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40 Extraordinary Gift Box Ideas That Will “WOW” In 2021

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36 Extraordinary Gift Box Ideas For 2020

Gifts make people feel special.

They show you care. Perhaps that’s why the tradition of giving and receiving gifts has persisted throughout the ages.

Gift boxes have the potential to make gift-giving magical. Filled with a collection of themed items, the perfect gift box can deliver more joy than the sum of each component.

In fact, some surveys suggest memorable gift boxes can strengthen relationships.

Maybe that’s because gift boxes demonstrate that you know and care about someone enough to find multiple items that speak to their personalities, interests, and needs.

Are you ready to make your favorite people feel special?

Send a gift box to make employees or friends feel appreciated, to celebrate their birthday, or even welcome them to a new home. Send a themed gift box for any event you want to acknowledge and celebrate in style.

Get started by finding all the gift ideas you need below.

If you are looking for a fully-unique and bespoke gifting solution, we recommend a concierge experience that will help you create custom gift boxes for your employees, clients, and executives. You dream it, they’ll deliver it. Learn more here

 

Gift Box Ideas For Birthdays

Gift box ideas for birthdays make your offering stand out in a pile of average presents. A thoughtful birthday gift box delivers an experience and sends a memorable message.

1) Happy Hour Box

What is it: A box filled with goodies for a virtual happy hour that delivers as much fun as you can find at any local bar.

Why employees love this: They’ll love the simplicity and ease of popping open this box and finding everything they need for an instant party, including delicious treats and even engaging icebreakers.

Price: $55.95

Customizable? Yes

Where to get it: Caroo

For every box delivered, Caroo donates to Feeding America and their local network of food banks as a way of giving back to communities across the nation.

 

2) The Home Box

Home_BoxWhat is it: A monthly box full of artisan-made home goods and home decor that will turn any house into a stylish home.

Why we love it: It’s personal and life-enriching—a perfect birthday treat.

Price: Plans as low as $135.00 a month

Customizable? No

Where to get it: Cratejoy

 

3) Birthday Weekend In A Box

birthday_gift_boxWhat is it: A Swag.com build-a-box creation filled with a handy duffel bag, a cozy hoodie, everyday sunglasses, and tangle-resistant earbuds.

Why we love it: It’s the perfect enabler of weekend fun, no matter what the birthday celebrant has in store.

Price: About $55

Customizable? Yes

Where to get it: Swag.com

 

4) Culture Cakes Kit

What is it: Culture Cakes Kit from Cratejoy helps you take and bake the entire world right from your kitchen! Each month you’ll get a new box with everything you need to bake a themed cupcake from another country + a selection of culture based treats.

Why we love it: If you can’t travel, or just like to try something new, this baking and snack gift box delivers the world to your doorstep in one “sweet” monthly delivery. It is great for adults and kids, and perfect for singles or couples fun making it the ultimate gift box.

Price: $29

Customizable? No

Where to get it: Cratejoy

 

5) Baking Fun Box

baking_fun_boxWhat is it: Pre-measured ingredients and instructions for birthday celebrants to make their own gourmet sweet treats.

Why we love it: The hand-made sweet reward will be so much better than any pre-made cake money can buy.

Price: Plans as low as $49.42 month

Customizable? No

Where to get it: Cratejoy

 

6) Dwell Relaxation Box

Dwell-Bespoke-Post

What is it? A gift box focused entirely on relaxation and recharge. Includes an extra-warm blanket crafted from an insulating wool-blend twill fabric & cedar & lavender incense set

Why we love it: This gift helps you settle in for a night spent inside with some of  life’s luxuries. Curl up on a cold night and recharge to finish your week on a good note.

Price: $55

Customizable? No

Where to get it: Bespoke Post

 

Gift Box Ideas For Weddings

A wedding gift box packs all your well wishes into a neat little package. By opting to give a box instead of just one present, you can deliver stuff the new couple needs as well as wants. Newlyweds will appreciate the balance of practicality and sentiment.

