The 8 Best Subscription Boxes that Make Great Gifts in 2021

these thoughtful boxes make you look great
January 22, 2021 ● By Brian Thomas
Subscription boxes make great gifts. You're paying for someone to curate the best in a category, making you look like the best gift giver, ever.

With so many different themes and diversity among boxes, choosing the right one shows you care. BUT choosing the best box among a sea of choices is hard.

We've hand selected these to make you look great when your special person opens their gift. Whether you're looking to share in the experience or give to someone far away, we've got you covered. We've broken down our picks into the following categories: puzzling, kids, date night, gadgets, gaming, playing detective, wine loves and dogs.

🎁  The 8 Best Subscription Boxes (that make great gifts) in 2021

Puzzling:
Completing the Puzzle
Kids: Little Passports
Date Night: Date Night in a Box
Gadgets: BreoBox
Gaming: LootCrate
Playing Detective: Hunt a Killer
Wine Lovers: Winc
Dogs: BarkBox


Puzzling

Completing the Puzzle

No more puzzles collecting dust in your closet! Nobody likes to do a puzzle twice. Rather than keeping those puzzles until you move, you can free up your closet and save some money.



Completing the Puzzle is a family-owned online puzzle rental business, they send you a surprise puzzle based on your preferences and skill level - beginner, intermediate or expert. You put the puzzle together, send it back with the included prepaid shipping label and repeat! 

Completing the Puzzle

You can take as long as you need to with your puzzle, meaning you can spend two months working on it or two days... it’s unlimited puzzles.

This subscription is sustainable and reduces waste, and is super convenient. The prepaid label ships USPS so you never have to leave your home, that that anyone does that in 2021.



Each puzzle sent is a premium brand, meaning these puzzles cost $20-30 retail. That's roughly the cost of a monthly subscription, starting at $25 per month. If you do more than one, you really save! 

The staff thoroughly checks every puzzle for missing pieces, but will assist you ASAP if you find yours is missing one.

If you lose a piece, the first time, the fee is waived. After that, there’s a $5 fee. And because we’re in the middle of a pandemic, every puzzle is quarantined and then sanitized with a UV light before being sent out to a new member.

If this sounds like the lending library of your puzzling dreams, subscriptions start at $25 per month. Shipping is free, and there’s even a puzzle buyback option if you want to receive a little extra credit on your account.


kids

Little Passports

A puzzle rental service design for



OK, let’s get real. What are you supposed to do with all these puzzles once they’ve been assembled and taken apart again? Just store them in your house like some kind of puzzle hoarder? If you’ve ever asked yourself this question when thinking about starting a puzzle habit, we have the answer—it’s called Completing the Puzzle, and it works like a magical puzzle library.

When you sign up for a membership to this family-owned online business, they send you a puzzle in your chosen challenge level—beginner, intermediate, and expert. You put the puzzle together, send it back with a prepaid shipping label when you’re done, and then Completing the Puzzle sends you another puzzle. Just like that!

You can take as long as you need to with your puzzle, meaning you can spend two months working on it or two weeks. Yup, it’s unlimited puzzles, for those of you that are super speedy.

What we love about the service offered with this subscription is that it’s sustainable and reduces waste, and there are a lot of features built-in for your peace of mind. The staff thoroughly checks every puzzle for missing pieces, but will assist you ASAP if you find yours is missing one.

If you lose a piece, the first time, the fee is waived. After that, there’s a $5 fee. And because we’re in the middle of a pandemic, every puzzle is quarantined and then sanitized with a UV light before being sent out to a new member.

If this sounds like the lending library of your puzzling dreams, subscriptions start at $19 per month for beginner level puzzles, which contain less than 300 pieces. Shipping is free, and there’s even a puzzle buyback option if you want to receive a little extra credit on your account.



Completing the Puzzle Package


Monetization: A straight ecommerce play, watch your margins!

Steps to Launch: With this one, I would come up with an initial concept, build a really slick landing page and presell the box. If you're able to get enough orders to make the unit economics work, build and ship the box. If not enough people buy based on your concept and landing page, you can refund everyone that died and try another niche or move onto another idea.

