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- There’s a subscription box for every interest and hobby you can think of: books, designer fashion, pets, and even flavored water.
- Conveniently, you don’t even need to wrap them yourself — they’ll be sent directly to your recipient in pretty packaging so they can immediately start discovering new products or automating an everyday routine.
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By now, the idea of a subscription box service is far from new. It remains, however, an excellent gift choice because there’s one for pretty much every interest and hobby you can think of. It’s also easy to purchase online and send — no pesky gift-wrapping necessary.
The best subscription services provide unique discovery opportunities, curate high-quality brands, and automate everyday routines to make life easier. They also make great gifts because most of them have digital gift card options that will land in your recipient’s inbox immediately. Then, they can apply it towards a plan of their choice and personalize the subscription to their own wants and needs. So, even if the actual subscription box doesn’t ship in time for the occasion (though no one needs an occasion to celebrate these days), your recipient will still receive notification that it’s on its way, so they know you didn’t forget about them.
Check out 39 great subscription gifts below:
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Winc: full-sized bottles of wine to enjoy
Gift a Winc gift card, $60-$150
Winc is a California-based company that both creates its own wine and curates bottles from top vineyards. It sends three full bottles of wine based on their “Palate Profile,” so they’ll get something that suits their particular taste. Its community rating system also points them to new names to try.
Read our full review of Winc here.
Escape the crate: the fun of an escape room from the comfort of your home
Escape the crate Subscription, from $26.50/2 months
Escape the crate allows people to bring the fun of escape rooms to their homes. It comes with all of the clues/puzzles to solve and each box has a fun and exciting theme. The boxes deliver every other month because they are tested and ensure that they are giving people the best experience. Gift this brain puzzling experience to anyone who loves fun game nights in.
Adult and Craft: all that you need to make your Pinterest project dreams come true
Gift an Adult and Craft Subscription from Cratejoy, from $30/month
Crafting lovers, rejoice because this box provides you with all you need to make your Pinterest dream projects come true. The box provides you with enough supplies to create the projects which range anywhere from photo transfer to woodworking.
KiwiCo: activity-filled boxes that make kids forget they’re even learning
Gift a Kiwi Crate subscription, $60/3 months
This kids’ subscription is divided into different types of “crates” based on the age group. The Tadpole Crate (0-2 years old), for example, helps develop their imagination and fine motor skills; the Kiwi Crate (5-8 years old) blends art, science, and engineering into hands-on projects; and the Atlas Crate (6-11 years old) explores world geography and cultures.
Read our full review of Kiwi Co Panda Crate here.
Mouth: gourmet treats from makers you’ve never heard of
Gift a Mouth subscription, $47.75/month
Gourmet PopTarts, single-origin chocolate, and unusual chips made in small batches by independent American makers fill the boxes from this elevated snack company. There are six different subscriptions to choose from, including a Best of Mouth tasting sampler and the hyper-specific Pickles assortment.
ArtSnacks: supplies for artists of all levels
Gift an ArtSnacks subscription, from $24/month
Part of the fun of being an artist is trying out new products and techniques. ArtSnacks’ collection of four to five premium, limited-edition art products (brushes, pens, paint, paper) encourages artists to incorporate supplies and techniques they might not use otherwise. They can join in on the #artsnackschallenge by using only that month’s products to create and share a work of art.
Carnivore Club: cured meats to snack on
Gift a Carnivore Club gift card, $25-$100
Hopefully they’ll invite you to the picnic after they receive a box of delicious, handcrafted cured meats from Carnivore Club. The local salami, prosciutto, pancetta, and other cured meats taste far better than the kind they get from the grocery store. The price is $39.99 per box, and each contains four to six meats.
The Bouqs Co.: flower bouquets every week or every month, just because
Gift a Bouqs Co. subscription, $36-$60/month
We would never turn down a regular shipment of beautiful flowers to adorn our desks or tabletops. With a subscription, you can save 20% on bouquets, enjoy free delivery, and set customizable dates for your lucky recipient.
Stitch Fix: an inclusive and personalized styling experience
Gift a Stitch Fix gift card, $20-$1,000
Stitch Fix offers the most styling options for different ages and body types: men, women, kids, plus size, maternity, and petite. The average price for men’s and women’s items is $55, but they can set their own budget to receive clothes they’re comfortable with, and you can give a gift card in amounts up to $1,000.
Read our full review of Stitch Fix here.
Candy Club: curated treats to satisfy a sweet tooth
Gift a Candy Club subscription, $29.99/month
Giftees with a hankering for something sweet will appreciate receiving a Fun Box with six 6-ounce candy cups. The brand partners with smaller artisans as well as famed candy shops for a curated selection of delicious treats every month based on a personalized flavor profile.
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