Best Food Subscription Boxes to Gift from Cookbook Clubs to Monthly Recipes

Updated by Timothy Paradis

Fear not, foodies! Even if travel opportunities are limited, monthly food subscription boxes and gifts are a great way to ensure that anyone who's in love with food can still taste all the flavors the world has to offer, right from the comforts of home. And what's more, experiencing bold new flavors and discovering new favorites will keep you drooling in anticipation for each monthly delivery!

Food subscription boxes can do everything from helping you get hands-on in the kitchen to indulging your cravings! For lovers of all things sweet, salty, and everything in between, there’s a subscription service out there just waiting to treat those tastebuds to a healthy snack, a delicious meal, or a decadent dessert.

Monthly subscription boxes designed for foodies are a great way to explore new cuisines, treat yourself to something special, or find the perfect gift for a fellow food lover. Whether you’re looking for yourself or a loved one, this mouthwatering gift guide serves up some of our favorite food and snack subscription boxes on a proverbial silver platter.

What do Different Monthly Food Gifts Offer?

Develop a Global Palate

Try different foods from all over the world with a variety of subscription boxes that will bring the cuisines of the globe into your kitchen. Some options, such as EatTiamo - Italian Food Box and Japan Crate , will bring you dinner from various continents, including both savory and sweet offerings. Others, such as Explore Local Box Monthly , give you a taste of different cities across America.

Start Eating Healthier

Wanting to start eating a more nutrient-dense diet, but are unsure where to begin? A healthy subscription food box can be a great, easy place to start. If you or a loved one is following the keto diet for health, diet, or lifestyle reasons, the Keto Snack Box can be a great addition to your life. Gluten-free and vegan options exist, although others—such as SnackSack Classic —offer both, including both confections and salty treats.

SnackSack Classic

SnackSack Classic

From $26.91 per box
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Looking for the ultimate snacking subscription? This box delivers between 11 and 13 surprise snacks every month centered around a fun or seasonal theme. There are four snacking plans to fit different lifestyles: classic, vegan, gluten-free, or vegan and gluten-free.

Shipping: Secure your April SnackSack today, shipping on April 18th! Act fast – limited quantities available until sold out. Don't miss out on our "Mother Earth" theme, celebrating Earth Day with an array of refreshing snacks and spring flavors! Order now to guarantee your spot in this delicious adventure!

Customer Review

“I am enjoying everything that came in my monthly box, there wasn't a bad snack in the entire selection! Also, I love the cute bag to keep my snacks in; it's a really nice touch. I can't wait to see what other delights are in the other months to come.” — Kareema B.

The Original Gourmet Cheese Club

The Original Gourmet Cheese Club

From $47.95 per box
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Elevate their snacking and break time to a luxurious level with these high-end gourmet gift boxes. Treat them to a monthly selection of three small-batch artisan cheese selections (about a half-pound each) featuring high-quality and rare ingredients, along with tasting notes, cheese profiles, pairing recommendations, and serving suggestions. If the friend or family member you’re shopping for loves gourmet food or enjoys entertaining friends, this unique gift box is a wise and delicious way to celebrate them.

Shipping: We cannot ship to AK, HI or outside of the US. Your first cheese club shipment will be shipped out via FedEx 2nd Day Delivery Service soon after your order is placed. Subsequent shipments will be shipped out around the same time for each scheduled month. Due to the perishable nature, please ship to a location where someone can refrigerate

Customer Review

“Amazing cheese, I see myself being a subscriber for a long time.” – Ashley N.

Piquant Post Flavor Kits

Piquant Post Flavor Kits

From $10.99 per box
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It's no secret that flavorful healthy recipes require high-quality, freshly-ground spices. Piquant Post Flavor Kits is the perfect way to nudge them out of their cooking comfort zone, and create exciting and delicious meals. Each box delivers 4 spice mixes and 4 chef-developed recipe cards inspired by different cultural cuisines. Making everything from Vietnamese pho to Indian tandoori chicken is easier than ever!

Shipping: Now shipping the June box! An order today ships in ~3 business days** Subsequent months always ship on the ~15th of each month.** Use Cratejoy gift email feature to select a date to send a gift message. Join 10's of 1000's of customers across the globe with best spice club on the market and take your home cooking global!

Customer Review

“This is by far my favourite spice subscription, I’ve tried a few different ones. The recipes are extremely easy to follow and delicious & I love that they have the spices for sale on their website in case you want to buy more for future recipes! I’m basically a pro chef now thanks to Piquant Post!” – Sarah S.

SnackSack Gluten-Free

SnackSack Gluten-Free

From $26.91 per box
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Gluten-free snacking has never been easier than with a monthly gift subscription to the SnackSack. Select the gluten-free option for a delivery of 12 snack options that are hand-selected to be nutritious, delicious, and 100% free from gluten. Guaranteed to bring plenty of variety, unbox full-size sweet and salty snack items, including fruit leathers, chips and puffs, cookies, top-quality nuts, macarons and more.

Shipping: Secure your April SnackSack today, shipping on April 18th! Act fast – limited quantities available until sold out. Don't miss out on our "Mother Earth" theme, celebrating Earth Day with an array of refreshing snacks and spring flavors! Order now to guarantee your spot in this delicious adventure!

Customer Review

"Just got my crate today and I'm very excited to try all of the snacks included! I have celiacs disease and it can be hard to find new gluten-free friendly snacks. This is a great way to find and try them! Thanks so much, SnackSack!" - Erin J.

