Subscription boxes have gained popularity over the last few years as more and more people treat themselves to surprise happy mail each month. Military families seriously need some encouragement and uplifting as they face deployments, frequent moves, loneliness, and numerous life transitions throughout each year.
Several military spouse and veteran entrepreneurs have noticed the need for subscription boxes catered to the military community. They have answered that call by creating specially designed and curated items that will be helpful to the military community. Below are a few of my favorites for all who make up a military family.
For Military Spouses
Cater to Mom
This curated box is made for moms, most especially post-partum mothers. The idea for this self-care for moms box came to the creator after her first baby arrived. She knew that moms needed care and support for themselves after birth, then Cater to Mom was born. Marsha, the owner and creator, is also a veteran. Additionally, she now offers special Cater to Dad boxes, Breastfeeding Journey boxes, and so much more.
This specially made monthly subscription box is catered to military spouses on the home front facing separation during deployment. This concept was created by, Becky, an Army spouse who has faced many deployments. She noticed a need to inspire, encourage, and comfort military spouses during the time of separation from their service member. Subscribers are invited to join a private Facebook group where they are given more tools, inspiration, connection with other spouses, and access to several guest speakers each month. Brave Crate is a fun and peppy brand that makes deployments a little easier for military spouses.
Additionally, each fall, Becky has partnered with another military spouse to support others on the home front through a once a year digital retreat: Pillar Deployment Retreat happening November 12th-14th.
This veteran-owned business creates monthly boxes for the service member’s significant other. Each month’s box has specially curated items meant to uplift and brighten the lives of the significant others who are standing by their service members. Many of the featured items are from military spouse and veteran owned businesses as well as made in America.
For Service Members
This veteran-owned business caters to the service member on the home front, or while they are deployed overseas. This subscription box provides healthy snacks curated each month for the health-minded service member to enjoy. This patriotic snack box will surely bring a smile to health conscious military members.
Troopster Care Packs
This concept was created by an active duty sailor. Each month’s “pack” includes snacks and other items deployed service members find helpful while overseas. Because these packages are curated by veterans and active duty service members, they contain items that service members are guaranteed to love.
CountDowns and Cupcakes
If you want to create your own care package to send to a service member overseas, I encourage you to check out resources provided by the expert over at CountDowns and Cupcakes. This is also a military spouse owned business that helps you understand the process of mailing things overseas and she provides creative ways and options to decorate the inside of each box with specific themes and ideas.
There are many ways to send care packages to all who make up a military family. Most of the subscription boxes listed above can be sent one time without commitment or you can opt for the subscription option. The act of love behind sending a care package whether it be to a military spouse or the service member is what matters most.
© Strength 4 Spouses LLC, 2021.
These all sound so fun!! I’ve never done a subscription box except one (a healthy snack box, not military related) but these sound great. If my hubby deploys again I’ll have to remember to look into these. 🙂
Great ideas, Wendi, would you do a follow-up post on ideas for getting involved with care package organizations and/or contributing to packages for military and families? I think some of us civilians would like to know ways to show support like this too. Thanks