This year, give mom the ultimate gift—more free time and cool stuff she doesn’t have to share. A carefully curated box of goodies that arrives on the front step will do exactly that; she’ll be able to enjoy unique products without having to find the (non-existent) time to discover them on her own. From specialty coffee to hilarious girl power gear, these under-the-radar subscriptions offer big thrills in little doses. Read on to discover them all.
1. Who’s the Boss?
The #bosslady 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
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, $39.95 a month, $5 flat shipping rate.
2. Bookworm Basics
Your book-loving mom never has enough time to pick out her own reading material, so this cool literary box from Quarterly is a perfect fit. Designed to connect real authors with real readers, each shipment includes three hand-selected books—one of which includes hand-written notes by the author-curator. There’s also other fun, bookish goods thrown in into the mix, like sunglasses, mugs, coffee, chocolate and more.
Why She’ll Love It: Author-curators include The Devil Wears Prada author Lauren Weisberger, Southern Reach Trilogy author Jeff VanderMeer and others.
Available at quarterly.com/literarybox, $49 a quarter, $8 flat shipping rate in the U.S.
3. Box o’ Beauty Goodies
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, cruelty-free and totally vegan. A peek at the April/May box reveals a lovely youth preservation serum from One Love Organics, a maracuja oil mascara colored with black tea, and a super-squishy, bamboo charcoal cleansing sponge designed for delicate and sensitive skin.
Each collection comes with a layout of exactly what you’re getting and at what savings. In addition, with every purchase, a portion of the proceeds go to one of three non-profits: Farm Sanctuary, Cure Cervical Cancer.org, or the 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 with free shipping.
4. Because Moms Need Coffee
Talk about customizing mom’s morning cuppa! 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 two new coffees to each coffee profile each month.
Available at driftaway.coffee, 7 oz for $12, 11 oz for $16 or 32 oz for $34 with free shipping.
5. Because Sometimes Moms Also Need a Little Bubbly
If mom enjoys a good glass of bubbly, the champagne and rosé wine club from Vinely Market will be a hit. Vinely’s mission is to spread the word about artisanal wines that deliver quality, not quantity. Styles range from Cava to Cremant d’Alsac and hail from France, Spain and other wine regions from around the world. Each box comes with two bottles and a card that explains the history of the wine and winemaker.
Why She’ll Love It: Each delivery means being able to discover quality wine at a friendly price.
Available at vinelymarket.com, $39.99 a month.
6. For Your Funny Gal
If Mom likes a good chuckle, the Smart and 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 four to eight items designed and crafted by artisans and small business owners. Jokey coasters, fun notecards, and punny sayings 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 $34.95 per month.
7. Girl Power Box
There are a ton of subscription boxes out there. What makes Woman Up different is that the founders are constantly on the lookout for new women-owned businesses. Choose between the petite box, which offers three to four products, or the regular sized box, which includes six to eight products. Expect goodies such as drinking chocolate, handmade soaps, and other things that pamper the body, mind, soul, and senses.
Why She’ll Love It: There’s also a “Lift Up” card in each box filled with ideas on how to give other women in her life a boost.
Available at womanupbox.com, starting at $34.95 a month.
8. For Your Foodie
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 tastebuds. 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.
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— Gabby Cullen
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