Move over, wine-of-the month clubs — subscription boxes filled with healthy goodies and products are the hot new gift for health-minded friends and family on your holiday list. And since the deliveries arrive throughout the year, it’s truly the gift that keeps on giving, long after the winter season is through. From customized energy bars, to workout gear, to gluten-free treats and more, we’ve got you covered with the best new subscription box gifts around. Plus, this way you can avoid the hectic mall crowds. Keep calm and gift on!
1. For the Holistic Health Nut
Here's one Parcel that makes going healthy easy and eco-friendly! Partnering with Conscious Box, Greatist recently launched this subscription service that’s comprised of the latest products geared towards a healthy and happy lifestyle. Each month’s offerings are tied to a common theme, like “Rejuvenate” for January.
What’s Inside: Tea samples, cooking products, cleaning aids, grooming products, and more. ($20 per month; greatist.com)
2. For the Gluten-Free Foodie
Anyone unable to eat wheat hungering for tasty snacks will appreciate opening a box filled with full-sized allergy-approved treats each month. CuisineCube takes the hassle out of searching for gluten-free food by bringing it right to your door. Each box comes with five to seven products, including one dessert item.
What’s Inside: Crackers, pastas, baked goods, snack foods, gluten-free mixes and more. ($30 per month; cuisinecube.com)
3. For the Fitness Fashionista
Stylish meets sporty with Fabletics, a new line of women’s active wear that's the brainchild of JustFab and Kate Hudson. Purchase a gift card for one to 12 outfits and your friend who receives the card will redeem it online by first taking a lifestyle quiz to create a style profile. Then, she’ll be able to choose between several personalized outfit options, and be sent two to three pieces of clothing a month for however many months you picked!
What’s Inside: Technical workout gear for yoga, running, cycling or the gym. ($50 per month for a VIP membership; Fabletics.com)
4. For the Pavement Pounder
Perfect for the marathon maven or friends that just lace up their sneakers on the regular, RunnerBox has what’s needed for training runs, races and recovery. It’s a great way for runners to enjoy classic products from familiar brands as well as new treats from up-and-coming businesses.
What’s Inside: Nutritional supplements, energy bars and gels, hydration tablets, skincare, technical gear and more. ($20 every two months; therunnerbox.com)
5. For the Habitual Snacker
Give them a guilt-free way to battle the 3 p.m. munchies with Nibblr, a snack subscription service that has over 50 unique trail mix blends, like Cajun Crunch, Gorilla-Go-Go and Orange You Happy. Sent to the home or office, each box contains four fruit and nut blend pouches that are packaged for perfect portion control, meaning there’s no way to over indulge. Sweet or savory, crunchy or chewy, there’s something for every type of craving!
What’s Inside: Fruit, nuts, granola, chocolate, pretzel bites, wasabi peas, yogurt-covered fruit and more. ($6 for each box of four snacks; NibblrBox.com)
6. For the Always On-the-Go Friend
Thanks to YouBar, the lucky gift recipient of this service can create one-of-a-kind portable energy bars from an impressive variety of high-quality ingredients, such as cashew butter, hemp protein, flaxseeds, figs and more. Or, opt for the “Bar of the Month” club, which mails a box of seasonally flavored favorites to the person of your choice.
What’s Inside: Customized bars with nut butters, protein powders, seeds, nuts, dried fruits, grains and more. ($47 for a box of customized bars, $38 per month for “Bar of the Month” club; YouBars.com)
7. For the Performance Nutrition Pal
Help them fuel up for their latest adventure with an assortment of snack-sized nutritional products. Each month, Kona Kase will mail a package with eight healthy, natural treats that any athlete will love to chow down on. Plus, there’s an inspirational quote in each delivery for extra motivation!
What’s Inside: Protein bars, energy gels, trail mix, gourmet jerky and more. ($15 per month; konakase.com)
8. For the Gym Beauty
Curated by Giuliana Rancic, the FabFitFun box contains up to $180 worth of glam beauty products. But you’ll have to be patient: A subscription package gets sent out once every season, meaning the gift recipient will get fashionable fitness gear and other wellness goodies at the start of spring, summer and fall.
What’s Inside: Clothing, jewelry, beauty products, workout DVDs, nutritional products and more. ($50 per season; fabfitfun.com)
Which box would you be most excited to receive? Let us know in the comments below!