Since no one knows what 2021 has in store, why not try out something new? The Cratejoy marketplace is a vast sea of unique subscription boxes, 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 love! Filled with useful gadgets and all sorts of new products, we've rounded up month-to-month subscriptions that are a little off the beaten path, plus 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 worshippers, 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 $45.95 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 themed box centers around a goal or a trait, such as 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-31st 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, high-end skincare and beauty products like serums, masks, toners, and lotions, all curated from some of the best brands in the industry.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. immediately (if the current box is available) for first-time purchases; future boxes will ship on the 15th of the month
Price: Starts at $11.90/month
About the Box: Momentarily hit pause on the trips to the spa with FaceTory, a fun subscription service that features at-home facials and skincare products. Showcasing some of the best and most innovative K-beauty items, choose from 3 subscription tiers to get either a mix of nourishing sheet masks or a curated selection of other 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, such as 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 the 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 2-4 thrifted goodies or 1 authentic retro item.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. within 1 week from ordering; future boxes will ship in the first 2 weeks of the month
Price: Starts at £28.00 GBP/month
About the Box: Savor a warm cup of tea and create a feel-good experience with every monthly box from Vintage Teatime. This unique tea box brings a themed mix of teatime goodies including an uplifting read; a patterned china tea-for-me set, complete with a cup, saucer and plate; an assortment of name-brand teas; premium tea biscuits, and a special surprise!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the UK within 4 working days of purchasing; future boxes will ship on or around the 15th of the month
Price: Starts at $34.99/month
About the Box: Social distancing has elevated the status of furbabies everywhere, making Dog Mom Box a fur-tastic way 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 $32.50/month
About the Box: Bookworms and those who are new to pleasure reading will love the fun packed into the Once Upon a Book Club. This one-of-a-kind book subscription delivers an interactive reading experience for you to unwrap as the story unfolds. Unbox a newly-released novel, along with 3-5 charmingly wrapped gifts, each corresponding to a specific page number!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. at the end of the current month if ordered before the 14th
Price: Starts at $39.95/month
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 in the 3rd or 4th week of the month
Price: Starts at $38.00/month
About the Box: 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 $49.95/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 to receive a solid perfume plus a mix of scented body care and household goodies made in-house from sustainable, vegan ingredients.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. within 1-3 business days from ordering; future boxes will ship between the 10th-15th of each month
Price: Starts at $20.00/month
About the Box: Sweet, small-batch marshmallows, homemade graham crackers, chocolate and a curated beverage arrive on the doorstep each month in yummy packaging when you join the Marshmallow of the Month Club. Voted as one of the best new boxes on the Marketplace, each box brings a special treat made from all-natural ingredients in a variety of fun flavors!
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 1st of the following month
Price: Starts at $9.00/month
About the Box: Everyone can have fun getting a mix of stickers in the mail from the Big Kids Sticker Pack. Decorate anything your heart desires, collect them, or trade them with friends. Each monthly subscription box brings 8 or more sheets of stickers featuring trendy, fun designs that are sure to bring a smile and brighten your day.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from Canada on the 4th day of every month
Price: Starts at $25.00/month
About the Box: Whether you're looking for a little fun for yourself or gifting to a friend, Finders Seekers delivers the ultimate at-home game room experience. A perfect gift to take game night to the next level, this monthly box brings a standalone game that takes place in a new city and culture, complete with dynamic characters and storylines, and engaging, challenging gameplay.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. on the 15th of each month
Price: Starts at $30.00/month
About the Box: Open yourself up to creativity with The Adults & Crafts Crate, a monthly subscription all about getting crafty. Each box arrives with all you need to make a trendy, Pinterest-worthy craft or DIY project. Just pull out all the materials, accessories, tools and step-by-steps, and get down to making a functional piece of art.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. around the 20th of each month
Price: Starts at $20.75/month
About the Box: Want to explore the wide (and sometimes wacky) world of Japanese snacks and drinks? With each Tanoshi Me Box, you'll get an assortment of exclusive snacks, including everything from soups and sweets to soft drinks and teas. Tantalize those tastebuds with surprising tastes and flavors straight from the Land of the Rising Sun.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from Japan between the 10th-15th of every month
Price: Starts at $129.00/quarter
About the Box: Every season, take a seaside staycation with Saltwater & Sand. Focusing on the finer things of life, this splurge-worthy quarterly subscription brings a handpicked, curated collection of beach-themed goodies, including bath and body products, hand-woven beach totes, trendy accessories, delicate jewelry and gourmet food and drinks.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 15th of Mar, Jun, Sept and Dec
Price: Starts at $39.98/month
About the Box: Find out what all the buzz is about with MATTER. A fan favorite for people of all ages, this monthly science box is packed with conversation starters and curiosities, like natural specimens and artifacts with historical significance. Unbox a mini collection of hand-selected items including authentic ancient fossils, crystals, seeds, teeth, magnets and more.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. in the 1st week of the month
Price: Starts at $38.33/month
About the Box: Own the moniker like the best of them and let your cat-crazy ways shine with the CatLadyBox. The perfect box for all the feline fanatics out there, each month brings an assortment of cat-themed tees, accessories, and home decor pieces for the proud pet parent, along with treats and toys for kitty, too. Enjoy purremium products that feature everything from mod mousers to trendy tabbies.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. at the end of each month
Price: Starts at $43.25/box
About the Box: Dogs offer companionship, loyalty and love, and the crew at Mystic Pup think it's high time they get in on the self-care subscription box action. Bringing self-care and spiritual goodies for pooches and their parents, unbox everything from all-natural treats and toys for the pup to aromatherapy, tea, candles, crystals, jewelry and more for you!
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. in the 1st week of Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct and Dec
Price: Starts at $16.75/every 3 months
About the Box: For those who think that no meal is complete without a condiment, there's Sauce Boss, a monthly subscription dedicated to gourmet sauces of all persuasions. Whether you like to spice things up with a hot sauce, explore the wide world of mustards, or dive into international delights like aioli, get either 1 or 3 full-size bottles of special sauces every quarter.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. within 3 days of ordering, and then every 90 days thereafter
Price: Starts at $39.17/month
About the Box: Celebrate States will allow you to support small businesses from all over the country while staying in the comforts of home. A great gift for travel lovers and adventurous souls, each month features a different state, sending small-batch treats and artisan goods from local businesses, along with interactive information and fun facts. Explore and expand your horizons with every box.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. with 24 hours of ordering; future boxes will ship on the 15th of every month
Price: Starts at $100.00/month
About the Box: Cheese connoisseurs and the cheese curious can learn all about local and International cheeses by enrolling in Cheesy Academy. This monthly box is dedicated to cheese tastings, pairings, and drink kits, inviting you to pull up a chair, taste something new, and discover the intricacies of cheesemaking (and eating) through a welcoming virtual classroom.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. every 3rd week of the month
Price: Starts at $46.50/month
About the Box: A new subscription box from the Emerald Isle, the Sealed with Irish Love Box supports Irish small businesses, artisan producers, designers and other local makers. Each curated item is handpicked to share the culture or send a little nostalgia to lovers of Ireland. Whether it's traditional homewares or inspired treats, each box evokes fond reminders of this beloved country.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from Ireland in the 1st week of the month
Price: Starts at $29.99/month
About the Box: Get a little friendly competition underway with UnboxBoardom! Available in 3 subscription levels that ship out either monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly, this game box offers top-quality options at a great price point. From strategic board games and challenging card games to lively party games, pick your favorite from 3 featured selections or choose to be surprised!
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 15th of the scheduled month