The Best Gifts for Busy Moms

Updated by Timothy Paradis

What do you get for the mom who has everything? Or, more realistically, the mom who hasn’t had time to think about herself in months, and can’t even begin to consider what she might purchase for herself. But one thing is for sure: Every mom appreciates a thoughtful expression of gratitude for all the work she does. When considering the best gift ideas for moms, we recommend focusing on subscriptions that promote relaxation and indulgence, two things we know she doesn’t get enough of.

Whether you’re looking for a Mother’s Day gift, a birthday gift, or a Christmas gift she'll love, it shouldn’t be a boring gift card. Here at the Cratejoy Marketplace, we have curated unique gift boxes that are perfect for all types of mothers, from new moms and old pros to grandmas and mothers-in-law. From self-care to wellness and more, thoughtful gifts for busy moms can really show them just how much you care and that you appreciate the time and effort in all that they do.

How to Give The Gift of Time to Busy Moms

While you can't stop time, you can get her a present that'll help her prioritize her own self-care whether it be a spa day subscription box or an organizer to help her keep her busy schedule in check. When it comes to gifting busy moms, practicality is key. The last thing a busy mom wants is more clutter, so skip home decor gifts and pick her out something she really needs (or wants!). 

A self care lifestyle box from HER-MINE is the perfect gift for every mom. Created by moms, HER-MINE is a curation of thoughtfully composed lifestyle products delivered monthly. Each limited-edition box features carefully-selected items that deliver value and pursue a common purpose: to foster the growth of women-owned businesses. Each box includes 5-8 self-care products that she'll be able to use to pamper herself. 

Need more ideas? Check our suggestions below: 

HER-MINE - Self Care Lifestyle Subscription Box.

HER-MINE - Self Care Lifestyle Subscription Box.

From $46.95 per box
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Filled with thoughtfully curated lifestyle goodies, all sourced from women-owned small businesses, Her-Mine is just what’s needed to spread a little self-love to the women in your life.

Shipping: FREE USA Shipping. We ship on the 15th of each month. If you order by the 10th of the month, your box will ship on the 15th of the same month. If you order after the 10th of the month, your box will ship the following month on the 15th.

"Everything was perfect! What a great curation. I was even more pleased to see all products were from female owned companies." - Tracey H.

Mega Momma Box

Mega Momma Box

From $50.00 per box
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Featuring fun themes like "Laundry Today or Naked Tomorrow," Boxy Momma is designed to give hardworking moms a much-needed break with a side of humor. Every box sends a curated collection of full-sized products, including jewelry, accessories, bath goodies, "momma hacks," sweets, support, and love! And, to help other mommas through a vulnerable stage of motherhood, $1 from every sale is donated to Postpartum Support International.

Shipping: Our next box ships August 5th-7th! Welcome Boxes are shipped within 2 business days! Boxes ship between the 4th-7th of EVERY month! Order by the LAST day of the month to receive our latest shipment! (Example- order June 28th, your first box ships July 5th! Order July 5th, your first box ships August 5th!)

“I am super impressed! I was so excited to receive my first box and it definitely delivered. I rarely get time to myself, as I am a single mom of two toddler girls and I work full time as well. These boxes are truly a gift and something I look forward to. Can't wait to see what future boxes hold!!” – Ashley A.

180 Degree Self-care Lifestyle Box

180 Degree Self-care Lifestyle Box

From $52.98 per box
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Once a month, pencil in a DIY self-care day with the help of the 180-Degree Lifestyle Box. Curated with items from small businesses (many of them women-owned), this subscription delivers special treats for the body and soul designed to remind subscribers to enjoy a little me time. Enjoy everything from beauty products to home decor and way more.

Shipping: Once your order is placed and processed you will receive tracking for shipping *************** ***************

"This was so awesome. I want more of everything! Love love love this. Will definitely spoil myself again with a 180 Degree box in the future." - Starr A.

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!

“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.

Cater to Mom

Cater to Mom

From $37.39 per box
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Designed specifically to provide support in the postpartum period, Cater To Mom is one of the best subscription boxes for new moms. Each curated box sends an assortment of postpartum essentials, including everything from organic recovery products to lactation-supporting snacks and teas, plus useful bath goodies, self-care tips, and resources that will help any mom navigate the challenges of the "fourth trimester."

Shipping: First box ships within 2 - 4 business days. Subsequent boxes will ship on the 18th of each month.

“I wasn't really sure what to expect when I ordered and I am impressed so far at the variety of useful products I've gotten. So far my can't live without things are my passive diffuser, nursing coffee, my mindfulness book, and my eye patches. This box really perked me up when I was feeling not the best.” – Tara S.

