Holiday gift guide: The hottest subscription boxes

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Before you know it, the holidays will be right around the corner.

And while the holidays are an exciting time, it can get a bit hectic finding gifts for all your loved ones. Not only do you have to brainstorm a gift, you have to figure out where to find it. And once you purchase it, you have to get it to that person.

Sounds like a lot of work for one small gift, right? Well, subscription boxes are actually a great option. They're not only curated for your loved one, but can be affordable, too! Plus, the boxes basically extend the holiday season all year round -- who doesn't want to come home to a gorgeous little package on their doorstep each month?

From the foodie, the parent and the bookworm, we've got you covered with the best subscription boxes this year:

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For the tea lover...

Tea Sparrow sends curated boxes of tea from around the world, for only $20 per month.  

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For the guys...

Send the men in your life a subscription to the Dollar Shave Club -- blades range from $1.00 to $9.00 

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For the fashionista... 

Rent the Runway's subscription box gets you nearly $30,000 in clothes a year, all for $139 a month. When you're done with the one of three items you've ordered, send it back and choose another one! 

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For the perfume lover...

Scentbird perfume subscription will let you try new fragrances before "marrying" them -- get a selection each month for $14.95. 

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For the sock obsessed... 

Say it a Sock is a great guy's gift, offering you the latest designers each month for $12.00.

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For the health-nuts... 

Send them Graze, where they can pick from over 100 selections of healthy snacks, for only $11.99 per month.

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For the new parents...

Kiwi Crate curates hands-on gift boxes for your little ones. You can choose boxes based on their age group for only $20.00 per month. From newborns to teens, they've got your playbox covered.

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For the wine drinkers...

Take a quiz on Winc Wine Club's website to test your palate, and get a curated selection sent straight to your door. Get three bottles of wine for $39.00 a month. 

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For the tabasco lover...

Mantry (aka Man's Pantry) is perfect for someone who is all about beer, bacon and hot sauce. Send them this subscription box for $49.00 per month. 

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For the foodie...

Farm to People sends you food-critic bestie the best artisanal products, for only $29.00 a month. 

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For the bookworm...

With Quarterly's Literary Box, you get 3 curated titles a month and bookish goods for $50.00 a month. 

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