A subscription box is the gift that literally never stops giving – until you decide it should. As the name suggests, a subscription box is usually a monthly package with a single theme, arriving at the doorstep of your designated address. You can buy a subscription box for yourself, or you can gift one – an organized box of, say, deli or Marvel Funko Pops is definitely a departure from the same old, same old this holiday.
“Cancel anytime” policies are common, making it easy to break away from your box. If you buy from a merchant through Amazon – and the Amazon Marketplace has over 400 subscription box options – then you’ll manage the subscription through the “Subscriptions and Subscriptions” section of the site. Cancel with one click or change your renewal settings with another click. Amazon also supports subscription box purchases with its “A-to-Z Guarantee”, which offers protection against missing, lost, delayed or damaged shipments.
If a subscription box seems like the answer to your needs for holiday giveaways and more, but you’re not sure where to start, then we’ve got some good news: we’ve curated a list of suggested subscription boxes. Our recommendations are all available for purchase through Amazon, and all are rated on the site as four stars or more, based on at least 250 user reviews. And, yes, everything can be canceled at any time through Amazon.
Each suggestion here is aimed at a specific type of person: the dog lover, tea lover, and makeup lover, included. And, remember, it doesn’t matter if all of these types of people are you.
Subscription box for the dog owner: BarkBox
BarkBox promises a monthly delivery consisting of two dog toys, two bags of dog treats and a chew product; each box is built around a monthly theme. (Try to guess what October was …)
BarkBox says the first box will be shipped immediately; shipping is free within the contiguous United States (that is, not Alaska or Hawaii).
Select the size of dog you are purchasing gifts for: Small, Medium, or Large. No matter the size, the boxes are the same price: $ 35 per month.
BarkBox, $ 35 per month
Subscription box for the person who ️ wears makeup: Allure Beauty Box
This box of Allure is basically committed to delivering value and expertise – and, oh, yeah, makeup too.
A veteran of the subscription box industry, Allure says each monthly box contains at least six publisher-tested products, at least three of which will be full-size. In October, for example, Allure claims that subscribers received articles from Boscia, Kaja, Whish and more. An Allure mini-magazine is also included in each box.
The subscription costs $ 23 per month; Allure sets the retail value of a month’s content at over $ 100.
Allure beauty set, $ 23 per month
Subscription package for children: Bitsbox
Bitsbox is for kids ages 6 to 12 who want to learn coding – or, frankly, whose parents or guardians want them to learn coding. Each monthly box comes with a dozen app projects, plus stickers, an explanation for adults, and more. New subscribers will start with the level 1 box (titled “Animal House”). It introduces concepts and comes with a workbook for all the application cards you will get. From there, the boxes level up sequentially. As your child’s coding skills evolve, so does the material offered by Bitsbox. Coding is done via the Bitsbox site.
Note that Bitsbox teaches typed coding, so your pint-sized coder really needs access to a physical keyboard (and, yes, the internet). Overall, no special equipment is needed: Bitsbox says any laptop or desktop that can run “any modern web browser” will do.
At time of publication, the first Bitsbox was selling for $ 21; after that, the subscription will be renewed at $ 30 per month.
Bitsbox, $ 21 for the first month
Personal care subscription package: TheraBox
The TheraBox subscription box is perfect for someone in need of pampering and relaxation. Each monthly TheraBox comes with six or more products, such as organic bath soaps and scrubs, as well as a mindfulness item. One box from 2020, according to TheraBox, delivered items from brands like Meg Cosmetics, J&L Naturals, and Clear My Head, and included a felt board lettering that was just waiting for an inspirational quote.
TheraBox offered its first box for $ 32, then $ 45 a month later. He estimates that the contents of each monthly box are worth over $ 120. Delivery is free.
TheraBox, $ 32 for the first month
Box subscription for gourmets: Bokksu
So there is a parcel Amazon choice of subscription snack boxes: keto cookies. We are highlighting the Bokksu box because, if you will allow me the expression, it is a bit outside the box. In addition, he has extremely positive Amazon reviews: A four and a half star rating based on over 1,000 user reviews.
Bokksu offers a monthly themed dose of 20-25 Japanese snacks (mochi puffs! Tempura seaweed! Sake candy!), Shipped direct from Japan – at no additional shipping cost to you. Each box also includes a guide that informs your snacking experience with background and information on the month’s theme, box flavor profiles and more.
The first Bokksu box is priced at $ 45; then it’s $ 50 for each subsequent month.
Bokksu, $ 45 for the first month
Subscription box for people who are literally there for tea: Simple Loose Leaf Tea Company
Simple Loose Leaf Tea Company offers a number of subscription sets: sets focused on loose black teas, loose green teas, loose herbal teas, and a loose leaf sampler. Each type of box is shipped for free and is available in a four-tea, three-tea, or two-tea pack. In the name of saving flavor, teas come in resealable sachets. Your initial box even comes with reusable linen filters.
At the time of publication, Simple Loose Leaf Tea Company was offering its first boxes – collections of two, three, and four teas – for $ 5. The collection of two teas was $ 15 for each following month. The box of four teas: $ 25.
Box of four Simple Loose Leaf Tea Company teas, $ 5 for the first box
Subscription package for people with cold feet: Sock Fancy
With its subscription box (or package, really), Sock Fancy will deliver you (or your gift) a new pair of crew or no-show socks once a month – or, roughly at the rate you get. (or your gift) probably lose a pair. Sock Fancy won’t tell you in advance what kind of socks you’ll get – that’s because it’s meant to be a surprise. Sock Fancy promises that all of its combed cotton socks are stylish, durable and made on a 200 needle knitting machine. So basically this subscription box is supposed to provide a Well surprise.
Packages are shipped free of charge. A first shipment of invisible socks for men or women can be purchased for $ 9.60, and $ 12 per month thereafter. The prices for crew socks vary depending on whether you buy men’s socks or women’s sizes.
Sock Fancy (invisible socks, men or women), $ 9.60 for the first box
Harry Potter Fans Subscription Box: Harry Potter T-shirt Club
Are you, or do you know, the Harry Potter fan who has absolutely everything Harry Potter? The Harry Potter T-Shirt Club may be the ticket to shake things up at Hogwarts. Each month you will receive an officially licensed Harry Potter t-shirt with a “new mystery design”. Translation: you won’t get anything from the display stand at the department store; these shirts are printed by Amazon and exclusive to T-shirt club members.
Sizes for men, women and youth are available. At last glance, the subscription price was the same no matter who you buy for: $ 20 per month. Delivery is free. (And, in full disclosure, it appears the only box involved in this subscription are the Amazon boxes the shirts are shipped in.)
Harry Potter T-Shirt Club, $ 20 per month