The gifts that keep on giving
This just in—subscriptions aren’t just for streaming services or magazines anymore (although we can think of at least one mag subscription you probably need—*wink wink*). If getting a package gives you the same high as Christmas morning, you’re gonna wanna get in on the subscription box trend, delivering blissful gifts monthly. Whether you’re a self-proclaimed fashionista, a cocktail connoisseur or a foodie, there’s a box out there for you. Here, we delve into four you’ll definitely want to try.
Shaker and Spoon
Ready to shake it? Each box includes all the ingredients for 12 cocktails—syrups, bitters, garnishes, mixers and citrus—all you need to do is add the alcohol of your choosing. Recipe cards and how-to videos will take your home bartending skills next-level. Bottoms up!
From $59/month, shakerandspoon.com
Lat us introduce you to this NYC-based company founded by four friends who bonded over “the vermut”—aka a pre-meal event in Spain where friends and family share the likes of olives, tinned fish and vermouth, naturally (think of it like Italians’ aperitivo). Lata delivers that ideal to your doorstep, curating the fishiest picks of gourmet tinned seafood—NTM the coolest tins (!). Sorry, but fish definitely are food, not friends. From $29.99/month, lata.shop
This box is ideal for anyone with an out-of-hand shopping addiction and a small closet (you are not alone). Instead of overspending on clothing you’ll only wear a few times, this retail resource ensures you’re dressed to the nines by sending six rental pieces handpicked by you every month. Featured brands include Anthropologie, Free People and Levi’s. Strut your (rental) stuff!
Vinyl Me, Please
Step aside, Spotify—there’s a new monthly music subscription in town. Choose your records from the staff’s monthly picks in genres like rock, hip-hop, classics, country and other essential categories. Or handpick your tunes from a deep-dive into the 250+ album selection featuring exclusive and colorful pressings of all genres and artists, from big names like Fiona Apple to local Raleigh bands such as Truth Club. Rock on! From $46/month, vinylmeplease.com