Gift Guide: Boxes That Surprise Your Besties with Care from Afar

Updated by Akina Chargualaf

A bond between two people is something that should be celebrated. Whether you’re sending a birthday gift, holiday greeting, or something “just because,” a best friend gift box is the perfect way to say that you care.

The Best Curated Boxes to Send to Friends

Don’t even think about shipping your friend something impersonal! Scroll through our selection of bestie gifts to find a box that suits their tastes and preferences perfectly!

Explore Local Box Monthly

Explore Local Box Monthly

From $45.00 per box
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Take a tasty trip to a new town without leaving the house, thanks to the Explore Local box. Each month, this subscription service spotlights a different U.S. city. They’ll receive a curated selection of artisanal snacks and locally-made treats from that region, along with a beautiful watercolor map and fun facts. It’s a neat way to discover small businesses and local artisans, and it’s the perfect spring subscription box for people who love to travel. With the Explore Local Box, they can sample a little taste of a whole new place.

Shipping: Your first box ships within 3 days of purchase. All subsequent boxes ship the first week of the month. Order by the 14th to receive this month's box.

"GREAT GIFT, GREAT BOX. They support small businesses all around the country and choose the very best locally made items for each month. 10/10 reommend!" - Gene E.

Monthly Medium Luxury Candle Subscription Box

Monthly Medium Luxury Candle Subscription Box

From $26.95 per box
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One of the best gifts for those who love to make their home warm and cozy is Wickbox. A simple gift that brings inviting scents and plenty of charm to any space, each scented candle offers plenty of burn time and fragrances that are customized to a personal scent profile. Hand-poured into luxurious jars that can be used around the home once the candle is finished, this box is the perfect gift for your favorite person!

Shipping: For subscribers who sign up after the 20th, your first box will ship the following month. Your subscription will automatically renew on the 23rd of each month for the following month's box. You can skip a month or cancel your subscription by logging into your online account at any time.

“This was a gift for my mom and it was such a hit! She loved the packaging and candles sent each month!” - Bethany D.

Baking fun!

Baking fun!

From $49.41 per box
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Simplifying the baking process from start to finish, each kit contains pre-measured whole-food ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions to create picture-perfect cakes, pies, and cupcakes for all to enjoy!

Shipping: Orders placed before the fourth of the month will ship that month's box. Orders placed after the fourth of the month will receive the following month's box. Don't hesitate to reach out to let us know when you want to begin!

“These ginger cookies were fun and easy to make. They came out perfectly! They were soft and delicious, and I really liked the added touch of the white chocolate and sprinkles.” – Kelsey S.

Crystal of the Month

Crystal of the Month

From $14.50 per box
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Delve into a world of well-being with Enchanted Crystal, sending curated crystals and minerals from across the globe. Choose from the Crystal of the Month plan, delivering a single stone, or the Crystal Variety Box which includes a mix of 4 to 6 crystals and a handcrafted cloth grid. Hand-selected with intention and packaged in eco-friendly materials, both subscription options include a bonus assortment of mini crystals and minerals.

Shipping: New subscriber's first box ships within 5 business days. Our crystals and minerals are natural, as the earth created them. This means our inventory is limited and ever-changing. We may use polished or shaped natural crystals to add to your enchantment. Boxes are custom-made every month, and not all subscribers will receive the same selections. ❤️

“My daughter LOVES this subscription box. I had to stop deliveries for a couple of months around Xmas and she was SO UPSET. Great Quality and Info... Thank you. Keep up the good work!!! We appreciate you....” – Angela J.

Vegancuts Monthly Beauty Box

Vegancuts Monthly Beauty Box

From $26.99 per box
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Backed by plenty of 5-star reviews, the Vegancuts Monthly Beauty Box is one of the best subscription boxes to get a sampling of the wide world of clean beauty products. With years of experience behind them, let the pros deliver a selection of top-quality, health-promoting products like artisan soaps, serums, mists, and more. Treat a loved one to a box that's guaranteed to be 100% vegan and cruelty-free.

Shipping: $60-$110+ of luxurious cruelty-free beauty in each box. New orders placed before the 10th of a month will ship by the 17th of the same month. Orders placed between the 11th to end-of-month will ship by the 2nd of the following month. Renewals ship by the 17th of renewal month.

“Great customer service! Great subscription box. High quality products.” – Ashley D.

TheraBox | Self Care Box

TheraBox | Self Care Box

From $34.99 per box
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Therabox is a monthly gift box that can help any woman welcome more happiness into her day-to-day life. Thoughtfully curated by therapists who aspire to spread delight, each box features 5-7 treats that have been intentionally selected to help calm the mind and inspire joy, including organic skincare and bath products, aromatherapy, journals, teas and #goodvibesonly.

