Your parents are much of the reason behind why you are who you are -- after all, Mom and Dad have always believed in you and offered you unconditional love and encouragement. Now, many of us are realizing just how much our relationship with our parents means to us. With social distancing keeping us apart for the foreseeable future, now is the chance to show your love and appreciation by sending the perfect gift right to the front door.
Instead of go-to options like a new picture frame featuring the latest family photo or a gift card for a meal out, opt for something unique and fun with monthly subscription boxes!
We went ahead and shortlisted some of our favorite gift ideas for moms and dads. Whether you’re sending something to honor them on Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, gifting them the ultimate Christmas gift, or sending them something to let them know you are missing them through this time of separation, we’ve put together a gift guide of curated gift sets delivering everything from grilling essentials to words of encouragement.
The Most Unique Gifts for Parents
She's proud, tired, and everything in between.
Spoil your mom or mother-in-law with plenty of pampering through these perfect gifts!
Price: Starts at $11.25/month
What's Included: It should come as no surprise that plants make people happy. So in this momentary break from the great outdoors, send Mom some of Mother Nature's finest creations with a monthly subscription to the House Plant Box. Available in 5 different subscription options, including pet-friendly, she'll unbox 1 or 2 unique houseplants, including indoor plants, succulents and herbs.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. in the 2nd week of each month, with renewals shipping in the 2nd or 3rd week of the month
Price: Starts at $30.99/month
What's Included: Packed with sweet scents and self-care, TheraBox is a monthly subscription that's uniquely designed to minimize stress and maximize joy! Pamper mom from head to toe with 6-8 items, including everything from therapy-based happiness activities and facial massagers, to elegant jewelry and foot soaks, all curated by a group of caring and experienced therapists who know that a little me time goes a long way.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 24th-29th of the month
Price: Starts at $20.99/month
What's Included: Give the moms in your life permission to don their comfy bathrobes and do nothing but read and relax with a subscription to Peace & Pages. Choose "Just the Peace, Please" for a gift box without the book, or the Basic or Deluxe box for 1 page-turner in her preferred genre, and a themed mix of small-shop body care and aromatherapy essentials, bookish goodies, and gourmet snacks.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. in the 1st week of the month
Price: Starts at $31.99/month
What's Included: Ideal for coffee-loving bibliophiles, My Coffee and Book Club delivers her the chance to unwind with a new book, while sipping top-quality brews from her favorite coffee mug. Each monthly delivery features a unique 12-oz bag of robust micro-roasted gourmet coffee, in either whole bean or ground, plus 2 new hardcover books in a selected genre and a free e-Book as an extra bonus.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. within 2 business days from ordering
Price: Starts at $29.99/month
What's Included: Hopebox is a top-selling 5-star rated gift box that brings handmade treasures and the soulful stories behind them! Sourced from family-based businesses, retiree co-ops and small-scale artisans, give mom a monthly dose of cheer with a charming mix that includes everything from self-care goodies and smile-worthy wall art, to hand-poured candles and adorable crocheted keepsakes.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. within 1-2 business days from ordering
Price: Starts at $18.95/month
What's Included: Treat Mom to an easy and stress-free baking experience with Whisk Takers, a monthly subscription that makes from-scratch baking as easy as ever. Catering to a wide range of dietary restrictions and perfect for both inexperienced bakers or moms with a well-worn collection of cookbooks, each month’s box sends a simple recipe and pre-measured ingredients to whip up a delicious dessert.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. within 3-5 business days after purchasing, with renewals shipping on the 15th of each month
Price: Starts at $34.58/month
What's Included: A mix of practicality and personal touches, Boxy Momma is a gift box that's designed to give hardworking moms a much-needed break. Each box is crafted around a fun theme and comes brimming with 5-7 full-sized products, like accessories, home decor, sweets, momma hacks and other uncommon goods. Every purchase also gives back to support vulnerable moms by donating to Postpartum Support International.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 6th or 7th of the month
Price: Starts at $35.99/month
What's Included: Can't send her to the spa? Send the spa to her with the Bath Blessing Box, a subscription that creates a luxurious bath (or shower) experience to help wash away the worries of the day. With an assortment of 5-8 full-size self-care and pampering products, like softly scented soaps, soothing bath salts and bombs, and hydrating body butters, women of all ages will be wowed by each curated collection.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from U.S. between the 15th-20th every month
Meanwhile, Dad's always been there for you.
Treat Dad to something that breaks away from the same old, same old with these unique gifts curated just for him!
