Food Subscription Boxes That Make Great Christmas Gifts

Rose Marie Walano
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Food Subscription Boxes That Make Great Christmas Gifts

When it comes to holiday gifting, there's one thing we can all agree on — there’s nothing better than the gift that keeps on giving!

And there's one gift category that literally does just that: food subscription boxes.

For whatever length of time you choose — and really, getting any extra gifts is exciting, no? — the recipient of your food subscription box will receive the best something (i.e. something edible!) in their mailbox. They'll continually get surprised with something delicious, and you, in turn, will quite possibly become their new favorite person.

Plus, if you're in a crunch and shopping last minute, you can order one of these food subscription boxes at a moment’s notice. *fist bump*

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But! With so many food subscription boxes out there, how do you even begin to choose the perfect one for your giftee or picky eaters? After all everyone has unique taste buds, not to mention dietary needs.

Luckily, there seems to be a food subscription box for just about everyone, from wine lovers to burger enthusiasts, to macaron connoisseurs and gluten-free snackers. We have options for those with a sweet tooth to those who prefer healthy food with organic ingredients. We truly think we’ve found a box for everyone on your list! (Even good ol’ Uncle Fred, who has the most devoted pickle obsession.)

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Scroll down to see our 19 favorites — and happy gifting!

THE BEST CHEESE SUBSCRIPTION BOX

murray's cheese box
murray's cheese box

Murray's Cheese

1. Murray’s Classic Cheese of the Month Club

NYC’s cheese king, Murray’s, offers a rotating collection of three to four “approachable and iconic” cheeses every month, made with ingredients hand-picked from around the world, so you’re sure to please cheese lovers (or those who need to become one!).

$63 a month, which includes three or four cheese, murrayscheese.com

THE BEST CHOCOLATE SUBSCRIPTION BOX

Raaka chocolate food subscription box
Raaka chocolate food subscription box

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2. Raaka Chocolate + Genius Desserts Small-Batch Organic Chocolate

Three delectable Raaka chocolate bars a month, with flavors like Pink Sea Salt, Green Tea Crunch, and Pretzels & Mustard, delivered right to your loved one’s door? They’ll keep loving you, that’s for sure!

Starting at $98 for a three-month subscription, which each delivery including three 1.8-ounce chocolate bars, food52.com

THE BEST COFFEE SUBSCRIPTION BOXES

Coffee box subscriptions
Coffee box subscriptions

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3. Atlas Coffee Club Subscription

A new coffee — sourced from a new location — every month, from Costa Rica to Ethiopia.

Starting at $9 a month for a half-bag shipment. They also offer a weekly box. atlascoffeclub.com

4. Driftaway Coffee Subscription

Each shipment comes with notes about the coffee’s source and growers, so it’s perfect for the coffee geek. Plus, there are farmer-focused and eco-friendly options.

Starting at $44 for three shipments (once a month for three months!) of 7 ounces of whole coffee beans (*first shipment is a tasting kit of four 2-ounce bags), driftaway.coffee

THE BEST SWEET SUBSCRIPTION BOXES

Jeni's ice cream box subscription
Jeni's ice cream box subscription

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5. Jeni’s Pint Club

Four pints of Jeni’s ice cream, four times a year. ‘Nuff said.

Starting at $230 for a year’s subscription, which includes four pints of Jeni’s ice cream delivered four times a year, shop.jenis.com

6. Foodstirs Subscription

The perfect subscription for the baking enthusiast with kids — or just an appreciation for all things cute. Look at these melted snowman brownies!

Starting at $25 per delivery, which includes one baking kit (but there is the option of multiples per shipment), foodstirs.com

7. Dylan’s Candy Bar Deck The Halls Gingerbread House Kit

This kit, makes the perfect gift for those in the holiday spirit. While cutting your assemble time, this house kit comes with the candy you need to decorate it. (for either accenting the house or nibbling while you work *wink*).

$50 for one pre-assembled Gingerbread House Kit with all supplies, dylanscandybar.com

8. Mouth Cookies Subscription

A box full o’ cookies every month sounds amazing — but it sounds even better when the company in question serves up flavors like lemon sugar cookies made with real lemon zest, spiced cookies with three kinds of ginger, and hazelnut whisky sandwiches with spirit. Cheers to that!

Starting at $60 a month for a three-month subscription, with each box including multiple packages of various brands of cookies, mouth.com

THE BEST WINE SUBSCRIPTION BOXES

Vinebox “12 Nights of Wine” Gift Box
Vinebox “12 Nights of Wine” Gift Box

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9. Vinebox “12 Nights of Wine” Gift Box

The “world’s first wine Advent calendar” — a.k.a. 12 nights of wine! Themed “Naughty” or “Nice.” Up to you which the recipient deserves. ?

