Unique Last Minute Gift Ideas for Everyone (and Printable Gift Card!)

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Oops! You waited a little too long to shop for that upcoming birthday, anniversary, or celebration and now you need a last minute gift idea! Whether you’re shopping for your girlfriend or boyfriend, your mom or dad, best friend, or a special kiddo in your life we have the perfect gift ideas for you! Below we’ve rounded up some of our best gift boxes for any occasion and recipient that will surely save the day.

And if the gift box won’t arrive on time, we’ve created a simple, one-sided printable gift card so that your long-distance bestie or family member will know that something exciting will be in their mailbox soon. Just follow the simple instructions and, voila, your shopping is done!

Last Minute Gifts

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All you have to do is a card, hit print, and fill out the blanks by hand for a personal touch. Bam, 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.

Now for our best last minute gift ideas!

Gifts for Women: Pause and Unwind

Pause and Unwind relaxation subscription box

Price: Starting at $29.00/mo

What You’ll Get: Pause and Unwind is a thoughtful gift for any woman that delivers the gift of much needed “me time”. Each month’s gift box includes 5 hand-curated items like spa and beauty products, indulgent treats, and accessories all chosen to inspire and promote relaxation. Plus, each box exclusively features products from women-owned business and brands!

Shipping : Only ships within the U.S. on the 1st of each month

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For more gift ideas, check out our full gift guide for women.

Gifts for Men: Culture Carton

Culture Carton men's lifestyle subscription box

Price: Starting at $16.00/mo

What You’ll Get: For the man who loves the finer things in life, Culture Carton is the perfect gift. This gift box brings a new book, plus lifestyle items like accessories, body products, gourmet snacks, and socks curated around a new theme every month designed to elevate his day-to-day.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 14th-17th each month

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Browse our gift guide for men for more great ideas.

Gifts for Your Girlfriend or Wife: The Bath Benefit

The Bath Benefit bath and body subscription box

Price: Starting at $29.95/mo

What You’ll Get: A luxurious bath after a long day is truly one of the greatest gifts, and one that she’s sure to love! Each Bath Benefit box includes 4-7 all-natural bath and body products from salts and scrubs to bubbles and bath bombs. Bonus, maybe she’ll let you join for a bath!

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. around the 5th of each month

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Our gift guide for your wife and girlfriend have more great gift ideas!

Gifts for Your Boyfriend or Husband: Standard Dispatch

Standard Dispatch personalized subscription box for men

Price: Starts at $33.00/mo

What You’ll Get: Standard Dispatch is a hot new personalized gift box just for men. Each month your boyfriend or husband will receive one new high-quality item like a opinel knife, insulated drinkware, or leather journal embossed with his name or initials in the style of your choosing. Items are built to last so it’s a gift he can enjoy for years to come.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 4th-6th each month

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We have more gifts for your boyfriend or husband for more inspiration!

Gifts for Kids: Slime

Slime monthly slime subscription box

Price: Starts at $15.00/mo

What You’ll Get: Slime is all the rage right now, guaranteeing hours of non-stop fun! Choose between 3 gift box options, the Mega Box, Regular Box, or Mini Box for a variety of slimes all curated around a new seasonal theme each month. Bonus, each box includes a little candy for the kiddos too!

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. during the first week of each month

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Our gift guide for kids has more great gift boxes!

Gifts for Mom: My Garden Box

My Garden Box gardening subscription box

Price: Starts at $21.50/mo.

What You’ll Get: If your mom has a green thumb, or just loves a DIY gardening project, then My Garden Box is a gift that will put a smile on her face. Every month she’ll be treated to a new gardening project or plant with everything she needs to create a new planter.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S., typically mid-month

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Check out more of our gift ideas for moms!

Gifts for Dad: Freestone Fly Fishing Company

Freestone Fly Fishing Company monthly fishing subscription box

Price: Starts at $14.95/mo

What You’ll Get: Help dad reel in his next catch with a subscription to Freestone Fly Fishing Company. Each month he’ll receive a gift box with 12 premium fishing flies, plus additional gears, tools and stickers to add to his tackle box!

Shipping: Ships to the U.S. and Canada on the 4th of every month

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Find more great gifts for dad in our full gift guide!

Gifts for Book Lovers: Coffee and a Classic

Coffee and a Classic monthly book club

Price: Starts at $25.00/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: Only ships within the U.S. during the last week of the month

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Check out our full gift guide for more great gifts for book lovers

Gifts for Foodies: Exploration Crate

Exploration Crate subscription box for international candy

Price: Starts at $14.00/mo

What You’ll Get: Exploration Crate is the perfect gift for the foodie in your life! Take them on a culinary expedition around the world with some of the most unique and exotic candies and snacks. Each box is curated around a new country and includes both savory and sweet goodies.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. around the 25th of each month

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Still looking? Our gift guide for foodies has more great ideas!

Gifts for Fitness Junkies: My Keto Snack Box

My Keto Snack Box healthy snack subscription box

Price: Starts at $38.00/mo

What You’ll Get: Any fitness junkie knows that working out is only half the equation, the other half is about the good you put into your body. My Keto Snack Box is a great gift idea to compliment any active lifestyle. Every box includes a variety of 6-8 low-carb and high-protein snacks, with new brands every month.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. the 7th of each month

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Browse our gift guide with fitness gift boxes for more awesome ideas!

