Christmas Gift Ideas: The 10 Best Subscription Gifts in 2016

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Do you have that one person in your life that you find it difficult to buy for?  Have you searched for hours thinking of something that will make them smile on Christmas Day?  I have that person too.  Actually probably at least two of them on my Christmas Shopping List.   For me, a subscription gift is a great alternative to the normal DVD and socks and they tend to last much longer than just one day too, particularly if you buy a number of months subscription.  But what are the best subscription gifts in 2016?
I’ve searched high and low to bring you the 10 best subscriptions gifts that will make you the best friend, mum, sister, brother love you! But be quick.  With last postage dates approaching for many of these subscription gifts, you’ll want to get that order placed soon or choose one that will issue a gift card by email.   Oh, and good luck not being tempted yourself.  As you may have guessed from my previous blog on Freddie’s Flowers subscription, I didn’t quite manage to avoid making a purchase for me!
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The 10 Best Subscription Gifts in 2016


#1  Hotel Chocolat Tasting Club

Ah chocolate! I’m a little obsessed with Hotel Chocolat and with many stores in train stations, can be regularly found purchasing a few treats while travelling.   If you know a chocolate lover, then you can choose from a range of 3, 6 or 12-month options.
Every 4 weeks they’ll receive a box of Hotel Chocolate newest chocolates including yet to be released recipes.
Price – from £60 to £120
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#2  Craft Gin Club

One of the more expensive options that you can gift but they pack a lot into their box!  Each gift subscription box includes a full-size bottle of gin, a copy of Ginned magazine and a range of gourmet snacks, tonics and cocktail ingredients.  These are chosen specially to complement each gin.
You can choose from a monthly annual subscription, bi-monthly annual subscription or quarterly annual subscription.
Price – from £155 to £455
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#3  London Sock Company

With the ability to choose 1, 3 or 6-month options and the number of socks each month, the recipient will look great in these quality socks.
Each recipient can activate their subscription, choose their socks, and confirm the delivery address for the socks to be delivered once gifted.
Price – from £30
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#4  The Spicery

If you know someone who loves cooking, then this monthly spicebox could be for them.  Every month they’ll receive a selection of spices and recipe cards to help them create delicious curries and side dishes.   Each box is suitable to feed four and will fit through their letterbox.
Price – from £22 to £82
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#5  The Willoughby Book Club

With a switch to kindles and audio books, there is something luxurious about reading a good old fashioned hardback or paperback.  The Willoughby book Club allows you to gift 3, 6 or 12-month subscription where they’ll receive a monthly book tailored to their tastes.
From picture books for babies and children to books for teenagers, fiction lovers and budding chefs, once you’ve answered a few questions about the recipient, the books will be tailored to them.  Alternatively, you could opt for a gift voucher to be emailed to allow them to choose.
Price – from £29.99 to £34.99
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#6  Birchbox

One of the best-known subscription boxes available in the UK with one million subscribers.  You can choose a 3-month subscription for £30 to their annual subscription for £100.
Each month the recipient will receive a box of 5 treatments tailored to their beauty profile.  Head over to their Instagram account to get a feel for contents.
Price – from £30 to £100 (note there is currently 15% off with code PERFECTGIFT)
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#7  The Cake Nest

Cake through the letterbox? Yes, please!
From weekly to monthly options, each recipient will receive a trio of tasty cakes to enjoy.  There is a wheat free range and the first box will contain a card explaining what they can expect to receive.
Price – from £25 to £285
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#8  Beer52

As the website says, the recipient will be enjoying a very beery Christmas!
You can choose from a 1 month subscription to 12 months for the recipient.   Each month,  the team curates a themed selection of craft beers, though they’ll have the choice to choose between a light or mixed selection.
Price – from £24 to £252
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#9  CafeDirect Handpicked

3, 6 and 12-month plans, perfect for those who love coffee.   They’ll receive a speciality coffee each month, handpicked by experts, freshly roasted and delivered through their letterbox. Along with the cofee, they’ll receive a booklet about the story of the farm it comes from,  tasting notes and recommended brewing methods.
Price – from £24 to £85
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#10  Cloud Nine Marshmallows

The recipient will receive a 100g packet of marshmallows each month, either for 3, 6 or 12 months.  With flavours including Salted Caramel Peanut, Lemon Meringue, Stem Ginger & Madagascan Vanilla and Champagne and Strawberries.  Yum!
Note that all of the marshmallows contain gelatine and some contain alcohol.
Price – from £28 to £85

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Still Looking For That Perfect Gift?

If you haven’t found a favourite in the above, then you may find that perfect gift in my previous blog on 20 Gifts for a Beach Hut Fan.  I’d love to know if you have a favourite above or if you’ve tried them.  Will one of these be featuring at the top of your own wish list?
If so leave us a comment below.  And remember don’t leave it to chance.  Send the present purchaser this blog with your favourite!


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