Tech.Co’s Holiday Guide to the Best Subscription Boxes

November 9, 2016

10:30 am

Buying gifts for your friends and family can be a bit of a challenge. Luckily, the world of subscription boxes has exploded in the past few years. From nerdy toys to fashionable accessories, there are endless options to choose from, which means you can easily find something for that special person (or pet) in your life.

Although this is certainly not an exhaustive list, we did a bit of crowdsourcing and sampling to find some of the best options for you to gift others or perhaps yourself this holiday season.

The Best Subscription Boxes for 2016

For this part of the guide, we’re going to highlight gifts that almost everyone will enjoy, but don’t necessarily fit into our usual IoT gadget world. From coffee to travel accessories, there will be something for everyone of all ages here:

Where To Get Them

For pricing below, most subscriptions are for at least three months, and some may not include shipping prices:

Loot Crate – $58 (Tech.co approved)

BarkBox – $89

Stitch Fix – Varies

Blue Apron  $180 (Tech.co approved)

Plated – Varies

HelloFresh – $240 (Tech.co approved)

Book of the Month Club – $45

Football Haul – $85

Paleo Life Box – $99

Dollar Beard Club – $75ish (Tech.co approved)

Dollar Shave Club – $55 (Tech.co approved)

Graze – $35 (Tech.co approved)

Nice Laundry – $147 (Tech.co approved)

Bitsbox – $105

Creation Crate – $81

Surprise Ride – $72

Ipsy – $30

KidBox – Varies

Batch – $150

BOXYCHARM – $60

Stay tuned for the rest of our guide throughout November. We’ll be covering: fitness and health gifts, audio and video systems, computers, tablets, smartphones, drones, fashion accessories, and of course gadgets for under $100. You can find our first part of the guide on general tech and gaming here.

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Elliot is an award winning journalist deeply ingrained in the startup world and is often digging into emerging technology and data. When not writing, he's likely either running or training for a triathlon. You can contact him by email at elliot(@)elliotvolkman.com or follow him on Twitter @thejournalizer.

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