The 27 Best Subscription Boxes for Teens in 2020
Updated February 13, 2020
Gift-giving for teenagers just got easy! Get ready for beauty trends, pop culture blasts, fandom fun, and everything healthy and happy for the teen, tween, and anyone else who’s a teenager-at-heart. Our list of trendy and terrific teen boxes comes from our full directory of subscription boxes for teens and tweens and readers’ favorite teen subscriptions.
Editors’ Picks: Best Subscription Boxes for Teens
Cost: $12.00 per month + free US shipping, $4.95 shipping to Canada. Subscribe here!
What They’ll Get: Ipsy comes with 5 products a month, plus a cute makeup bag to store your new goodies. You’re also encouraged to customize the subscription to your looks, tastes, and makeup experience. Ipsy provides a great subscription for new makeup users looking to try new products and express their beauty.
Cost: $29.99/month + shipping. Receive bonus items with longer subscriptions. Sign up here!
What They’ll Get: Everything needed 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.
Cost: $39.95 per month (applies to any items you decide to keep) + free shipping to the continental US. Sign up here!
What They’ll Get: On-trend clothes at an affordable price! JustFab is a membership-based subscription offering exclusive discounts on their tops, bottoms, dresses, shoes, activewear, and more. Shop and place an order at the beginning of the month, or log into your account and skip the month to avoid a charge. Do neither, and JustFab will charge you $39.95, which will be saved as store credit that you can use later.
Cost: $20.00 per month + free shipping. Sign up here!
What They’ll Get: This monthly perfume subscription sends one limited-edition scent per month. Every 10 ml (aka purse-sized) roller-ball perfume is clean, hypoallergenic, and cruelty-free! Featuring scents ranging from festive to fun to sophisticated, this box lets subscribers explore how aromas pair with their various moods, outfits, and outlooks!
5. Doodle Crate
Cost: $19.95 per month + free shipping to the US, $3.95 to Canada, and worldwide from $4.95. Sign up here!
What They’ll Get: The materials and instructions needed to complete one new art project each month (with enough supplies for a friend or sibling to partake, too). This box fosters hands-on creativity in older kids and teens ages 9-16+, inviting them to turn their own space into a studio for the afternoon. Past projects have included painted pencil holders, 3D animal masks, embossed paper lanterns, and more!
6. Pusheen Box
Cost: $43.95 per quarter + $6.00 shipping to the US, varies internationally. Subscribe here!
What They’ll Get: Cuteness overload! When your teen or tween needs access to Pusheen, here you go! Each Pusheen box arrives filled with exclusive, rare, first-edition items you won’t find anywhere else. The cartoon cat inspires charming clothes, accessories, electronics, toys, stationery, and more! It’s the perfect subscription for cuties who love other cuties. Totes adorbs!
Cost: $11.99 per month + free shipping. Sign up here!
What They’ll Get: One new hardcover book per month—and, seriously, they’re always so good. Each month, 5 Book of the Month curators select their favorite new young adult titles, leaving it up to you to choose which one you’d like to have sent in your box. If one just isn’t enough, you’ll have the option to add up to 2 additional books for only $9.99 each. Now that’s a steal!
Cost: $59.95 per quarter + free shipping to the US. Subscribe here!
What They’ll Get: Girl power forever! STRONG Self(ie) boxes aim to inspire and empower young women and girls. These quarterly subscriptions offer purposeful, positive, and inspiring hand-picked products. Each box contains up to 6 trendy, girl-positive items meant to bring out her inner strength. Items inspire fun, boost confidence, and create self-love!
Cost: $0 and up—only pay for what you keep. Sign up here!
What They’ll Get: This girls’ clothing subscription sends a customized collection of items with the recipient’s specific style in mind! They carry high-quality, cute, and fun clothes, shoes, and accessories in sizes 4-16. You’ll be sent 7 items at a time, curated to create multiple mix-and-match outfits. Items have an average cost of $13.50—with no styling fee, free shipping, and free returns, this option is awesomely affordable!
Cost: $15 per month. Subscribe here!
What They’ll Get: Ready for easy, affordable new beauty finds? Birchbox is perfect for updating (or building) your collection. You’ll get a mix of samples and full-size products from established brands with some new favorites tossed in! Expect unique products tailored to your beauty profile.
11. Quirky Crate
Cost: $36.95 a month + $6.50 shipping to the US, $11.30 to Canada, and $17.25 internationally. Sign up here!
What They’ll Get: A whole smattering of unique goodies valued at over $70 in each box! This monthly subscription always includes a pair of funky socks, a collectible enamel pin, something made by a featured indie artist, and 3-6 additional items that are filled with personality (6-9 total).
Cost: Starts at $31.50 per month + free shipping worldwide. Subscribe here!
What They’ll Get: All things adorable and made in Japan! YumeTwins subscriptions deliver 5 items a month, including kawaii stuffed animals, collectible keychains, figures, accessories, and stationery, featuring brands like Hello Kitty, Sailor Moon, Sanrio, Totoro, Rilakkuma, and more!
13. Tinker Crate
Cost: $19.95 per month + free shipping. Sign up here!
What They’ll Get: Everything needed to explore innovative and hands-on STEM projects designed for kids and teens ages 9-16+. Each project comes with the necessary materials and instructions, as well as a “Tinker Zine” full of educational info and extra activities. This subscription brings the fun side of science to life!
14. Penny + Grace
Cost: $19.99 per month + free shipping to the US and Canada. Subscribe here!
