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    26 Unique Subscriptions To Send As A Last-Minute Valentine's Day Gift

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    1. American Cocktail Club will satisfy anyone who's missing fancy happy hour cocktails by sending curated recipes and all the ingredients needed for four servings straight to their door. They'll be fancying themselves a mixologist in no time!

    A model pouring a shot into a copper mug surrounded by various cocktail ingredients
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    What they'll get: Each month, they'll get everything they need (or everything but the alcohol, depending on what box you select) to mix up four servings of a specially curated cocktail created by award-winning mixologists around the US.

    At checkout, fill out the "This is a Gift" section where you can draft a gift message and schedule when the notification email is sent!

    Promising review: "For years I've had dreams of concocting my own fancy drinks, but never seem to get around to it. A monthly surprise cocktail delivered in a professional manner right to my door is so much fun!! The price point runs high for those on a budget, and picky taste buds may not be happy with all of the flavor profiles, but for me, it's perfect." —Alison C.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $32.79+/month (available in the Everything Box and the Everything But The Booze Box).

    2. Hunt A Killer walks players through an episodic murder mystery puzzle for hours of crime-solving and sleuthing fun. If your boo has already listened to the backlog of every true crime podcast, this will help satisfy their spooky thriller cravings.

    Hunt A Killer

    What they'll get: A prepaid gift card to redeem a full murder mystery game delivered over the course of several episodes, or boxes (how many depends on the plan you choose). Each box is filled with different clues and physical items such as autopsy reports, witness statements, and more that they'll use to solve the ongoing murder mystery.

    Get a gift card from Hunt A Killer for $165+ (available as a six or 12-month subscription).

    3. TheraBox comes filled with therapeutic self-care products and "happiness activities" because who couldn't use a little extra dose of dopamine nowadays?

    A model holding a book titled "Self care" siting in front of a box filled with various wellness products
    Cratejoy

    What they'll get: Each month they'll receive one happiness activity and between six and eight self-care and wellness goodies, including face masks, aromatherapy, bath, body, skincare, lifestyle products, and more worth $120+ in value.

    At checkout, fill out the "This is a Gift" section where you can draft a gift message and schedule when the notification email is sent!

    Promising review: "My first TheraBox was very impressive! I liked all of the items included. They were useful, thoughtful, and are things most people need. The key to this box, though, is the curation and emphasis placed on the wellness activity. The vision board is a great idea and to complete the board is a reachable goal. I enjoyed this box and will continue!" —Tessa D.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $30.99+/month.

    4. The "I Love Cheese" subscription curates *brie-lliant* monthly shipments of two to three top-notch cheeses and complementary nibbles for your favorite little cheesemonster to indulge in.

    Each Peach Market, @eachpeachmarket / Via instagram.com, @eachpeachmarket / Via instagram.com

    Each Peach Market is a Washington, DC-based small biz co-founded by two women, Emily and Jeanlouise. Discovering a shared love of food and a passion for making the world a better place, they launched Each Peach Market in 2013 with the goal of creating an approachable and warm shopping experience for the DC community that highlights fresh, high quality, and local products.

    What they'll get: Every month, they'll receive a box filled with two to three fresh, hand-picked cheeses paired with fun condiments and nibbles.

    They won't send the gift recipient any emails until shortly before their shipment arrives, so you'll have time to let them know of their exciting cheesy fate.

    Get it from Each Peach Market for $200+ (available in three- or six-month subscription lengths).

    5. Book of the Month delivers a hardcover book of their choice every month. It takes the scary guesswork out of offering book recs and gets more great titles on their shelves for less $$$.

    Rachel Dunkel / BuzzFeed, Rebecca O'Connell / BuzzFeed

    I received a three-month Book of the Month subscription for Christmas one year, and it was the best surprise! I really underestimated how much I would enjoy having books picked out for me. It’s like never having to choose where to eat ever again. A dream come true! Also, two great things will happen when you have a BOTM subscription: 1) You’re going to discover new, amazing authors (ily, Sally Rooney). 2) You’re going to become the friend who already read that amazing book before it got popular. Who woulda thought a book subscription could up your cool-factor so much? Need more details before taking the plunge? Head to our more in-depth Book of the Month review.

    At checkout, just pick whether you'd like to give the gift via email, a print-at-home card, or an IRL gift card.

