to your door every month. From orange and green polka dots to red hot chillies, these socks are snazzy. You can choose to pay all at once or monthly, and you can receive your socks every 3, 6 or 12 months. Henry J. Socks range from sizes 7 – 12.

 

 

12. Socks in A Box

£4.48 – £6.50 per pair

The Socks in A Box subscription sends socks for men, women and couples. You can choose between 1 or 2 pairs (choosing 2 saves you 15%) and you can choose to pay monthly, every 3 months or every 6 months – saving 10% or 16% respectively. You can also choose to send these socks as a gift!

 

 

13. Oddballs

Odd Balls Underwear Subscription

£4.99 – 9.99 per box

Oddballs is a socks and underwear subscription box. Every month you’ll get a pair of socks, underwear, a free gift and it is all delivered for free! You can choose between the Adventurous plan for crazy styles, or Classic – “for the reserved individual”.
You can choose between boxers or briefs, both for £9.99 per month. Or if you just want some snazzy socks, you can pay £4.99 for a new per each month!

 

 

14. UndieTribe

Undie Tribe Logo

£16.39 – £17.99 per box

UndieTribe send you fresh and exciting new underwear straight to your door. After choosing between 3 styles, you’ll also choose a subscription type. Pup Pack – pay monthly, Alpha Pack – pay every 6 months, Wolf Pack – pay upfront for 1 year. You can cancel at any time and delivery is completely free.

 

 

15. Me My Suit & Tie

£30 per box

Do you struggle to find the perfect accessories for black tie events? If you’re looking for a way to jazz up your formal attire, then this box is for you. You’ll receive a style box every month containing a tie, a pocket square, socks and 2 – 3 other specifically suited accessories.


 
 
 
 
 
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The Meadow Green is the latest addition to the subscription service. Wear with a navy or tanned suit for the perfect collaboration.

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Food & Drink

 

 

16. Café Direct

Cafe Direct Subscription

£7.99 – 24 per box

Are you a coffee lover? Café Direct lets you choose between espresso or filter, ground or whole bean at your perfect roast. You can choose to get 250g or 1kg of coffee delivered to you monthly from £7.99.


 
 
 
 
 

 

 

17. Bruu Tea Club

Bruu Tea Subscription

From £9.40 per box

Not really a coffee lover? How about tea? With free delivery, Bruu Tea sends you a personalised box of loose-leaf teas chosen according to your preferences. Each box contains 3 gourmet teas and a selection of themed surprise gifts such as cake or chocolates.

 

 

18. Beer52

Beer 52 Subscription Box

£24 – 34 per box

Beer52 is the largest craft beer discovery club and was started with beer lovers at the heart. You can get 8, 10 or 12 either light or dark (or both) craft beers each month, which will vary depending on the theme. You will also receive a snack and a 100-page copy of Ferment magazine!

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19. Flavourly Craft Beer Club

Flavourly Beer Subscription

From £19.99 per box

Another great craft beer club is Flavourly. You can choose between a mixed or light box of 8 craft beers that are carefully curated and sourced from all the best independent suppliers in the UK. Along with this you’ll receive a snack and an issue of Flavourly magazine.

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20. Flavourly Gin

 

£34.99 per box

As well as craft beers, Flavourly also offers a craft gin box. You’ll get 3 x 200ml bottles of gin from small batch distilleries in the UK, along with a snack and a mixer!

 

 

21. Crafty Nectar

Crafty Nectar Cider Subscription Box


£15.50 – 24.50 per box

Crafty Nectar is a cider subscription box. With this box you’ll be able to discover new, unique artisan ciders each month. Choose from a taster box (3 x 500ml bottles) for £15.50 or a discovery box (6 x 500ml bottles) for £28.50 per month.

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22. LA Gourmet Box

La Gourmet Subscription

£48 – 58 per box

Not about beer or gin? LA Gourmet Box offers a selection of wine and food from a different region of France each month. You can include a personalised message and send this box as a gift! Choose from a monthly, bimonthly, quarterly or half-year payment plan and get started learning the flavours of France.

 

 

23. Savage Vines

 

From £29.95 per box

Savage Vines brings you wine straight from the independent vineyards to your door each month. Choose from 2 or 3 bottles of white or red wine – or both, if you want! By going straight to the winemakers, Savage Vines ensure you’re getting the best quality wines possible!

 

 

24. Craft Whiskey Club

Craft Whiskey Club Subscription

£29.95 – 55.95 per month

Craft Whiskey Club send out 2 or 3 full sized bottles of whisky with food pairings every two months. Boxes are themed and sourced from around the world!

 

 

25. Flaviar

Flaviar Whiskey Club

From £39.99

Flaviar is for men that want to try new drinks. They offer whisky, rum and brandy subscriptions. You’ll get a monthly selection of 3 new drinks to help you to expand your flavour portfolio and find your favourite drink.

 

 

26. Field & Flower

Field and Flower Meat Subscription

£55 per box

Get a box fill of free-range fish and meat delivered to you every month. Field and Flower are farmers and believe that everyone should know where their food comes from. Their completely transparent service offers the best of the best meat and fish and is enough to satisfy any meat lover!

 

Books and reading

 

 

27. The Willoughby Classic Book Club

The Willoughby Book Club

£11.66 – 9.17 per box

Are you a book worm? Do you want to be part of a book club? The Willoughby Classic Book Club is perfect for lovers of the classics… F. Scott Fitzgerald, Mark Twain, anything from the 18th – 20th centuries. Each month you’ll receive a gift-wrapped classic tailored to your tastes through your letterbox.

 

 

28. The Beautiful Book Company

Beautiful Book Company Subscription

£12.99 – £19.17

If you’ve already read every classic you can think of and are on the hunt for the newest works of fiction to get lost in, this box is for you. You’ll receive a different contemporary fiction novel every month that is acquired specifically to your taste.

 

Fitness

 

 

29. Muscle Crate

£15 per box

Get all the supplements you need from Muscle Crate. Muscle Crate sends you 10 of the best samples each month – pre workout, protein, BCAAs – you name it they have it!

