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Monthly Subscription Boxes - Great Gift Ideas

Updated on May 27, 2014

Do you have a friend or family member that is hard to shop for? Do you like to get fun things in the mail every month? Monthly subscription boxes are becoming more and more popular here are some of my favorite boxes.


Julep For the Beauty Lover

This box is especially great for any teenager or woman who loves nail polish and beauty products. Each month the box contains at least 2 nail polish colors and at least one new product they are introducing that month. Every month box selection opens from the 20th day of the month to 24th day in which one can choose the box they prefer. The boxes are then mailed out on the 28th day and usually arrives 3-5 days later.

When you sign up for Julep they have you take a style quiz to determine your style preference. This style will be your default box selection. However you can change the box selection during the 20-24th days of each month. Julep just introduced an option to customize your box. You can also skip a month if the box is not something you want. Every box you get you receive points to redeem later for free nail polishes, product or even monthly boxes.

Best part is the nail polishes are toxic free. Plus it is made in America product and a portion of their sales goes to organizations that empower women. Boxes start at $19.99 a month.

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Bark Box - For the Dog Lover

I love to give this box to my friends and family with dogs. I know it is a bit strange to give a gift to a friend for their dogs but dog lovers seem to love this gift. My dogs get so excited and I get so much joy watching them play with their new toys and try their new treats.

The items received are usually made in American on Canada. Bark Box has high standards and does not choose products that contain many processed or toxic ingredients. Also most of the toys are almost always sourced from USA. A 10% of the proceeds of the boxes sales goes to dogs in need.

Each box contain 4 to 6 items. Usually there is 1 or 2 toys and then 3 to 4 edible treats. What is in each box depends on the size of your dog. There is a box for 0-20 lbs called Small & Cute, 20-50 lbs called Just Right and 50+ called Big & Bold.

Subscriptions start at 18 dollars a month.


For The Maker - For the DIY'ers

For the Maker is a monthly box starting at $29 a month. This is for the DIY lover the box contains supplies for about 4 projects. Projects range from jewelry, accessories, to home accents. All materials are included but you might need tools, like jewelry tools or paint brushes. All instructions can be found in step by step templates on their website.

This box is great for those who love to make things, great for teenager and college students. Anyone who loves to make crafts will love this box. Even if the items are not always your personal taste I found that giving the items you can create from this box is also great gift idea.


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