60 Gifts to Give Every Type of Mom

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This Mother's Day, give your mom a gift she'll love. Here are a few of our suggestions for gifts for every type of mom, from coffee lovers to skincare enthusiasts to Doctor Who fanatics.

For Moms Who Love to Cook

1. Compact swivel cheeseboard; $42-$64

Cheeseboard on UncommonGoods
UncommonGoods

Coming in both 13-inch and 17-inch versions, this cheeseboard unfolds from a wedge shape to a fully circular board when it's time to serve. Great for saving space, each segment unfolds onto a different tier, making it easy to separate cheeses from the fruits and crackers. Plus, it comes with a fork and knife set for cutting and spreading. When you're all done, put the utensils in the built-in drawer and fold the whole thing back up.

Find it: UncommonGoods

2. Mason Jar Herb Garden; $20

Mason jars with herbs growing out of them on a windowsill
Sarah Burrows and Nick Behr, UncommonGoods

These mason jars are a cute way to grow herbs. Simply add water and find a nice sunny spot for the plants to grow—the jars have an interior hydroponic system that makes sure the plants get the right amount of moisture.

Find it: UncommonGoods

3. Chop Wizard; $25

A Chop Wizard with an onion in it near a tomato, a red bell pepper, a carrot, and a stalk of celery
Vidalia Chop Wizard, Amazon

If your mom is looking to save some time in the kitchen, this device will make quick work of dicing up onions, peppers, or any other vegetable in need of chopping.

Find it: Amazon

4. Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat; $20

The cover of 'Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat'
Simon & Schuster, Amazon

If your mom was a big fan of Netflix's Salt Fat Acid Heat with chef Samin Nosrat, give her the cookbook that started it all. This innovative cookbook (which features 100 core recipes with endless spin-offs) teaches home chefs how to harness the four elements of cooking—salt, fat, acid, and heat—for more delicious meals. Illustrations and infographics bring the recipes to life.

Find it: Amazon

5. Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit; $35

Hot sauce tastes even better when it's homemade. This kit comes with gloves, bottles, ingredients, and everything needed to make six 5-ounce bottles of hot sauce at home.

Find it: UncommonGoods

For Moms Who Love Coffee and Tea

6. Animal-Shaped Tea Infuser Set; $20

Tea infusers shaped like a platypus, a shark, a squirrel, a monkey, and an elephant with a cup of tea
Tilevo, Amazon

These charming animal-shaped silicone devices can be filled with loose tea leaves and hooked onto the side of a mug to steep. The five-piece set comes with a shark, a monkey, a platypus, an elephant, and a squirrel.

Find it: Amazon

7. Death Wish Coffee; $20

A bag of Death Wish Coffee
Death Wish Coffee Co., Amazon

If your mom is always asking for an extra shot of espresso, you should introduce her to this super strong coffee. Considered one of the most caffeinated coffees in the world, Death Wish packs a punch of 708 milligrams of caffeine per 12-ounce cup (a regular coffee will run 195 milligrams or so).

Find it: Amazon

8. Heat-Changing Constellation Mug; $16

Two mugs showing the before and after look of the heat-changing mug with constellations on it
The Unemployed Philosophers Guild, Amazon

This mug just shows a blank starry sky, but with a little hot liquid, constellations will appear.

Find it: Amazon

9. Blooming Tea Flowers and Teapot Set; $48

Flower Pot Tea Company, The Grommet

These tea-infused flowers blossom when they're placed in hot water, creating a beautiful (and delicious) teatime experience. Each flower is good for about three infusions, and you can choose two flavors from six options. The set comes with a glass teapot with a built-in wire filter.

Find it: The Grommet

10. Ninja Hot and Cold Brewed System; $180

The Ninja Hot & Cold Brewed System on a countertop
Amazon

Whether your mom is a coffee snob, a tea connoisseur, or a latte lover, Ninja's all-purpose brew machine can do it all. The smart system can detect whether it's brewing tea or coffee and adjust water temperatures accordingly, can make specialty drinks with frothed milk, and can make cold brew in just a few minutes. It has a delay-brew function and can be adjusted to make everything from a single cup of coffee to a travel mug to half a carafe to a whole carafe. Though there's a cheaper glass-carafe version, both Mental Floss Editor in Chief Erin McCarthy and Associate Editor Shaunacy Ferro swear by the slightly pricier model with a thermal carafe, which can keep drinks hot or cold for hours.