 

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Gaming

 

 

30. The Retro Store gaming club

The Retro Gaming Subscription


£13.33 – 15.95

First, choose a retro console! Then, wait every month for your 3 old school games that fit your taste perfectly! Never get bored and keep reliving your childhood with this fun and nostalgic subscription box!

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These boxes are perfect for making every man’s life either simpler, easier or more exciting! Boxes for shaving, snacks and clothes take the effort out of making sure you have all of your daily necessities whilst the book, gaming and alcohol subscription boxes help you find new tools to enrich your life!

Best Beer Subscription Boxes

Beer: A product that is loved worldwide by many, a refreshing wave hitting you at 5pm Friday, and often a rite of passage for many blossoming 18-year-olds.

The beer market in the UK is constantly changing. Sometimes it favours lager, sometimes ale. In some cities independent breweries are running the show, but the big guns are still a constant in almost every pub, restaurant and even some cafes. Are you a lager lover? How about a stout super-fan? Or maybe you idolise an Indian Pale Ale. With so many different breweries, flavours and textures it is impossible to have tried everything.

A great way to taste new beers

Don’t miss out! Many breweries offer beer subscription boxes, or beer discovery clubs, which can be a great way to taste new beers and to find out exactly what kind of beer is for you! With a substantial amount of UK breweries, there are more than enough subscription boxes to sink your teeth into. Here are our top picks!

 

1. Flavourly Beer Club

Flavourly Beer Club

From £19.90

Flavourly are a team of experienced adventurers (with “unparalleled palettes”), based in Edinburgh, that want to help their community discover the great tastes of craft beer. Flavourly don’t let their subscription boxes fall short on anything – they check that all their bottles are to the highest standard and expertly taste their beers to make sure they’re nothing short of perfect.

In order to make their boxes as great as they can be, Flavourly are guided by their many customer reviews, that give constructive criticism where needs be (and a whole lot of praise). Beer is a huge market, and often you can’t go to the bar without being stumped for choice (but choosing your usual anyway because why risk it, right?).

Choose your taste:

Flavourly’s subscription box will let you discover a new favourite and make your tastes that little bit more refined.

You can choose a box of 8 light beers such as Blonde, IPA, Whitbier and more. Otherwise, you can get a mixed box of 4 light beers and 4 dark beers, which will contain some of the aforementioned and others such as Stout, Black IPA and Scotch Ale. The difference between light and dark beer is in the roasting process: for lighter beers the grains are roasted for a shorter period of time then the darker beers, effecting the flavour profile. Darker beers are a lot richer and more intense than the crisp and floral light beers, so it depends on your personal taste which box you’ll choose.

In Your Box:

  • 8 Craft Beers
  • Flavourly Magazine Edition

Price: £19.90

Delivery:

  • Royal Mail 48 Hour Tracked Delivery £5.95
  • Free UK Delivery on orders over £50
  • Easy to cancel

 

 
 
 
 
 
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2. BelgiBeer

 

From £21.99

Much like the ever-growing subscription box industry, the craft beer craze is only getting bigger. That coupled with the rise of ecommerce success are the makings of a brilliant idea: BelgiBeer. BelgiBeer are experts in beer from Belgium. They’re travelling through Belgium and around Europe to find the best beers possible, all while supporting micro economies.

By cutting out the middleman, BelgiBeer connect beer makers with beer drinkers and ensure an order of extremely fresh beer is delivered to your door every time you want it. The guys at BelgiBeer are seeking out the rarest craft beers they can find in order to give all beer experts out there a surprising and great taste every time.

Choose a size:

You can choose between a jumbo box (12 beers)* which is recommended for the experts or a Best Seller Box (8 beers)* for beer lovers. You will get a surprise in your box each month, too. Such as a glass, t-shirt or beermats as well as information on all of your beers. Also, BelgiBeer make sure you never get the same beer twice: these subscriptions are all about discovery and they’re proud to make every box different.

**Sizes and amounts may change depending on breweries.

In Your Box:

  • Jumbo Box – 12 bottled beers 
  • Best Sellers Box – 8 bottled beers
  • Gifts from breweries
  • Information on your beers

Price:

  • Jumbo Box – £27.99
  • Best Sellers Box – £21.99

Delivery:

  • Pick up at collection point – £3/month
  • Home delivery – £4.90/month
  • Express home delivery – £29 first month then £4.90/following months
  • Express collection point – £14 first month then £3/following months
  • Cancel easily

 

3. Beer 52

Beer 52 Subscription Box

From £24

Beer 52 was founded in 2013 by two friends, James and Fraser, after James was inspired by a motorcycle trip he took with his dad. On this trip James and his father stopped at breweries in Belgium and discovered their love for craft beer. After this, James and Fraser decided to take on the rest of the world’s breweries in search of the perfect beer.

49 countries, 213 breweries and 709 new beers later and Beer 52 is the most popular beer discovery club in the UK. Their mission is to build a community around the love of craft beer, so they reward customers for rating and reviewing all of their products as well as engaging with their adventures in their magazine, Ferment.

Choose a size:

Again, Beer52 have the option to choose either a mixed beer box or a light beers only box which are sent out monthly and based around a different theme each time. Their boxes consist of 8-12 beers in either cans or bottles, a 100-page copy of their Ferment Magazine and (the best part) a perfectly paired snack. 

In Your Box

  • 8 – 12 beers (either all light or some light, some dark)
  • 100-page copy of Ferment
  • 1 beer snack (such as Soffles Pitta Chips)

Price: 

  • 8 beers – £24
  • 10 beers – £29
  • 12 beers – £34

Delivery:

  • Delivered every month, 2 months or 3 months
  • You can easily skip one delivery, pause your subscription or cancel at any time
  • Free standard delivery
  • Track your delivery

 

 

4. Best of British Beer

 

From £22.50

Best of British Beer are on a mission to show some love for Britain’s finest independent breweries. The British beer industry is now saturated with over 1400 breweries, which is the highest it’s been since the 1940s, making this the perfect time to indulge in some of the products that have served the inhabitants of this country for many years.

Best of British Beer only stock from independent companies and work closely with breweries to give their customers a personal experience and the freshest possible beer. 

