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    26 Last-Minute Subscription Box Gifts To Entertain Anyone With Quarantine Fatigue

    Brand-new boredom-busters for anyone who's already made sourdough, tie-dyed all their T-shirts, and scrolled to the ends of TikTok.

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    1. American Cocktail Club satisfies anyone who's missing fancy happy hour cocktails. Curated recipes and all the ingredients needed for four servings arrive straight to their door so they can whip up their own in no time!

    A model pouring a shot into a copper mug surrounded by various cocktail ingredients

    What they'll get: Each month, they'll get everything they need (or everything but the alcohol, depending on what box you select) to mix up four servings of a specially curated cocktail created by award-winning mixologists around the US.

    Promising review: "For years I've had dreams of concocting my own fancy drinks, but never seem to get around to it. A monthly surprise cocktail delivered in a professional manner right to my door is so much fun!! The price point runs high for those on a budget, and picky taste buds may not be happy with all of the flavor profiles, but for me, it's perfect." —Alison C.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $32.79+/month (available in the Everything Box and the Everything But The Booze Box).

    2. TheraBox comes filled with therapeutic self-care products and "happiness activities" because who couldn't use a little extra dose of dopamine nowadays?

    A model holding a book titled "Self care" siting in front of a box filled with various wellness products

    What they'll get: Each month they'll receive one happiness activity and between six and eight self-care and wellness goodies, including face masks, aromatherapy, bath, body, skincare, lifestyle products, and more worth $120+ in value.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $30.99+/month.

    3. Book of the Month delivers a hardcover book of their choice every month. It takes the scary guesswork out of offering book recs and gets more great titles on their shelves for less $$$.

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    I received a three-month Book of the Month subscription for Christmas one year, and it was the best surprise! I really underestimated how much I would enjoy having books picked out for me. It’s like never having to choose where to eat ever again. A dream come true! Also, two great things will happen when you have a BOTM subscription: 1) You’re going to discover new, amazing authors (ily, Sally Rooney). 2) You’re going to become the friend who already read that amazing book before it got popular. Who woulda thought a book subscription could up your cool-factor so much?

    What they'll get: The giftee will receive a current, best-selling book of their choice (from a rotating selection of five titles from different genres) every month for three, six, or twelve months.

    Gift a three-month subscription from Book of the Month for $49.99 (and try it yourself — your first book is just $5 with the code BOOKWISH).

    Need more details before taking the plunge? Head to our more in-depth Book of the Month review.

    4. A Sips by sends premium teas, personalized to match their unique taste preferences. Every month, they'll get everything they need to steep and sip their way to serenity.

    Top-down view of a model holding a cup of tea sitting in front of a Sips by box filled with different types of tea bags
    Sips by

    What they'll get: A prepaid gift card to spend on a monthly subscription. In every box they'll get four premium teas (enough to make 15+ cups (45+ if they re-steep)), steeping guidelines, exclusive discounts, and recipes created by tea experts! At checkout, you'll have the option to choose between downloading a printable card or scheduling an email delivery.

    Gift a three-month subscription from Sips by for $45.

    5. The Adults & Crafts Crate is a major upgrade from the popsicle stick craft projects of year's past. This box comes stocked with everything they'll need to complete gram-worthy projects they'll actually want to use.


    What they'll get: From clockmaking to embossing, every month they'll receive all the tools, materials, accessories, and instructions they'll need to complete a new, trendy craft.

    Promising review: "Adults and Crafts is great — it comes with everything you need to complete a project. The tools that come in the box are high-quality and can be used on other things once the project is complete." —Karen K.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $30+/month.

    6. Hunt A Killer walks players through an episodic murder mystery puzzle for hours of crime-solving and sleuthing fun. Mystery lovers and armchair detectives can finally get their fix since, at this point, they've probably listened to the entire backlog of every true crime podcast.

    Hunt A Killer

    What they'll get: A prepaid gift card to redeem a full murder mystery game delivered over the course of several episodes, or boxes (how many depends on the plan you choose). Each box is filled with different clues and physical items such as autopsy reports, witness statements, and more that they'll use to solve the ongoing murder mystery.

    Gift a six-month pass from Hunt A Killer for $165.

    7. The KiwiCo Eureka Crate sends hands-on projects that anyone between the ages of 14 to 104 can complete. If quarantine has their brain feeling like mush, this kit will kickstart their problem-solving skills and have them engineering inspiring creations every month!


