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 gift can easily brighten your day or further your craft. We’ve hand-picked the 15 most unique adulting gift ideas that will inspire the kid in you.
Whether you are new to adulting or a pro, the subscription boxes below are perfect gifts for anyone and provide just the right amount of activities for you to engage in. And with so many choices, there is bound to be one tailor-made for the adult in your life, even if that’s just you. Go on and indulge in a box, you’ve earned it! And yes, the laundry can wait for just one more night, or five.
Price: Starts at $49.95/3 mo
What You’ll Get: For the chef fanatics, the Culinarie Kit delivers the finest ingredients, tools, and recipes for any foodie. Best of all, it contains no animal products! This box features an assortment of fresh and unique ingredients and gadgets like handmade olive oil, along with handcrafted spice blends. It’s a cooking adventure for any skill level!
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. every three months
2. Trendy Memo
Price: Starts at $14.99/mo
What You’ll Get: The Trendy Memo is a welcome subscription box to any writer’s supply arsenal. The box includes everything a desktop needs! It features 2 swanky and stylish writing utensils, and includes the option to upgrade to the Memo box for additional items like notecards.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. between the 1st-5th each month
Price: Starts at $11.99/mo
What You’ll Get: The FaceMask Tonight box brings the spa home to you! It includes everything you need for a relaxing evening. Choose from 4, 8, or 12 masks for a particular skin type (dry to normal, combination, or normal to oily).
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. on Mondays
Price: Starts at $45.00/mo
What You’ll Get: Calling all brainiacs! Keep your brain sharp with the NeuroBox. This unique adulting gift box comes with 5-7 items ranging from snacks to activities, like energy balls and intricate puzzles. It’s brain food to keep you calm and focused!
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. around the 15th of each month
Price: Starts at $25.00/mo
What You’ll Get: The Coffee and a Classic book subscription is sure to please any bookies you may have in your life. On your doorstep every month is everything you need for a perfect read! The box features 1 book (classic, children’s, or nonfiction), 1 beverage and 2 additional items, such as paperweights.
Shipping: Ships within the U.S. around the 4th of the month
6. V. Paperie
Price: Starts at $25.00/mo
What’s You’ll Get: The V. Paperie is created by designers who have an eye for beautiful design! This colorful box includes 5-7 items, including 3 greeting cards, paper items, and a small trinket or office decoration, like recipe cards and writing tools.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. around the 2nd of the month
Price: Starts at $24.95/mo
What You’ll Get: The Sparkle Hustle Grow box was made to empower girl bosses everywhere. Of all the starter packs for a budding adult, this box is by far one of the best gift ideas for adults and entrepreneurs. The subscription includes 4-6 items, including 1 book, integral business-growth information, and access to the constantly-growing network of similar businesses and individuals.
Shipping: Ships within the U.S. around the 18th of the month
Price: Starts at $39.99/mo
What You’ll Get: Would you like to explore new cities without ever leaving home? The Explore Local Box is perfect for the adventurer and is your exclusive peek (and taste) into cities throughout the US! The monthly box comes with locally produced treats, like seasonings and handcrafted items from that city.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. around the 1st of each month
Price: Starts at $11.00/mo
What You’ll Get: Perfect the art of green thumbing with the Succulent Lovers subscription. Succulent Lovers provides endless fun for the plant lover and helps to jazz up any room with a beautiful creation! Choose from 4 packages and you’ll get a different combination of an easy-to-grow arrangement each month .
Shipping: Ships within the U.S. on the second Monday of the month
Price: Starts at $16.00/mo
What You’ll Get: The Sudzly box contains every necessary ingredient for indulging! You’ll receive 3-4 items, including 2 bath bombs and bonus items, (everything all-natural), like lotions. If you love the perfumed scent of bath bombs, soaps or an overall spa package, you’ll adore Sudzly.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. around the 4th of the month
Price: Starts at $28.00/mo
What You’ll Get: The Desserv Box is the perfect treat for anyone with a sweet tooth. Each month you’ll get an assortment of decadency, including candies, chocolate, teas, and a variety of different baked goods, along with a surprise gift item like a tote.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from Canada on the 15th of each month
12. Sundae Home
Price: Starts at $54.99/2 mo
What You’ll Get: The Sundae Home subscription box is ideal for someone who likes to decorate. This box features a selection of 4-6 items of both formal and casual decor along with exclusive accessories for the home, like noodle bowls. Sophistication, elegance and style all rolled into one very “adult” gift.
Shipping: Ships within the U.S. bi-monthly (April, June, Aug., etc.)
Price: Starts at $18.99/mo
What You’ll Get: Fans of indie art will love the Zine-o-Matic Box! The creators of Zine-o-Matic hand-select beautiful and creative zines and underground art from up and coming artists all over the world. You’ll get 4-5 off-the-radar magazines along with extras, such as artwork, bookmarks, paper goods, etc.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 1st of the month
14. Shaker & Spoon
Price: Starts at $50.00/mo
What You’ll Get: The Shaker and Spoon box is a favorite and must-have for the cocktails and spirits lover. This subscription is perfect for the expert bartender or even the novice! It features a different liquor every month with 3 recipes and the ingredients you’ll need to (4 per) make them (excluding the alcohol).
Shipping: Ships within the U.S. the first Monday-Wednesday of each month
15. My Garden Box
Price: Starts at $21.50/mo
What You’ll Get: Consider gardening a breeze with the help of My Garden Box. Each box includes a new live plant or bulb, along with locally-curated soil and a planter. Create a custom collection of live plants and gardening goods while checking “green thumb” off the list of adulting goals.
Shipping: Ships within the U.S. around the middle of the month
Didn’t find the right box to inspire the adult in you?