Thinking Inside The Box
These days, you can purchase a monthly subscription to just about everything, from music to movies, clothes to coffee. Here, we've rounded up 12 of the most giftworthy choices, so everyone on your list can have something to look forward to opening up long after the holidays are over. (Warning: Frivolity ahead.) For ideas outside of the box, check out our list of the season's 6 Most Innovative Ways To Gift.
Brit Kits by Brit+Co.
Each $20 Brit Kit boxes up the instructions and supplies needed to create a DIY project, which can range from jewelry to food to home decor. The boxes are offered through Brit+Co., the lifestyle brand for modern-day Martha Stewarts created by Brit Morin, entrepreneur and wife to Path founder Dave Morin.
Birchbox, one of the early purveyors of the "schtick in a box" trend, will send you samples of beauty products from high-end brands such as Benefit, Shiseido, and Kiehl's. For $10 a month, you can try that $75 skin cream you've been eyeing before you buy it.

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Le Tote
Le Tote puts closet envy to rest with the constantly rotating cast of personalized clothes and accessories it ships to your door for $49 a month. Wear items for as long as you'd like, and when you're ready for your next fix, ship your tote back in exchange for a brand-new one.

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Quarterly Co.
For $25, Quarterly Co. subscribers receive packages every three months that contain hand-selected items from culturally influential contributors, who send out boxes that reflect their individual personalities and passions. A package from Food52 founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, for example, might contain kitchen and tabletop wares.

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The Thing
Arts and culture junkies will appreciate The Thing, a quarterly that invites high-profile artists, writers, musicians or filmmakers to create an object that incorporates text. For 2013, an all-or-nothing fee of $240 for a one-year subscription will buy you four creations from filmmaker Mike Mills, visual artists David Shrigley and Tauba Auerbach, and author Ben Marcus.

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Fancy Box
For $30, you can get a Fancy Box Subscription that delivers real-world versions of products users have Fancy'd on the digital pinboard site. Select a box--men's, women's, home, gadgets, or media--and let the randomness unfold. Since Fancy Boxes are curated by the community, each one can be a bit of a wild card. So if you're not in the market for drumstick chopsticks or the children's classic storybook, Goodnight iPad, think again.

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Turntable Kitchen
Turntable Kitchen stocks each of its $25 boxes with all the fixings necessary for an evening of cooking to music: a 7-inch vinyl single from a Turntable Kitchen-approved band; a download code for a digital mixtape; three original recipes; a small amount of dried ingredients, such as a special spice or flour; and suggestions for how to pull it all together into a meal to share with friends.
Through BarkBox, a steep $29 will get you a box of four or more treats for Fido, including food samples or novelty items such as a doggie massager. BarkBox knocks down the price to $17 if you sign up for 6 months up front, and 10% of each box's proceeds goes to supports rescue dog shelters.
For the man who enjoys the finer things in life and considers Esquire essential reading, there's Svbscription, an assortment of luxury products (think folios, fragrances, and fountain pens) delivered to your door four times a year. The members-only service will set you back $330 a package, and curates each one around a particular theme. Svbscription, whose first two themes were Travel and Study, is currently taking reservations for its December edition, which focuses on leisure.
Though it dubs itself "the modern man's pantry," Mantry brims with treats to tantalize no matter what your gender. So, smartly, each $75 monthly box comes with only full-sized items--no sample sizes here. Expect eats to impress in each box, such as Grady's Cold Brew iced coffee concentrate or Norwegian reindeer jerky.
Craft Coffee
For $25, Craft Coffee will send you a box o' beans from three different roasters, along with expert tips on how to taste your freshly brewed cups. The beans in each bag of coffee, which you can get whole-bean or in one of three grinds, are blind taste-tested and freshly roasted before they're sent to you each month.
Love With Food
Love With Food's $10 monthly box contains samples of gourmet snackables. You can purchase full-sized versions of the foods you really like at a discount. And for each box sold, Love With Food will donate a meal to Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign. The 500 Startups alum has donated more than 17,000 meals, and for each box purchased in November and December it's sending two meals to food banks in New York and New Jersey as a part of Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
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12 Subscription Services For Everyone On Your List

Nix the presents under the tree for special deliveries from these 12 subscription services, which offer monthly mystery boxes for everyone on your list, from the fast fashionista to the luxury lover.

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