Well hello fancy subscription boxes 👋🏼! With 10 days till Christmas (um, really?!) I’m excited to be sharing my last couple of gift guides for the season.
If you still have people to tick off of your gifting list, a subscription is a brilliant choice.
Read on to discover six subscription boxes for the loved ones in your life. Spoiler – there are some CRAZY good subscriptions out there – all of which I’d really rather like to sign up to myself.
*Must not gift oneself*
Christmas Gift Guide #5 – Subscriptions People Will Love
For The Wine Buff
Founded by former professional sportsman Kevin Latouf, Wine Butler is making waves as a stylish monthly subscription of organic wines. Dedicated to unearthing the most delicious organic wines from around the world, Kevin and his team hand-select wine choices for each tier of the subscription. You can tailor your wine choices as to your tastes – if you prefer red, white or a mix – and you can pause or cancel your subscription with one month’s notice.
This is such a fun way of stocking up on quality wine month in month out. Oli and I have tried a couple of cases of Wine Butler selections and without fail we have always enjoyed a beautiful organic wine we would not otherwise have got to know.
If the subscription doesn’t feel like a good fit for you, you can opt to purchase a one-off Gift Box, now reduced to £55 from £65. Be sure to order before Sunday December 18th to guarantee delivery in time for Christmas.
You can follow Wine Butler on Instagram too for fun behind the scenes snippets from this entrepreneurial start-up.
With a 35 year history in the wine industry, Garmence produce, bottle, label and distribute all their own wines. The aim of Garmence is to democratise wine-buying, and help those who don’t feel like they have a great knowledge of fine wines (myself included!) to discover quality bottles they will love.
For each subscription box the recipient will receive three bottles of wine. These can be chosen by the purchaser, can be a surprise box from Garmence or a curated box by Garmence also.
I absolutely love the soul of Garmence Wine – it’s such a playful brand which I am excited to get to know more. You can also buy individual bottles, Oli and I recently enjoyed the Champagne and an amazing bottle of Merlot.
You can follow Garmence Wine Studio on Instagram for a peep in to the playful soul of this brand.
For The Beauty Lover
3. Birchbox Monthly Beauty Box Subscription, £100 For One Year , £60 For Six Or £30 For Three Months + P&P
Birchbox is the first subscription service I ever came across. I fell, like every beauty-loving girl does, head over heels for the monthly beauty boxes full to the brim with gorgeous products.
Your gift recipient will receive a selection of sample-size, and full-size beauty products, to give a whirl. This is an amazing gift for someone who loves experimenting with beauty products. Any products which the receiver loves can be purchased in full size from Birxhbox directly. Some of my favourite beauty products have been ones I have discovered via Birchbox, and it is a treat I look forward to month in month out.
For The Plant Aficionado
For fans of Pinterest-able abodes, this has to be the subscription to nab. Succulents EVERY month?! Yes and yes. (Please note – you may or may not receive actual succulents – I don’t know what will be in the boxes exactly 😂)
The Geo-Fleur plant subscription package is the perfect gift to give hard-to-buy for people on your list. Ensuring delivery of beautiful plants and plant accessories every month, this would surely brighten up your recipient’s home no end.
You can choose to purchase a one off gift box, or be super generous and pre-pay twelve months of plant goodness.
For The Person Who Loves Stylish Surprises
I personally tried Not Another Bill recently, and absolutely loved the beautiful copper-coloured coffee set which arrived on my doorstep. The pretence of Not Another Bill is to create a ‘personality profile’ (the person you gift will do this for themselves once they have received the subscription), and each month a surprise box of something fantastic will arrive at the recipient’s address, tailored to fit their tastes.
Gifts are as varied as beautiful ceramic plates, marble kitchen roll holders (super stylish – promise!) and gold-embossed journals.
This is the perfect subscription for someone who loves quirky gifts, and homeware trinkets.
If a subscription feels like too much of a commitment, you can peruse the Not Another Bill shop too, to snap up a wide range of gorgeous gifts.
For The Jewellery Magpie
We all have a magpie amongst our friendship group, and the Anonymous Jewellery subscription allows us to satiate their desire for new gems month in month out. At £10.90 for one month, and the ability to pre pay for up to six months (£65.40), this is an ideal gift for a girlfriend or sister.
All of the Anonymous Jewellery pieces work in harmony with one another, so your gift recipient can quickly build up a stack of beautiful gems.
What’s your take?
HOW many cool subscriptions are there out there right now? Do you have one which you feel would make a great gift for someone, or one which you’d like to sign up for yourself?
Love, Monica x