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Subscription Box Gifts That Keep the Giving Going

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TheraBox
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TheraBox

$31/month and up from Cratejoy
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Remind a close friend or loved one that you're not only thinking about them but hoping they're well with this service. Each box includes six to eight "wellness goodies" plus a "happiness activity" — something we all could use in 2020. 

Related: Thoughtful Gifts for Sisters

The KitTea Kit
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BarkBox
BarkBox

BarkBox

$23/month and up from BarkBox
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Not every name on a list belongs to a human, right? BarkBox cultivate its boxes of treats and toys around a different theme every month. Design a box around your pup's size, breed, and more.

Short Par 4
Short Par 4

Short Par 4

$49/month and up from Short Par 4
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For men and women who like to dress as well as they swing (or better?), Short Par 4 helps outfit them for the fairways and beyond. Select from three different membership options — fairway, executive, and PGA of America — then tell the company more about your recipient's style, sizing, and play preferences. They'll ship him or her curated items from high-quality brands.

Related: 20 Must-Have Accessories for Golfers

Dog Mom Box
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Dog Mom Box

$35/month and up from Cratejoy
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If you have someone on your list with a dog you also adore, there's nothing wrong with getting a little something for both. The Dog Mom Box will send treats, toys, and other fun stuff for the pup, and dog moms get gifts like T-shirts, accessories, bath bombs, and other fun items in each box.

Related: Gifts for Dog-Obsessed Humans

Birchbox
Birchbox
Vinyl Moon
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Vinyl Moon

$23/month and up from Cratejoy
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Got someone in your life who likes to spin his or her tuneage the vintage way? Vinyl Moon sends an album a month with songs from 10 rising artists, all pressed to a high-quality, colored vinyl in a custom-designed jacket.

Related: Cool and Creative Gifts for Music Lovers

Coffee Subscription Box
Trade Coffee

Coffee Subscription Box

$15 and up from Trade Coffee
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Trade Coffee has cultivated relationships with 50 noteworthy roasters such as Cuvee Coffee in Austin, Caffe Vita in Seattle, and PT's Coffee Roasting Co. in Topeka, Kansas. Translation? Your coffee enthusiast will always have a new bean to try. 

Related: Perk 'Em Up with These Great Gifts for Coffee Lovers

Wine Insiders
Wine Insiders

Wine Insiders

$140/quarter; $89 introductory offer from Wine Insiders
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If you'd like to gift a vino lover with their favorite drink, the Wine Insiders club offers a case of reds or whites, or opt for a mix of the two every quarter. It offers exposure to a wide variety of wines, and customers who don't want to subscribe can still shop for individual bottles or preselected "packs" of wines.

Related: Best Friend Gifts Perfect For Your Sister From Another Mister

A Craft Beer Subscription
Beer Drop

Beer Drop

$55 and up from Beer Drop
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This service delivers 10 cans of beer from five craft brewers — they have around 60 partner breweries in total — to your recipient's door every four weeks. Expect beers that range from hoppy, hazy IPAs to fruity and sour beers, plus special releases and personal recommendations. 

Related: Fall Beers and Ciders: Craft Brews to Toast the Season

Grill Masters Club
Cratejoy

Grill Masters Club

$25/month and up from Grill Masters Club
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This subscription will deliver a pitmaster-curated selection of rubs, spices, sauces, wood chips, grilling accessories, and more each month, and each shipment also includes a new recipe. 

Related: 25 Grilling Accessories You Didn't Know You Needed

Pub Shirt Club
Cratejoy

Pub Shirt Club

$19/month and up from Cratejoy
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If there's a jeans-and-T-shirt type of guy on your list, the Pub Shirt Club can help keep that laid-back wardrobe up to date each month with a shirt from pubs across Ireland.  

Related: 25 Gift Ideas for Guys Under $25

GloveBox
Cratejoy

GloveBox

$32/month and up from Cratejoy
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Does the man on your list spend a lot of time in the garage? This "deluxe" box featrues a curated collection of "premium detailing products, towels, and accessories from top car care brands." Or gift him a one-time "Ultimate Gift Box" for $73.

Related: Popular Gifts for People Who Love Cars

Universal Yums
Universal Yums

Universal Yums

$14/month and up from Universal Yums
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Universal Yums curates its monthly boxes — available in three sizes — with salty and sweet snacks from a different country. Each box also includes a multi-page booklet filled with trivia, recipes, and "other surprises."

Related: 25 Snack Box Subscriptions for Every Type of Eater

KiwiCo
KiwiCo

KiwiCo

Around $15-$20 per month from KiwiCo
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KiwiCo offers monthly and bi-monthly subscription boxes grouped by the age and interest of the recipient, plus some specialty crates. Subject matter includes geography and culture, science, STEM, and engineering, arts and crafts, and more.

