Food Subscription Boxes That Make Great Holiday Gifts

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Food Subscription Boxes That Make Great Holiday Gifts

When it comes to holiday gifting, there's one thing we can all agree on — there's nothing better than the gift that keeps on giving!

And there's one gift category that literally does just that: food subscription boxes.

For whatever length of time you choose, the recipient of your food subscription box will receive the best something (i.e. something edible!) in their mailbox. They'll continually get surprised with something delicious, and you, in turn, will quite possibly become their new favorite person.

Plus, if you're in a crunch and doing last-minute holiday shopping, you can order one of these food subscription boxes at a moment's notice. *fist bump*

But! With so many food subscriptions out there, how do you even begin to choose the perfect one for your giftee or picky eaters? After all everyone has unique taste buds, not to mention dietary needs.

Luckily, there seem to be monthly food subscription boxes for just about everyone, from wine lovers to burger enthusiasts, to macaron connoisseurs and gluten-free snackers. We have options for those who like sweet treats to those who prefer a healthy meal with organic ingredients. We truly think we've found a box for everyone on your list!

Scroll down to see our favorites — and happy gifting!

Looking for even more gift inspiration? Don't miss the best gift ideas in our 2021 Holiday Gift Guide.

THE BEST WINE SUBSCRIPTION BOXES

wine bottles in box
wine bottles in box

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1. Cellars Wine Club

Cellars "Wine of the Month" Club has 12 different options, depending on your price range and, of course, the receiver's wine preferences. Starting at $29 for the "Single Bottle Club."

2. Wine Access

Wine Access has 3 club options to choose from, all of which include hand-selected bottles by a Master Sommelier, a Master of Wine, and an International Wine Judge, along with guest recommendations. The "Discovery Club"—all reds or mixed—with 6 unique selections per shipment, or the "Connoisseurs Club" with 2 unique selections per shipment. $150 + tax per shipment, shipping included. Delivered 4x per year.

3. Wine Insiders

When you join the Wine Insiders Club, you will receive an introductory selection of 15 exclusive wines (choose red, white or mixed). Then, approximately every 12 weeks you will receive 12 bottles of wine.

THE BEST CHEESE SUBSCRIPTION BOX

murray's cheese box
murray's cheese box

Murray's Cheese

4. Murray's Classic Cheese of the Month Club

NYC's cheese king, Murray's, offers a rotating collection of three to four "approachable and iconic" cheeses every month, made with ingredients hand-picked from around the world, so you're sure to please cheese lovers (or those who need to become one!). $63 a month, which includes three or four cheeses.

THE BEST CHOCOLATE SUBSCRIPTION BOX

Raaka chocolate food subscription box
Raaka chocolate food subscription box

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5. Raaka Chocolate + Genius Desserts Small-Batch Organic Chocolate

Three delectable Raaka chocolate bars a month, with flavors like Pink Sea Salt, Green Tea Crunch, and Pretzels & Mustard, delivered right to your loved one's door? They'll keep loving you, that's for sure! Starting at $98 for a three-month subcription, with each delivery including three 1.8-ounce chocolate bars.

THE BEST COFFEE SUBSCRIPTION BOXES

Coffee box subscriptions
Coffee box subscriptions

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6. Atlas Coffee Club Subscription

A new coffee — sourced from a new location — every month in a half-bag shipment, from Costa Rica to Ethiopia. They also offer a weekly box. Starting at $9 a month for a half-bag shipment. They also offer a weekly box.

7. Driftaway Coffee Subscription

Each shipment comes with notes about the coffee's source and growers, so it's perfect for the coffee geek. Plus, there are farmer-focused and eco-friendly options. Starting at $54 for three shipments (once a month for three months!) of 7 ounces of whole coffee beans (*first shipment is a tasting kit of four 2-ounce bags).

THE BEST SWEET SUBSCRIPTION BOX FOR THE BAKER WITH KIDS

Foodstirs Unicorn Treat Pops
Foodstirs Unicorn Treat Pops

Foodstirs

8. Foodstirs Subscription

The perfect subscription for the baking enthusiast with kids — or just an appreciation for all things cute. Look at these unicorn treat pops! Starting at $35 per delivery, which includes one baking kit (but there is the option of multiples per shipment).

