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.
The best 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.
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When should I send a gift box?
Sending a gift box is a great way to show your appreciation for someone special in your life. Whether it’s for a birthday, holiday, or just because, a gift box is always appreciated. And, with so many companies now offering gift box delivery, it’s easy to send one without even leaving your home.
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 best gift box ideas you need below.
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.
What is it: A custom gift box that can include all sorts of premium items like a water bottle, portable charger, Ember mug, a journal, and so much more. You get the ability to hand-select the kind of items to send your VIP.
Why we love it: We tried out a number of the items in this curation and they clearly are made with high-quality materials meant to last a long time. This isn’t a fruit basket — this gift box sends a message that you really care and want them to enjoy some luxuries.
Price: Contact to get personalized results
Where to get it: Premium Gift Boxes
What is it: A family fun night seasoned with porcelain dishes, taco seasoning and sauce, with your corporate logo on the accompanying apron and tote bag.
Why we love it: This makes a great gift for employees for a virtual cooking event, or birthday and appreciation gifts.
Price: Starting from $67.50
Where to get it: Taco Tuesday Night Gift Set
What is it: Sending gift boxes can be tricky – you have to really know your recipient’s tastes and preferences. Until now! The Ultimate Gift Sets eGift Collection lets you send a link or email to your recipients, they choose their favorite box of goodies, enter their preferred shipping address, and we take care of the rest.
Why we love it: Each collection features a variety of gift boxes, from food gifts to spa and practical gift sets.
Price: You choose your budget range (starting at $25-50 per recipient)
Where to get it: The Ultimate Gift Sets eGift Collection
What is it: A mini-feast compilation of fan-favorite wholesome snacks that will uplift your body and spirit. Also included branded swag from your company for employees to rock during the busy holiday season!
Why we love it: The delicious goodies packed into this healthy food gift box are a time-tested way to say “thank you.”
Price: Start building your box to get custom pricing
Where to get it: Branded Snack Box
What is it: The beautiful and upscale Coffee, Cookies and Candle Gift Set that is the perfect way to add a touch of special occasion luxe to any day.
Why we love it: This exclusive set includes craft instant coffee, vanilla shortbread cookies to enjoy alongside it, a trendy tobacco & vanilla soy candle and green plaid matches that will ignite the night with warmth and ambiance.
Where to get it: Coffee, Cookies + Candles
What is it: A gift box filled with your selection from Goody’s catalog of wine, whiskey, tequila, and spirits.
Why we love it: You set a price, and the recipient can choose any bottle they want from a curated selection – or swap for something non-alcoholic. Send it straight to their doorstep in just a few clicks or let them pick out their favorite bottle!
Price: Prices range from $25-$250
Where to get it: Wine & Spirits Box
What is it: Created to support healthy habits on the go, this set includes essential tools for your new employees to create a better work/life balance. All products are made of materials that are long lasting and functional for everyday use. Includes S’well® travel tumbler, Built NY lunch bag, silicone key chain and silicone AirPods case cover.
Why we love it: Beautifully packaged in a black box with crinkle paper, this box also features two popular retail branded products. Including well-known brands elevates your employee welcome kits and is sure to impress new team members.
Where to get it: On the Run New Employee Welcome Kit
8) Swag Pack
What is it: A customizable swag box featuring everyday essentials you can customize with symbols or messages for employees, customers, and clients.
Why we love it: It gives you an opportunity to swag out your employees during the holidays. A company-branded hoodie is just the item to keep them warm this winter.
Price: Request some mock ups to get accurate pricing on your next swag pack
Where to get it: Swag Pack
What is it: Perfect for an employee milestone or work anniversary, this lovely set includes desktop essentials like a journal, Yeti Rambler tumbler and candle, as well as a cotton tote bag and gourmet treats.
Why we love it: A classic Yeti Rambler paired with yummy snacks and other special items is sure to put a smile on your employee’s face. This set is FULL of surprises and will be a welcome gift for their next milestone. And at only $85.00, you’re sure to get an amazing bang for your buck.
Where to get it: Employee Milestone Gift Basket
10) Spa In A Box
What is it: Facial clay mask, scented candle, shower steamer mist, and luscious lavender-licious skincare products, including a rich, skin-softening lavender scrub.
Why we love it: A DIY star-studded spa treatment for any holiday occasion.
Where to get it: Spa In A Box
What is it: A gift box with 8 artisan coffee varieties and 8 culinary inspired chocolate flavors (have you ever tasted cherry chocolate?)
Why we love it: It ships free! Don’t know their address? You have the option to send this by email, as an eGift.. This is a classic holiday gift for VIP clients or employees.
Where to get it: Bean Box Deluxe Coffee + Chocolate Tasting Box
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.
Where to get it: Home Office Essentials Box
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.
What is it: Celebrate the jolliest time of the year with a festive and cozy premium gift box packed with luxury items and thank you gifts that can put anyone in the holiday spirit. Even the Grinch wants one! Choose from a variety of curated holiday gift boxes including:
Why we love it: This holiday gift box is fully customizable to your budget so you can design the kind of care package that fits your needs. Whether you need to send one or a thousand, it’s the kind of gift that makes an impact this season.
