Mother and Baby

9 of the best parenting subscription boxes (for the gift that keeps on giving!)

Section: Baby

Forget buying yet another sleepsuit, how about a gift they won’t grow out of and one that will last all year? From baby books and coffee beans to wooden toys and pamper products, here are the top baby (and mum) gift subscriptions.

Best baby and parenting subscriptions:

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1) FitBumpBox, from £49,

Know an expectant mum who wants to work out while she’s pregnant? This award-winning subscription box comes with a Pilates physio ball, resistant bands and, most importantly, online membership to Dr Joanna Helcke’s expert pregnancy workout videos. Her exercises are tailored to help prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, pelvic pain and build up core strength during pregnancy. Something you’ll definitely appreciate after the baby has come too.
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2) Letterbox Gifts New Mum And Baby Subscription, £95.95 for three months,

Letterbox Gifts’ baby boxes come with a range of lovely products sourced from independent British producers. These beautiful boxes, which are keepsakes themselves, include pamper treats, baby massage oil, milestone cards and ‘bot bot’ cream. The first box has a personalised greetings card, so you can write your own message to the baby.   
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3) eco·co·box Bi-Monthly Subscription, £30,

Let this gorgeous subscription give you something to look forward to, as well as a nudge to take some much needed 'me time'!

Every box is full of 5+ gorgeous, eco-friendly products (minimum 4 full sized) and delivery is free! 

They choose brands and items based on the needs and wants of mums, and they know what these are because this is a mum-managed business with mum testers and product selectors! You can expect items for self care, beauty and home, and they''ll even throw in a couple of bits for bump/little one, to help remove some of the research burden (because quite frankly, you have enough to worry about!).
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4) Bookabees Book Subscription, from £9.99 a month,

It’s never too early to start reading to your baby and a Bookabees subscription allows you to choose from thousands of books, both classic and new. You can pick either a Little subscription (1 book per month), Big subscription (3 books per month) or Bigger subscription (5 books per month) and either decide to keep the book (in which case you pay half the RRP) or return it in pre-paid packaging.
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5) Personalised Coffee Subscription, £27 for three months,

Give new parents a hand getting through those sleepless nights with a personalised coffee subscription. Each month they’ll get a different coffee to try, delivered directly to their door, as well as a letter with details of its origins and tasting notes. The perfect pick-me-up for those 3am wake-up calls.
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6) Sarah & Bendrix Wooden Toy Subscription, £59 for three months,

Treat the new baby to a new little playmate each month with a wooden toy subscription. Handmade from sustainably sourced beech wood, these wooden mice, dogs and rabbits are beautiful pieces of craftsmanship as well as a fun distraction for little ones.
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7) Beautiful Baby Box, £35 a month,

As the name suggests these luxurious boxes are really very beautiful. Containing a mix of wooden toys, skincare products and clothes, the company behind these gifts deliberately include small, independent businesses, often run by mums, and ethically sourced products. The best bit? There’s always a special treat in there for parents.  
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8) KiwiCo’s Tadpole Box, £15.42 a month,

Ignite a baby’s interest in the world around them with these educational but fun monthly boxes. Packed with board books, musical instruments and simple toys, these products are carefully chosen to develop their fine motor skills and encourage early learning. 
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9) Mother & Baby Magazine Subscription, from £15 a year

We might be a bit biased but Mother & Baby is an essential read for any mum or mum-to-be. Packed with useful advice from top parenting experts, tried-and-tested product reviews, amazing competitions and the latest news on everything that’s going on in the world of babies and toddlers, it’s a gift they’ll come back to all year.
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Charlotte is an award-winning journalist who's interviewed six Oscar winners, a Greek princess and a Cbeebies presenter.

She's written for GLAMOUR, Vogue, Stylist and The Independent during her career, and, though she writes about beautiful children's clothes, her own two children refuse to wear them.

She likes sunshine and log burners but not at the same time.  


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