Price: Starts at $24.99/month
What's Included: Perfect for proud pitmasters and dads who are looking to up their grilling game, a monthly subscription to the Grill Masters Club will give him the goods he needs to master the craft of barbecue. Every box brings 4 expert-tested-and-approved grilling goodies, including exclusive spice rubs and blends, smoking chips, barbecue sauces, and access to an online community filled with pro tips and recipes!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. in the 1st week of every month
Price: Starts at $21.67/month
What's Included: Keep Dad guessing and on his toes with a gift subscription to the Deadbolt Mystery Society, a DIY mystery in a box that will push him to flex those mental muscles as he works to solve puzzles and unravel clues. Getting 5-star reviews from players of all ages, each box contains a stand-alone mystery filled with intriguing characters and story lines, challenging puzzles, suspense and plenty of fun!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. except for select countries in the 1st full week of the month
Price: Starts at $15.00/month
What's Included: From classics like Hickory BBQ to original flavors like Peri-Peri Pepper and Aloha Teriyaki, Dad is worthy of nothing but the best when it comes to artisan-crafted dried meat. Luckily, that's Jerky Snob's specialty! Each month's box delivers a sampling of some of the most flavorful jerkies, treating meat lovers and perpetual snackers to anywhere from 2 bags to a full pound of jerky products.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. except for select countries within 48 hours Mon-Fri
Price: Starts at $37.95/month
What's Included: Now Dad can celebrate all of life's finest moments with a curated selection of stogies. Perfect for cigar enthusiasts or anyone looking to delve into the world of exceptional smokes, the Southern Cigar Co subscription box brings a curated selection of 4 premium cigars from some of the best brands in the world, along with a detailed info sheet, a cigar cutter and a lighter.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. except for select countries at the end of each month
Price: Starts at $34.95/every 3 months
What's Included: Packed with everything from Pale Ales and Imperial IPLs, to IPAs and Double IPAs, The HopHeads Beer Club is a unique Father's Day or holiday treat for those who like hoppy brews. Gift him the ultimate 12-pack, featuring 3 full-size bottles of 4 different craft beers from 2 or more breweries, American and international, plus an informative newsletter outlining the details of each pick.
Shipping: Only ships to eligible states in the U.S. to arrive in the last week of the month
Price: Starts at $25.00/every 2 months
What's Included: The Conundrum Box offers a great opportunity to get the whole family to join Dad for some friendly competition! Get those game faces on and dive into a box that combines the fun of a choose-your-own adventure with the thrill of an escape room. Prepare for the ultimate game night with a history-filled mystery packed with challenging puzzles and clues, and paired with scene-setting music, food and drink suggestions.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. within 3-5 business days from ordering, with renewals shipping in the 1st or 2nd week each month
Price: Starts at $22.00/month
What's Included: Thoughtfully curated to help new dads grow and thrive in their role, The Rad Dad Box offers a wonderful welcome into fatherhood. An overwhelming transition for many dads, each box aims to forge a special bond between father and child with an assortment of 3-8 goodies for both, including a special age-appropriate story book, apparel, hands-on toys and activities, snacks and self-care items.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 22nd-27th of every month
Price: Starts at $16.00/month
What's Included: The Culture Carton is a monthly gift box that brings a fresh take on sophistication. Available in 3 levels, lifestyle items-only and book-only options, or a lifestyle + book box, each selection is themed around self growth, delivering an insightful read and a curated collection of lifestyle products, like sunglasses, watches, leather goods and top-quality EDC items.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 17th of the month
Price: Starts at $23.00/month
What's Included: Noted by Billboard as being one of the best gifts for music fans, Vinyl Moon offers music lovers the chance to explore 10 up-and-coming, scene-worthy artists. Delivering the latest volume each month, this subscription makes a great gift, featuring a curated track list of new artists and songs, pressed on high-quality color vinyl, and packaged with custom-designed jackets and inserts.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. except for select countries around the 17th of every month
Price: Starts at $59.00/month
What's Included: In light of the current global situation, there really is no better time than right now to get dad prepped for whatever life throws his way. Club Tac can help him stock an epic survival kit, sending a curated mix of 4-9 pieces of premium tactical and survival gear that has been hand-selected by military vets and survivalists, including multi-tools, first aid supplies, EDC, armor, ballistic masks and more.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 5th and 14th of each month
Price: Starts at $8.33/month
What’s Included: Guide Mom on her spiritual journey with the Christian-themed Faithbox. Each box focuses on a personal trait or Biblical topic, and comes filled with unique products from small Christian-owned businesses. She’ll be supported and encouraged with a step-by-step approach to Bible learning and practicing everyday faith that includes daily devotionals, informative reads and fun gift items like mugs, jewelry or journals.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. by the 25th of each month