Springtime blows in each year with a whooshing of fresh-green buds on trees, crocus popping up out of once-scraggly patches of grass, and sunshine-laced, bird-chirping life after the frigid bareness of winter has passed. The optimistic resurgence of plants and animals after dormancy also points to spring as a time particularly welcoming for celebrating new births—animal, plant, and human.
Babies and springtime go hand-in-hand, so it’s no wonder that Easter is a highly-anticipated holiday for families who are eager to dress their newest bundle of joy in gentle, snuggly pastels and fill their bunny-given baskets with adorably-fuzzy stuffed critters, colorful books, and hand-me-down-ready heirloom toys.
If building a Pinterest-worthy Easter basket for the new baby in your life feels like a daunting task, though, Cratejoy subscription boxes are here to assist in the curation process whether you’re searching for mommy-and-me presents, the latest helpful gadgets, or ultra-soft, organic outfits perfect for a season of picnics, parks, and ample tummy time.
Jambo Book Box (Ages 0-2)
What You'll Get: It’s never too early to start instilling a love of reading in your new addition, and with the Jambo Book Box, even the youngest budding bookworms ages 0-2 will be enthralled with every turn of the page. Each subscription includes high-quality, vibrant books that center children of color in situations where children’s literature rarely places them: making friends, raising pets, loving grandparents, and fighting dragons.
Shipping: Jambo Book Box ships on or before the 10th of each month and renews monthly on the 11th.
Review: “Really lovely box with themed books and a letter with every box. My child LOVES every book.” — Dana G.
A Mommy and Me Box by The Dashing Squad
What You’ll Get: For baby’s first Easter, it’s important to remember that new moms need something special in their basket, too! The Mommy and Me Box from The Dashing Squad offers a bimonthly subscription full of ethical products from small shops like artisan beauty items, heirloom wooden toys, books, and organic clothing for babies as young as six-months-old—and their mamas!—as they start making precious memories.
Shipping: Boxes ship every two months via USPS Priority Shipping. Expect to receive your box by the 10th of the month.
Review: “We loved everything in our box. It is everything I wish I would spend the time to buy for myself and my child in a lovely package.” — Rachel F.
123 Baby Box Monthly Subscription
What You’ll Get: The motto of 123 Baby Box is a sentiment sure to bring a sigh of relief for any new parent: “Nobody is there to hold your hand during parenthood, but we sure will!” Each subscription box is tailored to your baby’s age and developmental stage, ensuring that babies receive new, innovative products that make caregivers’ lives easier and the baby's life more fun from day one—including a gift for mama in each box. The ideal present for a springtime baby shower, 123 Baby Box is finding the parenting tools you didn’t know you needed: from sippy cups to owl-shaped baby soothers.
Shipping: Order by the 30th to get the current box, and expect the following boxes to ship on the 15th of each month.
Review: “Sent this box to a co-worker who just had a baby. She loved everything in the box, there was something for everyone.” — Dawn M.
Howdy Baby Deluxe Box
What You’ll Get: Ready to start building mental muscles with your baby while deepening your bond? The Howdy Baby Box is a monthly subscription featuring unique baby products for caregivers and their little ones to explore hand-in-hand, from sensory play and tub time to age-appropriate arts and crafts. Each box includes products from women-owned businesses in the U.S. and is always tailored specifically to your child’s age and developmental stage with between seven and 10 full-sized, premium products.
Shipping: Boxes ship on the 15th of every month and the subscription renews monthly on the 25th.
Review: “This is the best curation from a baby box I have seen. Everything was thoughtfully put together and of high quality. The value was great too. I will use everything I received. I look forward to future boxes.” — Sara T.
Didis Toy Box
What You’ll Get: If you want your baby’s Easter basket overflowing with heirloom toys they’ll perhaps pass down to their own children, look no further than Didis Toy Box. This subscription is dedicated to making “the world a little bit better each day…by enhancing the way your child plays” with toys that educate through exploration, imagination, and discovery. Boxes are customized based on a child’s age, so toys will be developmentally appropriate for your baby’s exact stage in life, whether they’re rolling over or starting solids.
Shipping: Boxes ship every month on or around the 12th, and orders must be placed by the 20th of the previous month. Boxes will arrive within five days after shipping.
Review: “These [are] super cool European toys, highly recommended. We absolutely loved everything in the box.” — Irene O.
Bookroo's Baby & Preschool Book Club
What You’ll Get: Bookroo is a monthly subscription box that helps those at the very beginning of their learning lives fall in love with reading by sending a carefully curated set of books—in a brightly colored packaging, no less—just for them. This subscription is committed to helping parents build a beautiful library of books for their child, stress-free, and with three board books in each Bookroo box for ages 0-3, these sturdy stories focusing on first concepts and simple tales will get any at-home reading nook off to a great start.
Shipping: Boxes ship around the 16th of each month, with subscriptions renewing monthly on the 15th.
Review: “I sent a board book box to my nephew and picture book box to my niece. The books were perfect for the kids’ ages and ones that we were not familiar with. I am so glad I found your company.” — Windy F.
Baby Milestone Box
What You’ll Get: Get ready for those month-by-month, snuggly seasonal photoshoots with ease thanks to the Baby Milestone Box from Momma-razzi. The ideal Easter gift for a snap-happy, Instagram-loving new momma who was dreaming of her baby’s outfits long before they were earthside, each box is filled with themed props that caregivers can quickly set up to take beautiful pictures of baby’s first year—no prep required!
Shipping: Boxes ship around the 4th of each month, with the subscription renewing monthly on the 11th.
Review: “I am so obsessed with this subscription! We’ve done 2 so far starting when my daughter was 7 months old. I don’t plan on stopping this subscription ever!” — Sarah W.