There’s no better feeling than opening your front door and seeing a perfectly wrapped box with your name on it. It’s like Christmas in July...or August...or September! Subscription boxes had already taken the world by storm but are seeing an even bigger pique in interest since the pandemic crisis that has forced most of us stay home and resort to online shopping.
With this explosion of subscription boxes in the market, you may have trouble choosing which ones to try. If you’re a travel lover, are interested in other cultures, or are obsessed with anything Asian, keep reading to discover some of the most unique subscription boxes available today.
Mandarin Chinese is one of the world’s most spoken languages. Given China’s growing population, economic and political influence, it’s also an excellent language to teach your children.
Dear Panda is making it easy for parents and children to explore Chinese culture and learn the language through a curated box of Chinese-language books and games each month.
For the Tea Lover
Have you ever wondered about the history behind your daily cup of tea? It’s thought that tea likely originated in the region encompassing northeast India, north Burma, Yunnan, and Tibet and was used primarily as a medicinal drink. Over time, it has spread across multiple cultures and created long-lasting traditions.
While the history of tea is long and complex, finding your perfect brew doesn’t have to be. With Simple Loose Leaf Tea’s monthly deliveries, you can explore teas from China, Japan, India, and more. Premium loose leaf tea boxes are delivered monthly and you can choose between black, green, or herbal blends.
For the Adventurous Eater
Do you love trying new snacks even if you can’t read what the package says? Then you should try out Muay Thai Snacks! Although they focus mainly on sending Thai snacks to your door every month, they also offer the best, premium snacks from around Asia. From crispy rice cakes to coconut mini balls, each box is like taking a trip to a foreign land.
For the Book Worm
Do you love reading about Japanese culture? Osusume Books is making it easy to read Japanese books written by the best Japanese authors, in English, of course! Get your monthly dose of Japanese novel recommendations delivered straight to your doorstep.
For the Snack Lover
Want to accompany your Japanese books with Japanese snacks? Bokksu offers a monthly subscription box packed full of great snacks from Japan. Best of all? Every box you purchase supports small family-run businesses in Japan and helps keep their traditions alive.
For the Beauty Fanatic
Are you obsessed with Korean skincare and beauty trends? Then Mask Box is a great gift...for yourself! Every month, they’ll send you a curated box of face masks specially formulated to your skin type. When you find a mask you love, they’ll even set you up on a schedule, making it easy to maintain your skincare routine.
For the Home Decor Lover
If you're looking to add more zen to your home's style, check out Kizuna Box. Lifestyle items are chosen and sent from Tokyo each month, centered around seasonal themes and festivals. So, you'll be experiencing the same traditions as though you were in Japan!
For the Writer
Do you love cute and unique stationary? Join in on the Japanese stationary craze with ZenPop! Every month, you'll receive 10 cute and high-quality Japanese stationery products, sent directly from Osaka! Each month's box is curated around a different theme and stuffed with beautiful but useful products.
Do you know of any subscription boxes that celebrate Asian culture and life? Let us know in the comments section below!