Are you looking for gift ideas for the upcoming holiday season? Have you run through all of your best ideas in past years and are looking for something new? This year consider giving a gift subscription. There are many affordable options that cater to a wide range of ages and interests. Regardless of who you are shopping for, you will be able to find something that fits each recipient. Consider the following five subscription ideas for this holiday season.
1. Magazine subscription.
There are numerous magazine subscriptions available that make great gifts. Consider hobbies and interests of each gift recipient. Don’t discount the gift of a magazine with a professional bent as well. For example, if someone has just begun a career in teaching, a subscription to The Mailbox (Starts at $29.95 for 1 year) or YES! magazine (Starts at $20) may be much appreciated.
2. Craft subscription service.
For artistic individuals, the opportunity to receive craft supplies, including patterns and inspiration, is a gift that will keep on giving all year. Knitting aficionados will enjoy KnitCrate (Starts at $45 per month), which includes yarn, a pattern, and a couple other goodies in each package.
If you’re looking for a gift for someone who enjoys a wide range of craft projects, consider Whimseybox (Starts at $15 per month).
3. TV and movie subscription.
Do you know someone who hasn’t jumped on the Netflix bandwagon yet? Do you have a family member who enjoys using Hulu but hasn’t invested in Hulu Plus? A TV and movie subscription for one of these sites will provide hours of entertainment. The Hulu Kids ($7.99 per month) subscription is a perfect choice for families with young children in the house.
While Netflix and Hulu are the most popular options available, consider additional choices, too, such as Classical TV (Starts at $3 per month), which offers selections from the top performance arts around the world.
4. Food subscription.
Food and beverage enthusiasts appreciate the opportunity to sample new cuisine that they might not have selected on their own. Consider Craft Coffee (Starts at $19.99 per month) for anyone who enjoys a good brew. Each month includes several sample selections from boutique bean companies and top micro-roasters from around the country.
Love With Food (Starts at $12 per month) is a great opportunity to deliver gourmet goodies with seasonal and holiday themes while providing food for the needy. Each time someone purchases a subscription, Love With Food makes one meal donation to the Feeding America Network and Share Our Strength-No Kid Hungry.
Do you know individuals who are always seeking diet-friendly meal options? Look for subscription services that cater to these diets, such as Sprig (Starts at $26.95 per month), which sends gluten-free, organic, and vegan snacks each month.
Do you have friends who have great taste in the UK? If so, you should definitely consider FlavrBox (Starts at £20 Per Month). You just subscribe your friends and they will receive, yummy box of goodies from independent producers in the UK every month.
Another alternative you can try is FoodeeBox (Starts at £19.95 Per Month). For every box purchased, they donate a meal to UK foodbanks.
5. Inspirational subscription.
There are a number of subscription services on the market that are designed to provide inspiration for both kids and adults. Some subscriptions are geared around specific topics, such as art, while other subscriptions are more general. Families will enjoy Kiwi Crate (Starts at $19.95 per month). Each box has ample ideas and supplies for an entire craft filled weekend that includes lots of imaginative play.
So what other subscription gifts have you planned on giving to your loved ones? Please share below.