The Best Subscription Box Gifts Under $50
Updated for 2017!
If you’re looking for a single or multi-month subscription gift under $50 a month, you’re in the right place! Read about our favorite giftable subscriptions in this price range below, and if you enjoyed this list, check out our Best Subscription Box Gifts for even more subscription gifts by price or category!
Bringing global, artisanal style into the home
What’s in the box? The GlobeIn Artisan Gift Box is a monthly subscription that sends you original crafts by global artisans. Each box contains handcrafted items from around the world and the stories of the artists who made the pieces.
Price: $40 per month with discounts for longer subscriptions
How to give it as a gift: GlobeIn offers gift subscriptions for the Artisan box, making it easy to prepay for a 3, 6, or 12 month subscription.
Check out all of our GlobeIn Artisan Gift Box Reviews to learn more about this subscription box!
Emma & Chloe
Authentic French jewelry every month from independent designers
What’s in the box? Emma & Chloe is a jewelry subscription service that sends a new piece of French jewelry every month. Pieces are usually 14k plated or dipped in a silver bath and valued at $50 to $200. Subscribers choose whether they prefer gold-toned or silver-toned jewelry, and also whether they like standard earrings or clip-on styles.
Price: $35 per month with discounts for longer subscriptions
COUPON: Use coupon code SUBADDICTION you’ll save $10 off your first box!
Check out all of our Emma & Chloe reviews to learn more about this subscription box!
Nordic contemporary housewares and home decor
What’s in the box? The Heima Box is a home box full of Nordic/Scandinavian home and garden items. This subscription offers a small, medium, and large option in your choice of style. The style options are Minimalism, Boho, Modern, Surprise Me!, and Minimalism with a Boho Twist.
Price: $29/month for the small size box (pictured above). The medium box is $54 per month and the large box is $89 per month. Free US Shipping!
How to give it as a gift: You can prepay for a 3, 6, or 12 month gift subscription to The Heima Box on their website here.
Check out all of our Heima Box reviews to learn more about this Scandinavian-inspired subscription box!
Quality-over-quantity green beauty discoveries every month
What’s in the box? Beauty Heroes is a natural beauty subscription box that focuses on quality ingredients. Each month they send you one new full size “hero” product in the face, body, hair or sun care category. (There’s usually a smaller sidekick item included, too.)
Price: About $38/month (available in a 3 month prepaid plan for $115)
How to give as a gift: You can purchase a 3, 6, or 12 month subscription to Beauty Heroes and ship to your gift recipient– if you don’t want the subscription to renew, Beauty Heroes recommends cancelling after purchase, and they’ll ship the full # of months you bought without renewal. Or, buy your lucky giftee a gift card that they can use toward a subscription purchase.
Check out all of our Beauty Heroes Reviews to learn more about this subscription box!
For the friend who always has a fresh cup nearby
What’s in the box? Driftaway Coffee is a specialty coffee subscription that delivers new and different coffees based on your tasting feedback. Every subscription starts with their Tasting Box (pictured above). Unlike the standard subscription boxes, which contain just one type of coffee, this box contains four bags of delicious coffee, at two ounces each. After you receive this kit (which counts as your first month of the service), you’ll start receiving just one coffee per box and be charged the full subscription cost.
To make your subscription even more giftable and put something awesome under the tree, Driftaway also sells grinders, mugs, and more that you can easily add on!
Price: Chose to send 7 oz, 11 oz, or 16 oz either bi-weekly or monthly. Gift subscriptions start at $39 for 3 months of the 7 oz/month plan.
COUPON: Get 10% off a gift subscription, gift card, or coffee accessories with code MSA
How To Give As A Gift: Gift subscriptions are available in 3, 6, or 12 month prepaid plans. Their first month will be for the Tasting Kit, and future months will be customized to their preferences!
Check out all of our Driftaway Coffee Reviews to learn more about this subscription box!
