The Gift that Keeps on Giving: Subscription Services for the Holidays!

We’ve all been there before: You’re going through your shopping list for the holidays, feeling proud and excited for the interesting and clever ideas you’ve come up with, certain that you’ve found the perfect offering for your friend or loved one. And then it happens. Your eyes focus in on that one name. Your heart starts racing, and the feeling of dread fills inside you. You’ve identified the person in your life for whom shopping for is impossible.

Whether they’re the person who has everything, you don’t know them well enough to know exactly what they’re interests are, or they always seem to be the one to find you the perfect gift, we’ve picked out some fun subscriptions services that’ll help you find the ultimate gift that keeps on giving.

For the Record Geek
Vinyl Me Please is a new take on an old idea: gone are the CD-of-the-month clubs and now instead are their hipster counterparts, the Vinyl of the Month club. With this service, subscribers receive a special-edition vinyl, plus an album-inspired 12″ x 12″ art print, and custom cocktail pairing recipe.
Additional member perks include:
A subscription to the weekly online newsletter The Standard, which includes playlists, downloads, interviews, and member-exclusive content.
Access to their online store to purchase past records featured by VMP in addition to specially curated records. These finds are offered at special members-only pricing and all purchases include free shipping (U.S. domestic only).
Subscribers also can expect to get free bonuses and giveaways randomly added to their subscription, either by way of extra add-ons to their subscription box or an extra package delivered to their door.

For the Coffee Connoisseur
Citizen Bean’s monthly subscriptions offer the coffee fanatics in your life a combination of the country’s best signature blends and single roasts made by artisan roasters. Each shipment includes freshly roasted coffee, carefully chosen accessories, and other fun surprises, including food samples, sweet treats, herbs, and more. And to ensure you feel good about your subscription from the inside out, Citizen Bean has each roaster choose a charity to which they’ll donate back a portion of its sales.

For the Healthy Snacker
NatureBox is the perfect gift option for the person in your life who loves to snack but doesn’t want to feel guilty about it. With more than 100 delicious options, NatureBox features treats that contain high-quality, all-natural ingredients and include flavors like White Cheddar Jalapeño Popcorn and Sweet Blueberry Almonds. Subscriptions allow you to choose the number of snacks you receive and how frequently they’re delivered, and all items come with a “Smart Snack Guarantee”–If you end up receiving something you didn’t like, NatureBox will replace it for free in your next shipment.

For the Crafty Kids
Kiwi Crate celebrates the natural creativity and curiosity of children by making it easy for them to enjoy new fun craft each month. Each month kids will receive a new craft box focused on a fun theme based on hands-on art, science, and engineering, and the materials to create 2 to 3 projects based around it. Kiwi Crate also includes a subscription to explore! Magazine, stories, and fun experiments.

Have another fun subscription you love? Share it with us in the comments!

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