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46 South African Subscription Box Services
Modern life is crammed full of distractions with so many things screaming for our attention both online and offline. Finding the time to go to the shopping mall or sit undisturbed and shop online and explore what stores have to offer becomes harder.
I think this is why subscription boxes have become popular. These services are simple to use, and you get a few items while paying for what seems like a 'care package.'
It takes a lot of the hustle out fo window shopping and bargain hunting and gives you a sense of wonder and mystery that shopping can have when finding a new excellent product.
What do subscription box companies do?
A subscription box company curates a package of items based on their niche. The box could be food, beauty products, gadgets or clothing and they then deliver that package to the subscriber.
You could choose to purchase either a single package, or you could subscribe to receive the package on a monthly bases. That's the basics of a subscription box model, but each company has its variation on the service so be sure to read their T&Cs before purchasing.
If you're keen on trying out a subscription box service but don't know where to start, then check out our list of subscription box services in South Africa.
South African subscription box services
- African beauty box
- Bean box club
- Beauty squad SA
- Book owl
- Charleys boxes
- Crate|ov clothes
- Daily dish
- Date factory
- Geek crate
- Guy box
- Humble bundle
- Lingerie letters
- Loot crate
- Man crate
- My chocolate box
- My pet box
- Nerd Nab
- Novel book box
- Palette box - NGF
- Poppet post
- Proper snacks
- Secret tackle box
- Sweetie box
- The fur box
- The gin box
- The little black bag
- The b case
- The box fashion
- The luxe box
- The ooh box
- Treat cottage
- Unicorn fitness box
- Whiskey mystery box
- Wine of the month
- Woken vegan box
A subscription box for you
If you're looking for a South African subscription box provider based on a certain interest category or niche, don't worry, we've done all the hard work for you so you can sit back scroll down through the categories below and pick out the ideal subscription for your needs.
Subscription boxes for gamers and tech
Geek Crate - Service currently suspended
Geek Crate seemed to be the most popular subscription box in South Africa when it came to comic/computer/gaming related items.
This is another household name amongst gamers. They offer reasonable prices on games for a good cause.
Loot Crate is an international household name when it comes to a Geek subscription box.
Nerd Nab - Site no longer in operation
Get gamer and geek culture goodies with a monthly delivery box filled with all sorts of random fun stuff from T-Shirts to gaming merch to comic books.
Subscription boxes for treats and snacks
Daily Dish delivers a range of dinner boxes and wine boxes every week.
Malina is a subscription box for women, where you can get all your snacks and feminine hygiene product needs delivered in a discreet package to your door on a monthly basis.
Proper snacks - Site no longer in operation
Proper snacks subscription offers of either one basket or multiple baskets of healthy snacks.
My chocolate box
Calling on all chocoholics get your sweet tooth satisfied each month. My Chocolate box will handpick a selection of the finest chocolates and deliver them right to your door.
If you love healthy snacks then Tuckbox could be your ideal fix. Each box contains a selection of 10 individually packed and portion-controlled snacks. Within the box, there is a variety of dried fruit, nuts, seeds, baked goods and savoury treats.
Never before has snacking been as convenient with Tuckles monthly subscription boxes. Join for automated & delicious snack foods, delivered to your door every month with free delivery.
The luxe box
The Luxe box is all about luxury supplying subscribers with bespoke gifting services. (Subscription service coming soon)
The sweetie box
Would you like a selection of sweets sent to your home on a monthly basis? Who wouldn't? Check out Sweetie box today
Subscription boxes for health and fitness
Unicorn fitness box
Subscribe to their monthly box and receive items in apparel, nutrition, equipment, recovery and education in every box and keep on the path to health and fitness.
South Africa’s first-ever vitamin subscription box, delivered right to your doorstep every month. Packed with quality vitamins at an affordable price, VitieBox takes the hassle out of healthy living and ensures that you get the Nutrient Reference Values that your body needs and craves.
Wellbox is a subscription-based, wellness product and supplement service brought to you by House of Health. Your membership fee gives you access to a wide selection of 100% natural and certified products and supplements – all at factory prices.
Woken vegan box
Get a range of vegan products available in South Africa with Woken Vegan Box which offers you a box for every need and budget.
Subscription boxes for coffee and tea
Bean box club
Bean Box Club is the easiest way to enjoy South Africa’s best coffee every month of the year. You'll discover the best locally roasted speciality coffees with delivery to your home or office.
Tealyst is the perfect place to introduce you to a wide variety of carefully curated teas imported from all over the world. Discover premium tea in South Africa
Subscription boxes for drinkers
The gin box
The Gin Box is South Africa's 1st subscription club for gin lovers. Get exclusive craft gin and more delivered right to your door, every month.
