15+ Best Creative Gift Ideas You Don't See Often

Updated by Timothy Paradis

Finding a gift is hard, finding a creative and unique gift is nearly impossible...until now. Let me introduce you to Cratejoy, home of 2,000 unique, small-business crafted gift sets and subscription boxes. No matter their interests, Cratejoy has a great gift box that’s sure to fit any lifestyle. From houseplants and mod design to clever candles and classic cocktails , there are so many cool subscriptions out there that are totally creative and one-of-a-kind.

Think Outside the Box With a Creative Gift

When gifting someone a creative present, its all about focusing on their interests, encouraging new interests, or going balls to the wall and picking out something entirely outrageous (I'm looking at you DIY Miniature Houses Self-Love Project Box . Who knew it could be so therapeutic and fun to build miniature houses?!).

Whether they love to receive creative gifts or enjoy creating with their gift, Cratejoy has you covered with hundreds of crafting and art subscription boxes.

Let them try something new and exciting with a snack, tea, or coffee subscription box. Boxes such as The Tinned Fish Club inspire creativity and foster new experiences with every monthly delivery. With the Tinned Fish Club they'll receive a variety of tinned fish containers as well as condiments in every box. Not a fish lover? We've got other suggestions just below.

Packed with intrigue and plenty of fun, whether you're looking for an amazing birthday gift, a lovey-dovey Valentine's Day gift, or a care package for your favorite college student, we've got gift subscriptions to cover all the bases. Use this creative gift guide to add a little flair to your gift-giving with some our most creative gift ideas for men and women alike.

Mondo Size

Mondo Size

From $18.33 per box
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Zine-o-Matic makes it easy to get good quality zines sent directly to their doorstep. With some of the best indie zines from cities across the U.S., you'll unpack a monthly box filled with a curated assortment of zines, plus some fun add-ins. Each zine will transport you to a new creative world with beautiful artistry, talented writing, and loads of original content. And, it makes a great gift for all your fellow creatives!

Shipping: We ship on the 1st of every month!

"This is my favorite thing I've received monthly for quite a time. So much support for many small artists and always introducing me to cool new creators!" - Andrea M.

Chocolate and Book Box

Chocolate and Book Box

From $18.68 per box
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If you’re a busy book lover who likes to stay up-to-date and unwind, Chocolate and Book delivers you one new book, chocolate, and a cozy drink. Choose from 5 book genres (YA, Chicklit, Romance, Thriller, Sci-Fi/Fantasy) or surprise yourself!

Shipping: Order by 14th of each month for your shipment to be sent out between the 17th-20th of that month. For countries that require it, we complete custom’s declaration form, but you may be required to pay a custom's fee if your country officials decide to charge you one.

“This is such a great box! I ordered the 3 mo. subscription (but I'll be extending it!!!) for my mom, and she was really pleased! The box came with a book, three packages of hot chocolate, a package of biscuits, a gourmet chocolate bar, and a bookmark.” – Holly O.

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

The Fuse

The Fuse

From $16.00 per box
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Bombs and Bubbles make a great gift for those who love taking a warm bubble bath. With five subscriptions to choose from, go full size bath bombs or opt for a DIY ready-to-paint bath bomb set.

Shipping: Yay, You've Ordered! All orders placed before the 5th of the month will be shipped out on 10th. Any order placed on or after the 6th of the month, ships the following month. The monthly renewals are done on the 24th of each month.

“Loved this subscription box! The bath bombs were always so cute & fun! They were by far, the best bath bombs I ever had!” – Amy A.

Bath Bevy Subscription - Monthly

Bath Bevy Subscription - Monthly

From $39.56 per box
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Help them reduce stress and relax with a calming, luxurious bath experience from Bath Bevy. This thoughtfully curated subscription offers handmade bath and body products like bath bombs, soaps, scrubs, bath salts, bubble bath and more. Don’t have a tub? Bath Bevy now has a “tubless” option with shower steamers, lotions, body wash, whipped soaps and more.

Shipping: Subscribe now for the June Hello Summer box - shipping the first week of June via USPS Priority Mail. Following boxes ship the first week of the month.

"I have been subscribed to this box for 5 months and I love it every month! Everything smells amazing and none of the products bother my skin. I have eczema and can’t use most store bought scented products. I love the themes every month and everything is super cute!" - Lauren E.

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.

Smartass & Sass *BIG BOX* Subscription

Smartass & Sass *BIG BOX* Subscription

From $69.95 per box
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Shipping: Your first box ships on the 18th of the month. Orders placed after the 13th of the month will ship the following month (e.g. order on November 21, subscription ships December 18) | You will receive a shipping notification and tracking number when your goods have shipped.

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