Awesome Gift Ideas for Your Family Across the Country

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Even if your family lives across the country, you can find plenty of awesome gifts to send them for the holidays. The season of giving is right around the corner, which means you need to find the perfect present for everyone on your list. This can be a daunting task, and if your family lives across the country, shipping can get ridiculously expensive.

It’s understandable that you want to look for gifts that are both cost-effective and useful but before you ship off another gift card, check out the variety of gift ideas for your family across the country below. The internet has made it convenient and easy to find and ship gifts all over the world.

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Monthly Subscription Boxes for Kids

For a gift that keeps on giving, consider a subscription box for the kids on your list who live across the country. Below are a few that you may the little artists, scientists and world travelers in your life will love.

1. Little Passports: World Edition

Every month, the child you gift this to will receive a package in the mail with information about a different country. They can learn about the world and different places while collecting souvenirs and stories. They’ll also get access to online games to learn even more!

2. Tinker Crate

For the kids in your life across the country who enjoy putting things together, you can send them a Tinker Crate subscription. Every month, Tinker Crate will send a new package to the kid’s home with a new experiment to conduct and something to build. It’s the perfect way to introduce and encourage kids’ interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) projects. In addition to the crate every month, they’ll also get a book with additional science experiments and activities, as well as access to online videos.

3. Doodle Crate

For the kids in your life who love to make DIYs and other crafts, this is the perfect gift for them. Every month, they’ll get a new project with quality materials and instructions on how to put the craft together. You’ll be giving them a gift that allows them to express their creativity and gives them a sense of pride for completing a project that can be proudly displayed in their home—or even given as another gift!

4. Geek Fuel

This is the perfect monthly gift for kids of any age who enjoy pop culture, movies, books, comics and collectibles that they can’t find anywhere else. Every month they’ll get a new box with a variety of toys, books, t-shirts and more for their enjoyment.

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Monthly Subscription Boxes for Women

Kids aren’t the only ones who can enjoy monthly subscription boxes. There are a variety of different boxes you can get for women. From makeup to wine to fashion, there’s something for all the women on your list who live across the country.

1. Stitch Fix

This monthly subscription is like giving someone a personal stylist online. After sharing price, size and style, the online stylist will pick five pieces of clothing that are sent directly to someone’s home. They’ll get to pick and purchase which ones they want and send the rest back. It’s the perfect gift for those who are too busy or dislike shopping in department stores. You can also get a subscription for men!

2. Vine Oh!

For the wine lover in your life, why not send them a variety of different wines to sample every month? You can choose from a plethora of different whites and reds. It’s the perfect gift for wine aficionados who live across the country.

3. Julep Maven

For the makeup lover in your life, you can send them a subscription to get new styles and colors of makeup every month. They pick which ones they want to keep and send the rest back. It’s the perfect way to ship some style and beauty across the country.

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Monthly Subscription Boxes for Men

Of course, there are monthly subscription boxes for men too. You can send them everything from unique gifts to different liquors to health and fitness and sports items.

1. Robb Vices

From food to liquor, monthly gift boxes from Robb Vices are as individual as the person you are sending them to. Every month they’ll get a surprise in their mailbox full of flavor and sophisticated fun.

2. Breo Boxes

These wooden boxes are sent every three months and focus on fitness, tech and lifestyle. It’s the perfect gift for the guy who likes staying healthy and keeping up to date with the latest technology.

3. FanChest

With FanChest, you can send the sport’s fan in your life a unique gift box with officially licensed sports gear personalized to their favorite sport and team. From the NBA to college football, this site has it all. The lucky recipient will also receive chances to win signed memorabilia or tickets to games!


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Edible Gifts

1. Pizza

Pizza? Across the country? But not just any pizza, Chicago deep dish pizza. This gift is for the family member who loves sampling the best in regional food. It’s an incredibly unique idea that will make the pizza lover in your family (no matter where they live!) happy and full.

2. Desserts

There are a variety of places on the Internet to find sweet treats for every member of your family. Like pizza, this is a unique way to introduce family members to delicious treats from different parts of the country and to satisfy their sweet tooth.

3. Steaks

While still on the topic of food, if you’re looking for another gift to send to loved ones across the country, why not ship them steaks? Again, you’re giving the recipient the opportunity to experience some delicious and regional cuts of beef that can be enjoyed and savored in the comfort of their own home.


Living far away from family and friends can make it difficult to give them holiday gifts they’ll love. Getting to the post office and waiting in line can be torture, and you no doubt have better things to do. However, the internet has made it easy to find and ship gifts that are sure to impress to everyone on your list no matter where they live.


Author Bio:

Jennifer Landis is a 27-year-old healthy living blogger who loves yoga, running, and dancing it out with her toddler! You can find more from Jennifer at her blog, Mindfulness Mama, or by following her on Twitter: @jenniferelandis.


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