23 Food And Booze Subscription Boxes That Make Awesome Gifts
Boxes full of wine, whiskey, cheesecake, vegan, and gluten-free goodies, and more!
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A box full of Tequila from Taster’s club for anyone who wants to start the new year out ~strong~.
Promising review: “I was searching for a unique and useful anniversary gift for my husband that wasn’t boring and suited his tastes. He loves receiving the different types of Tequila each month, and has learned a lot more about the different types, as well. His collection has grown with unique flavors, and types he normally wouldn’t have the opportunity to purchase.” –Danica Newton
What you get: A bottle of Tequila every month (from all across Mexico), and information on your tequila – such as profiles, tasting notes, and production techniques. There is also a tequila pro box, for tequila collectors who are in search of the best of the best.
Why it’s cool: Whether you’re tequila curious or a true connoisseur, Taster’s Club has tequila that will knock your socks off. Plus, they give you tons of cool info on the products, so you will know exactly why that tequila is just so damn good.
Get it from Taster’s Club for $44+ a month (3, 6, or 12-month prepaid, or month-to-month)
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A superfoods subscription crafted by Rosehive that’ll knock the socks off the health nut in your life.
Promising review: “The packaging was beautiful, and the products were great. I was actually able to use everything, and even tried something I never had before and now love (dried apricots). I pay huge attention to detail, because where I spend my money is important, and this subscription box hit all the marks. I’m excited to see what I get next month! Oh and I love that they offer the sample boxes, so you can try a box out without committing to a subscription. I’ve been sending those as birthday gifts.” –EmilieWoods
What you get: One snack, one drink, one herb, one superfood powder, one cooking Ingredient, one surprise item, and a recipe.
Why it’s cool: This is one of the most popular subscriptions on Cratejoy, and all the products are vegan, plant-based, and healthy!
Get it from Cratejoy for $34.95+ (month-to-month).
An actual box of cheesecake to be delivered monthly to the most deserving angel in the world.
What you get: A nine inch (16 slice) cheesecake the first week of every month, in that month’s designated flavor – some of the flavors include NY Strawberry Topped, Triple Chocolate, Turtle, and Key Lime.
Why it’s cool: We live in a world where you can get a rich cheesecake in an ultra-delish flavor brought to your door every month, what more could you want? You can also choose to get a cheesecake every other month with this subscription, pretttty cool.
Get it from Gourmet Gift Baskets for $116.99+ (3, 6, 9, or 12-month prepaid).
A buncha goodies curated by Japan Crate, so you can give the gift of sweet and savory.
Promising review: “I look forward to my box every month. It’s jam-packed with new treats each month. I love the selection, and the booklet that tells you what everything is because the wrappers are in Japanese! So much fun, very different from everything else out there.” –Angela
What you get: A whole box of Japanese goodies and snacks, including candies and drinks.
Why it’s cool: You can experience a little bit of Japanese culture without having to fly to Japan, and this box is perfect for anyone who craves it all – salty, sweet, and spicy.
Get it from Cratejoy for $12+ a month (month-to-month). Sizes mini, original, and premium.
And a straight up subscription to Wine of the Month Club, because this just may be the only club wine-lovers need in their life.
Promising review: “Gave this last year to each of my two sons who live in California. Combined it with the cheese of the month club. Every month they call to thank me and tell me how they look forward to receiving this gift. The products are good quality and worth the money. Just renewed another year for them for Christmas.” –Tom Maddox
What you get: Red, white, (or both!) wines selected for your particular tastes.
Why it’s cool: Wine of the month club is sought out by smaller, lesser-known wineries, so they do the work of tasting hundreds and hundreds of wines for you – and select only the best to go in your box. Each box also comes with info on the wines, and some come with recipes!
Get it from Wine of the Month Club for about $37 a box (4, 6, or 12-month prepaid – monthly, quarterly, or every other month) for the classics series. You can also try the California series, cellar series, Rose series, or Bordeaux series.
A Pair of the Month Club worthy of investing in, so you can have rich, gourmet cheese and unique sides with that wine; no matter where you are.
Promising review: “My brother just loves the Pairing of the Month gift subscription. He gets new cheeses to try, and interesting sides to try with them. He lives in a very rural area, and has no access to gourmet food. He also really enjoys the honeys.” –Wynnie K.
