Top 5 Midwest Subscription Boxes

Coming home to a mystery package is one of life’s small pleasures, so naturally the business of surprise subscription goodie boxes is booming. Birchbox pioneered the model, mailing customers a curated box of beauty products each month. Since then, a whole slew of subscription services has emerged—offering everything from dog treats to baby clothes—including these locals.

Be Nice Box

(for the do-gooder)

Minneapolis blogger Diana Niedecker created Be Nice Box with the intention of spreading kindness and making the world a nicer place. Subscribers receive a list of suggested acts of kindness to perform throughout the month (save the pollinators), materials to help make them happen (seeds), and a special gift for themselves (hand-poured beeswax candle).


(for the snackaholic)

Nibblr delivers four portion-controlled snacks to subscribers, who then rate them on a four-point scale so future boxes can be specifically tailored to their unique tastes.

Dazzley Box

(for the jewelry lover)

The Dazzley Box includes a handpicked mix of beauty products and food—plus at least one piece of jewelry.

Award-Winning Wisconsin Cheese of the Month Club

(for the cheesehead)

Trade in your summertime CSA share for this subscription, which gears up in September and delivers a pound of one award-winning Wisconsin artisan cheese to your door every month through May.

Smokehaus Selection of the Month

(for the meathead)

Northern Waters Smokehaus of Duluth offers a $400 six-month subscription package of assorted smoked fish, smoked meats, and salami.