Subscription boxes take the concept of “treat yourself” — or someone else — to a whole new level, with surprises arriving every month or two.

Each box is uniquely curated to align with a particular theme, allowing you to find a great gift for everyone, from plant lovers to hikers to self-care extraordinaires.

To get you started with your holiday shopping early, here are some of our favorite subscription boxes.

We looked for boxes related to all aspects of wellness, including:

  • mental and emotional wellness
  • nutrition
  • fitness

Every product on our list has been carefully vetted by our content integrity team to make sure it adheres to our medical and business standards. Learn more here.

Pricing guide

Most companies on this list give you the option of making a one-time purchase or buying a subscription. The prices below are the approximate cost per month or per one-time purchase.

  • $ = under $40
  • $$ = $40–$45
  • $$$ = over $45

Best mental health subscription box

The Mental Wealth Box

  • Price: $$$
  • Frequency: monthly
  • Plans: 1, 3, or 6 months

If you’re looking to learn more about mental health, or know someone with a similar goal, The Mental Wealth subscription box may be a good fit.

Choose between a curated box geared toward anxiety or depression. The boxes contain tools and resources that allow you to explore specific mental health topics and resources each month, like:

Note that this box is not intended to replace medical advice or diagnosis.

Reviewers comment on the fast shipping (not included with the monthly box price), cute packaging, and affordability.

Subscriptions auto-renew, but you can cancel any time before the next renewal period. You can also purchase just one box by opting to select “this is a gift” at check-out.

Best self-care subscription boxes

Loti Wellness

  • Price: $$
  • Frequency: monthly
  • Plans: 1, 6, or 12 months

This box is geared toward self-care, so it makes a great gift for just about anyone. Each box comes with five to seven full-sized products that promote self-care, wellness, and mindfulness. These can include:

  • candles
  • skin care products
  • aromatherapy products
  • natural bath and body products

The company website states that they try to promote local and small businesses while also providing natural, cruelty-free, and sustainable products. In addition to the products, the box includes supplemental guided material based around a monthly theme to encourage confidence and taking time for yourself.

If you’re not ready to commit to a subscription, you can also gift (or buy for yourself!) a one-time box:

You can also add on individual products, such as a face serum, lip treatment kit, or intention cards.

Loti Wellness claims the products also make great corporate gifts to promote wellness and self-care in the workplace.

You can cancel any time before the next renewal. Loti Wellness also lets you skip a month if you’re going to be out of town or aren’t ready for your next delivery yet.

Black Girl Magic Box

  • Price: $$
  • Frequency: monthly
  • Plans: 2, 4, 6, or 12 months

Black Girl Magic Boxes include seven to 10 items valued over $100, so subscribers definitely get their money’s worth. The company says the boxes support small businesses and minority businesses, especially those owned by Black women.

Included items cover the brand’s three pillars of mind, body, and soul. Past products included:

The company also has a few themed one-time boxes, including one for Mother’s Day and another promoting breast cancer awareness.

Reviews are mostly positive, with one Cratejoy reviewer commenting, “The box was an excellent curation for self-love.” Others comment on how exciting it was for them to have found a subscription box curated for Black women by Black women.

One thing to note: These boxes are pre-pay rather than pay-as-you-go. Also, the boxes ship bimonthly. You can cancel any time before your next renewal period.

Best mood-boosting subscription box

TheraBox

  • Price: $
  • Frequency: monthly
  • Plans: 1, 3, 6, or 12 months

Each TheraBox is jam-packed with items to help increase happiness (therapeutic exercises related to mindfulness and intention setting), relaxation (self-care products, like candles, face masks, and body sprays), and inspiration. Each box includes over $120 worth of goodies, all of which are organic, natural, and holistic.

Reviewers especially like the happiness activity in each box and that the boxes are curated by therapists.

You can cancel any time before your auto-renew period. TheraBox ships worldwide.

Best stress-reducing subscription box

calmbox

  • Price: $
  • Frequency: monthly
  • Plans: 1, 3, or 6 months

Every month, calmbox designs boxes around a particular theme, such as meditation, mindfulness, or stress relief. The goal is to send you a box that will “help you live a calmer, more tranquil life,” according to the company website.

Reviewers seem to agree that calmbox delivers on this goal, claiming that just seeing the box on their doorstep each month brings joy to their lives.

Boxes are filled with six to eight full-size items, like:

  • music
  • books
  • candles
  • self-care items
  • food
  • motivational reminders

You can cancel any time or skip months as needed.

Best subscription box for runners

RunLocker

  • Price: $$
  • Frequency: monthly
  • Plans: 1, 3, 6, or 12 months

RunLocker subscription boxes are made by runners for runners of any level. Boxes include:

Reviews of RunLocker’s subscription boxes are mixed. Some reviewers express excitement about the boxes, citing that the products inside are new to them. They like being introduced to interesting brands or knowledge about running.

However, other reviewers complain that the items they received aren’t worth the price of the monthly box. More than one reviewer says they were charged for multiple months but have yet to receive the boxes.

RunLocker boxes only ship in the United States. You can cancel any time. However, before you do so, check to see if your order has already been authorized. If it has, the cancellation will take effect the next month.