Find it: Amazon or Walmart

For Moms Who Are Into Wellness

11. Fitbit Inspire HR; $100

The Inspire line packs a lot of features in to a small band that doesn't take up too much wrist real estate. The sleek bracelet keeps track of heart rate, steps, and sleep patterns, among other health information. It can also guide the wearer through breathing exercises based on their heart rate, keeps track of pace and distance in real-time, and automatically recognizes different types of exercise. Oh, and it is waterproof, so it works in the swimming pool. If mom doesn't love the original band, Fitbit also makes plenty of alternative accessories that will allow her to personalize and dress up her tracker.

Find it: Amazon

12. N.O.W. Mindfulness Tone Therapy System; $149

The N.O.W. meditation kit with speakers

Solu’s N.O.W. (New Origin Waveforms) meditation speakers are designed to help the user attain inner peace in a cacophonous world. The dual speakers generate calming tones that are designed to aid in focus. The relaxing tones, which never repeat, play for three minutes, then shut off automatically, giving mom the perfect moment of calm.

Find it: The Grommet

13. Running Belt; $17

A woman slides an iPhone into her running belt

Running with a smartphone can be tricky, what with the lack of pockets. This subtle fanny pack offers a zippered belt to store items while jogging.

Find it: Amazon

14. 24-OUNCE INFUSER WATER BOTTLE; $20

Water infuser sold on Amazon.
Infusion Pro/Amazon

Fruits like strawberries and lemons can give water a nice little kick. This water bottle has a chamber for fruits and vegetables that give the water a refreshing taste.

Find it: Amazon

15. Doga; $21

The cover of 'Doga' shows a woman in a back bend with a dog perched on her stomach
Hamlyn, Amazon

Yoga is a lot more fun with a furry friend. This hardcover book comes with full color photographs and tutorials showing the reader how to incorporate their pets into their yoga routine.

Find it: Amazon

16. My Athlete Subscription Box; $20 to $51

If your mom loves to hit the gym, then get her a box filled with goodies that will make her workout even better. The My Athlete Box from Cratejoy is a monthly subscription service that sends out healthy snacks, apparel, and fitness and beauty products geared toward women. If your mom has a particular athletic passion, you can also choose a more tailored subscription box—Cratejoy offers subscriptions for hikers, yogis, jiu-jitsu enthusiasts, cyclists, tennis players, lifters, and more. (See the site’s full health and fitness options here.)

Find it: Cratejoy

17. Sunski Sunglassess; $58

Sunski Sunglasses on Amazon.
Sunski/Amazon

These stylish, durable sunglasses are lightweight (they're made with polycarbonate), and, thanks to flexible arms, they stay put on your face—they won't slide down your mom's nose during a workout. They're not so expensive that mom will be kicking herself if she breaks them, but even if she does, it's not a big deal: They come with a lifetime warranty.

Find it: Amazon

18. Chaco Women's Outcross Evo 1 Hiking Shoe; $97

Chaco hiking shoes for women on Amazon.
Chaco/Amazon

These hiking sneakers slip on and off easily, breathe well (and dry quickly) thanks to a mesh upper, and are built to endure serious wear and tear, so mom will get great use out of them.

Find it: Amazon

For DIY Enthusiast Moms

19. Candle-Making Kit; $43

DIY Candle-Making Kit on Amazon.
Blue Aurra

This kit has everything you need to make your own candles at home. From fragrances to different dyes, your mom will be in complete control of the four candles she wants to make

Find it: Amazon

20. Fix It Kit; $30

This vegan leather case pretty much has all the tools your mom might need to fix things around the house. The case, which comes in black or pink, contains a hammer, flashlight, long-nose pliers, tape measure, screwdriver, interchangeable handle, four sockets, 10 screwdriver bits, and a socket extension.

Find it: UncommonGoods

21. Geometric Terrarium; $22

Glass terrarium on sale on Amazon.
KooK/Amazon

Why give mom flowers when you can give her a DIY garden that will let her express her creative side? This glass geometric case can house all sorts of succulents, moss, cacti or any other items your mom wants to pack inside. KooK, the company behind the terrarium, also suggests you put a candle and colorful stones inside for some unique home decor.