Shipping: ✨ Reserve your “PAMPER PARTY” TheraBox today with over $279+ worth of wellness goodies to celebrate self care and TheraBox’s 7th anniversary 🎂 Reserve now and your box will ship between 24th-29th of April.

"I’m always amazed at the size and quality of the products I receive each month. They’re not the small sample sizes many subscription boxes send you. The products are always amazing and things I would never think to buy for myself but end up loving!" - Lauren M.

Date Night Box Subscription

Date Night Box Subscription

From $23.33 per box
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The creation of a team of marriage and family therapists, each monthly box is designed to strengthen any relationship, delivering a themed date that includes challenges and activities to give couples a night of intimate fun and laughs!

Shipping: Your first box will ship within 5 business days of the order being placed. Your subscription renews on the same day of the month as your first order based on your subscription type (month-to-month, three-month, or six-month). All renewing shipments (your second shipment and onward) will ship within 10 business days of the renewal date.

“We loved our date with Date Crate. It took a moment to get over the awkward feeling of trying something new but it ended up sparking lots of conversation and laughter we otherwise wouldn't have had. We're trying out our second date crate tomorrow!” – Surrey A.

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.

The Deadbolt Mystery Society Monthly Box

The Deadbolt Mystery Society Monthly Box

From $23.66 per box
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With the Deadbolt Mystery Society, they can have a monthly immersive experience without the dead body to clean up. Each month brings them a unique, stand-alone box that includes intriguing scenarios, lively characters, and fascinating stories.

Shipping: Subscriptions are taken from the first day of the month through the last day of the month at 6PM CST. Boxes ship to subscribers the first week of the following month. (Ex. Subscriptions from December 1-31 ship the first week of Jan 2024). Subscription renewals take place on the 15th of every month. Shipping rates applied when address is added.

“I've been a customer since the beginning. I love the all-in-one monthly boxes. I've collected every box released but until this year, I never completed any. But now I have monthly murder mystery nights with my friends and we have a huge collection to choose from so we're never bored! Highly recommend DMS over all the other subscription boxes.” – Amanda A.

The Clean Beauty & Skincare Box - by Laurel & Reed

The Clean Beauty & Skincare Box - by Laurel & Reed

From $43.95 per box
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Everyone from skincare novices to Sephora addicts can get behind the luxurious beauty and skincare products packed into Laurel & Reed. Guaranteed to be clean, each box features a selection of 3 or more non-toxic, all-natural, and cruelty-free products. Plus, it’s also beautifully gift-wrapped, making it the perfect last-minute gift.

Shipping: For first time purchases we ship immediately if current box is available - or you will receive the next box in our shipping cycle - 15th of the month. You will always receive an email from CS to confirm. DELAY: Due to COVID we have seen a delay in shipments WW due to customs, 4 wk+.

“Love love love Laurel & Reed. It is by far my favorite subscription box. Wonderful products you can never go wrong with this one.” – Martin K.

Hopebox™

Hopebox™

From $55.49 per box
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Curated to deliver an inspirational and heart-warming mix, this bestseller sends a seasonal selection of handmade treasures creating an unboxing experience like no other, that includes artisan-made goodies, crocheted cuddlies, all-natural bath items and sweet treats.

Shipping: New orders ship in 1-3 business days. Now shipping the Spring Hopebox! For subsequent boxes, renewals and prepaid boxes will ship seasonally according to the following schedule: Summer Hopebox - June 15 Fall Hopebox - September 15 Christmas Hopebox - November 20 Winter Hopebox - January 15

“I absolutely Love Love this Subscription boxes! I haven’t smiled this much in a long time! when I was unboxing and looking at all the wonderful surprises that was in it, It’s like they personally know me.” – Cidney S.

Holiday & Birthday Boxes for a Best Friend

If your bestie is celebrating an occasion, you’ll want to choose something that illustrates the love between the two of you. When you select one of our subscription boxes, you’ll have the opportunity to carry that celebration through the rest of the year.

Cooking Gift Boxes

Do the two of you share a love of baked goods? If they’re just starting out on their cooking adventure, a baking subscription box can start them off on the right foot. If they’re an adventurous home cook who’s always seeking new experiences, send your bestie one of our international food boxes . From Asian snacks to spice blends to gourmet cheeses, there’s absolutely something for every taste (making this a prime gift box idea for a best friend).

Game Nights & Evenings In

Does your best friend share a love of escape rooms and murder mysteries ? We’ve got you covered with an ever-changing lineup of game nights! The two of you can spend an evening solving mysteries and making memories. Add in a mixology subscription box , and you’ve got a phenomenal weekend planned!

Self-Care Boxes

If your best friend’s home always smells like heaven, sign her up for a hand-poured candle subscription . Maybe they’re always looking for the latest trends in personal products. Our self-care subscription boxes are carefully selected to suit a range of tastes and preferences –  there’s literally something for everyone.

Stay calm and carry on making the bad times good, and the good times better, with care packages for your BFFs !