If you are stumped for an idea of the perfect gift this year for Christmas, why not consider a subscription? They are literally the gift that keeps on giving, and all you have to do is match the subscription with a passion or hobby of your recipient.
To help you we’ve rounded up some of the best for 2014:
PONG CHEESE – Cheese Boxes from £28 per/month
Most people like cheese but a monthly subscription to these guys will turn you into a proper obsessive. Let the experts match the cheeses for you each month as they are designed to work perfectly on a cheese board together. All you have to do is choose from a 3, 6 or 12 months subscription. Prices start from £28.
BEER HAWK – Beer Club – from £130 per/3 months
Men and beer, it’s a no brainer right? And you’ll certainly be top bird if you get the man in your life a selection of 15 beers per month directly to his front door. The Beer Club find new beers, seasonal brews and some of the old classics for him to savour. The price includes all postage and packing. Prices start from £130 for 3 months.
CAKE CLUB – £65 per/6 months
The first rule of Cake Club is that you receive a mouth-watering homemade tray bake cake or brownie each month through your door. At £65 a month, that works out less than £11 a week, and of course, if you don’t want to share you don’t have to.
BLUEBIRD TEA – Tea Club Subscription – £59.70 per/6 months
A great gift for tea connoisseurs who like to try new flavours and mix it up a little. This gift subscription gets you three different brews per month – including one tailored to your tastes. There are also 6 month options with ranges including a classic breakfast tea to hangover-curing detox varieties, or pick a bespoke selection.
NATIONAL TRUST MEMBERSHIP – FROM £43.50
Get access to more than 500 places across England, Wales and Northern Ireland all year round with free entry and parking and a member’s handbook. Visit some of the UK’s most stunning countryside and National Trust landmarks, this makes an ideal present for a couple.
VINOA subscription £9.99/monthSome wine clubs can be quite daunting to the novice, but with Vinoa you get four little bottles (50ml each) of independently produced wine a month, and interactive guides to aid with tasting. If you like them then order a full bottle.
V&A MEMBERSHIP – £64 per/year
Get exclusive first rights priority admission to the V&A exhibitions and members’ previews, plus entry to the members’ room with this membership for one year. Members can enjoy a wide range of special events, including evening and daytime talks by high profile speakers and academics, and visits to galleries including coach trips.
MAKE-UP & BEAUTY
GLOSSYBOX BEAUTY BOX – from £8.50 per/month
Glossybox is the perfect beauty treat. Choose five products from well-known designer brands across the globe and each month you’ll get a beautifully boxed gift box sent to your doorstep. Monthly subscriptions are from 3, 6, or 12 months and cost 9.50, £9 or £8.50 respectively.