What It’s Like to Subscribe to KiwiCo
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How KiwiCo Crates Work
KiwiCo Crates are easy to get started with. KiwiCo crates cater to different age ranges and come in a variety of themes. Each box delivers a new project for you and your kid(s) to explore and learn something new.
To help you pick the right box, KiwiCo wants to know your child’s name and age. A nice feature that helps crates feel even more special to your child is that boxes are addressed to them and not to you.
From there, it’s up to you if you want to keep receiving boxes or if you want to skip or cancel anytime.
KiwiCo Crate Options and Pricing
Every KiwiCo Crate has a different theme targeted to different age ranges. You can also order boxes as monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, or annual subscriptions. Monthly subscriptions are the standard highest price. Annual subscriptions give you the largest discount, with quarterly and semi-annual subscriptions with prices in between.
||Lowest Annual Price
||0 - 2 years
||For Babies to Explore
||2 - 4 years
||For Toddlers to Explore
||5 - 8 years
||Science & Art
||6 - 11 years
||Geography and Culture
||6 - 14 years
||9 - 16+ years
||Art & Craft
||9 - 14 years
||Science and Engineering
||14 to adult
||Art & Design
||12 to adult
Prices are per box.
KiwiCo Pros and Cons
- Great educational projects to keep your kids occupied
- Good for development at all ages
- Monthly shipments means there’s always something new to keep them engaged
- Crates contain everything you need, no need to go shopping
- Could be messy
- Might need some supervision so they don’t get lost or discouraged
- Subscription will renew if not fully cancelled; be sure to cancel and not skip
What Else You Should Know About KiwiCo
These crates make for great gifts for kids. Based on their age and their interests, you can find the right crate and use KiwiCos awesome gifting options to deliver it how you want. You can manage the subscription yourself or buy them a gift card to choose on their own. If you want to manage the subscription yourself, you can have the first box shipped to yourself to wrap and give in person!
Is KiwiCo Worth It?
We’ve reviewed KiwiCo over 60 times so far with more to come, and we can confidently say that these crates are more than worth it for kids to get engaged with sciences, crafts, and critical thinking. Because every project is unique, some crates might be more fun for your kids than others, but on the whole the engagement with the sciences is worth it.
How KiwiCo Compares to Other Top Subscriptions for Kids
KiwiCo VS MEL Science: MEL Science has four crates that are more directly STEM related: A STEM kids box, Chemistry, Physics, and Medicine. The MEL kits are priced higher at $34.90, however the build quality of MEL kits is at least as good if not better than KiwiCo. The diversity and research backing both brands is great, however KiwiCo has more variety and generally caters to more crafty projects and a fewer pure STEM projects. MEL Science also offers Virtual Reality lessons and DIY projects to subscribers allowing you to keep exploring beyond each individual kit.
KiwiCo VS WeCraftBox: WeCraftBox offers more arts and crafts style boxes rather than science and learning boxes, geared towards kids ages 3 to 9. WeCraftBox costs $29.99 per month compared to KiwiCo at $22.95. Both kits come with everything you need in the box. If you want more variety in both content and age ranges, and if learning is your priority, then KiwiCo is probably a better choice, however if you just want to get creative and hands-on then WeCraftBox gives you lots of activities to keep you occupied.