Subscription Boxes as Gifts
This is a collection of our 47 favourite subscription boxes. They are the best from the most diverse categories, which means you're practically guaranteed to find your perfect match. You not only get a monthly surprise to get excited about, but the convenience and cost savings too! The typical subscription cost 1.5-3x less than what you would pay for its contents in a store.
We have subscriptions suitable for you whether you are a mum, a geek, a fashion-conscious men, a fitness enthusiast, or looking for some kinky surprises.
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Artisan / Hand-made
Artisan box subscriptions are hand-made and show expert craftsmanship. They make a great gift for hard-to-shop-for friends and add a nice touch to your home.
Globe In delivers products from artisans all over the world. It offers unique, high-quality products and the company gives a fair wage and a livelihood for a growing number of remote artisans and farmers around the world.
Price: from $33/month + $3 UK shipping
Scent From GOA
This is a box of premium candles and scented products from around the world. Every month has a different theme, inspired by exotic places.
Price: $22.77 + free UK shipping
Babies and Mums
Subscription boxes for babies are not only a great and easy gift to mums, they are very useful as well. Most of them are tailored to the age of the babies or the stage of pregnancy and pack a lot of value for the money.
Sassy Bloom is a great subscription box for pregnant women and mums with toddlers below three. Each box is worth between £30 and £85.
Price: £19.95 + free UK shipping
Mama Me Box
Mums need some care tool! This box includes five gifts which are all about you. What kind of gifts? Think bath bombs, snacks, coffee, jewellery, books, and similar.
Price: £25 + shipping
This box is all about relaxation, healthy eating, and pampering for pregnant women starting from the 12th week of pregnancy. Each box is tailored to the current month of pregnancy. The contents nurture the body and give expert information about the given month of pregnancy. It is comforting, relaxing, and educating at the same time.
Price: £14.99 + free UK shipping
Question for men: How do you give someone a beauty product gift without risking being offensive?
Answer: With an expert-curated beauty box.
Cohorted Beauty Box
Voted #1 Beauty box by The Independent and praised by Glamour and Cosmopolitan, this box contains up to 2x more value than its price and arrives in an elegant black box you will want to keep.
Price: £35 + free UK shipping
Birchbox is one of the biggest box subscription services. The products in the box are personalised to you and you can choose one product or box design each month.
Price: from £10 + £2.95 delivery
Receive five beauty treats every month. These boxes are curated around the latest trends and the arrive in stylish boxes.
Price: from £10 + £3.25 shipping
If you can get it right, a book subscription box is a gift that keeps on giving. With that, let's find the perfect one, shall we?
The Willoughby Book Club
The Willoughby Book Club offers boxes to children of all ages, adults, and both fiction and non-fiction lovers. They have a category for every genre. If you have a book lover friend, this is a safe bet.
Price: from £29.99 + free UK shipping
Book Box Club
The Book Box Club boxes a book subscription AND a community, with author-exclusive contents. Each box contains a book, some surprise items, and an invite to a members-only group where you can talk with other readers and the authors.
Price: from £29.99 + free UK shipping
Bookishly's Tea and Book Club
As the name suggests, the Bookishly's Tea and Book Club's box includes a vintage paperback, 4 luxury teabags, and some stationery. If you're more of a coffee fan, you can choose 75g freshly roasted ground coffee instead of the tea and the stationery.
Price: from £9 + free UK shipping
Who could say no to some premium style expertly tailored to you? And on a budget?
Women's Fashion: Divine Legs
Divine Legs is the UK's leading subscription for stockings, socks, and tights. They promise the most comfortable tight experience and a newfound love for wearing skirts. Their tights are completely seamless and as comfortable as a second skin.
Price: from £24 + free UK shipping
Men's Fashion: London Sock Company
If you are serious about your style, you need to give attention to your socks. With The London Sock Company you can choose your favourite sock styles or let their stylist choose for you.
Price: from £10/month + free UK delivery
Do you buy flowers regularly? Now you can order stylish, seasonally selected flowers on autopilot and save money in the process.
Tip: if you or a friend runs a business, this is a great way to add a touch of personality to it with no effort.
Monthly Blooms is exactly what it sounds like: a florist selected bouquet every month.
Price: £20/month + free UK delivery
Geo Fleur doesn't specialise in bouquets. Sign up and expect an unusual, beautiful plant in a handmade pot or accessory every month.
