Subscription Box Gift Ideas
Hanging home for the holidays? We are, too. Our favorite way of making this time of year feel as special as ever is with subscription box gifts! Our gift guide provides ideas for single-month surprises that’ll wow your loved ones, alongside ongoing subscription services that’ll please your people for months to come. What options are out there? So many! Boxes for skincare goodies, gourmet foods, and premium gear, plus subscription services that’ll please fashion-lovers, bookworms, DIY-doers, and more.
If you’re not sure where to begin, visit our categorized gift guide lists below. We’ve organized our top gift subscription box picks into general buckets like gifts for men and gifts for women, as well as by interest. Your family and friends are going to feel so loved!
Gifts for Women
For Women: FabFitFun
FabFitFun ($49.99) is a seasonal, 4-times-per-year collection of must-have fashion pieces, fitness, jewelry, accessories, beauty, and wellness finds that has long been a fave among influencers and celebs. Each box features full-size items and premium brands lovingly packaged inside a vibrant, artist-designed box. You can buy a FabFitFun gift card here.
For Women: Book of the Month
Book of the Month ($14.99) is our favorite subscription gift for ravenous readers. Each month, subscribers receive a new hardcover book that they can select from a curated list of recommendations. We love the idea of gifting to friends and enjoying a virtual book club together this coming year! You can pick up a gift card here.
The best monthly gift box for your partner, daughter, or gal pal may look different depending on the lovely lady at hand, but whatever her interests, there’s certain to be a pick that’s just right for her: from beauty and clothing to flowers, self-care, & more. Read more.
Beauty Gifts: Ipsy
IPSY ($12) is one of our readers’ most-loved beauty and makeup subscriptions! Each month, your gift-getter will receive a personalized "Glam Bag," an assortment of sample- and full-size beauty, makeup, skincare, and even hair care products from big-name and up-and-coming brands, all packaged up in a handy makeup bag. It’s a great way to discover new brands and try new shades! You can set up a new account to give it as a gift; get started here.
Beauty Gifts: Birchbox
Birchbox ($15) is the monthly beauty subscription box that started it all, and they still remain a great gift option. Best of all? They make gifting super easy, with options for prepaid subscriptions and gift cards, and non-subscription gifts too. Every month, Birchbox sends a curated box of 5 personalized beauty samples from beloved brands and new can't-miss companies. You can buy a Birchbox gift here.
Looking for the perfect gift for the beauty lover, skincare guru, or makeup fan in your life? Treat them to the best of the best with our Beauty & Makeup Subscription Gift Guide. Our top picks range from $9 to $60 per month and include everything from vegan & cruelty free specialties to thoughtfully curated luxury skincare, so you're sure to find a gift they'll love. Read more.
Gifts for Men
For Men: Bespoke Post
Bespoke Post ($45) is a high-quality lifestyle subscription that offers a few different themed boxes each month. Is your gift recipient outdoorsy, into trendy food and drink, or into sprucing up their home and closet? Bespoke Poke subscribers get to pick exactly which box they want to get want, so you can't go wrong. Get a digital or physical Bespoke Post gift card here.
For Men: Breo Box
Breo Box ($159) is a luxury quarterly subscription that includes 6-9 gadgets, cool accessories, and tech products in each seasonal delivery. We’ve received products from notable brands like FujiFilm, Sur la Table, and even an Amazon Echo! They have multiple gift options, which you can find here.
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Looking for a unique gift idea for a deserving husband, dad, or friend? These subscription boxes consistently deliver on quality and cool-factor, whether you give them as a one-off gift or treat your favorite guy several months of a subscription service. Included are ideas that check all the boxes: T-shirts and menswear, collectibles, ideas to tickle their taste buds, & more. Read more.
Gifts for Teens
For Teens: Ipsy Glam Bag
Ipsy Glam Bag ($12) is one of our readers' most-loved beauty brands. They send 5 makeup and beauty products (full and deluxe samples) in a cute new makeup bag each month. It's a fun and affordable way for teens getting a beauty routine to experiment and explore new looks. (Ipsy does not offer gift cards, but you can create an account on behalf of your giftee.)
For Teens: Eureka Crate
Eureka Crate ($29.95) is a STEM-focused subscription from KiwiCo for ages 14+. Eureka Crate projects use science and math to solve real-world problems while inspiring the teens to become creative innovators. Each month, they'll receive all the material and instructions needed to create a functional, lasting object with a focus on engineering. Send a Eureka Crate gift here.
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Gifts for Kids
For Kids: KiwiCo
KiwiCo (starting at $19.99) features monthly hands-on STEAM projects for kids of all ages, from 0 to 16+! Each crate targets a different age range, with activities and toys customized to each child's interests and capabilities. Upgrade to add a book to each delivery for even joy every month! Choose a box to gift or purchase a gift card here.
For Kids: MEL Science
MEL Science ($34.90) is an educational box featuring 2-3 science experiments and DIYs per kit. The MEL Kids box features augmented reality lessons in the form of an interactive in-app science experience. The MEL Chemistry subscription includes all the ingredients and instructions necessary to carry out safe-for-kids chemistry experiments. Customize a gift certificate here.
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Bring a smile to your favorite kiddo's face month after month after month! Children's subscription boxes deliver everything from toys and educational goodies to clothes, books, and essentials. Each box is a new surprise to unwrap! Read more.
