What are the best subscription boxes for mom?

What are the best subscription boxes for mom?

Are you like me? Are you constantly wondering what to give your mom for her birthday? Mother’s Day? Does she already have everything? You might ask what are the best subscription boxes for mom? There is no one answer! It depends on your mom, you, your budget, and your relationship. I give many options below so that you can pick from a variety of types, prices, and the regularity of delivery.

Almost all of them can be ordered monthly or quarterly or even just once. They are original and lovingly curated by many small business owners looking for a unique way to sell their products beyond their own backyards. 

If I had unlimited funds, I would sign up for so many of these, because what is more fun than the occasional surprise in the mail full of goodies for me? And, I can take care of all my besties, my mom, and my mother-in-law all from the comfort of my own couch!

Take a peek at the few that I have selected as options for each of these categories of gifts. There are sooooo many more, so take a look at all of these monthly subscription boxes for moms!

I chose 5-6 different “boxes” for each category for moms (and a few for dads). One category that I found later was college kids! (Look for a list of other categories at the bottom of the post.) I copied the descriptions given for each box, but added in my own opinion as well. Good luck on your gift search.

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Here are the Best Subscription Boxes for Mom…

Are you kids wondering what to give to you?? I have landed on the genius answer for all your woes. Subscription boxes! These are the bomb. 

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No More Robes!

Book Lover 

Bubbles and Books

I am not a big bath taker, but I know a lot of people in my life who are, and who would absolutely love this subscription.

Winding down at the end of the day with a steamy bath and a good book is one of life’s simplest pleasures! The Bubbles & Books box combines reading and relaxation to deliver a truly blissful bath experience. Choose your favorite book genre: Contemporary Romance, Historical Romance, Paranormal Romance, or Mystery/Thriller.

  • Choose contemporary, paranormal, or historical romance – or mystery/thriller books.
  • Items to expect: Bath bombs, artisan soaps, bubble baths, teas, candles, lip scrubs, whipped soaps, face masks, bath salts and so much more! Every month a surprise treat!
  • Each standard box includes: 1 paperback, 5+ romance eBooks, 3-5 luxury bath and body items
  • Each premium box includes: 2 paperbacks, 5+ romance eBooks, 5-7 luxury bath and body items
  • Gift a Bubbles & Books subscription with a single box or choose from 3, 6, and 12 month pre-paid subscription options.

Book of the Draw

The price is right, and who wouldn’t love a surprise book every month. Since it is so inexpensive, if you get one you don’t like, just pass it along:)

Book of the Draw is a no-frills monthly subscription box containing highly rated fiction books that we have lovingly curated just for you. We only select titles we have read and loved for our boxes – we do the hard work so you can just sit back and enjoy! Subscribe now & let us help you find your next great read from just $7 per month.

  • All titles are highly rated not only by ourselves but also across multiple review websites (we’re not completely biased!)
  • Genres include contemporary, historical, literary, mystery, thriller, and chick-lit/romance. Select your favorite(s) at checkout and we will only send books from those categories.
  • We are transparent that our books come from publisher overstocks. This means we must classify them as ‘used’. They are in almost perfect condition, with just a mark on the top or bottom pages and occasionally some very minor cosmetic damage.
  • Each box will contain a surprise book. To ensure this is a pleasant surprise (in the sense you haven’t read the book before!) we encourage you to share your Goodreads profile or other reading log with us so we can check it is not a title you have read before.
  • We are now offering 1 and 2 book monthly options.

Used Books Monthly

Same description as above.

We believe books should be circulated and that an author’s work should endure. Your books are randomly selected from our inventory of your selected genres. We strive to select the best quality used books for our readers. Get a fun book surprise in the mail every month! -1 book envelope $6.79 -2 book envelope $11.99 -4 book box $17.49

  • Your books are hand selected based on your selected genres and reading preferences.
  • Only used books meeting our quality standards are sent.
  • We keep books in circulation. We like to find new readers for used books.
  • Keep the books you love, pass the others on someone who will.

Big Reads 

I have a few older friends who are struggling to read anymore with regular print for various reasons. This would be so great for them!

You choose the genre, we choose the book! Each title will be a surprise to you (like getting a present in the mail!) and a recent large print publication. This is an excellent subscription to gift to a family member or friend who you don’t get to see very often. We’re happy to include personalized notes from you to your loved one in each box.

  • New trade paperback book each month
  • Personalized notes upon request
  • Gift items approximately 4x per year
  • Large print books make for easier reading

Chicklitology 

I love chick lit, great escapism when i have the time.

Chicklitology is a celebration of witty, well-written fiction, about modern women’s lives. Curated by a Book Geek and Author, Katherine Womack, the subscription box substantiates everything that encompasses the genre: excitement, motivation, relatability and resolve.

  • This is a box for Moms, Single & Minglers, Book Geek Extroverts and Introverts; we’ll bring the solitude to her.
  • The boxes are themed, and will include a new release or an Oldie but Goodie, hard-cover or paperback, Women’s Lit title (ie. Chick Lit, Romance, Self Help, and Autobiography). On occasion, it’ll get steamy with Erotica. We’ll also toss in accompaniments (t-shirts, journals, mugs, jewelry, etc). Your beverage, snack and bookmark are guaranteed in every box–on us (they’re exempt from the box’s retail value).
  • Here is the best part: after completing a 12-month subscription term, you’ll become a certified “Chicklitologist”. Your celebratory box will be complimentary, and your subscription rate will be discounted thereafter. So, go ahead! What are you waiting for? Get certified!
  • If you’d like a spoiler, feel free to contact us (to determine if you’ve read the book of the month).

