Horti Plant has designed a monthly plant subscription box that takes owners through different levels of plant care | Source: Horti Plant

The Best Subscription Services to Gift this Christmas

If you’re looking for a uniquely thoughtful Christmas gift for that special friend or family member, signing them up for a subscription service might be the solution. Nowadays, subscription services span far more than just streaming giants like Netflix. They offer everything from access to exclusive expert learning material to having alcohol, food, plants and books delivered straight to your door on a regular basis. No matter what your giftee enjoys, there’s sure to be a subscription service for them. Here’s a look at the best subscriptions services for every type of person.


A MasterClass subscription is a perfect gift for friends or family who are keen learners. Starting at A$23 per month billed annually, the subscription gives the user unlimited access to 100+ famous instructors across a range of fields. With new classes added every month, enjoy learning from the best in each industry such as Gordon Ramsay, Samuel L Jackson, Neil Degrasse Tyson and Hillary Clinton.

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The Whiskey Club

One of the best whiskey subscription services available, for between A$110 – A$145 per month The Whiskey Club delivers prime drops straight to your door. Gift this to your Whiskey connoisseur friends and they’ll enjoy everything from famous Scottish varieties to more exclusive drops every month.

Horti Plant

Now there’s a timeless and sustainable option to gift your horticultural friends that’s something other than flowers. Horti Plant has designed a monthly plant subscription box that takes owners through different levels of plant care. Perfect for both beginners and enthusiasts the service comes with all the tools, tips, and hardy plants delivered to their door from A$20.

Calm App

If your giftee is a meditation guru, signing them up to a meditation subscription app could be a real life-changer. Research shows meditation can help people to de-stress, focus, sleep better, feel calmer, and lower blood pressure and luckily modern technology has provided the means to easily access its benefits. The Calm app is an award-winning app boasting over 100 million downloads offering guided meditations, bedtime stories, music and soundtracks as well as sleep stories from celebrities such as Matthew McConaughey.


For the scented candle aficionado, this will surely be a winning gift. You choose from how often high-quality scented candles from contemporary brands around the world are delivered – every month, every couple of months, or quarterly. The luxury candles are hand-selected for the customer’s fragrance preferences based on questions you answer such as whether they prefer feminine or masculine scents.

Tool Crate

The prime present for any DIY expert, homeowner, or handyman, Tool Crate offers one of the best premium tool subscription services. Its team of in-house experts delivers a mix of useful tools, apparel and gear in each box. The premium quality tools and PPE features a mix of established brands and innovative startups. Costing A$273.64 four times a year, each box is delivered every January, April, July and October.

Atlas Coffee Club

A subscription to the coffee tour guides at Atlas Coffee Club is the ultimate gift for any and every caffeine connoisseur. Its monthly coffee club delivers high-quality coffee from more than 50 countries around the world that come with a postcard from the place of origin and tasting notes and brewing tips. The personalised coffee subscription service allows customers to select the amount, roast preferences, grind type and frequency of deliveries.


One of the best beauty and grooming subscription services available, Birchbox provides “an effortless, beauty routine delivered straight to your door”. Its team provides five hand-picked deluxe samples across skincare, hair care and makeup based on customer preferences. The mix includes products from both premium and niche brands in a three, six or 12-month subscription.


Make the decision for your bookworm friend on what to read next an easy one with WellRead. The experts at the brilliant book subscription service cherry-pick the best new literary titles and deliver them straight to the receiver. Expect a mix of non-mass-market and more mainstream books once a month for one, three, six, nine, or twelve months.

Nordstrom Trunk Club

The popular American department store offers personal styling options delivered straight to the customer. Its clothing subscription service provides six to 12 high-quality clothing and accessory pieces based on a unique style profile.

Nordstrom Trunk Club
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