14 subscription boxes that make great gifts Mantry / Samantha Lee
Everyone remembers that crushing scene in "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" when Clark Griswold opens what he thinks is a bonus check but is actually a jelly-of-the-month club subscription. Lame!
Those days are far behind us. Today's subscription gifts are highly curated and coveted. There's a box for everyone - pet owners, wine lovers
, fitness buffs, guys obsessed with the latest grooming products.
These are the best subscription boxes and clubs for everyone on your list. They're truly the gifts that keep on giving.
Satisfy their sweet tooth with a Chococurb membership.
Satisfy their sweet tooth with a Chococurb membership.
Milk, dark, hot, spicy — this box doesn't discriminate between types of chocolate. Each month, members receive between five and seven chocolate products from around the world.
Chocolate fanatics will love trying unique treats like a dark chocolate bar with mango and coconut and chocolate-covered smoked salt caramels.
Price: $35 (one month), $99 (three months), $180 (six months) Help them stay in shape with FabFitFun.
Help them stay in shape with FabFitFun.
FabFitFun is the world's largest full-size product lifestyle subscription box. Members receive a seasonal box with beauty, fashion, fitness, wellness, and home products every three months. Each box is valued at or above $200.
Expect healthy snacks, makeup, portable workout equipment, and more.
Price: $49.99 for a single box or $199.99 for an annual subscription Give them delicious and healthy snacks with Vegan Cuts.
Give them delicious and healthy snacks with Vegan Cuts.
Vegan Cuts offers both a snack and beauty box. The snack box includes seven to 10 food and beverage products, while the beauty box delivers four to seven samples from cruelty-free brands.
Price: $19.95 (one month), $59 (three months), $115 (six months), $215 (one year) Get them all the latest beauty products with a Birchbox subscription.
Get them all the latest beauty products with a Birchbox subscription.
A subscription box pioneer, Birchbox continues to hold the top spot for beauty boxes. Its limited-edition mailers expand beyond beauty into other lifestyle sectors, such as hosting and entertaining.
Each box includes five samples from the beauty industry's top brands.
Price: $30 (three months), $60 (six months), $110 (one year) A Birchbox Man subscription will get him looking groomed in no time.
A Birchbox Man subscription will get him looking groomed in no time.
Birchbox Man delivers themed boxes, such as the $25
Movember grooming offering, and a classic men's gift subscription with three to four grooming samples and one full-size product.
Full-size items run the gamut from cocktail tools to gadgets.
Price: $60 (three months), $110 (one year) Help them get fit with JackedPack.
Help them get fit with JackedPack.
Calling all gym rats: JackedPack lets you sample five to 10 sports nutrition supplements from brands like
Quest Nutrition, Cellucor, and Detour every month.
A member survey on flavor and supplement preferences helps ensure personalized picks.
Price: $15 per month Get them all their favorite tastes with Mantry.
Get them all their favorite tastes with Mantry.
Mantry packages hold six full-size, artisan food and beverage items in a handmade wooden crate.
Each crate is curated according to a unique theme, such as "Bacon Nation" or "Bourbon BBQ." Price: $85 (one month) $225 (three months) $450 (six months) Treat them to some flavorful fun with Dana's Bakery Macaron of the Month Club.
Treat them to some flavorful fun with Dana's Bakery Macaron of the Month Club.
Monthly macaron deliveries from Dana's Bakery include fun flavors like s'mores, cookie dough, birthday cake, and fruity cereal.
The delicate French cookies are shipped in an insulated cooler bag to ensure maximum freshness.
Price: $30 (one month), $90 (three months), $180 (six months), $360 (one year) Get them a little bit of everything with Bespoke Post.
Get them a little bit of everything with Bespoke Post.
Bespoke Post creates limited-edition "boxes of awesome" that are all centered on a theme. Each delivery has a $70 guaranteed retail value and is chock-full of men's lifestyle products from up-and-coming brands.
Goods range from high-end grooming products to DIY spirit distillation kits.
Price: $45 per box Sample all types of brews with a Craft Beer Club membership.
Sample all types of brews with a Craft Beer Club membership.
Members receive 12 beers per month — three bottles each of four different beer styles. All beers are made by small-production, independent brewers.
For those who want more than 12 bottles, there's a 24-pack option. Price: $39 per month Save them a trip to the pet store with Meowbox.
Save them a trip to the pet store with Meowbox.
Don't worry, there's a box for cats, too. Like BarkBox, Meowbox is delivered on the 15th of every month.
Shipments pack five to seven products, including stimulating toys and healthy treats.
Price: $32.95 (one month), $83.85 (three months), $137.70 (six months) Help them become a liquor snob with Taster's Club.
Help them become a liquor snob with Taster's Club.
The pros at Taster's Club surprise spirits connoisseurs and novices alike with handpicked bottles and "whiskey 101" lessons every month.
Choose from whiskey, bourbon, or Scotch deliveries and get an initialed whiskey glass free with your first shipment.
Price: From $79 per month Make their dinner parties a breeze with a Club W subscription.
Make their dinner parties a breeze with a Club W subscription.
Club W is the world's only personalized wine club. Members complete a brief survey that the club uses to make customized wine suggestions.
Wines start at $13 per bottle, and a monthly "experience" package sends members three bottles for $39 plus a $6 shipping fee.
Price: $45 per month