Meet your gift list savior: the foodie subscription box. These boxes are as close to magic as you can get. Firstly, food subscription boxes are the definition of an one-size-fits-all gift—they are total crowd-pleasers. Your cool friend who has everything, your long-distant aunt, your go-to couple friends, the neighbors who always check in on your cat when you're on vacation—all of those hard-to-buy-for people would love a box full of gourmet goodies delivered to their door.
Secondly, they are the perfect last minute gift since they don't seem like a last minute gift. Even if you order it the day before your holiday party, the lucky giftee still has to wait until January for the first monthly shipment to kick in (how very thoughtful and sneaky of you!).
Read on to see our favorite food subscription boxes available right now. As you shop and polish off your gift list, we dare you not to get one for yourself, too!
1. Farm to People
This is heaven in a box for anyone who gets moon-eyed while walking through a farmer's market. Farm to People subscribers receive small-batch, artisanal goodies made with sustainable ingredients straight from farms across America.
What won't you get from Farm to People's tasting box? No GMOs and nothing artificial, ever.
Perfect For: CSA Advocates
What You'll Get: Three to four products for "The Casual Foodie" box, or five to eight for "The Food Critic"
How Often You'll Get It: Sign up for a subscription that sends you a monthly box. Not sure you want an open-ended subscription? Farm to People also allows you to buy three, six, nine, or 12 months of boxes upfront.
Cost: $30/month for "The Casual Foodie" or $50/month for "The Food Critic"
Ready for a sugar rush? Treatsie introduces their subscribers to indie candy labels, small batch artisanal sweets, and other under-the-radar goodness.
What You'll Get: Up to $25 worth of hand-crafted, gourmet goodness from three different candy makers
Available at Treatsie | From $20/month
If Ron Swanson had a subscription box service, it would look something like this. In addition to delivering a curated box of dude-friendly snacks (past themes included "Bacon Nation," "Tailgate Tour," and "Bourbon BBQ"), Mantry also donates a portion of its sales to City Harvest, a nonprofit that redistributes food waste across N.Y.C.
What You'll Get: Six full-sized snacks in a handmade reusable wooden crate
Available at Mantry | From $59/one box
4. Japan Crate
Japan Crate is the next best thing to having a friend in Tokyo. Each month, subscribers receive a box full of super kawaii candy and surprises guaranteed to elicit squeals of delight.
Perfect For: Cuteologists and Wanderlusters
What You'll Get: Four to 14 exotic candies, toys, and DIY kits straight from Japan
How Often You'll Get It: Japan Crate ships monthly.
5. Turntable Kitchen
Perfect For: Hipster Hostesses
What You'll Get: Three seasonal recipes, one or two dried ingredients, a digital mixtape, and a limited-edition vinyl record.
Cost: $25/month (taxes, fees, and additional shipping costs not included)
Here's something truly y'allsome: Batch curates local, handmade goodies from Nashville, Memphis, Austin, and Charleston, and then ships them right to your door.
Perfect For: Country Boys, Belles, and Anyone Else Who Could Use a Little Southern Hospitality
What You'll Get: Three to nine artisanal treats (including non-food goodies)
How Often You'll Get It: The Batch Subscription Discovery Box every three months.
Cost: Standard box costs $49 or $99 for deluxe boxes.
7. Bon Appetit
Voilà: the perfect gift for anyone on your list! Bon Appetit sends a magical, monthly box that has the unique ability to transport the recipient to France, without using a passport.
Perfect For: Francophiles and It Girls
What You'll Get: Six to eight French delicacies (think: lavender honey, Parisian tea, and the best pâté you'll ever taste)
How Often You'll Get It: Bon Appetit offers two-, four-, six-month subscriptions. All ship monthly.
Cost: Single boxes start at $30. A two-month subscription costs $150, a four-month run is $276, and a six-month subscription is $390.
8. Carnivore Club
Eliminate re-gifting forever with the Carnivore Club, a subscription box that promises to deliver the very best artisanal cured meat in the entire world.
What You'll Get: 4 to 6 laboriously cured meats and a Meat Eaters Handbook packaged in a beautiful crate
Available at Carnivore Club | $55/month
9. Love With Food
Whether you're filling up on gluten-free goodies, restocking the office kitchen, or replenishing your snack reserves, every Love with Food box donates at least one meal to a food bank in America. What's more, this December, receive a limited edition box curated by actress Tiffani Thiessen.
What You'll Get: 8+ snacks
Available at Love With Food | From $8/month
10. Cocoa Runners
Signing up for a Cocoa Runners subscription box is equivalent to signing up for a guaranteed great day once a month. The chocolaholics at Cocoa Runners are committed to delivering the best new bars across the globe to your doorstep.
Dark chocolate purists, rejoice: You can choose either a mixed-chocolate subscription, or dark chocolate-only boxes.
Perfect For: Bean-to-Bar Buffs
What You'll Get: Four full-sized new chocolate bars from around the world
How Often You'll Get It: Cocoa Runners ships monthly.
Graze found a way to make snacking better. With the help of small business food sellers, they're able to bring customers more than 100 different healthy, properly portioned, and (above all) delicious munchies. Pair this with a subscription to Netflix and you have the ultimate everyone-will-love-it gift.
Perfect For: Serious Snackers with Serious New Year's Resolutions
What You'll Get: Eight nutritionist-approved snacks
How Often You'll Get It: Boxes ship monthly.