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    Updated on Sep 22, 2020. Posted on Sep 22, 2020

    26 Subscription Boxes That'll Help Satisfy Pretty Much Anyone You Know

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    1. Atlas Coffee Club because it's rare that you ever see your best friend without a cup of $6 coffee in their hand. This service sends subscribers unique coffee blends from around the world every month, so they'll be able to switch things up and discover new tastes.

    Patterned coffee packages on a surface
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    What they'll get: Every box includes a bag of coffee with a postcard from a different country every month. You can select the size and number of coffee bags you'd like to send them, and how often you'd like them to receive a box. You can also indicate any roast and grind preferences.

    Bek, an editor here at BuzzFeed, tried this service and thought her Peruvian and Colombian coffee deliveries were phenomenal. Here's what she had to say:

    "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. The Colombian coffee was very smooth and chocolatey, with an almost creamy texture even when taken black."

    Be sure to read her full Atlas Coffee review to hear more!

    Get it from Atlas Coffee Club starting at $9/month.

    2. SpandexBox so you can help your sibling jumpstart their new exercise routine in style. They'll receive a new pair of workout leggings every month to really *kick* their fitness journey into high gear.

    Cratejoy

    What they'll get: Every month they'll receive one pair of workout leggings.

    Promising review: "Like most women, I was skeptical about how well these stayed up without constant tugging and pulling. I have to admit, I am pleased beyond belief. I haven’t once had to pull these up. Not once! They have stayed in place perfectly. I highly recommend these just for that one fact alone. The pockets are amazing, the fit is amazing, and it is by far a great price for the quality." —Paciencia O.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $22.99+/month.

    3. Unplugged Book Box because it's ~perfect~ for the friend who's always hounding you with book recommendations and has a Goodreads list longer than the Twilight series. It's a monthly subscription that'll bring potential new literary favorites right to their doorstep. Plus, they'll receive fun and useful accessories to help them enjoy their reading time a bit more.

    "Red, White & Royal Blue" book along with a candle, tea package, a cup, and other items
    Cratejoy

    What they'll get: You can choose between the young and adult and adult fiction boxes. Each box includes one new book release and four to six book-themed lifestyle and novelty items.

    Promising review: "What a fun idea! Unplugged is my go-to every time I want a book or self-care box. Every item I've received is 100% useful, creative, and supports small businesses. I love that they've gone green with less waste than most other boxes! It's just an all-around great company with excellent customer service and attention to detail. Now I'm going to sit by my mailbox until my next one comes!!" —Lisbeth

    Get it from Cratejoy for $38/month.

    4. ForensiKit for the S.O. who's always trying to get you to watch a true crime documentary and binge-watches CSI. It includes tools and resources to help them investigate a fictional crime scene.

    Cratejoy

    What they'll get: Each box includes gear that forensic investigators use to identify suspects, as well as activities that'll teach them about the techniques used in investigations. The first box also includes a one-year subscription to the Forensikit online detective game.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $29.99/month.

    5. FaceTory because your cousins might want to stock up on some K-beauty sheet masks for all of their needs, whether it's a few minutes of self-care or curiosity for formulas that can help with a wide array of skincare concerns.

    Flatlay with Facetory packaging, instructions sheet, and four face masks
    Amazon

    What they'll get: Four or seven K-beauty sheet masks with a card of helpful tips and information.

    Promising review: "This set was awesome and the box it came in was very nicely packaged. The variety in brands and specialties of the mask were very well curated, and it's a nice set to add to a collection or start out for someone who wants to get into masking. My only problem with it was I wish it gave the individual prices of each mask and the ability to rebuy a mask if I liked it." —Christina

    Get it from Amazon for $4.96+/month (available with four or seven sheet masks).

    6. Scribbler, which is a monthly box full of literary and lifestyle goodies (and a new read, of course). It also gives subscribers access to live chats with literary agents and publishers, and is great for the person in your life who dreams of one day writing the kinds of books they love reading.

    CrateJoy

    What they'll get: Each month, their box will include a monthly writing theme, a recently released novel (middle grade, young adult, or adult), a collectible "writing passport" from the featured author, an invitation for an opportunity to connect with a publishing professional, and curated gifts.

