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At Reviewed, we’re pros at finding the best gifts at the best prices—even ones that you can have delivered or sent without ever leaving your house. Below are the 46 best gifts to buy ASAP that don’t require shipping, from the best subscription boxes to gift cards that people will actually want. Some of our top picks this year include the Walmart+ service, the cult-favorite FabFitFun box, and the ever-popular MasterClass.
1. For the person who wants to try something new: MasterClass
MasterClass is a great gift for people of all interests and all ages. Whether someone wants to learn cooking skills from Gordon Ramsey, photography from Annie Leibowitz, or basketball from Steph Curry, they can take as many classes as they want with the All Access Pass. Our editor-in-chief tried it for himself and liked how inspiring the courses were.
2. For the Disney fan: Disney+
Forget Netflix—2021 has been the year of Disney+. The just-released streaming service makes a great gift for anyone who loves Disney or for anyone who’s watched (and rewatched) all of their favorite shows on Netflix and are ready for something new. It has a vast library of entirely family-friendly entertainment, including animated Walt Disney classics, Pixar films, Star Wars, and Marvel movies. And you can actually get your loved one a Disney+ gift subscription, so it’s easier than ever to gift one.
3. For the e-book reader: Kindle Unlimited
Having a book to read no matter where you are is great. Lugging around said book is not. If you’re shopping for someone who could use some better—and more convenient—entertainment while they’re out and about (or just lounging at home), consider a subscription to Kindle Unlimited. They’ll have instant access to thousands of e-books, audiobooks, and podcasts and they don’t even need a Kindle—they can use the app on any device.
4. For the person who’s super busy: Home Chef
They barely have time to cook, let alone brave the crowded grocery store. That’s why your friend or family member will love a Home Chef subscription. Our experts chose it as the number meal kit delivery service because it delivers high-quality, fresh ingredients and easy-to-follow recipes (that taste delicious!) straight to your giftee’s doorstep.
5. For the one who prefers audiobooks: Audible
Audiobooks are a great gift for a lot of reasons: Your giftee can listen to them while they’re driving, while they’re working out, while they’re cooking dinner—the list goes on. That’s why Audible, the largest provider of audiobooks, is so highly recommended, especially now. Not only can they choose any book from biographies to best-selling fiction, but they can listen on almost every device imaginable.
6. For the one who’s trying to meditate more: Headspace
Self-care is important every day—but it’s especially important right now. And one way to help your friends and family relax is with a meditation app like Headspace, which has over 630,000 rave reviews. It has hundreds of calming guided meditations to choose from (some as short as two minutes!) along with a new “Move Mode” to help your giftee exercise more mindfully, too.
7. For the one with a celebrity crush: Cameo
You might not be able to secure them a date with their favorite celebrity but you can give them the next best thing: a personalized voice message. With Cameo, you simply pick the celeb of your choice (from actors to athletes to YouTube stars), send them your custom message, then wait for your own special recording. Your giftee will be over the moon when they hear Mandy Moore or Brett Favre wishing them a Merry Christmas.
8. For the oenophile: Firstleaf
Whether it’s red, white, or rose, if it can be poured into a wine glass, chances are your giftee likes it. So what will they like even more than a bottle under the tree? Multiple bottles delivered every month. That’s what they’ll get with Firstleaf, our favorite wine subscription service.
9. For the dog parent: BarkBox
According to one study, more people buy gifts for their dogs than their coworkers. If someone on your list is probably guilty of the same, help them spoil their four-legged friend with BarkBox. The subscription service delivers a box of treats, toys, and other dog accessories to your giftee each month, so both they and their pup will be happy.
10. For the person who spends all their money at Starbucks: Angel’s Cup
If the first words out of their mouth when they wake up in the morning is “where’s my coffee,” they could benefit from Angel’s Cup. It’s the best gift coffee subscription we’ve ever tried because it will ship high-quality coffee beans straight to their door and even lets them try out a wide variety of coffee flavors. It’s much more exciting than handing them a Starbucks gift card (again).
11. For the music buff: Spotify Premium
We all have that friend who’s constantly sending us new music to listen to and is rarely ever not wearing headphones. The best gift to give them this year? A premium subscription to Spotify. They’ll have access to millions of songs (completely ad-free!) that they can listen to on any device, anywhere.