Food and/or Drink Lover

My Bean 

I have only started drinking coffee in my 50s. I love to try new ones, and this sounds great!

MyBean is the perfect gift for friends & relatives who enjoy good coffee and like to try new and exciting coffees from around the world! Our coffee is ethically sourced and grown without chemical pesticides & artificial fertilizers. Your box will contain 2 different types of freshly roasted whole bean coffee (12 oz total) every month.

  • A different exciting global destination every month! Perfect for dinner clubs, date nights, home-schooling curriculum, kids education, family time, healthy eating with fun flavors, or as preparation for an upcoming international trip
  • Includes: spices & spice blends from each featured destination, 5-6 recipes to feed 6-8 people each (for a full course meal)
  • Themed Music Playlist from each destination, plus a welcome postcard with fun facts about the featured country
  • Vegetarian-friendly and gluten-free
  • Every box sold supports a Non-Profit that impacts Youth Education 

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Spice Madam 

We love spices in this house! My boys like super spicy, but have to tone it down for me. I might have to get this for more experiments in our kitchen!

Explore, discover, and experience a new destination each month through a monthly curated box of spices, recipes, themed music and fun facts from each featured country. Spice Madam also makes the perfect gift for that internationally-minded foodie in your life! What you can expect:

  • A different exciting global destination every month! Perfect for dinner clubs, date nights, home-schooling curriculum, kids education, family time, healthy eating with fun flavors, or as preparation for an upcoming international trip
  • Includes: spices & spice blends from each featured destination, 5-6 recipes to feed 6-8 people each (for a full course meal)
  • Themed Music Playlist from each destination, plus a welcome postcard with fun facts about the featured country
  • Vegetarian-friendly and gluten-free
  • Every box sold supports a Non-Profit that impacts Youth Education 

Gusto di Roma 

Italian food, ‘nuff said!

Bring the delicious Italian cuisine home to you every month! Satisfy your hunger for authentic Italian sweet and savory food sourced directly from Italy. Enjoy 5-6 ready-to-eat Italian items ranging from gourmet chocolates to artisan salami. Perfect for gifts, dinner parties, and for an authentic Italian date night in!

  • Enjoy 5-6 gourmet Italian treats every month ranging from salami by artisan manufacturers, biscotti from Tuscany, olives in sea salt brine from Abruzzo, grilled vegetables in extra virgin olive oil from Calabria, fruit jam from Trentino-Alto Adige, pistachio cream and chocolate bars with cinnamon from Sicily.
  • No prep work or cooking required! All items are ready-to-eat and can be enjoyed directly from your monthly shipment.
  • Each shipment contains a mix of sweet and savory items to appeal to all preferences.
  • All items are non-perishable so you can enjoy the taste of Italy on your own time.
  • All shipments include a detailed insert with item descriptions and suggested arrangements and pairings. Perfect for gift giving or party hosting!

Brownie Bite Box 

This would be a great one to have and share with a friend. Sounds absolutely delicious!

A subscription box for anyone who loves chocolate. Nettie’s Craft Brownies combine brownies and chocolates in one delicious bite. We cut up our extra fudgy brownies into bite-sized pieces and hand-dip each one in chocolate. In fun flavors like Sea Salt, Peanut Butter, S’mores, and Espresso, there is a bite for everyone!

  • Makes a great gift for family, friends, co-workers and clients.
  • Each month your box will contain an assortment of our classic flavors, along with seasonal favorites.
  • We make our products using real, high quality ingredients with a recipe handed down through generations.
  • Our bites are hand cut and hand-dipped in chocolate. Each one is unique and crafted just for you.
  • We make our bites fresh to order. They will arrive at your door fresh and ready to enjoy.

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American Cocktail Club

Our oldest son worked in a distillery last summer, and he would come home and mix up new drinks for us. This box sounds like something that he would like to try.

The American Cocktail Club is a premium cocktail subscription box that curates all-natural and world class cocktails. Being part of the Club is like having the coveted seat at a high level mixology bar. 

  • This monthly box contains 4 servings curated by award winning mixologists around the USA.
  • The art of Mixology – Simplified! Hand crafted by expert Mixologists.

Incredibly unique, natural, fresh, low calorie, low sugar juice blends

  • Each of our flavors is designed to both stand alone, and work in combination—so you can make—or be served—hundreds of different drinks and never make a mistake.

*NOTE* We do not ship the Everything Box to Canada. Canadian orders for the Everything Box will be switched to an Everything but the Booze Box & refunded the difference

  • We do not ship the Everything Box to the following states: AK, KY, MS, UT

Lover of Home and Living Subscription Boxes

Succulents Monthly 

I kill all plants. EXCEPT, two tiny succulents that I have had for over a year. This might work for someone like me:)

Our mission is to help you, or that special someone in your life, build a fantastic collection! But if you’re like us, we’re guessing you already have a good start! 😉

  • Includes heathy plants, succulent growing mix, and everything else you need
  • Quality pots and containers that are as cute and clever as they are classy
  • Beautiful hand-illustrated paperwork with helpful potting and care instructions
  • Easy and fun family-friendly projects

 Laura’s Kitchen Table

How much fun is this? And, I love that there is connection with a Facebook community!

