JIBJAB (Hilarious e-cards all year long)
With a JibJab membership you can email your loved ones some happiness anytime you want. $18 a year provides unlimited access to JibJab’s entire library of more than 1500 goofy, sweet, and very funny e-cards and videos.
Customize your cards by adding a photo of your face (or theirs, or both) and press send. Easier, cheaper, and way funnier than sending a card in the mail.
Put their faces on a happy couple in “Animal Anniversary.” Better yet, put their faces in the dance video “Let’s Get Physical.”
Send her the video “Celebrating You” or put your face in the “Lightbulb Birthday” card.
Boyfriend having a bad day?
Put your face on the (entirely ridiculous and very funny) “female striptease”.
In terms of fun-value for money, JibJab tops this list. It’s not technically a subscription gift, but with you can make it one with a few minutes of your time every month.
So shell out the $18 (total bargain!), then put a reminder in your calendar to send an e-card to someone you love every month. Hey, presto, a laugh-a-month and they’ll know you were thinking of them.
Click here to check it out today.
TIMESHEL (Prints from your phone, delivered monthly)
Do you take dozens of photos on your phone that you never do anything with? Do you always intend to make up those fancy personalized books full of your photographs but never quite seem to find the time?
If this is you, then timeshel is the heart-warming solution!!
Timeshel is an app that lets you select the best photos on your phone and turn them into beautiful prints every month.
For $5.95 a month you choose 10 photos to receive as prints every month. You can have your subscription sent to yourself or anyone you like—hello grandparents, siblings, and couples in long distance relationships!
I lovelovelove this idea for a subscription gift.
For you, it’s a hassle-free way to capture the cumulative highlights of a year with prints you can file in baby books, showcase on the fridge, or keep anywhere that takes your fancy.
And for the people you love? They will LOVE seeing your face (or your kid’s faces) show up in their mailbox every month. Learn more here.
BOOK OF THE MONTH
Do you love to read? Is someone you love a bookworm? Do you live in the US?
If so, Book of the Month Club was dreamed up just for you…in 1926!! Y’all, this club has been around for 90 years and is still going strong. That is some enduring value.
Book of the Month Club ships you a new, carefully-vetted, hardcover book every month for the term you select (1, 4, 6, or 12 months). They also give you the option of picking 1 of 5 new books every month instead of simply receiving the book their judges think you’ll like the best.
Here’s how it works
SWEET TREAT BOXES
You guys, did you know entire companies exist to pick out delicious treats and mail you a package of heavenly sweetness once a month? This is the sort of information that changes lives, people. (Waistlines, too, but let’s not dwell on that.)
Here is one of my favorite sweet treat subscription boxes…
Treatsieselects artisan sweets from all over the country and sends you a box of goodies once a month (US only). You can find new favorites you may never have tried, and easily order more through their online store. (Join Treatsie! )
Looking for treats that contain a little less sugar? Aren’t we all (sigh).
Well, you can perk right up, because these guys have you covered. Check out these great options for healthier snack packs, delivered right to your door every month.
Love With Food
Love With Food is the easiest way to Snack Smart and Do Good.
These guys find fabulous organic, all-natural, or gluten-free snacks and deliver them to you monthly so that you can have a guilt-free snacking adventure! (There is a gluten-free box in their offerings, and they ship internationally.)
You’ll feel even better about your snacking choices when you know that Love With Food donates a portion of the proceeds to help fight childhood hunger.
TEA and COFFEE
Do you need some warm caffeine in the morning? Me too, and so do most other people I know!
If you give someone a coffee or tea subscription gift you can help them start their day off right AND try new varieties of their favorite wake up call. Here are two great options.
Bean Box (Coffee)
Bean Box delivers freshly roasted coffee from Seattle’s top roasters to your doorstep.
Bean Box’s coffee experts hand pick roasts every month, including artful blends and single origin coffees from 20 world-renowned roasters. Every Bean Box features:
- Freshly-roasted whole bean coffee (shipped within 48 hours of roasting)
- Tasting notes
- Roaster profiles
- Brewing tips, and an artisan treat….
Simple Loose Leaf (Tea)
The Tea-Team at Simple Loose Leaf hand select 4 unique teas that explore the different varieties of loose leaf tea.
Members get 10+ grams of each tea (4-5 cups of single steeped cups or 8-10+ if double steeped) plus goodies for steeping the perfect cup of tea.
True tea-lovers should always have something fun and delicious to brew up, and this subscription is perfect for giving you new and exciting choices.
Plus, if you find something you love you can order is straight from the Tea Shop at 20% off.
BEER and WINE
Tea and coffee is all well and good and a vital part of life, but what about the other end of the day? What about a glass of something-something at the end of a loooooooong day?
If you enjoy your wine and beer as much as I do, here are some seriously great subscription gift ideas to consider…
Craft Beer Club
The Craft Beer Club discovers exceptional craft brews from around the US and delivers them each month direct-to-you (or your gift recipient). Every selection is produced by small-production, independent brewers who use only traditional brewing ingredients and time-honored brewing methods. Click here to learn more.
Every month you receive…
Club W (wine)
Club W works directly with winemakers. There is no middleman, which allows them to ship great wines, for less.
They ask you six simple questions to help craft your “palate profile”. Then they recommend wine they think you’ll love. You can go with their selection, or choose your own using the mobile app.
And if you’d like to learn about your wine, scan the bar code using the mobile app and watch a short video featuring one of their wine curators that includes tasting notes, the producer’s story, an explanation of the growing region or a primer on the varietal. Click here to learn more.
FRESH GROUND SPICES
Do you or someone you love…
- Love cooking?
- Love experimenting with new flavors?
- Want to jazz up your cooking but don’t know where to start without getting overwhelmed?
If so, RawSpiceBar is PERFECT for you? Every month you’ll receive three freshly ground spice blends (that pair well together) from a different region.
You’ll also receive recipes personalized for your diet. And did I mention it’s super cheap? Check it out today.