Birchboxes are this holiday's hottest beauty gift
Little boxes are good and big boxes are even better. But a gift box that arrives in the mail every month is the perfect way to surprise your loved ones this holiday season.
While monthly subscriptions have been around for over a century, Birchbox has become a popular gift among men and women since it made its debut back in 2010, and for good reason. From makeup to soaps and skin care, this pioneer of monthly subscription boxes offers a combination of full and sample sizes of both new and designer beauty products.
Who it's for
Have a sister that can’t get enough beauty samples? Instead of spending hundreds of dollars on something you're not sure she'll like, spend the money on this beauty box. Score samples of popular brands like Smashbox Cosmetics, Elizabeth Arden, Kiehl's and many more with this monthly box. Don't worry, we didn't forget about the man in your life. Sign him up to receive Birchbox Man, which includes samples of some of the best grooming and lifestyle items.
How it works
The concept is simple: Request an invite from the Birchbox website, claim your subscription and then wait for your beauty box to arrive at your door. Subscriptions are available for both men ($20 per month) and women (just $10 per month). Subscribers can even create a personal profile and tailor their box to their beauty needs. Then every month, each box will come with five to six goodies from top beauty brands. It's the perfect way to shake up your beauty routine and discover new products.
The additional perks
Yes, there are more. Aside from receiving a box full of goodies, subscribers will also receive tips and tricks from experts and earn points from referring friends and family each month.
And, if subscribers like the products they receive each month, they can shop all their favorites on the Birchbox website.
So what are you waiting for?
Holiday shopping advice
Want to make sure your first box arrives just in time for the holidays? Well, order early! Birchbox subscriptions can take up to six weeks to arrive.