Christmas is closing in, and if you’re in a pinch for a gift, subscription boxes can be a good option with a variety of themes and services to choose from.
Depending on the subscription, you can control what gets delivered and the pace of the delivery (usually monthly). We’ve collected some subscription boxes that can make for good gift ideas for the holiday season.
Pro-tip: To get a subscription box delivered before Christmas, you should put in your order before Sunday, Dec. 19, according to multiple subscription box sites.
FabFitFun boxes offer six to eight full-size makeup and skincare products on a monthly basis. Those who wish to pay per month can get the box for $45 per month, or you can purchase a full-year subscription for $179.99.
This monthly subscription box helps connect remote artisans to the global market. All products are 100 percent ethically made, and memberships start at $8 per month.
Need a gift for the vegan, eco-friendly person in your life? Earthlove is an eco-wellness lifestyle box that aims to allow recipients to live more sustainably and mindfully. The site offers an annual subscription service, which includes four boxes shipped each season. The boxes contain six to eight items, including healthy snacks, tea, botanical wellness, apothecary, aromatherapy, vegan body care, gardening, home decor, apparel and accessories. The annual gift boxes, including four seasonal shipments, cost $300, and the bi-annual gift boxes cost $150 for two seasonal shipments. Those who purchase the boxes can choose the regular or vegan options.
If you’re shopping for a dog owner, this is a fun gift box that benefits them and their furry friend. For the holiday season, BarkBox offers the option to give monthly memberships to the dog treats and toys service. On a monthly basis, the company issues themed boxes for upcoming movies, shows and other interests. After a quick questionnaire about the dogs, you can purchase boxes for one month ($35), three months ($99), six months ($156) or one year ($276).
It’s wine time! Each month, a shipment will arrive at your recipient’s address with two pre-screened wines chosen by the Wine of the Month Club. Membership prices vary depending on the amount of annual deliveries.
Meat lovers, this one’s for you. Carnivore Club offers boxes of quality meats delivered on a monthly basis. To join the monthly club, you can choose The Snack Box – packed with four to six meats snacks, like jerky or meat sticks – for $29.99 per month or The Classic Box – offering handcrafted salamis, prosciuttos, bacon and more – for $54.99 per month.
This service offers monthly deliveries of “hand-picked outdoor, survival, EDC, and other cool gear from our expert team of outdoor professionals.” The site offers basic to advanced boxes for those who want to prepare for camping trips and outdoor travel. The basic box costs $29.99 per month, and the “Pro-Plus” box costs $159.99 per month. BattlBox also offers one-time gift boxes for those who don’t want to commit monthly.
Kick off that New Year’s resolution by gifting a Spartan Carton. The boxes come with supplements, snacks, workout gear and outdoor-related items. Those who want to give the box are encouraged to buy the Citizen 3 Month Prepaid membership, priced at $70.