Best Charitable Subscription Boxes That Pay it Forward

What’s better than giving a gift? Giving a gift that gives back! Here on the Cratejoy Marketplace, many monthly subscription boxes make a point to give back to the community or charity in some way or another.

If you like the idea of making the most of your money, we’ve rounded up some great gifts that support great causes. Whether filling water bottles with safe drinking water, helping those on the front lines of animal welfare, or making consistent contributions to aid organizations, many boxes go a step beyond.

Perfect for birthday gifts, holiday gifts, or gifts of appreciation, we’ve gone ahead and highlighted the specific nonprofit partners and charitable work being supported by each box in this gift guide. Continue reading below so you can shop for heartwarming gifts from conscious brands that strive for positive change!

The best subscription box gifts that give back


The Feminist Soap Box

From $15.00 per box
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Looking for some unique gifts for your loved ones this holiday season? Try Sister Moon Ceramics. Each monthly gift box includes handmade gifts designed by Mary Helen McNally.

Sister Moon Ceramics offers two different subscription options: the Art & Bubbles Box which includes artwork, a unique ceramic, and handmade bath and body products and the Plant Lady Box which includes a live plant and handmade ceramic holder.

Charitable Aspect: $2 from every box is donated to social justice causes.


Seasonal Earthlove Box

From $74.95 per box
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There is no better day than today to support conscious consumerism, and Earthlove is here to help make it happen! Give loved ones a gentle nudge towards living a more sustainable, eco-friendly lifestyle with a mix of organic, zero-waste products, including everything from totes and reusable wares to cruelty-free lotions and balms, books, and practical, green DIY tips.

Charitable Aspect: As a proud member of 1% for the Planet, a portion of the proceeds is sent to a different nonprofit every quarter, all committed to environmental conservation and protecting Earth's fragile ecosystems.


The Butter Box

From $37.46 per box
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The Butter Box can help you stock up and gift lush body care goodies like scrubs, soaks, butters and soaps. Created from luxurious, ethically sourced and fair trade shea butter, the Butter Box lets you pamper your nearest and dearest with warmly scented self-care and bath products.

Charitable Aspect: Making fresh and clean water a priority, each purchase supports Water 4 Youth, an amazing organization devoted to providing accessible drinking water to children in Ghana.


The BlackLIT Box

From $32.50 per box
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BlackLIT is a monthly book club that's designed to support a bigger mission. Along with a brand-new book written by a Black fiction writer or entrepreneur, get mind-expanding discussion questions, bookish items and a mix of activist gear.

Charitable Aspect: Every box aims to increase diversity and representation and close the literacy gap of people of color by showcasing Black authors and supporting Black-owned businesses.


Anchor of Hope Box

From $32.00 per box
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The Anchor of Hope Box is on a mission to provide dignified work for trafficking survivors while sharing beautiful, artisan-made gifts that represent a hopeful tomorrow. Working with cooperatives around the globe, Anchor of Hope will send a gift box packed with handmade items such as bold jewelry, colorful textiles, and self-care goodies.

Charitable Aspect: A solution to help spread hope to vulnerable girls, young women, and refugees, all products are made by artisan cooperatives that help survivors learn valuable skills and avoid human trafficking.


Brothers Coffee - Single 12oz Bag

From $19.00 per box
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Discover new, ethically-sourced coffee brands each month with Brothers Coffee! In every box, you'll receive your choice of light or dark roast coffee from a different independent roaster, shipped within 1 week of roasting for maximum freshness.

Charitable Aspect: For every subscription sold, Brothers Coffee donates $1 to Grounds for Health to support cervical cancer screening and treatment.


Beautiful Fight Box

From $34.00 per box
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Guided by the principles of one faith, one hope, Beautiful Fight Box is an inspiring lifestyle box for women of all ages. A unique gift idea, every month's box features a touching story of everyday people fighting to make positive changes in their lives, along with a one-of-a-kind assortment of joyful and uplifting handmade items.

