Receiving a gift is so much fun, giving a gift is a bit more stressful. Even if you know what the person likes, it’s always tricky when it comes time to choose the right present. That’s why gifting subscription boxes makes so much sense. Many of them have free subscription trials and even if the person doesn’t like it, cancelling a subscription is usually pretty easy. With that said, here are some of the best subscription boxes to gift a friend.
Cost: Starts at $62/month
What is Wine Collective?
You can’t go wrong sending someone some wine. Wine Collective is Canada’s top wine subscription and “largest monthly wine club.” They offer five different packages that include anywhere from two to six bottles. Wine Collective curates the best wine from around the world and includes educational material with each box.
Cost: Starts at $29.99/month
What is Candy Club?
Talk about a sweet gift. A Candy Club subscription lets you choose from either a fun box or party box and delivers scores of delectable candies to your friend’s door. These are artisan quality candies that no candy lover can resist. As some added feel-good sentiments, Candy Club donates 2% of all sales to the Birthday Party Project which hosts parties for kids living in homeless or transitional facilities.
Cost: Starts at $7/month
What is Blue Bottle Coffee?
This is an easy one. Coffee is so universally appreciated that unless your friend is allergic to caffeine, they’ll more than likely enjoy this gift. Blue Bottle Coffee goes through extreme measures to deliver coffee at its peak flavour profile and freshness. They take a lot of pride in providing sustainably sourced coffee, so while your friend is sipping their blend in the morning, they’ll be happy to know they’re making a difference in the lives of farmers across the world.
Cost: Starts at $39.00/month
What is Sockbox?
Ok, so we know what you’re thinking. Socks? But when you think about it, everyone needs socks and no one likes buying them. So you’ll be doing your friend a huge favour by gifting Sockbox. They offer styles for both men and women and only ship within Canada. This is a no brainer that will likely get a smile from that special someone.
What is Audible?
If only everyone had time to flip through the pages of their favourite fiction book while commuting to and from work. The world of writing is changing and audio-books are becoming more and more popular. Audible is the perfect gift for friends you know love to read but don’t always have the time to sit in Chapters for hours. Its connection to Amazon means they have the most extensive reading list and with the first month free, it’s a low-risk way to show your friend that you care.