Updated for 2017!
The only thing better than giving (and receiving) a subscription gift is being able to give 6 months or a year without breaking the bank! We've scoured our list for boxes which are regularly $16/month or less, and picked our top favorites for gifting to the whole family. These picks are also great for office "Secret Santa" and "White Elephant" swaps!
Petit Vour, $15/month
Great for: Vegan beauty mavens and anyone seeking more conscious beauty choices
What’s in the box: Petit Vour is a monthly vegan beauty subscription box. It’s a great affordable box for those looking to try out new vegan and/or natural, non-toxic beauty products.
Price: $15/month, available prepaid in 3, 6, or 12 month plans
How to give as a gift: All of Petit Vour's prepaid subscriptions do not automatically renew, so just click "Join Now", and select a 3, 6, or 12 month plan.
Check out all of our Petit Vour Reviews to learn more about this subscription!
Quirky Post, $12.95 per month
Great for: Unique & fun wearable gifts with artistic flair
What’s in the box: Quirky Post is the little sister to Quirky Crate and delivers a smaller “box of awesome” to your doorstep each month. Each Quirky Post will include 3 items. You are guaranteed a pair of socks and an enamel pin. The 3rd item is a surprise, and each box is different! They may include past items from Quirky Crate or new items that they know you’ll love. But don’t worry, they’ll make sure you never get the same item twice.
Price: $12.95 per month + $2.95 shipping
How to give as a gift: Choose Give a Gift on Quirky Post's page and sign up! You can enter your giftee's e-mail address and send them a custom note when their first box ships. You can also choose whether or not the gift subscription renews after it's initial term.
Check out all of our Quirky Crate Reviews to learn more about this subscription!
PuraVida Bracelets, $14.95/month
Great for: Women and teens into trendy bohemian style
What’s in the box: Each month, you’ll receive 3 hand-picked bracelets (up to $50 value) from Pura Vida's new collections and most popular styles. The included bracelets are seasonal and trendy, so it's a great way to collect simple accessories year round. Plus, every purchase helps support local artisans in Costa Rica.
How to give as a gift: Pura Vida doesn't have a gift subscription option, so to gift it, you need to subscribe to a month-to-month plan and cancel later. (Note you must call or e-mail to cancel, there is no way currently to do it from your account.)
Check out all of our Pura Vida Bracelets Reviews to learn more about this subscription!
Say It With A Sock, $11.99/month
Great For: Anyone who likes their fashion with a side of fun
What’s in the box: Say it With A Sock sends a pair of fun socks, with options for Women, Men, and Kids! You can choose from “Patterned” socks (for those who don’t mind color, but prefer more professional stripes and polka dots to pizza slices and tacos) or “Graphic” socks (for those who totally want pizza socks). All socks are from high-quality brands like Stance Socks and Happy Feet. And, Say It With A Sock customizes your subscription over time by asking more about your likes and dislikes.
Price: $11.99, free US shipping
How to give as a gift: You can prepay for a 1, 3, 6, or 12 month subscription. When you check the “This is a gift” checkbox during checkout, you can decide whether or not to renew once the subscription expires -- and Say It With A Sock will let you customize an e-mail message to the gift recipient that can be scheduled to be sent later!
Check out all of our Say It With A Sock Reviews to learn more about this subscription!
Book of the Month, $14.99/month
Great For: Making sure they always have a steady supply of new reading material
What’s in the box: Book of the Month is a monthly book subscription box. Each month, 5 curators pick out their favorite new hardcover books, and you can choose which one you want to receive on the first of the month. You can also add up to 2 additional books for only $9.99 each.
How to give as a gift: You can prepay for a 3, 6, or 12 month subscription, and choose to either e-mail or print a voucher for your gift recipient to redeem. If you choose to e-mail, you can even specify a date to send the gift, making it perfect for birthdays, too!
Check out all of our Book of the Month reviews to learn more!
Great for: Casual snackers young and oldWhat’s in the box: Graze is a mini-snack subscription box that sends a customized selection of 8 treats weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly. They offer over 100 different snacks that you can rate online, which, over time, helps tailor your subscription to your particular snacking preferences. For subscribers with food sensitivities, it’s easy to trash snacks that contain gluten, dairy, or any other specific ingredient; however, Graze snacks are produced in a facility with nuts, wheat, milk, and many other foods that might not make this subscription a good fit for anyone with severe food allergies.
How to give as a gift: Click "Gifts" on the top menu to purchase a Graze gift card, or choose from their selection of one-time boxes for gifting. Our recommendation? Do both, and ship the one-time box to yourself - that way you have a gift to wrap and give, and they can redeem the subscription gift card later!
Check out all of our Graze Reviews to learn more about this subscription!
Loot Wearables by Loot Crate, $14.99/month
Great for: Geeky, pop-culture, franchise-inspired apparel for men and women
What’s in the box: Loot Wearables from Loot Crate sends seasonal apparel, hoodies, lounge pants and long-sleeves. This is a step up from the usual t-shirt subscription, and a fun way to round out their fandom-inspired wardrobe with some exclusive, non-tee apparel items!
How to give as a gift: You should be able to buy a gift subscription here. If you can’t find the option for Loot Wearables listed, just follow the steps on the Loot Wearables landing page to sign up, choose a size, and ship to your intended recipient.
Check out all of our Loot Wearables Reviews to learn more about this subscription!
Scentbird for Women and Scentbird for Men, $14.95/month
Great for: When you know they love perfume/cologne, but you're not sure what they wear
What’s in the box: Scentbird was “born out of frustration with the “perfume graveyard” – expensive bottles of designer perfume collecting dust on your dresser or cabinet." Subscribers receive a refillable case in their first shipment, then new perfume or cologne vials each month based on scents they want to try. We love this as a gift since scent is so personal, and buying a single bottle of perfume or cologne can be an expensive hit or miss gift -- Scentbird's gift option lets the recipient customize to their taste and get the scents they're really interested in trying.
Price: $14.95/month, available prepaid in 3, 6, or 12 month plans, discounts for longer subscriptions
Check out all of our Scentbird Reviews to learn more about this subscription!
SquareHue 2-polish subscription, $16/month
Great for: Anyone who loves bold, adventurous nails for a good cause
What’s in the box: The $16/month version of SquareHue contains 2 full-size, trendy nail polishes, delivered monthly. Sometimes you just need something fun and easily giftable at a lower price point, and SquareHue is a great choice! Plus, their polish is 7-free, vegan, cruelty-free, and made in the USA.Price: $16/month for 2 polishes, $21/month for 3. Discounts available for longer subscription terms.How to give as a gift: Under “Subscribe”, choose “Gift Nail Polish Box”. You can choose the 2 or 3 polish box, and then set the gift subscription to last 3, 6, or 9 months, after which time the subscription will end. (Be sure to check out their Shop too for non-subscription gift sets if you’re looking for a one-time gift!)
Check our all of our SquareHue Reviews to learn more about this subscription!
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