4 alternative subscription boxes for Christmas 2018


  A lot of people associate subscription boxes with cosmetics. Although they are perfectly valid gifts, make-up just isn’t some people’s thing. If you’re finding yourself really stuck for gift ideas, one of these quirkier subscription boxes just might save your festive bacon. 

Reading in Heels

  Reading in Heels is rad. Seriously. It is so rad that I’ve shelled out £10 for my own subscription. Not only will they send you a brand new paperback, but they also include snacks, tea, candles, essential oils- all things you need to maintain your soul. And look how aesthetic it is:


  Varietea is plain and simple. It’s a subscription box that will send you a huge variety of tea (get the name yet?) in a box, and at £7.95 this is a perfect cheaper option for the tea lover in your life.


Stationery has become huge in the past few years, and I can totally see why. Lectures are way less miserable when you’ve got hella cute pens and notebooks to regurgitate the endless PowerPoints onto. If you’re looking for somewhere other than Paperchase to get some cute study supplies from, Papergang might be your answer. Not only are their boxes the cutest things in the world, but they plant a tree for every 4 boxes they sell. Take a peek below.



TheVeganKind offer 100% cruelty-free beauty and food subscription boxes. With veganism on the rise and wages in decline, this subscription might tick more than one box as prices begin at a very reasonable £8. This may even make a nice gift for someone who isn’t veganly inclined. I mean look at it, it’s so pretty!

I 10/10 want to subscribe to all of these. However, if nothing on this list has taken your fancy, keep an eye out for Nerve’s 12 days of Christmas which is sure to be packed with loads of Christmas ideas from gifts to fashion.