    What they'll get: The giftee will receive a current best-selling book of their choice (from a rotating selection of five titles from different genres) every month for three, six, or twelve months.

    Get it from Book of the Month for $49.99+ (available in three, six, or 12-month plans).

    6. The Adults & Crafts Crate is a major upgrade from the popsicle stick craft projects of year's past. This box comes stocked with everything they'll need to complete gram-worthy projects they'll actually want to use.

    Cratejoy

    What they'll get: Every month they'll receive all the tools, materials, accessories, and instructions they'll need to complete a new, trendy craft from clockmaking to embossing.

    At checkout, fill out the "This is a Gift" section where you can draft a gift message and schedule when the notification email is sent!

    Promising review: "Adults and Crafts is great — it comes with everything you need to complete a project. The tools that come in the box are high-quality and can be used on other things once the project is complete." —Karen K.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $30+/month.

    7. Sips by sends premium teas, personalized to match their unique taste preferences. Every month, they'll get everything they need to steep and sip their way to serenity.

    A top-down view of a model holding a mug of tea and sitting in front of a box filed with different kinds of tea
    @sipsby / Via instagram.com

    What they'll get: A prepaid gift card to spend on a monthly subscription. In every box they'll get four premium teas (enough to make 15+ cups (45+ if they re-steep)), steeping guidelines, exclusive discounts, and recipes created by tea experts! At checkout, you'll have the option to choose between downloading a printable card or scheduling an email delivery.

    Get a gift card from Sips by for $45+ (available in three, six, 12, and 24-month plans).

    8. Knit-Wise curates monthly knitting projects, and sends all the instructions, yarn, and tools they'll need to get stitching — even if they've never picked up a pair of knitting needles before!

    Cratejoy

    What they'll get: This box delivers all the materials and instructions they'll need to complete one knitting project (from home goods to accessories!), even if they have no experience! It's a manageable and inexpensive way to pick up a new hobby.

    At checkout, fill out the "This is a Gift" section where you can draft a gift message and schedule when the notification email is sent!

    Promising review: "I've tried several boxes, and this is the only one that's truly for beginners. The yarn themselves are just OK, but they are in cakes, which is fantastic. I love that the box includes everything you need to finish a project. The project patterns are fantastically written, and they're easy to finish in a weekend. This is definitely my favorite box." —Nadina P.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $12+/month.

    9. Call Number celebrates the latest and greatest voices in Black literature by sending them one newly released book (and some themed goodies) every quarter. It's curated by a former librarian, so it's like having your own on-call literary guide for under-the-radar book recs.

    Cratejoy

    What they'll get: This quarterly subscription box highlights Black literature curated by Jamillah, a former librarian. Choose their preferred book genre (fiction, nonfiction, YA, or indie). Then select whether they're to receive the Book Only box, which includes one newly released book and a library packet, or the Complete box, which includes one newly released book, two to four book and/or library themed items, and a library packet.

    At checkout, fill out the "This is a Gift" section where you can draft a gift message and schedule when the notification email is sent!

    Promising review: "I ADORE my Call Number box. The themes are always on point, and the associated items are high quality. The book selection (fiction box) is excellent; I love getting books from Black female authors who I likely wouldn't have heard of otherwise. I highly recommend this box if you're looking for black literature + quality extras!" —Lauren W.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $22+/box (available in Book Only and Complete Boxes and in four genres).

    10. Whisk Takers takes all the time-consuming *whisk* out of baking with pre-measured ingredients and step-by-step instructions that'll teach them proper baking techniques — without the disappointing trial and error! Now, they can have their cake and eat it too. Ya know, because this time it's edible.

    Cratejoy

    What they'll get: Minus the baking sheets and pans, they'll get all the pre-measured ingredients and directions they need to learn how to bake from scratch, correctly combine ingredients, and get some delectable sweet treats in the process. They even have gluten-free, vegan, and nut-free options to accommodate a range of dietary restrictions.

    At checkout, fill out the "This is a Gift" section where you can draft a gift message and schedule when the notification email is sent!

    Promising review: Love it!!! I am terrible at baking and gluten-free baked goods are impossible. A little pricey, but well worth it! Easy-to-follow instructions and truly delicious results. I have celiac but my husband does not; he can’t tell that it was gluten-free! Looking forward to a new tasty treat each month!" —Kehlen S.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $24.99+/month.