7) Cheers To You Box

cheers_to_you_gift_boxWhat is it: A Swag.com build-a-box creation filled with two customized matching shirts and two customized champagne flutes.

Why we love it: These items give you the chance to create custom designs and messages to celebrate the happy couple in style.

Price: About $80

Customizable? Yes

Where to get it: Swag.com

 

8) Club Cuvée – Champagne Box

What is it: Toast-worthy prosecco and rose wrapped in shiny packaging that’s almost as festive as the bottles inside.

Why we love it: A bubbly toast is always appropriate. This gift is a safe bet for couples you don’t know super well.

Price: $99.99

Customizable? No

Where to get it: Cratejoy

 

9) The Adults & Crafts Crate

adults_crafts_crateWhat is it: A subscription box brimming with crafting possibilities. Couples will love using the materials and instructions to craft handmade items for their new married life.

Why we love it: This gift offers hands-on fun and also sentimental value. Crafty couples will love stumbling upon that wood burning craft and other DIY projects they made together during their first month of marriage.

Price: Plans as low as $30.00 a month

Customizable? No

Where to get it: Cratejoy

 

10) SwagUp Classics Pack

ClassicsPackWhat is it: A SwagUp preset pack filled with everyday essentials you can customize with symbols or messages for the happy couple.

Why we love it: Newlyweds need things like t-shirts and journals. This gift makes sure they have cute, customized versions of those daily essentials.

Price: $51.62 a pack

Customizable? Yes

Where to get it: SwagUp

 

Gift Box Ideas For Work

Gift box ideas for work deliver motivation, inspiration, and pure professional joy. Just one box could give employees the extra boost they need to cherish every work day and feel undeniably appreciated.

11) Amplify Box


What is it: A customizable box packed with drool-worthy snacks offered by BIPOC- and women-owned brands.

Why employees love this: They’ll love enjoying delicious snacks and also knowing that each box purchased supports a rotating list of philanthropic causes.

Price: $33.95

Customizable? Yes

Where to get it: Caroo

 

12) Home Office Essentials Box

Home Office Essentials Swag Kit

What is it: This work-enhancing home box features office decor, gadgets, and productivity aids that any goal-oriented friend or coworker will swoon over.

Why we love it: Re-energize and motivate your recipient(s) to stay focused and passionate. Plus, this box is great for onboarding new employees.

Price: $113.64

Customizable? Yes

Where to get it: SwagUp

 

13) The Eco-Chic Desk Box

eco_chic_boxWhat is it: A Swag.com build-a-box creation filled with a petite succulent plant, an eco-friendly journal, and a colorful desk tray.

Why we love it: This employee welcome kit adds effortless style to any workspace and will help new hires set up their desk on their first day.

Price: About $60

Customizable? Yes

Where to get it: Swag.com

 

14) A Snack and Coffee Box

What is it: A box of energizing feel good snacks and an exclusive premium coffee blend from Palindrome Coffee Co to wash it all down.

Why we love it: It’s energizing, delicious, and precisely what any busy professional, especially any coffee lover, needs to do their best work.

Price: $37.95

Customizable? No

Where to get it: Caroo

 

15) The Eco-Friendly Box

What is it: A gift box for work filled with some of our earth-friendly favorites that plants a tree for each order so you can send good and feel good!

Why we love it: The items in this box are high quality and also support the environment. A good example is the Hustle backpack form Solgaard who’s mission is centered around removing plastic from the ocean.

Price: $167.82

Customizable? Yes

Where to get it: SwagUp

 

16) Custom 5 Piece Faux Marble Desktop Set

faux_marble_desktopWhat is it: A chic, marble-look set of desk accessories, including a pen cup, stapler, and hole punch.

Why we love it: It matches everything, so it will naturally fit into the decor of any office.

Price: About $15

Customizable? Yes

Where to get it: Swag.com

 

Gift Box Ideas For Christmas

A Christmas gift box captures some of that childlike pile-of-present excitement of Christmas morning. Recipients will love not getting just one, but several gifts on their holiday list.

