17 of the Best Creative Gift Ideas You Don't See Often

If you’re searching for creative gift ideas for your loved ones, here are some subscription gift boxes that are sure to deliver a delightful surprise direct to their doorstep every month.

No matter their interests, Cratejoy has a great gift box that’s sure to fit any lifestyle. From houseplants and mod design to clever candles and classic cocktails, there are so many cool subscriptions out there.

Packed with intrigue and plenty of fun, whether you're looking for an amazing birthday gift, a lovey-dovey Valentine's Day gift, or a care package for your favorite college student, we've got gift subscriptions to cover all the bases. Use this creative gift guide to add a little flair to your gift-giving with some our most creative gift ideas for men and women alike.


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Betty Boomerang

From $44.50 per box
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What's Included: Betty Boomerang is the perfect gift for anyone who spends their time trying to channel their inner Don or Betty Draper. For those who love mod design, this bi-monthly subscription box sends an assortment of retro-designed items that could be straight off the Mad Men set. From coasters and barware to calendars and prints, everything in this box is a blast from the stylish past!

Shipping: Ships within the U.S. mid-month, every other month


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Mondo Size

From $18.33 per box
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What's Included: Zines are definitely one of the most creative gifts out there, but good quality zines can be pretty hard to get your hands on. Let Zine-o-Matic do the legwork for you by sending a collection of curated Indie zines from cities across the States right to their front door. They'll get thoughtfully selected and beautifully created original content with a few surprises in every box.

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


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10" Large Indoor Plant Box

From $100.00 per box
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What's Included: "The more the merrier" definitely applies when it comes to houseplants. If you have a plant-loving friend, family member, or coworker, gift them the House Plant Box, a curated selection of healthy houseplants, air plants, and succulents to get their indoor garden growing in no time. Opt for an upgrade to send them large plants or more than 1 new plant every month.

Shipping: Ships within the U.S. in the 2nd week of each month


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American Cocktail Club

From $38.99 per box
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What's Included: Help that special someone relax and take the edge off after a long, hard day when you gift them the American Cocktail Club. Delivering 4 servings of a creatively crafted cocktail, choose the Everything but the Booze box for those with a well-stocked liquor cabinet, or the Everything box that sends all they need to mix things up and unwind for the evening.

Shipping: Ships within the U.S. during the 3rd week of every month


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The Burlap Bag Candle Club

From $18.33 per box
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What's Included: Somewhere between traditional and modern lies The Burlap Bag subscription, a box that delivers a limited-edition candle every month. Putting a spin on a home decor staple, each candle comes sporting a new scent and a witty name (think Crazy Cat Lady or Gimme Coffee). These hand-poured candles give over 70 hours of burn time and make it easy to add some softly scented shine to any space.

Shipping: Ships within the U.S. around the 27th of the month


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Sleuth Kings Master Detective: Monster Madness

From $29.95 per box
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What's Included: Here's a monthly gift perfect for armchair detectives! In each month’s Sleuth Kings box, subscribers gain a spot on the force and get the chance to work with the lead detective –– making their way through the case file and reading the evidence to solve puzzles, crack codes, and uncover the truth. There’s even a surprise in store after successfully solving 4 cases.

Shipping: Ships within the U.S. by the 4th each month


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Anchor of Hope Box

From $32.00 per box
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What You’ll Get: Gifts are always given with the hope to put a smile on someone’s face. When you gift the Anchor of Hope Box, your purchase supports some truly inspiring artisans. Providing dignified work to refugees and survivors of human trafficking, each box delivers 2-4 handmade items, from jewelry to ceramics, with proceeds going directly to the artisans to help them overcome life's challenges. A beautiful gift that backs a great cause!

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 15th of every month


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Culture Carton Standard

From $45.00 per box
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What's Included: The Culture Carton sends a fresh infusion of fashion, sophistication, and creativity to the main man in your life. Choose to send a book-of-the-month club, a box filled with lifestyle essentials, or the lifestyle items with a book, and he’ll enjoy a monthly mix that may include everything from leather goods and EDC items, to stylish accessories and a good read.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. by the 18th of the month


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Thriller

From £14.67 per box
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What's Included: What’s better than kicking back and reading a quality book? Reading that book while sipping a hot beverage and munching on a delicious chocolate treat, of course! The Chocolate and book monthly subscription box comes with the permission to spend an afternoon just like that, sending a new book from a preferred genre, a relaxing hot drink, and a scrumptious treat.

Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.K. between the 17th-20th of every month


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Merkaela Deluxe Wellness Box

From $88.00 per box
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What's Included: When it comes to all-natural health and wellness gift box ideas, the Merkaela Deluxe Wellness Box is the cream of the crop. Each quarterly box is curated around a seasonal theme, bringing a selection of organic, cruelty-free bath and beauty products including handmade soaps, bath soaks, lotions, premium loose leaf teas, and more.

