Need some last minute gift inspo for the literary lover in your life? Look no further! Check out these great subscription boxes that’ll make the perfect gift. (You might just end up getting one for yourself!)
Savor the Dark Book Club for the friend with a sweet tooth
Price: Starting at $40.00
What’s inside: This subscription box pairs Ghirardelli Intense Dark Chocolates with signed copies of the season’s best books. (chocolate + books? yes please!) The Savor the Dark Book Club is available in one-time or three-month subscriptions.
Bubbles & Books for the romance lover
Price: Starting at $24.00
What’s inside: With Bubbles & Books you’ll receive the romance-novel selection of the month with other super-relaxing items like artisanal soaps, candles, bath salts, tea, and more! And it gets better: you also get to choose the type of romance you want. You can choose from 3 different boxes— a “historical romance” box, a “bad-boy romance” box, or a “paranormal romance” box.
The Book Drop for the hipster friend
Price: Starting at $16.99
What’s inside: The Book Drop is run by readers at an independent bookstore with the sole purpose of bringing indie books to you. Each box contains a book that you may not have otherwise heard of or found on your own, so the selection consists of hidden jems rather than commercial releases. You can choose from a few different themes: the Jane (historical/contemporary), the Ernest (action/thriller), young adult, or children. Depending on which one you get, you’ll receive one or two books.
OwlCrate for the YA lover
Price: Starting at $29.99
What’s inside: OwlCrate is a super cute book box that allows you to choose from young adult (14 and up) and middle grade (8 to 12) reads. You’ll receive the book of the month in that category AND bookish goodies such as pins, bookmarks, patches, bath bombs, tote bags, and more. It’s a beautifully packaged delightful treat!
My Thrill Club for the horror buff
Price: Starting at $14.99
What’s inside: With this box, you can choose from three genres: thriller, mystery, or horror. You also have the option of picking two books and one movie, or one book and two movies, from your selected genre. It’s a great gift for those who prefer dark reads.
Unicorn Crate for the friend who likes surprises
Price: Starting at $36.95
What’s inside: Unicorn Crate is a monthly subscription service with boxes curated around a theme inspired by a YA fantasy novel. Themes are announced on social media and offer hints to the book and goodies inside each box, but the contents will remain a surprise until your package arrives. In addition to the novel, the boxes also include literary items inspired by that month’s book, such as notebooks, art prints, magnets, and jewelry. Some boxes even include signed bookplates and notes from the author!
Shelflove Crate for the fantasy fiend aka the friend who is always re-reading Harry Potter
Price: Starting at $22.99
What’s inside: Interested in magical worlds and fantastical reads? Then Shelflove is right up your alley. Designed to take readers to another world, this box includes fantasy YA books and a bunch of other great goodies, including candles, tea, bookmarks, soap, and signed items.
Book of the Month for the indecisive friend
What’s inside: Book of the Month is a little different than the others. You’re provided a few different newly released hardcover books for the upcoming month, and then you choose the book that interests you the most. If you can’t choose between the three, you can add it on for an additional $9.99. It’s a really great service if you want to be in the know about new releases.
Inspired Book Club for the friend who needs some inspiration or cheering up
Price: Starting at $34.99
What’s inside: Inspired Book Club sends one book each month designed to empower and motivate you. You’ll also receive organic tea and artisanal goodies. They also give you the option of donating your book to a charity once you finish, so you can pay it forward.
My First Reading Club for your little one/nephew/niece/cousin
Price: Starting at $9.99
What’s inside: Boxes are organized by age. So after you pick the right box for your little one, MFRC will send three books to your child. The service says it also includes a surprise! It’s an adorable, no-hassle way to start your little one’s first book collection.
What, 10 awesome boxes aren’t enough for you? Us either! We love romance so much that we couldn’t sign off without shouting out one more special subscription box…
Fresh Fiction curated by women for the genre fan in your life!
Price: Starting at 25.95
What’s inside: Books, books and more books! Fresh Fiction specializes in genre fiction, especially romance and mystery. Every month subscribers receive a box packed with 5-7 books, some print, some ebook, as well as other bits of fun swag. They also create special limited edition boxes with extra special surprises!