The 22 Best Subscription Boxes for Kids 2021
Whether you’re shopping for gifts, looking for an exciting and engaging way to cultivate your child’s imagination, or just trying to save time, try these amazing subscription boxes for kids.
From book and toy kits to clothing subscriptions and family-friendly meal kits, there are endless options for pulling your kids off their screens and into exciting activities. These boxes are a great way to introduce new stories, foods, and even fashionable clothing — without wasting tons of precious time that parents often don’t have.
The Most Popular Subscriptions for Kids Clothes, Educational Toys & More
1. MEL Kids
Price: $24.90 a month
What You Get: MEL Kids subscriptions send one science-themed project per month, with an AR lesson to go along with it, accessible through the coordinating app. This fun subscription gives kids all the materials they need to build a simple project, and the opportunity to learn through play. The feeling of accomplishment that follows is such a special reward.
COUPON: Use code MSA25 to save 25% off your first box + receive a free Starter Kit and VR Headset ($50 value).
Price: $20 styling fee that’s applied to any item(s) you keep. Items start at $10—only pay for what you keep. Keep everything and get a 25% discount.
What You Get: Stitch Fix Kids is a personal stying service from Stitch Fix! Each Fix contains 8-12 stylist curated pieces that are picked with you & your child’s preferences in mind, based on a quiz. Your kids will also get a personalized note from the stylist. It’s a great way to conveniently shop for kids clothes without leaving your house! Try everything on in the comfort of home, and return what you don’t want via their prepaid return shipping label.
Price: KiwiCo offers six lines for kids and teens of different ages. Prices for all boxes start at $19.95 for a monthly subscription, down to $16.95/month if you purchase a year at a time.
What You Get: KiwiCo is a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) subscription box for kids. Inspire your young innovators, artists, designers, makers, and scientists with monthly hands-on educational projects. The flexibility of KiwiCo’s subscription box offerings means you can find great activities for all ages, plus the quality of materials is top notch. Choose from:
- Tadpole Crate (Ages 0-36 months)
- Koala Crate (Ages 3-4)
- Kiwi Crate (Ages 5-8)
- Atlas Crate (Ages 6-11)
- Doodle Crate (Ages 9-16+)
- Tinker Crate (Ages 9-16+)
- Eureka Crate (Ages 14-104)
COUPON: Limited Time Only! Use code MSA50 to save 50% off your first box!
Check out our full list of KiwiCo reviews here. Ships worldwide (free shipping to the US).
Price: All boxes are $19.99/box. You can choose to receive a box monthly, every two months, or every three months. Amazon often discounts the sticker price for toys, so you get great savings.
What You Get: Amazon STEM Toy Club is a subscription box of STEM-based toys for kids age 3 to 13. You get one toy per box, curated by age:
- 3 – 4 year olds: STEM Toys that introduce simple concepts like counting and building
- 5 – 7 year olds: STEM Toys that explore electricity, earth science, and simple math
- 8 – 13 year olds: STEM Toys based on principles of physics, chemistry, and engineering
Price: Starts at $47.94 per week (six meals a week at $6.99 to $7.99 per meal).
What You Get: Yumble is a kids’ meals service sending prepared dishes for kids 12 months to 12 years, with an emphasis on children ages 3 to 6 years old. Their food is made with regionally sourced ingredients and veggies hidden in each dish. You can choose whether you’d like to receive six meals per week (good for one kid), 12 per week (recommended for one to two kids), or 24 meals per week (for two to three kids), and select meals yourself, or let Yumble fill your box with their most popular picks. Shortly thereafter you’ll receive ready-to-heat food that was cooked using seasonal, fresh, natural, and nutritious ingredients to make a balanced meal that even picky eaters will enjoy. Tex Mex Taco Bowl (with cheesy brown rice and veggie-packed organic tomato sauce), Chili Mac (with veggie-packed organic tomato sauce), and Pizza Pocket & Organic Broccoli Parm are examples of their offerings.
Good to Know: All Yumble foods are free of peanuts & tree nuts, but they are not made in a nut-free kitchen. Some meals are marked as being free of milk, gluten, soy, eggs, or are vegetarian, but the kitchen is not entirely free of these ingredients.
COUPON: Use code MSAYUM40 to get $40 off for your first 4 orders ($10 off each order).
Price: $29.99/month + shipping. Receive bonus items with longer subscriptions.
