| Jessica Seaman
Gift subscriptions are the gift that keeps on giving. I love the idea that each month someone you care about gets a little love token through the post from you, rather than just once a year on their birthday or Christmas. Here are some of my favourites for girlfriends, kids and partners:
Succulents and house plants have become massive this year and Martin and Cox Living Gifts have the best range of unusual plants, succulents and ferns I've seen. All carefully packaged and beautifully delivered they're a great alternative to the traditional foodie subscription boxes out there.
Martin and Cox Living gifts, plant subscription from £37.50 a month.
Everyone has that friend who is obsessed with 'smelly candles' - in my friendship group, it's me! The Lara Quin Gift Subscription is the perfect present as each month we will hand-select a different candle or reed diffuser to send to them, so they have a constant supply of gorgeous crystal-infused home fragrance to feed their habit. Lara Quin Candle gift subscription: from £85.50 for 3 months.
Birchbox was the first beauty subscription box - there are loads on the market now but we still think this one is the best for value for money, customability (you get to choose skin type, hair type and beauty style) and range of brands - from Laura Mercier to Benefit and Caudalie.
Birchbox, from £10 a month
Who doesn't want the 'World's best chocolate bars' delivered to their door each month?! Cocoa Runners scour the globe for the best independent chocolate makers and send you either a dark, milk or mixed selection each month. A great way for chocoholics to learn more about different taste profiles and single origin cocoa producers.
Cocoa Runners chocolate box subscription, £18.95 a month
If you have trouble peeling your under 10s away from screens, a Toucan craft box might be just the ticket - every month they will send you everything you need for 2 fun, creative craft projects - plus a magazine and stickers too. Suitable for age 3-8.
Toucan box, £7.95 a month - first box free
Proper Post deliver a beautiful edit of stationery and greetings cards to your door every month (great if you are always forgetting birthdays!) - I work from home and there is something really satisfying about organising my work space and filling it with beautiful things.
Proper Post stationery subscription, £9.99 a month