Subscription services are quickly becoming a big part of our lives and it’s not hard to see why. Not only are they money-saving investments, but there are also a variety of subscription services to choose from. Whether you want somebody to clean your home for you or you just want to experience Japan, you are never short of options.
There is also a sort of excitement that comes with our subscriptions. Whether it’s an online subscription where we anticipate new show releases or a physical subscription box that promises a surprise each time, there’s no better way to start a month.
So If you want to make life more fun and interesting (and maybe even easier), check out these 18 subscription services to get started.
If you’re a lover of Asian beauty brands, you’ve probably heard of No Make No Life. Each of these adorable pink boxes typically come with eight to nine Korean and Japanese products.
With items ranging from skincare to haircare and makeup products, you may chance upon popular brands such as Etude House and Dollywink.
The best part? The subscription prices for these boxes include free shipping to Singapore!
Starting from $42.50 per month, you can order your box here.
If you love scented candles but are always stumped by too many options, Wickbox takes the choice out of your hands (in a good way!).
The service delivers one surprise scented candle to your doorstep every month, but you don’t have to worry about receiving a candle with a scent that you don’t like. Before your order is completed, you will be asked to fill out a scent profile where you can highlight the scents you prefer and the scents that you never want to receive.
Plans start at low as $37 and you can start your subscription here.
Love the sight and smell of a fresh bouquet of flowers in your living room? Treat yourself and subscribe to Ask A French’s Flower Lover Package.
With eight deliveries for the price of seven, this subscription plan promises a fresh bouquet to your house every week. Deliveries are on every Friday, so you can look forward to a weekend of new blooms to look at.
This plan is priced at $937 for eight deliveries without a vase. Click here to get yours.
Buying clothes every month can cost a lot of money. But having something new to wear every day doesn’t have to break the bank. With Style Theory, you can have designer clothing delivered to your doorstep every month. When you are ready for the next three, just schedule a pickup!
Their starter plan is priced at $59 per month, with a cap of one box per month with three pieces of clothing inside. The pro plan, on the other hand, is $179 per month. In this plan, each box contains five articles of clothing, and you can rent as many boxes as you want per month.
Get your fashion subscription started here.
Do you know your Pinot Noirs from your Sauvignon Blancs? Whether you’re popping bottles at breakfast and dinner, or just dipping your feet in and getting to know your preferred wines, The French Cellar’s monthly wine subscriptions are the perfect way to expose yourself to a wide range of bottles.
Offering everything from the hidden gems of lesser-known vineyards to gourmet bottles popular amongst wine experts, subscribers receive two mystery bottles per delivery. And whether you want sake or some Italian wine, they have a subscription plan for your tastes.
Plans start from $88 and go up to $168. Get your wine box here.
This may be another beauty box, but that doesn’t mean that this is the same as No Make No Life’s. For one, the products in their beauty boxes come from all over the world, featuring many western brands as well. Secondly, they feature not just makeup, but skincare products, body cream, and even hair products as well.
Indulge in boxes containing six products worth at least $90 for much-needed self-care to wash away the stress of your work life.
Prices start at $34 per box. Click here to find out more.
Are you trying to lose a bit of weight but can’t seem to stop snacking? Or perhaps you are looking for healthier options to replace those unhealthy chips? Munchees may have what you need.
Their Personal Wholesome Box contains 12 carefully-curated food items for your enjoyment. Their snacks don’t contain any trans fat, MSG, high fructose corn syrup, or artificial sweeteners.
They provide locally-made and traditional snacks in these categories: crisps and popcorn, cookies and biscuits, bars and balls, fruits and nuts, sweet treats, and drink mixes.
For our Muslim friends, you can request for your snacks to be Halal-certified and they will try to tailor your box for you!
Boxes are priced at $32.50 per box. Get yours here.
As with clothes, why spend a fortune on luxury timepieces when you can rent them? With Acquired Time, all you have to do is pay a fixed amount per month to get watches based on the tier (or brand) you chose. You will exchange it for a new one from the same tier the next month, allowing you to switch watches monthly and change up your style. Take your pick from brands like Rolex, Audemars Piguet, and IWC.
You can get it here for $175 per month.
Who doesn’t have Netflix nowadays? If you don’t, this is your sign to get it. With access to Netflix-exclusive content that only continues to grow every week, you will never get bored of what they have to offer.