Starting at $129 for the “12 Nights of Wine” (Nice or Naughty edition!), which includes 12 glass-size servings of wine packaged inside a festive gift box, getvinebox.com

10. Winestyr Ultimate Wine Club Subscription

World-class wines in elegant packaging — complete with personalized notes!

Starting at $79 a shipment for the “Mixed Wine Club,” which includes three bottles of wine sent four times a year, winestyr.com

THE BEST MEAT SUBSCRIPTION BOXES

Meat food box subscriptions
Meat food box subscriptions

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11. ButcherBox Subscription

The gift of a ButcherBox subscription is the gift of home-meal supplies — and high-quality ones at that! This ButcherBox food subscription service promises only 100% grass-fed and grass-finished beef, heritage breed pork, free-range organic chicken and wild-caught seafood. (Plus, they’re currently offering a free 10-14lb turkey in your first order, until 11/15/20!)

Starting at $129 a month for the Classic Box, which includes eight to 11 pounds of meat (good for individuals or small families), butcherbox.com

We tried ButcherBox for ourselves! Read our honest review here.

12. Moink Box

Started by a Midwest couple, Moink says that they only work with family farms who make sure to take excellent care of their animals, so that they can deliver you high-quality — and ethically-sourced — meat.

Starting at $129 for the Small Sampler, which would include (for example) 1 (about 4lbs) Whole Chicken, 2 (package) Ground Beef 85/15 (1lb), 1 (each - average 3lb) Beef Chuck Roast, 1 (each) French Ribeye (16- 20 oz), 2 (each) Pork Shoulder Steak (1lb), moinkbox.com

13. Carnivore Club Box Subscription

Sign your giftee up for the Classic Box, and they’ll get four to six handcrafted cured meats inside each one, including Italian salamis, Spanish Jamon, and American Bacon — all premium and small-batch selects.

Starting at $45 for a one-month subscription for the Classic Box, which includes four to six handcrafted cured meats, us.carnivoreclub.com

BEST HEALTHY FOODS SUBSCRIPTION BOXES

14. Love With Food Snack Smart Box

Love With Food features organic and all-natural snacks, which is great. But even better? For every box sent, at least one meal is donated to American families in need. Nothing could be sweeter than that.

Starting at $8 a box for the Tasting Box, which includes seven-plus surprise snacks, lovewithfood.com

15. The Keto Box Subscription

Know someone who’s doing the Keto diet and looking for a healthy snack? She’ll thank you for giving her a whole slew of keto-friendly snacks, including low-carb cheese, kept shakes, and sugar-free chocolate hazelnut syrup, for the next time 3 p.m. rolls around.

Starting at $36 a month for a box that includes eight to 11+ keto-friendly snacks, cratejoy.com

THE BEST SUBSCRIPTION FOOD BOX FOR THE WORLD TRAVELER

Munchpak food subscription box
Munchpak food subscription box

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16. MunchPak

MunchPak promises to bring you the best snacks — and only the best snacks — for all tastes (sweet! Sour! Salty!), from all over the world, including picks from Brazil, France, Italy, and Russia.

Starting at $14 a month for a delivery of five-plus snacks in a box, munchpak.com

THE BEST “FANCY” FOODIE SUBSCRIPTION BOXES

Mantry food subscription box
Mantry food subscription box

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17. The Mantry Subscription

The Mantry — a.k.a. the “Modern Man’s Pantry” — is a food-of-the-month club designed to help all the boys in your life discover some of the coolest American artisan foods, from BBQ sauce crafted in the backwoods of Alabama to hand-harvested birch syrup from Alaska. (Plus, the box comes with recipes, so it might just get that man cooking, too!)

$75 per box, which includes six full-sized items delivered in an American-made crate, mantry.com

18. Farm to People Subscription

Love your local farmer’s market? Farm to People shops from your (or your recipient’s!) local farmers to bring you local produce — without having to wake up extra early on Sunday. (Because we can all use more Zz’s.)

Starting at $25 for the Small Seasonal Produce Box, which includes six to eight seasonal produce items and is shipped and charged weekly, cratejoy.com

19. Pickles Every Month Subscription

I told you Uncle Fred would get his shine! This box is all about the best pickles in America — and honestly, who doesn’t love a good pickle? They’ve got classic bread and butter pickle chips for sandwiches, garlicky Kirbys with a hint of sweetness, even plump pickled tomatoes to pop in martinis!

Starting at $60 a month for a one-month subscription, which includes a mix of out-of-the-box, artisan pickles, mouth.com

For more gift ideas, check out our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide! And see our sister sites' meal kits for the holidays, more subscription boxes to give as gifts + fashion and beauty gift guides.