25 Best Monthly Subscription Boxes to Bring Fun to Your Doorstep

Best Monthly Subscription Art Box

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Stuck inside with nothing to do? Whether you want to learn a new craft, brush up on your cooking skills, or simply get in some pampering, subscription boxes are a great way to treat yourself and bring some entertainment into your home. Every month a box full of fun, entertaining items comes straight to your door with everything you'll need to complete a project, try a product, or give your kids several afternoons filled with activities.

Right now, more than ever, we could all use a little cheer, which is why we turned to Cratejoy in order to find the best monthly subscription boxes to brighten your day. Filled with the best boxes around—divided by interest—Cratejoy is a great way to find something new and interesting to do. You can even gift a subscription, which is a great way to show someone you care even when you aren't able to see them in person.

From boxes filled with adult art supplies to smart subscriptions for your kids, there's something for everyone. Many of them even ship immediately and they all provide different subscription options. Not sure where to get started? We've scoured Cratejoy and found 25 subscription boxes that are sure to get you excited each month.

Looking for some fun delivered to your doorstep? Check out 25 monthly subscription boxes to brighten your day.



ArtSnacks – Are you an artist that likes playing with new gadgets? Then this box is for you. Each month you'll receive 4 to 5 premium art products, including limited-edition and exclusive brushes, pens, and pigments. Subscribers also gain access to the ArtSnacks community, where they can exchange ideas with other creators. (from $24/month)

Paletteful Packs – Get quality art supplies delivered to your door with this subscription box. There's even an option for young creators. Supplies vary but can include pens, watercolors, markers, sketch pads, acrylics, and canvases. (from $22.33/month)

Charcoal Expressions – Improve your drawing skills with everything you need to create two charcoal drawings a month. Includes a video tutorial and written directions—even beginners are welcome. (from $36.20/month)

The Inky Box – Anyone into calligraphy and lettering will appreciate The Inky Box. Not only will you receive a selection of brush pens, paint markers, and watercolors, among other items, but each month also includes lettering and calligraphy practice sheets to improve your skills. (from $12.17/month)

Indigo Artbox – Each month you'll create an art history-inspired project using supplies shipped to your door. The box comes with 8 to 10 art supplies, a storage case, art historical images for inspiration, and two videos to help make your artwork a reality. From pastels to clay to paint, materials vary each month to give you a variety of experiences. (from $29/month)



Craft in Style – Get into the DIY spirit with a new project each month. This box includes easy instructions and all the supplies you'll need. Projects include terrariums, clay marbling, candles, gold gilding, sun print photography, and much more. (from $30/month)

The Adults & Crafts Crate – Every month try a new craft with this box geared for adults and teens. You'll receive all the tools, materials, and instructions necessary to complete the craft. Past projects include creating a wine carrier, epoxy resin coasters, and candles. (from $30/month)

Happy Hook Crocheting – Subscribers can choose from two different boxes—a Blanket Box for those who want big projects or the QuickProject Box for people who want to experiment with different yarns and patterns. Every other month a new crochet technique is introduced and subscribers will receive all the yarn they need for their projects. (from $18.49/month)

Oui Macramé – Learn to macramé with this box, which includes a new project each month. Your subscription starts with an easy project, with the following months to increase in difficulty as you improve your skills. Designed for first-time macramé makers, the box comes with all the supplies you need to get started. (from $29.17/month)

Season of the Stitch – Relax with a new, witty modern cross stitch each month. You'll receive a pattern that aligns with a funny holiday of the month, Aida cloth, stitching floss, and an embroidery needle to bring your project to life. (from $25/month)



Vegancuts Beauty Box – Indulge yourself with these vegan and cruelty-free skin and body products. Each month you'll receive at least four full-size items, from exfoliating cleansers to nourishing moisturizers. (from $22.95/month)

Modern Skyn Apothecary – Filled with organic skincare items, turn your home into a spa thanks to this luxurious box. Each box contains over $100 worth of full-size products. (from $30.99/month)

Hopebox – This box's scrubs, books, masks, aromatherapy, and jewelry is designed to reduce anxiety and inspire hope. All items are selected from worldwide artisans and are both vegan and cruelty-free. (from $29.99/month)

Mindwander – Curated by a Ph.D. therapist, this box is filled with self-care products designed to help you slow down, decrease anxiety, and think positively. This box includes a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy workbook, bath and body products, journals, teas, pens, and snacks. (from $39.99/month)

TheraBox – This box mixes one research-inspired therapeutic activity plus 6 to 8 self-care goodies. TheraBox is curated by therapists, who ensure that every box is filled with items to increase happiness and reduce stress. (from $30.99/month)


Food & Drink

SpiceBreeze – Take a trip around the world with SpiceBreeze. This box delivers authentic recipes from different regions of the world, accompanied by all the spices you'll need to bring their flavors to life. (from $6.55/month)

Shaker & Spoon – Up your cocktail game with this box curated by top bartenders. You'll receive everything you need—except the booze—to make three unique cocktails that will spice up any evening. (from $40/month)

Match Made Coffee – Bring the coffee shop to your home with this curated selection of craft coffees. Each month you'll receive two coffee selections accompanied by fresh-baked gourmet cookies selected to accompany your morning beverage. (from $19.95/month)

Farm to People – If you love trying artisan foods and want to support independent makers, this box is for you. Filled with gourmet treats from across America, Farm to People prides itself on curating a box with no additives or GMOs. You'll also find recipes and maker stories in each box. (from $29.95/month)

Whisk Takers – Take the guesswork out of baking with these easy step-by-step recipes, which include pre-measured ingredients. Subscribers can select from a variety of boxes, including chocolate lovers, gluten-free, nut-free, and vegan. (from $18.95/month)



We Craft Box – Encourage the creativity of your young crafter each month with this box. Curated for children ages 3 to 9, the box includes 3 or more crafts with enough supplies for two children. Past projects, which are themed seasonally, include basket weaving, creating magnets, and sculpting clay pots. (from $25/month)

Wonder Crate – Kids will learn about history's forward-thinking activists, artists, and innovators through a book and activities. Creators like Frida Kahlo and Leonardo da Vinci are just some of the people who will spark their imagination. Parents can select between two different boxes depending on the age of the little learner—either Wonder Crate for ages 8 to 11 or Wonder Crate Jr for ages 5 to 7. (from $23.96/month)

Mysteries in Time – Designed for children ages 7 to 11, each month a box filled with history-inspired activities will arrive to your door. A mix of puzzles, crafts, stickers, fiction, and non-fiction will help get kids excited about everything from the pharaohs of Egypt to the American Wild West. (from $7.93/month)

The Preschool Box – Receive over 16 educational activities each month for your preschooler (ages 3 to 6). These simple activities will get your kids excited about learning phonics, shapes, colors, and writing through hands-on activities, and parents will also receive a guide to help them get the most out each box. (from $29.16/month)

Superpower Academy – With two different options that cover an age range of 5 to 10 years old, this award-winning box gets kids excited about STEM, social and emotional learning, and literacy. Kids receive a STEM project to build each month, as well as comic books and stories of real-life heroes to promote mindfulness and empathy. (from $29.58/month)


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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Staff Editor and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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