Mixing up the sizes:

Each box includes either 6 or 12 500ml beers (or the occasional 330ml if the quality shines through), a pub quiz to play while you discover your new beers and some tasting notes to teach you about the flavours of each beer. You can choose a rolling subscription or a variety of others; their 12 month “Beer for a Year” subscription proves extremely popular as a gift.

Think birthdays, anniversaries, fathers’ day – any time you want to give a present to a beer lover in your life, this box is great. You even get a complimentary beer glass in your first box!

In Your Box:

  • 12 or 6 craft beers
  • 1 pub quiz
  • Tasting notes
  • Glass (first box only)

Price:

  • 6 beers – from £22.50
  • 12 beers – from £7.50
  • Beer for a Year – £155

Delivery:

  • UK standard delivery – £5.95
  • UK next day – £7.99
  • Free UK delivery on orders over 2 items

 

 

5. Honest Brew

  Honest Brew

From £22.90

Honest Brew was founded by Andrew and Frank after they met at a party and developed a friendship in the name of craft beer. They thought they’d be able to make some decent beers but, when that fell short, they recruited Craig who put them in touch with the right people and “right then and there, Honest Brew was born”.

Now stocking over 300 beers and shipping out cases and cases of beer each month, Honest Brew are a well-loved beer company with a knack for matching beer to your tastes. 

Honest Brew offer a flexible subscription service so that you can get your beers when it suits you best. Your options are a mixed box, IPAs and Pales and, if you become a member, you can choose your own beers. Most of their beers are 330ml with the occasional 350ml, 440ml or 500ml and are of the highest quality; the beers they stock can’t be found in local supermarkets, and if there’s ever a problem with quality they are responsive and friendly when it comes to customer service. Bonus points: Honest Brew use 100% recyclable packaging. 

In Your Box:

  • 6, 9 or 12 specially chosen craft beers (usually 330ml)

Price:

  • 6 beers – £22.90
  • 9 beers – £29.90
  • 12 beers – £36.90

Delivery:

  • Free standard delivery
  • Express UK delivery – £6.49
  • Get beers weekly, fortnightly, monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly
  • Cancel, pause, skip at any time

 

 

6. BeerBods

From £36

BeerBods was initially a group of friends drinking beer in a shed. Founder, Matt’s, sole intention was to persuade his friends to drink better beer, and when his beer tasting club grew into an online beer tasting club, BeerBods became the UK’s first beer subscription service.  As “one of the 100 most innovative, disruptive and resourceful small businesses” in the UK BeerBods is making serious waves in the online Beer Club industry and now has its very own BeerBods Magazine, BeerBods Live, BeerBods for business and even a “Build Your Own Case” option. 

Free delivery!

With sturdy packaging and free delivery, there isn’t much that can go wrong here. Each month you’ll receive 12 fresh, hand-picked beers at around £3 per bottle! If you find the same beer for a cheaper price somewhere else, BeerBods will refund you! Most of their subscribers drink just one beer a week, reviewing it together just like the original shed-tasting days – but you can do what you like, although the nature of this subscription is similar to that of a club.

Customers will also receive an email telling the story behind the beer; “beer just tastes better when you know more about it.”

In Your Box:

  • 12 hand-picked beers
  • The story behind the beer

Price:

  • £36 per box

Delivery:

  • Free UK delivery
  • Cancel any time

 

 

7. EeBria

eebria beer subscription

From £28

EeBria are passionate about the Craft Drinks Revolution and set out originally to change the way the people of Britain buy beer.

Their idea for an online beer marketplace came about when the founders struggled to find a highly rated brewery – they knew there had to be an easier way to find great beer, and they made it. Their fresh and rare beers are packaged by the exact same people who make them, giving this subscription a personal touch as well as cutting out a lot of intermediaries. 

EeBria’s Brewery Club allows subscribers to discover a new brewery each month; sending out 6-12 of the best beers from a singular brewery’s whole range. Although EeBria vow to only showcase the cream of UK breweries, they never repeat the same one in a 2-year period (and if it is repeated eventually, they never repeat a beer) which gives an insight into how much the UK beer industry is booming right now.

Along with the beers, the box also includes tasting notes and insider info about the brewery and its brewers. 

In Your Box:

  • 6-12 beers ranging from light to dark ale
  • Tasting notes
  • Info about the selected brewery

Price:

  • £28 per box

Delivery:

  • £5.99 per month
  • Choose to get boxes monthly, bimonthly or quarterly. 

 

Made up your mind?

These are our favourite beer subscription boxes, although there are many, many more to choose from.

All of these boxes are perfect for

  1. Supporting local companies,
  2. Discovering new beer and
  3. Being part of a community.

All of these brands are beer lovers, which is what makes them so trustworthy and why you can guarantee that every box will be amazing. We recommend the Best of British Beer Box if you want to find some great UK based breweries, or Beer52 if you want to try beer from around the globe. BeerBods is a great place for anyone who is extremely into beer and wants to find like minded people to share their thoughts and opinions with on a weekly basis. 

Best Clothing Subscription Boxes

Clothes are somewhat of a necessity and a luxury simultaneously. We need clothes. It isn’t legal to walk around naked – although we’re sure many of us would if it was (so freeing… Oh, just us?). On the other hand, many of us have way over the necessary amount of clothes in our wardrobes, often we don’t want to outfit repeat and it takes a lot to resist an expensive designer purchase when we feel like we deserve it and can afford it (I’m looking at you, £70 plain, black t-shirt).

Shopping can be such a chore!?

While many people absolutely love shopping; putting on a fashion show in the dressing rooms; filling that online trolley to the brim… A lot of other people hate it. Clothes shopping is a chore to many; a waste of precious time in their busy lives. Not everyone wants, or has time, to go out for a new shirt or dress when they get a last-minute invite to that party or important meeting.

Clothing subscription services are perfect for anyone looking to spruce up their style or find some new brands. They’re also great for anyone loves great clothes and doesn’t have the time to look for them, or even those who respect that we do need clothes, but just can’t be bothered to shop for them. There are subscriptions for men, women, kids, babies, fancy clothes, casual clothes and even activewear. Clothing subscriptions entail a scheduled delivery of fresh clothing to your door, usually monthly, that has been picked out by a virtual stylist depending on your chosen specifications. 