    11. BBQ of the Month stocks their fridge with delicious pre-cooked meats, sauces, and sides with recipes and re-heat instructions so they can get their grub on every month. If you're lucky, they might even share with you!

    Pig of the Month

    Pig of the Month is a woman-owned small biz founded by Lea, who was inspired by childhood vacations that always managed to turn into a hunt for the best barbecue. After a disappointing mail-order BBQ experience of her own, Lea got to work bringing mouthwatering grub straight to people's doors.

    What they'll get: A monthly shipment filled with a mix of pre-cooked cuts of meat (they'll just have to heat them up but, don't worry, instructions are included), barbecue sauces, recipes, and BBQ-adjacent extras like rolls, bacon jam, and so much more!

    After checkout, enter the giftee's address (optional gift message available) and select whether you'd like the box sent out ASAP or scheduled for a future date. If you want something to send/give them on the day of, head here for a colorful, printable card!

    Promising review: "Wife bought the package for my birthday and it's a favorite of mine. Highly recommend. Extra 🥓 please 😎." —Tiny

    Get it from Pig of the Month for $255+ (available in three, six, nine, and 12-month subscription lengths).

    12. UnboxBoardom keeps game night fresh by sending out a new, play-tested board game every month! If they just can't muster another round of Settlers of Catan, this is the boredom-busting box for them.

    Cratejoy

    What they'll get: In every box, they'll get sent one of the best new board games on the market, ranging from family games to strategy games to even party games, providing hours of entertainment.

    At checkout, fill out the "This is a Gift" section where you can draft a gift message and schedule when the notification email is sent!

    Promising review: "I've been a member for several months now and every game has been great. There is such a variety of games, and this box gives suggestions I might not have picked or even found at the store. Since you can pick between three games each month, there is always an option that fits the types of games I enjoy. I tell people about this box all the time because it's the best way to get new and unique games." —Cailtin G.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $29.99+/month (also available in bi-monthly and quarterly subscriptions).

    13. A Causebox e-gift card to fund quarterly shipments of beautiful and useful products of all kinds — think decor, kitchen tools, accessories, and way more — from socially and environmentally conscious brands.

    @causebox / Via instagram.com, @causebox / Via instagram.com

    Causebox is a small biz and seasonal subscription service that sends consciously sourced lifestyle goods that do good and look good. Every box tells the story of each product, the creators behind them, and how those brands are giving back to make the world a better place.

    What they'll get: A prepaid e-gift card to apply to a quarterly shipment of six to eight exclusive, high-quality products that are ethically made, sustainably sourced, cruelty free, AND that give back.

    Get a gift card from Causebox for $25+ (available in larger amounts).

    14. A MeUndies gift card to spend on a membership so they can get high-quality, comfortable underwear with make-them-smile prints sent straight to their door. Up the romance factor and get each of you a matching pair!

    Two model wearing matching red underwear with illustrations of hearts and love-themed text messages
    @meundies / Via instagram.com

    What they'll get: A membership will get them a fresh pair of underwear every month in their preferred style. They'll choose the size and fit preference. Boxer briefs, trunks, boxers, or briefs in men's sizes S–4XL are available. Hipsters, cheeky briefs, bikinis, boy shorts, or thongs in women's sizes XS–4XL are available. When it comes to color/pattern, you can go for adventurous (prints), bold (solid, bright colors), or classic (solid, neutral colors).

    Get a gift card from MeUndies for $25+ (available in larger amounts).

    15. SpiceBreeze delivers pre-measured spices and easy-to-make, authentic recipes from regions across the globe, so every month they can enjoy a delicious, culinary world tour without ever stepping outside.

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    What they'll get: Just like dining in a restaurant, the recipient will be able to choose their preferred meals! Each kit contains pre-measured, freshly ground spices and a recipe card for one main dish with three to four servings (unless you select the Family Size kit, which makes six to eight servings). All they'll need to do is add a few everyday ingredients and enjoy authentic recipes from around the globe.

    At checkout, fill out the "This is a Gift" section where you can draft a gift message and schedule when the notification email is sent!

    Promising review: "Really fun and interesting recipes. They are well written, easy to follow, and come out delicious every time. I also love the cultural information on the back of every card. The subscription is worth it for that alone." —Bridget E.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $8.90+/month (available in three box sizes).

    16. Comic Mystery Box adds 15 comics — new and back issues, series starters, and variants — to your favorite nerd's collection every month, solidifying your status as their real-life superhero.

