2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Subscription Gifts that Keep on Giving

These subscription gifts are sure to brighten the recipient’s home every time they land on their doorstep.

We all love finding the perfect gift for our loved ones. These subscription gifts are sure to brighten the recipient’s home every time they land on their doorstep. We have ideas for everyone on your list from the foodie, to the beauty enthusiast, the fashionista and even the pup!

The Foodie

Image source: Blueapron.com

Image source: Blueapron.com

Send Someone Dinner
For the busy foodie on your list, or one who simply loves to cook but needs some inspiration, meal delivery services like Blue Apron or Plated are the perfect thing on the menu. Ingredients arrive pre-portioned with easy-to-follow recipes. Whether you select the 2-person plan or a family plan, both net out to less than $10 per person per meal. There’s even an option to add a wine plan to go along with the meal.

Image source: RawSpiceBar

Image source: RawSpiceBar

Spice Things Up
If you have someone on your list who loves to travel and discover new tastes, RawSpiceBar can take your loved one on a culinary adventure without ever leaving their home’s kitchen. A unique subscription gift, RawSpiceBar delivers 3 freshly ground, exotic and global flavors from around the world to your doorstep for $6/month. Past spice boxes have included Istanbul, Navajo, Japanese and many others.

Say Cheese!
If you know a cheese addict, what better gift to send them than a monthly delivery of ooey, gooey, stinky, delicious cheese! Check out the Artisanal Cheese Club where on the first Wednesday of every month, they’ll send you one cheese from each of the four categories: mild, medium, bold and strong. A standard subscription runs at $177 for 3 months.

Pets

barkbox

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Bark up the Right Tree
Santa Paws recommends gifting a BarkBox subscription for the pup or pet lover in your life. Your four-legged friend will surely be barking at the door when he sniffs out the arrival of this monthly box of dog goodies. You can choose a gift package from one month at $39 to a full year at $319. Woof!

Beauty

Image source: Birchbox.com

Image source: Birchbox.com

Pretty, Pretty, Please
For the beauty enthusiast in your household, consider the joy a delivery of magical potions could bring! With Birchbox, you can send a monthly beauty box (or grooming box for the handsome guy on your list!) with sample beauty products tailored to a custom profile. Gift a women’s subscription box, starting at $30 or a man’s subscription box, starting at $60.

Shave Time, Shave Money
With a motto of shave time, shave money, a Dollar Shave Club subscription is perfect for almost anyone on your list. Gift a better bathroom routine with the Dollar Shave Club’s monthly razor delivery. Choose from 3 high-quality blade options and the recipient will get a great shave in a box.

Style

Dress to Impress
Sending someone a sweater is so 2014. Instead, send them a monthly subscription to Stitch Fix for women, or Trunk Club for men, which delivers clothing and accessories hand-selected by a personal stylist right to their door. The recipient takes a short quiz to establish their personal style. A personal stylist then selects pieces that fit their profile, and the subscriber can choose to keep what they like and send back what doesn’t work.

Image source: Sockclub.com

Image source: Sockclub.com

Sock it to Me
This subscription gift will put a spring in anyone’s step.  To gift a subscription to Sock Club, a service that will send a new pair of socks to your doorstep each month, all you need is to know the giftee’s average shoe size (you select from small, medium or large) and their address.  It’s as simple as that.  Then you can kick off your shoes and relax!  A 3 month subscription starts at $36.

Entertainment

Send them the Movies
Do you have a movie buff or a friend who can never miss an episode of The Walking Dead? Send them a subscription to Netflix or Hulu so they can enjoy the best in moves and TV shows right from their own couch.

Victoria Keichinger is the Director, Brand Marketing for Coldwell Banker Real Estate. When she's not managing national media and advertising for the Coldwell Banker brand at work, she finds herself most at home in Jersey City, NJ with her pre-school crush turned spouse (and baby on the way). A true francophile, she loves to travel and will go anywhere there are ski slopes.

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