5 Last-Minute Gifts Without Shipping Deadlines

The holidays are just around the corner folks! If you’re scrambling to find great last-minute gifts that don't involve a shipping miracle (or break the bank), lifestyle expert Anna De Souza has the perfect solution: monthly subscription boxes! She has rounded up the best options out there so you can be the ultimate holiday hero (even though, secretly, you waited until the last-minute). From vibrant fresh fruit baskets and family cooking kits from around the world to amazing homemade crafts and fun, creative activities for kids, these 5 subscription boxes are sure to please everyone on your list this year.

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ANNA DE SOUZA: The holidays are here, folks. And if you're like me, you're scrambling to find great last-minute gifts that don't involve a shipping miracle. We've got the perfect solution-- subscription boxes. We rounded up the best options out there so you can be the ultimate holiday hero, (WHISPERING) even though secretly, you got them last minute.

This box is perfect for the globetrotters and foodies in your life. Eat to Explore is a family cooking kit that delivers cultural education, along with everything you need to make dishes from over 15 different countries. Each box features essential spices and sauces, fun cooking tools, collectibles, activity sheets, and, of course, a passport to track your travels.

2020 was filled with crafting new activities due to quarantine boredom. And the Adults and Crafts Box is the perfect way to keep that going. These monthly crates include a variety of projects, from clock making to glass etching and everything you need to pull it off. And who knows, maybe one of your creations will make its way back to you.

Let's be honest, there's nothing quite like a bowl of vibrant, fresh fruit on your counter. And that's why I love Fruit of the Month Club. Choose from 3, 6, 9, or 12-month long subscriptions. And your loved ones will receive a monthly batch of juicy Royal Riviera pears, Cara Cara oranges, Oregold peaches, and more, perfect for college students, grandparents, you name it.

It's definitely a struggle to keep little ones entertained without turning to a screen. But Sago Mini Box ships make-and-play activities perfect for three to five-year-olds. Each box is made with durable recycled materials and is designed to build skills like empathy, creative problem solving, and emotional intelligence.

This ocean swimmer box comes with everything you need to build a scuba diver snorkel or a whimsical seashell bed for a special mermaid. Even the box transforms into a playful blue whale. You can even go online for remote play, too, which is perfect for these uncertain times.

This next subscription box is perfect for the curious, creative, and career-minded reader in your life. The Next Big Idea Club's world-renowned curators select two non-fiction books each season and send them directly to you. Members then receive access to bonus course materials and an invitation to an online forum, where you can chat with fellow members, authors, and even the curators themselves. There are several subscription plans available that include hardcover books, e-books, and more.

Thanks for hanging out, guys. Happy shopping. And happy holidays.