Beauty, Geek & Candy Boxes – Subscription Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List

Shopping Gift Guide: subscription gift ideas for everyone |

If you want to gift a friend a little more than the standard Christmas gift, a monthly subscription box is definitely the way to go. Your friend will get 1, 6, or 12 months of gifts, be absolutely dazzled and love you each month he or she receives their package. Imagine how stoked you’d be if you got a gift each month?!

[Don’t love the idea of boxes? Check out my top 15 beauty gifts post!]



PopSugar Must Have Box
This box is filled with ‘must-have’ items, from beauty to home and lifestyle. If you have a friend who likes, but doesn’t love beauty, this box gives them a nice variety of products. Each box is valued at over $100. Get $15 off one month with code DEC15, $25 off 3 months with code DEC25, or $75 off 6 months with code DEC75. PopSugar offers guaranteed delivery by Christmas Eve for all orders placed by December 18th.


Wantable is all about the love of shopping and has several gift subscription services: makeup [all full size products], accessories, and intimates. You send the Wantable gift and the recipient selects the category subscription she [or he] wants to receive. She then takes the Wantable style quiz to receive an awesome collection tailored to her specific preferences.


BeautyCon BFF Box
The BeautyCon BFF Box is geared toward a younger audience, but it’s filled with $100+ worth of products anyone can use, from makeup to jewelry and fashion items. This is a quarterly box, so you receive one every 3 months for $29 + shipping or $99 for an annual subscription. This will renew, so cancel the subscription after it’s delivered.



If you have a friend who’s been curious about beauty subscription boxes, this is a great one to start off with. Each Birchbox contains 4-5 beauty samples, and you can purchase a 3, 6 or 12 month gift subscription that doesn’t renew.


Have a friend that is looking for a beauty sampling service with more deluxe items than Birchbox? Glossybox is a beauty subscription box that features many prestige beauty brands. Each box contains 5 deluxe samples or full size products. You can gift a 1, 6 or 12 month Glossybox subscription and the recipient can activate their gift at any time.


If your bestie is a perfume-aholic, ScentBird is the subscription service of her dreams. ScentBird offers monthly subscriptions to over 350 perfumes and 100 colognes. You choose a 3, 6 or 12 month subscription and the recipient selects the perfumes or colognes they want. This takes the guesswork out of choosing a scent for them – one they may not like.


Lip Monthly is a lip lovers subscription service. Choose a 4, 8 or 12 month gift subscription that does not auto-renew. LipMonthly can send you the first bag if you would like to wrap it up and hand deliver to the recipient! Here’s a little bonus tip — if you do not select the gift option, you can choose between a 1, 4 or 12 month subscription and enter one of these coupon codes: get your first box for just $5 with code LIPLOVER, or get 3 months free with an annual subscription with code HOLIDAY3. Just make sure to enter the recipient’s address in the shipping section and cancel the subscription after delivery so you don’t get charged again.


Beauty Box 5
Beauty Box 5 curates 5 deluxe samples and full-sized products per box each month. This is another great box to sample a variety of products. They offer a 3, 6 and 12 month gift subscriptions.



Know a nail polish muse? Gift a Julep Maven Beauty Box. Select a 2, 4 or 6 month subscription that does not auto-renew and select the date you would like your recipient to be notified. Once they receive their email, they log-on and customize their packages.



For the gorgeous nerd in your life, try LootCrate. LootCrate is a monthly mystery geek box filled with gamer, pop culture, or superhero fandom gear. I personally love this box.


With NerdBlock, you can choose a specific theme to your box [classic, arcade, horror, scifi], but still receive a mystery bundle. There is no option to gift this box, but you can input your recipient’s address in the delivery section and cancel after the first month [or however many months you wish to gift].


candyclubCandy Club
Candy Club offers delicious, premium candy subscriptions in 1, 6 or 12 month plans. Gift subscriptions do not auto-renew! You can get $10 off your first purchase using this link. Just looking at the homepage makes me drool.


Treatsie allows you to discover amazing artisan treats from across the country. They offer 3, 6 and 12 month gift subscriptions that do not auto-renew and individual holiday boxes.


Japan Crate
Japan Crate is such a fun box! It’s filled with Japanese candy and comes in 3 sizes in a 3, 6 or 12 month plan to fit your (or your recipient’s) needs. Japan Crate also has a new Doki Doki box, which is filled with all things Kawaii.

The sample images in this post are not indicative of the products you will receive. They are sample images off of each respective website.


  1. Wow! Thanks for sharing this. You gave me a brilliant idea. Instead of buying one by one products…a set is a perfect one.

    • Beautzy says:

      You’re very welcome! Glad I could help.

  2. This is SUCH a good idea! I’ve never thought about gifting a subscription box but this is definitely I’m going to keep in mind for next year, especially for those hard-to-shop-for people!
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    • Beautzy says:

      Yes! This is perfect for the hard to shop for people. It gives them a nice mix of products. =)

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