Favorite Staff Picks for October

Here at Cratejoy, we like to make our subscription box recommendations from personal experience. As fellow subscribers, we’ve found plenty of monthly boxes that pique our interest and add everything from encouragement and practicality, to fun and relaxation into our everyday lives. With such a diverse marketplace, there’s really something for everyone!

This October, we’d like to highlight a selection of Cratejoy staff picks that are perfect for fall and are ready to get you prepped for the upcoming holiday season. We’ve gathered up 6 of our favorites that are focused on gratitude, quality family time, holiday cocktails and all that good stuff!

Monthly subscriptions offer the opportunity to try new products, while adding value to our day-to-day, and helping us support small businesses and causes we care about. Now it’s your chance to get in on that fun and excitement with this month’s top picks.

1. Shaker & Spoon

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Price: Starts at $40.00/month

Why We Love it: Grab those highballs and martini glasses and mix up some natural gin creations with the upcoming Shaker & Spoon. The perfect way to impress your guests this holiday season, open up to find professionally printed and easy-to-read recipe cards for 3 unique cocktail recipes, along with detailed info about all the ingredients packed inside. From homemade syrups and droppers filled with hard-to-find bitters, oils and extracts, each box brings all the creative essentials, plus any necessary mixers, garnishes and expert spirit recommendations. Featuring cocktails that celebrate all things natural and wild, check out their listing page for a sneak peek at what’s coming in November’s “Keep Gin Wild” box. Proceeds will benefit land preservation and beautification efforts for the majestic areas that inspired the theme. Get your order in by October 31st to contribute to this worthy cause.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. the first consecutive Mon–Tues of each month

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2. UPBOX

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Price: Starts at $29.16/month

Why We Love It: For this colorful season, UPBOX is reveling in the art of compassion and giving thanks with this month’s “Fall Focus” box. Consistently filled with a cohesive collection of high-quality products from small faith-based shops, when it comes to seasonal Scripture-inspired curation -- this box takes the cake month after month! Check out their listing page for a sneak peek of what’s included in this month’s box and get inspired on your own faith-filled journey with a mix of 8-10 goodies, including organic cosmetics, fall-themed decor, professionally printed Scripture cards, a little pumpkin spice and everything nice. If a truly unique and thoughtful curation of seasonal products (with a little extra love tucked in) is what you’re after, you’ll love this one. Act fast! October orders will ship within 2 days while supplies last.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. within 2 days from receipt of order, with renewals shipping on the 12th of the month

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3. MindWander

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Price: Starts at $17.59/month

Why We Love it: Fall provides a great time to embark on a journey of deep reflection, and MindWander is a monthly box that can guide you through that process. Created by a trained clinical psychologist and experienced therapist, each box offers well-themed curation that’s centered around self-care and personal growth topics, like facing fears and reducing stress. A thoughtfully designed mini workbook illustrates cognitive behavioral strategies and skills that are both practical and productive. Calm mind and body with thought-provoking journal prompts and themed notepads, along with small-batch pampering products, including items like aromatherapy rollers, handcrafted soaps and sheet masks. Along with expert guidance, join in the members-only Facebook group to make friends and hold yourself accountable. Order by the end of this month to get your first delivery in the first week of November!

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 4th of the month following receipt of order

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4. We Craft Box

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Price: Starts at $25.00/month

Why We Love It: Head into a forest that’s full of beautiful autumn colors and curious critters with the upcoming fall-themed We Craft Box. Promoting plenty of quality time with your little ones crafting, connecting and creating, check out the sneak peek for a glimpse of their current “Forest Feast” theme. Complete with full-color, easy-to-follow instructions and all the supplies and materials needed for 2 crafters to make each project, create festive goodies like woodland creatures, keepsake ornaments, gratitude-filled pumpkin pies and more! Perfect for parents to craft with their kiddos or siblings to craft together, order by October 27th to receive this forest-themed box that will ship out on the 1st of November.

Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. on the 1st of every month

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5. Hopebox - Care for Your Body, Heart, & Soul

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Price: Starts at $29.99/month

Why We Love It: Packed with a thoughtfully curated assortment of handmade artisanal products, messages of hope and encouragement, and personalized touches, the “Autumn Wishes” themed Hopebox is the #PSL of subscription boxes for fall! This subscription comes in 3 unique sizes in a range of different prices, and is dedicated to delivering high-quality handmade items that help support creative artisans and their individual stories of hope and healing from some of life’s biggest challenges. From nature-inspired jewelry, crocheted cuddle buddies and self-care goodies, to a handcrafted mug and a little pumpkin-spiced action to serve in it, get a sneak peek of this month’s box that’s guaranteed to warm hands and hearts. October orders ship out immediately while supplies last, so get yours today!

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. immediately while supplies last, with renewals shipping in the 1st week of every month

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6. Holiday LYFE

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Price: Starts at $49.99/month

Why We Love It: A new listing on the Marketplace that is literally made for the fall season, Holiday LYFE is a box that’s designed to help you celebrate the holidays in style. Make your upcoming Thanksgiving #tablescape Pinterest-worthy and Insta-ready with the “Gobble Gobble” themed box that sends 5-7 holiday and seasonally inspired items, including products like lightly scented candles, home goods, place settings and paper goods that are perfect for entertaining your nearest and dearest. Packed with a retail value of at least $125 and shipped for free, you can get a sneak peek of what’s to come on their listing page. Free up time and energy by leaving the decorating to the pros. Order by October 31st to get the Thanksgiving box with time to spare. We can’t wait to review this one!

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 1st Monday of every month

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