Birthdays are a great thing! Whether you go for the whole friends and family (virtual) get-together complete with cake, ice cream and balloons, or you prefer to enjoy at home with your favorite meal and a glass of fine wine, remember that the more birthdays we have, the more there is to celebrate!
We'll admit that there is potentially one downside to birthdays -- finding that perfect gift for the special birthday person. But there's no need to break a sweat thinking up the best gift for everyone on your list, because the Cratejoy Marketplace is filled with amazing gift subscriptions for every stage of life.
From that first trip around the sun to the fiftieth (and beyond), dedicated small businesses have made it their mission to send top-quality products to lucky recipients around the globe. Another great thing about gifting a month-to-month subscription box? Not only will they get a great birthday present, they'll get a special monthly gift right up until their next special day.
Best Birthday Subscription Box Gifts
Perfect For: Your sister who's always raring for a day of pampering at the spa
What’s Included: Modern Skyn Apothecary is the perfect gift to create a special spa day right from the comforts of home. Filled with at least $100 of handcrafted body and skincare products made from high-quality, natural ingredients, each box offers the opportunity to treat mind, body and soul to some much-needed relaxation. From unboxing to bath time, subscribers will enjoy all-natural skincare with soft, fresh scents, packaged in beautiful glass containers.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. within 2-4 days from ordering, with renewals shipping between the 25th-27th of every month
Perfect For: Any woman, young or old, who's ready to make self-care a priority
What’s Included: One of the sticking points with self-care is actually allowing yourself to take some me time. From the first box on, TheraBox can give that gentle nudge that sets them on the path to swapping out stress for joy! Get souls smiling with self-care delights that have been mindfully curated by experienced therapists, including everything from relaxation essentials to self-discovery journals and happiness activities.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 24th-29th of the month
Perfect For: Your beauty-loving cousin who cares about animals, the planet, and herself
What’s Included: One of the best and most experienced vegan beauty boxes out there, Vegancuts is a monthly subscription service as dedicated to animal welfare as they are to delivering top-shelf products guaranteed to be 100% vegan and cruelty-free. Promote health, inside and out, with a gift that brings only the best vegan creams, serums, scrubs, face masks and more.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. by the 17th of the same month or within 6 business days, depending on order date
Perfect For: Moms of all ages who are in need of a relaxing bath-time ritual
What’s Included Time-honored and cross-cultural, baths are an age-old go-to for resting and rejuvenating one'smind, body and soul. More than just hygiene, baths offer a momentary escape from everyday stressors. Each seasonally themed box is filled with beautifully scented artisanal bath goodies like handmade soaps and scrubs, bath bombs, and body butters, making Bath Bevy the perfect gift box for bath lovers!
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. in the 1st week of the month
Perfect For: Your bookworm bestie who's always up for a cozy girl's night in
What’s Included: It's not that introverts dislike socialization, they simply require less of it to feel fulfilled! One of the best subscription boxes to gift your favorite low-key BFFs is Introverts Retreat. Offering 4 unique subscription options that promote plenty of reading and relaxation, this unique book-of-the-month club can help them get some well-deserved downtime with women-authored novels and gourmet goodies.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. within a week from ordering
Perfect For: The teen trendsetter in your life who wants to do right by the planet (and her skin)
What’s Included: The perfect discovery box to explore new products that promote a cruelty-free world is the bimonthly LOVE GOODLY box. Available in 2 different box options, each valued at over $75, they'll unbox 4-5 full-size clean makeup and beauty products, along with eco-friendly wellness and lifestyle items. And, for a little icing on the birthday cake, every purchase helps to support a monthly cause project.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. by the 5th of the month in Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct and Dec
Perfect For: Your Pinterest-hooked aunt who takes DIY to the next level
What’s Included: Sophisticated and charming hands-on projects arrive right to the front door with a monthly subscription to Craftee Box. Artisans based in Austin, TX curate a seasonal craft kit that includes all the materials, supplies, gadgets and step-by-steps needed to get those creative juices flowing. As an added bonus, when sending as a gift, they'll include a special message from you to your loved one!
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 20th of the month
Perfect For: Your special goddaughter who wants to put her best face forward
What’s Included: No matter what type of skin she has, Beauteque Monthly is a wellness and beauty box that's packed with innovative K-beauty skincare products that can help her find what works best for her. Whether you opt for a monthly mix of sheet masks with Mask Maven, or a mix of masks and other products like cleansers, calming mists, and serums with the Beauty Box, both options deliver tried-and-tested products.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. between the 24th-31st of every month
Perfect For: A proud pet mom who likes to spoil her pooch and have a little fun, too
What’s Included: Fur babies and their moms are getting the royal treatment with the monthly Dog Mom Box. A great way to treat them both, each curated box brings a mix of high-quality treats, wearables, and durable toys for her favorite four-legged friend, along with some eclectic gift items for the doting dog mom, including witty apparel and dog-mom swag like paw print-shaped bath bombs.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 4th of the following month
Perfect For: Your coworker whose office space is teeming with all things green
What’s Included: Looking for a great gift idea for anyone with a plant obsession? The Plant Club is here to help them deck out their favorite spaces with cool plants in cool pots. Specializing in sending healthy plants in neutral or bold colored pots that will easily work with any office or home decor, The Plant Club brings touches of nature inside with a mix of popular, low-light houseplants and succulents.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. in the week of the 20th, with renewals shipping mid-month
Perfect For: Your husband who likes to (or needs to) start his day with a bold cup of coffee
What’s Included: No matter how you prefer to brew it or drink it, coffee lovers will appreciate the robust flavors packed into each monthly delivery from the Brothers Coffee Company. On a mission to showcase ethically produced coffee roasters, each box focuses on a single-origin coffee and the unique story behind it. Select a subscription tier, pick a preferred roast, and enjoy fresh whole bean coffee shipped at peak flavor.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. within the 1st week of every month
Perfect For: Your tenderhearted grandma who prefers life's simple pleasures
What’s Included: No matter who's on the receiving end, fresh flowers are truly one of life's simple pleasures. Guaranteed to bring out a smile from just about anyone, the exquisite floral creations from Bold Blossoms are filled with colorful, fragrant blooms and lush greens. Send a single birthday bouquet or keep the love coming month after month with a yearly subscription.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. around the 3rd Monday of every month
Perfect For: Dads who love to serve their grilled masterpieces with a perfectly paired wine
What’s Included: Help them celebrate the most recent trip around the sun with wines that have been handpicked to personal preferences with a gift subscription to the Standard wine club from He Wines, She Dines. Coming in at an affordable price point, 3 of the best wines from around the world are curated to individual tastes, packed with care alongside pairing suggestions and an occasional seasonal treat, and shipped off to be enjoyed!
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. within 5 days of ordering, with renewals shipping on the 21st of each month