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16 Best Subscription Box Gifts Under $50

Sanna Chu
BySanna ChuMay 16, 2022 | 5 comments

We’ve just updated this list for 2020! Updated 10/30/20 to add Rocksbox to the list.

If you're looking for a single or multi-month subscription gift under $50 a month, you're in the right place! This holiday season, give a great gift that keeps on giving. Subscription boxes are a thoughtful gift that makes gift-giving easy. Read about our favorite giftable subscriptions that make the perfect Christmas gifts, and if you enjoyed this gift guide, check out our Best Subscription Box Gifts for even more gift ideas and subscription boxes by price or category!

Best Subscription Gift Boxes Under $50

1. FabFitFun


Image via our review.

Cost: $49.99/quarter + free shipping to the contiguous U.S. Sign up here.

What They'll Get: One of the best gifts you can give your bestie is the FabFitFun Box. The bestseller quarterly box features on-trend accessories, makeup, face masks, fitness, and other lifestyle goodies. Each box is packed with 8-10 full-size premium items valued at over $200.

Gift It: Delight your bestie with a FabFitFun virtual gift card that they can redeem online.

Check out all of our FabFitFun Box Reviews to learn more about this subscription box.

2. Bespoke Post

Bespoke Post

Image via our review.

Cost: $45 + $4.95 shipping to the contiguous U.S. Sign up here.

What They'll Get: 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. It's the perfect gift for the classy person in your life – plus, they can pick the themes they want!

Gift It: Pick up a Bespoke Post gift certificate here! You can choose to have a gift card sent to your recipient or a digital version sent to you that you can then forward on to your giftee.

Check out all of our Bespoke Post Reviews to learn more.


3. Winc

winc all wines june

Image via our review.

Cost: starts at $39 for 3 bottles a month + $9 shipping (free shipping on 4+ bottles.) Sign up here.

What They'll Get: Winc 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. The wine lover in your life will get wine recommendations customized to their personal tastes.

Gift It: Get a Winc gift card here! Gift cards can be emailed or printed out for the giftee to redeem online.

Check out all of our Winc Reviews to learn more about this subscription box!


4. Universal Yums

International snacks from Universal Yums.

Image via our review.

Cost: Starts at $15 a month for the 6-snack Yum box (larger box sizes available). Ships to the U.S. (free) and Canada (varies). Subscribe here!

About this box: A world tour of tastes in a box! Universal Yums boxes feature snacks and candies from a different country every month. Each Universal Yums box also contains informational reading to fully immerse you in your flavor journey, along with a handy scorecard to help you remember which snacks you loved most!

Gift It: Buy a Universal Yums Gift Subscription here. Choose from 1, 3, 6, or 12 months. Gifts come with a gift note in the first box and don’t automatically renew so you don’t have to worry about canceling. You can see when the first box will ship on the Order Summary page before you check out.

Check out our Universal Yums reviews to learn more.


5. Barkbox

Barkbox contents.

Image via our review.

Cost: $29 a month + free shipping to the contiguous U.S. Save with longer subscriptions. Sign up here. 

What They’ll Get: A themed collection of dog toys, treats, and grooming products each month perfect for your dog based on their size. Each month features 2 innovative toys, 2 all-natural bags of treats, and a chew, curated from each month's unique theme. For more durable toys and chews, there's also the Super Chewer for $45 a month.

Gift It: You decide whether you’d like to fill out the dog giftee’s details or simply send an e-gift card for the dog’s owner to redeem. Choose from 1, 3, 6, and 12-month options, and save with longer subscriptions. Sign up to send your gift here! 

Check out our Barkbox reviews to learn more.


6. Rocksbox — A regular rotation of high-quality jewelry to try new trends

Three pairs of earrings from Rocksbox jewelry rental.

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Cost: $21 per month + free shipping both ways. Sign up here.

What They'll Get: If you want to give the lady in your life the gift of expression through adornment, but without bulking up her jewelry stand, the Rocksbox jewelry rental subscription is your answer. For an affordable monthly fee, members get to hang onto pieces from designers like Aster, Kate Spade, Kendra Scott, and more to wear for as long as they wish, or they can switch styles out as often as they like. Rocksbox also offers monthly “Shine Credit” to buy any pieces you love. Check out our Rocksbox reviews!

Gift It: Gift 3, 6, or 12 months of the Rocksbox membership here!

Ships to the US only via USPS first class mail; allow 2-3 business days for delivery after confirming the set selected for your box.


7. Bombay & Cedar

Bombay & Cedar lifestyle box contents.

