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Giving Subscription Services as Gifts

by Erich Martin

Dec 27, 2019

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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.


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