8 Surprising Subscription Box Ideas
Best for: Devoted dog-owners
Gift subscriptions from BarkBox let you spoil one pooch while you help save another: The company donates 10% of each sale to local animal rescues. Boxes contain at least four pup-pampering items, from food samples and treats to shampoos and leashes—often from small businesses you might not see in the big-box pet stores. The goodies are even chosen to suit your dog’s size (under 20 lbs, 20 to 50 lbs, or over 50 lbs).
Frequency and fees: $29 per month for 1-month subscriptions, $25 per month for 3-month subscriptions, and $19 per month for 6-month subscriptions; free shipping.
Pros: Shipments often include discount codes for future purchases.
Cons: Prices are higher for gift subscriptions than for personal ones, which shave 15 to 30% off 3- and 6-month commitments.
To order: barkbox.com.