We initially posted this list of geek subscription boxes over a year ago (time flies), but we’ve been updating it here and there, so thought it deserved a bump up to the main page. Let us know which geeky mystery boxes are your favorites.
(Originally posted April 2014):
If you follow our Instagram, you saw that last month we received our first LootCrate (thanks to our friend Kristy for the referral!). Which opened our eyes to a whole new world of blind box / geek subscription boxes. Surprise geek gifts in our mailbox?? Count us in!
Anyway – LootCrate definitely isn’t the only subscription box out there. Here are a few other geek/nerd related monthly subscriptions, so please let us know if you use/love any of these. Also let us know if there are any that you like that we missed.
Geek Fuel: Always a good shirt, random collectibles/toys, downloadable games, etc. Starting at about $24/month with shipping. (update – this is our current favorite geek subscription box! We actually cancelled the others cause Geekfuel FTW)
LootCrate: The OG. We’ve had this a long while now, and it’s consistently pretty good. Some hits, some misses. Usually a shirt, a collectible/sometimes Funko pop, and a couple of little random items (sunglasses, luggage tag, things like that). Update – Use code SAVE3 to save $3!
Kawaii Monthly: >$20. If you love cute tiny things, anime, Japanese candy, Hello Kitty, and smiley faces, this is for you. (update: they closed. 🙁 At least for now, anyway)
OwlCrate: For YA book geeks. We haven’t tried it yet, but see good unboxing pics on Instagram,
Japan Crate: A box full of mystery Japanese candy, starting at $12/month. If you don’t have an Asian market near you, this is an awesome primer on Japanese candy.
1Up Box: We haven’t tried this one yet, but we see friends unboxing on Instagram, and it seems good.
Comic Bento: A monthly box for comic book lovers! Around $20/month will get you a big box of surprise comic books every month. They try to find hidden gems so you don’t get comics you already have (which was our first concern, since we’ve been collecting comics for a combined… too many years).
BOOM!Box by Espionage Cosmetics: A new monthly makeup/manicure box for geeks.
GM Loot: A new monthly mystery box for table top gamers! This one starts at just under $30 a month, and includes things like sourcebooks and action cards.
Dread Central’s Box of Dread: We are horror lovers, and this box is calling our name. $14/month + shipping gets you things like shirts, horror movie memorabilia, and action figures.
Geek Me Box: Around $30/month – no themes on this one, so seems good for the all-around geek. Let us know if you have experience with them.
Black Box Subscriptions: A subscription box for the gothicly inclined. Goth accessories, music, and handmade crafts.
Booty Bin: A newcomer in the geeky/nerd
subscription box game. (Update: looks like they’re no longer a monthly subscription box, but a buy-when-you-want geek box) Bacon Freak: Yeah, this has nothing to do with nerdiness. But it’s bacon. So there’s that.
KitNipBox: For cats. I can haz miztery box?
These things definitely do get pricey, but we’re keeping the items that aren’t really us to gift to friends. We’re also going to stockpile a bunch of the items to use for geek DIY projects. 🙂
EDIT: Several-months-later side note – prices and policies of any of these companies are subject to change. If you notice anything new or different, let us know and we’ll try to keep this post updated.