12. For the person with a green thumb: The Sill monthly plant subscription
Plant parents rejoice! If your giftee is obsessed with houseplants, succulents, tropical plants, or all of the above, they’ll definitely appreciate a subscription to The Sill. We recommend the plant delivery service because it has such a large variety of plants to choose from (like monsteras, ferns, and even pine trees) and will deliver them safely and healthily to your giftee’s home each month.
13. For anyone who likes saving money: Amazon Prime
If there’s anyone on your list who doesn’t yet have Amazon Prime, please help them join the 21st century by gifting them their own membership. Not only will they get access to some of the best deals throughout the year (looking at you, Prime Day!) but they’ll also get the free next-day shipping and exclusive video content that makes Prime really worth it.
14. For the hopeless romantic: The Bouqs Co.
Why settle for the occasional bouquet of flowers on cliche holidays when you could have one every month? That’s what your friends or family will get if you gift them a subscription to The Bouqs Co. You can choose the frequency that they’ll receive their blooms (as often as once a month!) along with the type of flowers they’ll get, from playful sunflowers to romantic roses.
15. For the person who loves a cuppa: Sips by
Sure, the tea lover in your life might like yet another Starbucks gift card—but they’d like a subscription to this monthly tea box even more. According to one of our editors who tried it out (and loved it!), the best part about Sips by is the variety. She says she was able to try more tea in three months than in her whole life and discovered new flavors and brands that she otherwise wouldn’t have.
16. For the person who always wants to grab drinks: Tippsy Sake
Your giftee’s favorite hour is happy hour—and with Tippsy Sake, they can enjoy said happy hour from the comfort of their own home. The subscription service will deliver them three bottles of high-grade sake each month (even ones you can’t find in stores!) from different breweries across Japan. We tried it for ourselves and found it to be a fun, creative alternative to just another bottle of wine or six-pack of beer.
17. For the one who wants a clean shave: Billie Razor
Chances are high that you’ve seen an ad for the Billie razor on social media. But is the trendy razor really worth the hype (and worth gifting to anyone on your list)? Yes, according to our experts who put it to the test. They love that the razors—which will be delivered to your giftee each month—are great quality and deliver that smooth shave that we all want.
18. For the person with a serious case of wanderlust: Airbnb gift card
You might not be able to fund an entire vacation for the travel addict on your list but you can fund their accommodations with an Airbnb gift card. They’ll be able to use it to book anything from a cozy cabin in the mountains to a chic bungalow by the beach. Bonus: It’s the perfect way for them to get away, social distance-style.
19. For the meat lover: Crowd Cow
Burgers, steak, wings—if it’s meat, they’ll eat it. Make them the happiest carnivore this holiday with a subscription to a meat delivery service like Crowd Cow. I’ve used Crowd Cow myself and am obsessed with how convenient it is and how delicious and high-quality all of the meat is. One of the best parts is that Crowd Cow only sources its products from independent ranchers and farmers who raise their livestock in a sustainable and ethical way without any added hormones or unnecessary antibiotics.
20. For the person who’s always ordering takeout: DoorDash or GrubHub gift card
Mexican, Italian, Chinese—it doesn’t matter what the cuisine is. If your giftee doesn’t have to cook it, they’ll take it. Help them save money on their takeout addiction with a gift card to a food delivery service like GrubHub or DoorDash. They’ll be able to choose whatever their heart—or rather, their stomach—desires come Friday night.
21. For the one with weight loss goals for the new year: Noom
A new year often brings about new health and fitness resolutions for many. A Noom subscription can help them stay the course and achieve their goals through it’s app-based weight loss program. Reviewed’s executive editor Megan McCarthy tried Noom and found it to be a great way to create healthy, lasting eating habits.
22. For the person who could use some self care: TheraBox
We all know that one person who’s always stressed out. A.k.a. they could definitely use a subscription to TheraBox. I’ve used TheraBox and love the variety of selfcare, beauty, and wellness goodies you get in every box, from bath soaks to face masks to essential oils. They’ll feel way more relaxed in no time.
