2020 Gift Guide: Experiences + Subscriptions

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2020 Gift Guide: Experiences + Subscriptions

You may be pushing it if you haven’t finished your shopping yet – good thing it’s never too late to gift subscription boxes and experiences! There are so many options out there that it can feel overwhelming deciding, which is why we’ve rounded up the experiences and subscriptions we’ll be giving people this holiday season. There’s something for everyone when it comes to these boxes and memberships!

Havenly Online Home Interior Design Services
Price: Packages start at $79. Havenly is offering Design Milk readers $10 off a mini package and $20 off a full package. Use promo code DESIGNMILK10 for $10 off a mini package, and DESIGNMILK20 for $20 off a full package.

Havenly is the most delightful way to design and visualize spaces in your home, all online. Their expert online interior designers get to know you – your style, space and price range. Get matched with their designers based on your style and design your dream space.

Designed Life Delivered
Price: $109 for single boxes, and quarterly and yearly subscriptions starting at $99 every 3 months. All orders include free shipping in contiguous US.

Designed Life Delivered creates upscale, seasonally-inspired home decor boxes. Each box includes fresh, beautiful home accents that will help style every part of your home year-round. Their designers curate each box, sourcing unique items that you will enjoy for years to come. From blankets to candles, servings boards to picture frames, and everything in between. Their goal is for you to open your seasonal box and delight in their unique finds. Keep your home stylish year-round, or send one as a gift for the holidays, birthdays, engagements, weddings, housewarmings and more!

Driftaway Sustainable Coffee Subscription
Price: Varies

Driftaway isn’t simply another coffee subscription that just sends you a new bag of coffee every month (or more). Like many boxes, Driftaway sends beans based on the flavors you like, however, the company then elevates the experience to make sure you enjoy your cup. Not only are the beans freshly roasted, but you are sent a card that tells you about the farm where the beans were harvested. Essentially, this box provides everything you need to make a damn good cup of coffee.

Price: $19.95/month

Give the gift of learning with a KiwiCo subscription box, which offers science and art projects for kids of any age! The boxes are as diverse as a handmade soap kit to building an adjustable desk lamp that actually works. If you’re looking for a subscription for someone who likes to use their hands – this is it.

Price: Varies

I don’t know about you, but I would love it if someone gave me a wine subscription for the holidays – 2020 has been the longest year ever, after all. The wines are chosen based on taste profiles, and Winc lets you rate the wines they send you, so they’re always getting better at understanding what to send someone.

The Sill – Pet-friendly Box
Price: Automated $46/monthly charge* (including shipping!)

Living with pets can make having plants a bit more difficult – it seems like every plant is toxic to them. That’s where The Sill’s Pet-Friendly Plants subscription box comes in. In the box, you’ll get a non-toxic plant and earthenware planter every month. Now you don’t have to forego plants to keep your animals safe!

Price: $71

Each Norsebox is created to spread the joy of Scandinavian design and lifestyle. The products exemplify the region’s aesthetics: minimalist, simple but functional all while appreciating the natural beauty of raw materials. Each box comes with 1-5 seasonal items that will give any room a fresh, Scandinavian look.

A membership to a local museum or art gallery
Price: Varies

We’ve been cooped up for almost a year, but someday that will change! What better way to give someone you care about something to look forward to than a membership to a local museum or art gallery?

Price: $35

A BarkBox subscription is designed to make any dog happy, and if a pup is happy, their owner is happy. Each month’s box has a theme and comes with all-natural treats and fun toys.

For something a little different:

Choose Love
Price: $10 & up for products or $25 & up for digital gift vouchers

Choose Love is awesome. They provide refugees and displaced people support and everything they might need from lifesaving boats to food to supplies to legal advice. To make it happen, they created the world’s first shop selling real products people can purchase to be sent to refugees and displaced communities trying to rebuild their lives. (Check out their brick-and-mortar popups we featured last year on Design Milk here). They offer products and aid in three categories – Emergency Needs (tents, clean water, warm blanket + sleeping bag, winter clothes + shoes, etc.), Daily Survival (toilets + showers, diapers, hot food, toiletries, etc.), and Building Futures (mental health support, legal support, medical care, education for children, etc.) – that you can purchase as a gift and Choose Love handles delivering it. So, if you know anyone that has a big heart and would love you sending a gift in their honor or gifting them a voucher for them to select something to sent, or if you have some extra money this holiday season and beyond, Choose Love is a wonderful movement that will make you think differently about gifting.

Dani Howell has an MA in literary and textual studies and enjoys writing about everything from coffee to pop culture.