We all know someone who’s either ultra picky or already has everything, and they’re definitely the hardest to find a gift for during the holidays. Since shopping at local stores is not an option, why not give them a subscription box membership instead? It’s not just practical, it’s also a whole new experience they might just love.
We’ve listed a bunch of unique subscription boxes to help you find the perfect holiday gift for the hard-to-buy-for person! Check them out below!
Updated for 2018!
For: The adventurous ones who’s not scared to try something new.
Why We Love It: MasterClass is an immersive online experience that offers access to genius by allowing anyone to take online classes with the world’s best. Our instructors include Christina Aguilera, Serena Williams, James Patterson, and more.
For: Discerning individuals who love handcrafted small batch goods with a throwback air.
Why We Love It: Bespoke Post is all about elevating small parts of the every day with high-quality crafted gear, accessories, and goods. It’s technically a subscription box for men, but most selections are totally gender neutral.
Details: Members are able to preview boxes, swap them out, or skip the month entirely.
Gift It: Send a Bespoke Post gift here! Send a single box or 3, 6, or 12 boxes!
See all our Bespoke Post Reviews to find out more about this box.
- Save 25% on your first month! Use coupon code MYFIRST.
- Save 20% on your first month! Use coupon code HELLO20.
For: Dog lovers who like to treat their pups to new toys and treats.
Why We Love It: It’s customized to the size of your dog, so you don’t get bones bigger than your dog or toys your Irish wolf hound will swallow whole. Plus, it has the best branding in the biz, with themed packing paper, inserts, and even toys geared to the monthly theme!
Details: Includes 4+ products for your pup.
Gift It: Send a Barkbox gift here! Gift boxes start at $35 with discounts for longer subscriptions.
See our Barkbox Reviews to find out more about this box!
- Get a $10 to the Barkshop when you subscribe! Use coupon code MS10X1213.
- Get a FREE extra month with 6 or 12 month subscription! Use this link to get the deal.
For: Anyone who wants to turn their inspiration into action.
Why We Love It: Bluprint gives you access to thousands of hours of videos and classes in categories like knitting, baking, sewing, quilting, crochet, cooking, PLUS art, home decorating, writing, cooking, baking, dance, fitness and yoga, and content for kids!
Gift It: Give Bluprint as a gift.
Deal: Get 7 days free trial when you sign up! Use this link to get the deal.
For: The stationery enthusiast.
Why We Love It: The fancy pens, stationery, and planning goodies they send are great companions to help any home get well-organized.
Gift It: Give Cloth & Paper here.
See our Cloth & Paper reviews to find out more about this box!
For: Any teen with a sweet tooth!
Why We Love It: Candy Club allows subscribers to customize their mix and even pick out their own treats! It in the spendy side, but makes a beautiful gift presentation under the tree! And, candy.
Details: Subscribers can customize their mix to sweets, sours, or mix, or even select the exact treats they want to receive!
Gift It: Send a Candy Club gift here, up to a year’s worth of sweet goodies.
See all our Candy Club Reviews to find out more about this sweet monthly treat.
Deal: Save $12 off your first box! Deal applies automatically, just visit and subscribe.
For: Kids and kids at heart who love Science.
Why We Love It: Teaches you how to apply principles of science and math to make awesome things you will love to use everyday – from an articulated desk lamp to an electric pencil sharpener to a wooden ukulele.
Gift It: Eureka Crate gift here!
Deal: Save 40% on your first month! Use this link to get the deal.
For: Retro design lovers and collectors!
Why We Love It: Every box is an instant throwback with the themed retro-style goodies they send. Sometimes, they include exclusive pieces from retro-inspired artisans too!
Gift It: Gift Betty Boomerang here.
See our Betty Boomerang reviews to find out more about this box!
Deal: Get $5 off your first box, plus a FREE Gift worth another $5! Use coupon code HELLO5.
For: Flower lovers that always need a fresh bouquet!
Why We Love It: A handpicked single-variety bouquet is delivered every month – no hassle, and perfect in its simplicity! This is the perfect subscription for the person that has absolutely everything.
Details: This subscription doesn’t ship mixed bouquets with unnecessary extras. The flowers are sourced direct from suppliers in South America, Holland, Thailand and California – no middle-man mark-up!
- Get $10 off when you subscribe to a 6-Month Subscription. Use coupon code BLOOMSYA10.
- Get $5 off when you subscribe to a month to month plan. Use coupon code BLOOMSYA5.
For: Adults or kids who think they live in a book, or want to!
Why We Love It: This box challenges the recipient to suspend their disbelief and enter a new story world every quarter! There’s nothing ordinary about this subscription box. The Wonderful Objects you receive, along with custom ephemera help tell the story. A version for kids available too!
Details: Unbox a story every quarter. Your adventure begins with a “teaser” mailing a few weeks before the main event arrives.
This box is impossible to describe in a few sentences. Check out our Wonderful Objects by Wonder and Company Reviews to find out more!
Deal: Save $10 on any plan! Use coupon code HELLOWONDER10 .
For: Scent lovers that need new seasonally curated scents every month!
Why We Love It: It creates the perfect olfactory mood for your home, every single month! You’ll get one classic candle and one votive candle, plus one surprise gift. Scents for the upcoming months are viewable in advance, too!
Gift It: Give Next by NEST Fragrances here.
See our Next by Nest reviews to find out more about this box!
For: Anyone who wears underwear.
Why We Love It: They have a fit and style for everyone, and they are the most comfy undies out there!
Details: Sizes available up to 3XL with 4 different men’s and 4 women’s styles to choose from. You can even choose which designs you’ll get!
Gift It: Send MeUndies to a loved one — and use the coupon to save!
See our MeUndies reviews to find out more about this box!
Deal: Save 15% on your first order! Use coupon code MEFAM15.
For: Beer drinkers who appreciate quality and limited release beers, particularly lambics and other engaging styles.
Why We Love It: Every beer is an absolute treasure — limited release, hard-to-find, and made by those at the top of their craft. The selections age well, so they are perfect for cellaring and having on hand to share at a special occasion!
Details: You get bottles each of two selections, so you can open one right away and cellar the other! Offerings include rare styles, with lots of sour, saison, wild, and lambic style selections, some from centuries-old breweries instrumental in developing and popularizing them. And yes, you must be 21+!
Gift It: Give a Rare Beer Club subscription as a gift.
See all of our Rare Beer Club reviews to find out more about this box!
For: People who appreciate the finer things in life.
Why We Love It: Luxury goods with style. Whether it’s designer sunglasses, a stylus that writes using oxidation instead of graphite (and was designed by the firm that helped design Lamborghinis), or $348 in wireless stereo electronics, every box is ridiculously stacked with ultra-premium goods with crazy value.
Details: This subscription often includes some high-end booze (one box included a $170+ bottle of Clase Azul Reposado tequila!), so it’s 21+.
See all of our Robb Vices reviews to find out more about this box!
If you and your spouse like to decide on a shared gift, we really suggest checking out a new Mattress! Maybe not the most exciting of gifts but really, a comfortable and luxurious night’s sleep every night in a fresh new bed is an amazing gift!
We keep a list of Mattress in a Box in the directory – although you’ll only be buying these once they are just as easy as subscribing to your next box, all of them come with sleep guarantees, and they are really downright affordable when compared to a conventional mattress. We even have a few reviews, so find your favorite!
See more fabulous subscription box gift ideas in our 2018 Holiday Subscription Box Gift Guide!