23. For the sentimental one: Artifact Uprising
Even if you can’t visit your loved one or if it’s too late to have a photo book printed and mailed in time, you can give them mom a gift card instead so they can create their own. At Artifact Uprising, they can choose from a variety of beautiful styles from hand-stamped, embossed hardcover books to the signature layflat album. Reviewers love how thick and high-quality the printed pages are, how quick it is to upload your pictures (you can even do it directly from Instagram) and how the drag-and-drop layouts and designs make the whole process super simple.
24. For the couple: DateBox Club
Shopping for a couple? Whether it’s your newlywed friends or your own mom and dad, they’ll benefit from a subscription to DateBox Club. The fun service comes with a monthly box of everything they need to spend some quality time together, from dinner and dancing to game night to delicious recipes they can whip up together.
25. For the mama-to-be: Oh Baby Box
Save the onesies and toys for the baby shower. This Christmas, gift expecting moms something for themselves—like the Oh Baby box. One of our editors used it during her own pregnancy and loved the variety of products in each box, from floral bath milk to a trendy “Mama” necklace to a birth plan card.
26. For anyone who shaves: Dollar Shave Club
If they shave, they could benefit from this monthly delivery. Dollar Shave Club has such a huge fan following because it will keep your giftee stocked with the sharpest razor blades along with all the bathroom accessories and products they’ll need for that super close shave they’ve been striving for. Plus, for you as the gift-er, it’s incredibly affordable at just one dollar a month for the basic package.
27. For that special someone: MeUndies
There are some things you should never skimp on when it comes to quality and comfort—like underwear. If you’re still looking for a gift for your significant other, look no further than MeUndies, a service that will deliver high-quality underwear to their home each month. One of our writers swears by them, claiming they’re the softest pair of underwear he’s ever owned.
28. For the person who likes to crack a cold one: Craft Beer Club
A six-pack of Bud Light just isn’t going to cut it for this beer drinker. If they love exploring new breweries and trying out new beers, they’ll love a subscription to Craft Beer Club. The service delivers 12 bottles each month and include a wide variety of unique breweries and beers, from stouts to IPAs to porters.
29. For the newsy one: USA Today Subscription
If your giftee likes to stay up to date with the daily news, get them a subscription to USA Today’s digital service. They’ll get access to all sorts of subscriber-only content as well as our exclusive subscriber newsletter. If they prefer a physical newspaper you can even upgrade them to the home delivery plus digital all-access plan, which will guarantee them a print edition of USA Today from Monday through Friday.
30. For the one with a sweet tooth: Homemade treats
Are they basically the Cookie Monster come to life? Treat them to some homemade goodies baked with love by you (and your family members if they’re around!). Not only will they appreciate an excuse to indulge in a deliciously fudgy brownie or a chewy chocolate chip cookie, but they’ll be really touched knowing that you went through all that effort just for them.
31. For the outdoors enthusiast: REI Co-op Membership
Whether they camp, hike, run, or simply love anything that involves being outdoors, they’ll benefit from a membership to REI’s Co-Op program. For just $20 for life (!!), they’ll get plenty of perks including discounts on rentals and classes, special sales, and invitations to exclusive events (post-quarantine, of course) like member hikes and hangouts at breweries. However, the biggest benefit of all is that they’ll get an annual dividend from the Co-Op, which is 10% back on any purchase they make at REI.
32. For the person trying to learn a new language: Rosetta Stone
Bonjour! Hola! Guten Tag! No matter which language they want to add to your arsenal, Rosetta Stone can help. One of our writers tried the popular language learning service for herself and was very impressed with the results after just a month. Compared to other similar apps, Rosetta Stone is much more thorough and even offers live or group sessions so your giftee can practice their new language skills.
33. For the makeup lover: Ipsy Glam Bag
Makeup is one of the most returned Christmas gifts. Yikes. If you have a beauty buff on your list, get them one of these curated boxes from Ipsy instead. Of all the beauty boxes we tried, Ipsy is one of our favorites because it gives you a variety of samples and comes with some helpful tutorials.
34. For the kiddos: Little Passports
Whether you have parents or little ones on your list, they’ll be entertained for hours thanks to a subscription to Little Passports. The kids’ subscription box service delivers a box of fun and educational toys and activities every month, which are customized based on the child’s age and interests. For instance, there’s a STEM-themed box for the young scientist and a “world explorer” box for the future traveler to learn about geography and culture.
