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The Best Subscription Boxes to Give Your Inner Circle

Finding a single gift that truly encompasses how much you care is not always an easy task. Whether it’s for their birthday or a holiday, or a simple token of gratitude, one way to guarantee you’re giving them something they’ll enjoy is by presenting them with a gift that keeps on giving. Translation: Invest in a themed subscription box they can be excited about for months to come.

In the last decade, there’s been an undeniable influx of subscription boxes on the market. Starting out as clothing and beauty boxes, the popular business model has expanded into very niche category to appeal to a variety of shoppers. From cocktail, wine, and spirits to boxes curated specifically for furry best friends, there are many to choose from. You can even give them a subscription to something they never knew they needed but would absolutely use, like Daily Harvest’s natural smoothies and grain bowls. When it comes to subscription boxes, the options truly are endless.

Deluxe Candle of the Month Subscription Box

Brooklyn Candle Studio

Spice up your friends and families home by giving them the gift of a new candle every month. Complete with a full sized candle, travel candle, and box of matches, the box ensures your have everything you need to relax in your space after a long day.

Cost: $35 monthly fee

Rowan Holiday Box

Rowan’s Holiday box has everything you need to slowly curate your ear scape. Each delivery includes a pair of limited edition earrings, an accessory of the month, a mindful moment card, and a graphic sticker.

Cost: $25 monthly fee

Hosiery Subscription Box

Les Belles

Know someone who needs a new pair of tights every time they have an event? Give them the gift of Les Belles to ensure they’re never without their favorite hosiery. The subscription box is customizable to your needs, meaning you can directly control what your loved one receives.

Cost: Starting at $14

Quarterly Box

Undiscovered Artisan

Give the undiscovered artisan box your loved one that enjoys traveling and picking up goodies from the locals along the way. Plus, every purchase supports their mission to empower and support artisans as well as preserving global cultures. In the box, people will receive at least five, handmade knickknacks of your choosing.

Cost: $60 quarterly fee 

Scentbird Monthly Subscription

For the person in your life that loves wearing a new scent according to their mood, Scentbird’s  monthly subscription box is the way to go. After taking a short quiz, customers will be shown a selection of perfumes that fit the criteria. 

Cost: Subscriptions start at $16

Holiday Limited Edition

Glossy Box is the subscription box you buy for the beauty aficionado in your life. From skincare to makeup, each monthly box includes a well-curated selection of the buzziest products on the market. The holiday edition includes festive, seasonal options as an added bonus.

Cost: $35 monthly fee

Coffee Subscription Service

Driftaway Coffee

The coffee drinker in your life will appreciate the new, artisanal blend that shows up at their doorstep, monthly. From cold-brew to whole and ground beans, there are plenty of options to choose from according to preference. 

Cost: Subscriptions start at $113

The Collective Child Subscription Box

Finding chic new children clothes for your little ones just got a lot easier thanks to The Collective Child. A personal shopping service designed to source the best of the best from brands like, Chloe and Stella McCartney. For a $20 monthly styling fee (which will be used towards your purchase), the brand curates a hand-selected offering of five to eight items. And like with other subscription services, you only pay for what you keep.

Cost: $20 styling fee + the cost of your pieces (between $30-$300)

Women’s Subscription Box

Help your friend build out a more sustainable closet with thredUp’s clothing subscription box. You only pay a $10 styling fee – which goes towards the purchase of any of the clothes that you decide to keep for the month. 

Cost: $10 monthly styling fee

Classic Flower Subscription

Think outside of classic subscription boxes with monthly flower deliveries. At Urban Stems, you can choose between three tiers of bouquets and pause or reschedule deliveries at any time. 

Cost: Starts at $55 per delivery

Rent the Runway Basic Subscription

Give the gift of an infinite closet, minus the storage headache. With a Rent the Runway subscription, they’ll gain a monthly rental rotation of luxury designer pieces for work, home, and more.

Cost: Memberships begin at $69 for four items per month

Jewelry Subscription Box

An ideal option for people who have a hard time fully committing to new pieces for their jewelry box, Rocksbox gives you a curated selection of styles to choose from. You just keep whatever you like and send the rest back.   

Cost: $21 monthly styling fee

Winc Wine Subscription

Toast a birthday, holiday, or big accomplishment with Winc’s subscription wines. You’ll receive four bottles from Winc’s acclaimed wine brands each month, ranging from dry white wines to bubbly rosés. 

Cost: Starts at $60 for a one-month subscription

Women’s Subscription Box

Creating an algorithm of sorts for closet, Stitch Fix lets you shop two different ways: With a curated collection of pieces put together by a stylist or from an edit based on your own personal style. All you have to do is take a quiz to explain what it is you’re looking for and you’re good to go. 