Price: Contact to get personalized results
Where to get it: Holiday Spirit Gift Box
What is it? A gift box focused entirely on relaxation and recharge. Includes bath and shower items, a few sweet treats, and even a bottle of bubbly.
Why we love it: This gift helps you settle in for a night spent inside with some of life’s luxuries. Curl up after a long bath and recharge to finish your week on a good note.
Where to get it: Bath + Body Extravagance
What is it: City Brew Tours offers two holiday-themed beer boxes for the holiday season—the Hoppy Hanukkah box and the 12 Beers of Christmas box.
Why we love it: Discover a new beer each night of Hanukkah or throughout the 12 Days of Christmas. Boxes include curated craft brews, treats, fun gifts and access to nightly virtual beer tastings.
Price: $75 – $95
Where to get it: Holiday Beer Boxes
16) Pottery Kit
What is it: A box packed with high-quality art supplies including pottery clay, art tools, pottery paint, bristle paint brushes, and more!
Why we love it: It’s a fun holiday gift for anyone who likes to sit down and exercise their creative side. Plus, they’ll be able to keep the tools and order more clay for when they run out!
Where to get it: Pottery Kit
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
Where to get it: Covered Pretzels & Nuts Gift Box
What is it: A delicious Christmas gift box ready to open on a holiday movie night and enjoy the microwavable popcorn. It also comes with two seasonings to try on the popcorn — cheddar cheese and sour cream and onion.
Why we love it: It gives their next movie night a nice surprise as they will get to try a new popcorn experience while cozying up during ga viewing of Elf, The Holiday, Love Actually, or whatever their favorite Christmas movie is.
Where to get it: Popcorn Kernel Set with Seasonings
What is it: Cute camp mugs and gourmet s’mores ingredients.
Why we love it: It brings the classic s’more to a new level with custom branding and messaging options.
Price: About $11
Where to get it: Artisan S’mores Gift Box
What is it: A Christmas gift box full of delicious cookies. You choose which kind you want, and it will magically appear on your doorstep! Don’t forget to share with family, friends, or Santa!
Why we love it: Everything is included so your giftee won’t have to go hunting around their kitchen to make a batch of cookies.
Where to get it: Holiday Cookie Box
What is it: A twist on the classic holiday advent calendar where you get to gift someone 24 mini bottles of some of In Good taste’s best wine from their collection. With so many individual wine tastings, they’ll have 24 opportunities to sip and explore their way through the holiday season.
Why we love it: It’s not only a unique gift box for your holiday gift list, but it also is perfect for both wine aficionados and novices who are looking to try more wine without having to buy so many full-size bottles.
Where to get it: Wine Advent Calendar
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.
Why we love it: It’s the perfect enabler of weekend fun, no matter what the birthday celebrant has in store.
Price: About $55
Where to get it: Birthday Weekend In A Box
What is it: This hybrid virtual event delivers a Beer & Cheese Tasting Box to every guest. Each box includes curated selections of craft beer and gourmet cheeses, along with other sweet treats and small gifts.
Why we love it: This is one of the best kits we’ve come across for virtual teams. Every virtual event is led by an experienced host who takes participants on a gastronomic journey of the senses to learn to pair beer and cheese like a pro. There are even seasonal boxes available throughout the year.
Price: $85 per guest and up
Where to get it: Beer & Cheese Pairing Experience
What 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: $73.94 to $246.356
Where to get it: Igloo Daytripper Cooler
“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.
25) Fancy Picnic Box
Why we love it: It’s basically the picture-perfect picnic in a box. Just add food and beverages.
Price: About $95
Where to get it: Fancy Picnic Box
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
Where to get it: The Adults & Crafts Crate
What is it: In Good Taste Wines’ winemaker curated 8 of California’s best wines, the company then packaged them in by-the-glass bottles, making learning more about wine easy and eliminates the waste of having to open full bottles just to try a new wine. These 8 gems are delivered directly to the recipient in a beautiful box displaying the variety of white, rosé and red wines.
Why we love it: This flight gifts an entire wine tasting experience. The box includes 8 standout California wines, allowing for discovery and a fun tasting for 2.
Where to get it: The California Wine Mixer Tasting Box
“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.
What is it: A dozen classic Belgian truffles filled with buttercream, enrobed in a thin layer of dark chocolate then finished off with cocoa powder.
Why we love it: This small gift is a good-natured, playful way to say get well.
Where to get it: 12 Pc. Truffle Gift Box
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
Where to get it: The Mental Wealth Box
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
Where to get it: The Power of Pampering Get-Well Box
What is it: An impossibly cute care package stacked with delicious fruit and fruity scented goodies.
Why we love it: It’s a naturally sweet and wholesome way to let them know how much you care about them.
Where to get it: Fruit For Thought Gift Box
32) Amplify Box
Why we love it: Who doesn’t love enjoying delicious snacks and also knowing that each box purchased supports a rotating list of philanthropic causes.
Price: Starting at $24.95
Where to get it: Amplify Box
33) Charcuterie Box
What is it: A hands-on virtual experience that delivers everything you need to craft an impressive charcuterie board at home, including smoked meats, cheeses, imported olives and more.