Related: 101 Christmas Gifts for $25 or Less

HealthyMe Living
Cratejoy

HealthyMe Living

$27/month and up from Cratejoy
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This box aimed at healthier eaters of all ages delivers up to 10 snacks each month chosen by a certified health coach. Expect popcorn, gummy snacks, granola bars, and more. No Kid Hungry gets 10% of all sales.

Related: Get Going With These Great Gifts for Runners

MEL Science
MEL Science

MEL Science

Around $35/month from Mel Science 
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Each monthly shipment from Mel Science contains up to three physics or chemistry experiments that can be done at home. Past experiments have included creating a galaxy-light night sky within a bottle, turning a cool liquid into hot ice, inflating marshmallows in a vacuum chamber, growing copper coral on iron, and more. The company also offers kits for younger kids aged 5-10. 

Related: Gifts for Teenage Boys They’ll Actually Like

Jerky Snob
Cratejoy

Jerky Snob

$15/month and up from Cratejoy
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This 2019 Cratejoy award winner delivers artisan jerky with different flavors, textures, and spice levels to your recipient's home every month.

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Monthly Japan Crate
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Japan Crate

$23/month and up from Cratejoy
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If you know and love a Japanophile, this monthly box from Cratejoy will deliver candy, noodles, drinks, stationery items, and more from their favorite destination.

Related: The Best Gifts for Women Who Have Everything

Munchie Crate
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Munchie Crate

$15/month and up from Cratejoy
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If international or healthy snacks aren't your thing, Munchie Crate sends an assortment of 15 snacks each month that you'll almost certainly recognize: Pringles, Cheez-its, Skittles, Oreos, Swedish Fish … you get the idea. 

Related: Awesome Gifts for Couch Potatoes and TV Lovers

Silver Cuisine Subscription
Silver Cuisine

Silver Cuisine Subscription

$6/meal and up from Silver Cuisine
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Give the gift of specialized nutrition to those on your gift list over the age of 50. Silver Cuisine offers more than 100 meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All selections "are chef-prepared using fresh, top-quality, ingredients ..."

Related: 17 Places to Order Pork, Steaks, and Other Meats Online

Gusto di Roma
Cratejoy

Gusto di Roma

$70/month and up from Cratejoy
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Yes, it's pricier than others on this list, but you can opt to have it sent every couple of months, and it's filled with five to six sweet and savory ready-to-eat treats sourced from Italy. Things like Abruzzo-grown olives in a sea salt brine, Tuscan biscotti, jams from Northern Italy, Calabrian grilled veggies, and Sicilian chocolate bars. Mouth watering yet? 

Related: 25 Gifts Under $25 for Food Lovers

HelloFresh
HelloFresh

HelloFresh

Starting at $7.49 per serving (weekly three-meal minimum)
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One of the biggest meal-kit companies in the country, HelloFresh provides crowd-pleasing meal kits for either two or four people, and you can choose a recurring order of three or four meals a week from the robust rotating menu. Options for special diets include low-calorie and vegetarian.   

Related: 17 Food Delivery Services for Seniors Stuck at Home

Blue Apron
Blue Apron

Blue Apron

Starting at $7.49 per serving (weekly two-meal minimum)
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Chief HelloFresh competitor Blue Apron has earned a reputation as a good option for more confident, adventurous home chefs who like to cook with more interesting ingredients. Customers can choose two, three, or four meal kits each week with two or four servings each. Options for special diets include low-calorie, low-carb, vegetarian, diabetic, and Mediterranean. Shipping is free except for the smallest order (two meals a week for two people), which costs $8 to ship.

Bitsbox
Bitsbox

Bitsbox

$17/month and up from Bitsbox
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If you've got an aspiring coder aged 6-12 on your gift list, Bitsbox offers three plans to choose from. The Basic Bitbox includes a dozen app projects plus a binder for organization; the Deluxe Bitbox includes the same plus "extra projects and fun goodies;" the Digital Bitbox is a PDF download of the projects.

Related: Great Gifts to Buy Your Grandkids

Craft & Boogie
Cratejoy

Craft & Boogie

$25/month and up from Cratejoy 
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Craft & Boogie offers a number of different kits for ages 3-8 with varying themes such as happy camper, airplanes, superhero, and more, including boxes with holiday themes. 

Sketchbox
Sketchbox

SketchBox

$25/month and up from Sketchbox 
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Though not technically just for kids, this is a great box for an older artist — say, 13 and up — who takes his or her talents seriously. Each box comes with curated art supplies, an art piece made with the included supplies, and access to an educational video about how to use them.

Related: Creative Gifts for Artists That Are Sure to Inspire

Owlcrate
Owlcrate

Owlcrate and Owlcrate Jr.

