13 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. Wild Woman Box


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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2. Little Learners Busy Box


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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3. Sudzly


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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4. Habitation Box


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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5. Cater to Mom


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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6. Baking fun!


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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7. Boxy Momma


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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