Why not buy that special person who is clearly suffering something a little different this year. Subscriptions have become big business over the last few years and there are a number of health-related ones which would make a great Christmas gift.
A wellness subscription with no commitment and starts at £10 per month and includes health and well-being products to sample for your bath, home and food related.
Subscription from £10 per month
Billed as “a hug in a box”, Buddy Box is a thoughtful way to show those who are suffering from depression and anxiety (or simply going through a difficult time) that you care. Completely gender-neutral, it contains useful and supportive products to encourage self-care; whether purchasing it for yourself or as a gift for your loved one. Along with wellness treats, their box included a helpful zine, a book on staying calm, and a practical “how to make a decision” flowchart. Profits are used by Blurt to provide peer support for those suffering from depression.
Subscription from £12 per month
The Healing Box
If you or a loved one are struggling with a chronic illness or facing a long hospital stay, the Healing Box is the ideal subscription box. It’s designed to ensure that those dealing with tough times make time for themselves and feel supported. The box comes crammed with useful and practical products – from super-soft bamboo socks to soothing hemp lip balm. They can be purchased as gifts and have options to customise. There’s also a specialist box for those dealing with brain injury.
Subscription £25.99 monthly sent quarterly.
The Happy Paper Club
The Happy Paper Club is a monthly stationery subscription service that delivers boxes filled with papery goodness, happy and inspirational messages, and more to boost your happiness and spread a little joy.
A stationery subscription is a real treat if you love all things papery. The Happy Paper Club’s boxes are packed with handmade stationery, inspirational mantras and more to help you spread some joy by sending a thoughtful message to a friend or relative.
From £12.00 per month or 3-month subscription for £36.00
The Aroma Box
The AromaBox harnesses the healing powers of essential oils with a monthly box containing the ingredients needed to create three seasonal aromatherapy products, including body lotion, foot scrub, oils and washes: perfect for when you just need a long soak in a relaxing bath.
Subscription from £19.99 plus £5.99 postage
Book and Brew
If your idea of relaxation is a night curled up with a good book, then this subscription box is the one for you. We loved the simplicity of the box, which teams a fiction text with a box of tea bags and delivers it to your door each month. Their colourful, action-packed historical novel was well-matched with a tin of tea – the ideal cure for a drizzly Sunday afternoon. The element of surprise is all part of its appeal but it does mean you might be left with a book that’s not your preferred genre or theme. There’s the option to buy a one-off box or subscribe for a lengthier period for bookworms who need their regular fix.
Subscription £12.99 per month
The Tea and Book Club
The Tea and Book Club has three options to subscribe to. The coffee and vintage which gives you a surprise vintage paperback and a packet of delicious ground coffee through the post each month (enough for four to five cups!) There’s no stationery in this version of the subscription. The tea and vintage which gives you a surprise vintage paperback, four luxury tea pyramids and some of our beautiful stationery. The tea will be picked from a carefully selected (and tested!) range at Bookishly HQ or the classic subscription which gives you a beautiful classic novel and some delicious tea to enjoy it with, posted out once a month. This subscription features a range of our exclusive covers for all of your favourite classic books. Their beautiful dust jackets over a Wordsworth Classic Edition.
Subscriptions from £10.00 per month
The Natural Wellness Box
The Natural Wellness Box sells bi-monthly subscription which you receive every other month and you will discover green health, beauty and wellness products in each box. You will receive 5-7 full size items, which may consist of natural beauty products, natural skincare, natural remedies, natural supplements, herbal tea, aromatherapy, superfoods or natural lifestyle items. Boxes are sent out bi-monthly. Payment is taken upon initial subscription, then on the 1st every other month.
Subscriptions from £35.00 per month