Subscription Gifts That Keep Giving All Year



December has arrived, meaning the holiday spirit is officially in full swing. You hoped to finish all your holiday shopping by Cyber Monday, but things didn’t work out that way.

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Now, you’re scrambling to find gifts that will please even the most particular people on your list, which is of course always easier said than done. Instead of giving up and sending them a random sweater, consider opting for a subscription gift.

Available in just about every category you can imagine, subscriptions are the gift that keeps on giving. Give a loved one something to look forward to for months to come, which will inevitably remind them of you.

Ideal for both adults and kids, subscription boxes are a fun way to try something new. They’re also purchased online, so you can shop in the comfort of your own home. From foodies to bookworms, here’s a look at unique gifts that are sure to be a hit.

Last updated: Dec. 9, 2020

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Ideal for those who want to make a difference, Causebox is filled with socially conscious products that are ethically made, sustainably sourced and cruelty-free. Boxes can be customized for the recipient, and add-ons are also available.

A peek at the Winter 2020 box reveals six full-size products worth up to $275-plus. Some of the options include a brushed gold kettle, marble geo coasters, a travel beauty pillowcase and reusable silicone baking sheets.

Pricing options include $149.85 upfront for an annual membership or $29.95 billed immediately for a quarterly membership, which renews at $54.95. Shipping throughout the contiguous U.S. is included with both options and you can cancel anytime.

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Best of Goldbelly Monthly, Goldbelly

Give the foodie in your life the best gift they’ve ever received with a monthly delivery of the most delectable fare in the U.S. Each month, the Goldbelly team ships out a box filled with enough food to serve at least four people and impress the most discerning food critic.

A few examples of the kinds of items they might receive include Kansas City’s Famous Jack Stack Barbecue Box, Maine’s Hancock Lobster Company’s Lobster Rolls Box and a Famous Southern Layer Cake from Caroline’s Cakes.

The Best of Goldbelly Monthly Subscription costs $89 per month, and shipping is included.

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Help your loved ones green up their space with Horti, a houseplant subscription service. Since they’re likely staying home more than ever right now, this is a great way to bring the outside in.

A three-month subscription costs $120, rising to $240 for a six-month plan and $460 for a 12-month subscription. All plans include the option to choose a pet-friendly plant or Horti’s Pick. Shipping costs are included in the prices above, but if the recipient happens to live in New York City, you can save money by selecting a pickup or hand-deliver option.

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Amazon Prime Book Box

Take advantage of your Amazon Prime membership by purchasing a box of curated children’s books for the little ones in your life. The Prime Book Box is split into four age groups — 2 years old and younger, ages 3 to 5, ages 6 to 8 and ages 9 to 12.

Those in the 2-and-under age group receive four board books in each box, while the rest get two hardcover books. Books can be previewed before they’re sent, allowing you — or the parents — to avoid sending books they already have and ensure the selections fit their interests.

Each Prime Book Box costs $22.99, and shipping is included. Boxes can be delivered every one, two or three months.

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Give someone special the gift of alcohol — as long as they’re 21 or over — this holiday season. SaloonBox delivers two original cocktails per month, with enough for two servings each. Each box includes all the ingredients needed to make the drink, along with instructions.

Subscriptions are prepaid and include a three-month option for $158.99, six-months for $305.99 and 12 months for $587.99. Shipping is complimentary on all boxes. This is a great way to help your recipient try out new cocktails and boost their mixology skills.

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