15 Birthday Gifts For Girlfriends That Are Hard to Shop For

Only you can know your bae best, right? While that may be true in most aspects, it might not always be true in the birthday gift-giving department. When it comes to beauty, jewelry, lingerie and even flowers, there are just some things that are not in your wheelhouse and are better left up to the pros.

That’s where you can find some much-needed help with monthly subscription boxes available on the Cratejoy marketplace. From budget-friendly to indulgent, and designed for women with all kinds of interests, monthly gift boxes are professionally curated by knowledgeable experts and in-the-know small businesses.

Here’s a great opportunity to really wow her with a birthday gift that seems custom-made for her. We’ve put together a handy guide of some of the best birthday gifts for girlfriends that we think will make her feel special on her big day.

1. Enjoy Flowers

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Price: Starts at $41.65

About the Box: Gifting a classic like flowers is always a winner because the beauty of fresh-picked blooms is such a timeless treat. Make her feel like she's at the center of your world with Enjoy Flowers, a gift subscription that sends floral bouquets out once or twice each month. Every sweet-smelling mix of blossoms is shipped 4 days after cutting to offer a guaranteed 7 days of enjoyment from each colorful bunch.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. every Tuesday throughout the month

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2. Vacation Crate

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Price: Starts at $32.00

About the Box: For your girlfriend's birthday, you'd love to take a mini trip, but time and money just won't allow it. Vacation Crate is here to offer a great alternative by bringing a bit of paradise right to the front door. Each month's box focuses on beautiful handmade fair-trade goods and accessories, like jewelry, art, totes, treats and more, sending a unique mix of 8-10 items curated and sourced from the far corners of the world.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. in the 1st week of the month

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3. Beneathe Underwear Club

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Price: Starts at $12.99

About the Box: Navigating the romantic gift of lingerie has never been easier than with the Beneathe Underwear Club. With 4 subscription tiers available, simply select her preferred style and shape preferences, then let those with the know-how select 1 or 2 of the perfect pairs of panties that are sure to please. Affordable, beautiful and well-constructed, each monthly box aims to send comfortable, sexy styles that she'll love.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. within 2 days of placing the order

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4. Bohemia Box - Monthly Jewelry

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Price: Starts at $20.00

About the Box: Bohemia Box is the perfect gift to add beautiful and unique pieces of jewelry to your girlfriend's collection at an affordable price point. Inspired by the natural materials and colors of the Caribbean islands and the eccentricity of boho style, each month's box brings a handmade pair of earrings, necklace or bracelet, all made in the USA by artisan jewelry makers earning a fair and just living wage.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. by the 22nd of the following month

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5. The K-Beauty Box

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Price: Starts at $29.95

About the Box: Bringing the best in DIY at-home spa treatments and beauty care, The K-Beauty Box delivers 4-6 full size, deluxe size and free samples in every box. Unpack of monthly gift set of beauty products, including everything from cleansers, toners and exfoliators, to popular sheet masks, makeup products and facial mists. Simple and clean products, each box packs in uncommon goods delivered straight from South Korea.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from South Korea within 1-2 business days from receipt of order

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6. BarBella Box

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Price: Starts at $45.00

About the Box: Show your girlfriend love and support with a monthly subscription box that is all about elevating her passion for everything CrossFit. A lifestyle that makes physical fitness a priority, each month's BarBella Box sends her all the gear needed to keep pushing towards new goals. Packing in 4-6 handpicked products, she'll find a great assortment of apparel, workout gear, accessories, supplements and snacks.

Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. between the 16th-19th of the month

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7. WINEDOG

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Price: Starts at $32.00

About the Box: Here's the perfect opportunity to raise a wine glass and celebrate your girl's birthday by spoiling her with a gift box that's all about wine and fur babies. WINEDOG is a unique gift for women who love their fur babies as much as their reds and whites. The proceeds from each monthly box helps dogs in need, while delivering 4-6 fun wine-themed items for her, and puppy treats and a toy for her four-legged best friend.

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

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8. CHEFTRUNK

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Price: Starts at $18.00

About the Box: A great gift for any passionate cook, the CHEFTRUNK knows that the true secret to being extraordinary in the kitchen is all about having high-quality ingredients and the proper tools. Each month's box strives to bring top-notch kitchen essentials, sending a variety of 6-8 hard-to-find, chef-tested ingredients, plus a bonus kitchen gadget to help bring the wow factor to any dish.

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

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9. Glamour Jewelry

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Price: Starts at $28.28

About the Box: Glamour Jewelry is a bestseller for good reason. Sending 3 stylish and trendy jewelry pieces each month, she'll unbox an exquisite mix of necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings, all hers to keep. Adding everything from ornate jewels and simple bands, to pieces lined with Swarovski crystals and stunningly delicate necklaces, she'll get all she needs to accessorize any outfit, day or night.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. within 5 days from order receipt

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10. TokiBox - The Vegan Boutique

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Price: Starts at $34.95

About the Box: Featuring quick 3- to 5-day delivery, TokiBox makes a great last-minute birthday gift if your number one is vegan and proud. A monthly subscription that's specifically designed to make living a vegan lifestyle a breeze, each box sends a curated selection of 6 full-size or sample-size health, beauty, and lifestyle products, including skincare and wellness items, vegan food and drink products, reusables and more.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. within 3-5 business days from receipt of order

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11. Candy Shop Box

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Price: Starts at $28.33

About the Box: The Candy Shop Box is even sweeter than the birthday cake because it delivers a sweet-tooth satisfying assortment month after month. A perfect gift for chocolate lovers, each box sends delicious artisanal desserts showcasing the skills of some of the world's best chocolatiers and candy makers, bringing a decadent mix of 4-6 full-size sweets, like gourmet chocolate bars, candies and cookies.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 20th-23rd of the month

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12. MyRenovar

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Price: Starts at $44.98

About the Box: One of many special birthday gifts that gives during each of the 4 seasons of the year is MyRenovar. This quarterly home design subscription aims to celebrate the passage of time throughout every season by enhancing any living space with new energy and creative design. Each quarterly box delivers a curated mix of 4-6 hand-selected artisan decor items, including everything from candles and coasters, to photo frames, vases and more.

Shipping: Ships to select countries from Canada on the 10th of every month

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13. Your Box Box

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Price: Starts at $36.95

About the Box: Make every day a special occasion for your loved one by focusing on her sexual pleasure with the help of Your Box Box. Unleash the power of female sexuality with a box that comes packed with at least 4 full-size products, including a mix of mood-setting goodies, like candles, relaxing beauty products, massage oils, sexy reads and stimulating sex toys, from travel-size to deluxe vibrators.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 10th of the following month

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14. Coffee Hot Chocolate

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Price: Starts at $31.00

About the Box: Great for any down-to-earth girlfriend that's more impressed with practicality and usefulness than extravagance, the simple and straightforward Coffee Hot Chocolate subscription makes a great gift idea. The name really says it all with each month's box bringing either 2 bags of premium coffee or 1 premium hot chocolate mix with a package of deliciously flavored fluffy marshmallows.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. within 1-2 business days from receipt of order

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15. Natural Bath Botanicals

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Price: Starts at $11.99

About the Box: Natural Bath Botanicals is a monthly gift basket that shows that you care about your girlfriend's health and well being. Curated by a certified RN, each box is brimming with artisanal, organic bath bombs that incorporate homeopathy and aromatherapy.Proven to have amazing restorative and healing properties, these bath bombs can be beneficial for reducing stress, improving sleep and promoting healing and wellness.

Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. around the 1st weekend of the following month

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