Holiday Gift Guide: 5 Delivery Services to Make You the Cool Relative This Year

PHOTO: Julibox, a monthly cocktail subscription service, makes the perfect gift for anyone who likes to entertain at home.
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Wine of the month, cheese of the month, and fruit of the month clubs are old news. There are a bevy of cool subscription services that make unique -- not to mention convenient -- holiday gifts. From cocktail clubs, to personal styling services, the goods are delivered right to your loved one's doorstep, and save you the hassle of a crazed trip to the mall before Christmas. Click through to see some of our favorites.

PHOTO: Julibox, a monthly cocktail subscription service, makes the perfect gift for anyone who likes to entertain at home.
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Julibox

The first and only monthly cocktail subscription service, Julibox, is the perfect gift for a cocktail enthusiast, or anyone who likes to entertain. Each month, the recipes, supplies, and easy-to-follow instructions to make two different cocktails are delivered to the recipient. The package includes enough booze and mixers to make two of each drink, four cocktails total. The concoctions are curated by premier mixologists, and the monthly themes vary (November focused on icy drinks, October drew inspiration from apple picking), so your cocktail connoisseur's adventurous spirit will be fed. Go for a one-month subscription for $40, a three-month package for $114, or splurge for six months for $216. Beware: all subscriptions automatically renew until you cancel.

PHOTO: Stitch Fix, a personal styling service, hand-picks five clothing and accessory items for delivery.
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Stitch Fix

Tired of giving that standard sweater? Go the more stylish route this year with Stitch Fix, a personal styling service, which does the work for you. The recipient creates an online profile with her clothing size, style preferences, and budget, and a team of stylists hand-pick five clothing and on-trend accessory items to be delivered, and styling tips for the look. If you don't like them, just mail it back. No fuss, no hassle. Gift cards are available in denominations of $20 and up, making a reasonable gift for that stylish lady in your life, a female friend looking for a wardrobe refresh, or that hard-to-buy-for family member.

PHOTO: NatureBox, a monthly snack delivery service or "personal snack concierge," gives the gift of convenience.
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NatureBox

You'll be waiting for the mailman after trying your first delivery of NatureBox. The monthly snack delivery service, or "personal snack concierge" as they call it, brings a mix of five tasty and wholesome snacks with no artificial sweeteners, artificial flavors or trans-fats. Starting at $19.95 a month, the snacks are a treat for health-conscious friends and families who are on-the-go. A three-month subscription runs $59.95. Click here to learn more.

PHOTO: Perfect for food lovers, Blue Apron delivers fresh ingredients for custom recipes to your door.
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Blue Apron

Give the gift of delicious home cooking this year with a subscription to Blue Apron. The weekly recipe delivery service sends three custom recipes and all of the ingredients in the right proportions to make an impressive dinner. The kit costs $9.99 per person, per meal, so a one-week gift for two people costs $59.94. A four-week gift for two costs $227.76.

PHOTO: Treat your loved ones and their four-legged friends this Christmas to BarkBox.
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BarkBox

Already a favorite of pet lovers, BarkBox puts goodies, from toys to treats, for four-legged friends under the tree. Choose from three size options, depending on the weight of the dog. A one-month subscription is $29 or opt for three months for $72. Ten percent of the proceeds go towards charity for a rescue shelter.

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