Subscription boxes are all the rage right now, and I for one, am all for it. I love a subscription box! A fun surprise each month that I didn’t have to shop for? Yes, please! Some subscription boxes are super practical and helpful while others are just plain fun. I think there is a time and a place for all of them and I think every mom should receive at least one subscription box each month. These are great gift ideas and great self-care helpers too. To help you decide (and shop!), I’ve compiled the top 5 reasons every mom needs a subscription box.
1. Subscription Boxes are a Great Way to Treat Yourself
As a mom, it’s important to treat yourself every now and then. If you are like me, you’ll get treats and gifts for your family members without thinking twice about it. But when it comes to getting a gift for yourself, you hesitate and can’t decide if you should spend the money on yourself. Let me help you with that decision. You SHOULD! You matter too, Mama. And you should treat yourself from time to time!
It’s easy to lose yourself a little bit in the day-to-day hustle and bustle of family life. And when a subscription box shows up that’s just for you each month, it’s a little reminder to stop and appreciate yourself and the job you do for your family.
2. Subscription Boxes are HELPFUL!
Lots of subscription boxes are super helpful! Depending on the box, it might deliver meals ready to cook, helpful gadgets, snacks, recipes, beauty products, clothes, or great products and items that are specially curated for moms to enjoy. You name it or have an interest in it? There’s probably a subscription box for it!
Lots of the subscription boxes that are geared especially towards moms have so many things in them to help out moms each and every month. And we all know, moms will take all the help they can get cause we need it sometimes!!
3. Subscription Boxes Actually Save Money on Purchases
This sounds counter-intuitive, I know. How does buying a subscription box help you SAVE money? Stick with me, cause they do!
Lots of subscription boxes include full or small size items and products that moms (or anyone really!) want to try. And it gives them an opportunity to try out the smaller size, see if they like it, BEFORE going to buy a full-size product at the store.
Let’s take make-up for example. I can’t tell you how many mascaras I have in the make-up bag that I’m not going to use. (But I refuse to throw away because I paid a lot of money for them!) They all leave me with dark not-so-cute raccoon looking circles under my eyes. Which I can’t stand. But I bought them — so I can’t throw them away!
Enter the subscription box!
Then, I tried the IPSY bag each month, and it has all kinds of sample size make-up products to try. I pay $10 a month and get to try out so many products. And I can see what products I LOVE and I can then go buy only those products. No more buying a $30 mascara to TRY that turns out to not work at ALL. Now I’m only buying products I know I love because I’ve already had the chance to try them out!
4. Subscription Boxes help you Find Your New Favorite Things
Subscription boxes usually come with some new samples of the latest and greatest versions of products on the market, relative to the subject of your box, of course. Often it gives the subscriber a chance to give new products a try, usually at a deep discount. And usually, there are popular and trendy items you may have been wanting to try out in some boxes too.
Beyond that, the boxes are curated with the subscriber in mind. So they have really neat and cool things in them that are picked with their target audience at top of mind. So really, it’s like someone built a box of your favorite things, just for YOU. I love that about subscription boxes.
5. Subscription Boxes are a Surprise for You Each Month
And last but not least, it’s a gift you give yourself each month, and it’s a surprise! You don’t know what’s coming and it’s always a delight when it gets to you! An entire box just for you that you get to open and enjoy and admire.
I love that it’s a surprise. I’ll often forget a box is coming in the busy day to day life of mommyhood. And when I pull in the driveway and see one on my doorstep, I’m so delighted and surprised. I mean sure, a box of diapers from Amazon is super useful, but not nearly as much fun as my monthly subscription box that’s all pretty and full of goodies for me!
Types of Subscription Boxes
You name it, have an interest in it, there’s a subscription box for it. Love tea? There are tea boxes! Love reading? Book of the month boxes for you! There are subscriptions for make-up, wellness, even shaving! The lists are endless!
If you want to get a good idea of what is out there in the world, go to www.cratejoy.com and look around. It’s a marketplace for subscription boxes. You can search by age, gender, interest, price range, etc and start finding the perfect box for you or your loved ones. These are excellent Christmas gift ideas too — by the way!
My favorite Subscription Boxes:
My favorite boxes are mostly mom boxes, cause… I’m a mom. That’s where I’m at in this season of life! Here are some of my favorites:
Supermom ShuffleBox is specially curated and selected for busy moms each and every month. It’s a monthly dose of guidance and support to help you unleash your mommy superpowers!
Full disclosure – this is MY subscription box that I offer for purchase. I love it and I’m not shy when I say I believe it’s the best one on the market for busy moms!
I am a subscriber of this box and I absolutely love it as well! Each month has a theme and the contents all relate to self-care for moms that are built around that month’s theme!
3. Boxy Momma
I love this box too! Not only is it useful, but it’s also in a super fun pink polka-dotted box! This box also has a monthly theme designed to help moms out with their busy lives!
This is one of my favorite subscriptions! For $12 a month I get a glam bag and it has all kinds of makeup, lotion, and skincare samples each month. The glam bag has allowed me to try so many brands and types of make-up! And I love it because I get to try out the samples before I purchase the more expensive full-size products!
5. Candy Club
If you are a candy person, like me, then this is the box for you! It’s also a super fun gift too. You get different candy each month to try. You can pick your size of jars and type of candy preferences. This is perfect for the candy lover!!
Wrap Up – The Top 5 Reasons Every Mom Needs a Subscription Box
Life is busy for moms, and we don’t always take care and treat ourselves like we should. The least you can do for a little self-care is to go and explore the different subscription boxes that are out there for moms! They are all so helpful and fun at the same time! Self-care for mamas is important and we have to remember not to be last on the list of priorities! Just keep shuffling friends!
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