A new watch, every month… and it might be a Rolex
What’s in the box? Watch Gang is a watch subscription service that sends a new watch for you to keep each month. Each month they partner with a brand for their watches, and one lucky subscriber will receive a Rolex! For the Original subscription ($29.99/month, pictured above) you can expect to receive a watch worth $50-$150.
Price: The Original subscription is $29.99/month. Watch Gang also offers Black ($99/month) and Platinum ($199/month) plans. Shipping is $9.95 on all plans.
How to give it as a gift: Watch Gang offers gift subscriptions in 1, 3, 6, or 12 month plans, but please note that as of the time of this update, they will renew after the prepaid term is complete.
Check out all of our Watch Gang Reviews to learn more about this subscription box!
A seasonal spa experience in a box
What’s in the box? Yuzen is one of the original eco subscription boxes. It’s a mix of spa, beauty, and the occasional food item, and everything is made with natural ingredients.
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Price: $33 per quarter
How to give it as a gift: Subscribe to Yuzen and ship to your recipient. Subscriptions will renew until canceled. They also occassionally have one-time purchase gift boxes available!
Check out all of our Yuzen Reviews to learn more about this subscription box!
A vegan subscription box for beauty, wellness, and lifestyle
What’s in the box? Love Goodly is a vegan, cruelty-free subscription box that sends a mix of beauty, wellness and lifestyle items every other month.
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Price: $35 bimonthly
Frequency: Give a one time box or subscribe to bi-monthly boxes
How to give it as a gift: Love Goodly lets you buy a one-time box for gifting, or you can subscribe and ship to your gift recipient.
Check out all of our Love Goodly Reviews to learn more about this subscription box!
Wine recommendations customized to their personal taste
What’s in the box? Winc (formerly known as Club W) is a wine subscription box that re-imagines the traditional wine club. They offer a regularly changing selection of unique, small production wines that are sourced directly from vineyards and winemakers. Winc allows you to customize how many bottles you receive, but their most popular plan is 3 bottles per shipment. They’ll suggest bottles to you, or you can shop online and pick yourself. Ships to: All US states EXCEPT AK, AL, AR, DE, HI, KY, MS, OK, RI, DS, and UT
Price: Bottles start at $13 each. (Shipping is free on orders of 4 or more bottles.)
How to give it as a gift: Winc makes it easy to give a gift certificate; just start here and follow their prompts. If you’d rather give a physical gift, they have a great selection of one-time gifts boxes available, too – check out “WINC Wine Gifts” under the “Get Started” button here.
Check out all of our Winc Reviews to learn more about this subscription box!
A “Must Have” curation of lifestyle goods for women each month
What’s in the box? POPSUGAR Must Have is a monthly lifestyle subscription box for women. Each month they send a mix of items from categories like beauty, fashion, food, fitness, home, etc.
Price: $39.95 a month
How to give as a gift: On POPSUGAR, select the number of months you want to prepay, and go to checkout. Click on the box labeled ‘This is a gift. Gift message will be emailed to the gift recipient when item ships.’ — As long as you select the gift option, your subscription will not auto renew.
Check out all of our POPSUGAR Must Have Reviews to learn more about this subscription box!
Classy, curated gifts for guys – plus, they can pick the themes they want
What’s in the box: It’s always different, but expect “best in class,” artisanal, small-batch products around various themes. Bespoke Post announces their new boxes each month and you can preview exactly what’s inside before you commit; see their current offerings by clicking “Boxes” on their website.
How to give as a gift: Click “Gift a Gift” and choose a 1, 3, 6, or 12 month subscription.
Check out all of our Bespoke Post Reviews to learn more about this subscription!
A bi-monthly box for aspiring chefs & foodies
What’s in the box? CrateChef is a bi-monthly subscription box curated by top-name chefs and sends artisan foods, recipes, and kitchen supplies. They typically have a Southern theme (but not always!) and every box comes with an introductory letter from the chef curator, too.
