Subscription boxes that’ll have you waiting by the door

Treats range from skincare to snacks.

Packages wrapped in brown paper and twine
Monthly delights delivered to your door.Leone Venter via Unsplash

If you’re into surprises, getting care packages, and trying new things, you're going to get a lot of joy out of a subscription box. These parcels deliver makeup, skincare, snacks, coffee, and other simple pleasures. Our favorites are pretty easy to start and cancel, too.

SnackNation Box

SnackNation Box

A curated snack box for that person who loves trying new things.Amazon

With this box, you'll get delicacies like mango-habanero beef jerky, crispy chickpeas, and egg white protein bars. All of your snacks will be free from problematic ingredients like hydrogenated fats, high fructose corn syrup, and red dye 40. Pick from eight snacks a month, to the deluxe 150 snacks a month. Plus: SnackNation works with Feeding America to donate 10 meals to a family in need for every box shipped.

Allure Beauty Box

Allure Beauty Box

Try full and travel-sized makeup and skincare.Amazon

The Allure Beauty Box makes an excellent gift for anyone who loves discovering new products and experimenting with makeup. You’ll get full-sized products and trial-sized experiments from brands like Sunday Riley, Nars, and Huda Beauty. Find inside: lip stains, vitamin C serums, highlighters, and more.

STEM Club Toy Subscription

STEM Club Toy Subscription

Science rules.Amazon

Want your kids to get excited about things like math, physics, robots, dinosaurs, and engineering? Try Amazon’s own toy subscription service, which boasts a subscription for children aged 3 to 13. Build a robot penguin, a marble run, or a functioning circuit board. Not only are the toys fun, but they’re also designed to get your little ones excited about science, technology, engineering, and math.