Back to School Subscription Boxes: 22 Ideas for Students of All Ages
Back-to-school season has arrived! Why get overwhelmed running around town when you could have everything from school supplies to outfit essentials like underwear and graphic tees sent right to your door? These back-to-school subscription boxes not only get you set for the first days back in class but keep you well-stocked with new surprises month after month.
Check out our favorite boxes for planners and stationery, kids clothes, and even snacks and lunches (plus coupons, too)! Did we forget your fave box? Let us know what you’re subscribing to this school year in the comments!
Subscription Boxes for Back to School Clothes, Backpacks & Essentials
The Cost: $29.95 per month
How to Buy / Coupon: Get two pairs of shoes for just $9.95 when you subscribe via this link!
What’s Inside: This kid’s clothing subscription from the JustFab family of subscription services gives you access to fun, trendy fashions for boys and girls for up to 40% off retail prices. Sign up for their VIP program, and you’ll get to shop a slew of kids styles picked for you each month. Choose to shop your selections or skip the month and have that month’s membership fee saved as a credit to use later on. Try pieces on at home, make exchanges for free, and follow their easy return process for anything you don’t like. Easy!
Read our FabKids reviews!
The Cost: $20.00 per box, which goes towards the items in the box (just buy at least two items)!
What’s Inside: This box works like StitchFix, but for kids. Mac & Mia gets your style preferences, then sends 6-9 items for your boy or girl (newborn to size 6T). Try ’em on at home and only keep what you like—if you keep at least two items, your $20.00 styling fee will go towards your purchase, and if you keep everything, you’ll get at 15% discount!
Read our Mac & Mia reviews!
The Cost: Free! Just pay for what items you keep!
What’s Inside: kidpik is a fashion box designed just for girls. Create a style profile for your kiddo age 3-14, then receive 2-3 head-to-toe outfits to try on in the comfort of your home. You’ll have a week to decide what you want to hang on to, and you’ll only be charged for what you want to buy. Depending on your needs and budget, you can choose to receive kidpik seasonally or monthly, and you can always change up your frequency.
Read our kidpik reviews!
The Cost: Subscription options start at $9.99 per month
What’s Inside: Geeky teens will love the game, TV, movie, and comic-book-driven designs featured on the items in a Loot Wear subscription! Choose the category of clothing essentials your high school or college-bound kid needs most (such as socks, tees, undies, or a mix of wonderful wearables), and they’ll get a new shipment of styles themed around a different franchise every month. Think DC, Marvel, Rick and Morty, and more!
Read our Loot Wear reviews!
The Cost: Free! Just pay for what you keep! Keep the whole box for $98.00.
What’s Inside: Kidbox is a seasonal kids clothing subscription that’s delivered to your door 5 times a year. Each box contains 6-7 items picked for your child (they run from newborn to age 14) including cool pieces from popular brands. Not only do you not pay anything up front (there’s no styling fee, and shipping both ways is free), but for every Kidbox purchased, the company donates clothing to children in need!
Read our Kidbox reviews!
The Cost: $19.95 + $5.00 shipping
How to Buy / Coupon: Get free shipping on your first box with code MSA5
What’s Inside: Got a budding rockstar on your hands? Royal Crate will keep your teens outfitted with two new music t-shirts every month! You can even pick the genre to focus on(alternative, classic, metal, punk, screamo, 80s, 90s, or random), so your David Bowie fan doesn’t end up with a Britney Spears shirt in their closet! Note that this is a subscription designed for adults, so it’s probably better fitted to teen and young adult bodies.
The Cost: Kids (0-10) subscriptions start at $13.99 for 2 pairs per month. Mens and womens subscriptions (for tweens, teens, and college-age kids), start at $11.99 for one pair per month, $20.00 for two, and $27.00 for three.
How to Buy / Coupon: Get your first pair for $9.99 with code WELCOMETOTHECLUB
What’s Inside: You’ve never seen socks this kooky, creative, and colorful! Say It with a Sock picks socks by noted brands like Happy Socks, Stance, Sock It to Me, and Bokkie, meaning your kid’s sock drawer is about to get a lot cooler (and more comfortable). When you sign up, you can set preferences like your gender and whether you’d like patterned (more subdued) or graphic (bright and outside-the-box) socks.
Read our Say It with a Sock reviews!
The Cost: $49.00 per month, or choose a bi-monthly membership!
How to Buy / Coupon: Get 20% off your first month with code MSA20.
