15 Unique Five Senses Gift Ideas for that Special Someone

A fun new trend in gift giving is to give a ‘five senses gift’, a concept that revolves around giving a gift or a series of gifts that appeal to one or all of our basic senses: sound, touch, taste, sight and smell. Show your love and appreciation with a unique gift that is both interesting and stimulating!

Whether you want to spoil your significant other to an indulgent Valentine’s Day, or just have a little fun with the five senses gifting idea, we know that many of the professionally curated monthly subscription boxes available on the Cratejoy marketplace fit this theme to a T.

After doing some sensory seeking of our own, we’ve put together a list of 5 senses gift ideas that tick all the boxes. From listening to music and getting all touchy-feely with slime, to tasting sweet candy, looking at beautiful artwork and smelling fragrant blossoms, there are plenty of monthly boxes that make sense-pleasing gifts.

1. Listen-Color-Relax

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Gift Idea for Sound

About the Gift: Each box of Listen-Color-Relax sends a moment to enjoy the sounds of soothing piano music while occupying mind and hands. A thoughtful gift that's all about calming activities designed to reduce stress, unpack a 45-minute beautifully composed CD of music, along with 12 intricately drawn coloring pages printed on premium paper and 4 note cards in every quarterly box.

Price: Starts at $18.25

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. 2-3 business days after receipt of order

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2. Endless Spiral Records

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Gift Idea for Sound

About the Gift: A perfect gift for anyone who likes to play their favorite songs on repeat, Endless Spiral Records is a monthly vinyl subscription that aims to send high-quality music customized to each individual’s unique taste in music. Each album is thoughtfully selected, cleaned, and shipped in a protective sleeve to arrive in top condition, providing a great opportunity to grow an existing record collection and find new favorites.

Price: Starts at $26.25

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

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3. Now in Books

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Gift Idea for Sound

About the Gift: Now In Books is a monthly subscription that puts a new spin on audio books by weaving together reading and listening to music. Sending 1 beautifully gift wrapped new first edition YA title and a vanity bookmark, each box also 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.

Price: Starts at $17.99

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

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4. Slime

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Gift Idea for Touch

About the Gift: When searching for ideas that pair well with the five senses gift concept, Slime will hook anyone at first feel! Filled with canisters of premium slime in a rainbow of colors, including bright neons and sparkly glitter-loaded slime, along with a sprinkling of extras, like sweets and accessories, each month's box delivers plenty of squishy, gooey goodness that people of all ages will love sinking their hands into.

Price: Starts at $13.00

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

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5. The Scorchin’ Hot Box

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Gift Idea for Taste

About the Gift: Give those taste buds a treat with The Scorchin' Hot Box, a monthly gift basket filled with atomic treats both savory and sweet. Available in 5 unique subscription tiers, deliver an interesting selection that includes fiery hot sauces to kick any dish up a notch, along with explosive sweet and savory snack items, all infused with plenty of spice and heat, like chili pepper lollipops and habanero-flavored popcorn.

Price: Starts at $12.95

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

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6. Candy Shop Box

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Gift Idea for Taste

About the Gift: Excite anyone's sense of taste with the delicious assortment of artisanal desserts packed into each monthly Candy Shop Box. A great gift idea for just about anyone on your list, each box features a mix of 4-6 full-size sweets like chocolate bars, candies and cookies, indulging sweet tooths and chocolate addicts with decadently tasty goodies from the world's finest confectioners and chocolatiers.

Price: Starts at $28.33

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

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7. Piquant Post

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Gift Idea for Taste

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 a subscription that brings 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, each box makes it easy to create boldly flavored, globally inspired dishes.

Price: Starts at $9.99

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

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8. MyRenovar

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Gift Idea for Sight

About the Gift: One of the best gifts to engage the sense of sight is MyRenovar, a quarterly subscription that celebrates home design throughout each of the 4 seasons. Enhancing any living space with beautiful design and new energy, each box is filled with 4-6 hand-selected artisan decor items, including everything from candles and coasters, to picture frames, cushions, vases and more, all curated by a team of expert designers.

Price: Starts at $44.98

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

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9. Art Crate

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Gift Idea for Sight

About the Gift: Art Crate is a unique way to gift a loved one 1 custom curated art print to include in their growing gallery wall. With 8 subscription options available, all having the goal of building an art collection that works with each individual's unique tastes and styles, after completing a style survey, each subscriber is given a personal art curator who will help choose the best, most sight-pleasing artwork for them and their home.

Price: Starts at $29.00

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

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10. Craft in Style Box

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Gift Idea for Sight

About the Gift: With plenty of happy subscribers already enjoying the hands-on fun packed into the Craft in Style Box, send a gift that helps them craft their own visually appealing pieces to proudly show off in the home or office. A monthly subscription dedicated to making it easy to create a trendy display-worthy craft, from wall decor to centerpieces, unpack all the project materials, step-by-steps and online tutorials needed for the month's project.

Price: Starts at $30.00

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

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11. Enjoy Flowers

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Gift Idea for Smell

About the Gift: Take some time each month to stop and smell the flowers with Enjoy Flowers. Bringing freshly cut flowers either once or twice each month, every farm-fresh bundle of blossoms is shipped 4 days after cutting to extend their life and offer a guaranteed 7 days of floral enjoyment from each bouquet. Great for anniversary gifts or Valentine's gifts, each sweet-smelling bunch is sure to bring out a smile.

Price: Starts at $41.65

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

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12. Fruit For Thought Subscription Box

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Gift Idea for Smell

About the Gift: Whether you're searching for birthday gifts or a unique any day gift idea, the subscriber-loved Fruit For Thought Subscription Box opens to reveal a fruitful bounty complete with delicious fruity scents. Every box is curated around a new fruity theme, and includes 5-8 beautifully wrapped gift items, including home decor, stationery, treats, jewelry and bath products, delivering an assortment of brightly colored, high-quality goodies.

Price: Starts at $25.00

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. around the middle of the month

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13. Purple Peacock Candles Box

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Gift Idea for Smell

About the Gift: Crafted with the warm and inviting scents of Purple Peacock Candles, each of the 3 subscription levels of The Incense Box delivers the goods to make any room comfy and cozy. Sending a generous supply of handmade incense sticks, soy candles, bead sachets and more every month, all made from naturally earth-friendly, vegan ingredients, this subscription brings rich new scents that fill house and home with good, healthy vibes.

Price: Starts at $26.99

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

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