Practical Gifts for Women With Busy Lives

Updated by Timothy Paradis

There are only so many hours in a day, and between work, life, and running around the little ones, sometimes it's hard to squeeze in some precious "me time." This is true for everyone, but especially the women in your life: While working from home can be a blessing, reports indicate that this has meant more and more work for women at home. A fancy dinner means hiring a babysitter and a family vacation can cost more than your mortgage; so rather than adding to your stress levels, why don’t you give the woman in your life a more practical gift?

Skip the Amazon gift guide or Nordstrom sales this year and dive into our curated list of simple yet versatile gift ideas that are sure to speak to her heart and nourish her soul. While gadgets and the newest apple products seem practical, sometimes it's the little things that make a lasting impression. So show her some gratitude and save her some time: Send the extraordinary women in your life the best gifts straight from the Cratejoy marketplace that will indeed treat and take a few tedious tasks off the list along the way.

Explore Local Box Monthly

Explore Local Box Monthly

From $45.00 per box
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Take a tasty trip to a new town without leaving the house, thanks to the Explore Local box. Each month, this subscription service spotlights a different U.S. city. They’ll receive a curated selection of artisanal snacks and locally-made treats from that region, along with a beautiful watercolor map and fun facts. It’s a neat way to discover small businesses and local artisans, and it’s the perfect spring subscription box for people who love to travel. With the Explore Local Box, they can sample a little taste of a whole new place.

Shipping: Your first box ships within 3 days of purchase. All subsequent boxes ship the first week of the month. Order by the 14th to receive this month's box.

Customer Review

"GREAT GIFT, GREAT BOX. They support small businesses all around the country and choose the very best locally made items for each month. 10/10 reommend!" - Gene E.

SnackSack Classic

SnackSack Classic

From $26.91 per box
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Looking for the ultimate snacking subscription? This box delivers between 11 and 13 surprise snacks every month centered around a fun or seasonal theme. There are four snacking plans to fit different lifestyles: classic, vegan, gluten-free, or vegan and gluten-free.

Shipping: Secure your April SnackSack today, shipping on April 18th! Act fast – limited quantities available until sold out. Don't miss out on our "Mother Earth" theme, celebrating Earth Day with an array of refreshing snacks and spring flavors! Order now to guarantee your spot in this delicious adventure!

Customer Review

“I am enjoying everything that came in my monthly box, there wasn't a bad snack in the entire selection! Also, I love the cute bag to keep my snacks in; it's a really nice touch. I can't wait to see what other delights are in the other months to come.” — Kareema B.

Spice Madam Monthly Subscription

Spice Madam Monthly Subscription

From $20.00 per box
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Go on a culinary world tour right from the kitchen with the Wanderlust Select Culinary Spice Kit. If they love a good cooking challenge, this kit will have them exploring a unique array of cuisines like French quiche lorraine, Japanese yakitori, or Pakistani Kadhi Pakora. Give the option of exploring up to 1000 different flavor combos with this gift box.

Shipping: The 1st box of your subscription ships during the 3rd week of the month following your order. For example, if you order on May 25th, your 1st box will ship around June 18th.

Customer Review

“Believe me when I say our family has tried all kinds of kits and this one is hands down our favorite. The kids are learning more about the world without even realizing it and the best part is seeing them actually try new flavors because they are involved in making it. Get this for your family now!” – Lauren L.

The Personalized Tea Subscription Box

The Personalized Tea Subscription Box

From $43.00 per box
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If they've sworn off coffee—Free Your Tea is an affordable, practical, and fun gift set that aims to create perfect brews that are customized for every tea lover. After subscribing, 6 samples are sent out to provide a taste of what the future holds. They'll enjoy the personalized tea taste test, then rate individual favorites and preferences, and a team of in-the-know tea enthusiasts will choose 1 large bag of fresh, premium loose-leaf tea every month, bringing enough to savor a daily cup of tea, hot or cold.

Shipping: Gift recipients are asked for their tea preferences when they get the gift notification. They get their first shipment after submitting these. Self-subscribers are also asked for their preferences, and get their first shipment after submitting these. Shipping is free. (International shipping is $5 shipment). Questions? Please contact us!

Customer Review

“I love this subscription! The first shipment is a sampler to respond to specialize your subscription. This is a solid purchase and it will not disappoint you.” – Victoria G.

The Standard - Wine Club (Monthly) By "He Wines, She Dines"

The Standard - Wine Club (Monthly) By "He Wines, She Dines"

From $64.99 per box
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Shipping: Orders are renewed on the 15th of the month. Subsequent boxes ship on the 21st of the month. *We are not allowed to send wine to PO Boxes.