    Promising review: "I got the June box and really loved everything I got. It came with a super cute tote, a book, pen, and some other things. It made my day and has also helped to inspire me to write again." —Felicia

    Get it from Cratejoy for $29.99/month.

    7. FabFitFun because it gives your beauty-obsessed, fitness-loving, accessory-touting friend a little bit of all their lifestyle favorites. They'll receive a box full of anything from moisturizers and jewelry to tote bags and scarves on a quarterly basis.

    FabFitFun

    What they'll get: Each box contains 8–10 full-sized lifestyle, beauty, fashion, and fitness products.

    I gave my friend a box for her birthday and she loved it! I like that each box has four or five products that everyone receives and some products that you can choose for yourself, so the gift still felt tailored to her since I got to pick some items I thought suited her lifestyle needs. Her box included things like a beach towel, a set of ceramic bowls, face masks, silicone wine glasses, and more.

    Get it from FabFitFun for $49.99 per box per season.

    8. Birchbox Beauty box for the bestie who's always watching makeup tutorials on YouTube. It'll grow their beauty stash from almost nonexistent to an array of cute makeup and hair samples.

    A blue floral Birchbox box with five samples peeking out from it, including a lipgloss and several skincare products
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    What they'll get: They'll receive four to six deluxe beauty, hair, and makeup samples based on their preferences.

    Get the gift card subscription from Birchbox for $45+ for three months (also available as six-month and 12-month subscriptions).

    9. Or Birchbox Grooming for the family members who always complain about never knowing what shaving cream to try or about how their current deodorant does NOTHING to help their pits smell even a smidge more pleasant.

    A  "Birchbox Man" box flatlay with Harry's shaving cream and a razor, deodorant, hair cream, Jack Black hand cream, and lip balm
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    What they'll get: This box comes with five sample-size grooming supplies customized to their preferences.

    Get the gift card subscription from Birchbox for $30+ for three months (also available as six-month and 12-month subscriptions).

    10. My Sci-Fi Club to feed their curious mind each month with two new sci-fi or fantasy releases.

    The box with four science fiction books
    CrateJoy

    What they'll get: They'll get to choose between sending science fiction books or fantasy books, or a mix of both. Plus, they'll receive a bonus eBook after you sign them up.

    Promising review: "My Sci-Fi box is awesome!!! The quality of the books and book selections each month is phenomenal!! I can’t believe the quality I get for such a low cost. I will without a doubt be a lifetime member. If you are looking for a book subscription crate each month, you will not regret purchasing this crate! Its value far outweighs the cost." —Rachel

    Get it from Cratejoy for $16/month.

    11. Dia & Co so you can send the fashionista you love a new customized look they'll be sure to love and post on Insta. Dia & Co curates a box of stylish plus-size clothing items and accessories based on indicated style preferences.

    Flatlay of a floral top, tan denim pants, wedge sandals, straw hat, gold hoop earrings, and a small red purse
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    What they'll get: Typically, this service sends subscribers a curated box of clothing and accessories selected by a personal stylist based on their preferences. The idea is to try everything on at home and either keep what they like for a cost or send everything back. The pieces are available in women's sizes 14–32 (0X–5X). However, for the gift option, there are different gift card amounts that can be used to cover just the styling fee ($20), one top ($50), a top and a pair of jeans ($100), or a full box of five items ($250).

    Get it from Dia&Co for $20+.

    12. Book of the Month Club for all the bookworms in your personal circle who dedicate half their paychecks to buying new books anyway. You can send 'em a hardcover book each month at an affordable price.

    "A Good Neighborhood" stacked on top of other books
    Book of the Month Club

    What they'll get: Each month, they'll get to choose between five hardcover (mostly fiction, sometimes nonfiction) books — they can pick all five, just one, or more than one. And they can skip the following month until they're ready for something new.

    Get it from Book of the Month Club for $9.99 for your first book, then $14.99/month after that.

    13. KnitCrate because your friend keeps talking about learning how to knit but doesn't know where to get started. Now you can help 'em out!

