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Mother's Day is tomorrow! If you're scrambling to find something she'll love, but don't want it look like you bought it at the last minute, a subscription can be one of the most thoughtful gifts you can give. They have the power to brighten Mom's world year round — a gift doesn't get better than that! You can even give her a a gift card that lets her choose what she wants, when she wants it. After all, getting regular treats boosts the spirit.
Think a freshly prepped meal appearing on her doorstep week after week. Or a monthly subscription box packed with self-care, beauty or fashion goodies. Or even a gift card she can use at her favorite online store when an exciting new product launches.
Some subscription services even provide digital access to workout programs, meditation classes or language apps — anytime, anywhere. The range of options is better this year than ever before. You can literally get your Mother's Day shopping done right here, right now.
We’ve combed through the possibilities and gathered our favorites below: more than 60 brilliant subscription services and gift cards that will absolutely delight any mom this holiday — and perhaps all year long.
Beauty & Style Subscription Boxes and Gift Cards
Mom is always caring for her family so she deserves a gift that will pamper her and help her look — and feel — her best. Behold these fabulous options that will deliver goodies each month.
This popular service lets you pick a plan, pick the kinds of products you like from the beauty and style categories (but also home and wellness), and Fab Fit Fun will deliver a monthly box of goodies by popular brands like Coach and L'Occitane to your door. As a gift, it's best to bestow this as a gift e-card to kick off their subscription. Prices range from $50 to $300.
Started by Nickelodeon star Daniella Monet and Harry Potter star Evanna Lynch, this subscription service is best for lovers of clean, vegan, cruelty-free beauty products. Even the packaging is sustainable. Gift subscriptions start at $72 for three months and go up to $276 for a one-year subscription of boxes filled with beauty booty from makeup to skincare.
For anyone plus-sized who has trouble getting dressed in the morning, Stylogic sends full outfits to their doorstep — five of them at a time — in sizes 12 to 36. Just input the basics and personalized outfits will be hand-curated. The service lets you buy a gift e-certificate for your recipient starting at $25.
Let them have their jewels and pick them, too! Baubles from Mejuri are the holy grail for the jewelry-obsessed. Here you'll find the chicest of chic: earrings, necklaces, rings and more pieces that manage to be trendy and timeless at the same time, and many can be personalized. Digital gift cards range from $25 to $500 — a shining example of a last-minute gift indeed.
Choose from a one-, three-, six-, or 12-month gift subscription to this service that delivers five amazing beauty products from tons of major brands like BareMinerals and Glamglow each month. The Glossybox subscription plus a personal message will be emailed to your recipient. Prices range from $24 for one month to $210 for a full year of monthly gift boxes.
Got a perfume lover on your list? Gift the sweet scent of Scentbird. Choose between a three-, six-, and 12-month subscription and have new fragrances sent to them every month. Bonus: you as the gifter get a free fragrance or two when you choose the six- or 12-month option for your giftee!
Sorel is known for their stylish, rugged, waterproof snow boots but they also make cool and comfy shoes that work for the rest of the year. Get 'em Instagram-ready with a Sorel gift card from $25 to $500.
If they’ve sworn off fast fashion, get them a gift card for sustainable, well-made staples at Everlane. The brand’s pricing is ultra-transparent, and styles have been spotted on celebs including Angelina Jolie and Meghan Markle. Choose from $25 to $500 options, which they can spend on everything from cashmere scarves and fine leather bags to chic basics like dresses and cashmere sweaters.
For shoe fiends and loungewear addicts, a Zappos gift card is a slam dunk. Choose from more than a dozen gift e-card designs, and load it up from $10 to $1000 redeemable for winter boots by Ugg, shapewear by Spanx, sweaters by Ralph Lauren and so much more.
Mother Nature won't keep Mom indoors if she has Columbia's rugged jackets, shoes and activewear in her closet. Make sure she's cozy and dry throughout the winter with a gift e-card ranging from $25 to $500.
In-person self-care routines like going to the gym can be hard to stick to at this time of year, but you can fill in the gaps with a virtual lift for mind, body, and spirit. All these digital subscription services work round the clock to keep the ones you love healthy.
We all know we’re supposed to be meditating, but how many of us really do it? This meditation app makes it easy to start—and easy to stick with. It’s the perfect entree for newbies — friendly, accessible, and unintimidating. Gift either three months for $39 or a year for just $55. It will change her life. (Not even exaggerating.)
