The 12 Best Subscription Boxes for Babies and New Parents of 2020
An always-thoughtful way of welcoming a new addition and celebrating their parents is with a baby subscription box. Even parents-to-be love receiving a box full of goodies that they can organize as they await their little arrival! What are baby subscription boxes, exactly? Well, some are like gift boxes full of cute baby clothes, organic teething toys, and educational books to name a few, while others are a shipment of necessities like diapers and wipes, gentle and eco-friendly products, and so much more. This list has some of each to explore!
Looking for more? Check out our baby subscription box directory. How about for older kids? We’ve got you covered with our list of the best kids subscription boxes, according to our readers.
Updated on June 17, 2020 to include Panda Crate & Surprisly, plus info about gifting.
Quick Answer – The Best Subscription Boxes for Babies and Parents-to-Be
- KiwiCo Panda Crate ($19.95)
- Honest Diapers & Wipes Bundle ($79.95)
- Hoppi Box ($66)
- Little Fun Club ($24.95)
- Bump Boxes ($39.99)
- Why And Whale ($59)
- Lillypost ($19.95)
- Green Piñata ($24.99)
- The Preschool Box ($27.49)
- Surprisly ($69)
- Moms + Babes Box ($59)
- Lovevery ($40-$120)
Here are our favorite baby subscription boxes recommended for new parents:
1. Panda Crate
The Cost: 1 crate every 2 months costs $19.95/month (with free shipping) which adds up to $39.90/crate. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!
COUPON: Save 40% off your first month! No coupon needed - just use this link.
Ages: 0-24 months
Why we love it: We are huge fans of the KiwiCo subscription boxes—they offer awesome educational games and tools for kids of all ages, and Panda Crate focuses on the littlest ones among us! Each bi-monthly box includes up to six learning toys and books specifically designed for your child’s age. When you sign up you’ll indicate how old your baby is so that you can receive the right items for their developmental stage—it’s broken down like this: birth-2 months, 3-6 months, 7-12 months, 13-18 months, & 19-24 months.
Gift it: KiwiCo offers gift subscriptions and the option to buy a gift card (to be used for any crate they carry) on their website!
The Cost: $79.95 per bundle. Subscribe here!
COUPON: Use code BUNDLE30 to save 30% off your first month's diapers and wipes.
Ages: 0-3 years
Why we love it: Rather than trying to remember one more thing, leave restocking on diapers and wipes up to this baby subscription! The Honest Company’s Diaper & Wipes Bundle sends you 7 packs of absorbent diapers in your choice of adorable patterns + 4 packs of super-soft, plant-based wipes. Products are created without latex, fragrances, lotions, or chlorine processing. It’s the ideal subscription when you want diapers that are safe, soft, and easy!
Gift it: This subscription makes a great, super-practical gift for parents and parents-to-be—trust us, they’ll be extremely grateful. But if you’re looking for a one-time gift, Honest also sells diaper cakes, gift sets of their healthy bath and skincare products for babies, diaper bags, clean beauty options for pampering mama (she definitely deserves it), and more. Or you can buy a gift card! Gifting options found here.
Take a look at our Honest Diapers & Wipes Bundle reviews for more info. Ships to the US, Canada, and APO/FPO addresses.
3. Hoppi Box
The Cost: $66 per quarterly box. Subscribe here!
COUPON: Use code MSA5 to save $5 off your first box!
Ages: 0-4 years
Why we love it: Playtime for baby means happiness and joy! Hoppi Box arrives quarterly, and each box is filled with 3-5 full-size toys picked by child development experts, who personalize each box to support your baby’s developmental milestones. Hoppi Box encourages imagination and joy-filled play. Toys are made from materials that are high-quality, eco-friendly, and sustainable.
Gift it: While there’s no specific gifting option through their Cratejoy page, Hoppi Box would make a beautiful start to a new baby’s educational toy collection—gifted subscriptions are common and always a treat!
Take a look at our Hoppi Box reviews for more info. Ships free to the US.
The Cost: Starts at $24.95 per month. Subscribe here!
COUPON: Use code MSAISAWESOME to save 20% off your first month-to-month box!
Ages: 0-12 years
Why we love it: Books inspire! Little Fun Club aims to break through the noisy clutter of media culture to give your child a genuine love of reading. Books are carefully curated from classic children’s books, board books, award-winning literature, and educational books. Each Little Fun Club delivery offers a sense of adventure, imagination, and a strong foundation for lifelong learning through books. They are divided into categories for 1-2 year olds, 3-4 year olds, 4-5 year olds, and so on, so you can be guaranteed age- and developmentally-appropriate material in each box.
Gift it: This subscription also offers a gifting option (as a one-time purchase) and adventure boxes that pair a book with an activity. Parents of young people are always seeking new books to read their littles, so this subscription is an excellent option for babies and kids alike!
Take a look at our Little Fun Club reviews for more info. Ships free to the US.
5. Bump Boxes
The Cost: $39.99 per month. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!
COUPON: Use code LOVEIT30 to save 30% off your first box with the purchase of a 6, 9, or 12 month subscription.
