Welcome to adulthood: where taxes are a thing, bedtime starts getting earlier and earlier and pizza every night for dinner is no longer acceptable (or is it?).
Although being an adult sometimes feels like zero fun and games, a small treat yourself gift can easily brighten your day or inspire a new hobby or craft. We’ve hand-picked the most unique adulting gift ideas that speak to the kid in you.
If you are new to this whole adulting thing or a pro, these adulting gift ideas offer just the right amount of fun and excitement. Whether it's a gift for you or another adult in your life, there's a box that's tailor-made for both. Go on and indulge in a box. The laundry can wait for another night.
Price: Starts at $49.95/3 months
What You’ll Get: From home cooks to aspiring chefs, the quarterly Culinarie Kit delivers only the finest ingredients to craft creative dishes. Each month's box features an assortment of fresh ingredients, unique and useful kitchen tools and gadgets, along with a chef-developed handcrafted spice blend. This subscription delivers a cooking adventure for all skill levels!
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. within 7 business days
Price: Starts at $25.00/month
What You’ll Get: Energize body and mind with the Coffee and a Classic starter box that delivers 1 classic good read, a stimulating beverage and 2 bookish items. Take it to the next level and upgrade to the standard box for a choice of book genre and beverage preference plus a bookmark, special coffee mug and 1-2 extra items.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. between the 3rd Thursday and 4th Monday of the month
Price: Starts at $29.99/month
What You’ll Get: Send a bit of custom flair and fun for the desktop with the V. Paperie monthly subscription box. Designed around a theme, season or a creative project, each month’s box delivers 5-7 products, including 3 greeting cards, a paper goods item like a journal or notebook, and an office accessory or special gift.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 2nd of each month
Price: Starts at $24.95/month
What You’ll Get: The Sparkle Hustle Grow subscription is a great gift to send some much-needed monthly motivation. Available in 2 levels, the subscription comes with goodies focused on personal growth and productivity. Specially curated books and training tools help put focus on passion projects and help connect with a like-minded community of go-getters.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. around the 18th of each month
Price: Starts at $39.99/month
What You’ll Get: The Explore Local Box is like taking a cross-country road trip staycation - if that was a thing! Highlighting a different U.S. city each month, this box delivers high-quality products and artisanal treats local to the featured region. It’s a perfect way to scratch the itch to travel without having to hit the road.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. on the 1st business day of the month
Price: Starts at $11.00/month
What You’ll Get: An affordable way to perfect the art of green thumbing, the Succulent Lovers monthly subscription deliver a choice of succulent cuttings or potted succulents to spruce up home or office. Choose from a variety of packages and get a unique combination of easy-to-grow succulents.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 2nd Monday of every month
Price: Starts at $16.00/month
What You’ll Get: Draw a warm bath and slip into affordably luxurious organic bath products with the Sudzly monthly subscription box. With products specifically designed to leave out all the bad stuff and focus on nothing but the best for the body and the environment, high-quality scrubs, bath fizzies, lotions and more instantly elevate any self-care routine.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. by the 4th of each month
Price: Starts at $54.99/2 months
What You’ll Get: Perfect for those new to adulting who need an instant home upgrade, the bi-monthly Sundae Home subscription sends premium contemporary home decor in every box. Featuring 4-6 high-end department store or boutique brand decor items from throws and pillows to tableware and kitchen accessories, each box adds style to any new home.
Shipping: Ships within the U.S. bi-monthly (April, June, Aug., etc.)
Price: Starts at $18.99/month
What You’ll Get: Zines are one of the most creative gifts out there, but good quality zines can be hard to get your hands on. Let Zine-o-Matic do the legwork by sending 4-6 curated Indie zines from cities across the States right to the front door. Thoughtfully selected and beautifully created original content with a few surprises in every box.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 1st of the month
Price: Starts at $50.00/month
What You’ll Get: Shake things up and send a veritable bartender in a box with Shaker & Spoon. Featuring 3 unique recipes from top bartenders, each month’s box includes all but the liquor to make 12 cocktails, 4 of each recipe. Sending syrups, bitters and mixers, each month delivers new flavors and combos. The perfect gift for adventurous drinkers with a well-stocked home bar!
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. in the 1st consecutive Mon-Wed of every month
Price: Starts at $21.50/month
What You’ll Get: Custom crafted to help anyone breeze into gardening, the My Garden Box delivers a living plant or seasonal bulb, enriched potting soil and a decorative planter every month. Each box helps keep the garden expanding and growing, while checking “green thumb” off the list of adulting goals.
Shipping: Ships mid-month only within the U.S.
Price: Starts at $8.90/month
What You’ll Get: An affordable gift for lovers of K-beauty products, the FaceTory monthly subscription box is available in 2 subscription levels, the FOUR-ever Fresh Kit and the SEVEN Lux Box. Curated by sheet mask junkies, each month’s box delivers 4 or 7 high-quality and innovative Korean sheet masks.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. 1-4 days following receipt of order
Price: Starts at $9.95/month
What You’ll Get: There’s nothing better than a good friend who delivers chocolate. Jackie’s Chocolate allows you to be that friend by sending fine chocolate right to their front door. The monthly subscriptions are available in 3 sizes, from just a taste to enough to share, guaranteeing artisanally made deliciousness like truffles, caramels and candies in each box.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. at the beginning of the week
Price: Starts at $29.99/every 2 months
What You’ll Get: Adulting doesn't mean you have to forego game night, so enjoy an at-home escape room adventure with the Escape the Crate bi-monthly subscription. Bring your A-game as everyone works together to decode ciphers and solve riddles and puzzles until you’re finally able to sort out the historical mystery and make your escape.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. every other month during the 1st week of the month
Price: Starts at $33.00/month
What You’ll Get: One of the best adulting subscription boxes out there is The Adults & Crafts Crate subscription box. Arriving with everything needed to make a trendy, Pinterest-worthy craft or DIY project, unbox all the materials, accessories, tools and step-by-steps to dive in, inspire creativity, and get down to crafting a functional piece of art.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. around the 20th of each month