9 Christmas Gifts That Keep Giving All Year

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Every December, you join the masses of last-minute shoppers in an effort to select the perfect gift for everyone on your Christmas list.

But there’s always some doubt lingering in your mind. Maybe she won’t like her scarf, or he’ll despise the smell of his cologne.

What may be a better alternative: Give the special people in your life a subscription to something you know they’ll love. Not only can you do all the shopping online, but your loved one gets a gift that keeps on giving, and with monthly packages with an assortment of new goods, you’ll hit the right note over and over.

Here are some gift box subscriptions worth considering:

1. The Handy Box (Cost: Starting at $24.95/month)

The Handy Box delivers useful tools and gadgets each month, allowing its recipient to build a tool kit with all the essentials and more.

2. Beauty Box Five (Cost: Starting at $30/3 months)

Your favorite gal pal deserves to be pampered. With each box, she’ll receive five deluxe samples of full-sized beauty products to try out.

3. BarkBox (Cost: Starting at $19/month)

The BarkBox isn’t so much a gift for the man on your list as it is for his best friend, with toys, bones, treats, gadgets and hygiene products for the canine in his life.

4. Craft Beer Club (Cost: Starting at $39/month)

With this subscription, your loved one can test drive 12 or 24 new craft brews each month and invite friends over to join in the fun. It’s the perfect gift for the beer connoisseur.

5. NatureBox Snacks (Cost: Starting at $19.95/month)

Each month, your loved one will receive a box of either randomly selected or customized healthy snack packages. And as a feel-good bonus, each time a box is delivered, one meal is donated to Feeding America, a nonprofit that runs a nationwide network of food banks that feed more than 37 million people.

6. Friday Tieday (Cost: $45/month)

If he’s a tie addict, this is the perfect box to beef up his collection, as he’ll receive a handmade selection designed in Sweden each month.

7. Birchbox (Cost: Starting at $10/month)

Available for both men and women, these customizable boxes offer the latest grooming, beauty and lifestyle samples on the market. He’ll receive three to four products and a sleep accessory each month, while her box will contain five beauty product samples from the top-designer brands. You can also personalize your loved ones’ Birchboxes based on their personal style and needs.

8. Trade as One (Cost: $99/quarterly)

Give him or her 12 to 15 ethically sourced products from small farms around the world. Gluten-free options are also available, and you’ll be contributing to a good cause: sustainable employment for small farmers.

9. Farm to People (Cost: $29.95/month or $49.95/month)

Support local artisans by purchasing a Casual Foodie or Food Critic Box subscription and give the gift of a tasty surprise each month. Farm to People also has one-time gift boxes such as Chocoholic, which comes with chocolate fudge sauce, a Mast Brothers coffee chocolate bar, a ginger and golden berry chocolate bar, and almond butter puffed quinoa chocolate, or Some Like It Hot, which comes with a variety of hot sauces to take you from breakfast to dessert.

What’s your favorite subscription box? Let us know in the comments below or on our Facebook page.

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