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13 great subscription gift boxes for everyone on your list

Monthly subscription gift boxes are a fun way to extend the holiday season. Check out our favourites (including something for your furry friends).

By Amy Valm

13 great subscription gift boxes for everyone on your list

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Awesome Pack

Geared toward families, each month’s box includes a board game, activity packs and all sorts of other goodies that will help create fun family time. $50 per month (free shipping), awesomepack.com

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Munch Better

If healthy, small-batch snacks appeal to someone on your gift list, check out this Canadian company. It scours markets and trade shows for the best and freshest goodies and packs monthly boxes with five to eight yummy munchies. $28 per month, munchbetter.ca

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Birchbox

It was a big deal when the US-based beauty box came north—and for good reason: It’s totally affordable and chock full of deluxe samples. It’s the perfect gift for the beauty maven on your list. You can fill out a survey on the site to give the curators an idea of the recipient’s hair texture, skin tone and preferred scents. $10 per month, birchbox.ca

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Lemon Lane

For the friend who has everything, this box filled with Canadian-made treats, such as handmade soaps, pickled veggies and hand-poured candles, is the perfect gift. Starting at $40 per month, lemonlanegifts.com

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Bowzer Box

Don’t forget your pup! Bowzer Box is a Canadian company that ships monthly treats and snuggly or chewy friends. Select your dog’s size and sign up for a one-, three- or six-month subscription. $29 per month, bowzerbox.ca

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Teabox

Tea swiggers will be delighted to open this monthly offering. Choose from Tea Starter, Tea Lover or Tea Enthusiast plans. If a subscription isn’t for you, you can also shop the site for teas by flavour or region or pick up some brewing accessories, too. Starting at $14 per month, teabox.com

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Curiosity Box

This box is chock full of exciting crafting and activity goodies that are guaranteed to entertain curious little minds. One-off kits themed around zoo animals, space and pirates are available for purchase, too. Starting at $24 per month, curiositybox.ca

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Captain Toto

Pint-sized adventurers will love this monthly envelope that’s jam-packed with stickers and personalized letters about Captain Toto’s travels around the globe. $8 USD per month, captaintoto.com

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Little Pnuts

These beautiful boxes are filled with everything your kids (from baby to age five) need to promote hand-eye coordination and other important sensory skills. With treats from quality toy brands like Hape and Janod and reads from Chronicle Books, you just know it’s going to be good. $25 USD per month, littlepnuts.com

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Bean Box

The coffee aficionado on your list will totally slurp up the carefully curated Bean Box. The company ensures quick shipping (stale coffee=yuck!) and superb quality—only Seattle’s top, award-winning independent roasters are good enough for this brew box. Starting at $17 USD per month, beanbox.com

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Groovy Lab in a Box

If you have a budding engineer or scientist in your midst, be sure to check out this science, technology, engineering and math-themed (STEM) subscription box. Each kit includes all sorts of equipment to encourage educational play. Not sure you want to commit? One-off boxes and three-month trials are available, too. Starting at $30 USD per month, groovylabinabox.com

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Nerd Block Jr.

Perfect for little kids and tweens, these boxes (with “boy” and “girl” options to choose from) promise four to six toys each month. There are comic and video game packs, too. Starting at $14 USD per month, nerdblock.com

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Carnivore Club

A themed selection of cured meats from artisanal shops across Canada are shipped right to your doorstep (don’t worry, they’re OK out of the fridge for up to one month). Monthly boxes are $50 and a one-off gift is $55, carnivoreclub.co

 

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This article was originally published on Nov 20, 2015
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