Thanks to the tech age, scoring high-impact Mother’s Day gifts has never been easier. Shopping for mom has taken a turn for the simple now that subscriptions are in the game.
A subscription gift has its advantages, for sure. As a shopper, you don’t have to worry about the delivery aspect of things — which is huge if mom lives out of town. Plus, the gift itself is more about the surprise factor, and automatically minimizes any pressure you might feel about picking exactly the right thing. And lastly, a gift subscription lets mom extend her well-deserved celebrations.
Sold on the idea? You can start shopping for Mother’s Day gifts right now with this list of clever gift subscriptions.
For the Beauty Fiend
FaceTory delivers a monthly shipment of the latest and hottest Korean sheet masks for less than $10 a month. Mom can treat herself to a beauty time-out on the regular, and impress her friends with the scoop on what’s trending in K-Beauty. Talk about a gift that’s low-cost and high-impact!
For the Tea Drinker
For a mere $9, mom gets a hand-picked selection of four loose-leaf teas, which equates to about 16 to 20 cups. Choose from herbal, green tea, black tea or a sampler pack, and send her a box monthly or quarterly, depending on your budget.
Simple Loose Tea is a subscriber favorite, with a 4.6 rating from 200 reviews on Cratejoy.
For the Creative Chef
If mom is adventurous in the kitchen, she’ll love the new challenges presented to her with a Spice Breeze subscription. Each box includes a custom blend of spices plus two recipe cards. She adds the fresh ingredients to create a creative, delicious meal.
Soon enough, she’ll be whipping up exotic dishes like Cambodian Amok, South African Bobotie and Cuban Vaca Frita — so make sure you drop heavy hints for a dinner invite.
For the Fashionista
Her dreams of a rotating accessory closet just became a reality. Switch provides designer jewelry pieces on loan for $29/month. She can keep them as little or as long as she wants, then send them back for newbies.
Nature Box caters to the Whole Foods set with healthy and crave-worthy snacks. A subscription gets her five full-sized and best-selling snacks each month, for $32.95. This comes with a fair warning though — you may just cultivate an addiction.
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