These subscription gift boxes are the gift that can keep giving all year round! Give a gift that continues to spread joy and cheer no matter what the occasion, whether it's the holidays, a birthday, Mother's Day, Father's Day or just because! Featuring several that are local right here to the Milwaukee area!
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Local Gift Boxes:
Treat someone to a subscription gift box from a local brand or business! It’s a great way to support small, local business in a sustained way each month. All of the ideas in this section are from brands based right here in Wisconsin!
A Room of One’s Own – Book Subscription
Why We Love It: Based in Madison, WI. A feminist, queer-owned, indie bookstore with a variety of subscription offerings, from poetry to children’s books. Six month and twelve month subscriptions available.
WonderBox – Activity Box for Littles
Why We Love It: Owned by a local mom in Wauwatosa. Keeps little hands busy so you can get some things done. Lots of fun nature themed play.
Wantable – Style Subscription Box
Why We Love It: Based right here in Milwaukee, each Wantable Style Edit includes seven items hand-selected for you to try on from the comfort of your home according to your style. Keep what you love, return the rest!
Niche Book Bar – Book Subscription
Why We Love It: Based right here in Milwaukee, Niche Book Bar is a new Black-owned bookstore that started off literally on the back of a bicycle! The Niche Book Box includes a hand-selected book, tea blend, a bottle of wine, and a candle! Plus, they have options for kid book subscriptions too.
Bronze Box – Featuring Black-Owned Brands
Why We Love It: Owned and operated by Milwaukee-based MKE Black, the Bronze Box curates items from Black-owned brands from the Midwest to create fabulous subscription boxes for anyone and everyone. From snacks & treats to coffee lovers to readers, there is something for everyone!
Fromagination – Artisanal Cheeses
Why We Love It: Does it get any more Wisconsin than a Cheese of the Month club? Options available for three, six and twelve months. Each shipment also includes another food item that gives the artisan cheeses a flavor “companion.”
Urbal Tea – Tea Subscription Box
Why We Love It: Based in Milwaukee, WI. The Tea of the month club is a great way to sample all sorts of varieties of tea blends. Your subscription includes a different kraft bag each month and shipping is also INCLUDED in the monthly price!
Wiscoboxes – Curated Gift Boxes
Why We Love It: No matter what the special person in your life likes, there is a Wiscobox for them! Give Wisconsin in a box with a curated collection of products from the Badger State. Has grandma moved away from Midwestern winters? You can still send a little slice of home. Best part? They only use Wisconsin brands, so you know it’s legit.
The Hops Collective – Beer of the Month Box
Why We Love It:Beer snob on your list? Try gifting the exclusive and rare beer club! They’ll get hard to find artisan microbrews, and if they live in MKE, delivery is FREE!
Kettle Range Meat Co. – Kettle Club Meat Subscription
Why We Love It: Discover the taste of healthy, locally raised and processed meats. Each month, butchers will prepare a curated share of handcrafted grass-fed beef, heritage pork and cage-free chicken from independent family farms. Antibiotic and hormone free, of course. With the flexibility to cancel, skip or change your share at any time, it’s the most convenient way to enjoy the best meats the Midwest has to offer.
Colectivo Coffee – Monthly Coffee Box
Why We Love It: Never run out of coffee again! The perfect gift for a coffee-lover with three, six, and twelve month options. You can even select a grind style to choose exactly how you like your brew.
Lion’s Tooth – Book and Graphic Novel Subscriptions
Why We Love It: Powered by the new bookstore in Bay View, Lion’s Tooth Subscription Boxes offer options for Kids and Adults that also lean into supporting local artists. Subscriptions start at just a three-month box all the way up to a full year and include a new release (book or graphic novel), fun stuff from that month’s featured artist, a Lion’s Tooth mini zine, and cool bookish swag!
Stuffies & Stories – Comfort Box for Children
Why We Love It: Created by a Tosa Mom, Stuffies & Stories is a monthly subscription box for children featuring a quality children’s book & a soft, cuddly stuffed animal. Perfect for bedtime stories, independent reading, or just some time away from the screen. Each month’s stuffed animal is featured in the monthly book and is bound to be a child’s new cuddly companion.
