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17 Best Food and Drink Subscription Gifts for Someone Special

Whether it's for Mother's Day, a wedding gift, a birthday or because you deserve a treat, these subscriptions for wine, beer, cheese and chocolate will satisfy any occasion.

David Watsky Senior Editor / Home and Kitchen
David lives in Brooklyn where he's spent more than a decade covering all things edible, including meal kit services, food subscriptions, kitchen tools and cooking tips. Before, during and after earning his BA from Northeastern, he toiled in nearly every aspect of the food business, including as a line cook in Rhode Island where he once made a steak sandwich for Lamar Odom. Right now he's likely somewhere stress-testing a blender or the best way to cook bacon. Anything with sesame is his all-time favorite food this week.
Expertise Kitchen tools | Appliances | Food science | Subscriptions | Meal kits
David Watsky
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See at Atlas Coffee Club
Atlas Coffee Club
Care packages of coffee from far-off places
See at ButcherBox
Premium beef and other meats
See at Goldbelly
butcher feast
Best of Goldbelly
An all-American subscription
See at Bokksu
The Bokksu subscription box and a lot of snacks are displayed against a colorful background.
Sweet and salty snacks from Japan
See at Green Chef
green chef meal on table
Green Chef organic meal kits
A helper for mealtime
See at The Waves
Plonk Wine Club
Organic wine for a seasoned sipper
See at Raw Spice Bar
A global spice subscription
See at Wildgrain
Bread, pasta, pastry and more
See at Fultonfishmarket
Fulton Fish Market
For deliveries of fish and seafood
See at Mouth
A little bit of anything
See at Fuego Box
Fuego Box hot sauce
A seriously spicy subscription
See at Flaviar
Flaviar Spirits Club
Vials of great booze
See at Shaker Spoon
A Shaker Spoon food box surrounded by leaves, candles and pumpkins.
Shaker Spoon
Like Blue Apron for mixology
See at Murray's Cheese
Murray's Cheese
Award-winning cheese
See at Tea Runners
Tea Runners Club
Great tea sent in gift-worthy packaging
See at Curdbox
curdbox cheeses
A monthly melange of cheeses and snacks
See at Bar & Cocoa
Bar & Cocoa
Deliveries of dark chocolate

Everyone loves to nibble and sip something, which is why food and drink subscriptions make an ideal gift even for those who are difficult to shop for. If you're having a hard time choosing a gift for a special occasion, consider membership to one of these top-rated food or drink clubs. We've been testing up a storm to find the best.

If you're looking for a gift that impresses and keeps on impressing month after month, a food or drink subscription is like a delicious déjà vu for your special someone. These days, you can find food subscriptions for just about anything -- winecheesecoffee, bread, chocolate, fish and premium cuts of beef -- and even some budget-friendly choices starting at around $15 a month.

To curate this list, we bravely spent hours ordering, opening and tasting snacks, samples of wine, cheese and more. Below, you'll find the resulting list of the best food and drink clubs and subscriptions to give your sweetheart (or yourself) in 2024.

Best food and drink subscriptions to gift someone

Atlas Coffee Club

A coffee subscription is about as foolproof a gift as it gets. As long as the person being gifted, ya know, drinks coffee and all.

I've tested and enjoyed many of the top coffee subscription services including Trade, Equator and many others. One stands out as particularly giftable and that's Atlas Coffee Club. For one, the coffee comes from all over with lots of interesting roasts from Africa and Central America. 

Each bag arrives as if sent by a friend (in this case it has!) with a glossy postcard and some information on both the beans and the region they hail from. A three-month gift subscription starts at $60.

Butcher Box

For a meat-eating foodie, a box of high-end meats is never a bad call and your gifting options abound in 2024. We've tried ButcherBox several times and it stands out as the best service for gifting a meat box or subscription for the griller in your life. 

Other online butchers specialize in niche beef such as KC Cattle Co's stock of 100% American Wagyu. Another newcomer, Porter Road, has some interesting cuts and holiday bundles, while old standby Rastelli's will let you curate a box of meat and seafood to send. See our favorite online butchers to find a little something meaty to gift to your favorite carnivore.

Bonus: When you sign up to try ButcherBox it often rewards you with free steaks for a year or free bacon for life. You can pause or cancel if you're not loving it.


If you're too busy to plan a cross-country road trip to nosh on all the best eats this land has to offer, Goldbelly has a backup plan and you'll spend way less on gas. This is the Best of Goldbelly subscription and it includes three months of curated monthly boxes with some truly legendary food from places like New York's Magnolia Bakery or the famed Russ & Daughters deli. 

Each delivery is different and they can't be modified, but that's the fun of it and Goldbelly does a great job of making sure everything is packaged safely and securely. Three months of the Best of Goldbelly is $250.


The Bokksu collects some of the best snacks from Japan and compiles them in a one-time or recurring monthly curated tasting box. I've both given and received a Bokksu and it is always a hit.

Inside the unmistakable orange boxes, you'll find eats like seaweed tempura, green tea and lemon cakes along with Japanese candy such as yuzu gummies and matcha-strawberry Kit-Kats. What's more, Bokksu includes some info-packed literature explaining a bit about each, including historical and cultural significance. Bokksu boxes start at $40 a month for subscriptions and $50 for a one-time send.

Read more: The Best Snack Subscription Boxes

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Chocolate and snacks are a welcome indulgence but some folks might just want a little boost putting dinner together or appreciate a way to find new recipes to add to their routine. Green Chef offers some of the best meal kits for midlevel cooks with wholesome organic ingredients and a flurry of interesting weekly recipes.

