16 Not-So-Basic Subscription Boxes You Should Try

Want to try something new this year?

No matter what makes you unique, we know you want to feel excited about your purchases. That’s why we’ve picked 16 subscription boxes that will deliver something you wouldn’t find at any old department store.

From adventures for kids to Japanese-inspired crafting, we hope these contribute to your dinner party conversation and help you rise above the status quo in 2019!

1. Craft Kitsune

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Price: Starts at $34.99/month

What You’ll Get: Want to try a new hobby kit inspired by Japanese crafting trends? Kawaii Craft Kits is a monthly supply box that sends you everything you'll need to make a unique project. Each kit focuses around a specific medium and subscribers will have access to niche craft supplies, a majority of which are not sold in U.S. stores.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. around the 4th of every month

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2. CHIC & UNIQUE

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Price: Starts at $25.00/month

What You’ll Get: CHIC & UNIQUE is a subscription box for girls curated to help them express their own unique personalities. Every month’s delightful box features a fun new theme and delivers 6-10 exciting (and useful) items like stationery, socks, pencil cases, washi tape and more. Encourage the girls in your life to express their chic and unique personality traits!

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. by the third week of every month

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3. The Adults & Crafts Crate

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Price: Starts at $33.00/month

What You’ll Get: Want to try your hand at expressing your artistic side? The Adults & Crafts Crate is a popular subscription box that delivers crafty fun for grown ups! Arriving with everything needed to make a trendy, Pinterest-worthy craft or DIY project, unbox all the materials, accessories, tools and step-by-steps to get inspired, dive right in and get down to crafting a functional piece of art.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. around the 20th of each month

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4. Finders Seekers Mysteries

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Price: Starts at $30.00/month

What You’ll Get: Sending a fun-filled night of games each month, the Finders Seekers Mysteries subscription is a great way to enjoy with family or friends. Each month’s box immerses the players in a new city and culture, facing challenging puzzles and complex codes. A unique monthly theme showcases an exciting setting for the enclosed mystery.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 27th of each month

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5. Paletteful Packs

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Price: Starts at $23.95/month

What You’ll Get: So your local art supply store is becoming costly and sometimes, their new products aren’t worth your pretty penny. After you subscribe to Palatteful Packs, you’ll only get the best of the best paint that is guaranteed to make your canvas come to life! The box curators of this subscription make sure to only include well-respected brands like Golden, Copic, and Prismacolor! So whether you’re a novice painter or a professional, Paletteful Packs is the subscription for your colorful eye!

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. by the 1st or 2nd of each month

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6. MATTER

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Price: Starts at $40.00/month

What You’ll Get: Find out what the buzz is all about with the M A T T E R box. A unique monthly subscription that delivers a collection of curiosities including various objects, specimen or artifacts representing some of the fascinating and interesting pieces of matter throughout the universe. Described as part museum and part lab project, each item holds plenty of intrigue.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 4th of each month

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7. Unicorn Dream Box

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Price: Starts at $19.95/month

What You’ll Get: Unicorn Dream Box is the perfect subscription box for all who believe in magic and mystique! Choose between two subscription options for up to 9 unique unicorn and rainbow inspired goodies like stationery, decor, stickers, accessories and more!

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. mid-month

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8. Kyoki's Slime

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Price: Starts at $20.00/month

What You’ll Get: Slime is one of the hottest crafts right now, but who’s complaining, it’s so much fun! Kyoki’s Slime has 4 different subscription options but each is curated around a new theme each month and includes slime (of course!), extra goodies like candy and squishies, plus a slime care-sheet to ensure kiddos enjoy lasting fun!

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. and is dependent on order date

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9. The BUB CLUB SUB BOX

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Price: Starts at $23.00/3 months

What You’ll Get: If you haven't already been introduced to Lil Bub, your world will forever be changed. The BUB CLUB SUB BOX is a quarterly subscription that treats you, your friends and pets in need, by sending exclusive high-quality Bub themed goodies while donating to cat shelters to fill food bowls with every purchase. Sending items like socks, stationery, art, jewelry and more, each month’s box helps Lil Bub further her philanthropic work for homeless cats.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. quarterly on the 4th every 3rd month

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10. Smartass and Sass

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Price: Starts at $15.95/month

What You’ll Get: Smartass and Sass is perfect for anyone who’s a snarky and cynical ball of fun. Celebrating uniqueness in every box, the monthly subscription is available in 3 options, box only, T-shirt only, or T+box, each delivering a themed dose of snide and laughs from humorous hand-picked products from small businesses and proud artists.

Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. between the 16th-18th of every month

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11. Standard Dispatch

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Price: Starts at $33.00/month

What You’ll Get: Standard Dispatch is a unique subscription that delivers a dose of monogram mania every month and makes for a great gift. It features one curated, high-quality item complete with a laser-engraved mark for a personalized touch. Past boxes have included items like tools, drinkware and leather goods.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. between the 4th-6th of the month

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12. Pug Box

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Price: Starts at $29.00/month

What You’ll Get: So you became a pug lover (who isn't?) and you want to spoil your new fur baby? PugBox is a pug-tested and pug-parent approved subscription box for dogs. Each box includes 5-9 new toys and treats for your fur-baby, plus pug-themed goodies for you!

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. around the 25th of each month

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13. Sleuth Kings

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Price: Starts at $29.95/month

What You’ll Get: Have you always wanted to try being a Magnum P.I.? Tap into your inner detective with a subscription to Sleuth Kings! Each box includes a new case file with a mystery to solve, plus all the puzzles, riddles, and ciphers needed to crack the case. Solve the mystery as a solo-mission or complete it with a group of friends!

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. by the 4th of each month

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14. Club Squishy Surprise

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Price: Starts at $29.00/month

What You’ll Get: Who doesn't love the idea of a surprise box of toys? Try something new for your kids with Club Squishy Surprise, which is a monthly subscription box that delivers 4-6 slow rising squishy toys for your kids to squeeze, squish and play with for hours. Plus, new ones are released every month!

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. 1-4 business days after ordering

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15. The Date Crate

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Price: Starts at $34.99/month

What You’ll Get: For couples who want to ensure they get at least one date night in each month, there’s The Date Crate. Each month’s crate packs in a special date that may include fun DIY activities, the goods to set a romantic mood, ingredients to prepare a treat together, or an exciting adventure. Unbox a unique surprise date each month and enjoy making new memories together!

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 4th of every month

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16. Knit-Wise

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Price: Starts at $27.50/box

What You’ll Get: If you're looking for a new hobby to start off 2019, then Knit-Wise is a great subscription to learn how to knit (or hone your skills). Each month's box includes materials and instructions for a new knitting project, like home accessories, scarves, and hats! With several subscription options, there's a perfect box for all experience levels!

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 20th of each month

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