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27 Unique Subscription Gifts For Everyone On Your List

In the wise words of Christmas Vacation's Cousin Eddie, "It's the gift that keeps on giving the whole year."

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What a year! The holidays are finally here! And while we’re doing our best to make sure the products we feature will arrive in time, shipping times are especially tricky this year, so we suggest shopping as early as you can.

Stock and shipping times can vary depending on where you live, which product you purchase, and more. So order earlier than you think you need to and be sure to double-check the retailers’ websites for shipping information to ensure that your gift will arrive in time for when you need it.

1. Shaker & Spoon satisfies anyone who wants fancy happy-hour cocktails from the comfort of their living room. Curated recipes and all the ingredients needed to make four different cocktails arrive straight to their door so they can whip up their own in no time!

@shakerandspoon / Via, @shakerandspoon / Via

What they'll get: Each box includes all of the ingredients (other than the alcohol) for 12 cocktails (four from each recipe). Recipes are dreamed up by leading mixologists and each bartender recommends a bottle that'll work well with the entire box (but they can feel free to use their favorite bottle from home).

Promising review: "My friends are constantly asking me about this subscription, and I feel like every time we make a new recipe they are amazing. I have nothing but praise for Shaker & Spoon, it is a gold mine of fun drinks, ideas for future drinks, and the like." —Lauren C.

Shipping Info: Your giftee will receive their gift notification via email on the day and time you choose, or you can opt for one of their cute printables and deliver it yourself via mail or in person. They can claim their gift anytime (the first box will ship after the gift is activated)!

Get it from Shaker & Spoon for $50+ (available in 1-, 3-, 6-, and 12-month subscription lengths).

2. Unplugged Book Box helps anyone who needs a little help reducing their screentime (*raises hand*). Every box includes a new-release book paired with a mix of self-care products to help them unplug. Plus, EVERY box supports small, woman-owned businesses and artists!!

a box that says "unplugged" surrounded by a book, candles, tea, and more items

What they'll get: Four to six "self-care" products (candles, tea, and the like!), activities to help them unplug, and one young adult or adult fiction book per month.

Promising review: "I have gotten two Unplugged boxes (with a third on the way!) and loved them both! I like that the items included are usually all very usable, rather than just for show, it means even when a fandom I am not in is represented I can still happily use the item. I also love the playlist cards, so unique and fun!" —Video V. 

Shipping Info: Boxes ship out the first week of the following month after purchase. At checkout, Cratejoy allows you to schedule a personalized gift message to let the giftee know what's coming.

Get it from Cratejoy for $38/month (available in two styles).

3. Cocotique pampers them with beauty and self-care products curated specifically for people of color! With this, they can test out the latest and greatest products for their hair and skin without breaking the bank or spending a million years researching duds.,

What they'll get: Monthly deliveries of five to eight full-size and deluxe travel-size beauty products.

Promising review: "I am a current subscriber and I love their boxes. I was surprised to see them Amazon. I love being able to get full-size products and also samples. When you get the samples, it's a good way to try new products you probably would never buy. I look forward to getting the box every month!! Because of Cocotique, I am experimenting and wearing my natural hair more!!" —Tessa J.

Shipping Info: Boxes are processed starting the 19th of the month and will be shipped out for free by the 25th.

Get it from Amazon for $25/box.

4. KiwiCo delivers an interactive, learning-based activity to their door every month so they can take a break from coordinating yet another fun but educational activity for the little ones. They have a wide range of boxes covering different age groups and interests, so there's something fun yet educational for everyone.


What they'll get: A curated activity box will all the materials they will need to complete the craft. Each project is targeted for a specific age group and is filled with an interactive activity to help nearly anyone grow or learn something new!

Shipping Info: Rush and two-day shipping upgrades available at checkout. If the box itself won't arrive in time, check out these printables to let your giftee know what's coming.

Get it from KiwiCo for $15.95+/month (available in nine styles).

5. 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 model holding an open box filled with different tea
Sips by

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 16+ cups and 48+ if they re-steep), steeping guidelines, exclusive discounts, and recipes created by tea experts! 

Shipping Info: At checkout, you'll have the option to choose between downloading a printable card or scheduling an email delivery to notify the giftee. 

Gift a three-month subscription from Sips by for $48 (longer subscription lengths also available).

6. FaceTory brings fresh face masks to your most skincare-obsessed loved one. With this, they'll get a fresh supply every month so their skin is never wanting for a healthy dose of TLC.

a yellow envelope that says "facetory" surrounded by different face masks

What they'll get: Each month they'll receive seven sheet masks filled with new surprises every month!