Find it: Amazon

22. The Kaufmann Mercantile Guide: How to Split Wood, Shuck an Oyster, and Master Other Simple Pleasures; $18

The cover of 'The Kaufmann Mercantile Guide: How to Split Wood, Shuck an Oyster, and Master Other Simple Pleasures'
Princeton Architectural Press, Amazon

This how-to book from Alexandra Redgrave and Jessica Hundley is designed to teach the reader how to be an expert at all of life’s tasks, from the simple (brewing the perfect cup of coffee) to the utilitarian (reading the night sky). In each of the five sections—kitchen, outdoors, home, gardening, and grooming—your mom can find numerous projects that will allow her to “experience the singular satisfaction of doing it yourself.”

Find it: Amazon

23. Beer Making Kit; $47

A beer making kit in a box next to a grain mixture that says 'Everyday IPA'
Brooklyn Brew Shop, Amazon

Beer tastes so much better when someone you know brewed it. This kit provides everything needed to create an IPA right at home. With replacement ingredients, the whole kit is reusable.

Find it: Amazon

For Moms Who Are Skincare Obsessives

24. Conair Double-Sighted Lighted Makeup Mirror; $64

A round makeup mirror with a lighted edge
Conair, Amazon

Light-up mirrors are so helpful, your mother is going to wonder why you didn't buy her one sooner. The ring around the mirror gives off a natural hue with LED lights—with low, medium, and bright settings operated by touch control—and offers magnification that helps her see tiny details for precise makeup application. Oh, and it's great for selfie lighting, too.

Find it: Amazon

25. Nature Republic Sheet Mask Variety Pack; $8

A selection of Korean face masks in individual packages
Nature Republic, Amazon

Face masks are one of the easiest ways to relax and take care of your skin. Mom will love these luxurious pre-moistened sheet masks from Korean beauty staple Nature Republic. This variety pack comes with 10 masks in great smells like aloe, cucumber, green tea, and avocado. (If you know your mom really loves face masks, we also recommend this massive 100-pack of Korean masks for just $40.)

Find it: Amazon

26. Bath Bomb Gift Set; $27

A set of bath bombs in a gift box
LifeAround2Angels, Amazon

Bath bombs can be a pricey luxury, but this set offers 12 for just $27. The scents included are angel, black raspberry vanilla, shower, beach, kiwi strawberry, lavender, lemongrass green tea, love, mango papaya, melon ball, shea and coconut, and Victorian rose.

Find it: Amazon

27. PEACE OUT Microneedling Dark Spot Brightening Dots; $28

Not everyone can afford laser treatments to minimize dark spots caused by aging, sun, or acne. If getting a laser session for mom is out of the question, PEACE OUT’s budget-friendly alternative will make a great gift. The patch’s microneedles deliver a type of Vitamin B called nacinamide, skin-brightening licorice extract, and tranexamic acid directly into the skin; all mom has to do is press the patch, microneedle side down, onto clean skin for 10 seconds, then leave on overnight. Doing so twice over two weeks, for four treatments total, will visibly lighten dark spots.

Find it: Sephora

28. Dermalinfusion Facial; Prices Vary by Location

The freckled face of a woman who is sitting back with her eyes closed
iStock.com/PeopleImages

This skin-resurfacing treatment is so relaxing, your mom might drift off to sleep. The facial combines exfoliation and extraction while injecting serums that target conditions like aging, hyperpigmentation, congestion, and dry skin. Aestheticians run a tool equipped with an exfoliating, recessed diamond tip and pneumatic suction across the face. The tips come in various levels of abrasion and can be swapped out based on your skin type. (They can even be used under the eyes and on the lips!) Mom’s skin will be plumper—and glowing—after treatment, and she’ll get to see all the stuff that came out of her skin, which ends up in a jar she can scope out afterwards.

Find out where you can book one at EnvyMedical.

For Moms Who Love to Travel

29. Shrimp Travel Pillow; $12

A shrimp-shaped pillow
SPIRITUP, Amazon

Have a humor-loving mother who loves to fly but hates neck trouble? This neck pillow will help mid-flight naps be more comfortable—and best of all, it looks like a gigantic shrimp. For Francophiles, there's also a croissant version. (If your mom wouldn't be caught dead with plush seafood around her neck, the compact, unobtrusive Trtle travel pillow is an excellent low-key choice.)

