The Best Subscription Box Gift Ideas for Every Person on Your List (2021)

Gifts mean something more than a thing here at Cratejoy. We believe it's more than gift cards and money. Gifting, to us, is full of unique experiences in the form of subscription services. It's the unexpected delight of a themed box each month and the feeling of gifting that surprise that to those you love.

We compiled a list of the best subscription boxes that make great gifts for the holiday season. From self-care skincare to food subscription boxes, we included gift ideas for our most popular categories. If you're looking for more, check out our Gift Shop.

What are the best subscription boxes to gift this year?

1. The Ultimate BBQ Box


Price: Starts at $24.99/month

Calling all carnivores, pitmasters and grill enthusiasts! It's time to fire up that grill and bring barbecue to life with a little help from the Grill Masters Club. Now you can take your grilling game to the next level with a curated box of goodies that have all been tried and tested by the pros. Unpack an assortment of handpicked spice rubs, smoking chips, sauces, marinades and more, along with an online community filled with tips, tricks and recipes.

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2. House Plant Box


Price: Starts at $15.00/month

Bringing a mood-boosting natural element right to the front door, the House Plant Box will add happiness to any home. A perfect gift for developing that green thumb and growing the indoor jungle of your giftee's dreams, the curation of unique houseplants, succulents, air plants and herbs in this box is amazing.

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3. Mixed Single Cup Club Membership


Price: Starts at $9.92/month

Give a coffee lover a hug in a mug when you send them a Mixed Single Cup Club Membership. Not only will they add plenty of variety to their standard Keurig lineup, but they'll get to try all different types of coffee. Each month brings a 15 K-cup sampler (5 cups of 3 unique artisan blends) of favorite coffees from small-batch producers in an assortment of flavored, light, medium and dark roasts.

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4. TheraBox


Price: Starts at $30.99/month

Therabox is one of our most beloved and gifted boxes on our marketplace. When it comes to early Black Friday deals, not only is it a steal, it's a box full of self-love and care every month. The monthly subscription box comes with six to eight self-care wellness goodies, curated for those seeking an inspired life.

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5. Read, Relax & Recharge - By Introverts Retreat


Price: Starts at $41.00/month

Spending a cozy Saturday night to recharge sounds like the perfect self-care remedy to recover from a hectic week. Pamper someone with a book subscription experience that will take that special someone (or you!) on a personal retreat. Each box includes a novel, a beverage, a sweet snack, an introvert-themed candle, bath salts, or soap. Personalize this thoughtful gift box by choosing a book from listed genres and preferred beverage of choice. So much better than shopping smart home devices or looking for your Airpods charging case.

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6. Japan Crate


Price: Starts at $33.45/month

Try the world of Japanese snacks and sweets with Japan Crate. Of the 6 unique options, 3 focus on nothing but snacks! From familiar favorites, like chocolate pocky to brand new taste sensations, like fruity gummies, wasabi rice puffs, melon-flavored soft drinks and miso ramen, explore weirdly wonderful snacks, sweets and fizzy soft drinks in the Original or Premium box, or grab the Umai Crate for exclusive instant noodles.

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7. Deadbolt Mystery Society


Price: Starts at $23.67/month

Not too easy and not too hard, the Deadbolt Mystery Society brings a stand-alone mystery that's both challenging and fun. The perfect way to beat boredom and enjoy some collaborative family fun, work out the puzzles, clues and codes to solve each suspense-filled stand-alone mystery! A great holiday gift subscription in time for shorter days and long nights at home, this gives back to the whole family.

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8. Cairn


Price: Starts at $29.95/month

One of the best in outdoor subscription boxes, Cairn sends six full-sized products each month that range from healthy snacks to outdoor accessories that keep you prepared. Complete a lifestyle profile for the products that best suit your favorite outdoor activities. A great gift for the outdoorsy family member who's always trying to go on a holiday hike, Cairn won't disappoint.

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9. BREO BOX: Tech, Gadgets, & Lifestyle


Price: Starts at $144.75/quarter

Imagine having a stylist who finds you all the coolest luxury items you've never even heard of. That's what you'll get with the Breo Box, a quarterly subscription without the styling fee. Perfect for men and women who like to stand out in the crowd, this splurge-worthy box is filled with high-end fitness products and tech gadgets that have been specifically selected to make life a whole lot easier, and more fun, too!