Discover delicious food, beverages and fun kitchen items from some amazing female entrepreneurs! Each box is carefully curated with the female foodie in mind to easily change up your weeknight dinner, indulge in something decadent or find a new satisfying snack. Every month, you can expect:

  • Carefully curated items such as, desserts, spices, sauces, seasonings, snacks, teas, coffee, cocktail mixers and kitchen accessories
  • A featured recipe related to that month’s box theme
  • Kitchen Conversation card; questions to create conversation between friends/family while enjoying your monthly box
  • Access to a private Facebook community group to share products, as well as receive additional recipes exclusive to members

Seasonal Home Decor Box

I am a terrible shopper for decor. I think that things will work, but then I get it home, and it doesn’t work for me. Maybe if someone else picked it out, it would work. You could always give things as gifts if something arrives that “speaks their name”.

We love to support small businesses and our boxes always include at least one item created by independent artisans or small businesses. You can be sure that each item selected for our boxes is high quality and perfect for keeping or gifting! The value of the box will always exceed the retail price.

  • High quality new releases quarterly.
  • Styling ideas and maker info included in each box.
  • Unique, artisan-made exclusives included in each box.
  • Fresh, seasonal decor to update your space.
  • Great house-warming or gift ideas!

The Appalachian Mercantile

Yum!

The J.Q. Dickinson Appalachian Mercantile is a selection of the finest foods, crafts and home goods shipped directly to you. Each box contains 6-7 items, and includes a recipe as well as a card telling you about each maker. Our boxes can be ordered monthly or seasonally. We carefully select each item to meet our standards for quality. $65 value

  • Carefully curated food and home products
  • Recipes sent with each box
  • High quality Appalachian foods, crafts and home goods sent seasonally or monthly
  • 6-7 full sized products

Wanderkarma Travel Box

Really cool things each month! Whether you are a traveler or not, these items can inspire you to explore new places, either in person or virtually!

Wanderkarma Artisan Box is for the traveler and lover of beautiful handmade products from around the world. We take you on a journey to a new country or city every month…. all within our boxes! We have traveled to Costa Rica, Greece, Paris, and Japan As a final touch, we send you a travel guide to fuel your wanderlust to travel to the world.

  • 3 to 5 artisan or traditional items from the country every month
  • Fair Trade Jewelry, Handbags, and Home Decor
  • Explore a new country through the box every month
  • We will also send you a Travel Guide to the country!

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Self-Love Boxes 

TheraBox – Self Care Subscription Box

Health and wellness, love and self-care, what more do we need?

Each box includes 1 research inspired therapeutic activity to wire your brain for more joy plus 6 to 8 self-care wellness goodies to reduce stress & enhance your life! We aim to inspire more love & happiness in every box through mindfully curated products to feed your mind, body & soul. For all finders & seekers of an inspired life❤️ #TreatYoself!

  • 1 happiness activity plus 6 – 8 self care wellness goodies (i.e., aromatherapy, natural/organic bath, body, skincare products, and other lifestyle goodies!)
  • Over $120+ retail value in every box!
  • Curated by therapists to increase happiness & reduce stress
  • Unbox happiness monthly! Filled with all things mindful, thoughtful, and beautiful to help you de-stress and live an inspired life!
  • #TreatYoself or a loved one to some self care & relaxation!

Success Crate 

As an entrepreneur myself, I love the ideas behind this box. We all need a little push to make ourselves better, to take a step out of our “comfort zone”. If you know of someone needing a little encouragement, this one would be great.

The result of Success Crate monthly boxes is to help entrepreneurs and everyday people feel self empowered, more focused & prioritized, become productive, grow their business & skills and to be a better person. We are looking for ambitious individuals that want to take their personal growth to the next level. If that’s you then you’re in the rig

  • NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLERS- Receive a brand new New York Times best seller book with an explicit intention to help you in your personal and professional life.
  • PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT TOOLS AND ACCESSORIES – Each month you will receive personal development tools such as journals,workbooks,pens,customized worksheets created by our team all dedicated to a specific monthly theme.
  • EXCLUSIVE WORKBOOKS AND GOAL ORIENTED ACTIVITY SHEETS-Each month you will receive 3-5 exclusive worksheets curated to help you reach your goals faster by helping you stay on track and on task to reach your goals.
  • You will receive the ultimate personal development seminar experience delivered monthly to your door, our boxes are crafted with you in mind, loaded with lots of tools and resources to help you create the absolute best version of yourself.
  • LEARN GROW BECOME- Obtain the tools you need to get you one step closer to your goals. Learn from the best mentors, grow your mindset and become the creator of your life.

Faithbox

I know that I am always looking for a way to grow my faith! I love that there are daily devos included in each delivery…

Faithbox is an exciting way to promote positive Christian living by helping people grow in their faith journey and strengthen their relationship with Christ! Each month has a different theme to help you focus on different parts of your faith. We ensure that the companies we partner with for our Faithbox create ethical, eco-friendly products.

