6 Food Subscriptions for Holiday Giving

Make the deliciousness last all year long.


Butcher Box


Conscientious carnivores, rejoice! This brand new subscription service delivers 15-20 meals' worth of top quality, dry ice-packed grassfed beef to your doorstep each month. A recent shipment included short ribs, sirloin steaks, tips, and ground beef—all perfectly portioned and ready to solve your dinner dilemmas.

To buy: $129 per month, getbutcherbox.com.

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Plonk Wine Club


Delight the oenophile in your life—and ensure they're never without something to sip--with this club specializing in interesting small-producer wines. Subscriptions can be tailored to focus on reds, whites, or mixed selections—and, because Plonk's emphasis is on affordable wines, your recipient just might find a new house favorite.

To buy: from $49 per month, plonkwineclub.com.

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Chop Chop


Get your littlest loved ones excited about cooking with the help of this smart, playful periodical. Named the prestigious James Beard Foundation's Publication of the Year in 2013, its focus is on healthy eating—but the activities and recipes inside, like beany burgers and pear honey crisps, are so appealing that it never comes across as preachy.

To buy: from $14.95 per year, chopchopmag.org.

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Who doesn't want a little more chocolate in their life—especially these days, when the field of high-quality, bean-to-bar producers just keeps on growing? That's where this clever service comes in handy: each month they scour the marketplace and send subscribers a sampling of the newest and tastiest treats from varied sources like Marou, an exquisite Vietnamese chocolatier, Chocolate Naive, an artisanal Lithuanian line, and the zero-waste Utah-based producer, Solstice.

To buy: from $30 a month, chococurb.com.

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Cross the culinary adventurers off your list with this globetrotting food subscription, which collects a taste-bud tickling assortment of snacks—like a banana-shaped Croatian candy bar and Japanese melon-flavored cotton candy—from a different international destination each month.

To buy: from $34, trytreats.com.

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Raw Spice Bar


Broaden someone’s culinary horizons with the help of this innovative service which delivers a trio of custom-curated, ultra-fresh spices each month—along with easy recipes designed to help use them. Sourced from organic, non-GMO producers whenever possible, and covering a wide range of international cuisines and flavors, each pack is a lovely, ethical—and inexpensive—kitchen treat.

To buy: from $6 per month, rawspicebar.com.

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