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21 Small Business Subscriptions You Can Still Gift At The Last Minute

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1. A Plant of the Month Club subscription to give to the person on your list who thinks hugging trees > hugging people.

The Plant of the Month Club kit containing a plant, pot, care instructions, and growing supplies
The Plant Club / Cratejoy

What they'll get: Each month they'll get a new houseplant variety, along with everything needed for assembly, care, and display (i.e. pots, soil, and instructions).

The Plant Club is a Pensacola, Florida-based small biz, and their plant boxes will convince just about anyone that they do, in fact, have a green thumb. 

Promising review: "I LOVE this subscription! All four plants I've gotten have been varied in size and type, were in great shape, and came with EVERYTHING needed, including a unique pot, potting soil, planting marker with pencil, a cute magnet, and easy to follow instructions about the plant and its care. This is an awesome way to start a ready-to-go houseplant collection and add the perfect accent to any space. I HIGHLY recommend it!!" —Kara V.

Get a gift subscription from The Plant Club on Cratejoy: a 1-month for $39/box, a 3-month for $38/box, a 6-month for $37/box, or a 12-month for $36/box. You can also select "Give As A Gift" to send your recipient an email with a personalized message to claim their gift, as well as specify the date the email is sent. 

2. A Fly By Jing Sichuan chili crisp subscription, since it's sure to become their favorite condiment and they'll certainly want to re-up as soon as they consume the first jar.

Fly By Jing

What they'll get: Every 1-3 months they'll receive one, two, four, or six jars of chili crisp, depending on what you order!

Fly By Jing is an Asian woman-owned small business that makes sauces, seasonings, and dumplings featuring flavors from Sichuan.

Ever since my sister introduced me to this heavenly condiment, I've slathered it on pretty much everything I could think of — from roasted vegetables and noodles to seafood and popcorn. It's got a kick, yes, and while I'm a big fan of spicy food, the thing I love most about this chili crisp is that it also has great flavor that doesn't get overpowered by the heat, which happens with so many other spicy condiments. That deep savory flavor comes from ingredients like fermented black bean, shallots, mushroom powder, ginger, and seaweed, so it's no wonder it's become my go-to pantry staple when I want to zhuzh up my dinner. PS: Some people even swear by it as an ice cream topping!

Get a gift subscription from Fly By Jing for $12.75/jar (available once monthly, or every 2-3 months, and subscriptions of 2+ jars/month qualify for free shipping).

3. A Spiffy Socks subscription for your friend who has a habit of buying new pairs to avoid doing laundry. These come in fun designs, and are made from super soft and odor-repelling bamboo fiber.

Spiffy Socks / Cratejoy

What they'll get: Every month they'll receive a new pair of moisture-wicking, thermo-regulating socks in a fun new pattern.

Based in Eagan, Minnesota, Spiffy Socks offers not only cute designs, but better foot hygiene, thanks to their antibacterial bamboo material.

Promising review: "These are the most comfortable socks I have ever worn. And now I am known as the lady with the fun socks. I renewed with the 12 month subscription so I will always have fun, comfortable socks." —Robin D.

Get a gift subscription from Spiffy Socks on Cratejoy: a 1-month for $11.95/box, a 3-month for $11.32/box, a 6-month for $10.83/box, or a 12-month for $10.50/box (available in men's sizes 6–12.5 and women's sizes 5–10). You can also select "Give As A Gift" to send your recipient an email with a personalized message to claim their gift, as well as specify the date the email is sent.

4. A Simple Loose Leaf Tea subscription they can cozy up with whenever nothing but a soothing hot bev will do. Choose from herbal, black, or green teas, or get a little frisky with a variety!

The Simple Loose Leaf subscription box surrounded by four varieties of tea
Simple Loose Leaf / Cratejoy

What they'll get: Each month they'll receive 2-4 hand-selected loose leaf teas based on the number and category of teas you choose, and each tea comes in a resealable pouch with brewing instructions. 

Simple Loose Leaf hand-selects each tea so recipients can discover and enjoy unique varieties each month. 

Promising review: "I really enjoyed my first herbal box. The teas are delicious, and because they are so flavorful you do not need a lot of tea to make a delicious cup. It hasn't cooled down yet where I am, so I've steeped them and then made iced tea and they are delicious that way, too!" —Kimberly D.

Get a gift subscription from Simple Loose Leaf on Cratejoy for $13.58+/month (available in four assortments containing two, three, or four types of tea). You can also select "Give As A Gift" to send your recipient an email with a personalized message to claim their gift, as well as specify the date the email is sent. 

