Finding presents can be hard, I know – especially if you’re not quite sure, or the person receiving your gift likes trying lots of new things all the time.
But why not pick a gift that keeps on giving? Subscription boxes come in all shapes, sizes, and themes, so it’s almost guaranteed that you’ll find something for the people in your life.
Plus, they’ll keep arriving even after Christmas, so whoever is lucky enough to receive your gift will continue to get deliveries. And what better way to show them you’re thinking of them?
From flowers and food to tech, here are some of my favourite offerings – but of course there are plenty more options out there…
Who doesn’t love decorating their home? However, sometimes it can feel as if you don’t know where to start – at least that’s the case for me.
But even if your friends and family are all about the latest trends, why not add to their decorative collection? The Interior Design Box is a monthly subscription all geared towards making our homes beautiful – and what could be better? (Especially since we’ll probably be spending a lot more time at home still.)
Priced £40 per month, plus P&P.
Discovering new food is always a treat – and BoroughBox caters for a whole lot of preferences. Shown above is the vegan box, which delivers a range of snacks every month, but you’ll also find coffee, spice, chocolate, and loads of other options.
Prices vary depend on the food you choose. The vegan box costs £29.
I don’t know about your circle of friends, but mine includes a fair few artists – some of them long-term creatives, while others have just discovered their creative side.
Why not encourage and support that passion, then? Artful is a quarterly subscription all about, as you might have guessed from the name, art – and it’s filled with premium tools, all geared towards one specific style or medium of artistry.
Plus, the creators work with an artist for every box who handpicks what goes in and lends their expertise.
Priced £35 per box or £120 for the whole year.
I still remember the first time someone sent me flower through the letterbox – it was a lovely surprise when I came home, and I’ve actually since given it to a friend.
And really, unless you’re allergic (or have cats with an appetite for fresh blooms), who doesn’t love fresh flowers? Bloom & Wild offers you three, six, and 12-month subscriptions, with the option to choose the bouquet your loved one will receive. There are also options to send seasonal bouquets.
An annual subscription is priced £265, or £295 for the seasonal option.
The little pleasures really make life easier at times, `at least in my book – and a nice long soak is top of the list. Bathbox delivers five bath treats every month, from bath bombs to candles, so is ideal for the beauty fiends on your `Christmas list.
Priced £9.99 plus P&P.
Ditching plastic in favour of more sustainable options has been a big topic for some time now. Green Future Box sets out to help us with that particular endeavour, by delivering eco-friendly, plastic-free treats to your home every month.
November 2020, for example, was kitchen themed and contained a root vegetable scrubber, a dish washing soap bar, and a recycled cotton dish cloth, among others.
Priced £19.99 every month.
Seed Pantry’s Grow Club is a subscription tailored towards gardeners – and it makes me wish I had a green space for myself. The Discovery Box has something for those of us looking to start out, while the Pro-Box is catering to those more experienced gardeners, too.
Pick from flowers or food (or both), and then watch the fruit of your labour grow – literally.
Priced £12.99 for the Discovery Box.
Featured image: Bloom & Wild’s flowers fit through the letterbox. From £265 for an annual subscription.