If you haven’t finished your Christmas shopping yet, don’t worry – there’s still time to show everyone on your list that you’re thinking of them. These 27 subscription box services make the perfect last-minute present for any food lover in your life.
Sweet tooths will be satisfied with a once-a-month delivery of good, old-fashioned candy from Candy Club. Plans are available in monthly orders, 6 month-orders, or 12-month orders, and prices range from $29.99/month to $21.99/month, which includes a variety of candy treats (up to three pounds), which you can leave up to the service to choose, or choose yourself.
If you know someone who’s just gotta have their meat, Jerky Snob is for them. Choose a monthly amount (from two bags for $15.00/month to a pound of jerky for $54.00/month) and they’ll receive a variety of small-batch jerky from brand’s like Uncle Andy’s, Lawless Jerky and People’s Choice.
Craft Beer Club
Beer? Yes, please! Join the Craft Beer Club to get an ongoing monthly shipment (every-other-month and quarterly beer club shipments are available, too), featuring 12 or 24 beers, in a variety of styles. Membership starts at $42/month.
Best of Mouth
Give the gift of good taste! Every monthly shipment from Best of Mouth will give you four or five products from their massive selection, which can include items such as cocktail mixers, pickles, chocolate, hot sauce and snacks. Boxes start at $60 month-by-month. Mouth also offers a number of other subscription box services, including Bourbon, Pickles, Gin and Snacks.
Love With Food
This subscription box is all about the snacks, with each box filled with organic or all-natural snack options, like granola bars, sweet potato chips, and peanut butter. Plans start at $7.99/month and for each box sold, the company donates a meal to a food bank.
Raw Spice Bar
This quarterly subscription service gives the gift of small-batch, seasonal spices shipped right to your door. For $88/year or $26/quarterly, you or a friend will receive six freshly-ground spices and blends, like Tandoori Masala and Cassia Cinnamon, every three months. You can choose your diet type (like Paleo and vegetarian or vegan), and they’ll cater the spices to your needs.
For the home baker in your life, these kid-friendly and organic baking kits make a fun monthly surprise. Kits range from $15.26 to $18.99 per month, and include everything you need to make one project (this month’s box featured ingredients and instructions for rainbow pancakes).
Fruit of the Month Club
Go old-school and send a monthly box of healthy fruit to your sweetheart. The original fruit-of-the-month club starts at $84/month (they also have organic and exotic options available), and includes monthly deliveries of items like Sugar Red Grapefruits, Mountain Blueberries, and Imperial Asian Pears.
Every month, about six Italian specialties (think extra virgin olive oil, handmade orecchiette, Bella di Cerignola olives and Puglia Sun-dried tomatoes) arrive in each Nonna Box, along with recipes and stories behind the small-batch makers. Boxes are $49.95 month-to-month, and are available in three-month and six-month orders, too.
B. 1802 Cheese Club
The Beekman Boys are sharing their favorite cheeses with you every quarter in this subscription service. Every three months or so, you’ll receive a shipment of Beekman 1802 cheese, like Chevre, Ghoast, Blaak and Kaastavond, all produced from the farm’s goats. Club membership is $48 every three months, or $190 for a full year of the service.
Grill Masters Club
BBQ goods in a box. The Grill Masters Club sends monthly subscriptions of everything you need to get grilling, from small-batch BBQ sauces from around the country, to herbs, spices, and dry-rub mixes. Each box also includes a grill tip, and discount codes for future shopping. Boxes start at $27.95/month for 12 months.
Try the World
You’ll try a selection of gourmet foods, including ingredients to cook with, drinks and snacks from around a different country every month with the Try the World Box. Past boxes have included Pistachio Cream from Italy, Dari Couscous from Morocco, and Olive Spread from Argentina. Boxes range from $29 to $39 per box.
Snack healthier with a subscription service to Graze. Each box comes with eight snack varieties for $13.99/box, and you can tell Graze what kind of snacks (and even which individual snacks) you like, and which ones you don’t. Choose from snacks like Black Pepper Popcorn, Peanut Butter & Cocoa Protein Balls and Honey-Drizzled Cashews.