ActliveLife – Box for Active Moms
Why We Love It: Created by a mom in Sheboygan County, Actlive Life is the subscription box for hard-working active moms, hand-picked by encouraging active moms!
The Actlive Life subscription box is the perfect motivational gift for any active mom or aspiring active mom! It’s ideal for a friend who recently had a baby and who wants to get back into a fitness routine. Or a family member who needs that little extra fitness encouragement. Or possibly a peer who you love to work out with and just want to say “thank you” to for being your fitness support go-to. It’s also the perfect birthday gift for your wife or bestie! Of course, gifting a monthly fitness surprise box to yourself is fabulous too! It’s ok to treat yourself to a healthy lifestyle.
Each month’s box is filled with 5-7 surprise quality items that will include: fitness apparel and accessories, a gift to share, a tasty treat, workout routines and a 30-day fitness challenge. At least one item will be sourced from a small business! Don’t forget a side of motivation and inspiration too!
Gift a Subscription Boxes for all the grown-ups on your list. They’s truly something for everyone and every interest! Grab some wine, a good book, date night ideas, beauty products, and more! We even have some ideas for the tough to shop for guy in your life.
Book of the Month – Monthly Book Subscription
Why We Love It: Every month, I get to choose from 5 amazing hardcover books that help me read books by debut authors, early releases, and explore new to me authors! Plus, at least 40% of titles featured at BOTM are by authors of color. Don’t love a month’s selections? It’s easy to skip and roll your credit over to the next month.
Page One Books – Monthly Book Subscription
Why We Love It: When my Page One Box arrives each month, I get to open a box of carefully curated items, selected just for me and my reading style. Using your Goodreads profile and your personalized requests, the book gurus select and hand-wrap a book for you intended to surprise and delight! Alright have the book they chose? Maybe a book was a swing and a miss? Just let them know and they’ll replace it….just like that.
Man Crates – Unique Gifts for Guys
Why We Love It: The perfect solution when you are stumped on gift ideas for the guy who is tough to buy for! Whether they’re into tools, snacks, grilling, grooming, sports, or something entirely unique, there are some awesome options here!
Firstleaf – Wine Subscription Box
Why We Love It: I know what I like when it comes to wine, but I struggle with selecting new ones to try out and often find myself in a rut. The easy quiz from Firstleaf helps them select wines just for you from all over the world and I have been incredibly impressed with the selections. Rate them as you enjoy to make future boxes even better.
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Hunt a Killer – Mystery Box
Why We Love It: The perfect game night for any family! The clues are fun, easy to solve and the puzzle leads you to solving a mystery. You feel like a true detective! The perfect date night for staying at home.
AdoreMe Elite – Lingerie Box
Why We Love It:I’m loving AdoreMe – lingerie, underwear, sleepwear. Like Stitch Fix where you only buy what you keep! A great way to make sure to have plenty of perfectly fitting, lovely pieces that make you feel amazing!
Cairn – Outdoor Gear Box
Why We Love It: An excellent surprise for the outdoor-lover on your list! Each month they will receive trail gear, apparel and other fun items perfect for hitting the great outdoors.
Night In Box – Date Night in a Box
Why We Love It: No need to try to think of another creative idea for date night when everything you need to create one is delivered to your door each month! These boxes even include elements of ambiance and oftentimes….SNACKS!
SnackCrate – Snack the World
Why We Love It: Choose from three sizes of monthly crates and enjoy a fun and eclectic collection of snacks chosen from all over the world. In a year when it’s tough to travel in person, travel through your snacking!
Crated with Love – Monthly Date Night Box
Why We Love It: At home date nights are where it’s at in 2020 and this box helps keep it fun and interesting each and every month. With a new theme each month, you can be sure your date night will be laughter-filled and exciting!
Winston Box – Big & Tall Clothing
Why We Love It: Extended sizing for dudes in quality clothing can be pretty tough to come by! This box sends several items per month with free size exchanges and sizes ranging up to 6XLT!