Effortless shopping, quality clothes and the never-ending style possibilities – isn’t this everything you’ve ever dreamed of? Here are our favourites.

Men’s Clothing Subscription Boxes

 

1. Berg Club

Berg Club Subscription

From £49

Berg Club is exclusively a men’s subscription box. It was co-founded by sisters Holly and Kate with the aim to make life easier for men who would rather spend their time doing what they love than going shopping, but still look good doing it. By employing the use of personal stylists, Berg Club offers men a hassle-free way to look great and invest in quality brands that they may not have considered before.

All you have to do is fill in your style preferences, decide whether you want clothes monthly or quarterly and relax. Berg Club do the rest. As well as new clothes, you’ll also receive tips on how to pair your new clothes with your old ones so that nothing gets left behind.

Berg Club have a variety of options when it comes to subscriptions. Choose from activewear, essentials, exclusive, elite, endurance and extravaganza to get gym wear, wardrobe staples, quality pieces, exclusive items, luxury brands or high-end outfits. Clothes are usually shipped on the 15th of each month and you can gift them to somebody if you want to. Not to mention their stylist service and delivery fees are on them!

 Price:

  • Activewear £49
  • Berg Essential £49
  • Berg Exclusive £79
  • Berg Elite £149
  • Berg Endurance £249
  • Berg Extravaganza £349

 

2. Christian Benedict

Christian Benedict Shirt Subscription

From £24.95

Shirts: again, a necessity for most men. Whether its work, a job interview, a wedding or a restaurant with a dress code it is more than likely that you’ll need a shirt at some point. But what is it about shirts (and shopping for them) that is so tirelessly dull? And why are they so easy to grow out of?!

Christian Benedict are shirt subscription company based in Manchester who ship their own shirts out either every 30, 60 or 90 days. Each month you’ll receive an email with a selection of shirts and all you have to do it choose one, send off your measurements and wait. Never run out of shirts again with this handy subscription.

You can adjust your style preferences, measurements and who often you’d like your delivery whenever you want over on their website and delivery is free!

Price: £24.95 per shirt

 

3. Basic Man Subscription 

Basic Man subscription box

From £16.67 

Basic Man is a US based subscription service that ships to just about everywhere. Their service truly serves to enhance the lives of men everywhere by giving them more time to spend doing what they need to do, rather than worrying about the basics. If you’ve got a hole in your second-to-last pair of socks, don’t fret! All of your underwear is starting to feel a little… gross? Not to worry. Basic Man sends you a fresh t-shirt, a fresh pair of socks and some fresh underwear every month! You’ll just select your sizes and live a stress-free life. Well… in terms of shopping, anyway.

Basic Man uses Modal, a sustainable fabric made from birchwood trees, rather than polyester or cotton to make their underwear. This material is a little more breathable, odour-resistant and super comfortable. Their t-shirts can be worn as either an everyday fashion statement or an undershirt and have a premium feel to them due to the heavier blended cotton fabric that they use. And finally, their socks. These socks are designed for everyday use and provide optimum comfort for when your feet taking a beating walking around all day. They even have no-show socks for when you want to get your ankles out!

Price:

  • Yearly £16.67 per month
  • 6 months £17.50 per month
  • 3 months £18.33 per month
  • Monthly £19.99
  • All + £7.99 worldwide shipping

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Women’s Clothing Subscription Boxes

1. Style Lyrical

Style Lyrical fashion subscription box

From £29.99

Style Lyrical is a women-owned business that was born out of the desire to help busy women save time on clothes shopping. Many professionals don’t have the time sought out stylish pieces in shops, and rarely have time to do a quick online shop. For most of her 20s, founder Adela Hassain saw most of her clothes coming from the same airport shop and she felt the need for something exactly like Style Lyrical.

Style Lyrical “do not believe in fast fashion” and want their service to be sustainable not only in terms of time but also in terms of quality. They only send out high-quality, luxury clothing made from materials that are designed to last for longer. Most of their partner brands are women designers based in Holland, England and Denmark. 

After you’ve applied for your membership (which will be accepted as long as Style Lyrical can send you exactly what you’re looking for), you’ll have a style consultation. Firstly, you fill out your style profile; selecting sizing etc. Then, you speak to a stylist over the phone where you can discuss your preferences in depth and have a truly personal experience. Finally, you receive your box (a beautifully hand-crafted box from Bali), try your clothes and send back anything that you don’t like within for days and you’re done. All delivery and return services are completely free, too. 

Price: £29.99

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Spring is around the corner and the sun is starting to peek through the clouds! To celebrate we’re showcasing our favourite leather pieces this week. Here’s the first one…our Legend Leather jacket. Legend by name, legend by nature. We love the versatility of it. It looks smart with a crisp white jacket and perfectly casual with a white T shirt. It also goes fabulously with colour of the season, Camel. Available in the sale and reduced from £365 to £149. They won’t last long. It’ll be best investment piece you’ve made for this spring! . . .#bikerjacket #leatherjackets #capsulewardrobe #investmentpiece #versatile #ootdfashion

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2. Fabletics

From £44

Fabletics is Kate Hudson’s co-owned activewear brand. The idea for Fabletics came after Don Ressler, Adam Goldenberg and Kate Hudson noticed a gap in the market for high quality, luxury activewear at an affordable price. Clearly a successful idea; they had expanded to Europe and Canada in less than a year and had shipped 1 million orders by their second year, Fabletics live by the mantra “Live Your Passion” and aim to inspire men and women everywhere to live a healthy lifestyle whilst looking and feeling their best.

Fabletics ask you to take a style quiz – you’ll choose your preferred work out method (from strength training, to running, to yoga) and your favourite colours. You then select your size with sizing ranging from XXS to 3X and they give you the options. Just choose your outfits, pay and there you go! Each month you’ll choose a different outfit and you’ll never be worried about missing the gym due to no clean leggings again! Plus, you can skip a month and cancel at any time, it isn’t a binding contract.