The Ooh! box
The Ooh! box provides you with a monthly arrival guaranteed to spoil yourself with a handpicked box of decadent treats.
Palette Norman Goodfellows
Our Whisky Mystery Box consists of 1-3 Bottles delivered to your door on a monthly basis.
Bottle Shop - Whiskey mystery box
The Bottle shops Whisky Mystery Box consists of 1-3 Bottles delivered to your door on a monthly basis.
Wine of the month
Their panel of wine judges carefully blind tastes & curates over 2000 wines a year and then handpick bottles to be delivered to your door.
Subscription boxes for fashion
African beauty box
The African beauty box is a Cape Town-based fashion retailer and subscription box service. For those who love fashion and have a love for African inspired clothing and accessories that are all locally sourced and created, this is the ideal service for you. Sign up for their monthly subscription box and receive a minimum of 5 products and sample beauty products.
Crate|ov Clothes provides users with the opportunity to be dressed by professional stylists who select outfits based on their preferences (during signup) and sends them a Crate.
Subscription boxes for women
Beauty squad SA
Each month you will receive a beauty box with a minimum of 5 products. Your box will contain all things beauty related from makeup, skincare, beauty tools, perfumes and makeup accessories.
South Africa's favourite Underwear Subscription Box designed & handmade with love in Cape Town since 2012.
Rubybox lets you sign up with them to receive beauty and skincare products to test and review
The box fashion
Inspired to empower the everyday South African woman. The Box Fashion is the first and only local accessories membership service company that provides our clients with the latest fashion pieces and styling advice, all delivered to your doorstep in a box.
The little black bag
The Little Black Bag is SA’s first online lifestyle subscription service. This monthly themed bag is filled with the latest, hottest, must-have finds from the worlds of fashion, beauty, home décor, food, fitness and much more. Each bag consists of full-size items, hand-curated by our team of designers to bring you the latest and greatest.
Subscription boxes for men
Pamper yourself or that Gentleman in your life with subscription packages compiled every month with personal care and fashion items for men.
Guy box - Site no longer in operation
The Guy Box’s subscription box is filled with Body Wash, Shampoo, Deodorant or Antiperspirant spray and Toothpaste and is ideal for the guy who forgets to buy his toiletries.
This is not the typical subscription box, everything does arrive in a crate, which makes unboxing enjoyable and with a range of goodies to choose from when selecting your crate.
The secret tackle box
South Africa's number one fishing tackle subscription service
Subscription boxes for couples
The date box
Think outside of the box with a box of ideas when it comes to date night – break away from the usual dinner at a restaurant. Enjoy a fun, loving, exciting date each month.
The date factory
Forgot or ran out of time to plan date night, again? Need a simple and fun solution to this headache? The date factory will ship you a fully planned date in a box, to your doorstep.
Subscription boxes for a mixed bag
Treat cottage - No longer in operation
Treat Cottage is a newcomer to the South African subscription box scene. They specialize in gift hampers geared towards specific recipients: The Senior Treatbox for elderly folk, The Student Rat Pack aimed at you guessed it, Students, and The Everybody Treatbox for just about everyone else.
Subscription boxes for reading and parenting
Book owl - Site no longer in operation
Help your kids discover the joy of reading with The Book Owl, a book subscription box for kids. Your themed box will cost less than you would pay for the individual books in-store and the box contains two illustrated children’s books, an activity related to one of the books and a personalized letter from The Book Owl to get your little one excited about reading.
Surprise your little one with a box of fun, educational toys, books and activities tailored to his or her age every second month.
Charley’s Boxes is where fun combines with the absolute baby must-haves! Charley has carefully chosen products from around the world to satisfy your babies educational, developmental and fashion needs!
The book case
The Book Case is a monthly book box of awesomeness that includes a highly-anticipated, newly-released novel and 3-5 exclusive bookish items that all tie into an epic pre-released theme!
Novel book box
Novel is a monthly book box subscription that sends you a surprise, handpicked top fiction from today's bestsellers, beautifully boxed and ready to delight. Their book boxes are wonderful as a monthly self-care treat or as a gift. Readers can choose between a one-off book box or a subscription book box of either 3, 6 or 12 months.
A fun-filled activity subscription box for your kids
Subscription boxes for pets
Boxie offers awesome treats for cats and dogs with various subscriptions that cater for small, medium and large dog breed sizes.
The fur box
Secure a surprise for your furry friend every month with the fur box as they handpick mystery treats and fun-filled toys for your spoilt fur baby and deliver it to you and your awaiting buddy.
My pet box
My pet box goes to great lengths to put together a quality box of treats for your pets with a portion of the sales going to charity.
Have a hot tip?
If you know of any subscription services that are not on this list feel free to contact us with the details or add a comment below. We'll be sure to check it out, and if it all checks out, we'll add it to our growing list.
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