Allure Beauty – Luxury Beauty and Makeup
Why We Love It: Allure’s monthly beauty box offers top-trending, editor-tested makeup and beauty picks with a $100+ value for only $23. Includes at least three full-sized products in every box.
Cocotique – Beauty for Women of Color
Why We Love It: Includes 5-8 Full Size & Deluxe Travel Size Beauty Products in each box curated specifically for women of color. You’ll get a variety of beauty and self-care products from hair care, skincare to makeup and more for women of color!
TheraBox – Self-Care Kits
Why We Love It: Curated by therapists, each box contains 6-8 FULL SIZED GOODIES (i.e. Aromatherapy, natural and organic bath soaps, bath bombs, body lotions, creams, oils, face and skincare products, mindfulness/happiness activities, and other self-care products). It’s the antidote to 2020, in a box.
My Coffee and Book Club – Coffee and Books!
Why We Love It: It’s like when two of your best friends fall in love and get married. Coffee and books, in the same box, shipped to your door each month. What’s not to love?
Beautiful toys, STEM activities and educational boxes for kiddos galore! There is a little bit of something for everyone. With a gift guide subscription box for kids, you will find a box that teaches kids to cook, books to read and places to explore.
Just Like Me! – Book Box Subscription
Why We Love It: A monthly subscription box with 2-3 children’s books featuring characters of color plus fun book swag! This box grows with the kiddo….as they get older, the items curated for the box grow up with them! These fun and engaging books that promote self-love, self- discovery and a love for reading.
LovEvery – Play Kits
Why We Love It: You will love having a curated selection of developmentally appropriate toys that are beautiful enough not to hide in the toy box! Kits are delivered every two months and are designed based on your child’s developmental stage.
Because of Them We Can – Monthly Black History Box
Why We Love It: Celebrate Black History Month, every month! The Because of Them We Can (BOTWC) Box is the first Black history and excellence subscription box for kids. Each month kids can use the contents of the box to learn about trailblazers, organizations or movements that paved the way! Each box includes apparel items, educational activities and props, and other covet worthy products that will help children learn about history makers past and present.
Raddish Kids – Monthly Cooking Club
Why We Love It: Monthly culinary fun delivered to your doorstep! Cultivate a love of cooking in your kiddo and grow their confidence in the kitchen. Kits are different every month and with each kit, kids learn culinary skills, create new recipes, collect an apron patch and kitchen tool, and more!
Little Passports – Exploration Boxes
Why We Love It: We may not be able to explore the world in person, but getting a chance to immerse ourselves in new places and cultures from the safety and comfort of our home is a great place to start.
KiwiCo – Monthly STEM Boxes
Why We Love It: Inspiring young innovators and tinkerers with projects, builds, and challenges suited for their age level.
HolaAmigo – Spanish Language Learning
Why We Love It: I’m so impressed with HolaAmigo which is for teaching your kid Spanish and is extremely well done. It’s legitimate good educational tools and also really interesting and fun for the kids! Also it has a cheap sibling add on to get additional consumables.
MEL Kids – STEM & Experiments Box
Why We Love It: Over 12 STEM DIY projects with more than 36 safe and exciting experiments in one subscription plan. New science topic every month. Assemble an educational model of a functioning device that your child will keep and play with after they’ve built it.
Steamsplorers – Learn. Play. Build.
Why We Love It: Each box features a children’s book and several STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) activities that relate to that month’s literacy selection. Literacy and math activities include variations to challenge your children at various levels. Boxes are designed for children ages 3-8 years old.
Use coupon code 1stbox to receive 15% off your first box. Valid only on new subscriptions.
MEL Chemistry – Science Experiments at Home
Why We Love It: Over 80 safe and exciting experiments in one subscription. Supported by VR lessons. New chemistry topic every month. Recommended for age 10+
Bitsbox – Coding for Kids
Why We Love It: PERFECT FOR KIDS AGES 6 TO 12 – No previous coding experience is necessary. Each kit includes a helpful Grownup Guide and unlimited email support, too! REAL COMPUTER PROGRAMMING – And crazy fun! Bitsbox delivers coding projects that teach kids to make video games, greeting cards, simulations and more. Bonus! Apps work on real phones and tablets!
