15 Unique Five Senses Gift Ideas for that Special Someone

Have you ever heard of the gift-giving trend of a "five senses gift"? It's a simple concept that's all about intentionally giving the perfect gift, or series of gifts, that appeal to one or all of our senses: smell, touch, sight, sound, and taste. It's an interesting and stimulating way to send a unique gift that allows you to show your appreciation, celebrate a special occasion, or say "I love you."

Whether you want to spoil your significant other to an indulgent Valentine’s Day gift, treat them to a unique anniversary gift, or just have a little fun with the five senses gifting idea this holiday season, we know that curated monthly gift boxes here on the Cratejoy Marketplace fit this theme to a T.

From listening to music and getting touchy-feely with a romantic gift, to tasting sweet desserts, looking at beautiful artwork, or smelling a cozy scented candle, we did some sensory seeking of our own and found some of the best 5 senses gift ideas for this gift guide.

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1. Wicked Good Perfume

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Gift Idea for Smell

Price: Starts at $13.25/month

About the Gift: We know just how powerful scents can be, and when searching for the perfect smell gift, we couldn't help but notice the rave reviews about Wicked Good Perfume! Described as "heaven-scent," subscribers have been in love at first smell and obsessed over the joyful and inviting scents packed into each box. Pick up the perfume roller featuring a new limited-edition fragrance each month as a small gift, or opt for the Scent Club for perfumes and home products.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. within 1-2 business days from ordering, with renewals shipping between the 10th-15th of each month

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2. Wickbox

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Gift Idea for Smell

Price: Starts at $26.95/month

About the Gift: An easy and festive way to stimulate the sense of smell is by lighting beautifully scented candles throughout the home. With Wickbox, you can treat yourself or send a thoughtful gift that's both luxurious and practical. After creating a detailed scent profile, they'll send a large or medium-sized candle in a trendy, seasonal jar or container that’s been fragranced to match each subscriber's individual scent preferences.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on or around the 15th of each month

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3. Apothecary At Home - Monthly Herbal Study Box

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Gift Idea for Smell

Price: Starts at $33.00/month

About the Gift: Searching for a unique gift idea that involves getting a whiff of the wonderful world of plants and herbs? The Monthly Herbal Study Box brings themed kits that are filled with DIY medicine-making projects to begin building a home apothecary. Unbox informative study guides, easy-to-follow recipes, seeds to start a personal medicinal garden, collectible art prints and extra goodies!

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

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4. Modern Skyn Apothecary

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Gift Idea for Touch

Price: Starts at $30.99/month

About the Gift: Soft, smooth skin awaits with a gift subscription to Modern Skyn Apothecary. A nice Christmas gift to help skin transition to cold winter temps or a relaxing birthday gift, every box comes filled with at least $100 of handcrafted bath, body and skincare products, like salt soaks, serums, soaps, and lotions. Each item is made from high-quality ingredients and soft, warm scents, then packaged in simple, sustainable glass containers.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. within 2-4 days from ordering, with renewals shipping between the 25th-27th of every month

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5. Sock Panda

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Gift Idea for Touch

Price: Starts at $11.00/month

About the Gift: Woven from a top-quality Peruvian cotton-mix thread, each pair of socks from Sock Panda makes a good gift to stimulate our sense of touch. Ideal for men, women and kids, they'll slip into a warm and cozy pair of socks each month that feature colorful, attention-grabbing designs. Since socks are something we've all got to have, might as well add a little whimsical fun to the current collection, while also supporting a one-to-one donation to the homeless!

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. within 1 business day of ordering

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6. Beard Care Club

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Gift Idea for Touch

Price: Starts at $6.75/month

About the Gift: Give your man the goods he needs to do some DIY whisker maintenance and reap the tactile benefits of a well-maintained beard. Available in 11 different subscription options, covering everything from budget-friendly beard oils to the splurge-worthy barbershop in a box, the high-quality grooming goodies from the Beard Care Club will help him tame, smooth and soften his facial hair -- and smell great, too!

