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The 12 All-Time Best Monthly Subscription Boxes for Kids!

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It can be tricky sometimes to find the perfect gift for all of those nieces, nephews, and other kiddos on your list. Even if you know what they’re into, it’s not always easy to turn that knowledge into something they actually want. Instead of aimlessly wandering the toy aisles this year, get them the ultimate gift that keeps on giving with our subscription box picks for kids into reading, making crafts, and learning!

Check out our companion list of Geek & Gamer Gifts for Kids too!


  1. Kiwi Crate, $24.90/month
    Educational boxes for mini-makers

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    They’ll enjoy this box if: They’re into building and creating new things! Kiwi Crate is a great mix of both creative and educational, geared toward ages 5-8.

    What’s in the box: All of the boxes are maker oriented with a project tailored for ages 5-8, with instructions and supplies to complete the project, plus supplemental educational material and other DIY ideas.

    OK, What else should I know:
    Price: $24.90/month (discounts for longer subscriptions)
    Frequency: Monthly

    How to give as a gift: Click here to go to Kiwi Crate’s Gift page, choose your box, and duration, and then follow the prompts to checkout.

    Check out all of our Kiwi Crate Reviews to learn more about this subscription box!


  2. The Little Passports Family of Boxes, starting at $13.95/month
    Educational boxes geared toward exploring the world we live in

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    The starter kit for Little Passports’ World Edition.

    They’ll enjoy this box if: They’re into reading and learning about the world they live in! Little Passports has 3 different educational subscriptions about US and World cultures for kids aged 3 to 12. They also have a new Science Expedition box for young mad scientist types age 9+ who are looking for more activity based learning!

    What’s in the box: Stickers, fun reading material like themed postcards, souvenirs, bonus online material, and other activities/projects, all around a specific (usually destination-based) theme. Boxes are designed to help build skills in areas like geography, imagination, empathy, problem solving, and more.

    OK, What else should I know:
    Price: Range from $13.95/mo to $20.95/month depending on the box, with discounts for longer subscriptions
    Frequency: Monthly

    How to give as a gift: Click here to go to the Little Passports Gift page, choose your box, and duration, and then follow the prompts to checkout.

    Check out all of our Little Passports Reviews to learn more about this subscription!


  3. Green Kid Crafts, $24.95/month
    For crafty kids curious about the environment and science
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    They’ll enjoy this box if: They’re eco-conscious and creative kids who like to learn about the environment and other science topics! Ages 3-10.

    What’s in the box: Green Kids Crafts comes with 3-4 educational activities and crafts complete with eco-friendly materials. Good to know: The packaging is also eco-friendly, and they support environmental charities.

    OK, What else should I know:
    Price: $24.95 with discounts for longer subscriptions
    Frequency: Monthly

    How to give as a gift: Head over to Green Kid Crafts Gift Subscription page, choose the length of your subscription, and check out. Gifts do not auto renew, but you’ll receive an e-mail when it’s about to expire in case you want to continue sending!

    Be sure to read our Green Kid Crafts Reviews to learn more about this subscription!


  4. Doodle Crate, $24.90/month
    Educational boxes for mini-makers of all types

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    Example Doodle Crate featuring a watercolor calendar project.

    They’ll enjoy this box if: They love a good DIY project Doodle Crate is more focused on creative arts, and intended for kids ages 9-16+. Enjoy hands on projects like clock making, watercolor, and sumi-e ink drawing.

    What’s in the box: A DIY project with materials included, plus inspiration and video tutorials.

    OK, What else should I know:
    Price: $24.90/month (discounts for longer subscriptions)
    Frequency: Monthly

    How to give as a gift: Click here to go to Kiwi Crate’s Gift page, choose your box, and duration, and then follow the prompts to checkout.

    Check out all of our Doodle Crate Reviews to learn more about this subscription box!


  5. Markybox, $30/month
    Designed by artists and art educators
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    They’ll enjoy this box if: Art class is their favorite elective! Strictly speaking, Markybox is an artist- and educator-designed DIY box designed for families and kids. The projects are still pretty fun for adults, though, and each Markybox includes enough supplies to do each project twice – so parents and kids can both join in. Ages 4+, requires adult supervision.

    What’s in the box:Supplies and instructions to complete a DIY project twice. These are projects that teach interesting and more advanced art-making techniques rather than making crafts: some examples include making plaster casts of hands, paper marbling, and paper mache.

    OK, What else should I know:
    Price: $30
    Frequency: Monthly

    How to give as a gift: Purchase a Markybox gift card, which can be redeemed for a subscription.


  6. Tinker Crate, $29.90/month
    A monthly laboratory for making and learning

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    They’ll enjoy this box if: They take pride in completing small STEAM projects, like learning about levers by building trebuchets or making a cool fiber-optic constellation nightlight.

    What’s in the box: Tinker Crate components and instructions for an innovative STEM project, geared toward ages 9-16+, plus additional online tutorial content.

    OK, What else should I know:
    Price: $29.90/month (discounts for longer subscriptions)
    Frequency: Monthly

    How to give as a gift: Click here to go to Tinker Crate’s Gift page, choose your box, and duration, and then follow the prompts to checkout.

    Check out all of our Tinker Crate Reviews to learn more about this subscription box!