  • Everyday Faith: a daily devotional that we publish every month to help keep you centered with Christ!
  • Impact Guide: Gives a detailed description of each product included, where is came from, the impact it has, etc.
  • A variety of hand-picked items from Christian companies that do good.
  • Items include: jewelry, accessories, Christian books, art, decorations, and more!

Her-Mine

I love that this one supports women in business. Self-care from experts -other women!

HER-MINE is a curation of beautiful and thoughtfully composed lifestyle products delivered monthly. We are cultivating and nurturing a sisterhood that cares about supporting women-owned businesses. Each limited-edition box features carefully-selected items that deliver value and pursue a common purpose: to foster growth of women-owned businesses.

  • 5-8 full and deluxe sample size self care lifestyle goodies in every box!
  • Amazing products curated from women owned businesses
  • Thoughtful theme every month
  • Curated to increase focus on self care and self love
  • #Selfcare is self love, so treat yourself or a loved one to some 💕

Smartass and Sass

This one made me laugh. This would be fun if you are or know someone who is a little sassy!

Smartass & Sass is a gift and subscription service for snarky individuals and cynical a**holes. We hand-select products from artists and small businesses and work with manufacturers to produce brand-new items that are sure to make you giggle. Subscribers also help us decide on items and have access to a secret sale shop. Join our community today!

  • 3 subscription options: shirt, box, or shirt & box
  • 5-7 items per box
  • Items include: mugs, bags, notebooks, apparel, and more!
  • Shirts are soft-blend unisex and printed locally (size chart image above)
  • Ships internationally to Canada, Mexico, the UK, and Australia

loved+blessed

This one is a little bit bit different, but sounds like a great concept for growing in your faith!

We’re a monthly membership community for Christian women. If you want to live life encouraged, no matter your situation, then this is perfect for you! We’re not a typical sub box that focuses on products. We send you care packages with God-inspired right-on-time messages to help you grow in your faith and be more hopeful.

  • We offer 2 Membership Options to uplift your spirit: BOXES OF ENCOURAGEMENT (includes a gift inside) or WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT (devotional items only)
  • Online Community Fellowship (+discounts for our in-person events)
  • Weekly Video Lessons
  • Monthly Blogs + Life Application & Spiritual Growth Workbooks
  • Access to our growing catalog of videos and workbooks in our Members Course Library (valued at over $475)

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Lover of Crafts

Scrapbooking Store 

During the pandemic, I have been crafting with paper. I might have to convince my husband to give this one to me!

A fun, monthly scrapbooking subscription box that is uniquely designed and hand selected just for scrapbookers. Each month members receive a beautiful, themed scrapbook kit that is filled with all of the items you need to scrapbook until your next kit arrives.

  • Each box is full of 12×12 (double-sided) pages, stickers, cutouts, or other embellishments
  • Opportunity to upgrade for several extra embellishments each month!
  • A monthly project inspiration sheet included each month!
  • Includes membership into our exclusive Facebook Club where you can interact and grow with our community of fellow scrapbookers!
  • Makes the perfect gift for you or the scrapbooking lover in your life looking to capture special moments of joy and surprise!

The Hopebroidery Box

I used to do these little embroidery projects with my grandma, and I loved that it was so easy to create something beautiful from colored thread!

The Hopebroidery Box is a monthly subscription service for hand embroidery! Each month, I send subscribers everything they’ll need to complete that month’s project, including a stitch by stitch video tutorial. You can also choose the mini box, which includes just the pattern and tutorial link.

  • Choose between the big box ($45, includes at least $45 worth of hand embroidery materials delivered to you monthly) or the mini box ($12, includes the digital version of that month’s pattern + the video tutorial, but no physical items).
  • Boxes are sent out on or around the 4th of each month – boxes purchased this month go out next month (for example, if you sign up at any point in June, your first box will go out in early July)!
  • Share photos of your progress by tagging me (@hopebroidery) and using the hashtag #hopebroideryBOX!
  • Need extra help with your project? Not a problem – contact me directly via email, and I’m happy to help!

The Adults and Crafts Crate 

This sounds like fun! I am always up for learning something new and crafty. And, it is nice that they send everything that you will need so you aren’t constantly realizing that you need another tool or more supplies.

Adults & Crafts is a thoughtfully curated craft subscription box for adults & teens to create fun and trendy projects! Every month is a different craft to allow you to learn a new craft technique like wood burning and engraving. Create beautiful products like wine carriers and epoxy resin coasters. Two subscriptions are even perfect for date night!

  • We send you all the tools, materials, accessories and instructions you need to complete the craft. No last minute trips to the craft store needed!
  • Create trendy projects like wine caddies, epoxy resin, candles, and more!
  • Perfect for a family night, for a friend hangout, or for date night.
  • Learn a new craft skill every month varying from clockmaking, to embossing, to woodworking. The possibilities are endless!

Adult Coloring Monthly

I love these coloring sheets! I put out 4-5 in my classroom each month for my middle schoolers to work on while I do my daily read aloud. They LOVE it! Fun to do with a friend:)

Each month comes with 12 new coloring sheets in an artist’s pad mailed to you + 12 digital downloads! You can keep and reprint the digital downloads forever. Each month has new themes from Paris cityscapes, elephants, succulent terrariums, mandalas and more!

