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The Best Subscription Boxes for Your Loved Ones

December 7, 2021

The holidays are just around the corner. Have you finished shopping yet? Some people are easier to shop for than others, but there’s always that one person who says “you don’t have to get me anything.”

Sound familiar? If gifting is your love language, we’ve got you covered. Rather than a membership to the Jelly of the Month Club (the gift that keeps on givin’, Clark), we’ve rounded up the best subscription boxes for those hard-to-shop-for people on your list.

7 best subscription boxes for the holidays

Below, we’ll share eight subscription box gift ideas for all the tough people on your list. 

1. Best subscription box for women: FabFitFun

FabFitFun is a lifestyle box that gets delivered four times a year. It’s full of wellness, style and fitness goodies to match the season. You can customize the first box for your loved one, and then they can customize it going forward. Each box contains six to eight quality full-sized products, and during the customization window each season, you can choose from fashion, fitness, beauty, wellness and more.

2. Best subscription box for men: Bespoke Post

Bespoke Post boxes come filled with anything from whiskey to breakfast supplies to grooming kits. For the first box, take a quiz to identify things your giftee loves and hates, and Bespoke will do the rest. For each subsequent box, they’ll be able to preview what’s in it and swap out anything that doesn’t intrigue them. Boxes are delivered monthly and can be canceled at any time. Even better: Bespoke Post supports small businesses.

3. Best subscription box for teens: Book of the Month Club

Reading is a great unifier. A subscription to the young adult section of Book of the Month Club is one way to keep your teen grounded while their mind wanders within the book. Readers can choose between five new releases each month, and the book will be delivered to their doorstep. 

4. Best subscription box for kids: Lovevery Play Kits

Lovevery Play Kits are tailored to a child’s stage in development. The toys inside are built to last and made with sustainably harvested wood, organic cotton, nontoxic paint and baby-safe plastics. If the child enters a different developmental stage while the subscription is still active, the following box will be automatically updated to accommodate. Each box also comes with additional resources for parents for ongoing guidance, information and ideas to encourage development. 

5. Best subscription box for beauty lovers: Ipsy Glam Bag Plus

The Ipsy Glam Bag Plus is a beauty lover’s dream. It comes with five full-size products in a drawstring bag picked just for you. It’s a $120+ value for $28 per month. For future boxes, your loved one can choose from skincare and makeup products they’ll love.

6. Best subscription box for pet lovers: Barkbox and CatLadyBox

Dog lovers will enjoy a monthly subscription to Barkbox. Each box comes with two toys, two bags of all-natural treats and a chewy, curated to each month's unique theme. 

Cat lovers (cat ladies, specifically) will love CatLadyBox. Each month’s box may contain cat-themed shirts, jewelry, cat toys, accessories and more.

7. Best subscription box for foodies: Mouth Indie Box

Mouth’s Indie States of America box delivers a taste of food from different regions of the nation each month. You can pay for this box on a monthly basis or prepay for a set number of months. One month may give your loved one a spicy tour of the southwest while the next month has them eating savory chips that are popular in Vermont. 

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