15 Monthly Subscription Boxes That Take the Effort Out of Holiday Shopping


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Be smart this holiday season and give the gift that keeps on giving, literally. A monthly subscription will continue to surprise your lucky giftee with thoughtfully curated boxes (and zero effort on your part.) What's not to love? We rounded up the top picks of the year, including the OG beauty box, an Amazon pick of tasty Japanese snacks, and more clever subscription boxes for everyone on your list.

Advertisement – Continue Reading Below For the Amateur Sommelier Blue Apron Wine Box blueapron.com $10.00 SHOP NOW

Blue Apron is known for their meal delivery service, but did you know they had a wine club too? Skip the liquor store and let your giftee sit back and relax with a trifecta of wines delivered monthly.

For Beauty Insiders Birchbox birchbox.com $30.00 SHOP NOW

The OG beauty box is still going strong. Give your BFF her share of full and travel-sized products to test out, helping end her search for the perfect mascara.

For the Constant Snacker Authentic Japanese Snack & Candy Subscription Bokksu amazon.com $39.00 SHOP NOW

Are they tired of Hot Cheetos? Well, probably not. But this box gives an edit of unexpected Japanese snacks, like green tea Kit Kats (which are arguably better than the regular chocolate one).

For the Stylish Kiddo Kids Box Stitch Fix stitchfix.com $8.00 SHOP NOW

Stitch Fix isn't technically a subscription box, but a personalized edit of items for your giftee to try. Whatever they don't want, they can send back and you only pay for their faves. They recently introduced children's clothes, which means your favorite niece or nephew is about to be the most stylish kid in school.

For the Style Fiend Box of Style Box of Style boxofstyle.com $99.99 SHOP NOW

Rachel Zoe's subscription box offers not only a keen edit of clothes and accessories, but also top beauty brands like Oribe, Missoni, and elevated home goods, too.

For the Horticulturist House Plant Box Cratejoy cratejoy.com $12.00 SHOP NOW

This box is great for budding plant parents. Every month they'll receive a plant or plant-related item (like plant fertilizer, planters, or display stands) to help encourage their green thumb.

For the Self-Care Guru Handpicked Korean Sheet Masks Subscription Box FaceTory amazon.com $8.90 SHOP NOW

If they're all about self-care, this box will make them very happy. Priced super low at $9 a month, they'll receive a fun edit of Korean sheet masks that will turn Sunday scaries into #selfcaresunday.

For the Mega Fan Loot Crate Lootcrate lootcrate.com $17.99 SHOP NOW

Know someone obsessed with Harry Potter, Fallout, Star Wars, or anything with a fan base? Well, Lootcrate has all their sci-fi and gaming needs covered.

For the Fragrance Nerd Frangrance Subscription Box Scentbird scentbird.com $450.00 SHOP NOW

There's no need to invest in an expensive fragrance if they haven't found their signature scent yet. This box sends 3 mini spray bottles so they can experiment with their olfactory senses until they find the one.

For Dog Lovers (Who Love a Good Pun) Barkbox Barkbox barkbox.com $21.00 SHOP NOW

Your pooch deserves some love, too. What better way to say 'I ruff you' than with a box filled with doggy snacks and toys, themed with a tongue-in-cheek names like "Dogsmas in the City."

For the Audiophile Monthly Vinyl Subscription Vinyl Me PLease vinylmeplease.com $150.00 SHOP NOW

It can be stressful to send your Sppotify playlist to your music-loving friend, but Vinyl Me Please takes the anxiety away with this monthly subscription. They'll receive an exclusive record a month, like a hot pink vinyl from their new favorite band.

For the Well-Dressed Man Tie Subscription Club The Tie Bar thetiebar.com $199.00 SHOP NOW

A tie is a classic gift, but why not gift them one year-round? They also offer curated gift boxes like this one, which includes all the accessories that maketh a man.

For the Chef on a Budget Purple Carrot Purple Carrot purplecarrot.com $71.94 SHOP NOW

Eating vegan can be a challenge, but Purple Carrot makes it less intimidating to cook elaborate meals at home. It's an even greater gift if they invite you to dine with them, too.

For the Runner The Runner Box The Runner Box therunnerbox.com $30.00 SHOP NOW

Marathoners are a special breed, so they will appreciate this considerate gift. Each box includes 11-14 hand-picked items tested by their team of athletes, like that weird energy gel runners eat mid-race.

For the Do-Gooder Globein Box Globein globein.com $43.00 SHOP NOW

Fair trade products make for guilt-free gifting, and everything from Globein comes with a story. Their products are made by traditional artisans all over the world, supporting industries from India and Mexico.

Justine Carreon Justine Carreon is the market editor at ELLE.com covering fashion, Dutch ovens, and fashion again. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below The Best Bra Brands for Women With Large Cup Sizes MTV to Honor Marc Jacobs at 2019 VMAs Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Gucci Hires Director of Diversity and Inclusion Um, This New Clothing Rental Company Is AMAZING Kerby Jean-Raymond Has a New Job at Reebok 6 Accessories Under $100 For Summer To Fall Created by Charles & Keith Would You Allow Amazon to Style Your Wardrobe? Fall Fashion Through the Years 10 Types of Bras Every Woman Should Own A Night Out With Chanel and Pom Klementieff


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