What They’ll Get: Love to layer jewelry? Penny + Grace delivers 3 delicate, modern, and pretty jewelry pieces each month. You can customize items to fit your style and metal preferences: 18k gold, Silver, or 18k Rose Gold. It’s the perfect way to refresh (or build up) your jewelry collection. Plus, all Penny + Grace jewelry is 100% lead and nickel free!
Cost: Starts at $8.90 per month + free shipping to the US, worldwide starting at $9.95. Sign up here!
What They’ll Get: A color-bursting box of Korean sheet masks that highlight the latest cult-favorite products, essences, and ingredients. Exciting! This subscription features three tiers: 4 Ever Fresh sends 4 masks ($8.90/month), 7 Lux sends 7 masks ($19.90/month), and Lux Plus is filled with 10-12 products, including masks and other skincare items ($49.95/quarter). Every tier offers an exciting new experience in a familiar format!
Cost: $39.95 per month + free shipping to the US, $6.95 to Canada. Sign up here!
What They’ll Get: ShoeDazzle specializes in shoes of all sorts—casual, cute, going-out, and glam—but they also offer clothing and accessories, as well! Anyone can shop the site, but with a VIP subscription comes amazing discounts, and the monthly fee can be used toward any items you choose to purchase. You’ll also have the option to skip the month if none of their new styles appeal. If you do nothing, you’ll be charged $39.95, which will be saved as store credit for you to use later!
Cost: $17.00 per month + free shipping to the US, worldwide for $3.00. Sign up here!
What They’ll Get: Two pairs of 85% Peruvian cotton socks with surprise patterns. When you subscribe, you’ll indicate whether your socks are for boys or girls—whatever selection you make, you can expect socks that are quirky, cozy, and high-quality.
Cost: $14.95 + free shipping to the US, international for $5.00. Sign up here!
What They’ll Get: Three exclusive bracelets with a beachy vibe. Each delivery contains up to a $50 value, and the woven bracelets included are perfect for stacking, mixing, matching, and sharing with friends. Some accessories sent feature charms, some beads, and some let their color combinations make the statement. All of them are adjustable and easy to style!
19. Darn Good Yarn
Cost: $20 per month for Yarn of the Month + $4 shipping to the continental US, $13 to Alaska, Hawaii, US territories, and internationally. Sign up here!
What They’ll Get: One skein of premium yarn, a knitting and crocheting pattern to use it with, and a free gift that introduces a new technique into your skill set. Past gifts have included dyes, charms, tassels, and more. Darn Good also offers a Bead box, a Fabric box, and a Sock box, all for $20/month. For $30/month, you can subscribe to receive a skirt made from a recycled sari!
Cost: $3.49 per month + free US shipping. Subscribe here!
What They’ll Get: EarFleek subscriptions deliver adorable earrings monthly. Choose your own subscription style that adjusts for personal levels of silly, groovy, or boho flair. There’s even an option for non-committal types to receive a variety of styles.
21. PLAY! by Sephora
Cost: $10.00 per month + free shipping. Sign up here!
What They’ll Get: Makeup, haircare, skincare, and fragrance samples from brands sold at Sephora stores (like Urban Decay, tarte, amika, Tatcha, and more). Each monthly shipment includes a PLAY! BOOK of tips and tricks.
Cost: $15.00 + free US shipping, $10.00 International shipping. Sign up here!
What They’ll Get: A new iPhone or Galaxy device case delivered monthly or seasonally. Choose exclusive club styles or regular Casely prints. You can upgrade your teen to a more protective case for $10.00 more.
Cost: $12.99 + free shipping. Sign up here!
What They’ll Get: A monthly shipment of premium, high-quality combed cotton socks in fun graphic or patterned designs. Choose to receive one pair per month (graphic or pattern) or get two pairs each month (one of each style). Size options start at Kid’s Medium and go all the way up to XL.
24. Enjoy Leggings
Cost: $16.95 + free US shipping, $10.00 International shipping. Sign up here!
What They’ll Get: One new pair of hand-selected and tested fun, fashionable leggings per month. Enjoy Leggings bottoms are not see through and come in sizes small, medium, large, and plus.
Cost: $55.00 per quarter + $4.95 US shipping, $12.95 International shipping. Sign up here!
What They’ll Get: This box from Izzie & Liv is designed for tween girls ages 9-13. Boxes include one Izzy & Liv T-shirt plus 6-7 additional items like decor, accessories, bags, stationery and more with a minimum $100 retail value. The Tween Girls Edition Brown Sugar Box serves to remind your tween girl that “her black is beautiful from her nose to her lips to the ends of her curls.”
Cost: $27.99 + shipping. Sign up here!
What They’ll Get: Each month, subscribers receive a new release YA hardcover novel along with 3-5 themed bookish items (think fandom accessories, collectibles, toys, and more). OwlCrate also has an active Facebook group with more than 19k members where fans can discuss all things bookish.
Cost: $13 per month. Subscribe here!
What They’ll Get: A jewelry subscription for the inner fangirl! Fandom of the Month subscribers receive up to 4 hand-picked, fandom-inspired pieces of jewelry. Everything month is a surprise! You’ll receive it all in a fun, custom box, that’s also filled with surprises like fan postcards, magnets, and other fan swag. There’s a new surprise theme every month. So fun!
(For teens on the brink of their twenties!)
Cost: $39.95 a month + free US shipping. Subscribe here!
What They’ll Get: It’s the perfect care package for anyone with a touch of homesickness! CampusCube specializes in care packages that feel like a dose of homemade TLC. Items are healthy, fun, delicious, and useful. Each box can be upcycled for use as extra storage. Look for themes like Spa Ahh, Brain Boost, Queen for a Day, and You’ve Got This! There are options specific to guys, girls, birthdays, exams, and health.
Time to get shopping! Which box did you choose?