AD – this post contains gifted items 

I’ve been very fortunate this year to have received a few incredible subscription boxes to feature on my blog and within gift guides during the Christmas season. Blogging has introduced me to SO MANY amazing subscription boxes I probably wouldn’t have discovered otherwise so as I had a fair few, I decided to create a separate, subscription box specific guide this year to keep them all together. Let’s rip the wrapping open and enjoy…

The Vegan Larder Deluxe Christmas Box – £29 as a one off gift / £24.99 if subscribed

I’ve seen these boxes floating around for some time now and although I’m not Vegan, thought they looked and sounded incredible. And my instinct was right. These boxes are PERFECT for Vegans (obviously) but also for people looking to try new things and perhaps introduce more Vegan food into their diet and lifestyle. The Vegan Larder create beautifully curated boxes which help make Vegan cooking and eating easy and enjoyable.

This box contains an array of different products including: olive branch tapenade, spiced plum chutney, tofu paté, chocolate orange Christmas treats, gravy mix, crackers, fudge and more. Everything in it is Vegan, plant-based, palm oil free and sourced from small businesses. I’ll definitely be repurchasing some items from this box myself!

Shorebox The “Gotta Start Somewhere” Gift Box – £35 as a one off gift / £14.99 monthly

I love, love, LOVED this box and couldn’t wait to share it. Shorebox are a new subscription box brand who focus on providing boxes full with eco-friendly products. They have a handy shop on their website where you can purchase individual products they feature within their boxes or of course, subscribe monthly for just £14.99 and receive different, surprise products each month.

This particular box is one of their “Christmas Specials” so to speak and it’s called the “Gotta Start Somewhere” box because it#s ideal for someone, like me, who quite honestly, doesn’t know where to start with eco-friendly living. It provides all the basic starter items you might need including: a bamboo toothbrush, toothpaste, natural deodorant, soap nuts, a cotton produce bag and more!

Heady Mix Book Box – starting at £12 per box

I had to include books in here somewhere, didn’t I? Heady Mix is a book subscription service with a difference. Within each collection, the books that are picked out are about and by people from underrepresented groups – which can sometimes be hard to find in the book stores. So the folk at Heady Mix find them for you – with the aim of normalizing diversity in literature. Three cheers!

Their next collection is called “Feminist Fairytales”, stories that redefine happily ever after from women around the world. The collection I received was their Afrofuturism collection – a term made popular since Black Panther which contains a collection of books and stories from African writers. I can’t wait to get stuck into these books – they sound engaging and have incredible covers.

Hounds & Hers Subscription Box – £27.99 as a one off gift / £22.99 per month

Earlier this year, I worked with Hounds & Hers on a review of their September box (you can find that review here) and I absolutely loved the products, the packaging and the idea behind this very unique subscription box service. For anyone who’s a dog owner or has a loved one who’s dog is their best friend, this would be a great gift!

Their December box contained a bunch of cool products for both dog and owner. Dog toys and treats for them and drinks, chocolate and beauty products for you – what’s not to love! I love the idea of treating both of you and Christmas is the perfect time to do that!

The Personal Barber Shaving Kit – Gift boxes starting at £30

I don’t know about anyone else but I find men in my life the hardest to buy for every single year. So I always try and find at least one practical gift for them that I know they’ll use or that will come in useful. And I think personal care and grooming is a great place to start. Most men shave – so why not treat them to a luxury shave?

And that’s exactly what you’re getting with The Personal Barber. Their individual shaving kits start at just £30 but I think their Premium Kit (pictured above) would make a great gift for the man in your life. It comes in a super sleek box and just oozes high quality. They also have a subscription box available if you just want to keep the grooming products coming!

Are you a fan of subscription boxes? Have you tried any of the above or would you like to receive any of the above as a gift this Christmas? Let me know!

* This post contains gifted items however all thoughts and opinions are my own.


  1. Those look lovely. I tried my first subscription box this November and while I loved the content so much the company just didn’t live up to the promises given. I’ve been looking at other boxes but the ones I can find here just doesn’t seem worth the money paid. I wish there were more choices

  2. I think the idea of gifting someone a subscription box for Christmas is such a good idea! The shorebox is one of my favourites, I love that it gives you sustainable and eco friendly options for things like cotton buds! I also love the idea of the shaving box that would be a perfect gift! X

  3. I’m obviously more inclined towards the Heady Mix Book Box but I just love the idea of subscription boxes! I used to love getting Glossybox a couple of years ago!

  4. These all sound amazing! Particularly Shorebox as I really need something like that in my life. I’ve also got that collection of Heady Mix books and the covers have really got me intrigued!

  5. These are so cool! I have never had a subscription box because I never really see any that I would actually enjoy getting regularly you know? But that Feminist Fairytale Subscription box looks very interesting & I am such a fan of books(:

  6. I’ve never thought of giving somebody a subscription box as a gift before! What a unique idea, definitely something to consider!

  7. I love the sound of these boxes! You’ve found such a diverse range, there’s definitely something for everyone here. I’d really like to try the Shorebox one, as it sounds so useful! But the bookworm in be is screaming out for the Heady Mix one – it’s so cool that it’s promoting diversity and inclusion. I would love to read more from a wider variety of authors so it sounds like a good shout!

  8. Subscription boxes are such a wonderful gift idea – I gifted one to my mum 2 or 3 years ago and she loved it! My personal favourite are beauty boxes, but I love the concept of providing vegan and eco-friendly products or treats for your pet – so unique and you can discover some truly amazing brands this way!

    Dominika | Into the Bloom

  9. I love the idea of Shorebox! It’s so nice that there are great eco-friendly options now too, it would be lovely to gift something more planet friendly like that x


  10. As someone who’s been trying to eat more plant based foods as of late, that vegan box looks really enticing.

    I’ve never tried a subscription box before and I had no idea there were so many different types out there!

  11. I’ve never tried a subscription box but am always tempted by then. I love the look of the vegan and book ones and, if I had a dog, I’d definitely by the ‘Hounds & Her’ set.

  12. I’m yet to get round to trying out a subscription box or two – it’s been on my to-do list for ages because I get serious FOMO when I see other people opening and sharing what they got in theirs! Shorebox sounds like it’d be right up my street, and I’m definitely intrigued by the Vegan Larder as I’m aiming to be more plant-based in 2020. This is such a fab read! xx
    El //

  13. Great gift ideas! Don’t you just love those boxes? It is like Christmas every month. I enjoy getting mine and since I do not select what I want the suspense of what is in it it’s just wonderful.

  14. Really like these ideas! Especially the one from Shorebox. I’d add one more – a subscription box from LoveLula, the natural beauty cosmetics shop. You get a box full of incredible and natural/organic/vegan items every month. You literally might as well stop buying any other products because you end up having so many through these boxes 🙂

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