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Date night

Date Night in a Box

A puzzle rental service design for



OK, let’s get real. What are you supposed to do with all these puzzles once they’ve been assembled and taken apart again? Just store them in your house like some kind of puzzle hoarder? If you’ve ever asked yourself this question when thinking about starting a puzzle habit, we have the answer—it’s called Completing the Puzzle, and it works like a magical puzzle library.

When you sign up for a membership to this family-owned online business, they send you a puzzle in your chosen challenge level—beginner, intermediate, and expert. You put the puzzle together, send it back with a prepaid shipping label when you’re done, and then Completing the Puzzle sends you another puzzle. Just like that!

You can take as long as you need to with your puzzle, meaning you can spend two months working on it or two weeks. Yup, it’s unlimited puzzles, for those of you that are super speedy.

What we love about the service offered with this subscription is that it’s sustainable and reduces waste, and there are a lot of features built-in for your peace of mind. The staff thoroughly checks every puzzle for missing pieces, but will assist you ASAP if you find yours is missing one.

If you lose a piece, the first time, the fee is waived. After that, there’s a $5 fee. And because we’re in the middle of a pandemic, every puzzle is quarantined and then sanitized with a UV light before being sent out to a new member.

If this sounds like the lending library of your puzzling dreams, subscriptions start at $19 per month for beginner level puzzles, which contain less than 300 pieces. Shipping is free, and there’s even a puzzle buyback option if you want to receive a little extra credit on your account.



Completing the Puzzle Package


Monetization: A straight ecommerce play, watch your margins!

Steps to Launch: With this one, I would come up with an initial concept, build a really slick landing page and presell the box. If you're able to get enough orders to make the unit economics work, build and ship the box. If not enough people buy based on your concept and landing page, you can refund everyone that died and try another niche or move onto another idea.


gadgets

BreoBox

A puzzle rental service design for



OK, let’s get real. What are you supposed to do with all these puzzles once they’ve been assembled and taken apart again? Just store them in your house like some kind of puzzle hoarder? If you’ve ever asked yourself this question when thinking about starting a puzzle habit, we have the answer—it’s called Completing the Puzzle, and it works like a magical puzzle library.

When you sign up for a membership to this family-owned online business, they send you a puzzle in your chosen challenge level—beginner, intermediate, and expert. You put the puzzle together, send it back with a prepaid shipping label when you’re done, and then Completing the Puzzle sends you another puzzle. Just like that!

You can take as long as you need to with your puzzle, meaning you can spend two months working on it or two weeks. Yup, it’s unlimited puzzles, for those of you that are super speedy.

What we love about the service offered with this subscription is that it’s sustainable and reduces waste, and there are a lot of features built-in for your peace of mind. The staff thoroughly checks every puzzle for missing pieces, but will assist you ASAP if you find yours is missing one.

If you lose a piece, the first time, the fee is waived. After that, there’s a $5 fee. And because we’re in the middle of a pandemic, every puzzle is quarantined and then sanitized with a UV light before being sent out to a new member.

If this sounds like the lending library of your puzzling dreams, subscriptions start at $19 per month for beginner level puzzles, which contain less than 300 pieces. Shipping is free, and there’s even a puzzle buyback option if you want to receive a little extra credit on your account.



Completing the Puzzle Package


Monetization: A straight ecommerce play, watch your margins!

Steps to Launch: With this one, I would come up with an initial concept, build a really slick landing page and presell the box. If you're able to get enough orders to make the unit economics work, build and ship the box. If not enough people buy based on your concept and landing page, you can refund everyone that died and try another niche or move onto another idea.


Gaming

LootCrate

A puzzle rental service design for



OK, let’s get real. What are you supposed to do with all these puzzles once they’ve been assembled and taken apart again? Just store them in your house like some kind of puzzle hoarder? If you’ve ever asked yourself this question when thinking about starting a puzzle habit, we have the answer—it’s called Completing the Puzzle, and it works like a magical puzzle library.

When you sign up for a membership to this family-owned online business, they send you a puzzle in your chosen challenge level—beginner, intermediate, and expert. You put the puzzle together, send it back with a prepaid shipping label when you’re done, and then Completing the Puzzle sends you another puzzle. Just like that!