What you get: A cheese that’s to die for, and the perfect pair for it (crackers, honey, jams, confit, and more).
Why it’s cool: Everyone deserves gourmet cheese! Everyone! Plus, this box does the work of figuring out what the hell to pair with each cheese, for you. Check out what was featured in a previous box here.
Get it from Murray’s for $200+ a month (4, 6, and 12-month prepaid).
A Double Cider box for anyone who yearns for hard ciders from all over the world.
What you get: A box stocked with rare ciders from around the woooorld 🍎🌍.
Why it’s cool: Hard cider is delicious, trust me.
Get it from Cratejoy for $34.95 a month (month-to-month).
A spice packet subscription from Piquant Post someone must order for the boi who loves cooking (me) right now.
What you get: Four freshly ground, small-batch spice packets and delish recipes on how to use them – from a new region every month.
Why it’s cool: Spices are what makes food so delicious, and it is nice to have the work of figuring out what spices to use, and how much all done for you already. I love to cook, and therefore love spice packets, but they can also be a big help for anyone who is new to cooking and has no idea what flavors to use for a dish!
Get it from Piquant Post for $11.99+ (month to month, or 6, 12-month prepaid).
A box of chocolate that’ll be the best thing to happen to anyone, anywhere, all month.
Promising review: “Every single bar was delightful and delicious, with a hint of questions wondering how they crafted such an interesting taste! I love the variety of dark chocolates in this month’s box, very satisfying. The presentation was also perfect. I love ChocoRush!” –Lindsey
What you get: Enough artisanal chocolate to stop an army of anti-chocolate monsters, if such an army existed.
Why it’s cool: This subscription box is basically like joining an exclusive club where everyone eats the best chocolates from around the world – who doesn’t need that in their life?
Get it from Cratejoy for $45+ (month-to-month).
A weekly juice subscription just may satisfy your one friend who lives at the gym.
What you get: Choose 6–30 juices, and from a max of 10 wellness shots per box. You can totally customize what kind of juice you want, and there are also broths and protein shakes available.
Why it’s cool: This is probably the healthiest subscription out there, fight me. If you go to the gym a lot, don’t fight me but do get this box and fill it with protein shakes.
Get it from Project Juice for $75+ a week, with auto-renew options at check out.
A Meat of the Month Club that is out of the price range of most folks (hi hello me), so those with the means can give the gift of delish meats.
Promising review: “This was a gift for my daughter and her beau. Every month their shipment arrived was like Christmas all over again. The packages contained all sorts of delicious stuff that they could not normally afford to buy for themselves. It’s probably the best gift they’ve ever received.” –Linda V.
What you get: Mouth-watering cured meats, and a pamphlet with all the info a meat-lover could ask for.
Why it’s cool: Cured meats are tasty, but pricy. Give this box to someone who normally wouldn’t have the means to experience all the tasty meats. Check out what was in a previous box here.
Get it from Murray’s for $225+ (4, 6, and 12-month prepaid).
And a Louisville vegan jerky subscription to make the precious vegan in your life v v happy.
Promising review: “I have been ordering different flavors of Louisville Vegan Jerky for the last few months, and after discovering my local health food store couldn’t carry it, I decided to splurge on a monthly box subscription. I just got my first box today, and, even though I had already ordered the limited edition pineapple sweet and sour, I was not disappointed. They are all delicious, and I had not tried the other two flavors before this; so that was exciting. I definitely plan to keep this coming. Even the box it comes in is great.” –Tawnie
What you get: three bags of vegan jerky, including one secret test flavor – yum
Why it’s cool: Everyone deserves to eat jerky! Everyone!
Get it from Cratejoy for $19.99+ a month.
A box of snacks not yet on the market, for that person in your life who is critical of everything (they can review them!).
Promising review: “Found many things I love that I wouldn’t look for in shops, it’s a treat every month!” –Kelly
What you get: 9–14 full sized products – mostly snacks and goodies, but also sauces, pastas, drinks, energy supplements, and more.
