Check Out the Newest Trends in Gift-Giving for Any Occasion


Crates and bundles and boxes, oh my!

The latest trends in gift-giving take all the question marks out of finding the perfect present, with preassembled ideas that fit all ages. From holidays to birthdays to milestones, it feels oh-so good to stumble onto the picture-perfect find, but choosing the right items can be overwhelming. In the age of Pinterest, creativity has no boundaries, so businesses are taking DIY baskets to a whole new level. These options group items that follow a theme, and they are offered as one-time buys or monthly subscriptions.

Here are five of our favorite bargains that will make the receiver happy to see the mailman:

For the new arrivals

It’s a boy! Or a girl! The new “Welcome Baby Bundle” by Bloom Kids Collection is customizable to any parents’ taste. This bundle includes a sleeper, burpy bib, teether, and swaddle in whatever color and print you choose.

Price: Normally valued at $80, these items are bundled for only $60.

For littles at all stages

Do you want to spark a love of reading in a child? My Book Box is for ages 3 and up and includes hardcover picture books. Each month, a new box arrives with two books that fit a certain genre. The company works with different publishers to ensure readers have access to new releases.

Price: $39.95/ month.

For girls who want to dream big

This gift delivers inspiration straight to the doorsteps of little girls. The Girls Can! Crate is designed to teach children about remarkable women throughout history. From doctors to astronauts, engineers to pilots, the box introduces a new role model each month through hands-on activities, a book, and play props.

Price: Starts at $25.95.

For the special family in your life

A budget-conscious way to buy for the whole family is to bundle items together that everyone can enjoy. Farm to People lets you pick four to six food items to go in a crate, with flavors ranging from sweet, savory, spicy, and more. There’s also an option to choose the Fresh Box, which sources materials from a local farm.

Price: Under $50 and up.

For the love of fur babies

We cannot forget those furry loved ones that, in many cases, are like our kids. Bark Box has thought of it all. The monthly gift includes two toys, treats, and a chew—and they have themes too, like safari and sushi. This box is a great gift for welcoming a new addition to the family or for just showing some extra love to a friend’s beloved pet.

Price: Varies on frequency and dog size.

These days, there is a gift box for any type of person—or pet—in your life. And there is some thought behind what’s included in these presents as the companies let you personalize your selections when you order. What could be more fun than receiving a surprise in the mail? This gifting option allows you to provide a bundle of treasures packaged together with the recipient in mind. So before you fret over what to send someone for the next special occasion, lean into the latest craze of gift-giving made simple, requiring just a few clicks of a button based on preferences. No thinking required.


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