What’s Inside: Calling all fashionistas! If the thought of a canvas backpack makes your stylish teen shudder, then consider a subscription to Ivory Clasp. While they specialize in handbags, check out their options for backpacks, boho bags, and totes! You’ll be able to set preferences like bag style and color via their “Style Quiz”—at the end of the quiz, there’s an option to leave extra details not covered in the rest of the survey, such as how you’re planning to use your bag or what it’d ideally fit. Don’t love a bag? You can always exchange it.
Read our Ivory Clasp reviews!
The Cost: $8.99 per month, or save with longer commitments. Shipping is $2.99 domestically and $7.99 internationally.
How to Buy / Coupon: Get free shipping on your first order with code MSATBX
What’s Inside: Fandoms meet fashion with the graphic tees in TeeBlox! When you sign up, you’ll pick the theme or themes you love most, such as Disney, anime, Star Wars, music, games, DC, Marvel and more. You can even note certain characters or sub-genres you love, so that TeeBlox can try to curate things as much as possible. Then, each month, you’ll receive a snazzy new shirt, plus other geeky goodies! TeeBlox shirts come in adult sizes, so they’re best for tweens, teens, and college-age kids. What a cool way to build a wardrobe!
Read our TeeBlox reviews!
The Cost: $16.95 per month
How to Buy / Coupon: Save 25% off your first month with code ADDICTION
What’s Inside: Leggings are the perfect way to add some extra pop to your back to school outfits. Enjoy Leggings ensures that your legging collection is as bright and bold as can be by sending you a monthly pair of super-soft, super-fun leggings. Look forward to lots of playful patterns and the coziest, comfiest fabric. These leggings come in adult sizes, so they’re best for older tweens, teens, and college kids. Colorful and cool, these bottoms are as great for late-night study sessions on the couch as they are for rolling out of bed and off to that one early morning class across campus!
Read our Enjoy Leggings reviews!
The Cost: $35.00
What’s Inside: It’s always nice to have a headband handy in your bag or locker for bad hair days, gym-class, or after-school sports. Headbands of Hope not only sends you high-quality headbands in a myriad of styles, patterns, and fabrics, but they also donate three headbands to children suffering from cancer. If the playful headbands and other hair accessories in this monthly box don’t make you smile, the charitable mission of this subscription sure will!
Subscription Boxes for School Lunches & Healthy Snacks
The Cost: $13.99 for a box of 8 snacks
How to Buy / Coupon: Get a 4-snack sampler box for free (just pay $1 shipping) when you use this link!
What’s Inside: Graze takes the guesswork out of healthy snacking with their oodles of delicious options and perfectly portioned packages. Choose from sweet snacks, like flapjacks and dippable jams and spreads, and savory snacks, like trail mixes, nut mixes, and popcorn. Just take these packs out of the box and toss ’em into a lunch bag for later. Delicious!
Read our Graze reviews!
The Cost: Free one month trial to become a member and get snacks up to 40% off! (After your first month, you’re billed $50 for the year, but you immediately get $50 back to spend on snacks.)
What’s Inside: Growing kids means hungry kids, especially when they come home from a long day at school. Stock your cabinets with NatureBox snacks, and you’ll be all set with treats that are as wholesome as they are tasty! This discount snack membership service offers everything from dried fruit and trail mix to coffee and cookies, yet nothing has artificial flavors, colors, or sweeteners, corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, nor MSG. Use their filters to find vegan, gluten-free, and non-GMO snacks, too!
Read our NatureBox reviews!
The Cost: Subscriptions start at $9.99
How to Buy / Coupon: Get $2.00 off your first Love with Food Tasting Box just by using this link!
What’s Inside: If your family has a more adventurous palate, give Love with Food a try! This monthly box comes packed with 7+ all natural or organic snacks a month. What snacks will you get? That’s a surprise, but we can say that past boxes have included yummy items like fruit and granola bars, chips, sandwich crackers, smoothie mixes, cookies, oatmeal, and more! Eating gluten-free? Try the Love with Food Gluten Free Box! (Follow this link to save 25% off your first gluten-free box!)
Read our Love with Food Tasting Box reviews!
The Cost: $9.95 per serving
How to Buy / Coupon: Get your first box for $30.00 off with code DM30
What’s Inside: After-school activities making meal planning a pain? Not available to cook for your latchkey teen? Home Chef has the answer! This popular meal delivery kit offers up tasty, wholesome weekly recipes and the fresh ingredients you need to cook them. Plus, everything is portioned out ahead of time, so there’s no waste and significantly less prep. That means less time between getting in the door and getting food on the table. Plus, the recipes are typically easy enough for a teen or trustworthy tween to take on themselves!
