Keep on Giving: 21 Unique Subscription Boxes for Mom
Subscription boxes are the ultimate gift for moms—unique, curated packages chock full of goodies that show up in your mailbox month after month. From plants for mamas looking to grow their green thumbs to specialty coffee for caffeine junkies, we’ve rounded up 20 under-the-radar and new options. Read on to find one perfect to give to the mom on your list, or treat yourself to a subscription all your own.
Anchor of Hope Box
In 2015, Adrienne McCann met with refugees and survivors of trafficking while volunteering through World Relief Triad. Recognizing how the women needed a sense of community and income, she started weekly meetings where they could craft handmade items. Anchor of Hope Box is the result of those meetings: a monthly subscription box with three handmade home goods, artwork, ceramics, jewelry and more. Every month the box comes with two items sources from organizations who work with marginalized women and one made by a women taught by McCann.
Sign up at anchorofhopebox.com, $36 monthly with three week, six week and 12 month options
Tea Runners Tea Subscription Box
If mom is a tea drinker, then Tea Runners subscription plan should be on her radar. Customizable by month, you can choose from top-quality loose leaf teas along with tasting notes and brewing instructions. From award-winning teas to herbal blends to caffeine-packed black teas, each month Mom can pick what she's into. Comes in a lovely box that is 100% recyclable as well.
You can even order it via Amazon!
Learn more at tearunners.com
My Trove Box
Home decor enthusiasts will want to get their hands on My Trove Box, purpose-driven curator of high-quality, artisan-designed home products. Each item is sustainably sourced, hand crafted and supports local creators, with each box being valued at $400+. My Trove Box is not only the place to get unique home decor, but also a community of other passionate individuals.
Available at my trovebox.com, $199.95 every three months.
GlobeIn Artisan Box
If the special lady in your life prefers hand-made goodies, GlobeIn is the perfect choice. Unlike other subscription boxes, GlobeIn releases 4-5 box themes every month, or gives you the option to customize your own. The company is a verified member of the Fair Trade Federation, which ensures that artisans are paid a fair price and ensure safe working conditions. Every box also comes with a booklet that connects each product to the creating artisans.
Find out more at globein.com, $33/mo+
You know what happens when you crack a BIG bottle of champagne alone? You end up either regretting in the next day or wasting half a bottle (noooo!). The Sip, a black-woman owned businesses, solves this issue and brings a delightful sparkle to any mom's glass. The Sip offers high-end sparkling wines in either gift boxes (like this one, which comes complete with a "Sip shooter; the classy way to down a glass of bubbly") or a bi-monthly subscription box which allows you to taste high-end sparkling wines without breaking the bank.
Cost for subscription box is: $54.95, billed once a year at $329 ($30 savings) or Bi-monthly: $59.95, billed bi-monthly.
Individual celebration boxes start at $39.95
Learn more at thesipsociety.com
Does the woman in your life love interior design? Decorated, a leading home décor subscription box service, is here to help! The quarterly subscription is a curated box of coordinated decor items that comes each season, right to your door. It takes the guesswork out of decorating while giving subscribers to update their decor on a seasonal basis for a great price. Each box is valued at $200 and starts at $79.99. If you sign up for annual subscription, you get 10 percent off plus access to a members only décor shop. Not looking for a subscription, you can also give a gift box for $79.99!
Sign up at decocrated.com.
For women 5' 5" and under, finding the right fit can be a challenge. Petite Ave specializes in clothing specifically for women of a shorter stature, from sizes 00 to 18. It's easy to sign up, but here's what you need to know:
Fill out the quiz. Be sure to provide as much info as you can, including likes and dislikes, and any images to styles you like.
You'll get a personal email confirming your order, then another one with a preview of what will be in your box. You can communicate directly with your stylist to ask for any swaps.
Get your box, open it up, try stuff on and decide what you want to keep. Ship the rest back (shipping is free).
Good to know: They will put a temporary hold of $150 on you card until you "check out" with any items you decide to buy.
