Gift boxes are all the rage these days. I can think of nothing I’d like better than knowing I have a special treat coming to me every month, which is why giving someone a subscription is the perfect gift. Also, there’s no wrapping involved, and if you’ve gotten a late start on shopping, simply go online to sign up, and send a link or tell the receiver they will be getting a gift delivered to their doorstep from you every month (or every few months) for the rest of year. Done and done.
Scary Mommy has put together a list of our favorites, all you have to do is pick which ones you want to give (or get).
Lilypost sends hand-wrapped children’s books to you each month. The company donates a portion of their sales towards children’s literacy which means you are doing much more than just sending books to your favorite kiddos.
2. Ear Fleek
Ear Fleek is a fun, affordable gift to get your besties, your daughter, sisters, or yourself. They send you a pair of earrings each month, and you choose the style: Boho, silly, or minimalist, and a new pair arrives each month. Who doesn’t love to get a new set of baubles in the mail?
Winc sends you four bottles of wine every month. You can choose your selection, or let them do it for you. After filling out a survey, they will send you wines they think you will love. To sweeten the deal, Winc is offering $25 off your subscription when you go through link trywinc.com/scarymommy.
I don’t know a lady out there who doesn’t need a bit of cheering up during that time of the month. A Delightful Cycle Box is something you can count on to put a smile on your face during your crimson wave. They send you goodies every month including your favorite sanitary products, snacks, and beauty products.
The Allure Beauty Box sends you travel and full-size products from top beauty brands each month valued from $50-$90, and you only pay $15 (or less when you sign up for a year subscription). Our editor, Samantha, our resident beauty/skincare addict, raves about her subscription each month.
Each month, Sephora sends you 5 travel size products, a bonus product, and tutorial, as well as a coupon for bonus points which can be redeemed in any Sephora store. Try out new products and cult faves, and it always comes bundled up in a cute bag, for $10.
Gobble meals are a great solution for busy families and couples, as the meals are delivered prepped, portioned and ready for cooking – there is no shopping or chopping required. Want a date night and can’t get away? Order these just for you and your partner and let your kids eat their usual mac and cheese. Unlike many options, these are actually affordable. Bonus: the company was started by a female entrepreneur.
8. Birch Box
Birch Box sends you 5 beauty products each month and you can opt to buy full-size of the ones you love. They also give you $1 in loyalty points for every $10 you sound in their shop.
Bombi Box arrives at your door each month and is full of Korean beauty products. The packaging is beautiful and Bombi Box assures “Bags are 99% skincare suitable to all skin types.”
10. OwlCrate Jr.
Each month OwlCrate Jr. will send you one newly published hardcover novel for your young reader (ages 8-12), along with 3-5 fun and unique items connected to that month’s theme.
11. Bits Box
This is the perfect way to teach your kids real coding. Every month they will receive a box with app projects. You can choose different boxes depending on what you think your kids will enjoy the most.
12. Pop Sugar
This gift box has been rated a favorite among women. Everybody loves this box. Each month you get full-size fashion, home, beauty products and more. No travel-size or samples here.
13. Vine Oh
Vine Oh will send you over $120 worth of product in each box. This box is amazing. It always includes 2 custom bottles of wine, and full-size accessories (ranging from handcrafted earrings to skincare) for only $59.99. No teeny tiny samples here, and worth every penny.
14. Farmbox Direct
Farm box Direct will deliver fresh fruits and vegetables right to your door — and the best part? You choose your schedule and box size. This is the perfect gift for yourself, or for someone you know who is on the healthy eating train.
So, don’t fret if you can’t think of what to get your mom or coworker this year. Subscription boxes are the gift that keeps on giving, and everybody loves that.
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