25 Best Subscription Boxes for Teens, College Students, Young Adults (2024)

No matter how old our teens get, they’ll always be young at heart when opening presents. Cue the magic of subscription boxes and the “unwrapping thrill” they deliver to your doorstep. These monthly boxes are often affordable, customizable, and highly giftable. Think of them as the birthday gifts that keep giving throughout the year.

Whatever your teens and young adults are into, we have info on box options they will love. Plus, we love these as terrific last-minute options!

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Best teen subscription boxes

Beauty and self-care boxes

Teens and young adults can always use pampering.

1. TheraBox (Cratejoy)


This is the ultimate self-care subscription box. Each box includes one research-inspired therapeutic activity to wire your brain for more joy + 7 full-size treats to pamper your mind, body, and soul. Reduce stress, enhance your life, and unbox joy. Designed and curated by therapists. Best of 2023 at Cratejoy.

2. Allure Beauty Box (Amazon)

The best in beauty products curated by staff editors, the Allure beauty box is filled with cosmetic and skin care goodies. This is a perfect gift for any young woman on your list who loves makeup and beauty trends.

Snack attack packs

Whether you want to be sure your teens have healthy snacks or fun treats, there’s a subscription box for nearly every kind of craving.

3. Mouth (Mouth)

Does your teen or young adult love discovering small-batch, American-made snacks? Each month, there will be a different theme with snacks from different parts of the country. Check out a Mouth subscription, including this yummy-looking Holiday box.

4. Murray’s Cheese Shop (Murray’s Cheese Shop)

With roots in Greenwich Village, the team at Murray’s knows cheese and can help you send a cheese and specialty foods subscription box that will be unique. Perfect for your young adults who love to entertain.

5. KIND Bar (KIND)

If you can’t decide between a treat pack or healthy snacks, get both with a KIND Bar subscription and save 10% on this popular and high-quality go-to. Receive a free sample with a recurring order.

6. Blue Bottle Coffee Subscription (Blue Bottle)

Pick your favorite coffee and get it monthly. Yum.

7. SnackSack (Cratejoy)

If your teen or college student likes all the sweet, salty, and savory snacks, the Snack Sack box is also one to consider. Best in category at Cratejoy 2023.

8. Universal Yums (Amazon)

Send snacks from multiple countries from Universal Yums.

Bracelet beauties 

Is there ever really such a thing as too many bracelets? We don’t think so. #armparty


LOKAI bracelets help everyone find a balance between life’s highs and lows. That’s a tall order, so there is no such thing as wearing too many. Your best bet is to join their membership program, which includes 10% off anything and everything on Lokai.com, access to exclusive designs, monthly themes, and limited edition products. Plus, early access to new collections. 

10. Pura Vida Jewelry Club (Pura Vida)

Pura Vida jewelry club

This is a monthly subscription box with two exclusive bracelets. Sign up for 1, 6, or even 12 months for a fantastic monthly boost from this VERY popular jewelry and accessories line.

11. Rocksbox Jewelry Subscription (RocksBox)

Access to the unlimited rental of designer jewelry. Unlimited swaps, sets of 3 pieces at a time. Free shipping on all rental sets and monthly credit for purchasing jewelry from your set.

Boxes for book lovers

When it comes to book boxes, many come with something extra.

12. My Coffee and Book (Cratejoy)

Older or more sophisticated teen or college-age readers might enjoy a monthly or quarterly box from My Coffee and Book box. Order two new hardcover books in your favorite categories + 12 oz of whole or ground coffee. Who needs sleep, anyway?

13. Read, Relax and Recharge by Introverts Retreat (Cratejoy)

Your teen or young adult might love this subscription after a stressful day at school and/or work. Each box includes a novel, sweet snack and beverage, an introvert-themed candle, bath salts, and soap.

14. Peace and Pages (Cratejoy)

For anyone who savors nights at home with a good book, Peace and Pages offers book boxes that include luxury bath products and aromatherapy items — best of 2023 at Cratejoy.

Other Subscription box ideas

15. Urban Stems Subscription (Urban Stems)

What better self-care than beautiful flowers monthly? Select your tier and get your flower lover a new arrangement every month. Anyone would love these.

16. Harry’s Starter Set (Harry’s)

Sign up your son for a subscription service through Harry’s for his manly grooming needs. Harry’s donates 1% of sales to charitable organizations that provide quality mental health care to men. We love that!

Finds for fashion lovers

Buying clothes for teens is often tricky. Subscription boxes are a fun and easy way to get picks from a fashion expert. Most offer easy returns and a choice of price ranges. 

17. Amazon T-Shirt Club (Amazon)

There is something here for fans of Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, and more in this clever t-shirt club you can explore on Amazon.

18. Foot Cardigan (Foot Cardigan)

foot cardigan

At Foot Cardigan, it’s possible to gift a fun sock subscription. With the frequency option of 6 and 12-month plans, you can send one or two new pairs every few weeks.

Outside the box boxes

Finally, here are a few subscription boxes for the most hard-to-buy-for teens on your list.

19. Scentbird (Scentbird)

A Scentbird subscription provides your son or daughter with a new fragrance of their choosing each month. Glamour calls it “scent-sational.”

20. History by Mail (Uncommon Goods)

For your history buff, choose History by Mail. Each month, your teen will receive replicas of historical documents — what a creative way to learn more exciting things about our country!

21. Sketchbox (Cratejoy)

For your artsy and crafty teen, check out Sketchbox, which provides the supplies, instructions, and inspiration for creating craft projects that produce outstanding works of art.

22. Palletful Packs (Cratejoy)

This is another excellent source of art supplies.

23. Unbox Boredom (Cratejoy)

Of course, you can never go wrong with a gift that gives to the whole family, like a board game subscription from Unbox Boredom.

24. Escape the Crate (Cratejoy)

Escape the Crate is a Cratejoy’s Best of 2022 subscription box.

25. Bark Box (Bark Box)

Bark Box is a monthly shipment of toys, treats, and chews for our four-legged besties. 

With so many subscription boxes, you’ll likely find at least one perfect for each family member. And maybe even one for yourself, too!

More boxes to love

Here is where you can find all of Cratejoy’s crates, including special deals for Christmas.

Subscription Boxes are on Amazon — every price, every interest imaginable.

More Great Reading:

Best Backpacks for Teen Girls

About Laura Hanby Hudgens

Laura Hanby Hudgens is a part-time high school teacher and a freelance writer living with her husband and children in the Arkansas Ozarks. Her work has appeared in The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, Grown and Flown, Parent.co and elsewhere. You can learn more about her at Charming Farming, where she occasionally blogs about faith, food, education, and family life.

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