Baking fun!

Baking fun!

From $49.41 per box
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Simplifying the baking process from start to finish, each kit contains pre-measured whole-food ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions to create picture-perfect cakes, pies, and cupcakes for all to enjoy!

Shipping: Orders placed before the fourth of the month will ship that month's box. Orders placed after the fourth of the month will receive the following month's box. Don't hesitate to reach out to let us know when you want to begin!

“These ginger cookies were fun and easy to make. They came out perfectly! They were soft and delicious, and I really liked the added touch of the white chocolate and sprinkles.” – Kelsey S.

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!

“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.

Little Learners Busy Box

Little Learners Busy Box

From $13.50 per box
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Created by a former educator and homeschooling mom of three kids, Little Learners is the perfect box to get a toddler prepared for preschool. There is no prep-work for weary moms: Each box is designed to be used straight after opening!

Shipping: Subscription boxes ship on the 5th of every month to the US and Can. for orders placed by the 4th. Contact us if you would like your first box to ship early. For gifts, enter recipient email address & special note to be emailed to them when the box ships.

“My 2 1/2-year-old boy LOVES the February box! This is our first shipment and the theme (First Responders) is a huge hit, he's obsessed with firefighters. I really appreciate the simplicity of the activities. We can get these out anytime, no prep work, for a quick educational "game" to play. I'm excited to see future boxes!” – Liane W.

Wild Woman Box

Wild Woman Box

From $39.32 per box
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Celebrate the spirit of adventurous, outdoorsy women with plenty of girl power packed into each monthly box from Wild Woman. Promoting a philosophy that's all about taking life into your own hands, this monthly gift is perfect for women who prefer to spend their time outside. Every box delivers 4-8 high-quality, practical items, including natural body products, gear, water bottles, tools and healthy on-the-go snacks.

Shipping: **SUBSCRIBE NOW FOR THE MAY BOX, SHIPPING OUT ON 5/6**

"My kids ordered 3 months for Mother's Day and I loved it so much I ordered 3 more months for myself." - Marie D.

Date Night Box Subscription

Date Night Box Subscription

From $23.33 per box
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The creation of a team of marriage and family therapists, each monthly box is designed to strengthen any relationship, delivering a themed date that includes challenges and activities to give couples a night of intimate fun and laughs!

Shipping: Your first box will ship within 5 business days of the order being placed. Your subscription renews on the same day of the month as your first order based on your subscription type (month-to-month, three-month, or six-month). All renewing shipments (your second shipment and onward) will ship within 10 business days of the renewal date.

“We loved our date with Date Crate. It took a moment to get over the awkward feeling of trying something new but it ended up sparking lots of conversation and laughter we otherwise wouldn't have had. We're trying out our second date crate tomorrow!” – Surrey A.

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 “PAMPER PARTY” TheraBox today with over $279+ worth of wellness goodies to celebrate self care and TheraBox’s 7th anniversary 🎂 Reserve now and your box will ship between 24th-29th of April.

"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.

Bath Bevy Subscription - Monthly

Bath Bevy Subscription - Monthly

From $39.56 per box
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Help them reduce stress and relax with a calming, luxurious bath experience from Bath Bevy. This thoughtfully curated subscription offers handmade bath and body products like bath bombs, soaps, scrubs, bath salts, bubble bath and more. Don’t have a tub? Bath Bevy now has a “tubless” option with shower steamers, lotions, body wash, whipped soaps and more.

Shipping: Subscribe now for the April Space Explorer box - shipping via USPS Priority Mail. Following boxes ship the first week of the month.

"I have been subscribed to this box for 5 months and I love it every month! Everything smells amazing and none of the products bother my skin. I have eczema and can’t use most store bought scented products. I love the themes every month and everything is super cute!" - Lauren E.

Scent Club Box

Scent Club Box

From $29.83 per box
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Scents can mean so much. They can inspire, they can empower, and they can uplift. Delivered monthly as either a single perfume roller or a full box of fun, the consciously crafted fragrances from Wicked Good Perfume celebrate everything aromatherapy represents — a moment to oneself to reflect, a pause to set expectations for the day, and a powerful self-care second.

Shipping: Order today, your first box will ship by tomorrow! Thank you for supporting a woman owned small, handcrafted business, New Subscribers: your first box is shipped within 1-2 business days of ordering (Monday-Saturday). Subsequent boxes ship the 10-15th of the following month. Fast & Free Shipping! #SmellWickedGood

“I am in love with this box!! The scents are so good and the packaging is so simple and cute. It's a great box!! Love love love!” – Amy W.

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