Struggling with Christmas pressies? There’s a solution! Whether you’re running out of time, or you have someone tricky to buy for, how about a gift subscription box? With a number of packages to choose from, it’s the gift that keeps on giving as your loved one will receive a treat through the letter box, even after Christmas is over.

Here’s out top five boxes, perfect for all the family!

For the stationery snob

Try Papergang. Bought to you by Ohh Deer, Papergang collaborates with different artists bringing the best stationery & desk accessories to your door. They also work alongside Tree Aid, so for every 4 Papergang boxes sold, they plant 1 tree. Packages start monthly at £10.95 + P&P.

Who’s it good for? Those who Insta #StationeryPorn, freelancers and lovers of old-school letter writing.


For the book worm

If you still have someone in your life who cherishes holding on to a good book instead of a Kindle, then here’s one they’ll love. Reading in Heels will send a book, not any old rubbish either, it will always be a contemporary fiction that’s just hit the shelves, along with some beauty bits & lifestyle treats to enjoy whilst you get stuck into the first chapter. You’ll also get automatically signed up to a digital book club, so you can review and rate the book with fellow Reading in Heels subscribers. Packages start monthly from £10 + P&P. They also offer a quarterly option at £49.60 which we think would make a brilliant gift which lasts the year, or a VIP package with some extra luxury goodies.

Who’s it good for? Fans of a good old paperback and anyone who’s wanted to join a book club but couldn’t be bothered to leave the sofa.

Weekend incoming! Who's enjoying some well-earned me-time with our October box?

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For the design obsessive

If, like us, you have someone who is a lover of interiors and the latest in design, how about a subscription with Designer Box. Working with a series of amazing international designers, you can expect to find 1 exclusive gift, some goodies and a magazine. Boxes start from around £17 a month for a 12 month subscription.

Who’s it good for? Home birds, readers of ELLE Decoration and people who like taking a good old #shelfie.


For green fingers

Join the Plant Post Club with geo-fleur. With this subscription you’ll receive a beautiful and unusual plant in a handmade pot or a plant accessory through your post box. Packages start at £24 per month, or there are prepay options which will save you some money.

Who’s it good for? City-dwellers who don’t have the luxury of a garden and succulent hoarders.


For the hard-to-buy-for 

If you just have no idea whatsoever then head to Not Another Bill. We did a full review of Not Another Bill the other week, which you can read by clicking here. In a nutshell, you pop in the details of who you’re buying for, you can then choose from a whole host of gifts, and trust us, these gifts are great. Whether it’s jewellery, homewares, stationery or kitchen accessories, you can adapt the subscription perfectly to suit who you’re giving it to. Boxes start from £24 a month and you can choose from a month, 3, 6 or 12 month subscriptions.

Who’s it good for? Anyone and everyone!


There you have it. If you’re feeling stressed about Christmas shopping, don’t do. Why not give the gift of a subscription box?

Are there any gift subscription boxes that you know of that should be on our radar? Let us know by leaving a comment!

David & Mark x

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