Find it: Amazon

30. Scratch-Off World Map; $17

A scratch-off map of the world
Landmass Goods, Amazon

Travelers can mark their progress on this world map by using a coin to scratch off areas of the map after they've visited. After enough trips, the maps will turn from gold to Technicolor.

Find it: Amazon

31. Pack This! List; $7

A notepad that reads
Knock Knock, Amazon

When packing, it's good to have a mother around to ask "did you remember to bring … ?" But who helps mothers pack? This helpful pad lists out all the usual things that someone might want to bring on a trip.

Find it: Amazon

For Moms Who Love Books

32. Bamboo Bathtub Caddy; $40

Reading in the bath is a lot easier with a place to put the book. This bamboo stand balances over the lip of the tub and even has a place for a glass of wine.

Find it: Paper Source

33. SCRATCH-OFF BOOK POSTER; $35

Like the scratch-off map, this poster lets the owner show off. The chart has 100 "essential novels" with gold covers. As your mom works her way through the books, she can scratch off the foil and reveal a new cover underneath.

Find it: Pop Chart Lab

34. Bicycle Book Ends; $65

Two bicycle-shaped book ends with four hardcover books between them
Eric Gross, UncommonGoods

These carbon steel bookends look like a bicycle, suggesting that each book is a journey.

Find it: UncommonGoods

35. Tequila Mockingbird; $12

The cover of 'Tequila Mockingbird' shows an illustrated bird perched on a martini glass
Running Press Adult, Amazon

Fans of literature and puns will be tickled by this clever book, which features cocktail recipes with names inspired by classic books. There are 65 recipes in total along with blurbs about the books' history, recipes for bar snacks, and charming illustrations.

Find it: Amazon

36. STORIARTS Book-Themed Infinity Scarf; $48

An infinity scarf with text all over it
STORIARTS, The Grommet

Whether your mom is a fan of Dickens, Charlotte Bronte, Roald Dahl, or Louisa May Alcott, STORIARTS has the scarf for her. The literary-themed jersey cotton infinity scarves come in a variety of colors and fonts designed to match the text it celebrates, from “The Raven” to “A Tale of Two Cities, to The Little Prince.

Find it: The Grommet

For High-Tech Moms

37. Tile Bluetooth Tracking Tags; $100 for Four

Tile GPS Trackers on Amazon
Tile/Amazon

Save your mom the trouble of searching for missing belongings with tracking devices for her keychain and wallet. Tile trackers connect to an app via Bluetooth so that the user can easily locate them. The combo pack comes with two Tile Mate keychain trackers and two Tile Slim trackers designed to be slipped into a wallet or bag or stuck to a laptop.

Find it: Amazon

38. Fujifilm Instax Instant Camera; $69

A Fujifilm instant camera on a table with several printed photos
Fujifilm, Amazon

This fun, brightly colored camera takes instant pictures that are perfect for sticking in a cubicle or on the fridge. The four-piece starter bundle comes with enough film for 10 prints, a carrying case, a strap, and batteries.

Find it: Amazon

39. ECHO DOT; $30

The Echo Dot is the perfect virtual assistant for all your smart home needs. Moms just need to say "Alexa," and they can turn smart devices off and on, order pizza, or call a cab.

Find it: Amazon

40. Oculus Go VR Headset; $149

A light gray Oculus Go headset
Oculus, Amazon

Proof that we're living in the future: Virtual reality is now a thing, and it's relatively affordable. This lightweight headgear can virtually transport the wearer to any environment, playing 360-degree games, videos, and images. It has social features that allow users to watch movies together, play a game, or meet up in virtual reality—get one for yourself, too, so you and mom can get some face-to-face time when you're far from home.

Find it: Amazon

For Audiophile Moms

41. DOSS Portable Bluetooth Speaker; $30

A portable speaker on a table with people eating pizza and drinking beer in the background
DOSS, Amazon

Give mom the gift of some sweet tunes with this Bluetooth speaker. Though runs for less than $30 on Amazon, it punches above its weight in terms of sound quality. It offers impressive stereo sound and enhanced bass on the move. With 12 hours of battery time and a weight of just over 1 pound, it's perfect for the park, the camp ground, or a backyard barbeque.