Work • Space • Spark: Your Career Growth & Office Decor Subscription Box

Work • Space • Spark: Your Career Growth & Office Decor Subscription Box

From $52.99 per box
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From beautiful, themed office decor and tech gadgets to helpful productivity and career tools, Work • Space • Spark is a monthly box that's designed for both the remote worker and the office dweller! Each box features a new, themed mix of practical goodies, along with access to expert career videos, webinars, and online training sessions that can help any driven worker meet their loftiest career goals.

Shipping: We ship between the 15th - 20th of each month. *New orders receive a special welcome box + get each month's themed box thereafter. $52.99 + shipping to the U.S. / Shipping to Canada & Internationally calculated at checkout

Customer Review

“I have to admit I wasn't really sure about this subscription box but I was amazingly impressed. The items that were inside are were very useful and can't wait to see what next month's box will contain.” – Cher M.

TheraBox | Self Care Box

TheraBox | Self Care Box

From $34.99 per box
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Therabox is a monthly gift box that can help any woman welcome more happiness into her day-to-day life. Thoughtfully curated by therapists who aspire to spread delight, each box features 5-7 treats that have been intentionally selected to help calm the mind and inspire joy, including organic skincare and bath products, aromatherapy, journals, teas and #goodvibesonly.

Shipping: ✨ Reserve your “SUNKISSED” TheraBox today with $203+ worth of soothing self-care treats perfect for sunlit days and serene coastal escapes! ✨ Box ships between 24th-29th of July

Customer Review

"I’m always amazed at the size and quality of the products I receive each month. They’re not the small sample sizes many subscription boxes send you. The products are always amazing and things I would never think to buy for myself but end up loving!" - Lauren M.

4-Ever Fresh

4-Ever Fresh

From $11.90 per box
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What You’ll Get: Treat yourself with FaceTory, a K-beauty subscription box filled with a new set of sheet masks every month. If you’re not familiar with K-beauty, this subscription box will introduce you to some of the best products curated by self-described “sheet mask junkies.” It’s also really affordable — just under $12 a month — so if you’re hesitant to make the leap into a new beauty routine, you won’t have to worry about breaking the bank.

Shipping: We ship our boxes within 1-4 days of receiving the order.

Customer Review

“I got this subscription for my wife. She says: ‘I absolutely ADORE this subscription box - it is the highlight of my month. The masks are beautifully curated and the customer service is impeccable. Shout out to the LookatMe Sweet Honey Bear mask, which feels and smells like a dream. I recommend this box to everyone I talk to!’” — Evgenii F.

Monthly Bath & Body Ritual Box - Up to $120 retail value in every box!

Monthly Bath & Body Ritual Box - Up to $120 retail value in every box!

From $30.99 per box
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Treat them to high-quality body and skincare with the Bath & Body Ritual Box from Modern Skyn Apothecary. They'll unbox handcrafted, all-natural pampering products that are good for body and planet––everything from bath soaks and salts to facial mists, toners, and masks––all packaged in beautifully designed, sustainable containers.

Shipping: We are thrilled to announce that our current boxes are now being shipped within a swift timeframe of 24 to 48 hours your order is placed. Your upcoming box will be promptly shipped out during the transition between the last week of the current month and the first week of the following month. Subscriptions auto-renew on the 11th-15th of each month

Customer Review

“I love that I can pick my products! Everything looks so pretty and fancy. Although that wouldn’t matter if the products weren’t great, and I really think they are. And everything is cruelty-free. I’ll be resubscribing.” – Amanda A.

Monthly Premier Paletteful Pack

Monthly Premier Paletteful Pack

From $39.90 per box
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Paletteful Packs brings artists open-ended creativity! These monthly gift sets include a curated selection of top-quality art supplies and materials.

Shipping: Orders placed by the 30/31st will ship on the 1st. All boxes ship on the 1st of each month.

Customer Review

“I bought this for my teen who has taken 3 years of art. There was so much in the box!! Supplies are well worth the price, copiac markers in our set and good quality paper. We have now ordered 3 month subscription. Looking forward to creating new art pieces with supplies. Satisfied momma.” – Michelle T.

The Adults & Crafts Crate

The Adults & Crafts Crate

From $32.00 per box
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There’s no need to get bogged down in project planning when the pros behind the Adults & Crafts Crate have got it covered. Each monthly box sends at least 1 new Pinterest-worthy craft project, including all the supplies, tools, and illustrated step-by-steps to teach new crafting techniques while making one-of-a-kind keepsakes.

Shipping: New orders will ship within five business days! If you need a gift printout before we ship, just message us! Then, will ship around the 25th of each month. If you need a kit by a certain date (i.e. birthday), just message us after you order and we will get that set up for you! You can order now even if you want it to start in the future.

Customer Review

"I received the engraving kit and I love it! I practiced on an old glass weigh scale to get the hang of engraving. I then started the glass coasters using pictures off google. I am sooo happy with how they turned out! It’s very relaxing and is a great stress reliever. I have a few people now wanting me to make them sets of coasters :)" - Megan T.

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