Nowadays there is a subscription for that, and that, and even that. Every aspect of life is covered and we are loving it. Subscription boxes are convenient, practical, and absolutely fun. When expertly picked, they make perfect gifts.
We came up with a list of boxes that could be perfect for all the graduates in your life. It can be a little help with their style, future ideas, and even coffee bean tasting – the only limit is your imagination.
What are the most popular subscription services?
It’s pretty safe to say that the most popular services are the ones that include meal preparation kits and movies or shows that can be watched from everywhere.
Why are subscription boxes such a good gift?
The main reason for that is the immense variety that is currently available. You can find something that will fit every taste and every wallet. Another reason is the easy personalization and customization for every lifestyle. Those gifts keep coming and thus keep giving, making the receiver happy over and over again.
What works for most graduates?
If you are looking for a graduate gift, keep in mind that they are making a transition to the real world and are starting many things from the beginning, including their life away from family. They are often cash-strapped and can’t afford to splurge on many things, so do it for them. Let’s take a look at some great ideas:
- Blue Apron ($47/week for 2 people with 2 recipes)
With this gift your student will be able to eat at dining halls less and cook at home more. With your gift card they can choose the plan they like with the options that fit their diet best. Every box comes with pre-portioned kits, ingredients, and easy-to-follow recipes. The meals are healthy, fresh, and simple.
- Daily Harvest ($70/weekly plans)
New grads are known to be busy and not always care about their nutrition, so get them this box to help with that. The boxes arrive with cups of smoothies, soups, chia pudding, and oat bowls. You can choose to give them a gift card or order weekly or monthly deliveries. The cups are very easy to prepare – blend, soak, or warm them up. Some of the ingredients are hard-to-find or simply not popular staples among students. Healthy options include dragon fruit, lychee, and Blue Majik and can help them discover new flavors conveniently.
- ButcheBox ($129/curated monthly box)
Your meat lovers will appreciate this curated box each month. They will receive a monthly supply of high quality raw meats that are humanely raised, antibiotic- and hormone-free, and very tasty. You can trust the experts with selection or order a custom box for $149.
- Winc ($13 per bottle)
If you have a wine connoisseur who just graduated, consider this subscription box and make him or her happy with some vino. You can choose all reds, all whites, or a mix of both. Take a short survey and let experts handle the selection. The price of the monthly boxes depends on the amount of bottles you will be ordering.
- Mouth ($54-$60/month)
For all the people who have an adventurous streak in them when it comes to food, this service is great. You can give them a gift of food items and snacks that come from all over the US and are artisan-made with healthy ingredients. Most items are handmade and come in small batches, so it’s hard to find them anywhere else. Some choices include stove-popped black truffle popcorn, spicy ginger and fennel pickles, and maple bacon lollipops.
- Book of the Month (starting at $45/month)
If you know that his or her favorite past time is reading, give them this gift. There will be a book at their doorstep each month. The Book of the Month has been helping readers pick the best books since 1926 and now continues to do that via subscription service. Your grad will get to pick one book from five offered by experts in the field.
- Stitch Fix (Pay for what you keep)
Your recent grad might be too busy to shop for clothes, but it doesn’t mean that they need to skimp on style. Stitch Fix offers a virtual personal stylist, who will pick 5 items each month to be delivered. It all starts with a short quiz to help the stylist pick something out of this world. Customers pay only for the items they decide to keep, everything else gets send back for free.
- 25% OFF Your Order
- Free Shipping on Any Order
- $25 OFF for Friends
- Atlas Coffee Club (starting at $60 for 3 months)
Every coffee-addict will love this service, delivering them a bag of beans that are sustainably-farmed and of single-origin. They can come from anywhere in the world. The delivery also includes brewing information, tasting notes, some information about the country of origin all in the unique packaging. The cup of coffee is bound to become way more exciting for your grad.
- Hulu (starts at $5.99/month)
Every grad needs some TV time and Hulu is perfect for that. You can give them access to thousands of movies, TV shows, and original programs with limited ads or no ads at all for $11.99/month. You can give them a gift card, which starts at $25, to help them open their own account and watch to their heart’s content.
- Free 30-Day Trial
- Plans From Just $5.99/mo.
- Amazon prime ($119/year)
If you value convenience and want to give that to your loved ones, choose Amazon Prime. They will get free two-day shipping, thousands of movies, Prime Video, music, exclusive deals, grocery delivery, free cloud storage, and many other nice things. You can buy them a year or start with 3 months. Only $10 per month will give them this great service and help them save time.
- Next Big Idea Club ($69/one season)
Any grad that thinks about the future and wants to get more ideas, will appreciate your gift. This service delivers non-fiction books right to their doors. The books are picked by leading experts and thinkers. The desire to learn something new doesn’t have to stop with school. The service includes 2 books every three months. The box will also include some e-courses, interactive exercises, and supporting learning materials. You can buy them a subscription for one season, two seasons, or an entire year. Each subscription donates two books for The Future Project, so your gift will also give.