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 5th-7th of every month

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7. The Lingerie Box

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Gift Idea for Sight

Price: Starts at $49.92/month

About the Gift: Whether in person or long-distance, some new lingerie can instantly engage the sense of sight and help set the mood for a steamy night in. Level up your next date night idea by gifting her The Lingerie Box, a monthly boutique lingerie subscription that showcases some of the top designers from around the world. Simply supply all the necessary size and style preferences to get a sultry lingerie set or flirtatious nightie.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. within 14 days from ordering

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8. Art Crate

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Gift Idea for Sight

Price: Starts at $20.00/month

About the Gift: Art Crate is a unique way to gift a special someone a custom-curated art print to include in their growing gallery wall. With different size and framing options available, the monthly goal is to help each subscriber build an art collection that brings joy to their space and fits their style. After completing a style survey, they'll choose the most sight-pleasing artwork with the help of a personal art curator.

Shipping: Ships to the U.S. and to select countries within 5-7 days after making your selections

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9. Habitation Box

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Gift Idea for Sight

Price: Starts at $57.50/month

About the Gift: Put together by a professional interior designer, Habitation Box can stimulate the sense of sight by helping your loved ones spruce up their home styling with fresh and trendy decor pieces. Bringing a collection of unique, high-end home goods that offer a clean, seasonal aesthetic, unpack everything from patterned pillow covers and textured throw blankets to natural kitchen accessories, wall art, ceramics, and more!

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

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10. VINYL MOON

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Gift Idea for Sound

Price: Starts at $23.00/month

About the Gift: Since concert tickets are momentarily off the list, send a gift that explores new, up-and-coming musicians each month with a subscription to Vinyl Moon. Each monthly volume is pressed on top-quality color vinyl, packaged with a custom-designed jacket and inserts, and features a professionally curated track list that showcases the musical talents of 10 scene-worthy artists.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. except for select countries around the 17th of each month

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11. Now in Books

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Gift Idea for Sound

Price: Starts at $14.99/month

About the Gift: Now In Books is a monthly subscription that puts a new spin on audiobooks by weaving together reading and listening to music. Along with a beautifully gift-wrapped new, first-edition YA title and a vanity bookmark, each box includes a thoughtfully curated music playlist designed to align with the mood of each book. Access the playlist using the provided QR code to add an interesting sensory level to the reading experience.

Shipping: Ships to the U.S. and to select countries beginning on the 15th of the month

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12. VINYL POST Record Club

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Gift Idea for Sound

Price: Starts at $4.00/month

About the Gift: Dubbed the "most unique record club in the world," the Vinyl Post Record Club sends monthly postcards that double as playable records! Send your music-loving loved ones a monthly limited-edition postcard that plays a single on your turntable, and features original artwork and a handwritten message from the month's artist. Yes, you heard us right. Drop the needle directly on the postcard and give it a whirl for your listening pleasure!

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

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13. Piquant Post

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Gift Idea for Taste

Price: Starts at $9.99/month

About the Gift: Piquant Post is a monthly box that's dedicated to the tastes of the world and makes a great gift for foodies and adventurous eaters alike. Kiss bland and boring recipes goodbye with flavor kits that bring 4 small-batch freshly ground spice mixes and 4 chef-developed recipes that showcase the bold flavors of each blend. From Thai curries to Caribbean jerk, every delivery brings new globally inspired dishes.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 15th of the month

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14. Gusto di Roma

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Gift Idea for Taste

Price: Starts at $69.99/month

About the Gift: One of many delectable subscription boxes that appeal to our sense of taste, Gusto di Roma offers a first-class ticket to a premium culinary journey. Whether you want to make a platter for a DIY Valentine's Day gift idea or bring the family together, gather round and indulge in the sweet and savory tastes of Italy with a curated mix of appetizers and sweets, including artisanal charcuterie, olives, spreads, chocolate, nougats and biscotti.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. within 48 hours from ordering, then on the 4th of each month

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15. Baking fun!

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Gift Idea for Taste

Price: Starts at $49.42/month

About the Gift: Indulge in a tasty gift that features home-baked and decorated cupcakes, pies, cookies and more with a month-to-month subscription to Red Velvet NYC. Every month delivers a baking kit that simplifies the baking process from start to finish, making it easy to prepare and enjoy restaurant-quality desserts. Unbox all you need from pre-measured whole food ingredients and simple instructions, to cupcake wrappers and sprinkles to top it all off!

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. to arrive on the 1st Thursday of each month

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