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Last Minute Gift Ideas

If you’re scrambling for last minute gift ideas, you should consider a subscription box! There are so many options these days, that you can find one suited for any personality type! See my recommendations below:

For the best friend: Sephora Play or fabfitfun

My best friend Kim loves the Sephora Play box. Each month you get an assortment of samples plus a very cute collectible bag! In addition subscribers also get a free pass to redeem in stores for Beauty Insider points and free one-on-one tutorials. This is perfect for any friend who is a beauty junkie! If you’re looking for something a bit more extravagant, try the fabfitfun box. It’s quarterly and comes with a bunch of great full size lifestyle products. I wrote a post about my winter box, so check it out to see what was included!
Sephora Play: $10/month
fabfitfun: $49.99/quarter (use my code KEIKOBLOG for $10 off!)

For the natural/eco-conscious friend: Oui Fresh Beauty Box

This subscription immediately reminded me of my summer intern Emily!  This is the perfect beauty box for your friends who usually buy clean/non-toxic beauty products. Each month Elsie + Emma of A Beautiful mess bring their subscribers 5-7 products (some full size!) that you can try out and add to your daily routine. This is a great way to also introduce green beauty products to your friends too!
Oui Fresh Beauty Box: $19.99/month

For the snacker: Graze

If your friends are like mine, then they all love food – especially snacks! I love that Graze offers nutritionist-approved, delicious snacks that are packaged in perfect portioned sizes. The subscription is even available weekly, bi-weekly or monthly, so you can snack as often as you’d like!
Graze: $13.99/month

For the boyfriend: Harry’s or RunnerBox

Sometimes shopping for the men in your life can be so difficult, does anyone else feel like men are the pickiest?! I think any man would appreciate a high quality shave plan from Harry’s, you can personalize it to their own needs. Their shaving cream and blades are high quality and the subscription makes an every day routine seem like a luxury. Another great option for the man in your life is the RunnerBox, it seems like it was made just for Bobby! They have 3 different boxes all geared toward the person in your life that loves to work out. Each box contains 11-14 items picked and tested by their team of athletes.
Harry’s: $15 and up (depending on frequency)
RunnerBox: $20/every 2 months

For the kids (or parents) : Bitsbox

My studio manager saw it on Shark Tank and recommended it for my nieces and nephews. This box helps children start to learn how to code! It’s recommend for kids 6-12 years old, and each month there is a fun new coding lesson that creates a fun app they can play with. This is a great way to introduce kids to coding and giving them a useful skill they can use in the future! This box is perfect for any of your young family members or any friend’s child!
Bitsbox: $24.95/month

For the dog/dog lover: BarkBox

Spoil your dog or your dog lover friend with BarkBox! It’s a monthly themed box that has at least 2 innovative toys, 2 all-natural bags of treats, and a chew, curated from each month’s unique themed collection.
BarkBox: $20/month

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  1. Olga says:

    The Sephora Play box looks ideal, but I really like all of these boxes and I think they make for great gift ideas!

    Olga from Myme