Aaptiv is a service that offers expert-led virtual fitness programs — plus playlists — tailored to specific goals. Your recipient can find what she wants whether she’s looking to lose weight, build muscle or even get back in shape after giving birth. It offers unlimited access to more than 6,000 workouts in categories from strength training to yoga. You can gift a one-year subscription for just $50.
Holistically inclined health enthusiasts will love a subscription to Moonjuice, which offers deliveries of supplements, natural skincare, collagen-powders and more for mind, body and soul. The popular service doesn't offer gift subscriptions per se but sign up your giftee for a subscription to a product you think she'll love, starting at $29 for the first month. You can pause it going forward to give your recipient the decision to continue or not.
No matter her interest or skill level, there's an at-home Obé fitness class that suits anyone: strength training, dance, barre, spinning, pilates, kickboxing...the list goes on. There are 20 live classes daily and more than 7,000 on-demand workouts available 24/7 with Obé, so to say it's customizable is an understatement. Gift a subscription of one month for $25 or one year for $170.
These on-demand exercise classes can be tailored to your fitness abilities and targeted to your needs, whether you want to build strength, lose weight, or increase your energy levels and overall health. Offer a gift e-card from $25 to $300 to get their app membership going.
Gift recipients can go on a self-care shopping spree with an e-gift card to The Body Shop, where spa goodies, hair care, makeup and more abound. Load up a digital gift card from $5 up to $200 and send it off immediately.
Food Subscriptions, Subscription Boxes and Gift Cards
Whether it’s pre-made meals, kits that make it easy to prepare a gorgeous dinner, or easy-access grocery shopping, there’s a subscription gift for it. Services that feed and nourish are universally appreciated.
Meat and seafood lovers have their very own subscription service with Butcherbox, which delivers humanely raised, ethically sourced steaks, ground beef, ham, ribs, fish and more to your door in custom plans where you choose the contents to curated plans where someone does it for you. Prices range from $79 for a "Mother's Day Brunch" gift box fall the way to $239 for a "Grill Masters Favorites" box. Digital gift cards are also available, starting at $50.
Cater to the coffee lover on your list. Opt for a subscription that delivers anywhere from two to 24 bags of beans based on their personal tastes. The service itself offers customized monthly deliveries of more than 450 coffees from more than 55 indie roasters, and subscriptions start at $40 for two bags all the way up to $430 for 24 bags. Giftees can select the types of beans they want and the frequency of delivery.
This delicious subscription service sells by the serving, but you can gift Sunbasket from one to three weeks starting at $100, or you can enter your own amount and customize it. Choose between fresh meals or meal kits the whole family can make together.
Each Blue Apron box contains just the right amount of ingredients (responsibly sourced) to cook an amazing, nutritious meal for a couple or family—no waste (or grocery shopping) necessary. If Mom is getting sick of her standard repertoire or wants to cut down on trips to the grocery store, then she'll appreciate this gift.
Give a sweet and juicy gift in the form of a subscription service by Harry & David called the Fruit of the Month club. Choose from three months to 12 months with subscriptions ranging from $110 to $400. Each month has a fruit devoted to it: January's will be Bosc pears!
This service is made for busy people who want to cook healthy meals without the hassle of regular supermarket shopping. Get all the ingredients you need in a weekly subscription box. Opt for two meals for two people for $44 per week all the way up to six meals for four people for $102.
Splendid Spoon delivers ready-to-eat grub like roasted Brussels sprout bowls and vegan, gluten-free smoothies right to your door. Digital gift cards — opt for $100, $150 or $200 — will let Mom pick exactly what she wants.
Gift the wine lover in your life a one- to three-month subscription to Winc, and they'll receive hand-picked bottles straight to their door. Gift e-cards start at $60 for one month and go up to a three-month subscription for $150.
A great option when weather or illness makes it tricky to get to the supermarket, Walmart+ is a membership service that provides unlimited free delivery, and same- or next-day service. And it’s just $13 a month (after a 30-day free trial).
Pay to kickstart someone's Netflix account or offer them a free month or more on their existing one by purchasing a gift e-card that they apply to their account as a gift balance. Cards start at $30 and are also available through Amazon, Target, Kroger and Best Buy.
Gift Spotify Premium, the ad-free way to listen to music, podcasts and more, by purchasing a digital gift card for a three-month subscription ($30). Gift cards for a one-year subscription are also available for $99.
Gift access to Criterion’s entire streaming library of more than 1,000 important classic and contemporary films. The channel is always updating its selections of Hollywood, international, art-house, and independent movies. Anyone who loves classic films and foreign films will adore a membership, which goes from $11 a month to $100 a year.
