Sociologists, political strategists, and marketers are still trying to get to the bottom of what it is that makes millennials tick. And while plenty of people have taken a stab at defining this large swath of the population, just like the generations that came before them, it's no easy task!
With the holiday season fast approaching, we thought we'd give it a try, tasking ourselves with finding monthly subscription boxes that would make perfect gifts for millennials -- and the Cratejoy Marketplace did not disappoint! Keeping in mind that millennials value "me time," we found just the right mix of thoughtful gifts that offer convenience, fun, and high-quality principled products. From quick-and-easy dessert kits to cutting-edge beauty goods, there’s something for everyone.
Rather than singling out the generational differences, we focused on the ties that bind, packing our holiday Gift Shop and this gift guide with unique ideas that allow millennials to express their individuality and enjoy a fun monthly surprise delivered right to their front door.
Check out more gift boxes in our Gift Shop to find the perfect pick for any millennial on your list!
Perfect Gift Ideas for Millennials
Price: Starts at $15.00/month
What's Included: Having a houseplant addiction that borders on a home jungle is quite the millennial trend, making the House Plant Box a great gift for those who prefer to keep their decor filled with shades of green. Sending out a wide variety of healthy and vibrant houseplants, succulents, and air plants, all grown by plant-care experts in California greenhouses, each monthly box brings a new houseplant to add to their growing collection.
Shipping: Ships the 2nd week of each month
Price: Starts at $24.95/month
What's Included: Enjoying and reveling in evolving perspectives of beauty, millennials who love to put their best face forward can do so with the help of the Vegancuts Monthly Beauty Box. With years of experience in the business and a strong dedication to animal welfare, each month's box promotes beauty inside and out with an assortment of face masks, serums, scrubs and more, all guaranteed to be 100% vegan, cruelty-free, and made from only the finest ingredients.
Shipping: Ships by the 17th of the month, or within 6 business days if ordered after the 17th
Price: Starts at $16.00/month
What's Included: Bringing everything from literary classics and grooming goods to high-end lifestyle accessories like tech gadgets, self-care essentials, and everyday carry items, the Culture Carton subscription box offers him a unique exploration into the finer things of life. Available in 3 different subscription options –– book only, lifestyle items only, or a combination of both –– grab your favorite millennial this fashion-forward gift.
Shipping: Ships by the 18th of every month
Price: Starts at $57.50/month
What's Included: With the booming use of social media, this savvy generation is all about sprucing up an Insta-worthy home. Gift home decor that's designed for high style with the monthly Habitation Box. Mixing timeless classics with modern minimalism, every delivery packs in handpicked items, like pillow covers and knitted throws in trending patterns, everyday kitchen accessories, stainless steel cutlery, bar ware, picture frames and more.
Shipping: Ships on the 4th of each month
Price: Starts at $30.00/month
What's Included: Don't wait till the last minute to do that holiday shopping when you can pick up a gift like The Stoney Babe Box and support small, women-owned businesses in the process. Created for those 21 years old and up, this women's smoke box lets your besties have a little fun with their favorite hobby, curating a themed assortment of smoking accessories and hemp products, including papers, grinders, decorative storage jars, pipes, pouches and other lit lifestyle goodies.
Shipping: Ships between the 1st-4th of the following month
Price: Starts at $23.00/month
What's Included: Any millennial in the music scene knows that despite what’s trending now, there's always new music just waiting to be discovered. VINYL MOON is a monthly music subscription that has been noted by Billboard as being one of the best gifts for music fans of all ages, delivering the latest volume of Vinyl Moon, a custom-colored vinyl album that features the talents of 10 new musicians, along with original jacket and insert artwork.
Shipping: Ships around the 17th of every month
Price: Starts at $25.00/month
What's Included: With plenty of at-home time ahead of us, encourage them to ditch the latest Netflix docu-series for an amazing mental challenge with Finders Seekers. A great gift option for anyone who enjoys a fun and engaging game night, each box delivers a new mystery that uses thoughtful storytelling to bring a new city and culture to life. Working solo or as a group, enjoy the challenge of cracking complex codes and puzzles to unravel clues and make an escape.
Shipping: Ships on the 23rd of the month
Price: Starts at $39.99/month
What's Included: Despite what some may think, millennial interests go far beyond meme-making and iPhone-upgrading, so branch out in a fun new direction by sending the Monthly Herbal Study Box from Apothecary at Home. Diving into the wonderful world of plants and herbs, each themed kit includes DIY medicine-making projects, complete with herbs, study guides, easy-to-follow recipes, seeds to start a personal medicinal garden, art prints and other fun extras!
Shipping: Ships on the 1st of the month
Price: Starts at $42.75/month
What's Included: Help a loved one find a new direction or follow their dreams with CoachCrate, a monthly box that doubles as a skilled life coach! All about personal growth, each month focuses on a specific topic such as habits, creativity, or follow-through, combining effective business strategies with sustainable self-care practices. In addition to online coaching sessions and a supportive online community, they'll unpack a self-help book with a reading guide and an assortment of productivity products.
Shipping: Ships between the 23rd-25th each month