Mama’s Got Mail: May Review

With Mother’s Day only a couple days away, it’s only appropriate to feature one of the newest subscription boxes in the box game – Mama’s Got Mail. May’s box was the very first for the new company, whose primary target audience is – you guessed it, moms. The box contains fun monthly surprises for moms, especially as most of the time in a mom’s life is devoted to the kids (and not enough time to shop for themselves). Currently, there are 3 tier’s of pricing for Mama’s Got Mail:

  • $49/mo. for a 1-month subscription (month-to-month)
  • $44/mo. for a 6-month subscription
  • $39/mo. for a 1-year subscription

In May’s box, I received 3 items plus a handwritten Happy Mother’s Day card – so sweet! Additionally, a larger letter with the details of the box’s contents was included with an explanation of what each item is and why it was included which I always love to find in my subscription boxes! The center spread of the letter included a listing to determine which phase of motherhood you’re in (none applied to me – where’s the pet mom phase!?!) and on the back a fil-in-the-blank form for you to write down your personal pros/cons of the current mommy phase you’re in. 

Things Good Mothers Know Book
The Things Good Mothers Know ($16) book would definitely be my mom’s favorite item in the box. She loves reading these kind of inspirational books. This particular one discusses the importance of finding your own happiness in life to positively affect your children and others around you. Shannon (the box curator) also added a sticky note to show the most important part of the book to read/the biggest takeaway which I thought was really nice and reading the excerpt, I absolutely agree with it even though I’m not a mother (to a human child – my kid’s a dog!) myself.

Crate & Barrel Mug
Who doesn’t love Crate & Barrel?! This sturdy white mug ($3) is perfect for the daily dose of tea or coffee. I kind of wish there was some kind of design on it but at the same time, having a plain mug allows for creativity to let you decorate your own to fit your personal style.

Mother’s Day Roses Tea
This was my favorite thing in the box. I love tea – especially fruity flavored ones. From Paper Source (another brand I love), the Mother’s Day Roses Tea ($15) includes 50 tea bags of is green tea with passion fruit. YUM. The encouraging words on the label (“mom you are the best”) complete it.

Overall, May’s Mama’s Got Mail box retailed out to $34, less than the monthly subscription price but probably about right once you factor in shipping and the stock paper featuring the “Seasons of Motherhood” and pros/cons of phase of motherhood activity. Kudos to Shannon for creating a great first box! My only suggestion would be to maybe include one extra item each month – for example, a food item would’ve gone great with the tea, cup, and book. Can’t wait to see what comes next from Mama’s Got Mail!

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Happy Mother’s Day to all of the Mama’s out there!