Gifts for Music Lovers: Original Vinyl Records

original vinyl records subscription box

Price: Starts at $19.99/mo

What You’ll Get: It’s true, there’s just something about vinyl that makes music sound better. Original Vinyl Records is a cool way for any music lover to add to their collection of vintage vinyl every month. Each box includes 6 records in their original jackets in a variety of genres that you get to customize based on your gift recipient’s musical tastes!

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. the 1st or 2nd of each month

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Our other gifts for music lovers might pick your interest too!

Gifts for Teens & Tweens: Finders Seekers Mysteries

Finders Seekers Mysteries escape room puzzle

Price: Starts at $30.00/mo

What You’ll Get: Bring the fun of an escape room right to the living room! Finders Seekers delivers a fun new mystery to solve every month plus all the puzzles, clues, cryptic codes, and more needed to solve the challenge. Let the teen or tween in your life become a detective for a day!

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

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Our gift guide for teens and tweens has more great trendy ideas!

Gifts for Women in Their 20s: Smartass and Sass

Smartass and Sass lifestyle subscription box for women

Price: Starts at $15.95/mo

What You’ll Get: Smartass and Sass is just plain fun, and you know any woman in her 20s just wants to have fun! Each month’s gift box includes 5-7 giggle-worthy items like a t-shirt, socks, bags, and accessories all curated around a new theme. If the young woman you’re shopping for has a little snark in her, this is the perfect gift!

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. between the 16th-18th each month

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Check out more of our favorite gift ideas for women in their 20s!

Gifts for a Housewarming Party: Kizuna Box

Kizuna Box

Price: Starts at $40.00/mo

What You’ll Get: If you’re shopping for a first-time homebuyer or a friend who recently moved, Kizuna Box is a unique gift box to add a little flare to their home. Each subscription box is filled with a little Japanese culture in the form of ceramics, cloth, stationery, snacks and more.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from Japan during the first week of each month

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Check out our gift guide for more unique housewarming gift ideas!

Gifts for a Baby Shower: Mommy & Tots

Mommy & Tots subscription box for moms

Price: Starts at $21.95/month

What You’ll Get: Baby showers are a great time to show some love to mommy (and daddy) to be, and a monthly subscription box can be the perfect delivery just when they need it most. Mommy & Tots, now with a Daddy & Tots option, delivers great gifts for both the parent, like soaps, bath bombs, and candles, and gifts for baby too (like toys and books)!

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 5th of each month

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Check out our baby shower gift guide and gift guide for new moms for more fun ideas!

Gifts for Your Sister: mintMONGOOSE

mintMONGOOSE jewelry subscription box

Price: Starts at $12.00/month

What You’ll Get: Does your sister never leave the house without at least one piece of jewelry or accessory? Then mintMONGOOSE is the perfect gift for her! With three different subscription options to choose from she’ll receive at least 3 pieces of jewelry every month in the metal (gold, silver, or mixed) of her choice and style of her choice! And hey, maybe she’ll share!

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 15th of each month

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Don’t worry, we have more great gift ideas for your sister too!

Gifts for Your Brother: Shaker & Spoon

Shaker & Spoon DIY cocktail subscription box

Price: Starts at $50.00/month

What You’ll Get: Does your bro love a good cocktail and fancy himself a master mixologist? Or at least tries to be? Then Shaker & Spoon is right up his alley. Each month’s gift box is curated around a different booze and includes the recipes and all the ingredients for 3 different cocktails, for a total of 12 drinks! Boxes include syrups, bitters, citrus, and garnishes for fun new drinks.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. during the first week of each month

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Check out more unique gift ideas for any brother!

Gifts for Travel Lovers: Explore Local Box

Explore Local Box artisan subscription box

Price: Starts at $39.99/month

What You’ll Get: Half the fun of traveling is trying the new and interesting foods from different places. Explore Local Box delivers just that experience! Each month’s box is curated based on a new city from around the country and includes local goods and foods from small business and artisans from that city.

Shipping: Ships to the U.S. and France on the 1st business day of each month

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Check out our gift guide for travel lovers for more adventurous ideas.

Gifts for Pet Lovers: Shaggy Swag

ShaggySwag subscription box for dogs

Price: Starts at $25.00/month

What You’ll Get: Dog lovers will go ga-ga over this adorable gift box. Each ShaggySwag box includes 2 fun toys, at least 2 healthy dog treats, and some essentials like poo bags and grooming wipes!

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. within 3 business days after your order is placed

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Fear not, we have a gift guide for cat lovers and more gift ideas for dog lovers too!

Gifts Under $20: Urban Sprouts

Urban Sprouts succulent subscription box

Price: Starts at $9.99/month

What You’ll Get: Succulents are a great way to add a little something extra to any room or space, and they’re easy to take care of! Urban Sprouts delivers a new organically grown succulent or air plant every month, plus all the care instructions needed.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. between the 9th-11th each month

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Check out the rest of our gift ideas under $20!

We’ve got plenty more gifts! Browse away.

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