UNDATED -- Subscriptions are great because they remind the person all year long you're thinking of them. You don't have to leave the house to get one and you can control how much you spend.
Normally, when you think of subscriptions you think magazines.
but LifeHacker.com has even better ideas.
Loot Crate is a monthly subscription that includes geeky-fun gamer-themed toys, comic books, accessories that matches a theme; zombies, comic book heroes, Star Wars.
It's about $14 a month plus shipping.
Birchbox is for someone into fashion, style and beauty.
Every month they get a box filled with beauty and fashion samples. A woman's subscription is $10 a month a man's is $20.
And Mistobox is for the coffee lover!
This is a great way to get fresh roasted and small batches of coffee to try.
You can get the $20 a month plan or the $35 month plan.
Many of these subscriptions you can buy for the whole year, or you can give for just a few months.