Ages: Prenatal-1 year
Why we love it: Get surprises for mom from pregnancy up to baby’s first birthday! Bump Boxes are curated by moms for moms, giving you the things you’ll need to stay happy and healthy on your new parenting adventure. You can expect 4 to 8 full or sample-size products that are curated around your due date.
Gift it: Bump Boxes make fantastic gifts for parents-to-be as they stock up on necessities in preparation for baby. If you want to make a one-time purchase for gifting, you can find all the boxes by trimester—including options for dad, for breastfeeding, and more—here.
Take a look at our Bump Boxes reviews for more info. Ships free to the US.
The Cost: Starts at $59.00 per month. Subscribe here!
Ages: 0-6 years
Why we love it: It’s the perfect box for the little trendsetter! The Why and Whale box contains modern, effortlessly hip clothes, toys, and baby items. You can expect 3 to 6 high-quality, age-appropriate items chosen for your child from exclusive and ethical brands and companies. You’ll love toys, books, and apparel that are as cool and chic as your little one!
Gift it: Why and Whale would be a welcome gift for any stylish parent and their baby or child! One-time gifting options for this baby subscription box are available.
Take a look at our Why and Whale reviews for more info. Ships to the US for $4.95, and worldwide.
The Cost: $19.95 a month + $4.95 shipping. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!
COUPON: Use code READING30 to save 30% off your first box!
Ages: 0-8 years
Why we love it: Reading is bonding! Reading to your child has lifelong benefits. Lillypost subscription boxes send you beautiful books each month. Choose from the Board Book Box, Picture Book Box, or Mixed Book Box, which features board and picture books. Plus, for every box delivered, Lillypost donates a book to a child in need.
Gift it: Looking to gift Lillypost? Gift subscription options can be found here!
Take a look at our Lillypost reviews for more info. Ships to the US and Canada for $4.95.
8. Green Piñata
The Cost: $24.99 per month. Subscribe here!
COUPON: Use code MYSUBSCRIPTIONADDICTION50 or PINATA20 to save 50% off your first month with code MYSUBSCRIPTIONADDICTION50 or 20% off any gift subscription with code PINATA20
Ages: 0-5 years
Why we love it: Rent safe, sustainable toys, and return them when your baby’s ready for something new! The Green Piñata box contains up to 4 high-quality, non-toxic, and electricity-free educational toys. Choose from their catalog, or let Green Piñata pick for you. Keep the toys as long as you want, then return the box with their free shipping label. Toys arrive in great condition and reduce both clutter and boredom!
Gift it: Parents of babies and kiddos will love you for gifting their child toys that they can send back and replace for something else. Gift a 3 month subscription, a 6 month subscription, or a gift card of any amount right here!
Take a look at our Green Piñata reviews for more info. Ships to the continental US, free both ways.
The Cost: Starts at $32.95 per month for 1 kid, $49.95 per month for 2 kids, and $66.95 per month for 3 kids. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!
Ages: 3-6 years
Why we love it: Cultivate an early love for learning! The Preschool Box arrives full of fun, age-appropriate activities that teach your child phonics, counting, shapes, colors, and writing. From stickers and books to crafts and games, the Preschool Box gets your child excited about education! Each box comes with a Parent Guide to help you lead your child on a learning adventure.
Gift it: Thinking of gifting this great box? While there’s no specific gifting landing page, you can purchase a single month (or more!) to send to the young family in your life.
Check out our Preschool Box reviews for more info. Ships worldwide.
The Cost: $69 per month. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!
Ages: Sizes 0-18 months available.
Why we love it: This monthly baby box sends exclusively 100% cotton or organic clothes that are oh-so-stylish, and ships them in recyclable packaging. In each box you’ll receive three high-quality outfits for your baby to play, have a day out, and sleep in, and Surprisly will then donate clothing to children in need.
Gift it: These clothes are seriously so gorgeous and will undoubtedly be a welcome pairing to hand-me-downs by any parent of a baby! Gift a one month, three month, or six month subscription the same way you would subscribe!
Check out our Surprisly reviews for more info. Ships to the US for free & internationally at an additional cost.
11. Moms + Babes Box
The Cost: $59 per quarter. Past boxes are available for one-time purchase at a discounted cost. Subscribe here!
COUPON: Use code momsandbabes to save $10 on your first order!
Why we love it: This quarterly subscription box is a paired pampering of both the mama and the baby of the house! It’s filled with six or more full-size, premium products for moms (or any parent) to feel pampered, and also includes a couple of goodies for the little one—stuff like pacifier clips, small toys, clean products, and more have been included in the past.
Check out our Moms + Babes Box reviews for more info. Ships to the US (free shipping) & International (for a $20 flat rate).
Why we love it: To stock up on wooden, Montessori-style toys and foster educational play, Lovevery is the perfect baby subscription box (it’s great for toddlers, too)! You’ll indicate your baby’s age and then be sent age-appropriate toys that promote imaginative play and early problem-solving skills through engaging toys.
Gift it: You can team up with a group or gift this toy subscription on your own—just head here to get started!
Check out our Lovevery reviews for more info. Ships to the US and Canada.
What are the best subscription boxes for babies and expectant parents in your opinion? Head to the comments to let us know!
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