The best subscription boxes of 2022, according to readers

Whether you need a wardrobe refresh, entertainment for the kids, a book to unwind, or a quick and easy dinner fix, there’s probably a subscription box out there that’s just right for you. needs. Some are a treat, while others are little lifesavers, and all offer the convenience of showing up on your doorstep every month or quarter.

We asked our readers to vote for their favorites, and the results are in.

Click on each category below to see the full list of winners.

Best Beauty Subscription Box: Kinder Beauty Box

Kinder Beauty Box again named Best Beauty Box — Photo courtesy of Kinder Beauty Box

Kinder Beauty Boxes include over $85 worth of vegan, cruelty-free, and clean skincare, makeup, haircare, and body products. Everything is shipped in eco-friendly packaging, so you can feel good about discovering your new beauty favorites.

Full list of winners: Best beauty subscription box »

Best Books Subscription Box: Unplugged Book Box

Unwind with a “self-care book experience” — Photo courtesy of Unplugged Book Box

Unplugged calls itself a “self-care book experience” that includes a new book, three to five self-care items from small businesses, and one or two novelty products, like bookmarks or art prints, designed by Unplugged .

Full list of winners: Best Books Subscription Box »

Best Clothes Subscription Box: Short Story

Short Story specializes in styling little fashionistasShort Story specializes in styling little fashionistas — Photo courtesy of Short Story

Short Story offers personal style for petite fashionistas 5’4″ or under. Each box comes with five pieces curated to suit your budget and style profile. Try them out and keep what you love.

Full list of winners: Best Clothes Subscription Box »

Best Food Subscription Box: JerkyGent

Experience the best of the country's jerky scene with JerkyGentExperience the best of the country’s jerky scene with JerkyGent — Photo courtesy of luknaja // Getty Images

The makers of JerkyGent Subscription Boxes search the United States for the best artisan beef jerky. Once they have selected the best artisan products, curators review the customer’s spice and flavor preferences, then develop and ship monthly packages. Subscribers can choose from three different boxes: JerkyGent Mini with two bags of jerky per month, JerkyGent Classic with four bags or JerkyGent XL with eight bags. Each package is specially designed for the discerning beef jerky lover.

Full list of winners: Best Food Subscription Box »

Best Subscription Box for Kids: Guide Dots

Guide points help kids fall in love with artGuide Dots helps kids fall in love with art — Photo courtesy of Guide Dots

Guide Dots boxes help children learn to draw using online video instructions and full-size art supplies. Each box contains two art projects. Choose the Discover Art box for children aged 4 to 7 or the Art Confidence box for children aged 8 to 10.

Full list of winners: Best Subscription Box for Kids »

Best Meal Prep Kit Subscription Box: HelloFresh

HelloFresh takes the stress out of mealtimesHelloFresh takes the stress out of meals — Photo courtesy of HelloFresh

HelloFresh boxes come with easy-to-follow recipes and ingredients sourced directly from farms and growers, all packaged in meal kits that fit right in the fridge. This company wins with variety – a combination of 20-minute meals, world favorites, one-pot wonders, kid-approved meals, and fine-dining options.

Full list of winners: Best Meal Prep Kit Subscription Box »

Best Travel Subscription Box: Treeline Thyme

Treeline Thyme fills boxes with locally produced produceTreeline Thyme fills boxes with locally made produce — Photo courtesy of Treeline Thyme

This quarterly box offers large local products selected with travel enthusiasts in mind. It’s a great way to support local businesses while learning more about the destinations and the creators who call them home.

Full list of winners: Best travel subscription box »

Best wellness subscription box: Earthlove

Earthlove offers are from sustainable sourcesEarthlove offerings are sustainably sourced — Photo courtesy of Becca Bond Photography

This box is all about eco-conscious living. Deliveries come with sustainably sourced and ethically produced products to help you live more mindfully. Items may include books, snacks and beverages, beauty products, and decorative items.

Full list of winners: Best Wellness Subscription Box »

Congratulations to all these winning nominees! Don’t forget to visit every day to vote in our Readers’ Choice contests.