You can take as long as you need to with your puzzle, meaning you can spend two months working on it or two weeks. Yup, it’s unlimited puzzles, for those of you that are super speedy.

What we love about the service offered with this subscription is that it’s sustainable and reduces waste, and there are a lot of features built-in for your peace of mind. The staff thoroughly checks every puzzle for missing pieces, but will assist you ASAP if you find yours is missing one.

If you lose a piece, the first time, the fee is waived. After that, there’s a $5 fee. And because we’re in the middle of a pandemic, every puzzle is quarantined and then sanitized with a UV light before being sent out to a new member.

If this sounds like the lending library of your puzzling dreams, subscriptions start at $19 per month for beginner level puzzles, which contain less than 300 pieces. Shipping is free, and there’s even a puzzle buyback option if you want to receive a little extra credit on your account.



Completing the Puzzle Package


Monetization: A straight ecommerce play, watch your margins!

Steps to Launch: With this one, I would come up with an initial concept, build a really slick landing page and presell the box. If you're able to get enough orders to make the unit economics work, build and ship the box. If not enough people buy based on your concept and landing page, you can refund everyone that died and try another niche or move onto another idea.


playing detective

Hunt a Killer

A puzzle rental service design for



OK, let’s get real. What are you supposed to do with all these puzzles once they’ve been assembled and taken apart again? Just store them in your house like some kind of puzzle hoarder? If you’ve ever asked yourself this question when thinking about starting a puzzle habit, we have the answer—it’s called Completing the Puzzle, and it works like a magical puzzle library.

When you sign up for a membership to this family-owned online business, they send you a puzzle in your chosen challenge level—beginner, intermediate, and expert. You put the puzzle together, send it back with a prepaid shipping label when you’re done, and then Completing the Puzzle sends you another puzzle. Just like that!

You can take as long as you need to with your puzzle, meaning you can spend two months working on it or two weeks. Yup, it’s unlimited puzzles, for those of you that are super speedy.

What we love about the service offered with this subscription is that it’s sustainable and reduces waste, and there are a lot of features built-in for your peace of mind. The staff thoroughly checks every puzzle for missing pieces, but will assist you ASAP if you find yours is missing one.

If you lose a piece, the first time, the fee is waived. After that, there’s a $5 fee. And because we’re in the middle of a pandemic, every puzzle is quarantined and then sanitized with a UV light before being sent out to a new member.

If this sounds like the lending library of your puzzling dreams, subscriptions start at $19 per month for beginner level puzzles, which contain less than 300 pieces. Shipping is free, and there’s even a puzzle buyback option if you want to receive a little extra credit on your account.



Completing the Puzzle Package


Monetization: A straight ecommerce play, watch your margins!

Steps to Launch: With this one, I would come up with an initial concept, build a really slick landing page and presell the box. If you're able to get enough orders to make the unit economics work, build and ship the box. If not enough people buy based on your concept and landing page, you can refund everyone that died and try another niche or move onto another idea.


wine lovers

Winc

A puzzle rental service design for



OK, let’s get real. What are you supposed to do with all these puzzles once they’ve been assembled and taken apart again? Just store them in your house like some kind of puzzle hoarder? If you’ve ever asked yourself this question when thinking about starting a puzzle habit, we have the answer—it’s called Completing the Puzzle, and it works like a magical puzzle library.

When you sign up for a membership to this family-owned online business, they send you a puzzle in your chosen challenge level—beginner, intermediate, and expert. You put the puzzle together, send it back with a prepaid shipping label when you’re done, and then Completing the Puzzle sends you another puzzle. Just like that!

You can take as long as you need to with your puzzle, meaning you can spend two months working on it or two weeks. Yup, it’s unlimited puzzles, for those of you that are super speedy.

What we love about the service offered with this subscription is that it’s sustainable and reduces waste, and there are a lot of features built-in for your peace of mind. The staff thoroughly checks every puzzle for missing pieces, but will assist you ASAP if you find yours is missing one.

If you lose a piece, the first time, the fee is waived. After that, there’s a $5 fee. And because we’re in the middle of a pandemic, every puzzle is quarantined and then sanitized with a UV light before being sent out to a new member.

