Unwrapped: Gifts For The Subscription Box Lover

From Japanese beauty to underwear and candles

’Tis officially the season for gift-giving. For us, it’s 31 days of gift giving; for a month, we’ll be providing gift ideas for everyone on your list—from your hard-to-please parents to your ’90s-loving BFF and even your spoiled pet. Filled with creative picks that got our pulses racing, our Unwrapped holiday gift guides will make Christmas shopping a breeze this holiday season.

If you’re sick of gifting your loved ones the same mundane presents each year—a sweater, a bottle of wine—why not switch it up this year? Give the gift that gives beyond Christmas: the subscription box. 

And we’re not just talking beauty boxes either. Due to the rising popularity of the subscription box, there’s one for just about anything nowadays—from wellness to hygiene and crystal magic. These boxes are sure to bring continuous excitement all year round and remind the recipient of you with every shipment. Not to mention that this is the perfect last-minute gift!

This year, we think it’s time to think inside the box. Below, we rounded up 13 of the coolest, most giftable subscriptions out there. Click through the gallery below to get the lowdown on each one.

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Goodbeing, Healthy Beauty And Natural Wellness Box, starts at $18 per month, available at Goodbeing.

This monthly subscription box is perfect for your friend that’s all about a healthy, sustainable lifestyle and who has a love for all things beauty. 

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Box of Style, quarterly curated boxes, $99.99 for one-time shipment or $349.99 for a year, available at Box of Style.

Brought to you by stylist extraordinaire Rachel Zoe, this beautifully packaged quarterly box has yet to disappoint anyone who has received it. It's got the most thoughtful and fashion-forward selection we have yet to see, and the winter edition is no exception with pieces ranging from a chic DYLANLEX necklace to the comfiest Soia & Kyo cable knit beanie and a heavenly scented DL & Co. candle. Just the necklace alone retails for $200, so you know you're getting a steal.  

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Boka, Classic Kit, starts at $12.33 per shipment, available at Boka.

Give the gift of natural good hygiene with a subscription to Boka. Every three months, subscribers receive a charcoal bristle toothbrush, fluoride-, SLS-, triclosan-, parabens-, and artificial ingredient-free toothpaste, and Teflon- and petroleum-free floss.

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care/of, personalized packs of vitamins and supplements, from $20 a month, available at care/of.

This brand-new service delivers beautifully designed and personalized packs of vitamins and supplements to your door and takes away the stress of having to deal with the overwhelming amount of options available at your local vitamin store. After completing a questionnaire, care/of determines your supplement and vitamin needs, based on your goals, lifestyle, and issues, and recommends a regimen. A short while later, a box containing 30 packs, with all your daily pills packaged in one, arrives on your doorstep. Genius!

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Japan Crate, Kira Kira Crate, starts at $26.66 per month, available at Japan Crate.

Ideal for the friend that follows Japanese beauty trends, but fun for anyone with an affinity for sheet masks. Each month, they’ll receive six to eight full-sized products, ranging from cosmetics to bath and spa items.

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LEAFtv, The Year of Wellness subscription box, $60 a month, available at LEAFtv.

This recently launched subscription box is perfect for the wellness-obsessed types who spearhead the new year with a "new year, new you" mentality. More of a wellness program than a typical monthly box, it is filled with products that help detox, promote healing, and contribute to a healthier lifestyle, and even comes with checklists and suggested schedules tied to the theme of the box. The first box—containing the prettiest Ayurvedic copper water bottle and Herbivore Botanical's Rose Clay soap among others—is alone worth it.

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SkivvieNIX, Underwear Subscription Box, $20 per month, available at SkivvieNIX.

Gift your bestie with a monthly subscription to Rump Roast or Tenderloin—underwear, that is. For $20 a month, SkivvieNIX will send two pairs of the comfiest undies—whether a thong, a cheekie, or a mix of both styles—in everything from solids to prints.

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Dollar Shave Club, Holiday Shave Set, from $40 for three months, available at Dollar Shave Club.

There are few things men hate more, when it comes to their routine at least, than running out of shaving blades and having to go out and get more. Solve that nuisance instantly by gifting the man in your life this holiday box, featuring either the 4X or the Executive blade, and watch his face light up when it reappears every month.

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Makers Kit, Monthly Craft Subscription Box, starts at $24 per month, available at Makers Kit.

The perfect present for the DIY enthusiast in your life, give the gift of a surprise craft project to their doorstep each month.

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Vellabox, Artisan Candle Subscription, from $10 a month, available at Vellabox.

The hostess in your life will never run out of candles again with this unique subscription service. Hand-poured by American artisans, these candles are non-toxic and lead-free, and even come with surprise items that complement the package.

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Sakara, Weekly Meal Subscription (3 or 5 Day Plan), starts at $80 per week, available at Sakara.

What better gift to give than the ability to not have to cook? At Sakara, healthy meals, made from only the highest quality ingredients (plant-based proteins, nutrient-rich produce, and whole grains—with every meal GMO-, dairy-, and gluten-free), are delivered directly to the subscriber for easy clean eating that actually tastes good.

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Beautycon, Subscription Beauty Box, $29 per season or $99 for a year, available at Beautycon.

Like, we've said, there are a dime a dozen of beauty subscription boxes currently on the market; Beautycon stands out for its insanely chic packaging and a practical selection of products that you will actually use every quarter. For instance, the winter box, done in collaboration with influencer Dulce Candy, boasts Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Travel Size, Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer Sample, and ColourPop Lippie Stix and is valued at almost $200. Beauty junkies will love this one.

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Goddess Provisions, Monthly Box, starts at $33 per month, available at Goddess Provisions.

The subscription that every modern mystic wants. This monthly box contains everything from crystals and spiritual tools to vegan superfoods and healthy beauty.

Check out more of our Unwrapped gift guides here.