Promising review: "Purchased this as a gift, and it was well-received! Love that, unlike other beauty boxes where makeup is included, these masks are fun for everyone!" —VTL

Shipping Info: After entering the recipient's email (with a personalized gift message), they will receive a confirmation email immediately. The box will ship for free sometime the following month. 

Get it from FaceTory for $19.90/month (available in 1-, 3-, 6-, 9-, and 12-month subscription lengths). 

7. The Adults & Crafts Crate is a major upgrade from the popsicle stick craft projects of years past. This box comes stocked with everything they'll need to complete 'gramworthy projects they'll actually want to use.


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

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.

Shipping info: New subscriptions will ship out around Dec. 14. At checkout, Cratejoy allows you to schedule a personalized gift message to let the giftee know what's coming.

Get it from Cratejoy for $31+/month (available in 1-, 3-, 6-, and 12-month subscription lengths).

8. BBQ of the Month stocks their fridge with delicious precooked meats, sauces, and sides with recipes and reheat 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 precooked 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!

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

Shipping Info: 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!

Get it from Pig of the Month for $255+ (available in 3-, 6-, 9-, and 12-month subscription lengths).

9. Puzzle Subscription Box keeps your favorite puzzler stocked up with a monthly delivery of a new 1,000-piece puzzle. There'll be no falling to *pieces* from boredom on your watch!

Puzzle Subscription Box

What they'll get: Every month, they'll get a handpicked 1,000-piece puzzle that's designed and manufactured in the United States.

If you're gifting it, just be sure to put the recipient's address under shipping information and your own under billing information. They'll include a small "to and from" card in the first box!

Shipping Info: Orders ship for free within one to three days of purchase.

Get it from The Puzzle Subscription Box for $24.95+/month (also available quarterly).

10. Smartass & Sass delivers a box packed with personality featuring a surprise selection of T-shirts, totes, books, decor, and more that's sure to make them literally LOL every month.

Smartass & Sass

What they'll get: Five to seven ~sassy~ items per box, including a fun new T-shirt (available in sizes XS–3XL).

Shipping Info: Subscription boxes ship on the 16th–18th of the month. Download a gift message here to let them know what's coming!

Get it from Smartass & Sass for $15.95+/month (available in three styles).

11. GlobeIn brings unique, sustainable, and globally inspired goodies straight into their home. Whether they're into self-care, home decor, or journaling, they're sure to find something they love as they get to *pick* the theme of their box every month!

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What they'll get: Your recipient gets to choose the box they like best each month! Or they can keep it a surprise and receive a mystery box of beautiful handmade goodies.

Shipping Info: Membership orders begin shipping out on the 26th of the month and will arrive 5–10 business days after. Your recipient will get an email inviting them to activate their subscription on the date that you choose. You can add your gift message to the email.

Get it from GlobeIn for $35+/month (available in 3-, 6-, and 12-month subscription lengths).

12. Craft Beer Club sends 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!

Shipping Info: At checkout, you'll have the option to schedule the delivery for ASAP or for a specific start month. Most "ASAP" orders arrive within 10–15 business days. 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).

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


What they'll get: Each month your giftee will 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.

Promising review: "I got my subscription for Mothers Day last year. I look forward to getting the box every month! It always has something interesting and fun in it! I would totally recommend trying it!" —TERRI MARUCA

Shipping Info: All orders for this subscription are processed on the 24th of every month. Boxes will be assembled and shipped before the 4th of every month.

Gift your first box from Amazon for $29.99 (renews at $45/box).

14. Bibbidi gets a regular rotation of Disney merch into the hands of your favorite kid at heart. With boxes at a wide range of price points, you're sure to find something they'll love opening, and that you'll love giving.

the subscription box pictured is their ultimate magic box which includes a Disney plush toy, a loungefly backpack, minnie mouse ears and two other Disney items

What they'll get: Each month they'll receive three to five Disney products with a value that's based on the subscription chosen.

Shipping Info: If you subscribe before the 15th at 11:59 p.m. EST then your box will ship in the same month. If you subscribe after that timeframe, then your box will ship the following month.

Get it from Bibbidi starting at $9+/month (available in eight styles).

15. The Hopebroidery Box is filled with everything they need to create their own trendy, embroidered decor — with just the right amount of hand-holding. They'll love this whether they're new to needlework or have a whole stash of thread and just need some project inspiration!


What they'll get: Choose between the big box, which includes everything necessary to complete a monthly project including a stitch-by-stitch video tutorial, or the mini box, which includes the digital version of that month's pattern and the video tutorial, but no physical supplies (better for the advanced embroiderers with a ready-to-go stockpile of thread).

