9 Gifts for People Who Love Oddities and Rarities

At Cratejoy, we care that you find that perfect gift for every loved one on your list, so we're coming at you with unique gift ideas for those fun-loving, die-hard hobbyists in your life. You probably know just who we’re talking about: young (or young at heart), independent, and super into his (or her) latest hobby or interest.

It doesn’t matter what they’ve jumped into. When they jump, they dive into the depths, be it games, geekery, foodie gadgets, a new fitness regimen, or anything else that lights a fire under them. And whether their latest passion is popular or not, they love sharing the fun and bringing you along on their quest for more.

Now you can meet them where they’re at with a monthly subscription box curated to serve up unusual gift items in any number of cool niches. Whether they’re delivering the top picks from the global zine scene or sending them deep into an interactive whodunit, we’ve put together a gift guide of 9 cool gifts for people who love to take the unbeaten path!

1. Sleuth Kings

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Price: Starts at $14.25/month

What's Included: Sleuth Kings is a great gift that taps into the need to geek out and challenge the mind. Perfect for birthday gifts and holiday gifts, each month's box brings an immersive mystery that packs in hours of fun. Join the police force under the direction of the lead detective and plunge into the most recent evidence-packed case file to work through difficult clues, puzzles and ciphers, and watch the case come to a successful conclusion.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. by the 4th of each month

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2. GeekGear

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Price: Starts at £14.99 GBP/month

What's Included: For any real-deal Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts fans, it won't matter that GeekGear is a bestseller, just that it taps into their desire for exclusive designs and uncommon goods. Each monthly gift set delivers an assortment of 6-10 unique licensed products that are guaranteed to notch up their fan status. Open to find wizarding magic in the way of limited-edition T-shirts and collectibles, like wands, keychains, coffee mugs, and original fan art.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.K. except for select countries between the 21st-26th of each month

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3. Sticker Swaps

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Price: Starts at $9.00/month

What's Included: For people more interested in doing their own thing than going along with the crowd, Sticker Swaps is a perfect gift that taps into that spirit of individuality by sending 10 unique stickers from 10 artists around the world. Each artist brings a fun design aesthetic and a clever sense of humor that's then transformed into limited-edition, die-cut vinyl stickers and sent out exclusively for subscribers.

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

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4. The Comic Garage

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Price: Starts at $21.99/month

What's Included: The depths of their interest-of-the-day knows no boundaries... so if that interest just happens to be their ever-expanding comic collection, The Comic Garage is the gift for them. Fellow comic lovers take into account subscribers' favorite comic universes and characters and custom-tailor a mix of 10 or 24 premium comic books to personal preferences. Each near-mint vintage comic is then boarded, bagged and shipped in water-resistant packaging right to the front door.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. within 2-4 days following receipt of order, with renewals shipping every 30 days thereafter

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5. Zine-o-Matic

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Price: Starts at $17.50/month

What's Included: Zine-o-Matic is one of the best gifts for those who appreciate unique perspectives, off-key humor and original artwork. Often limited to the city where they're created, zines are a hard-to-come-by commodity. Finally, there's a solution! This subscription is dedicated to showcasing original content and creativity from underground scenes from around the world by sending a handpicked collection of top-quality zines every month.

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

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6. Skulls Unlimited International, Inc.

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Price: Starts at $24.99/month

What's Included: Got an aspiring archaeologist -- or a passionate goth -- on your gift list? Skulls Unlimited is the perfect gift for those passionate about history, zoology, or biology, with a surprise animal skull sent directly to their door each month. In every box, they'll receive information about that month's featured animal, an art item, collectible trading cards, and more!

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. in the 1st week of the month

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7. Words On Strike

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Price: Starts at $13.50 CAD/month

What's Included: Like a retro grab bag for bibliophiles, Words On Strike is a fun way to send out a surprise page-turner. Each box brings 1 used book in fair to like-new condition from any number of genres, along with a tea sachet and a handmade or vintage bookmark. Perfect for avid readers who dare to be different, steer clear of the boring gift card and opt for an eclectic gift that helps rescue lost books that deserve another read.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from Canada by the 15th of the month, with renewals shipping on the 5th of each month

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8. Worldwide Treats

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Price: Starts at $22.00/month

What's Included: Explore snacks from around the globe with a monthly gift subscription to Worldwide Treats. Offering up Asian, European, Middle Eastern or a global mix of goodies, each box delivers a snack selection that includes at least 10 high-quality snacks that are local favorites from the selected region. Bringing an assortment of salty and sweet, send them out on a tasty journey into what the world is snacking on!

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. within 2 days following receipt of order

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