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    38 Subscriptions That'll Take The Guesswork Out Of Gift-Giving This Year

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    1. FaceTory brings them amazing face masks each month to treat their skin in the best way possible.

    An assortment of six face masks
    Amazon

    What they'll get: Depending on which subscription you choose for them, they'll get either four or seven essential fabric face masks each month that are good for all skin types, and have been curated and tested by the FaceTory team. You can also opt to get them the K-Glow subscription box which includes three full-sized skincare products, three sheet masks, and one speciality item! They'll also get tips to make the most out of using these amazing masks!

    Get it from Amazon starting at $4.96/month.

    2. Atlas Coffee Club transports their caffeine-craving taste buds to a different country, literally. Each month they'll get coffee from a different part of the world along with a cool postcard from that country to really tie the whole experience together.

    An assortment of coffee bags from around the world
    @atlascoffeeclub / Via instagram.com

    What they'll get: Choose between getting them a half bag of coffee (about 15 cups), a single bag of coffee (about 30 cups), or a double bag of coffee (about 60 cups) for every two weeks or every four weeks. Choose from a light to medium roast (fruit, berry, citrus, chocolate), medium to dark roast (chocolate, bold, rich, full-body), or all roast types, and either in whole-bean or ground form. They'll also receive flavor notes, a postcard, and brewing tips! Be sure to check out our review of the wonderful Atlas Coffee Club!

    Get it from Atlas Coffee Club starting at $9.

    3. Jackie's Chocolate immerses them into a chocolate-y world of wonder with truffles, artisan chocolates, caramels, and more.

    santa hand taking a chocolate out of a box
    Jackie's Chocolate / Cratejoy

    What they'll get: Depending on the chosen subscription, either one-quarter pound, one-half pound, or 1 pound of assorted truffles, caramels, and chocolate-covered nuts. Perfect for any chocoholic, or just someone with a sweet-tooth!

    Get it from Cratejoy for $29.95/3 months.

    4. Vinyl Moon gives them the chance to discover up-and-coming musicians in a super cool, old-school fashion — with a pretty and high-quality vinyl record.

    A person playing a vinyl record
    Vinyl Moon / Cratejoy

    What they'll get: A beautiful vinyl containing a mix of 10 up-and-coming musicians in a record jacket custom-designed with deluxe features by visual artists. Subscribers will also receive member discounts and free shipping from their store.

    Get it from Cratejoy starting at $23/box.

    5. Nail Shack sends them four full sets of nail polish strips in a variety of fun colors and patterns, so they can easily rock a new nail look each week.

    Nail polish strips in various holiday colors and patterns
    Nail Shack / Cratejoy

    What they'll get: Each monthly pack comes with at least four full sets (one for each week) of high-quality, easy-to-apply nail polish strips, as well as a nail file and a gentle cuticle pusher, so they can have fun with switching up their nail lewks each week!

    Get it from Cratejoy starting at $8.75/month.

    6. Marshmallow of the Month Club sends them a mouthwatering assortment of marshmallows, homemade graham crackers, and a chocolate surprise that'll leave them wanting s'more and more every month.

    The Marshmallow of the Month Club box
    Marshmallow of the Month Club / Cratejoy

    What they'll get: Each box from this awesome Black-owned company contains a yummy assortment of half a dozen bite-sized marshmallows made with all-natural ingredients and colors, as well as homemade graham crackers and chocolate.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $20/month.

    7. Birchbox Beauty is perfect for anyone who's obsessed with all things beauty and is always ready to try out luxury cosmetics and hair products.

    Various high-end beauty products
    @birchbox / Via instagram.com

    What they'll get: Each month, they'll get a box of five beauty samples filled with all all types of skincare, hair, and style products. They can also create a profile so they know what to send them.

    Get it from Birchbox starting at $13/month.

    And be sure to check out the limited edition Birchbox x BuzzFeed box for $62 (a $200 value — comes with Smashbox Cosmetics, Photo Finish Foundation Primer, First Aid Beauty Arnica Relief & Rescue Mask, Saturday Skin Pretty Pop Probiotic Power Whipped Cream, Glamsquad The Untamed Texturizing Finishing Spray, Kevyn Aucoin The Precision Liquid Liner, Bumble and bumble. Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Primer, GLAMGLOW BUBBLESHEET Oxygenating Deep Cleanse Mask, amika Soulfood Nourishing Mask, and ColourPop Cosmetics Lippie Stix — Love Life.

