Last-Minute Gift Guide: Boxes for Great Emailed Gifts with a Printable Card

Welcome to the most unique corner of the web for last-minute gifts. There's no need to panic and no need to resort to an Amazon gift card this year. Here at Cratejoy, you'll find over 80 categories of subscription boxes to match any type of gift recipient on your list. Whether you're here to find the perfect last-minute Christmas gift for your coworkers, your cousin's new boyfriend, or your mom (we won't tell her you waited!), there's a unique gift box for everyone.

Even better? There are tons of great options for people as close to you as your best friend, roommate, or even your significant other. With Cratejoy subscription boxes, you can give the gift of a shared activity, such as a cooking experience, an immersive game, or a pre-planned date night.

If you’re shopping right before Christmas, you’re in luck—All the gift boxes included below are curated as part of our Holiday Gift Shop as they ship in time to make it to your doorstep by Christmas! If you find yourself rushing to finish after December 15th, don’t fret. We’ve included a printable gift note below so that your loved ones still have something to unwrap Christmas morning. Include the printable e-gift tag in a sweet card and let your loved one know what's to come.

Download your festive gift note here.


Shop our 2022 top picks for last-minute gift ideas!

Our last-minute holiday gift guide has trending gifts for everyone on your list. We included beloved boxes of 2022 for the best gift ideas roundup for every person on your list this year.


Toy Box Monthly - 4 to 8 Year Old Kids - Kids Toy Subscription 2023

From $33.33 per box
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For a kid, holiday festivities are about toys, toys, and more toys! Now, instead of spending hours in the toy aisle, spend more time playing together with a box of curated toys sent directly to the house. Affordable and fun, Toy Box lets you choose either a boy, girl, or mixed subscription to get a variety of the latest and greatest toys, including fan favorites like LEGO, Shopkins, and Hatchimals.

Shipping: Ships within the U.S. The first box ships within 3 business days of your order, and all following boxes ship by the 15th of each month. Order by December 16th for Christmas Shipping.

Why Subscribers Love It: “My kids love this Toybox subscription. I get 1 box for a boy and 1 box for a girl and neither one has yet to disappoint. Also when one of the toys was broken all I did was contact the seller and they replaced it with a new one in a timely manner. Always respond and help solve an issues you may have. I completely recommend getting this box because the smile on their face when the box arrives it priceless.” – Linda M.


The Adults & Crafts Crate

From $32.00 per box
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Arriving with everything needed to get creative and crafty this holiday season, The Adults & Crafts Crate subscription box is a fun DIY gift box that aims to introduce subscribers to a wide variety of mediums and techniques through crafting functional home decor. Packing in materials, accessories, tools and step-by-step instructions, it's a great way to inspire creativity and a perfect gift for the crafters on your list.

Shipping: New subscriptions ship within a week of ordering, and all additional boxes will ship on the 25th of each month. Order by December 15th for Christmas Shipping.

Why Subscribers Love It: “I had a lot of fun with this box. It's my first month subscribing, and I got the engraving kit. I was a little apprehensive at first, because I've never been very good at drawing straight lines so I expected to mess everything up.

However, I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was. After just a little bit of practice on some spare metal I had lying around, I learned some of the basics and then I got started on the glass coasters using the provided stencils. They turned out a lot better than I thought they would! I'm just a little obsessed now. It's been a really nice stress reliever after a long day at work! I'm looking forward to my next box already!” – Katelyn S.


Monthly Baking Kit - Learn to Bake Like a Pro

From $41.50 per box
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Bake Eat Love is more than a gorgeous box on your doorstep each month. The deliciously delightful packaging reflects the joy in the recipe inside. The monthly baking kits feature a handcrafted recipe with specialty ingredients, a new kitchen tool, non-perishable ingredients you need, and video tutorials to guide you every step of the way. Reviewers rave at the quality of the recipes, noting how the final product looks like a bakery creation and tastes just as good to boot.

Shipping: Kits ship between the 21st and 24th of each month. Order by December 15th for Christmas Shipping.

Why Subscribers Love It: “Each month is something fun and exciting for my family. I even love we can add our own twist depending on preference and holiday. Like adding black coloring to our cupcakes!” – Crystal B.


The Ultimate BBQ Experience

From $40.99 per box
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Calling all carnivores, pitmasters, and grill enthusiasts! It's time to fire up that grill and bring barbecue to life with a little help from the Grill Masters Club. Now you can take your grilling game to the next level with a curated box of goodies that have all been tried and tested by the pros. Unpack an assortment of handpicked spice rubs, smoking chips, sauces, marinades and more, along with an online community filled with tips, tricks and recipes.

Shipping: The first box ships within 3 business days of your order, while all subsequent boxes will ship on or before the 9th of each month. Order by December 15th for Christmas Shipping.

Why Subscribers Love It: “Love these boxes! Always a great surprise as we grill a lot and what’s inside are products we are trying out for the first time. We got this as a gift and enjoy a new box every month of goodies to use on our Weber grill. Highly recommend!” – Susan T.


HealthyMe Living Snack Box

From $29.42 per box
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Whether supporting a healthy lifestyle or encouraging success for those New Year's resolutions, HealthyMe Living makes it easy to sample healthy, nutrient-dense snack options. Gifting 7-10 single-serve snacks in every box, these tried-and-tested treats have been handpicked by a Certified Health Coach who's dedicated to providing a guilt-free selection to satisfy all cravings, salty and sweet!

