Why give a one-time gift when you can give a gift that keeps on giving month after month? If you’re tired of the same old candles and t-shirts, switch things up this holiday season with some of the best subscription gifts for Christmas.
These days, there are subscriptions for almost everything from wine, coffee and food to pets, clothes and shaving. You can pay a lump sum or a monthly fee to have new, exciting deliveries with some of your favorite kinds of items that come directly to your door. It gives you something to look forward to and an opportunity to explore within areas that you’re interested in or stay up to date on the necessities. The best part is, subscription gifts are the kind you can buy right from the comfort of your couch.
Whether the recipient lets their subscription end after the gift expires or loves it so much they continue to pay for it on their own, there’s surely a subscription gift out there that anyone in your life will love and appreciate. Check out some of our favorites below.
1. Hunt A Killer
FOR CRIME JUNKIES
Got a friend or family member who’s obsessed with true crime? The podcasts and documentaries they love may be free, but those don’t let them participate in the crime-solving process. A Hunt A Killer subscription allows them to experience being a detective solving a murder mystery. You can choose and pay for a six-month (single season) or 12-month (double season) subscription, and an email will be sent to the recipient to claim at no cost to them.
Hunt A Killer
2. Book of the Month
FOR THE BOOKWORM
If you know someone who blows through books in a matter of days, a Book of the Month subscription is the perfect gift. You can choose a three, six or 12-month subscription, and they’ll get one fresh new book for each of those months. Since they’ll probably love it, they can renew the subscription for as long as they want to keep reading more for less.
Book of the Month
3. Say It With A Sock
FOR THOSE WITH COLD FEET
Socks are a necessity. Since we wear them every day, they tend to wear out quickly. You can prepay for a six-month subscription to gift a loved one with one super fun pair per month. They can change the style at any time to make sure they love each and every pair, all of which are reinforced with double knitting at the heel and toe to survive everyday wear. Their feet will be warmer and more stylish than ever.
Sock of the Month
FOR THE DOG PARENT
Dog parents love to spoil their pups. Give them a break from that financial burden with the gift of BarkBox. You can fill in the name, size and breed of the dog, and choose whether you want to gift one, three, six or 12 months of puppy goodies. You can even choose timely themes or be surprised with fun toys, treats and chews.
5. Eater Wine Club
BEST FOR BORDEAUX
Many of us look to Eater for our food and restaurant recommendations, but you probably didn’t know that they also have a wine club. You can pre-pay for a one, three or six month gift subscription to upgrade your friends’ or family’s wine supply. You can gift two or four bottles per month depending on how much the recipient tends to indulge, and they can always join on their own afterwards if they can’t get enough.
Eater Wine Club
FOR THE BEAUTY ENTHUSIAST
In can be hard to know what to get for the woman in your life, especially if you don’t want to ask and ruin the surprise. Not only does this subscription gift keep on giving for as many months as you’d like, but it also offers them a variety of beauty and cosmetic products. They sample some of the most high-end brands, and you can even include a personal note with the first box.
7. Pasta of the Month Club
FOR THE FOODIE
Sfoglini makes all kinds of amazing, homemade, fresh pasta locally in New York. If you have a friend or family member who loves to cook and eat, they’ll be drooling over this Past of the Month club. For three months, they’ll get two boxes of classic and specialty pasta, along with recipe cards and some other fun foodie surprises. It won’t auto-renew after three months, but we’re sure your loved one will choose to subscribe on their own.
Pasta of the Month Club
8. Trade Coffee Subscription
FOR THE CAFFEINE ADDICT
Coffee is expensive, but it’s also essential, and much more affordable to make it yourself at home. Gift the coffee lover in your life this Trade Coffee subscription. Rather than choose an amount of months, you can choose an amount of bean bags from the nation’s top roasters, and they get to choose their preferences and the frequency in which they receive them. They can adjust the coffees and order frequency as they go, in case they fall in love with one or want to explore new blends.