    What they'll get: From an electric pencil sharpener to a wooden ukulele, they'll get easy-to-follow instructions and all the supplies necessary to learn and build fun, engineering-based projects!

    KiwiCo offers additional kits to entertain different interests and age-groups, so you're sure to find the perfect kit to suit the curious-minded in your life!

    Get it from KiwiCo for $24.95+/month.

    8. Knit-Wise curates monthly knitting projects, and sends all the instructions, yarn, and tools they'll need to get stitching — even if they've never picked up a pair knitting needles before!


    What they'll get: This box delivers all the materials and instructions they'll need to complete one knitting project (from home goods to accessories!), even if they have no experience! It's a manageable and inexpensive way to pick up a new hobby.

    Promising review: "I've tried several boxes, and this is the only one that's truly for beginners. The yarn themselves are just OK, but they are in cakes, which is fantastic. I love that the box includes everything you need to finish a project. The project patterns are fantastically written, and they're easy to finish in a weekend. This is definitely my favorite box." —Nadina P.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $12+/month.

    9. Call Number celebrates the latest and greatest voices in Black literature by sending them one newly-released book (and some themed goodies) every quarter. It's curated by a former librarian, so it's like having your own on-call literary guide for under-the-radar book recs.


    What they'll get: This quarterly subscription box highlights Black literature curated by Jamillah, a former librarian. Choose their preferred book genre (fiction, nonfiction, YA, or indie). Then select whether they're to receive the Book Only box, which includes one newly released book and a library packet, or the Complete box, which includes one newly released book, two to four book and/or library themed items, and a library packet.

    Promising review: "I ADORE my Call Number box. The themes are always on point, and the associated items are high quality. The book selection (fiction box) is excellent; I love getting books from Black female authors who I likely wouldn't have heard of otherwise. I highly recommend this box if you're looking for black literature + quality extras!" —Lauren W.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $22+/box (available in Book Only and Complete Boxes and in four genres).

    10. Birchbox selects and sends a monthly, personalized assortment of top-notch beauty samples to experiment with on their next hot date with their laptop and a new YouTube makeup tutorial.


    What they'll get: A pre-loaded card to redeem on a Birchbox membership, where they'll fill out a Beauty Profile and each month be sent a box filled with beauty samples picked to suit their preferences.

    Gift a three-month Birchbox subscription for $45.

    11. It's By U delivers beautiful blooms and introductory tips and tricks on the art of flower arranging! Your best *bud* can grow their creative skillset and brighten their home all in one fun monthly kit!

    It's By U

    What they'll get: Every month or two weeks (your choice!), they'll get a surprise mix of stems in the preferred style you select, with easy-to-follow arranging instructions. The matching vases aren't included, but can be added and sent along with the first delivery.

    Promising review: "Had such fun learning how to flower design with Its By U. The best part was that I could move at my own pace, enjoy some creativity, and then had a beautiful arrangement to cheer up my home." —Nicole B.

    Get a bi-weekly It's By U subscription for $49.95/bouquet.

    12. Home Made Luxe brings all their DIY Pinterest dreams to life with a monthly craft kit full of supplies and instructions to create beautiful and useful home decor pieces!

    Home Made Luxe

    What they'll get: Every month, they'll receive a new craft kit with everything they need to create a gorgeous home decor item. Since it comes with step-by-step written, photo, and video instructions, there's no experience necessary!

    Get it from Home Made Luxe for $39.99/month (also available in three-, six-, and 12-month subscriptions).

    13. Whisk Takers takes all the time-consuming *whisk* out of baking with pre-measured ingredients and step-by-step instructions that'll teach them proper baking techniques — without the disappointing trial and error! Now, they can have their cake and eat it too. Ya know, because this time it's edible.


    What they'll get: Minus the baking sheets and pans, they'll get all the pre-measured ingredients and directions they need to learn how to bake from scratch, correctly combine ingredients, and get some delectable sweet treats in the process. They even have gluten-free, vegan, and nut-free options to accommodate a range of dietary restrictions.

    Promising review: Love it!!! I am terrible at baking and gluten-free baked goods are impossible. A little pricey, but well worth it! Easy-to-follow instructions and truly delicious results. I have celiac but my husband does not; he can’t tell that it was gluten-free! Looking forward to a new tasty treat each month!" —Kehlen S.
    Get it from Cratejoy for $24.99+/month.

