Unique Subscription Boxes You Need to Check Out

Updated by Timothy Paradis

There’s never a bad time to try something new and exciting. To bring extra joy into your monthly routine, we’ve pored over the Cratejoy marketplace to curate the most unique subscription boxes anywhere. From wacky foods to practical gadgets to DIY craft projects, there’s a fun subscription box for everyone (and every price point)!

4-Ever Fresh

4-Ever Fresh

From $11.90 per box
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What You’ll Get: Treat yourself with FaceTory, a K-beauty subscription box filled with a new set of sheet masks every month. If you’re not familiar with K-beauty, this subscription box will introduce you to some of the best products curated by self-described “sheet mask junkies.” It’s also really affordable — just under $12 a month — so if you’re hesitant to make the leap into a new beauty routine, you won’t have to worry about breaking the bank.

Shipping: We ship our boxes within 1-4 days of receiving the order.

“I got this subscription for my wife. She says: ‘I absolutely ADORE this subscription box - it is the highlight of my month. The masks are beautifully curated and the customer service is impeccable. Shout out to the LookatMe Sweet Honey Bear mask, which feels and smells like a dream. I recommend this box to everyone I talk to!’” — Evgenii F.

Scent Club Box

Scent Club Box

From $29.83 per box
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Scents can mean so much. They can inspire, they can empower, and they can uplift. Delivered monthly as either a single perfume roller or a full box of fun, the consciously crafted fragrances from Wicked Good Perfume celebrate everything aromatherapy represents — a moment to oneself to reflect, a pause to set expectations for the day, and a powerful self-care second.

Shipping: Order today, your first box will ship by tomorrow! Thank you for supporting a woman owned small, handcrafted business, New Subscribers: your first box is shipped within 1-2 business days of ordering (Monday-Saturday). Subsequent boxes ship the 10-15th of the following month. Fast & Free Shipping! #SmellWickedGood

“I am in love with this box!! The scents are so good and the packaging is so simple and cute. It's a great box!! Love love love!” – Amy W.

Box of Matter

Box of Matter

From $37.46 per box
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Described as part museum and part lab project, each month brings objects of intrigue such as rare crystals, ancient fossils, wartime artifacts, natural specimens, and items with scientific significance, like authentic NASA computer chips.

Shipping: Your first box will ship ASAP. The following boxes are shipped monthly. Free US Shipping & reduced international rates. If you have any questions, click the "Contact Seller" button below.

“Probably one of my favorite subscription boxes EVER! If you have kids and they love knowledge and seek out information constantly, this box is an education easter egg that initiates the start of great conversation and exciting exploration into learning. My daughter loved it and my husband and I were kind of jealous, but in a good way.” – Krista T.

The Original Vintage English Teatime Box - Eat, Drink, Read & Keep

The Original Vintage English Teatime Box - Eat, Drink, Read & Keep

From $36.79 per box
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Vintage Teatime delivers everything needed to enjoy afternoon tea with a great read. Each month subscribers can expect a new book, a variety of 8 teabags, biscuits, and a vintage teacup complete with a saucer and plate. All boxes also include a surprise gift to compliment tea time!

Shipping: Free delivery for UK subscribers

“I absolutely love these boxes the tea sets are beautiful, I enjoy trying the tea always fun to try flavors I would probably not buy on my own. The books are always fun to read and the biscuits are very yummy.” – Sandi B.

Tinned Fish Club

Tinned Fish Club

From $29.99 per box
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Tinned fish is having a moment in the culinary world—and with good reason. Not only is tinned fish a versatile ingredient or snack on its own, it’s also just downright delicious. Not to mention fish comes packed with Omega-3s and other nutritional benefits. From cod to salmon to sardines, with this subscription, they’ll fill their pantry with self-stable fish from around the world.

Shipping: We try our best to send out first time orders within 5 business days. We can also take some special requests if you just email us. Thank you for your support of our small business!

“Excellent product and service. Bought this as a gift and they couldn’t be happier with this box. I am getting my own subscription after seeing the gift.” – Travis C.

Monthly Mercantile Box

Monthly Mercantile Box

From $45.00 per box
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Celebrate all things Appalachian with this thoughtfully curated gift box filled with Appalachian foods, crafts, and home goods. Your gift receiver will enjoy a collection of six to seven high-quality, full-sized products each month (or quarterly if you select the Seasonal Mercantile Box), along with a recipe and information about the products’ makers.

