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Oct 31 2017
3 months ago
3:04 PM MST

15 of the BEST Subscription Boxes to Give as Gifts

Oct 31, 2017 @ 3:04 PM MST
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Subscription boxes have become increasingly popular over the years, which makes them an easy go-to gift for the upcoming holiday season. With a few clicks, you can have gifts purchased for ALL of your friends, family members and even pets – with no shopping or wrapping involved! Awesome, right!?

Plus, who doesn’t love getting fun surprises in the mail every month? 🙋 BUT how do you know which subscription boxes are worth the money? Check out a few of our favorite subscription boxes…

1.) Stitch Fix – for the Busy Mom

My Stitch Fix Box Stitch Fix sends you a box with 5 items for you to try out, based on your customized style profile. You simply keep what you like, and send back anything you don’t like. Shipping is free both ways! The styling fee for each box is $20, and that goes towards anything you decide to keep. I especially love the fact that you get to try things on in your own home, since I don’t have a lot of time to shop! Read more about Collin’s experience here.

Stitch Fix

Hip TipI recently signed up for Stitch Fix and love it! But, be sure to send them your Pinterest link and be VERY detailed with things you like or don’t like. I recently received a pair of jeans that fit amazing! Note that Stitch Fix may not be a good fit for everyone.


2.) Kiwi Company Crates – for the Creative Kid

You’ve probably heard of Kiwi Crate, but you may not know that they make different boxes for different ages and interests.

Their new Cricket Crate is for ages 0-2, Koala Crate is for ages 3-4, Kiwi Crate is for ages 5-8, Doodle Crate is for ages 9-16 and is art focused, while the Tinker Crate is for ages 9-16+ and is STEM based.

Kiwi Crate

Each crate is meant to inspire creativity through fun, engaging activities. Subscriptions start at $16.95/month for 12 months but you can switch crates at any time!


3.) Birchbox – for the Beauty Buff

With Birchbox, you get a monthly delivery of beauty samples that are personalized to you for just $10/month or $110/year. It’s a great way to sample out different beauty products to find your faves. Each month, your personalized beauty box will include five deluxe product samples. You’ll get to try all different types of products, from hair care to skincare to makeup.

Also, Birchbox Man is a monthly “beauty box” for men! Each month, your personalized box will feature five of top-shelf grooming samples—from daily moisturizers to classic pomades—plus a full-size product like a gadget, bar tool, or stylish accessory. Subscriptions are $10/month or $60/6-months.

Hip Tip: If you’re interested in trying other beauty subscription boxes, I’ve heard great things about FabFitFun, PLAY! by Sephora, Scentbox, Allure, Julep, Ipsy and BoxyCharm just to name a few!


4.) Dollar Shave Club: for the Men in your Life

Dollar Shave Club offers premium shaving products sent to your door every month. Plus, NEW members can score a Starter Kit for only $5 shipped (over a $14 value!) – no promo code required!

The starter kit includes an Executive Razor Handle along with 4 razor cartridges, Dr. Carver’s Easy Shave Butter, Wanderer Calming Amber Lavender Body Cleanser AND One Wipe Charlie’s 3-Pack wipes. After your trial box, you’ll pay just $9 shipped per month for 4 razor cartridges.

You can cancel at ANY time with just a few clicks as long as you do so at least one day before your next box ships. And Dollar Shave Club offers a 100% back money-back guarantee so if you’re not happy with anything for any reason, they’ll refund your money! Awesome!

Hip Tip: You can also check out lots of other Men’s Subscription boxes through CrateJoy!


5.) Love with Food – for the Foodie

Love with Food is a great way to discover new organic, all-natural or gluten-free snacks delivered to your door monthly. Memberships start as low as $7.99/month and all include free shipping.

Plus, they donate a portion of the proceeds to help fight childhood hunger in the US and around the world. They donate to organizations like Feeding America and The Global Food Banking Network.

Hip TipIf you enjoy other snack boxes, consider ordering a Graze Snack Box for just $1 shipped!


6.) BarkBox – for your Furry Friend

Each BarkBox is tailored according to the size of your dog and includes at least 2 high-quality toys, 2 all-natural bags of treats, and a chew toy – all curated around each month’s unique theme.

Subscriptions start at $29 for 1 month, $25 for 6 months, or $21 for 12 months and include free shipping. And if your pup doesn’t absolutely love an item, BarkBox will send them a FREE replacement!

