These days, there’s a subscription box for nearly everything. You just can’t beat the convenience and delight of getting stuff you like or stuff you didn’t even know you wanted, delivered to your door every week or month for a set fee. In fact, a person could probably live life through the best subscription boxes, subsisting on tasty meal kits, stylish clothing packages, and other items.
That said, if you’re willing to pay a regular fee and roll the dice, you can receive truly oddball boxes. Whether you’re looking to start a new niche hobby or fill your home with conversation-starting collectibles, here are some weird subscription boxes to investigate. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
We probably won’t be able to rely on the post office or similar services to get needed goods when the world collapses. Before we truly descend into chaos, the $50-per-month Apocabox supplies you with all the doomsday prep gear you need, from specific survival tools (hygiene kits, edible bugs) to just a straight-up knife.
Autograph of the Month Club
If you’ve ever been to a convention, you’ve seen fans line up to purchase celebrity autographs. Actors who become just famous enough, particularly in a niche nerdy movie or TV show, can start a nice side hustle with just a pen and some pictures of their faces. With Autograph of the Month Club, now you can skip the crowd and get a box with a celebrity autograph mailed to you for just $20 per box. Famous faces include Nathan Fillion, Billie Piper, and RoboCop himself, Peter Weller.
Cannabox fulfills your illicit stoner fantasies by delivering all sorts of ganja accessories for around $30 per month. Legal marijuana is clearly the wave of the future, so later generations won’t see anything strange about getting bongs, pipes, rolling paper, and other weed paraphernalia in the mail.
Feel no shame for your love of fine feline friends. CatLadyBox ships you everything you need to treat yourself, as well as your cat companions. Sign up for the $40-per-month subscription to receive catnip toys, hoodie blankets with cat ears, cat-shaped cooling racks, and other purr-fect gifts.
Toilet paper is more useful than virtually anything else you can regularly get in the mail. You’ll always need it, after all. For $28 per box, Cloud Paper delivers 24 rolls of three-ply toilet paper (with 350 squares per roll made from sustainable bamboo). Somewhere, a family of cartoon bears just fainted from joy.
Here’s the most meta entry on this list. Cratejoy isn’t an individual subscription, it’s a portal for browsing and purchasing countless other subscription services. We found most of these entries by diving down Cratejoy’s rabbit holes. If you’re also interested in creating and selling a subscription box, not just buying them, Cratejoy offers the tools to make that happen.
We all know Bigfoot is real; we just can’t prove it yet. As we wait until he’s finally ready to make his presence known, let’s geek out over all sorts of mythical monsters and cryptozoological conspiracies for $40 per month. Cover your research lair with posters and art, or get books and movies that reveal “the truth.”