Support Military Families When You Shop Mindfully

Updated by Heather Lefebvre

It’s Veterans Day! Cratejoy is forever grateful to these heroes and the families that love and care for them. Show your own support via our veteran-owned businesses that make amazing subscription boxes, and get great care package ideas to honor the veterans or military families in your life.

We sat down to talk with the founders behind a few of our newest veteran-owned businesses to the Cratejoy Marketplace: Saltwater & Sand, and Bake Eat Love . These two businesses, each founded by a veteran or military spouse, go beyond mere products; each subscription box provides an experience to enhance and bring joy to your life, inspired by its founder’s personal experience.

You can read their stories below, then learn more about these businesses at their listings.

Saltwater & Sand

If anyone needs a chance to relax by the beach, it’s the husband and wife team behind seasonal subscription box Saltwater & Sand. Founder Adrianna’s family lived by the beach for years and years, and “when life took us inland,” she says, she missed that environment enough that she began collecting “anything that reminded me of the ocean.”

Later, the busy executive stepped down from her position when her husband Richard, a service member on active duty, was injured in combat. It was then, in helping her husband heal, that the idea for Saltwater & Sand came to Adrianna. The beach was such a comfort to their family -- and is for so many others -- that she founded this quarterly box to “package a little beach and happiness and deliver it wherever you may live.”

For more guidance on ways you can support military spouses during deployment , take a look at our recent tips from Becky Hoy of Brave Crate .