Hi Friends! Sorry no post yesterday, I was out all day and you know what, I just didn’t have anything THAT mind blowing to say, I know, shocker right? 😉 I wanted to tell you about my first ever track run on Wednesday night, but I didn’t think that substantiated a whole post, so we will save that for my recent happenings post coming up very soon. In the mean time, if your like me you are a procrastinator and it’s time to do the last minute gift thing. Amazon is always a good choice, shout out to my best friend PRIME who is apparently delivering in UHaul trucks, do not be alarmed and do not call the cops (I mean unless you need to)!…. anyways….. there are a number of subscription services out there that can lend a personal and fun touch without you ever having to leave your house! I’m so not about the parking/fighting people/standing in line mall thing, that’s so 1990’s right? So I thought I’d look up to see if I could find anything fun, please keep in mind I am not affiliated with these companies in any way. Unless noted, I have not tried the product and can not vouch for their content. Hope you find the post useful, it was this or my five most favorite nut butters (which I still might post because nut butters = the best!) #vacationmode
For the philanthropic foodie:
Love With Food
Love With Food not only simplifies gift giving with a quick and healthy gift of all-natural snacks delivered monthly, but they also donate a meal to a food bank in the US each month someone is a member. To date they have donated almost 700k meals! They have also recently launched a monthly Gluten-Free box and Office Box! I thought this was pretty cool so when they reached out to see if I’d want to give it a try I said yes. I requested a Gluten Free box so I could share it with me and they sent me an awesome box full of goodies! We both agreed it was a lot of fun to have and it is pretty cool they give back to the community. Bonus, boxes start at just $7.99 per box!
For other foodie subscription ideas including naturebox, nourish snacks, kauai coffee, mistobox, bulletproof coffee and life time d.tox program see last years 2014 Foodie Gift Guide.
For the runner, cyclist or triathlete
A bi-monthly subscription for 20-25 per box filled to the brim with tried and true favorites as well as brand new products. Goodies range from chews, gels, protein shakes, gear and accessories. They also have cyclist and triathlete oriented speciality boxes as well.
Want more ideas for runners? See my 2015 Runners Gift Guide full of fun stuff from socks to GPS watches the runner in your life would LOVE to get!
Birch box actually makes both men and women’s boxes, however they are one of the most popular boxes for dudes I found. Each month the box features a slew of “top shelf” grooming staples totally personalized based on his style profile (aka your beardless boyfriend won’t get beard wax in his box!) The box costs $20/month and the minimum purchase of 3 months, this is the gift that keeps on giving, for three months.…
For Spiritual Inspiration
Image Source: Faithbox.com
Faith box is another gift that keeps giving back, for each box they provide 3 meals to children in need. Each box features inspirational reflections, random acts of kindness and products from socially responsible companies. Plans range from $17-$20 per month depending on length of subscription.
I LOVE Stitch Fix. I should confess though, I was never a big cloths shopper, it felt more like a chore than a fun outing. I would wait till I was totally out of cloths, then go to the mall for these massive shopping trips that would be a full day or weekend extravaganza. #exhausting If I was going to stop somewhere, like Target, I agonized over the price of the shirt. Do I need this $20.00 shirt? The answer was usually no and so I ended up with no new cloths in the rotation, pretty much ever and the cycle repeats. Stitch Fix was like the answer to my prayers, invariably anytime I get a compliment on cloths it’s always from them. Personal Stylist. Check. Trying cloths on at home. Check Not wasting hours searching for cloths. Check Feeling no need to go to the mall or department stores. Check! Admittedly, I spend quite a bit more on cloths now using Stitch Fix (even though I have it set to the lowest price options, usually $200 per fix.) However, I get my afternoon back, I don’t agonize over 20 bucks, and I’m always confident in my cloths, those things are definitely worth it. I set my box to 4 times a year which is perfect for me as I get something new for every “season” not that Arizona has much for seasons anyways, but still. Check out my latest outfit obsession here (and I know I still need to do another one for the last box I received!) Here is my personal referral link, as always, thanks for your support you guys rock! 🙂
For Furry Friends
Let’s be honest, sometimes getting stuff for our furry children is as good as getting stuff for ourselves, if not better. Get one for your furry (or sometimes hairless) family members or send it to a friend for theirs!
I’ve seen this one tons on blogs I regularly follow and every one always says how much their dogs love it. I’m definitely thinking of getting something like this for Nala, the puppy with the worlds shortest toy attention span. She is interested in a new toy for maybe 24 hours, it’s hard to keep up with! This box is nice because you choose the box based on the size of your dog (price doesn’t seem to be affected by size, thank goodness Nala is definitely in the 51lbs+ range) and you choose the frequency. The box contains treats and toys (what more could you need?) and the website also states they support shelters and charities for animal welfare. Barkbox.com
From toys to treats this box is bursting with fun for kitty (I know Missy deserves this after having a puppy introduced to her home this year.) For meow box, every box means one can of food to a kitty in need. The coolest thing is that they actually give you a tracking number and you can figure out exactly where that can of food went. Pretty awesome!
Nuts.com Customizable Tray
Endless choices to choose from, super easy, and definitely classy! From super healthy to super chocolate, you’re sure to find a combination for anyone or any group of people. I think this would make a great gift for the boss or to send to a holiday celebration you can’t be a part of.
Other last minute gift ideas
I found a ton of other ideas for subscriptions, however many of them had poor reviews. If there is something you are interested in like babies/kids, crafting, outdoors, etc… you can check reviews at subscriptions.com which is really helpful! Here are some other last minute ideas:
- Gift card to a local coffee store (although I love me some Starbucks)
- Concert tickets
- Urban Outfitters—> go there, they’ve got funny unique stuff up the wazoo. I’ve gotten so many things there before, it’s worth the traffic battle 9 out 10 times!
- one year Netflix subscription, as my husband keeps reminding me, Fuller House is coming we need to be prepared
- magazine subscription
- board games —> always fun
- puppy/kitten—> on second thought, no maybe not?
- a DIY cookie mason jar kit JGI there are millions of cute ideas out there!
Did I Miss Anything? Any ideas?