Learn more at petiteave.com
Essence One Self Care Kit
2021 is all about self-care. Make sure mom gets the break she needs with Essence One Self Care Kit. Each month, she'll get a box full of handmade, all-natural, aromatherapy beauty products. All items are aimed at reducing stress and anxiety, and each box always contains one duplicate product so she can gift one to a friend. If that's not reason enough, all purchases of Essence One contribute toward donations to Bring Change to Mind, a national organization started by Glenn Close, providing mental health clubs in high schools around the country.
Find out more at essenceone.com, $39.95/month
For the outdoorsy, adventure-loving mom, Nomadik brings gear, tools, accessories, snacks and more all from top brands, right to her door, including seven full-sized items (hammock, anyone?). Boxes are themed, and you can skip a month as needed. Fill out a profile and the box's goods are customized to your preferences. Our box included a pocket-sized camp stove, instant dirty chai packets (mmmm good) and a Nomadik Multi-Purpose Gaiter.
You can get a 1-month, 6-month or 12-month subscription of over $70 worth of goodies for the starting at $32.95 per month.
Sign up at nomadik.com
Need a little motivation to get to class (or maybe you just live in yoga pants)? Then the YogaClub is for you! This sweet subscription box will insure you never get tired of your workout wear. Starting at $45/month, you'll get a box that has either one, two, three pieces (the 3-piece outfit is usually leggings and two tops, like a sports bra and tank). Start by taking a style profile quiz where you an be very specific about what you're looking for, sizes and styles/colors. Then every month your box arrives. If you don't like something or want a better fit, you can do an online exchange. You also have the option to join a Facebook community of 8000 members and do a swap. They even recently launched a marketplace where non-members can buy clothing and accessories, as well!
Click here to fill out your profile and get styled!
The Apollo Jewelry Surprise Box
Not sure what to get your best mom friend (or your own mom)? Sign her up for the Apollo Jewelry Surprise Box subscription box that offers a carefully curated collection that is different every month. It's super easy: sign up and create a simple style profile. Then, for just $25/box you'll get unique, on-trend jewelry every month (or every so often—you decide!). Each time is a surprise and there are discounts for pre-ordering 3- and 6-month subscriptions. The jewelry is up to half off of what you'd pay retail, and the best part is, the surprise!
Sign up here. Starting at $25/month
Psssst: If jewelry isn't your thing, you can try the Apollo Surprise Box that is a mix of home goods and personal from around the world.
DAILYLOOK, Premium Personal Styling
Busy moms don't always have the time or energy to shop for themselves and that's where DAILYLOOK comes in. The Forever-21 backed premium styling experience and fashion subscription box takes a personal approach to styling by curating looks from full-time professional stylists. All you need to do is fill out the style quiz and a stylist will curate a box of 12 $60+ items based on your style. Preview your box before it gets sent, removing up to three items and then wait for your box to arrive! After that, it's a matter of just trying on and deciding what to keep. Send back what you don't need with prepaid postage, and go about your day, extra fashionable.
Use code REDTRI20 to get $20 off your first styling fee of $40 from DAILYLOOK. If you purchase any item, your fee goes directly toward the item.
Grow and Make DIY Kits
Crafty mamas—or those who want to be crafty—will love the DIY kits from Grow and Make. She can try her hand at making her own hot sauce, oatmeal soap, candles and even mozzarella cheese. Don't want to commit to a subscription? Grow and Make also sells individual boxes perfecting for gifting.
Why She'll Love It: Each subscription kit includes two hands-on projects for hours of hands-on creating.
Available at growandmake.com, $29.95 per month.
Horti's House Plant Club
Give mom a gift that'll keep on growing. Horti's houseplant club sends hardy, easy-to-grow plants that'll bloom indoors, like succulents and air plants. Each month, she'll get a single six-inch plant or two or three smaller plants in an elegant, hand-painted pot. Choose from a pet-friendly option to keep from accidentally getting her fave kitty sick, plant hoarder for gardening experts, or the newbie version.
Why She'll Love It: Helpful directions combine with sturdy plants to turn her brown thumb green.
Available at heyhorti.com from $66 quarterly including shipping.