    14. SpiceBreeze delivers pre-measured spices and easy-to-make, authentic recipes from regions across the globe, so every month they can enjoy a delicious, culinary world tour without ever stepping outside.


    What they'll get: Just like dining in a restaurant, the recipient will be able to choose their preferred meals! Each kit contains pre-measured, freshly ground spices and a recipe card for one main dish with three to four servings (unless you select the Family Size kit, which makes six to eight servings). All they'll need to do is add a few everyday ingredients and enjoy authentic recipes from around the globe.

    Promising review: "Really fun and interesting recipes. They are well written, easy to follow, and come out delicious every time. I also love the cultural information on the back of every card. The subscription is worth it for that alone." —Bridget E.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $8.90+/month.

    15. UnboxBoardom keeps game night fresh by sending out a new, play-tested board game every month! If their quarantine pod just can't muster yet another round of Settlers of Catan, this is the boredom-busting box for them.


    What they'll get: In every box, they'll get sent one of the best new board games on the market, ranging from family games to strategy games to even party games, providing hours of entertainment.

    Promising review: "I've been a member for several months now and every game has been great. There is such a variety of games, and this box gives suggestions I might not have picked or even found at the store. Since you can pick between three games each month, there is always an option that fits the types of games I enjoy. I tell people about this box all the time because it's the best way to get new and unique games." —Cailtin G.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $29.99+/month (also available in bi-monthly and quarterly subscriptions).

    16. Wild Woman Box fuels their outdoor adventures with everything from snacks to supplies, whether they're an experienced backpacker or a 2020-made-me-do-it hiking novice.


    That they'll get: Every month, they'll get a box filled with curated gear, inspiration, snacks, and body products to support their busy and active lifestyle — including items exclusive to Wild Women!

    Promising review: "I just got my first box and it was awesome! I already used the chapstick, hair powder, socks, and headlamp! Actually, I’m wearing the socks right now — LOL! I’d been hesitant to sign up for a subscription box because I was worried about only liking/needing a few things out of the box, but I’m so glad I signed up for a Wild Woman box! I can’t wait to see what next month brings." —Lauren F.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $37.65/month.

    17. Finders Seekers is an escape room in a box that'll take the whole family on an immersive, puzzle-driven journey through a different city every month! It's cheaper than IRL escape rooms and they can keep working on it as long as they need — no time limits...or losing.


    What they'll get: Every month they'll get sent a family-friendly puzzle (ages 10+) that'll allow them to explore a new city and solve a mystery from the comfort of their own home! Each puzzle takes approximately two to four hours to complete.

    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 it from Cratejoy for $25/month.

    18. The Hopebroidery Box is filled with everything they need to create their own trendy, embroidered decor — with just the right amount of hand-holding. They'll love this whether they're new to needlework or have a whole stash of thread and just need some project inspiration!


    What they'll get: Choose between the big box, which includes everything necessary to complete a monthly project including a stitch-by-stitch video tutorial, or the mini box, which includes the digital version of that month's pattern and the video tutorial, but no physical supplies (better for the advanced embroiderers with a ready-to-go stockpile of thread).

    Promising review: "Cutest little box! Digital portion helpful for first-timers exploring new hobbies such as myself. Thank you for great service and products!" —Mahasen S.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $12+/month.

    19. MyRenovar delivers a quarterly haul of seasonal artisan-made home decor, so they can routinely revamp their space and keep it feeling more like a sanctuary and less like a cell.


    What they'll get: Quarterly, they'll get four to six curated home decor items so they can refresh their space every season. From pillows to vases, all items are handpicked and artisan-made!

    Promising review: "I couldn't help but smile as I unwrapped each item from the Fall 2020 box. Adorable, high quality, thoughtfully curated, and useful products!! Love the lama theme, and especially loved seeing how many of the products were made in Canada. Thanks for the goodies :)" —Anna J.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $44.99+/box.

    20. The Inky Box sends a monthly supply of calligraphy tools and greeting cards, plus practice sheets so they can level up their lettering!

    An open box with an array of notebooks, markers, pens, and other lettering tools

    What they'll get: Choose from either The Inky Box, which includes a monthly selection of lettering and calligraphy tools, supplies, practice sheets, and greeting cards, or the mini version, which includes a sampling of three to five lettering tools from the month's standard box, plus downloadable practice sheets by that month's guest letterers!

