Since 2020 isn't playing out quite like any of us imagined, maybe this is the perfect year to try out something new! The Cratejoy Marketplace is a vast sea of unique subscription box services, ranging from interactive book-of-the-month clubs and specialized beauty boxes, to vintage clothing and crafts.
We’ve waded through the depths to curate a list of the most unique subscription boxes that subscribers are loving! Whether or not they're a little off the beaten path, our list includes some cult classics that you might never have heard of.
Treat yourself to something new and exciting, or find an interesting gift idea for your nearest and dearest with subscription boxes to please curious foodies, wellness worshipers, dedicated dog moms, sassy pants, or anyone who's into trying new things!
The Most Unique Subscription Boxes You've Never Heard Of
Price: Starts at $47.50 CAD/month
About the Box: We all need to take mental health days every now and again, so make sure you've got the tools to cope with all of life's ups and downs with Loti Wellness. Curated by experienced therapists, each box centers on a theme, like Embracing Strengths or Resilience, and brings a mix of natural wellness products that focus on self-care and self-love!
Shipping: Ships to select countries from Canada between the 25th-30th of the month
Price: Starts at $43.95/month
About the Box: Non-toxic, all-natural and cruelty-free, every choice selection packed into Laurel & Reed is made from only the finest ingredients! Now your beauty routine can get an instant upgrade each month with an assortment of full-size luxurious skincare and beauty products like serums, masks, toners and lotions, all curated from some of the best brands in the industry.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. immediately (if the current box is available) for first-time purchases, with renewals shipping on the 15th of the month
Price: Starts at $7.57/month
About the Box: Momentarily hit pause on the trips to the spa with FaceTory, a fun box of at-home facials and skincare products. Featuring some of the best and most innovative K-beauty items, choose from 3 subscription tiers to get either a mix of sheet masks to nourish the face or a curated selection of beauty goodies to make your skin shine!
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. within 1-4 days after ordering
Price: Starts at $13.95/month
About the Box: Bring a sassy spirit (and a little crude language) to all that you do with Smartass & Sass. Put your spunky attitude on display with a one-of-a-kind mix of apparel and accessories! Each box is centered around a theme, like Screw Perfection or All the Feels, and delivers everything from graphic tees and totes to drinkware, candles and other handpicked cheeky goods.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. on the 18th of every month
Price: Starts at $28.95/month
About the Box: Partnering with 1% For The Planet, The Beauty Box by Bombay & Cedar is a new clean-beauty subscription that aims to do good for people and planet! Filled with 100% vegan, cruelty-free and non-toxic skincare and makeup products from new brands and recent launches, get a mix of deluxe and full-size items that aim to enhance your daily routine.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 10th-15th of each month
Price: Starts at $34.95/month
About the Box: A Curated Thrift gives you the chance to unbox unique vintage and thrifted pieces styled by the founder of Fashion Rewrite. Whether you're looking to benefit from a fashion pro for a nominal styling fee, or looking for a great gift for a vintage lover, each box is tailored to individual preferences, and sends either 2 or 4 gently-used thrifted goodies or 1 authentic retro item.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. within 1 week from ordering, with renewals shipping in the first 2 weeks of the month
Price: Starts at $34.99/month
About the Box: Social distancing has elevated the status of fur babies everywhere, making Dog Mom Box one of the best ways to spoil your pooch while treating yourself! Doting dog moms and their favorite four-legged friends are in for a treat with a curated box of gift items, including eclectic accessories, apparel and dog-mom swag for her, plus puppy treats and a durable toy.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 4th of the following month
Price: Starts at $39.95/every 3 months
About the Box: One of the best subscription boxes for wine lovers, The International Wine of the Month Club gives subscribers the opportunity to taste some of the best reds and whites from award-winning boutique vineyards. Bringing only the best estate-bottled wines, get 2 bottles of white, red, or a bottle of each, along with tasting notes and pairing recipes.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. except to select states to arrive by the last week of the month
Price: Starts at $19.99/month
About the Box: Puppy Paws Coffee & Company offers a unique coffee subscription for pet owners and their furry friends. Making sure that "every cup supports a pup" through a generous donation towards animal rescue efforts, get freshly-roasted premium coffee in either whole beans or ground coffee, plus a high-quality treat and toy for a favorite doggo.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. within 5 days from ordering, with renewals shipping on the 5th or 15th each month
Price: Starts at $38.00/month
About the Box: Exceeding expectations with an intriguing mix of gourmet foods, preserves, pickles and sauces, plus high-quality small-shop products like handmade soaps and artisanal home goods, The Appalachian Mercantile is a great subscription for anyone with an adventurous spirit. Sample some of the best goodies from this unique region with each monthly collection.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. within 3 business days from ordering
Price: Starts at $59.95/month
About the Box: Tutorial videos will walk you through the process of sewing a garment, step-by-step, while showcasing the fun designs of different indie pattern makers. Every IndieStitch box features a digital garment pattern (along with printed pattern pieces), fabric, notions, and useful add-ins, helping you to expand your skills and wardrobe with original dresses, shorts, jackets and more!
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. around the 4th of every month
Price: Starts at $13.25/month
About the Box: It's time to make body and home smell wicked good with the fragrant creations from Wicked Good Perfume. Offering 2 unique subscription options, grab the perfume roller for a limited-edition scent each month, or sign up for the Scent Club for a solid perfume and a mix of scented body care and household goodies made in-house from sustainable, vegan ingredients.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. within 1-2 business days from ordering, with renewals shipping between the 10th-15th of each month