But, if you still want to be the Queen of Christmas, the Yuletide Empress, the Goddess of Gift-Giving, maybe go with something a little more personal that you don’t have to pray to the Amazon Prime gods will make it to your front door by the 24th.
Quarterly Boxes are monthly subscription shipments filled with exclusive and surprise goodies from some of the coolest people around (Nina Garcia, Bill Nye, Will Wheaton, etc). Specialized curators, celebrity curators, or interesting fields. You pick what your giftee will love! You don’t know exactly what they will be getting, but what you DO know is that when it gets to their house, you will look like the Cool Aunt. It’s like getting a care package from their fave celebrity or cultural icon. And now YOU’RE their fave too.
Most are $50 or $100 for each shipment, but there are boxes available for as little as $35.
If you’re giving a box or subscription as a gift, the good news is you don’t have to have it under the tree. Make a cute note, print out a picture of the latest Quarterly Box from the curator you picked for them and tell them to look out for something awesome in a month or two. CHRISTMAS ALL YEAR!
There’s One for Everyone
Go to quarterly.co and pick a curator. I guarantee whomever you’re buying for will have someone on the site that they’d be jazzed to get cool stuff from.
Your cousin who’s CrossFit obsessed? Get him Ben Greenfield‘s box.
Your dorky older brother? He’d totally be into Wil Wheaton’s Quarterly.
Your brother’s wife who just swore off gluten? Try the Paleo Quarterly from Melissa Joulwan.
Your aunt who worships Real Simple Magazine? Try the Unclutterer Box.
Your 14 year old niece? The Book Riot YA box is AMAZING.
Your millenial little sister who doesn’t need anything but wants it all? Give her Nina Garcia’s Wonderfulness.
There’s truly something for everyone. Even me.
So go forth and give the gift of not having to pick anything out on your own. You’re welcome.