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Top 5 Subscription Boxes for Food Wine and Dogs

Let's break it down. What's a subscription box, or box of the month, and why might you need one? At Gay Dining we're always looking for products and services that could make your everyday a little brighter, easier and fun. That's why we put together our Top 5 list of quality monthly subscriptions that you might want right now. For breakfast, snacks, wine, flowers and dogs, too. Read more...

First, subscription boxes are a great way to sample or try new products. Second, it's a way to automate delivery of a product that you use on a regular basis and need to replenish. And finally, it's an opportunity to enjoy high-quality, out-of-the-ordinary items and experiences, sometimes delivered for free and at reasonable prices. And if not for yourself, they make great gift giving.

With shoppers not able to venture outside as much today, taking advantage of quality products offered by subscription, or even single delivery, makes sense. Sometimes items are only available by subscription, usually direct from the manufacturer or distributer, which can filter down to quality products at fair prices and that get delivered right to your door. Let us show you 5 subscriptions we love RIGHT NOW and some offers to save money:

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"A convenient and healthy breakfast alternative."

It's so simple. You customize your monthly box by choosing one of four different flavor packs - Berry, Cacao, Clementine or Green. Or a Variety Box. They arrive frozen (with dry ice), 20 packs per box, and ready to transfer to your freezer. You can also add extras to your shipment like collagen peptides.

We loved finding out about SmoothieBox for a few reasons. Almost all their ingredients are organic, which means by default Non-GMO. We also like this offer to you: free shipping on all orders, even single orders.

As an example of the quality, the Berry Smoothie ingredients are Organic Strawberries, Organic Wild Blueberries, Organic Cauliflower and Smoothie Chips which are sweet potato puree, banana puree, raw hemp seeds, lemon juice and beet juice. The ingredients are whole and natural. You just blend with the milk of your choice or water and add your own extras like almond butter or chia seeds.


"Experience the joy of farm-to-vase flowers."

We were very excited learning about BloomsyBox. First, who doesn't like the idea of fresh flowers arriving monthly? Ideal for yourself, gifts, holidays and professional gifts as well. And we like that they sell single-varietal bunches, meaning no mixed bouquets with unnecessary filler. Their wrappings are also eco-friendly paper, no plastic.

BloomsyBox sources their flowers directly (which means savings) from Holland, South America and California. They're hand-cut and arriving to your door within 2 to 4 days so it's optimally fresh. We especially like the Rainforest Sunrise bouquet with Orange Heliconias and tropical greenery sourced from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms. And we like the Amalfi Purple Orchid Duo. Only like roses? They have a subscription for that, too

BloomsyBox offers weekly, bi-weekly and monthly plans all with free shipping. You're able to pause or cancel plans anytime.

And we like their offer to you: 10% off your first subscription with offer code BIGGERBLOOMS.


"Helping small family wineries share their handcrafted wines."

Artisan wines from California and the Pacific Northwest with a Love It guarantee. Another simple and easy subscription perfect for you or as a gift, and attainable for as little as under $50 per month.

We like The California Wine Club for their artisan selections, simplicity and value and they've been around since 1990. Their best selling subscription is the Premiere Series Club. Your can choose 2, or 4, bottles per month. Customize how you like: 2 reds all the same or different. The same with whites. Or you could do one red, one white. And we like this offer to you: 30% off your first shipment with promo code 1990 valid until September 30th.

Each wine club shipment includes Uncorked, their guide on tasting notes, news from the California wine scene and wine tips. You also get a Personal Wine Consultant to help you with preferences. And if you find a bottle you really like you get special pricing on cases including $1 shipping per case. One of our favorite benefits, included with subscriptions, is VIP tours and wine tastings at the wineries they feature.


"A monthly box of healthy snacks."

We like this idea. Snacks that are organic and Non-GMO delivered every month. If you find you're spending more time at home this is something to look forward to for both adults and kids, or, as a gift to someone spending a lot of time at home.

UrthBox ships full-size products (no sample sizes) and has 4 box style options: Classic, Gluten Free, Vegan and Diet. You can customize to receive up to 30 products per box with prices as low as $19.99 per month. Their standards are strict on what they include. They consider ingredients, nutrition and manufacturing standards. Snacks include juices / cleanses, cookies, dried meats, nuts & seeds, chips, granola, super foods, snack bars and sweets. You can also add on items from categories like personal care and supplements.

This subscription is fun, reasonably priced, includes free shipping and is easy to cancel if you'd like. Right now they're offering surprise summer items in the July & August boxes and we also like this summer offer to you: $10 off your order with a free bonus box to share using promo code SUMMERLOVE.


"Fresh, healthy dog food delivered to your door."

Finally, our dog family members have to eat, too! We appreciate the quality and convenience that Ollie delivers. Their dog food is made from healthy, human-grade ingredients and they offer convenience and fulfill a need by having your pup's food delivered on a flexible schedule. No more late night runs to the store for sub-par food.

Ollie's plans are tailored to your dog's individual needs (age, breed, activity level...) and start at just $3 per day. Their food is made with high-quality ingredients like meats, fruits, vegetables and superfoods like chia seed. No by-products or preservatives. They also offer a 100% money-back guarantee and free shipping. The meals are delivered fresh, sealed and insulated and ready to serve or freeze up to 6 months.

In addition to feeling safe serving Ollie meals because they test every batch before shipment, you can notice you dog having better overall health. Shinier coats, better smelling breath and managed weight are all benefits. Plus we like their offer to you: 50% OFF your first box.

To summarize, do you need a monthly subscription box? Maybe. We think there's no reason not to try. Monthly subscriptions make great gifts or can add a little excitement to your own door with a delivery. They can also bring automation to something you already do, like feed the dogs. And sometimes you get higher quality products shipped direct from the manufacturer with added savings and most times free shipping, like the subscriptions we like and listed here.

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