Read our Home Chef reviews!
The Cost: Plans start at $49.00
How to Buy / Coupon: Get 20% off your first box with code SUBSCRIPTION
What’s Inside: We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but getting a truly nutritious one in before school or early morning practice is tough. Green Blender helps you feed your family something delicious and good for them with barely a thought. It’s essentially the Home Chef of smoothies—you’ll get a box of pre-portioned ingredients to make a variety of tasty 12 oz smoothies, including Chocolate Almond Strawberry, Apple Cherry Lemonade, Tropical Kiwi, Pomegranate Pineapple, and Chocolate Cashew Madness.
Read our Green Blender reviews!
The Cost: $7.99 per cup
How to Buy / Coupon: Get 50% off your first box of 6 with code THREEFREE
What’s Inside: Looking for an even faster breakfast? Try Daily Harvest! This company packs blends of powerful superfoods into handy lidded cups that you keep in your freezer. All you have to do is pick whichever of their flavor you want to enjoy, dump the contents into the blender with a bit of liquid (like coconut milk or water), blend until smooth, and pour it right back into the cup for a perfect meal or snack on the go. If smoothies aren’t your style, check out their superfood soups and sundaes!
Read our Daily Harvest reviews!
The Cost: $19.99 per month or save with longer commitments
How to Buy / Coupon: Get your first box for $9.99 plus a free gift with code MSABONUS2017
What’s Inside: DegustaBox USA delivers you a variety of pantry picks, including surprising grab-and-go snacks and cooking staples to help make mealtime more adventurous. Each month, you’ll get 10+ food items from new and known brands. You’ll even get brand new products to try for the first time!
Read our Degustabox USA reviews!
Subscription Boxes for School & Planner Supplies
The Cost: $24.99 per month or less with longer commitments
What’s Inside: Remember getting excited about hot pink sticky notes and colored pens? Those planner finds are small potatoes compared to the wonders inside Studio Calico’s Planner Kit! This pack features a different assortment of crisp, colorful stationery products each month, including stickers, sticky notes, flags, embellishments, washi tape, saying stickers, journal cards, pens and pencils, and other gifts for planner lovers, like pins and art prints. Love their planner offerings? Check out their kits specifically curated for scrapbookers, photo album fans, and more!
Read our Studio Calico Planner Kit reviews!
The Cost: $29.95 per month
What’s Inside: Give your assignment book a makeover with the cute, whimsical designs in Panduh Box by Paper Panduh! Pretty, peppy designs are this box’s forte—their stickers, notes, and other embellishments come in dreamy colors, fun patterns, and feature positive sayings to keep you inspired all year ’round. Each box has its own theme, so you can give each month of your calendar a new, playful vibe!
Read our Paper Panduh Panduh Box reviews!
The Cost: $38.00 per month
What’s Inside: If you’re satisfying more sophisticated tastes, look no further than the Stationery Box by Cloth & Paper! This upscale box has a sleek, vogue vibe—fans of the minimalist, modern style you see in fashion magazines will swoon for the metallic accents and understated glamour of this subscription’s to-do lists, appointment books, notepads, and high-end writing utensils. They’ll even occasionally throw in a fancy out-of-the-ordinary find (such as this awesome “book” of perfumes in this box) or do a cool collaboration with a rad role model (like this recent collaboration with Misty Copeland)!
Read our Cloth & Paper reviews!
The Cost: $24.95 per month
How to Buy / Coupon: Save 10% off a 3-month subscription with code VIPBFF
What’s Inside: While Mercantile Mail was designed with scrapbookers in mind, its cute collections of upbeat stickers, notes, calendar embellishments, and stamps are perfectly suited for particularly crafty planner makers! In the off chance these items don’t end up decorating a backpack’s worth of binders and books, each box comes with a sheet of inspirations and directions for a craft to do using the pieces in the package!
Read our Mercantile Mail reviews!
The Cost: $25.00 per month
How to Buy / Coupon: Save 5% off any subscription! with coupon code MYSUBAD2016
What’s Inside: Whether you’re looking to add some pizzazz to your pencil case or stock up for your art class endeavors, SketchBox is a can’t miss choice! This monthly box includes an assortment of super high-quality pens, pencils, and markers, as well as harder to find specialty items like brush pens, water pens for blending watercolors, and innovative paper pads.
Read our Sketchbox reviews!
What are your favorite subscription boxes for students?
What other box categories are fun for back to school? Let us know in the comments!