Price: £44 per month

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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3. Lookiero

Lookiero fashion subscription box

From £45

Lookiero is the leading Spanish clothing subscription service. They want to make being stylish as easy as possible, and that’s exactly what they do. Lookiero make it easy for bust women to have a versatile, fashionable and comfortable wardrobe by putting over 150 European brands at your fingertips. Lookiero uses an online personal stylist to give you the best box they can – select your size, budget and explain your sense of style and they’ll curate a 5-item outfit and send it your way! After each box, you can tell your personal stylist what you thought so that they can learn more about you and improve their selection every time. Once you receive your box, you’ll have 5 days to try the clothes on and return any unwanted items.

The personal shopper service costs just £10 (which is deducted from your fee), once you’ve returned any unwanted pieces you’ll be charged for the box – getting 25% off if you keep everything! Their average price for an item is £45, but there’s a wide range of prices and you can select your budget when you fill in your style profile. 

Price: From £45

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Children’s Clothing Subscription Boxes

 

1. Bundlee

Bundlee baby Clothing Rental

From £19.99

Bundlee is a rental subscription service for baby clothes. New-born babies grow so fast; some even grow out of 3-month sized clothes in just a month, meaning you’ll constantly be buying new clothes if you didn’t stock up on clothes for the year beforehand. Bundlee want to make it easier to be sustainable when shopping for your new children, and with the growing market of online clothes rental sites, we love this idea! 

Bundlee’s website states that on average, UK parents are spending £560 a year (!!!) on baby clothes. Buying just one new baby grow wastes 3,000 litres of water and emits 7kg of carbon dioxide. This leads to a crazy amount of waste, especially if you don’t reuse them. Bundlee offer an easy way to reduce waste along with a more affordable way of dressing your baby in the best clothes – you can return old clothes for free and you don’t have to worry about stains because they give you free renting insurance! All of their clothes are professionally cleaned, made in the UK and Oeko-Tex certified (meaning they don’t contain any nasty chemicals). Each box contains 15 items of clothing with free delivery and returns.

Price: £19.99 per month

 

2. KidPix

Kid Pix Childrens Clothing Subscription

From £20

KidPix is an online shopping platform for emerging and experienced independent kid’s clothing brands. It was started by two Oxford graduates, Sian and Katya, and offers a personal shopping experience for parents who are too busy to shop for their children’s new clothes. The KidPix box is available in the UK and connects buyers with independent brands without them having to do anything! 

You just have to take the styling quiz which asks for the age/gender of your child and whether they wear classic or contemporary clothing (or a mix). They then ask for your child’s size and if there’s anything you don’t want to be sent, such as dresses or dungarees. Finally, they ask if there are any colours you don’t want and your budget. You just have to pay a one off £20 styling fee and leave the rest to them! Once your box arrives, you’ll send back anything you don’t like and only be charged for the clothes that you keep. Note: the styling fee is used as credit, but if you return everything you don’t receive the £20 back.

Price: From £20 per month

 

All in all, these boxes are perfect for anybody who’s too busy to shop. They take away the stress and hassle of shopping for new clothes, save customers heaps of time and let them feel their best in the clothes that they love. Our favourite is definitely Bundlee, we love the sustainability aspect and think it’s a fun, quirky and extremely innovative idea – this service would definitely be a huge help to busy, new parents! We also really like Fabletics, too and think that Basic Man is perfect for staples!

Best Subscription Boxes for Kids

Before we dig into the list…let’s see what the new subscription box craze all about, and look at the benefits for families. You may be thinking; do I really need a subscription box for my kids? Well, there are a lot of advantages and it is definitely worth considering if you are new to the concept. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits you can look forward to when you sign up to a subscription box.

Why should I subscribe?

Just like subscriptions for adults, you can receive a variety of fun games and activities each month, as well as exciting merchandise and delicious food. You name it; there is a box! This can take the pressure trying to find fun activities to play. There are boxes you can leave them to enjoy on their own, as well as ones you can have fun with together.

Keep the kids amused!

Keeping the kids amused on the weekend and on rainy days can be quite challenging. Bored children can mean a headache for parents! keeping the children busy and happy can be much easier with some help from a kid’s subscription box! You have never seen a child so excited than the doorbell going with their very own (often named) delivery! They will really look forward receiving their monthly box, and it will often encourage good behaviour on the lead-up. There are a lot of categories you can choose from to suit every child and age group. For example, there are books, arts and crafts, toys and baking. All you have to do is choose one that you think your kids will like. You can even let them choose from a selection for guaranteed fun and excitement.

Encourage Healthy Eating for the whole family

One of the reasons we like subscription boxes is that it makes healthy food fun. It can be a nightmare making your children eat healthy snacks when there is so much junk food available. But having delicious snacks delivered to your door every month that taste good can be a way to trick them! They will be eager to try out their new snacks and it is something healthy for them to take to school or have at the end of the day.

Learning at home just became fun!

Sometimes children need a little bit of encouragement when it comes to learning. But many of these boxes are specially curated to be super fun, they will not realise it’s education! Children’s subscription boxes are designed to build new skills and provide an uplifting activity at the same time. Enjoy peace of mind that your child is spending their time playing with something that is worthwhile, rather than on the iPad! For example, there are book subscription boxes and even science and math activities you can choose for your kids.

A convenient way to try something new

Let’s face it; you do not want to be at the shops every day looking for new toys and crafts to keep the kids amused. Even trawling the internet for ideas on and saving activities on your Pinterest board that you will never have time to actually do. The great thing about a subscription box is that you do not need to do a thing. Everything you need will be delivered straight to your door. Many of the brands available are designed to fit through an ordinary letterbox too. This means that you do not have to stay in for the delivery man to get there; you are free to get on with your day.

It’s actually pretty cost effective!

We all know that kids’ toys, arts and crafts can be expensive to purchase. Children also tend to move onto different toys very fast and this can cost you even more money. The good news is that a lot of subscription boxes offer you the opportunity to save money. A lot of them offer fantastic toys at a discounted rate; all you pay is a monthly subscription and you can receive more for your money.

Reward good behaviour and create positive interactions

When your kids work hard at school, they deserve a treat, so why not reward them at home? You can subscribe to anything from gaming to baking; an expert will pick out all of the items for you that your children will love. This can be their reward every month for being a superstar! It is all very simple and it saves you having to do all of the hard work choosing rewards that keep them interested. Now let’s delve into our list of the most wonderful boxes on the market!