  • Each month comes with a set of 12 adult coloring sheets mailed to you. Plus, receive the same images as digital downloads.
  • Your Digital Downloads are sent within 24 hours of your order!
  • 6 Month Subscribers get a free mini pack of colored pencils.
  • Year Subscribers get a free mini pack of colored pencils plus a full sized coloring book!
  • You can skip or cancel at any time! Once digital downloads are sent, no refunds are available.

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Where the fun begins! (Fabrics and notions for quilters) –

These look like so much fun! Sadly, I do not sew, but the fabrics are so pretty, and could be made into many things!

This subscription box is for fabric lovers. Fabrics are a work of art. Some are stunning and some are just useful. Fabrics come from professional designers who use colors, designs with fabric to make the most interesting and beautiful projects. You won’t be unhappy with our choice. 100 % Guaranteed. On occasion there are extra gift.

  • We are committed to bring you the best and keep customers loving their boxes.
  • Careful choosing, thinking and planning about what we send.
  • Our boxes will be of more value than what you pay. We love to add extras.
  • This will be a quilters haven. Are you ready?
  • MMQ will ship with USPS in a padded flats rate envelope. We will split the $8.00 ($4 for you and $4 for us). These bags will ship all over the USA for the $8.00.

Here Are Some For the Dads!

Jerky of the Month

We are weirdos and love to get different flavors of jerky and compare the taste. This would be a great gift around here!

High Quality Craft & Artisan Jerky From Around The U.S.A. Award-Winning Experience. Flexible Gift Ordering. Exclusive Selections. Personalized Gift Message. Best Variety. Hard-to-Find Craft Jerky. Designed For All Jerky Lovers, Join the Club or Gift a Membership. No Long Term Commitment, Cancel Anytime.

  • New Brands & Flavors Every Month
  • Add A Personal Touch With A Custom Gift Note
  • Awesome gift idea for jerky lovers!
  • Sign up to receive delicious, top quality, artisan jerky every month.
  • Free (USA) Shipping over $50

BBQ Box

For a long time, my husband would only grill. Now he is a pro in the kitchen, but this would still be something that he would love!

We deliver BBQ essentials to help you create unique flavors that will wow your guests. We also love a good snack, so each month we will send an edible item as well! Fire up the grill and let’s get cookin’!

  • 1 Sauce or Marinade
  • 1 Rub or Spice
  • 1 Snack or bonus item
  • 1 Sample Pack of wood chips to go with the recipe

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Booze Dogs

These look delicious! And. what a fun concept!

Looking for something different? An idea that provides an unforgettable time? Try Booze Dogs, Booze + Meat! Choose between juicy 1/3 lb. burgers, smoked 3.2 oz. bratwurst, and/or flavorful 2 oz. hot dogs authentically infused with real bourbon, gin, and/or rum. Servings vary between 3-8 per lb. Variety boxes change monthly.  

  • Each box shipped will assume a variety of meat & liquor flavors. Specify your interests or make special requests during the checkout process.
  • Gourmet Meat: Premium pork shoulder and premium ground chuck slow smoked with natural hickory hardwood chips
  • Infused with real booze for 6 hours and blended in the highest quality spices
  • Clean labels with ingredients you can pronounce, no synthetic flavoring, and never any nitrates or nitrites used. Arrives in a 100% recyclable box with dry-ice in ≤ 3 days from ship date, and excludes liquor bottle.
  • A portion of profits are contributed to a reputable national canine rescue organization

The Father of All Boxes

This looks like a box that would be a great gift for any man in your life. There are a great variety of items each month that most guys would love!

Gifting Dad a memorable experience just got easier! Craft cocktails meets artisan snacks, specialty coffee meets decadent desserts. The Father of All Boxes is packed with artisan made goodness for him to discover. Makes the perfect gift for husbands, Dads, Step-Dads, Father-in-Laws, or any father figure in your life.

  • Classically sweet, bold, and full of adventure…just like Dad.
  • 5-7 products to discover – everything from artisan treats and craft cocktail essentials to body care and grooming.
  • Curated from small-batch makers and artisans from around the country.
  • Shipping is included, arrives ready to gift, includes personalized note card.
  • Available as a One-Time Gift or as a 3 month gift subscription. Be sure to select “non-renewing” if you would not like your subscription to recur.

Basic Man Subscription

My husband and dad both love really soft t-shirts and socks. This would be a winner with them both.

Each month, we will ship you a high-quality t-shirt, performance boxer-briefs & pair of socks. Our crew neck shirts are super soft. The boxer-briefs have “stay-put” legs, breathable vents, and an extra soft waistband. The socks are extra comfy with a variety of styles. The colors will vary in each shipment and match each other.

  • Odor-resistant and antimicrobial boxer-briefs made from bamboo
  • Premium quality cotton & REPREVE t-shirts with the perfect fit
  • Amazing quality basics sustainably made using recycled waterbottles
  • All at an insanely low price for products that should be replaced often
  • Athletic compression & combed cotton socks for everyday wear. Super comfy!

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Here’s the thing about our lives these days. It is different. We have slowed down. We are home more. We are trying different things for fun. 

I encourage you to “gift” these to your friends and family, but also to yourselves. Take advantage of this change of pace to support these unique businesses, and to take gift-giving up a notch!

Other categories are: games, kids activities, spiritual, date night, nerds, and pets to name a few…

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What Are Good Gifts For a Teenage Girl?

