Best Subscription Boxes for Families – Our Readers’ Top Picks
Our readers nominated their favorite subscription boxes,
What’s even better than getting a new subscription box in the mail? Sharing it with loved ones! 🙂
This list includes food, clothes, toys, games, and more– pretty much anything your typical family might need. Some of them, like meal kits and home essentials subscriptions, might make your busy family life a little healthier and easier. Others, like snacks boxes and toys, are just plain fun to share quality time together with.
The 19 Best Family-Friendly Subscription Boxes for All Ages
These subscriptions cross every category, from family meals to kids’ clothing to entertainment. Here are the best subscription boxes for families, as voted by our readers:
1. Hello Fresh
The Cost: Family Plan subscriptions serve 4 starting at just $4.99 per plate; choose 2 or 3 recipes per week, each with 4 servings.
COUPON: Get $30 off your first order! No coupon required—just use this link!
What kind of food do you get?: Hello Fresh serves up classic, crowd-pleasing flavors, plus a few fun twists to help expand your palette! We love that their ingredients come bundled by recipe, so that you can easily take them from the fridge to the countertop and get started. We think the approachable, yet interesting recipes would be great for families! Check out our Hello Fresh reviews to learn more!
Example recipes: Gorgeous Greens Farro Bowl, Korean Beef Bibimbap, Pineapple Poblano Beef Tacos, Chicken Sausage Pizzas
Ships to: US only
2. Blue Apron
The Cost: Family plans serve 4 per meal for $8.99 per plate, and you can choose 2, 3, or 4 meals per week. Sign up here!
COUPON: Get $30 off your first order! No coupon required—just use this link!
What kind of food do you get?: Blue Apron meals put flavorful twists on classic fare, sort of like what you might expect from a hip neighborhood bistro. Each week, you’ll get pre-portioned ingredients for balanced, seasonal recipes that cook up quickly and reflect a myriad of global flavors. The company takes sustainability seriously and aims to use responsibly farmed meats and produce as often as possible. Blue Apron has also done fun, limited-edition menus with programs like Whole30, MasterChef Junior, and Chrissy Teigen. Check out our Blue Apron reviews to learn more!
Popular recipes: Provolone Cheeseburgers and Marinated Kale, Baked Rigatoni and Creamy Tomato Sauce, Brown Butter Gnocchi, Spiced Fish Tacos
Ships to: US only
3. Candy Club
The Cost: $29.99 + $8.99 shipping per month.
COUPON: Save $20 Off Your First Month’s Membership, no coupon required, just sign up here!
What you get: Candy Club is just pure sugary fun and nostalgia in a box. We think it’s fun for families who plan to share the contents, but it’s also a sweet treat for lunch boxes and more. You’ll get up to three pounds of candy in each box, and their selection includes everything from sweets to sours and even chocolate and trail mix. (Just don’t tell your family dentist.) Check out all of our Candy Club Reviews to learn more.
4. Snack Crate
The Cost: $14 for the mini box (5 snacks), $26 for the original box (10-12 snacks), and $49 for the premium box (18-20 snacks). Sign up here!
About This Box: Fancy taking your tastebuds on a trip around the world? Snack Crate is a monthly snack box for global goodies, with each month curated from a specific country! Snack Crate offers three sizes: a mini box with 5 snacks, a priority box with 10-12 snacks, and a premium box with 18-20 snacks–the perfect size for sharing and taking a virtual roadtrip around the world with the whole family. Read our Snack Crate Reviews to learn more.
Ships to: U.S. and U.S. territories
The Cost: $0.00 and up (Your box is sent to you free including styling, shipping, and returns). Keep and pay for what you like and mail back any unworn items you don’t want within 7 days. Per kidpik, the average cost is $12-13 per item including a 30% discount if you keep the entire box.
What you get: Nab a customized collection of trend-savvy clothes personalized for girls! Each box contains 7 high-quality fashion choices of apparel, shoes, and accessories designed to complete beautiful multiple mix and match outfits. For girls sizes 4-16. Check out our kidpik reviews to learn more.
Ships to: US only
6. Wonder Crate
The Cost: $34.95 per month + $7.00 shipping. Sign up here!
COUPON: Use code WONDER to get 20% off your first box!
What you get: Wonder Crate is a monthly subscription box that promotes social-emotional learning for kids ages 5-8. Learn to manage emotions, embrace challenges, try new things, think positively, and bounce back from failure. Each month a new topic will be explored with a book for kids, fun activities, tips for parents and an online lesson to help your child discover their inner power. Life skills delivered to your door! Check out our Wonder Crate Reviews to learn more.
Ships To: Worldwide
The Cost: $13.99 for a box of 8 single-serving snacks
FREE Trial! Sign up here to get your first 4-snack sampler box free! Just pay $1 shipping.
About This Box: Graze offers over 100 different healthy snacks! This mini-snack subscription box that sends a customized selection of single-serve treats weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly. While the serving sizes are small, the snacks themselves are tasty, and they have options for everyone’s unique tastes. You can rate your selections online, which, over time, helps tailor your subscription to your particular snacking preferences. The single serving size is perfect for lunch boxes and after school snacks, too! Read our Graze Reviews to learn more.