The Best subscription Boxes for Kids

Now it is time for the best part; taking a look at some of the top subscription boxes that are on offer! There are now countless options that are available especially for kids. They are chosen by experts and carefully handpicked. You will not have to worry about what you receive; everything is child-friendly fun.  

Which are the most popular subscription box industries?

The popularity of subscription boxes is on the rise and it is like everyone receives their favourite items every month. This market is booming with new ideas and there are no subscription boxes emerging in almost every category. So, what are the most popular subscription boxes right now? Well, let’s find out. Of course, the first major question you may have is what exactly are subscription boxes? Essentially, they are a box of goodies that you subscribe to receive every month. The idea is that the company pick and send you a variety of products that they think you like. Of course, there are different options, such as receiving the subscription box more frequently or having the opportunity to choose some items that you would like. These will be delivered straight to your door so that you can enjoy them. It is all pretty straight forward. Now let’s get onto the most popular subscription boxes.

Cosmetic and Beauty Subscription boxes

Without a doubt, one of the most popular subscription boxes is for cosmetics and beauty products. Women love receiving new makeup to try out new styles that are modern and on trend, as well as take care of their skin. For example, the CC Beauty Box is popular with women wanting to try high-end beauty products. There is the opportunity to try new makeup from big brands and save money. Another big name that you will have heard about before is BirchBox. This mixes new skincare and makeup products together so when can receive a selection to their door every month. No two boxes are ever the same and there is the chance to try out new brands and products. They claim to be the number one beauty box in the UK right now, with five treats contained in each box that are personalised to your skin type and style.

Cooking Subscription Boxes

When you live a busy life, it is not always so easy to cook healthy meals. But that is where cooking subscription boxes come in. They are becoming more popular as they make it easy for people to cook after a long day. They are delivered to your door as often as you want with different recipes and all of the ingredients that you need. This is an amazing way to eat fresh and not have to go to the supermarket for all of the different ingredients that you need. It is also a fun family and couple activity in the evenings or weekends. In particular, boxes such as Hello Fresh is a lot of fun. This subscription box lets you cook healthy meals with all the recipes and meal kits ready to go. You will be able to become your own chef and avoid eating unhealthy foods. Another big name is Simply Cook. This has lots of 20 minutes recipes for you to follow and the food is handpicked and recipe kits sent to your door. This is definitely a subscription box for people out there that love to cook and try new recipes.

Snack Subscription Boxes

Of course, food is a popular type of subscription boxes and it is one of the originals. In particular, people love to receive new snacks to try every month. This can be exciting and an opportunity to try new snacks that are not so popular yet. It is also a way to try new foods from different countries. For example, a big name that a lot of people have heard of in this category is Graze Box. They are a fantastic company that let you enjoy healthy and nutritious snacks delivered to your door. They are free from artificial colours, flavours and preservatives. Not to mention, they are delicious! The subscriber also gets the opportunity to select snacks they would be happy to receive and ones they would like to avoid. Degustabox is another popular box in this category. They deliver some fun new food and drinks to try from around the world. It is an exciting new way to taste delicious foods and something to look forward to after a busy week.

Vegan Subscription Boxes

More and more people are turning vegan in the UK than ever before. This includes enjoying a meat-free diet, as well as an animal-friendly lifestyle. But it is well known that vegan food and products are harder to find in the big supermarkets and they can also be expensive. This means that more vegans are turning to subscription boxes to try new and emerging products on the market. For example, the Vegan Kind Lifestyle box is a great way to receive tasty treats and new foods to try every month. Of course, all of the products are cruelty-free and have been specially selected. In addition, the Vegan Kind Beauty is popular with women wanting to enjoy cruelty-free makeup and skincare products. There is a fantastic selection of beauty products that vegans are going to love and they are delivered straight to your door each month.

Pet Subscription Boxes

Lots of families across the UK have pets and furry friends. This has meant that dog subscription boxes have become very popular, with owners wanting to make their pup happy with new toys and speciality food every month. In particular, Tails.com is a subscription service that creates food, especially for your furry friend. This is done by selecting their characteristics and lifestyle, as well as size and breed. The food is made up and you can receive it as many times as you need. This makes sure that your dog’s dietary needs are satisfied. In addition, Dogg Treats sends owners a selection of tasty treats and toys for pooches to enjoy every month. It is a great way to find and try new products that are not always widely available in local pet stores. Of course, lots of families also have cats. Thankfully, there are also cat subscription boxes that you can enjoy. For example, the Cat Hampurr delivers some excellent goodies to your door for your cat to enjoy. This includes treats and exciting new toys. This also means you have the opportunity to save money on big brands and find products that you cannot get in your local pet store. Your cat is sure to love receiving their box every month!

Alcohol Subscription Boxes

One of the types of subscription boxes on the right is alcohol subscription boxes. Men and women are loving having fresh and different alcoholic drinks delivered to their door every month to try. There are new flavours to enjoy, as well as alcohol from around the world. A lot of the boxes are also craft drinks, which means that they are unique and everyone loves learning about microbreweries. A lot of the alcohol you cannot find in normal supermarkets and stores. For example, if you are a fan of beer, there are subscription boxes such as Beer 52. You will receive a number of bottles every month that are different and that you can enjoy at the weekends or share with friends. There are also cocktail making subscription boxes and wine subscription boxes to enjoy with meals and in the evenings.

How experts predict the UK subscription box market to grow in 2019/2020

Unless you have been living under a rock, it’s likely you have heard someone talking about a subscription box they have seen or purchased. Whether it is food, beauty or even dog subscription boxes, they have been extremely popular in recent years; and it seems like there is no sign of this market slowing down. So, what are the experts saying about the growth of the UK market when it comes to subscription boxes? Well, it looks like the growth rate is going to continue to rise into 2019 and 2020. This is fantastic news for companies wanting to start their own box. Let’s have a look at what the experts are saying about the UK subscription box market and why this continues to be a very popular industry right now.

