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Holiday in a Box

There are only two weeks left till Christmas, but judging by all the rushing around that’s been happening at Fresh American HQ, we’ve got more than a few late shoppers who need leads on where to get cool and creative gifts—all without leaving the comfort and convenience of the living room (or favorite pj’s). So settle in with a cup of hot cider, and let’s go shopping for gift collections that come packaged in their own sweet little boxes.


For artisanal crafts fans, get thee to UmbaBox, where you can type in your digits and presto—a box of carefully curated, Etsy-esque goodies like jewelry, home goods, accessories, and stationery will be delivered right to the recipients’ doors. Choose a 3-, 6-, or 12-month regular subscription, or pony up a little more for the deluxe 3-month holiday subscription. Don’t forget to magnanimously offer to take any leftovers off their hands.


For the new-now-next lover, shop Of a Kind, where you’ll find an unspeakably cool collection of limited-edition clothing, jewelry, handbags, and more designed exclusively for the site. This isn’t a subscription site, but prices are very reasonable, and Of a Kind also includes the designers’ personal stories, so you can choose the most memorable gift for any discerning guy or gal, include a note, and have it shipped directly.


For the DIY addict, head over to For the Makers. This is another subscription service, where your favorite giftee will receive a monthly box packed with four tutorials—and all materials—for making uniquely stylish projects like accessories, home goods, and paper crafts.


For the urban sophisticate, sign up for a subscription to Julibox,  your “passport to cocktail discovery.” Each box features two recipes curated by renowned mixologists, plus enough spirits and mixers to make two of each cocktail (that’s four opportunities for sipping). The site even has video tutorials for the visually inclined would-be bartender.


For the home design aficionado, skip over to Pine Cone Hill. We might be biased, but hello? Nobody ever said, “I don’t need another pair of pajamas,” or “Nah, silky sheets, cozy blankets, perky pillows, and to-die-for scarves just aren’t my thing.” Stuff your shopping cart now, and get your order shipped for free!


For the dog lover, BarkBox is just what Dr. Dolittle ordered. Sure, those monthly boxes of 4–8 premium handpicked products like gourmet treats, shampoo, collars, and toys are supposed to be for the lucky pup, but we can tell you firsthand by watching our staff pet “parents” squeal over those goodies that humans get just as many jollies out of BarkBox.

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1 comment

Tim December 28, 2012 at 1:25 pm

I really love the blue and red bag. My mom would love that for Christmas. Too bad Christmas is already over.


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