Everyone loves to get happy mail - that’s the kind of mail that isn’t a bill or an ad. One of the blessings of modern parenthood is the invention of the subscription box. Every month, a new box filled with goodies shows up at your door like magic! Because they automatically ship, these boxes make awesome gifts. New parents can find a box fit for their particular interests or needs. Eco-conscious? Parenting older kids? Want to promote early literacy? There’s a box for that! Subscription boxes make excellent baby shower gifts; they’re the gift that keeps on giving!
Most Popular Box: Bluum
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Bluum is far-and-away the most popular subscription box service for parents. Valued at over $45 each month, the box costs only $34 and always includes at least four parenting products. What makes Bluum so attractive is that it grows with families! Each box is geared toward your child’s specific developmental needs. A four-month box might include a swaddling suit to combat that pesky four-month sleep regression, for example.
Early Readers: Lillypost
Parents who want to promote reading will love a Lillypost subscription box! Every box comes with 3 or 4 books depending on the plan you choose. Board book boxes are geared for babies and toddlers, while picture book boxes appeal to preschoolers. Subscriptions start at $16 and the company guarantees retail value of each box will be at least $25. Kids love unwrapping each book - they’re gift-wrapped to add to the fun! For every box they ship Lillypost donates a book to a disadvantaged child. Share the love of reading with your kids - and with kids in need.
Environmentally-Conscious Parents: EcoCentric Mom
This subscription service caters to pregnant people and babies through age four. Every box has at least four products (some months as many as eight!) and is guaranteed to have a retail value of at least $60. For only $35.99 per month, the EcoCentric Mom box saves green while promoting green products. ECM includes at least one in each category every month: something fun to eat, something practical for the home, something for the bump/baby, something pampering. Discover your favorite toxin-free products for baby and mama with EcoCentric Mom!
Fashionista Mamas: Le Tote Maternity
Le Tote has a maternity-specific clothing rental service. Each month, your “tote” will contain several pieces of luxury designer clothing and accessories picked especially for you! You choose your most preferred styles and Le Tote stylists select the pieces they think will most delight you. Before the box ships, you see a preview of the items and can request a change if you dislike something. Wear your picks all month, then ship them back for free. If you find you just can’t part with your favorite pieces, purchase them from Le Tote for up to 50% retail!
Little Learners: The Preschool Box
The Preschool Box sends an entire curriculum to build phonics, math basics, and reading skills. Designed by a kindergarten teacher, the preschool box teachers your little one kindergarten basics over the course of a year. Each box comes filled with craft supplies, flash cards, and even an instructional book for parents! Subscribers say the activities are fun to do together and each box comes with stickers and a book.