Find it: Amazon

42. Record player suitcase; $42

Record player suitcase on Amazon.
Victrola/Amazon

Moms can take tunes on the go with this record player that folds up like a suitcase. The baby blue device comes a with a three-speed vinyl record player with auxiliary inputs and built-in Bluetooth capabilities.

Find it: Amazon

43. Music Transposition Ring; $17

This ring comes with a music transposition chart that can be kept on hand at all times. The lovely homage to music theory is both fashionable and practical.

Find it: UncommonGoods

44. JBL Noise-Cancelling Headphones; $200

A pair of black wireless headphones
JBL, Amazon

As much as your mom loves you and your family, she probably needs some peace and quiet occasionally. Give her the ability to tune out the chaos of the world with sound-cancelling wireless headphones. These wireless JBL headphones boast Alexa and Google Assistant compatibility and 30 hours of battery life, and were one of CNET's best noise-cancelling headphones for 2019.

Find it: Amazon

For Geeky Moms

45. Doctor Who Cookbook; $15

The cover of the 'Doctor Who' cookbook
Harper Design, Amazon

Have a Whovian for a mother? Now she can make all kinds of meals and treats loosely based on the popular franchise. The cookbook comes with 40 time-bending recipes to try.

Find it: Amazon

46. Geologic Time Mug; $30

Unemployed Philosopher's Guild geologic mug.
Unemployed Philosopher's Guild/Amazon

With this geologic time scale mug from the Unemployed Philosopher's Guild, your mom can observe billions of years of Earth's history all while sipping her morning coffee. And once she downs her precious java, she'll be treated to the engraving of a trilobite fossil at the bottom of the mug. From the formation of the planet (called the Hadean Eon) to today's Anthropocene age, this is probably the most informative coffee mug on the market (outside of one that says "World's Best Mom," of course).

Find it: Amazon

47. SOLAR SYSTEM NECKLACE; $55

Solar System necklace.
UncommonGoods

Deck your mom out in jewels that represent the planets of the solar system. The 18-inch bib necklace contains high-quality digital images of the sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and, of course, Pluto. Each necklace is also handmade, for a more personal touch.

Find it: UncommonGoods

48. GAME OF THRONES WINE GLASSES; $70

Game of Thrones wine glasses.
HBO

Celebrate your mom's love of George R.R. Martin's fantasy epic with this set of Game of Thrones wine glasses, each of which features the sigil of the major houses of Westeros.

Find it: HBO

For Moms Who Love Animals

49. Custom Pet Portrait; $169

Three pet portraits
My Pooch Face, The Grommet

Your mom may already have at least one studio portrait of you hanging at home. Now, give her the chance to celebrate your pet sibling(s) in the same way. Send in a photo of your mom's dog or cat (or any other pet species) to My Pooch Face and an artist will render them in loving color, either in natural hues or with a pop of extra rainbow flair. The portraits are printed with archival-quality ink and paper and mounted on a 1-inch display that begs to be given prime placement around the house. If your mom has multiple beloved pets, you can upgrade to a portrait of two animals for $279. As one reviewer notes, "Don’t give it a second thought. Order your Pooch face product and be amazed!"

Find it: The Grommet

50. Boston Terrier Umbrella; $23

A clear umbrella with a black-and-white design of two French bulldogs on it
SMATI, Amazon

This umbrella has a bubble shape that allows your mom to protect her face from oncoming rain. It's clear so she can still see while walking, but is adorned with two fun illustrations of Boston terriers. (There is also a cat version.)

Find it: Amazon

51. Pet DNA Test; $99

Cat DNA-testing kits on Amazon.
Basepaws/Amazon

If your mom is a proud cat lady, she'll love getting the opportunity to learn even more about her furry friend. Basepaws, which calls itself the world's first cat DNA test, helps users learn about their cat's breed origins and other genetic information. Mom just needs to send in a little bit of her cat's hair, mail it in, and wait for the result. (If your mom is a dog person, there is a test for that, too.)

Find it: Amazon

For Moms Who Are Art Connoisseurs

52. Frida Kahlo Doll; $19

A doll modeled after Frida Kahlo
The Unemployed Philosophers Guild, Amazon

This 11-inch-tall plus doll of painter Frida Kahlo is clad in a traditional Mexican dress and has a little monkey on her shoulder. The Unemployed Philosophers Guild's Little Thinkers series also features plush versions of other artists, like Andy Warhol, as well as historic luminaries in fields like science, politics, psychology, and more.

