Looking for a holiday gift that’s thoughtful, local, and requires no gift wrap? Consider signing your loved one (or yourself ) up for a subscription.
All it requires on your end is a few mouse clicks — and these 7 area subscription services will take it from there.
The RunnerBox | This “obsessively curated” box of snacks, drinks, and other goodies will make all the pain, sweat, and tears of running, cycling (or really, any sport) worth it.
Juniper Dates | For the person who craves more connection: this customized + curated date planning service dreams up dates that encourage intentional quality time with friends, family, and love interests. Choose between a three-month, six-month, or nine-month subscription.
Cutting of the Month Club | Make every month of 2023 special for the plant lover in your life with this live plant cutting subscription box from the OMG Asheville Etsy Shop. Cuttings include everything from lavender scallops and string of pearls to the Thanksgiving cactus. There’s also a subscription specifically for succulents.
The Fresh-Pressed Olive Oil Club | Fancy olive oil is a commodity every cook cherishes but doesn’t necessarily want to purchase. Brighten their meals (and palate) with this subscription, which delivers three unique olive oils quarterly.
Zine Subscription | Want to spread a little whimsy? Consider signing up for Weaverville artist Katie Gebely’s zine subscription, which sends a handmade zine in the mail each quarter.
12 Months of Cookies | Make the mailbox a mecca of shortbread sweetness with a monthly cookie subscription to this Candler-based bakery Butter Blossoms. Each month offers a new flavor, from chocolate caramel and cherry almond to peppermint bark.
Wickbox | This luxury candle subscription service, founded by local Scarlett Sturgis, sends candles that are tailored to fit the recipient’s unique scent preferences on a monthly basis.