Get Your Valentine a Blank-Of-The-Month
That's right folks, it's February 14th. If you didn't get our memo about the best last minute Valentine's Day gifts on Amazon Prime last week and are still rolling empty-handed to dinner tonight, fear not. We're here to repurpose (you know we love it) Brit's helpful holiday TechCrunch article on subscription-style gifts for Valentine's Day!
FOOD & DRINK
Craft Coffee – $20/month – Three 5-cup samples of coffee from various artisan roasters around the country.
Steepster Select – $17/month – The Craft Coffee of the tea world, get three samples of hand-selected teas each month.
Foodzie – $30/month – A quality tasting box full of small batch, artisanal food products. Bonus: You can try it for free this week!
Healthy Surprise – $49/month – An assortment of 18+ healthy treats – a package big enough to last as your “snack cabinet” for the entire month.
CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) – $ Varies – Just plug in your zip code to see which nearby farms offer monthly or weekly food subscriptions. A popular way to get fresh food while also giving back to your local farmers.
Culture Kitchen – $98/3-month – All of the hard-to-find ingredients and instructions for preparing a different authentic ethnic cuisine each month.
Bacon of the Month Club – $99/6-month – As featured in one of our Brit Gift Guides, the title says it all on this one.
BEAUTY & FASHION
Birchbox – $10/month – A collection of 4-6 monthly beauty samples, with options to buy full-sized versions on the site.
BeautyFix – $50/season – Full-sized beauty products selected to match your personal beauty profile, delivered every 3-months.
Joliebox – €13/month – The Birchbox of Europe.
Panty by Post – $55/3-month – Marketed as “a pretty panty, mailed monthly,” this is one that all dads should NOT think to get their daughters.
Manpacks – $ Varies – A subscription to all the things that men often seem to forget to buy themselves, including undershirts, boxers, and socks.
UmbaBox – $26/month – A monthly variety of accessories, jewelry and homegoods, including handmade items.
Put This On – $45/bi-monthly- A subscription to hand-selected pocket squares for the bespoke gentlemen.
TrunkClub – $ Varies – Your own virtual personal stylist will shop and send you men’s apparel. Try it all on and send back whatever you don’t want to purchase. Sorry gals, this one is for the boys only.
ENTERTAINMENT & ONLINE
Netflix – $8/month – Give them the gift of unlimited streaming video (especially great if they own devices like Google TV or Roku).
Spotify Premium – $10/month – No ads, higher bit rates, and offline services are just a few of the pro features of Spotify’s premium subscription service.
Pandora – $36/year – The world’s most popular Internet radio service; with their innovative Music Genome technology, Pandora helps you discover new music you will love by creating personalized radio streams for you from the artists and songs you already love.
Hulu Plus – $10/month – A much more affordable TV solution, Hulu Plus gives you monthly access to some of the most popular TV and movies, watchable online or via many other streaming devices, with limited advertising.
MoviePass – $50/month – Unlimited movies in theaters nationwide. The service was banned earlier this year but re-launched a few months ago, much to consumer delight.
Amazon Prime – $79/year – This service has changed my life. With free 2-day shipping or $4 overnight delivery on most items, I hardly ever have to go shopping in real life anymore.
Dropbox – $10/month – Dropbox is by far the easiest and best way to back-up and store all of your data in the cloud.
Digital News – $15+/month – Gift subscriptions to digital access for the New York Times or Wall Street Journal. Or, if you read other news sites, I’m sure you can Google yourself the subscription link to their own purchase page.
Kiwi Crate – $20/month – A monthly craft kit for kids 3-6 years old.
The Quarterly – $25/quarter – Curated gifts from influencers you care about, every 3-months.
TaskRabbit – $ Varies – Give the gift of a helping hand. Your giftee can set up their own recurring subscription to the service. I personally use TaskRabbit for bi-weekly grocery delivery services.
Flowers of the Month – $ Varies – Not nearly as innovative as some of the others, but an obvious choice for any woman in your life.
Tattly – $60/6-months – Great for kids (or those who will always be kids at heart), Tattly’s subscription service offers eight high quality, non-permanent tattoos each month.
Barkbox – $25/month – As a new puppy owner, this is the one service I’m most excited about. Each month, my dog, Pixel, will receive his own box of treats and goodies to play with, making for much less boredom (and therefore, less furniture destruction) around the house.
Whether you get them a beauty fix, news fix, or puppy fix – know that you’re getting them a gift that (literally) keeps on giving. Happy Valentine's Day!