Green Kid Crafts – Monthly STEAM
Why We Love It: Junior Box is for ages 2-4 and Discovery Box is for ages 5-10. Each month you’ll receive up to 5 experiments and art projects that promote STEAM learning (science, technology, engineering, art, and math). Easy to follow instruction your young learner through every project to make the learning process exciting and fun.
Our fur babies are our family and we can’t forget them in our holiday shopping! Yes, there are monthly gift subscription boxes for dogs, cats, and your best furry friends.
Bark Box – Doggo Toys and Treats
Why We Love It: NEW DOG TOYS & TREATS EVERY MONTH: Surprise your pooch with a subscription box worth $45 every month! Each month has a fun new theme and a unique (never repeated!) box for you and your dog to drool over.
Meowbox – Kitty Toys and Treats
Why We Love It: Every month you receive a fresh new adorable theme with thoughtfully designed toys. Plus, healthy yummy treats! Each box helps make a donation to a local animal shelter.
Gnaw Box – Treat Subscription Box
Why We Love It: Choose between treats for large or small dogs that feature a mix of gnaws perfect for the tenacious chewer!
Pawstruck – Natural Dog Chews
Why We Love It: Customize according to the size of your dog. TASTY, NATURAL CHEWS DOG LOVE. Your dog will love the safe, healthy goodies they receive in their box. Each month you’ll receive 4 different types meat treats made from the highest quality ingredients. Expect bully sticks, cow ears, beef jerky & more.
Dapper Dog – Doggo Accessories
Why We Love It: Why should humans have all the fun? Each box includes 5 FULL SIZE goodies, all curated around fun themes like Birthday Party, Fiesta, Under the Sea, and Happy Howlidays.
These gift subscription boxes have wide appeal for nearly everyone! If the truly tough to buy for person has got you stumped, try one of these.
Cratejoy – Something for Everyone!
Why We Love It: You could truly check everyone off your holiday shopping list with Cratejoy! With literally hundreds of subscription boxes to choose from! There are boxes for women, for guys, for kids, for teens, for pets, for teachers, for ANYONE! They even have over 30 options of boxes that support Black-owned small businesses! Cratejoy is truly a one-stop-shop.
Wickbox – Luxury Candle Box
Why We Love It: Save yourself a visit to the Target candle aisle! Each month you are sent a different beautiful, on-trend candle container to help you easily update your décor with the seasons! It can then be re-purposed into a vase or storage jar once you finish burning your candle.
Try Treats – Snack Subscription Box
Why We Love It: Receive at least treats from a mystery international country. New countries featured each month so every box is a surprise for the entire family.
My College Crate – College Survival Kits
Why We Love It: Got a college student on your list? Surprise and delight them each month with a care package full of snacks, treats, and essential items that every college student needs, even if they didn’t know they did! Think things like Command Hooks, lint rollers, and microwave popcorn.
Snack Nation – Healthy Snacking
Why We Love It: Everything you love about a snack subscription box, with filled with healthy options! Think tasty chips, nutrition bars, nuts, and more.
Adults & Crafts – DIY Craft Box
Why We Love It: The perfect gift for the person who loves to craft and tinker, but is stuck at home more lately. All Kits come with all materials, tools and instructions to complete an engaging craft project. Each Project is completely different than the last!
Sock Fancy – Surprise Sock Box
Why We Love It: Life is too short for boring socks! Get a surprise pair of fun socks each month in a variety of styles.
Succulents Box – Plant Subscription Box
Why We Love It: We all know that person that has a wee bit of a plant addiction. Enable their habit with beautiful succulents delivered to their door each month! A variety of size options are available.
Simple Loose Leaf Tea – Tea Variety Box
Why We Love It: Every month, explore four curated loose leaf teas from around the world. Each tea box includes a variety of high-quality black, green and herbal tea blends, flavor notes, and caffeine levels to satisfy every taste preference.
We hope this gift guide for subscription gift boxes helps make your holiday shopping a whole lot easier!