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9 Fun + Unique Subscription Box Gift Ideas for Adults

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2016 was a great year for fun, nostalgic subscription boxes aimed at adults. No matter what your interests are, you’re sure to find some great subscription gifts in our list of recommended boxes for the “Kid at Heart” below!

Editor’s Note: This list is more geared toward more general interest nostalgia and fun, so if you’re looking for geek, gamer, or fandom boxes, check out our list of Geek Subscriptions for every Geek, Nerd, and Gamer!

  1. The Nick Box
    For anyone who grew up daydreaming about taking home a piece of the Aggro Crag
    The Nick Box Summer 2016 - 8The Summer 2016 Nick Box – Nicktoons! (No longer available after Nov 1, 2016.)
    Why we recommend it:
    Pretty much the entire My Subscription Addiction team grew up with a steady diet of Nickelodeon, and we are all obsessed with this box. It’s an amazing, nostalgic trip down memory lane for anyone who grew up watching TV in the 90s.

    What’s in the box?
    You can expect to get over $100 worth of toys, apparel/accessories, and home decor — all of which are exclusive, officially licensed products designed for Nick Box that you can’t get anywhere else. Each box has a theme to give you an idea of what to expect; the first box was all Original Nick Toons and the second (shipping in December, just in time for the holidays!) features classic Live Action shows.

    OK, What else should I know:
    Price: $49.99 plus $7 shipping & handling
    Frequency: Quarterly
    Which box will I receive? Nick Box will be shipping the NickToons box through late November, as supplies last, so it’s a good idea to check their website
    How to give as a gift: Nick Box doesn’t have a special gifting option. You will be buying a recurring subscription when you purchase, so if you’re only intending to gift one or two months, you need to cancel your subscription to prevent it from continuing to ship – thankfully you can easily cancel online from your account.

    Check out all of our Nick Box Reviews and Spoilers to get an idea of what to expect.



  2. Pusheen Box
    For that friend who isn’t shy about their love for internet cat celebrities

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    The Halloween themed October Pusheen Box! Sadly no longer available, but their Winter Box ships in time for the holidays.


    Why we recommend it:
    This is seriously the cutest subscription box we’ve ever seen, and it arrives in the cutest box we’ve ever seen too!

    What’s in the box?
    Every Pusheen Box will have a curated assortment of mystery items with a total retail value of over $100. Most of the items inside are exclusive to the box and can’t be found anywhere else. The boxes may also include rare first edition items before they are released in stores! The types of items that could be inside include clothing, accessories, electronics, toys, stationery and more!

    OK, What else should I know:
    Price: $43.95 plus $6 shipping & handling
    Frequency: Quarterly
    How to give as a gift: Pusheen Box doesn’t have a special gifting option. You will be buying a recurring subscription when you purchase, so if you’re only intending to gift one or two months, you need to cancel your subscription to prevent it from continuing to ship – thankfully you can easily cancel online from your account.

    Check out all of our Pusheen Box Reviews and Spoilers to get an idea of what to expect.


  3. Sanrio Small Gift Crate
    For those who love the original celebrity cat (and all of her friends!)
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    Why we recommend it:
    Let’s be honest: Hello Kitty is our favorite 90s pop icon. We’re also big fans of Gudetama (the lazy egg!) and a whole host of other Sanrio characters, so we’re really looking forward to this box! Sanrio “Small Gift” Box is totally new, so we don’t know exactly what to expect yet, but since it’s backed by Loot Crate we know it will be a great box.

    What’s in the box?
    From LootCrate’s website: “A quarterly, mystery subscription celebrating all the unique, kawaii Sanrio characters you know and love! Exclusive, supercute items in every crate, launching in November 2016 and delivered four times a year. The perfect Holiday Season gift!”

    OK, What else should I know:
    Price: $34.99 a box, with discounts if you sign up for a half year or full year
    Frequency: Quarterly
    How to give as a gift: Loot Crate does not have gift subscriptions for their ‘Partner Crates’. You will be buying a recurring subscription when you purchase, so if you’re only intending to gift one or two months, you need to cancel your subscription to prevent it from continuing to ship – thankfully you can easily cancel online from your account.

    Come back to check our our Sanrio Box Reviews once this box starts shipping!


  4. Candy Club
    For the sweet tooth who misses the days of penny candy
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    Why we recommend it:
    Candy Club is pure fun in a box. If you ever spent your last nickels and dimes at the corner store buying stale Swedish Fish and Sour Patch Kids from a big bulk bin, Candy Club is a nice upgrade: all the fun, with an always-changing variety of super fresh gummies, sour straws, licorice candies, and more.

    What’s in the box?
    2-3 pounds of premier, brand name candy in each box! Subscribers receive three candies packaged individually in Candy Club containers, and an extra wrapped candy in the box, too. When purchasing as a gift, you can specify Sweets, Sours, or a Mix. Good to know: You can upgrade to get up to 6 pounds of candy!