Why we love it: It’s more than just a gift box. This gift box includes culinary skill education. Everyone who gets a box learns to design and build a show-stopping charcuterie board—knowledge they can use at parties in the future.
Where to get it: Charcuterie Board Experience
What is it: A unique gift box idea where each employee not only receives a fully-loaded gift box full of goodies, but participates in a new experience with their team. From mixology-focused cocktail kits to virtually hosted cooking classes, these shippable experiences are a great way for teams to bond over a shared experience.
Why we love it: It elevates the team building event from a simple happy hour to a new activity that team members can join to try something new from the comfort of their own homes. Perfect for distributed teams!
Price: Pricing varies depending on which kit you select
Where to get it: Explore these top-rated shippable kits:
- 🌿 Terrarium Workshop
- 🥂 Sparkling Wine Cocktail Experience
- 🌶 The Spice of Life
- 🍵 Kombucha Making Class
- 🎅🏻 Holiday Season Bash
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.
What is it: A corporate gift box filled with treats and sparkling white tea.
Why we love it: Drunks and snacks…? Ah… Yes!
Where to get it: Congratulations Gift Box
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
Where to get it: Call Number Book Box
What is it: The Ice Cream Float Experience is a fun and energetic hands-on experience that delivers everything needed to make craft ice cream—and ice cream floats—from the comfort of your own kitchen.
Why we love it: You get to make ice cream at home! There aren’t many box gift ideas sweeter than that. Unboxed Experiences ships full ice cream-making kits right to everyone, so no extra shopping is necessary.
Price: Starting at $60
Where to get it: Ice Cream Float Experience
38) Baking Fun Box
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
Where to get it: Baking Fun Box
Why we love it: It combines the handy technology of a find-anything Tile Mate with classic household essentials.
Price: About $120
Where to get it: Modern Home Gift Box
What is it: A thank you gift 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
Where to get it: American Cocktail Club Box
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
Where to get it: The Eco-Chic Desk Box
What is it: This monthly beer box delivers hand-selected craft brews from independent breweries in a new American city every month.
Why we love it: Members get brewery swag inside each box, but they also enjoy access to weekly virtual beer tastings where they can chat with regional brewers and beer pros about the beers inside each box.
Price: $69.99 and up with free shipping
Where to get it: City Brew Tours Beer Club
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.
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
Where to get it: Cheers To You Box
What is it: With dozens of wines available, In Good Taste lets you select a specific wine favorite (or multiple) of the bride, the groom, or the entire bridal party and will ship over a box of minis. Perfect for bachelorette parties, bridal gifts, or day-of-event sips, there is no need to tote around full bottles when they just want a glass or two.
Why we love it: Wine makes any celebration a little more exciting and these minis are just as beautiful as they are delicious and convenient.
Where to get it: A Box of Their Favorite Wines (in Minis!)
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.
45) Mindful + Calm
What is it: A comprehensive de-stress toolkit packed with flavorful snacks to mindfully savor and premium goods for a relaxing lifestyle.
Why we love it: Your dad will appreciate the reminder and resources they need to practice this enriching habit.
Where to get it: Mindful + Calm
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 we love it: 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.
Where to get it: Weekender
Why we love it: It turns dapperness into a giftable commodity.
Price: Plans as low as $24.99
Where to get it: VictoryBox
48) Kicks Box
Why we love it: It’s everything your recipient needs to start the new year off on the right foot.
Price: About $100
Where to get it: Kicks Box
49) SwagUp Pack
Why we love it: It sets your favorite dad up with customizable, yet still classic styles.
Where to get it: SwagUp Pack
BONUS) 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.
Where to get it: The Eco-Friendly Box
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.
50) My Me Time Box
Price: Plans as low as $34.17
Where to get it: My Me Time Box
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
Where to get it: Thread & Flourish Scarf Box
What is it: A box of energizing feel good treats and specialty coffee 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.
Where to get it: Luxury Coffee Experience
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.
53) Culinarie Kit
Why we love it: It’s both deliciously indulgent and experiential.
Price: Plans as low as $47.49
Where to get it: Culinarie Kit
Why we love it: It’s everything you need for festive and cozy Valentine’s day or a gift for your boss.
Price: About $65
Where to get it: Cute And Cozy Valentine’s Day Box
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.
Where to get it: Culture Cakes Kit
56) Escape The Crate
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
Where to get it: Escape The Crate
Why we love it: It matches everything, so it will naturally fit into the decor of any office.
Price: About $15
Where to get it: Custom 5 Piece Faux Marble Desktop Set
What is it: Ohza is the original canned mimosa and sangria made with premium sparkling wine and real fruit juice, but with 80% less sugar and 60% fewer calories than ones made at home or ordered out at the bar.
Why we love it: With over eight flavors to choose from, Ohza lets you customize any box to include your favorite flavors and even have your order shipped right to your door with free shipping.
Price: 12 packs starting at $49 + Free Shipping, and for a limited time receive a FREE 4-pack with any order!
Where to get it: Ohza Canned Mimosas & Sangria
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.