Giving out food for the holidays should be more commonplace. It’s delicious, it’s thoughtful, and it’s something every single living being needs for survival. So yes, your trays of cookies and baskets of crackers and jam are appreciated each time the holidays roll around.
But what about gifting a food subscription -- a gift that keeps on giving, thanks to monthly deliveries full of fun surprises? Buying a food subscription is the perfect way to introduce new snacks, foods, cheese, etc. to friends and family and keep the holiday spirit alive throughout the rest of the year, especially the grueling winter months of January and February.
Not all food subscription services are created equal, but all have specific specialties for every type of food person in your life. Here are the best food subscription services to gift this holiday season.
For the world traveler
I can’t say enough good things about Universal Yums. Each month, they take their subscribers on a journey to a different part of the world with a box full of snacks to match. Boxes have been inspired by Korea, Thailand, Turkey, and more -- and every month holds a different assortment of thoughtfully assembled snacks. There are savory chips, cookies, and surprising candies always included, with a booklet explaining all of the assorted goodies you’ll find in your box (which becomes increasingly helpful when the snacks, and listed ingredients, arrive in a different language). What’s even more fun is that Universal Yums does specialty boxes during the holidays, so you can purchase a box specifically for passing out Halloween candy or one that compiles assorted holiday cookies from around the world into a single, neat shipment.
Universal Yum boxes begin at $13.75/box for a year-long monthly subscription.