The best way to give meal kits is with an e-gift card so the giftee can set up their own account and shipping dates and choose recipes for themselves.

Biodynamic and organic wines are more popular than ever, and it's what Plonk Wine Club does best: curating monthly sends of unique wines from all corners of the globe.

Subscriptions start at $110 for a box of four bottles. While the cost is significantly more than some other wine clubs we've looked at, Plonk chooses wine of a caliber to match someone ready to take their habit to another level.


Spice is the backbone of any great food I've ever had. As a person who cooks often but doesn't have great access to fresh spices, I can say I would personally love getting these. 

Raw Spice Bar sends 2 ounces of a single spice or a spice blend such as Indian garam masala or Japanese furikake. Plus, you get chef-tested recipes to make with each one, all for just $15 a month. The best part is the spices come freshly ground, unlike that stuff you get at the supermarket. Believe me, they will be able to tell the difference. 


Baking bread may be trendy, but that doesn't mean it's easy. Wildgrain understands and will send a monthly drop of expertly baked sourdoughs, multigrain, baguettes, croissants and quality pasta to a carbivore on your list. The bread comes frozen with specific instructions to reheat. I found that most of the loaves in my box turned out better than the grocery store selection and unless you live near a good bakery, Wildgrain may be the next best thing.

Boxes range from $69 to $109 (shipping included) and include as many as three loaves of bread, two boxes of pasta, four pastries and 10 small desserts like apple pie bites or tartlets.

Fulton Fish Market

Everything I've ever ordered from Fulton Fish Market online has been fresh, and when you're talking seafood that's about as important as it gets. For someone without a good fish market in their neighborhood, some quality fish by mail from this trusted fishmonger based in New York City is a total treat. 

You gift your person a monthly, bimonthly or weekly subscription, or purchase a gift card anywhere from $25 to $200.


The best thing about Mouth is the seemingly endless options for gift boxes, baskets subscriptions and more. I'd venture to guess that even if you're not sure what food gift you're looking for, you're still bound to find it in the sprawling online marketplace of quality eats. Mouth has monthly subscriptions for everything from pickles to cocktails, jerky and general snacks. You can also peruse the gifts, where there are even more options like a Sunshine in a Box kit or a Bloody Mary Cocktail Kit.

Fuego Box

Hot sauce people are very serious about the stuff and Fuego Box makes a perfect gift for anyone who is a bit of a hothead. Fuego Box's hot sauce subscriptions start at $15 a month for one sauce -- although $30 a month for three bottles is for sure the better deal. 

There are also plenty of one-off gift boxes like this one with hot honey, peach habanero hot sauce and spicy garlic seasoning. Plus, Fuego Box is a small business that supports other small businesses, so you can feel good about that.

This is one for someone you really like. Or for someone who really likes tasting new whiskeys -- and hopefully both. Flaviar sends include tastings and full bottles. You can gift them a tasting box, starting at $42 for members (registration is free), or splurge and get them a quarterly whiskey subscription, which starts at $199 for two deliveries.

Shaker Spoon

Shaker Spoon sends all the ingredients (minus the booze) packaged for you to make interesting cocktails. What's included would be really tricky to find anywhere locally so you're having drink-making fun with some truly unique ingredients. We're talking artisan cherry-vanilla bitters, pineapple shrub and a spritz bottle of white sage hydrosol. 

There are recipes for each themed box including Fall for Mezcal or All Eyes on Rye but you can freestyle with the ingredients too. Each box is about $59 (cheaper if you gift more than one month or subscribe). Either way, it'll lend plenty of cocktail inspiration to the budding bartender on your list.

Murray's Cheese

While Curdbox gets my pick for most people, hardcore cheeseheads looking for rare and intense creations might prefer Murray's cheese subscription. Iconic New York cheese shop Murray's has a few subscription options to choose from if you want to hook someone up with impossibly good bries, blues and manchegos each month. 

We're not talking about budget cheese here. You can prepay for three months of cheese deliveries for $195 total or go all out and pay $755 for a full year. Each shipment will include three to four expertly selected cheeses from the masters at Murray's. I've personally tested the melty wares from Murray's subscription and can confirm this is a choice food club to join.

Tea Runners

You have some options when it comes to tea subscriptions to give as a gift. I tried five earlier this month and one stood out as a particularly good one to gift. Tea Runners does an especially nice job with its curated selections or ones based on your taste preferences. The monthly mailers are put together especially well, wrapped in tissue paper all inside charming boxes. Gift subscriptions for Tea Runners start at $26 and go up from there depending on how many boxes you get. 


There are dozens of cheese subscriptions but Curdbox has consistently been one of my favorites. The service sends monthly deliveries of three kinds of cheese (4 ounces of each) along with three pairings including fancy crackers, preserves, nut mixes and sweets from other small producers. 

I think it's well worth the $75 since you can easily spend that on three hunks of cheese at a gourmet cheesemonger. Choose a three-, six- or 12-month plan for you or a special cheese-loving someone. Curdbox even curates a special Spotify playlist for each month's box so you can rock out with your cheese block. 

Bar & Cocoa

Chocolate is about as safe as it gets, making this a great gift for someone you're not sure what to buy -- or a known chocolate lover, of course. Bar & Cocoa chocolate club will send some of the best bars in the biz (four full bars per month, to be exact) and we're not talking mass-produced Hershey here either. Some of the premier chocolate producers include Amano, Chocolate Madagascar and A. Morin. All are ethical, sustainable and eco-conservative. Like I said -- the good stuff.

A three-month subscription starts at $135 total but you can spring for a six- or 12-month run and any of them can be canceled at any time. 

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