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Why is it so hard to pick out a Mother’s Day gift? Maybe because your mom has given you so much that there’s nothing in a box that can say enough. What might help? Several boxes. As in, an ongoing subscription gift that shows your mom how much you love her — month after month.
There are so many options in this category it’s hard to know where to begin. No worries. We scoured the internet to come up with a curated collection with something for any mom. What they all have in common: For the right recipient, they’re personal. And isn’t that the key to a great Mother’s Day present? It’s a chance to say, “I see you, Mom — not just as a parent, but as a person. I know who you are, and I love you. Now break open that wine and let’s have a glass.” (Okay, that last part is maybe a bit self-serving.)
Happy Mother’s Day — and if you’re a mom, don’t forget to pick a subscription for yourself too. We have one here you’re sure to love.
A big basket of seasonal fruit every month
The Fruit-of-the-Month Club has a sweet old-fashioned ring to it, but its offerings couldn’t be more modern. From the fine-food purveyors Harry & David, this gift is an Instagram-worthy motherlode of one exquisite fruit each month. Think plump strawberries in May, honey mangoes in June and sweet cherries in July. Chef’s kiss!
What she’ll get: A big basket of one type of seasonal fruit per month
How often: Once a month
Price: $100 for three months, $200 for six months, $290 for nine months, $350 for 12 months
Fresh flowers all year round
You could send your mom a bouquet this Mother’s Day, or you could get her a Bloomsy Box subscription and send one to her on the regular, perfectly timed to fill her life with fresh, fragrant flowers. This flower-farm-to-doorstep service delivers hand-tied mixed bouquets as often as you choose. Roses, hydrangea, mini calla lilies, and more.
What she’ll get: A seasonal bouquet that takes into account preferences
How often: Weekly, bi-weekly or monthly — no commitment
Price: $45 for weekly delivery, $50 for bi-weekly delivery, $45 to $70 for monthly delivery depending on selected flower type
Pretty, personalized hair care
Prose takes everything into consideration to create the absolute best hair care routine for each customer. Choose between two packages — Prose will send your mom a digital e-card and a consultation to be filled out, and then deliver a gift set customized to her tresses' needs. When she runs out? A re-supply is on the way! The company uses natural ingredients to make its high-quality, beautifully bottled products.
What she’ll get: A set of personalized products.
Price: $50 for custom shampoo and conditioner; $88 for custom hair mask, shampoo and conditioner
An inspiring meal subscription box
A weekly dinner kit is a welcome break from the ho-hum of typical meal prep. The HelloFresh meal delivery service will help shake up her routine and introduce new options, which can then become part of her repertoire.
What she’ll get: All the pre-measured ingredients you need to prepare a delicious meal without hitting the grocery store, according to your preferences and dietary requirements
How often: Two, three or four times a week
Price: $59 for two deliveries of two-person meals in a week, $87 for two deliveries of four-person meals in a week, $113 for three deliveries of four-person meals in a week, $139 for four deliveries of four-person meals in a week. All prices include shipping.
Yoga anytime, anywhere
If your mom is missing her in-person fitness routine — including her yoga class — Gaia’s app subscription is for her. With a vast range of teachers offering classes from 15 minutes to two hours, it’s the perfect tool to keep her moving, breathing and feeling great. There are offerings at all levels, from beginner to advanced.
What she’ll get: An app with hundreds of classes (from quick stretch sessions to intensive lessons targeting problem areas), constantly updated
How often: Anytime, anywhere
Price: $12 per month for a no-commitment monthly subscription, $99 per year for an annual subscription, $299 for annual live access.
Artisanal olive oil that keeps flowing
For the home cook (or salad lover) who appreciates the finest ingredients, there’s this flavorful extra-virgin olive oil. Made in California from hand-picked heirloom olives and milled early in a certified organic mill, this might just be the most delicious olive oil she’s ever tasted. Absolutely luscious drizzled over roasted veggies, soup or good bread.
What she’ll get: Two 375 ml bottles of organic olive oil in UV-coated glass bottles (to protect from damaging light).
How often: Every one, two or three months
Price: $65 per delivery (on sale!)
The snacks she’s craving from the Disney Parks
If she’s a Disney fan and is bummed to be missing her annual pilgrimage to the park, bring the park to her— or at least the park's snacks. These Disney treats will make her smile and look forward to better times and trips ahead. Comfort food for less-than-comfy times, with a no-commitment subscription.
What she’ll get: Five or more specialty food items that you can only get at the Disney Parks
How often: Once a month
Price: $69 per delivery
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