It's that time of year again...November is already here, Thanksgiving is DAYS away, and you're all of a sudden scrambling to figure out the PERFECT gift for your friend/coworker/cousin/mom/brother/etc.
Around the holidays, I'm a huge believer in supporting small and giving unique gifts with a lasting sentiment — which is why I'm SO excited to share a two-part roundup on the blog this month of subscription and gift boxes that I love!!! This week is kicking off with the Subscription Box Roundup for part one, because how perfect of an idea to gift one or more months of a perfectly curated subscription box?! It's the gift that keeps on giving, friends.
Before I dive into this list of fab subscription boxes that I'm obsessed with, just a quick disclaimer: I haven't personally had a chance to subscribe to all of the boxes on the list yet, but have either discovered them myself online or have been lucky enough for someone to share them with me just for this roundup! Also, many of the boxes below are geared toward the women in your life; let me know in the comments if you'd love to see a mens' roundup, too! There are a TON of incredible boxes out there, and these are just a few of my absolute favorite. Enjoy!
For the candle obsessed:
Vellabox is an artisan candle subscription company that a dear friend of mine introduced me to, and to say I'm obsessed is an understatement. I was so grateful to have the opportunity to try out this subscription, and loved everything about the experience, from opening the pretty + petite yellow box in the mail to the tiny surprise treats inside — not to mention, the candle itself is out of this world and one of my go-to's for holiday this year. I'll be sending a few of these to friends this Christmas season myself! In fact, I loved this one so much, I shared a full post with photos about the experience. Check it out here!
For the young at heart:
Pipsticks was shared with me online, and I just think it's the cutest thing: y'all, Pipsticks is a sticker subscription company!! What a fun, unique gift idea for your paper-obsessed, craft-loving friends! They even have Kids Club and Pro Club options, which is absolutely genius, considering that a love of stickers spans decades of ages and hobbies.
For the female entrepreneur:
Sparkle Hustle Grow
Female boss ladies, this one's for you! Sparkle Hustle Grow is another favorite I've both subscribed to and worked with personally (hooray!!), and I just can't get enough of this one. Julie, the founder of SHG, is so incredible at curating items each month around a particular theme in business; and my absolute favorite thing that sets this one apart? She includes an amazing BOOK with every box! Business books and beautiful office supplies? This box was made for the savvy, stylish lady entrepreneur.
For your own self:
I adore the mission at Burgundy Fox to celebrate your amazing self! This intimate apparel subscription company is made for all women, and you can even hone in on exactly what you're looking for: underwear, lingerie, sleepwear, special occasions, etc. I noticed they have a holiday option at the moment, too, which sounds pretty perfect to me! This is the perfect "treat yo'self" box for the holidays this year...or really, any time of year.
For the card writer:
Pretty by Post
Old school snail mail is a first love for me — and for the card-sending, paper-loving gal in your life, this subscription mailer offers the perfect curation of darling cards and stationery from designers all over! I have the joy of working with Danielle of Pretty by Post this season, and friends, she does a STELLAR job curating some of the prettiest handmade cards and paper items I've ever seen. She also offers a variety of buying options, including two gift subscriptions that are perfect for gifting to your gal pals and coworkers this holiday!
For the professional woman:
This box is a new one to me, but I'm in love already — what a perfect gift to celebrate the lady business owner in your life, out there dominating the world?? They have two options to choose from: the Girl Boss Crate, for the boss with a "fresh perspective on her industry," and the Lady Boss Crate, created for the women "at the top of her game." To me, they both sound fab!!
For the reader:
Cozy Reader Club
Ahhh, any other book lovers out there?! Well, this box takes it one step further by not only sending you a recently released women's fiction novel, but also an artisan coffee, tea, or hot chocolate, handmade items, and gourmet treats — what more could a "cozy" box need? I'm in love with this curation of items and can't wait to treat a lucky friend this season to this one! Or maybe to myself...hmm...
For the self-care seeker:
All Girls Shave Club
Ok friends, as someone who has "more self-care" on the list for 2018, this box totally peaked my interest: the All Girls Shave Club box has incredible reviews and gives you the option of razor so you can pick the blades you love most. Or, you can go the route of skipping the razor and sign up for their box of unique shaving body products — what a fun way to add a little extra pampering and self-care into your daily routine! I also adore the fact that they have a new "Her First Shave" option for the younger ladies in your life.
For the entire family:
Cheeky Days "Outside the Box"
Speaking of the younger ones in your life, this box takes creativity and family time to a whole new level! Recommended to me online, the Cheeky Days "Outside the Box" subscription box is a fun, affordable solution for connecting with your kiddos in a fresh new way. Each month includes a monthly theme, a wearable, a featured book, craft and activity kits, community cards, and more surprises! Plus, it's a box that gives back — what's not to love? For all of my momma friends out there, they even have a holiday option that would be a such a perfect family treat going into this special time of year.
For the coffee drinker:
Pretty sure this box was made specifically for me...just kidding, but I am SO in love with this one and have even had the chance to work with their team earlier this fall! These boxes are made for the coffee lover in your life (isn't that all of us?), and I just love that they have an option for either "Just the Coffee Please" where they feature a new roaster every month, OR a "Coffee + Delight Box," featuring the monthly roaster plus a few curated goodies, all in the theme of coffee, of course.
For the meditator:
The Calm Box
Give the gift of mindfulness, meditation, and relaxation. This mindfully curated box is designed to help you or your friend or family member unwind and relax; what better way to start the new year than with a little more intention and self-care in our day? Truly though, I just love the theme of this one, and they make it super easy to "Gift a Box" or three or six on their website. I feel more zen just browsing their site! And bonus: a portion of the proceeds go to charity.
For the casual art fanatic:
Have a friend into art and cool design? Papirmass is an independent art subscription box at super affordable prices. They have collaborated with hundreds of artists to bring beautiful, interesting, creative art prints to subscribers all over the world, and truthfully, I'm just so intrigued by what a unique, lasting gift this is! Buy a gift subscription for the art lover in your life with either monthly, quarterly, or annual options.
For the stylish boss lady:
You all know my love of all things office supplies and paper galore...which is why I absolutely had to include Trendy Memo on this list! Trendy Memo is a subscription box for the entrepreneurial woman, curated with all kinds of darling items to help you get through your workday. Perfect for the working woman or boss lady, this box gives you options to gift a month at a time OR gift an entire year by getting the first box free.
For the adventurous foodie:
Try the World
Passion for travel and food collide with this very cool subscription box: Try the World. Every month, you get a curated selection of gourmet foods from around the world. What an incredible gift the foodie in your life always looking for something new and exciting in their pantry! They have both "Countries" and "Snacks" box options, depending on your desired contents and price range. Give the gift of deliciously unique treats and edibles this holiday!
For the friend who's up for anything:
New Hobby Box
Speaking of trying new things...the New Hobby Box is perfect for that person who's always picking up new hobbies and interests! From lock picking to needle felting, this box is centered around skills, electronics, arts, and entertainment each month, and it arrives with everything you need to pick up a brand new hobby. What I really love about this one? You can browse their "Past Hobbies" and pick and choose a hobby box for someone on your list this holiday, depending on what they might already be interested in. The Bookbinding kit might just end up on my own wish list this year!
For the paper lover:
SCRIBEdelivery was made for the paper and pen lover in your life, sending you a fresh notebook, pen, and inspiration every month! Give it as a gift this holiday or treat yourself to fresh supplies each month so you're never running out of paper and pens to get through your workday. They also have a November Mini Delivery option at the moment that includes a box full of surprise stationery! Yes, please!