The 18 Best Subscription Boxes for Kids of 2019
Updated September 12, 2019
Maybe you’re a parent looking for a convenient way to shop for school clothes. Or maybe you’re shopping for a birthday gift that will secure your spot as “the cool aunt.” Whether you’re pursuing something practical, or on the hunt for toys that are fun, but not superficial, this list of kids subscription boxes is the perfect place to start. These subscriptions run the gamut from cute clothes and shoes to awesome STEM-inspired games and kits. Some programs even offer options for different age groups, meaning your subscription can evolve right alongside your favorite kiddo.
New to kids subscription boxes? Check out these other helpful articles:
- Our Reader-Voted List of the Best Kids’ Subscription Boxes of 2019
- Our Reader-Voted List of the Best Subscription Boxes for Teens of 2019
- Our Kids’ Subscription Box Directory
The Best Subscriptions for Kids Clothes, Educational Toys, & More
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 in the box and get a 25% discount.
What You Get: Stitch Fix Kids is a clothing and style subscription from Stitch Fix! What’s in the box? 8-12 stylist curated pieces that are picked after you send Stitch Fix preferences. 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 6 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)
Check out our full list of KiwiCo reviews here. Ships worldwide (free shipping to the US).
Price: $34.90 per month.
What You Get: MEL Science subscriptions kick off with a free starter kit, including safety gear, chemistry tools, a small stove, and more. Each month, you’ll get 2-3 kits to help your child perform cool new experiments. MEL Science also includes a simple VR headset—you’ll be able to view immersive MEL Science video content about a slew of different concepts.
Price: All boxes are $19.99/box. You can choose to receive a box monthly, every 2 months, or every 3 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: $27.99/box per month, $26.99/box if you pay 3 months in advance, $25.99 if you pay 6 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! How does it work? 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 3-5 “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!
Price: Choose a plan that’s right for you and your family:
- 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.
Price: Choose the plan that’s right for you and your family and save with longer subscriptions.
- 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 is a kids subscription box that uses play to help kids 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.
Price: $9.99/month and $5 for shipping, or save with longer commitments.
About BookCase.Club: BookCase.Club is a book subscription for lovers of books and reading! They offer a bunch of plans, including those for young adults and kids. Signing up is easy—just select your child’s age range and your preferred frequency of delivery, and enjoy your reads! What’s in the box? 3 books for the kid’s plan, and 2 for all others. You can always pause your subscription if you need time to catch up!
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. They only offer one box for kids age 3-6 at the moment, but are planning to roll out other lines very soon. Each box introduces a new themed assortment of high-quality crafts, cards, activity books, and storage to keep the contents organized at home.
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 age 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 7 days to try the 7 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 2 months (6 per year), or one box every 3 months (4 per year).
11. Panda Pals
Price: $16 per pack each month or save with longer commitments.
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!
Shipping: $1 per month in the US and $3
12. We Craft Box
Price: $29.99/box per month, and less expensive if you sign up for longer subscriptions!
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 2-3 seasonal crafts.
Price: Subscriptions start at $35.00 for 3 months + shipping.
What You Get: GiftLit is a book subscription box that curates books for different age groups, from babies to teens (and adults, too)! Each monthly box comes with something new to read (such as a picture book, board book, or a fun novel, depending on the age range you’ve picked), and the Cuddle Collection includes a plushie for your young reader. You can switch book choices before they ship, and have 30 days to return. The prices are based on the total value of books (and plushies) you get, which can vary month to month.
14. Green Kid Crafts
Price: Choose from the following options:
- Junior Discovery Box (ages 2-4) $24.95/mo
- Discovery Box (ages 5-10+) $24.95/mo
- Sibling Box-includes 2 sets of each project kit (ages 2-10+) $44.95/mo
What you get: Green Kid Crafts offers the perfect subscription for science-minded artists aged 2-10+! Their STEAM focus (science, tech, engineering, art, and math) gives future inventors the inspiration they need to fuel discovery and creativity. Each box focuses on a theme like Space or Safari and sends up to 6 kits in addition to materials and an activity-filled magazine.
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!
Price: starts at $23 per month + free shipping.
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!
Price: $34.00 per month + free shipping
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.
Price: Plans start at $20 per month + free shipping
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.
What are your favorite kids subscription boxes?