8 Sensational Subscription Gifts for Your Sweetheart
A Scheduled Gift Keeps Giving All Year Long
A bouquet of roses, a box of chocolates or a dazzling piece of jewelry may be the typical gifts in Cupid’s bag. But to really surprise your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day, give a gift that keeps on giving, month after month.
Gift subscriptions have come a long way since the “Jelly of the Month” Club. Now you can give monthly massages, unlimited music, luxury lingerie, and so much more.
If you’re seeking thoughtful and creative ideas, here are the latest and greatest subscription services that will show your love long after Valentine’s Day has passed. They’ll typically run you from $5 per month for streaming music to more than $120 a month for a professional massage.
For The Music Maven
For a gift that will truly rock your love's world, consider Rdio — access to some 30 million songs, available anywhere. This personalized music experience offers unlimited ad-free desktop streaming and a higher-priced option that adds mobile streaming. It's also good for the fitness fanatic who needs a steady stream of workout music.
For The Healthy Eater
Spread the joy of healthy living and show your love in the freshest way possible. Farmbox Direct offers three sizes of produce boxes, and each week’s delivery can be customized with your sweetie’s favorite fruits and vegetables.
For The Avid Reader
Give your Valentine access to a personal digital library of more than 500,000 eBooks and 30,000+ audiobooks with Scribd. The service allows users to read and listen to as many books as they want across all devices for a flat fee.
For The Flower Fanatic
The ProFlowers 12 Months of Flowers subscription lets you keep that loving feeling alive as the seasons change. ProFlowers will send a seasonally selected bouquet each month, and a vase is included with the first delivery.
For The Wine Connoisseur
Wine of the month? Yes, please! Club W offers one-of-a-kind wines catered specifically to your Valentine. Recipients fill out a “palate profile” questionnaire, and each month Club W will recommend bottles that best suit their taste and fit the budget you’ve set.
For The Adventurous Foodie
Atlanta-based PeachDish is a fun way to make cooking an adventure. Each weekly box contains all of the fresh, pre-portioned ingredients needed to make two meals for two people. Your recipient will be able to choose which meals they would like, and when and where they want the box delivered.
For The Massage Fan
For someone who needs a little TLC, you can’t go wrong with a year’s worth of massages. With Zeel’s Massage on Demand service, you can sign someone up for monthly at-home or office massages for an entire year, and the recipient gets a professional-grade massage table.
Photo: Getty Images/Westend61 | Janene Mascarella is a New York-based lifestyle journalist. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications, including The Washington Post, CNN, Cosmopolitan, BELLA, Parade, Self, Glamour, Health, Parenting, Working Mother, USA TODAY, and more.