We love getting snail mail, but it’s rare in this day and age to get much more than junk via the postman. For this reason, we love gifts that will keep giving throughout the recipient’s year, so they can look forward to continuing to receive unexpected parcels even after the holiday season has ended. Here, some of our favorite subscription gifts that will keep your friends and family thinking about you well into 2017.
LEAFtv Year Of Wellness
Like everyone else in LA (and soon to be, the planet), wellness was our biggest infatuation of 2016. So, we were more than over-the-(super)moon when our friends at LEAFtv launched The Year of Wellness, a monthly curation of cult-beloved wellness goodies. This is the perfect gift for anyone in your life who is obsessed with the latest and greatest in clean products that are good for the mind, body and soul.
The Zoe Report Box Of Style
We might be partial, but The Zoe Report Box of Style is our absolute favorite subscription delivery, and we're pretty sure the fashion girls on your gift list will feel the same. Our current Winter Box features a celebrity-coveted necklace valued at $200, plus five other TZR obsessions.
The Zoe Report Box of Style, $99.99 quarterly
McConnell's Pint Of The Month Club
This Santa Barbara-based, small-batch ice-cream maker has been around for nearly 70 years. We can think of few people who would be bummed to receive three pints of their sustainable, locally sourced frozen deliciousness monthly for at least some portion of 2017.
Fuego Box Small-Batch Hot Sauce Subscription
If you have the type of friends or family members who put hot sauce on everything, this is the box for you (or rather, them). Each box contains three five-ounce bottles of craft hot sauces they've never heard of (but to which they will henceforth become addicted).
This is the perfect gift for all the bachelors in your life. Each box contains six full-size food items produced by American artisan makers, all of which will help him discover culinary life outside of ramen and potato chips.
Mantry Subscription, $159 for 3 boxes
Unless they're trying to stay off the sauce (sober January, schmober schmanuary), we're pretty sure few on your list would object to having wine delivered to them on a monthly basis. Winc offers 4 bottles per month for $52 (plus tax), with $20 off the first month if you order now. The company allows you to personalize deliveries, so it's helpful (but not necessary) to have some knowledge of the types of wine your gift recipient prefers before ordering.
Winc Gifts, $60 per month
We all know at least one person who would be more excited to receive a box full of goodies for their dog each month than they would be to receive anything for themselves. While it might be tempting to instead send this person on some sort of potentially much-needed vacation, the right thing to do is to give this pooch-obsessed person a BarkBox.
BarkBox, 3 months for $89
Your hipster friends will undoubtedly enjoy this adorable subscription box, which includes a 7" vinyl, a digital mixtape, 1-2 premium ingredients, 3 seasonal recipes and tasting notes.
Turntable Kitchen, three months for $75