Why give your mom, sister or best friend just one gift at the holidays when they can get presents all year long? Subscription boxes have certainly evolved in recent years, and today you can subscribe to an endless array of products that run the gamut from beauty products and perfumes to fine wines and other spirits, all of which can be delivered right to your door. Here are a few unique subscription boxes for holiday gifting. —Jennifer Cox
Scentbird subscriptions allow you to customize a monthly delivery of high-end perfume ($16/month). They are stocked will all the latest designer scents—all you do is choose your scents from their extensive catalogue and, when the subscription is activated, you’ll also receive a sleek, refillable case that holds their 8-mililitre bottles. Each bottle emits around 140 sprays each, which should last until your next order.
The Noire Box from Station Noire was created for a very special reason: to bring more awareness to black-owned businesses while reminding people about self-care. This subscription box contains personal care and beauty products that are made by Canadian female black-owned businesses. You can get items like lip balm, candles, shea butter, and more. You can buy it once ($70) or sign up for quarterly deliveries ($65/month).
Simply Beautiful Box comes to your door monthly and is jam-packed with six to eight gorgeous beauty, décor and fashion finds ($115). You can also add amazing extras to any of your boxes for up to 70% off their regular price, and these items are only available to members – plus, they ship them free with your box!
Sign up for the Gargoyle Wine Club and get hand-selected premium wines every month. It takes all the guesswork out of choosing a great bottle of wine—their experts search through hundreds of selections to find the ones you’ll love. They also have a whisky club, too. Prices vary for the wine subscription box ($79/2 bottles a month, up to $379/12 bottles a month).
Full-sized beauty products can be delivered to your favourite person every month through BOXYCHARM ($28/month). Recipients fill out a short quiz and they curate a special box of goodies based on the answers, then they can pick and choose what they want to receive. BOXYCHARM carries all the latest beauty brands, including NARS, Too Faced, Marc Jacobs Beauty and more.