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2017 Gift Guide: Subscription Services & Audio Books

by Erin Austen Abbott

2017 Gift Guide: Subscriptions and Audio Books

When I was a kid, my grandparents always sent us a box of fruit from Harry & David. Sometimes it would be grapefruit, sometimes pears. It was always a highlight because I knew that it was selected with so much love. They knew just how much we loved those boxes of fruit and savored each selection. I’ve gone on to send gifts to friends and family in a similar manner: ice cream, magazine subscriptions to issues I knew they wouldn’t treat themselves to, and music-of-the-month clubs. I picture their faces when a new gift arrives each month, welcoming them home from a long day.

I’ve rounded up items from food to educational services for kids to monthly boxes for dogs. I hope you have as much fun looking through everything as I did. Enjoy! —Erin

Image above: Jeni’s Ice Cream is something we get sent to us frequently. We love the flavor selections and the ease of ordering online. Sign up for the pint club and I promise, you won’t be disappointed. Also featured, End of All Music Record Club, Little Passports, Nicely Noted, and Skosh Box

2017 Gift Guide: Subscriptions and Audio Books
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For the vinyl lover in your life, The End Of All Music Record Of The Month Club is the gift to give. Each month a new record arrives, sure to be a wonderful addition to your record collection.

2017 Gift Guide: Subscriptions and Audio Books
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Access thousands of audio books through one of the best independent book stores in the country, Square Books, in Oxford, MS.

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Indiespensable from Portland’s Powell Books sends you a book a month, with a focus on independent publishers.

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Take your books with you anywhere with Scribd. Send your friends and family books on the go this season.

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Little Passports allows your children to travel monthly to all corners of the world.

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For little makers, designers, artists, and scientists, Kiwi Co. is a great way to get children engaged and excited for their new kit each month.

2017 Gift Guide: Subscriptions and Audio Books
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I love paper goods! I love sending, getting, and collecting cards. Nicely Noted is the perfect solution. Each month, three new cards arrive with perfectly paired stamps to have you ready to write and send.

2017 Gift Guide: Subscriptions and Audio Books
8/18

BirchBox, the creators of the modern day subscription box. Each month, the latest in beauty products arrive in sample sizes. Try them out and you can buy the full size of what you love directly from their site.

2017 Gift Guide: Subscriptions and Audio Books
9/18

Our furry friends love mail, too! Bark Box sends your dogs a monthly box of treats and toys.

2017 Gift Guide: Subscriptions and Audio Books
10/18

The Crafter’s Box, for those that love to makeEach month, the box is crafted by a different expert in their field, such as screen printing, candle making, and cyanotype prints.

2017 Gift Guide: Subscriptions and Audio Books
11/18

Crate Joy offers subscriptions for every type of lifestyle. No matter your interests, experts and enthusiasts will create and curate the best products for your subscription box – and then send it to your door every month. This is the Hygge box, a monthly box of cozy.

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12/18

Bespoke Post is a monthly subscription box of goods for men, from beard oil to small-batch whiskey. Image by @foursides.

2017 Gift Guide: Subscriptions and Audio Books
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For the traveler and the paper lover. Rad and Hungry gives you paper goods from a different country each month. So good!

2017 Gift Guide: Subscriptions and Audio Books
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Send the gift of Ann Arbor based, Zingerman’s, directly to someone’s door. From bacon-of-the-month club to monthly, cheeses, breads, cakes, and more, they are sure to have a something for everyone.

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I love Murray’s! They have wonderful cheeses and of course they also have a great selection of of-the-month clubs.

2017 Gift Guide: Subscriptions and Audio Books
16/18

Mouth has rounded up the best in foodie gems from indie labels, with the Indie States of America Club.

2017 Gift Guide: Subscriptions and Audio Books
17/18

Travel to Japan by exploring through snacks from Skoshbox. Each month, a new selection of snacks will arrive, based on your or your recipient’s palate.

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Love the banana pudding from Magnolia Bakery or pizza from Joe’s Pizza? You don’t even have to wait until your next trip to savor some of these flavors. Goldbely delivers food from around the country, directly to your door.

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