$28/month and up from Owlcrate 
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This company offers subscription options for kids ages 8-12 and 14 and older. Each box contains one new-release hardcover novel, plus kids get extras like stickers, games, and more curated around a theme. Recent themes have included "Epic Quests" and "Legends and Lore."

Hoppi Box
Cratejoy

Hoppi Box

$66/quarter and up from Cratejoy 
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Hoppi Box sends quarterly boxes filled with four to five "high quality, age-appropriate" toys from featured partners like Hape, Moulin Roty, Tegu, and Indestructibles. Appropriate for ages 0-3.

Related: Holiday Gifts for New Parents

Think Outside Boxes
Think Outside Boxes

Think Outside Boxes

$34/month and up from Think Outside
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Think Outside Boxes are for outdoor enthusiasts aged 4-14 who want to learn more about the world around them while tackling challenges. Each box includes three to five pieces of outdoor gear, resource cards, a 24+ page educational booklet, and hands-on activities and challenges.

Related: Gardening Gifts for Anyone With a Green Thumb

Baketivity
Baketivity

Baketivity

$33/month from Baketivity 
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If the junior chef on your list is into baking, this subscription lets them create cookies, cakes, and more to their heart's content. Boxes include recipes, baking kits, activity booklets, and more. Kits are also available as a one-time purchase and feature recipes like whoopee pies, panda pull-apart cupcakes, cinnamon buns, and more. For ages 4-10. 

Related: Clever and Practical Cookbooks to Give Everyone on Your Gift List

Girls Can! Crate
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Girls Can! Crate

$28/month and up from Cratejoy 
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Designed for girls aged 5 to 10 to bring awareness that they can "be and do anything," each kit features the story of an inspiring female role model told in a 20-page booklet. Shipments also include games and experiments; hands-on science, engineering, or art activities; and items like stickers. props, and more.

Related: Gifts for Teenage Girls (That They'll Actually Like)

Amazon Prime Book Box
Amazon

Amazon Prime Book Box

First box $17; renews at $20/box from Amazon
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Got a burgeoning bookworm on your list? This subscription can be delivered every one, two, or three months to one of four age-appropriate subscription levels and it includes either four board books or two hardcover books.

Related: Clever and Creative Gifts for Book Lovers

Little Dreamers Club
Amazon

Little Dreamers Club

Around $30 per box from Cratejoy
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Themes from this subscription service include dinosaurs, the solar system, undersea adventures, robots, and more. Boxes are grouped into two age categories: 3-5 and 6-8.

Little Passports
Little Passports

Little Passports

$16/month and up from Little Passports 
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Little Passports offers five subscription options filled with toys and activities that vary by subject matter — exploration, science, geography — and age, as well as one-time Adventure Packs that also cover a wide range of topics.

Just Like Me Box
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Just Like Me Book Box

$28/month from Just Like Me Book Box
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This company offers subscriptions curated for three different age groups — 0-3, 4-8, and 9-12. Each shipment includes two to three children's books featuring characters of color "that promote self-love, self- discovery and a love for reading." Boxes also feature educational tools and a fun gift.

R&T Crew
R&T Crew

R&T Crew

$225/year (six shipments) from R&T Crew
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If your son or daughter is into cars, this every-other-month kit is sure to get their motors running. Each box has a theme and includes multiple accessories, a STEM-inspired activity, and an issue R&T Crew magazine.

Brick Loot
Brick Loot

Brick Loot

$25/month and up from Brick Loot 
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For Lego masters both young and old comes this monthly kit that includes themed boxes featuring all things Lego- and brick-related, including minifigures, LED light kits, building kits, and more.

Wonder Crate
Cratejoy

Wonder Crate

$24/month and up from Cratejoy
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Wonder Crate offers five box subscriptions for kids in two age groups — 5-7 or 8-11. Each box has a different focus — artists, activists, innovators, etc. — and each shipment contains hands-on activities, a biography, and more. 

Pura Vida Bracelets
Pura Vida

Pura Vida Bracelets

$15/month from Pura Vida 
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Lots of young women love these bracelets made in artisan communities in Costa Rica, India, El Salvador, and elsewhere. And Pura Vida now offers a monthly bracelet club that will send her three new bracelets every month plus a sticker for her laptop or Hydroflask.

Related: Meaningful and Unique Gifts That Give Back

ClubBubbly
ClubBubbly

ClubBubbly

$70 and up from ClubBubbly
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Bottles of Champagne and sparkling wine featured in this subscription are sourced from near and far to offer festive options not easily found at your local wine and spirits store. The service can send three or six bottles on a one-time or bimonthly basis.

Related: 20 Affordable Wine Clubs That Will Satisfy Even the Snobs

Martha Stewart Wine Club
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.