Charitable Aspect: The product of a faith-based ministry that's devoted to supporting their core values and beliefs, 10% of the purchase price of each box backs a good cause.


Life's a Wave BEACH box

From $56.33 per box
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Travel from the comforts of home with Life's a Wave! This beach-themed subscription box features 5-8+ premium products for your home and style like home decor, self-care items, bath and body products, snacks, sweets, and more.

Charitable Aspect: Each month, Life's a Wave donates partial proceeds to a different ocean-related nonprofit.


The Believer's Bag

From $10.00 per box
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It's no wonder that the Believer's Box is so popular. This Christian self-care subscription offers 5-7 high-quality lifestyle products such as jewelry, home goods and decor, apparel, devotions, and more.

Charitable Aspect: For every box they ship, every month, the Believer's Box donates one meal to the Christian relief organization Food for the Poor, supporting impoverished communities in Latin America and the Caribbean.


Mega Mom Box (Box+Shirt)

From $50.00 per box
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Looking for a gift that will pamper Mom with all the love and care she deserves? Send her a little sanity with a monthly care package from Boxy Momma. Each themed box takes self-care to the next level with everything from cozy casual apparel, sugary pick-me-ups, and goodies for bath, body, and home!

Charitable Aspect: A portion of all proceeds help fund mental healthcare charities dedicated to bringing awareness and resources to those who need it most.


Goddess Provisions Box

From $27.75 per box
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With a variety of crystals, aromatherapy, natural beauty products, superfood snacks and spiritual tools, this monthly subscription box will make you feel like a Goddess! Every Goddess Provisions box includes 5-7 full sized items that 100% vegan and cruelty free.

Charitable Aspect: Take care of yourself while helping the Earth! For every box sold Goddess Provisions plants a tree through


Holiday Crafts, Games, Recipes + More!

From $33.45 per box
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Amp up the fun of family nights the the Craft + Boogie subscription box! Every box includes crafts, a family game, easy snack recipes, table decorations, activity pages, a Spotify playlist, and a guide that teaches the history behind that month's holiday.

Charitable Aspect: Every subscription box purchased goes directly to the Craft + Boogie Collective nonprofit organization, which helps fund crafts children in foster care, patients at children's hospitals, and students in under-resourced schools.


Habitation Box

From $80.00 per box
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Spruce up your home for the holidays with a subscription to the Habitation Box! You'll receive trendy home décor that will freshen up your for each season. You can choose from two different boxes depending on how many items you want to receive.

Charitable Aspect: Decorate your home while protecting the environment. All home decor products in the Habitation Box are eco-friendly and socially conscious. Habitation Box has included items that were developed with re-used materials from business that donate profits to those in need around the world.


Herbal Apprentice Box

From $37.83 per box
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Are you an aspiring herbalist looking to take your skills to the next level? The Herbal Apprentice Box delivers new herbs, recipes and medicine-making projects to help you own grow your own garden. Each box also includes study guides, art, seeds and other fun goodies.

Charitable Aspect: Herbal Apprentice Box founder, Shannon, wanted to make herbal medicine more accessible to help people care for themselves and their loved ones right at home.



From $17.50 per box
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If you're a coffee addict, you need a subscription to the Kos Coffee Club. Each month you'll receive the best organically grown coffees from all around the world. All coffees are roasted by hand and then immediately shipped out to ensure it's still fresh when it gets to your door.

Charitable Aspect: Not only does this subscription service deliver freshly roasted coffee to your door, but 10% of the profits from each subscription box is donated to a non-profit organization that's focused on children's education.


SWAG ONLY - No Candy

From $20.00 per box
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Celebrate Mexican culture with the Mexicandy & Swag subscription box. Each box features delicious Mexican candy and an exclusive t-shirt designed by a Latino artist. Every box is themed so you can

Charitable Aspect: Satisfy your sweet tooth while helping students! A portion of the proceeds from every box goes directly to the "Latino Student Fund" Charity which helps address disparities in access to education for underrepresented students in Washington, DC.