Health & Wellness Subscription Box Gift Guide 2020

By Lindsey O'Connell

Nutritious Life is making your holiday shopping effortless this year. We have handpicked (and tested so you can shop stress free) the healthiest, most practical and inspiring items for every area of your life. We’ll help you (and your loved ones) get better sleep, relax, cook up healthy and delicious meals, sparkle with self care, and simply be more joyful! 

While we may not be able to see our loved ones this season, we can send them an amazing gift…and one that keeps on giving. Here’s our favorite subscription boxes from yummy veggies and wine to clean beauty and mindfulness. There’s a little something for everyone.

Fight Food Fighter: Misfits Produce

Organic produce and sustainably-sourced pantry staples (like chocolate, chips and sauces) delivered to your door. Misfits takes in all the high-quality food that grocery stores would rather let go to waste because it doesn’t look “perfect”. This gift will help to reduce food waste on a scale that creates positive and lasting impact.

Misfits Market, starting at $22 per box

Superfood Smoothies

Many smoothie boxes are freezer based, but Fairseed will keep fresh for months in the pantry. They are made of organic seeds, nuts, fruits, and spices—so you’re getting protein, micronutrients, healthy fats, and fiber. No fillers, no artificial sweeteners, no junk. Available in 3 flavors: Goji Pistachio, Walnut Date, and Cacao.

Fairseed Smoothies, subscriptions start at $44

Earspiration of the Month

Sparkles and inspiration…that is something to look forward to! Nina Berenato is a sustainable jewelry designer based out of Austin, TX. Created to inspire you to reach your goals and celebrate your successes—one cute earring at a time!  Each box features an adorable new set of stud earrings along with a challenge and inspiring intention. Your card will come with a QR code that links you to the Earspiration Community where you can share how you tackled your monthly challenge.

Nina Berenato Jewelry, monthly box starting at $15

Feel Fab

Help someone on your list find a little “me time.” Feeling Fab comes to the rescue with a box full of premium skincare and wellness tools that help remind you that finding time to take care of yourself doesn’t have to be hard. Each month, you will receive 6-8 clean and natural beauty, skincare and body-care products, and spiritual growth and stress-reducing tools.
Feeling Fab, subscriptions starting at $22

Earth Love

Earthlove is the award-winning subscription box for living an eco-conscious life. Every product they include in the boxes is vetted to the highest eco standards, including products that are all-natural, sustainably and ethically sourced, cruelty-free, non-GMO, vegan and organic—even the packaging is 100% biodegradable, and created with environmentally-friendly algae-based inks. The seasonal delivery includes a book, organically-sourced bags, lotion, and even treats like granola bars. 

Earthlove, annually or quarterly, $60

Take a Vacation (At Home)

Dreaming of taking a trip? Missing vacations? There’s a box for that! Cratejoy’s Vacation Crate will take you away. Each box offers items themed around one country and culture including snacks, decor, jewelry, and more.You can feel like you are traveling across the globe…in your living room. 

Vacation Crate, $36

Natural Candles from Across the Country 

We love supporting small businesses, and Vellabox is one of our faves. Their box is the subscription version of visiting the best-smelling boutiques around the country. The hand-poured candles they include are all small-batch, toxin-free, and sourced from small businesses across the U.S. 

Vellabox, starting at $10

DIY Cocktail Kit

SaloonBox provides you with everything you need to become a fancy mixologist. Each month, you’re sent a specialty-crafted recipe with supplies to make four cocktails in each box (including the liquor). You’ll get the luxury of trying new drinks without having to buy all the ingredients.

SaloonBox, $49.00 quarterly.

The Gift of Hope

Give a little encouragement, gratitude, and hope when people need it the most. Hopebox is a monthly subscription box that includes handmade treasures like journals, candles, organic beauty products, books, and more. 

Hopebox, starting at $48

A Box With a Cause

A box with a heart. CAUSEBOX is curated with ethically-made, sustainably-sourced products that give back every three months. There’s a mix of beauty, home, and unique items within each beautifully-designed box. They’re committed to supporting small-scale makers and artisans as a way to end poverty and protect the planet. 

CAUSEBOX, $30/quarterly

Happy in a Box

A therapist-curated box that inspires a happier life through practical joy-boosting activities and self-care products. Neuroplasticity is the brain’s ability to continually reorganize itself every single day by forming new neural connections throughout life. It allows you to literally change your brain and create a happier life. Each Therabox includes a happiness activity inspired by neuroscience and positive psychology research in addition to full-sized wellness items for the mind and body. 

Therabox, staring at $39

For Your Furry Friend

Barkbox is a great gift for the pet lover. Each box features toys, chews, and treats, and is customizable by dog size. They even have fun-themed boxes like Home Alone.

Barkbox, $29

Your At-Home Personal Chef

For the person on holiday shopping lists that wishes for a personal chef (after months of cooking in quarantine), meals from Freshly are the next best thing. Freshly is a weekly subscription service delivering fresh (not frozen), chef-cooked meals that can be heated and served in 3 minutes. Unlike meal kits, all you need is a microwave, fork, and plate (optional!) to get a satisfying lunch or dinner on the table. You can pick from a menu of 30+ single-serve meals including classic comfort foods, and twists on takeout favorites made with better-for-you ingredient swaps. All meals are gluten-free and single-serve for the perfect portion.


Freshly Gift cards, available for 4, 6, 10 or 12 meals per week starting at $8.49/meal.

Cater to Mom

Give a Cater to Mom monthly subscription box to help take care of a mom’s  needs during the Fourth Trimester. Each month, they will receive 6 to 8 curated items filled with postpartum essentials that help during recovery such as bath and beauty products, teas, healthy snacks, self-care tips, postpartum care resources, books, and more. Items are selected which are organic, natural, vegan, and cruelty-free to promote health and wellness. Each monthly box is themed, focusing on the needs of moms (and dads) during the postpartum period.

Cater to Mom postpartum box, $38/month (add Holiday10 for special discount)

Keep Calm, Mask On 

Skin Authority’s Facial Club subscription box will have your skin glowing and add some pampering to your loved one’s day. The Keep Calm, Mask On Kit provides all the best anti-aging products you need for a facial treatment experience in your home. The double clay masking experience combines Calming Mask, the skin clarifying and purifying treatment, and Rejuvenating Mask with sea-based ingredients for deep hydration. Infused with Vitamin D, each fortifies the skin’s moisture barrier and prevents environmental aggressors.

Facial Club is a subscription service, $49

Wine of the Month Club

Rated the #1 wine club seven years in a row, each month you will receive two bottles of hard-to-find premium wines from award-winning and boutique wineries around the world—red, white, or a mix! Also, there is a Wine Lovers newsletter included with your bottles, and you can personalize it with a gift message! 

Amazing Clubs Wine of the Month, $45/month

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About Lindsey O'Connell
Former Editorial Director, Nutritious Life

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