What You Get: Everything you need to build your very own electronic gadget. Creation Crate projects are a combination of building hardware and programming software with a focus on helping you understand how it works. Each month, you’ll be given a new project that’s slightly harder than the last.
Read our Creation Crate reviews to learn more. Ships to the U.S. for $4.99, Canada and worldwide for $8.99
Price: Only pay for the clothes you keep. Average cost per item is around $13.50, and you’ll get 30% if you keep all the clothes they send you.
What You Get: kidpik is a kids clothing subscription box for girls ages 4-16. With each box, you’ll get exclusive kidpik outfits hand-curated based on your girl’s preferences. There’s no styling fee, and you’ll have seven days to try the seven items they send you. Each box comes with a cute gift for your girl as well! Choose a subscription schedule that works for you: One box every month (12 per year), one box every two months (six per year), or one box every three months (four per year).
COUPON: Use code BEWELL50 to save 50% off your first box + free shipping & free styling when you keep the whole box! .
8. Raddish Kids
The Cost: $24 per month.
What You Get: Raddish Kids is a monthly kids’ cooking subscription for ages 4 to 14+ years, which will also introduce them to baking and creating. In each box, you’ll find a trio of illustrated recipes, three cute cards that teach new culinary skills, one set of instructions for a creative kitchen project, and a tool to use in the kitchen. The box also comes with a grocery shopping list and digital materials such as dietary substitutions and lesson plans for parents of homeschooled students. 6- and 12-month subscriptions come with an apron; you can purchase a sibling apron for $15, and a monthly sibling bundle (extra kitchen tool and apron patch) for $5 per month.
Are dietary restrictions considered?: Recipe modifications for vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, egg-free, and dairy-free diets are available here.
COUPON: Use code FIESTA to save $15 off your 6-month subscription.
Check out our Raddish Kids reviews for more info! Ships to the US for free. International shipping available to some countries for $7.
Price: $29.99/box per month, $28.99/box if you pay three months in advance, $27.99 if you pay six months in advance.
What You Get: Owl Crate is a monthly subscription box for young adults. They also offer Owl Crate Jr. for kids age 8-12. Each month has a theme, and they’ll send a box with one hardcover novel (or a middle-grade novel, in the case of the Jr. version). Your young reader will also get three to five “bookish” accessories from artists and small businesses to go along with their read. Many of the books are signed copies and come with a handwritten letter from the author.
COUPON: Use code JRMSA2021 to save 10% off your first order.
10. Little Passports
- Early Explorers (Ages 3-5) $18.95/box
- World Edition (Ages 6-10) $14.95/box
- USA Edition (Ages 7-12) $14.95/box
- Science Expeditions (Ages 9+) $21.95/box
What You Get: Little Passports uses play to help children explore far-off nations, build rockets, or extract DNA from a strawberry. These exploratory activities are a great option for anyone with an explorer’s heart, so you can investigate alongside your kids. What’s in the box? It depends on your plan, but activities, recipes, puzzles, souvenirs, STEM experiments … the list goes on.
Check out our Little Passports reviews here, and learn more about Little Passports here. Ships to US, Canada, Australia, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, and the UK. Shipping starts at $3.
11. Think Outside
Price: $39.95 a month.
What you get: Before heading out for your next adventure with your kids, load up on outdoor products with Think Outside. Your first box will come with your choice of a blue, orange, or pink backpack and materials that help your kids get an education while enjoying the outdoors. Appropriate for ages 7 and up, this box sends a 24+ page education and activity booklet, resource cards, outdoor challenges, and 3-5 pieces of quality gear that your child can add to his or her backpack.
COUPON: Limited Time Only! Use code FALL10 to save $10 on first box.
Ships to the US for free, Canada for $5, and worldwide for $10.
Price: $19.95 a month + shipping.
What You Get: Bookroo gets a love of literacy fired up from infancy by sending 3 children’s board books each month! The words, colors, and illustrations of these books are designed to help little ones learn new concepts in an exciting way. This subscription also offers an option for alternating monthly between board books and picture books if you have children of multiple ages.
COUPON: Use code MSA15 to save 15% off your first box!
Price: Starting at $16.95/month.
What You Get: Little computer genius on your hands? Bitsbox is a monthly coding subscription box for kids! Subscribers will receive a box in the mail or an emailed PDF (depending on which subscription tier you sign up for) that teaches kids ages 6-12 new computer coding projects.
14. Panda Pals
Price: $16 per pack each month.