Martha Stewart Wine Club

Around $50/shipment from Martha Stewart Wine Co.
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Available as a one-time purchase or subscription service, recipients can sip wines the company claims are curated by Martha Stewart herself. Complemented by Martha's notes on serving and entertaining, it's the perfect gift for those who want to elevate their wine enjoyment into an event.

Related: 50 Unique Holiday Gift Ideas for Her Under $50

The HopHeads Beer Club
The HopHeads Beer Club

The Hop-Heads Beer Club

$35/month from The Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club 
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Got a beer lover on your list? He or she will get a monthly shipment of 12 hop-heavy beers curated from both domestic and international breweries, plus a newsletter that'll let them nerd out with tasting notes, beer profiles, recommended food pairings, and more.

Related: Raise a Glass to These Gifts for Beer Lovers

SaloonBox DIY Cocktail Kit
Cratejoy

SaloonBox DIY Cocktail Kit

$49/quarter and up from Cratejoy
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Looking for a gift for a cocktail enthusiast or budding mixologist? This subscription includes ingredients — including the spirits! — and instructions to make four cocktails each month. Customer reviews say the cocktails are creative, yummy, and not too hard to make.

Related: Boozy Gifts That Don Draper Would Endorse

Flaviar Gift Subscription
Flaviar

Flaviar

$25 per month and up from Flaviar
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This subscription service offers quarterly shipments of spirits that come with a full-size bottle, a tasting box, and more. Gift-givers can choose from a year-long or half-year membership, and the recipient will then choose the spirits they wish to receive in their shipments. Flaviar also offers the option to send gift sets that include three tasting-size vials of a particular spirit or a variety of spirits grouped around a curated theme or flavor palate.

My Coffee and Book Club
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My Coffee and Book Club

$32/month and up from Cratejoy
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What could be more comforting and fulfilling than a great read coupled with a delicious cup of coffee? This subscription box provides both, and you can choose your recipient's favorite literary genre to give the gift even more meaning.

Related: The Best Gifts for Writers (And Not One Pen — We Promise)

Beard Care Club
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Beard Care Club

$7/month and up from Cratejoy
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This veteran-owned company has more than 10 subscription options for the whiskered dudes of the world, including shipments that contain beard oils, creams, balms, waxes, shampoos and conditioners, and more.

Related: Thoughtful Gifts for Veterans and Service Members

ManCrates
Man Crates

Man Crates

Varies from Man Crates
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This service actually isn't subscription-based, but it does have a selection of crates to choose from: jerky, snacks, grill, drink, maker, sports & gear, and more. Choose which appeals most to the man on your list. There are personalization options with some crates, all of which range in price from less than $50 to more than $100. 

Bespoke Post
Bespoke Post

Bespoke Post

$45/month from Bespoke Post
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Bespoke Post shipments include a mix of products curated around specific themes and stories "with the goal of introducing (him) to something new — a better way to shave, a stylish take on barware, a new hobby, stuff like that." This service will send an email before shipping with each box's contents gives members five days to customize items, swap out for another box, or even skip a month.

Scentbird
Scentbird

Scentbird

$15/month from Scentbird
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With Scentbird, you can choose from over 500 colognes and perfumes to gift someone on your list each month. You can skip shipments whenever you want or have them delivered less frequently, and first-time subscribers get an atomizer thrown in.

Related: Gifts for Men Who Have Everything

Escape the Crate Subscription Box
Cratejoy

Escape the Crate Subscription Box

$27 every other month from Cratejoy
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Looking for a gift for a whole family? They'll look forward to receiving this crate, which arrives every two months filled with a themed mystery that they’ll have to work together to solve.

Related: Fun Gifts for the Entire Family

Loot Crate
Loot Crate

Loot Crate

$11/month and up from Loot Crate
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Shopping for the beloved geek in your life? This one includes four or more exclusive pop culture gear and collectible items based around a theme. But Loot Crate has more options available, too, with boxes like Loot Anime, Loot Gaming, and Loot Wear, with gear focused around geekdom's favorite films, video games, TV shows, and more.

Related: Incredibly Fun Toys and Games for Adults

Battlbox
Battlbox

Battlbox

$29/month and up from Battlbox
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If you're shopping for someone who's truly embraced the dystopian ethos of 2020, BattlBox is the crate for them. It's filled with items themed around survival — think manuals, emergency supplies, outdoor gear, and survival tools.

The Golden Years
Cratejoy

The Golden Years

$46/month and up from Cratejoy
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Can't see grandma this year but want to remind her you're thinking about her? This monthly shipment will deliver five to eight curated items to her door that include beauty products, health and fitness items, accessories, and more. 

Crate Expectations Gift Subscription
Crate Expectations

Crate Expectations

$31/month and up from Cratejoy
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For kids 8 to 12, Crate Expectations turns reading and learning into an adventure with a monthly book-club selection, a "boorish" snack, toys and games tied to the monthly book, and more.