    Teal "Knitcrate" box surrounded by three colorful skeins of yarn, a knitting project and a crochet project.
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    What they'll get: This box comes with one or more skeins of premium, hand-dyed yarn, one knitting pattern, and one crochet pattern designed specifically for KnitCrate.

    Promising review: "I received the May Membership KnitCrate and I am very happy with it! The yarn is amazing and very different from anything I would normally choose, this crate has expanded my yarn horizons. I look forward to future crates." —Sophie M.

    Get it from KnitCrate for $26.99/month (originally $63).

    14. Hot Sauce of the Month Club for the loved one who just wants to add a little heat to almost everything they eat.

    Three bottles of hot sauce
    Cratejoy

    What they'll get: Depending on which subscription you choose, you'll get either one bottle or three bottles of award-winning hot sauce at your desired heat level. You can choose between mild, classic, or extra hot sauce.

    Get it from Cratejoy starting at $13.99+ for a three-month subscription. Available in three spice levels and the option to choose between receiving one bottle or three bottles per month.

    15. Sock Fancy so your dad can have almost endless pairs of quirky, cool socks since he's always losing his pairs in the dryer.

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    What they'll get: You can choose between men's and women's socks, or crew or no-show styles. You can select your "boldness level" to receive the kinds of designs you'll love.

    Promising review: "I received my first month's subscription of socks just a few days after signing up, and I must say I was very pleased with the quality of the socks. The designs were super fun and the socks are made of quality materials that will last far longer than other dress/novelty socks on the market." —Joseph F.

    Get it from Sock Fancy starting at $19/month (available in monthly, 3-month, 6-month, and yearly options).

    16. Winc because your white-wine-loving partner is sure to come up with a variety of delicious ways the two of you can enjoy the bottles together (so it's kind of like also getting a gift for yourself, too). The service will ask questions about their taste preferences and send at least four bottles of wine based on their palate.

    a "winc" box on a doorstep with two bottles of red wine, one bottle of rosé, and one bottle of white wine
    Winc

    What they'll get: You'll receive four bottles of wine curated to your preferences, as well as info cards about the selections.

    Bek, an editor here at BuzzFeed gave this subscription a shot. Here's what her thoughts were:

    "The wine is delicious (and more importantly gorgeous to look at), plus it's super fun to get a boozy present in the mail each month. Thanks to nice packaging, it feels like a real luxury, even if the bottles are only about a dollar or two more than what I'd normally pay. I won't say this is a money-saver, but the experience and convenience definitely makes it worthwhile."

    Learn more by reading her full review on Winc.

    Get it from Winc with wines starting at $13.

    17. Fresh Baked Cookie Crate because it's the perfect (delicious) pick-me-up for the friends who are so busy that they don't even have the time to pick up a baking sheet and make their own batch of cookies. They'll receive the ingredients needed to make a batch of unique, gourmet cookies, as well as cookie-themed gifts.

    Cratejoy

    What they'll get: They'll get new and unique cookie recipes each month, and gourmet pre-measured, organic ingredients. Plus, every month comes with cookie-themed gifts and surprises like candles and socks.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $20/month.

    18. Rocksbox, which is filled with gorgeous jewelry that'll effortlessly blend with your mom or aunt's style because you'll get to create a profile and select pieces you think they might be interested in.

    Hoop earrings, gemstone hair clips, and necklaces
    Rocksbox

    What they'll get: They'll get three pieces of handpicked jewelry selected to match their aesthetic that they can wear for the month as rentals. Then, they can either pay for the pieces they want to keep or send 'em back. The gifting options come with $21 worth of monthly shopping credit that they can put toward purchasing their favorite pieces. Plus, pre-paid shipping makes returns hassle-free.

    Get it from Rocksbox for $49 for three months (also available as six-month and 12-month subscriptions).

    19. Succulents Monthly because your sibling who just moved into a new solo apartment may want a few new plant friends to keep them company. They'll also receive super easy-to-follow instructions for plant care.

    Cratejoy

    What they'll get: This box includes one or two live succulents, cute planters, potting mix, hand-illustrated care info, and anything else they may need to care for your green babies each month.

