There’s a lot of a love and a lot of hate surrounding subscription boxes, but for me, it’s all the about the love. I enjoy discovering new food, books, wine, etc., but I don’t always have the time to seek new things out. I’ve only done two subscription boxes regularly in the past, and I loved them because I was able to discover new brands and products that I most likely wouldn’t have even heard of otherwise.
I think subscription boxes make a great gift for anyone in your life because there’s literally a subscription box for everything, even socks! Here’s my round-up of awesome subscription boxes for everyone on your shopping list.
This is the perfect date night for couples because they have so many different options with plans starting as low as $7.99/month. You can get a date night plan in the form of a PDF emailed directly to you. You can get a date night in a box sent to your door or you can even get a customized date night for your city. Everything is personalized for you. What’s awesome about doing a date night in your city is that everything is already paid for. Of course this option is only available in select cities, but it’s continuing to grow. With the date night at home option, it includes activities, snacks and items for a unique and personalized date night in. They have different themes, including international night, artsy night and so many more.
Bonding Bees’s theme is “Gather. Give. Grow.” Gather for a night to focus on each other. Give to each other by investing your time into one another. Grow together through customized date nights. The goal of the box is to grow your love and rekindle that spark. What’s extra awesome about Bonding Bees is that every box purchased sponsors children in need. They have different packages starting as low as $27.74/month, depending on how long you want to commit to receiving a box.
You can spice up your love life with Spicy Subscriptions. It includes everything from massage oils to candles to bath and body products and adult novelty items. The box is priced at just $34.95/month.
Unbox love is the perfect date night-in-a-box. All of their boxes come with unique products/games, delicious snacks/drinks and fun projects. There’s also music to complement the date and date night instructions. Basically everything you need for a fun date night in. Boxes start as low as $34/month.
For Book Lovers
BOOK OF THE MONTH
This is arguably the most popular book subscription box because it gives you exactly what you want – a book. No gimmicks, no extras, nothing you’re going to throw away and not use. For just $9.99, you get a brand spankin’ new hardcover book, and you get to pick between exclusive selections. For any bookworm, $9.99 for a new hardcover book is a steal.
MY THRILL CLUB
For bookworms and movie buffs who are fans of mysteries, thrillers and horror, this subscription is perfect. For just $14.99, this box includes not one, but two books and a DVD. You can also choose to get one book and two DVDs if you’d rather. You get to pick the category each month, and they’ll send your chosen book/DVD combo.
OwlCrate is a super popular box among YA readers. It includes a brand new Young Adult novel and 3-5 bookish keepsakes, such as bookmarks, mugs, socks, themed office supplies, bags and more, all themed toward that month’s book. OwlCrate boxes start as low as $29.99.
COZY READER CLUB
This book subscription box has everything you need to get in some well-deserved and much needed “me” time. It includes a recently released hardcover women’s novel, gourmet drinks and treats and handmade items. Boxes start at about $60/month.
I’m partial to Winc because I used to be a loyal subscriber. Winc was formerly Club W, and I loved my wine subscription boxes. I stopped my subscription once my life became a little more transient, but I’m still an advocate for it. Membership is completely free, and you only pay for the bottles you order, which start at $13/bottle.
Tasting Room gives you a completely unique wine-tasting experience. You can personalize your subscription by choosing how many mini bottles of wine you’d like and how frequently you’d like to receive them. You can also preview your the selections and replace any that you don’t like. You can get started for as low as $9.95.
While Uncorked doesn’t send you any wine each month, it does send you unique wine-related items and accessories. Boxes start as low as $24/month.
With Glassful, you answer a few quick questions, and they’ll make wine selections catered toward your unique taste. For just $54/month, you’ll get three premium wines, and as you rank them each month, your choices will get even better each month.
CHEESE OF THE MONTH CLUB
I’m a big fan of cheese, and I want to put that in the universe in the hopes that someone out there will purchase it for me. Really, I may even just join the Cheese of the Month Club myself. Not gonna lie. For $34.95/month plus $14 S+H, you’ll receive three half-pound artisan cheese along with a monthly newsletter notes, serving suggestions and more information.
Meal kit boxes are an upcoming and popular way for people who are busy, busy to prepare healthy meals right at home. There are several different kits out there, but Home Chef is one of the most affordable options at just $10 per meal. You can also customize your experience by controlling your deliveries and choosing from a variety of different meal options.
TRY THE WORLD
You can travel the world using just your taste buds with the Try the World box. Each month, they send you a selection of gourmet foods with anything from ingredients to cook with, drinks and snacks. You can get the full box for $39/month or get the snack box for $19/month.
This box is perfect for anyone who’s an aspiring cook. Each month, they send you unique kitchen gadgets, all tested in their own kitchens. For those who subscribe for a full 12 months, they receive a Quoco Big Box with even more nifty kitchen gadgets. You can get your first box for $39/month.
For Your Fabulous Friends
I subscribed to ipsy for several months, and I loved it. As someone who literally has no knowledge about beauty and makeup, this box was perfect. Each month, you receive five different products, and they’re personalized toward your preferences. ipsy subscriptions are just $10/month.
Every month, Glossybox sends you five beauty products, including four full-size products. They have different monthly subscription plans for you to choose from. Plus they all come in a unique pink box. A 3-month subscription box is just $69.
POPSUGAR MUST HAVE
I’ve received a couple Must Have boxes and loved them. The great thing about PopSugar is that they always send full-size items. They also have a variety of different things in each box ranging from fashion to beauty to home and more. PopSugar boxes are $39.95/month.
BOX OF STYLE
Created by Rachael Zoe, Box of Style sends you fashion and beauty items once a quarter. Quarterly boxes are priced at $99.99 or if you subscribe for the entire year, receiving four boxes that year, you’ll pay $349.99.
For Everyone Else
This box is perfect for dog parents. At just $20/month, your pup will receive a box valued at over $40 and includes at least two innovative toys, two all-natural bags of treats and a chew toy.
The goal of CauseBox is to cultivate a community of caring women. Not only do they support the brands that give back, they also partner with and serve different charities to directly give back. CauseBox is a seasonal delivery box that gives 6-8 hand-curated boxes for women, and every product has a story and makes the world better. You can subscribe for as low as $49.95/month.
SAY IT WITH A SOCK
Say It With a Sock is a Sock of the Month Club with subscriptions starting as low as $11.99. You can choose to add more pairs of socks and also choose to either graphics, patterns or a combination.
If you know someone who is obsessed with candles, they’ll love Vellabox. With Vellabox, you can choose different sizes of candles, and they all come with a surprise gift. Subscriptions start as low as $10/month.
Bean Box is a subscription box for coffee lovers. They’ll send you hand-picked roasts every month with tasting notes, brewing tips and more. Subscribers can choose between a 12 oz. bag of the Coffee of the Month or get a Bean Box Coffee Sampler with four 1.8 oz. bags. Subscriptions start as low as $18/month.
This subscription box is perfect for the budding bartender, party thrower or cocktail connoisseur. SaloonBox is a DIY craft cocktail kit sent straight to your door. Each month, you’ll receive top shelf spirits, small batch brands and delicious recipes. Month-to-month subscription boxes start at $37.50 plus $12.99 S+H.
Subscribers of Geek Fuel receive a box full of “geeky goodness” valued at over $50/month. Boxes may include exclusive t-shirts, toys and action figures, geeky household goods, downloadable games, books, comics and more. You can subscribe to Geek Fuel for as low as $14.90/month.
Have you tried out any subscription boxes? What are your favorites?