Life as a parent can get pretty busy, and you might not have the time or mental energy to always remember everything you need to. Lucky for us, there’s a slew of subscription boxes out there that can make life just a bit easier. From accounting for your health and wellness, dressing your kids, or planning your meals, subscription boxes can be the equivalent of that extra hand you always need.
Whether you’re new to subscription boxes or a seasoned pro, they can be a great way to try something new with very little investment while adding a little splurge into your super busy life. And since there is a subscription box for literally everything, they make great and easy-to-give gifts for your friends and family.
All of the options also make it very hard to figure out which one to try. Here’s a roundup of our favorite boxes in every category:
Stitch Fix is one of the originals when it comes to clothing subscription boxes, and from what we hear from all of our friends, it's a great one. Get five handpicked items chosen by a stylist just for you, and try them on. Keep what you like and return the rest. With your feedback on what did and didn't work, your next box will be even better.
Rent the Runway is great for busy moms who don't have a chance to shop for themselves. Choose from a variety of plans for work-ready tops, dresses, accessories and handbags.
If planning family-friendly meals, grocery shopping, and meal prepping seems like a huge task for you, this is the box you need. HelloFresh comes in a variety of plans, including vegetarian, classic, and family-friendly. Just select your recipes and the number of people you're cooking for and get everything you need delivered right to your doorstep.
If your little ones are crazy for cooking projects but you don't love searching Pinterest for new recipes, Kidstir is perfect for them. Each fun-themed kit (like Taco Truck Fun and Bake Me Happy) comes with three step-by-step recipes, three educational foodie pages, three fun games and puzzle pages, two kid-sized tools relevant to the recipes, and a printed shopping list to make sure your kiddo gets exactly what he needs at the store.
Level Naturals is the ultimate self-care box – choose your favorite sent and you'll get bath bombs, soap, and a candle all delivered to your door. The products are all-natural and made to make you feel good, so self-care will quickly move to the top of your to-do list.
Love Goodly offers a mix of four to five full-sized beauty, skincare, and lifestyle products such as healthy snacks, wellness products, and eco style or home accessories. As a bonus, everything is vegan, non-toxic, and cruelty-free. Be prepared for major pampering.
Amazon's STEM club will send your kid a new age-appropriate STEM-related activity each month for way less than the retail cost.
If you've got a book-lover on your hands, this is the box to get. Literati will send you five books appropriate for your child's age – you read them all and keep what you like. The best part? They'll match (or beat) Amazon's list price, so it's a total win.
If you're always on the hunt for diverse books, this box is exactly what you're looking for. Every month, you'll get two or three books (plus, book swag) featuring characters of color specific to your child's reading level.
Before you sign up for a Rockets of Awesome box, you'll be prompted with a quiz that asks what your kid thinks is awesome. From there, you'll get a curated box of eight pieces of clothing. Try it all on, keep what you like, and return the rest. Shopping for your kids has never been easier.
KidBox will send you six or seven items of trendy, name brand clothing in your kid's size five times a year. Keep what you like and return the rest, but if you keep the whole box, KidBox will donate clothing to a child through the charity of your choice.
Target lovers, this one's for you. Keep your baby clothed in Cat & Jack's latest and cutest each season with this subscription.
If you've got a little one in the house, this is the best for sweet, little baby clothes. GapBaby is known for their soft, high-quality baby clothes at an affordable price, so you won't feel so bad if your baby grows out of their cute goodies quickly.