Expert predictions on the UK Subscription Box market

As we have mentioned already, everyone knows that the popularity of subscription boxes is growing. It has grown over 100 percent in the past five years, according to McKinsey and Company. It seems like everyone is having one delivered to their homes and this certainly seems to be the case. So, let’s have a look at what the experts say to see if the statistics also tell the same story. Right now, according to the Royal Mail, there are 27 percent of people in the UK already receive a subscription box to their door. This was a study they carried out by speaking to Cornerstone, GlobalData and Zuora. This is a good amount of people, considering the different ways you can shop. But the even better thing is that this number is predicted to grow in the coming years. There is also a huge increase in what the market is going to be worth in the next few years. In 2017, the subscription box market was worth £583 million. By 2022, this is set to grow by 72 percent to £1 billion according to the Royal Mail study in 2018. This is an amazing increase and shows that this is not a gimmick that is going to stop anytime soon.

Who are the big names in the sub box market?

Of course, there are the big names that everyone recognises when it comes to subscription boxes. This includes beauty giants such as BirchBox, who deliver new skincare and makeup to your front door. They give the opportunity to try out new products and also receive your favourites on a regular basis. Degustabox is another growing subscription box where people love to receive a monthly box of foods and beverages to try. There are also exciting products and flavours that make people keep coming back for more. For pet lovers there is Tails.com.  This is another company that is offering personalised and custom-made dog food for your pet to enjoy and to make sure they have a healthy and suitable diet. However, the great thing is that the market seems to be open to everyone. This means that subscription boxes in general will enjoy growth and not just certain categories and big names like the ones mentioned. There is definitely room for more companies to join and start their own UK subscription box.

Who is buying Subscription Boxes?

There are definitely some trends in the kinds of people that are interested in subscription boxes. In particular, the younger generation is interested in what they can receive every month in a subscription box. For example, it is estimated by Royal Mail that around half of 25-35 years already subscribed to a box and this going to continue to grow. Typically, the 25 to 44-year olds are most exciting by this kind of service. There is even around 7.6 percent of over 65s signed up to these services because of how convenient and simple they are.

Women are the largest market overall

Typically, the statistics have found that women seem to be the main target and interested audience for subscription boxes. But the experts predict other markets will soon follow closely behind. In particular, shaving and male grooming subscriptions are on the rise and they are set to see the biggest growth in the coming years. It is estimated that around two million more men will sign up to receive subscription boxes say Royal Mail. Already, there has been an amazing rise of 125% being male shoppers in the 45+ category, according to Hitwise. There are also boxes emerging that now target teens and children too.

Beauty is the most popular of the product ranges

Beauty subscription boxes have always been one of the most popular choices on the market, as people love to receive makeup and skincare. The good news is that this is going to continue to grow. In particular, women love receiving new products every month and trying out new beauty styles and items. It is predicted that there is still growth to be seen in the coming years. It is estimated that this kind of subscription box will grow by 229.8 percent between 2017 and 2022 according to Royal Mail. Again, this is a fantastic growth that cannot be seen in a lot of other industries.

But people also really love food!

But this is not to rule out the niche boxes that you can find. In particular, food and drink boxes are doing very good right now and this will grow as the interest in them increases and more people are looking to cook at home. For example, vegan subscription boxes are becoming more popular as more people turn to a meat-free and animal-free diet and lifestyle. These products are also harder to find in the supermarket, so people are guaranteed to receive them every month through a subscription. There are also more people that live abroad or want to try other foods from different countries. This makes ones like Japanese subscription boxes popular, as people want home comforts or to enjoy different types of food than what can be purchased in the local supermarket. Gaming is also doing well as more people want to receive merch and other goodies from their favourite games.

Why is there such a huge growth in the industry?

The natural question is why is there such amazing growth in the UK subscription market? Of course, there are a number of reasons why this can be happening. A lot of experts put it down to the growth of technology and the changes this is having to retail. They are advertised on social media and they are online, which is the way a lot of people shop nowadays. This means they are reaching a wide audience and appealing across the market. But it may not just be technology that is causing this growth alone. In fact, people are changing the way they shop entirely. They can get whatever they want at the click of a button. Whether it is groceries, fashion or children’s toys. But subscription boxes are getting people excited about shopping again. People like surprises and in a world where you are always busy and have a lot of stress, this can be a way to relieve some of that hardship and enjoy something new.

The gift market has evolved

Subscription boxes are also a way to receive personalised gifts every month such as with chocolate or clothing. A lot of companies do not just send out generic products; they personalise them to the subscriber. This means that the person feels more enjoyment from the experience and again, looks forward to being sent gifts to their door every month. It means trying new products and experimenting with new items that you may not buy on your own. A lot of subscription boxes also claim that they offer big savings than if you bought those items in a store. This all adds to the fun and satisfaction of a subscription box. It should be remembered that the subscription box market is booming right now because it is a novelty. It is something that is new at the moment and totally different from what we have seen in the past. There are going to be new trends within this market and no doubt an expansion in the way subscription boxes are going to be enjoyed.

Why Are So Many People Starting Subscription Boxes

If you have been keeping watch of the new emerging markets, you will be one area growing in popularity right now is subscription boxes. People are loving receiving exciting new products every month that are getting delivered straight to their door. This means that companies from across the country are starting up their own subscription boxes. While it is not an easy venture, it is certainly an area of opportunity you won’t want to miss. So, let’s have a look at why so many people are starting subscription boxes, and how this type of business can give a fantastic work-life balance.

The Subscription Box Market is Growing

One of the many reasons that people are becoming interested in subscription boxes is simply because the market is growing…fast! According to this article by Forbes, In the last five years, this kind of venture has grown by over 100 percent each year. It doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon, as more people are wanting a new and exciting way to shop. For example, beauty boxes and food subscription boxes are extremely popular and there is still plenty of room for the market to grow. Why would you not want to become a part of this growing market and bring fresh new ideas to the table or should we say, to the straight to the front door?

