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The Best Food Subscriptions

Prolong the life of a gourmet gift by choosing a food subscription.

There is a downside to giving food or drink as a gift...it tends to get scoffed, and forgotten. There is an easy way, however, to prolong the life and effect of a gourmet gift - and that is with a subscription to one of these fantastic sites. Now your gift can be received repeatedly throughout the year with minimal effort and maximum brownie points on your behalf.

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Abel & Cole

All manner of fruit, veg and meat boxes are on offer from this award winning company, from upwards of £11.50 a week for an extra small box, and will arrive filled with a selection of sumptuous seasonal goodies from garden and field.

The Cheese Society

A monthly selection of delectable cheeses for the most committed of fromage fanatics. Annual subscription £408.

Whisky Tasting Company

Perfect for budding whisky connoisseurs. Send a beautifully presented whisky tasting set every quarter for the enthusiast to learn about, taste and enjoy twenty new single malt and blended whiskies. From £110.

Rare Tea Company

A selection of the most popular teas and herbs, nothing too esoteric, but all of them reassuringly delicious. Six or twelve month subscriptions, with deliveries of three tins every other month. From £75.

The 60 Second Chef

All the basics of cooking and nutrition in bite-size 60 second lessons. The affordable, easy way to become confident in the kitchen. £29.95 for the online course.

Carnivore Club

Artisan charcuterie subscription with a monthly delivery of four to six meats from a unique British charcutier. From £90 for three month subscription.

Craft Gin Club

Every month, you'll receive one very special bottle of gin, including rare and exclusive editions not available elsewhere in a treat-filled Gin of the Month box. From £40

Cooked

Cooked membership makes the perfect gift for the cook in your life, with access to over 23,000 recipes from hundreds of cookbooks from top chefs, expert tips and inspiration. Annual membership £36.

Beer52

The craft beer discovery club, working with small independent breweries. Each month, the recipient will get eight different beers and Ferment Magazine. From £24 a month.

Hotel Chocolat

A delicious box of chocolates (dark, milk, flavoured - name your poison) will arrive each month. Tasting Club six month subscription £110.

Berry Bros & Rudd

A perfect gift for the busy wine buff. A mixed case will arrive every two months containing a mixture of fine wines. From £360 for six month gift subscription.

Pampas Plains

For the meat lover. Each month for three months, you can send out a steak sampler pack to a loved one. A meat feast. £145.

TASTE Cocktails

For the cocktail lover or wannabe mixologist, a monthly box containing premium ingredients, recipes and information about the history of the drinks. £29 per month

Pact Coffee

Introducing coffee lovers to their new favourite brew method and their new favourite coffees. Buy a credit note as a gift, determining the amount and the recipient sets up an account.

Cure & Simple

Artisan bacon subscription service delivered by post. Cure & Simple supports independent producers and retailers throughout the UK. There are three plans to choose from starting at £6.40 a week.

Graze

Banish bad snacking for good! Send a dieting friend a regular box of healthy snacks, such as nuts, dips, olives and crackers. From £3.99 in the post - perfect for grazing away a day in the office.

Sponge

What better way to spoil someone, but to appeal to their sweet tooth? Sponge will send a 7” or 9” cake once a month for 3 months (£50) or for 12 months (£180).

Garlic Lover's Club

A parcel of garlic goodness delivered monthly, including long-keeping garlic and some garlic inspired produce, with exclusive 'members only' discounts. £19.95 inc p&p.

The Spicery

Cook and discover exciting food from around the world. The Monthly Spiceboxes make cooking with real spices easy. Subscriptions from £22.

BiteToSavour

Receive four individual, seasonal gourmet hampers so you can experience and discover new flavours throughout the year. The Seasonal Subscription costs £130.

Meg Rivers

Membership of the Cake Club ensures that cakes are delivered by post to your door every month of the year. The ultimate treat for the true cake fan! £65.

The Shortbread Gift Company

A monthly delivery of gooey chocolatey handmade brownies made from the finest ingredients. Choose from twelve flavours to be popped through the letterbox. Three, six or twelve month subscription. From £24.99

The Tiny Marmalade

Jam on Toast Club, the club for jam lovers. Discover six new and original jams each month, using seasonal and fair trade ingredients, in small batches. £56

Eat Your Books

Bring your collection of cookery books back to life. List your own collection and Eat Your Books' search engine will find all your recipes in your cookbooks, magazines and favourite blogs. $3 per month