    8. And Birchbox Grooming so they can try out deluxe grooming products like shaving cream, deodorant, lip balm, lotions, and more.

    Various high-end grooming products
    @birchboxgrooming / Via instagram.com

    What they'll get: Each box contains a mix of five samples from a variety of categories. Once they fill out their personal grooming profile, they'll curate a selection best fit to their own personal needs, as well as provide them with helpful tips on how to use them.

    Get it from Birchbox starting at $10/month.

    9. Whisk Takers provides the freedom to choose a subscription that fits their personal taste, whether they're chocolate-obsessed, have a gluten- or nut-allergy, prefer vegan recipes, or they're open to anything and would be happy to be surprised!

    Whisk Takers / Cratejoy

    What they'll get: High quality pre-measured ingredients, and easy step-by-step recipes for a fun and mess-free baking experience. Pictured above: S'mores Brownies.

    Get it from Cratejoy starting at $24.99/month.

    10. UnboxBoardom sends them a new game with each box (they'll receive either a family game, a strategy game, or a party game every month, every two months, or every three months). You choose how often you'd like their games to come, and all they have to do is have fun playing them!

    A board game
    Cratejoy / UnboxBoardom

    What they'll get: Depending on which subscription you choose for them, they'll receive one new game delivered to their door either every month, every two months, or every three months. Games range from family games to strategy games to party games. Plus, for every 10 new subscribers UnboxBoardom gets, they will donate a game to kids who can't afford their own!

    Get it from Cratejoy starting at $29.99/month.

    11. Coffee And A Classic transports them to the world of the included book each month with the help of a yummy hot beverage, snacks, a high-quality photo box, and other fun knickknacks.

    A box filled with a book, a coffee mug, and other bookish items
    Coffee And A Classic / Cratejoy

    What they'll get: Each box will come with a novel in the genre they pick (classic literature or children's classics), a drink of choice to sip on (coffee, tea, hot chocolate, or a surprise), two bookish items, and a bookmark. If they choose the standard box, they'll also get a snack and a mug. Everything comes packaged in a high-quality photo box!

    Get it from Cratejoy for $39.89/month.

    12. Paletteful Packs sends hand-picked art supplies monthly, so no matter their skill level, they can look forward to unleashing their creativity.

    The exterior of the Paletteful Packs boxes along with supplies like paint  and a mixed media book
    Paletteful Packs / Cratejoy

    What they'll get: Choose between three different subscriptions. The young artist is designed for ages 8 and up and includes about four items per box, the petite pack includes four or more supplies per box, while the premier pack comes with five or more supplies per box. Supplies may include pens, pencils, sketch pads, oil paints, tool sets, and more!

    Get it from Cratejoy starting at $22.95/month.

    13. Robb Vices gives them a quality mix of luxury foods, wine, toys, tools, spirits, and more from luxe brands that make the perfect gift. So if they really like it for the holidays, keep it in mind for other special occasions, too!

    The Robb Vices box
    @robbvices / Via instagram.com

    What they'll get: An assortment of hand-curated products from luxury brands (like Breville and Equinox) that includes food, wine, spirits, coffee, toys, gadgets, and more. Choose between getting a month-to-month subscription, three boxes in three months, six boxes in 12 months, or 12 boxes in 12 months.

    Get it from Robb Vices starting at $99.95/month.

    14. Bath Bevy brings them an array of items each month that'll make bath time super relaxing.

    The box filled with bath products
    Bath Bevy / Cratejoy

    What they'll get: Each box features six to 10 items like bath bombs, bubble bars, bath salts, body scrubs, handmade soaps, and more from a variety of small indie bath and body companies. Plus, each month has a thoughtfully curated theme!

    Get it from Cratejoy starting at $34.95/month.

    15. Candy Club gives the person with a major sweet tooth access to new, delicious candies each month. Whether they prefer super sweet or more sour treats, there is bound to be a candy in their box that will become an instant favorite.

    A box of six cups of candy
    @lovecandyclub / Via instagram.com

    What they'll get: Either mostly sweet or mostly sour candies. A mostly sweet box could include candies like cupcake bites, choco-pb pretzel balls, gummy dinos, confetti drops, chocolate raspberry cremes, and cotton candy taffy, while a mostly sour box could include candies like lemonade straws, rainbow sour snax, sour twin cherries, peach hearts, dolphin buddies, and triple-decker sour bears.

