Best Charitable Subscription Boxes That Pay it Forward

Updated by Timothy Paradis

What’s better than giving a gift? Giving a gift that gives back! Here on the Cratejoy Marketplace, many monthly subscription boxes make a point to give back to the community or charity in some way or another.

If you like the idea of making the most of your money, we’ve rounded up some great gifts that support great causes. Whether filling water bottles with safe drinking water, helping those on the front lines of animal welfare, or making consistent contributions to aid organizations, many boxes go a step beyond.

Perfect for birthday gifts, holiday gifts, or gifts of appreciation, we’ve gone ahead and highlighted the specific nonprofit partners and charitable work being supported by each box in this gift guide. Continue reading below so you can shop for heartwarming gifts from conscious brands that strive for positive change!

The best subscription box gifts that give back

The Butter Box

The Butter Box

From $37.46 per box
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The Butter Box can help you stock up and gift lush body care goodies like scrubs, soaks, butters and soaps. Created from luxurious, ethically sourced and fair trade shea butter, the Butter Box lets you pamper your nearest and dearest with warmly scented self-care and bath products.

Shipping: We ship on the 5th of every month. Anyone subscribing after the 15th of the Month will get their 1st Box on the following Month’s shipment date of the 5th.

Customer Review

"Love love love the coffee scrubs!!!!" - Mikki H.

Anchor of Hope  Box

Anchor of Hope Box

From $32.00 per box
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The Anchor of Hope Box is a monthly subscription box that is committed to ensuring that refugees and survivors of human trafficking can overcome life's challenges through honest, dignified work. From jewelry and textiles, to beautiful handcrafted ceramics, each box delivers 2-4 handmade items that are purchased in partnership with co-ops that directly enrich the lives of the artisans.

Shipping: We ship our boxes on or around the 15th of each month. Subscribe by the 14th of the month to receive that current month's box.

Customer Review

“My first box got lost at the post office, and when I sent a message here on cratejoy the customer service was top notch. Not only did they quickly send out a replacement, the items were worth the wait.” – Jessica M.

Brothers Coffee - Single 12oz Bag

Brothers Coffee - Single 12oz Bag

From $19.00 per box
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Support coffee with a cause by upgrading your morning Timmies' brew with a monthly subscription box from Brothers Coffee Company. This box focuses on single-origin, ethically sourced coffees, and tells the unique story of a different independent roaster and their mission on how to make the world a better place. Choose the single, double or triple for up to 3 bags of fresh coffee roasted to your personal specifications.

Shipping: Your package will ship within the first week of every month. We aim to get customers coffee within 1 week of roast. Please order by the end of the month to get the current box.

Customer Review

“I gave this as a Christmas gift to my boyfriend and he tells everyone about how amazing it is! Every time we have a cup of coffee, he repeats how amazing each cup is even though it’s from the same bag; it’s like a renewed enjoyment in every cup! After the 3-month subscription, we resubscribed—and I know I’ll be subscribing again after that.” – Lindsay R.

Mega Momma Box

Mega Momma Box

From $50.00 per box
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Featuring fun themes like "Laundry Today or Naked Tomorrow," Boxy Momma is designed to give hardworking moms a much-needed break with a side of humor. Every box sends a curated collection of full-sized products, including jewelry, accessories, bath goodies, "momma hacks," sweets, support, and love! And, to help other mommas through a vulnerable stage of motherhood, $1 from every sale is donated to Postpartum Support International.

Shipping: Our next box ships August 5th-7th! Welcome Boxes are shipped within 2 business days! Boxes ship between the 4th-7th of EVERY month! Order by the LAST day of the month to receive our latest shipment! (Example- order June 28th, your first box ships July 5th! Order July 5th, your first box ships August 5th!)

Customer Review

“I am super impressed! I was so excited to receive my first box and it definitely delivered. I rarely get time to myself, as I am a single mom of two toddler girls and I work full time as well. These boxes are truly a gift and something I look forward to. Can't wait to see what future boxes hold!!” – Ashley A.

Herbal Apprentice Box

Herbal Apprentice Box

From $39.05 per box
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Ideal for any person who loves learning something new and having a little DIY fun, the Herbal Apprentice Box is a subscription that's just waiting to expose them to the wide and wonderful world of home apothecary. Eco-friendly and holistic, each box brings DIY medicine-making projects complete with study guides, easy-to-follow recipes, seeds to start a personal medicinal garden, essential oils for aromatherapy, and more.

Shipping: If you select the Herbal Starter Kit as your first box, it will ship immediately. If you choose to wait for the next box, it will ship on the 15th of the month. Herbal Starter Kit Only: If you select a month-to-month subscription, your account will renew 14 days after your Herbal Starter Kit ships, to reserve next month's box for you.

Customer Review

“The Happy Heart box was my first monthly box from Apothecary at Home, and I'm so impressed! The artwork is beautiful, the treats delicious, and the herbs smell heavenly. I look forward to seeing how my herbal garden grows with the seeds provided each month. I highly recommend this monthly box to anyone on their path of healing with plants.”- Nicole O.

KOS COFFEE CLUB

KOS COFFEE CLUB

From $17.50 per box
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If they're a coffee addict, they need a subscription to the Kos Coffee Club. Each month they'll receive the best organically grown coffees from all around the world. All coffees are roasted by hand and then immediately shipped out to ensure it's still fresh when it gets to their door.

Shipping: We roast our coffee and immediately box and ship it the first week of each month, ensuring only the freshest coffee hits your doorstep!

Customer Review

"Delicious Coffee! Great packaging! Wonderful customer service!!!" - Becky E.

SWAG ONLY - No Candy

SWAG ONLY - No Candy

From $20.00 per box
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Mexicandy & Swag is a subscription box that's packed with a vintage Latino-themed shirt and delectable sweets that celebrates the beautiful Mexican culture. Each shirt is designed by Latino artists and jam packed with candies that will delight! Boxes come in shirt only, candy only, or a box that has both! Sizes range from XS to 3XL.

Shipping: Your box will ship around the first week of every month. Please order by the 15th to get the current box

Customer Review

"This box has it all! The t-shirt I received was standard size (not a women's cut) which was exactly what I was hoping for! There was a nice variety of candy, and the sticker that came with is now proudly displayed in my office. This was a well worth it purchase." - Kristen D.

 

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