Top Gift Ideas for Your Best Friend

Posted by Karen Li

This post was recently updated with new boxes that have blown us away!

 

Anyone who’s shopped for their best friend knows that in theory, they should be easy to shop for, but they always end up being one of the hardest people to shop for. After all, you know them best, so it’s basically your duty to get them something they will actually appreciate and use, right?

Cratejoy’s here to make your life easier: think inside the box and get your BFF a gift subscription box! Whether she geeks out over fandoms or obsesses over natural beauty products, Cratejoy’s got a box perfect for her.

We know that a generic gift just won’t cut it for your ride-or-die, so Cratejoy’s rounded up a collection of unique subscription gift boxes for your best friend that are guaranteed to make them love you that much more.

 

For the Single Kween Who Don’t Need No (Wo)Man:
SinglesSwag

Price: starts at $25.99/month

What’s included: For your BFF who’s either recently single or hasn’t found the right one yet, gift her SinglesSwag! SinglesSwag will treat your BFF each month to a box of fabulous goodies ranging from accessories to beauty products to snacks. She’ll also get the occasional life-improvement books to help her live her best single life!

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the United States

 

For the bestie who loves to bake:
Red Velvet NYC

Price: starts at $25.99/month

What’s included: Everyone has the one friend who can’t stop pinning delicious looking recipes… Get her Red Velvet NYC (it’s like Blue Apron, for dessert!). She’ll be creating Instagram ready creations in no time. Bonus: this is one gift you get to share and enjoy together! Every month, she’ll receive 2 baking kits in 1 box, with all the pre-measured ingredients and a detailed recipe card.

Shipping: Each box ships so it arrives on the 1st Thursday of each month. Please check the listing to see which select states this is available in.

 

For the Pinterest-/DIY-Addicted BFF:
Lillie Pop DIY

Price: starts at $25.00/month

What’s included: Know a best friend who’s always whipping up some new DIY project and has more Pinterest boards than you can count? She’ll love Lillie Pop DIY, creative monthly projects that ignite everyone’s creativity, no matter your level of crafting. With each box not only do you get all the supplies to make and create the monthly project, but also an experience to look forward to each month with a chance to unplug, relax, and have some fun while creating.

Shipping: Ships out the first week of every month.

 

For the Bestie Who Can’t Stop Talking About Her Bullet Journal:
Cloth & Paper

Price: starting at $18/monthly

What You’ll get: Cloth & Paper offers a wide range of fancy pens, stationery, and planning goodies. The Penspiration box ships hard to find pens around the world, while the Stationery Box is a staple in the planning community. If your bestie is into organization, luxury goods, pens, and stationery, she’ll love this subscription!

Shipping: Boxes ship on the 18th each month.

 

 

For the Bookish Bestie:
Hello Book Lover

Hello Book Lover

Price: starts at $28/month

What’s included: If your bestie is all about cozy nights in with a good read, she’s gonna love what Hello Book Lover delivers. Each month she’ll get a new novel and a few pretty surprise gifts on her doorstep. Plus, she’ll get to choose between two book options offered each month.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. by the 7th of each month.

 

For the BFF with an Unparalleled Sense of Style:
Happy Rebel Box

Price: $100/quarterly

What’s included: If your bestie is always impeccably dressed and aesthetic #goals, she’ll adore Happy Rebel Box. She’ll get 4-6 luxe items in each box that fit a seasonal theme and reflect the modern, edgy style of Happy Rebel Box. What’s more, Happy Rebel Box donates 10% to nonprofit organizations that support women! This quarter’s technology theme is on point with luxe and minimal designs.

Shipping: Only ships within the United States. Next box ships on December 15th.

 

For the Eternally Optimistic BFF:
MissionCute

Price: $20/monthly

What’s included: Your best friend can always put a smile on your face, so why not put a smile on her face with MissionCute? MissionCute delivers a box full of positivity, filled with worldly and artisanal items that will uplift and brighten her day. Plus, they donate 50% of their profits to a nonprofit organization each month.

Shipping: Ships during the 3rd week of each month.

 

For the Bestie Who Loves to Treat Herself:
Bombay & Cedar

Price: $49.95/monthly

What’s included: Is your bestie’s Parks and Rec spirit animal a combination of self-indulgent Donna and hedonistic Tom Haverford? If so, Bombay & Cedar is her subscription gift box match. If her vices are luxury aromatherapy, beauty, and self-care, opening each box will be like Christmas morning for her.

Shipping: Order by the 15th of the month to receive the current box. We ship each month’s box the 15th – 20th of the month.

 

For the BFF Always on Her Personal Development Game:
Sparkle Hustle Grow

Price: $24.95/monthly

What’s included: Help your best friend reach her personal goals with the gift of Sparkle Hustle Grow. Each box will be packed with 4-6 items like books, planners and chic office supplies plus a monthly business training. The Mini-Mailer includes the book + business training only. Subscribers also get access to our exclusive subscriber community with support and added value to her subscription.

Shipping: Boxes ship on or about the 18th of each month & arrive within 2-3 days at most US addresses. If you subscribe by the 15th, you will get that month’s box. If you subscribe after the 15th, you will receive the following month’s box.

 

For the Best Friend Who’s a Wanderlust at Heart:
The Artisan Box – by GlobeIn

Price: $24.95/monthly

What’s included: If your bestie loves decorating her home with world artisanal products a là World Market, she’ll swoon over The Artisan Box by GlobeIn. Not only will she get a box filled with beautifully curated products, she’ll also get to support artisans from across the globe. There’s no other subscription quite like this!

Shipping: Your first box will ship immediately after your order is placed. If you’re already a GlobeIn subscriber, your box will ship out on the 18th of every month.

 

For the Artsy Fartsy Bestie:
Paletteful Packs

 

Price: $24.95/monthly

What’s included: Paletteful Packs is the perfect gift for your artistic friend who’s always doodling, drawing, or sketching something. Each box includes everything she needs to create a work of art. The Premier Pack is for adult beginners, professionals, or anyone in between.

Shipping: The cut-off date for orders is the 15th of every month. Orders placed after that date will be for the following month’s box. Boxes ship the 1st of every month.

 

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