5. A Mix Box by Homemade Bakers so they'll be able to flex their pastry-making muscles even after the holidays are over. Just make sure they know that by receiving this gift they're legally obligated to share whatever they bake with you (past recipes include caramel snickerdoodles and cranberry white chocolate blondies).

Homemade Bakers / Cratejoy

What they'll get: Each box contains pre-measured non-perishable ingredients for a new sweet treat, a recipe booklet, and other items like parchment paper, toothpicks, and cupcake liners as needed for that month's recipe. They'll also get an ingredient card so they'll be able to remake each recipe in the future.

Homemade Bakers is a small biz based in Fleetwood, Pennsylvania, and their mix boxes are perfect for amateur bakers, and even kids!

Promising review: "I was able to get both my 20 year old daughter and my husband to enjoy this box with me! I rarely bake, because I never have the right ingredients — this box is the perfect solution to this problem. Since it was so easy, it was no problem getting the whole family involved. We are excited to get another box!" —Karen K.

Get a gift subscription from Homemade Bakers on Cratejoy: a 1-month for $30.95/box, a 3-month for $29.95/box, a 6-month for $28.95/box, or a 12-month for $27.95/box. You can also select "Give As A Gift" to send your recipient an email with a personalized message to claim their gift, as well as specify the date the email is sent.

6. A handmade soap subscription that'll make bath time all the more enjoyable. These lovely soaps are dyed using natural clays and botanicals, and each bar is drizzled with honey for a silky smooth feel.

Assorted bars of handmade soap on a wood shelf
B G Soap and Honey

What they'll get: Each month they'll receive a bar of handmade soap in a surprise seasonal scent, and their first package will also include a wooden soap dish to help extend the soap's life. 

Based in Cato, New York, B G Soap and Honey makes handmade soap using organic oils and butters, as well as honey and beeswax products!

Promising review: "The soaps smell divine and the wooden soap holder that came with it fits in with the decor perfectly. I look forward to seeing what sent I get next!" —Jamie Roussel

Get a gift subscription from B G Soap and Honey on Etsy: a 3-month for $35.50, a 6-month for $63, a 9-month for $91.50, or a 12-month for $121. Let the sender know that it's a gift, and they'll include a personalized note!

7. A Tokyo Treat subscription for anyone who considers snacking a personality. As a huge fan of Japanese KitKats, I highly endorse this gift.

A Tokyo Treat subscription box surrounded by a wide variety of holiday Japanese snacks
Tokyo Treat

What they'll get: Each month they'll receive a box filled with 15-20 full-size snacks, like a Japanese drink, KitKat party pack (yesss), and assorted Japanese snacks like candy and chips. 

Tokyo Treat was started by a Tokyo native named Ayumi who wanted to share her culture's snacks with the world!

Promising review: "Lovely! The entire box was well-packed and the items included were very unique, giving us the experience of Japan without actually stepping into it! We also tried some of the items and the kids totally loved it! So excited for the next box!" —Arthur H.

Get a gift subscription from Tokyo Treat: a 1-month for $37.50/box, a 3-month for $35.50/box, a 6-month for $33.50/box, or a 12-month for $32.50/box. Once purchased, gift recipients will receive an email allowing them to claim their gift. 

8. A Wickbox candle subscription you can customize based on their favorite scents, because, real talk: there's no such thing as having too many candles.

A hand lighting a pink candle next to Wickbox's packaging
Wickbox / Cratejoy

What they'll get: Every month they'll receive one medium-sized luxury candle in a beautiful container based on the scent profile you filled out for them. 

Wickbox is a strong advocate of being able to "enjoy a moment of luxury," and their gorgeously packaged candles reflect this ethos. 

Promising review: "Beautifully packaged candles, in beautiful jars, with beautiful scents. What's not to love? I'm in!" —Lindsay M.

Get a gift subscription from Wickbox on Cratejoy: a 1-month for $29.95/box, a 3-month for $28.95/box, a 6-month for $27.95/box, or a 12-month for $26.95/box. You can also select "Give As A Gift" to send your recipient an email with a personalized message to claim their gift, as well as specify the date the email is sent. 

9. A Sticker of the Month subscription that might just make them go out and buy a Trapper Keeper to stick them on. In all seriousness, these stained glass-inspired stickers are next-level, and any fun-loving adult would be thrilled to receive them.

Hands holding assorted sticker designs
Sarah Brueck Williams / Etsy

What they'll get: Each month they'll receive a uniquely designed sticker based on a piece of stained glass art. The stickers are professionally printed on durable vinyl. 

Sarah Brueck Williams is based in Charlton, Massachusetts and makes simply *gorgeous* stickers based on actual stained glass designs!

