As the world has had an awakening to just how crucial self-care is to all of us, now is a great time to help others achieve balance in their own lives, and what better way to do that than by sending self-care gifts to loved ones. Promote positive mental health and well being by sending a monthly gift box that gives them the permission they need to take a moment all to themselves.
Everyday life is full of joy, stress and plenty of routine. But for many of us, that routine just does not include hitting the pause button and taking the necessary time to do some introspection and practice self-love. To help those around you unlock their best self, an affordable monthly self-care kit can make an amazing gift to help them achieve harmony in their life.
Along with spreading a little more contentment around, self-care gifts send a smile at a price that doesn’t break the bank. We’ve put together this gift guide that details some of our favorite self-care subscription boxes at the Cratejoy marketplace.
Best Self-Care Gifts for $20 or Less
Price: Starts at $18.25
About the Box: Listen-Color-Relax is a quarterly subscription box that focuses on calming activities that are proven to help relieve anxiety and reduce stress. Sending out a creative gift set of 12 beautifully drawn coloring pages printed on premium paper, along with a 45-minute CD of soothing piano music and 4 note cards, each box delivers the goods to take some much needed time to relax, all for under $20.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. 2-3 business days after receipt of order
Price: Starts at $13.00
About the Box: One of the best ways to relax after a long day is by taking a moment to yourself with an at-home spa treatment. Beauteque Monthly is a beauty and skincare subscription that delivers K-beauty products that are perfect for such an occasion. Available in 2 subscription levels, the Mask Maven and the Beauty Box, each month’s box sends a mix of the top Korean sheet masks, makeup and skincare products.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. between the 24th-31st of the month
Price: Starts at $17.99
About the Box: Focus on an important life skill every month with MindWander. Featuring a useful skill, like improving sleep or decreasing stress, each budget-friendly box includes a self-help workbook of activities and therapist-curated lifestyle items, like soy wax candles, skin and body care products, accessories, jewelry and more, helping to reinforce relaxation as a vital life skill, while promoting physical, spiritual and emotional well being.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 4th of the month
Price: Starts at $14.16
About the Box: Perfect for friends or family members who need a gentle reminder to take a moment all to themselves, the Fire and Nice monthly subscription box comes filled with high-quality handcrafted items, from fragrant candles and soaps, to bath bombs and other luxurious artisan self-care products. Delivering a welcome sense of calm each month, they'll get the opportunity they need to rejuvenate from the stresses of everyday life.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. between the 5th-10th of the month
Price: Starts at $21.00
About the Box: During the holiday season or any other busy time of the year, the Fit Lifestyle Box makes a great cheap self-care gift. Exercise is key to getting that heart rate up and those stress levels down. With 3 subscription options available, choose from the Get Lean, Get Strong, or Stay Fit boxes to unpack 6-9 quality fitness items, including everything from active wear, healthy snacks, product samples and a motivational 30-day challenge that helps fitness become a habit.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. between the 23rd-27th of the month
Price: Starts at $9.00
About the Box: Offering a small luxury that's perfect to enjoy over good conversation while de-stressing from daily responsibilities, Simplicity Teas offers inexpensive monthly subscriptions that send organic loose-leaf tea with intention. Delivering 3-4 teas, including black, green, or herbal teas, alongside an infuser and brewing instructions, each box brings brews that promote better health and taste delicious.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. between the 15-17th of the month
Price: Starts at $14.00
About the Box: Devoting as little as 30 minutes a day to a calming activity can do wonders for reducing high levels of stress, and the affordable Coloring And Classics is one of many gift ideas that offers plenty of downtime options. Each box delivers a fun combo of imagination, creativity and problem-solving, sending 1 new hardcover book in a preferred genre, 1 adult coloring book and 1 activity book of intricate dot-to-dots, drawing how-tos, challenging mazes and more.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. less than 48 hours from receipt of order
Price: Starts at $13.33
About the Box: From best friends to coworkers, help them bring more positive energy into their life and home with the Awakening in a Box monthly subscription. Available in 3 unique levels, the Awakening, Empowering Oracle, or the Enlightened Box, each option delivers an interesting mix of rejuvenating crystals, along with spiritual self-care products, like healing herbs, essential oils, home sprays and more, all intentionally designed to support the journey towards enlightenment.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 20th-25th of each month
Price: Starts at $11.95
About the Box: Sprinkles & Wishes is here to spread smiles around through the delivery of monthly happy mail! Each box sends 2 themed wish bracelets along with envelopes to send them off to friends or family, plus fun writing utensils, stickers, confetti, small gift items, sweet treats and more. Whether they decide to keep the goodies for themselves, or send out some smiles of their own, this box makes a fun, uplifting gift.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 5th of the month
Price: Starts at $9.16
About the Box: Personalized gifts are always fun to give and receive and My Paper Box is a great, affordable option. Give a gift that helps promote staying connected with yourself and others with a monthly box that sends freshly designed, themed stationery products inscribed with a name of your choosing. Available in a Mini box with 3 items or a Grand box with 6 or more items, send journals, calendars, cards and more, all with a personal touch.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. The Mini box ships in the 1st week of the month and the Grand box ships in the 3rd week of the month
Price: Starts at $14.08
About the Box: Books & Baths - the name of the box says it all! Focusing on two of the best self-care rituals around, soaking in a rejuvenating warm bath with a good read is the ultimate in relaxation. Available in 3 subscription levels, get a beautifully curated box that delivers 1 book, 1 bookmark, 2-3 additional book-related items and 1 hand-poured candle, all of which make perfect additions to any self-care routine.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. by the 20th of every month
Price: Starts at $21.50
About the Box: Eating healthy is one key to healthy living, so send an inexpensive gift that's focused on healthy snacks. The SnackSack monthly subscription is a great way to guarantee a healthy option is at hand whenever hunger strikes. With vegan and gluten-free options available, this box caters to difficult restrictive diets by providing 12 mindfully curated snacks, like fruit bars, veggie chips, trail mixes and nuts.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. around the 17th of the month
Price: Starts at $20.99
About the Box: The Scent of the Month Club from Forget Me Not Scents features handcrafted natural perfumes and scents in every themed box. Crafted in small batches to optimize potency and freshness, each box delivers lush products that cater to a clean and healthy lifestyle. Sending out 1 natural perfume and 2-5 additional products, depending on the subscription level, every product is guaranteed to be chemical-free, vegan, and free from synthetic fragrances.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 5th-7th of each month