    Cratejoy

    What they'll get: A box sent monthly that's filled with15 collector's comics (at least $60 worth) including new issues, back issues, first issues, and variants. Get their box customized by noting their favorite characters, and the box curators will try to include them in the box.

    Promising review: "Legit, it's just my first month but I am absolutely in love with this subscription box! I've always wanted to collect comics, and the fact that he lets you tell him which are your favorites as well makes me happy! I love Catwoman, and at first I was worried maybe he didn't get my favorites in because I ended up getting something totally left field, but I don't care because it was really cool. I think that's something that this box does great is it welcomes you into a whole different group of comics that you had no intention of reading or getting into but appreciating them nonetheless. Plus, he still gave me my favorite, Catwoman, so I'm definitely happy!" —Michael B.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $27.95+/month.

    17. Yes Plz fuels their busy days with regular shipments of premium roasted coffee beans. They release a new blend every week, so variety is never an issue!

    A back of coffee beans with a "Yes Plz Weekly" label on it, a mug of coffee, and a hand holding a mug with a pour-over funnel on top
    Yes Plz

    What they'll get: A new bag of freshly roasted, premium coffee beans every week, two weeks, three weeks, or four weeks (you pick!). Yes Plz sources and roasts the very best beans to release a new unique blend every. single. week. For those who like variety, this is the perfect gift!

    At checkout, just select how you'd like the recipient to get notice of their new subscription — either by the box arriving on their door, a print-out you can give them IRL, or via email.

    Get it from Yes Plz for $46+ (available in 12 shipment amounts).

    18. The Inky Box sends a monthly supply of calligraphy tools and greeting cards, plus practice sheets so they can level up their lettering!

    An open box with an array of notebooks, markers, pens, and other lettering tools
    Cratejoy

    What they'll get: Choose from either The Inky Box, which includes a monthly selection of lettering and calligraphy tools, supplies, practice sheets, and greeting cards, or the mini version, which includes a sampling of three to five lettering tools from the month's standard box, plus downloadable practice sheets by that month's guest letterers!

    At checkout, fill out the "This is a Gift" section where you can draft a gift message and schedule when the notification email is sent!

    Promising review: "I really like the Inky box. It's a thoughtfully curated selection of hand lettering tools and accessories. The physical items are great but a nice bonus are the tutorial videos and downloadable practice sheets. Inky box has a great YouTube channel where she demos each item in the monthly box. Super useful for beginners and to explore new products." —Deana G.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $12.17+/month (available in two sizes).

    19. SnackCrate is filled with full-sized salty and sweet treats from countries around the world. It's the perfect gift for anyone who is really missing those free office snacks.

    SnackCrate

    I received a single SnackCrate as a gift during quarantine and it was such a fun surprise! I got an England-themed box and it was filled with snacks I had never seen, let alone tried before — and they were all so yummy (months later, my boyfriend and I still talk about the Fruit Salad Softies)! It even comes with a little information card that gives you some history into each snack. Even though I just received the single box, I would be delighted to have this arrive every month to keep the stash of snacks stocked!

    What they'll get: Every month, they'll get up to 20+ full-sized snacks (depending on what size box you pick), a booklet with fun facts, games, and a music playlist.

    At checkout, choose whether you'd like SnackCrate to send an email to the recipient, or if you'd like them to send you a printable certificate to gift.

    Get it from SnackCrate for $14+/month (available in three sizes).

    20. DateBox Club keeps that romantic spark alive by delivering fun and interactive date ideas (and all the supplies necessary) for you and your S.O. to enjoy in lieu of another night scrolling through Netflix.

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    What they'll get: Every month, they'll get everything they need for a fun date night from the comfort of their own home! Every box is a totally unique, fun, and interactive way for your favorite couple to connect with one another. To get it in time for Valentine's Day, select two-day shopping at checkout.

    Get it from DateBox Club for $33.95+/month.

    21. Paletteful Packs is filled with top-quality art supplies — from paints to pens — that'll inspire burgeoning artists and masterclass painters alike with their tiered box options.

    A top-down view of a large and small box, both of which read 
"Paletteful Packs", surrounded by various art supplies including paints, brushes, and pencils
    Cratejoy

    What they'll get: Delivered monthly or quarterly, this box sends some of the best art supplies straight to their door and is ideal for everyone from beginners to professionals. Select from one of three boxes: Premier Pack, Petite Pack, and Young Artist Pack.

