The Best Subscription Boxes for Kids – 2019 Readers’ Choice


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Each year, our readers vote on the boxes they love most. Here’s what they chose as the Best Subscription Boxes for Kids!

Kids love getting surprises in the mail, maybe even more than we do. (Wait, is that possible?)

There are so many subscription boxes for kids of every age, so our Reader’s Choice kids boxes can help you choose that “just right” subscription. These are the best-of-the-best boxes from the My Subscription Addiction Community for ages 0 to 12 (plus some teens!) including all things kids love, like STEM & education, fashion & style, and toys & play. Get ready for fun!

Best Monthly Kids Boxes for Ages 12 & Under

Here are the best boxes for kids recommended by according to real subscribers just like you:

1. kidpik

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Suggested Age Range: Girls sizes 4 to 16.

Cost: Starts at $13.50 per piece (averages $95 per box.) Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“They are amazing. It’s not just the clothes but the people who run kidpik. You couldn’t ask for better customer service and people who truly care.” – Connie M.

“My twin girls LOVE everything in their boxes, every time! Best fashion and most unique items , EVER!!!” – Darlababies

“Love the style – unique good quality clothes that you can’t find anywhere else.” – slchambers13

About This Box: kidpik sends subscribers a customized, 7 piece collection of personalized, trend-savvy girls’ clothes! Apparel options feature high-quality shoes, garments, and accessories designed to create multiple mix and match outfits. You keep and pay for what you like and mail back any unworn items you don’t want within 7 days. You get a 30% discount if you keep the entire box, and the styling, shipping and returns are always free.

Check out our kidpik reviews and our kidpik details to learn more. Ships to US.

 

2. Green Kid Crafts

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Suggested Age Range: 2 to 10+

Cost: Starts at $17.95 per month. Subscribe here!

Coupon: Save 50% off your first month!

What Our Readers Say:

“Great kits! All materials included. Great themes. Daughter really enjoys!” – MWessels

“My daughters have been getting these STEAM boxes for the last year and love them! They are educational, fun and environmentally friendly!”- Jodie V.

“Love Love this for my 8 and 5 year old boys! The experiments are fun and innovative. Really gets the little ones interested in science!” – AmberMWVU

About This Box: Green Kid Crafts offers the perfect subscription for science-minded artists! 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 4 to 8 kits in addition to an activity-filled magazine. The “Literary” upgrade includes a book to add to the learning and fun.

Check out our Green Kid Craft reviews and our Green Kid Craft details to learn more. Ships free to US, and $8 to Canada.

 

3. KiwiCo Crates

Kiwi Crate

Suggested Age Range: 0 to 16+

Cost: Starts at $19.95 per month. Subscribe here!

Coupon: MSA readers get 40% off your first month of any KiwiCo line!

What Our Readers Say: 

“Great fun box for kids and their imagination – plus it isn’t that expensive.” – Prairiemum

“Super fun projects for kids – makes me feel like I am a better parent ;)” – KiwiCowgirl

“The projects they come up with are just astonishing. They put incredible thought into carrying out a theme in a really age appropriate way. My kids have discovered how tension works, circuits and gears. The projects are fun to make and turn out as described.” – Kristin

About These Boxes: KiwiCo provides hands-on fun activity crates for every age and interest. Choose the Tadpole Crate for 0 to 36 months. The Koala Crate offers fun for 3 to 4 year olds. Kiwi Crate provides 5 to 8 year olds with themed crafts. Atlas Crate lets 6 to 11 year olds learn about geography and culture. Doodle Crate is for aspiring artists ages 9 to 16+, or choose Tinker Crate if they’re into engineering. There’s truly something inspiring and activity-focused for everyone, including Eureka Crate for ages 14 to 104. You’ll love the learning resources and extra activities in each crate!

Check out all of our KiwiCo reviews to learn more. Ships free to US.

 

4. OwlCrateOwlCrate Jr

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Suggested Age Range: 8 to 12 years for OwlCrate Jr.

Cost: Starts at $25.99 per month. Subscribe here!

Coupon: Save 10% off your first box!

What Our Readers Say:

“My kiddo gets OwlCrate. It’s a fantastic box for kids! Great variety & value.” – Justaddcoffee

“I loved books as a kid and this provides an in depth look into a kid approved book with extras to keep the fun going after you have enjoyed the story. I wish this was around when I was a kid!” Katie H.

