Gifts That Keep on Giving: 8 Ethical Gift Baskets & Subscriptions

The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Monthly subscription boxes are a wonderful way to show your friends and family some love well into the new year. They are also a fun and exciting way to learn about, as well as try, the latest conscious brands and products. 

Below you will find a curated list of ethical subscription boxes that specialize in home goods, self-care, parenting, crafts, and more. Many offer one-time purchases, as well as monthly subscriptions. And some even ship internationally! 

So if you are looking to give a gift that can be opened more than once this year, these are some of our most-loved subscription baskets and boxes. 

1. GlobeIn

Launched in 2011, GlobeIn is passionate about empowering and employing talented artisans living in some of the world’s most remote areas. Through direct relationships and a sustainable business model, the California-based company brings artisan products to conscious consumers through a one-time or subscription gift. All boxes are themed, and many products are customizable. We especially love that each box includes stories about the artisans and where the products were made. 

Shop Online | Starting at $60

2. Vellabox

What’s better than receiving a new candle for the holidays? A new candle in your mailbox every month throughout the year! Vellabox sends your loved ones vegan, hand-poured, all-natural candles in a monthly, curated subscription box. Every selected candle is carefully chosen for ethical ingredients, as well as to complement the season. Choose between a 4oz, 8oz, or 8oz + 4oz membership and give your loved ones the gift of a wonderful smelling home this holiday season.

Shop Online | Starting at $10

3. Craftly

We are so excited that Craftly recently announced that all of their boxes are 100% vegan and cruelty-free! A creative lifestyle subscription box (think tea, home goods, beauty products, and more), this California-based company connects eco-friendly brands with conscious consumers around the world. For the person who will love a variety of surprise ethical goodies each month, choose Craftly.

Shop Online | Starting at $29.95

4. Purpose Box

#MailThatMatters is the mission behind this quarterly lifestyle subscription box. Containing hand-selected items with a purpose (past boxes have included snacks, candles, jewelry, and more), each ethical product supports giveback organizations across the United States. Moreover, every box focuses on a larger purpose; December’s box will support Green Valley Works, a non-profit that serves the high-functioning autism community in central Texas.

Shop Online | Starting at $40

5. Darn Good Yarn

Recycling discarded Saris, Darn Good Yarn has been empowering and supporting artisans in India since 2008. By cutting down old fabrics to create yarns and ribbons, this subscription box not only employs artisans in Bhagalpur and surrounding villages but helps to clean up the earth by recycling what’s been discarded. For the crafty person in your life, consider the bead, fabric, or yarn subscription basket.

Shop Online | Starting at $10

6. Healthiest Baby

For the new or expecting parents on your holiday shopping list, Healthiest Baby is a lovely subscription box stocked with eco-friendly and all-natural baby products, as well as healthy snacks and BPA-free toys. With an option to tailor the box to the stage of your loved one’s pregnancy or the baby’s age, this monthly bundle is thoughtful and unique. 

Shop Online | Starting at $39

7. Plum Deluxe

Have a tea lover on your shopping list? Plum Deluxe’s monthly tea club may be the gift they need this holiday season. With exclusive, handcrafted blends, Plum Deluxe’s teas are organic, fair trade, and free of sulfites, chemicals, and GMO’s. Depending on your subscription, each box contains 1-2 oz of delicious, seasonal flavors. We especially love the Reading Nook Tea Blend—a calming black tea with rose, chamomile, and lavender.

Shop Online | Starting at $39

8. Ecocentric Mom

Another lovely parenting box, Ecocentric Mom is a monthly delivery club for the most natural home, baby, and motherhood products. With a strict list of forbidden chemicals and toxicities, all Ecocentric Mom boxes are safe and ethical. When applicable, products are also vegan, cruelty-free, recycled, and small-batch; this past summer’s box contained handmade soaps and balms from female entrepreneurs. 

Ecocentric Mom is also part of 1% for the Planet and regularly pledges a portion of sales to charitable causes. Similar to 21Bundles, this basket can also be tailored to your loved one’s pregnancy stage or the age of their baby.

Shop Online | Starting at $27