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30 Thoughtful Subscription Gifts for Every Type of Person

Self Logo By Tiffany Dodson, Sara Coughlin of Self | Slide 1 of 31: With the holidays on the horizon, it’s smart to get a jump on your gift shopping now. Luckily, there are subscription gifts if you're short on ideas, shopping for someone who has highly specific tastes, or want to make sure your presents ship smoothly (many retailers have set their holiday shipping deadline as December 15 this year, with delays already reported). The best subscription boxes do the curation for the recipient, or let them cater their box to their very particular tastes. When gifted, they usually arrive in the form of an email, so you don’t have to worry about timing the shipping (that's up to the person who subscribes). Once ordered, most subscription boxes arrive on a monthly or quarterly basis, too, so it’s really multiple gifts in one. One of the great aspects of subscription boxes is the variety of options to choose from. For the person who uses their skin-care routine as a stress reliever, a beauty subscription box that introduces them to popular products or includes their personal tried-and-true favorites can help round out a friend or family member’s collection. If they’re the outdoorsy type or big on streaming workouts from their living room, a fitness or adventure-based subscription is ideal to try a variety of new fitness gear, snacks, and accessories. There are subscription boxes for wine and coffee lovers, pet parents, wannabe plant parents, people looking for a closet refresh, and much more. Even if the special person on your shopping list has just about everything, these thoughtful subscription gifts will add a little more joy to their holiday season. Since there are hundreds of options to choose from, we’ve narrowed the playing field by rounding up a few favorites (many that we’ve recommended before), like Birchbox, Bespoke Post, Alo Moves, and Daily Harvest.

With the holidays on the horizon, it’s smart to get a jump on your gift shopping now. Luckily, there are subscription gifts if you're short on ideas, shopping for someone who has highly specific tastes, or want to make sure your presents ship smoothly (many retailers have set their holiday shipping deadline as December 15 this year, with delays already reported).

The best subscription boxes do the curation for the recipient, or let them cater their box to their very particular tastes. When gifted, they usually arrive in the form of an email, so you don’t have to worry about timing the shipping (that's up to the person who subscribes). Once ordered, most subscription boxes arrive on a monthly or quarterly basis, too, so it’s really multiple gifts in one.

One of the great aspects of subscription boxes is the variety of options to choose from. For the person who uses their skin-care routine as a stress reliever, a beauty subscription box that introduces them to popular products or includes their personal tried-and-true favorites can help round out a friend or family member’s collection. If they’re the outdoorsy type or big on streaming workouts from their living room, a fitness or adventure-based subscription is ideal to try a variety of new fitness gear, snacks, and accessories. There are subscription boxes for wine and coffee lovers, pet parents, wannabe plant parents, people looking for a closet refresh, and much more.

Even if the special person on your shopping list has just about everything, these thoughtful subscription gifts will add a little more joy to their holiday season. Since there are hundreds of options to choose from, we’ve narrowed the playing field by rounding up a few favorites (many that we’ve recommended before), like Birchbox, Bespoke Post, Alo Moves, and Daily Harvest.

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