Best Subscription Boxes for Valentine’s Day

January 21, 2020
Candies and roses are classic Valentine’s Day gifts—but it’s 2020, not 1947! Step outside the box this year by buying your special someone something unique. If you need a gift idea for a man or woman this V-Day, there’s now a wide variety of subscription box services to start the creative ideas flowing. The best part? As Cousin Eddie said of the Jelly of the Month Club in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, “It’s the gift that keeps on givin’ the whole year.”

Let’s look at some of the year’s finest subscription box options so you aren’t left handing your valentine a tired, old “classic” gift on February 14.

Top Subscription Boxes for Men

Men are notoriously difficult to shop for. A subscription box offers a bit of niche-y variety to guarantee he has a few choices. (It’s the spice of life, after all.) Here are a few of my favorite subscription boxes for the man in your life.

Tuner Box

What’s in the box? This automotive subscription box is a great gift idea for any gearhead or car enthusiast. Tuner Box packages include everything from branded clothing and hats to car cleaning products and unique collectibles. Month-to-month boxes cost about $55, and you can choose the best “style,” or box theme, for your Valentine, including “Muscle,” “Euro” and “JDM.”

Bespoke Post

What’s in the box? Bespoke Post creates unique themed boxes full of unique products specifically catered to unique men. Contents examples include grooming kits, survival and camping gear, leather belts and other male-centric items. Boxes can be skipped and products can be swapped out every month, and pricing starts at $45/month. Gift cards are also available if you’d like to give a more impersonal gift on Valentine’s Day.

Loot Crate™

What’s in the box? The folks over at Loot Crate™ live the nerd-life—and they live it to the fullest. That makes them the perfect people to build subscription boxes for nerdy guys. You can choose between a standard “Pop Culture Crate,” “Film + TV Crate,” “Gaming Crate” or comic book-themed crates. Boyfriend into sci-fi? Husband a Marvel superfan? Whatever he’s into, Loot Crate™ has a geeky subscription box for him. Crates range from $13 to $60, and gifting them is as easy as cake.


What’s in the box? Each SprezzaBox is expertly curated with stylish clothes, classic accessories and cool products for “the modern man.” Typical items include socks, neckties, pocket squares, cufflinks, and other manly stuff. Subscription boxes can be gifted for $20 per month.


What’s in the box? Meat—loads of meat. Every month, ButcherBox sends members an insulated package of frozen beef, chicken, pork and/or fish. Beef is 100% grass-fed. Chicken is free-range organic. Pork is “heritage” breed. Fish is fish. If your man is a certified carnivore, this is the subscription box gift to buy. Pricing starts at less than $5.00 per meal, or $150 per month.

Top Subscription Boxes for Women

Don’t cut out the flower bouquet and card on Valentine’s Day—add to them with one of these monthly subscription boxes women are sure to love.


What’s in the box? Monthly GlobeIn subscription boxes deliver the goods—the artisan goods. All items inside these packages are handmade, ethically sourced and curated to match a specific theme, such as a “Bonjour box” that’s themed around breakfast. Boxes can be previewed, skipped or swapped out each month. Pricing starts at around $40, and there are numerous box options.


What’s in the box? New moms (and babies) will adore the surprise that comes in every monthly Bluum box. Every curated package includes the best-reviewed baby-, toddler- and mom-friendly products. All items are relevant to the family’s lifestyle and children’s age and stage. From books to bottles to sippy cups, the Bluum box offers monthly Christmas-level excitement to everyone in the family.

Driftaway Coffee

What’s in the box? Driftaway Coffee ships out delicious, delicious java every month, so your valentine will always have their caffeine fix. It all starts with a “tasting kit,” which seeks to establish your giftee’s favorite coffee profiles. Then, monthly subscription boxes, filled with new, handpicked whole bean coffee, will arrive at their doorstep. Pricing ranges by package size and monthly delivery, but be sure to select your gift now to ensure the first installment arrives in time for Valentine’s Day!

Book of the Month

What’s in the box? Women, men, children—books are great gifts for anyone. The Book of the Month subscription box gives those great gifts out every month. It’s $15 per box, which includes one or more hand-selected new novels, and everything comes shipped in a blue box. Slow reader? Skip any month and fill up your bookshelf on your own time.

Yogi Surprise

What’s in the box? Yogi Surprise inspires yoga fans to keep sweating with their packaged yoga gear and products. Each yoga subscription box includes non-GMO, cruelty-free, high-quality products to “elevate your yoga practice on and off the mat.” Specialty teas, non-slip socks and gloves, lotions, essential oils—if it relaxes, it’s package-ready. Yogi Surprise boxes start at $45 per month.

Don’t have a valentine this year? We’ve all been there. Why not celebrate by gifting yourself one of these subscription boxes? No one needs to know your secret admirer is you.


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