Last Minute Gift Ideas (and Printable Gift Receipt!)

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Last Minute Gifts

Did you find the perfect subscription box gift for the knitters, gamers, or pet-lovers on your list? You probably can’t wait for their reactions when they check their mail in December. But wait! How will you let them know their gift is coming?

We’ve created a simple, one-sided printable so that your long-distance bestie or family member will know that something exciting will be in their mailbox soon.

Gift Receipt Printable Downloads

Free Holiday Printable (Green)

Free Holiday Printable (Red)


Holiday Printable 2017


All you have to do is choose a red or green card, hit print, and fill out the blanks by hand for a personal touch. Voila, you’ve got a custom gift receipt from Cratejoy!

As a bonus, you can e-mail, snail mail, or hand-deliver these cards. Decorate the envelope or back of the card to add some zest.


Holiday Printable 2017

Still looking for the perfect gift?

Here are a few boxes to get you started. Be sure to checkout our holiday gift guide for more.

1. Simplicity Teas: Tea with intentions

Simplicity Teas

Price: Starting at $9.99/mo

What You’ll Get: Unique teas targeted to help cleanse, stomach health, rejuvenation, and more. If you just want to gift samples, Simplicity Teas offers a mini box that contains 3 to 4 tea blends to make 15-20 cups. If they’re a veteran tea-drinker, the deluxe box contains full-sized tea packages to make 30-40 cups of tea.

Shipping: Ships within the U.S. between the 15-17th of every month

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2. My Garden Box

My Garden Box

Price: Starting at $21.50/mo

What You’ll Get: We all know someone who wants to live a less wasteful lifestyle, adopt a new hobby, or maybe even transition into a plant-based diet. My Garden Box provides 1 living plant or bulb, soil, and a planter so that you can add to your home garden every month. Perfect for all ages, they also give instructions on growth and care.

Shipping: Ships within the U.S. in the middle of every month

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3. Japan Crate

Japan Crate

Price: Starting at $12.00/mo

What You’ll Get: Our fascination with Japanese design, food, and media can finally be satisfied. Gift your Japanese culture-loving friend one of the 3 tiers of Japan Crate subscription boxes. Doki Doki includes kawaii (cute) tiems, Umai crate includes instant noodles from Japan, and Kira Kira has all things beauty.

Shipping: Ships to most countries on a rolling schedule

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4. Nerdy Post

Nerdy Post

Price: Starting at $13.95/mo

What You’ll Get: Nerdy Post isn’t just another fandom subscription box. They cover a different fandom monthly from Harry Potter to Star Wars to Sherlock Holmes. Also, the items are 4-6 pieces of intricate merchandise such as books, postcards, posters, stickers, art, and original illustrations. Your loved ones can decorate their space and feast on the eye candy daily or gift the pieces to fans they know. And they’ll have you to thank for it!

Shipping: Ships worldwide on the 15th of every month

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5. My Bariatric Box

My Bariatric Box

Price: $34.95/mo

What You’ll Get: Between all the holiday parties and meals, your friends and family will be happy to have something healthy to snack on. My Bariatric Box makes it easy to stock pantries with 2 meal replacements, at least 1 protein bar, and a variety of snacks. Perfect for the busy working professional who wants to stay lean without making constant trips to the health food store.

Shipping: Ships to the U.S. and Canada between the 14-18th of every month

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6. The Dapper Dog

Dapper Dog Box

Price: $29.99/mo

What You’ll Get: Don’t forget one of the most loved members of your family–your dog! Treat them to 5-8 items such as a bow tie, toys, fashion accessories, and treats. The box is specific for your dog’s size, gender, and preferences to insure pup satisfaction. In the spirit of giving, The Dapper Dog also donates a portion of sales to an animal shelter.

Shipping: Ships worldwide on a rolling basis

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7. The Incense Box

The Incense Box

Price: Starts at $14.99/mo.

What You’ll Get: Feed your spiritual soul with incense, essential oils, sage, candles, and natural goods. The Incense Box includes a Hamsa burner and incense sticks and you can add on more meditation goodies if you upgrade. You can choose the subscription option perfect for your more spiritual friends and family.