Only looking for one blouse or pant tailored to your personal style? Stitch Fix also launched an online boutique.

Cost: Items start around $20 

Personalized Tea Subscription

It’s time for the tea drinker in your life to try a new blend. Sips By offers more than 150 tea varieties to choose from in its customizable monthly subscriptions. Gift a friend three months, then watch them re-subscribe for a year of aromatic teas. 

Cost: Starts at $48

Daily Harvest Box

Your busy friends will appreciate Daily Harvest for its expansive smoothie offering and easy meal options. It will allow them to spend more time doing what they want to do and less time in the kitchen.

Cost: $6+ per item

The Elite Box

While lingerie may seem like a rather personal gift, you can’t go wrong with subscription box catering specifically to your loved one’s top drawer. Once you give them the gift that keeps on giving, they have complete control over the exact items that they recieve.

Cost: $20 styling fee + $40+ per item

Farmer’s Dog Food Subscription

Perfect for the pet-parent in your life, Farmer’s Dog offers all-natural food options for their fur baby to ensure they lead a health lifestyle. 

Cost: $60 per week  

Something Special Box

If you want to give a loved one a gift that will put a smile on their face, consider signing them up for Brother Vellies’ ‘Something Special’ box. Each month they’ll receive an artisan-made item that they can add to their collection of desirables.

Cost: $35 per month  

Cocktail Subscription

Whether its for a self-professed mixologist or someone who enjoys entertaining, a cocktail subscription box is a foolproof gift. Aside from the monthly recipe options, it gives them a chance to try something they may not have reached for otherwise.  

Cost: $85 per month

Personal Styling Box

Owned by Nordstrom, TrunkClub helps women (and men) build out complete outfits for their wardrobe for only $25 a month. Once they have eyes on their new looks, they can mix and match as they so choose to align with their personal aesthetic.

Cost: $25 monthly styling fee; $25 per item

Beauty Box

One of the original subscription boxes, Birchbox offers beauty lovers a selection of top-notch products, giving them a chance to test them out for themselves before investing in an item. 

Cost: $15 per month; $84 for six months; $94 per year

Book of the Month Club Subscription

Reluctant readers and NYT Book Review obsessives alike will enjoy a Book of the Month Club subscription. Editors select five new releases for subscribers to choose from; the subscriber’s monthly pick then arrives straight to their door. Picks almost always include runaway hits, like Sally Rooney’s Normal People and Tayari Jones’s An American Marriage.

Cost: Starts at $49.99 for three months

The Dopple Drop

Reimagining how parents shop for their littles, this fun box starts with a quiz to get personalized stylish and cool outfits for the tiny set. Go from colorful to minimal, sporty to dressy with big name brands like Bonpoint.

Cost: You choose what you want to purchase from each box. A $10 service fee per child is given back when a purchase is made.

Beauty Faves Box

Endorsed by A-list names, BoxyCharm is chock full of full-sized beauty, skincare, and haircare products to add to your medicine cabinet. The best part is that there are a ton of names that you’ll recognize, and others that may be relatively new. It’s the best of both worlds. 

Cost: $25 per month

Haircare Box

Designed with Black hair in mind, Treasure Tress brings curl and kink-friendly products to customers monthly, so they can decide what they like and what they don’t. But be sure to act quickly as there’s a lengthy sign-up list for each drop.

Cost: Starts at $28

Beauty in Bloom Facial Box

Nothing says you care like a facial in a box and The Beauty Cloud’s ‘Bloom’ subscription has everything your loved one needs to give their skin a little refresh.  

Cost: $99 every three months

Japan Candy Box

Have a friend that loves International snacks but can never find them state-side? Get their niche favorites delivered right to their door and you’ll surely be deemed best gift-giver in your circle.  

Cost: $25 per month

The Curation Box

Formerly known as Rachel Zoe’s coveted ‘Box of Style,’ the Curateur box has a little bit of everything on offer to ensure all the recipient’s bases are covered for the season. From clothing to jewelry and bags, it’s truly a great gift for anyone.

Cost: $100 every three months

Clothing Subscription Box

One key feature that sets Le Tote apart from other clothing subscription boxes is that it give shoppers the opportunity to rent their pieces rather than fully commit to adding them to their forever wardrobe. This is especially great for those that are looking for clothing for specific events. 

Cost: Starts at $59 per month


Shelby Ying Hyde is a Brooklyn-based shopping and fashion contributor BAZAAR.com, with bylines on The Zoe Report, Teen Vogue, Essence, Nylon, Elite Daily and more.

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