Shipping: First boxes ship within 2 to 3 business days. Subsequent boxes ship on the 15th of each month. Order by December 15th for Christmas Shipping.

Why Subscribers Love It: “My diet is complex due to a couple of chronic health conditions. This box is wonderful for me since it has some things I wasn’t aware of to try plus a couple old favorites. I love it and everything in it :) Fun and arrived very quickly. Thank you!” – Marie C.


Monthly Mocktail Box - Raising the Bar

From $58.00 per box
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'Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry, and Raising the Bar is here to deliver some delicious, alcohol-free libations! Gift or join this mocktail-of-the-month club for innovative beverages that feature seasonal flavors that will warm or refresh you as needed. Each box is filled with all the goods to mix, stir, and shake up sweet, spicy and sparkling concoctions.

Shipping: Ships within the U.S. The box ships within 3 business days of your order, and all following boxes will ship on or around the 15th of each month. Order by December 16th for Christmas Shipping.

Why Subscribers Love It: “Love, love, love this gift! Fantastic box - thoroughly enjoyed every detail. I was especially impressed with the thoughtful garnish - which was included. We already purchased more of the sparking NA wine and mixer. Great way to get turned on to new products/vendors for those of us not imbibing. :)” – Rachel K.


Finders Seekers Mysteries

From $26.40 per box
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Looking for a deluxe gaming treat? Take your family game night to the next level with Finders Seekers Mysteries, one of the hottest sellers on the Marketplace! Get immersed in an intriguing mystery each month complete with challenging puzzles, codes, and clues. Each box brings a standalone game that explores new cities, cultures, and characters. Outside your own family, this is a great Christmas gift ideas for a family that can't get enough of game night.

Shipping: Boxes are shipped on the 23rd of each month. Order by December 17th for Christmas Shipping.

Why Subscribers Love It: “I have been getting Finders Seekers boxes for over a year, and I cannot lie, I'm obsessed. The mysteries are a lot of fun, and they are so much fun to do with friends, especially those that haven't done something like this before. Occasionally, the puzzles are evil (I'm looking at you, Paris box!), but the fact that after a year they can still challenge me is a good thing.” – Rachel C.


DIY Kids Crafts Kit – Award Winning Kids Art and Craft Box

From $30.00 per box
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What could be more fun for your little ones than some quality crafting time? Keep it stress-free and fun with the We Craft Box, a monthly craft kit that delivers an amazing hands-on experience that combines a unique story with fun projects. Created for kids between 3-9, there's no need to prep – just open and get to it with all the materials, tools, and step-by-step directions you'll need!

Shipping: Ships within the U.S. and Canada. The first box ships within 5 business days of your order, and all following boxes will ship on the 1st of each upcoming month. Order by December 18th for Christmas Shipping.

Why Subscribers Love It: “I send this as a gift to my great niece and nephew. Reports are that they love this box and can't wait for it to arrive each month. I am so appreciative of crafts and entertainment away from screens. My niece says that the supplies alone are worth the price. Thank you.” – Donna H.


Wild Woman Box

From $37.08 per box
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Celebrate the outdoorsy woman in your life with Wild Woman! A monthly box subscription that's all about celebrating adventurous, self-reliant women, each themed box focuses on a specific trait, like gratitude or resilience, and delivers a mix of practical items, including hiking gear, informative reads, natural body care items and healthy on-the-go snacks.

Shipping: Boxes ship on the 5th of every month. Order by December 15th for Christmas Shipping.

Why Subscribers Love It: “I am an avid hiker/backpacker and I love these boxes and have found every item to be useful and of good quality. I look forward to this box every month and amazed at the variety of things that I have never tried or even thought of. Everything from shipping to payment to quality is amazing 🙂.” – Michelle M.



From $55.49 per box
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Late shoppers have nothing to fear, because thoughtful gifts like Hopebox are ready and waiting to send a little good cheer out to your nearest and dearest. On a mission to bring a smile-inducing mix of goodies, each sweetly themed box of treasures is packed with handmade items and wellness products, along with the inspirational stories behind them!

Shipping: Ships within the U.S. within 2 to 3 days of ordering. Order by December 19th for Christmas Shipping.

Why Subscribers Love It: “I absolutely Love Love this Subscription boxes! I haven’t smiled this much in a long time! when I was unboxing and looking at all the wonderful surprises that was in it, It’s like they personally know me. This subscription box is something I needed and I know many others need a hope box in their lives as well. It’s worth every dollar and more.” – Cidney S.


Snail Mail Weekly Letter from Sunny the Mail Snail for ages 3 to 8

From $15.00 per box
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Much like Santa Claus, Sunny the Mail Snail is globetrotting and ready to deliver your kiddos some special surprises. But instead of once a year, Snail Mail for Kids makes a weekly delivery! Sure to be a fast friend of the family, Sunny arrives in all his soft, squishy goodness with a map to track his travels. Then each week, a letter arrives filled with adventurous snail tales.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. Order by December 21st for Christmas Shipping.

Why Subscribers Love It: “My 4-year-old loved getting letters from Sunny. She always showed off her stickers and pictures to family that would visit. She also loved her stuffed Sunny and would bring him to daycare whenever she got the chance. Thanks for making lasting memories for our family.” – Alyssa N.