18 gift memberships to make life easier this holiday season — from Amazon Prime to Thrive Market

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We commonly associate the word “gift” with a neatly wrapped box holding a tangible product inside, but the best gifts can sometimes be more than a piece of jewelry, a phone accessory, or a home tech gadget

Don’t forget about services and memberships as viable gift options. They’re just as thoughtful and useful, sometimes even more so, because they tend to be more customizable and centered around convenience. 

With the following gifts, you can purchase a gift card with an amount of your choice, or gift the membership directly to your recipient. We found services and memberships you probably didn’t think of, like a grocery delivery service and a city-wide studio fitness pass. 

Looking for more gift ideas? Check out all of Insider Picks’ holiday gift guides for 2018 here.

A designer clothing rental membership

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Rent the Runway Unlimited Membership, $ 159

This disruptive company has made a name for itself by changing the way women dress and approach clothing ownership. Instead of wasting money and letting seldom-worn clothes pile up in their closet, they can rotate through designer clothing for a set price each month. Use it for work, weddings, or just everyday life. 

An Amazon Prime membership

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Amazon Prime Gift Membership, from $ 39

If you’re tired of your sibling or roommate mooching off your Prime account, give the gift of their very own Prime membership this year. You’ll find all the benefits of a membership here, but a few highlights are of course, free two-day shipping, movie and TV streaming through Prime Video, and access to Amazon Fresh.

You can gift a three-month membership for $ 39, or an annual membership for $ 119. 

The best way to help your parent friends find a good babysitter

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UrbanSitter Gift Card, $ 25-$ 200

Parents who desperately need a night to themselves but have trouble finding a sitter will surely benefit from using nationwide service UrbanSitter, which is home to over 150,000 trusted babysitters.

A $ 34.95 one-month access pass (or $ 99.95 annual membership) allows parents to browse, interview, and book a sitter that meets their needs. The site also gathers mutual connections and recommendations from their community of fellow parents. 


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