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9 Unique Memberships to Extend Gift Giving Beyond the Holiday Season

Keep the festivities going all year long with these meaningful membership gifts that will keep on giving.
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Memberships are gifts that keep spreading holiday cheer all year long. A great gift option for loved ones who are hard to shop for, there are memberships for people of all ages, with all types of interests, and with any level of expertise. For those looking to support their mental, financial, or physical wellness in the new year, check out these fun and interesting memberships that are sure to keep the joy and motivation coming month after month.

For the self-care lover: Therabox (starting at $34.99 per box)

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Therabox aims to inspire happier lives through joy-boosting activities and thoughtful self-care products. Each box comes with essentials to pamper the mind, body, and spirit such as essential oils, candles, clean beauty and skincare products, bath and body products, and more. Box partners are always 100-percent cruelty free and mission-based and vary from local small businesses to international luxury goods. Month to month and prepaid plan options are available.

For the fitness buff: Rise Nation (pricing varies by location)

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Rise Nation hopes to elevate the gym experience, both literally and figuratively. Classes utilize basic human movement patterns to deliver a full-body, high-intensity, and low-impact workout in just 30 minutes entirely on the Versiclimber, an upright climbing machine with variable resistance designed to engage the entire body in a vertical ascent without a strain from impact. With five levels of classes and memberships available at locations in Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, New York, Australia, and Asia there’s a Rise Nation class for all types of climbers. Plus, the studios are committed to sustainability, reducing their carbon footprint and improving local communities by partnering with sustainable products and businesses.

For the bookworm: Book of the Month (starting at $12.50 per month)

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Book of the Month helps bibliophiles read more, research less, and save money. To start, the Book of the Month team reviews thousands of submissions from dozens of publishers and works with qualified judges to select books they think their members will love. Then, each month Book of the Month suggests five to seven reads from which members can choose. Next, the user selects which (if any) they’d like to receive that month, then reads, reviews, and repeats. Plus, they can skip months they’re still reading a previous book, or if they’re fast readers, they can select more than one title at a time. There’s also an app where users can learn about the new monthly book selections, participate in reading challenges, track a friend’s progress, and more.

For little ones with lots of energy (or their parents): Calm for Kids (starting at $69.99 per year)

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Help a child in your life take time to slow down and relax with a subscription to Calm. With classic tales such as Beauty and the Beast, Dr. Doolittle, and Jack and the Beanstalk; celebrity readings by Pink, Sofia Bush, and Diane Keaton; movement classes; nap and bedtime stories; and even meditations led by Peppa Pig, Minions, and more, the Calm Kids library offers hundreds of soundscapes that are sure to keep kids calm and entertained for hours. Plus, new sleep stories are released two to three times per month. Beyond the kid’s corner, there is helpful content for all ages included in the subscription.

For the healthy snacker: Daily Harvest

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Daily Harvest makes eating organic and sustainable fruits and vegetables more accessible thanks to its weekly and monthly subscription services. Plans are based on the number of items desired per shipment (nine, 14, or 24) and delivery frequency (weekly or monthly). With more than 80 nourishing, chef-crafted options for any time of day, Daily Harvest offers smoothies, bowls, bakes, flatbreads, soups, snacks, desserts, and beverages that are easy to make, tasty, and healthy. If you don’t want to gift a full subscription, start with a one-time custom gift box, where the recipient can select any nine items of their choosing to try.

For the financially minded: Treasury App ($99 per year)

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Want to encourage a loved one to start investing this holiday season? Treasury is a non-judgmental investing community founded by Tori Dunlap of Her First 100k. It uses jargon-free educational videos, articles, and tools to explain investing to interested beginners. Each subscription starts with a one-hour Investing 101 live workshop to teach the basics of investing in a way that’s fun, simple, and approachable. Afterwards, users gain access to the Treasury platform which features investment management tools, live coaching and quarterly deep-dive workshops, Q and As with experts, community challenges, and more.

Looking for more? Check out 5 Gifts Perfect for Boosting Financial Wellness This Holiday Season.

For someone with a green thumb: Horti (starting at $20)

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Research from Rutgers University found that flowers have an immediate impact on happiness and a long-term positive effect on mood. Beyond that, a study from Trees.com and Pollfish reported that 93 percent of older Americans feel keeping plants helped their mental health during the pandemic. Now, the Horti plant subscription box can help keep those positive vibes growing all year long. The thoughtfully designed boxes offer recipients different levels of plant care with tools, tips, and plants included in each shipment. Users can choose from options like “new to planting,” “pet-friendly,” and “Horti’s pick” as well as select the color of pots they prefer. Suitable for plant newbies or experts, Horti ships nationwide and shipping costs are included in the six- and 12-month subscription options.

For the homebody: Introverts Retreat box (starting at $36.99 per month plus shipping)

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For those who would rather stay in and recharge rather than head out for a night on the town, the Introverts Retreat Box sends everything needed for a relaxing night in straight to your door, month after month. Each box contains one hand-poured soy candle, a one-pound bag of luxury scented bath salts, a bar of handmade soap with fragrance, a small-batch snack handmade from a local small business, and a new mass-market novel of the subscriber’s choosing. To ensure members are only reading books they love, Introverts Retreat Box enacted the The Best Book Promise, where if someone doesn’t love the book they received in their subscription box, Introverts Retreat will send over another book from its Rescue Book Collection (a collection of publisher overstock copies that need a loving home) for free. As an added bonus, the three-, six-, and 12-month subscriptions come with a complimentary book review journal in the first box.

For the insightful one: Silk and Sonder Monthly (starting at $15.75 per month)

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Silk and Sonder is based on the belief that all it takes is five minutes a day to see positive change and meaningful results in all areas of life, which is why the Silk and Sonder journals are easy to use and promote daily reflection. Included in each subscription is a monthly wellness planner featuring daily, weekly, and monthly calendar spreads; trackers for habits, moods, meals, and more; journaling prompts; and evidence-based exercises. To encourage continued use, access to a 21-day journaling program with guided audio reflections is included, along with a members-only community and app with personalized prompts, affirmations, peer-to-peer support, virtual classes, workshops, and more.

Looking for more? Check out Your Go-To Mental Wellness Holiday Gift Guide.

About The Author
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Samantha (Sam) is a digital and content strategist who has been covering the health, wellness, and hospitality industries since 2016. A journalism graduate of Rider University, she has bylines in American Spa, American Salon, Travel Agent Central, Luxury Travel Advisor, International Meetings Review, BroadwayWorld, The Odyssey, and more. When she’s not working, she enjoys listening to podcasts, visiting Instagrammable art exhibits, looking for new restaurants to try, and petting dogs she passes on the street.