If you're looking for something special to get your romantic interest this Valentine's Day, you might consider a subscription box! Whereas a tech gadget or a new smartphone case is a one-time surprise, a subscription box is a continual reminder of just how much love is packed in that little heart of yours.
Given their growing popularity, there are hundreds of subscription boxes to choose from. We sorted through the crowd and hand-picked some of the best boxes available to give the gift that keeps on giving! The prices listed are per box.
Winc Wine Club
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Whether you're a regular wine drinker or you're interested in trying something new, Winc's Wine Club is a terrific subscription box.
You start off by answering six questions about foods, flavors, and interests that Winc uses to recommend wines for you to try. Once you've ordered your first box of wines (the standard box contains four bottles) and you've had a chance to try them, you can rate them on Winc's website. The company will use your ratings to inform its recommendations for you.
I recently resubscribed to Winc (it used to be called Club W) and it's always exciting getting a box of different wines to try. I've found some of my favorite wines through Winc. If you're looking to impress a wine-lover or know someone who'd like to give wine a try, Winc is a good bet!
Love With Food
Love with Food is an all-natural snack subscription box full of delicious goodies. I'd also be remiss if I didn't point out "love" is literally in the name.
You'll get a box each month loaded with all-natural or organic snacks and there's even a gluten-free option. Plus, Love with Food donates — at minimum — one meal to those in need for every box you buy.
My favorite part about Love with Food is if you come across something in your box that you absolutely adore, you can head to the Love with Food website and visit the Snack Shop to order more of that snack. You're not limited to the one or two offerings included in the box — you can have a full-on, retail-sized portion of whatever it is you've come to enjoy.
If you've got a health-conscious snacker in your life who's always looking to try new things, Love with Food is a great option. It's a more creative gift than chocolate.
Graze is a unique snack subscription box in that it offers delicious treats of its own (in contrast to Love with Food, which offers a selection of snacks from multiple companies).
With more than 100 snacks to choose from, you tell Graze what kind of goodies you like and they'll ship you a box with a variety of snacks. Each snack offers a unique health benefit (protein-packed, Vitamin C, metabolism boost) and they're perfectly portioned so you don't have to do any guesswork on how much you should eat.
Graze is a flexible subscription box service — get it twice a week, once a week, or every two weeks — so you always have snacks on hand. That said, you can skip shipments when needed and cancel at any time. If you fall in love with a particular snack, you can order just that item from their website.
Humans aren't the only ones who need your affection! BarkBox lets you show that special pupper in your life just how much you care about them.
BarkBox is a monthly subscription box that's jam-packed with toys and treats for your dog. When you sign up for BarkBox, the company will ask you a little info about your pupper so it's not sending toys and treats that are too small or too large. We just recently started a BarkBox subscription and let me tell ya — the puppers are THRILLED! If you want to turn your dog into a mailman-lover, just get a BarkBox sub.
BarkBox is a great way to keep a steady flow of new toys and treats for your dog. Their love is unconditional!
Papirmass is arguably one of the coolest subscription services I've come across. Instead of focusing on snacks, treats, toys, or booze, Papirmass focuses on art.
Papirmass sends out an art print, coloring page, postcard, and a card that includes information about the artist. I love the idea of being able to build a beautiful gallery of artwork in my home and refresh it regularly as new prints arrive.
Papirmass does three-month and six-month subscriptions. Shipping is free, worldwide.
If your Valentine is an art-lover, someone who's got a knack for interior decorating, or just someone who likes to support the arts, Papirmass is a grand gesture of love.
The Bouqs Company
Flowers are a classic Valentine's Day gift. The problem with flowers, though, is that they will eventually die.
The Bouqs Company turns what is too often a sad reminder of mortality (we're getting deep here, folks) into a reminder that life goes on. You can sign up for a weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or bi-monthly delivery of fresh flowers to send a message that — like your undying love — your floral gift is infinite.
Whether your Valentine has a green thumb or just likes to have fresh, beautiful plants in their home, The Bouqs Company's concierge subscription can help you make their Valentine's Day special.
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Are there any must-have subscription boxes we've failed to include? Let me know in the comments below or over on Twitter!
Updated February 2020: This gift guide has been updated to help you spread the love!
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Karen is a contributor to iMore.com as a writer and co-host of the iMore Show. She’s been writing about Apple since 2010 with a year-long break to work at an Apple Store as a product specialist. She's also a contributor at CNET. Before joining iMore in 2018, Karen wrote for Macworld, AppAdvice, WatchAware. She’s an early adopter who used to wait in long lines on release days before pre-ordering made things much easier. Karen is also a part-time teacher and occasional movie extra. She loves to spend time with her family, travel the world, and is always looking for portable tech and accessories so she can work from anywhere.