    Promising review: "I really like the Inky box. It's a thoughtfully curated selection of hand lettering tools and accessories. The physical items are great but a nice bonus are the tutorial videos and downloadable practice sheets. Inky box has a great YouTube channel where she demos each item in the monthly box. Super useful for beginners and to explore new products." —Deana G.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $12.17+/month (available in two sizes).

    21. A Puzzle Subscription Box that'll keep your favorite puzzler stocked up with a monthly delivery of a new 1,000-piece puzzle. There'll be no falling to *pieces* from boredom on your watch!

    Puzzle Subscription Box

    What they'll get: Every month, they'll get a handpicked 1,000-piece puzzle that's designed and manufactured in the United States.

    If you're gifting it, just be sure to put the recipient's address under shipping information and your own under billing information. They'll include a small "to and from" card in the first box!

    Get it from The Puzzle Subscription Box for $24.95+/month (also available quarterly).

    22. SnackCrate is filled with full-sized salty and sweet treats from countries around the world. It's the perfect gift for anyone who is really missing those free office snacks.


    I received a single SnackCrate as a gift during quarantine and it was such a fun surprise! I got an England-themed box and it was filled with snacks I had never seen, let alone tried before — and they were all so yummy (months later, my boyfriend and I still talk about the Fruit Salad Softies)! It even comes with a little information card that gives you some history into each snack. Even though I just received the single box, I would be delighted to have this arrive every month to keep the stash of snacks stocked!

    What they'll get: Every month, they'll get up to 20+ full-sized snacks (depending on what size box you pick), a booklet with fun facts, games, and a music playlist.

    If you're gifting it, just be sure to put the recipient's address under shipping information and your own under billing information.

    Get it from SnackCrate for $9.99+/month (available in three sizes).

    23. DateBox Club helps your favorite couple who's already watched every movie on Netflix keep the spark alive, by sending fun and interactive date ideas (and all the necessary supplies) to their door every month.

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    What they'll get: Every month, they'll get everything they need for a fun date night from the comfort of their own home! Every box is a totally unique, fun, and interactive way for your favorite couple to connect with one another.

    Get it from DateBox Club for $32.95+/month.

    24. Paletteful Packs is filled with top-quality art supplies — from paints to pens —that'll inspire burgeoning artists and masterclass painters alike with their tiered box options.

    A top-down view of a large and small box, both of which read 
"Paletteful Packs", surrounded by various art supplies including paints, brushes, and pencils

    What they'll get: Delivered monthly or quarterly, this box sends some of the best art supplies straight to their door and is ideal for everyone from beginners to professionals. Select from one of three boxes: Premier Pack, Petite Pack, and Young Artist Pack.

    Promising review: "This was a gift for my daughter and she loved it. Loved the box theme and that all the supplies were interrelated. Thank you for making the box great!" —Lynn B.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $22.95+/month (also available quarterly and in three styles).

    25. BRĀV Box supports an active lifestyle with a monthly delivery of healthy high-quality snacks, perfect for a loved one deployed overseas or that friend who bought up all the at-home gym equipment at the start of quarantine.

    An open box filled with a mix of heathy snacks

    What they'll get: Every month, they'll get a mix of eight to ten premium snacks from meals bars and jerky to dehydrated fruits and veggies. This company has a deep military connection, and will take care of delivering the box even if your loved one is stationed somewhere in the middle-of-nowhere. Plus, they donate to a non-profit that supports veterans, active service members, and military families with every purchase.

    Promising review: "I love snacks, and this box didn’t disappoint! It was chock-full of healthy and delicious snacks. I’ve been able to try new things I never would have found otherwise. Brāv’s mission of giving back to our troops is important to me and my family, and I’m proud to support this company." —Valerie Rhodes

    Get it from Amazon starting at $32+/box (renews at $36.99/box).

    26. Work•Space•Spark supports working professionals of all kinds with a monthly shipment of office decor, productivity tools, and online career development resources so they'll have everything they need to thrive at work and get 👏 it 👏 done 👏


    What they'll get: Every month, this Black-owned subscription service will send out four to five hand-select desk decor and productivity items in addition to exclusive access to online career webinars, trainings, and articles. They can source up their workspace and ramp up their career growth at once!

    Promising review: "This box was everything I needed for my office. I like how I was able to state my preferences so what comes in the box would reflect my sense of style, but give it a little extra flair. All of the desk supplies were things I needed to give my home office a little bit of spark. I'm excited to see what will come next." —Lakeisha M.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $47.99+/month.

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