    Get it from Candy Club starting at $29.99/month plus shipping.

    16. BloomsyBox delivers beautiful, fresh flower bouquets right to their doorstep — because you can never go wrong with sending flowers.

    Flowers from the BloomsyBox
    BloomsyBox / Cratejoy

    What they'll get: A beautiful, single variety bouquet of fresh flowers from sustainable farms around the globe each month.

    Get it from Cratejoy starting at $41/two weeks.

    17. Dia & Co, a plus-size styling service, connects users with a personal stylist who works to curate a selection of clothes and accessories that they're bound to love. They can buy what they like, and send back what they don't.

    Clothing from Dia & Co including jeans, pumps, a blazer, a blouse, a bracelet, a scarf, and a handbag
    @diaandco / Via instagram.com

    What they'll get: They'll instantly be connected with one of Dia's personal stylists who will select items for them based on their style and fit choices. You can select how often you'd like them to receive a box, and when their box comes, they'll have five days to try on the pieces, keep what they like, and send back what they don't want. They'll charge for the items they decide to keep. And guess what? Shipping is free!

    Get it from Dia & Co starting at $20 for the personal style fee for each box, plus whatever pieces they decide not to send back. P.S. — if they choose to buy one or more of the items in their box, the $20 styling fee will be waived.

    18. Am Happy Soap sends a lovely bar of soap (or two or three, depending on the chosen subscription) each month that not only looks super pretty, but smells and feels amazing.

    Am Happy soap bars
    Am Happy Soap / Cratejoy

    What they'll get: You can choose to get them one, two, or three beautiful, handmade soap bars each month. Each soap is made with ingredients they can actually pronounce like coconut oil, Dead Sea clay, olive oil, and castor oil, and range from scrubby and exfoliating to creamy and silky.

    Get it from Cratejoy starting at $8.67/month.

    19. Book of the Month presents them with five awesome reads each month! They'll get the option to pick one of them (or more if they'd like!), then just read, review, and repeat!

    A hand holding the Book of the Month box
    Book of the Month

    What they'll get: One book (or more) of their choice each month. They're given the option to pick a new book each month or skip a month (because they understand they may very well need more than a month to get through a book or might not like a certain month's book options!), and they can cancel at any time if they decide this isn't the subscription for them.

    Get it from Book of the Month for $14.99/month.

    20. Shaker & Spoon sends them the things they need to whip up some of the best-tasting cocktails they've ever sipped on — all they'll need to add is their own liquor! BUT, if alcohol isn't their thing, that's cool too, because they can always enjoy these mixed drinks using just the syrups, mixers, garnishes, etc.

    A box filled with cocktail ingredients
    Shaker & Spoon / Cratejoy

    What they'll get: Three unique recipes a month created by top-notch bartenders and everything needed to make four drinks per recipe other than the liquor: syrups, bitters, mixers, garnishes, and more, as well as easy-to-follow instructions.

    Get it from Cratejoy starting at $40/month.

    21. Escape the Crate provides them with the tools they need to play a fun escape room game at home with their loved ones.

    A box filled with sleuthing tools and clues
    Cratejoy / Escape The Crate

    What they'll get: Every other month, they'll receive items needed to play an hour long escape room game at home! In their box, they may find things like ciphers, letters, sleuthing tools, puzzles, and more. Note that internet is required to play, so they can enter different codes online to check if they're getting it right!

    Get it from Cratejoy for $26.50/two months.

    22. Home Chef offers four-person and six-person meal plans with a ton of freedom in the kinds of meals they select. All they have to do is submit any dietary restrictions or preferences their family may have, and they can even customize a dish with options to upgrade, swap, or double up on protein on select recipes.

    Home Chef

    What they'll get: All of the pre-packaged ingredients and step-by-step recipe cards needed to make delicious meals. Pictured above: Hoisin Steak Taco with Asian sesame slaw and mushrooms (left), BBQ Mushroom Flatbread with ranch drizzle and cilantro (right)

    Get it from Home Chef: two-person plan starting at $35.96/2 meals per week; four-person plan starting at $71.92/2 meals per week; six-person plan starting at $107.88/2 meals per week.

