Mental health issues are often a silent struggle for so many, but most people have gone through mental health issues at some point in their lives, from depression and anxiety to PTSD or loneliness. Whether you experience low days here and there, or it’s a daily battle, finding joy in the little things and positivity in your everyday moments is key to combating negative emotions.
We know just how difficult that task can be. Mental illness can make day-to-day tasks seem insurmountable, and self-care can take a backseat to negative self-talk. Monthly subscription boxes available on the Cratejoy Marketplace can act as a gentle reminder that you or a loved one who is suffering should take a moment to feel loved and supported.
Even if it’s not a magic pill to cure what ails you, mental health subscription boxes can help keep you present and mindful, or simply offer a pleasant momentary distraction. So, no matter if you’re looking for a "treat yourself" kind of box or the perfect pick-me-up for a friend, family member or co-worker who could use a little TLC, we’ve gathered up some of our favorite mood-lifting monthly boxes that encourage self-love and "me time"!
Price: Starts at $19.99/month
What's Included: Being intentional and developing beneficial life skills can help shift mental patterns that no longer serve you. MindWander is a monthly subscription service that's curated by an experienced and caring therapist to bring useful tools for personal growth. A monthly self-help workbook based on proven CBT techniques is combined with a mix of spiritual and wellness goodies, all designed to teach healthy habits and help develop a growth mindset.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. around the 4th of the following month
Price: Starts at $30.99/month
What's Included: Dive into some instant stress relief with each monthly Therabox, one of the most highly rated self-care boxes, and for good reason! A team of trained therapists has dedicated themselves to bringing more joy and happiness into the lives of women everywhere. Finally, you can put the focus on yourself with a mix of 6-8 products, including bath and body goods, aromatherapy, warm beverages, self-help books, gratitude journals and a happiness activity.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 24th-29th of the month
Price: Starts at $29.99/month
What’s Included: When moods dip, hope can feel in short supply. Get an instant infusion of inspiration and love with a box that aims to warm the heart and soul by delivering an assortment of handmade treasures and the uplifting stories behind them. Choose from 3 unique tiers for a truly enjoyable unboxing experience featuring self-care and artisanal goodies like bath products, crocheted pieces, candles, sweets, socks and more!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. within 1-2 business days from ordering, with renewals shipping in the 1st week of each month
Price: Starts at $19.95/month
What’s Included: Did you know that aromatherapy can boost your mood, calm anxieties and improve sleep? Toss those artificial fragrances and get the real deal with the essential oil-infused body and home items packed into the Orange Peel Box. Expert aromatherapists send either 2 organic oil blends, or curate a relaxing and revitalizing mix of 100% organic plant-based products to soothe mind, body and spirit.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. within 2-5 days from ordering, with renewal shipments beginning on the 20th of the month
Price: Starts at $30.00/month
What's Included: Let's kick misery to the curb and adopt a new saying - "contentment loves company." The Go Love Yourself Box is one of the best subscription boxes for providing some mental clarity, featuring 1 self-help book, supportive reading guides, and 3-5 self-care items that will help you connect with yourself first. In addition to that, gain access to an eye-opening and supportive online community, women's circles and one-on-one coaching.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. in the 1st week of each month
Price: Starts at $6.99/every 3 months
What's Included: If anxiety strikes and worry and doubt creep in, it's time to employ the tried-and-true tactic of distracting the mind by occupying the hands. Listen-Color-Relax is all about finding your inner peace. Every 3 months, a special delivery arrives in your inbox or in the mail, bringing the soft, soothing sounds of piano music, along with an assortment of intricately drawn botanical and mandala-inspired coloring pages.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. 2-3 business days after ordering, then every 3 months on the 4th. Digital subscriptions are emailed within 24 hours from ordering
Price: Starts at $33.52/month
What's Included: Sometimes taking it one minute or one hour at a time is all you can do. The Enlightened Warrior Book Club is here to help you peel back the layers and uncover your true essence. Whether you're looking to find the motivation you need to do hard things, or work towards some long-term goals, each month's box delivers 1 book to inspire personal growth, plus a mix of handmade bookish items and a token of appreciation meant to be gifted to someone else.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 1st-6th of the following month, with renewals shipping between the 28th and the last day of the month
Price: Starts at $34.95/month
What’s Included: The power of the ages-old tradition of baths should not be overlooked. Warm waters have the ability to rest the body and mind. Engage in this time-honored ritual with indulgent bath goodies that help you create the ultimate at-home spa experience. Open to find 6-10 handpicked artisanal bath and body products, including handmade soaps and scrubs, bubbling bath bombs, lotions and body butters.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. in the 1st week of the month
Price: Starts at $41.67/month
What's Included: Perfect for taking a moment to de-stress and find balance, Pause and Unwind can help unburden an over-worked mind by providing a mix of self-care and wellness products. This month-to-month subscription aims to make self-love second nature by sending 3 or 5+ organic bath and body items, including stimulating herbal bath teas and soaks, invigorating eye and face masks, lotions and accessories, all chosen to encourage peace and harmony.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 1st of the month (or the following day if the 1st is a Sunday or holiday)
Price: Starts at $38.99/month
What’s Included: Stress and worry leads to tired skin, which leads to more stress and worry. Put a stop to this vicious cycle with the BomiBox, a subscription that brings some of the most innovative and technologically advanced K-beauty skincare products. From sheet masks and facial clays, to lotions, serums and butters, get treated to a wide range of sample-sized or full-sized rejuvenating beauty products.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. at the end of the month or the following month
Price: Starts at $17.99/month
What’s Included: In a world that's frenetic and fast-paced, it can all seem a bit overwhelming. If you're struggling to adapt to the rhythm of your life, make it a point to take an Introverts Retreat, making time to be with yourself just reading and relaxing. With this unique book-of-the-month club, you can escape into some well-deserved downtime with a new female-authored novel and a mix of gourmet treats, body-care goodies and hand-poured candles.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. within a week from ordering
Price: Starts at $11.99/month
What's Included: Many of the world's cultures regard herbal infusions and daytime teas as useful medicine. Respyre is a monthly subscription that's on a mission to deliver warmth and wellness through thoughtfully hand-mixed teas and herbal blends. Curated around a particular health-promoting theme, like decreasing anxiety or ensuring a good night's sleep, each monthly box delivers 30-40 freshly brewed cups of deliciously beneficial tea.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. within 3-5 days, with renewals shipping on the 27th each month
Price: Starts at $28.45/month
What’s Included: Brimming with everything from cruelty-free beauty items, to aromatherapy and vegan wellness products, Bombay & Cedar strives to send top-quality goods that promote a strong mind-body connection. Available in 2 subscription options, each themed box sends 2 full-size bottles of exclusive essential oils, and between 3-8 sophisticated lifestyle products, including tea-for-me sets, diffusers, spa-quality bath items and mindfulness activities.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 15th-20th of every month