Ten Awesome Subscription Box Gift Ideas

BreakingModern — Whether you like it or not, the gift-giving season is fast approaching. This year, why not consider giving the special people in your life a subscription box? Subscription boxes are a curated selection of items mailed to the recipient either as a one-time box or on a regular schedule. Instead of one gift at the holiday, you can give a gift that keeps on giving! See below for 10 of our favorite subscription box services, and a little about who they’d be a great gift for.

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Loot Crate

Great for: geeks and gamers

Cost: $12 per month with one year subscription

Each crate contains a 4-8 of items from top gaming and entertainment franchises with a dash of “the best in pop culture.” Many crates include Loot Crate exclusive items, only available through the subscription service. Each box has a retail value of more than $45.

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Birch Box

Great for: beauty lovers

Cost: $10 per month

Each Birch Box includes an assortment of sample-size beauty items to try out. If any of them strike your fancy, a quick visit to the Birch Box website can net you a full-sized version of any of the products, and earns you ten percent back with every purchase. Don’t forget to check out the new Grooming Box.

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Great for: outdoorsy folk

Cost: $22 per month with one year subscription

Once per month, Cairn will send a customized selection of four to six products designed for lovers of the outdoors. Each box includes an assortment of gear, apparel, food, skin care and emergency supplies

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Great for: cooks and food lovers

Cost: $6 per month

Subscribers will receive an assortment of high-quality, freshly ground spices to try out in your kitchen. Each box includes three new spices and blends based on a regional theme, with a selection of recipes to go with them.

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Great for: healthy snackers

Cost: $7 for four snacks, $12 for eight snacks

Start by filling out a profile describing your snacking tastes and Graze will hand-pick a box of eight snacks based on your preferences. Graze doesn’t use any genetically modified food ingredients, no artificial flavors or colors, no high fructose corn syrup and no trans fats. Boxes are delivered either every week or every two weeks, based on your preferences.

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Stitch Fix

For: busy women on the go

Cost: varies — only pay for products you decide to keep

Stitch Fix offers a personal styling service that is customizable based on taste and budget. Recipients create a style profile, then receive five personalized products to try. Keep the products you love, and send back the rest. You’ll only pay for what you keep, and give feedback so your personalized recommendations get better every time.

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Love Goodly

Great for: eco-conscious beauty lovers

Cost: $30 per box with annual subscription

Love Goodly offers a chance to discover healthier products and conscious brands. Each box contains five to seven full-sized nontoxic, natural and eco-friendly products and deluxe samples, and each purchase supports a cause.

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Bark Box

Great for: dog lovers

Cost: $19 per month with one year subscription

Bark Boxes are customized based on the size of the dog and each box includes a handful of healthy treats, toys and innovative gadgets. Each box also includes one premium toy.

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Great for: knitters and crocheters

Cost: $37 per month (plus shipping)

Each Yarnbox includes two full-sized skeins of luxury yarns and two patterns. The box also contains two cards from featured pattern authors with coupon codes to download additional patterns.

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Club W

Great for: wine lovers

Cost: starts at $39 per month

Answer six questions about flavors you like, get recommendations from the wine selection based on your taste profile, and you’ll receive monthly shipments of wine based on your preferences. Club W offers a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee and you never pay for a bottle you don’t like.

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Based in central Vermont, Becket Morgan covers apps and lifestyle tech for BreakingModern. Follow her at @becketmorgan on Twitter or +Becket Morgan on G+.

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