There's a Box for That: Our Favorite Subscription Services to Gift
A few holidays back, I unwittingly stumbled upon my father's favorite Christmas gift of all time: a Netflix subscription. Stumped over what to get the man who insisted he wanted for nothing, I landed on an unlimited bounty of DVD rentals, a cheeky wink to my sister for all those years spent being chastised for accruing late fees on his dime. Four years later, it's still all he wants for Christmas. Subscription gifts promise to keep your loved ones fully stocked with their favorite goods and services all throughout the year. Keep scrolling to see our favorite picks.
Who: Bespoke Post
What: With a unique and masterful selection of goods, Bespoke Post offers handsomely outfitted themed boxes alongside its online store. Each box is themed and curated with manly goods and unique finds. Gift a club subscription or pick up one of the past boxes à la carte. You’ll find everything from special-edition travel essentials to hop-tasting kits.
What: This indie-food-scene site offers a curated menu of everything under the sun, from gourmet popcorn and pickles to coffee and cocktails. In addition to the site's wildly fun gift bags, the company also offers monthly boxes. The Best of Mouth club subscription will get you all the latest discoveries and delicious tried-and-true favorites delivered straight to your door. If you’re looking to specialize, gift a monthly vodka club subscription to the martini-lover in your life. They also offer 16 food and beverage options to choose from. Bacon every month? There’s a club for that, too.
Who: Club W
What: A hassle-free way to discover new wines throughout the year, Club W allows for personalized subscriptions starting with three boutique bottles a month. Club W works directly with wine makers. The company ships directly, meaning you’re assured the best price and an impressive variety of boutique bouquets. Club W even has a convenient app that enables you to edit your subscription on the go.
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What: Every dog owner loves to spoil man’s best friend. Purchasing new pet toys, treats, and accessories is a near-constant affair. The New York-based monthly subscription service provides pet-themed products and technology delivered straight to your door. For the animal aficionado in your life, it’s the perfect way to keep Fido annually entertained.
Who: Scent Bird
What: For the friend or family member who is constantly falling in love with new fragrances, Scent Bird affords complete freedom to sample and explore to your heart's content. Each month, you'll receive a new 30-day supply sample of a designer fragrance. The library is stocked with everything from the newest Tom Ford to Prada. It's a neophiliac's dream come true.
Who: Three Jerks Jerky
What: Made from 100% filet mignon and all-natural ingredients that are gluten-free, nitrate-free and artificial-preservative-free, Three Jerks Jerky is the the culmination of best friends Jordan Barrocas and Daniel Fogelson's quest for impeccably cured, ethically sourced meats. Their flavors are distinctive and addictively delicious. For the meat lover, a monthly subscription provides three bags full of indulgent, protein-fueled snacks on the go.
What: The popular online subscription retailer offers members personalized, high-quality sportswear and activewear accessories on a monthly basis. Stocked with vibrant prints and flattering silhouettes, the constantly evolving inventory is enough to inspire all the New Year’s resolutions you can dream up.
What's your favorite subscription service? Tell us in the comments below.