While you may have heard of some of the most popular subscription services, like FabFitFun, Blue Apron or Birchbox, the world of subscription boxes strays far beyond the boundaries of mainstream and into some really weird (but totally cool) corners you’ve yet to explore.
From paranormal games and authentic bones, to boozy book subscriptions and backyard chicken coop boxes, there really is a box out there that’s suited to anyone’s interests. Whether you’re naturally drawn to the weirder side of life, or you’ve gotten lost in the rabbit hole that is unboxing videos and you want in on the action, the Cratejoy marketplace has what you’re after.
We’ve gone on a hunt to find some of the best of weird but cool subscription boxes, and we’ve come up with this handy list to showcase some of our top finds. Weird, eccentric, freaky, and even a little bit creepy, here are some subscription boxes that are all just a little bit out there!
Weird But Super Cool Subscription Boxes
Price: Starts at $24.99
About the Box: Explore the natural world through a subscription that some might find a little ghastly with the monthly Bone Box from Skulls Unlimited. A unique grab for bone collectors and the genuinely curious, each box delivers professionally curated and cleaned top-quality bone specimens, including animal skulls, bones, teeth and claws, along with an info sheet detailing interesting facts about the month's featured animal.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. in the 1st full week of each month
Price: Starts at $26.33
About the Box: Keep the chickens happy with a monthly subscription box that's designed for all backyard coop-keepers. Each box is guaranteed to bring a little bit of fowl play, as the contents have been specifically curated with the flock in mind. Get an interesting mix of high-quality chicken-tending supplies, like vitamins and treats for the hens, along with a few practical gift items and some chicken-loving swag in each eggselent delivery.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. on or about the 5th of the month
Price: Starts at $37.99
About the Box: Delight in everything cryptozoology with each monthly Cryptid Crate. Celebrating the not-yet-substantiated species of the world, like nessie, moth man, and sasquatch, each month's box brings a curious collection of 4-7 handpicked items, including graphic T-shirts, offbeat home decor, unique accessories, books and films, all from some of the best artisans and independent producers in the business.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. on or around the 1st of each month
Price: Starts at $19.99
About the Box: Perfect for pop culture enthusiasts with diverse interests, each monthly Loot Crate sends a curated mix of cool gear from some of the best movies, TV shows, games and comics. Handpicked by a team of passionate geeks, unpack 4 or more goodies, including 1 graphic tee and 1 enamel pin, plus other fan gear, like collectibles, accessories, and action figures from some of the most popular entertainment franchises.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. by the 31st of each month
Price: Starts at $16.66
About the Box: ParaBox is a tee-of-the-month subscription with a unique paranormal twist. Join a slew of happy subscribers by unboxing a soft limited-edition T-shirt sporting a funky intricate design that is also a puzzle just waiting to be solved. Find an info card tucked inside that offers clues to help find a password hidden on the site. Players who come up with the correct solution get entered for a chance to win fun extras in the next month's box!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. in the 1st week of each month
Price: Starts at $45.00
About the Box: The Intoxicated Intellectual is the book-of-the-month club you have been waiting for! Sending 1 classic read, plus a cocktail recipe inspired by the novel, and all the necessary drink fixings, from syrups and bitters, to mixers, garnishes, and bar tools, this box delivers everything but the spirit. Focusing on convenience, savings and fun, each box also outlines the connection between the book and the drink, creating a truly unique reading experience.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 25th of every month
Price: Starts at $19.00
About the Box: Maybe the very idea of vegan jerky is a little out there, but the flavors packed into every box of the Louisville Vegan Jerky Of The Month Club will convince you otherwise. The perfect treat for anyone leading a vegan lifestyle, each month's box delivers 3 bags of delicious vegan jerky, featuring unique flavors like maple bacon or perfect pepperoni, plus a special surprise flavor and a Louisville themed postcard as a fun add in.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 3rd Thursday of every month
Price: Starts at $25.00
About the Box: From the first box on, you'll get a feel for what the buzz is all about with Matter, one of the best subscription boxes that's both a little weird and totally cool. Described as part museum and part lab project, each monthly box sends a miniature collection of 4-6 curiosities, that may include anything from NASA computer chips and bismuth crystals, to fossils that are 400 million years old. No themes, just truly incredible matter!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 4th of the month
Price: Starts at $6.83
About the Box: Build an unorthodox collection of koozies with a subscription to Cooler Can Monthly. Featuring intriguing prints from hole-in-the-wall bars, high school sports champs, and oddball slogans, each month sends 1 high-quality neoprene koozie in a variety of colors. Every design is limited-edition and destined to be retired, guaranteeing a surprise and a diverse assortment month after month.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. by the 22nd of every month
Price: Starts at $12.50
About the Box: An intriguing box for any history buff, Arts in Letters sends repros of real letters written by famous figures throughout history. Curated specifically for lovers of science, literature, art and music, choose the field that interests you the most, or choose to receive a Grand Slam to get letters from all categories, each one providing insight into the biography and history of some of the greatest minds from yesteryears.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the following Wednesday, if order is received by Sunday
Price: Starts at $35.83
About the Box: Designed specifically to celebrate unique quirks and traits, Quirky-Crate is all about proudly embracing individuality. Given the stamp of approval from many happy subscribers, each themed box brings 7-10 handpicked unconventional items, including a limited-edition enamel pin, along with unusually cool bags and accessories, witty stickers, colorful jewelry, sweet treats and more!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. around the 15th of each month
Price: Starts at $20.83
About the Box: Taking a classic beauty product and putting a funky spin on it is what weird subscription boxes are all about. Fizzy Fairy Apothecary is the marriage between bath bombs and some serious fangirl action. Each monthly bath and beauty box brings 4 huge, sweet-smelling bath bombs, all featuring a hidden charm tucked inside and all inspired by different fandoms, like Hamilton, Big Hero and Hocus Pocus.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 1st of the month
Price: Starts at 17.99
About the Box: Great for currency collectors of all ages, Venture in History is a monthly box that sends 7+ genuine bills from around the world. Guaranteed to hold a value of at least $20, each bill is chosen with care by in-house experts, delivering a unique collection of colorful paper money from around the globe. Fun, educational, and potentially profitable, depending on the currency market, this box will stuff the piggy bank with uncommon notes.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S.
Price: Starts at $25.67
About the Box: The secrets are being exposed one by one with My Box Of Magic. One of many weird but cool box subscriptions, each month gives subscribers access into the secret world of magic presented by world-renowned magicians. With private entry into incredible tutorial videos showcasing everything from the history of magic, to behind-the-scenes knowledge and the power of misdirection, gain useful knowledge and unpack useful props in every box.
Shipping: Ships to select countries around the 10th of each month
Price: Starts at $3.99
About the Box: For under $4 a month, Scented Geek is a budget-friendly subscription that will add a fresh scent to car or home. Sending 1 hanging air freshener each month, all featuring original artwork that showcases some of the best video games, anime, sci-fi and comics out there. Select your favorite category to get a new monthly design from a different popular fandom delivered right to the front door.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 4th of each month