Image via our review.

Cost: $44.95 per month + free US shipping for the Monthly Lifestyle box. Sign up here. 

What They'll Get: Bombay & Cedar is a luxury lifestyle subscription box that focuses on essential oils, aromatherapy diffusers, skincare, books, snacks, tote bags, and other products. Each month, subscribers receive 5-6 products + 2 essential oils. In addition to the Lifestyle box, they also offer a Beauty Box that includes 5-6 full and deluxe size products for $31.95 a month.

Gift It: Get the Bombay & Cedar One Time Lifestyle Gift Box here.  Order by the 10th for the current box. Boxes ships between the 10th-15th.

Check out all of our Bombay & Cedar reviews to learn more!

8. Seinfeld Box

Seinfeld Box.

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Cost: $39.99 per quarter + $7 U.S. shipping. Sign up here. 

What They'll Get: Seinfeld fans will appreciate this box featuring 7-10 exclusive limited edition products based on the characters and iconic moments from the popular series. Get premium Seinfeld collectibles, apparel, accessories, and more that you can't find anywhere else for the best Festivus gift ever!

Gift It: Get the Seinfeld box here. Orders for the upcoming winter box must be made by November 10th and will ship out in early December.


9. GlobeIn

Cold brew kit from Globe In.

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Cost: $40/monthly + $10 U.S. shipping. Sign up here.

What They'll Get: The GlobeIn Premium Artisan Gift Box is a monthly subscription that sends you an amazing selection of home goods, like patterned mugs and a stainless steel coffee maker, as well as accessories by global artisans. Each box contains handcrafted items from around the world and the stories of the artists who made the pieces. GlobeIn offers gift subscriptions for the Premium Artisan box, making it easy to prepay for a 3, 6, or 12-month subscription.

Gift It: Set up a GlobeIn gift subscription right here! Subscribe by the 15th to receive the current month's box. Subscription boxes typically start shipping between the 23rd and 30th of every month.

Check out all of our GlobeIn Artisan Gift Box Reviews to learn more!


10. Nomadik

Nomadik box contents.

Image via our review.

Cost: $32.95 per month + $4.99 U.S. shipping. Save with longer subscriptions. Sign up here.

What They'll Get: Get out and explore the great outdoors with great gear for nature lovers. Every month, up to 7 items for outdoor adventures including gear, snacks, and multi-use items. You receive one main product, 1-3 smaller products, and 1-2 educational or inspirational items curated from a monthly theme based on the season and your preferences.

Gift It: Get the Nomadik subscription box here. Boxes ship on the 25th of each month. Order by the 14th to receive the current month's box.

Check out all of our Nomadik Reviews to learn more!


11. Sips by

Tea bags from Sips by.

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Cost: $15/ month + free U.S. shipping. Sign up here.

ACTIVE DEAL: Save 50% off your first box!

What They'll Get: There's nothing better in cold weather than relaxing with a cozy cup of tea. Subscribers receive 15+ servings of four different varieties of tea selected according to the profile you fill out. The customized selections include caffeinated or herbal, black, green, white, and oolong, loose or bagged, and a lot more!

Gift It: Get a 3, 6, or 12-month Sips by gift card here then print out to give to your loved one to redeem online.

Check out all of our Sips by Reviews to learn more!


12. Nest

Candle from Nest.

Image from our review.

Cost: $40 a month + $10 U.S. shipping for a 3-month Classic Candle subscription. Sign up here. 

What They'll Get: Set the mood and scent your home with a classic and votive candle featuring a different fragrance every month. Housed in an etched glass vessel, the classic candle has a burn time of 50-60 hours, and the votive candle burns for 20-28 hours. For an even more premium gift set, the Nest Classic Candle and Reed Diffuser start at $82 per month.

Gift It: Get the Nest Classic Candle gift subscription here. Choose from 3, 6, or 12-month subscriptions. Orders are processed within 24 hours during the week.

Check out our Next by Nest reviews here.

13. Boxwalla

Boxwalla Beauty Box contents.

Image via our review.

Cost: $49.95 + free U.S. shipping for the bi-monthly beauty box. Sign up here.

What They'll Get: Boxwalla offers curated bi-monthly boxes to explore the world across three categories – the Beauty Box and Film Box are $49.95 each and the Book Box is $29.95. Their beauty box features 1-3 cruelty-free, nutrient-rich beauty products that are as luxurious as they are ingredient-conscious.

