17 Best Subscription Boxes for the Holidays

Best Subscription Boxes for the Holidays

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Even if you can't join your loved ones in person during the holidays, that doesn't mean you have to forego getting them a special gift. Subscription boxes make a great option this Christmas because they arrive right to the doorstep of your favorite person. And, with different subscription lengths available, they keep on giving, month after month. Cratejoy is a platform that promotes the best subscription services across a range of interests.

For instance, if you have someone in your life who loves their caffeine kick in the morning, why not try a coffee subscription? Trade Coffee provides different quantities of coffee at intervals selected by the recipient, and each bag is picked from top roasters based on their tastes. On the other hand, if you're shopping for someone who fancies an evening cocktail, Shaker & Spoon offers a special box packed with ingredients and recipes to help prepare a variety of delicious cocktails. Or, maybe you have a literature lover who is always on the lookout for a good book? Box of Books provides up to two novels per month based on their preferred genres and interests.

If you are looking to give someone a bit of pampering, Modern Skyn Apothecary includes five to eight handcrafted skincare items in their bi-monthly box. Similarly, if you know a man that could use an upgrade in their shaving routine, The Person Barber will send everything he needs in the form of a well-packaged kit.

Subscription boxes are also a great way to introduce crafts into a person's life. The Hopebroidery Box includes the supplies that will make learning hand embroidery easy and fun. Every shipment means a new project. However, don't forget about man's best friend. There are also great boxes for people who own cats or dogs, featuring yummy treats and toys that will make every companion feel special.

Some of the best subscription boxes around have great gifting options so that all you need to do is enter your loved one's address and email. The rest is set! The recipient will receive an email notifying them of their gift, as well as asking them about their preferences if it's relevant to the box you've selected. Just be sure to read the description of when boxes are sent out so that you can order in time for the holidays.

Ready to get started? We've got 17 subscription boxes that make the perfect holiday gift for friends and family near and far.

Looking for a different type of Christmas gift? Here are the 17 best subscription boxes to brighten up anyone's holiday.


For the Detective


For the Creative


For Your Best Friend

Self Care Subscription Box for Women

Fire and Nice | from $39.99/month


For Literature Lovers

Book Box

Box of Books | $49.99/month


For New Moms

Subscription Box for New Moms

Cater to Mom | from $43.99/month


For Mommy and Me

Mommy and Me Subscription Box

The Dashing Squad | $59.50/quarter


For Home Bakers

Baking Subscription Box

Bake Eat Love | $39.99/month


For a Music Lover

Vinyl Box

Vinyl Moon | $34/month


For the Cocktail Lover

Cocktail Box

Shaker & Spoon | $69/month


For the Beauty Guru

Handcrafted Skincare Subscription Box

Modern Skyn Apothecary | from $34.99/month


For the Woman in Your Life

Women Empowerment Subscription Box

HER-MINE | from $49.95/month


For the Man in Your Life

Shaving Club Subscription

The Personal Barber | $36.95/month


For Coffee Lovers

Trade Coffee | from $40


For Tea Lovers

Best Subscription Box for Tea Lovers

Vintage Teacup Club | from $32/month


For Cat Lovers

Best Subscription Box for Cat Lovers

Cattitude | about $38.21/month


For Dog Lovers

Dog Lovers Subscription Box

Pooch Perks | from $35/month


For the Golfer

Golf Box

Inside the Leather | $59/month


This article has been edited and updated.

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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