About This Box: The popular OwlCrate book subscription sends members a newly released YA book, in addition to other book-related goodies. The OwlCrate Jr. box focuses on younger readers, but provides the same magical literary experience! Designed with middle schoolers in mind, each OwlCrate Jr. box comes with one new hardcover book, and 3 to 4 extra items like author-signed bookplates, stationary items, fan accessories, and other delights.

Check out our OwlCrate Jr. reviews and Owl Crate Jr details to learn more. Ships to US, Canada, and internationally.

 

5. Amazon STEM Club Toy Subscription

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Suggested Age Range: 3 to 13

Cost: $19.99 per month. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“Not much discount but great for ideas for STEM items.” – Karol

“Awesome Value and great picks for toys.” – Anon

About This Box: Each month, Amazon ships you a new, high-quality toy focused on STEM concepts in one of three different age categories. You’ll get counting and building toys for ages 3 to 4, hands-on experiments for ages 5 to 7, and more complex projects for ages 8 to 13. Toys focus on age-appropriate concepts across science, tech, engineering and math from a variety of brands. Toys typically have a retail value higher than the subscription price. Kids love the fun, new challenge every month!

Check out all of our Amazon STEM Club Toy reviews and Amazon STEM Club Toy details to learn more. Ships free to US.

 

6. FabKids

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Suggested Age Range: Boys and Girls sizes 2 to 16

Cost: $29.95 per month membership fee applies toward purchases. Subscribe here!

Coupon: Get two pairs of shoes for $9.95 when you join!

What Our Readers Say:

“My daughter loves this one! Always cute outfits!!” – Dawnsiee

“Cute clothes!” – Wendylee

“My daughter loves their clothes and accessories.” – LisaSmith1106

About This Box: Each month your FabKids membership lets you pick an outfit for up to 40% off retail prices. (You can also skip a month!) You can expect well-made, trendy designs exclusive to the FabKids brand. Each month they release a new collection and send a two piece outfit. They also offer durable, fashion friendly shoes and a great rewards program to help you save on the cool and cute kids looks.

Check out our FabKids reviews and FabKids details to learn more. Ships to free to continental US, $9 to HI, AK, APO, and PR, and $14.95 to Canada.

 

7. Girls Can! Crate

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Suggested Age Range: 4 to 8

Cost: Starts at $18.50 per month. Subscribe here!

Coupon: Save 15% off your first box of any subscription!

What Our Readers Say:

“This has been the most valuable resource that I have used to educate my 5 year old daughter. We’ve been receiving crates for a year and they never disappoint. My daughter loves these crates and I love that I am learning right along with her. They support hands on learning, improve observation skills, facilitate reading, they empower young girls. I can’t praise this crate enough.” – Danielle F.

“Watching my daughter have the opportunity to learn about inspirational women and understand she can dream big is an amazing gift!” – Rosanne S.

“It’s an amazing box introducing kids to amazing role models and encouraging them to be who they are and so much more! It’s story and the activities are fun for kids and challenging for them too, in a good way, to learn and grow.” – Linds

About This Box: Girl power, activate! The Girls Can! Crate features fun, educational activities focused on positive female role models who inspire. Each crate includes an activity book with the story of that month’s fearless leader (think coders and archaeologists). You’ll also get 2 to 3 STEAM activities or experiments, and props for play and learning. Future fearless females love this subscription box designed just for them! Plus, your purchase supports nonprofit organizations that empower young girls.

Check out all of our Girls Can! Crate reviews and Girls Can! Crate details to learn more. Ships free to US, and $10 to Canada.

 

8. Little Passports Subscription Boxes

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Suggested Age Range: 3 to 12

Cost: Starts at $14.95 per month. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“Lets children learn about other countries and cultures.” – DDOwl

“This company is great and I like it that they have expanded with the Science kits!” – Esoteric Tartan

“I send this one to my granddaughter who enjoys it very much.” – Claire B.

About This Box: Little Passports is a globally-inspired educational subscription for little explorers of all ages. Little Passports boxes focus on exploring different cultures around the world and within the US through papercraft projects, reading, and other activities. You choose Early Explorers (ages 3 to 5) World Edition (ages 6 to 10,) or USA Edition (ages 7 to 12). They also have a Science Expeditions box (ages 9+) focused entirely on science experiments!

Check out all of our Little Passports reviews and Little Passports: World Edition details to learn more. Ships to US and Canada.