Promising review: "Got these stickers to decorate some of my tumblers and they’re gorgeous and really well made. I applied them almost two months ago to these cups that I use multiple times a week and they still look new." —Kane Weiss

Get a gift subscription from Sarah Brueck Williams on Etsy: a 3-month for $12, a 6-month for $22.50, or a 12-month for $42. For gifts, you can include a personalized message in the "Notes" section of your order that will be sent to the recipient with their first package. 

10. A Brightland olive oil subscription they can use to elevate practically any dish they make at home to restaurant-quality — plus, the gorgeous bottles will look great in their kitchen. They'll kick things off with Brightland's bestseller, The Duo, which includes their popular Awake and Alive olive oils.

Bottles of Brightland's Awake and Alive olive oils
Brightland

What they'll get: Their first package will include two of Brightland's bestselling olive oils, and after that they can customize their packages via Brightland's subscriber hub.

Brightland is a WOC-owned small business that sources olives for their oils from a family-run farm in California. 

Promising review: "I have yet to find another olive oil with better flavor than Brightland Co. I find myself making meals specifically just to use this lovely olive oil. It is a total game changer. Say goodbye to that nasty bitter flavor that comes with most commercial oils, and hello to an explosion of flavors, and spice. (Surprisingly spicy!) Ordering and shipping are always a breeze, you can also easily adjust the subscription to suit your needs. I’m so happy to have found this product, it honestly makes everything taste better." —Jen

Get a gift subscription from Brightland for $65/month (available once monthly or every 2-3 months). For gifts, you can also add a personalized message at checkout. 

11. A SinglesSwag subscription box for your blissfully unattached friend who knows that the secret of life is having one's own bed to sprawl out on. P.S. It's also the bestselling box on Cratejoy!

The SinglesSwag subscription box surrounded by its contents, including a makeup palette, cookie tin, skincare products, jewelry, and nail accessories
SinglesSwag / Cratejoy

What they'll get: Each month they'll receive either 4-5 or 7-8 full-sized products, depending on the package you choose. The boxes contain goodies like jewelry and accessories, snacks, books, bath and beauty products, and more that they'll be able to pamper their fabulous single selves with. 

SinglesSwag believes that happiness comes from one's outlook and attitude rather than relationship status, and their boxes are curated with the goal of inspiring and empowering. 

Promising review: "SingleSwag is the best lifestyle box I've subscribed to. The other ones always had a few items I'd have to give away or were useless. I've gotten two SS boxes and adored everything in them. The variety is great compared to other boxes (a humorous book is going to be a great vacay read and who doesn't love fun socks?!). I feel like SS is more for the average person compared to ones that try to be posh or quirky or trendy. Even the jewelry they send is cuter." —Trieu-ann B.

Get a gift subscription from SinglesSwag on Cratejoy for $22.50+/month (available in two sizes). You can also select "Give As A Gift" to send your recipient an email with a personalized message to claim their gift, as well as specify the date the email is sent. 

12. A Bean & Bean coffee subscription to keep 'em caffeinated for months. The USDA organic, fair trade, and direct trade beans are freshly roasted prior to being shipped, so they'll enjoy a quality cup every time.

Four purple bags of different varieties of coffee beans
Bean & Bean

What they'll get: Every month for three months they'll receive a 12-ounce or 3-pound bag of USDA organic, fair trade, and direct trade coffee beans (you select the type of beans, size, and grind type). 

Based in NYC, Bean & Bean is an Asian mother and daughter-owned small biz focused on bridging the gender gap in coffee. 

Promising review: "I love Downtown Blend and have gifted it to my parents a few times, they loved it too. So I decided to gift them this prepaid subscription. They think of me every day while brewing Downtown Blend! This made for such an awesome gift!! I'm so happy with it." —Sarah P.

Get a 3-month gift subscription from Bean & Bean for $69+ (available in two sizes, four types of beans, and nine types of grinds). You can also add a personalized gift message to your order for $3

13. A Stitch of the Month embroidery subscription that's perrrfect for that person on your list whose favorite American Girl doll is Samantha (or, your friend who casually mentioned wanting to learn how to sew). Each month they'll receive a new sampler featuring different types of stitches they can master, so you can basically expect a hand-knit sweater in return.

Five samplers showcasing different stitches
Dropcloth Samplers / Etsy

What they'll get: Each month for six months they'll receive a new sampler to fit a 5-inch hoop. In their first package, they'll also get two skeins of embroidery floss. 

Based in Portland, Oregon, Dropcloth Samplers creates a wide variety of whimsical sampler designs sure to get anyone's creative juices flowing. 

