In a world where we are more online than ever, the internet has just about everything we could possibly need or want.
And while you’ve probably already got your Netflix and Spotify sorted out, there’s a world of digital subscriptions, monthly loot crates and mystery boxes just waiting to be discovered.
With that in mind, here are five of the best niche companies bringing you the best streaming services, subscriptions and surprises that you never knew you needed!
Fiit promises to “bring the gym home” and pitches itself as Netflix for fitness.
They have over 40 daily classes streamed on the app every day, as well as live leader boards so you can challenge your friends and family, and frankly, it’s the motivation we all need right now.
At the moment they offer a 14-day free trial, after which it costs just £20 per month. Not only is it much cheaper than a personal trainer, but you can get discounts for quarterly and yearly subscriptions.
- GinX Esports TV
For a different kind of streaming subscription with the emphasis on “niche”, GinX is a one of a kind, leading the way in TV programming that brings Esports to the mainstream.
A must-have for gamers, their programming includes Let’s Plays, Best Ofs and Origin series exploring classic games.
GinX Esports TV also provides coverage of a number of competitive esports, including Fortnite, League of Legends and Call of Duty.
- Books That Matter
A feminist book club that supports female creatives? Sign us up!
Books That Matter costs just £17 a month. For that price, they will send you a book of female authorship as well as a minimum of three themed gifts by female creators.
Previous boxes have included classics by Toni Morrison and Doris Lessing, as well as more recent works by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche and Madeline Miller.
We’ve all seen mystery boxes like these on YouTube – British YouTubers trying popular snacks from around the world.
PengMunchBox offer boxes containing your favourite confectionery products sourced and carefully picked for premium quality & taste, so whether your a candy or chocolate fan, PengMunchBox has a box for you.
We particularly like the Mega Munch box which contains Popcorn, 2x Drinks, Pick & Mix sweets, 2x Biscuits, 2x Chocolate, Waffle, Cake Bar, Crisp, Hot Chocolate & Marshmallows. #YUM, perfect for Netflix and chill.
They also offer a Mystery Box which is great if you can’t decide which box you want lol, or just buy the Kinder Munch Box or Sweet Tooth Much box.
Oh, and you can sign up to their mailing list for an extra 15% off your first order.
The Glossy Box gorgeous beauty subscription is one of the UK’s most popular and has thousands of satisfied subscribers. For just £10 per month, they’ll deliver £50 worth of fabulous beauty products to your door. These include makeup, skincare and haircare and previous boxes have included items from HUDA Beauty, Nexxus, Chloe and Karl Lagerfeld.
Not only is it the perfect monthly treat for any beauty fanatic, but it’s a great chance to sample hot new cosmetics, as well as items you might never have considered!
What are your favourite monthly subscriptions and mystery boxes? Share them with us in the comments below.