Price: $45 bimonthly, or $49 for a one-time gift box
COUPON: Use code ADDICTION10 to save 10% off your first box!
How to give it as a gift: Whether you subscribe or buy a one-time gift, you can select which box they currently have available that you want to get first!
Check out all of our CrateChef Reviews to learn more about this subscription box!
Sweets & sours in colorful packaging
What’s in the box: Candy Club is a candy subscription that sends 2-3 pounds of premier brand name candy to you each month. Each delivery contains 4 different types of candy which you can choose yourself or leave as a surprise!
Price: $29.99 + $8.99 shipping per month ($21.99 + $8.99 shipping per month with a year subscription)
COUPON: Use code CCMSA20 to save $20 off of your first box! Valid on gifts and regular subscriptions.
How to give as a gift: Click “Gift a Gift” and choose a 3, 6, or 12 month subscription.
Check out all of our Candy Club Reviews to learn more about this subscription!
For the explorer of contemporary world culture through film, literature, beauty, or food
What’s in the box: Boxwalla is a unique subscription company that has something for everyone, all packaged in a beautiful box! Boxwalla Green Beauty comes with a curated selection of green beauty products from around the world, often brands you won’t get in other boxes.
Boxwalla Food contains “ridiculously delicious vegetarian food products made in small batches from high quality, natural ingredients by artisanal producers in the U.S.”.
Boxwalla Film comes with 2 full-length films with a common element or theme, plus background information and discussion material.
Boxwalla Book (which is now $29.99) contains two thoughtfully curated books. (This is the only subscription that does not come in the handmade paper box.)
Subscription orders for December delivery close November 25th, but they often have one-time boxes available for purchase, too, if you miss the cutoff.
Price: $49.95, every other month
How to give as a gift: Boxwalla does not have a gift option, so you’ll need to subscribe with the recipient’s shipping address.
Check out all of our Boxwalla Reviews to learn more about all four of their subscriptions!
A giftable mix of on-trend accessories, makeup, fitness, and other lifestyle goodies
What’s in the box? The FabFitFun Box is a quarterly subscription from FabFitFun.com. Each season they send you a box of $100+ worth items in categories like beauty, fashion, and fitness.
Price: $49.99 per quarter. (Save $10 Off Your First Box with coupon code MSA10!)
How to give it as a gift: Subscribe to FabFitFun and ship to your recipient! FabFitFun notes in their FAQ that you can contact them to transition the account to the gift recipient’s e-mail address if you like, so they have access to the other goodies in their account. (Good to know: If you’re an existing FabFitFun subscriber, you can order extra boxes for gifting anytime by heading over to their Shop section!)
Check out all of our FabFitFun Box Reviews to learn more about this subscription box!
For the aspiring mixologist and craft cocktail fan
What’s in the box? Shaker & Spoon is a monthly subscription box that sends you everything you need (except the alcohol) to create bar-worthy cocktails at home. Each box focuses on a particular type of alcohol and includes step-by-step original recipes and specialty ingredients.
Price: $50 a month with discounts for longer subscriptions
How to give it as a gift: Subscribe to Shaker & Spoon with your recipient’s shipping address. This subscription will renew until canceled.
Check out all of our Shaker & Spoon Reviews to learn more about this subscription box!
New themed candles each month with a wordly theme
What’s in the box? Scent From is a UK candle and home accessory subscription, where each month has new themed scents and a related home decor/accessory item. “Every box will contain one hero candle, one home accessory and a selection of smaller scented treats, and whilst each month’s destination will be revealed, the exact contents will remain a mystery.”
Price: $22.77 + Shipping (price may vary depending on exchange rate)
How to give it as a gift: You can subscribe to a 1, 3, 6 or 12 month Scent From subscription and ship to your recipient. This subscription will renew until canceled.
Check out all of our Scent From Reviews to learn more about this subscription box!
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