Get ready to say hello to 2020! Whether you’re planning on welcoming the new year by celebrating with friends or by toasting to your TV at home, chances are you’re also participating in the tradition of setting New Year’s resolutions.
Even though New Year’s resolutions are notorious for failing, people still can’t help making them–myself included. Each new year feels like a clean slate to do and be better. It’s invigorating and promising. But the truth is, most of us start off committed with such zeal and energy, only to fizzle out by the time February rolls around. So, this New Year, why not make a long-term commitment to your resolutions?
The Best Monthly Subscription Boxes for the New Year
Monthly subscription boxes, specifically those curated around your New Year’s resolution(s), are a fantastic motivator and reminder to keep on trucking. Plus, it’s like getting presents in the mail throughout the year—ensuring your new year is filled with joy.
Here are some of the most popular New Year’s resolutions and our favorite subscription boxes to complement them:
Save Money & Cook More: Blue Apron
Too busy to buy groceries? Noticing that you’ve been spending too much money eating out?
If your New Year’s resolution is to cook more and spend less, Blue Apron may be an excellent choice for you. Just choose a meal plan and pick out which recipes you want to try online or on the app. You’ll get a box with fresh ingredients and recipes delivered to your door every month (or whenever you want since you always have the option to skip!). Before you know it, Blue Apron will help you unleash your inner Gordon Ramsay. Those days of ordering out because you were too busy to go grocery shopping are officially over.
Costs: Starts as low as $7.49 per meal, and you can skip or cancel at anytime!
Eat Healthier: Sleek Treat
Eating healthier doesn’t mean you have to give up snacking. In fact, one of the reasons why this New Years’ resolution tends to fail so often is because people try to quit their indulgences cold turkey.
Sleek Treat is here to help you keep your New Year’s resolution by having you snack smarter. Each box is packed full of weight loss and diabetic friendly snacks. Sleek Treat delivers 5 to 8 full-sized confections, chocolate bars, cookies, and candies with less added sugars each month. Past boxes have included pecan brittle, lemon cookies, special edition Thin Mints, and many more delicious treats. There’s even a sugar-free option for those who are looking to cut out added sugars completely.
Costs: Subscriptions start as low as $14.99 a month.
Read More: Coffee and a Classic
Everyone knows the benefits of reading. It reduces stress, keeps your mind sharp, and even helps improve your communication skills. And yet, so many of us feel that we don’t read as much as we should.
Coffee and a Classic aims to inspire everyone to read at least one book a month. Each month, a classic book is selected, along with tea, coffee, or hot chocolate (depending on your preference) and other treats revolving around the book’s theme. Some of the goodies in their recent October box included Bram Stoker’s classic Dracula, Blood Orange Tea, a Dracula inspired candle, “bloody” soap, and a handcrafted bookmark. Coffee and a Classic is the perfect subscription for any bookworm or the occasional reader looking to spark their passion for reading again.
Costs: Grab a multi-month subscription for only $38.89 a month.
Clean Out Your Closet: Stitch Fix
If your closet is filled with clothes, but you never have anything to wear, it’s time to upgrade your wardrobe. Get rid of anything that no longer serves you, and instead, replace it with something that will.
Stitch Fix is an excellent tool to help you tackle the new year because it caters to your style, size, and price preferences. You’ll get hand-select pieces from a personal stylist delivered right to your door. All you have to do is keep and buy what you want, and return what you don’t. This is an especially great box to subscribe to if you aren’t a fan of shopping or if you’re looking to switch up your style.
Costs: Get recommendations from a personal stylist for only $20.
Practice Better Self-Care: TheraBox
Self-care is a term that’s thrown around a lot because people finally recognize its importance. Implementing self-care into your daily wellness routine is beneficial to your mental health and well-being.
TheraBox is curated by therapists to help subscribers reduce stress and increase happiness. In each box, you’ll find 1 research inspired therapeutic activity and 5-7 self-care treats, such as aromatherapy, skincare products, and other lifestyle goodies. Every box aims to feed the mind, body, and soul.
Costs: Introduce a bit of self-care into your life for as low as $30.99 a month.
Use a Subscription Box To Help You Tackle The New Year
And there you have it! While receiving a box every month in the mail isn’t imperative to making sure you keep your New Year’s resolutions, it CAN help make the process of developing new habits easier and more fun. This year, whatever your resolutions are, be sure to take some time to enjoy and brighten your journey towards them.