Price: from £24/month + shipping
Bloom & Wild
Bloom & Wild offers colourful Jasmine bouquets and luxuriously beautiful bouquets. You choose between weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly deliveries.
Price: from £15/month + delivery1
Do you get excited by nerdy t-shirts, sci-fi swag, and gaming gear? Then these are for you.
These boxes come with curated gaming, sci-fi, movie, and comic exclusives.
Price: £16.99 + free UK shipping
Awesome pop culture, gaming, film and TV, and wearables every month.
Price: from £24 + free UK shipping
Each month at Geek Gear follows a distinct theme and you can choose between several subscriptions.
Price: from £19.99 + shipping
The Curiosity Box from Vsauce gives you a combination of science entertainment and education. It includes branded gear, experiments and science surprises with a guaranteed value of at least $85.
Price: $67.90/quarter + free shipping
Do you feel bad about your snack choices? Chocolate bars are super tasty and nutritious snacks are overpriced. Subscription boxes to the rescue!
Open a Graze box and you'll find nutritious, portion controlled snacks. You don't need to feel guilty with these and your tastebuds will love you for it too.
Price: £5.99 + shipping
Vegan Ultimate Tuck Box
Enjoy 10-13 sweet and savoury vegan snacks and treats. But what exactly? Each month is different, but expect something along the lines of tasty banana chips, chocolate protein cookies, toasted corn kernels, or salt activated pili nuts.
Thinking about gifting this to a vegan friend? Make use of their gift card and message options.
Price: £16.50/month + shipping
Do you need some help to keep your kids busy and don't want to just put them in front of the telly? Why not try a kids' activity subscription, which entertains and teaches them?
Tip: Use crafts as an excuse to spend some quality time together.
Rainy Day Box
This multi-award-winning box subscription is based on seasonal themes and has at least three exciting activities for kids which they can complete inside, perfect for a rainy day. The package comes with arts and crafts and lots of extras and is suited for ages 3 - 8.
Price: £5.99 + free UK shipping
Brownie Baking Subscription boxes
Give your child 3 months of brownie baking experience with this kit. Bake classic and white chocolate brownies and a caramel brownie with high-quality Belgian chocolate.
Price: from £20 + shipping
These Montessori inspired boxes are put together by educational experts to develop your 3-8-year-old's key skills.
Price: from £5.95 + free UK shipping
Fire up the bedroom and surprise yourself and your partner with these monthly kinky gadgets and inspirations. These boxes arrive in a discrete packaging. Their contents, however are rather explicit.
Unbound is among the most creative sensual subscriptions you can find. It's an American brand, but they ship to the UK
Price: from $65/quarter + shipping
The Fantasy Box
You can choose from three packages and get 2-7 kinky items per month.
Price: from £39/month + free UK shipping
The Pleasure Party
Get adult novelties, toys, and lingerie every month, discretely delivered. Not knowing what you'll get in the package will surely add to the anticipation.
Price: from $29/month + free UK shipping
Batteries and instructions included. Hmm.
Price: from £24.99/month + shipping
What do men like? That's a tough question, but they sure like food, beer, quality gear. You'll find them all here.
Each Topp Box package has 4-5 grooming and skincare products for all parts of the grooming routine. It's a great way to discover new products too.
Price: £16 + shipping
Choose from four options (discovery, light, gluten-free, and vegetarian) and get a meal for 2-4 people based on chef-inspired recipes. The goal is to expand your cooking repertoire and make amazing dinners. The meals you prepare with this box usually end up costing £2-6 per person. You only need to add easily accessible items and cooking takes only around 20 minutes.
Price: £8.99 + shipping
“Wouldn’t it be nice if all those imaginatively delicious and complex beers that I drink in London with my mates – all crafted by London breweries – simply landed on my doorstep?” This was the founder, Oliver Meade's vision and this is what Craft Metropolis delivers. Tasty craft beers from small breweries.
Price: from £34.50 + free UK shipping
Viking shave club
The Viking Shave Club gives 5 high-quality razor blades and a great handle in your first box. Their promise: the handle will last a lifetime and the blades are of exceptional quality. You can choose between 3 packages and can pause or switch your subscription anytime.
Price: from €3 + shipping
Carnivore Club subscribers get 46 handcrafted cured meat portions from top artisans in a luxury faux-wood box every month.
Price: £29/month + free UK shipping
Health starts with nutrition which is a serious challenge for most of us. Beat your cravings with these nutritious boxes or gift them to a friend in need of some support with their efforts to change their lifestyle.