    OK, What else should I know:
    Price: $27.99/month + Shipping
    Frequency: Monthly
    How to give as a gift: You can buy a 3, 6, or 12 month gift subscription – just choose “Give A Gift” on their homepage.

    Check out all of our Candy Club Reviews to learn more about this subscription!



  5. Retro Pop Box
    For pop-culture fans nostalgic for the decades of their youth
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    Why we recommend it:

    Opening Retro Pop Box is like a mini trip back in time! You can choose from the 70s, 80s, or 90s for your subscription, which makes it a great gift option for parents and younger siblings alike.

    What’s in the box:
    4-7 items in each box, including home decor, toys, candy, and more. All of the boxes include a t-shirt, so for $20/month it’s a good value too.

    OK, What else should i know:
    Price: $20 + $5 shipping
    Frequency: Monthly
    How to give as a gift: Keep in mind you’ll need to know the recipient’s t-shirt size before you sign up! Retro Pop Box doesn’t have a “gift subscription” option, so you’ll need to subscribe and use the recipient’s shipping address, then cancel when you want them to shop receiving the shipment.

    Check out all of our Retro Pop Box Reviews to learn more about this subscription and see what kinds of items are typically included!


  6. OwlCrate
    For book worms who aren’t afraid to admit they love YA fiction
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    Why we recommend it:
    Because we believe YA is for everyone, regardless of age! OwlCrate is our most popular YA book subscription, and their boxes contain more than just books so it’s a nice gifting experience as well.

    What’s in the box:
    A hardcover book, plus 3-5 other goodies, all oriented around a common theme.

    OK, What else should i know:
    Price: $29.99
    Frequency: Monthly
    How to give as a gift: OwlCrate doesn’t have a “gift subscription” option, so you’ll need to subscribe and use the recipient’s shipping address, then cancel when you want them to shop receiving the shipment.

    Check out all of our OwlCrate Reviews to learn more about this subscription!


  7. Chroma.Club
    For those who still ask for crayons at their local family restaurant
    chromaclub-october-2016-06pageWhy we recommend it:
    Coloring is a great way to relax at the end of a long day at work, and it’s just plain fun. Chroma.Club is an affordable way to gift someone a little inspiration and relaxation each month!

    What’s in the box?
    Each book contains 9+ coloring pages designed by artists from all over.

    OK, What else should I know:
    Price: $8
    Frequency: Monthly
    How to give as a gift: Chroma.Club doesn’t have a “gift subscription” option, so you’ll need to subscribe and use the recipient’s shipping address, then cancel when you want them to shop receiving the shipment.

    Check out all of our Chroma Club Reviews to learn more about this subscription!


  8. Say It With A Sock
    For anyone who likes their fashion with a side of fun
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    Why we recommend it:
    Growing up, we loved to spend our hard-earned allowance at the “crazy sock store” in the mall, buying funky socks to express ourselves and tell the world that we were different. Say It With A Sock is a bit like the grown up version of that, with high-quality brands like Stance Socks and Happy Feet, and fun designs appropriate for all ages.

    What’s in the box:
    A pair of fun socks! You can choose from “Patterned” socks (for those who don’t mind color, but prefer more professional stripes and polka dots to pizza slices and tacos) or “Graphic” socks (for those who totally want pizza socks). And, Say It With A Sock customizes your subscription over time by asking more about your likes and dislikes.

    OK, What else should i know:
    Price: $9.99 + $3 shipping
    Frequency: Monthly
    How to give as a gift: You can prepay for a 1, 3, 6, or 12 month subscription. When you check the “This is a gift” checkbox during checkout, you can decide whether or not to renew once the subscription expires — and Say It With A Sock will let you customize an e-mail message to the gift recipient that can be scheduled to be sent later!

    Check out all of our Say It With A Sock Reviews to learn more about this subscription!



  9. Pipsticks
    For longtime penpals, and BFFs who always had the best decorated Trapper Keeper

    PipsticksWhy we recommend it:
    Lots of us had sticker collections growing up, and we love the monthly dose of happiness that Pipsticks delivers! There’s nothing on earth that can’t be improved with a few well-placed tiny glitter unicorns and cute food stickers.

    What’s in the box:
    There are two sizes to pick from: The “Classic” plan comes with 15+ sheets each month plus other goodies, while “Petite” comes with 7+ sheets. You can also choose the “Pro Club” for adults and the “Kid’s Club” for the younger sticker lovers you know.

    OK, What else should i know:
    Price: “Classic” for $14.95, “Petite” for $9.95. Free shipping in the US.
    Frequency: Monthly
    How to give as a gift: You can prepay for a 3, 6, or 12 month subscription – just click “Gift” on the top menu.

    Check out all of our Pipsticks Reviews to learn more about this subscription! 

If you enjoyed this list, check out our Best Subscription Box Gifts for even more subscription gifts!

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