11 of the BEST Subscription Boxes to Give as Gifts
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Subscription boxes have become increasingly popular over the years, which makes them an easy go-to gift. With a few clicks, you can purchase the best gifts 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 the best subscription boxes to give as gifts!
1. Stitch Fix – for the Busy Mom
Stitch Fix sends you a box with five 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 – and shipping is free both ways! The styling fee for each box is $20, but that goes toward 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 our experience with Stitch Fix and gifting StitchFix.
Check out this review from a Hip2Save Sidekick:
“I recently signed up for Stitch Fix and love it! That said, 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 LOTS of different boxes for different ages and interests, starting at birth and going all the way up to adult kids! 😉
Their Tadpole Crate is for ages 0-36 months, Koala Crate is for ages 3-4, Kiwi Crate is for ages 5-8, Atlas Crate is for ages 6-11, Doodle Crate is for ages 9-16 and is art focused, the Tinker Crate is for ages 9-16+ and is STEM-based, AND the Eureka Crate is for ages 14+.
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!
Hip Tip: We’re also BIG fans of the Amazon STEM Club Toy Subscription, a monthly subscription box from Amazon that delivers handpicked, high-quality science, technology, engineering, and math toys to your door for just $19.99/box 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.
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 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.
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 $110/12-months.
4. FabFitFun – for the Fab Fashionista
FabFitFun is a subscription box filled with FULL-SIZE fashion, beauty, fitness, and lifestyle products from brands like Kate Somerville, Tarte, CHI, Butter London, Zoya, and more! Each season, you’ll be able to choose products and add-ons that you want in your box, or you can make it a surprise – your choice!
For just $49.99 every season, you’ll get an awesome box filled with $200 to $300 worth of FULL-sized, name-brand products hand-picked by the FabFitFun team. We think this is such a fun box that’s worth every penny!
5. Dollar Shave Club – for the Men in your Life
The starter kit includes an Executive Razor Handle along with four 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 four 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!
6. Degusta Box – for the Foodie
Like food surprises? Degusta Box is a great way to try new food products every month from popular brands. Every month, they put together a new selection of treats and have it shipped right to your door – or the door of a loved one or friend.
You’ll receive a variety of exciting food products in your box each month – all items in the box will be a surprise! Plus, when you try your first Degusta Box, you’ll save an additional 35% and will score up to 14 products for only $12.99 delivered (regularly $19.99). Wow!
7. BarkBox – for your Furry Friend
Each BarkBox is tailored according to the size of your dog and includes at least two high-quality, innovative toys, two all-natural bags of treats, and a chew toy – all curated around each month’s unique theme.
Subscriptions start at $22/box and are valued at over $40 – and include free shipping. And if your pup doesn’t absolutely love an item, BarkBox will send them a FREE replacement!
8. 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-themed goods at a great price. Loot Crate is also a great option for a teen who’s hard to shop for.
Subscriptions start at $19.99 for one month and go as low as $11.99/month when you sign up for a 1-year subscription. Choose from Pop Culture Crates, Gaming Crates, Film + TV Crates, or Sci-Fi + Fantasy Crates. Plus, you can use the code AFFILIATE15 to get 15% off any Loot Crate through December 31st, 2018.
9. Bulu Box – for the Health Nut
Wanna try before you buy? Bulu Box is the first health, nutrition, and weight loss discovery box designed to help you feel your best. Each month, you’ll get a box curated with a new mix of 5-6 premium samples from top brands to try – including vitamins, supplements, and more.
Every sample is sufficient enough to decide if the product is right for you. PLUS, shipping is always free, and you can cancel your subscription at ANY time. You can choose between an Original or Weight Loss box, and you’ll also get access to expert tips, tricks, and a supportive community. Subscriptions start at $10/month, OR as low as $8/month with a 1-year subscription.
10. Book of the Month – for the Adult Bookworm
Know a bookworm? Book of the Month is a monthly book subscription box. Each month, five 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’ll 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.
11. Disney Princess – for the Little Princess
Do you know a little princess who would love a box of magical Disney treasures delivered right to their doorstep this Christmas? If so, Disney Princess Subscription Boxes would make a perfect gift idea!
Each box features a different Disney Princess like Belle, Moana, Ariel, Jasmine, Aurora, and Cinderella – and even comes with a signed letter and exclusive video greeting! There are currently two subscription options to choose from that will arrive on your doorstep every other month – the Basic Box or the Deluxe Box. Read more about this Disney Princess subscription!