15 Last Minute Birthday Gifts For Anyone You (Almost) Forgot

Gifting is no easy task, but when you’ve left it to crunch time, it all can get a little overwhelming. Maybe a family member’s birthday just snuck up on you, or you’ve decided that this year, instead of the obligatory Starbucks friend date with your bestie, you’d like to step up your game and get them something extra special, but their birthday is just around the corner.

It doesn’t really matter the reason why you’re down to the wire, you need to find just the right last-minute gift, and we’ve got the solution for you. Whether you want to treat them to a fun surprise that just appears on their doorstep, or you prefer to choose one of the many great options that ship just days after placing an order, subscription boxes make some of the best gifts, hands down!

Sure to be a unique, one-of-a-kind gift, there’s a monthly subscription from the Cratejoy marketplace that appeals to all ages, men and women, and every personality type. With everything from K-beauty goodies and DIY cocktails, to mystery games and tasty treats, here are some front runners for the best last-minute birthday gift ideas.


My Coffee and Book Box

From $31.99 per box
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About the Box: Hot off the press and ready to brew, the first box from My Coffee and Book Club gets prompt two-day shipping treatment, making it an ideal last-minute gift. Each monthly box features a unique 12-oz bag of micro-roasted gourmet coffee, in a choice of whole bean or ground, plus 2 hardcover books in a preferred genre and a convenient e-Book for easy reading while on the move.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. within 48 hours from receipt of order


FaceTory: K-Beauty Subscription Box

From $11.90 per box
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About the Box: Heading out within 4 days from the order date, FaceTory is a great gift box for lovers of trendy K-beauty products and quality skincare. Available in 2 well-priced subscription tiers, the FOUR-ever Fresh Kit and the SEVEN Lux Box, self-professed sheet mask junkies send either 4 or 7 high-quality and innovative Korean sheet masks. It's a birthday gift that really helps everyone put their best face forward!

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. 1-4 days following receipt of order


Hot Sauce of the Month Club - Monthly

From $14.99 per box
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About the Box: Far better than the stuff you can find on the grocery store shelves, the Hot Sauce of the Month Club sends only the best of the best. Curated by hot sauce aficionados at the Heat Hot Sauce Shop, each month these spicy sauce experts select and deliver 1 full-sized bottle of extra-special award-winning hot sauce in a pre-selected heat range, making it the perfect gift for those who really like it hot.

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


Tea Runners

From $22.08 per box
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About the Box: Tea Runners makes a great gift for all tea lovers and is perfect for anyone who enjoys exploring new flavors and award winning brews. Delivering a curated collection of 4 of the top small-batch loose-leaf teas, enough to brew 30-50 cups, along with tasting notes and brewing instructions, select to send either the All Black, Herbal Tea, Pure Tea or the Original Box which includes a combo of all the different types.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. in the 1st week of each month


Finders Seekers Mysteries

From $26.40 per box
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About the Box: With over 100 positive reviews from other players, Finders Seekers Mysteries brings a monthly challenge that's filled with loads of well-made game cards that contain clever puzzles and complex codes. Perfect for working solo or as a group, every box features a new theme, accompanied by a wordy mystery that's intricately woven into the culture of a unique city from around the world.

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


Craft in Style: Monthly Craft Supply Kit

From $32.58 per box
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About the Box: Great for any Pinterest- or Insta-obsessed crafter, the Craft in Style Box arrives quick and ready to roll, bringing all the supplies needed to set up shop and get right into the fun of making a one-of-a-kind, trendy DIY craft project. Unbox everything that's needed to make interesting pieces, like beautiful wall decor and stunning centerpieces, including materials, tools, simple step-by-steps and online tutorials.

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


SaloonBox Curated Cocktail Kit Subscription

From $54.67 per box
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About the Box: Weekly shipping and delicious flavors make the SaloonBox DIY Cocktail Kit a fun gift for any birthday. Perfect to throw a little celebratory get together or to enjoy alongside a tasty meal, each monthly box brings all that's required to craft 4 servings of a flavorful mixologist-created cocktail recipe, including all the necessary supplies, ingredients and spirits.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. once per week throughout the month


Signature Single Monthly (20 Stems)

From $50.15 per box
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About the Box: Nothing says happy birthday more than a farm-fresh bundle of blossoms, and Enjoy Flowers delivers plenty of smile-worthy bouquets. Sending freshly cut flowers either once or twice each month, every bunch is shipped just 4 days after cutting to extend the life of the blooms and offer a guaranteed 7 days of sweet-smelling floral enjoyment from every delivery.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on Tuesdays throughout the month