Gift Guide: Unique & Trendy Boxes Millennials Will Actually Use (2021)

If millennials love anything, it’s sustainable products, carved out “me” time, and crystals to help balance their chakras. Shopping for millennials is no easy task, especially when trends are constantly changing. Whether you have a wanderlust traveler, ambitious entrepreneur, or yoga enthusiast on your holiday shopping list, we have curated the ultimate gift guide to help you navigate your holiday shopping.

The Cratejoy Marketplace features a range of subscription boxes that support small businesses and green products your millennial will love you for considering. Here are a variety of mindfulness subscription box services, foodie crates, beauty boxes, or grooming kits, there's a box that everyone can enjoy! Send your loved one a gift that speaks to their personality and supports them on their personal journey whether it be fitness, travel, or in business!

What are the most unique gift boxes for millennials?


TheraBox | Self Care Box

From $35.00 per box
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TheraBox continues to be a fan favorite when it comes to self-care monthly subscription boxes. It's no secret that millennials are busy bees who sometimes forget to take a little time to relax and unwind. Send her this gentle reminder with a curated box of 6-8 wellness items that's sure to revive and rejuvenate. Items include a variety of natural and organic bath, body, and skincare products, aromatherapy, and a research-inspired therapeutic activity.


The Stoney Babe Box

From $33.00 per box
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Consider this one to be on the shortlist! The Stoney Babe Box is one of the most unique boxes you can gift a millennial this year. Created for those 21-years-old and up, this women's smokebox is curated by a small owned business with all products carefully handpicked for her enjoyment. This gift box includes 5-10 girly and adorable cannabis-themed goodies such as grinders, papers, pipes, cute jars, and cones that she can light up with her bestie.


FaceTory: K-Beauty Subscription Box

From $11.90 per box
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Ever wonder how Korean pop stars manage to keep their skin dewy and smooth? The answer: a collection of hydrating Korean sheet masks! With FaceTory, unbox 4-7 unique and hand-picked facemasks and get that ultimate spa treatment that's guaranteed to help your skin keep that natural glow.


Habitation Box

From $80.00 per box
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Your first home away from home is always special. Send the ultimate home decor subscription box curated by a professional interior designer filled with decorative items that are handmade or sourced from small businesses. Freshen up the living space with handpicked pillow covers, knitted throws, and add some color to the kitchen with lanterns, candles, ceramics, and seasonal decor. Choose from three subscription tiers designed with hand-selected pieces.


Shaker & Spoon Cocktail Club

From $49.92 per box
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Craft and curate delicious cocktails with a single subscription box to Share & Spoon Cocktail Club. Each box includes 3 unique recipes created by top bartenders with all the syrups, mixers, and garnishes you need. This gift set makes as the perfect gift for millennials who love to host dinner parties, get-togethers, or simply enjoy a night in with their loved ones. This box is also AYOA – add your own alcohol.


Finders Seekers Mysteries

From $26.40 per box
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Send this fun family activity to millennials who are looking to spend more quality time with their families. A subscription to Finders Seekers Mysteries will have the entire group on their toes as they solve challenging puzzles with a new city and culture that's introduced each month. Decipher clues together in this thrilling and fun adventure puzzle game with the option to also play solo.


Herbal Apprentice Box

From $37.83 per box
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What's more exciting than having a home apothecary? The Herbal Apprentice Box is perfect for anyone interested in learning more about becoming a herbalist, herbs, and medicine making projects. The perfect Christmas gift for the plant-loving and green witch millennial in your life. Each box also includes unique art prints, delicious teas, and bonus items!


Seasonal Earthlove Box

From $74.95 per box
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What's Included: Focused on green initiatives and conscious consumerism, younger Americans today are embracing more sustainable, eco-friendly products. Earthlove is a quarterly gift subscription that aims to cultivate a positive lifestyle that's focused on a brighter future. Curated to do right for mind, body and planet, each box brings a mix of full-size goodies, including informative books, zero-waste accessories like reusable straws, vegan body care items, and useful pro tips.

Shipping: Ships within 14 days of ordering


The Hikers Compass New Jersey Nature Guide

From $6.67 per box
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Every once in a while it's nice to ditch the screen and spend some time outdoors. This Hiker's Compass subscription is ideal for nature lovers living around the New Jersey area inclusive of a postcard showcasing the state's forests, maps, plant ID cards, and other hiking accessories. Ditch the phone apps and go on an old school adventure.


