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Christmas Gift Guide: Subscription Box Edition!

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. The hounds and her box is the cutest thing i ever saw

    1. It’s a great box x

  2. I love the idea of the Shorebox one – I’m gonna check that out because I know exactly who that would be perfect for! xxx

    1. That’s great to hear! They’re such a fab company x

  3. I didn’t even know there were so many amazing options!! x

    1. You can get a subscription box for anything!

  4. I love subscription boxes! When I was at university I had The UniBox which was great. The Shorebox sounds absolutely amazing x

    1. Shorebox is fab – would definitely recommend!

  5. 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!

  6. 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(:

    1. Yeah I totally get that!

  7. Boss Babe Chronicles says:

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

    1. Thank you! It’s definitely unique but can make somethings a bit different?

  8. 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!

    1. Thank you! Those two are great options x

  9. I really love the Hounds & Hers box! These are some great suggestions!
    Bella x

    1. Thank you c

  10. katy gilroy says:

    Heady Mix sounds like my kind of subscription box to a T! Love that it promotes diversity in books x

    1. It’s an amazing box! x

  11. 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

    1. There are so many amazing beauty box options too! x

  12. I like the idea of subscription boxes — the ones you’ve featured look pretty cool!

    1. Thank you x

  13. 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


    1. That one is definitely one of my favourites! x

  14. 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!

    1. There were some really yummy treats in the Vegan box! x

  15. Aww so fun! I used to have Fab Fit Fun and I loved it. The Heady Mix box sounds awesome. I love the idea of getting books in the mail and Feminist Fairytales sounds so incredible!

    1. I love the sound of Feminist Fairytales too! x

  16. Boxes are such fun! It is a neat way to give a bundle of joy all in one. I love that you have options for both men and women, and how natural the products are.

    1. Thank you – I agree! x

  17. The vegan larder box is such a great idea if you are a non vegan stick with what to buy!! xx

    1. Absolutely! x

  18. 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.

    1. I love the Hounds and Hers box! Such a unique idea x

  19. Oooh these ideas are amazng!

    Love, Amie ❤

    The Curvaceous Vegan

    1. Thank you x

  20. What incredible boxes! These all sound amazing 😊

    I love a subscription box. I recently tried a cake one which was amazing!

    Love Lozza xo

    1. Ooooh that sounds like my kinda box! x

  21. I want to try that first vegan box x

    1. It was really good x

  22. I’ve not thought to gift a subscription box before but it’s actually a great idea! I’d be very happy if anyone got me the hounds and hers box, so cute! xx

    Tiffany x

    1. So many of those sound amazing!! I’m trying to eat more vegan foods and I’m honestly tempted to get the vegan box for myself…

      1. There were some really yummy treats in there! x

    2. Awh that one would be perfect for you! x

  23. 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 //

    1. Those two would be perfect for you! x

  24. 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.

    1. Absolutely! x

  25. 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 🙂

    1. That sounds like an amazing box! x

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