Holiday gift ideas: Subscription boxes

Posted December 4, 2018 3:33 p.m. EST

ATLANTA -- Subscription boxes are the gifts that keep on giving, and with just about any category to choose from, you are sure to find a subscription box to suit anyone on your gift list. Here are a few subscription boxes to consider this season.

Gentleman's Box, $75 for three months,

With monthly themes designed around noteworthy men, the Gentleman's Box offers a premier box subscription with a curated selection of items inspired by the featured gentleman's legacy. Expect to see socks, ties, pocket squares and products in the mix of items.

Boxy Charm, $21 per month,

There are a lot of beauty boxes on the market now since the debut of Birchbox, one of the first subscription boxes. But while Birchbox features samples, this monthly subscription offers four to five full-size beauty products each month, including makeup, skin care, beauty tools and color cosmetics. The minimum value for each box is $100. Get a slight discount when you prepay for three, six or 12 months.

Amazon STEM Toy Club, $20,

Kids of all ages have options with this box from Amazon, which ships age-appropriate toys centered around STEM concepts. The toys are a mix of brands and price points and geared to age groups 3-4 years (counting, building), 5-7 years (hands-on experiments, earth science, math) or 8-13 years (chemistry, physics, engineering).

Graze, $14 per week,

Snack lovers will enjoy this personalized box of snacks delivered to the door each week. Create an account, select preferences and a box of snacks is on its way. Users can give feedback on the snacks they receive to improve the snacks sent each week.

Try the World, $39 per month,

For world travelers, the Discover the World box is the perfect gift. It features new foods -- ingredients, drinks and snacks -- from different countries each month. Items are sourced from the country of origin and often from small, family-owned companies that use traditional production methods. The boxes come with tips, recipes and stories to round out the international experience.

Quirky Crate, $35 per month,

Girls who believe in living life out loud will love these boxes filled with colorful items such as mugs, stationery, keychains, socks and other items decorated in rainbows, hearts, slogans, glitter and more. In support of women artists, each month the box features an enamel pin maker complete with bio card and enamel pin.

Mindfulness Box, $29 per month,

Anyone who needs more mindfulness in his or her life will benefit from this box designed to help recipients live a more peaceful and conscious life. Past boxes have included lotus soapstone burners, lotus incense and an oil to help manage stress and a chakra box featuring a pendant, a crystal-infused oil roller, notecards and a stone paired with essential oil.

OwlCrate, $30 per month,

Young adult novels are the focus of this box, which includes a brand-new young adult novel, three to five high-quality bookish items, and exclusive goodies from the author. Every box has a creative theme that ties everything together. Past themes have included Strange and Unusual, Masters of Disguise and Ruthless Royals. There is also an OwlCrate Jr. for kids ages 8-12.

Rescue Box, $29.95 per month,

Pets can get in on the unboxing fun with this subscription box featuring premium products for pets. Select a box type for dogs or cats, choose delivery frequency and get a box of hand-selected toys, treats and accessories for your pet. For every month a user subscribes, Rescue Box donates 5 pounds of food and two vaccinations to shelter pets in need.

Ellie, $40 per month,

Athleisure has taken over womenswear, and the trend has given birth to a number of subscription services. This one features a monthly shipment of a full outfit (three pieces) designed to take women from the gym to the street. Choose the preferred collection each month for shipment. For an additional fee, accessories will be added to the box.

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