Promising review: "I just got my first sampler and I love it. They are fun, cute, and very manageable to get done in a month's time (so you are ready for the next one). I also like learning new stitches and practicing ones I already know. I am very glad I signed up for this sampler series!" —makkaroniart

Get a 6-month gift subscription from Dropcloth Samplers on Etsy for $50. For gifts, the sender can also include a card with a personalized message. 

14. A Shaker & Spoon Cocktail Club subscription to give them some inspiration for what to make with all of those bottles just sitting in their liquor cabinet. Every month they'll receive three new recipes and the ingredients needed to make four servings of each one (sans alcohol), so you'd better hope they invite you over for a happy hour.

The cocktail club subscription box featuring cocktail ingredients surrounded by festive holiday decor and a punch bowl
Shaker & Spoon / Cratejoy

What they'll get: Every month they'll receive three cocktail recipes and all of the ingredients with which to make them, aside from the liquor. Ingredients include syrups, bitters, mixers, garnishes, and more.

Based in Brooklyn, NY, Shaker & Spoon features a different liquor every month to show just how versatile each one can be when paired with the right ingredients. 

Promising review: "Our son gave us a gift subscription and then renewed it when we said how much we enjoyed it. We have recommended the monthly box to so many people and intend to give subscriptions as gifts to friends. Not only are the boxes well crafted and detailed, but the company has amazing customer service. We have done an awful lot of subscription boxes ranging from wine, clothes, and personal items to snacks and bespoke gifts. This is the first one that we have wanted to stick with!" —Marta V.

Get a gift subscription from Shaker & Spoon on Cratejoy: a 1-month for $50/box, a 3-month for $45/box, a 6-month for $41.67/box, or a 12-month for $40/box. For last-minute gifts, there's also an option to download and print out a PDF note to let them know it's on its way!

15. A Paper Bee Monthly Subscription Box filled with stationery, greeting cards, and notepads for the person who thinks handwritten letters are far superior to emails. They'll send you a super cute thank you note for your A+ gifting skills!

The Paper Bee subscription box and its contents, including baking-themed greeting cards, notepads, and stickers
Jaybee Design / Etsy

What they'll get: Each box includes greeting cards, enamel pins, notepads, and other stationery items, along with one unique item not available for retail. 

Based in Canada, Jaybee Design will win your heart over once you see its cheeky cards, fun stickers, and vibrant notebooks. 

Promising review: "Got the stationery subscription box for a Christmas gift for someone and it was such a hit! The presentation and contents were so cute. Needed to make some adjustments to the shipping details and Jaclyn was incredibly prompt and accommodating." —Cassandra Carnegie

Get a gift subscription from Jaybee Design on Etsy: a 1-month for $15.37, a 3-month for $43.04, a 6-month for $79.94, or a 12-month for $147.58. For gifts, you can also add a customized note at checkout. 

16. A Finders Seekers Mystery Game subscription that'll keep any puzzle lover on their toes. Each puzzle is based in a different city, and provides 2-4 hours of mystery-solving fun for ages 10+ — and, it even comes with an escape room challenge!

Finders Seekers / Cratejoy

What they'll get: Each month they'll receive a new puzzle that takes place in a different city, along with everything they need to solve the case (including clues in case they get stuck).

What I especially love about Finders Seekers is that they've found a way to provide an immersive experience that both mystery and travel fans can appreciate — and if your recipient happens to fall into both categories, well, you're just going to slay the gift-giving game this year.

Promising review: "We just finished the Australian box — our first one. It took about two hours and was great family fun! The puzzles are challenging and are a variety of types: word puzzles, visual puzzles, anagrams, math, logic. Very well thought out and organized. And we learned a little about the country, too! Worth the price for some quality family time!" —Diane C.

Get a gift subscription from Finders Seekers on Cratejoy: a 1-month for $30/box, a 3-month for $29/box, a 6-month for $27/box, or a 12-month for $25/box. You can also select "Give As A Gift" to send your recipient an email with a personalized message to claim their gift, as well as specify the date the email is sent.

17. A Hive Life Bee Box subscription to show them just how sweet you think they are. Each box comes with a jar of seasonal honey, beeswax candles, and other assorted gifts for a total of five items each month.

The Hive Life Bee Box containing a jar of honey, beeswax candles, facial wipes, and a bee sticker
Thy Will Bee Done / Etsy

What they'll get: Every month they'll receive a 1-pound jar of seasonal honey, bee-inspired hand-poured soap, beeswax candles, and other spa gifts for a minimum of five items total. 

Thy Will Bee Done is a small, family-owned apiary based in High Springs, Florida that makes honey, beeswax candles, soaps, and other small items that are *perfect* for gifting. 