Grounds & Hounds
We love a giving a local gift, especially when it benefits a good cause. Lawrenceville-based Grounds & Hounds offers a coffee subscription service (in four-month, eight-month and 12-month orders) which includes one bag of freshly-roasted coffee each month, with the blend selection of your choosing. Plus, 20% of all proceeds received by Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co are donated to rescue partners across the country. Coffee subscriptions start at $14/month.
Healthyish offers baking subscription kits that allow you to bake individually-sized cakes, in flavors like Mellow Yellow Cake, Very Vanilla Bean Cake, Bright White Cake, Brownie Cake, Royal Red Velvet Cake and Richie Rich Chocolate. Boxes start at $24.99. And an added bonus? Company founder Sarah Thomas-Drawbaugh is a Pittsburgh native.
Billed as the “world’s first burger meal delivery kit,” each box comes with all of the ingredients you need to make a different burger, plus fries and Mac & Cheese, every month. Boxes are delivered in freezer packs, and include two burgers, one trap of Mac & Cheese, one tray of fries, a side of cole slaw, a side of baked beans, and cooking instructions. Boxes start at $59.
This spice box subscription service arrives once a month, and includes four hand-crafted spice blends like Gazpacho Spice, Royal Saffron and Paella Spice, plus recipes from a specific region or country, with shopping lists and step-by-step cooking instructions. Month-to-month orders are $11.99 a month.
Enjoy new and popular snacks from around the world with this subscription box, which features five, 10 or 20 full-sized snacks, like uniquely-flavored chips (Ketchup chips, anyone?), candy or cookies. Boxes range from $14.95/month to $44.95/month.
Cravory Cookie Box
Cravory Cookie subscriptions offers six brand-new, seasonal Cookies of the Month delivered every month. Flavors can range from Pumpkin Pie cookies to Citrus Shortbread, and boxes are come with a choice of half-dozen or a dozen cookies per box, starting at $12.95/month.
Get three full-sized bottles of small-batch hot sauce each month, with options from Kentucky, Tennessee, California and more. Boxes are $29.95/month for three bottles a month, and $12.95 for one bottle a month.
A food subscription box “for men”? Okayyyyy. But, if you can get past that, the box is actually pretty great, with monthly selections like Bittermilk Bitters,Vermont Smoke & Cure Pepperoni, and Mike’s Hot Honey. Each box includes six full-sized products, and is delivered every two months. Prices start at $59.
Every month with OrangeGlad, you’ll receive a box of five unique desserts from chefs around the country each month, which range from shortbread marshmallows to ginger cookies. Single portion boxes start at $25/month, and double-portion boxes (with 10 treats) are $40/month.
Give the gift of local food from Harvest Delivery. The locally-based delivery service offers a Carnivore Box, an Omnivore Box, a Herbivore Box, and a Breakfast Box, all with items from regional, family-owned farms and makers. Prices range from $30 to $75 per box.
You’ll get a taste of sweet treats from Japan with Japan Crate, which offers full-sized Japanese candy and snacks on a monthly basis. The candy crate comes with 15 candy options for $30/month, and they also offer a ‘Umai Crate,’ made up of “rare and delicious instant noodles from ramen to udon” for $25/month.
Amazon Prime Surprise Sweets
This is a low-cost way to send someone you love something sweet every month. Amazon Prime’s Surprise Sweets box includes a surprise selection of tasty treats like caramels, taffy, brownies and more. Each box is $18, and can be ordered as often as you’d like.
Batch Discovery Box
Every three months, Nashville-based shop Batch will send you a selection of handmade goods from Southern makers with the Batch Discovery Box, complete with product details and purveyor stories. Past boxes have included Jack Ruby bitters, Soberdough Brew Bread and Cake Doctor Cake Mix, plus non-food items like handsoap and note cards, too. Each box is $49.
Get everything you need (including top-shelf spirits) to make a different cocktail every month. Each box gives you all of the ingredients to make two cocktail servings, and sample-sized portions of liquor and bitters. Boxes are $37.50 per shipment, and can be paused anytime.
Any other subscription boxes we should try? Let us know in our comments!