Giving gifts can be a pain in the ass. How on earth are you supposed to know what to get your 12 year-old brother? Or 75 year-old grandfather (Can I interest you in a Cannabis Box, Grandpa)? We know you already have the Dapper Gentleman in your life covered, thanks to our gift-guide, but that doesn’t account for quite a few people on your checklist.
Well fortunately, there is now a way to get the perfectly suited gift for every person on your list – and here’s the best part – you NEVER have to leave your home – Subscription Boxes.
You’re already familiar with the model, because duh, that’s how you get your ties. But what you may not realize, there are over 100 companies sending out boxes for all types of people. Most allow you to purchase as little as one month, up to a year, then you’re off the hook and the recipient can decide whether he wants to keep up with the subscription (That’s how we do it). It’s a great way to help them “discover” something they may love, and there is just something about the feeling of getting a nice little boxed surprise every month.
For the Foodie
Nature Box – Health-concsious snacks ($19.95/month)
Blissmo Box – Eco-friendly products, including snacks ($24.90/month)
Mantry – Manly, American, Artisinal Food ($75/month)
Taste Guru – Gluten-free box of the month ($34/month)
Honorable Mention: MistoBox (coffee)
For the Girl who spends her free time at Sephora hoarding samples
GlossyBox – Deluxe-sized beauty products ($21/month)
BirchBox – Sample-sized beauty products (Women – $10/month, Men – $20/month)
Lacquerous – Nail Polish Sharing Service (“FreshNeck for Nail Polish!”) ($14.95/month)
Honorable Mentions: Wantable (makeup), GetFresh (men’s skincare)
For the Guy/Girl who forgets the Essentials
HelloFlo – Feminine Products ($21/month)
Dollar Shave Club – Razors ($6/month)
ManPacks – Build your own monthly package, including socks, underwear, razors, condoms (varies)
Honorable Mentions: Sock Panda (socks), MeUndies (underwear)
For the Man/Woman who Hates Nothing More Than Spending a Day at Bloomingdale’s
Bombfell – Affordable, men’s clothing curated by a stylist ($69/month)
Stitch Fix – Personalized clothing and accessories for women (varies – you keep what you like)
FreshNeck – Seriously, didn’t see this coming? If you don’t know, now you know ($20+)
Honorable Mention – TrunkClub (men’s clothing)
For the Gym Rat
JackedPack – Workout Supplement Samples ($14.99/month)
Ellie – Women’s Workout Apparel ($49.95/month)
Honorable Mentions – Klutch Club (Health/Wellness), StrideBox (Runners)
For the Animal Lover
BarkBox – Dog Goodies ($29/month)
BestFriendBox – Dog and Cat Goodies ($30/month)
Honorable Mention – Toys4Tails (dog toys)
Unfortunately, we haven’t yet been able to try out all these amazing boxes (and the dozens more on the market). For more information, you can visit this great third-party review site.
We’d love to hear from you. Do you have any experience with any of these (or other) subscription boxes? Which are your favorites?