Signing yourself up for a subscription box is like putting your errands on auto-pilot.
Gifting someone else a subscription box is more like giving someone special a reason to think about you every time something good shows up in the mail.
In time for the holidays, this collection of subscription boxes make excellent gifts, here are 17 that ship across Canada.
San Francisco-based company Japan Crate gives it’s customers a taste of Japan with the Umai Crate, which features monthly deliveries of instant noodles in interesting and hard-to-get-flavours. In true Japanese style, expect to see adorable animated packaging and character themes, which vary from box to box.
Price: $20 per month
For the sweet tooth on your list. Gift a box of handcrafted, Canadian-made desserts delivered monthly with this subscription service based out of Guelph, Ontario.
Price: From $17.99 per month
Shipping: $9.99 per box across Canada
Getting the right look is so easy with Frank And Oak’s Style Plan. Simply answer some questions about yourself and let their stylists pick out what they think would look good on you. Preview your monthly box and if you like it, have it shipped right to your door. Take a week to decide what to keep and send the rest back – for free.
Price: Starts at $29
Japan Crate offers a monthly subscription box stuffed with crazy and exclusive Japanese candy for an awesome price.
Price: $12 per month
What could be more wholesome than a two bags of granola delivered to your door (or desk) each month? This breakfast champion based in Montreal will help recipients get a good start each morning.
Price: Subscriptions start at $20 per month. Holiday gift boxes start at $25.
Shipping: Standard shipping rates apply
The concept behind this box centres around delivering exotic destinations to your doorstep. The company, headquartered in Montreal, sends six products and four recipes in each box (every two months) along with a playlist, cultural facts for an at-home trip to flavour country.
Price: From $36.63 per box
Shipping: $9.90 across Canada. Pick-up available in Montreal.
Monthly clubs focused on meat, wine, or a selection of chef-picked delicacies are available on a monthly or quarterly basis from this Canadian e-grocer based out of Toronto.
Price: From $55 per month
Shipping: Standard shipping rates apply.
“Never run out of coffee again” promises this Toronto-based purveyor of coffee by post. Every month, receive a new supply of single origin specialty coffee roasted with love in Toronto.
Price: From approximately $21 per month
Tea drinkers can get a monthly subscription for a box filled with loose-leaf teas sourced from independent tea companies across North America. The Vancouver-based company prides itself on curating “unique teas, delicious blends and fun flavours.”
Price: From $20 per month
Vegan snacks, beauty products, and make-up boxes loaded with cruelty-free goods and shipped in regular intervals are what this Ottawa-based subscription service is all about.
Price: From $18.50 per month
Canada Craft Club is the largest monthly beer club in Canada. This recurring gift offers patrons monthly packages of craft beers in groups of four or six.
Price: From $69.99
Shipping: $15. Pick up available in Calgary.
Founded in Toronto, this curated box of meats showcases a selection of salami, prosciutto, jerky, and more every month. Each box will contain four to six items and regularly ships on the first of each month… you know, in case you want to routinely stop in for a snack the day after it delivers.
Delight little ones (and munchie enthusiasts) with an obscene amount of sugar. Monthly boxes are each designed around a theme and promise at least 10 full sized products.
Price: From $27.50 per month
With this sock subscription, receive a pair of socks delivered to your door on a monthly basis. The Toronto-based company triumphs dressing well from head to toe and their collection of socks features handsome patterns and designs.
Price: From $12 per month
Shipping: Canada only. Standard shipping rates apply.
This isn’t what comes to mind when someone says “boxed wine”. It’s so much better. The Calgary-based wine retailer aims to broaden palates through the monthly delivery of global wines accompanied by in-depth tasting notes, background info, food pairing suggestions and tips.
Price: From $149.99 per month
Treat your best friend to a monthly influx of toys and treats with this Canadian company that donates 10% of profits to animals in need.
Price: From $29 per month
You can’t possibly go wrong sending a monthly (or bi-monthly) subscription box to your favourite feline friend. Even if they hate all the stuff inside the box, at least there’s a box! #ifitfitsitsits
Price: From $22.95