When you’ve forgotten someone on your gift list, or you’ve simply not got an idea of what to buy someone, subscription boxes are a great answer. The subscription box industry has really blossomed over the past couple of years and you can probably find the perfect one for anyone on your list. I’ve dug out a few that I think are really good subscription boxes that make ideal last-minute Christmas gifts.
1. Female Beauty
What woman could resist digging in a box to find a fabulous selection of the latest beauty products. From skincare to makeup, there are so many really excellent beauty subscriptions boxes that make great Christmas gifts.
2. Male Beauty and Grooming
I don’t know about the US, but this year the UK has seen an explosion in the number of male grooming/shaving subscription boxes. We know that in the last two decades men have started to care more about their appearance and looking after their skin, and with the beard trend being so hot, a grooming kit arriving every month is sure to be a hit with any man in your life.
3. Fragrances for Women
Lots of women have a signature scent (mien is Paris by Yves St. Laurent) but it’s still fun to try out lots of different perfumes on the monthly.
4. Fragrances for Men
A guy likes to smell good, just as much as any woman, and we like them to smell good too. With men’s fragrance subscription boxes, he gets lots of great scents to sample.
5. Tea and Coffee Lovers
Whether the hot beverage of choice is tea or coffee, monthly subscription boxes are a great way to discover interesting and fascinating new flavours and brewing methods from around the world.
6. Female Style and Fashion
There’s such a frisson to opening up a box to be presented with something special to wear that no one else is likely to have. From top to toe, from the trendiest gear to fashion staples, there’s sure to be something to fall in love with.
7. Male Fashion
Subscription boxes are a great idea for the man who loves fashion but doesn't like shopping for clothes and accessories.
Sprezzabox - $28.00/month
Meundies - $15.00/month
Five Four Club - $60.00/month
8. Healthy Boxes
It's always good to be motivated to keep healthy and having some goodies arrive on your doorstep every month is sure to help.
The Runner Box - $20.00 every two months
Bulu Box - $10.00/month
Wantable Fitness - $19.99/month
9. Media Lovers and Pop Culture
Star Wars. Harry Potter. GOT. Marvel Universe. Whatever passion, there's always much fun to be had in receiving fangirl/fanboy merchandise.
Loot Crate - $15.99/month
Fangirl Monthly - $18.00/month
ZBox - $19.99/month
10. For Foodies
Food subscription boxes are awesome. They bring the whole food world right to your doorstep. From ingredients to recipes to trial products, taste buds are sure to be tickled.
Raw Spice Club - $8.95/month
Try The World - $39.00/month
Green Chef - $19.99/month
11. Snack Boxes
Snack boxes are a godsend for snackers who struggle to find interesting and tasty things to nibble on between meals or pre/post workout. This category of subscription boxes does really well at catering for specific dietary needs too.
Graze - $13.99/month
Naturebox - $50.00 for the whole year
Love With Food from $9.99
12. Liquor Lovers
From craft beers and traditional ales to wines and whiskies and cocktail kits, subscription boxes open up a whole new world of alcoholic drinks.
Shaker And Spoon - $50.00/month
Blue Apron Wine Box - $66.00/month
The Microbrewed Beer of The Month Club - $27.95
13. For Kids
It's been hard to pick a selection for kids subscription boxes because there are so very many from educational to clothes to candy to toys.
Dylan's Candy Bar Box - $109.00/quarterly
Box of Challenges - $19.99/month
Mac and Mia - $20.00/month
And just like for kids, the range of subscription boxes for teenagers is huge and covers all ages from the youngest teens to those off to college.
Uncut Book Box- $28.00/month
Campus Cube - $39.95/month
Sock Panda - $12.00/month
If you want to get a subscription box as a gift or even for yourself, this is a great resource: boxes.mysubscriptionaddiction.com