5 Affordable Subscription Boxes

5 Affordable Subscription Boxes

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We love subscription boxes and think that quality subscription services are well worth their cost but what do you do when you are on a budget? We tracked down some of the best and most affordable subscription services that offer quality without breaking the bank. These are great subscription options for a first subscription box or gifts for a variety of audiences with a range of products.

Scent Bird

scent in affordable subscription

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$14.95 per month
Offer: 25% off your first month

Quality scents are expensive. Scent box allows you to try a new top-shelf designer fragrance each month with an 8ml vial that fits into a refillable case. You can choose your scent (some do have upcharges) or receive one selected by Scentbird.  This is a great gift for any woman on your list and a hit with teenagers. Scent bird also has a  subscription service for men as well!

Book of the Month Club

book of the month box

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$15.99 per month
Offer: Get your first book for $9.99 with code Fall5

Book lovers and book clubs will love this affordable subscription box. The BOTM Club curates a selection of 5 books each month, allowing you to select your cook or you can let them choose for you. They allow for skipping and even adding more books at $9.99 each. If you are an avid reader or simply want to read more this is a great affordable monthly subscription.


Mint Mongoose

mongoose subscription box

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$12.99 per month
Offer: Save each month from an average retail value of $40
Worldwide shipping

A UNIQUE Jewelry subscription box that allows you to select from silver, gold, or rose gold metals at a crazy affordable price. Each month a three-piece set along with an outline explaining the inspiration of each set. Subscribers even receive free gifts on occasion for their continued subscription.


House Plant Box

Plant Box

From $14.99
Offer: Save each month from an average retail value of $40
USA Only

Subscribers receive a plant each month, choosing from succulents, air plants, aquatic plants, or herbs. Each box contains an information card about your new house plant and how to care for it and extra support is provided for those who don’t have a green thumb to help with plant care questions.


Simple Loose Leaf Tea

Simple Loose Leaf Tea

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From $9.00 a month
Offer: Get free samples on their site!
USA Only

Subscribers of this affordable subscription box receive a sample of 4 different teas samplers each month with choices of black, herbal, or green teas. Simple Loose Leaf’s unique tea blend reviews are great and each box includes reusable teat seeping pouches to infuse your cup of tea. If you find one you love you can order it onsite as well. A great way to try new teas and change up your warm beverage routines.

We hope these affordable subscription box ideas spark some creativity for your gift-giving or simply help you pamper yourself on a budget!

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