Hip Tip: You can also check out lots of other Pet Subscription boxes through CrateJoy!


7.) Loot Crate – for the Gamer (And Teen!)

Loot Crate offers many different monthly boxes based on preferences and price point. You can score toys, clothes, and other gamer goods for a great price. Loot Crate is also a great option for a teen who is hard to shop for. Subscription start at $8.99/month.

They even have a box for your pet – Loot Pets!


8.) KidStir – for your Tiny Chef

The Kidstir kits include 2 kid-sized tools and one special extra, 3 step-by-step recipes covering all food groups, a digital and printed shopping list, 3 fun games and activities, and a special cookbook binder to collect all your recipes. Subscriptions start at just $12.95 per month from KidStir.


9.) TOMBoxes (Time of the Month Boxes) – for the Hormonal Friend

Ummm… GENIUS! Where have TomBoxes been all my life?! 😉 Starting at just $10/month, TomBoxes are here to make THAT time of the month a little easier. This would make a great gift for a friend who has particularly rough periods, or for a teenage daughter or niece. LOVE it!


10.) Candy Club – for the Sweet Tooth

With Candy Club, you’ll get an amazing selection of candy delivered straight to your door every month. From gummies and taffy to jellybeans and sour strawberry straws, you’ll get a delicious assortment of candies. Plans start at $21.99/month plus shipping but you can score $20 off your first box whenever you go here and enter the code SHAREASALE20OFF at checkout.


11.) Bean Box – for the Coffee Addict

Bean Box is a monthly coffee subscription box where you can get monthly coffee deliveries from Seattle’s premier coffee artists. Every month, you will receive 4 samples of different coffee roasts, shipped fresh within 48 hours of roasting. Note that plans automatically renew at $21/month with free shipping but you can cancel any time.

Plus, for a limited time, you can get your first Bean Box Sampler that includes FOUR 1.8oz sampler bags roasted in your roast preference completely free (a $21 value) – just pay $3.99 shipping.


12.) Amazon STEM Club – for the Hands on Learner

The Amazon STEM Club Toy Subscription is a monthly subscription box from Amazon that delivers handpicked, high-quality science, technology, engineering, and math toys to your door for just $19.99 shipped. Each month, you’ll get a different, age-appropriate STEM toy that encourages your child to learn through play. Toys focus on subjects such as chemistry, computer science, and natural sciences.

Choose from three age ranges to make sure the toys you receive are tailored to your child’s learning level – 3-4 year olds, 5-7 year olds & 8-13 year olds. Limit one subscription per age range per account.

Your first STEM Club toy will ship for free within 2 days of signing up and will arrive at your shipping destination in about a week. Since this is a subscription service, it begins upon sign-up and will renew each month automatically on the same day of the month as you signed up. You can cancel your subscription at ANY time in “Your Memberships & Subscriptions” section.

Hip Tip: You can also check out lots of other Kids’ Subscription boxes through CrateJoy!


13.) My First Reading Club – for the Kid Bookworm

My First Reading Club is a monthly children’s book subscription for ages 0–12. Choose your age range and receive three books tailored to your child’s reading level, plus each box will come with a free beauty gift for mom, too. AND, you can use the code MSAREADS to save $5 off your first order, making it just $4.99 + shipping. (Photo Credit)


14.) Book of the Month – for the Adult Bookworm

Book of the Month is a monthly book subscription box. Each month, 5 curators pick out their favorite new hardcover books, and you can choose ONE that you want to receive on the first of the month.

With your membership, you will be able to add a book of your choice for $14.99/month, add extra books to your shipment for $9.99 each, skip any month you want, and get Free shipping, always. And for a limited time, use coupon code FREEBIE to get a free bonus book with your first month, too!

Hip Tip: You can also check out lots of other Book Subscription boxes through CrateJoy!


15.) Sports Box – for the Sports Fan

With a Sports Box, you get a monthly box of training tools & accessories, practice drills & tips, gear and other fun products for your athlete. Simply select the sport (baseball, softball, basketball, football or hockey), age/skill level, subscription renewal term and then checkout. Boxes start at $29.99/month but you can use the code PLAY20 to get 20% off your first month’s box.


Written by Mary for Hip2Save. Mary is a proud mom to 3 kids in Austin, TX, who thrives off Jesus, running long distance, bargain shopping, warm Texas weather, a yummy latte…and a little Candy Crush from time to time. She also loves quality time with family & friends and sharing great deals with others.

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