There is a subscription box for literally ANYTHING these days. Every month you can receive the latest and greatest in meat, Lego figurines, makeup and socks. But what about those of us with a penchant for the dark, mysterious and criminal?
Below are 7 different boxes you can buy a monthly subscription for; you pay monthly for the box and postage, they send you goodies through your letterbox!
You could treat yourself, or buy a subscription for friends and family for birthdays or Christmas!
Every box you receive with this subscription is themed (they recently created a Stephen King themed box!), though at $35.00 per month it is on the pricey side.
If you have the cash though, the box promises to offer good value: you receive 6-8 items each month, two of which are wearable, and the whole thing has a guaranteed value of $60 – $80! They also ship worldwide – woop!
Hunt a Killer Box (my favourite!)
This monthly subscription lets you play Sherlock by sending a box of clues, codes, messages and ciphers to an ongoing fictional murder investigation. Everyone starts at box number one and works their way through the boxes and clues, building your case as you go. Hunt a Killer has built a massive online following where fans share their theories and discuss clues!
It costs $30 if you pay by the month, but 6 and 12-month plans can reduce the cost to $25. They also ship internationally… HAPPY FACE!
But hurry – they only accept 1,000 new members per month so register your interest ASAP!
Each box is a self-contained mystery, so you could order a one-off without paying for a monthly subscription. Every box contains a journal, evidence, and clues for you to work through and solve. There are currently four boxes available to pick from, each at $25.99.
Currently only shipping within the US 🙁
This box is a fab price at just $14.99 per month. Each box contains two books and a DVD fitting the theme of horror, mystery, crime, espionage or thriller. The box is shipped in the first week of every month and they will also accommodate for birthdays and special occasions too, perfect as a gift!
Only available in Canada and the USA… sad face.
This is the offering from the fab website The Lineup which I featured on a previous Fantastic Blogs post. This box is a little different from the usual book-based boxes. Every other month, you receive a box chock-a-block full of creepy-themed goodies: anything from games, apparel, desk accessories, artwork, toiletries, and tons more.
Ships (in the US and internationally) the 15th of the month and is $29.99 per box, but 6 or 12-month plans are available for cheaper.
BookCase. Club (cheapest!)
You can choose from a range of book genres here, and the closest to crime is the thrill seeker case.
For $9.99 per month, you will receive two hand-picked books that fit your chosen genre. Ships on or around the 1st of each month. You can choose from 3, 6 and 12-month plans.
The way this works is you will be sent two books each month, one each from the two genres you pick from the following: women’s fiction, mystery, non-fiction, YA, children’s (age 8-12 or 4-7). Shipping is free and you are guaranteed at least one surprise gift… but it will set you back $39.95, the priciest box by some margin. Ships the 18th-22nd of every month.
Over to you
Which one was your favourite? Will you be ordering one? Let me know in the comments!