Incredibly Inventive Subscription Boxes Made By Women

Incredibly Inventive Subscription Boxes 

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Subscription boxes have been having a moment for a few years now, including everything from travel-sized beauty items to coveted spice mixes. As time goes on, the boxes are getting more and more creative, and some of the very best and most interesting ones are (of course) created by women.

Cheesemonger Box

Launching in October 2017, Cheesemonger Box is a new subscription cheese box service that curates small batch, artisan cheeses and delivers them, freshly cut, to doorsteps across the nation. It was co-founded by cheesemonger extraordinaire Laura Downey, owner and co-founder of the acclaimed Fairfield & Greenwich Cheese Companies. Both shops were included in the Oxford Companion to Cheese and Fairfield Cheese Company was named one of America’s top five cheese shops by Food & Wine in 2015. It's safe to say that Laura knows her stuff! With a commitment to sourcing only the highest quality artisan American and European cheeses and a strong focus on education, Cheesemonger Box aims to bring an authentic cut-to-order cheese shop experience to cheese lovers everywhere. Beginning this fall, Cheesemonger Box will offer a monthly subscription box with flexible, easy-to-schedule delivery, as well as a three, six, or twelve-month gift option that can be purchased up-front by the gifter.

Happy Hedge

Happy Hedge, created by Malina Wefel, doesn't beat around the bush -- it grooms it. Happy Hedge is the world's first and only customizable women's grooming subscription box dedicated to caring for your delicate curves, sensitive skin, and coarse hair down there. Thousands of women suffer from irritating ingrowns and protruding panty prickles and are fed up with subscription boxes only offering cheap plastic (or paltry pink) razors and products made for a guy's face to thin their thicket -- and that's where this box comes in. Each month, Happy Hedge delivers the safest, most effective tools and tonics (curated just for you) to ensure your nether region is prickle-free and exactly the way you want it to be.

Stashbox

A premium cannabis monthly subscription box, was founded by Natasha Irizarry, who also serves as CEO. With Stashbox, consumers receive monthly boxes that are curated based on their profile and their behavior. A customer subscribes and pays roughly $30 a month to receive 5 products matched to their profile. What makes StashBox different than the other cannabis boxes is that while other companies track dispensary sales or popularity of strains, StashBox compiles data on the products consumers most enjoy so with each month, your items become more tailored to your lifestyle and preference. 

Unbound

Founded by Polly Rodriguez after going through menopause as a result of cancer treatment and radiation at the age of 21, Unbound is devoted to empowering women through sexual exploration. Whether for yourself, a friend or a significant other, Unbound box quarterly subscriptions serve as an introduction to various types of sexual lifestyle products — providing a relatable and discreet way to experiment with new themes on a regular basis. From a Vacation Sex Box and Pheromone Box to a Couple's Beginners Box and a Rebound Box, Unbound strikes a balance between playful and sophisticated with its endless variety of topical themes for every life situation and sexual preference. Boxes include a mix of vibrators, accessories, dildos, lubricants and beyond.

MilkMade

Described by members as “the best part of living in New York,” MilkMade's Monthly Membership program is the heart and soul of the company, which was founded in 2009 by craft food pioneer Diana Hardeman. MilkMade delivers two new flavors of craft, small-batch ice cream each month, and has promised to never repeat a flavor. In the fall of 2017, MilkMade will expand their Monthly Membership program nationwide, making it the perfect holiday gift for ice cream lovers across the country.

The BarBella Box

The BarBella box is the premier fitness subscription box service delivering premium CrossFit and Weightlifting gear, apparel, snacks, supplements, accessories, and more each month exclusively for women. (Made by women, for women!)

