Best Affordable & Trendy Subscription Box Gift Ideas for Teens
Updated for 2017!
We know that lots of teenage girls love to steal products from their mom’s beauty subscriptions, so why not gift them a subscription of their own? We looked for boxes that are affordable, fun, and typically won’t contain products like anti-aging treatments. This list includes apparel, accessories and more—not just beauty—so you can share some subscription box joy with your teen no matter what her interests are.
Best Subscription Boxes for Teen & Tween Girls
A one-time purchase box perfect for gifting Teen Vogue fans
What’s in the box: In addition to their regular monthly beauty box, Allure teamed up with Teen Vogue for this Limited Edition box. The contents of this one-time-purchase box retail for $148, so it’s a great value, too.
Price: $39.95, one time purchase (not subscription)
How to gift it: Head over to the Teen Vogue landing page and look for the gift option just above where you enter your checkout information
Read all of our Allure Beauty Box Reviews to learn more about this subscription box and other Allure boxes!
Enjoy Leggings, $16.95
Colorful prints & patterns from a body-image-positive company
What’s in the box: Enjoy Leggings sends one pair of high quality leggings in your size every month, always with a fun print and pattern. Additionally, a portion of the proceeds supports various charities that help promote a positive body image for girls and women—we think that’s a great message for everyone, but especially teen girls.
Price: $16.95 per month with discounts available for longer subscription commitments (Or, use code ADDICTION to save 25% off your first box!)
How to gift it: Cratejoy now has a “Give as a Gift” option, so you can buy Enjoy Leggings and they’ll send the gift recipient and e-mail when their first box ships.
Read all of our Enjoy Leggings Reviews to learn more about this subscription box!
SquareHue, Starting at $16/month
A 7-free nail polish formula you can feel good about, in today’s trendy colors
What’s in the box: Square Hue is a monthly nail polish subscription box. They create their own colors in-house for every box, donate a portion of their sales to charity, and give each box a theme. Plus, their polish is 7-free, vegan, cruelty-free, and made in the USA.
Price: $16/month for 2 polishes, $21/month for 3. Discounts available for longer subscription terms if you pay in advance.
How to gift it: Sign up for Square Hue and select your intended plan for gifting. (It looks like they don’t currently have a prepaid gift subscription plan)Read all of our Square Hue Reviews to learn more about this subscription box!
Campus Cube, $39.95/month
A care package designed with college students in mind
What’s in the box: CampusCube is the classic college care package. With every box, your student will get an assortment of fun and wholesome snacks, handy bodycare items, and other useful odds and ends that will brighten their day. This company organizes their shipping schedule around the semester system, and they even offer a birthday box!
COUPON: Save $5 off any regular cube order with code MSA5
How to gift it: CampusCube is designed for gifting! Just head over to their site to send love to your favorite student.
Read our CampusCube reviews!
Pura Vida Bracelets Club, $14.95
Trendy bohemian bracelets each month
What’s in the box: Pura Vida Bracelets Club is a bracelet subscription box from Pura Vida! Each month, you’ll receive 3 hand-picked bracelets (up to $50 value) from their new collections and their most popular styles.
Price: $14.95 a month
How to gift it: Subscribe to Pura Vida Bracelets Club and ship to your gift recipient. This subscription will renew until canceled.
Read all of our Pura Vida Bracelets Club Reviews to learn more about this subscription box!
The ingredient-conscious beauty box designed with teens & tweens in mind
What’s in the box: The Better Beauty Box is a natural and organic beauty box geared for tween and teen girls. There is a box option which includes age appropriate makeup items or a makeup free box which includes no makeup at all.
Price: $20 a month + free shipping, with 3-, 6- and 12-month subscription options. The Make-up Free box is $16 a month.
How to gift it: Subscribe to the Better Beauty Box and ship to your recipient.
Read all of our Better Beauty Box Reviews to learn more about this subscription box!
Sephora Play!, $10/month
The affordable box for the teen serious about trying new makeup products
What’s in the box: Play! by Sephora is a monthly beauty and makeup subscription. Each month they send you six samples, a PLAY! BOOK of tips and tricks, and a PLAY! PASS for in-store learning. This one isn’t specifically oriented toward teens and may contain some products with adult skin in mind, but if your teenager already loves Sephora, she’ll be really excited when you score a Sephora Play! subscription since they’re usually in waitlist mode. (If you want to make sure you can an email alert the next time Sephora subscriptions open, make sure to sign up for the My Subscription Addiction daily newsletter).
How to gift it: Sign up for Play! by Sephora and ship to your gift recipient. This subscription will renew until canceled.
Read all of our Play! By Sephora Reviews to learn more about this subscription box!
Owl Crate, $29.99
For the lover of YA fiction and fantasy
What’s in the box: OwlCrate is the YA book subscription most popular with our readers, and their boxes contain more than just books so it’s a nice gifting experience as well.
How to gift it: Sign up for OwlCrate as a gift, and your giftee will receive an email when their first box ships!
Read all of our Owl Crate Reviews to learn more about this subscription box!
Pusheen Box, $43.95
For fans of the internet cat celebrity
What’s in the box: This one is a little pricier than the others on our list, but we love Pusheen and this box has fun stuff you can’t get anywhere else. Every Pusheen Box will have a curated assortment of mystery items with a total retail value of over $100. Most of the items inside are exclusive to the box and can’t be found anywhere else. The boxes may also include rare first edition items before they are released in stores! The types of items that could be inside include clothing, accessories, electronics, toys, stationery and more!
Price: $43.95/quarter plus $6 shipping & handling
How to gift it: Pusheen Box doesn’t have a special gifting option. You will be buying a recurring subscription when you purchase, so if you’re only intending to gift one or two months, you need to cancel your subscription to prevent it from continuing to ship – thankfully you can easily cancel online from your account.
Say It With a Sock, $11.99
A surprise pair of fun socks each month
What’s in the box: Say It With a Sock is a fun sock-of-the-month club for men and women that curates high-quality sock brands like Stance Socks, Richer Poorer, Happy Feet, and more. Subscribers can choose whether they would like one or two surprise pairs of socks every month, and can customize preferences for graphic or patterned socks. This is a fun, affordable subscription that nearly everyone would be excited to receive in the mail!
Price: $11.99 for 1 pair/month
How to Gift It: Buy a gift subscription to Say It With a Sock and select to pay month to month, or buy a 6 or 12 month prepaid subscription for a fun gift that keeps on giving.
Check out our Say It With a Sock Reviews to learn more about this subscription!
Doodle Crate, $19.95/month
For the kid with a creative side
What’s inside the box: Doodle Crate, by KiwiCo, is a subscription box targeted to older children aged 9-16 that delivers a monthly art project. They describe themselves as “a studio for hands-on creativity delivered every month.”
Price: $19.95/month. Save 40% off your first month!, no coupon required, just use this link
Check out our Doodle Crate reviews to learn more about this arts & crafts subscription box!
If you enjoyed this list, check out our Best Subscription Box Gifts for even more subscription gifts!