Last year, as I was looking for unique gift ideas for the holiday season, I stumbled upon curated gift boxes. A curated gift box simply means that it was created with the specific recipient in mind. It is a great way to honor your family and friends and a very simple way to shop this holiday season. Plus, it gives you the opportunity to support some quality and socially conscious companies.
Check out these fun gift box companies that offer unique boxes geared toward each person on your holiday gift giving list!
Seven Fun Curated Gift Boxes:
Knack Shops – You can select gift boxes based on your values and uniquely customize to your recipient’s personality and likes. Founder Laura Jennings, after a career in technology and venture capital, founded Knack in 2015, convinced that the future of e-commerce resided in putting the customer front and center. “Take it or leave it” retailers would be pushed aside by “tell me how you’d like it, please” disruptors, who harness technology to deliver exactly what the customer wants every time.
When you are purchasing, you can choose to buy from companies run by BIPOC, are women owned, and are handmade or made in the US. We love that they are promoting so many members of the community, and that they offer unique gift opportunities.
Kinder Beauty – Voted the Best Beauty Box by USA Today readers, Kinder Beauty Box was co-founded by actresses and ethical entrepreneurs Daniella Monet and Evanna Lynch. Daniella and Evy are both long-time animal activists and self-care enthusiasts, with a deep passion for curating the very best ethical beauty products on the market.
Each gift box you send is cruelty free, vegan, and features only clean products. You can order one box or a monthly subscription for your loved ones.
The Giften Market – Great gifts from small businesses. There are a ton of options for your whole list. Founder & Owner Martha McCarthy Krueger encourages her team at Giften to search the globe to curate great gifts from inspiring small businesses. So when you purchase a gift box from them, you can be sure you are purchasing a gift in these categories: Unique, Not-on-Amazon, Emerging Entrepreneur, Underrepresented Entrepreneur, Handmade, Ethically Made, Eco-Friendly, Organic, Charitable.
Kind Notes – This company began as a simple gesture from the founder to her boyfriend (now husband). The notes she curated lifted his spirits so much that she decided the world needed that kind of kindness and encouragement, and so began this company. They call their notes a Jar Full of Smiles! Each glass jar is filled with 31 kind notes for your recipient to fill their day with joy.
Now, if you want to really indulge your family and friends check, out these subscription boxes that keep self care going all year:
Cratejoy – There are subscription boxes for every person on your list (and maybe you too!) There are so many boxes from which to choose, you may have a hard time! “CrateJoy enhances your life through the discovery of unique product discovery.” There are multiple sellers on this site, so you are buying from small businesses around the world!
Love with Food – Discover better snacks and help fight childhood hunger with these subscription boxes. These boxes can help your recipient save time and money and eat healthier! Inside each box are clean, delicious snacks made with real ingredients. Every snack passes their 73 Banned Ingredients List, and they are expertly sourced, vetted, and curated.
Literati – For the book lover on your list! This subscription box sends new books to discover each and every month! Your gift subscription includes: a new, hard copy book in each delivery, handpicked by their celebrity of choice, an all-access pass to any book club discussion in the app, an exclusive note and a special bookmark, and free shipping to any US address!