Promising review: "Cutest little box! Digital portion helpful for first-timers exploring new hobbies such as myself. Thank you for great service and products!" —Mahasen S.

Shipping Info: Orders ship around the 4th of the following month of purchase. At checkout, Cratejoy allows you to schedule a personalized gift message to let the giftee know what's coming.

Get it from Cratejoy for $45/month (available in one- or three-month subscription lengths).

16. Tokyo Treat invites the adventurous snacker to get their fix with full-size portions of popular Japanese treats.

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What they'll get: Each box comes packed with 15–20 full-sized Japanese treats from drinks and candy to ramen and chips!

Shipping Info: Once you purchase the gift plan and fill the recipient's data and your billing address, the recipient will receive an email to redeem the gift. Boxes won't ship until after the gift is redeemed.

Get it from Tokyo Treat from $32.50+/month (available in 3-, 6-, and 12-month subscription lengths).

17. BarkBox spoils your four-legged friend with a new themed box every month that includes two chew toys and doggone good treats.,

What they'll get: Monthly themed deliveries each containing two dog toys, two bags of dog treats, and a droolworthy chew.

Promising review: "My dog goes nuts over these! Good treats that last forever... We have to give some packs away, which is great for our friends at the dog park and hiking trails! The toys are durable, cute, and safe. Love each box that comes with a theme so my dog is just as excited as I am to open the box! The dog size selection is great and the toys/treats are well chosen for each! I love sending them as gifts to others too. We get the best videos of our pets opening these!!" —Lowa

Shipping Info: It typically takes two to three business days to process new orders and an additional two to eight business days to arrive.

Get it from Amazon for $35/box (available in three sizes).

18. The Sill subscription helps burgeoning plant parents with goals of turning their apartment into an urban jungle. With this, they'll be able to welcome a new green friend into their home every month, pre-potted in a stylish planter.

The Sill

What they'll get: A prepaid gift card to redeem on a subscription pre-picked by you! Depending on what you pick, they'll get a small or medium houseplant subscription (you can also specify whether the plants need to be pet friendly or not). After that, you'll be able to select how the new plant parent receives their gift: delivered directly to their email inbox, or as a link for you to share with them or as a printout. All methods include instructions on how to redeem.

Shipping Info: If you order by Dec. 16 at 11:59 p.m. EST and choose ground shipping, your order is expected to arrive by Dec. 24.

Get it from The Sill for $150+ (available in two sizes, classic or pet friendly, and in three- or six-month subscription lengths).

19. 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.


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.

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.

Shipping Info: Orders shipped by Dec. 17 will likely arrive in time for Christmas. At checkout, Cratejoy allows you to schedule a personalized gift message to let the giftee know what's coming.

Get it from Cratejoy for $25+/month (available in 1-, 3-, 6-, and 12-month subscription lengths).

20. Atlas Coffee Club fuels their busy days with monthly shipments of single-origin coffee from a new country that's tailored to match their specific java preferences.

Three bags of Altas coffee and their info cards
Rebecca O'Connell / BuzzFeed

What they'll get: Every month, they'll get one to two (you choose!) bags of gourmet, single-origin coffee from around the world. They'll also get brewing recommendations and a postcard to learn about the origin country's coffee-growing methods and history. 

Several BuzzFeed writers have personally tested out this subscription and love it! Read the full review of Atlas Coffee Club!

Here's an excerpt written by my colleague Rebecca O'Connell:

"The coffee itself was phenomenal! The amazing smell hits you as soon as you open the box. My roommates and I have varying levels of snobbery when it comes to coffee. For example, I'm cool with some Dunkin' Donuts iced coffee, but one of my roommates only buys his coffee from a fancy beanery in Williamsburg. Despite our different palates, we all loved and raved about Atlas's coffee. We used an electric grinder and tried making it with both a normal coffee maker and a French press. I think this is a great purchase for coffee fans and an even better gift thanks to the level of personal care put into each package. I feel like lots of subscription services are a rip-off, but this one definitely is worth it!"

Shipping Info: Order by Dec. 16 to get your order by Christmas day. Three-month, six-month, and twelve-month gift announcements are available to print at home and share with the giftee. 

Get a 3-month subscription from Atlas Coffee Club for $50 (also available in 6- and 12-month subscription lengths). 

21. Alltrue curates delightful goods made from sustainable and socially conscious brands that are doing their part to better the world. Plus, the giftee gets to have a hand in selecting their boxes, so you know they're going to get stuff they'll actually love and use.


Alltrue is a mission-driven small biz creating quarterly subscription boxes packed with products that are ethically made and sustainable, as well as brands that support charitable causes. It's their way of ensuring more people have access to low-waste alternatives without the sky-high price barrier to entry.

