Czech and international subscription boxes for your stay-at-home pleasure

From books and toys to booze, there's no better time to sign up for a monthly box of comfort delivered to your doorstep


Written by Protisedicz Published on 11.10.2020 08:00:00 (updated on 07.12.2021) Reading time: 2 minutes

Subscribing to various useful -- and completely useless -- things has become a pretty big trend in recent years. The concept? Receive a monthly package of curated goodies, everything from food, books, houseplants or wine, that you unbox to reveal the surprise contents inside. 

The trend has gotten so big in recent years that numerous sites dedicated to these services have even sprung up in the Czech Republic: lists a wealth of Czech-based boxes that will arrive at your doorstop monthly while My Subscription Addiction has a number of subscription services that ship worldwide.

As we face an autumn of stay-at-home fun, here's a look at what can you get delivered to your doorstep in the Czech Republic (turns out socks and tea are local favorites) and a few tips for international boxes that'll put a smile on your face:


Photo via Fresh Fiction Box Cratejoy
Photo via Fresh Fiction Box Cratejoy

Here in the Czech Republic Bookworm MYSTERY BOOX sends out monthly boxes of secondhand mystery books (there is an option to include English books in the box) for roughly 19 CZK per book.

International option: Book boxes such as Owl Crate and Once Upon a Book Club offer worldwide shipping. See here for a list of book boxes from US/UK that deliver abroad.


Photo via Facebook
Photo via Facebook

The Czech version of the Lookfantastic Beauty Box, lets you subscribe for 1, 3, 6, or 12 months and features cosmetics and skincare samples from Caudalie and other top brands.


Apartment for rent, 2+kk - 1 bedroom, 79m<sup>2</sup>

Apartment for rent, 2+kk - 1 bedroom, 79m2

U Rajské zahrady, Praha 3 - Žižkov

Apartment for rent, 4+kk - 3 bedrooms, 104m<sup>2</sup>

Apartment for rent, 4+kk - 3 bedrooms, 104m2

U Mlýnského kanálu, Praha 8 - Karlín

Krabička is another service with a beauty box for monthly delivery; this summer Lush (with locations in the Czech Republic) launched its subscription box stocked with 4-5 nourishing Lush Kitchen Cosmetics.


Photo via Facebook Meetea
Photo via Facebook Meetea

The Czech Republic shines in the area of tea houses and tea subscriptions boxes! The company meetea will send subscribers three teas every month, personally selected by the owner. Moravian family roaster and ceramics workshop Jizba Luhačovice has a subscription service for coffee addicts.


Photo via Facebook V paru
Photo via Facebook V paru

Sock subscriptions are also a big hit on the Czech market, in addition to the Lords of Ponožkovice, you can get a montly delivery of socks from Colorful Fusky shop and the V pair project, as well as a gift subscription from Ponožkožrout .


Photo via Facebook Kiwi Crate
Photo via Facebook Kiwi Crate

Kids who are getting more screen time than usual need something to non-digital to distract. Kid-friendly Czech boxes include Little Designer Kits and Educational Games. The Kiwi Crate and Tinker Crate Ship worldwide; over 300 educational boxes from Cratejoy ship to the Czech Republic, as do a number of book subscriptions for kids.


Photo via Facebook My super box
Photo via Facebook My super box

Monthly services that deliver food and wine sampler boxes have started picking up popularity in the Czech Republic. My Super Box is filled with seasonal snacks and condiments while Brandnooz sends out similar new-to-the-market samples. Expax delivery foodstuffs from US, Canada, and UK to homesick expats living abroad. We like wine is a subscription service for Czech wine enthusiasts.

Read this article in the original Czech on culture portal Proti šedi here.

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