2017 Gift Guide for Creatives - Subscription Boxes
It’s that time of year when we are all wondering what the heck to get our sisters, BFFs, and special blogging buddies for Christmas. Or maybe it’s their big 30th birthday and you wanna get them someone really awesome, besides an extra bottle of wine. (My birthday is in March, if you were wondering.)
The answer: a Subscription Box!
Imagine sending your loved one a special gift every single month, something fun that they actually like and use….without ever lifting a finger. Actually, ok, you have to lift a finger to enter shipping details but only once! It’s the gift that keeps on giving. The good kind.
Each box will come with a few items for your friend to try out. It will show up on their doorstep every month (or few months, depending on the style of the box). And you can usually opt to send just one box or go all out and send them boxes for a few months or year. Often times a longer subscription comes with a lower price point and some extra goodies, like free shipping.
There are so many subscription boxes out there, you can find them for just about anything; clothes, snacks, books, even shaving supplies! (See below!)
Here are a few drool-worthy boxes that your friend/sister/cousin/neighbor is sure to love!
$39.95 per month
This one is really fun because there is so much variety! Past boxes have included wallets, popcorn, jewelry, teas. Seriously, a little bit of everything.
The boxes are high end, full of name brand goodies and treats. They also offer Limited Edition boxes that are really swanky.
BUY IT FOR: For your “willing-to-try-anything” sister even that weird black licorice peanut butter, you found at TJMaxx for a dollar.
$39.95 per month
This is the “it” box for female entrepreneurs! It’s a fan favorite for all the lady boss and side hustlers. Each box is packed with business-y related goodies. Think fun, girly office supplies, biz books, and plus some sort of online training.
BUY IT FOR: The total badass boss babe in your life, she hands out business cards like they are candy, and desperately needs a gold stapler in her home office.
Starts at $10 per month
I can’t help but love this one. Premium razor sent right to your door, so no more forgetting to buy new razors at the grocery store. I hate shaving, with a passion, so adding something nice to pamper myself with like a nice shave butter or bath salt gives me added motivation to get it done.
BUY IT FOR: Your teenage daughter who will probably hate whatever you get her anyway thanks to those raging hormones. At least she will use this.
Starts at $20 per month
For the person who still uses a paper planner! Washi tape, stickers, stamps, pens...anything and everything they could possibly need to add some extra personality to their planner!
BUY IT FOR: Your co-worker with the ridiculously cute handwriting who never leaves home without her Erin Condren planner.
5 - Fab Fit Fun
$49.99 per season
This is a seasonal box so it’s a little higher price point, but it’s jam-packed with amazing stuff, like seriously a full box. This one hits the top three categories beauty, health, and fashion.
Past boxes have included snacks, luxury hand cream, scarves, workout gear, stationary.
BUY IT FOR: Your amazing bestie who gets up every morning at 5 am to go for a run, then gets her kids to daycare early with homemade lunches, all while wearing a pencil skirt and heels. How does she do it?
$34 per month
Handmade by refugees and survivors of human trafficking, these boxes are filled with quality items and the proceeds go directly the artisans. A beautiful mission to provide hope to survivors and sustainability. Past boxes have included organic soap, jewelry, handbags, and pouches.
BUY IT FOR: Your dear friend and encourager, she always has a mission on her heart and looks for ways to give back and support fellow women-kind.
$34.95 per month
We all have that one person in our lives that always has a snarky come back, with a well placed F-bomb. This is the box for her. Its filled with hilarious, and sassy goodies with a healthy heap of cuss words. Each box is themed making it extra fun. Past themes have included “I’m So Hangry” and “Get Lost”
Buy It For: For the snarky smartass in your life, I’m looking at you, LG.
Starts at $19.99
Picture a hot cup of tea, a good book, maybe some fancy bath salts. That’s what this is all about, creating a nice retreat at home for the person who needs some alone time to recharge their batteries. Every box includes a book from the genre of your choice or a "surprise" genre.
BUY IT FOR: Your introverted sister-in-law who loves a good book in a quiet corner.
9- Revival Kit
$35.95 per month
Relaxation in a box. These are essentials for relaxation, taking a break, and get away from the daily hustle. I mean who couldn’t use that? Boxes have a mix of yummy treats snacks, luxury bath products, natural beauty supplies. Past boxes have included a mini sound machine, lavender balm, and incenses.
Buy It For: Your all natural, homestead living, homeschool teaching mama friend with three chickens, a dog, 2 cats, and flock of children. She could use some rest.
10 - V. Paperie
Handlettering, pretty stationary, adorable greeting cards. This box is filled with fun paper products and accessories. Each box is themed with the seasons or a specific creative idea.
BUY IT FOR: Your college roomie with the beautiful calligraphy handwriting who loves to send snail mail.