What they'll get: A prepaid gift card to spend on an Alltrue membership, which includes personalized, seasonal boxes (sent out quarterly) filled with six to eight full-sized products (over a $250 value). Plus, they'll get access to the Alltrue Add-On Market (to help personalize their box) and The Essentials Shop, so they can find exclusive socially conscious goods whenever they want!

"I was lucky enough to test out one of the Alltrue boxes and I was so surprised and delighted by just how many goodies were crammed into this box. It had everything from nice dry-good storage containers to skincare to jewelry! I even got a mug hot plate that has been actually life changing. Every box is a beyond fun smattering of surprises that are functional and from brands you can feel good about supporting! If you really want a gift that makes Christmas feel like it's all year-round, this is definitely it.

Shipping Info: Gift card email notifications are sent out to the recipient immediately.

Get a gift card from Alltrue for $25+ (available in larger denominations).

22. Wild Woman Box fuels their outdoor adventures with everything from snacks to supplies, whether they're an experienced backpacker or a quarantine-made-me-do-it hiking novice.


That they'll get: Every month, they'll get a box filled with curated gear, inspiration, snacks, and body products to support their busy and active lifestyle — including items exclusive to Wild Women!

Promising review: "I just got my first box and it was awesome! I already used the chapstick, hair powder, socks, and headlamp! Actually, I’m wearing the socks right now — LOL! I’d been hesitant to sign up for a subscription box because I was worried about only liking/needing a few things out of the box, but I’m so glad I signed up for a Wild Woman box! I can’t wait to see what next month brings." —Lauren F.

Shipping Info: Month-to-month plans ship on the 10th of each month. Three and six-month plans ship out on the 15th of each month. At checkout, Cratejoy allows you to schedule a personalized gift message to let the giftee know what's coming.

Get it from Cratejoy for $34+/box (available in one three, and six-month subscription lengths).

23. Piquant Post is for the chef who's always down to try a new recipe. Each box sends along spices from a single country with chef-developed recipes that'll have their mouth watering before they even head to the kitchen.

a box that says "piquant post" next to several recipes cards and four spice packets
Piquant Post

What they'll get: Each monthly box comes with three to four spice blends from a single country or region, as well as chef-developed recipes that can be cooked quickly — a plus for anyone with a busy schedule. they'll also get access to more recipes online plus ingredient substitutes and suggestions for alternative uses for your spices.

Promising review: "I bought this as a gift for my husband the chef in our home and he absolutely loves it. He enjoys the aromatic smells that come with the fresh spices and the beautiful recipes they make. What an excellent idea!" —Amanda Shaffer

Shipping Info: Subscriptions ship on the 15th of every month. 

Get it from Piquant Post for $10.99+/month (available in 1-, 6-, and 12-month subscription lengths). 

24. 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

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.

Shipping Info: At checkout, you can send the digital gift card with an optional gift message to yourself or your gift recipient via email. Gift card email can be sent immediately or postponed to your desired date.

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

25. 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.


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.

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.

Shipping Info: New subscriptions will ship within five days of purchase. Purchases made by Dec. 16 will ship in time for Christmas. At checkout, Cratejoy allows you to schedule a personalized gift message to let the giftee know what's coming.

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

26. The Comic Garage Box uses their personal preferences to add loads of 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.

a slim cardboard box sitting on a table surrounded by different comic books

What they'll get: After filling out a short questionnaire about their comic preferences (which can be changed at any time), they'll receive a curated selection 10 or 24 comics (depending on whether you select the Super or Ultimate box) to read or collect. 

Promising review: "Purchased this as a gift for my teen. The gift was a huge hit! The products were carefully and securely packaged. I requested particularly comic, with no expectation that they would actually send what we requested. Not only did we get the characters we requested but the seller communicates with us monthly regarding which characters selections we would like. So far we've received all the characters we've requested. It's a nice mix of old and new comics, in great condition. Excellent product, excellent customer service!" —Amazon Customer

Shipping Info: Boxes arrive roughly two to four days after placing the order. 

Gift your first box from Amazon for $22.49+/box (renews at $24.99+; available in two styles). 

27. 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.

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Each Peach Market is a Washington, DC–based small biz cofounded 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, handpicked cheeses paired with fun condiments and nibbles. They also include introductions to each cheese, recipe cards, pairing suggestions, and more.

Shipping Info: All orders ship out the second week of the month, and won't start until the month after purchase. 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. Later start dates can be accommodated upon request.

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

Them waiting for their latest box to arrive:

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The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.