Connections between the older and younger generations of a family are so important, and now more than ever, it is essential to maintain those connections and develop deeper, tighter bonds with our grandparents. Facing social distancing and an uncertain future, anxieties can run high, especially for more vulnerable elders.
Since they’ve always supported you through thick and thin, it’s the perfect time to return that favor. Month-to-month subscriptions can offer a great opportunity to reach out to your grandparents and show them that they’re always in your thoughts.
So whether you’re looking to send a little joy, keep them entertained with a new hobby, or find the perfect gift to help celebrate an anniversary or another trip around the sun, we’ve got plenty of happy mail to choose from! Read on for some of our favorite monthly care packages for Grandma and Grandpa.
Price: Starts at $33.33/month
Why They’ll Love It: From crochet and knitting to macrame and embroidery, the Hearts On Fiber Box is one of the best subscription boxes for anyone with a passion for fiber arts. Simple enough for novices and satisfying for those with experience, each kit sends a fun project that highlights one of the many popular fiber arts, along with all the necessary supplies, including patterns, yarn, tools and accessories.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 10th of each month
Price: Starts at $35.00/month
Why They’ll Love It: In difficult times, never underestimate the power of words of encouragement to soothe the soul and lift our spirits. UPBOX is a unique gift subscription that strives to send hope and comfort through a curated mix of items that are rooted in a deep faith. They'll unpack an inspirational assortment of 8-10 goodies, including daily devotionals and verses, wall art and home decor, pampering products and more.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 10th of the month
Price: Starts at $25.77/month
Why They’ll Love It: Help fill idle time by giving the gift of a luxurious and restorative bath with a little help from Front Range Soaps Bath & Spa. An age-old tradition that promotes relaxation and calms the mind, this thoughtful gift comes in 2 different tiers, sending a themed assortment of top-quality spa and bath products, like silky whipped soap and handcrafted skincare bars, bath bombs, soaking salts, candles and sweets.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. 1 week after ordering, with renewals shipping in the last week of the month
Price: Starts at $35.50/month
Why They'll Love It: Gardening is a great way to enjoy some sunshine and fresh air while social distancing, making My Garden Box a great monthly gift for grandparents who have (or want to have) a green thumb. Keep that garden growing strong with a box that's custom crafted for those new and experienced, packing in 1 living plant or seasonal bulb, enriched potting soil and a decorative planter.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. in the week of the 6th
Price: Starts at $30.00/month
Why They’ll Love It: The Adults & Crafts Crate can help quiet the mind by keeping the hands busy crafting stylish home decor projects. Aiming to teach new craft techniques with every box, each DIY project comes with all the necessary materials, accessories and tools, plus straightforward step-by-step instructions to create everything from string art wall hangings to wooden wine caddies.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. around the 20th of each month
Price: Starts at $20.00/month
Why They’ll Love It: Many grandmas are at the ready with something sweet to welcome any and all visitors, so it's time to pay that generosity back with Fresh Baked Cookie Crate. Designed to bring simplified, mess- and stress-free baking, each monthly box sends pre-measured organic and gourmet ingredients that are needed to whip up a fresh batch of cookies, plus baking tools and fun cookie-themed gift items!
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 1st business day of each month
Price: Starts at $9.00/month
Why They'll Love It: Known for a number of health benefits, high-quality teas have been shown to do everything from promoting longevity to boosting immunity. Simple Loose Leaf Tea is here to bring good health through delicious brews. Available in regular or decaf, every box brings 40g of loose-leaf tea, enough to make about 20 cups, including a black and green tea, an herbal tea and a seasonal treat.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. on the 1st business day of the month
Price: Starts at $17.41/month
Why They’ll Love It: Ideal for adding a cheerful pop of green to any home decor, Succulents Monthly offers plant lovers the chance to grow a varied collection of easy-care succulents, all curated by expert growers. Each box brings 1+ vibrant and healthy succulent, a decorative planter, a specialized potting mix, a hand-illustrated plant care instruction sheet and fun extras.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. around the 6th of the month
Price: Starts at $24.17/month
Why They’ll Love It: With The Paper Crate, grandma and grandpa can craft their own original greeting cards and send them out to loved ones near and far. Teaching new paper craft techniques through the art of card making, each monthly kit is designed to help them create 4 unique greeting cards, sending easy-to-follow instructions, a stamp set, extra embellishments and a variety of finishing items.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 4th of every month
Price: Starts at $12.00/month
Why They’ll Love It: Scrapbooking provides a perfect opportunity to take a walk down memory lane and reminisce over life's special moments. Make it easy each month with a monthly box from the Scrapbooking Store. Brimming with all the necessary supplies, unbox everything from an assortment of 12x12 double-sided pages and fun embellishments, to stickers, cutouts, washi tape and plenty of extra flair.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. within 2-3 business days, with renewals shipping on the same calendar day as the original sign up date
Price: Starts at £14.67 GBP/month
Why They’ll Love It: Create a pleasurable and personalized reading experience each month with Chocolate and book. Offering 9 genre options, from bestsellers to thrillers, select a preference and they'll receive a beautifully wrapped gift set, complete with 1 hand-selected read and a note detailing the monthly selection, a bookmark, and a delicious hot drink mix paired with a gourmet chocolate or cookie.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.K. between the 17th-20th of every month
Price: Starts at $30.00/month
Why They'll Love It: Curated specifically for grandparents and seniors over 65, GrandBox is a unique gift box that focuses on fun and useful items delivered with a personalized touch. Each themed box sets out to brighten their day, bringing an assortment of full-size items, including activity books, body care products, healthy snacks and one of their favorite things -- a professionally printed personal letter and 5 special photos of your choosing!
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. near the 15th of every month
Price: Starts at $14.42/month
Why They’ll Love It: Avid readers can enjoy brand new books for an amazing price with a monthly subscription to and the Story Begins. Packed with plenty of value, this straightforward book box features 5 different subscription options centered around specific genres, and brings 2 handpicked books, all wrapped and packaged with 100% eco-friendly materials, then shipped with care.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. by the 20th of the month
Price: Starts at £25.00 GBP/month
Why They’ll Love It: Savor a spirit-warming cup of tea each month with Vintage Teatime, an original subscription box that strives to create a relaxing, feel-good experience. Every monthly box brings a delicate vintage tea cup, saucer and plate, all sporting beautiful patterns, along with 8 name-brand tea bags, premium biscuits, a new uplifting novel, and a charming surprise to complement the theme.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.K. around the 15th of each month