Great Gift Services for Expectant and New Mothers
There’s a new crop of companies catering to mothers and babies, delivering essential products and chic little luxuries directly to their doorsteps each month. This trend of subscribing to a monthly themed gift box delivery is about to hit the mainstream in 2012, and has become a chic way to shower an expectant or new mom for months at a time.
It works quite simply: for a monthly fee, you can send a beautiful gift of baby products, clothing, food, diapers or wellness items to spoil the new mom. A gift box will be delivered at the same time each month for 1, 3, 6 or 12 month increments – filled with delightful products from trusted company testers, curators and sources.
Whichever monthly gift service you choose, these stylish and savvy monthly gift boxes are sure to surprise and delight – gifts that truly keep on giving.
Best for expectant moms, or new moms of babies 0-12 months old. Bluum is the most affordable monthly gifting options we’ve come across, at just $11-$12 per month depending on the length of subscription. Each month you’ll receive a gift box filled with several trial-sized samples of new wellness products like Mederma stretch marks therapy for expecting moms and babies, hand-picked by two NYC moms.
Perfect for parents of newborns up to age 3 years old. Citrus Lane offers full size products like board books, snacks, specialty bibs and more, tailored to the age and gender of your child. You can purchase the monthly gifts in 3, 6, and 12 month subscription packages for $25 a month. Each month adheres to a surprise theme like items for dining out, travel, bath time, etc.
Reading to your child is an important part of their early development. GiftLit helps fill that important need by offering 3, 6 or 12 months of books for your baby. Book titles are determined by a panel of librarians, educators, authors, and industry experts and a gift of books start at $24.95 and run to $89.95.
The Honest Company delivers stylish eco-friendly products to new moms each month. A collaboration between Jessica Alba and Christopher Gavigan, former CEO of Healthy Child Healthy World, they’ve put together a line of plant-based, ultra-absorbent and fashionable diapers, non-toxic bath, skin and cleaning products. The Family Essentials bath, skin and cleaning package is $39.95 a month, while the month-long supply of biodegradable Diapers and Wipes run $79.95 a month.
Wittlebee attempts to help new moms put clothes shopping for their new bundles of joy on auto-pilot as a monthly kids’ clothing club. After answering a few style preference questions to create a style profile, a mom stylist hand- selects eight essential clothing basics each month. Items like onesies, underwear, t-shirts and leggings from stores like Gap and Carter’s. The monthly Wittlebee service costs $39.99, but can you really put a price on the convenience of avoiding taking the kids out to a store?