File this under the stuff no one tells you about being a grown-up: Getting mail isn't fun, it's just bills and credit card offers and random furniture store flyers. And for that reason, we'll gladly pay to make the experience a little less dreadful. It's something oodles of start-ups have banked on with subscription beauty boxes, curated packages of beauty samples and full-size product that arrive on our doorstep like clockwork.
Thankfully, a handful of players have followed suit in the wake of OG power players like Birchbox and created subscription boxes for every budget, personality, and more. For example, after getting into the subscription box game this fall, Sunday Riley began sending quarterly mailers stuffed with the kinds of things we'd pick out of the world's coolest gift shop. There's even a box for clean beauty devotees and luxury fragrances at a non-luxury price point.
Now, splurging on a subscription for ourselves doesn't just mean looking forward for the UPS truck every afternoon. They make some of the best holiday gifts that keep on giving, not to mention they're content fodder for excellent #unboxing videos on Instagram, too. Here, we take a closer look at the top 12 boxes worth your monthly investment.
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