With most of us preparing to hunker down safely at home, now's the time to make sure we have all we need to ride out this uncertain time. Luckily, there are plenty of small sellers here on the Cratejoy Marketplace who are dedicated to bringing stay-at-home essentials right to the front door.
Since we're in prepper-mode ourselves, we considered all the best ways to keep stir craziness at bay, and came up with an assortment of monthly subscriptions that can help with everything from stocking the snack cabinet and keeping the kids busy to sprucing up the home and enjoying a fun date night in!
So, whether you're looking to make life a little easier, send a gift to friends and family who are being kept at a safe distance, or just treat yourself to something new and fun, we've got you covered.
Price: Starts at $25.00/month
About the Box: Considering our modern-day war cry -- Wash your hands! -- Handy Antiviral is a subscription service that aims to help you get the job done by sending 5 full-size bottles of safe and effective antiviral handrub every month. Dedicated to fair pricing, each bottle contains the WHO's recommended formulation, making a simple hand scrub an effective way to deactivate a wide range of viruses.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 4th of the month
Price: Starts at $28.75/month
About the Box: Improved nutrition can go a long way to strengthening your immune system and keeping you healthy in times when your meals (and snacks) may be less than optimal. With Enrichables, you'll get in those nutritious greens or get a protein pick-me-up with a monthly subscription box that provides a concentrated dose of vitamins, minerals and veggies, sending 12 stir-in packets for a quick and easy nutrient boost!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. in the 2nd week of the month
Price: Starts at $24.95/month
About the Box: Since snacks are high on everyone's list, and stress-snacking is in full swing, trust Naked Snacks to bring some much-needed reinforcement to help you meet your healthy snack goals. Focusing on whole-food goodies with a touch of indulgence, this monthly box subscription delivers 5 or 10 large bags of mixed, flavored nuts, fresh dried fruits and sweet and salty trail mixes.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from Canada on the 15th each month
Price: Starts at $21.67/month
About the Box: Bring a little fun to the doorstep on a monthly basis with a subscription to the Deadbolt Mystery Society. Boasting plenty of 5-star reviews from players of all ages, each box sends a stand-alone mystery filled with intrigue and well-developed characters and story lines. Gather the whole family or all the roomies, get those game faces on, and tackle challenging puzzles and clues as you work towards a successful solve.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. except for select countries in the 1st full week of the month
Price: Starts at $44.99/month
About the Box: Packed with top-shelf CBD oil products and plenty of educational information, the Hemp Crate Co is a subscription box that can help you tackle a wide range of problems, from anxiety and depression, to poor sleep and skincare struggles. Choose from 3 unique genres, and enjoy a sampler of between 4-8 different products, including full-size oils, balms, sprays, tinctures, edibles and pup products!
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. within 24 hours, with renewals shipping at the end of the month
Price: Starts at $4.75/month
About the Box: Plants have the power to lift our mood and brighten our living spaces. Bring little touches of Mother Nature to your home with the charming plants packed into the Succulents Box. Available in 6 budget-friendly subscription options, choose to get anywhere from 1-4 easy-care succulents or air plants, arriving in 2-inch plastic pots, along with a plant info card and care instructions.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. 3 business days from ordering, with renewals between the 18th-20th of the month
Price: Starts at $17.99/month
About the Box: With trips to the public library placed on a temporary hold, now is the perfect time to build out your littles home library with the help of Elephant Books! Dedicated to finding educational and inspiring stories for children between the ages of 0-6, choose to get either 2 picture books or 3 board books, sent beautifully gift wrapped with a personalized note just for them!
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. within 2 business days from ordering, with renewals shipping on the 15th each month
Price: Starts at $41.67/month
About the Box: Focusing on beautifully crafted handmade home goods that feature neutral tones and natural textures, The Home Box is a home decor subscription box that's packed with elegance and practicality. Curated by experienced home stylists, create a warm and inviting space with high-quality American-made or fair trade decor essentials, like limited-edition ceramics, wall art, pillow covers, hand-poured candles and more.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. in the 1st week of the following month
Price: Starts at $22.95/month
About the Box: Now is as good a time as any to focus on keeping yourself healthy, inside and out. With the Vegancuts Beauty Box, you'll know that your skincare routine includes top-quality cruelty-free vegan and non-toxic products containing only the best ingredients. Get an assortment of 4 or more items each month, including cleansers, hydrating lotions, exfoliants, sprays and superfood serums.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. by the 17th of each month
Price: Starts at $24.99/month
About the Box: An ideal boredom buster that makes craft time with the kids stress-free and fun, Craft + Boogie promotes kids and parents crafting and playing side-by-side! Each monthly craft kit incorporates a holiday theme, including both popular and lesser-known silly holidays, and brings 3-4 complete DIY craft projects, a Spotify playlist, themed snack recipes, party supplies and a board game for the whole family to enjoy.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 1st of every month
Price: Starts at $6.50/month
About the Box: Whether indoors or outside, gardening gives you the chance to stay connected with nature and eat the fruits of your labor. Suitable for all skill levels, Bloomin' Bin is a unique monthly gardening box that's available in 4 different subscription tiers. Choose to grow flowers, fruits and veggies, or a mix of both, and get 3-5 packets of seeds, gardening essentials, the occasional live plant and plenty of pro tips!
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. between the 5th-11th of every month
Price: Starts at $20.00/month
About the Box: Feeling the stress building from a little too much togetherness? Crated with Love can act as a gentle reminder to step away from it all and focus on staying emotionally connected and having fun! Created by relationship experts to enhance intimacy and easy communication, each monthly box puts a new spin on date night, sending a themed mix of 4-5 couple's activities, challenges and games.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 1st or 15th depending on your order date
Price: Starts at $54.95/every 3 months
About the Box: Earthlove is a quarterly subscription box that's dedicated to creating a healthy planet by helping subscribers become more eco-conscious. Valued at over $100, each box comes brimming with an assortment of 6-8 practical and sustainable lifestyle products, including everything from inspirational books and vegan bath products, to zero-waste accessories and the all-important roll of eco-friendly TP!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. within 2 weeks from ordering, and then quarterly on the 15th of Mar, Jun, Sept and Dec
Price: Starts at $19.99/month
About the Box: A heartwarming gift idea or special treat for any coffee lover and their furry friends, Puppy Paws Coffee & Company delivers a 12oz bag of freshly roasted premium coffee, in either whole bean or ground, plus a treat and toy for the doggos. And, as a little icing on the coffee cake, so to speak, every cup supports a pup with 50% of all profits being donated to animal rescue operations.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. within 10 days from ordering, with renewals shipping on the 5th of the month
Price: Starts at $30.00/month
About the Box: Sugarbird Sweets brings a whole new meaning to self-care by delivering Tea Time in a Box. Perfect for those who need a little treat to keep them going, each month brings flavorful moist and buttery mini scones, shortbread or cookies, and a specialty loose-leaf tea. Catering to a number of special dietary considerations, everyone can find the perfect option to suit their needs.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on a Wed or Thurs after ordering, with renewals shipping on the 2nd Tues each month