2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Subscription box services that keep giving

Birchbox membership service offers beauty and grooming products. (Contributed)

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Birchbox membership service offers beauty and grooming products. (Contributed)

Here are gifts that keep giving: subscription box services. With everything from food or his and her fashions to a bevy of hair and beauty products, the recipient can count on looking, feeling and eating well all year long.

Radio Roasters

For people who love to taste coffee from regions around the world — despite the fact that the company is based in Decatur — this monthly subscription service is ideal. The company sources and roasts single-origin, specialty coffees for nationwide delivery. Subscription services can be arranged as ongoing or a specified number of deliveries. $20 per coffee bag. Radio Roasters, 3172 E. Ponce de Leon Ave., Scottdale. 404-422-5558, radioroasters.com.


This box with shampoo, conditioner, oil, mask and more can help keep your curls perfectly coiffed. Plus, this service takes pressure off purchasing a bevy of products to test on your hair; each box features a just-right cost-saving size. $25 per month, inclusive of shipping. curlbox.com.

The Cravory

It's a novel idea to bake cookies from scratch each month, but sometimes … well, there's not enough time. Fret not, cookie connoisseurs, because this gourmet company makes it easy for you to enjoy pancake and bacon, chocolate truffle, birthday cake and lemon bar-flavored cookies. Best of all, you can select how many cookies you want — from half a dozen to two dozen — plus the number of months, which ranges from an ongoing subscription to one year. Prices vary. thecravory.com.

Scent Bird

Change your signature scent with this delivered-to-your-door service, which offers a 30-day supply of a designer fragrance of choice. The service is available to men and women, with more than 450 perfumes and colognes, including Burberry, Cartier, Estee Lauder, Michal Kors and Valentino. $14.95 per month, with free shipping. scentbird.com.


Each month, a variety of items, including ties, socks, pocket squares, grooming products and more, will be selected by a stylist and mailed to him. All items are his to keep (or gift to a bro). The value of the merchandise is always more than $100, but participants pay $28. sprezzabox.com.


Based on a quiz about preferences, subscribers will receive a beauty box subscription with a full-size beauty item and nail polish from a variety of popular collections each month. Package options range from $19.99 to $39.99 per month, depending on the service. Subscribers also can skip a month or cancel at any time. julep.com.


Skip trips to the grocery store and have just the right portions for meals, thanks to this Atlanta-based national meal kit delivery company. Subscription services, which include options such as beef rib-eye, chicken, red beans and rice, salads, cookies and truffles, range from one week to six months. A standard gift box — with two servings for two people or one meal for four people — is $57. peachdish.com.


Thanks to a team of coffee curators, your preferred flavor arrives in the form of a 12-ounce bag of whole beans. Supply options range from one month to a year. $20 per month. one.mistobox.com.

Green Kids Craft

Instead of playing computer games, kids can test their skills with a fun safari science project that includes scratch art boards and stencils, build a cardboard robot, and more. Subscription services are available for up to one year. $19.95 per month. greenkidcrafts.com.


This membership service offers a monthly delivery of beauty samples for her skin, hair and style based on personal preferences. $10 per month. Men can enjoy some TLC, too, with a box created just for him. Products include grooming samples, such as daily moisturizers or classic pomades, and a lifestyle item like a gadget, bar tool or accessory. $20 per month. birchbox.com.

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