17) Night In Box

What is it: A box packed with everything you need for a rejuvenating night in filled with delectable treats, fun activities, and luxurious lifestyle goods.

Why we love it: They’ll love spending a luxurious and refreshing night in and feeling their best on their big day.

Price: $55.95

Customizable? Yes

Where to get it: Caroo

 

18) Christmas Kicks Box

christmas_kicksWhat is it: A Swag.com build-a-box creation filled with custom sneakers and ankle socks.

Why we love it: It’s everything your recipient needs to start the new year off on the right foot.

Price: About $100

Customizable? Yes

Where to get it: Swag.com

 

19) Fruit For Thought Gift Box

What is it: An impossibly cute box stacked with delicious fruit and fruity scented goodies.

Why we love it: It’s a naturally sweet and wholesome way to get into the holiday spirit.

Price: $34.66

Customizable? No

Where to get it: Cratejoy

 

Bonus: Escape The Crate

escape_the_crateWhat is it: A subscription box filled with brain-teasing activities such as ciphers and puzzles.

Why we love it: Packed with puzzles, intrigues, and riddles, this gift brings joy and excitement to recipient’s lives.

Price: Plans as low as $26.50

Customizable? No

Where to get it: Cratejoy

 

“Thank You” Gift Box Ideas

No present says “thank you” quite like a gift box. A collection of treats helps you represent your gratitude in creative and festive ways. A box tells your recipient they deserve so much more than a card.

20) Fancy Picnic Box

picnic_gift_boxWhat is it: A Swag.com build-a-box creation filled with a picnic blanket, a portable cheese board, and a deluxe bottle opener.

Why we love it: It’s basically the picture-perfect picnic in a box. Just add food and beverages.

Price: About $85

Customizable? Yes

Where to get it: Swag.com

 

21) American Cocktail Club Box

american_cocktailWhat is it: A subscription box full of premium ingredients hand-selected by expert cocktail mixologists.

Why we love it: It’s a delicious toasty-worthy treat that arrives conveniently packed in a box and requires no trip to the bar.

Price: Plans as low as $37.99 a month

Customizable? No

Where to get it: Cratejoy

 

22) Covered Pretzels & Nuts Gift Box

What is it: A box packed full of nature’s most delicious chocolate covered pretzels including three flavors: milk chocolate, sprinkles, and yogurt covered.

Why we love it: It’s an indulgent treat that’s just sweet enough to feel wholesomely indulgent.

Price: About $12

Customizable? Yes

Where to get it: Swag.com

 

23) 15 Snack Box

What is it: A mini-feast compilation of fan-favorite wholesome snacks that will uplift your body and spirit.

Why we love it: The delicious goodies packed into this healthy food gift box are a time-tested way to say “thank you.”

Price: $26.95

Customizable? No

Where to get it: Caroo

 

“Get Well” Gift Box Ideas

A get well gift box is your chance to deliver friends and family members tangible TLC and warm wishes. These boxes might include items intended to help the recipient heal or simply trinkets that show someone you care.

24) 10 Pc. Truffle Gift Box

What is it: A pretend-play doctor set, reminiscent of childhood, with a twist: it’s made of chocolate.

Why we love it: This small gift is a good-natured, playful way to say get well.

Price: About $26

Customizable? No

Where to get it: Swag.com

 

25) The Power of Pampering Get-Well Box

get_well_boxWhat is it: A Swag.com build-a-box creation filled with a luxe bathrobe, fruit infuser water bottle, and vegan hand soap.

Why we love it: It’s pure feel-good luxury in a box. Just imagine your recipient, wrapped up in a fluffy robe and sipping on some fruit-infused water.

Price: About $80

Customizable? Yes

Where to get it: Swag.com

 

26) The Mental Wealth Box

mental_wealthWhat is it: A self-care subscription box focused on mental health.

Why we love it: It encourages an inside-out approach to self care that brings value to anyone’s life.