Best beauty and skin care subscription box

Love Goodly

  • Price: $
  • Frequency: bimonthly
  • Plans: 1, 4, 6, or 12 months

For the skin care enthusiast on your list, Love Goodly offers two boxes filled with vegan, nontoxic, organic, and eco-friendly skin care and personal care products.

Both boxes include a “deluxe-size” wellness product sampler. The Essential Box also comes with four full-size skin care and personal care products, while the VIP Box includes five.

For example, a past box included a custom bracelet, eye cream, lash primer, and a skin care product (in addition to that month’s wellness sampler).

Subscribe at any time or opt for a one-time purchase. The box auto-renews. If you want to cancel the subscription or skip any months, you’ll have to contact the customer service via email before day 20 of the month. Shipping in the United States is free.

Best houseplant subscription box

The House Plant Box

  • Price: $$
  • Frequency: quarterly
  • Plans: 1-, 3-, 6, or 12-month

The House Plant Box comes in two options: premium and pet-friendly. Boxes ship free and include two 6-inch potted indoor plants (succulents, air plants, plant cuttings, or seeds) with care cards. The plants arrive in plastic nursery planters with soil.

Note that, if any plant arrives damaged or dead, you can contact customer service with a photo of the plant. There’s a 30-day guarantee on all plants.

Reviewers love that each plant comes with detailed instructions, especially the subscribers who are new to planting and gardening.

Best subscription box for campers

The Camp Life

  • Price: $$$
  • Frequency: quarterly
  • Plans: 6 or 12 months

The Camp Life offers two subscription boxes: Outdoor Essentials (valued at $60) and Glamping & VanLife (valued at $65).

The Outdoor Essentials box is designed for campers, hikers, and people who just love the outdoors. All products are full-size and handpicked (and tested) by the company.

A past winter box included wool socks, a collapsible camp cup, a water-repellent backpack, water-repellent gear spray, and a snack bar.

The Glamping & VanLife box is geared toward people who love RVing, car camping, or cabin camping. It includes items useful for RV living and road trips, such as blankets and sunglasses.

Plans renew quarterly, but you can cancel any time.

Best subscription box for hikers

Hiker Crate

  • Price: $$
  • Frequency: monthly
  • Plans: 1, 3, 6, or 12 months

This box is curated by hiking enthusiasts for other outdoor adventures. Each Hiker Crate box includes five to eight items, including gear and tools (think headlamps, water bottles, solar chargers, and water filters) as well as a variety of snacks (bars, trail mixes, dehydrated meals, and jerky sticks).

Happy reviewers say they loved learning about new outdoor companies (or finally getting products they’d been eyeing for a while).

You can cancel the plan any time.

Best subscription box for going green

greenUP

  • Price: $$$
  • Frequency: quarterly
  • Plans: 1, 3, or 12 months

This subscription box is all about sustainability and reducing waste. Reviewers at all levels of their waste-reduction journeys say they appreciate the support and knowledge that the boxes provide.

Each box contains six to nine products valued at over $100. All products are green, plastic-free, zero waste, clean, and from small businesses.

Boxes may include everything from refillable glass bottles and vegan food wraps, to toothpaste tablets and shampoos bars, to stainless steel lunchboxes and silicone food bags.

Members can opt for a vegan or “beegan” box (which may contain items made with beeswax).

Best yoga subscription box

Do a Shot of Yoga

  • Price: $$$
  • Frequency: monthly
  • Plans: 1, 3, 6, or 12 months

The Do a Shot of Yoga deluxe subscription box is the perfect gift for yogis. Each box includes:

  • a book of the month
  • at least two yoga items
  • at least two “healthy lifestyle” items (think eye pillows, travel mats, snacks, essential oils, headbands, or candles)
  • discounts for yoga and fitness products
  • access to the Yoga Nerds Doing Shots of Yoga digital community

Reviewers praise the company’s customer service and the quality of products included in each box.

You can cancel the monthly plan any time.

Best meal subscription box

Sunbasket

  • Price: $$$
  • Frequency: weekly
  • Plans: weekly

Have a foodie friend who’s always in search of a new recipe? Or a family member who’s trying to brush up on their kitchen skills? Sunbasket may make a good gift.

Choose from fresh and ready meals (single serving) or meal kits (two to four servings). All meals and kits arrive cold-packed with simple cooking or heating instructions.

Sunbasket also allows boxes to be customized with dietary restrictions and preferences, like:

In addition to the dinner options, you can add on breakfast, lunches, snacks, and specialty meats.

Note: If you’re giving Sunbasket to someone with Celiac disease or serious food allergies, such as shellfish or peanut allergies, keep in mind that the recipes are packaged in a facility that handles all major food allergens.

Subscription boxes make a great holiday gift, as it’s one that keeps on giving — long after the holidays end.

Whatever the hobby or interest, there’s bound to be a box out there. Pay attention to the pricing and how your subscription is scheduled when searching.

Alex Shimalla

Alexandra Shimalla grew up writing princess stories on her family’s laptop in their makeshift laundry room/office. She’s now a freelance journalist based in Georgia. She holds a master’s degree in journalism and enjoys writing about health and wellness, gluten-free living, and higher education. Her writing has appeared in print and digital publications, such as Paste and Georgia Magazine. If she’s not at her computer, then she’s at the gym. Learn more about Alexandra by visiting her website (www.alexshimalla.com).