With all of us leading lives that seem to be moving at a record pace, it can really be a challenge to find the opportunity to slow down, relax, and find that balance that we all crave. If you have loved ones that are going through a challenging time, have had big changes in their lives, or are just too busy for their own good, it might be time to send them an amazing gift that is all about pampering and relaxation.
Monthly subscription boxes available on the Cratejoy marketplace provide the perfect opportunity to promote positive mental health and unwind from the stresses of a long day. Arriving right to the front door each month, you’ll give them the goods and the permission they need to stop, breathe deep, and really take a moment all to themselves.
Whether they’re coping with the stresses of everyday life, going through health struggles, or are overwhelmed with being a caregiver for someone else, most people can benefit from relaxation gifts. From bath goodies and calming teas, to essential oil diffusers and the power of yoga, we’ve put together a gift guide with some of the best subscription box gift ideas that are all about winding down and enjoying life.
Price: Starts at $28.00
About the Box: Relaxing with a freshly brewed cup of tea has never been easier than with Three Brews Tea. This bi-monthly gift set is designed to deliver 3 targeted brews: 1 for relaxation and a good night's sleep, 1 to give a gentle pick-me-up, and 1 to promote overall wellness. Each premium blend is made from high-quality loose-leaf tea and only the best whole herb ingredients, and each box comes with a guide detailing the blends and brewing instructions.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 4th of each month
Price: Starts at $34.00
About the Box: Send a relaxing gift that’s all about warmth and tranquility with a monthly subscription to the Hygge Box. Available in 2 subscription options, each tier sends a delightful mix of 4-7 items hand-selected from around the world. Unbox all the cozy essentials and relax in style with items inspired by this peaceful Danish lifestyle trend, including soft lighted elements, like flickering candles and twinkling fairy lights, along with Scandinavian home decor and calming drinks and sweets.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. between the 15th-18th of the month
Price: Starts at $29.17
About the Box: A unique gift that’s sure to deliver soothing scents, Sola Flare Diffusers is perfect for any essential oil enthusiasts. Delivering at least 1 beautiful wooden flower reed diffuser or wooden flower potpourri each month, choose from either unscented items, or those that are scented specifically to highlight the seasons throughout the year. Gift boxes may also include some add-ins for an extra element of surprise.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 14th of each month
Price: Starts at $31.96
About the Box: Create an at-home spa day whenever it’s needed with a unique DIY gift subscription to the Essentially Simple Box. Learn to craft all-natural body and wellness products with each delivery. Unpack all the necessary goodies, including 1 full-size, therapeutic-grade essential oil, along with other supplies, like carrier oils, witch hazel and herbs. Each monthly box includes straightforward recipes and instructions to mix 3-5 handmade no-tox products for body and home.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 15th of the month
Price: Starts at $26.99
About the Box: Perfect for Mother's Day, Christmas, or any day in between, Purple Peacock Candles is a gift that creates a comfy atmosphere in an instant. With 3 subscription levels to choose from, The Incense Box delivers a generous amount of fresh, hand-dipped incense sticks, soy candles, bead sachets and more, to make any room smell divine. Fill any home with good vibes with scented products that are eco-friendly and vegan.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 4th of each month
Price: Starts at $26.62
About the Box: Relax everyday stress away with a luxe spa gift that brings all the goods needed for a warm and soothing bath. Using only top-quality ingredients, Front Range Soaps Bath & Spa delivers a themed box that's packed with everything from silky whipped soap and skin care bars, to bath bombs and bath salts, and candles and chocolates to round out the perfect bath experience.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. in the last week of the month
Price: Starts at $24.99
About the Box: Send the chance to indulge in a guilty pleasure with a monthly subscription to Bubbles & Books. Join the many subscribers who enjoy the soft scents when opening the box to unpack 1 handpicked novel from a personalized romance sub-genre, 1 artisan soap, 1 bath bomb, and 2-3 additional bath or bookish goodies. Then, draw a warm bath, and relax for a steamy soak while reading an even steamier fantasy.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 18th-21st of every month
Price: Starts at $17.99
About the Box: Curated with a meticulous attention to detail, MindWander aims to deliver the tools needed to develop a beneficial life skill each month. Designed by a trained therapist, every month focuses on a practical skill, like reducing stress or having a growth mindset, and sends a self-care workbook of activities to promote emotional and spiritual well being, along with lifestyle items, including organic bath and body products, face masks, sweet-smelling candles, accessories and jewelry.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 4th of the month
Price: Starts at $36.66
About the Box: Great for anyone who needs relaxation on-the-go, Do a Shot of Yoga! is a monthly gift that can help align spiritual and emotional goals. Happy subscribers attest to the value packed into each monthly box, including 1 yoga lifestyle book and 3-4 yoga accessories. Every box includes self-care ideas and access to members-only digital content with 10-minute shots of yoga, meditation and trainings, all perfect for those with a busy lifestyle.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. immediately following receipt of order
Price: Starts at $12.00
About the Box: Budget-friendly and fun gifts that allow for some time to sit back and relax are simply the best! Epielle Dew Glow does just that by bringing an assorted variety of K-Beauty skin care products in every monthly box. Available in 2 different options, the Mix and Mask delivers a mix of 8 curated sheet masks at a low price point, and the Deluxe box packs in 5 sheet masks, 1 pack of facial tissues, 3 pore strips, tinkle razors, and 1 other full-size body-care product.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on between the 2nd-4th of each month
Price: Starts at $19.00
About the Box: Listen-Color-Relax is a thoughtful relaxation gift that's designed to bring calming activities proven to reduce stress and anxiety. Every quarterly box delivers the opportunity to enjoy the soft, soothing sound of beautifully composed piano music with a 45–minute CD, while calmly coloring 12 intricately drawn coloring pages printed on premium paper and 4 note cards, all featuring inspiring mandalas and delightful floral motifs.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. 2-3 business days after receipt of order
Price: Starts at $32.30
About the Box: Slip into a warm, relaxing bath with each monthly gift from Salty Bath. Every monthly box provides a great opportunity to go through a spiritual cleansing, bringing handcrafted wellness products, like bombs, salt soaks, and other invigorating surprises scented with high-quality essential oils. Choose from 2 different subscription tiers to get a box brimming with 5-9 full-size items, depending on the level selected, including either an 8 or 16 oz bath soak to submerge into total relaxation.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. around the 25th of the month
Price: Starts at $41.67
About the Box: Supporting incredible women-owned small businesses, each monthly Pause & Unwind Box comes packed with 5 organic, handmade bath and body items. No matter what the day has held, each box brings goodies that make self-care become second nature with decadent products, like herbal bath teas and soaks, moisturizing lotions and invigorating sprays, all thoughtfully selected to promote balance in the day-to-day.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 1st of the month
Price: Starts at $39.95
About the Box: Sometimes relaxation looks like sitting down to a nice meal with a delicious glass of wine. Each quarterly box from The International Wine of the Month Club can deliver the goods to make it happen. One of many great gifts for any wine lover, each box delivers 2 estate-bottled boutique wines from 2 different award-winning vineyards, along with a complementary newsletter providing details, like tasting notes and pairing recipes.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. except to select states with orders arriving towards the last week of the month