The 12 Best Subscriptions to Gift This Year

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Subscriptions are the best thing to happen to gift-giving since the invention of stick-on bows. You don’t have to know exactly what they want, you just have to know the general category of what they like. And instead of a one time thing, subscriptions deliver happiness and joy to their door over and over again. 

Coffee, beer, watches, fashion—there’s something among these 12 subscriptions that’ll work for even the toughest to shop for on your gift list this year. 

Bespoke Post

Bespoke Post

Poking around on Bespoke Post’s site is like walking into a toy store for adults (no, not that kind of toy store). It’s full of very cool stuff you didn’t know you needed—but you need it all right now. Give the gift of a themed subscription box and your giftee will take a quiz before sitting back and waiting for a tailored box full of the coolest stuff ever shipped through the mail.

Dollar Shave Club

Dollar Shave Club

Even the guy who has everything needs to replace his razor blades now and again. Don’t make him brave the sad aisles of a drugstore, give him the premium products made by DSC. They’ve got a slew of gift sets, or with a gift card they can get a taste for the convenience of regular shipments. 

Flaviar

Flaviar

What’s better than a bottle of the good stuff? Hand-selected bottles of the good stuff that arrive in the mail over the course of one beautiful year. Your recipient gets to pick the type of spirits they like and can choose whole bottles or tasting sets. They also get Flaviar membership perks like access to rare bottles and virtual tasting sessions.    

Bean Box

Bean Box

Someone you know doesn’t function without good coffee. Bean Box has a team of experts sniffing out the best beans the planet has to offer—small-batch, microlot stuff roasted fresh by award-winning roasters. You can gift a subscription, buy a gift set, or go for the ingenious Twelve Mornings of Coffee advent calendar. 

Watch Gang

Watch Gang

Maybe you know someone who’s horologically obsessed, but you can’t tell a GMT from a diver. That’s no problem. Watch Gang’s subscription service sources high-quality watches from brands big and small and ships a prime example to members each month.  

Butcher Box

Butcher Box

It’s a big box of meat, but better. Butcher Box is a Certified B-Corp who sources pasture-raised beef, free-range organic certified chicken, and humanely-raised pork. Shipped frozen in eco-conscious packaging, recipients can curate their shipments or let Butcher Box make the call. 

Nordstrom Trunk Club

Nordstrom Trunk Club

Perfect for those who want to look good but hate to shop, The Nordstrom Trunk Club has stylists who learn one’s preferences before filling a box with a hand-picked selection of clothes and accessories. Your giftee only keeps what they want and returns are easy and free.    

Hot Sauce Of The Month Club

Hot Sauce Of The Month Club

Heat Hot Sauce Shop curates this subscription service which includes one to three bottles of craft hot sauce delivered monthly or quarterly. Modulate the fire level by picking mild, classic, or extra hot and you can ensure whoever you give this to never eats bland food again. 

Craft Jerky Co.

Craft Jerky Co.

Craft Jerky Co.finds the best small batch artisanal jerky from producers across the country and ships them out every month. Shipments contain two to eight bags of jerky and you can buy someone a subscription for one, three, six, or twelve months. 

MeUndies

MeUndies

Wrapping up a pair of tighty whities is the nadir of gift giving. Giving someone a year-long subscription of soft, comfortable (and festive!) drawers is much better. MeUndies sends a new pair of underwear each month in colors that run the gamut from basic to crazy. 

Amazon Vinyl of the Month Club: The Golden Era

Amazon Vinyl of the Month Club: The Golden Era

The thrill of vintage record shop finds is still gold, but Amazon’s Vinyl of the Month Club is the easiest way for a recent analog convert to build a respectable collection. Each month, they send out an expert-picked album from the ‘60s or ‘70s. Returns are free and opting out of a month is always an option. 

Craft Beer Club

Craft Beer Club

Each box from Craft Beer Club contains twelve hand-selected beers (three each of four different styles) from award-winning, independent craft brewers from across the country. Which means if you live within visiting distance of whomever you give this to, chances are they’ll share their monthly discovery

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