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Five Subscriptions You Need to Have

Intended to make life just a little bit easier, subscription boxes have only gotten better over the years. Providing more value at a lower cost, subscription boxes are a great way to take care of yourself when living a fast-paced lifestyle. What’s more, these boxes are often curated in a way to expose you to products that enrich your life.

Here are the top five subscriptions you absolutely must have in 2020.

  1. Trade Coffee

This coffee subscription stands out from the rest as it makes a point to highlight local coffee varieties from across the US. Each month, subscribers are sent a new blend and new flavor of coffee from a new roaster.

This means that subscribers have the benefit of being exposed to rich and diverse flavors from various roasters across the country, all thanks to one monthly coffee subscription. Subscribers will be able to expand their palette and practically travel across the US with their flavor palette.

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Each bag sent to subscribers is personalized to fit their individual taste palette. Trade Coffee guarantees each blend to be freshly roasted, citing their coffee selection technique to be half art, half science. Ethically sourced and providing small roasters with big business, a Trade Coffee subscription is a must-have for coffee lovers.

  1. Stitch Fix

With fashion constantly changing, it can be difficult to strike the perfect balance between hip and sustainable. The stylists at Stitch Fix tread the line between trendy and timeless to provide subscribers with clothes that will become staples in their wardrobes.

Subscribers first start by taking a style profile quiz to determine their current style range. Subscribers then set a budget and are only held to paying their subscription fee.

Once your shipment is sent out, you are only held accountable for the said subscription fee. Otherwise, shipping, returns, and exchanges are all free with Stitch Fix. This is because they subscribe to a “try before you buy” motto, meaning subscribers have the option to sent back any clothes that do not fit their style. Subscribers can send back the whole box if they wish, feeling no pressure to buy. Over time, stitch fix stylists will learn your style and you will likely find yourself sending back fewer clothes.

  1. Birchbox & Birchbox Grooming

Birchbox originally started as a beauty and cosmetic subscription box, allowing users to choose between a unique balance of hygiene and makeup products. While these boxes are a great value on their own, Birchbox has also recently expanded its line of subscription boxes to offer Birchbox Grooming.

This box is designed to offer unique shaving solutions in sample sizes. Similar to its original counterpart, purchasing a full size of any of these products through the Birchbox store nets you roughly a 10% discount.

Both boxes are a great way to try new grooming products at a low cost and find the products that work best for you, keeping your routine fresh.

  1. HelloFresh

HelloFresh mainly introduced itself as a Blue Apron competitor. However, the service has quickly gained its following as more consumers have weighed the pros and cons of both services against other similar meal delivery services.

HelloFresh stands out from the crowd as it remains within relatively the same price point while offering more custom options. From the start, subscribers are met with a broad range of meal plans, 4 options to Blue Apron’s 2. After that, subscribers have more variety when it comes time to choose between weekly meal offerings.

Low calorie and family meal options set HelloFresh apart from the meal delivery crowd, making dinner relatively simple and healthy.

  1. Book of the Month Club

The book club is a timeless institution. If you are an avid reader, chances are you’re likely already trying to keep up with the latest releases. Book of the Month Club makes doing so simple, all while providing you with a built-in community with which to discuss book club picks.

Pick from five options each month or skip if none of them pique your interest. What’s more, these books are often highly discounted when compared to bookstore prices.

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