 

9. Kidbox

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Suggested Age Range: Boys and Girls sizes infant to 16

Cost: Pay for the clothes you keep (starts at $68 for the entire box). Subscribe here! 

Coupon: Get 10% off your first order!

What Our Readers Say:

“They have awesome clothing for kids and it’s more affordable than the others!” – Nellie

“We LOVE kidbox! With 3 boys and 1 girl the kidbox has been the best for my boys for sure. They love it and sometimes they have pajama box deals that are awesome! Love that they donate boxes to kids in need as well.” – Anon

“Love the clothes and the cause!” – Anon

About This Box: Your kids get to dress cool and help a great cause! Each month, Kidbox hand-picks 6 to 7 clothing items based on your Kidbox style quiz preferences. Selections come from high-quality name brands, and you have free and easy options for returns and exchanges. If you keep the entire box, Kidbox makes a donation to an organization that helps children. The best part? You and your kiddo get to pick the charity from options that help military families, foster kids, and other communities in need. 

Check out our Kidbox reviews and Kidbox details to learn more. Ships free to US.

 

10. Sensory Theraplay Box

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Suggested Age Range: 5 to 9 as a general guideline, or all ages depending on need and ability

Cost: $39.95 per month. Subscribe here!

Coupon: Get 10% off your first box!

What Our Readers Say:

“Excellent and useable items. Very unique and high quality.” – TK

“I’m an adult, and I want the toys and fidgets in this box!!!” – Anon

About This Box: Sensory Theraplay Box provides unique, soothing toys and activities for children with sensory processing needs, or who are on the autism spectrum. Boxes contain 5 to 7 sensory toys (tactile, textured, or stimulating,) in addition to activities like crafts and games. A licensed pediatric occupational therapist curates the items with an eye toward therapeutic play. It’s a wonderful box that provides supportive fun for kids with anxiety, hyperactivity, or any other sensory issues. You also get a motivational quote and a booklet about all the items.

Check out our Sensory Theraplay reviews and Sensory Theraplay details to learn more. Ships to US and Canada.

 

Looking for more? Our editors picked some of their personal favorite kids boxes to share below:

11. Bookroo

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Suggested Age Range: 0 to 10

Cost: Starts at $16.95 per month. Subscribe here!

Coupon: Use code MSA15 to save 15% off your first box!

About This Box: Each book comes gift-wrapped to add to the thrill of surprise! Bookroo delivers children’s literature with subscription options for every age: Board Book (up to 3,) Picture Book (2 to 6,) and Chapter Book (7 to 10). You’ll receive 2 to 3 wrapped selections intended to inspire a love of reading. You’ll also get info about their selections, with additional ideas for learning and activities, too. They also let you alternate between picture and board books each month, which is great if you have children in different age groups.

Check out all of our Bookroo reviews and Bookroo details to learn more. Ships to US.

 

12. Brick Loot

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Suggested Age Range: 6 to 99 years

Cost: $27 per month. Subscribe here!

Coupon: Use code MSA10 to save 10% off of any length subscription.

About This Box: Founded by a LEGO-loving 9 year old, Brick Loot is the ultimate subscription box to keep LEGO fans happy. Every month, the box features a surprise selection of 4 to 8 items including custom brick kit builds and mini-figures, plus additional accessories, exclusives, and goodies you can’t get anywhere else. If your kid is brick-obsessed, this is a great choice for growing their collection.

Check out all of our Brick Loot Reviews and Brick Loot details to learn more. Ships to US ($6,) Canada ($12,) and Worldwide ($15).

 

13. STRONG self(ie)

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Suggested Age Range: 8 to 17

Cost: $59.95 per quarter. Subscribe here!

Coupon: Use code MSA20 to save 20% off your first box!

About This Box: STRONG self(ie) is a quarterly subscription box for tween and teen girls that aims to build confidence through empowerment. Each box contains inspirational, positive products focused on health, beauty, fun, and more. Think accessories, stationary, lifestyle items and deluxe snacks. You’ll get info for parents, too! The BLOOM box focuses on girls 8 to 12, and the BURST box on ages 13 to 17. Consider it a toolkit for strength and wellness!

Check out our STRONG self(ie) reviews and STRONG self(ie) details to learn more. Ships free to US.

 

14. Mine Chest

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Suggested Age Range: Minecraft fans 5 and up

Cost: $30 per month. Subscribe here!