Attention parents and grandparents of teenage girls! Not sure what to get your teenager? Here is my guide to good gifts for a teenage girl. This list is vetted by a number of teenage girls that I have reached out to for the best answers. Check out the ideas below!

See also my gift guide for boys and ideas for stocking stuffers!  No decisions to make.  Just choose one or all! Any teenage girl would love one of these gifts. 

Happy shopping! No matter if it is the holiday season or a birthday coming up soon, I hope that these ideas will help you!

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Ideas to instill gratefulness and giving

These are copied from my blog post here.

One thing that we have really tried to instill in our boys is a sense of gratefulness.  This is not always easy in this day and age.  Some ideas that have worked for us are listed below. Try these with your teenage girls!

  1. Each time the boys make money, whether it’s allowance, money they’ve earned at a job, or gift money for their birthday, we ask that they save some for gifts that they might have to purchase in the future. This shows them that what they save matters. And, when they are shopping for gifts for friends or family, it means so much more to them that they are contributing to it themselves.
  2. When our boys receive gifts, they are required to write thank you notes. This is not something that they enjoy, but they still have to do it. Sometimes, I am better than others at reminding them to do this, but I feel like it is so important to show gratitude to others for taking the time to purchase something that they like or enjoy. Most gifts cost money as well, so that needs to be appreciated as well.
  3. My boys have to think ahead and purchase gifts for one another. They really put a lot of thought into the process, and it’s been fun over the years to see what they come up with. Usually 2 go in together for the third brother, and so they work together, which is also really fun to see. Sometimes they purchase gifts, and occasionally, they will make gifts.
  4. They are also supposed to get my husband and I each something or something for us together-we try to give them a few ideas ahead of time!Now check out my ideas for the girls!  

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    What are good gifts for teenage girls?

Lululemon Black Wunder Under Pant Hi-Rise–  Love these!

Rustic Jewelry Organizer–  This will hold all the jewelry that your girl has, and it conveniently hangs on the wall.

GoPro Hero 7This is not much more than just the GoPRo 7 alone!-  Dream gift for the adventurous girl.

Ruffled Ankle Booties–  Cute for jeans or dressing up.

Wireless, Waterproof, Speaker–  This has built-in mic, plays for 12 hours, and 2 built-in speakers.  Great for the pool or anywhere she wants to go.

ArtNaturals Aromatherapy Essential Oil and Diffuser Set–  Comes with 8 starter oils:  peppermint, tea tree, rosemary, orange, lemongrass, lavender, eucalyptus, and frankincense.  Has auto shut-off and a 7 color LED light.  So many uses for oils!

Fun Hippie Boho Pants–  100% cotton, super comfy for all the lounging going on these days.

The Happiness Project One-Sentence Journal:  A Five-Year Record (goes with the book The Happiness Project)-  This would be a great gift for the beginning of high school or college!

Kate spade New York Activity Tracker–  Cute way to keep track of all activity.

Air Chalks Set: 10 Colorful Hair Chalk Pens–  Temporary color for fun accents on occasion.

12 pcs. Makeup Brush Set -Cup holder and 12 professional cosmetic brushes

Here are some mini gift ideas for a stocking or to tie on with ribbon when wrapping the gift…

Earbuds

Phone case

Phone charger -There are so many cute animal chargers to choose from!

Thank you cards -These are always good to have on hand!

Here is a gift just for fun! I just came across it, and it is the cutest little waffle iron!  So much fun for a sleepover or just for a fun breakfast.  Remember, you can cook lots of things in a waffle iron, so think outside the box with this one:)

Check out these other posts for the holidays: Gift Guide for Teen Guys, Teen Stocking Stuffers, 49 Holiday Movies To Watch With Your Teen, Advent Calendars for Teens, and Budget Friendly Ideas for the Holidays.

And these are links to other gift guide posts: Best Valentine Gifts for a Teen to Give or Get, Best Gifts for a Teen’s Easter Basket, Graduation Gift Guide,

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Gift Guide for a Teen’s Easter Basket

Gift Guide for a Teen’s Easter Basket

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Easter is right around the corner!

Get ahead of the game with these great ideas for a teen’s Easter basket…

Just because our teens don’t believe in the Easter Bunny anymore, doesn’t mean we can’t spoil them with a few little gifts!  *This post may contain affiliate links. This means, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you click the link and make a purchase. My full disclosure policy is here.

(During these days of COVID-19, we need to remember that our teens need to have fun and have something to look forward to. These gifts are all fun and/or useful. Let’s make Easter a fun holiday to look forward to during these uncertain days.

One thing that is happened locally last year was that families posted pics of pretty colored eggs in their window for kids to look for on neighborhood walks. Another idea would be for your older kids to put on a puppet show or video for younger kids. Be creative, and let your teens think of fun things to do!)

Fill your teen's Easter basket with love!

Most of the posts that I tried to find to link to this article had really silly ideas for teens at Easter, so here are some that I came up with after talking to my boys and their cousins who are all older teens. 

Involve your teens in the planning of this holiday.  They love to help with the younger kids.  Decorate and hide the eggs.  Stuff plastic eggs for younger siblings. 

Help your teen find a volunteer opportunity for your teen at church or with your city.  Visit an assisted living facility and give little treats to the elderly. 

