Christmas gift inspiration from A Year of Dates and mamaME Box

by Natalie
Mums Off Duty, Christmas gift, Directory, A Year Of Dates

Christmas gift inspiration

How is your Christmas shopping going? Feeling stuck? I promised you more Christmas gift inspiration, so here it is! How about a subscription or gift box?

We have two fabulous subscription and gift boxes in our Directory – A Year Of Dates and mamaME Box. Both have been created with lots of love by two inspirational women, and are perfect for gifting to others, or to yourself!

Make time for you, and your partner

What I love about these two brilliant businesses is that they both share our Mums Off Duty values.

They remind us that we mustn’t forget about taking time out for ourselves, just because we are busy mums. It isn’t always easy, but we must try!

A Year Of Dates

Mums Off Duty, A Year Of Dates, Christmas gift

A Year of Dates, owned by Kate, is a great idea and encourages you to spend quality time with your partner. It’s so easy to neglect your relationship when you have a kiddie. I love this concept, especially if you struggle for interesting date ideas like we do!

A Box of Dates contains 52 envelopes, each containing a fun idea for a date. Choose an envelope to open each week and follow the instructions. Easy! They can even be colour-coded in case you like to keep a little control over your dates. One week, you may prefer a ‘stay-in’ date, or another week you may be waiting for pay-day and need a cheap date!

There is even a family-friendly version called A Year of Play, in case you need some inspiration for fun activities to do together as a family.

The Christmas order deadline is Thursday, 14 December.

mamaME Box

Mums Off Duty, mamaME Box, Christmas gift

mamaME Box encourages mums to enjoy a little me-time and is right up our alley. Helen, the owner of mamaME Box, features in our Magnificent Mamas series

A box full of lovely goodies is delivered to your door each month. Where possible, Helen sources the treats from mama and family-run small businesses.

Goodies are different each month, but past boxes include treats like candles, books and pamper items. You can buy a subscription, or a one-off box – you may even just want to treat yourself!

The January box (pictured above) is available to order until the end of the year. If you are gifting the box for Christmas, the recipient will receive a gift email and their box will be delivered in January.

Head to our Directory for more information

For more information on A Year of Dates and mamaME Box, please head to the Retail Therapy page in our Directory.

Happy shopping! x


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Mama Grace December 13, 2017 - 4:15 pm

This reminds me of making our own vouchers for one another. #BloggersClubUK

Natalie December 15, 2017 - 10:40 am

It’s such an original idea, I love it.

Kate December 13, 2017 - 5:56 pm

I really love the idea of subscription boxes and think I will treat myself to one in the New Year #BloggerClubUK

Natalie December 15, 2017 - 10:40 am

Yes, do it! You definitely deserve it!

becca farrelly December 14, 2017 - 10:54 am

I love a good subscription box and the Year of Dates sounds so good! We are due our 2nd child in 4 weeks time and could really do with some inspiration and help with keeping sight of us as a couple as opposed to mummy and daddy all the time! 🙂


Natalie December 15, 2017 - 10:42 am

Oh wow good luck! How exciting! It is so easy to forget about you as a couple. I think it’s so important though to remember why you are together in the first place, and to try and find a bit of quality time together if you can!


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