Shipping: Ships to the U.S. and Canada within 3-5 business days from ordering, then in the last week of Dec, Mar, Jun and Sept


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Craftee DIY Box

From $42.00 per box
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What's Included: One of the best gifts for all your hands-on peeps is Craftee DIY, a monthly box that's created by talented Austin-based artisans. From macrame rainbows and hand-poured candles to floral wall hangings, each box will get them in the mood to make, delivering all the fixings needed to make a one-of-a-kind contemporary craft––materials, know-how, and good vibes!

Shipping: Ships within the U.S. around the 20th of the month


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Monthly Bath & Body Ritual Box - Over $100 retail value in every box!

From $30.99 per box
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What's Included: From all-natural cleansers, serums, and mists to face masks and salt soaks, each box from Modern Skyn Apothecary promotes soft, supple skin with high-quality, good-for-you products. From the first box onward, your lucky recipient will be wowed by over $100 worth of handcrafted organic body products and skincare, while you'll appreciate the budget-friendly price point!

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. within 2-4 days after ordering, then between the 25th-27th of future months


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Hopebox™

From $52.99 per box
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What's Included: HopeBox is a highly-rated bestseller that is here to feed the soul tender-hearted stories and handmade treasures. Whether you're shopping for Mother's Day or searching for the perfect holiday gift, this gift basket serves up an enjoyable unboxing experience that's filled with self-care essentials, artisanal body care products, crocheted cuddlies, treats, and warm drinks.

Shipping: Ships within the U.S. with 2-3 business days from ordering


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FEELING FAB - 💝 WELLNESS AND SELF-CARE BOX

From $19.80 per box
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What's Included: Rest and relaxation are crucial for wellness, no matter what life is throwing at you. Send a self-care gift that will help your loved ones find balance, self-love, and inner strength. Every Feeling Fab box is mindfully curated to bring an assortment of body care items and spiritual essentials like holistic beauty items, healthy teas, a weekly self-care tracker, and positive affirmations.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 10th-15th of every month


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Dog Mom Box

From $40.00 per box
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What's Included: Spoil your fur babies with a bark box packed with toys, treats and gifts with a monthly subscription to the Dog Mom Box. Doting dog moms can enjoy alongside their four-legged friends with a unique gift box curated specifically for this lovable duo! Unbox a little bit of everything including accessories, apparel, dog-mom swag, top-quality treats, and durable pup toys.

Shipping: Ships within the U.S. on the 4th of the following month


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TheraBox | Self Care Box

From $35.00 per box
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What's Included: Send the gift of self-care with a gift subscription to TheraBox. This monthly research-inspired self-care box helps subscribers slow down and direct their focus inward. Treat your loved ones, inside and out, with a thoughtfully curated selection of wellness essentials including aromatherapy items, vegan bath and body products, and a joy-inspiring happiness activity!

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 24th-29th of the month


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The Fuse

From $16.00 per box
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What's Included: When it comes to warm, fragrant bubble baths, go all-in and have no regrets! Send all they need to indulge to the max with Bombs and Bubbles. Each box serves up the goods for a simple self-care escape, such as handmade, fizzy bath bombs and colorful, scented bubble bars. All they'll need to do is draw up a bath, pop one in, and watch the stress melt away.

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


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Mixed Single Cup Club Membership

From $9.92 per box
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What's Included: Perfect as a birthday gift, Christmas gift, or any-day gift for a coffee lover, the Single Cup Club is the best way to add plenty of variety to their standard Keurig lineup. Every morning––and, let's face it, throughout the day––they can enjoy a small-batch brew with an assortment of light, medium, dark and flavored roasts with a coffee subscription box that delivers 15 artisan K-cups: 5 cups each of 3 unique blends.

Shipping: Ships within the U.S. on the 1st or during the 1st week of every month


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Bath Bevy | Bath & Body Goodies

From $39.57 per box
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What's Included: How can you gift a spa day that doesn't even require them to leave the comforts of their home? It's simple. Bath Bevy! This monthly subscription delivers a relaxing at-home spa experience complete with artisanal scented soaps, body washes, bath salts, lotions, and body butters.

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


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IndieStitch Sewing Subscription Box

From $54.95 per box
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What's Included: Tutorial videos will take them step-by-step through the process of sewing a garment while showcasing the playful designs of indie pattern makers. Every IndieStitch box features a digital garment pattern (along with printed pattern pieces), fabric, notions, and other add-ins, giving them the opportunity to complete a monthly DIY project while developing their skills and expanding their wardrobe!

Shipping: Ships within the U.S. in the 1st week of each month


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The Standard - Wine Club (Monthly) By "He Wines, She Dines"

From $50.00 per box
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What's Included: Wine enthusiasts and new wine drinkers alike will appreciate the expertise served up from He Wines, She Dines. Joining the Standard wine club ensures they'll get delicious wines that match their unique tastes. First, they'll take a survey outlining their likes and dislikes, then a team of experts will handpick 3 bottles of wine from some of the best vineyards in the world––just for them!

Shipping: Ships within the U.S. within 5 days of ordering, and then on the 21st of future months