12 Baby Shower Subscription Box Gift Ideas for New Moms
Subscription boxes make great baby shower gifts, whether you’re shopping last minute or you’re planning ahead! Some companies sell gift cards and gift subscriptions, or you can always ship a subscription directly to your gift recipients’ door. Whether you are looking for cute baby clothes, books to encourage young bookworms, toys catered to every age, easy-to-make meals, or even something to help pamper mom-to-be, we’ve got ideas for you! Here are our top 12 picks for the best subscription box baby shower gifts:
1. Cricket Crate
The Subscription Box: Cricket Crate
The Cost: $20/month (billed upfront as $60 for the 3-month Newborn Pack)
COUPON: Save 40% off your first box with code MSA40!
The Products: Every month, get an age-specific product, a board book, a copy of Wonder Magazine with more information about your child’s age and developmental stages, and access to more online resources
What Makes This a Great Gift: With the Newborn Pack subscription geared for the first three months of baby’s life, Cricket Crate is an affordable gift that delivers simple toys and educational resources specifically for the fourth trimester. We think it’s a nice gift idea for any new parent who would enjoy learning more about baby’s cognitive development and finding ways they can engage with their newborn. It’s backed by a trusted kid’s box brand, Kiwi Crate, and we hope that they expand to 3-36 months soon!
Check out all of our Cricket Crate Reviews to learn more about this subscription!
2. The Honest Company Bundles & Gift Sets
The Box: The Honest Company Bundles
The Cost: The Diapers & Wipes Bundle is $79.99/month; you can buy a gift card in any amount you choose, which can be applied toward bundles or other products
The Products: Ingredient-conscious products for babies and families, with on-demand ordering and easy-to-adjust bundles
What Makes This a Great Gift: Being a new parent is hard, and it’s tough to anticipate everything you’re going to need once baby is born. With an Honest gift card, parents can sign up for a recurring bundle subscription for diapers & wipes, or buy items a la carte as they need them. Honest has other easy gift ideas too, like diaper cakes (featuring their fun prints!) and gift sets packaged in re-usable wooden boxes.
Check out all of our Honest Company Reviews to learn more about this subscription!
The Subscription Box: Ecocentric Mom
The Cost: $24.99 a month + free shipping in the continental U.S. Save with 3, 6, and 12-month subscriptions
COUPON: Use code SAVE5 to save $5 off any subscription!
The Products: Eco-friendly beauty, home, personal care, and baby-friendly products. They have two different boxes – one that includes items just for moms, and one that has products for both mom and baby (up to 18 months).
What Makes This a Great Gift: Ecocentric Mom is a good gift idea for new parents who are interested in natural products for their family. The boxes are a great blend of self-care items for mom (like skincare products), products the whole family can use (like healthy snacks), and other useful products for baby (in the Mom & Baby box only, items such as fruit puree pouches or BPA-free sippy cups).
Check out all of our Ecocentric Mom Reviews to learn more about this subscription!
The Subscription Box: Gobble
The Cost: Pricing starts at $11.95/serving
COUPON: Save 50% off your first box, no coupon needed, just use this link!
The Products: Family friendly meals that are on the table in 15 minutes or less
What Makes This a Great Gift: Prepared food is always a great gift to new parents! We like Gobble because the fresh ingredients come prepped for you and dinner can be on the table in 15 minutes or less, making it a great choice for easy, healthy meals with a new baby at home.
Gobble only ships to California, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, Arizona, Idaho, and Utah as of April 2017, but are looking to expand soon. For other meal box options that are easy on prep time, we recommend Meal Time Box and Freshly. You can find more meal kits that ship nationwide in our subscription box directory!
Check out our Gobble Reviews to learn more about this easy-to-cook meal kit subscription!
5. Hoppi Box
The Subscription Box: Hoppi Box
The Cost: $75 a quarter + free shipping or $264 prepaid for a year + free shipping
COUPON: Save $5 off your first box with code MSA5
The Products: Hoppi Box is a quarterly subscription box that sends you 4-5 high quality, full-size, eco-friendly and sustainable toys curated for your child’s age. Boxes are shipped quarterly in March, June, September and December.
What Makes This a Great Gift: Toy subscriptions can be hit or miss, but our experiences with Hoppi Box have been great so far. The retail value of the products is close to the subscription price, and the toys are top quality from eco-friendly and sustainable brands, so it’s a good pick for parents looking for green and conscious toy choices.
Check out all of our Hoppi Box reviews to learn more about this toy subscription!
6. The Story Box
The Subscription Box: The Story Box
The Cost: $14.99/month for the Board Books package, $19.99/month for the Picture Books package, and $17.99/month for the Family Package. Discounts available for longer term subscription commitments.