The Adults & Crafts Crate

From $32.00 per box
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The Adults& Crafts Crate is one of the best subscription boxes on the market when it comes to crafting for adults. Every month introduces a new crafting project like clockmaking and wood making that proves to be both relaxing and therapeutic. The all-inclusive gift has all the materials and tools needed to enjoy a night in with friends or fun family activity.


Tamed Wild Box

From $20.00 per box
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What's Included: Give a gift that's all about establishing a strong connection with the natural world and finding inspiration in earth medicine with a monthly subscription to the Tamed Wild Box. Bringing a mix of premium full-size apothecary and spiritual items, they'll unbox an assortment that includes rejuvenating crystals, ritual accessories, whole herbs, teas, jewels and original spells, all intentionally selected to promote mindfulness and mental clarity.

Shipping: Ships between the 18th and the last day of the month


Tinned Fish Club

From $29.99 per box
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If they're a seafood lover and open to trying new and tasty food challenges, then the Tinned Fish Club is a subscription box curated just for them! Each month they'll receive different types of tinned fish with suggested recipe pairings. A great source of low calorie snacks packed with Omega-3s for the busy bees!


Comma Vintage: Quarterly

From $55.00 per box
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What's Included: Comma Vintage is on a mission to infuse some retro fashion sense into every OOTD by sending unique and stylish garments from days gone by. Perfect for men who want to add classic vintage pieces into their everyday wardrobe, each quarterly box contains a curated selection of vintage menswear made by high-quality American brands. Handpicked to coordinate, they can expect all types of apparel, along with a one-of-a-kind accessory!

Shipping: Ships 2-4 weeks after ordering


SnackSack Gluten-Free

From $26.91 per box
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Although it's getting easier to find gluten-free snacks at the grocery stores nowadays, why not make it easier and send your favorite foodie a monthly subscription box delivered straight to the door. Get 12 nutritious and hand-selected snacks including the classical favorites like fruit leathers and chips and peanut butter cups. These snacks also make for fun stocking stuffer add ons.


Goddess Provisions Box

From $27.75 per box
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The Goddess Provisions Box makes for the perfect gift for any horoscope loving and spiritually divine millennial. This mystery box is packed with 100% vegan and cruelty-free beauty products, aromatherapy, superfood snacks, and spiritual tools aimed to promote spiritual wellness and personal growth. The perfect gift for the modern witch in your life.


Scribbler Box Subscription

From $29.99 per box
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Give the writer in your life the ultimate writing subscription box to help them take their craft to the next level. Created by a New York Times Bestseller, Scribbler is a monthly subscription box dedicated to helping writers stay inspired with curated writing goodies, a teaching booklet, a novel with a signed bookplate, live chat access with editors and literary agents, and an insider's peak to the publishing process. Amazon has nothing on this unique writer's subscription box!



From $55.49 per box
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Like any other generation, millennials face a variety of stressors such as the pressures of looking perfect on social media or having a curated online presence when looking for jobs. Send your loved one a subscription to Hopebox – the one-stop-shop for all the self-care items to calm the restless mind. This thoughtful gift includes high-quality products including organic socks, masks, snuggle buds, candles, and jewelry that are paired with inspiring stories of hope. Each box is curated to match a new monthly theme.


Vegancuts Monthly Beauty Box

From $26.99 per box
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Move over Sephora, we have an all-vegan beauty box on the market! Both vegans and nonvegans will love this collection of beauty products such as superfood serums, body scrubs, sunscreen sticks, and facial masks. Millennials are all about feeling good while doing their part for the world and Vegancuts Beauty Box lives by that mission. With all items guaranteed to be 100% cruelty-free, continue to receive high-quality products and introduce her to her new favorite skincare products.


Culture Carton Standard

From $45.00 per box
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Consider Culture Carton to be the sophisticated stylist in your millennial's life. Available in 3 different subsection options – book only, lifestyle items only, or a bit of both – send this literary and grooming goodie box to your loved ones this Christmas. Each box includes lifestyle items like tech gadgets, self-care essentials, and grooming products made for the modern man.


Once Upon a Book Club Box (Adult Edition)

From $61.25 per box
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If your loved one is an avid book reader, then they'd be thrilled to find a subscription from Once Upon a Time Book Club wrapped and tucked under the tree. Each gift box introduces a new book with 3-5 wrapped gifts that are labeled with page numbers. Nothing sounds sweeter than throwing on some leggings and cuddling with a new page-turner this holiday season! Choose between two genres: young adult and adult fiction.