By Mary Lee Caldwell
Finding the perfect gift for friends and family can be an overwhelming and exhausting process, but no worries the latest trend in gift giving is here to save the day. Well, we have the solution for you: gift subscription services. From makeup to monograms and office supplies to fun fitness items, you can have trendy new products sent right to your door each month or season. The services can easily be sent directly to your friends or family, and it literally becomes the gift that keeps on giving! Since each box is carefully curated by the service, it takes the stress out of finding the perfect gift, while still having a personal feel to everything you give.
For the past year, I have been obsessed with these services, and I am ready to share with you some of the amazing products that I have discovered on my mission to find the best gift box subscription services the internet has to offer. With companies that focus on everything from stationary to snarky shirts and entrepreneurial spirit to adorable memory making dolls, here are some great gift subscription boxes that will be making an impact long after all of the tinsel has been packed away.
Cloth and Paper
If I were Oprah and making a list of my favorite things, I would ALWAYS have beautifully designed office supplies and paper products. The monthly subscription boxes from Cloth and Paper more than deliver on these items! Every month, subscribers receive a box full of Cloth & Paper exclusives, stationery goods, planner accessories, hard to find pens, and all types of fancy lifestyle items. I was so lucky that the first Cloth and Paper box I received included their beautiful planner for 2019, and I cannot wait to put it to great use this year! I also received a great pen, monthly stickers, and post-its. The care taken to deliver quality products with a beautiful presentation was evident, and if you have a planner on your gift list, this would be an excellent choice! Cloth and Paper offers a stationary box with 6-8 items with a variation of planner and lifestyle items ($38), a penspiration box with 4-6 pens and pencils many of which are hard to find ($18), or a combination box ($48). You can also save by opting for the 3, 6, or 12 month prepay plans! Click here to subscribe to Cloth & Paper.
Maple Box Kids
Easily the most adorable gift subscription box I have ever seen, the Maple Box Kids, is the perfect box for any child that loves dolls, books, and making memories. The Joyful Jenny Kit is incredible because it not only includes a precious doll, but also activities designed to help parents engage with their kids: recipe cards, monthly bucket lists, and a puzzle activity. The box also included a sweet charm bracelet and a storybook. This starting kit is filled with more than $70 worth of products, but it can be shipped to the special little girl in your life for only $49.99!
My Rewards Box
According to their website, My Rewards Box is designed “for busy women who hustle everyday”. With bath and beauty essentials, jewelry, home goods, makeup, and more, the My Rewards Box more than delivers. With my first My Rewards Box, I received a sweet pineapple necklace, an ice cream scented candle, an essential oils shower steamer, a bubble sheet mask, a facial cleansing stick, and an adorable kitchen whisk guaranteed to sweeten and add fun to any kitchen. The box was full of fun treats that I was excited to try, but not necessarily something I would have sought out to buy for myself. These are the kinds of things I love to give or receive as gifts. Subscriptions are available month to month or through a 3, 6, or 12 month prepay plans. Each box includes 5-6 full size items, and one box costs only $35. Click here to subscribe to My Rewards Box.
Smartass and Sass
Disclaimer: this box is not for the faint of heart, and some of the items include profanity. But in the words of the company, “we love funny s***, cuss words, and treating ourselves.” If you love these things too, then this is the gift box for you! I loved almost everything I received in my first Smartass and Sass box: a necklace that inspired me to “slay” the day, socks, stickers, a pencil pouch, a journal, and an adorable sign that is making itself at home in my office, because when working with college students, it’s message rings true: “I’m not bossy, I’m motivational”. Each box also includes a t-shirt. In this box, the shirt was printed with the clever message: “My brain has too many tabs open” - This was my mother’s favorite item out of every gift subscription box I received. These monthly Boss Babe boxes start at $34.95, and there are sure to be a hit! Click here to subscribe to Smartass & Sass.
Sparkle Hustle Grow
Sparkle Hustle Grow is a box designed for the women entrepreneurs in your life. This is the perfect gift for women who are rocking the business world in all kinds of work. Their signature full sized Box will be packed with 4-6 items to inspire the working women in your life and and help their business grow…like books, planners, tech gadgets and chic office supplies. One of my favorite features of this service is that each box includes an online training each month! Plus you get access to the private Facebook community for a book study, additional training and of course, connecting with fellow female entrepreneurs. The first box I received from SHG included fun tech gadgets to help me stay connected, a book, and a cute notepad reminding me to hustle. These boxes start at $39.95, and I think will be a huge hit especially if you know any women who are wanting to rock their work! Click here to subscribe to Sparkle Hustle Grow.
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