Why it’s cool: Whoever gets this box can try brand new products, and review what they loved and didn’t love. Plus, each box is packed full of stuff for only $20! This one is perfect for the foodie critic in your life. Check out what was in a previous box here.
Get it from Degustabox for $19.99 a month (month-to-month).
A tour of Hawaii’s best coffees the coffee freak you know will fawn over (tour happens via subscription, FYI).
Promising review: “Love the quality and variety that arrives every month. It’s like Christmas or my birthday every time!” –Trista
What you get: A new brand each month from across the state, and some other Hawaiian goodies, like chocolate and honey.
Why it’s cool: This box gives the experience of drinking coffee from the islands of Hawaii, Maui, Oahu, and Kauai without leaving your home.
Get it from Cratejoy for $34.99+ a month (month-to-month).
An ultra-delish monthly experience curated by Mouth, a company here to satisfy craft whiskey fanatics and indie-food fans.
What you get: All sorts of delish stuff to put in your mouth, let’s start with drank: Get a craft whiskey, vodka, and gin subscription. And some noms: snacks, pickles, and best of and indie treats of the month!
Why it’s cool: Everything at Mouth is indie made – meaning the food and drinks are handcrafted, made in small batches, delicious, and each purchase helps indie makers grow their business! Plus I can’t be the only nerd excited AF over pickles?!?
Get it from Mouth for $54+ a month, depending on which goodies you’re sending (3, 6, and 12-month prepaid, or month-to-month).
An American Cocktail subscription so you can bring the cocktail-making wizard all the joy.
Promising review: “Terrific blueberry gin drink. My favorite part of your crate is that you include the liquor, and not the produce.” –Janet
What you get: Choose from either everything but the booze box, or the everything box. Each box has four servings of the monthly cocktail curated by a mixologist, and are low in sugar (with all natural juice blends).
Why it’s cool: This box is a dream for anyone who loves cocktails, whether they are terrible at making them (me), or a pro – it’s got everything needed to make a pretty, tasty AF drink.
Get it from Cratejoy for $34.99+ (month-to-month).
An Urthbox of healthy treats worthy of indulging in, to help your friends and family come down from *holiday food mayhem*.
What you get: Choose from mini (6+ snacks), small (12+ snacks), medium (18+ snacks), or large (25+ snacks). Snacks include nuts and seeds, chips, dried meat, juices and cleanses, super foods, chocolate, and much more! Vegan and gluten-free options also avaialble.
Why it’s cool: UrthBox is dedicated to providing healthy snacks and sweets, and you can customize the box for people who or vegan/gluten-free. So if you know someone who is always reading the food labels of everything (me), this will be a hit.
Get it from Urthbox for $19.99+ a month (1, 3, and 6-month prepaid).
A subscription that hikers, climbers, and campers will cry tears of joy over.
Promising review: “I am getting back into hiking/backpacking, and this box has been a blessing for getting all the gear together. It also helps me find new snacks to take with me. All of the meals/snacks have been gluten-free, I was given a diagnosis of gluten intolerance two years ago, and it has been nice to be able eat everything in these boxes with no worries. It is worth the value. Plus, the head lamp in my recent box was just what I needed! I have been through a bunch of boxes and this is one of my favorites.” –Kora
What you get: 2–3 unique and premiere gear items to assist you during your hikes, and 3–6 healthy snacks (trail bars, trail mixes, jerky, dehydrated meals, etc.).
Why it’s cool: The right gear and the right food are critical for having a successful hike, so this box will enthrall the avid hiker in your life.
Get it from Cratejoy for $35 a month (month-to-month).
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Lemon-Herb Shortbread Cookies
These surprisingly sophisticated cookies are made with less butter than traditional shortbread, and almond flour replaces some of the refined white flour for extra nutrients. Get a head start by making the dough up to a month ahead and freezing it. Serve these cookies on their own, or as part of a pretty post-dinner spread with fruit, nuts, and dark chocolate.
Pear Tarte Tatin
A little indulgence goes a long way in this luscious tarte. Our version has less butter and sugar than usual and instead relies on the pears’ juices to create a mouthwatering caramel sauce. Don’t be tempted to use Bartlett pears in this recipe, but Bosc will do in a pinch. The unsweetened whipped cream is perfect counterpoint to the caramelized fruit.