Best Bet: GlossyBox

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The latest goodies-in-a-box membership program to come Stateside is the Germany-based line GlossyBox. Already available in eighteen other countries, GlossyBox sends clients five travel-size (not sample-size) beauty products from luxe lines (think NARS, Kiehl's, SK-II, and Burberry Beauty). And each delivery comes with a mini-magazine devoted to monthly beauty tips and products you should have, if you don't already. Memberships start at $21 a month, with  six- and twelve-month-long commitments available for the true believer that all good things come in small packages.

GlossyBox, $21–$220, online.