About This Box: Mine Chest is the ideal subscription box for mega fans of Minecraft, the world-building game that’s popular with kids of all ages. Every month, you’ll get an exclusive Minecraft T-Shirt just for subscribers, and 3 to 4 additional toys and collectibles inspired by the game. Kids love bringing their in-game knowledge into their real-life world!

Check out our Minechest reviews and Minechest details to learn more. Ships free to US. 

 

17. Wonder Crate

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Suggested Age Range: 7 to 11

Cost: Starts at $24 per month. Subscribe here!

Coupon: Use code WONDER to get 20% off your first box!

About This Box: Wonder Crate offers fun inspiration for kids who want to change the world. Each box features a book from the popular “Who Is” Series based on role models, inventors, and other notable heroes. They’ll also receive fun, themed activities, inspiring stories about kids their own age, and an online lesson. Boxes include tips for parents too! Wonder Crates encourage young learners to manage emotions, embrace challenges, and discover their inner power. Life skills delivered to your door! 

Check out our Wonder Crate reviews and Wonder Crate details to learn more. Ships to free to US.

 

Best Subscription Boxes for Kids

That wraps up our list of the best kid’s subscription boxes! Which boxes have your vote? Which ones are favorites for your kids?

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141 Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing the information about best boxes for kids. I think your post helpful for more people.

  2. Eat2Explore need to be on this list!! My kids love this box, it’s educational and the recipes are fabulous.

  3. They no longer do the Minechest it is a Tee shirt subscription now that comes with a pen. My boys loved thier boxes but was real sad when it ended.

  4. Thanks for sharing the information.

  5. My son turns 7 today he lives w his dad . Told me mom why don’t you send me a card. Receiving mail is something he really likes. What a blessing it would be to win a subscription of “Little Passports” “Wonder Crate” I know he would enjoy love and greatly appreciate any of them each month.

  6. This STRONG selfie code doesn’t work 🙁

  7. I got sensory theraplay for a few months and stopped because most of the toys were not the right age for my son on the spectrum. It would be nice if there was a sub that had just 1 good quality toy for kids under 5 rather than kits and crafts with lots of pieces or several smaller toys.

  8. The Disney process has my attention, but I don’t see where to subscribe to a box. Just wondering if it was in one of the other boxes!! Thanks!!!!!!

  9. Have you heard of Eat2Explore?

    • We love Eat2Explore!!

  10. My daughter is eight and I would love to try the girl can box or the Amazon stem toy box!
    The kid box would be interesting as well.
    Also I do not see it on here but I have a three-year-old boy who would love the dinosaur monthly box.

  11. We really liked Tinker Crate.

  12. I want to gift Little Passports to my nieces! I heard about it on NPR and it sounds so good!

  13. Kidpik! Kiwico Crate & Strong Self(ie)

  14. Theraplay and Owl crate are two that interest me.

  15. a favorite of mine, Sensory Theraplay Box

  16. Bookroo or kiwico crate

  17. I’d like to get strong self(ie) for my daughter

  18. Either Kiwi crate or green kid crafts.

  19. Amazon STEM for my son. I love anything STEM, and this box helps expose them to it at a young age!

  20. I think my daughter would enjoy Wonder Crate.

  21. Bitsbox is a strong contender – I love that it introduces new coding concepts every month in a fun way that kids (and their parents) enjoy. I also like that they let you set up multiple accounts so your kids don’t have to share and you only have to buy the one subscription. Smart!

  22. I would like to get the STEM club but really my boys would be all over the Mine Chest!

  23. We love the Amazon STEM one, but would love to try any of the book subscriptions, now that we have an avid reader!

  24. I would like to try Kidbox

  25. Kidbox looks fun!

  26. We would love to try Owlcrate

  27. I love Owlcrate

  28. I love the look of the Owlcrate box.

  29. I’ve tried fab kids but would like to try amazon stem or owl crate for my kids.

  30. I would love to try Owl Crate Jr. They seem to have such fun, diverse items.

  31. KiwiCo crate! I like how it’s tailored for kids of different age ranges, and I actually enjoy playing the games too. Lol

  32. strong selfie

  33. So many awesome choices & we haven’t tried any yet! I’m thinking Little Passports would be great fun as my oldest LOs love learning about places around the world!!

  34. We love kiwi crates already, with memberships to doodle and tinker but would try like to try kidpik, maybe?

  35. Either Mine Chest or Brick Loot

  36. Bookroo!

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