Boxing Day


Keep the gifts coming all year with subscriptions to these delivery-box services. You can finish up your holiday shopping in your jammies after the kids have gone to bed.

Book-loving teens (or even moms) will be thrilled to open an OwlCrate. Each month brings a new theme and a new YA hardcover novel along with assorted goodies such as jewelry, accessories, bookmarks and personalized notes from the author. While the OwlCrate’s HQ is in British Columbia, they’ve got a distribution center right here in Hillsboro. $29.99 a month or discounted 3- or 6-month prepay plans.


Check out the geeky goodness from LootCrate for fanboy dads. Each month’s gear centers on a theme (think anti-hero, magical or invasion) and features licensed figures, T-shirts, comics and more. Several varieties of boxes to choose from — even a Harry Potter option. $14.99 a month.


Do your in-laws rave about the food scene when they come for a visit? Send them a box brimming with Portland-based artisanal foods such as Bee Local honey, Olympia Provisions cured meats and Woodblock chocolate from Give Portland. Bonus: Give Portland donates part of its proceeds to EcoTrust’s Farm to School Initiative to bring fresh, local produce to school lunches. Single gift boxes or monthly delivery options available.

Let’s face it. Moms sometimes (and by sometimes we mean usually) put themselves last. Show a mama it’s okay to take some time to self-pamper with a Beauty Box subscription to Seattle-based makeup company Julep. Their customizable delivery boxes include stunning polishes for on fleek nails. $24.99 a month or $19.99 with a 3-month prepaid subscription.

A perfect mix of learning and fun, the KiwiCrate box includes all the materials for age-appropriate, hands-on projects, illustrated directions and a fun magazine. Five different options cover ages newborn to 16 years old. $19.95 a month or discounted 3-, 6- or 12-month prepay plans.