Price: Plans as low as $49.99 a month

Customizable? Yes

Where to get it: Cratejoy

 

27) Snacks + Safety Essentials Box

What is it: A rush of healthfulness, a box packed with wholesome snacks and wellness essentials such as hand sanitizer.

Why we love it: It’s eating well and living well in a perfect care package.

Price: $37.95

Customizable? No

Where to get it: Caroo

 

Gift Box Ideas For Housewarming

By sending a housewarming gift box, you can help friends or loved ones fill a new home with plenty of meaningful touches to make any new place feel perfectly happy and cozy.

28) Sips + Snacks Box

What is it: A corporate gift box filled with 10 charcuterie-inspired snacks + your choice of Red or White wine.

Why employees love this: Wine and snacks…? Ah… Yes!

Price: $55.95

Customizable? Yes

Where to get it: Caroo

 

29) Call Number Book Box

call_numberWhat is it: A box of hand-picked literature that will engage any bookworm’s intellect and spirit.

Why we love it: Every home needs a well-stocked bookshelf, and this gift box gives your friend a head start.

Price: Plans as low as $34.00

Customizable? No

Where to get it: Cratejoy

 

30) Modern Home Gift Box

modern_home_boxWhat is it: A Swag.com swag bag creation filled with a multi game set, Tile Mate, apron, and hot pad.

Why we love it: It combines the handy technology of a find-anything Tile Mate with classic household essentials.

Price: About $120

Customizable? Yes

Where to get it: Swag.com

 

Gift Box Ideas For Father’s Day

When you feel like you’ve already gotten your father every-possible present under the sun, the right gift box idea can save you from resorting to a generic Father’s Day gift. Your dad deserves a special gift.

31) Mindfulness Box

What is it: A comprehensive de-stress toolkit packed with flavorful snacks to mindfully savor and premium goods for a relaxing lifestyle.

Why employees love this: They’ll appreciate the reminder and resources they need to practice this enriching habit.

Price: $55.95

Customizable? Yes

Where to get it: Caroo

 

32) Weekender

Bespoke-Post-Weekender

What is it: A weekend-friendly duffel based off the classic mason bag design that exudes a put-together and professional vibe. After Father’s Day, they’ll be excited to plan a Summer trip to get a chance to hit the open road with their Weekender in two.

Why employees love this: This weekend duffel is well-made to deliver big on Father’s Day. It’s built from thick, capable canvas, with a heavy-duty, reinforced frame so the Dad in your life will have no worries taking this thing on a long weekend.

Price: $55

Customizable? No

Where to get it: Bespoke Post

 

33) VictoryBox

fathers_dayWhat is it: A subscription box of accessories to make your dad the envy of all others.

Why we love it: It turns dapperness into a giftable commodity.

Price: Plans as low as $24.99

Customizable? No

Where to get it: Cratejoy

 

34) Custom Igloo® Glacier Gourmet Cooler

igloo_glacierWhat is it: A rugged cooler filled with gourmet snacks to satisfy every dad’s tastes.

Why we love it: It’s both consumable and reusable. The cooler is something Dad can use again and again.

Price: $60.75

Customizable? Yes

Where to get it: Corporategift.com

 

Bonus: SwagUp Pack

swag_upWhat is it: A pack of dad essentials, including a hoodie and a classic dad hat.

Why we love it: It sets your favorite dad up with customizable, yet still classic styles.

Price: $95.30

Customizable? Yes

Where to get it: SwagUp

 

Gift Box Ideas For Mother’s Day

Can’t pick just one present for your amazing, remarkable, formidable mom? That’s okay. Pack a bunch of special items into a custom gift box to create something with more wow-factor than a bouquet of roses.

35) Spa In A Box

spa_giftWhat is it: Cozy slippers and luscious lavender-licious skincare products, including a rich, skin-softening souffle.

Why we love it: It gives mom all she needs for a DIY star-studded spa treatment.

Price: $49.95

Customizable? No

Where to get it: Cratejoy

 

36) My Me Time Box

me_time_boxWhat is it: A monthly subscription box of artisan treats and self-care essentials that help your mom feel like a million dollars.

