Mail Order Craft Subscription Kits for Great Last-Minute Gifts

With all of the holiday running around, we're all bound to forget at least ONE gift this year. Fear not! If you'd like to present a nice gift, try a subscription service. We're big fans of them here on Make It; you can find a crafty subscription box for any age, from kids to grown-ups. While the first delivery might not make it in time for Christmas next week, you can make your own DIY gift certificate to present to the recipient instead. Problem solved! Here are some of our new favorites as 2013 comes to close.

Darby Smart's Darby Girl

I continue to be impressed with Darby Smart's DIY kits that work for crafters young and old. Their newest offering is promising to be just as fun. Darby Girl is a collaboration between the subscription service and Girls' Life magazine that's aimed at tweens. The bi-monthly mailing has everything inside to make an accessory or home decor project. Follow #darbygirl on Twitter to learn more.

Olive Box's Card Box

Pink Olive's Olive Box is a paper-themed roundup of gifts each month, ranging from handmade journals to letter-pressed recipe cards. They now offer a card-only shipment for the holidays for those who love to pair a handmade card with their handmade gift. This box is great when a last-minute card is needed when your family is on the go. Orders are now available for their Valentine's Day box, too.

ACME Party Box Subscription's Craft Subscriptions

I love this idea: a box packed with craft supplies from a company that loves to throw a party! ACME's offering can be purchased for a year or just a few months. With supplies that are great for kids AND adults, this kit promises to be a Saturday-saver when it's too cold to play outside.

Green Kid Crafts' Discovery Box

Perfect for children ages 3-8, this kit from Green Kid Crafts is eco-friendly and packs in three to four projects per box. Designed by parents, these sets have exploration and science in mind. Even better? You can order one for a house with siblings so that everyone can work on the same project at once.


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