Find it: Amazon

53. Vigvog Art Socks; $17

Eight pairs of socks decorated with images of the Mona Lisa, the Statue of Liberty, and more
VIGVOG, Amazon

This set comes with eight pairs of socks, all dedicated to different pieces of artwork. Your mom's feet will love paying homage to the classics.

Find it: Amazon

54. Starry Night Puzzle; $18

A puzzle box with a reproduction of 'Starry Night' on the cover
EuroGraphics, Amazon

Van Gogh's Starry Night makes for a surprisingly good puzzle. This 1000-piece jigsaw promises a great family night trying to reconstruct the classic painting.

Find it: Amazon

55. Garden of Earthly Delights Figurine; $49

A figurine of the Devil On Night Chair from Hieronymus Bosch's 'Garden of Earthly Delights'
Parastone, Amazon

Action figures aren't just for kids—moms will love them too, especially when they're modeled after classic paintings. Amazon has a whole collection of nefarious characters from Hieronymus Bosch's The Garden of Earthly Delights.

Find it: Amazon

56. The Scream Bandages; $8

A tin of bandages designed to look like 'The Scream'
Archie McPhee, Amazon

Most moms of younger kids have a few bandages hiding up their sleeves in case one of their children gets hurt. Arm your mom with special bandages featuring The Scream. There are 15 large strips in each tin (plus a free prize).

Find it: Amazon

For Moms Who Love the Classics

57. Flowers

Purple flowers against a white wood background
iStock.com/Chiociolla

If you want to keep it traditional, you can't go wrong with a bouquet of flowers. The Bouqs is a wonderful flower company that gets its supplies from eco-friendly farms. You can order ahead or use their same-day delivery option.

Find it: The Bouqs

58. STATE WINE CORK HOLDER; $35

Wine cork holder in the shape of a state.
UncommonGoods

Wine is a classic gift for mom, but go the more personal route this time around by giving her this cork holder in the shape of any state you want. Whether we're talking about birth states or adopted homes, this gift is great for any mom who takes pride in where she's from.

Find it: UncommonGoods

59. Harry and David Gift Baskets

A Mother's Day gift basket filled with cheese, cookies, and more
Harry and David's Mother's Day gift basket

Harry and David has long been a favorite destination for family gifts. After all, who can resist their chocolate covered fruits or their sea salt caramels? And if your mom doesn't have a sweet tooth, the company offers gift baskets with things like coffee, wine, and other food items. The company's Mother's Day gift basket starts at $89.

Find it: Harry and David

60. Handy Home Cleaning Services

Sometimes, the simplest gifts can be the best. Give your mom the peace of mind of coming home to a spotless house by hiring a cleaning service. (Perhaps one that can arrive while you're taking her out for Mother's Day brunch?) Just tell Handy the size of her space, any extra tasks you'd like the cleaner to perform—we suggest upgrading to an oven cleaning and a fridge scrubbing—and preferred time, and the service will send over a cleaning professional. If you truly want to win Mother's Day, you can set mom up with a recurring appointment. (Or at least get her an autonomous robot vacuum.)

Find it: Handy

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A version of this article first ran in 2017. It has been updated to reflect current availability.

Shake Shack’s DIY ShackBurger Kits Can Be Delivered Right to Your Door

In the Shake Shack meal kit from Goldbelly, you'll find all the ingredients necessary to make the chain's signature ShackBurger.
In the Shake Shack meal kit from Goldbelly, you'll find all the ingredients necessary to make the chain's signature ShackBurger.
Scott Olson, Getty Images

While it started as nothing more than a lone hot dog stand in 2001, Shake Shack now has locations all over the United States, with countless devoted fans that flock to the restaurant for fries, shakes, and, of course, their burgers. Now, you can try your hand at grilling up the chain's famous burgers with an official Shake Shack meal kit ($49) from Goldbelly, delivered right to your door.

Inside the box, you’ll find all the fixings to make a real ShackBurger. As you'd expect, it all starts with eight 100 percent Angus beef patties from Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors, which is the same beef blend used at all Shake Shack locations. You’ll also find eight potato rolls from Martin's, eight slices of American cheese, and the chain’s signature ShackSauce, along with tips on how to achieve that authentic Shake Shack flavor. The only extras you'll need to provide are toppings.

