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The 12 Best Subscription Boxes + Experiences to Gift for the Holidays

12.14.21 | By
The 12 Best Subscription Boxes + Experiences to Gift for the Holidays
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For the people on your list who have got you seriously stumped for holiday gift ideas, subscription boxes and experiences are a total lifesaver. Not only do subscriptions spare you the gift wrap, but they’re also an easy way to keep the holiday cheer going long after Christmas morning – talk about a gift that keeps on giving! To make finding the perfect subscription easy, we handpicked our top favorite gift subscriptions and experiences that are sure to impress anyone on your list. Happy shopping!

Masterclass Subscription

Masterclass Subscription

Masterclass Subscription

Ever since Design Milk contributor Diana Ostrum took Kelly Wearstler’s Interior Design Masterclass last year, we knew we had to recommend the platform to anyone looking to optimize their space and routine. Gifting a Masterclass subscription is like gifting a front row seat into the mind of the professionals and getting all their tips and know-how straight from the tap. From interior design and architecture to graphic design, cooking, and creativity – there’s a course for everyone. P.S. They’re having a 2-for-1 special for the holidays right now!

$20/month (for plus membership)

VinylPost Record Subscription

VinylPost Record Subscription

VinylPost Record Subscription

For folks who love discovering new music, receiving vinyl records each month takes the joys of record collecting to a whole new level – making a VinylPost subscription a top-tier holiday gift. VinylPost record club members receive a new indie single pressed onto a vinyl postcard every month, along with digital downloads of each month’s track and 20% off past releases. Indie fans will love the curated selection of singles they receive and the uniqueness of the postcard format.

$6.99 – 372.00

Winc Wine Subscription

Winc Wine Subscription

Winc Wine Subscription

A Winc subscription is a guaranteed win for wine lovers on your holiday list. Whether they possess sommelier levels of wine-knowledge or just know they like reds – Winc’s intuitive quiz makes discovering new wines fun and easy. Plus, recipients can rate the wines every month so the wine wizards at Winc get better and better at making the right selections. With over 100 wines in their offering (with vegan and natural varieties too!), Winc members will love having something new on hand each month.

$60 for 1 month subscription

The Sill Classic Plant Subscription

The Sill Classic Plant Subscription

The Sill Classic Plant Subscription

For budding plant enthusiasts (see what I did there?), a Classic Plant Subscription from The Sill is a no brainer. Each month, recipients receive an easy-care plant in one of the Sill’s chic ceramic planters delivered straight to their door. You can choose between small and medium plant varieties and your recipient can expect to receive a new green beauty each month. What’s more beautiful than giving the gift of plant parenthood?

$180 for 3 months

Firebelly Tea Bundles

Firebelly Tea Bundles

Firebelly Tea Bundles

Tea connoisseurs and your friend that’s been trying to quit coffee will be psyched to receive one of Firebelly Tea’s artfully designed bundles. The brand’s modern and simplified approach to tea making will get anyone excited about embracing a stylish new tea ritual. From a minimalist matcha making set, a solo tea set, or a complete set for you and friends, every Firebelly bundle is sure to be a hit.

$69.90 – 169.95

Candy Club Subscription

Candy Club Subscription

Candy Club Subscription

As if getting things in the mail couldn’t get any sweeter, enter a candy subscription box that truly does the trick. Candy Club delivers a festive box of curated sweet treats to your door every month! Choose between a “Fun” or “Party Box” subscription, or gift one of their ready-made boxes – any Candy Club box is bound to bring joy to your recipient’s sweet tooth.

$29.99 – 39.99/month

Raw Spice Bar Spice Subscription

Raw Spice Bar Spice Subscription

Raw Spice Bar Spice Subscription

For the home cook who likes to mix things up in the kitchen, a spice subscription from Raw Spice Bar is sure to boost their palate and inspiration come mealtime. Every month, they’ll receive a new flavorful spice blend that’ll expand their culinary confidence and yield delicious recipes. You can even customize your recipe preference and add a custom message for a personal touch! Bonus: all gift subscriptions ordered in December will arrive in a gift box and include a free bottle of Barrel Rested Maple Syrup!

$99 for annual plan (over 20% savings!)

Drift Scent of the Month Club Subscription

Drift Scent of the Month Club Subscription

Drift Scent of the Month Club Subscription

For commuters who appreciate a solid car fragrance, stylish car air fresheners by Drift are sure to please. Members of the Drift Scent of the Month Club will receive a unique, limited-edition scent every month. If the December scent – featuring a blend of smoked sandalwood, spiced cherry, and nutmeg – is any indication, whoever receives this subscription as a holiday gift is sure to fall in love.

$8/month

The Detox Market Detox Box Subscription

The Detox Market Detox Box Subscription

The Detox Market Detox Box Subscription

Clean beauty marketplace, the Detox Market, created a conscious beauty box that will have the beauty lover in your life reeling with excitement. The Detox Box allows subscribers to experience cult-favorite clean beauty products and make new discoveries every month! Even better, every box contains over $90 worth of holy grail beauty products, which makes this subscription worth every penny.

$137.85 for 3 month subscription

Rizzoli Bookstore Subscription

Rizzoli Bookstore Subscription

Rizzoli Bookstore Subscription

A thoughtful holiday gift for the avid readers and coffee table book aficionados in your life, a Rizzoli Bookstore subscription will be the highlight of their holiday. Just pick your preferred genre (might we suggest Interiors & Architecture or Art & Artists?), and Rizzoli’s booksellers will handpick a book every month and send it straight to your bookworm’s door.

$ price varies by genre + frequency

Driftaway Coffee Subscription

Driftaway Coffee Subscription

Driftaway Coffee Subscription

Give the gift of a satisfyingly good cup of coffee with a Driftaway Coffee subscription. A go-to gift for any coffee drinker interested in learning more about the beans, Driftaway’s coffee boxes are designed to make cultivating your coffee palate easy – exposing subscribers to new beans sustainably sourced from around the world and connecting them directly to the farmers for a more mindful (and delicious) coffee experience. Recipients can also rate and review their coffees along the way, for a more personalized selection of boxes as you go!

$ price varies

Design Milk Gift Card

Design Milk Gift Card

Design Milk Gift Card

Can’t make up your mind? A Design Milk Gift Card is always a good holiday gift idea! Whether you’re shopping for family, friends, coworkers or partners, they’ll love perusing our modern finds and picking out something they truly love.

$25 - 200

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Alexa is commerce editor at Design Milk. She lives in Miami, Florida with her fiancé Alex and retired greyhound, Phoebe. A longtime art and design enthusiast, Alexa’s first stops in any new city are the art museums. When she’s not writing about her favorite DM shop picks, she might be buried in a book, binging reality tv or adventuring around her city with her partner and pup.