In a fast-paced world, it can be hard to give a gift that really keeps giving. Sure, products and investment items are nice, but what about those little things that make your day throughout the whole year, not just on December 25? What about those group game nights that brighten your chilly February evenings, or those favorite new books that don’t come around just once a year? From coffee to candles to ice cream pints, some gifts are truly timeless, which is why a subscription is the perfect gift for the true enthusiast in your life.
Whether you want to inspire that special person monthly with a great new read or audiobook, love a lifelong learner who would give anything for a subscription to MasterClass, or simply want to send a friend a great bottle of wine each month, subscriptions are the gifts that are guaranteed to last far beyond the holiday season. We’ve rounded up the top subscriptions to gift this season—because sometimes a gift that truly lasts is the most meaningful of all.
Jeni’s Ice Creams
For the friend or family member with a notorious sweet tooth, a subscription to a monthly ice cream delivery is the gift that keeps on giving. With this Jeni’s subscription, they’ll receive a curated selection of four exciting flavors before they’re on sale, delivered directly to their doorstep.
Emma & Chloé
Surprise your favorite jewelry fanatic with a featured designer jewelry piece each month in this monthly subscription box. With a selection of stunning hand-crafted rings, earrings, and bracelets, there’s nothing here not to love.
Give the gift of self-care this holiday season with one therapeutic activity, plus seven full-size treats each month that will re-wire their brain for calm and mental presence. These boxes are therapist-curated and expertly researched, so they’re not just fluffy self-care; they’re genuinely meaningful.
Calm is the #1 app for sleep, meditation, and relaxation on the internet, with over 100 million downloads and over 1.5M+ five-star reviews. With a subscription to Calm Premium, they’ll have unlimited access to hours of meditation and mindfulness exercises, for the gift that keeps on giving.
Book of the Month
The reader in your life needs a monthly subscription to the legendary Book of the Month Club, which will drop a new book at their doorstep once a month from a new, up-and-coming author. They’ll be able to pick from five to seven exciting titles each month, growing their own library while finding their new favorite reads at the same time.
Lady Falcon Coffee Club
You know that person who wakes up every morning excited for their cup of coffee? They deserve a subscription to this San Francisco-based coffee club, which sends between two and eight 10-ounce bags of delicious beans every single month. This is the gift that will keep them caffeinated for years to come.
Harry & David
For the person who takes their chocolate very seriously gift this Chocolate-of-the-Month box which features decadent treats like their signature chocolate cherries and cocktail-inspired truffles.
Cheese lovers won’t be able to get enough of this incredible three–month subscription from Williams Sonoma, which features nine popular varieties of cheese from Italy, Spain, and France. With a combination of goat’s milk, sheep’s milk, and cow’s milk each month, there’s always something new to try.
Give the gift of endless learning this year with Masterclass, which provides a vast catalog of lessons from everyone from Bobbi Brown to Neil Gaiman to Michael Pollan to Neil deGrasse Tyson. For the lifelong learner who misses school, this is the ideal gift.
This bi-monthly puzzle club subscription includes a curated puzzle every other month, making it the ideal subscription gift for the introverted homebody in your life. With VIP perks like access to new puzzles early and opportunities to meet artists, this is the puzzle lover’s dream come true.
Have a gal in your life who loves to multi-task by listening to audiobooks while she gets her work done, folds her laundry, or goes on a walk? She’ll love an Audible Premium Plus gift membership, which provides access to an all-you-can-listen catalog plus one credit per month for an audiobook to add to their digital library.
The Republic of Tea
With this Tea of the Month subscription, they’ll receive premium teas and herbal blends with every box. The first delivery in this monthly subscription comes with The Republic of Tea’s signature tea mug with a lid and stainless steel infuser.
You know that person who considers their dog a full-fledged member of the family? This is the gift for them: A monthly delivery of dog joy, with a selection of treats and toys that they can give to their favorite furry friend.
Know someone with a green thumb who is constantly looking to expand their at-home garden? This plant subscription box makes for the perfect gift, with easy-care plants, chic ceramic pots, and free shipping with every delivery.
For the friend who always smells good, a Scentbird subscription is the perfect option. Each box arrives with a selection of scents from various top perfume brands and retailers, and subscribers can choose their favorites from each monthly gift to stay smelling their best.
Give the gift of warm, cozy scents this holiday season with a candle gift box from Vellabox. Choose your subscription duration, scent preferences, and more, and deliver them a stunningly wrapped candle each month.
Escape the Crate
For those friends who love nothing more than a good escape room, gift this at-home bi-monthly escape game subscription. Each box arrives with a puzzle that will task the players with escaping a trap, finding a treasure, and more—it’s perfect for the person who loves to play.
With this snack box gift subscription, you can choose to send five, 10, or 20 snacks per delivery. Each pack comes with a guide to the unique, exciting variety of snacks that your giftee will love to munch on.