22 Subscription Boxes That’ll Help Keep You Busy

22 Subscription Boxes That’ll Help Keep You Busy

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UnboxBoardom sends you a new game with each box — you’ll receive either a family game, a strategy game, or a party game every month, every two months, or every three months — you choose how often you’d like the games to come, and all you have to do is have fun playing them!


What you’ll get: Depending on which subscription you choose, you’ll receive one new game delivered to your door either every month, every two months, or every three months. Games range from family games to strategy games to party games. Plus, for every 10 new subscribers UnboxBoardom gets, they will donate a game to kids who can’t afford their own!

Get it from Cratejoy: Gaming Guru subscription for $29.99/month; Casual Gamer subscription for $30.99/2 months; Board Game Beginner subscription for $31.99/3 months


We Craft Box delivers a unique theme crafting box to keep the young ones ages 3—9 channeling their creativity. Plus, each box comes with a story about the crafts and easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions!


What you’ll get: Each box contains all the supplies needed (except scissors) to create three or more fun crafts, and can be shared between two kiddos! They include easy-to-follow photo directions to make putting crafts together an easy, exciting experience!

Get it from Cratejoy: $25/month


The Adults & Crafts Crate, because crafting isn’t just for kiddos! From making candles, to wine caddies, to resin, this box provides all tools, materials, accessories, and instructions needed for teens and adults to tackle awesome projects.


What you’ll get: Each month, you’ll receive a box filled with all of the tools, materials, accessories, and instructions needed to create projects like wine caddies, candles, autumn wreaths, mug stands, and more! Plus, in addition to making trendy crafts, you’ll pick up on skills like clock-making, embossing, and woodworking.

Get it from Cratejoy: $30/month


Crated with Love sends a themed date night idea in each box with four to five activities to tie in with the theme that’ll make an at-home date night super fun and meaningful.


What you’ll get: Each month, you’ll receive four to five challenges or activities that’ll help to spark laughter, strike up conversations, and strengthen relationships, so you can enjoy thoughtful, meaningful date nights at home.

Get it from Cratejoy: $20/month.


Us | The Organic Italian Pasta Club delivers delicious pasta and pre-made sauce so you can whip up mouthwatering gourmet pasta.


What you’ll get: Each month, you’ll receive the ingredients needed to make two dinners, four dinners, or eight dinners — depending on which subscription you choose! Each box contains Seasonal Signature Sicilian Ancient Grains Pasta and features a traditional Sicilian tomato sauce or pesto, so you can make delicious gourmet pasta dishes.

Get it from Cratejoy: two dinners for $16.66/month; four dinners for $31.24/month; eight dinners for $51.98/month


Vinyl Moon gives you the chance to discover up-and-coming musicians in a super cool, old-school fashion — with a pretty and high-quality vinyl record.


What you’ll get: A beautiful vinyl containing a mix of 10 up-and-coming musicians in a record jacket custom-designed with deluxe features by visual artists. Subscribers will also receive member discounts and free shipping from their store.

Get it from Cratejoy: monthly membership for $26/month; three-month membership for $25/month; annual membership for $23/month


Coloring And Classics sends an adult coloring book, an adult activity book, and a hard-cover book in a genre of your choice in each box! Plus, your first shipment will come with a pack of colored pencils.


What you’ll get: Each month you’ll receive a box that contains an adult coloring book, an adult activity book, and a hardcover book from your chosen genre (acclaimed fiction, acclaimed non-fiction, mystery, horror, romance, sci-fi, fantasy). Plus, their starter box includes colored pencils for your coloring creations! Each box has a value of over $40!

Get it from Cratejoy: monthly coloring and classics box for $14/month; coloring and classics premium box with hand-roasted coffee for $26/month


Escape the Crate provides you with the tools you need to play a fun escape room game at home with your loved ones.


What you’ll get: Every other month, you’ll receive items needed to play an hour long escape room game at-home! In your box, you may find things like ciphers, letters, sleuthing tools, puzzles, and more. Note that internet is required to play, so you can enter different codes online to check if you’re getting it right!

Get it from Cratejoy: $26.50/2 months


Nail Shack sends you four full sets of nail polish strips in a variety of fun colors and patterns, so you can easily rock a new nail look each week.


What you’ll get: Each monthly pack comes with at least four full sets (one for each week) of high-quality, easy-to-apply nail polish strips, as well as a nail file and a gentle cuticle pusher, so you can have fun with switching up your nail lewks each week!

Get it from Cratejoy: $9.95/month


Bitsbox delivers fun, interactive coding projects that’ll teach your young one how to code and in no time, have them on their way to coding their own mobile apps.


What you’ll get: Each box delivers fun and exciting coding projects perfect for kiddos ages 6—12. They’ll learn to make things like video games, greeting cards, and simulations. First, they start by coding from examples to quickly progressing to inventing their own apps on the Bitsbox website. Plus, the apps they’ll build will work on any mobile device! Plus, each subscription grants access to unlimited email support for coders.

Get it from Cratejoy: Bitsbox Basic for $24.95/month; Bitsbox Deluxe for $37.95/month


MATTER makes science junkies feel like each box is their own laboratory, with super cool artifacts and specimens.


What you’ll get: Four to six items each month including things like materials, objects, specimens, or artifacts to make your box feel part museum, part lab project.

Get it from Cratejoy: $25/month


Retro Game Treasure delivers three to five games based on your choice of gaming console, so you can start or expand your video game collection.


