Holiday gift-giving is supposed to be a pleasant experience. It can be made unpleasant when you are struggling for gift ideas with just a few days to go before the big day. Well, there is no need to worry anymore. Thanks to a plethora of subscription services, gift-giving for the most complicated people on your list is easier than ever.
Subscription services abound in this age of online shopping. Subscriptions represent a way for online companies to sell a steady stream of goods without having to set up a brick-and-mortar retail location. As such, the concept has really caught on. The sheer variety of subscriptions you have to choose from can be overwhelming if you are not prepared.
To illustrate the point, here are some subscription services that may prove to be the answer for your holiday shopping woes:
Monthly Essential Oils
Essential oils have been utilized in many Eastern traditions for centuries. They suddenly became a big thing in the West about decade ago. Now that they are so popular it is possible to sign yourself or a loved one up for monthly essential oil deliveries. Essential oil subscriptions come in a variety of shapes and sizes.
One example is a subscription service offered by a company known as Zephyr. This company sells the Zephyr Fresh system, an essential oil diffuser that hooks to a home’s HVAC unit. The idea is to freshen the air in the home with an essential oil that is diffused throughout whenever the heating or cooling system runs. Subscribers receive a new oil or blend every month.
If essential oils are not your thing, you might consider wine subscriptions. They are among the hottest subscription products on the market right now. A typical subscription involves four or five bottles of wine delivered to the subscriber’s house every month.
A wine subscription is a wonderful way to introduce friends and family members to new wines they would not otherwise have an opportunity to try. Better yet, a wine subscription could be the impetus for regular gatherings among fellow wine lovers who get together to taste the new bottles that just arrived. This is a subscription that is as social as it is giftable.
Cheese of the Month
Although the tried-and-true cheese of the month subscription has been the butt of many jokes over the years, it continues to be popular because it is just a great idea. A cheese subscription offers the same opportunities as a wine subscription. Subscribers are given the chance to sample all kinds of cheeses that would have otherwise remained unknown.
Indeed, you could combine both wine and cheese subscriptions for an even more special gift. Every month will bring exciting tasting opportunities that are likely to produce some new favorites.
Yes, there are still plenty of people who read books even in the digital era. They are folks who prefer to feel pages turning in their fingers. They love the smell of new books and the memories such smells create. They are ideal candidates to receive a monthly book subscription.
Because preferences in reading materials vary so much, it is a good idea to look for a book subscription that allows the subscriber to choose monthly titles. That way there are no surprises on delivery day. Give this sort of subscription and your family members and friends who love reading will have an ample supply of books to keep them busy for an entire year.
We have only scratched the surface of unique and exciting subscription ideas. Needless to say that subscriptions make great holiday gifts.