You don’t need to pay for a cable subscription to get network TV. Paramount+ gives lets Mom watch live CBS programming, including movies and original series, plus access to shows on the Smithsonian channel, Comedy Central and more. Kickstart her subscription with a digital gift card starting at $25.
Disney+ is the best companion for moms who love classic Disney pics, National Geographic documentaries, the newest Star Wars series or the latest Marvel movies, You can give a whole year of Disney+ for just $110.
Never wonder what to read again — or what books to gift. Book of the Month lets you choose from the five to seven best books selected by the service each month. Give three books for $60 up to 12 books if mom is a voracious reader ($200).
Audible, the audiobook arm of Amazon, makes it easy to venture into deep-listening territory, with great deals on memberships. This would appeal to just about anyone. It affords someone access not just to endless audiobooks, but also to podcasts via Amazon’s proprietary service. Choose the right price point for you, from one month to 12 months starting at $15.
Keep loved ones up to date with a subscription to their favorite newspaper online. They’ll get unlimited access to WSJ.com plus WSJ’s apps and podcasts for 6 to 12 months — and you save up to 50 percent as the gifter!
Learning and Creativity Subscriptions and Gift Cards
It’s cold outside, but we're ready for some stimulation and challenge. The excitement of learning something new like guitar, knitting, photography, Italian, coding —there’s so much you can give. Help someone follow their bliss with these educational subscription gifts.
Gift a monthly craft subscription box to a creative friend or family member. Home Made Luxe will deliver a new craft kit each month with all the supplies needed along with step-by-step written, photo and video instructions for the craft provided. Gift subscriptions start at $30 for one month up to $324 for a full year. E-gift cards are also available, starting at $50.
Udemy markets itself as a 'learning marketplace,' and you can gift courses on everything from web development to drawing — there are 213,000 online video courses to choose from and new additions every month. Courses start at $15 each.
Masterclass really does deliver on its name, with courses in everything you can imagine, all taught by icons like Spike Lee, Annie Leibovitz, Gordon Ramsay, Dr. Jane Goodall, and more. Gift an annual membership for unlimited access at the price of $15 a month.
Give the gift of a new language, with the app from the company that’s at the very top of the field. With a Rosetta Stone subscription, Mom can choose from about 25 languages. Choose a gift from one year for $96 to Infinity (a lifetime subscription to an unlimited number of languages is $179).
Order a subscription box for a feline friend and Meowbox will send it with five to six items ranging from high-quality toys to organic food, all based on your theme of choice or your finicky cat's preferences. Plans start at $26 for one month.
A customized subscription box just for dogs? Yes, Barkbox handpicks toys and treats for your dog (or the pup of a loved one) and delivers it to their doorstep. (This just might change the classic dog-mail carrier dynamic.) You can gift from one month to a full year — or you can opt to give an e-card.
Get a gift e-card redeemable for dog or cat treatos! Chewy carries everything from food to pet supplies to apparel from pretty much ever major brand you can think of. E-cards start at $25 and can be sent instantly!
A monthly subscription of flowers is a sweet way to start the new year. Enjoy Flowers sends fresh bouquets of hand-cut flowers from our eco-friendly farms in Colombia. Prices start at $65 for a one-month gift.
Dedicated to the Danish art of comfort, Hygge Box delivers cozy, calming, feel-good items like candles, chocolates, pancake mix, lavender sachets, reed diffusers and even home decor products like vases to their door. Choose a Standard gift subscription for $54 for one month up to a year for $576. Deluxe boxes are also available for a couple of bucks more per month.
What better way to spend winter than by beautifying the home you're nesting in? A Pottery Barn gift card, available from $25 to $500, is great for Moms who like to decorate or just need a refresh of home basics.
From KitchenAid to Cuisinart to Le Creuset, all your favorite brands for the kitchen and beyond are at this housewares haven with the iconic pineapple logo. A Williams Sonoma gift card — from $25 to $500 — will get a warm welcome in any home. You can even choose to gift Williams Sonoma Virtual Events.
Who can say no to new bedding? And even if Mom doesn't don’t need a comforter or snazzy new sheets, she'll love the brand’s luxe loungewear. Virtual gift cards are available in amounts between $50 and $500.
These virtual gift accounts will arrive as soon as 15 minutes after the order is placed, so you can order one on Sunday morning. You can also add a message, play around with the design, and select an amount between $10 and $250.
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