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Artisanal products from Portland Apothecary.
Photo © Ben Alsop

Instead of seasonal vegetables, these mail-order boxes are filled with things like hand-blended teas and small-batch spirits.

Herbal Remedies
Portland Apothecary marks each season with a new assortment of teas (like roasted-dandelion chai) and food-based beauty products (such as a grapefruit scrub). $140 per box; portlandapothecary.com

Chef Care Packages
F&W Best New Chefs 2009 Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo curate themed shipments for Quarterly Co., including items like Microplanes and Red Boat fish sauce. $50 per box; quarterly.co

Manly Gifts
Whiskey-aging kits, rare cigars and handcrafted canvas Dopp kits come in "Boxes of Awesome" from Bespoke Post, a monthly subscription service. $45 per box; bespokepost.com

Meat of the Month
Every month, Carnivore Club sends out charcuterie from producers like the Smoking Goose in Indianapolis. $50 per box; carnivoreclub.ca

Curated Cocktail Kits
Two cocktail recipes (chosen by mixologists like Todd Thrasher of Virginia's Restaurant Eve) and all the necessary ingredients arrive monthly, courtesy of Julibox. $40 per box; julibox.com

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