35. For the one who hates running errands: Walmart+
Their number one pet peeve is the number of times they have to go to the store per week, whether it’s for groceries, home essentials, or anything else they might need. The solution? A Walmart+ membership. With this gift, they’ll get free, unlimited deliveries from Walmart each month along with other time- and money-saving perks like fuel discounts and mobile scan and go while they shop.
36. For the person who always forgets their passwords: 1Password
Between their work email, personal email, social media accounts, online banking, and every other service they use, trying to remember their 3240945897 passwords can feel—and often is—impossible. Help them out with a 1Password membership. The easy-to-use password manager works on almost every operating system and device and can safely store unlimited passwords.
37. For the bibliophile: Book of the Month
There are people who love Kindles and then there are people who love holding real books. If anyone on your list falls into the latter category, gift them a subscription to Book of the Month. It’s exactly what it sounds like: They’ll get up to five books per month, chosen from a vast library of everything from the latest best-sellers to literary classics.
38. For the person who wants to give back: Charity donation
Want a feel-good present? Think outside the gift box with a donation to someone’s favorite cause or charity in their name. If you aren’t sure what that person is most passionate about, you can also buy a charity “gift card” that allows them to choose which cause they’d most like to donate to, from world hunger to the local animal shelter.
39. For the one with the flawless Instagram feed: Adobe Lightroom Presets
Maybe they’re an actual influencer or maybe they just love scrolling through Instagram. Regardless, they’re obsessed with their feed—so a pack of presets will make them (and their Instagram followers) very happy this year. Plenty of influencers sell their own photo presets directly through their pages but you can also snag a variety of Adobe Lightroom presets—from vintage vibes to pretty pastels—on Etsy for a more affordable price.
40. For the person who wants to learn guitar: Fender Play
For the wannabe rockstar on your list, sign them up for Fender Play, where they can take self-paced guitar lessons from expert instructors. The lessons—which can help them learn everything from riffs to full songs—are easy enough that even the most beginner musician can follow along and Fender Play offers lessons for acoustic and electric guitar, bass, and even ukulele.
41. For the shopaholic: Rent the Runway
People are obsessed with Rent the Runway—and for good reason. The popular clothing rental company offers a rotating closet of designer brands (think everything from Tory Burch to Gucci) for just over $100 a month. The unlimited membership—which our audience development manager swears by—is a great gift for anyone who is into fashion or who’s looking to upgrade their wardrobe.
42. For the TV crime show fanatic: Hunt a Killer
Hunt A Killer is a fun new hobby for anyone who loves to watch crime TV shows. Each interactive mystery box is filled with clues from a fictional cold case murder which you will then proceed to solve over a period of six months. If you’re impatient, you can also buy an entire season at one go.
43. For the tween gamer: Robux
If you’ve been avoiding buying the tween in your life a present because you aren’t sure what to get, we are here to offer you some last minute help. Roblox is an online gaming platform that is highly popular with the 8 to 12-year-old crowd. With a Roblox gift card, they can use it for Robux during gameplay to buy game passes, edit their avatar, and more.
44. For the feline parent: Chewy’s Cat Box
A Goody Box from Chewy is the perfect gift for the cat mom or dad in your life. The box is full of feline treats and toys makes for a fantastic last-minute surprise. They will be tickled you remembered a gift for their favorite four-legged friend this holiday season. While you won’t be able to wrap it under the tree in time, you can print out the confirmation email so they can enjoy looking forward to the first delivery.
45. For the trendsetter: FabFitFun
What do you get the woman who already has everything? A subscription to FabFitFun, of course. One of our staff members tried out the subscription box that’s all over social media and says that it gave her a chance to try out new products that she otherwise might not and that it was a really fun and unique experience. Some of the things she got in her boxes, for instance, were a Kate Spade lunch tote, a deep relax roller ball, a hair repair cream, and even exfoliating sugar cubes.
46. For the person who’s impossible to shop for: Gift cards
A gift card is a safe—and always popular—gift. And while they may not be able to go to the store right now, they can either save it for later or use it now to shop online (many retailers are offering free or discounted shipping!). Bonus points if you get them a gift card to a local shop or restaurant to help support small businesses in this tough time.
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