15 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 of thanks, the Cratejoy marketplace has amazing curated monthly gift boxes that are perfect for all types of mothers, from new moms and old pros, to grandmas and mothers-in-law.

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. From boxes that focus on self-care and wellness, to those devoted to fine chocolate or tea, we’ve put together a useful gift guide of some of the best subscription boxes for busy moms.

1. Mom Time Delivered

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Price: Starts at $26.67

About the Gift Box: Mom Time Delivered is one of the best gifts for supermoms everywhere. Delivering some much-needed and well-deserved me-time, each month's box brings 5-6 high-quality products, like hand-crafted bath accessories scented with essential oils, delicious goodies and sweets, accessories, and teas and coffees, all with the intention of creating a serene experience for mom to slow down and unwind.

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

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2. Savvy Snack Box

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Price: Starts at $25.66

About the Gift Box: Providing the perfect opportunity to help mom make healthy choices in the snack department, each Savvy Snack Box is packed with 10-12 non-GMO, organic tasty snacks. Ensuring month-to-month variety by intentionally rotating snacks, every box features brands that are tried-and-tested, as well as those new to the shelves, and is committed to making healthy snacking convenient and easy.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 4th of the month

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3. Sweet Escape

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Price: Starts at $27.99

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, get a themed mix of 2-3 or 5-6 full-size items, including plenty of pampering essentials, like body butters, foot scrubs and bath bombs, along with a book of the month in a preferred genre, a refreshing drink recipe, and a guide to help her maximize each month's experience.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 4th of the month

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4. Free Your Tea

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Price: Starts at $16.00

About the Gift Box: One of the best Mother's Day gifts or a great gift for tea lovers, the Free Your Tea monthly gift set is on a mission to create the perfect customized brews. Upon sign up, 6 samples will arrive for a taste of what’s to come. Then, by rating individual preferences and favorites, a team of tea enthusiasts with plenty of expertise will select 1 big bag of fresh, premium loose-leaf tea, enough to enjoy a daily cup, iced or hot.

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

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5. UPBOX

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Price: Starts at $29.16

About the Gift Box: Sending a thoughtful mix of goodies and spiritual encouragement for all Christian women, UPBOX is a faith-based monthly subscription that helps tired, busy moms remember that it's the little things that matter. Donating a generous 20% to the Jesus Way Foundation, each month's box brings scripture-filled mini cards and reminder cards, a 5x7 inspirational poster, and between 10-12 mindfully curated items, like jewelry, candles and body care products.

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

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6. Sweat & Sparkle Box

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Price: Starts at $35.78

About the Gift Box: All working moms want to have the strength and energy they need to devote to their family. The Sweat & Sparkle Box aims to help all women be their best, inside and out. Showcasing all things fitness, beauty and self-care, each month delivers a variety of items, from gym accessories and fitness gear, to healthy snacks, supplements and beauty samples, along with access to an online community of women all striving to look and feel incredible.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 12th-14th of the month

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7. Little Learners Busy Box

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Price: Starts at $13.00

About the Gift Box: Gift mom a little sanity with the Little Learners Busy Box. Each monthly delivery can help mom get a chance to tidy up or take a moment to herself with the help of 5+ pre-prepped busy kits to keep the kids entertained and engaged. Perfect for households with young children, all the kits can be mixed and matched to make more than 30 activities in every box, and all are packed in reusable storage bins specifically designed to be used over again.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between he 5th-8th of the month

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8. Simple Statement Jewelry Co.

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Price: Starts at $12.99

About the Gift Box: Delivering beautiful timeless jewelry pieces each month, accessorizing has never been easier than with a gift subscription from the Simple Statement Jewelry Co. Keeping all pieces minimal and modern, send mom beautiful pieces of jewelry, like necklaces, bracelets and earrings, in a custom jewel tone. Choose from either silver, gold or rose gold tones, or opt for a surprise every month.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 15th of the month

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9. Earth Body Intuitive Health Company

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Price: Starts at $49.00

About the Gift Box: Aromatherapy can be a great way to breathe deep and de-stress from a busy day, and the Earth Body Intuitive Health Company delivers the goods to help mom do just that. Sending full-size, therapeutic-grade essential oils, along with other high-quality scent-infused products, from essential oil diffusers and necklaces, to handmade soaps and drier balls, all boxes are eco-friendly and support small businesses.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 15th of the month

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10. The-Dashing-Squad

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Price: Starts at $58.00

About the Gift Box: A unique gift that's sure to be appreciated by any busy mom with littles at home is The Dashing Squad. Making trendy eco-friendly, ethical fashion choices for the kids has never been easier with a bi-monthly subscription that's specifically designed to grow with them. Each box sends high-quality, sustainable clothes and accessories in a range of sizes from 6m-5t, plus a few small artisan gift items just for mom.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. around the 28th of the month

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11. Pause and Unwind

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Price: Starts at $41.66

About the Gift Box: Packed with 5 curated organic and handmade bath and body items from amazing women-owned businesses, no matter how long the day has been, the Pause & Unwind box makes it easy for any busy mom to take some relaxation time all to herself. Unpack a mix of decadent products, including bath teas and herbal soaks, hydrating lotions and invigorating sprays, all selected with the intention of helping to promote balance in the day-to-day.

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

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12. Habitation Box

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Price: Starts at $49.00

About the Gift Box: The Habitation Box is a monthly home goods subscription packed with delightful decor items that run the design spectrum from French cottage to simple Scandi. Curated by experienced interior designers, each box makes a perfect gift for any mom dedicated to making her home her sanctuary. Carefully packed by hand, each box delivers artisan gift items, like serving sets, handcrafted soaps and top-quality kitchen accessories.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 4th of the month

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13. Match Made Coffee

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Price: Starts at $19.95

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 + cookies! Bringing mom 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 and 2 delicious gourmet cookies, intentionally selected as the perfect flavor match to that month’s brew.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. between the 15th-22nd of the month

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14. Hey Mamacita!

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Price: Starts at $38.00

About the Gift Box: Now is the perfect time to let mom know how much she's appreciated by spoiling her with the goodies in Hey Mamacita! She'll join other happy moms enjoying plenty of pampering with a monthly box brimming with top-notch bath, beauty and lifestyle items. Impressive right from the picture-perfect unboxing, each month sends anything from name brand skincare and makeup products, to stationery, sheet masks, tasty goodies and tech gadgets.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. 3-4 days after receipt of order

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15. International Meal Kits by Takeout Kit

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Price: Starts at $29.99

About the Gift Box: All busy moms could use a hand in the kitchen, so she'll be thrilled to dive into any of the International Meal Kits from Takeout Kit. Getting restaurant-quality favorites on the table in less than an hour, each monthly box brings a unique dish from a different country. Delivering pre-measured ingredients and simple step-by-step instructions, each month's box makes cooking a cinch and sends classic flavors from around the globe.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. within 4 days following receipt of order

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