  7. Kidstir, $15.95/month + shipping
    Cooking up kitchen fun with kids and parents
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    They’ll enjoy this box if: They’ve shown an interest in cooking and baking and love helping out in the kitchen! We chose Kidstir because it’s not focused on just baking; it’s got a variety of recipes in each box, so it’s great for introducing kids to cooking of all types. Suitable for all ages with adult supervision.

    What’s in the box: Each Kidstir box contains 3 step-by-step recipes covering all of the food groups, cooking tools, some items you might need to complete the recipes, games and puzzles, plus a shopping list so that you can easily get all the ingredients you need to complete the recipes.

    OK, What else should I know:
    Price: $15.95 + $3.95 shipping
    Frequency: Monthly
    Good to know: Kidstir subscriptions all expire after 1 year (unless you cancel sooner), so once your kid has received all 12 kits and filled up their cookbook, the subscription will automatically stop.

    How to give as a gift: Choose a plan on Kidstir’s site, and checkout. You’ll have the option to add a gift message.

    Be sure to read our Kidstir Reviews to learn more about this subscription!


  8. Koala Crate, $24.90/month
    Creative projects for precocious preschoolers

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    They’ll enjoy this box if: They love learning hands-on!

    What’s in the box: Koala Crate includes 2-4 smaller projects geared toward 3-4 year olds, with an included parent guide, and online tutorial content too.

    OK, What else should I know:
    Price: $24.90/month (discounts for longer subscriptions)
    Frequency: Monthly

    How to give as a gift: Click here to go to Koala Crate’s Gift page, choose your box, and duration, and then follow the prompts to checkout.

    Check out all of our Koala Crate Reviews to learn more about this subscription box!


  9. KiwiBop Postcard Pals, $3.99/month
    For early readers curious about the world
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    They’ll enjoy this box if: They love learning new facts about the world and virtually exploring new places! This subscription is definitely more about reading and learning than doing projects. Cards are suited for young readers, and this is one of our cheapest kid’s subscriptions, so it’s a fun and easy gift for kids if you are on a budget. Recommended for ages 5-10.

    What’s in the box: Each monthly KiwiBop Postcard Pals delivery includes four postcards (one for each week), featuring fun facts about different locations, landmark, creatures and other remarkable things in the world. The first month will include a ‘starter kit’ introducing your kid to the Postcard Pals and letting them know how the subscription works.

    OK, What else should I know:
    Price: $3.99 with free shipping in the USA, discounts for longer subscriptions
    Frequency: Monthly

    How to give as a gift: Choose a plan on KiwiBop’s site, and checkout. You’ll have the option to add a gift message, but there is no specific gifting option, so you’ll need to manage renewal and cancellation.

    Be sure to read our KiwiBop Postcard Pals Reviews to learn more about this subscription!


  10. LitJoy Crate, $29.99/month + shipping
    For all the little readers on your list
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    They’ll enjoy this box if:
     They are bookworms in the making! Each month, they’ll get new release books, as well as extra items related to the book for added fun.

    What’s in the box: There are lots of kid’s book subscriptions, but we chose LitJoy Crate because it’s got flexibility and the widest age range of the kid’s book subscriptions: They have crates for ages 0-2 (board books), 3-7 (picture books), and 14+ (young adult). You can also get a mixed crate with 0-2 and 3-7 together.

    OK, What else should I know:
    Price: $29.99 plus shipping
    Frequency: Monthly

    How to give as a gift: Start with LitJoy’s page, choose which age range box you want, then hit “Personalize” and select a 1, 3, 6, or 12 month plan. (All plans auto-renew so you’ll need to cancel later if you don’t want to renew after your prescribed time period)

    Be sure to read our LitJoy Crate Reviews to learn more about this subscription!


  11. The Cooper Kit, $60/quarter
    Quality time for kids and dads

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    They’ll enjoy this box if: The Cooper Kit is the only subscription box focused on quality time with dad. It’s a fun pick if you want to encourage more family time and learning at the same time!

    What’s in the box: The Cooper Kit is a quarterly subscription box specifically for fathers and their children to spend quality time playing, building, and learning together. Cooper & Kid is on a mission to “Make Dads cooler than Moms.”

    OK, What else should I know:
    Price: $65/quarter with discounts for longer subscriptions. Use code BESTDAD to save $15 off your first box!
    Frequency: Quarterly

    How to give as a gift: Subscribe by mid November to receive your first box in December!

    Be sure to read our Cooper Kit Reviews to learn more about this subscription!


  12. FoodStirs, $19.99/month
    Young bakers and pastry chefs in training

    They’ll enjoy this box if: Foodstirs is a great pick if your kid is more interested in baking than other cooking. The projects are a fun introduction to different types of baked goods and the finished products are usually cute, too.

    What’s in the box: Each FoodStirs is a baking subscription box, that ships baking mixes kits to your door! High quality, pre-made mixes with no preservatives or artificial ingredients, plus instructions to complete the project.

    OK, What else should I know:
    Price: $19.99 per month with free shipping. Discounts are available for longer subscriptions.
    Frequency: Monthly

    How to give as a gift: Head over to FoodStirs’s homepage and click “Great Gifts” to sign up for a 3, 6, or 12 month gift plan.

    Be sure to read our FoodStirs Reviews to learn more about this subscription!



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