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10. Jerky Snob


Price: Starts at $15.00/month

The mission of Jerky Snob is simple -- bring the best, and nothing but the best, to dried meat connoisseurs around the world! Packed with a curated mix of premium artisanal jerky, each box will send dad a sampling, big or small, of some of the finest most flavorful small-batch jerkies out there. This is one of the best gifts for busy foodie on the go, especially if they're a person who loves gas station jerky despite themselves.

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


Price: Starts at $49.00/month

Create an at-home wine tasting room for the wine lovers in your life with the Standard wine club from He Wines, She Dines, a simple and affordable way to enjoy some of the best wines from around the world. Whether they prefer to stick to their favorites or they’re looking for an intro to something new, wine connoisseurs will send a curated wine trio, where each bottle has been selected to match their tastes and preferences!

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12. Classic Candy Box


Price: Starts at $14.97/month

Do you have an insatiable sweet tooth? Well, tickle those taste buds every month with the nostalgic sweets packed into the Classic Candy Box. Hard-to-find vintage classics will take you down memory lane or give you an opportunity to explore yesteryears. From gum and chocolate to taffy and suckers, this candy club specializes in sweet offerings from the early 1900s to the '80s.

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13. Simple Loose Leaf Tea


Price: Starts at $13.59/month

Give the healthy and soothing gift of Simple Loose Leaf Tea. Promoting a number of health benefits, like better sleep and improved immunity, each monthly delivery sends a sampler of high-end green, black, herbal and seasonal loose-leaf teas to brew 20 delicious cups. Choose between a variety of subscription options for the right kind of sips and tasting notes for your giftee.

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14. Vegancuts


Price: Starts at $23.95/month

The high-quality green beauty products packed into the Vegancuts Beauty Box can help your BFF get the radiant skin they deserve. Give a tried-and-tested assortment of everything from cleansers and lotions, to exfoliants and superfood serums, all guaranteed to be 100% cruelty-free.

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15. Culture Carton


Price: Starts at $45.00/month

Perfect for dads who would enjoy a book-of-the-month club with a stylish twist, the Culture Carton delivers 1 new read to stimulate the mind, along with a curated mix of lifestyle items, including everything from fashionable accessories and leather goods, to EDC items and gourmet goodies in this curated selection.

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16. Bath Blessing Box


Price: Starts at $37.99/month

Give them no other option than to enjoy some well-deserved downtime after a day of hard work with Bath Blessing, a monthly gift box that promotes luxurious bath-time pampering with a curated assortment of artisan bath, full-sized products and blends, and body goodies made from essential oils and all-natural ingredients.

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17. International Blessings


Price: Starts at $27.49/month

If you know a do-gooder who loves beautiful jewelry, accessories and home goods, they'll love the goodies and inspiration packed into every monthly box from International Blessings. Whether your enthusiast unpacks a beautiful beaded bracelet or a hand-printed textile pouch, every unique item in the monthly subscription box is backed by a story of empowerment, helping artisans and families around the world to break the cycle of poverty through fair labor practices and just wages.

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18. Finders Seekers Mysteries


Price: Starts at $25.00/month

Show them that life's not supposed to be 'all work and no play' with a gift to Finders Seekers Mysteries, a monthly subscription that brings a one-of-a-kind game night experience, immersing players into a new city and culture, complete with an intriguing mystery filled with challenging puzzles and codes!

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19. Success Crate


Price: Starts at $35.00/month

A gift that can help anyone rise to the challenges and do hard things, Muse Illuminate is a one-of-a-kind box, delivering a pro seminar to the front door. Employees (or you) will get the tools needed, including a NY Times bestseller, workbooks and an accountability check-in, to develop a growth mindset and reach those goals!

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20. Red Velvet NYC


Price: Starts at $49.42/month

Right from the first box, Red Velvet NYC proves that with the right ingredients and a well-laid plan, restaurant-quality desserts can be created at home! Supplying everything that's needed to make 2 deluxe desserts, including useful tips and tricks, people with or without baking skills can prepare (and devour) indulgent treats.

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21. The Appalachian Mercantile


Price: Starts at $38.00/month

With an intriguing mix of gourmet foods, preserves, pickles and sauces, plus high-quality, small-shop products like handmade soaps and artisanal home decor, The Appalachian Mercantile is a great subscription for anyone who has an adventurous spirit. Sample some of the most unique goodies from across the region with each monthly selection.

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22. Creation Crate


Price: Starts at $29.99/month

Creation Crate helps everyone 12+ explore electronics and coding projects with all the components and step-by-steps needed to reach a successful outcome. Designed to become more difficult by building upon previously learned skills, month after month tweens, teens and curious adults learn to think critically and apply their knowledge of electronics, C++, circuitry and engineering.

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