Thursday, May 2, 2013

Best Subscription Box Ever

Ok, so it's not quite a box. And, it's kind of for guys. Actually, it is definitely for guys. But it's the best monthly mail subscription Andrew and I have tried, and we've sampled quite a few.

Meet Dollar Shave Club.

You may have already heard of it. Inc. just named Dollar Shave Club to its top 25 "Most Audacious" companies for its viral YouTube video "Our Blades are F***ing Great," which has more than 10 million hits and cost a fraction of what more established brands spend on marketing.

It's really simple. Select one of three razors: The Humble Twin ($1 monthly for five razor cartridges), the 4X "Lover's Blade" ($6 monthly for four cartridges) or the Executive ($9 monthly for four  cartridges). Your first package includes the handle and blades, and then Dollar Shave Club automatically charges your card each month and ships your new blades before you've had a chance to run out or use the same dull blade for six months. Genius!

I bought Andrew a subscription for his birthday in October because he was always running out of razors. Specifically, I chose the 4X Lover's Blade because I am the guilty party in this description:


Seventy-two dollars for a year's worth razor cartridges? Yes please! Even with added shipping and handling, that's way cheaper than what he used to pay at the grocery store. If I wasn't already stealing blades from my husband, I'd order my own.

What's your favorite subscription box? Have you found one that makes your life easier or is just pretty cool in general? Do tell!

(Seriously, do! Subscription boxes are one of my new favorite topics—I get Glambag/Ipsy, the occasional Julep and have tried Birchbox. Andrew subscribed to Birchbox Man for a few months, but $20 was a little out of our price range. What else should we be trying? They are quite convenient when you live in a small town like we do without much access to lots of shopping.)


  1. This sounds fun! You know how excited I got when I got a razor in my Birchbox. I would totally have picked the Lover's blade too since I use Charlie's deodorant. But he mostly uses an electric razor (BOOOO!) XOXO

  2. My husband uses Dollar Shave Club and LOVES it, I need to order a handle just for me :) Their branding is so stinking clever too.

  3. Ok so I tried to respond via e-mail to your comment you left on my blog, but I am NOT confident it reached you, so I'm putting it here too-sorry for the confusion!

    I'm with you, I think it is part of growing's like puberty part 2 that doesn't hit until your mid-20s! I think you're dead on w/the weight training-that's what my husband says is my problem; not weight, but body composition. I hit the weight room on Sunday and am going again today, so I am giving that a shot. And this WAS absolutely helpful, thanks for visiting with me about it :)

    1. I didn't get the e-mail! Thanks for following up, and good luck with your weight training! I haven't exercised in like two weeks because I've been working on a final paper/studying for an exam for a grad class I'm taking, so I've got to get back at it. Let me know if you figure out any secrets!