What you’ll get: Once you choose your retro console selections, you’ll receive three to five games in each box that are cleaned and ready to play, and will help you either start or build your game collection!

Get it from Cratejoy: $29.99/month


Bath Bevy brings you an array of items each month that’ll make bath time super relaxing.


What you’ll get: Each box features 6–10 items like bath bombs, bubble bars, bath salts, body scrubs, handmade soaps, and more from a variety of small indie bath and body companies. Plus, each month has a thoughtfully-curated theme!

Get it from Cratejoy: monthly subscription for $34.95/month; quarterly subscription for $36.95/3 months


Coffee And A Classic transports you to the world of the included book each month with the help of a yummy hot beverage, snacks, a high-quality photo box, and other fun knickknacks.


What you’ll get: Each box will come with a novel in the genre you pick (classic literature or children’s classics), a drink of choice to sip on (coffee, tea, hot chocolate, or a surprise), two bookish items, and a bookmark. If you choose the standard box, you’ll also get a snack and a mug. Everything comes packaged in a high-quality photo box!

Get it from Cratejoy: starter subscription for $39.89/month; standard subscription for $49.39/month


Happy Hook Crocheting delivers yarns and fun patterns for making beautiful crochet projects. You can choose between quick projects or something grander.


What you’ll get: The QuickProject box is perfect for those who want to try out different yarns and quick patterns either monthly or bi-monthly. Each box will come with one or two skeins of yarns. The BlanketBox is perfect for those who love large crocheting projects. It comes with enough yarn for a throw-sized blanket! You’ll also gain access to supporting videos for techniques and special stitches. New subscribers will receive hook in their first box, and for other boxes, hooks will be provided if a project hooks outside of the G–K range.

Get it from Cratejoy: Monthly QuickProjects Box for $18.49/month; Bi-monthly QuickProjects Box for $18.49/2 months; Quarterly BlanketBox for $70.99/3 months


Red Velvet NYC sends recipes that yield two Pinterest-worthy desserts each month. They’ll give you all of the pre-measured ingredients — all you need is eggs!


What you’ll get: Two baking kits in each box with all of the pre-measured ingredients you need to bake (minus eggs), a detailed recipe card, and new tips, tricks, and techniques.

Get it from Cratejoy: $45.75/month


DVD Locker gets to know your movie preferences and sends you either two DVDs or Blu-rays each month — you choose whichever you prefer!


What you’ll get: First you’ll choose between a DVD or Blu-ray subscription. You’ll have the opportunity to review a selection of handpicked movies and the ability to swap any of them. The DVD locker team will get to know your preferences and movie tastes, so that you’re satisfied with the two movies you receive each month. Plus, you get to keep them, so you can start or grow your movie collection!

Get it from Cratejoy: DVD movie subscription for $16.67/month; Blu-ray movie subscription for $19.17/month


My Garden Box provides everything you need to work on garden projects like live indoor and outdoor plants, easy-to-follow instructions, care tips, fun facts, and more!


What you’ll get: Everything you need to work on enriching garden proects including live plants (variety of both indoor and outdoor), visually-illustrated instructions, simple garden care tips, properly-portioned ingredients, and fun plant facts!

Get it from Cratejoy: $35.50/month


Paletteful Packs sends hand-picked art supplies monthly, so no matter your skill level, you can look forward to unleashing your creativity.


What you’ll get: Choose between three different subscriptions. The young artist is designed for ages 8 and up and includes about four items per box, the petite pack includes four or more supplies per box, while the premier pack comes with five or more supplies per box. Supplies may include pens, pencils, sketch pads, oil paints, tool sets, and more!

Get it from Cratejoy: Paletteful Petite Pack for $22.33/month; Young Artist for $28/month; Premier Paletteful Pack for $31.50/month


Shaker & Spoon sends you the things you need to whip up some of the best-tasting cocktails you’ve ever sipped on — all you’ll need to add is your own liquor! BUT, if alcohol isn’t your thing, that’s cool too, because you can always enjoy these mixed drinks using just the syrups, mixers, garnishes, etc.


What you’ll get: Three unique recipes a month created by top-notch bartenders and everything needed to make four drinks per recipe other than the liquor: syrups, bitters, mixers, garnishes, and more, as well as easy-to-follow instructions.

Get it from Cratejoy: $40/month


Sugarbird Sweets delivers a delicious assortment of miniature scones — and if you choose the tea AND scone subscription, you can enjoy a proper afternoon tea at home.


What you’ll get: You can choose between a scone-only subscription, or, if you’re looking for more of an ~afternoon tea experience,~ you can choose a tea and scone subscription. If you choose the scone-only option, you’ll receive 12 mini scones, and if you choose the tea and scone option, you’ll receive 10 mini scones and loose-leaf tea. For the scones, you can choose between a regular, wheat-free, vegan, and a wheat-free and vegan assortment, and for tea, you can choose between black, green, and herbal.

Get it from Cratejoy: Sugarbird Tea Time in a Box (scones + tea) for $30/month; 12 Mini Scones in a Box (scones only) for $31.67/month


Explore Local Box focuses on a different US city in each box and immerses you into it with artisan goods from small businesses in that city — which means you’ll also be supporting awesome small businesses. It’s a win/win!


What you’ll get: Each month, you’ll receive a box that gives you the opportunity to explore a new US city through premium, locally-made, artisan products and foods from small businesses in that city. Plus, each box contains fun facts and a watercolor map for each city, and your subscription helps to support small businesses.

Get it from Cratejoy: $39/month

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