The Very Best Subscription Boxes to Give This Holiday

updated Dec 12, 2019
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We love a subscription box as a holiday gift because it really is the present that keeps on giving. Even if you just order a one-off box, it’s sure to be full of goodies that’ll last a while and act as a steady reminder of how great and thoughtful you are. And there are all sorts of box options these days — not just bacon or sock subscriptions! These are some of our favorites and they’re all sure to be delivered on time (either the actual box or an email/print-out, letting your loved one know what’s coming).

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1. Blue Apron

While other meal kit companies have come and gone, Blue Apron is still going strong. And it still makes a thoughtful gift for anyone you know how loves to cook but doesn’t have time to meal plan or grocery shop. You can choose how much you’re willing to spend ($120 is the most popular amount and gets the recipient a two-week delivery of three recipes on any two-serving Meal Plan) and you can have your gift printed out or emailed (in case you’re doing this super last-minute).

Buy: Blue Apron, from $60 at Blue Apron

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2. Pickles of the Month Club

Who wouldn’t want to receive a bunch of pickles in the mail, month after month? Sign your loved one up for the three-month plan and she’ll get an assortment — classic bread and butter pickles, pickled tomatoes, garlicky dill pickles, etc. — sent right to her doorstep.

Buy: Pickles of the Month Club, from $60 at Mouth

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3. Butcher Box

A box of high-quality meat for the holiday? We don’t know any omnivore who would turn that down. Butcher Box has a six-piece sampler that allows you to build a custom box; choose from wild-caught Alaskan sockeye salmon, boneless pork chops, a whole chicken, and more.

Buy: Butcher Box, $149 at Butcher Box

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4. The Keto Box

For anyone who’s been talking about going keto in 2020, this box will help them stay satiated throughout the workday. The three-month option is the most popular and it includes more than 10 keto-friendly snacks/treats that can easily be stashed in a desk drawer or eaten on the go.

Buy: The Keto Box, from $40 at The Keto Box

5. Countries Subscription Box

Frequent travelers and wannabe travelers will enjoy this box, which is stuffed with a curated selection of treats (new ingredients, drinks, and snacks) from around the world.

Buy: Countries Subscription Box, from $39 at Try the World

6. Gluten-Free Snack Subscription Box

Folks who need to avoid gluten haven’t been forgotten! Send three, six, or 12 months of gluten-free snacks and make someone’s day. The included treats are mostly dairy-free, contain no high-fructose corn syrup, are organic or all-natural, and super fun to sort through.

Buy: Gluten-Free Snack Subscription Box, from $69 at Love with Food

7. Charcuterie of the Month Club

If a box of frozen meat (number 3) doesn’t do it for you, consider a box of CURED meats. This Charcuterie of the Month Club includes two full-sized artisan charcuterie items, plus a fun accompaniment that is meant to pair with the included selections. 

Buy: Charcuterie of the Month Club, from $130 at iGourmet

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8. Cheese of the Month Club

There’s no one we trust more to run a Cheese of the Month Club than the folks at Murray’s. You just have to select the length of time for the gift (three, six, or 12 months, or month-to-month) and the pro cheesemongers will do the rest, choosing a rotating collection of three or four approachable and iconic cheeses.

Buy: Cheese of the Month Club, from $63 at Murray’s Cheese

9. Daily Harvest Gift Box

Give the gift of smoothies! Daily Harvest makes pre-assembled smoothie cups (with an emphasis on fruits and veggies) that just need to be blended up (with water, milk, or coconut water). Send a nine-cup box to your favorite smoothie-lover and she’ll get to fill it up with her favorites.

Buy: Daily Harvest Gift Box, $75 for a 9-item box at Daily Harvest

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10. Holiday Brights Box

We all know someone who’d rather have a bunch of sour gummy candies than sweet chocolates. This box was created for those people. It’s got six different sour candies including Sour Apple Laces, Sour Pink Cadillacs, Wild Cherry Belts, and more.

Buy: Holiday Brights Box, from $30 at Candy Club

It’s the holiday season, which means it’s time to do some gift shopping! We’re sharing our favorite picks for anyone on your list — check out all of our gift guides here!