Set mom up for a date night every month, with no planning involved. Bonding Bees provides the themes, the gear (the current box is an Italian theme, so think supplies to make pizza, an Italian card game, facts about Italy) and even prompts so that instead of just another "Netflix and chill" night, there's an actual opportunity to have meaningful conversation with your partner.
Why she'll love it: Finding free time is hard enough. A pre-planned date night eliminates all the logistical stress.
Available at bondingbees.com, $34/month for six months, $36/month for three months, or $39 for a single month.
Nudo Adopt Subscription
Nudo Adopt takes the “know where your food comes from” concept to another level. Your artisanal food-loving gal will totally dig cooking with olive oil that’s been harvested and pressed from a tree she’s adopted in the Italian countryside. The standard gift includes a welcome pack, one year’s adoption, and three beautifully packaged tins of cold pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil. The subscription also includes additional discounts on other Nudo items, such as aprons, infused oils, and even a kid-friendly olive oil tailored for little taste buds. Choose between one, two, or four deliveries.
Why She’ll Love It: Mom will get to choose and register her very own olive tree.
Available at nudoadopt.com, $69 and up.
Smart & Sass Subscription Box
If Mom likes a good chuckle, the Smartass & Sass box delivers. Each one has a hilarious (and sometimes crass) theme—Mama Bear Box, Inappropriate AF Box, Treat Yo Self Box—and is filled with 4-8 items designed and crafted by artisans and small business owners. Jokey mugs, fun notecards and punny pencils are only the beginning.
Why She’ll Love It: A good belly laugh is the best medicine for a tough day!
Available at smartandsass.com, starting at $32.95 per month plus shipping.
Vinely Market Wine Club
If mom enjoys a good glass of wine, the unique subscription boxes from Vinely Market will be a hit. Choose from the champagne and rosé wine club with two bottles each month, or the adventures club with three boxes from wine regions around the world. Each box of artisanal wines comes with cards that explain the history of the wines and winemakers.
Why She’ll Love It: Each delivery means being able to discover quality wine at a friendly price, selected by expert sommeliers.
Available at vinelymarket.com, $59 a month for Bubbles & Rosé, $79 a month for the Adventurer's Wine Box
Sparkle, Hustle & Grow Entrepreneur Box
Boss ladies in your life will appreciate receiving a box from Sparkle Hustle Grow. Each delivery includes four to six items designed to inspire mama-preneurs: books, planners, fun office supplies, access to online courses and more. There’s no contract so mom can cancel at any time. Budget-conscious mamas can also choose the mini-mailer, with a business-building book and online courses.
Why She’ll Love It: Each member is invited to join the Sparkle Hustle Grow Facebook group. Mom can discuss the contents of each box, swap ideas, and collaborate with other female entrepreneurs.
Available at sparklehustlegrow.com, $44.95 a month for the full box with a $6 flat shipping rate.
Perk up mama's morning with a coffee subscription! Driftaway tailors each subscription to match the customer’s palate; the first shipment includes small samples of four different roasts and once you’ve offered feedback the rest of the shipments will be catered to your taste. You can choose between a weekly, bi-weekly, or once-a-month shipment and can skip, pause, or cancel at any time.
Why She’ll Love It: Driftaway works with small-batch roasters and adds one new coffee to each coffee profile each month.
Available at driftaway.coffee, 7 oz for $12.30, 11 oz for $16.30 or 16 oz for $22.50 with free shipping.
Love Goodly Beauty Box
Deliver a little pampering with a subscription to Love Goodly. The highly curated selection of beauty and wellness essentials are 100 percent free of toxins and cruelty-free. A peek at a past boxes reveals a lovely youth preservation serum from One Love Organics, a plummy lip gloss, and a super-squishy, bamboo charcoal cleansing sponge designed for delicate and sensitive skin.
Each box is filled with products worth at least $80 and, with every purchase, a portion of the proceeds goes to four nonprofits: Farm Sanctuary, Cure Cervical Cancer.org, Paw Works, or Beagle Freedom Project.
Why She’ll Love It: If mom wants more of something, it’s easy to order from the online store.
Available at lovegoodly.com, $29.95 bi-monthly, shipping between $4 - $5
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