    At checkout, fill out the "This is a Gift" section where you can draft a gift message and schedule when the notification email is sent!

    Promising review: "This was a gift for my daughter and she loved it. Loved the box theme and that all the supplies were interrelated. Thank you for making the box great!" —Lynn B.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $22.95+/month (also available quarterly and in three styles).

    22. Craft Beer Club delivers a monthly box filled with craft beers from the best microbreweries across the country. It's like a cross-country road trip in search of the best brewskies, except way less work and questionable roadside rest stops.

    Craft Beer Club

    Craft Beer Club is a Santa Barbara, California-based small biz that works tirelessly to find the best beers from breweries, brewpubs, and microbreweries from across the country! They won't repeat the same breweries for at least two years, offering incredible diversity from 100% independent brands.

    What they'll get: A shipment filled with 12 (or 24) craft beers. Each box highlights two different US breweries and includes fun and informative publications of Micro Brew News so they can learn the background story about the featured breweries, beer tasting notes, recipes to pair with them, and even some beer trivia! If you sign up for enough shipments, they'll throw in some beer-themed free gifts!

    After purchasing, head here to download a customizable card you can email to the recipient or print it off at home to give them!

    Get it from Craft Beer Club for $44.75/month (available in two sizes).

    23. Vellabox sends a sweet-smelling surprise every month, so they'll always have a high-quality, artisan-made candle on-hand when they finally have a moment to themselves and need to create a little *ambience*.

    Two candles sitting in an open cardboard box next to a vase
    @vellabox / Via instagram.com

    Vellabox is a Colombus, Ohio-based small biz that partners with artisans from around the USA to deliver eco-conscious, small-batch candles straight to people's doors. Every box highlights a different maker and their best seasonal scents.

    What they'll get: A prepaid digital gift card to spend on the plan of their choosing. Depending on the plan picked, they'll receive one to two candles every month with a surprise gift! Choose between a 4-oz. candle, an 8-oz. candle, or one of each.

    Get a gift card from Vellabox for $25+ (available in larger amounts).

    24. A Winc gift card for keeping their bar cart stocked with delicious wine deliveries without the last-minute booze run. Each bottle is handpicked to tantalize their unique tastebuds based on the results of Winc's fun preferences quiz!

    A cardboard box on a doorstep that says "Winc" next to four bottles of wine
    @winc / Via instagram.com

    What they'll get: A prepaid gift card to spend on a monthly delivery of as much or as little wine as they want (most bottles are $13–$15). They'll get to take a fun 10-minute taste preference quiz which will inform future wine recs. Order at least four bottles and shipping is always free! For more info, read BuzzFeed writer Rebecca O'Connell's full Winc review.

    At checkout, you can draft an email message to send the giftee, or send the email to yourself to print at home so you have something physical for them to unwrap.

    Get a gift card from Winc for $60+ (available in larger amounts).

    25. Finders Seekers is an escape room in a box that'll take the whole family on an immersive, puzzle-driven journey through a different city every month! It's cheaper than IRL escape rooms and they can keep working on it as long as they need — no time limits...or losing.

    Cratejoy

    What they'll get: Every month they'll get sent a family-friendly puzzle (ages 10+) that'll allow them to explore a new city and solve a mystery from the comfort of their own home! Each puzzle takes approximately two to four hours to complete.

    At checkout, fill out the "This is a Gift" section where you can draft a gift message and schedule when the notification email is sent!

    Promising review: "We just finished the Australian box — our first one. It took about two hours and was great family fun! The puzzles are challenging and are a variety of types: word puzzles, visual puzzles, anagrams, math, logic. Very well thought out and organized...and we learned a little about the country, too! Worth the price for some quality family time!" —Diane C.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $25+/month.

    26. A Bespoke Post gift card that'll fund a themed box (or two, or three) filled with curated, quality-tested products that make living life just a bit more fun.

    Bespoke Post

    What they'll get: A prepaid, digital gift card to spend in Bespoke Post's assortment of curated boxes filled with quality goods like shaving sets, shoe shine kits, home bar essentials, and more — along with adivce you need to use ‘em.

    Get a gift card from Bespoke Post for $55+ (available in larger amounts).

    Your S.O every month when the V-Day gifts keep rolling in:

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