No matter how many times one orders from Amazon Prime, there’s still a small thrill that comes with seeing a package at the door. Subscription boxes guarantee that thrill at least once a month, and judging by the packaging, the excitement intensifies when you realize it’s not just your recurring delivery of vegan-friendly cleaning supplies. This holiday season, give the gift that keeps on giving with one of these eight vegan subscriptions.
1. Vegan cheese subscription
For the true cheese connoisseur, the craving cannot be satisfied by the standard vegan cheeses available at the supermarket—they’ve been there, tried that. Excite their palate with a unique vegan cheese box. SriMu—which just shipped its first box in November 2019—offers small-batch, aged nut cheeses that cannot be found in any specialty store. Those in the New York City area should look to Riverdel’s Monthly Cheese Club, though this service is pick-up only. For the wine and cheese-lover, add the vegan cheese pairing on to a Vegan Wines Wine Club—each box includes an assortment of organic, vegan wines along with three wheels of plant-based cheese from Miyoko’s and Vtopia.
2. Vegan wine subscription
If you often enjoy a glass of red at your recipient’s home, a vegan wine subscription will benefit you both. Along with the wine club at Vegan Wines, Winc also offers a customizable, vegan-friendly wine delivery service. The company delivers unique bottles that suit the receiver’s individual preferences based on a taste personality quiz—it’s a great way to discover new wines without breaking the bank.
3. Kinder Beauty Box subscription
From lotions to sleep creams to the trendiest color in lipwear, this vegan and cruelty-free beauty box is always a delight. Each box is curated by vegan celebs Evanna Lynch and Daniella Monet, so you can rock the beauty secrets of the red carpet.
4. Vegan meat subscription
We’ve said it one-thousand times and we’ll say it again: just because we’re vegan doesn’t mean we don’t like the taste of meat. A meat subscription box is a bit unorthodox, but for the Impossible Whopper-loving vegan grill master in your life, this could be the perfect gift they never saw coming. Opt for The Very Good Butcher’s Monthly Meat Club, Louisville Jerky of the Month Club, or The Herbivorous Butcher Jerky of the Month Club.
5. Vegan meal delivery subscription
For the vegan that is constantly on the go or always eating out, a meal delivery setup can be an enormous benefit to their lives. Those who lean toward more whole food options will love Purple Carrot, Sakara, and Mama Sezz, though the former requires some cooking on the part of the recipient. Veestro offers belly-warming meals that one can quickly heat in the oven or microwave, and all offer a variety of subscription options to suit one’s preferences and budget.
6. Vegan chocolate subscription
If you know your recipient isn’t ditching sugar for New Year’s, a vegan chocolate subscription may just be the sweetest gift of all. Choose from Lagusta’s Luscious’ Chocolate of the Month Club for divine chocolate-based confections, Raaka’s creative First Nibs Monthly Chocolate Subscription for unique bars, or Bitchfix Chocolate for stress-tempering truffles.
7. Evil Queen candle subscription
High-quality and decorative candles may seem like a luxury, but they can truly set the mood and lift one’s spirits. This vegan candle company makes fragranced candles with attitude, and they’re sure to light up anyone’s day—pun intended. With candles such as a cinnamon roll-scented “Bun In the Oven,” it’s that kind of company culture.
For the Harry Potter fans, an Accio!Box will be the best gift they never thought to ask for. Each vegan-friendly box includes four to five unique collectible items that will transport the recipient to Diagon Alley with every use. From candles to mugs to edible vegan treats, they’ll shed the resentment over the fact that they never received their Hogwarts letter.
Tanya Flink is a Digital Editor at VegNews as well as a writer and fitness enthusiast living in Orange County, CA.
Photo credit: Bitchfix Chocolate