Shipping: Ships worldwide on the 16th of every month

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8. Uncorked

Uncorked Box

Price: $30.00/mo

What You’ll Get: If you know someone who has just moved into a new place, they will appreciate a box full of 5-7 wine items like corks, stoppers, openers, coasters, and glasses. Maybe they’ll even host a wine party and invite you over. Win win!

Shipping: Ships within the U.S. as soon as order is placed

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9. Benevolent Beauty Box

Benevolent Beauty

Price: $29.95/mo

What You’ll Get: Living a cruelty-free life can start with your cosmetics. Benevolent Beauty includes only cruelty-free brands you might not find at every drugstore. All full-sized 4-7 beauty and body products are curated for your skin tone, hair color, eye color, and preferences.

Shipping: Ships worldwide between the 15-18th of every month

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10. My Coffee and Book Club

My Coffee and Book Club

Price: $26.99/mo

What You’ll Get: My Coffee and Book Club makes sure the book, movie, and coffee you receive is to your taste and genre of choice. Most people love either coffee or books or both, so it’s the perfect gift to snuggle up with in the winter. 

Shipping: Ships worldwide within 7 days of ordering

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11. PostStitch


Price: Starts at $25.00/mo

What You’ll Get: No matter if you’re new to knitting, just want a small project to start with, or know everything about skeins and have a Ravelry account, PostStitch has a subscription option for you. You can choose to receive 3-4 knitting patterns, yarn, needles, and other materials to gift to all sorts of crafty friends. Plus, knitting makes you feel productive while you’re binge-watching Netflix!

Shipping: Ships worldwide on the 1st of every month

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12. Culture Carton

Culture Carton

Price: Starts at $16.00/mo

What You’ll Get: The cultured and classy men in your life deserve a monthly book that helps him maintain his image and sharpen his mind. Culture Carton offers three subscription tiers starting with just a book, lifestyle items, or both a book and lifestyle items. It’s the perfect box if he’s also into tech gadgets, cologne, body products, accessories, and useful things.

Shipping: Ships worldwide between the 14-17th of every month

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13. OwlCrate


Price: $29.99/mo

What You’ll Get: Teenagers can be notoriously difficult to shop for, so let OwlCrate pick out 3-5 Young Adult novels that are new and trendy as well as some jewelry, toys, or stationery to spice up the package.

Shipping: Ships worldwide between the 15-20th of every month. Earlier in December!

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14. Mud & Bloom

mud and bloom

Price: £7.95/mo

What You’ll Get: Mud & Bloom aims to get your children outside by teaching them a new craft through games, quizzes, and fun learning activities. If you’ve been looking for an excuse to get outside, especially in the wintertime, here’s how you can get your kids excited.

Shipping: Ships worldwide on the 28th of every month

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15. xo, Peachy Box

Peachy Box

Price: $34.99/mo

What You’ll Get: If you know someone who likes Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie, Peachy Box might be right up their street. From skincare to snacks to home decor, Peachy Box delivers a wide range of 6-8 full-sized lifestyle products for anyone with good taste.

Shipping: Ships worldwide between the 7th and 21st of every month

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16. The Artisan Box

the artisan box by globeln

Price: $40.00/mo

What You’ll Get: If you have a friend who tries to shop locally and support small businesses, The Artisan Box is the perfect subscription for them. They’ll deliver handmade jewelry, fashion accessories, beauty products, foods, or home decor from artisans around the world to their door. Each box includes 4-8 items that are sure to satisfy the altruistic people on your list.

Shipping: Ships within the U.S. after placing order

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17. Love Goodly

Love Goodly

Price: Starts at $29.95/2 months

What You’ll Get: If you’re after vegan beauty or skincare that also supports animal rights and female health charities, then you’ll want to see Love Goodly’s box. With a value of up to $100 each month, the box includes not just makeup, but also snacks, possibly vitamins, and body products without the guilt.

Shipping: Ships to the U.S. and Canada by the 5th of every other month

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18. Jackie’s Chocolate

Jackie's Chocolate

Price: Starts at $9.95/mo

What You’ll Get: When in doubt, always go for a box of handmade, fresh chocolates. However, most families will devour the box within a day, so why not buy a monthly subscription to keep the good times rolling? Jackie’s Chocolates includes 5-6 variety pieces or you can spring for 20-24 if you’re buying for a large family.

Shipping: Ships worldwide within a week of ordering

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