14 Thoughtful Gift Ideas Perfect for Busy Moms

When coming up with a gift idea for Mom, it’s not always easy to put your finger on what Mom needs or wants. One thing that’s almost a guarantee is that busy moms everywhere appreciate the thought and consideration that goes into a gift that’s all about winding down, promoting relaxation, and indulging in some special treats.

Whether you’re looking for a Mother’s Day gift, a birthday gift, or a gift for the holidays, the Cratejoy Marketplace has curated monthly gift boxes that are perfect for all types of mothers, from new moms and old pros to grandmas and mothers-in-law.

From self-care to wellness and more, thoughtful gifts for busy moms can really show them just how much you care and that you appreciate the time and effort in all that they do.

Check out the holiday Gift Shop for more great gift ideas for busy moms!


1. Sweet Escape

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Price: Starts at $28.99/month

About the Gift Box: Instead of Mom opting for another cup of coffee, the Sweet Escape monthly subscription will help her recharge and rejuvenate through self-care. Available in 2 different subscription tiers, the Deluxe or Mini, she'll get a themed mix of full-size items including pampering essentials like foot scrubs and bath bombs, along with a book of the month in her preferred genre, a refreshing drink recipe, and a guide to help her escape to the max!

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S.

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2. Wild Woman Box

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Price: Starts at $35.65/month

About the Gift Box: This year, get the busy moms in your life a holiday gift that celebrates the spirit of adventurous, outdoorsy women. The Wild Woman Box is packed with everything from practical outdoor gear and water bottles to trail snacks and plenty of girl power, promoting a get-up-and-go philosophy that's all about taking life by the reins. And, if she wants her tribe to unplug and join her, there's the Wild Child Box to get the kids in on the action!

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 5th of every month

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3. Little Learners Busy Box

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Price: Starts at $13.00/month

About the Gift Box: Gift Mom a little sanity with the Little Learners Busy Box. Each monthly delivery can help her get a chance to tidy up or take a well-deserved break with the help of 5+ pre-prepped busy kits to keep her littles entertained and engaged. Perfect for households with toddlers, all the kits can be mixed and matched to make more than 30 activities in every box, and all are packed in reusable storage totes specifically designed to be used again.

Shipping: Ships to the U.S. and select countries between the 5th-8th of the month

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4. mintMONGOOSE Jewelry Subscription

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Price: Starts at $12.99/month

About the Gift Box: Working moms, stay-at-home moms, and best friends who are moms -- all will appreciate the budget-friendly, stylish jewelry collections curated by mintMONGOOSE. Each month brings 3 simple, elegant jewelry pieces that are handpicked to work with her everyday style. Perfect as a Christmas gift or a treat for any special occasion, she'll get a beautiful assortment in her choice of silver, gold, rose gold, or a little bit of everything.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. within 48 hours of ordering, with renewals shipping on the 15th each month

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5. Orange Peel Box

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Price: Starts at $19.95/month

About the Gift Box: Orange Peel Box is a great gift to help Mom ditch those artificial fragrances and opt for the real deal with essential oil-infused goodies for home and body. Each month expert aromatherapists send a healthy dose of relaxation and revitalization, including 2 organic essential oil blends, along with aromatherapy products like essential oil diffusers, misters, jewelry, and more.

Shipping: Ships to the U.S. and select countries within 2-5 days from ordering, with renewals shipping on the 20th each month

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6. Ecocentric Mom

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Price: Starts at $34.99/month

About the Gift Box: Looking for a unique gift for new moms or moms-to-be? Ecocentric Mom is a monthly subscription that curates a mix of high-quality products matched to every stage of motherhood. Designed with Mom and little in mind, she'll get a curated mix of deluxe-size organic small-batch products and accessories, including beauty, wellness and recuperation products for her and a mix of tried-and-tested products for baby.

Shipping: Ships to the U.S. and select countries on the 20th or the last day of the month, depending on order date

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7. Sudzly

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Price: Starts at $41.67/month

About the Gift Box: Give Mom the ultimate relaxation gift set this holiday season, so she can get a little downtime every month throughout the year. A great mom gift that helps remind her that self-care isn't selfish, with each monthly Sudzly box, she can draw a warm bath and slip into luxury with handcrafted bath and skincare products made from environmentally-conscious ingredients that are good for mind, body and spirit.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. by the 4th each month

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8. Habitation Box

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Price: Starts at $57.50/month

About the Gift Box: Pottery, kitchen accessories, seasonal goodies, wine glasses and more, with a month-to-month subscription to the Habitation Box, Mom will get a collection of home goods and delightful decor items that run the design spectrum from French cottage to simple Scandi. Curated by experienced interior designers and carefully packed by hand, each box makes a perfect gift for any mom dedicated to making her home her sanctuary.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 1st of the month

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9. Match Made Coffee

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Price: Starts at $19.95/month

About the Gift Box: If you're looking for a little bit of gifting gold where Mom is concerned, send her the ultimate pair: coffee and cookies! Bringing her a well-deserved pick-me-up for any time of the day or night, each Match Made Coffee subscription features 2 freshly ground craft coffees to fill her favorite coffee mug and 2 sweet tooth-satisfying gourmet cookies, intentionally selected as the perfect flavor match to that month’s brew.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. by the 22nd of each month

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10. Cater to Mom

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Price: Starts at $37.39/month

About the Gift Box: Designed specifically to provide support in the postpartum period, Cater To Mom is one of the best subscription boxes for new moms. Each curated box sends an assortment of postpartum essentials, including everything from organic recovery products to lactation-supporting snacks and teas, plus useful bath goodies, self-care tips, and resources that will help any mom navigate the challenges of the "fourth trimester."

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 18th of the month

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11. Baking fun!

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Price: Starts at $49.42/month

About the Gift Box: Busy moms love their Instant Pots and slow cookers for their convenience factor, and they'll love Red Velvet NYC because along with saving valuable time, they'll be able to indulge in a decadent home-baked dessert every month. Simplifying the baking process from start to finish, each kit contains pre-measured whole food ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions to create picture-perfect cakes, pies, and cupcakes for all to enjoy!

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 1st Thursday of every month

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12. Crated with Love

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Price: Starts at $29.99/month

About the Gift Box: Since it doesn't seem to be the year for gift cards to her favorite restaurant, switch things up a bit by giving the gift of unique at-home DIY date nights with Crated with Love. The creation of a team of marriage and family therapists, each monthly box is designed to strengthen any relationship, delivering a themed date that includes challenges and activities to give couples a night of intimate fun and laughs!

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 15th or the 1st of the month, depending on order date

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13. Boxy Momma

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Price: Starts at $15.00/month

About the Gift Box: Featuring fun themes like "Laundry Today or Naked Tomorrow," Boxy Momma is designed to give hardworking moms a much-needed break with a side of humor. Every box sends a curated collection of full-sized products, including jewelry, accessories, bath goodies, "momma hacks," sweets, support and love! And, to help other mommas through a vulnerable stage of motherhood, $1 from every sale is donated to Postpartum Support International.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 7th of the month

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14. greenUP Box

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Price: Starts at $38.33/every 2 months

About the Gift Box: Making it easier for moms without a lot of time to reduce unnecessary waste and move beyond the throwaway culture, the bi-monthly greenUP Box is determined to deliver zero-waste alternatives to everyday products. Filled with a practical mix of eco-friendly (and mom-friendly) items, she'll get a mix of reusable straws, cutlery, market bags, washable sponges, and more, along with the encouragement to be mindful of reducing waste.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. in early June, Aug, Oct, Dec, Feb and Apr

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