COUPON: Use code READ to save $5 off your first box!
The Products: The Board Books package sends 2 board books for ages 0-2.5, the Picture Books package sends out 2 books for ages 2.5-6, and the Family package sends 2 board book and 1 picture book.
What Makes This a Great Gift: We’ve been to a few baby showers where new parents specifically requested books! Reading is a great activity to share with even the youngest babies, and having a steady supply of new books helps avoid repetition and keep parents engaging with their kids in new ways. The Story Box helps by providing a new challenge each month, plus they have a charitable giving program that helps donate books to kids in need.
Check out all of our The Story Box reviews to learn more about this subscription!
7. LitJoy Crate
The Subscription Box: LitJoy Crate
The Cost: $29.99 + USPS flat-rate shipping, $14.99 shipping to Canada, and $24.99 International shipping.
COUPON: Use code MSA5 to save $5 off your first box!
The Products: depending on your subscription type, you will receive newly released board books (2), picture books (1), or young adult books (1), plus 2-4 book-related items.
What Makes This a Great Gift: If you are thinking about a kid’s book subscription and have a higher budget, definitely consider LitJoy Crate. They send newly released books along with 2-4 related items, such as small toys or craft projects that parents can share with their kids.
Check out all of our LitJoy Crate reviews to learn more about this subscription!
8. 21 Bundles
The Subscription Box: 21 Bundles
The Cost: $39.99 + shipping
The Products: Baby safe products for new and expecting mothers
What Makes This a Great Gift: This might be the only subscription that caters to mom’s exact stage of pregnancy and baby’s first year (9 months of pregnancy + 12 months = 21 bundles!).
See user ratings and reviews for 21 Bundles to learn more about this box!
9. Mac & Mia
The Subscription Box: Mac & Mia
The Cost: When your items ship you are charged a $20 styling fee, and that’s waived with/goes towards a purchase of 2 or more items.
The Products: Hand-picked clothing for children ages newborn to 6T.
What Makes This a Great Gift: For parents who loves to dress their kids in the latest trends, a gift card to Mac & Mia is a fun way to try a new service (especially if mom already loves similar services like Stitch Fix!). We like that a gift card could be used at any age once mom realizes baby is growing out of their current sizes, and they can try and buy from the comfort of home.
Check out our Mac & Mia Reviews to learn more about this stylish kid subscription for ages 0 to 6T, and check out all of our Kids Clothing Subscription Boxes for more ideas to fit your needs and budget.
10. Fitted Tot
The Subscription Box: Fitted Tot
The Cost: $44.99/month
The Products: Wear-and-return stylish kid’s clothing for sizes 3 months – 5T
What Makes This a Great Gift: Unlike Mac & Mia, Fitted Tot is a Netflix-like model where you wear and return the clothes (and can buy them at a discount if you want to keep them). This is a unique option for many parents, especially those who want to cut down on clutter or don’t like to continuously shop for growing kids. There are no fees if something happens and the clothing gets damaged or stained while your child is wearing it: They ask that you send the item back and they’ll try to get the stain out or repair it, or recycle it.
11. Mommy Mailbox
The Subscription Box: Mommy Mailbox
The Cost: $33.95/monthly, $30.95/month with 3-month subscription, $29.95/month with a 6-month subscription, and $28.95/month with a 12-month subscription.
COUPON: Use code YAYMSA to save $5 off!
The Products: Each box contains 4-6 surprise gifts that change each month.
What Makes This a Great Gift: If you’re looking for something to help pamper and encourage a new mom, Mommy Mailbox is a monthly subscription box with the mission to uplift and reward motherhood (or any woman for that matter). These lifestyle boxes have a mix of beauty, home, and accessories products that would be a welcome surprise in the mail.
Check out our Mommy Mailbox Reviews to learn more about this subscription for moms of all ages.
12. Love Goodly
The Subscription Box: Love Goodly
The Cost: $29.95/box (ships every other month)
COUPON: Use coupon code LOVEMSA5 for $5 off any purchase on LOVE GOODLY including any box subscription.
The Products: A mix of beauty and skincare products and samples, wellness products, healthy snacks and eco style or home accessories. All products are vegan and cruelty-free!
What Makes This a Great Gift: We can’t resist one more gift focused on mom! Love Goodly is a vegan subscription box that sends a mix of beauty, wellness and lifestyle items every other month. It’s a great pick for new mothers trying to work more green beauty products into their routine, and since it also contains non-beauty products, there’s always something for everyone in this bimonthly box.
Check out our Love Goodly Reviews to learn more about this vegan subscription box!
Have you given or received a subscription box for babies or moms? Tell us your favorites in the comments!