Shipping: We aim to ship our subscription boxes within 3 business days of your order. Your box will renew on the 15th of the following month, or season. Order by December 15th for guaranteed Christmas delivery.

“Great box! I gave it as a Christmas present to my sister and her boyfriend. They both loved the variety of products in it. Everything was unique and high quality!” – Courtney

Hot Sauce of the Month Club - Monthly

Hot Sauce of the Month Club - Monthly

From $14.99 per box
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Aficionados at the Heat Hot Sauce Shop are bringing the heat to everyone who claims hot sauce as their favorite condiment with the Hot Sauce of the Month Club. The atomic-sauce experts put their skills to good use, selecting 1 or 3 full-size bottles of award-winning hot sauces in a preferred heat range.

Shipping: Orders placed now will ship January 1st. You can use our printable gift notes or send a gift email to notify the recipient. If you'd like to have your box shipped early, let us know by replying to the confirmation email.

"I bought this as a gift for my boyfriend and so far it’s amazing! He loves putting hot sauce on his eggs in the morning and this subscription is such a fun way for him to try different kinds of hot sauce and so far he’s loving it!" - Emma P.

Finders Seekers Mysteries

Finders Seekers Mysteries

From $26.40 per box
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Solve puzzles while traveling the world with this thrilling escape room game! Finders Seekers is the perfect gift for puzzle solvers and mystery fans who loves a challenge! Enjoy this game with the family or venture off and uncover complex clues with a single use mystery game inclusive of hands-on and online gameplay.

Shipping: We ship on the 23rd of each month, for all orders placed by the 21st. All subsequent games will ship by the 23rd of each month. For last-minute gifts, we provide a fun PDF gift message that you can personalize and email or print. Shipping is $6 within the US, Canada shipping: $7.95.

“I have been getting Finders Seekers boxes for over a year, and I cannot lie, I'm obsessed. The mysteries are a lot of fun, and they are so much fun to do with friends, especially those that haven't done something like this before. Occasionally, the puzzles are evil (I'm looking at you, Paris box!), but the fact that after a year they can still challenge me is a good thing.” - Rachel C.

Paranormal T-Shirt Puzzle Subscription

Paranormal T-Shirt Puzzle Subscription

From $17.00 per box
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Shipping: If your order is received during the first week of the month, it will ship with the current batch. If it is received after that shipment has gone out, your subscription will start the following month.

Gaming Guru (Monthly)

Gaming Guru (Monthly)

From $29.99 per box
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One of the best gifts for those who are addicted to board games is UnboxBoardom. Each box contains new games for every interest and experience level. Every month, the box includes something for the gaming guru. Every other month will include a new game for the causal gamer, and every three months the box includes a new game for beginners.

Shipping: Your box will ship around the 15th of your scheduled month. Please order by the end of the previous month to get the current box. NOTE: Gift notification messages will be sent at time of purchase unless specified otherwise in gift message box at checkout.

"Loved getting games each month this winter! It gave my husband and I something to look forward to and it was fun trying out new games we wouldn’t typically pick out!! Great customer service as well!" - Christine S.

The Adults & Crafts Crate

The Adults & Crafts Crate

From $32.00 per box
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There’s no need to get bogged down in project planning when the pros behind the Adults & Crafts Crate have got it covered. Each monthly box sends at least 1 new Pinterest-worthy craft project, including all the supplies, tools, and illustrated step-by-steps to teach new crafting techniques while making one-of-a-kind keepsakes.

Shipping: New orders will ship within five business days! If you need a gift printout before we ship, just message us! Then, will ship around the 25th of each month. If you need a kit by a certain date (i.e. birthday), just message us after you order and we will get that set up for you! You can order now even if you want it to start in the future.

"I received the engraving kit and I love it! I practiced on an old glass weigh scale to get the hang of engraving. I then started the glass coasters using pictures off google. I am sooo happy with how they turned out! It’s very relaxing and is a great stress reliever. I have a few people now wanting me to make them sets of coasters :)" - Megan T.

FEBRUARY Dog Mom Box

FEBRUARY Dog Mom Box

From $39.99 per box
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Fur babies and their moms are getting the royal treatment with the monthly Dog Mom Box. A great way to treat them both, each curated box brings a mix of high-quality treats, wearables, and durable toys for her favorite four-legged friend, along with some eclectic gift items for the doting dog mom, including witty apparel and dog-mom swag like paw print-shaped bath bombs.

Shipping: All orders placed within the calendar month will ship on the 4th of the following month. THANK YOU!