THE BEST MEAT SUBSCRIPTION BOXES

Meat food box subscriptions
Meat food box subscriptions

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9. ButcherBox Subscription

The gift of a ButcherBox subscription is the gift of home-meal supplies — and high-quality ones at that! This ButcherBox food subscription service promises only 100% grass-fed and grass-finished beef, heritage breed pork, free-range organic chicken and wild-caught seafood. Starting at $137 a month for the Classic Box, which includes eight to 11 pounds of meat (good for individuals or small families).

We tried ButcherBox for ourselves! Read our honest review here.

10. Moink Box

Started by a Midwest couple, Moink says that they only work with family farms who make sure to take excellent care of their animals, so that they can deliver you high-quality — and ethically-sourced — meat. Starting at $159 for the Small Sampler, which would include (for example) 2 (1lb) package Chicken Thighs Bone-In, 2 (1lb) Flank Steak, (1) each French Ribeye (16 oz), (3) each Pork Breakfast Sausage (1lb), (1) each- average 2lb STL Pork Ribs, (2) 1lb package Thick Cut Bacon.

11. Carnivore Club Box Subscription

Sign your giftee up for the Classic Box, and they’ll get four to six handcrafted cured meats inside each one, including Italian salamis, Spanish Jamon, and American Bacon — all premium and small-batch selects. Starting at $40 for a one-month subscription for the Snack Box, which includes four to six handcrafted cured meats.

BEST HEALTHY FOODS SUBSCRIPTION BOXES

12. Love With Food Snack Smart Box

Love With Food features delicious snacks that are organic and all-natural, which is great. But even better? For every box sent, at least one meal is donated to American families in need. Nothing could be sweeter than that. Starting at $9 a box for the Tasting Box, which includes seven-plus surprise snacks.

13. The Keto Box Subscription

Know someone who's doing the Keto diet and looking for a healthy snack? She'll thank you for giving her a whole slew of keto-friendly snacks, including low-carb cheese, kept shakes, and sugar-free chocolate hazelnut syrup, for the next time 3 p.m. rolls around. Starting at $34 a month for a box that includes eight to 11+ keto-friendly snacks.

THE BEST SUBSCRIPTION FOOD BOX FOR THE WORLD TRAVELER

Munchpak food subscription box
Munchpak food subscription box

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14. MunchPak

MunchPak promises to bring you a snack box with only the best snacks — for all tastes (sweet! Sour! Salty!) — from all over the world, including picks from Brazil, France, Italy, and Russia. Starting at $23 a month for a delivery of five-plus snacks in a box.

THE BEST "FANCY" FOODIE SUBSCRIPTION BOXES

15. Farm to People Subscription

Love your local farmer's market? Farm to People shops from your (or your recipient's!) local farmers to bring you local produce — without having to wake up extra early on Sunday. (Because we can all use more Zz's.) Starting at $30 for the Small Seasonal Produce Box, which includes six to eight seasonal produce items and is shipped and charged weekly.

16. Pickles Every Month Subscription

This box is all about the best pickles in America — and honestly, who doesn't love a good pickle? They've got classic bread and butter pickle chips for sandwiches, garlicky Kirbys with a hint of sweetness, even plump pickled tomatoes to pop in martinis! Starting at $60 a month for a one-month subscription, which includes a mix of out-of-the-box, artisan pickles.

17. Wolferman's Bakery Super-Thick English Muffins

wolferman english muffins
wolferman english muffins

Wolferman

Our social media editor, Matthew, is obsessing over these Super-Thick English muffins, which come in a variety of flavors, like Cranberry Citrus and Cinnamon Raisin. "I keep making breakfast sandwiches out of them and they don't fall apart like normal ones do because they are so thick," Matthew says. "They're almost double the thickness of regular ones." $27 for one shipment of 5 variety packages, which you can make recurring every 4 weeks (you can also mix and match your own flavor selections for $34.99).

Prices & deals listed are subject to change by retailers and may be subject to availability + restrictions.

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