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Unique + Geeky Subscription Box Gift Ideas for Every Kid!

ByMSAJan 9, 2018 | 0 comments

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. So instead of aimlessly wandering the toy aisles this year, get them the ultimate gift that keeps on giving with these subscription box picks for kids into geeky pop-culture, video games, and other nerdy-cool stuff!

Check out our companion list of Creative & Educational Gifts for Kids too!

  1. Nerd Block Junior (comes in Boys and Girls versions)
    nerdblock-jrThey’ll enjoy this box if: They’re into a lot of different cartoons, movies, books, and more! From Nerd Block: "Exciting toys and apparel from your mini-nerd's favorite movies, tv shows, books and games." For ages 6-11.

    What’s in the box: An exclusive t-shirt plus 4-6 toys from a variety of current kid's franchises.

    OK, What else should i know:
    Price: Subscriptions start at $19.99/month (discounts for longer subscriptions)
    Frequency: Monthly

    How to give as a gift: Choose the Jr Girls or Jr Boys subscription, choose a length, and go from there. (Note that PayPal purchases on Nerd Block do not renew, so pay with PayPal if you want your subscription to end after a specific length of time.)

    Check out all of our Nerd Block Junior Girls Reviews and Nerd Block Junior Boys Reviews to learn more about this subscription!

  2. Brick Loot
    They'll enjoy this box if: They're big fans of building with LEGO!What’s in the box: Each box includes custom brick kits, Minifigures, and other related accessories. Products are sourced from LEGO and various manufacturers, and often they're exclusive to Brick Loot, so you won't find anything like it on the shelves at Toys'R'Us.

    OK, What else should i know:
    Price: $27 a month + $6 shipping to the U.S., with options to save money on longer subscription lengths ($13 a month shipping to Canada and $15 to all other countries)
    Frequency: Monthly

    How to give as a gift: Head over to Brick Loot and pick a 1, 3, or 6 month subscription. Subscriptions will recur after that period unless canceled!

    Check out all of our Brick Loot Reviews to learn more about this subscription!
  3. Mine Chest
    They'll enjoy this box if: They're addicted to MineCraft!
    What’s in the box: Mine Chest includes officially licensed and often exclusive MineCraft swag. Each box includes a t-shirt, toys, and collectibles. T-shirt sizes are available for both youth and adults.

    OK, What else should i know:
    Price:$29.99 + $7 shipping = $36.99 per month
    Frequency: Monthly

    How to give as a gift: Head over to Mine Chest and order! They only offer month-to-month subscriptions at this time, but if you check "This is a gift" in checkout, they give you the option to remind you each month before your card gets charged again, so you can control the length of the gift.

    Check out all of our Mine Chest Reviews to learn more about this subscription!

  4. Bitsbox
    They'll enjoy this box if: They're into computer and video games, and are showing an interest in making their own! Ages 6-12.What’s in the box: Each month has a theme which all the coding exercises are designed around. There are 3 subscription levels, Digital Book, Bitsbox Book, and Bitsbox Original. All three include instructions for kids to code their own apps, but Bitsbox Book includes a printed booklet in the mail, and Bitsbox Original includes the booklet plus other themed goodies.

    OK, What else should i know:
    Price: Digital Book is $20/month and includes just the PDF with game instructions, Bitsbox Book is $25/month with free shipping, and Bitsbox Original is $40 + $9.10 shipping = $49.10/month.
    Frequency: Monthly

    How to give as a gift: Head over to Bitsbox and order. There are no gift options, so you'll need to manage the subscription and cancel when you want the subscription to end.

    Check out all of our Bitsbox Reviews to learn more about this subscription!
  5. GameFly Subscription
    They'll enjoy this subscription if: If the kid or teen on your list loves playing video games, this is the perfect gift! It’s the Netflix of video games, and they carry almost every game on every system, so there are plenty of great games to rent -- and you don't have to know what they already have, or even which system they use. The standard plan includes 2 games checked out at a time.

    OK, What else should i know:
    Price: $36.50 for 3 months, $94.95 for 6 months charge for additional kids. Shipping is free and there are no late fees.
    Frequency: New games are sent as soon as previous games are shipped back, or keep games at a deep discount
    Parental Controls: Parents can set controls on their account to only allow kids to rent age-appropriate games.

    How to give as a gift: Head to the GameFly gift page to buy a gift subscription of 3 months, and choose to either e-mail or print the certificate. 

  6. Awesome Pack
    They'll enjoy this box if: They're mini board game addicts in the making! This is a great box for family game night fun, and often includes other fun projects too. It's customizable per family so it's also a fun gift to parents who have multiple kids since it's something they can all share.What’s in the box: Awesome Pack includes board games, toys, and activities to encourage quality time together. They offer a Family Pack if you need items that would work for young and older kids, or a Big Kid Pack for older kids and adults.

    OK, What else should i know:
    Price: The Family Pack (2 adults, 2 kids) is $39.99 + $9.99 shipping, with an additional $4.49 charge for additional kids
    Frequency: Monthly

    How to give as a gift: Go through the normal checkout process, then be sure to send Awesome Pack an e-mail so they can get all the customization details from the gift recipient! More info in their FAQ here.

    Check out all of our Awesome Pack Reviews to learn more about this subscription!

If you enjoyed this list, check out our Best Subscription Box Gifts for even more subscription gifts!

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