5 Subscription Boxes That Are Worth Your Hard-Earned Cash

These boxes make getting mail fun again
These boxes make getting mail fun again

Seeing as any mail you’re getting these days is most likely either a flyer for your local MPP, Domino’s coupons or a credit card bill, receiving an actual package has the power to make your day. That’s the beauty of subscription boxes—and there are plenty of options to choose from right now. Whether you’re looking for something practical to shorten from your monthly shopping list or you want to indulge a certain hobby or add to an ongoing collection, there’s a subscription box out there that will make checking the mail something you look forward to. Here are just a few you might want to check out:

Dollar Shave Club
From $3.50 per month
Razors don’t last forever, but that doesn’t mean you aren’t tempted to stretch their life a little further than you should sometimes. But with the Dollar Shave Club subscription box, you’ll never have to remember to buy razors at the drug store again—they’ll just be regularly delivered to your door. There are plenty of razors out there with bells and whistles you might think you need, but is all that really necessary? As Dollar Shave Club would say, “your handsome ass grandfather had one blade and polio.” All you have to do is choose from three different types of blades and a free handle is included in your first order.

HelloFresh
From $10.83 per meal
Eating healthy, home-cooked meals regularly is a lot harder than it sounds. Whether you work long hours or you just don’t like cooking that much, you aren’t the only one. There are a few food subscription boxes out there, but HelloFresh is notable for its effort to use farm fresh, local ingredients in all recipes. The recipes are also easy to follow and include nutrition information so you know exactly what you’re putting in your body. Simply choose a plan and boxes containing all the food you need for your weekly recipes will arrive at your door on a schedule that works for you.

Canada Craft Club
From $61.95 per month
The craft beer industry shows no sign of slowing down, but even if you consider yourself a beer connoisseur, it can be hard to keep up with all the new brews on your must-try list. Canada Craft Club can help by sending a few great options to your doorstep every month. The service is an extension of the already popular WineCollective and includes beers from all over the world—not just Canada. They ship from Calgary, so there might be an extra fee if you’re in a different province, but the box is still great way to try some new brews, and it also makes the perfect gift for someone who already has everything,

Coast to Coast Coffee
From $16.95 per week
If you have a serious coffee habit, you know that no two roasts are exactly the same. Whether you like switching it up and trying different kinds or you prefer to stick to your favourites, Coast to Coast Coffee will deliver your roast of choice either weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. That way you’ll never wake up one morning desperately in need of coffee only to realize you’re all out. Available beans are all organic, fair trade and freshly roasted in small batches to ensure quality. Need one more reason to sign up? Shipping is totally free.

LootCrate
Varies depending on box
For the pop culture-obsessed, LootCrate is the way to go. With over 25 different boxes including gaming, apparel, comics, and collectables in themes such as Marvel, Star Trek, anime and even Stranger Things, there’s something for everyone. Some boxes are ideal for a hardcore fan while others are more general. They’d make a perfect gift for anyone who likes collecting merch from their favourite shows or movies since they include items that you might not be able to easily find in stores.

Courtney Hardwick

Courtney Hardwick

Courtney Hardwick is a freelance writer based in Toronto. Her work has appeared on AmongMen.com, 29secrets.com, therichest.com, and ELLECanada.com.  When she isn’t writing about relationships, and the best TV shows and books you should really already know about, she is working on her novel. She hopes to have it published by 2025. You can follow her on Twitter @Courtooo.

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