It's Official: These Subscription Boxes Make the Perfect Last-Minute Presents

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The clock is ticking — but if you haven't gotten a present yet, you're in luck. You can always turn to Amazon or Target for last-minute gifts, but if you want to give your loved ones something a bit more unique and thoughtful, subscription boxes are the answer.

Not only are subscription boxes basically the gift that keeps on giving since the recipient will get a new box each month, but they also can be ordered and presented to your giftee within minutes (and they'll be none the wiser). Whether they're a budding sommelier or addicted to plants, here are eight foolproof subscription boxes that make perfect last-minute gifts.

1. Blue Apron, starting at $47.95 per week

Not only does Blue Apron have a rotating menu of meals to choose from, but they also offer wine box subscriptions. With Blue Apron, you can get a one-week subscription for yourself for as low as $47.95, but when you gift the meal kit service, you can send an e-gift card with $60 to cover a one-week subscription, $120 to cover a two-week subscription, $240 to cover a four-week subscription, or any amount to go towards any subscription meal plan.

2. The Bouqs, starting at $36 per delivery

Pick between three curated collections only available to subscribers and receive farm-fresh flowers on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis. When you have a subscription, you also save 20% plus free shipping on each delivery. The Bouqs has gift bundles available that include a bouquet and a treat, from candy to bracelets.

3. Winc, starting at $39 per month

You can get three bottles of wine a month plus $9 for shipping, or get four or more bottles to get free shipping. Gift box options can come prepackaged with a bottle of wine and candy, popcorn, wine glasses, or a candle starting at $50, or you can purchase an e-gift card.

4. Next by Nest, starting at $56 per month

Candle lovers will surely love trying out new scents every month with this two-candle subscription box. You can get a three-month subscription or a six-month subscription for $56 per month. There's also another option including a candle and reed diffuser box for $84 per month.

5. The Sill, starting at $35 per month

The Sill has plant subscription boxes for beginners, pet-friendly plants, low-light plants, and medium-sized beginner plants with plants varying from month to month. You can choose between four neutral planter colors and pause or cancel anytime after three months.

6. Sips By, starting at $45

With this subscription box, test out four different kinds of premium tea each month. You can gift a three-month, six-month, or 12-month subscription.

7. GlobeIn, starting at $43 per month

GlobeIn provides a monthly box of curated and themed products made from artisans all over the world. With the giftable three-, six-, or 12-month subscriptions, you're charged a one-time fee that comes out to as low as $43 per month.

8. Crate Joy, prices vary

Can't seem to find the perfect subscription box? Crate Joy is filled with options for a wide variety of interests from all things beauty to home goods.


Pauline is a freelance lifestyle writer based in Providence, Rhode Island. When she's not writing, you can find her at her local yoga studio or scoping out hidden gems at flea markets and thrift stores.

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