Subscription boxes... rip off, or right idea?

The subscription box market is growing fast with shoppers signing up to receive everything from complete meals, fruit and veg, juices, beauty products, to pants and socks. You really can order in everything you could ever need, plus a few extra quirky treats!

We've tested out a selection of these boxes on the market - from the perfectly practical to the weird and wonderful.

Recipe boxes

BOX 1: MARLEY SPOON RECIPE BOXFrom £29:80 for 2 meals for 2 people

BOX 2: HELLO FRESHFrom £29 For 3 meals for 2

Specific food boxes

BOX 1: WESTIN GOURMET BUTCHERS BOX£49.99 For a 47 piece box

BOX 2: PONG CHEESEFrom £28 per month

BOX 3: RIVERFORD ORGANIC FARMFrom £10:35 for 2 people

Drink

BOX 1: NAKED WINEFrom £19:99 for first order, usually £49.99 for 6 bottles

BOX 2: HONEST BREW CRAFT BEERFrom £28 for 9 bottles.

BOX 3: B FRESH JUICEFrom £15 for six bottles

Beauty boxes

BOX 1: BIRCHBOXFrom £12.95 per box

BOX 2: CORNERSTONE SHAVINGFrom £14 per box

BOX 3: LOVE LULAFrom £12.50 per box

BOX 4: GLOSSY BOXFrom £28.50 for 3 months

BOX 5: FRICTION FREE SHAVINGFrom £7 per month

Lifestyle boxes

BOX 1: LONDON SOCK COMPANYFrom £10 per month

BOX 2: GYM SECRETSFrom £17 per month

BOX 3: BLOOM AND WILDFrom £15 per bouquet

BOX 4: Quite RebellionFrom £7:99

Quirky boxes

BOX 1: CHEESE POSTIEFrom £3.99 for a weekly subscription

BOX 2: PINK PARCELFrom £9:99 per month

BOX 3: LICK MY DIPFrom £12.99 per month

BOX 4: MORI BABY CLOTHESFrom £12 per month

BOX 5: BRUU TEAFrom £10 a month

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