    23. Loot Pin delivers an awesome new enamel pin to their doorstep each month, and all they have to do is wear it or add it to their pin collection.

    A rose enamel pin
    Loot Pin / Cratejoy

    What they'll get: A lovely minimalist enamel pin each month! They'll be able to start or build upon their pin collection and attach them to clothing items or accessories like tote bags.

    Get it from Cratejoy starting at $7/month.

    24. Leither Collection provides everything they need to make beautiful crochet projects featuring an exclusive new pattern each month.

    The Leither Collection box with a crochet hook and yarn
    Leither Collection / Cratejoy

    What they'll get: Each box contains a crochet hook, hand-dyed yarn, a new pattern each month, and stitch makers!

    Get it from Cratejoy for $21.08/month.

    25. FabFitFun brings them a customizable box of glamorous products like jewelry, cozy blankets, cosmetics, skincare, and more. A box with a value of $200+ for $49.99? Sign me up.

    various products from a fabfitfun box like mugs, a robe, an eyeshadow palette, a scrub brush, and more
    FabFitFun

    What they'll get: This box is totally customizable! Either you can pick out what they get or give them the opportunity to pick what goes in their box. Some of the various items they'll get to choose include: a Kate Spade New York studded earring set, a cozy robe, a set of Lilly Pulitzer ceramic mugs, beauty products, and more! It's delivered four times a year!

    Get it from FabFitFun for $49.99/box.

    26. EarFleek brings them super cute and stylish earrings each month so they can expand their growing accessories collection, and be sure they always have the perfect earrings to go with any outfit.

    EarFleek / Cratejoy

    What they'll get: A new pair of trendy, fun earrings each and every month to add to their collection. Soon they'll have a perfect pair to match every outfit they wear!

    Get it from Cratejoy for $3.50/12 months.

    27. Gusto di Roma sends their tastebuds on a fine Italian culinary journey thanks to their box of gourmet goodies like fruit jam, biscotti, grilled veggies in extra virgin olive oil, and so much more!

    The Gusto di Roma box
    Gusto di Roma / Cratejoy

    What they'll get: Each box comes with five to six gourmet Italian goods like salami, biscotti, olives in sea salt brine, grilled vegetables in extra virgin olive oil, fruit jam, and pistachio cream and chocolate bars with cinnamon. They'll also get a detailed insert outlining what's in their box and suggested arrangements and pairings!

    Get it from Cratejoy for $69.99/monthly or bi-monthly.

    28. House Plant Box brings them houseplants, succulents, or air plants — it'll be a lovely surprise to find out what they get each month, and will surely make their heart blossom.

    Two succulents
    House Plant Box / Cratejoy

    What they'll get: Each month they'll receive a custom-crafted selection of lovely houseplants as well as other great surprises such as plant fertilizer, planters, and display stands.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $11.25/month.

    29. Stitch Fix provides personal styling option in women's, men's, and kids' clothing sizes, that way anyone can have fun dressing up in new and exciting outfits. They can opt to send everything back or purchase their favorites!

    An example of Stitch Fix clothing items including jeans, a striped shirt, a jacket, an sneakers
    @stitchfix / Via instagram.com

    What they'll get: After taking a style quiz, a personal stylist will curate a box of five clothing and accessory items to send to their door. They simply get to keep and purchase what they like, and send back what they don't!

    Get it from Stitch Fix starting at $20/styling fee for each box, plus whatever pieces they decide not to send back. P.S. — if they choose to buy one or more of the items in their box, the $20 styling fee will be credited towards the purchase.

    30. Sips By sends the tea lover in your life an assortment of four different types of tea each month that yield more than 15 cups worth.

    a box filled with four different kinds of teas
    @sipsby / Via instagram.com

    What they'll get: First, you'll create, or allow them to create their own profile. Then, they'll receive their own personalized tea subscription each month, and have the chance to brew, taste, and rate them. If they love what they got in their box, they can also shop for more!

    Get it from Sips By for $15/month.

    31. Jersey Shore Cosmetics sends all-natural, organic balms to their home each month that'll leave their lips feeling soft, smooth, and smelling super yummy.

