FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.
United

Giving Subscription Services as Gifts

by Erich Martin

Dec 27, 2019

Ifeelstock | Dreamstime.com

Travel Tips

Giving gifts can be a challenge and the task grows when you need to manage the holiday season. For something a little out of the ordinary that shows you still know your charge, consider gifting a subscription service.

 

Years ago, it seemed like subscription services were few and far between. I distinctly remember one for pop culture, but that was the only one I was aware of — now it seems like there is a box for anyone.

 

Vellabox is perfect for those on your list who can never have enough candles. Some people might enjoy picking out a few at the store, but Vellabox continues the giving well after the holidays. The service offers three tiers of gift subscriptions, $10–30 per month. In addition to the candles, each box includes a fun mystery gift.

 

As someone who recently received this subscription as a birthday gift, I can vouch for Book of the Month as an excellent, giftable subscription service. The premise is simple: Each month the website curates five books, the receiver chooses one or more and the book is sent to them. Users can pick as many books as they want to receive each month. The subscription is available in increments of three, six and 12 months.

 

For the younger ones in your family, consider Kiwi Crate. This crate inspires creativity and scientific growth in all ages. When selecting the gift subscription, just choose the age of the recipient and how long the gift should last. There are plenty of different options for babies, kids and ages 16 and older.

 

For dog parents, consider gifting Bark Box. Every month, this box delivers treats, toys and more to a lucky pup. When setting the subscription up, choose the dog’s size, enter the name and how long you want them to receive the gift. This subscription is available from individual boxes, to three, six and 12 months.

 

If none of these subscriptions work for the person on your list, just do a quick search. From horror and flowers to wine, there is truly a subscription box for everything. If all else fails, consider a gift card to a subscription site, as most of them offer one-off gifts instead of whole subscriptions as well.

#WhereverFamily

Insta Feed
Destinations / Europe
Jul 16, 2024

Zermatt: Not Just for Winter Sports

Green meadows of wildflowers with a backdrop of snow-covered Matterhorn and surrounding Alpine peaks make Zermatt an ideal setting for a summer or fall family vacation. Traveling there by train is easy with a free Swiss Family Card, which allows children aged 6–16 to travel free with a parent holding a Swiss Travel System ticket. Children under 6 always travel free with a parent.

Travel to Madrid with the Family and Find Activities to Keep Everyone Happy!

If life were a city, it’d be Madrid. Sometimes it can be quite the challenge to find a destination just right for the whole family. Different tastes and ages make agreeing on where to go seem impossible. Unless, of course, the destination you have in mind is Madrid. With all of its new immersive museums, musicals, soccer stadiums and monuments like Royal Palace, anyone who suggests coming to the capital is sure to get a unanimous yes!

Destinations / North America
Jul 16, 2024

What are the Most Underrated U.S. National Parks?

Summer sees some of the most popular U.S. national parks flood with visitors, particularly those like Yellowstone, Glacier, Yosemite and the Grand Canyon. Family travelers wanting an immersive, nature-focused trip without the hassle of crowds should venture to these equally beautiful national parks that do not have the overwhelming number of visitors.

Destinations / North America
Jul 15, 2024

Why Okefenokee Swamp Should Be on Your Family’s Travel Itinerary

A swamp may not be the first place you think of when planning your family’s next vacation itinerary, but if that swamp is Georgia’s Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, then it definitely should be.

United Continues Its Global Expansion

United Airlines keeps soaring to new heights, recently announcing another expansion of its leading global route network. The airline added new non-stop flights between Newark (EWR) and Marrakesh (RAK), Morocco; Tokyo (NRT) and Cebu (CEB), Philippines; and Houston (IAH) and Medellin (MDE), Colombia. That’s not all: United also plans to increase flights to popular worldwide destinations including Hong Kong (HKG); Seoul (INC), South Korea; and Porto (OPO), Portugal. Following the recent agreement to increase flights between the U.S. and Chinese governments, the airline now adds four weekly flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to Shanghai (PVG).

Hotels
Jul 15, 2024

5 Resorts to Visit for National Waterpark Day

Celebrate National Waterpark Day July 28 with a family trip to these five resorts with exciting water amenities.