The Ultimate BBQ Experience

The Ultimate BBQ Experience

From $40.99 per box
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Have a grill master in your life? This subscription box delivers premium BBQ sauces, dry rubs, and grilling surprises monthly, plus pitmaster-approved recipes and exclusive deals from award-winning suppliers.

Shipping: Your first box ships within 72 hours. Subsequent shipments will ship on or before the 9th of each month. Please allow 5-7 business days for your order to arrive. Free U.S. shipping! International shipping is $19.99/box. IMPORTANT: Giving a subscription as a gift? Remember to print or email our gift notification cards if you need one.

Customer Review

"Love these boxes! Always a great surprise as we grill a lot and what’s inside are products we are trying out for the first time." — Susan T.

Hot Sauce of the Month Club - Monthly

Hot Sauce of the Month Club - Monthly

From $14.99 per box
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Aficionados at the Heat Hot Sauce Shop are bringing the heat to everyone who claims hot sauce as their favorite condiment with the Hot Sauce of the Month Club. The atomic-sauce experts put their skills to good use, selecting 1 or 3 full-size bottles of award-winning hot sauces in a preferred heat range.

Shipping: Orders placed now will ship January 1st. You can use our printable gift notes or send a gift email to notify the recipient. If you'd like to have your box shipped early, let us know by replying to the confirmation email.

Customer Review

"I bought this as a gift for my boyfriend and so far it’s amazing! He loves putting hot sauce on his eggs in the morning and this subscription is such a fun way for him to try different kinds of hot sauce and so far he’s loving it!" - Emma P.

Jerky Snob

Jerky Snob

From $15.49 per box
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Jerky Snob takes dried meats seriously. Beef jerky makes for the perfect snack for road trips, while watching Netflix, and even on the way to the gym. Whether they're a dried meat connoisseur or looking for another source of protein, Jerky Snob curates premium handcrafted jerky from small-batch artisans. Choose between 3 different levels, sending from 2 bags up to a full pound, for a variety of protein-packed tasty products.

Shipping: **Shipping not included. Ships to the U.S. ONLY (all 50 states, 5 territories, and APOs.) New orders ship in 1-3 business days, or the date specified. (Gifts ship in logo package via USPS). Regular shipment is 12-16th of each month. No pork allowed? Dietary restrictions? Questions? Scroll to the bottom and click "Contact Seller."

Customer Review

“My S.O. loved these! I got this for him for his birthday and he thoroughly enjoyed looking forward to a new delivery each month. The jerky was really good, exceptionally fresh! Even his least favorite jerky's, the sugar free ones, were pretty good. They just need some kin of sweetness to balance out the flavor. All in all this was a wonderful experience and will be my first stop for future gifts!” -Donna H.

HealthyMe Living Snack Box

HealthyMe Living Snack Box

From $29.41 per box
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Subscribing to the HealthyMe Living snack box is a great way to meet snacking needs while getting a taste of some of the best healthy snack options out there. Created by a certified health coach with a passion for healthy eating, loved ones will get organic, gluten-free, vegan, and single-serve snacks that have been handpicked just them!

Shipping: First boxes ship within 2-3 business days. Subsequent boxes ship on the 15th of each month. If this is for a holiday gift, please be sure to select the appropriate option at checkout.

Customer Review

“My diet is complex due to a couple of chronic health conditions. This box is wonderful for me since it has some things I wasn’t aware of to try plus a couple of old favorites. I love it and everything in it :) Fun and arrived very quickly. Thank you!” – Marie C.

Explore Local Box Monthly

Explore Local Box Monthly

From $45.00 per box
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Take a tasty trip to a new town without leaving the house, thanks to the Explore Local box. Each month, this subscription service spotlights a different U.S. city. They’ll receive a curated selection of artisanal snacks and locally-made treats from that region, along with a beautiful watercolor map and fun facts. It’s a neat way to discover small businesses and local artisans, and it’s the perfect spring subscription box for people who love to travel. With the Explore Local Box, they can sample a little taste of a whole new place.

Shipping: Your first box ships within 3 days of purchase. All subsequent boxes ship the first week of the month. Order by the 14th to receive this month's box.

Customer Review

"GREAT GIFT, GREAT BOX. They support small businesses all around the country and choose the very best locally made items for each month. 10/10 reommend!" - Gene E.

The Standard - Wine Club (Monthly) By "He Wines, She Dines"

The Standard - Wine Club (Monthly) By "He Wines, She Dines"

From $64.99 per box
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Shipping: Orders are renewed on the 15th of the month. Subsequent boxes ship on the 21st of the month. *We are not allowed to send wine to PO Boxes.

Monthly Mercantile Box

Monthly Mercantile Box

From $45.00 per box
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Celebrate all things Appalachian with this thoughtfully curated gift box filled with Appalachian foods, crafts, and home goods. Your gift receiver will enjoy a collection of six to seven high-quality, full-sized products each month (or quarterly if you select the Seasonal Mercantile Box), along with a recipe and information about the products’ makers.

Shipping: We aim to ship our subscription boxes within 3 business days of your order. Your box will renew on the 15th of the following month, or season. Order by December 15th for guaranteed Christmas delivery.

Customer Review

“Great box! I gave it as a Christmas present to my sister and her boyfriend. They both loved the variety of products in it. Everything was unique and high quality!” – Courtney

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