Deck of Scarlet

While some of us spend our paychecks on the latest beauty trends, others religiously follow the videos and routines of their favorite YouTube gurus to find out what product to buy next. But savvy makeup aficionados might want to consider subscribing to Deck of Scarlet to get the best of both worlds delivered to their doors, every 2 months for only $29.95.  In case you aren’t familiar, Deck of Scarlet (the first full-face palette subscription service from the company behind perfume subscription Scentbird), has a unique approach to beauty: born in the age of social media, they create each of their palettes in partnership with popular beauty YouTubers. For example, BabsBeautyEvon Wahab and most recently, Nazanin Kavari have all been named “Artist in Chief” and have created a palette of their own! To recap, you get a full-face makeover (with a total value of over $130!), from a different top beauty YouTuber, every 2 months for only $29.95! Perfect for the woman who loves makeup and likes trying new things.

Founded by two women who also own another subscription-based company, Scentbird, which specializes in 30-day supplies of designer fragrances delivered to your door for $14.95 a month.

Hamama

Hamama is your micro-green subscription grow kit founded by Camille Richman – who also built the MIT Media Lab. It's an idiot-proof grow kit, great for kids, foodies, and healthy eaters alike. Sunlight isn't required (making it perfect for an NYC apartment). Three seed quilts are delivered each month, for great greens any time.

Nashelle Trunk Box

Nashelle just launched their first subscription box called Nashelle Trunk Box. Nashelle is owned by two amazing women, Heather Nashelle and Skye Guina and the box was started by Heather and Skye. The Nashelle trunk boxes are designed to fill the roll of a personal stylist for the latest in jewelry trends. Subscribers are the first to receive seasonal jewelry pieces from the newest collections, along with classic go-to pieces. Boxes include three pieces of jewelry plus new additions to the Nashelle line, such as perfume, lipstick, branded clothing, soaps, or items from guest designers. The subscription service is simple and personalized to each subscriber. The process begins with answering questions on the clients’ personal style, color favorites, and lifestyle preferences. The subscriber receives their first Trunk Box in the mail within fourteen days, and at the beginning of each season, four times per year. Each box equals a value of $500 value for only $150. 

Red Velvet NYC

Red Velvet NYC is a DIY dessert subscription that is available nationwide. Not only do they provide 2 desserts a month to help you perfect your baking skills they were founded by female entrepreneur Agathe Assouline-Lichten who left her job in marketing to pursue a lifelong dream.

Tampon Tribe

Tampons! Don’t always want to live with them, but you certainly can’t live without them. They help us during our monthly visit along with their trusted sidekicks Pads and Panty liners. So in an effort to make life easier, Feminine Hygiene Subscription Boxes are the way to go. Best part, the company is founded and run by women (Jennifer Eden) for women.  Tampon Tribe is a 100% organic, monthly feminine hygiene subscription company that is not only affordable at $8 per month, but is the most convenient, customizable and cool product you can find. They are the only company that allows you to fully, 100% customize your period box. 

Evereve

Trendsend, a fashion subscription box from Evereve — a contemporary, national fashion retail store and e-commerce site founded by a mom, for moms. Keeping in mind the modern mom’s busy lifestyle, Evereve introduced Trendsend, a monthly styling service with 6-8 handpicked pieces based on body type, taste, lifestyle and budget. With free shipping and returns, customers only pay for what they keep. Each box has a personalized note from Evereve expert stylists about how to mix and match the pieces to create two to three full outfits. 

Geenie Box

Chana Ewing, the founder of Geenie Box, each month asks a successful Black woman to curate a box around the books, products and VIP experiences (museum circles, theater discounts, celeb meet and greets, webinars, etc.) that inspire and propel her success. The audience for GeenieBox is professional women, many in NYC and other major cities, ages 25-44. They are ambitious influencers in their own right seeking new items, philanthropic opportunities and cultural adventures for personal growth and enrichment. GeenieBox launched last year, and currently stands at 100 members and an email and social community of 5000. The brand has also been featured on Forbes.com, BlackEnterprise.com and MadameNoire.com and other outlets. 
Aly Walansky

Aly Walansky is a freelance lifestyles writer based in New York City, who contributes regularly to iVillage, SheKnows.com, xoJane, Huffington Post, and The Fashion Spot as well as many other print and web outlets.

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