The Myvitamins snack box comes with snacks, supplements, superfoods, and vitamins handpicked by nutritionists. Besides the essentials, it has the newest products on the market from innovative nutritional leaders.
Price: from £16.99 + free UK shipping
The Nutribox is a healthy snack option, including 20-40 gluten-free snacks. Each month means new contents so you'll never go tired of these. The company also offers weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, bi-monthly, and even pay as you go packages.
Price: from £25 + free UK shipping
The Lifebox Food subscription has superfood tailored to women, men, and people with gluten-free/vegan diets. Besides snacks, it includes beverages, recipe mixes, spices, recipe and workout cards, super nutrients, and of course chocolates - everything you can ask for in a guilt-free bite.
Price: £22.95 + shipping
If you have pets, the boxes you find here can help you save money on regular expenses and treat your pet to something special at the same time.
Paw Post boxes come with natural and eco-friendly toys and treats for dogs and cats.
Price: from 17.95/month + shipping
Get monthly treats, toys, accessories and hygiene products customised to your dog from Pawsome Box.
Price: from £19.90/month + shipping
The Purrboxes subscription box is the UK's first and best monthly cat box with hand curated toys and treats for your cat.
Teens are hard to buy for. Not only gifts but anything, including clothes and practical items. If you want something they can get excited about and learn from, check out these boxes.
Baebox is an uplifting and inspiring box for girls ages 8-15.
Price: £16 + £2.85 UK shipping
My Geek Box Kids
The My Geex Box Kids is a fun box for geeky kids. It comes with monthly toys, activity books, and stationery for kids aged 5-11.
Price: £18.49 + shipping
Monthly Brick Loot boxes come with unique, custom, not on the market items which work with Lego and Brick. It's an ideal subscription for Lego and Brick fan teens. The company started from the idea of a 9-year-old.
Price: from $24.95 + $15 UK shipping
Any of the subscription boxes below make a thoughtful gift to any woman in your life.
Skin Organics Beauty Box
The Skin Organics Beauty Box delivers non-toxic, cruelty-free, organic skincare, body care, and beauty products. It's the kind of stuff you wish you could get in stores. Their curated boxes include new and artisan products from both emerging and already established brands.
Price: from £21/month + £3.95 UK shipping
Latest in Beauty
The Latest in Beauty box is different from the usual subscription boxes in a big way. When you create your profile, you can specify your favourite brands and other preferences. Then you can pick your own favourites from their recommended products.
Price: from £6.95 + free UK shipping
The Mintd box typically packs over £130 value of beauty products in each box. Each month's box is tailored around a theme (a theme like Beauty Sleep) and offers premium quality products from it.
Price: £65/month + free UK shipping
Spotify is the most well-known streaming music provider. While it offers free ad-supported music streaming, you can buy premium subscription which unlocks ads, higher audio quality, smart TV use, and unlimited skips on mobile.
Price: 30 days free trial, then £9.99/month
How is Apple Music different from Spotify? Firstly, Apple Music only has a premium subscription (no free package). On the other hand, it offers deep search integration with Siri and learns about your taste in music and will recommend you new songs you'll probably like.
Price: free for 3 months, £4.99/month for students, £9.99/month for individuals, £14.99/month for families
Deezer is one of the oldest streaming music apps out there. It has a feature called Flow, which sets it apart from the others. It learns about what you like and what you don't like, chooses new songs for you, and brings back old ones. It can also show lyrics.
Price: 30 days free trial, then £9.99/month
Google Play Music
Google Play Music is a lot like Spotify, but it also allows you to add up to 50,000 songs from your computer and stream them from all your devices.
Price: 30 days free trial, then £9.99/month for individuals, £14.99/month for families (up to 6 people)
We found no significant difference between Napster and Spotify.
Price: 30 days free trial, then £10/month
Movies and Series
Netflix is possibly the most popular streaming solution for movies and series. You can watch on your smart TV, computer, smartphones, or tablet. Netflix also shoots its own movies and series called Netflix Originals, which you can enjoy on Netflix.
Price: 30 days free trial, then from £5.99/month
Amazon Prime Video
Amazon Prime Video is Amazon's flat rate video subscription service. It's easy to confuse it with Amazon Video, the service where you can buy or rent movies one-by-one. Amazon Prime Video includes access to Amazon Originals and free one-day delivery on Amazon Prime products.
Price: 30 days free trial, then £7.99/month
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