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4 Best Cat Subscription Boxes – 2024 Reviews & Top Picks

Kathryn Copeland

By Kathryn Copeland

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You are the proud owner of a fluffy pile of goodness that is your cat. But cats, being cats, tend to go through toys like paper through a shredder. Now you’re in the market for a subscription box filled with toys and treats, so your cat has constantly replenished goodies. Or perhaps you’re considering a cat subscription box as a gift for a friend or family member who is a cat lover.

Regardless of the situation, there are several subscription boxes out there for kitties. We wrote reviews of four of the best cat subscription boxes, and we hope that this will help you find the right plan for you and your cat.

 

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A Quick Comparison of Our Favorites of 2024

Rating Image Product Details
Best Overall
Winner
meowbox meowbox
  • If you opt out of a treat, you get an extra toy
  • Every box purchased sees a donation made to a shelter cat
  • Four toys and one treat or five toys in every box — one guaranteed handmade
  • Best Value
    Second place
    KitNipBox KitNipBox
  • Cancel anytime
  • Unique monthly themes
  • Four different boxes to choose from
  • Premium Choice
    Third place
    BoxCat BoxCat
  • Also includes gear or skincare item
  • Includes seven to eight items and one or two luxury items
  • Luxury items have included a cat bed, scratcher, and even hammocks
  • Goody Box Halloween Goody Box Halloween
  • Two toys, two treats, and a pop-up tent
  • Different themes, like this Halloween one
  • One-time boxes, so not tied down to subscription
  • The 4 Best Cat Subscription Boxes

    1. meowbox Subscription Box – Best Overall

    Meowbox

    Number of Items: 5
    Numbers of boxes: 12 per year
    Theme: Toys and optional treat

    The overall best cat box subscription (monthly) is the meowbox for its affordability and for giving you the option to opt-out of treats. You receive one box every month and five items in every box. You get four toys and one treat or five toys if you opt-out of the treat as an option, which works well for cats that have dietary issues. At least one toy every month is handmade, and the treats are always made in North America. You can cancel the subscription anytime, and for every box purchased, meowbox sends a donation to a shelter cat.

    The disadvantage of this subscription is whether your cat will enjoy the treat or the toys is hit or miss. Also, many of the toys tend to be made in China.

    Pros
    • Good price and cancel anytime
    • If you opt-out of a treat, you get an extra toy
    • Four toys and one treat or five toys in every box — one guaranteed handmade
    • Treats made in North America
    • Every box purchased sees a donation made to a shelter cat
    Cons
    • No guarantee that the cat will like the treats or toys
    • Many toys tend to be made in China

    2. KitNipBox Subscription — Best Value

    KitNipBox

    Number of Items: 5
    Numbers of boxes: 12 per year
    Theme: Different themes every month

    The best cat subscription box for the money is the KitNipBox. There are four different boxes to choose from: Happy Cat, Happy Cat Dietary, Multi-Cat, and Multi-Cat Dietary. The dietary option doesn’t include a treat but does include an extra toy. The Multi-Cat option is more expensive, but it has seven instead of five toys, and the dietary option would give you eight toys. There are unique monthly themes, and you can cancel your subscription anytime.

    Unfortunately, the toys aren’t always high quality, and the boxes sometimes have similar toys. Also, you don’t have any real options for customization.

    Pros
    • Good price
    • Four different boxes to choose from
    • Unique monthly themes
    • Cancel anytime
    Cons
    • Sometimes, toys are similar in other boxes
    • No options for customization
    • Toys aren’t always high quality

    3. BoxCat Subscription — Premium Choice

    BoxCat Seasonal Cat Subscription Box

    Number of Items: 8–9
    Numbers of boxes: 4
    Theme: Handmade treats and toys

    The best premium choice subscription cat box is the BoxCat Seasonal Subscription Box. It comes with seven to eight items, and there are options for either one or two luxury items, and boxes are delivered every 3 months. The choice of two luxury items costs extra. These can include things such as a cat bed, playhouse, hammock, or scratcher. The treats are handmade and contain a skincare or gear product (such as shampoos or collars).

    The obvious disadvantage is the expense, but it actually balances out because it’s every 4 months. The toys aren’t always of the highest quality, though, and some of the treats might be too hard for senior cats to eat.

    Pros
    • One box every 3 months
    • Includes seven to eight items and one or two luxury items
    • Luxury items have included a cat bed, scratcher, and even hammocks
    • Handmade treats
    • Also includes gear or skincare item
    Cons
    • Expensive
    • Not all toys are high quality
    • Some treats might be too hard for senior cats

    4. Chewy Halloween Goody Box

    Chewy Goody Box

    Number of Items: 5
    Numbers of boxes: 1
    Theme: Halloween

    This is actually not a subscription box, but a one-time-only thing. Since Chewy has several other themes (like this retro box), you can purchase several of them for variety. The Goody Halloween Box by Chewy contains two toys, two treats, and a pop-up tent that looks like candy corn. This tent is particularly popular.

    Like most subscription boxes, the treats and toys can be hit or miss, and there’s no opportunity to customize the box.

    Pros
    • Different themes, like this Halloween one
    • One-time boxes, so not tied down to subscription
    • Two toys, two treats, and a pop-up tent
    Cons
    • Toys can be hit or miss
    • No chance to customize the box

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    Buyer’s Guide: Choosing the Best Cat Subscription Boxes

    Before you choose a subscription box, check out our buyer’s guide. There’s a large amount of information on this topic, so read on for details to help you decide what the right box is for you.

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    Customization

    Most subscription boxes are quite limited in customization. The whole idea behind these boxes is that each box is a surprise, and half the fun is opening them up to see what came that month (the other half is watching your cat enjoy what’s inside). If your cat has dietary issues, most boxes give you the option of getting an extra toy in place of a treat, but always double-check before you sign up. In some cases, you might want to contact their customer service to ask for any extra consideration.

    Shipping

    Most subscription boxes will ship for free within the country that the company is based. All the boxes on this list are based in the United States, so you probably won’t need to pay for shipping if you live in America. If you are not American, you’ll end up paying for international shipping.

    You can see if there are any subscription boxes in your country; that way, you may not have to pay for shipping if that’s a concern.

    Opting Out

    All subscription boxes should have an opting-out option. You should be able to cancel your subscription anytime without any penalties or hidden fees. Be sure to read everything before you sign up.

    Other Subscription Options

    You can also look into other options. For example, you can find a subscription for just one item, such as litter. This is ideal if you’re interested in a specialized kind of litter (so you don’t have to lug it home every month)!

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    Multiple Cats

    If you belong to more than one cat, you can look for a subscription service with a multi-cat option (like the KitNipBox). Or you might want to opt for boxes that include extra treats and toys. Most of the boxes on this list average five items every month, and if this seems like enough for you, then go for it! Otherwise, look for boxes that have maybe seven or more.

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    Final Thoughts

    Subscription boxes are probably just as much for you as it is for your cats. meowbox is our favorite and best cat subscription box for its support of shelter cats. The KitNipBox is a great price and gives you four different options in boxes. Lastly, the BoxCat Seasonal Subscription Box is the pricier subscription, but you get the choice of one or two luxury items in every box.

    We hope that our reviews have helped you decide on a good subscription service and will keep your cat entertained for as long as the toys (and subscription) last.


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