Last-Minute Gift Guide: Boxes for Great Emailed Gifts with a Printable Card

Updated by Shannon Ratliff

Welcome to the most unique corner of the web for last-minute gifts. There's no need to panic and no need to resort to an Amazon gift card this year. Here at Cratejoy, you'll find over 80 categories of subscription boxes to match any type of gift recipient on your list. Whether you're here to find the perfect last-minute Christmas gift for your coworkers, your cousin's new boyfriend, or your mom (we won't tell her you waited!), there's a unique gift box for everyone.

Even better? There are tons of great options for people as close to you as your best friend, roommate, or even your significant other. With Cratejoy subscription boxes, you can give the gift of a shared activity, such as a cooking experience, an immersive game, or a pre-planned date night.

If you’re shopping right before Christmas, you’re in luck—All the gift boxes included below are curated as part of our Holiday Gift Shop as they ship in time to make it to your doorstep by Christmas! If you find yourself rushing to finish after December 15th, don’t fret. We’ve included a printable gift note below so that your loved ones still have something to unwrap Christmas morning. Include the printable e-gift tag in a sweet card and let your loved one know what's to come.

Download your festive gift note here.

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Shop our 2022 top picks for last-minute gift ideas!

Our last-minute holiday gift guide has trending gifts for everyone on your list. We included beloved boxes of 2022 for the best gift ideas roundup for every person on your list this year.

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.

Customer Review

"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.

Monthly Baking Kit - Learn to Bake Like a Pro

Monthly Baking Kit - Learn to Bake Like a Pro

From $45.65 per box
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Bake Eat Love is more than a gorgeous box on your doorstep each month. The deliciously delightful packaging reflects the joy in the recipe inside. The monthly baking kits feature a handcrafted recipe with specialty ingredients, a new kitchen tool, non-perishable ingredients you need, and video tutorials to guide you every step of the way.

Shipping: Your first box will ship between the 21st and 24th. Orders placed after that ship right away! Subsequent boxes ship around the 21 of each month. **If you need a box sooner, please select our Welcome box which ships within 1-2 business days.

Customer Review

“We purchased a subscription for our daughter who is obsessed with the Kids Baking Championship tv show! She absolutely loved the desserts and was excited to make things she has heard about on the show - strawberry coulis, pate a choux dough, etc.! Directions are easy to follow and all the desserts we had were delicious!” – Addision U.

The Ultimate BBQ Experience

The Ultimate BBQ Experience

From $40.99 per box
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Have a grill master in your life? This subscription box delivers premium BBQ sauces, dry rubs, and grilling surprises monthly, plus pitmaster-approved recipes and exclusive deals from award-winning suppliers.

Shipping: Your first box ships within 72 hours. Subsequent shipments will ship on or before the 9th of each month. Please allow 5-7 business days for your order to arrive. Free U.S. shipping! International shipping is $19.99/box. IMPORTANT: Giving a subscription as a gift? Remember to print or email our gift notification cards if you need one.

Customer Review

"Love these boxes! Always a great surprise as we grill a lot and what’s inside are products we are trying out for the first time." — Susan T.

HealthyMe Living Snack Box

HealthyMe Living Snack Box

From $29.41 per box
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Subscribing to the HealthyMe Living snack box is a great way to meet snacking needs while getting a taste of some of the best healthy snack options out there. Created by a certified health coach with a passion for healthy eating, loved ones will get organic, gluten-free, vegan, and single-serve snacks that have been handpicked just them!

Shipping: First boxes ship within 2-3 business days. Subsequent boxes ship on the 15th of each month. If this is for a holiday gift, please be sure to select the appropriate option at checkout.

Customer Review

“My diet is complex due to a couple of chronic health conditions. This box is wonderful for me since it has some things I wasn’t aware of to try plus a couple of old favorites. I love it and everything in it :) Fun and arrived very quickly. Thank you!” – Marie C.

Monthly Mocktail Box - Raising the Bar

Monthly Mocktail Box - Raising the Bar

From $60.00 per box
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This delicious subscription service features alcohol-free beverage kits that make it easy to mix sparkly, seasonally-flavored concoctions. Get them prepped with all they'll need, like fresh spices, handcrafted syrups, barware and more.

Shipping: Boxes ship out mid-month.

Customer Review

“Love, love, love this gift! Fantastic box - thoroughly enjoyed every detail. I was especially impressed with the thoughtful garnish - which was included. We already purchased more of the sparking NA wine and mixer. Great way to get turned on to new products/vendors for those of us not imbibing.” – Rachel K.

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.

Customer Review

“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.

Wild Woman Box

Wild Woman Box

From $39.32 per box
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Celebrate the spirit of adventurous, outdoorsy women with plenty of girl power packed into each monthly box from Wild Woman. Promoting a philosophy that's all about taking life into your own hands, this monthly gift is perfect for women who prefer to spend their time outside. Every box delivers 4-8 high-quality, practical items, including natural body products, gear, water bottles, tools and healthy on-the-go snacks.

Shipping: **SUBSCRIBE NOW FOR THE MAY BOX, SHIPPING OUT ON 5/6**

Customer Review

"My kids ordered 3 months for Mother's Day and I loved it so much I ordered 3 more months for myself." - Marie D.

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 Summer Hopebox! For subsequent boxes, renewals and prepaid boxes will ship seasonally according to the following schedule: Fall Hopebox - September 15 Christmas Hopebox - November 20 Winter Hopebox - January 15 Spring Hopebox - March 15

Customer Review

“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.

Snail Mail Weekly Letter  from Sunny the Mail Snail for ages 3 to 8

Snail Mail Weekly Letter from Sunny the Mail Snail for ages 3 to 8

From $15.00 per box
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Along with Sunny the Mail Snail leaving a special surprise in the mailbox every week, Snail Mail for Kids is an affordable educational gift that can enhance literacy competency and help kids develop a love for reading. Fun for the whole family, a welcome kit brings a stuffed Sunny and a map to track his global travels. Then each week afterwards, a letter arrives telling witty and silly snail tales of all of Sunny’s adventures, bringing fun facts about animals and locations from around the world. Each letter also delivers a trading card that will help solve Sunny’s secret code and includes a fun extra that ties into the week’s story. Sunny is guaranteed to become a fast family friend, and leave everyone checking the mailbox in anticipation!

Shipping: First order/letter ships within a week then weekly thereafter.

Customer Review

“My 4 year old loved getting letters from Sunny. She always showed off her stickers and pictures to family that would visit. She also loved her stuffed Sunny and would bring him to daycare whenever she got the chance. Thanks for making lasting memories for our family.” — Alyssa N.

Head over to our Holiday Gift Shop for more great gift ideas!