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It’s officially crunch time, people. Valentine’s Day is just a few days away, and if you haven’t gotten your Valentine a present, what on earth are you waiting for?! If you’ve been procrastinating or, frankly, just don’t know what to get your beau, we’d recommend a subscription gift. Here’s why:
- It’s thoughtful!
- They’ll get gifts every month, instead of just once.
- You won’t have to pay for expedited shipping.
There are monthly subscription boxes for just about every hobby, interest, and event, and the following are some of our favorites to give as a gift on Valentine’s Day.
1. For everyone: BloomsyBox
Flowers are a classic Valentine’s Day gift, but instead of just one bouquet, you can give your sweetheart monthly deliveries of fresh-cut flowers with BloomsyBox. This flower subscription service ships premium blooms right to your door on a monthly basis, and you can choose from a variety of bouquet sizes and flower types—we actually tested out the Bloomsy Original Box, and we were smitten with the beautiful roses that got delivered.
2. For dessert enthusiasts: Jeni’s Pint Club
My birthday was a few months ago, and my best friend sent me an absolutely amazing gift: a box full of Jeni’s ice cream. If you’ve never tried this specialty brand before, you’re definitely missing out!
Luckily for you (and your significant other), Jeni’s has its very own “Pint Club,” where they send you four pints of ice cream four times a year. So if you’re dating an ice cream lover, this gift is pretty much a no-brainer.
3. For those with a busy schedule: Home Chef
If your Valentine is always running back and forth to the grocery store, a meal subscription kit—like our favorite, Home Chef—would be a thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift. These kits deliver fresh ingredients to your door each week, giving you everything you need to whip up delicious homemade meals of your choosing.
To win extra points, you could even make a standing date night where you guys cook dinner together. Cute, right?
4. For both of you to enjoy: Date Night in a Box
Speaking of date nights, this subscription service quite literally delivers a date night to your door each month. Date Night in a Box includes everything you need for a romantic evening, including several activities, accessories to set the mood, snacks or drink mixers, and a curated menu and recipes. It’s the perfect gift for those couples who struggle to make time for date night—this way, date night will come to you.
5. For the jewelry-lover: Rocksbox
Besides chocolate and flowers, the other quintessential Valentine’s Day gift is jewelry, and you can gift your beau new jewelry every month with Rocksbox. This unique subscription service works a bit differently than most—you get three pieces of jewelry at a time, and you can wear them for as long as you’d like. When you want new pieces, just ship the jewelry back, or if you can’t bear to part with it, you can purchase it.
Rocksbox offers designer jewelry from brands like Kate Spade, Alex and Ani, Kendra Scott, and more, so it’s sure to be a hit with any ladies who love a little sparkle.
6. For dapper gentlemen: Bespoke Post
I know what you’re thinking: “But what about a gift for my man?” There are quite a few awesome subscription boxes for men, and one of my personal favorites is Bespoke Post, which caters to all the stylish men out there.
This service offers a variety of boxes each month, all designed around different hobbies and interests. There are typically boxes for those who enjoy traveling, fashion, drinking, crafting, and more—basically, a box for just about every guy out there!
7. For ladies who love accessories: FabFitFun
This subscription service delivers boxes once every three months, but we promise the goodies are worth the wait. FabFitFun sends eight to 10 full-size products in every box, including personal care items, jewelry, accessories, home decor, and more. Plus, members also get access to exclusive sales where they can scoop up their favorite products for 30 to 70% off.
8. For those with eclectic taste: Bouqs
Similar to BloomsyBox, Bouqs is a flower subscription service that will deliver fresh bouquets on an ongoing basis. However, while BloomsyBox delivers one type of flower in each delivery, Bouqs offers mixed bouquets in a variety of styles and sizes, including unique “farmer’s market” arrangement or all-rose bundles.
9. For distinguished drinkers: Flaviar
If your Valentine is a whisky-lover, Flaviar is the perfect gift for them. This cool membership includes a delivery each quarter, and the recipient will be treated to a “tasting box” with samples of three fine spirits, as well as a full-size bottle. It’s a fun and interesting way to expand your horizons and try new whiskies and other spirits.
10. For anyone with a sweet tooth: Candy Club
For those with a sweet tooth, Candy Club is the way to go. There are two different box sizes available, each of which contain six varieties of fun candy. You can choose to receive either sweet or sour varieties, and each month, you’ll get six new candies to try, both from artisan makers and big brands. Yum!
11. For winos who want to expand their palate: Firstleaf
Who doesn’t love trying new wines? With Firstleaf, you can give your Valentine the gift of vino! This club delivers personalized wine selections based on an initial quiz, as well as your ratings of previous bottles. You can choose what type of wine to receive—red, white, or a mix—as well as how often your want deliveries. Plus, if you don’t like one of the bottles you get, Firstleaf will credit your account. So what are you waiting for? It’s time to get sipping.
12. For your favorite bookworm: Book of the Month
Some people might think it’s lame, but personally, I would love to receive a book subscription for Valentine’s Day. If your partner takes any opportunity to visit the library or bookstore, chances are they’ll be delighted by a Book of the Month membership, which delivers a new book each month. You can choose from five monthly titles, many of which are early releases or from new authors, and they’re all vetted for quality, so you know they’ll be good reads.
13. For proud carnivores: ButcherBox
Give your favorite grillmaster the gift of meat this Valentine’s Day—like, literal meat. ButcherBox specializes in high-quality beef, chicken, and pork, and they’ll deliver a selection of premium meat to you each month. You can choose to get a mixture of different meats or just one or two kinds, and each box typically contains between 8 to 11 pounds of delicious, mouth-watering protein that will keep you grilling all month long.
14. For True Crime enthusiasts: Hunt a Killer
If your partner’s idea of a thrilling date night is binge-watching True Crime shows, Hunt a Killer is the perfect gift for them. This unique subscription box takes you on a chilling adventure, providing clues that you must use to solve a murder. Each box contains items to help you unravel the case, and it’s a fun (kind of twisted) activity that you and your boo can do together each month.
15. For your four-legged Valentine: BarkBox
If your Valentine just happens to be your dog, then you simply have to get them BarkBox! This popular doggie subscription box includes a monthly delivery of toys and treats, and there’s a fun new theme each month. Plus, if your dog is anything like mine and takes joy in ripping toys to shreds, there’s even a Super Chewer box that includes only fluff-free toys.
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