Without a clear idea of what type of gift to buy friends, family, and co-workers, it can be an absolute minefield. If the thought of endlessly trawling websites and wandering department store aisles makes you want to skip the party altogether, consider a curated gift box (not to be confused with subscription boxes).
A number of stylish companies have put thought into carefully sourcing and styling curated gift boxes so you don’t have to. From custom collections to masterfully assembled ready-to-ship staples, there is a little something for every occasion, all beautifully packaged and on-demand. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite leading brands to inspire your generous spirit. Close all those browser windows—these ready-made and curated gift boxes are just what you’re looking for.
Based in Los Angeles, Simone LeBlanc offers fine custom gift boxes and specialty gifting services. Her curated collections include both collaborations with top tastemakers and distinctive holiday editions. From small-scale gifts to ring in a milestone or shower to professional-volume gifting or tackling your full holiday list ahead of schedule, the expansive offering includes luxury products like baby alpaca throws, hand-poured candles, and thoughtful details hand-plucked from around the globe.
If you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for, ask for it. The company will make it for you.
This modern gift-giving company aims to help you build and customize the ultimate personality-packed gift. Choose from high-quality individual products, including a Stagg pour-over kettle and Canvas Home finds, or from its ready-made packs like this coffee-themed set. You can further customize the set by choosing the merchants you support, including women entrepreneurs and companies with fewer than 10 employees.
Gratitude Collaborative offers specialized gifting services and customizable gift boxes stocked with artisan goods and seasonal musts. The proceeds of every sale go to charity, fueling local nonprofits working to create sustainable food sources, feed the hungry, and advocate for the arts. From sweet nothings in the way of flowers and boutique wines to gourmet chocolate and luxe bath soaks, the company prides itself on a high level of customization, insisting no request is too small. In addition to the gorgeous boxes, Gratitude Collaborative also sells limited-edition artwork and hand-printed cards created by a network of artists. With a charitable cause at its backbone, this company will make everyone feel good.
Foodies will love the gourmet selection of sustainably produced goods from NYC provisions shop BKLYN Larder, which has gift boxes filled with homemade prepared foods, artisanal cheeses, and high-end deli favorites. The site offers up a variety of pre-packaged options, from chocolate samplers to spreads perfect for group parties.
Fox Blossom Co.
No matter the occasion, Fox Blossom has a custom gift box for it. Whether you’re celebrating an engagement, welcoming a new baby, or simply want to say thank you, this company curates thoughtful gift boxes with the highest quality products and brands we love: Herbivore Botanicals, Mast Chocolate, Vitruvi Essential Oils, and more.
Julia Burns-Alexander’s Brooklyn-based event planning and specialty gifting company has everything under one roof to make any occasion turnkey. The gift box selection is impeccably driven, packed with small-batch luxury items and personal details hand-selected by Burns-Alexander. Vessel also offers experiential gifts, allowing boxes to include anything from a romantic getaway to an intimate date night. The staff will collaborate with you on multiple revisions just to ensure every detail is covered.
Old Joy Gift Boxes
This thoughtful Canadian company exclusively includes ethically sourced luxury goods from the Pacific Northwest in its beautifully curated creations. We love the company ethos. By supporting local artisans, the selection is wildly distinctive and often includes handmade essentials. Shipping throughout Canada and the United States is available with pricing upon request.
Box Fox allows you to build your own box in minutes with its easy shopping layout. Assemble just the right alchemy of goods for the holidays, weddings, or special events with just a few clicks. If you’re looking for a quick go-to, it also offers a selection of prepacked, themed thank you, occasion, or holiday gift boxes. We’re loving the nightstand box with bedtime reading, a fragrant candle, geode, and more.
The California-based social enterprise, vineyard, and winery OneHope Wine sells wine, gift products, and services aimed to boost awareness and fund charitable organizations and social causes throughout the world. The OneHope Foundation donates to a spectrum of nonprofit partners from pet rescues to autism awareness. The company’s custom gift boxes and crates are beautifully packaged. You’ll find perfect wine pairings and tea and coffee gifts, offering the ideal elixirs for every occasion.