Give the gift that keeps on giving, literally. Since gathering IRL is a limited experience this year, a monthly subscription will continue to surprise your holiday gift list with thoughtfully curated boxes doled out throughout the calendar year—with zero effort on your part. If they have an interest in anything, there’s a box for that! Are they into beauty beyond your budget? There’s the OG box that includes brands like Sunday Riley and Oribe for a fraction of their price. Have a do-gooder on your list? Globein provides guilt-free giving with items that support artisans around the world. We even included a box for natural wine lovers, because lord knows they can’t stop talking about skin contact . Click through for our favorite subscription boxes of 2020, here.
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Book of the Month
Book of the Month
Get this for the bookworm who knows what they like. This book subscription service let’s them do the picking.
Cheese of the Month Club
You intend to be there every time they open this monthly cheese delivery.
Rest of the US
Whether they’re nursing a black thumb or they’re a seasoned gardener, this plant subscription box is for them.
For Classy on a Budget
Limited Edition: Holidays at Home
The OG beauty box is still going strong. Give your BFF her share of full -and travel-sized products to test from top-shelf brands like Oribe, Sunday Riley, and Estée Lauder.
For the Amateur Sommelier
Blue Apron is known for their tasty meal delivery service, but did you know they had a wine club, too? Let your giftee sit back, skip the liquor store, and relax with a trifecta of vino, delivered monthly.
For the Curl Maven
Finding the right products for your curls can be a frustrating process, so Curlbox was designed to help you figure out what works best. Save money with this exclusive subscription (which is currently only open for the waitlist for now—it’s that popular!).
For Dog Lovers (Who Love a Good Pun)
Your pooch deserves some love, too. What better way to say ‘I ruff you’ than with a themed box filled with doggy snacks and toys, like this one for Home Alone, complete with Marv and Harry chew toys.
For the Self-Care Guru
Handpicked Korean Sheet Masks Subscription Box
If they’re all about self-care, this box will make them very happy. Priced super low at $9 a month, they’ll receive a fun edit of Korean sheet masks that will turn Sunday scaries into #selfcaresunday.
For the Fashion Fiend
Clothing Rental Gift Card
Rent the Runway
Rent the Runway is revolutionizing the way we shop—we chronicled tips on how to shop it and dissected their sustainability claims—and they’re not slowing down anytime soon. Your friend’s style is about to get so much better.
For the Constant Snacker
Authentic Japanese Snack & Candy Subscription
Are they tired of hot chip? Probably not, but this box gives an edit of unexpected Japanese snacks like green tea Kit Kats (which are arguably better than the regular chocolate ones).
If They Love the Finer Things
Bespoke Post originally started out as a male-focused subscription box for those with gentlemanly interests, hence this cigar collection. They’ve since expanded to include things that will pique the interests of all, like an edit of products for a bath night in.
For the Picky Beauty Lover
Beauty Box Subscription
If you’re looking for a beauty box with a tad more luxury, try Glossybox. They are similar to Birchbox but skews more expensive, with brands like Amorepacific, Dr. Brandt, and more.
For the Do-Gooder
Fair trade products make for guilt-free gifting, and everything from Globein comes with a story. Its products are made by traditional artisans all over the world, supporting locals from India, Mexico, and beyond.
For the Mega-Fan
Know someone obsessed with Harry Potter, Fallout, Star Wars, or anything else with a hardcore fan base? Well, Loot Crate has all their sci-fi, gaming, and movie needs covered.
For the Hot Head
Hot Ones Box
Hot Ones Subscription
Put a last dab on their holiday season with this monthly subscription. You’ll test your hot sauce aficionado’s taste buds with three new bottles a month.
For the Audio-Bookworm
Have someone who loves to read but can never sit down with a book? Audible will be their savior, offering up a virtual library of audio books for them to absorb on the go.
For the Vegan Cook
Plant-Based Dinner Plans
Eating vegan can be a challenge, but Purple Carrot makes it less intimidating to cook elaborate meals at home. It’s an even greater gift if they invite you to dine with them, too.
For the Beauty Minimalist
If they believe less is more in a skincare routine, Glory is the perfect pick. This three-step routine will be delivered to their doorstep every three months so they’ll never have to worry about their skin again.
For the Extra Virgin
This isn’t exactly a box, but it can be a gift of a never-ending supply of really good olive oil.
For the Natural Wino
Natural wine isn’t for everyone, but for your giftee, it’s a lifestyle. Sign them up for this wine club and they will finally convince their entire friend group that skin contact is important.
For the Fragrance Nerd
Frangrance Subscription Box
There’s no need to invest in an expensive fragrance if they haven’t found their signature scent yet. This box sends three mini spray bottles so they can experiment with their olfactory senses until they find the one.
For the Audiophile
Monthly Vinyl Subscription
Vinyl Me PLease
It can be stressful to send your Spotify playlist to your music-loving friend, but Vinyl Me Please takes the anxiety away with this monthly subscription. They’ll receive an exclusive record a month, like a hot pink vinyl from their favorite old-school band.
For the Pen Pal
Planner Stationery Box
Cloth & Paper
Never let your avid notetaker ever run out of ink again. This monthly box supplies them with pens and stationary from around the world for endless letter writing or journaling.
For the Well-Dressed Man
Tie Subscription Club
The Tie Bar
A tie is a classic gift for a reason, OK? This take also offers up all the accessories that maketh the man.
For the Ally
One Year Box Subscription
Support Black-owned business with Ujamaa, which curates a monthly box with brands that benefit small and local brands from across the country.
For the Green Tongue
Contribute to their superfood addiction with Golde, one of our favorite wellness brands. They’ll send your favorite matcha lover a tin of 100% matcha made from shade-grown green tea leaves from Uji, Japan.
For the Coffee Snob
Monthly Coffee Subscription
This box consists of one thing, but it’s all they care about: really great coffee.
For the Person Who Only Eats Organic
Produce Subscription Box
If your person wants to level up on subscription meal prep, get them this. They’ll receive fresh and organic mixed fruits and vegetables—the produce is diverted for being charmingly a bit misshapen but is totally safe to eat—to eat clean while combating food waste.
Justine Carreon is the market editor at ELLE.com covering fashion, Dutch ovens, and fashion again.
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