Shake Shack isn’t the only famous restaurant that offers their own meal kits. You could also whip up a cheesesteak from Philadelphia landmark Pat’s King of Steaks ($99); a lobster roll from McLoons Lobster Shack ($108) in Maine; and many others.

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9 Delicious Food Subscription Services That Help You Avoid the Grocery Store

Blue Apron's meal plans can be adjusted to meet your nutritional needs.
Blue Apron's meal plans can be adjusted to meet your nutritional needs.
Scott Eisen/Getty Images

While grocery shopping can be a time-consuming hassle during an average week, it can be nearly impossible to get what you want, when you want it, while social distancing. But before you give up on your meal-prep goals completely, consider the healthy (and cost-effective) hack that could help make cooking way more convenient: a food subscription service.

These services—which deliver boxes of snacks, wines, and complete meals straight to your door—give you new, tasty treats to try on a regular basis, so you can get right to the fun part (a.k.a. eating!). Whether you want to try new foods from around the world, recipes that will up your boxed mac and cheese game, or tasty beverages to help you unwind after a long day, these subscriptions are the perfect solution for any foodie with a busy schedule. After choosing one of these, you’ll never want to go to the grocery store again.

1. HelloFresh; $62-$98/week

A delivery from HelloFresh
HelloFresh has plans designed for two or four people.
HelloFresh

HelloFresh is a flexible meal subscription service that offers a two-person or four-person plan. The two-person plan gives you the option of two or four different recipes to try each week, while the four-person plan allows you to try two or three. The plans range from $7.49 to $9 per serving and have a standard shipping fee of $8.

HelloFresh's menus cater to your dietary preference, so in addition to the standard “meat and veggies” option, meals can be vegetarian, low calorie, or “family friendly” (a.k.a. easy, kid-tested recipes that make even the pickiest eaters happy). Each recipe is tested by the HelloFresh chefs a whopping 45 times, so you know what you’re eating is delicious. With the option to skip deliveries whenever you want, HelloFresh is the answer to the always-dreaded question: “When’s dinner?”

Try it: HelloFresh

2. Splendid Spoon; $65-$135/week

If you’re a vegan who hates cooking—but loves good food—Splendid Spoon is the answer to your daily meal woes. Not only does this service send you new meals to try each week, but they’re pre-prepared, so all you really have to do is pop your kit into the microwave. Splendid Spoon gives you three different weekly options: a Lunch plan that gives you five lunch bowls ($13 per meal), a Breakfast + Lunch plan that gives you five smoothies and five lunch bowls ($9.50 per meal), and a Breakfast + Lunch + Reset plan that gives you five smoothies, five lunch bowls, and one full-day reset, which includes soups to aid with digestion ($9 per meal).

Splendid Spoon allows you to choose their default meals for the week or choose from all 40-plus to customize your menu, so variety is never a problem. You can even make note of any ingredients or flavors you dislike in your Splendid Spoon profile to ensure you’re always getting what you want (and avoiding what you don’t). Best of all, these meals are all vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, and low in sugar and sodium, so they’re healthy in addition to being easy.

Try it: Splendid Spoon

3. Universal Yums!; $15-$39/month-to-month or $165-$429/year

If you’re a snacker with a taste for adventure, Universal Yums! is like a flavor passport. A subscription service that delivers snacks from a different country to your door each month, Universal Yums! lets you try international bites without ever having to leave the comfort of your own apartment. The month-to-month plan allows you to choose from three different-sized boxes, ranging from $15 for six-plus snacks to $39 for a pack of 20-plus. If you choose to dive in for a full year, the price per box is reduced, effectively giving you a month for free.

Each box comes with a booklet filled with trivia and games that celebrates the featured country, allowing you to learn while you snack. After trying your first box, you’ll (almost) never need to go on vacation again.

Try it: Universal Yums!

4. Art of Tea; $65-$215/subscription

A cup of tea.
The Art of Tea allows you to try tea from all over the world.
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If you’re more of a tea drinker, the Art of Tea has a subscription package that lets you taste test teas inspired by recipes from around the globe. Available in three-, six-, and 12-month subscriptions, this tea club features five different packages to choose from: the Caffeine Free collection, the Classics collection, the Single Origin collection, the Explore collection, and the Pyramid Tea Bags collection.

