5 Nerdy Subscription Boxes to Gift your S.O. this Christmas

It’s often hard to find a unique gift for your significant other, especially with the holidays fast approaching. Why not surprise them with a fun mystery gift instead? Subscription boxes are an awesome way to celebrate the love of nerdy things with those you care about. Here’s a list of geeky boxes for all of your gifting needs this Christmas. If your loved one is passionate about video games, comics, fan art, books, or quirky pop culture, we definitely have you covered.

Comic Boxer

If your significant other is an avid comic reader, Comic Boxer will definitely make the perfect gift. This service ships 5-7 comics per month, straight to their doorstep. Best of all, the dedicated team behind each box has a collective 20 years of comic retail experience and work closely with a range of highly respected publishers. Past boxes have included new releases, fan favourites, and variant covers, making this a fantastic and affordable resource for your comic reading bae.
Cost Per Month:
$19.99 US
$9 shipping


Lootcrate is the reigning king of nerdy subscription boxes, covering Batman to Pokémon and everything in between. This monthly gift at your doorstep boasts an impressive range of products from a host of well-known gaming and entertainment franchises—featuring gear for geeks, gamers, and fans of all ages. Each is organized by a fun monthly theme, such as “Heroes” or “Villains”. Past boxes have included goodies from Pop Vinyl figurines, exclusive posters, décor, and apparel. Lootcrate is a great gift for those excited about the best of nerd culture.
Cost Per Month:
$13.95 US
$6 shipping

Owl Crate

Owl Crate is an exciting way to celebrate the magic of books with the one you love. This whimsical box specializes in YA fiction, with the firm stance that one is ever too old to enjoy these books. A typical box includes one Young Adult novel, 3-5 bookish goodies (jewelry, art prints, totes, candy), and exclusive swag from publishers or authors. Like Lootcrate, Owl Crate curates each item to a cute monthly theme. This well-established subscription service has a famous Instagram following and is sure to delight book fans everywhere.
Cost Per Month:
$29.99 US
$10.59 shipping


Nerdblock spotlights the biggest and best of contemporary nerd culture. This box features an assortment of gear, collectibles, and toys that are available in a series of collections: classic, arcade, sci-fi, horror, and comics. Each box is curated by a large mix of industry experts (and guest celebrities), and even features autographed items! No matter the topic, Nerdblock will let you choose a theme that truly complements your loved one’s interests, hobbies, and personality.
Cost Per Month:
$19.99 US
$8.75 shipping

Sketch Box

If your loved one is a fan art enthusiast, SketchBox has you covered. This box aims to empower artists by supplying them with an assortment of premium art supplies once a month. Some of the goodies in each include brand-name markers, charcoals, graphite sticks, and other new mediums to experiment with. To help kickstart your inspiration, SketchBox also includes a monthly art print. A basic box is $25 per month and features 5-7 art supplies. You can also opt for a premium box which includes more expensive and higher quality materials.
Cost Per Month:
$25-$35 US
$5 shipping

Photography courtesy of ComicBoxer

Tamieka Evans is a designer for On the Danforth Magazine. She loves big sweaters, beautiful books, and anything related to tea. Tamieka shares her passion about graphic novels on her Instagram and blog, and has been known to photograph the occasional vintage book or two.

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