The gift that keeps on giving, subscription services make for excellent presents—and opportunities to treat yourself. Spanning a variety of categories, these delivered-directly-to-your-doorstep packages are ideally suited for a more stay-at-home lifestyle, offering up something new, pretty, practical, or stimulating on a regular basis. Here, we share five Scouted subscription services recommended by TSG editors across the country that are offered by local businesses in their cities—and available to a wide audience. From new wines to try to your next favorite read to artistic inspiration and more, these options are sure to deliver delight.
Art with Adele
Offered by: Adele Sypesteyn, an artist based in New Orleans, Louisiana
What it is: A membership that’s essentially a course in art school, during which Sypesteyn offers simple lessons that will help you grow as an artist and create paintings that you love while having fun. The membership includes weekly art tutorials consisting of demonstrations, step-by-step descriptions, and explanations; monthly book reviews on helpful volumes that address creativity, color, and more; monthly interviews about creativity from different types of people in the art world (such as artists, a gallery owner, an interior designer, a musician, and an architect); and monthly downloadable resources, such as “7 Ways to Get Unstuck in Your Painting” and a checklist on how to know when your painting is finished.
The details: $15/month until September 1, 2020, when the price will be $25/month (so sign up now!).
Kentwool Socks Subscription
Offered by: Kentwool, a performance sock company based in Greenville, South Carolina
What it is: Available for men and women, these year-long subscription packages include a shipment of four socks every four months, with three deliveries in total. Subscribers will receive classic ankle and classic low styles at a 15% discount. Kentwool socks are favored by professional golfers and offer a “Blister-Free Guarantee.” They are infused with a proprietary blend of super fine merino wool yarn that’s combined with premium natural and high-tech fibers for a soft, absorbent, breathable, and durable product that’s ideal for walking, running, and exercising.
The details: The total price $65. Orders will ship every four months, for a total of three shipments. Shipping is free.
Dandy Roll Book Club
Offered by: Dandy Roll, a gift and print shop located in Rogers, Arkansas
What it is: A monthly book pick (which might be fiction, nonfiction, a classic, a new release, a graphic novel, or a young adult book) selected by staff members, including Dandy Roll co-owner and avid reader Courtney Smith—and an opportunity to join a discussion (remotely) about the title. You can also opt in to receive a piece of custom swag as part of your monthly subscription for an additional fee.
The details: $23/month (or $25 one-time fee) for the book and monthly discussion, $30/month (or $33 one-time fee) for the book, monthly discussion, and surprise swag item.
Greenhill Vineyards Case Club
Offered by: Greenhill Vineyards, a beautiful boutique winery located in Middleburg, Virginia, that produces 100% Virginia wines.
What it is: Oenophiles can select one of three subscription plans: a Bi-Monthly option in which they’ll receive two bottles six months a year, a Quarterly option in which they’ll receive three bottles four times a year, and an Annual membership in which they’ll receive 12 bottles one time a year. Members receive a 15% discount on wine bottle purchases, and after two consecutive years of membership, the discount increases to 20%. In addition to receiving bottles of wine, subscribers have exclusive access to the members-only Club Areas at the vineyard, and receive complimentary tastings during each visit as well as invitations to club release parties and other special events for members. Current releases include their 2018 Merlot, 2019 Viognier, 2018 Blanc de Blancs, 2014 Reserve Blanc de Blancs, 2018 Reserve Chardonnay, 2018 Reserve Chardonnay, 2018 Petit Verdot, and more.
The details: The cost of the Case Club includes twelve bottles plus tax per year. The price varies on the bottles selected. Currently, Greenhill Vineyards cannot ship to the following states: AL, AK, AZ, CT, DE, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MS, MT, ND, NE, NH, NM, OK, OR, OH, RI, SD, TN, VT, WA, WI, WY.
Offered by: Twill, a women’s clothing and lifestyle boutique in Greenville, South Carolina
What it is: A box of outfits from the fashionable shop that’s curated based on your personal style, requests, and desired price point. “With one of the largest inventories of denim in the southeast, they can even help you find the best pair of jeans,” notes The Scout Guide Greenville editor Amanda Arscott. (There are also lots of comfortable yet chic pieces that are perfect for Zoom calls or cocktail hours.) Keep what you want, and ship back the rest using the return label provided.
The details: Price varies based on your needs and preferences. For details, call 864.520.2486
Featured image taken at Greenhill Vineyards by Tyler Cadenas / Forthright Films. Art with Adele is featured in The Scout Guide New Orleans. Kentwool and Twill are featured in The Scout Guide Greenville. Dandy Roll is featured in The Scout Guide Northwest Arkansas. Greenhill Vineyards is featured in The Scout Guide Hunt Country.