Because subscription boxes are the gift that keeps on giving, you may not want to give one to the coworker you secretly don’t like very much. But for the people that you do like—a lot—subscription boxes are the gift that keeps on giving for a full year. Simply sign someone up for the subscription box you want them to receive and watch them find something new in their mailbox every month for the next year.
Below are five subscription boxes we can’t recommend enough for lovers of different things, from Friends to makeup.
Allure Beauty Box
At just $15 per month, the Allure Beauty Box gives you a box of some of the best beauty products on the market for less than the price of one full-sized beauty product. Each month the company curates a handful of favorite products from around the magazine and sends you their top picks. Each box is a mixture of full sized and sample sized products, but unlike other beauty product subscription boxes, you’ll actually use all of the products in the Allure Beauty Box. Plus, new members receive a free full-sized welcome gift.
Get it for $15/month from the Allure Beauty Box website.
For the rugged men in your life, a beauty box or subscription boxes like the Fab Fit Fun box are likely not a great gift. Bespoke Post lets you customize a box based on the recipients taste. Members can choose a box each month from a variety of curated themes—anything from knife kits and cigar selections to coffee and travel. The best part is that each box can be changed or swapped, no questions asked. The subscription is a bit pricey, but for your significant other it may be a meaningful way to make the holidays last all year.
Get Bespoke Post for $45/box at the company’s website here.
Friends Subscription Box
This is the ultimate gift for super fans of Friends. Each quarterly box, which comes in a custom “Central Perk” branded package, comes with collectibles, apparel, home wear, accessories, and other Friends-themed merch. Although the possibility of a reboot is looking unlikely, Friends fanatics can still revel in the show’s inside jokes and references with a quarterly box.
Book of the Month
Hey did you hear, books are cool again? At least according to the Book of the Month club, a monthly subscription that sends you a book each month. Subscribers choose which book they’re most interested in out of a curated group of new books. If you don’t like any of them, which is unlikely, you can choose from any one of the past books that are still available.
For just $16.99/month you can send a book to a book lover every 30 or so days. For slow readers, you can pause your subscription as you please or add more books if you prefer to binge on a new book every week.