Unique Gifts for Everyone
Unique Gifts: Vinyl Moon
Vinyl Moon ($26) is the only mixtape-style Record of the Month Club. That means every LP is exclusive and features a variety of bands, so it’s a perfect gift for the vinyl collector in your life (especially if you’re not sure what’s already in their collection). Top notch artwork and colorful pressings help make it especially gift-worthy; get started here.
Unique Gifts: Quirky Crate
Quirky Crate ($36.95) is a fun subscription gift for the young-at-heart, guaranteed to be full of unique items that your giftee won't already own. We love the patterned socks, exclusive enamel pins, and bright accessories— plus it will always put a smile on your face. Get started here.
One of our favorite things about gifting subscription boxes is that you can give curated "gift box" without doing all the shopping and assembly yourself! This holiday season, there are a few standout boxes that we think would be great gifts for the people on your list who are so hard to buy for. These are boxes that provide exclusive products and experiences that are always well curated, and/or offer lots of flexibility for the recipient. Read more.
Gifts by Price
Under $15: FaceTory FOUR-ever Fresh
Facetory (starting at $8.90) is a monthly face mask subscription. The company aims to provide its members with the latest cult faves from the Korean sheet mask trend. The FOUR-ever Fresh subscription level includes 4 curated sheet masks made from traditional materials like cotton and cellulose. Buy a gift subscription here.
Under $15: MightyBody
MightyBody ($12.99) is the perfect gift for the eco-beauty obsessed loved one in your life. Each month, subscribers receive one hand-picked body care or skin care product that is safe, effective, and natural. Items are full-size (never samples), and optional add-ons are available. Buy a gift subscription here.
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The only thing better than giving (and receiving) a subscription gift box is making the holiday season last 6 months – or all year round – without breaking the bank. That’s why we’ve scoured our list for boxes that are regularly $15/month or less, and picked our top favorites and bestsellers for gifting to your BFF, white elephant gift recipient, and the whole family. Read more.
Under $50: Bombay & Cedar
Bombay & Cedar ($44.95) is a luxury lifestyle subscription box that focuses on essential oils, aromatherapy, skincare, books, snacks, and more. Each month, subscribers receive 5-6 products + 2 essential oils. Gift a one-time box here.
Under $50: Barkbox
Barkbox ($29) is a fun gift idea for anyone who has added a furry friend to their family this year! Each box features toys, chews, and treats, and is customizable by dog size (or check out Superchewer for $45 if you need more durable options). Grab a gift card here.
Monthly Food & Drink Gifts
For Foodies: CrateChef
CrateChef ($49) is a bi-monthly subscription box curated by top chefs, celebrity chefs, food bloggers, influencers, and more. In each box, they send high-quality products inspired by a featured foodie, including artisan foods, recipes, and kitchen supplies, and typically include a cookbook or recipe cards so subscribers can put their items to good use! Set up a gift box or subscription here.
For Foodies: Home Chef
Home Chef (starting at $6.99/serving) delivers fresh, high-quality portioned ingredients and easy-to-follow recipes based on your dietary preferences. What sets Home Chef apart is that the meals you receive only take about 30 minutes to prepare! They also offer easy add-on no-cook lunches and breakfast options, making it a great all-around choice for those staying in. Send a Home Chef gift card here.
If you're feeling stumped on what to gift family and friends this unique holiday season, look no further than these foodie subscription box ideas. Meal delivery, snack subscription, and baking boxes are literally the gift that keeps on giving! Don't be surprised if you get some delicious treats out of the deal, too! Read more.
Trade Coffee (starting at $15 per week) matches subscribers with small batch coffees from unique roasters around the country, based on a short quiz and subscriber ratings. Beans are shipped directly from the roaster soon after roasting, so your giftee will always get the freshest cup, no matter what. Gift subscriptions are available starting at $40.
Bean Box (starting at $16.50 per month) delivers to subscribers a selection of beans from the best roasters in the Pacific Northwest. Their Tasting Subscription includes 4 small bags of different coffees for those who are interested in exploring a variety of tastes and flavor profiles. Buy a gift subscription or one-time gift box here.
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For Wine: Winc
Winc (Starting at $13/bottle) offers members monthly recommended wines based on their preferences and ratings for past boxes. They make it fun and easy to keep stocked up on the essentials while still exploring new varietals. Use their suggestions or pick anything you want from their catalog, and easily skip months online if needed. Pick up a digital gift card here.
For Wine & Gifts: Vine Oh
Vine Oh! ($59.99) is a quarterly subscription box that includes both wine AND other luxury goodies—think jewelry, sweets, beauty products, and other seasonal accessories. Choose to receive reds, whites, or a mix of the two, and four times a year, you’ll get a big box full of wine and delightful surprises. Get started here.
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Wine of the month clubs have been around for a long time, but modern forms of these subscription services are making a point of attending to wine newbies. These subscription boxes go relatively easy on the lofty wine lingo and get serious about providing fun, educational content to help you get to know what you’re drinking and why you’re enjoying it so much, making them a great gift option for many. Read more.
For Beer: Craft Beer Club
Craft Beer Club ($44) ships subscribers 4 different craft beers from breweries around the US in each box, with plans for 12 or 24 bottles in each delivery. Every selection is produced by small-production, independent brewers who use only traditional brewing ingredients and time-honored brewing methods. To gift, simply choose "Give as a Gift" at checkout and select when you want the first box to ship.
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