Each box comes with detailed information about the teas inside so you can learn more about them—including each one’s health benefits—while you wait for your beverage to steep. A great gift for yourself or someone else, this subscription package perfects the art of treating yourself.

Try it: Art of Tea

5. Urthbox; $15-$45/box (with a 12-month plan)

Urthbox is the perfect subscription service for anyone who believes in sustainable snacking. Delivering non-GMO, organic, and all-natural products, Urthbox includes healthy snacks, beverages, and more in their monthly packages. The boxes—which range from $15 per box to $45, depending on the size—only include products that have passed Urthbox’s strict standards. The company evaluates everything from sourcing to nutrition to manufacturing, so you can feel good about the products you’re munching on. And if you're on a specific gluten-free or vegan diet, you can specify that when you order, so your snacks will always be in line with your nutrition goals.

Although most boxes are snack-based, some also include supplements, skincare items, hair products, and more as a fun bonus each month. Each box is a surprise, but even though you don’t know exactly what you’re getting each month, you’ll know that it will always be good.

Try it: Urthbox

6. Blue Apron; $48-$120/week

The menus available from Blue Apron.
Every Blue Apron meal kit comes with background information on the dish and simple instructions to follow.
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With Blue Apron, you choose from three different plans—a two-serving Signature plan, a four-serving Signature plan, or a two-serving Vegetarian plan—that allow you to customize how many recipes you’d like to receive each week. The prices range from $7.49 per serving to $10, depending on the plan and the frequency, and shipping is free for all options.

Blue Apron’s Signature plan allows you to personalize your menu each week based on your dietary preferences. You can have the standard meat and fish options delivered regularly, or you can opt for Weight Watcher-approved and diabetes-friendly meals, depending on your needs. Recipes are chef-designed and perfectly portioned, and with easy step-by-step instructions to follow on each recipe card, you’ll start feeling like an accomplished chef the moment you turn on your oven.

Try it: Blue Apron

7. Naturebox; $30/yearly membership

Whether you’re looking for a low-calorie option, something that’s keto-friendly, or just a downright tasty treat, Naturebox has everything you need for a fully stocked snack drawer. While you can purchase individual snacks (ranging from $4 to $20 with your membership discount), you can also buy snacks in bulk, ranging from $35 to $150, leaving you with more than enough to eat through every month.

Naturebox also gives you the flexibility of putting a box together whenever you want it, meaning there’s no need to worry about managing your subscription. And if you don’t like one of the snacks you choose, the company has a “don’t like it, don’t eat it” policy, where you can receive a store credit for any snack you don’t like within 90 days of receiving it. Now that’s some smart snacking.

Try it: Naturebox

8. igourmet, $100-$684/club subscription

Although you can buy individual gourmet products through igourmet, their Food-of-the-Month clubs deliver a selection of standout products in a single category, like cheese, bacon, or coffee, with options for three-month, six-month, and 12-month plans.

Each box comes with a newsletter to guide you through each product, including its history, the region it came from, and more. Shipping and handling is completely free, and if you aren’t a fan of your subscription package, igourmet will reship and refund your purchase hassle-free. This subscription is a great gift—whether for a family member, a friend, or yourself!—and it will make you a certified gastronome in no time.

Try it: igourmet

9. California Wine Club; $41-$231/shipment

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There are a lot of ways to customize your California Wine Club plan.
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If you’ve ever wanted to do a wine tasting in your pajamas, a subscription to the California Wine Club is just what you need. Featuring selections from family-owned wineries, you can choose from six different plans: the Premier series (starting at $41 per shipment), the Signature series ($134), the International series ($71), the Aged Cabernet series ($231), the Pacific Northwest series ($77), and the Case Club series ($162). These clubs allow you to explore wine regions you’re curious about, expand your palate, or simply enjoy the wines you already know and love.

No matter which level you choose, you have the option of a monthly, bimonthly, or quarterly package, and each club subscription comes with a guide to all the wines included in your box, a personalized online profile to help you track your favorite wines, VIP tours at featured wineries, and more. Some of the series even allow you to mix and match the types of wine and how many bottles you get—giving you flexibility in addition to great wine.

Try it: California Wine Club

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