You don’t have the time or the desire to go grocery shopping most weeks, much less the mall. You find no joy in the holiday “bonus” of fighting the crowds and venturing out in the cold, rain or snow.

Yet why should your niece and BFF suffer? You want to get them something special for Christmas. You love giving. You just hate the search for the right gift on a deadline. You dislike the pressure and crowds of the season.

However, you love surprising them with treasures from your travels and random fun things you see online. More than once you’ve sent a book to your niece from her GoodReads list just because. It’s not unusual for you to grab an extra London Fog for your office bestie.

What if you could make it Christmas every month? What if you could give fun and special gifts without getting out your pajamas? It’s totally possible when you give someone a healthy living subscription box for the holidays.

I spent a few weeks testing out healthy living subscription boxes for my friend, Paul Adler, for Fit Friday segments on Ozarks Today. When we talked about doing the segments I saw it as something you could do to treat YOU – as an athlete and a fit female. As we did the segments I realized how perfect a subscription box is as a gift for the special person in your life. It’s the perfect way to say you matter to me and you deserve a treat on a regular basis.

I’ve got eight different healthy living boxes in four different categories. I guarantee one of these healthy living subscription services will be precisely what you need to give someone a gift that they will absolutely adore.

Yoga Subscription Boxes

Need a gift for the yogi in your life? A yoga subscription box may be the answer!

BuddhiBox is a great choice for the eco-conscious yogi in your life. It is full of deluxe samples from companies who follow ethical and conscious standards. They also donate a portion of their proceeds to charity each month. This monthly yoga box starts at $32.95 a month (plus $5 S&H).

Yogi Surprise is like sending your best friend on a yoga retreat. The company is all about promoting self care and creating an oasis of calm at home. They send vegetarian and GMO-free full sized products that will let her schedule a monthly stay-cation. Yogi Surprise is $44.95 (S&H included)

Running Subscription Boxes

Here are two great options to help the runner in your circle amp up her training.

RunnerBox is a great gift for the runner who likes to be the first to try new things. Their motto is “leave the research to us” and they send brands and products you may not have heard of before. They curate what’s new and send it every other month for only $20 a box (plus $6.95 shipping and handling).

StrideBox is for your loyal running buddy. (You know the one who wears the SAME running outfit every Saturday.) They send new items from brands you love plus they help with extra motivation with stickers and events. You can sign up to get this box each month for $15 (which includes the S&H).

Gym Lover Subscription Boxes

If your sister loves CrossFit or you need to say thank you to your best friend for faithfully following you to Body Pump for the last six months, try one of these strength focused boxes.

The Gain[z] Box calls itself Curated CrossFit. In each monthly delivery you’ll find a selection of supplements, apparel and tools to help you get the most out of your workout. For as low as $29 a month (plus $6 S&H) you can try out new products.

The team at Strength Crate has created a service for those who want or need to take their workout “outside The Box”. With three levels to choose from, you’ll get a huge variety of products to help you workout at a high level anywhere you choose. With your subscription you also get access to their app with tons of workouts! I tested the top tier Goat box, which costs $79.95 (plus $6 S&H).

Tea Subscription Boxes

Tea is the perfect healthy living gift idea for almost everyone and anyone on your shopping list. I have two distinctly different but totally worth it tea club favorites.

Plum Deluxe is Portland based company that is all about helping you create “Moments That Matter”. Their tea club not only sends you two organic and exclusive blends a month but also helps you connect with other tea lovers via their Facebook group and their newly launched members-only web site. They will send one special members-only tea plus one signature surprise selection and a single serve sample for only $16 a month (charged quarterly and includes S&H). Full disclosure: I am a Plum Deluxe Tea Ambassador. I get perks when you sign up that help fuel my tea habit!

The Amoda Tea box is a curated selection of teas for the highly curious and adventurous. They search the globe to provide you four amazing teas for each monthly box. That’s enough for 12+ cups plus you’ll also get tea bags to make it easy to enjoy. When you find a tea you like simply go back to their web site to order more. The Monthly Tea Box comes out to $20 per month for a 3-month subscription. (S&H included).

The best part of giving a subscription box as a gift? You’ll be the first person they think of when they have something in the box they can’t use!





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