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These Subscription Boxes Make Perfect Last-Minute Gifts

With boxes for kids, pets, wellness, beauty and fashion, there's a little something for everyone.

By Carly Milne, Carolin Lehmann, Marenah Dobin May 04, 2021 7:05 PMTags
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Want to give the gift that keeps on giving? Then subscription boxes are your best bet. You already know the drill: pay a regular fee (sometimes monthly, sometimes less often depending on the subscription), and get a box full of goodies on a semi-regular basis. And there's something for everyone: the fashionista, the health and wellness fanatic, that one friend who is obsessed with her dog (can you blame her?), junior sommeliers in the making.

To set you off on the right foot, we've picked out 23 of our favorites. Find the one—or ones—you love most, and sign them up today!

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TheraBox- Self Care Subscription Box

Treating yourself is easier said than done, but if you gift someone all of the self-care supplies, it's hard to resist, right? TheraBox is all about self-care. Every month, you'll receive 6-8 full-sized products like bath bombs, oils, mindfulness activities, bath soaps, body creams, oils, skincare products, and more. Each box is valued at $120+ and you can get one for $45 a month, or just $34 for the first month. And there's no commitment. You can cancel at any time.

Cocotique- Beauty & Self-Care Subscription Box for Women of Color

The Cocotique subscription box is a beauty box curated specifically for women of color. You'll receive hair, skin, and self-care products every month for just $25, with the first box costing $22.

Bath Blessing Sanctuary Bath Subscription Box: 5+ Bath Products

Give yourself a spa-like bath experience at least once a month. You'll get 5 products including, artisan soaps, bath bombs, scrubs, body butters, body wash, and lotions. If baths aren't your thing, but you want a relaxing shower, there's an option for that too. Pay $35 for the first month and then $45 for each month after.

Vivrelle

Get monthly access to luxury handbags and accessories from Chanel, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and more through Vivrelle. Plans start at just $99 a month. You can hold onto an item for as long as you want or just switch it up every month. If you really adore a bag, you can even purchase it at an exclusive members-only price.

The Bouqs- Flower Subscription

Save up to 30% and get free shipping with every flower delivery when you sign up for The Bouqs subscription plan. Plans start at just $36.

Lip Monthly- Beauty and Makeup Subscription Box

If you're one of those people who isn't looking for new face makeup or skincare products, but you love a fresh lip color, get the Lip Monthly subscription plan. You'll get 4-5 full-size lipsticks, lip glosses, liquid lipsticks, lip balms, lip liners, lip scrubs, lip crayons, lip pencils, and more every month. And instead of a box, they arrive in an adorable makeup bag. Your first box is $7. Then, it's $14 a month after that.

Birchbox

Fill out a profile and get a curated box of beauty treats from top-name brands in hair, makeup and skin care, like Oribe, Benefit, Supergoop!, Jouer and more.

SnackNation- Ultra-Premium Healthy Snack Box Subscription

Get 15 snacks a month for just $32. The SnackNation boxes have chips, nutrition bars, sweet treats, and more.

Hunt A Killer

Live out your detective dreams with this murder mystery subscription box with options starting at $25. Sort through evidence, decode ciphers, piece together clues, and solve the crime.

Goldbelly

There are so many delicious Goldbelly food subscriptions to choose from including shipments of pizza, BBQ, cookies, pie, ice cream, bacon, cake, sandwiches and morestarting at $45 a month.

Winc

Get four bottles of wine—starting at $12.99 per bottle—matched to your particular palate and delivered direct to you once a month. And you can skip or cancel whenever you want.

Dollar Shave Club

Grab a starter kit with razor cartridges, Prep Scrub, Shave Butter, Post Shave Dew and an executive handle for just $5, with subsequent deliveries for $39.95 or less, depending on what you subtract from the box before it ships a few times a year.

Nordstrom Trunk Club

Let them shop with an expert Nordstrom stylist to figure out their style and budget, then pay $25 per month for a trunk of hand-selected goodies (that you can edit as you wish before it ships). They can send back what they don't want, and the $25 subscription goes toward what they decide to keep.

Rent the Runway

Sign up for a trial subscription for $69 for the first month, and they can rent four items at a time, plus swap them once a month. Once the trial month is over, it costs $89 per month—but you can choose from over 10,000 styles from 400 designers with a monthly retail value up to $1,400.

FabFitFun

Start each season off with a box full of eight to 10 full-size, premium products chosen just for you, valued at over $200. FabFitFun boxes have items for beauty, fitness, wellness and home—and brands like Amika, Anthropologie, Kate Spade and more—you can't go wrong.

Bark Box

Because your dog deserves a subscription box too! Get your pooch a customized box of themed toys and treats, with themes like "Thanksstuffing" and "Chewrassic Park." At only $23 per month, how can you resist?

KiwiCo

Subscription boxes aren't just for adults and their pets. With this service, you can subscribe for a monthly kid-friendly crate of STEM, STEAM and science kits across a wide range of ages and interests. Not only can you pause or cancel at any time, with prices starting at $17 a month.

LookFantastic Beauty Box

Beauty lovers need this box whose price varies depending on how many months you subscribe for. It comes with six beauty goodies a month worth over $62, and each box has a theme. 

Yum Box

If they love travel and snacking, there's no better gift for them than this box. It comes with snacks from a different country each month, plus a booklet with trivia, recipes and more. 

The Quarterly Wine Club

Enjoy nine of this season's best wines by the glass with this quarterly subscription. You'll save up to 25%, plus it comes with credits for a full-size bottle. 

Curateur

Fashionistas need this seasonal five-piece, curated box by Rachel Zoe. It has a retail value of more than $425. 

BootayBag

Score new undies each month to keep things fresh with a BootayBag subscription. You can add in cute bras too. 

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—Originally published Dec. 6, 2019, at 3:00 a.m. PT