What You Get: Panda Pals is a monthly sock subscription from Sock Panda that sends 2 pairs of socks for boys and girls age 3-8. The socks are made with Peruvian cotton, so they’re super comfy, and they have fun designs on them. On top of that, each pack comes with a small activity such as a brain teaser, stickers, a craft, or games. Panda Pals will donate a pair of socks to someone in need for every new subscription.
COUPON: Use code MSA15 to get 15% off your first shipment.
Price: $39.95 a month + shipping. Save with longer commitments.
What You Get: Sensory TheraPlay Box is a toy subscription box curated by a pediatric occupational therapist to encourage fun and therapeutic play! You’ll get a mix of 5-6 textured toys, activities, and crafts aimed at to improving fine-motor development. This box can be enjoyed by all kids, but it’s been designed with high-energy and anxiety-prone children and children on the autism spectrum in mind You’ll get a range of items, so you can discover what types of products your child likes and engages with best.
COUPON: Use code WELCOME to save 10% off your first box!
Price: starts at $23 a month.
What You Get: Little Feminist Book Club is a monthly book subscription for kids age 0 to 9 that’s committed to giving kids diverse, empowering reads. Each month you’ll get at least one book, accompanying hands-on art and sciences activities, and family discussion questions. This is a great way to build a diverse home-library that celebrates characters of all genders and backgrounds. Plus, the questions help you have important ongoing conversations with your kids!
COUPON: Use code SUBADDICTION to save $10 on any subscription!
Price: $25.99 every other month + shipping.
What You Get: This fun bi-monthly box supplies baking projects to kids ages 6 and up. Foodstirs is filled with high-quality, pre-made mixes that have no preservatives or artificial ingredients; you can expect to see things like organic heirloom flour, all-natural food dyes, and fair trade chocolate, and everything included is always organic, non-GMO, and kosher. The recipes are easy and fun—examples include snowman frosted sugar cookies, firecracker treat pops, little monster cupcakes—and involve a decorating element so your kiddo can really get creative.
Good to Know: Nuts aren’t used in any Foodstirs recipes, however dry mixes are prepared and packaged using equipment that may come into contact with tree nuts, as well as egg and soy. Currently, only their Organic Vanilla Frosting Mix is gluten-free. All recipes are kosher.
COUPON: Use code MSA20 to save 20% off on subscriptions & more!
Check out our Foodstirs reviews for more info! Ships to the US only.
Price: Unfortunately this box was recently cancelled.
What You Get: Bluum is a monthly subscription box created to support moms and kids from pregnancy to preschool. Each box is customized to your child’s age and the stage they’re in. You’ll get to see a sneak peek of some of the items in each box before you get it, and the quality of the items is consistently nice.
19. We Craft Box
Price: $29.99/box a month.
What You Get: We Craft Box is a crafts subscription box that delivers materials for children age 3-9 to build and create based on a “themed story.” The activities are interactive and come with clear instructions so you can walk through it with your kids. Each box comes with two to three seasonal crafts.
COUPON: Use code MSA5 to get $5.00 off your first box!
20. Girls Can! Crate
- Single Child: $29.95/crate month-by-month
- Multiple Children: $29.95/crate and $9 to add extra supplies month-by-month
- Mini-Mailer: $18.50/mailer month-by-month
What You Get: Girls Can! Crate is a monthly subscription box with books, activities, props, and information about inspirational women meant to teach girls that they can be whatever or whoever they want to be! Think Nobel prize winners, pilots, congresswomen, and scientists like Marie Curie, Malala, Patsy Mink, and Bessie Coleman.
COUPON: Use code SUBADDICT15 to save 15% off your first box of any subscription!
Price: $24.95 per box each month (or less with longer commitments) + shipping.
What You Get: Kid Wonder Box is a kids subscription that encourages children to create, explore, and learn through imaginary and dramatic play. Each box introduces a new themed assortment of high-quality crafts, cards, activity books, and storage to keep the contents organized at home.
Price: Note: unfortunately this box was recently cancelled!
What You Get: Nike Adventure Club is Nike’s official subscription for kids’ shoes. Choose a monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly subscription to get a new pair of Nike or Converse shoes of your choice on a regular basis. You’ll also get an “Adventure Kit” of get-moving games and activities for kids. The best part? Twice a year, you’ll get a bag that you can use to send your kiddo’s used sneakers back to Nike—depending on their condition, Nike will either recycle the shoes for you or refurbish and donate them to families in need.
Learn more about Nike Adventure Club here. Ships free to the US.
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