When trying to find that perfect gift for a loved one, it’s really important to consider what it is that brings them joy. If you have a science lover in your life, the Cratejoy marketplace has amazing gift options up for consideration. No matter what the occasion is, your favorite nerds will love the surprise that comes with each curated subscription box of sciency goodness.
Catering to a broad spectrum of all things delightfully geeky, there are gift boxes that celebrate natural history, outer space, dinos, women in science and so much more. While the periodic table certainly isn’t everyone’s favorite reading material, science fans have reasons for their enthusiasm and it’s about time that they enjoy cool gifts that speak to their unique passions.
To point you in the right direction, we’ve gathered up monthly gift boxes for a guide that’s exclusively for science geeks. Read on for some of our most unique gift ideas for science lovers.
Awesome Gift Ideas for Science Lovers
Price: Starts at $11.24
About the Box: From the makers of the popular MATTER box comes atomicpost, one of many great science gifts that's about celebrating interesting scientific achievements and science-related topics. Sending out a themed box of sciencey swag each month, this gift delivers detailed topic information cards, art prints, patches, custom pins and 1-3 stickers, showcasing topics ranging from the solar system to chemistry.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 20th of the month
Price: Starts at $XX.XX/month
About the Box: Sending cool science kits designed to explore the fascinating works of Saint Albert, this monthly Science Crate makes a great gift for science-loving kids aged 8-18. Featuring fun, age-appropriate STEM activities and experiments, each box tests their problem-solving and critical-thinking skills by providing engaging projects that will have them tinkering with circuits and improving their engineering competence.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 28th of the month
Price: Starts at $16.66
About the Box: A fun gift for people of all ages, ParaBox is a T-shirt-of-the-month subscription with a paranormal twist. Each monthly box brings a uniquely designed puzzle that's masquerading as a comfy, super soft limited-edition tee! An informational card tucked inside offers clues to help find a password hidden on the site, and players who correctly solve the month’s mystery are entered for a chance to win additional fun merch.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. in the 1st week of the month
Price: Starts at $25.00
About the Box: Find out what the buzz is all about with a fan favorite best seller, the MATTER box. A perfect gift for anyone who loves science, this subscription box is described as part museum and part lab project, and delivers a miniature collection of curiosities every month. Focusing on natural specimens and artifacts with historical significance, each item comes paired with an info card to highlight the rare and uniquely special properties of each fascinating piece.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 4th of the month
Price: Starts at $3.99
About the Box: Featuring art that showcases the best from video games, anime, sci-fi, comics and magic, Scented Geek makes a fun and budget-friendly gift. Each month delivers 1 hanging air freshener sporting an artistic motif that celebrates a popular fandom. Choose the category that aligns best with their unique interests, and they'll get a new design and scent each month to add a fresh smell to car or house.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 4th of each month
Price: Starts at $15.99
About the Box: Celebrating one of the coolest gadgets and recent technological innovations, the Maker Box strives to make 3D printing just a little more affordable and accessible. This box has created partnerships with various filament manufacturers to send a wide range of filament samples out at an economical price point. Each box sends premium 4X samples of 3D printing filaments in an array of materials, along with extra swag and exclusive discounts straight from the manufacturers.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 25th of the month
Price: Starts at $24.99
About the Box: Skulls Unlimited’s monthly Bone Box is a subscription that helps subscribers explore the natural world through top-quality bone specimen. A great gift for teachers, collectors and the curious, each box is professionally curated by the leaders in real osteological products. Delivering genuinely uncommon goods, like animal bones, skulls, teeth and claws, each specimen is expertly cleaned and graded to deliver only the highest quality.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. in the 1st full week of each month
Price: Starts at $37.99
About the Box: Devoted to everything cryptozoology, each Cryptid Crate offers plenty of creeptastic fun for the mad scientists in your life. Highlighting some of the best independent producers and artisans in the business, each monthly gift box is brimming with a curated collection of 4-7 handpicked items, including graphic tees, eclectic home decor, books and films, that celebrate the yet-to-be-substantiated species of the world, like big foot, nessie and moth man.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. on or around the 1st of the month
Price: Starts at $6.00
About the Box: Backed by happy subscribers that attest to high-quality and imaginative pieces, the Laserbrain Patch Co is a monthly gift box of custom-made patches and enamel pins. Available in 4 budget-friendly subscriptions, choose from either a pin-of-the-month club or a subscription that sends 3-4 one-of-a-kind themed items, including 1 colorfully embroidered patch, 1 enamel pin, and 1-2 additional custom-made items.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 16th-20th of the month
Price: Starts at $4.50
About the Box: The perfect gift box for collectors of LEGO Minifigures, the Minifig Box is all about sending creative and unique LEGO compatible minifigures. Select 1 of 2 subscription tiers, to receive either 1 or 5 high-quality minifigs each month. Ranging from well-loved characters to unique custom creations, it offers a great way to expand an existing collection and add in extra ingenuity to any brick scene.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. by the 4th of the month
Price: Starts at $13.00
About the Box: Right from the first gooey feel, kids and adults will be hooked on this unique monthly gift box that's devoted to Slime. Each box sends premium slime in a rainbow of fun colors, including bright neons and shimmery glitter-loaded slime, along with a few smile-inducing add ins, like extra sweets and accessories. This gift is sure to be a hit because there's just something about that squishy gooiness that people love to fiddle with!
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. in the 1st week of the month
Price: Starts at $29.50 CAD
About the Box: Chamber of Fables offers a monthly book club that's perfect for science and fantasy lovers. Each themed box arrives at the front door delivering a brand new book written by an acclaimed author that specializes in sci-fi, dystopian worlds, and fantasy. Unpack 1 novel, and 3-4 high-quality bookish extras, like delicious loose-leaf teas, stylish bookmarks and other accessories in every box.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from Canada between the 2nd-5th of the following month
Price: Starts at $5.42
About the Box: Showcasing fun and edgy original illustrations that will appeal to gamers and geeks, Glennz Skins is a monthly subscription box that sends 2 high-quality vinyl stickers, 1 large 5" sticker and 1 smaller 2.5" sticker. Each sticker is printed on the same material used for car graphics, making them completely repositionable and ideal for risk-free decorating on walls, consoles, phones, cars and more!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. during the last week of the month
Price: Starts at $22.49
About the Box: Support learning by doing with a monthly gift subscription to Creation Crate. Each box sends hands-on STEM projects to teach new skills that are necessary for success in science and tech fields. Perfect for budding engineers and electricians, but suitable for anyone with a passion for learning, every subscription includes access to an Online Classroom, filled with video lessons, step-by-steps and bonus challenges, all designed to grow in difficulty over time.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from Canada every Monday and Friday of the week