10 best subscription boxes to gift for the holidays

Christmas is under a week away, so if you're still in shopping mode, you better get cracking. And while a nice bag or Kitchenaid mixer might be good safe options to gift, there's something else you should probably consider: a subscription box.

We know what you're thinking: lazy. But in fact, subscription boxes are not only practical, but thoughtful as well. Nowadays, there's a subscription box for every kind of person: Gamer, candy addict, even plant lover. No matter how niche, it's the gift that keeps on giving, quite literally. By signing up for a different plan (most offer 3, 6 or 12 months of gifting), it's like Christmas all year round. 

Shop our favorite subscription boxes below. 

The Sill's Plants for Beginners Potted Plant Subscription Box takes the hard work out of keeping a plant alive. Different types of plants are sent every month -- but all are easy to take care of. 
Birchbox is a beauty aficionado's dream come true. Choose from various subscription boxes -- from 3, 6 and 12 months -- and get top-name beauty products sent directly to your doorstep. 
Whether they prefer sour or sweet, Candy Club treats sugar lovers to a variety of sweets each month. Subscribers can mix and match gourmet versions of their favorite candies or select from a pre-curated box.  
Caffeine and convenience meet with La Colombe's subscription services. Choose from 3, 6 or 12 months of the popular chain's best brews sent right to your doorstep.  
After taking a style quiz, Stitchfix sends a curated box of women, men or children's clothing -- whoever you want the box for! Subscribers have 3 days to select what they want to keep from the box. It costs $20 for the styling service, on top of the clothes they want to keep.  
Whether you're a yogi or marathoner, Ellie makes it easy for fitness lovers to stay up to date with the latest fitness trends and accessories. Subscribers can choose between a 3-item package (shirt, bra and leggings at $40) or 5-item package (all that plus accessories for $50) every month. 
Cellars Wine Club is the perfect gift for vino lovers. With over 12 different types of boxes -- from "The International Club" to "The Sparkling Club" -- the subscription is for those who pride themselves on knowing the history and origins of even the most obscure bottles.
FabFitFun subscribers spend just $50 each season and receive a curated box of 8-10 fashion, fitness and lifestyle products. The best part? The products aren't sample sized, so you're getting more bang for your buck.
Book of the Month Club makes for the perfect holiday gift for the bookworm in your life. Subscribers are sent 5 different books each month, from early releases to debut novels, and choose their favorite to keep. 
Lootcrate describes itself as the "Geek Subscription Box for Gamers," offering subscribers a curated box of pop culture items every month. It's filled with everything from comic books to bobbleheads, vinyls to fan swag -- and there are various plans to choose from.

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