The 13 All-Time Best Monthly Subscription Boxes for Kids!
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Bring a smile to your favorite kiddo’s face month after month after month! Children’s subscription boxes deliver everything from toys and educational goodies to clothes and essentials. Each box is a new surprise to unwrap! Check out some of our favorite kids’ subscription boxes, and treat a child you love to a gift that’s as unique and cool as they are.
Each month, this subscription box delivers a new project perfect for 5-8 year olds! They’ll learn while they play their way through experiments, creative activities, and other awesome projects. All of the instructions and supplies come right in the box, as does supplemental learning materials and other DIY ideas.
$24.90 per month. Ships to the US for free and to Canada for $6.95. Check out our Kiwi Crate reviews!
Carmen SanDiego may be off the air, but Little Passports is stepping up to help little minds learn about the wide, wonderful world around them! Little Passports boxes include activities, reading material, and goodies like stickers and souvenirs themed around a different culture or destination. Even better, the activities incorporate problem solving and other important skills, too. Choose from one of several box options aimed at your child’s age (ranging from 3-9+). $12.95+ per month. Ships to US for $3, Canada for $4.50, and select international countries for $5.50. Check out our Little Passports reviews here!
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If you’ve got a little scientist on your hands, try this subscription box from Little Passports! This box includes a unique science-minded mystery in every box, plus all of the supplies your child will need to solve it. They’ll learn, solve problems, and gain important skills all while creating cool, colorful experiences! $21.95 per month. Ships to US for $3.00, Canada for $4.50, and to select international locations for varying rates. Check out our Little Passports reviews!
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4. Tinker Crate
This monthly box brings the values of STEM to life! Each order includes everything your child (ages 9-16+) to create a super cool science-minded project, such as building trebuchets to learn about physics and levers, or creating a constellation nightlight to learn about fiber optics! $29.90 per month. Ships to US for free, Canada for $6.95. Check out our Tinker Crate reviews!
4. Green Kid Crafts
Shopping for an eco-conscious family? Each edition of this monthly subscription box features 3-4 educational crafts and activities for ages 2-10+ that use eco-friendly supplies. The packaging is also eco-friendly, and the company supports environmental charities, too. But aside from that, this subscription is just a fun, hands-on way for kids to learn and create! $25.95 per month. Ships to US for $5.95 and Canada for $15. Check out our Green Kids Crafts reviews!
5. Doodle Crate
Feel like you’ve got a future artist on your hands? Sign them up for this monthly subscription box from the folks at Kiwi Crate, and connect them with craft projects of all different kinds! Previous boxes have covered everything from watercolors to clock-making, so your maker-in-training will never get bored. Plus, everything 9-16+ year olds need to complete each project is in right in the box. $19.95 per month. Ships to US for free and Canada for $6.95. Check out our Doodle Crate reviews!
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6. Koala Crate
Preschoolers will love the hands-on activities inside this monthly subscription box from Kiwi Crate! Each package includes supplies for 2-3 projects, like costume and toy making, simple science projects, building musical instruments, and more. Everything is specifically tailored to 3-4 year olds, and boxes include a guide for parents and access to online tutorial content, too. $19.95 per month. Ships to US for free and Canada for $6.95. Check out our Koala Crate reviews!
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Ravenous readers will adore the bookish goodies and awesome reading materials in this YA book subscription box! Each month, they’ll get a new novel to read, plus gifts, wearables, exclusives, and more, all curated to fit a new monthly theme. It’s the perfect pick for high-school- or even college-age book lovers. $29.99 per month. Ships to US for USPS flat rate shipping, Canada for $14.99, and internationally for $24.99. Check out our LitJoy reviews!
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LitJoy also makes a box specifically for readers 8-13! This crate is packed with the same fun gifts, exclusives, merch, and other goodies you’d find in their YA crate, but with a slightly younger audience in mind. Note that this box is quarterly, meaning your reader will get one once per season, rather than each month. We think it’s worth waiting for! $34.99 per quarter. Ships to US for USPS flat rate shipping, Canada for $14.99, and internationally for $24.99. Check out our LitJoy reviews!
Know a family that loves to cook? Foodstirs helps kids get excited about the kitchen by providing the pantry ingredients and yummy recipes needed to make a colorful, delicious treat every other month! Foodstirs is serious about fun, but also high-quality ingredients—their products are free of preservatives and artificial ingredients. Plus, the recipes are designed to get children involved with kid-friendly tasks like stirring in natural food coloring, making decorations, cutting out creative shapes, and more. $18.99 every other month. Ships to US only. Check out our Foodstirs reviews!
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If your gift-getter has more savory tastes, get them a subscription to Kidstir, which introduces a variety of meals and recipes—not just baking ones—to your chef-in-training. Like Foodstirs, this subscription focuses on recipes that kids can help out with, such as sandwiches, creative snacks, tacos, pasta dishes, and other healthy, flavorful foods. They’ll get supplies and instructions to help them cook up 3 recipes per box, plus games and puzzles, and a handy shopping list! $15.95 per month. Ships to US only for $3.95 per kit. Check out our Kidstir reviews!
11. Atlas Crate
It’s another awesome box from the folks behind Kiwi Crate! This monthly subscription is specifically curated to help kids 6-11 develop their cultural awareness through globally inspired creative activities. Each box comes with supplies for a fun project or two, plus kid-friendly things to read and collectible materials to help them build a their own travel book! $19.95 per month. Ships to US for free and Canada for $6.95. Check out our Atlas Crate reviews!
Help your favorite child’s imagination run wild with this monthly book subscription! Each box comes packed with three new books to love. Choose their board book subscription, their picture book subscription, or choose to get a mix of both styles. Plus, for every box purchased, Lillypost donates a book to a child in need! $19.95 per month. Ships to US for $4.95 and Canada for $7.95. Check out our Lillypost reviews!
kidpik lets girls keep their wardrobes looking fresh and fun without the hassle of a family trip to the mall! Each box contains a collection of super-cute separates, dresses, and accessories that your kiddo can try on at home. Keep what you’d like at an affordable price, return what you don’t want to keep, or choose to donate your box to a child in need! Styling & shipping is free—only pay for what you keep. Ships to US only. Check out our kidpik reviews!
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