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Holiday subscription gifts for every budget

Holiday subscription gifts for every budget

Hoping to offer a gift that keeps giving… literally? Whether you’re looking to treat yourself or someone special this holiday season, subscription boxes are a wonderful option.

Subscription boxes are filled with niche products and delivered multiple times throughout the year, typically monthly. We’ve created a list of interesting subscription boxes — and categorized them by price too. From wine to dog treats to family-friendly crafts, there’s a subscription box bound to lift anyone’s holiday spirit — and give them something to look forward to in the months ahead.

Cost-conscious subscriptions

Trying to stay on a budget, or just getting into the world of subscription gifts? For under $20 a month, you can sign up for these subscriptions. Most programs offer obligation-free cancellation policies too.

1. Succulent Studios is a lovely subscription option for renters or people with small spaces. The box is filled with succulents and delivered right to your door, so you can appreciate a bit of nature all year long.

  • $10 plus shipping
  • Ships every month

2. Vellabox Candles delivers carefully curated candles to your door. Each candle is hand-selected to coincide with the current season.

  • Starting at $10
  • Ships every month

3. Sipsby is a subscription box filled with personalized teas. Featuring teas from over 150 tea shops, you’re bound to be impressed by Sipsby’s selection.

  • $15
  • Ships every month

4. Universal Yums are perfect for those who miss traveling. This box is filled with special treats from all around the world, sent to you to enjoy.

  • $14
  • Ships every month

5. Mighty Fix has a mission to promote healthy, toxin-free products for every home and family, making this the perfect box for first-time homebuyers who are interested in green living.

  • $11
  • Ships every month

6. Book of the Month Club sends you a title every month, with the option to add on more if you’re interested. As they say, your shelf will thank you.

  • $15 on average
  • Ships every month

7. Scentbird is a monthly perfume and cologne subscription that provides boxes for both masculine and feminine fragrance preferences. Savor big-label scents at a fraction of the cost with this box.

  • $15
  • Ships every month

Midrange subscriptions

If you’re on the subscription train but not quite ready to invest in a more expensive box, this section is your go-to place. Ranging from $20-$40 per month, these subscriptions feature everything from yummy snacks to crafty activities.

1. SnackNation offers a Nourish Box that delivers wellness-based snacks straight to your doorstep. Plus, there’s an option to select the specific kind of snack box that you desire.

  • $25
  • Ships according to your preference

2. Peace Coffee is the ideal subscription for coffee lovers who want to support a local Minnesota coffee company.

  • $10 to $60
  • Ships according to your preference

3. Reading Bug Box is a fun box filled with books for kids of all different age groups, but personalized to you. As an added bonus, this subscription service is run by an independent, family-owned bookstore.

  • Starting at $27
  • Ships according to your preference

4. WeCraft Box is a creative subscription box geared toward children. Enjoy some screen-free playtime with the entire family. Plus, there’s an opportunity to save if you prepay for your boxes.

  • $30
  • Ships every month

5. Boka was created to provide mindful oral care. With each Boka box, you’ll receive toothbrushes, floss and more — all made with high-quality materials and ingredients.

  • Starting at $20
  • Ships every month

6. Lovevery is filled with stage-based play for little ones up to the age of three. These play kits are made for thoughtful learning and fun growth.

  • Starting at $36
  • Ships every 2–3 months

7. Gentleman’s Box delivers a selection of men’s fashion and lifestyle products straight to your doorstep. Opt to include special add-on products to customize your box too!

  • Starting at $29
  • Ships every month or quarterly

8. BarkBox is filled with themed toys and treats for your furry friend. Products are selected based on the size of your pooch and your selected treat preference.

  • Starting at $23
  • Ships every month

Luxury subscriptions

These subscriptions start around $40 a month and increase from there. Although this may seem like a steep cost, a subscription like this can be a great option for couples or families who usually travel but will be staying close to home this year. Similar to a vacation, a subscription is something you get to look forward to — and it continues throughout the year! In other words, the budget you might typically use toward an anticipated vacation could now be shifted to one of these exciting subscriptions.

1. MinnBox partners with makers all around the state to deliver you a box of carefully curated gifts from Minnesota brands. From candles to food to vintage clothes, you’ll always receive high-quality goods from MinnBox.

  • $55
  • Ships every 2 months

2. Hikewize sends quarterly boxes full of camping and hiking gear to prepare explorers for the wilderness. Additionally, Hikewize requires subscribers to fill out a quick survey, which ensures the outdoor essentials can cater to your needs.

  • Starting at $55
  • Ships every 3 months

3. Bright Cellars ships four wines from around the world directly to your door every month. Bright Cellars prides itself on sourcing delectable wines from small vineyards everywhere.

  • $80
  • Ships every month

4. FabFitFun boxes are filled with lifestyle, fitness and beauty products. Everything inside your FabFitFun box is premium and full-sized.

  • $50
  • Ships every 3 months

5. Little Global Citizens boxes allow kiddos to explore the world right from their doorstep. Each package encourages young ones to learn about cultures and countries around the world through books, crafts, recipes, language and more.

  • Starting at $40
  • Ships every 2 months

6. ButcherBox is a meal delivery subscription focusing on quality-sourced meats. With ButcherBox, you can cook with confidence and taste the difference.

  • Starting at $150
  • Ships every 4, 6 or 8 weeks

Media subscriptions

A media subscription is a wonderful gift option this year, as many individuals are spending more time at home. These subscriptions range from $6-$15 per month, with the option to add on additional features for an extra cost. If you’re interested in gifting a media subscription this holiday season, be sure to see if the service offers any deals. For example, you could save money on a family subscription rate for multiple users in the same household or a bundle price for two or more partnered services.

1. Spotify is a service that allows you to listen to ad-free music anywhere. Pick a playlist or curate your own to get started. Plus, with a Spotify account, you’ll have access to your favorite podcasts too.

  • Starting at $10
  • Renews every month

2. Audible provides listeners with access to spoken-word entertainment and audiobooks. Listening to your Audible subscription is a great way to upgrade your daily commute or workout.

  • $15
  • Renews every month

3. Netflix is a streaming platform with a library of movies, TV shows and more. You’re bound to be impressed by the number of award-winning films, documentaries, classic series and original content found here.

  • Starting at $9
  • Renews every month

4. Hulu contains a streaming library of over 80,000 television episodes and movies. Not to mention, a Hulu account allows users to watch some of their favorite shows as soon as the day after they air.

  • Starting at $6
  • Renews every month

5. Disney+ provides users with access to their most beloved Disney films and series. And, Disney+ has an interesting new feature called GroupWatch. GroupWatch allows users to host virtual movie nights together, even when they’re apart.

  • Starting at $7
  • Renews every month

Sign up for your monthly mortgage “subscription” today!

While subscriptions are fun, the most valuable monthly payment you can make is on a home mortgage. If you’re looking to buy a new property this holiday season, reach out to Edina Realty or your agent to get started on your home search.

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