Watch Passion of the Christ as a family and discuss the meaning of this important holiday. (Caution, this is for older teens.) And, watch Hop for some lighthearted fun! Movies are great additions to a teen’s Easter basket.

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Teenage Guys Easter Basket Ideas:

Here are some great monthly subscription basket ideas for guys

Candy–Get creative, there are lots of silly candies that guys would like!

Boxers –Fun new underwear for the spring season

Cards/Dice –A great game for study breaks going into finals!

Razor/Shaving gel –If you buy it, they won’t have to!

New earphones –My son just spent some of his earnings on a new pair, and he loves these!

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Video game –My whole group of guys LOVE this game!

Money/Giftcards — These are for food, always an easy and much appreciated gift!

Teenage Girls Easter Basket Ideas:

If you would live to gift your girl with a monthly subscription basket, here are a ton of ideas!

ICandy— Organic jelly beans for your sweet girl!

Nail polish –In fun spring colors!

Earbud Splitter –Great to listen with a friend, and it’s in a bunny shape for Easter!

Lipgloss –I know your daughter will appreciate this gift at all times!

Book –Have you heard of the enneagram self discovery system?  It’s pretty cool!  My nieces love this book!

Flip flops –These are sooooo comfy!

Money/Giftcards –These are for shopping, again, always a sure win!

No matter if your teen is still home or far away, these gift choices should help you out while you plan their Easter. Good luck planning your teen’s Easter basket whether they are far away or just down the hall.

Pack up a quick care package or arrange a basket for home.  Good luck and happy Easter!

A teen's Easter basket can be fun too!

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Other posts you may enjoy: Making a Care Package for Your TeenGames to Play with Your Teen Anytime, Gift Guide for Teen Guys, and Gift Guide for Teen Gals 

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Smart Parents in the Know: March Wins

Smart Parents in the Know: March Wins

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Ideas for Parents in March

What I’m learning and loving in the month of March! “Smart Parents” is a series that I’m continuing.  I will talk about a few things that I am learning and loving in my life right now. This may include recipes, books, movies and gadgets, etc. Here are some ideas for parents in March.

Please know that I am thinking of you, and will try to find fun and useful things to share with you each month!

(Here are some previous posts January and February) Let me know what you are learning and loving so that I can add that to future posts!

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Learning:

Are you wondering what you should be teaching your teen about money? I have found this awesome resource! It’s called 5 Things Parents Must Teach Kids About Money. There is also Millionaire by 51. Both of these are from my new friend in the blogging world, John Q. Miller aka. “Daddy401k” He was in our Next Phase Parenting Summit back in January, and had so much great information! 

Here is a little bit about John… ‘My name is John Q. Miller and I’ve been a financial coach of some sort for over 20 years. I have a passion for financial literacy for kids. I especially like to share how my wife and I raised our two daughters and taught them lifelong lessons about personal finance. We gave them a head start for financial freedom that we didn’t have when we ventured out into the world as young adults.’

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Loving:

Book:

How to Build a Smile: 14 Ways to a Better You -Dr. Robert M. Cole

Dr. Cole “shares some advice on how parents can train kids to use optimism as a tool to triumph over adversities while acknowledging the negative emotions that come along the way.” I just finished reading it, and loved how simply this is all laid out. Easy ways to “increase happiness, more success, and more satisfaction with life.”

Shows:

Some great shows that we have binged lately:

Lenox Hill: A great docu-series which follows 4 doctors throughout their daily lives -on Netflix.

Longmire: The modern day Columbo or McCloud! We love this modern show about a sheriff in Wyoming, also on Netflix.

America: The Story of Us: Basically what it says, an interesting series about American history.

Jack Ryan: This has been a fun one to watch if you like spy/thrillers!

Game:

Ticket to Ride -This game is so much fun! It is all about travel and earning points for the longest routes you can take. Visit some cities while you are stuck at home. One way to extend would be to look up some of these places while you are playing!

There are lots of versions which I did not know! Here are a few…Ticket to Ride-with Alexa, for younger kids there’s Ticket to Ride-First Journey,  and Ticket to Ride-Rails and Sails.

Gadgets:

Have you heard of Scrubdaddy? Guys! This is the greatest thing! I got one as a hostess gift, and thought, “What the heck?” But, seriously, I LOVE it! They are everything that the packaging says and more. Plus, they are so cute:) Try it out! 

Quote:

In time of test, family is best.” –Burmese Proverb

Holidays:

World Compliment Day (1), National Frozen Food Day (6), Popcorn Lovers Day (second Thursday), National Pi Day (14), St. Patrick’s Day (17),  International Day of Happiness (20), International Waffle Day (25), National Crayon Day (31)

Here are links to posts that might be helpful these days: Self-care: Give Yourself the Gift of 4:15, 5 Steps to Avoid Losing Your Cool with Your Teens, 5 Easy Ways to Improve Communication With Your Teen 

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Smart Parents in the Know: February Wins

Smart Parents in the Know: February Wins

Ideas for Parents in February

Here are things that I’m learning and loving in the month of February! I will talk about a few things that I am learning and loving in my life right now. This may include recipes, books, movies and gadgets, etc. Here are some ideas for parents in February. I will do this sometime during each month. (Here are December and January) Let me know what you are learning and loving so that I can add that to future posts!

