Subscriptions are gifts that keep on giving. And with the year we’ve all had, who couldn’t use a few gifts? The only problem is, subscriptions aren’t cheap. While $10 a month doesn’t seem like a lot, it adds up, especially if you sign up for multiple subscriptions at once. Of course, some subscriptions are worth every penny — the trick is figuring out which ones those are.
Ranging from curated clothing selections to wellness boxes, there are several different types of subscriptions available. Chances are, you signed up for a few during the pandemic so you could avoid leaving your home but still get the necessities. Now that life is getting back to normal; you’re probably wondering whether you should be paying for all these subscriptions.
In this article, we discuss the types of subscriptions you should consider keeping post-Covid. You might even want to sign up for a few if you haven’t already.
Subscriptions for Health and Wellness
If there’s one thing you should never put on the back burner, it’s your health. Whether you need medications or meal prep assistance, several subscriptions can help you stay healthy. And while you might have the option of visiting your doctor or shopping for groceries, do you really want to? With the subscriptions below, you can maintain your health from the comfort of your own home.
Nurx offers healthcare services and medications 100% online. Whether you need birth control, online STI testing, or genital herpes treatment, the company delivers affordable prescriptions right to your front door. Working hand in hand with Nurx’s medical team, you can access the right medication based on your specific needs. All you have to do is answer a healthcare assessment, and you’ll receive the care you deserve at home.
Many restaurants were closed during the pandemic, which meant you were forced to either make your own food or order in. Chances are, you turned to food subscriptions in your time of need. If so, you had a lot of company. According to 2020 research, 60% of subscriptions purchased last year were for food and beauty products.
Now that the pandemic is easing up, you might be thinking, “I shouldn’t keep paying for a food subscription service.” Why not? Food subscriptions like Purple Carrot help ensure you’re eating healthy. Purple Carrot offers weekly vegan meals that come ready to cook. The service allows you to choose between different memberships, depending on how many people you’re feeding.
Alo Moves is a “virtual” gym you don’t have to leave your house for. Once you sign up for the subscription, you can stream thousands of workout videos on your phone, iPad, or computer. Whether you’re interested in bodybuilding, yoga, or Pilates, this app works with trainers worldwide.
Subscriptions for Clothing
The world is slowly getting back to its former self, which means you don’t have to live in sweatpants anymore. (Unless, of course, you want to.) With Covid-19 vaccines rolling out, people are more comfortable leaving their homes and going to movie theatres, restaurants, and even on vacation. As a result, you might want to rethink canceling your clothing subscriptions. Instead, update your style requests from leisurewear to casual wear with these subscriptions:
Stitch Fix is a one-of-a-kind subscription box. Once signed up, you’re connected with a personal shopper who takes your requests and measurements into consideration when choosing your outfits. Each subscription box arrives with five items, and your $20 styling fee goes toward the cost of the items you purchase. If you end up wanting to keep all five items, you get 25% off.
Let me guess — you’ve been pretty much living in workout clothes during the pandemic. Why stop? Even if you’re moving your in-home workouts to the gym, this subscription will still come in handy. With Wantable Fitness, you fill out a survey detailing your preference for certain pieces. Then, you pay a $20 styling fee that goes toward your personal shopper.
This Nordstrom’s styling service works similarly to the ones above. After filling out a survey, you’ll be connected with a stylist who will curate a “trunk” of pieces for you. And while you can subscribe to the Trunk Club, you can also purchase a trunk whenever you want — no hidden fees! What’s so great about this service is that it offers thousands of must-have Nordstrom brands.
Subscriptions for Beauty
Maybe you want to stay up-to-date on the latest makeup trends, or you’re just obsessed with skincare. Either way, you might want to think twice about canceling beauty subscriptions. Beauty products can be expensive, and most of these boxes offer amazing deals:
Birchbox is one of the original beauty subscription boxes. For $15 a month, you receive a box with four to six sample-size products. In each box, you’ll find makeup, skincare products, perfume, and more. What makes this box stand out from others is that you can purchase full-size versions of the items you like online at Birchbox. They’ll even give you a discount code.
If you have this subscription box, you probably don’t want to give it up. Why’s that? Because for a small fee, a box filled with full-size products is delivered straight to your home. From fashion items to beauty and wellness, you can even pick some of the products you’re sent.
Kinder Beauty Box
This subscription box is shipped 12 times a year and offers clean items. The Kinder Beauty Box only works with brands that focus on creating non-toxic, cruelty-free products. Each product comes with a full list of ingredients, so you know exactly what you’re putting on and inside your body. Plus, the company takes its animal-friendly stance a step further by donating 1% of sales to charities like Woodstock Animal Sanctuary.
The types of subscriptions above can make your life easier while also keeping you healthy and happy. Not to mention, it’s a great feeling when beautifully packaged gifts arrive on your doorstep!