Gift It: Get a one-time gift box from Boxwalla here. Subscription boxes start shipping in the second week of the month. Order by the 1st to receive the current month's box.

Check out our Boxwalla Beauty Box Reviews here.


14. Shaker & Spoon

Cost: $50/month (now $59/month) + $5 U.S. shipping. Save with longer subscriptions. Sign up here.

What They'll Get: For the aspiring mixologist and craft cocktail fan, 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.

Gift It: Pick up a Shaker & Spoon gift card here! Your gift recipient can redeem online at any time.

Check out all of our Shaker & Spoon Reviews to learn more!


15. Bokksu

Bokksu Best Snack Subscription Box of 2018

Image via our review.

Cost: $39.99 per month for the 3-month Classic Gift Bokksu + free worldwide shipping. Sign up here.

What They’ll Get: For authentic and unique Japanese treats and tea that will delight any foodie, the Classic Box features 20-25 artisanal Japanese snacks, a tea pairing that complement’s that month’s flavors, and a Tasting Guide that explains each item’s story.

Gift It: Get the Classic Gift Bokksu here. Available in 3, 6, and 12-month options. Boxes ship out within 1-2 weeks of your initial order and usually arrive 1-4 weeks after ship date.

Read all our Bokksu reviews here.


16. Emma & Chloe

Necklace from Emma & Chloé subscription box.

Image via our review.

Cost: $35/monthly + free shipping. Sign up here.

ACTIVE DEAL: Use code BOX-50 to get 50% off your first box when you sign up for a month-to-month subscription or Box5 to get first box of an annual subscription for $5

What They'll Get: For très chic stocking stuffers, Emma & Chloe is a jewelry subscription service that sends a new piece of French jewelry every month from independent designers. 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.

Gift It: Set up a Emma & Chloe gift subscription right here! Gifts are available in 3, 6, and 12-month prepaid plans. Your giftee will receive their first box within 3-10 business days after the order is placed. After that, boxes will arrive between the 10th and the 25th of each month.

Check out all of our Emma & Chloe reviews to learn more!

If you enjoyed this round-up, check out our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide for the best subscription box gifts for everyone on your list!

Sanna Chu
Sanna Chu
Sanna joined the MSA team in 2020. As a reviews editor, she reads about all different types of subscription boxes and it’s hard not to keep adding to her subscribe list. She’s a true believer in the joy of discovery, great value, and convenience that subscriptions can bring. Her current subscription obsessions are Facetory and Lovevery. When she’s not writing or editing, she loves hanging out at the park, trying new restaurants, and exploring her little corner of Brooklyn.

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Vanessa Moreau

Avoid Nomadik at all costs. They autorenewed for more than the price online (that’s the pricing without any discounts) and they don’t give notice. I tried logging into my “account” which didn’t exist. I’m going thru a Paypal dispute now as I’ve disputed the charge with them directly within 14 days (as stated in the T&S, I disputed the day I saw the charge). They are rude and definitely don’t care about their customers, just the money. Go read the reviews and you’ll see I’m not the only one they’ve done this to!

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Be very careful gifting Emma and Chloe. The jewelry is fantastic, so it’s a good gift, but what I discovered is that they charge the recipient when the subscription is due to renew! They have the recipient’s email address because that’s how you claim your gift and if it’s linked to a Paypal account then the recipient is charged! I’m not sure what happens if the email isn’t linked to a Paypal account, but mine was and I was charged over $400 when the gift my family gave me was due to renew. I contacted both Emma and Chloe and Paypal to dispute the charge, stating that I did not agree to a renewal because I wasn’t the person who made the purchase agreement in the first place (because it was gifted to me) but they denied me. So now I’ve paid full price for something I probably wouldn’t have renewed until Black Friday, and I’m still livid.

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That’s awful! How is that not fraud?

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Oh my God that is INSANE! I’m livid FOR you – I cannot believe that happened. What a horrendous experience. I would be shouting that story across the land, from the rooftops – to warn people. NO ONE should be dealing with a company with such awful business practices. HORRIBLE! I’m so sorry.

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Oh my gosh! I can’t imagine ever having an experience like that with PayPal! I am a PayPal cheerleader they have saved me more than once. Once for Ellen’s Be Kind subscription box. It was her first box. I excitedly ordered it twice by mistake. When the spoilers came out I didn’t even want one. Be Kind would not cancel one of the orders. But when I called PayPal they canceled them both. The second time was when I didn’t cancel an annual subscription in time. PayPal came through again.

That’s why I can’t see you or anyone being stuck with this kind of mistake.

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