Tuesday, October 27, 2015

International Subscription Boxes


Hello everyone! Thanks for all the kind words in September about the various subscription boxes and services I shared. I have a couple notes on some of those boxes that I want to share real quick - but after that, I finally have a list of some international subscription boxes! 

Fanspirations subscription service - my review with the coupon code

I was informed by Amy from Fanspirations that some people tried to use the code in my review and it wouldn't work. There must have been some type of glitch, but she says it's all good now so please do think about subscribing and use the code in my review post to get money off your first month. 

Letters in the Mail/Letters for Kids (link to my review). There was at least one comment on this post where someone expressed concern for what the author would write in their letter - they didn't want it to be a fully promotional letter. Wendy, who helps with this program, left a comment and I wanted to share that here so you can all see it:

Hi! I'm the program administrator for Letters In The Mail and Letters For Kids. Each of our author's letters are unique and topics are wide-ranging. We ask that authors not use the letters as a tool for self-promotion. You can find a list of past and upcoming letter writers at www.therumpus.net/letters or on FB www.facebook.com/RumpusLITM. Since the goal of Letters For Kids is to promote reading, the authors will mention a book (usually in the p.s.) so that the children can go to the library and read it. But the letter is not about the book. To see a list of past and upcoming letter writers and two sample letters, visit www.therumpus.net/kids and on FB www.facebook.com/RumpusLFK. Happy reading!

Now let's move on to International Subscription Boxes! 

Taste Japan (Japanese snacks)
£15 a month (includes shipping)

ZBox (geeky box) - picture on top of page!
£19.49 a month

My Little Box (style/beauty)
Only deliver to the UK – check site for prices

GlossyBox (beauty)
£10 a month

My Geek Box

The Willoughby Book Club (book subscription)
Different subscription options – Baby Book Club, Young Adult Book Club, The Classic Book Club, etc.

Pink Parcel (time of the month box)
£9.99 a month

Mum Treats
+ £2.50 P&P per month

Cat Hampurr
£15.90/month or Bi-Monthly Box £8/month
Cat Hampurr ships to the UK and EU

Melanie from YA Midnight Reads recently reviewed an Australian subscription called The YA Chronicles where you get a YA book and other fun goodies that fit the monthly theme. Check out her review here

There is a blog titled Australian Subscription Boxes that gives a long list of boxes available to Australia. I can't say which boxes are based in Australia (some may have high shipping for the country) or if all of them are still active, but I thought I would share for your perusal. 


I hope some of these subscription boxes are suitable for you international (non-U.S.) readers! I tried to find a variety of "topics" with the boxes so that it would fit different interests. You have your book lovers, your cat lovers, your mums, and more! 


Naomi Hop said...

Thanks foe sharing. I might have to check out the Aussie boxes. These subscriptions always have me curious. I'm glad you review them!

Christy LoveOfBooks said...

These box subscriptions are cool, but I don't really do things like this. HOWEVER, I'm seriously tempted to try the Japanese snack one.

Cleo Bannister said...

You've done a fantastic job of sourcing International boxes for us all to look at - and as much as I hate to say it, the time of year where we are looking for good presents is fast approaching!

Erika Sorocco said...

I feel like I would love The YA Chronicles Box!


Kindlemom said...

So much fun, I love that you are doing these and that the boxes are turning out to be pretty fantastic!

Tracy Terry said...

Thank you for featuring these international boxes. I know several people who would love to receive the 'Pink box' and even more who would love the 'cat box'.

Sarah @ One Curvy Blogger said...

I've always wanted to try GlossyBox but I'm always broke haha. I love this post! Thanks for sharing all these wonderful subscription boxes. :)

Candace said...

Oh awesome! I'm glad that it's not just an American thing. ;)

GABY said...

I love this idea of subscription boxes but I didn't know some of them were international :O

The Bibliophile Babe said...

So nice to see there's international options!

Talk Supe said...

A lot of people are doing these boxes, although I love samples, I feel like I shouldn't pay for those lol... also I'm a very hands on shopper. I want to see and feel it in person so maybe these boxes aren't for me. Cool option for the rest though :)

Claudia Arroyo said...

I actually just signed up for an international subscription box, it's one that features tons of cute Japanese candies and stationery. I'm going to look into the Taste Japan box right now! I love everything that revolves around the Asian culture <3

Diva Booknerd said...

Thank you so, so much for sharing these Lauren! I had no idea there were that many Aussie boxes available and not just for books or gender specific, but pets as well! I'm stoked! Just checking one out for my little spoilt Cavalier who'd be over the moon with the doggy box. Thanks so much poppet, I would never have discovered it without you <3

Jennifer Humphries said...

you find the best boxes. Plus thank you for clarifying some questions I was thinking too on the letters to Kids box!

Yvonne B. said...

You have NO idea how much I needed this post! I live in Austria so subscription boxes are ALWAYS super expensive for me (mostly the shipping costs are what keep me from buying any) but thanks to you I found 2 that actually interest me and that I'd like to check out ... I just spend quite some time on the "ZBox" & "My Geek Box" site and well, I might've ended up subscribing to the latter. Only for one month, you know, trying it out and all that but yeah. I'll definitely check out the other one too some other month (time travel is not really my theme) but already a huge THANK YOU! :D

Yvonne @ A World Between Folded Pages