11 Totally Unexpected Subscription Boxes to Gift Your Wellness-Obsessed Friends
From Birchbox to Fabletics, these services deliver fun beauty finds, yummy eats, stylish fitness gear, and more.
Subscription boxes make great gifts, and not just because they're so easy to order (it's hard to find a better last-minute present!). They're also the gift that keeps on giving, delighting the lucky recipient and reminding her how much you care with every delivery, long after the holidays are over. We love the 11 wellness-focused services below, which cater to beauty addicts, foodies, fitness junkies, and more.
The deal: $15 per month, or you can purchase Scentbird hand creams individually for $16.50 each; scentbird.com
In addition to offering a monthly shipment of a new designer fragrance, the company also sells cruelty-free hand creams, in intoxicating scents like Rose & Prosecco and Earl Grey & Blackberry. The hand creams—the first namesake product launch for the brand—are free of parabens, and formulated with essential oils and natural fruit extracts.
The deal: Cost varies (see below); underarmour.com
Under Armour's subscription box service is game-changing, and makes a great gift for both men and women. Your recipient will get a curated selection of the newest gear in the frequency you choose (every 30, 60, or 90 days). Each box includes four to six items, and you're charged only for the items they decide to keep. What's more: They'll get 20% off those items.
The deal: $30 per month plus a $2.95 service fee; birchbox.com/gift
The beauty brand that helped popularize the concept of subscription boxes is now easier than ever to gift, thanks to a three-, six-, or 12-month delivery option. As always, each box comes with five best-selling samples curated from your recipient's personal Beauty Profile. For a limited time only, Birchbox also has Birchbox Starter Pack in honor of their eighth birthday; it includes a whopping $159 worth of product for just $39.
The deal: $39 per month; trytheworld.com
Foodies will appreciate a subscription to this curated box of gourmet snacks, cooking ingredients, drinks, and more. All the items hail from a new country each month.
The deal: $34; mylola.com
The organic tampon startup (a Lena Dunham-backed company) recently released a never-before-offered kit for women, featuring an honest guide to sex with advice from doctors. The new sexual wellness kit comes with Sex by LOLA products all conveniently included in a carry-all pouch.
The deal: $60 a month for three months; mouth.com
Know someone who's obsessed with pickles? They'll love this pickle-themed box from Mouth.com, which features three to four different kinds of pickled cukes each month, ranging from basic to totally unexpected (Extra-Crunch Spears With Salty Old Bay Seasoning, anyone?). Flexible subscription options (including 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, or pay-as-you-go) makes this box easy to gift, too.
The deal: Gift her a $50, $100, or $250 gift card so she can sign up to get one, two, or five new outfits delivered to her door; fabletics.com
Your BFF who lives in athleisure wear will be excited about Fabletics, the company founded by Kate Hudson that delivers new on-trend workout ensembles every month.
The deal: $50 for one seasonal-themed box, or $200 for a one-year subscription (four boxes); fabfitfun.com
It's hard to beat the value of this popular subscription service, which promises more than $200 worth of goodies for just $50 every three months. The boxes contain a range of items, from beauty products to accessories to wellness items (like a kitchen herb garden, or an essential oil diffuser kit). As a bonus, members gain access to exclusive sales from the company's brand partners, which can mean discounts up to 70%.
The deal: $20 per month; fitlifestylebox.com
If they're in need of some healthy lifestyle motivation, receiving a Fit Lifestyle Box each month will help them get in the mindset to make changes that meet their fitness or health goals. The company offers options for both women and men, and each box features at up to three snacks, up to five samples, one full-sized product, plus a different 30-day challenge workout each month.
The deal: $45 per month; yogaclub.com
They can receive a three-piece outfit each month from some of the industry’s best yoga and fitness brands, including Spendid, Gaiam, Onzie, and Manduka for up to 50% off retail prices. Your favorite yogi can start their subscription by taking Yoga Club’s style quiz to be sure they receive the clothes they love. Plus, for every box delivered, Yoga Club provides a yoga class for a child in need.
The deal: $40 per month; theketobox.com
If you know someone who follows the keto diet (or is thinking of starting), The Keto Box is here to help with delicious keto-approved snacks. In each box, they'll receive a mix of low-carb goodies, about eight to 11 snacks per box. Past boxes have featured several tasty, keto-focused brands including Nui, Soom Foods, and Fat Snax.
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