DIY Happy Kits (starting at $25, ages 6+, www.diyhappykits.com) are whimsical craft kits filled with everything kids of different ages and interests need to make boutique-quality gifts.
Get the party started with cocktail kits from Shaker & Spoon (starting at $50 per month, www.shakerandspoon.com). Each box contains everything (but the alcohol) you’ll need to make three artisanal recipes, 12 drinks total.
Beauty in a Box
You’ll be counting the days until your next beauty care package from FabFitFun ($49.99 per quarter or $179.99 per year, www.fabfitfun.com), packed with full-size products and valued at over $200. A great gift for teens and college students.
To the Moon and Back
Scientists-in-training will love the hands-on experiments in Science Expeditions from Little Passports, Science Expeditions (starting at $17.95 per month, ages 9+, www.littlepassports.com). Themes include magnetism, forensics and rockets.
Bake up a different crafty recipe from USDA organic, GMO-free, fairly traded ingredients each month with Foodstirs ($19.99 per month, www.foodstirs.com) founded by actress Sarah Michelle Gellar and friends Galit Laibow and Gia Russo.
By Julie Kertes