    Promising review: "We gave this as a gift to my mother-in-law and I am just blown away by the quality of this subscription. The attention to detail is amazing. It's a terrific value for the dollar. I am a regular subscriber on Cratejoy and this subscription is as good as it gets! Thank you!" —Dana W.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $17.41+/month.

    20. Jackie's Chocolate for the parent who has a huuuuuge sweet tooth. It'll immerse them into a world of truffles, artisan chocolates, caramels, and more.

    Chocolates in a box and on a plate
    Cratejoy

    What they'll get: They'll receive assorted truffles, caramels, and chocolate-covered nuts (chocoholics rejoice!).

    Get it from Cratejoy for $27.95/month.

    21. Bargain Bead Box brings subscribers tons of unique beads they can use to craft their own pretty pieces — basically, it's perfect for the life-long bestie who always created their own pretty necklaces and bracelets in second grade and hasn't touched the hobby since.

    A variety of necklaces and charms using marble stones, large and small colored beads, and leaf-shaped charms
    Cratejoy

    What they'll get: This box gives them 12-16 full-sized items including gemstone, glass, crystal, and/or metal beads. Each month comes with over $50 worth of quality beads.

    Promising review: "Got my first box...absolutely awesome curation! I have a small jewelry business and the beads I received were both ones I've never seen before and ones I knew I couldn't have gone out and found myself OR gotten them for less than the subscription price. I'm in LOVE with this subscription!" —Lisa S.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $17.95/month.

    22. Sips by because as the weather cools down, your S.O. is starting to ramp up their tea collection so why not help them out? This is a tea subscription that'll ship out tons of divine, high-quality teas for them to try as they huddle under their blanket on chilly evenings.

    The box with several packets of loose leaf tea inside
    Sips by

    What they'll get: They'll receive four premium, top-rated teas chosen based on your unique preferences that make 15+ cups total. Plus, you can choose from loose tea or tea bags.

    Get it from Sips by for $45 for a three-month subscription (also available as six-month and 12-month subscriptions).

    23. The Nailed It Box so your sibling can have an inexpensive way to treat themself to unique, seasonally themed mani-pedis using the included decals and stamps.

    Cratejoy

    What they'll get: Each month, they'll get water decals, stamping plates, glitters, stencils and more. Nail polish is not included.

    Promising review: "Awesome! Always fast at shipping, and great amounts of product for the price. Absolutely love that I get a variety of nail art each month." —Krysten

    Get it from Cratejoy for $7.95+/month.

    24. DVD Locker, which sends subscribers either two DVDs or two Blu-rays monthly depending on their movie preferences. It's perfect for the friend who knows about all the latest releases and talks nonstop about the movie review blog they started.

    The movies "Us" and "Hereditary"
    Cratejoy

    What they'll get: They'll receive two movies each month based on their preferences.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $16.67/month for the DVD subscription, or $19.17 for the Blu-ray subscription.

    25. Mug Boxx because, although your sister already has a dozen mugs lined up on her desk, one can never have *too many*.

    A variety of mugs with floral print, chevron designs, and gold finishes
    Cratejoy

    What they'll get: One hand-picked mug and one surprise gift. And they can always skip a month if their collection is growing a little too fast.

    Promising review: "I was shocked after seeing the quality of mugs! The mugs could easily be sold in retail stores for $40-50 each because that's how much I have actually paid for a mug of comparable quality. Customer service is great too and super responsive! Mug Boxx for life! Or at least until I run out of room for mugs!" —Brandon B.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $16.99/month.

    26. And, Chef Trunk so the budding pro chef of your friend group can try their hand at a variety of yummy meals. They'll receive professional chef ingredients and recipe tips right to their door.

    Cratejoy

    What they'll get: They'll receive three to four chef-tested items and ingredients you need to whip up something yummy. You'll also get recipe tips and ideas.

    Promising review: "I was so pleased with my box that I took it to work and made the crew a family meal. The pasta and mushrooms worked perfectly with my Caprese chicken. The balsamic glaze was the proverbial icing on the cake. Thank you!!" —Lorelei M.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $18/month.

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