To make the most out of your subscription, share it with four other friends or family members.
Priced at $16.98 per month. Sign up for an account here.
Spotify is by no means a stranger to any of us. Enjoy music and podcasts on the go or in your shower. They will analyse your taste in music and curate a weekly playlist for you, which means that you will never be short of music to fall in love with.
Spotify Premium starts at $0.99 for the first three months and S$9.90 for subsequent months. Spotify Premium for Family is $14.98 per month for six accounts.
If books are your cup of tea, the online platform Storytel can be your sugar and cream. Storytel is a service that provides you with e-books and audiobooks from all around the world, with a decent selection of Singapore titles.
At just $12.98 per month, you and your family members (up to three people) can share the account and listen to books on the go or while you are cleaning your home.
Sign up for yourself and your family here.
Working in the CBD can be quite a pain when it comes to lunchtime. Skip the queue and explore new meals with MealPal. For $99, you are entitled to 12 lunch deliveries over a 30-day cycle, with the ability to roll over six meals into the next month.
Lunches can go as low as $5.29, yes, even in the CBD. You can even add two hawker meals to your subscription for just $1 extra each.
Sign yourself up for the plan here.
Are you missing the taste of Japan after not visiting for two years? Or maybe you just want to snack on Japanese snacks (we don’t blame you)? Well, this subscription box is all about Japanese goodies straight from small family-owned Japanese businesses.
Your first box will be a standard box every customer receives on their first order. It includes sweets like dango mochi and savoury inu rice crackers. For the subsequent boxes, however, it will be a surprise based on Bokksu’s theme of the month.
Plans start from $39.95 per month. Sign up for your monthly taste of Japan here.
Yoga, Barre, and Pilates Reformer classes don’t have to cost you a fortune. You can gain access to great studios and classes by signing up for a fitness membership. ClassPass is a more affordable and flexible option.
Pricing begins at $59 per month and changes depending on how many classes you want to take. Find out more here.
Hook Coffee delivers more than just your regular dose of caffeine, they send out fresh and unique blends representing some of the best coffee farms. All coffees are sustainably grown and ethically
With two distinct coffee plans – Classic and Special Edition, and plenty of fun flavours such as Hands Off My Nuts, Berry Berry Nice and Butterfingers, your daily cuppa is about to get much more exciting.
Not sure where to start? Customers can take a short quiz on their website to determine the perfect type of coffee for their needs.
Classic coffee is from S$14 per delivery. Special Edition starts from S$18 per delivery. Get choosing here.
If tea is more your thing, local company Gryphon Tea Company has a subscription service for that too. Every month, you will receive three different blends of teas, from new to familiar favourites, from their Gourmet Selection.
Such flavours include Turkish Apple and Osmanthus.
Subscriptions start at $29.50 per month and you can find out more here.
You aren’t keen on live-in or part-time help, yet don’t want to get your hands dirty with household chores. You need Butler in Suits.
The service sends Home Managers (all vaccinated) with a 75-point checklist to take care of all the stuff you hate – changing the bedding, cleaning the inside of your microwave, wiping and disinfecting the toilet bowl, right down to basics like mopping.
Besides keeping your living space clean, the Home Managers also take specific requests like emptying your mailbox, doing the laundry and even getting your grocery shopping sorted.
Prices start at $330 a month for daily visits to a studio to a two-bedroom apartment and $240 a month for weekly visits.
Click here to find out more and get a quotation.
Health-food eatery Yolo designs delicious meal combinations based on the number of calories you want to consume in a day and delivers the meals to your home.
The Weight Loss meal plan starts from $17.40 per day and includes one lunch or one dinner (packaged in microwave-friendly boxes so you can take them to the office), plus an afternoon snack (like almonds or a healthy smoothie). There are other meal plans such as the Eat Clean meal plan, the Low Carb meal plan, and the Vegetarian meal plan, so you can opt for whichever plan you think would suit you best.
The bowls are designed by local chefs with the help of a nutritionist. If you prefer, you can build your own bowl. Each box has a label indicating the calorie breakdown.
Plans start from $17.40 a day at $522 for 30 days worth of half-day meals. Find out more here.
A version of this article first appeared on BankBazaar.sg.
Additional text: Davelle Lee/HerWorld and Zoe Zeng, Additional reporting: Terri Kue