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10 Subscription gifts for your foodie friends

SheKnows Experts Program lead by day, nutrition student by night. Thoughtful gifter. Discerning decorator. Avid iPhone photographer. Passionate volunteer.

Monthly subscriptions have come a long way since fruit- and wine-of-the-month clubs and are a great way to show your foodie friends that you care, all year long.

From healthy snacks to indulgent sweets, there are boxes available to fit even the most discerning palates. Here are a few of my favorites.

For the caffeine junkie

Craft Coffee tasting boxes come complete with three different coffee roasts, tasting notes and advice on the ideal brewing method for each blend. You can choose from one-, three-, six- or 12-month subscription options.

(Boxes start at around $20/month)

Have a friend that prefers teas instead? Check out Steepster. This monthly subscription is unique because you get to select five teas from around the world to try each month. Each box also includes brewing instructions from an expert.

(Boxes start at $75)

For the health nut

My nutritionist/eco-conscious heart loves the Conscious Box! If you have a friend who loves trying healthier alternatives for her diet and home environment, this could be a perfect match. Each box includes 10 to 15 new products to try, including snacks, household products, beauty essentials and more. All boxes are free of GMOs and highly processed foods.

(Subscriptions start at around $20/month)

For the home chef

Short Stacks are the perfect cookbooks for any home cook looking to add more variety to their repertoire. Short Stacks is a series of small-format cookbooks each focused on one ingredient, celebrating both the versatility of the ingredient and the creativity of the chef/author. Eggs and Strawberries are my personal favorites! You can give the gift of Short Stacks upcoming 2015 editions.

($75 for six editions)

For the cheese lover

For over 20 years, Cowgirl Creamery has been making award-winning cheeses made from the finest organic ingredients California has to offer. And now you can deliver those luscious cheeses to your favorite foodie friend's doorstep every month. You can choose from three-, six- or 12-month clubs. The first month's cheese collection comes with the Cowgirl Creamery Tool Kit!

(Clubs start at $225)

For the snacker

Natural and organic snacks that help fight hunger? Sign me up! Love with Food gives you the option to choose from their Tasting, Deluxe or Gluten-Free snack boxes and each box donates meals to hungry children in the U.S. Each month a uniquely curated selection of snacks will arrive to keep your snack-loving friend's craving at bay!

(Boxes start at $10/month)

For the artisanal lover

Olive oil from their very own olive tree in Italy? Yup! It’s possible. Nudo Italia offers the ability to adopt an olive tree and receive up to four seasonal deliveries, straight from their own tree. From cold press to unfiltered olio nuovo, this subscription will impress your discerning foodie friend.

(Subscriptions start at $77)

For the comfort foodie

Spoonful of Comfort brings all the comforts of homemade soup and freshly baked cookies right to your friend's doorstep. Four times a year they'll receive a new delivery packed with 64 ounces of soup, six rolls and six cookies.

($300 for four shipments)

For the sweet tooth

Cookies, truffles, caramels, oh my! Give someone the treat of delicious, decadent treats each month with Treatsie. You can choose from three, six or 12 gift boxes, all sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.

(Subscriptions start at $69)

For the Japanese food-ie

Japanese snacks have gained somewhat of a cult following in the U.S. in recent years. Boasting unique flavor combinations and fun packaging, Skoshbox delivers all new and mystery snacks each month. And if your friend finds a snack they can't live without, they can head over to Skoshbox and stock up!

(Boxes start at $10/month)


SheKnows Experts Program lead by day, certified health coach by night. Thoughtful gifter. Discerning decorator. Avid iPhone photographer. Passionate volunteer. For more great gifting inspiration follow Gift of the Gift on Pinterest.

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