Ideas for parents in February

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Learning:

•The 10 best ways to “hygge”, I mention some tools for this below. Once I learned about this a few years ago, I determined that I should have been Danish😃  “Hygge”, basically means getting cozy and warm with people you love!

There I nothing better! Here are some tools for hygge: this blanket looks luscious, BEST hot chocolate mix, and finally a recent book that I loved (and that I found out is part of a series!)

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There are some great books to check out for creating hygge, which is pronounced Hoo-ga―it’s “a sense of comfort, togetherness, and well-being.”

The Little Book of Hygge -“Hygge is about an atmosphere and an experience,” Wiking, the author, explains. “It is about being with the people we love. A feeling of home. A feeling that we are safe.”

The Little Book of Lykke -“We can deepen our blissfulness and contentment with little adjustments in our behavior,” again according to Wiking.

•I learned that I can do new BIG things when I hosted an online summit, Next Phase Parenting Summit. I have made a great new friend, and we were able to help so many parents of teens, young adults, and empty nesters. I encourage you to try something new and difficult, it can be fun and really rewarding!

Loving:

Book:

The Energy Bus -Jon Gordon I had to read this at school for a book club with other teachers. It is SO good! The story is that George’s day starts out with a flat tire, and in his opinion his day goes down from there. Everything in his life is falling apart -his marriage, his job…

George ends up taking the bus to work, and meets Joy, the energetic bus driver. Joy and the other passengers on the bus give George 10 lessons for living life with positive energy which makes a huge difference in his life.

Other books by Jon Gordon that are on my list to read! One thing I like about him is that he has some children’s versions of a few! And, the fables he uses to tell all of his stories are so relatable. 

Show:

Centennial -the mini-series based on the book by James Michener This was one of our favorite mini-series back in the day, and we have had such a great time watching it with our kids! The cast is amazing, which of course they do not even realize. It is super cheesy, but very engaging to connect with these generations of characters who lived and interacted with each other in the town of Centennial, CO. You should give it a try! 

And, if you haven’t read anything by Michener, you should give him a try. The beginnings are always full of geological facts and data, but if you can make it through those pages, the information is always so pertinent to the story that he tells about a region.

Gadgets:

I love this tiny cutting tool! You can attach this to your keychain, have one in your car or wherever!

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Clothing:

Buffalo plaid tennies -How cute are these for Valentine’s Day? 

Quote:

Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is time for home.Edith Sitwell

I love this quote because it perfectly sums up winter for me.❄️❤❄️

One of my favorite winter concepts is “hygge”, basically getting cozy and warm with people you love! There I nothing better! Here are some tools for hygge: this blanket looks luscious, BEST hot chocolate mix, and finally a recent book that I loved (and that I found out is part of a series!)

Ideas for parents in February

Holidays:

Groundhog’s Day (2), Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day (first Saturday), Superbowl Sunday (date varies), National Pizza Day (9), Valentine’s Day (14), President’s Day (third Monday of the month), Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday (date varies), Ash Wednesday (date varies), National Margarita Day (22), Leap Day (29-the next one is 2024)

I hope that you have learned some things with these ideas for parents in February!

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Smart Parents in the Know: January Wins

Smart Parents in the Know: January Wins

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Ideas for Parents in January

What I’m learning and loving in the month of January! I will talk about a few things that I am learning and loving in my life right now. This may include recipes, books, movies and gadgets, etc. So, here are some ideas for parents in January.

I will do this sometime during each month. (Here are October, November, and December) Let me know what you are learning and loving so that I can add that to future posts!

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Learning:

Need some proof that teens are doing good works in this day and age? We hear al the time about problems that teens get into and bad things that they do. Here are some amazing examples of positive things!

Here is a great story about some teens that rescued some kids in the surf.

Here’s another story about a cheerleader coming the the rescue of a younger kid.

A teen develops armor to block stray radiation during chemo treatments.

Teen makes prom dress for older sister, flooded with other requests!

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Loving:

Book:

Giver of the Stars– Moyes

I could not put this book down!  Set in the 1920s in a rural Kentucky, a young woman who married to escape her boring life in England, has found out that life in the states is possibly worse married to a young man with some issues of his own, plus an overbearing father-in-law. She answers the call to become a rider for Eleanor Roosevelt’s new traveling library. There is adventure, romance, intrigue and true friendship. Grab a copy and get started! (It is based on real events.)

Movie / Show:

I usually recommend a movie, but this time, I am going to say, go with the full series of Schitt’s Creek. We would not have survived the pandemic without this show. Whenever something especially heavy would happen, our 16 year old would say, “Let’s watch an episode!” We watched many series over the past months, but we always knew what he meant when he said this:) 

It is definitely been a family favorite!

Gadgets:

Have you tried this stuff? It is amazing! I have some by my bed and by the couch downstairs. I love that it is fragrance free. And, the price! Less than $7 for 16 oz. I could not survive winter without this.

Quote:

As you step into this new year, be bold enough and daring enough to believe in the abundant good that has been prepared for you.“—Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

Holidays:

Festival of Sleep Day (3), National Bagel Day (15), Martin Luther King Day (3rd Monday), National Hugging Day (21), Chocolate Cake Day (27), Inspire Your Heart With Art Day (31)

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