"Amazing gift that will leave anyone smiling. Products are high quality and very affordable" - Gabriel

Mystic Pup Box - Bimonthly Plan

Mystic Pup Box - Bimonthly Plan

From $43.25 per box
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Dogs offer companionship, loyalty and love, and the crew at Mystic Pup Box think it's high time that they get in on the self-care subscription box action. Every monthly box delivers self-care and spiritual goodies for pooches and their proud pet parents.

Shipping: This is the box you’ve been looking for! 💗 We are a bimonthly (every other month) box! The boxes ship the first week of the following months: February, April, June, August, October, December and subscription billing is on the 15th of every other month.

“My pup Minnie and I had so much fun opening this box. Very happy with all the magical surprises. We can't wait for the next one!” – Aiko B.

Celebrate States!

Celebrate States!

From $44.00 per box
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Celebrate States will allow you to support small businesses from all over the country while staying in the comforts of home. A great gift for travel lovers and adventurous souls, each month features a different state, sending small-batch treats and artisan goods from local businesses, along with interactive information and fun facts. Explore and expand your horizons with every box.

Shipping: We will ship your first box between two and five business days of your order. Subsequent boxes ship between the 11th and 22nd of each month.

“As a Geography Teacher, I have been getting this box for over a year and have been nothing but happy! They always have great stuff sourced from each specific state that delights me and/or makes me say “wow! I didn’t know that came from there!”. They also always include great print info about the state like travel brochures, maps, visitor’s guides etc that adds extra information and value. Very worthwhile purchase!! Highly recommended!” – Layne S.

Sealed with Irish Love Box

Sealed with Irish Love Box

From $46.50 per box
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Call on the luck of the Irish to help sustain your love via this unique gifting option: Sealed with Irish Love supports Irish makers, producers, designers and independent businesses who are passionate about their craft. In each box, you can expect to find 3-5 specially curated items from Ireland. Each item is sourced from the best of traditional & emerging homegrown Irish talent. And as for the bespoke element? Many of the gifts are handmade, so the attention to detail and quality is excellent.

Shipping: Shipping costs only $12 monthly to US. Gift our gorgeous April box. Your gift recipient will receive an email that a box of Irish goodies is on its way. It's a wonderful piece of Ireland shipped from Ireland to your doorstep - Sealed with Irish Love. Subscribe before 31st April.

"I ordered a few of these boxes as Christmas gifts for family and friends. They've each sent me great reviews/photos of the boxes they received. Really nice selection of handcrafted items and food. I highly recommend!" - Ann M.

What Sort of Fun Subscription Boxes Are Right for Me?

People with the Travel Bug

Do you and your family hit the road in an RV? We’ve got a Glampfire Box that’s specifically designed for your lifestyle. They’re filled with goodies like accessories, gear, and snacks – exactly what you need to make memories extra special. If you’re a “sharp” person, maybe you’ll love our Knife Club . Grow your collection – and improve your outdoor skills – with these fun subscription boxes for adults.

Pet Lovers of All Persuasions

It doesn’t matter if you’re a dog person or a cat person: We’ve compiled unique subscription gifts to celebrate your furriest of friends. The Mystic Pup Box is loaded with natural dog treats and toys for Fido – and spiritual items for you. Best of all, each purchase supports artisans and women-owned small businesses. If you’re a self-professed cat lady , don’t miss out on a monthly gift box that’s chock full of shirts, home decor, and “ameowzing” toys for your favorite feline.

People with Precise Palettes

While Cratejoy offers an astonishing number of baking and cooking kits, you’re looking for a more unique subscription box. Is a monthly assortment of tinned fish interesting enough to satiate your taste buds? If you’ve got an adventurous palate, you can’t go wrong with an alcohol-infused jerky box . Root beer, ginger ale, and fruity sodas, oh my! Top things off with a 6-count gourmet soda box that arrives with a monthly theme.

The Clever & Crafty Crowd

If you’re a creative type, it can feel difficult to choose a new craft or hobby. What could be better than getting your hands on fun subscription boxes that constantly inspire you? Run your hands through strands of designer-quality beads, pendants, and findings with the Bargain Bead Box . Want to turn your penmanship into a business? With The InkyBox , you’ll hone your creative skills to develop wedding invitations, scrapbooks, and more!

Gamers Who Recognize Game

Go beyond the games aisle of your local big-box store and have unique and interesting puzzles, board games , and other immersive gameplay shipped directly to your home each month! On Cratejoy, you’ll be able to find new games that you can’t find anywhere else.