Mother’s Day is always one of those days where I always feel a bit scrambled. Not only because I don’t know what to buy my mother and mother-in-law, but because it’s hard to say, “it’s my day, and I’m not doing anything.”
Honestly, we don’t all have that luxury. There are swimming lessons, homework and meal prep on the to-do list, and that doesn’t go away just because the calendar says Mother’s Day! And besides, shouldn’t everyday be celebrated?!
Okay, I’m not getting too cheesy, I’m just saying that when it comes to gifts, I honestly am like most other moms when I say I truly don’t need anything. I’m happy with some hugs and homemade artwork.
But in case you haven’t gotten mom anything yet, a subscription box is a great option! It is a box of curated items delivered right to her door, monthly or quarterly. But not all subscription boxes are made equally. There are different options and different price points.
These subscription boxes are my favourite kind of gift…the kind that keeps on giving! I have an admitted subscription box addiction, and love that there are so many options available. You can do a one-time purchase, allowing mom to test it out to see if she likes it. Or you can buy monthly subscriptions, or quarterly boxes. Be sure to check if they are in CDN or USD, because that could change your overall spend significantly.
There are boxes for every taste and need, so see a list of my favourites below!
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TOPBOX is a Canadian monthly box. Mom will receive 5-6 products that are shipped out on the 15th of each month. Cost is $12 CDN/month. topbox.ca
LuxeBox is a quarterly box, run by TOPBOX. For $26 CDN, mom will receive 7-8 products, with the ability to personalize some of the items (such as shade of lipstick or powder, scent of lotion, etc.) myluxebox.ca
FabFitFun is an American box promoted by celebrities and bloggers alike. (I personally love this box and have subscribed to it since 2015.) The box is packed full of beauty, lifestyle, wellness, fitness and fashion items and comes 4 times per year. Each box is valued at over $200 in retail value, and mom can customize certain selections, as well as have the option to purchase add-ons. The cost of a single box is $49.99 USD. The annual subscription fee is $179.99 USD, which is charged upfront.
Click here to save $10 off your first box!
CAUSEBOX is another American box that includes ethically and sustainably made items, partnering with artisans that are focused on raising awareness for various causes with each box. Each box tells a story and that story is included with the box. There are customization options available before each shipment and there are four boxes per year shipped out. The cost of the box is $49.95/season if paid annually. causebox.com
The Karma Box Co. is a Canadian box designed with a purpose. There is a mix of natural beauty products, fashion and fitness must-haves, health-conscious eats and even home décor. A portion of each box sold goes to support a different charity each season. The Karma Box is $69.95/season.
Click here to save 10% off your first Karma Box
Simply Beautiful Box is another Canadian box curated by the editors of BC Living. Valued at $150-200 each, the boxes cost $88 each (billed quarterly) and include 6-8 Canadian beauty, décor and fashion finds. There is the ability to add extras that ship directly with your box. simplybeautifulbox.com
Stay Creative Box – Is your mom is a boss babe? An entrepreneur, blogger or a creator of any kind? Than this box is for her! This Canadian box ships quarterly and includes items such as desk décor, planning tools, accessories for flay lays, wellness products and snacks. The box costs $29.99 for the starter box or $179.99 for the annual plan.
I have subscribed to this box for the past year and I always find it inspiring and helpful. I have used many of the journals, notes, and wellness products from each box and always look forward to the next one! staycreativebox.com
Not all subscription boxes are about makeup and lifestyle, so think outside the box and consider these other boxes:
- Food Subscription boxes such as Chef’s Plate or Hello Fresh could help mom in the kitchen.
- Book subscription boxes such as Sweet Reads Box to have books sent to her monthly for her to read.
- Tea subscription boxes such as My Tea Box is a great way to introduce new teas for her to enjoy.
- And more….
There really is a subscription box for every taste and every mom!
Remember, these boxes usually have a specific time that they mail out, so their next box may not be in-line with Mother’s Day, however if you included a note for your mom to keep an eye out for her surprise, I’m sure she won’t mind waiting!
Happy Mother’s Day!