If this sounds like the lending library of your puzzling dreams, subscriptions start at $19 per month for beginner level puzzles, which contain less than 300 pieces. Shipping is free, and there’s even a puzzle buyback option if you want to receive a little extra credit on your account.



Completing the Puzzle Package


Monetization: A straight ecommerce play, watch your margins!

Steps to Launch: With this one, I would come up with an initial concept, build a really slick landing page and presell the box. If you're able to get enough orders to make the unit economics work, build and ship the box. If not enough people buy based on your concept and landing page, you can refund everyone that died and try another niche or move onto another idea.

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dog lovers

BarkBox

A puzzle rental service design for



OK, let’s get real. What are you supposed to do with all these puzzles once they’ve been assembled and taken apart again? Just store them in your house like some kind of puzzle hoarder? If you’ve ever asked yourself this question when thinking about starting a puzzle habit, we have the answer—it’s called Completing the Puzzle, and it works like a magical puzzle library.

When you sign up for a membership to this family-owned online business, they send you a puzzle in your chosen challenge level—beginner, intermediate, and expert. You put the puzzle together, send it back with a prepaid shipping label when you’re done, and then Completing the Puzzle sends you another puzzle. Just like that!

You can take as long as you need to with your puzzle, meaning you can spend two months working on it or two weeks. Yup, it’s unlimited puzzles, for those of you that are super speedy.

What we love about the service offered with this subscription is that it’s sustainable and reduces waste, and there are a lot of features built-in for your peace of mind. The staff thoroughly checks every puzzle for missing pieces, but will assist you ASAP if you find yours is missing one.

If you lose a piece, the first time, the fee is waived. After that, there’s a $5 fee. And because we’re in the middle of a pandemic, every puzzle is quarantined and then sanitized with a UV light before being sent out to a new member.

If this sounds like the lending library of your puzzling dreams, subscriptions start at $19 per month for beginner level puzzles, which contain less than 300 pieces. Shipping is free, and there’s even a puzzle buyback option if you want to receive a little extra credit on your account.



Completing the Puzzle Package


Monetization: A straight ecommerce play, watch your margins!

Steps to Launch: With this one, I would come up with an initial concept, build a really slick landing page and presell the box. If you're able to get enough orders to make the unit economics work, build and ship the box. If not enough people buy based on your concept and landing page, you can refund everyone that died and try another niche or move onto another idea.


BONUS: Cat lovers

KittyPooClub

A puzzle rental service design for



OK, let’s get real. What are you supposed to do with all these puzzles once they’ve been assembled and taken apart again? Just store them in your house like some kind of puzzle hoarder? If you’ve ever asked yourself this question when thinking about starting a puzzle habit, we have the answer—it’s called Completing the Puzzle, and it works like a magical puzzle library.

When you sign up for a membership to this family-owned online business, they send you a puzzle in your chosen challenge level—beginner, intermediate, and expert. You put the puzzle together, send it back with a prepaid shipping label when you’re done, and then Completing the Puzzle sends you another puzzle. Just like that!

You can take as long as you need to with your puzzle, meaning you can spend two months working on it or two weeks. Yup, it’s unlimited puzzles, for those of you that are super speedy.

What we love about the service offered with this subscription is that it’s sustainable and reduces waste, and there are a lot of features built-in for your peace of mind. The staff thoroughly checks every puzzle for missing pieces, but will assist you ASAP if you find yours is missing one.

If you lose a piece, the first time, the fee is waived. After that, there’s a $5 fee. And because we’re in the middle of a pandemic, every puzzle is quarantined and then sanitized with a UV light before being sent out to a new member.

If this sounds like the lending library of your puzzling dreams, subscriptions start at $19 per month for beginner level puzzles, which contain less than 300 pieces. Shipping is free, and there’s even a puzzle buyback option if you want to receive a little extra credit on your account.



Completing the Puzzle Package


Monetization: A straight ecommerce play, watch your margins!

Steps to Launch: With this one, I would come up with an initial concept, build a really slick landing page and presell the box. If you're able to get enough orders to make the unit economics work, build and ship the box. If not enough people buy based on your concept and landing page, you can refund everyone that died and try another niche or move onto another idea.

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