Why we love it: Luxury treats give working moms the just-right indulgence they need.

Price: Plans as low as $34.17

Customizable? No

Where to get it: Cratejoy

 

37) Thread & Flourish Scarf Box

thread_flourishWhat is it: A subscription service featuring stunning fair-trade scarves.

Why we love it: It gives your favorite mom the touch of extra style she needs to feel stunning every day, no stylist necessary.

Price: Plans as low as $35.95

Customizable? No

Where to get it: Cratejoy

 

Gift Box Ideas For Valentine’s Day

A box of chocolates is the safe Valentine’s Day gift. Try a box of something different, something like a gift box, packed with items both traditional and unexpected.

38) Culinarie Kit

culinarie_kitWhat is it: A subscription box full of gourmet ingredients that help recipients pursue culinary adventures.

Why we love it: It’s both deliciously indulgent and experiential.

Price: Plans as low as $47.49

Customizable? No

Where to get it: Cratejoy

 

39) Cute And Cozy Valentine’s Day Box

valentine_boxWhat is it: A Swag.com build-a-box creation filled with festive jelly beans, a cozy blanket, and a wine carrying case.

Why we love it: It’s everything you need for festive and cozy Valentine’s day.

Price: About $65

Customizable? Yes

Where to get it: Swag.com

 

40) Artisan S’mores Gift Box

What is it: Cute camp mugs and gourmet s’mores ingredients.

Why we love it: It brings delicious s’more to a new place of honor as a Valentine’s day dessert of choice.

Price: About $11

Customizable? Yes

Where to get it: Swag.com

 


People Also Ask These Questions About Gift Box Ideas

Q: What is a gift box?

  • A: A gift box is the tasting menu of gifts, a collection of treats that shows the recipient you know and care about them enough to find multiple items that speak to their personalities, interests, and needs.

Q: What are some cool gift box ideas?

  • A: Some cool gift box ideas include a subscription box full of quality literature, a pack of modern home-office essentials, and a comprehensive craft box. Find tons of other cool gift box ideas in this guide.

Q: Why should I send a gift box?

  • A: You should send a gift box when you want to maximize the celebration and delight of your recipients. Send a gift box to make employees and friends feel appreciated, to celebrate a birthday, or even welcome someone to a new home.

Q: What events should I send a gift box for?

  • A: You should send a gift box for any event you want to acknowledge and celebrate in style. Weddings, birthdays, and holidays are all wonderful events to commemorate with a gift box. Find gift box ideas for a variety of different events in this post.

Q: What makes a gift box special?

  • A: Thoughtfulness and personal attention make a gift box special. If you carefully consider your recipient’s style, needs, and lifestyle along with your gifting occasion, then you have everything you need to make a gift box special. Find some naturally special gift box ideas here.

Q: Are there unique gift box ideas?

  • A: There are tons of unique gift box ideas to try. For example, you could select a pre-made gift box and then make the items unique with customization options. Find a list of customizable gift box ideas here.

Q: How can I make a handmade gift box?

  • A: Make a handmade gift box by considering the gifting occasion, your recipient, and an overarching theme. Pack your box with items appropriate for each factor and the result will be cohesive and professional.

Q: What items should go in a gift box?

  • A: Some items that should go into a gift box include delicious snacks, customized swag, and home office supplies. Other gift-box items depend on the occasion. These ideas will help you figure out what to put in a gift box for any occasion.

Q: What are some themes for a gift box?

  • A: Some themes for a gift box include spa day, mental health, and birthday weekend. This post has lots of other gift-box theme ideas to snag.

Q: What occasion should I send a gift box for work?

  • A: Send a gift box for work to commemorate an employee anniversary, show general appreciation, or applaud a specific accomplishment.

Q: Are there gift box subscription services?

  • A: There are gift box subscription services you can take advantage of. For example, Cratejoy offers gift box subscriptions for practically any recipient with practically any interest you can dream up.

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