When a relative asks you what you’d like for a gift this year, have an answer ready: request a subscription box. There are all sorts of subscription boxes available. Some can provide you with the essentials you need, which will make planning ahead and budgeting that much simpler. Others will give you a treat to look forward to each month. In particular, though, there are a few types of subscription boxes you should consider adding to your list.

1. Snack Boxes

Having healthy snacks on hand will stop you from wasting money on expensive junk food. It’s even possible to find subscriptions that meet specific dietary needs, such as vegan and gluten-free boxes.

2. Meal Kits

Receive all the ingredients you need to prepare delicious meals, along with detailed instructions on how to cook everything. Subscriptions provide you with exact proportions of each ingredient — meaning no food waste. Best of all, you’ll learn new recipes and techniques, which will help you develop skills that can be useful throughout your life.

3. Clothing

A number of clothing subscription boxes exist, all of which allow you to create a personal profile to receive clothing that matches your personal style. This is a great way to refresh your outfits regularly.

4. Books

You can find subscriptions to physical books as well as ebooks — make sure you tell your relatives how you prefer to read. In either case, you’ll receive a selection of great titles that will help rekindle your love for reading.

5. Candy

If you have a sweet tooth, a candy subscription box can be a great treat — it’s a much better alternative to receiving a few pieces of candy as a one-time gift. Every month, you’ll receive a completely different selection, including candy from famous brands and from artisanal makers. A fun-size box is perfect for one person: you’ll be able to indulge just enough.

6. Personal Care

With a personal care subscription box, you can receive anything from hair products to makeup and nail polish. There are even at-home spa kits to encourage you to take a day to relax and pamper yourself.

7. Fandom Boxes

If you’re a fan of a particular TV series, comic book, sport, or anything else that lends itself to collectibles, there’s a good chance there’s a fandom subscription box out there that would be perfect for you. Research your interest or hobby to find if you can add a particular box to your gift list.

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