Make the magic of holidays last all year by gifting one of these thoughtful subscription boxes. Whether you decide to give them a full year of boxes or just a few months, your loved ones will have something to look forward to once January gloom sets in. From food and drinks to candles, books, coffee, or crafts, show everyone on your list just how much you love them by gifting them a gift that lasts beyond the new year. Best of all, you can buy these ahead of time or at the very last minute (like, on Christmas day) and they’ll never know; just make sure to let them know that something fun is coming to their doorstep.
1. Norlii Box
Add some hygge to any house with a selection of handpicked home items from Scandinavian brands. The minimal retail value of each box is $110 so you know you’re getting a good deal on the unique products that ship every other month. Inside the box, you’ll find fun surprises like pillows, mugs, scented candles, holiday decorations, and so much more.
$69.95 per bi-monthly box
This box is for the book worms in your life. Choose between fiction and non-fiction depending on their preference, each box will include a newly released book by a Black author, plus some extra library-inspired goodies like spine protectors and stickers.
$40 per quarterly box
Your friend who can make a celebration out of anything will love The Sip Society box. It comes with three mini bottles of curated, high-end sparkling wines from around the world plus a special gift like a sipping glass or a cute koozie to keep the bottle chilled. The box comes once every two months, and they’ll get a $10 credit to use toward a full-size bottle of bubbly. Cheers to that.
$59.95 per bi-monthly box
Upgrade any work from home situation with this box of cute office staples. Six to eight items will be sent every month including cool pens, note cards, notebooks, stickies and so much more. All of the products have a chic minimalist vibe that will liven up the home office.
$38 per monthly box
The friend who’s always up for a hike will love this subscription box that’s stocked with full-sized outdoor products. Every month they’ll get a mix of gear, snacks, apparel, skincare and more from cool new brands and brands they already love. Each box has a minimum retail value of $50, but you’ll pay less than $30.
$89.95 for three months of boxes
Beauty queens and product lovers will flip for this monthly subscription box that includes a mix of makeup, skincare, nail, and hair care products. There are five deluxe-sized products in each box from brands they likely already know and love (like Sunday Riley, Nars, Ouai, and so many more) with a combined worth of over $50. They’ll take a little quiz before their subscription begins (or you can take it for them) so they’ll get products that match their skin tone, plus more of what they love and nothing they won’t use.
$12 per monthly box
Just as one candle burns out, a new one will arrive on their doorstep. These are hand-poured in New York City, are made of a natural coconut wax blend, and have a burn time of 40-50 hours. You can choose the same scent every month (like smokey Fireplace & Clove, or the earthy smell, Woods) if you know they have a favorite, or pick the “variety” option so they’ll be surprised by a new aroma each month.
$89.95 for three months of boxes
8. French Box
For the Francophile in your life, give the gift of je ne sais quoi. In each box, delivered quarterly, you’ll find items from iconic French brands, new lifestyle products as well as an antique find, a French fragrance, original artwork, plus little surprises each month (and most of the products you won’t find in the U.S.). Each box ships directly from France (for free to the United States) and is curated by Sharon Santoni, an English woman who has lived in Normandy for over 25 years.
$255 per quarterly box
A new kit is delivered to their door each month with this subscription box that includes all the supplies they’ll need for a craftastic evening, plus written and video instructions that are easy to follow. The crafts are Pinterest-inspired and blogger-designed, and past projects include a cool macrame mirror, a pegboard shelf kit, and more.
$39.99 per month
The friend who’s always bringing home new plants but also has a mischievous cat or dog will love this subscription. Each month they’ll receive a new pet-friendly plant (meaning it’s not toxic or majorly harmful if their cat or dog eats it). The plants come packed in the appropriate soil within a plastic pot, and you could give them some planters to go along with the box, and there are other subscriptions, too, like succulents or air plants.
$15.99 per month
You may not be able to go too far right now, but coffee lovers are in luck with this subscription box that takes you on an adventure every month. They’ll receive a single-origin coffee from around the globe (that they probably won’t find in their local grocery store), plus a gorgeous postcard from the country where the coffee is sourced. They’ll think of you as they perk up each morning.
$50 for three months of boxes
The Great British Baking Show can happen at home now, thanks to this cute baking subscription kit. From unicorn pops to tie-dye donuts and melted snowman brownies, there are Pinterest-approved recipes in each box, plus all the ingredients you’ll need to whip up something sweet. Best of all, all the recipes are made with high-quality, recognizable ingredients (“no junk” as the brand says) and they taste really good, too.
$100 for three kits
13. Food Cardigan
There’s something so nice about pulling on a pair of brand new socks, and this box will deliver a pair to their door each month. You can choose from men’s or women’s socks, and they come in fun prints like tacos, peace signs, or cacti in crew or no-show styles.
$12.99 per month
Cheese is always appreciated, especially when it comes straight to you. Every month they’ll receive three or four delicious and unique cheeses selected by Murray’s team, plus details including a beverage pairing guide and the origin and flavor profile of each cheese. Perfect for a fun night in, you could give this alongside a bottle of wine or some crackers and fruit.
$63 per month
Whether your friend is pregnant, doesn’t drink, or just enjoys a mocktail, they’ll love this alcohol-free subscription box. In addition to delicious zero-proof drinks (like alcohol-free beers and wine, plus mixers), you’ll find unique, locally sourced snacks, and a little surprise gift each month like a cute mug or a glass.
$39.99 per monthly box
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