It Is Possible with a Limited Budget

The great thing about subscription boxes is that you do not need a massive budget to get them off the ground and make them successful. Setting up a website can be expensive, but there are ways to save costs on marketing. Using a smaller business, rather than a big corporate agency can mean much better value for money. This web design company based in Lancashire offers a personal experience and reasonable rates for start-ups. If you have a limited budget, try starting a pre-launch campaign. You can do this by creating a simple landing pages at first, rather than a full website. You can then post on social media and collect emails, ready to monitor interest and start collecting pre-orders. Customers will often pay money upfront if they like the new concept, or if they receive a discount for signing up pre-launch. Once you get going, you can sustain your business by allowing customers to sign up for six to 12 months, for a reduced rate. This is going to give you capital to work with when you have got a limited budget.

Start from Home

You do not need fancy business premises to make a subscription box service work. In fact, a lot of them can be started at home. All you need is a good idea that you are passionate about, as well as a spare room in your house. For example, if you love baking or cats, you can start with this. You will be able to create the boxes yourself, source the products and send them by post. It is a small business that is totally possible even if you have no prior business experience. You can use marketing online so introduce your new subscription box service to everyone and wait for your first customers.

A Tried and Tested Model

The subscription box model isn’t anything new, this business is tried and tested, and there are hundreds of successful ones in the UK alone. They all work in a similar way; customers sign up to receive boxes every month, they pay in advance, they receive their products through the post and this repeats again the next month. For you as a business owner, you source the products, receive the payment, send out the boxes by post and then work again next month. This process works and this is what makes starting a subscription box a lot easier.
Growing and Development Concept.

There is Scalability

A lot of people start a subscription box with a view to having a small part-time business, often for extra income alongside a full-time role. If the product isn’t too niche, there is tons of potential for scalability. While you can start off in your local city or town, you can venture across the country thanks to online marketing and advertising. Of course, why stop there? There are plenty of subscription boxes that have expanded overseas and are selling internationally. For example, Graze Box was a subscription box service that started in the UK selling healthy snacks. This is now a global success and they have even successfully launched the subscription service in the United States. You can even find these products in food stores across the country too.

You Can Follow Your Passion

One of the best things about starting a subscription box is that you do not have to follow the trends in the market. There is freedom to follow what you are passionate about because the model works. For example, vegan subscription boxes have grown rapidly over the last few years are more people are interested in trying cruelty-free products and meat-free snacks. There are a lot of niche subscription boxes that are working well. Another example of this is Japanese subscription boxes. If you are someone that loves another culture or even just trying international foods, you can start up your own subscription box. There are bound to be other people out there that also love the same thing. Of course, it does not always have to be a food subscription box that you create. There are also lots of different options, such as hobbies. There are even successful crochet subscription boxes out there to enjoy. As long as you are passionate about what you are selling, you can definitely make it work.

You Have the Power of Online Marketing

Online marketing is going to be your best friend when it comes to starting up your subscription box. It is cost-effective and easy to use and grow your business. Plus, you do not always need a lot of money to make it happen. For example, you can start adverting on a blog and use the power of social media to spread the word about your subscription box. You can also take advantage of email advertising. This is all going to cost less than traditional advertising methods. You will be able to track all of your progress and this can improve your traffic, leads and development. The real advantage of online marketing is that you can target the demographic that you want. For example, if you are targeting young men and women, or even teenagers, you will be able to do this through social media targetted campaigns.

You Can Manage Without Staff

Not only can you start your subscription box business from home, but you can manage it without the need to hire staff. You can start up the website, use online marketing for customers and source the products. In addition, it is possible to pack up the boxes and send them out by post without any help. This is definitely going to work in the beginning as a start-up. But most importantly, it can also work when you scale up as long as you have a clear strategy and know how your business works. Of course, this is also going to save you paying out wages and it will increase your profits.

The Choice of B2C and B2B

There is also versatility when it comes to subscription boxes. While a lot of them will be better for consumers to buy, such as fragrance and creative subscription boxes, there are also some ventures that will be fantastic for B2B too. For example, small cafes and other local businesses will love to get involved with coffee subscription boxes for their customers. This would be a way to offer cool new coffee to customers and their employees that you cannot find in stores. An office may also subscribe to have their coffee delivered for convenience and vibrancy in the business. Everyone wants something a little different and with subscription boxes, there is no limit on whether you offer products to consumers or other businesses.   So if you have been thinking about this business model, but don’t know where to start, head over to our Love Sub Hub, and find out about everything from postage, packaging, marketing tools and product sourcing.

Best Book Subscription Boxes UK

0In this modern world, there are so many ‘things’ competing for our time. With the introduction of mobile phones, the internet, social media, streaming services; never has there been more ways to interact & explore the world around us. Given this ever-growing variety of platforms, why does the ancient tradition of the written page remain so strong? Well, you don’t need to worry about your wifi connection, battery life or power supply! You can take a book anywhere; all you need is a comfortable space & good lighting! A chance for just you and your imagination to live everything from the innermost thoughts & feelings of a character to a scene in your mind a movie could ever do justice. Books blazed the trail when it came to subscription services, so it’s no wonder you can now enjoy not only a book; but a box combined with a great read & your favourite pastime partner. Be it a traditional novel to enjoy, for couples; or a classic for kids. Some come with coffee, chocolate, candles, flower seeds & even face cream. Here we take a look at our top 10 book subscription surprises!

Best New UK Subscription Boxes 2019

New subscription boxes are popping up all the time, and we certainly have no shortage of choice. Love Sub has chosen the best new subscription boxes launched in the last 18 months. We have compiled them all in a neat list for your pleasure. In our last article ‘The Top 10 Subscription Boxes‘ we talked about the most popular on the market, but we need to remember those up and coming new boxes like the ones in this list!

Top 10 Subscription Boxes UK

One of the biggest growing markets online, subscription boxes offer a range of products delivered directly to your door. You can subscribe on a recurring or one-off basis. The reason for their rise is most offer excellent value for money, with the convenience of things you need. It also gives you the chance to try new products you may not normally discover. From the more traditional gifts & book clubs to the more niche. It could include a daily essential or a monthly indulgence; cooking to gardening, geeks to grooming, pampering to pets. You can now find almost anything packaged up in this fun, exciting & convenient way! With over 600 different subscription boxes now available and increasing by the day, where do you even start to find your fix? Here, we take a look at the top ten most popular categories with a box from each to give you a flavour of what’s on offer.