Promising review: "The items were beautifully packaged and they smell great! This was a gift and they absolutely loved it! I would definitely buy from this shop again." —Kristin Szymanski

Get a gift subscription from Thy Will Bee Done on Etsy for $25/box (available in 1-month to 6-month subscriptions). For gifts, you can also include a personalized message at checkout. 

18. A *mystery* subscription box for your unpredictable friend who delights in spontaneity and surprises. Each box centers around a different theme and includes a plethora of fun crafting accessories — past themes have included everything from astronomy (pictured) to animals!

The astronomy box filled with stickers, stamps, tapes, papers, and other accessories
Cora Crea Crafts / Etsy

What they'll get: Each month they'll receive a box with items based on a new theme, and boxes include at least one washi tape, one stamp, three sets of stickers, two sets of ephemera/vintage-style papers, and many more journaling and crafting goodies.

Based in Chicago, Cora Crea Crafts sells vintage-style accessories any old-school crafting fan would go gaga over. 

Promising review: "Love this month's craft box! So beautifully thought through with so many lovely items inside!! Definitely recommend this shop for all your crafting needs and every month there's a different themed box! Thank you Coralie!!" —Katherine

Get a gift subscription from Cora Crea Crafts on Etsy: a 1-month for $30, a 3-month for $84, a 6-month for $162, or a 12-month for $300. For gifts, you can include a personalized message at checkout for free, along with gift wrapping for a small additional cost.

19. An Earrings of the Month Club subscription to keep their accessory collection at the top of its game. They'll receive not one, but TWO pairs of themed handmade earrings each month!

Fifteen assorted pairs of earrings hanging on an earring holder
The Carousel Cowgirl / Etsy

What they'll get: Each month they'll receive two new pairs of handmade earrings based on a surprise theme. 

The Carousel Cowgirl is based in Wylie, Texas, and in addition to their earrings, they make handmade charms, bracelets, and even beaded pens!

Promising review: "My friend received her first month already. She got two cute sets of earrings and is looking forward to next month. Great gift idea." —Kathleen Wood

Get a gift subscription from The Carousel Cowgirl on Etsy: a 1-month for $14, a 3-month for $42, or a 6-month for $84. For gifts, you can include a personalized message at checkout for free, along with gift wrapping for a small additional cost.

20. A Cosmic Crystal Box subscription that'll make them look forward to a little sparkle every month. They'll receive either one large crystal or an assortment of smaller ones in every box, along with information about each.

The Cosmic Crystal Box next to six assorted stones, a crystal pendant, and an identification card
Cosmic Crystal Box / Cratejoy

What they'll get: Each month they'll receive either one large crystal or a combination of smaller points, rough stones, clusters, raw specimens, and polished stone, along with identification and information regarding every crystal in the box.

Cosmic Crystal Box is a Black-owned small biz, and its crystals, stones, and minerals are hand-picked each month by a Certified Crystal Healer.

Promising review: "If I could give this box 100 stars I would. Getting this box is one of the most exciting and happy days I look forward to every month. Perfect value for the price and Miss Zuzu the owner puts so much love and peaceful energy into every box. I highly suggest you try this box out. You will not regret it." —Emily P. 

Get a gift subscription from Cosmic Crystal Box on Cratejoy for $20.95/month. You can also select "Give As A Gift" to send your recipient an email with a personalized message to claim their gift, as well as specify the date the email is sent. 

21. A Fruit For Thought subscription box to let them know you think they're peachy keen and the apple of your eye. This adorable box is curated with a different fruit in mind each month, and contains items like stationery, bath and beauty products, snacks, jewelry, and any other accessories that seem ripe for the picking.

A sample box
Fruit For Thought / Cratejoy

What they'll get: Each month they'll receive 5–7 items centered around a given fruit, including jewelry and accessories, home decor, stationery items, bath and body products, snacks, and much more.

Fruit For Thought is based in Marlton, New Jersey and takes pride in finding unique gifts that provide a sensory experience upon opening. 

Promising review: "A beautiful box of flavor, fragrance, and fun! I'm beyond satisfied with my first box. The September theme was Apple Cider Donuts, a perfect way to welcome fall. Complete with the apple cider donut mix, apple butter, apple soap, and more. A lot of thought and time went into curating this box, and it showed. I can't wait to receive next month's box!" —Sheavonne H.

Get a gift subscription from Fruit For Thought on Cratejoy: a 1-month for $39.95/box, a 3-month for $37.98/box, a 6-month for $35.99/box, or a 12-month for $34.66/box. You can also select "Give As A Gift" to send your recipient an email with a personalized message to claim their gift, as well as specify the date the email is sent. 

Reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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