Connections between the older and younger generations of a family are so important, and there’s never been a better moment than now to maintain those connections and develop deeper, tighter bonds with our grandparents. Celebrate Grandparent's Day in September or send a little something to bring on a smile with some of the best subscription boxes that are either curated for or well suited to our more mature loved ones. Let's face it -- our grandparents deserve a grandbox of goodies!
What type of items would be included in the box?
Gifts are personal, and we have a little something for every interest on the Cratejoy market. So, whether you’re looking to send a little joy, keep them entertained with a new hobby, or find the perfect gift to celebrate retirement or another trip around the sun, we’ve got plenty of happy mail to choose from! Read on for some of our favorite monthly subscription boxes for Grandma and Grandpa.
What are the best subscription boxes for grandparents?
Why They'll Love It: Reviewers rave about the care packages inside Golden Age Gifts that is packed full of practical, seasonal, and thoughtful gifts curated with seniors in mind. The variety and personalization available in each box is full of age-appropriate items and cozy things like socks, crossword puzzles, snacks, and inspirational items that remind them they're loved.
Shipping: Ships within the U.S. around the first of each month
Why They’ll Love It: Up your gifting game for birthdays, holidays or any ol' days when you send your grandparents The Appalachian Mercantile. This gift subscription is a surefire way to break them from the habit of eating the same thing day in and day out by giving them the chance to discover new products and delicious artisanal goods. Subscribers rave that it exceeds expectations with gourmet foods, preserves, soaps and other small-shop goodies.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. within 3 business days from ordering
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
Why They’ll Love It: Whether you're looking for a special Mother's Day gift or subscribing to make sure she has plenty to do while watching the kids, Grandma's Joy ensures that she spend quality time with her favorite littles. Each month's themed box, focusing on everything from birdwatching to baking, brings a mix of craft supplies, activities and books, all designed to help create long-lasting memories and forge a tight bond.
Shipping: Ships within the U.S. immediately after ordering
Why They’ll Love It: The Adults & Crafts Crate can help quiet the mind by keeping the hands busy crafting stylish home decor projects. Help your family members beautify their living space with a crafty care box that teaches new techniques every month. Each DIY project kit comes with all the necessary materials, accessories and tools, plus straightforward step-by-step instructions to make everything from string art to wine caddies.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. around the 25th of each month
Why They’ll Love It: Give the grands in your life a pleasurable and personalized reading experience with Chocolate and book. Offering 9 genre options, from bestsellers to thrillers, select a preference and they'll receive a beautifully wrapped great gift, including a hand-selected novel with a note detailing the 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
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
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
Why They’ll Love It: From the first box on, the Yarn Bits Shop will wow new and experienced crocheters with a range of subscriptions that are designed exclusively for fiber art enthusiasts. If Grandma or Grandpa is in that crowd, deliver high-quality DIY fun with colorful yarns and exclusive patterns. Send QuickProjects for easy monthly projects, CrochetMastery for advanced bimonthly projects, or the quarterly BlanketBox to craft a bold-patterned throw.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. by the last day of the month
Why They’ll Love It: Cheer up your grandparents with a green thumb gift that doesn't even require the green thumb! Air plants are some of the easiest plants to tend to and enjoy. One of the best gifts for cheering up any living space, the Air Plants Monthly Club Box sends a variety of air plants, including clumps, blooming plants and plants with pups. And, the best part about them is they just need a quick soak every now and then.
Shipping: Ships within the U.S. in the 1st week of every 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
Why They’ll Love It: Knit, crochet and craft everything from apparel to keepsake wall hangings with a gift from Southern Skeins. Now your fiber art loving grandparents can take their big project ideas from start to finish with top-quality supplies delivered every month. This yarn club will treat them to colorful hand-dyed yarns, useful extras and the occasional pattern!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 15th or the 30th depending on the box ordered