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Forget boring boxed chocolates or a bottle of red wine. Try The World offers a novel alternative for almost anyone on your list.

Year round, the subscription-based box service delivers gourmet goods themed around a different part of the world. For around $35 a box, you get different global delicacies every two months. But during the holiday season, a one-time purchase of $50 will buy you the "Holiday Box."

It includes seven to ten different holiday treats, including Urbani Tartufi Black Truffles from Italy, Rip Van Wafels from the Netherlands, and a traditional Brazilian chocolate spread, Bazzar Brigadeiro.

To get your box before the holiday, orders need to be placed by December 17.

First published December 12, 2014: 8:31 PM ET