A Subscription Box to Get Everyone on Your Nice List
By Emma Sarran Webster| December 7, 2015 |
Chances are you’ve heard of subscription box services like BarkBox and BirchBox, but did you know there’s a subscription offering for almost everything out there? If you’re stuck trying to think of the perfect gift, consider these under-the-radar subscription services....
A Food-of-the-Month club tailored specifically for men, Mantry offers monthly deliveries of six full-size, premium, and artisan foods from around the country. Each box has a theme—like Bourbon BBQ or Tailgate Tour—and includes editorial stories and recipes to accompany the goods. $75 monthly.
This award-winning membership club provides curated boxes of environmentally-friendly and organic products—including healthy snacks, green household products, or all-natural beauty supplies. Set your giftee up with a membership and each month she’ll receive an email from blissmo with details on the three featured boxes of the month. They can either choose one of the three for delivery, or opt to skip that month and wait for the next. $24.90 monthly
There’s something to be said for artisanal, handmade soap: It brings a slice of the spa to your home whenever you use it. Gift your loved one a yearly Soap.Club membership plan—featuring natural and organic soaps made in Hawaii—and ensure he or she will have a constant supply of nourishing soaps like Kona Coffee Kick or Sandalwood Soother. $11.70 monthly for yearly Soap-of-the-Month plan
Campbox sends monthly boxes containing quality camping and hiking gear—think travel lanterns, medical kits, and outdoor-friendly snacks. The seasonal goods are all tested by the company’s field ambassadors, so you know the outdoor adventurer in your life will be getting top-notch gear. $34.95 monthly
Think outside the toy store for the kids this year. Green Kid Crafts delivers eco-friendly monthly Discovery Boxes full of materials for educational craft projects. Themed boxes like Robot Workshop and Safari Science have all the tools to guide kids through hands-on experiences—like making their own robots—that’ll keep them intrigued and entertained. $25 monthly
Umba Box delivers an eclectic selection of high-end handmade goods—each box includes one-to-three items—from jewelry to stationery to bath products. The variety gives an added level of excitement to the monthly deliveries and is a fail-proof gift for that person whose style covers a little bit of everything. $30-$56 monthly
The coffee lover in your life won’t have to worry about being under-caffeinated with this subscription. Craft Coffee delivers 12 ounces of artisan coffee from three different roasters each month—enough to make 42 cups of brew. Plus, the company will email your giftee (after the date you select) to ask some questions about his coffee preferences to customize the deliveries. $29.99 monthly.
Not your average subscription product, Eleven James members receive a regular rotation of luxury watches throughout the year, although they’re not for keeps—think of it as a Netflix-style rental service. In addition to the borrowed watches, members can earn rewards points to put toward watch purchases. There is an application process to become a member, so invite your giftee to fill out a membership application before calling Eleven James to purchase a gift card. $149 monthly, call 855-353-8365 for gift cards