10 Seattle Subscription Boxes You Need to Know About

These trendy little packages offer monthly surprises from cupcakes to new wardrobes.

By Caroline Craighead


May 25, 2017

Delivering a surprise to your door, subscription boxes are a new consumer trend across the nation. While Amazon can deliver any item imaginable in little time, it’s exciting to get a package full of unexpected goodies that weren’t sitting in your digital shopping cart for a month.

Seattle-area startups and small companies are jumping on this trend, selling subscriptions that feature both local products and bigger brands. From fresh food to cosmetics, these boxes are like sending a present to yourself.

Creating a personalized closet based on the subscriber’s style and fit, this wardrobe rental service sources clothes from top designers and delivers four pieces right to your door each month. Subscribers can rent the items indefinitely or chose to purchase pieces they want to keep, taking the hassle out of shopping and keeping your wardrobe rotating. $149 a month. armoire.style.

Bean Box
Finding the best coffee in a city with a large coffee culture like Seattle can be challenging. Luckily, Bean Box helps novices and experts alike refine their taste and try new roasts.The Capitol Hill-based company offers a box of coffee samplers and a coffee of the month from local roasters like Slate Coffee, Caffe Vita and Victrola Coffee. The box also includes brewing tips and roaster profiles to help subscribers become coffee experts. $17-$23 a month, beanbox.co.

Based in the U District, Chococurb sends premium, gourmet chocolate to your door each month, making it the perfect box for anyone who wants to indulge. The box is personalized based on your preferences and includes bars from local chocolatiers like Theo Chocolate, Fran’s Chocolates, and Seattle Chocolates. $20-$35 a month based on subscription, chococurb.com.

Treat yourself with a beauty box subscription from local cosmetic company and nail salon Julep. Each package includes products from their nail, skincare and makeup lines, and are customizable to fit your beauty needs. $40 a month, julep.com.

OK, it’s not from Seattle, but this Portland-based book box is too cool to omit. OwlCrate believes no one is too old to enjoy a young adult (YA) book. To share their love of reading, they offer themed monthly subscription boxes featuring a newly released YA novel and related goodies like tote bags, bookmarks and notebooks. April’s theme was “head over heels,” featuring Becky Albertalli’s new book about a teen’s 26 crushes, The Upside of Unrequited, plus romance-related treats and a letter from the author. $29.99 a month, owlcrate.com.

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