The Best Subscription Boxes to Gift for Every Personality this Holiday Season


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Looking for the perfect gifts for your friends and family this holiday season? We’ve got you covered! Check out our list of editorial picks to see which subscription boxes you should gift (or keep for yourself). 

We’ve curated a list of great gift ideas for all the different kinds of people in your life. You’ll find boxes for everything from beauty products to pet toys, plus prices starting as low as $10 a month. Take a look!

Want more unique gift ideas? Check out our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide to see a full list of subscriptions that make great presents!

For the Beauty Connoisseur: Ipsy

Price: Plans start at just $10 per month + free shipping. Subscribe here!

What’s Inside: Must-haves curated by one of the most popular beauty subscription boxes! Ipsy offers full- and sample-sized makeup and beauty products from a variety of beloved and up-and-coming beauty brands. Additionally, each box comes with a cute makeup bag for all your new products! 

Gifting Tips: Sign up on behalf of your recipient (they can always log in and change their profile later) to give Ipsy as a gift. (You can find more details here!)

Check out Ipsy reviews and spoilers for more information on subscribing. Ships to US and Canada.

For the Socially Conscious: CAUSEBOX

causebox welcome box all items unboxed

Price: $54.95 per quarter, or $49.95 with an annual subscription. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Save $10 off your first box with code WELCOME10 , OR save $15 off your annual subscription with code WELCOME15

What’s Inside: Socially-conscious surprises! Each CAUSEBOX contains more than $150 worth of products including cosmetics, home decor, gifts, accessories, jewelry, and other self-care items. Best of all, the CAUSEBOX team takes the time to source products from companies with ethical, fair-trade, or other feel-good missions—give a gift and give back at the same time!

Gifting Tips: Sign up and check “This box is a gift” during checkout to get your loved one started with this thoughtful subscription!

For more information on subscribing to CAUSEBOX, see our CAUSEBOX reviews. Ships to US.

For the Lover of Luxury: POPSUGAR Must Have Box

Price: $75.00 per quarter. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Save $20 off your first box with code MSA20

What’s Inside: Unique seasonal selections curated by the lifestyle experts at POPSUGAR! Each POPSUGAR Must Have Box features beauty, fashion, food, fitness, and home products from quality brands that trend-savvy recipients will appreciate. Plus, each box promises a total retail value of $250 or more!

Gifting Tips: Sign up and note that you’re giving this box as a gift during checkout to have a gift message sent to your recipient!

Check out our POPSUGAR Must Have reviews for more information on subscribing. Ships to US.

For the Accessory Obsessed: Rocksbox

rocksbox rental jewelry box and all items reviewed

Price: $21 per month. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Get your first month FREE with code mysubaddictxoxo

What’s Inside: 3 hand-picked jewelry pieces that you can try before you buy! Recipients can rent jewelry for as long as they want, and when they’re ready for something new, they can use the prepaid shipping label included in your box to swap your current set out for something new. Swap as many times as you’d like in a month, or buy the pieces you can’t live without at an awesome discount!

Gifting Tips: Look for the “Gifts” option at the bottom of this page to shop for the gift subscription that’s right for your loved one!

Read our Rocksbox reviews to learn more and to get all the details on subscribing. Ships to US.

For the Shopping Addict: Le Tote

contents of Le Tote

Price: Plans start at $59.00 per month. Subscribe here!

What’s Inside: Trend-conscious clothing picked JUST for you! Each month, subscribers will get a capsule wardrobe of pieces styled to match their preferences.  Try a mix of garments and accessories (including dresses, separates, workwear, jewelry, and more), and only purchase the items you really love. Return the rest and get a whole new box of fresh finds!

Gifting Tips: Follow the “Gift Cards” option at the top right of this page to set up a gift. Choose to email your gift to your recipient or print out a gift card and surprise your loved one in person!

Read our LeTote reviews to learn more about subscribing. Ships to US.

For the Serial Sampler: Birchbox

Birchbox October 2018 Box With Products

Price: $10 per month + free US shipping. Subscribe here!

What’s Inside: A whole new world of beauty! Birchbox is one of the best-known beauty boxes for a reason—they allow subscribers to discover new beauty brands through 5 beauty samples each month. Hair products, skin care, makeup, nail polish, fragrance… You name it, they’ve sent it! Birchbox also offers the choice of a personalized, custom box of samples every month, or a Birchbox-curated box of surprise samples where you can see exactly what you’re getting before Birchbox ships.

Gifting Tips: You’ll find gifting options at the very bottom of this page. And don’t forget! Birchbox offers a men’s grooming subscription, too—it’s a cool, smart, and best of all, easy gift idea for all the guys in your life!

Take a look at our Birchbox reviews and spoilers to learn more about subscribing to Birchbox. Ships to US, France, Spain, and the UK.

For Creative Kids (and Their Parents): KiwiCo

KiwiCo Best Kids Subscription Boxes of 2018

Price: Subscriptions start at $19.95 per month (or less with longer subscriptions). Subscribe here!

COUPON: Get 40% off your first month of any line when you use this link!

What’s Inside: STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) adventures for kids 0-16! Inspire young innovators, artists, designers, makers, and scientists with monthly hands-on educational projects. The flexibility of KiwiCo’s subscription box offerings means you can find great activities for all ages, plus the quality of materials is top notch. Choose from:

Gifting Tips: Choose the subscription level and length you prefer, and check the “Is this a gift?” box during checkout to get your little one signed up. Want to let your gift-getter do the picking? KiwiCo offers gift cards, too!

Check out our full list of KiwiCo reviews here, and learn more about KiwiCo here. Ships free to the US and internationally (find rates here).

For The Dog Lover: BarkBox

Price: $29 per month (or less with longer commitments). Subscribe here!

COUPON: Get a free extra month when you sign up for a 6 or 12 month subscription with code SUBADDICTION ,or get $10 Barkshop credit with any new BarkBox subscription when you use code ADDICTION (Barkshop credit code emailed 3-5 business days after purchase.)

What’s Inside: BarkBox is a beloved monthly subscription box for dogs. Each themed collection includes toys, treats, and grooming products chosen for the size of the lucky dog receiving the box. The designs are always super quirky and unique—dogs and their owners will get a kick out of these cute finds!

Gifting Tips: To gift a BarkBox go to the BarkBox Give a Gift page  and choose Give a BarkBox to deliver monthly dog joy to a pup you love!

Check out all of our reviews of Barkbox here, and learn more about Barkbox here. Ships to the US and Canada. 

Want more great gift ideas? Read our expert reviews on the best subscription boxes, from beauty and women’s clothing subscriptions to geek boxes, fitness boxes, and more here!

4 Comments

  1. Discrimination no cat lover box???

  2. What did they do if you don’t mind me asking? I just signed up with them

  3. I’ll never go back to Causebox. They lied to me via email, and when I sent proof and asked for an explanation they lied to me again. If you can’t be honest with your customers, you aren’t socially conscious. There are plenty of other boxes that own up to their mistakes. PLENTY.

    • What did they do if you don’t mind me asking? I just signed up with them

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