Holiday Gifts and Shipping

November 24, 2016

Holiday Gifts and Shipping

A Terra Crate subscription makes a great gift!

It’s that time again, and I know you’re struggling to find meaningful gifts that will last. It always pains me how my sons will beg for some toy, only to play with it for a day or two then never again. A monthly crafts box subscription may be the answer for you – each month presents new projects and new possibilities.

Here’s the lowdown on holiday options and logistics.

How do gift subscriptions work?
When you select a Terra Crate subscription for 1, 2, or 3 children, there is an option in the checkout that asks “Is this a gift?”. Check that box. By default, gift subscriptions do not automatically renew (though you’ll be given the option to renew automatically after checking the gift box).

We offer 3 month and 6 month pre-paid subscriptions that are ideal for a gift that keeps giving.

Can I give a month-to-month subscriptions as a gift?
Yes, however you as the giver will be charged each month with the renewal, not the recipient. You’d need to cancel the subscription when you no longer want to be responsible for the payment, as this type of subscription is on-going.

When do you ship the boxes?
Our general schedule is to accept new orders through the last day of each month. Then the monthly themed box ships between the 10th and the 15th, and is sent 2-day USPS priority mail.

During the month of December, we will add a second shipping date to allow for holiday orders.

  • Existing subscribers and those who purchase before Nov. 30th will have their box shipped on December 12th
  • We will ship a 2nd batch on December 19th for orders received by December 15th. Though shipping generally takes 2 days, we’re adding a few extra for safety. We know the postal system gets overloaded.

Bottom Line – order by December 15th if you want it by Christmas.

Do you offer gift wrapping?
Not at this time. However, any orders that you label as a gift subscription will ship in plain brown wrap to hide the identity of the box upon arrival. This way, you can wrap the box and give the gift personally.


Will the December box have a holiday theme?
No. We know that not everyone celebrates the same holidays, and many of you will be giving the box as a gift, so a holiday theme would not be timely.

Can I ship the Terra Crate directly to the recipient?
Yes, just put your name/address in the billing section, and the recipient’s name/address in the shipping section.

Can I include a message to the recipient?
Yes, during checkout, you can write a short message that we will include in the box.

Please feel free to contact us at with any questions, feedback, etc.