    Lip balms from the Jersey Shore Cosmetics box
    Jersey Shore Cosmetics / Cratejoy

    What they'll get: Depending on which subscription you choose for them, they'll either receive two or four balms from this fabulous Black-owned company at their doorstep each month. Each balm has a value of $10-$22 and they're all-natural, organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and plant-based.

    Get it from Cratejoy starting at $4.58/month.

    32. Explore Local Box focuses on a different US city in each box with artisan goods from small businesses in that city, which means subscribing helps to support awesome small businesses. It's like gifting them a road trip, minus spending money on gas — a win/win situation.

    An assortment of goods from Rhode Island including granola, a candle, and coffee syrup
    Cratejoy / Explore Local Box

    What they'll get: Each month, they'll receive a box that gives them the opportunity to explore a new US city through premium, locally-made, artisan products and foods from small businesses in that city. Plus, each box contains fun facts and a watercolor map for each city, and each subscription helps to support small businesses.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $39/month.

    33. Wine of the Month Club delivers two bottles of vintage wine each month, which any wine-loving person will be excited to open their door to.

    Two bottles of wine
    Facebook: WineoftheMonthClub

    What they'll get: Two bottles of vintage wine a month — choose between one red and one white, or two reds, or two whites.

    Get it from Wine of the Month Club starting at $38/shipment.

    34. Trunk Club by Nordstrom serves as their personal stylist on their own schedule. Unlike other styling services, this one is unique because it doesn't require a time commitment or schedule. Whenever they're ready to be dressed in some awesome, new clothes is when they can use this wonderful and useful gift.

    @trunkclub / Via instagram.com, @trunkclub / Via instagram.com

    What they'll get: After taking a quiz on preferences, style, size, fit, and budget, the styling team will will work with them to send them their personalized Trunk. They'll have five days to try on the items in their Trunk, buy what they love, and send back what they don't.

    P.S. — While we're featuring this in a roundup of subscriptions, Nordstrom Trunk Club notes that this isn't actually a ~subscription,~ as there is no recurring schedule or commitments. They only send Trunks when they are requested!

    Get it from Nordstrom Trunk Club for $25. (The $25 is a styling fee and can be used towards purchasing items from the Trunk that they would like to keep.)

    35. HopeBox sends them a perfectly curated care package each month filled with things like skincare, books, jewelry, snacks, and more!

    The HopeBox box
    HopeBox / Cratejoy

    What they'll get: Depending on which subscription you choose for them, they'll receive either six or more, 10 or more, or 15 or more quality treasures such as books, aromatherapy, jewelry, candles, snuggle buddies, organic soaks, scrubs, masks, and more, as well as a personal message. Each self-care product is full-sized, vegan, and cruelty-free!

    Get it from Cratejoy starting at $50.99/month.

    36. KiwiCo sends young, curious minds a box containing an educational project in a variety of categories, and is available for all ages. It's always a win/win when learning can be combined with entertainment.

    person painting something as part of a project about Canada
    @kiwico_inc / Via instagram.com

    What they'll get: Depending on which subscription you choose (there are eight to pick), they'll receive a box with a carefully planned, hands-on project to keep their creative and curious minds busy. Not only that, but it's a great box for parents, guardians, sibling, and other loved ones to work on with the kids!

    Get it from KiwiCo starting at $19.95/month.

    37. Match Made Coffee sends them international craft coffees and gourmet cookies that perfectly pair with them. It's like having their local cafe deliver goodies right to their front door.

    A cup of coffee and two cookies
    Match Made Coffee / Cratejoy

    What they'll get: Each box will come with two craft coffees (ground beans), and two gourmet cookies designed to pair perfectly with the coffee. A pairing guide is included in each box!

    Get it from Cratejoy for $19.95/month.

    38. Rosetta Stone provides an immersive learning experience for those who are interested in learning a new language. Rather than flipping through a bunch of flashcards, they'll be given the content and tools to help motivate and set them up for successful interactions.

    a phone with a rosetta stone lesson pulled up on it
    @rosettastone / Via instagram.com

    What they'll get: They'll get to learn a new language by going through an immersive experience crafted by real linguists rather than crowd-sourced flashcards. They'll also have access to a suite of helpful tools that'll set them up to succeed in real world conversations.

    Get it from Rosetta Stone starting at $35.97 due at sign-up and $11.99/month for one language, or $119.88 due at sign-up and $9.99/month for unlimited languages (there are 25 languages available).

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