Ships to: U.S. (except APO, FPO, Guam, Puerto Rico or US Territory addresses) and UK
8. Pusheen Box
The Cost: $43.95 + $6 US Shipping. Sign up here!
The Products: Can you handle all this cuteness? Each seasonal box includes a selection of Pusheen-inspired clothing, accessories, electronics, toys, stationery and more! Appropriate for all ages and fun to share with siblings. Check out all of our Pusheen Box reviews to learn more.
Ships to: Worldwide (shipping varies based on country)
9. Home Chef
The Cost: Meals start at $9.95 per serving, and delivery is free for orders over $45. Sign up here!
COUPON: Save $30 off your first box! with coupon code DM30
What kind of food do you get?: Home Chef recipes are always yummy and family friendly– plus their family plans serve up to 6 with each meal and you can get up to 6 meals per week (which is way more than other companies currently offer). The flavors are familiar, yet fun, plus the portions are always filling. Home Chef also offers add-ons like fruit, snacks, and smoothies! Check out our Home Chef reviews to learn more.
Example recipes: Teriyaki Ginger Glazed Salmon, Parisian Bistro Steak, Wood-Fired BBQ Chicken Pizza, Brussels and Brown Butter Risotto
Ships to: Most of the US (You can check to see if Home Chef delivers to your zip code here.)
10. The KiwiCo Family of Boxes
The Cost: $19.95 per month
What you get: KiwiCo offers a number of different monthly subscriptions for ages 2 to 16+. Each box brand is designed for a specific age range and includes fun educational and interactive activities including crafts, DIY games, and more. Check out all of our Koala Crate Reviews, Kiwi Crate Reviews, Doodle Crate Reviews, and Tinker Crate Reviews to learn more.
Ships To: U.S. for free, Canada for $6.95 per month
Suggested Age Range: Little Passports offers several boxes for different age ranges from 3 to 12:
- Early Explorers (recommended ages 3-5)
- World Edition (recommended ages 6-10)
- USA Edition (recommended ages 7-12)
- Science Expeditions (recommended ages 9+).
The Cost: Boxes range from $14.95 to $21.95 per month, plus shipping. Sign up here!
What you get: Little Passports is a globally-inspired educational subscription for kids of all ages. Most of their boxes focus on exploring different cultures and around the world and within the US and include papercraft projects and reading and other activities– but they also have a box entirely focused on science experiments! Check out all of our Little Passports Reviews to learn more.
Ships to: U.S., Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, and the U.K.
The Cost: Varies; you’ll pick the items in this subscription and get discounts, so you can spend as much or as little as you want. Sign up here!
The Products: Jessica Alba’s The Honest Company is the super popular source for premium, natural, and effective home essentials. With this subscription, you’ll get to pick as many products as you want, from laundry and cleaning products to shower goods and more. You can subscribe to a single product or as many as you want, and savings is based on how much you buy: Save 10% on orders $25+, 15% on orders $50+, and 25% on orders $100+. Check out all of our Honest Company reviews to learn more.
Ships to: US, Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada
The Cost: Ranges from $14.99/month for the Small box (pictured above) to $34.99 for the Premium box.
About This Box: Chocolate and cheese Pocky? Sweet potato gummies? Each themed TokyoTreat box comes with a variety of Japanese snacks to try. We especially love the Dagashi bag inside this box, which comes with a 5 random “penny candy”-like snacks and 1 Umaibo stick. This is another fun international snack box to share with kids!
Ships to: Worldwide
The Cost: $17.99 to $19.99/month, plus shipping. Discounts on prepaid subscriptions. Sign up here!
Coupon: Use code MSA15 to save 15% off your first box!
About This Box: Bookroo is a subscription service that sends books for children every month. They have a board book plan (for ages 0-2.5), a picture book plan (for ages 2.5-6) and a chapter book plan (for ages 7-10). Check out our Bookroo Reviews to learn more!
Ships to: Worldwide
15. Love With Food
The Cost: $9.99 a month for the Tasting box, $19.95 a month for the Deluxe box, and $24.99 a month for the Gluten-free box.
Coupon: Get your first box for $7.99, no coupon required, just sign up here!
About This Box: Love with Food is a perennial favorite thanks to it’s charitable giving program and commitment to healthy snacks. The Tasting Box includes 8+ snacks per month, and all of them are either organic, gluten-free, GMO-free, all-natural or free of artificial additives. It’s great for general snacking, finding new brands, and for the whole family to enjoy. Read our Love with Food reviews to learn more.
Ships to: U.S. and International (additional shipping fees apply)
The Cost: $19.99/month. Sign up here!
Coupon: Use coupon code MSABONUS2018 to get your first month for only $9.99, plus get a free bonus item!
About This Box: Highly recommended by readers, Degustabox is like having a mini pantry upgrade in a box each month! They’ll send a variety of shelf-stable foods for you to try– everything from sauces and condiments to cereal, juice, snacks, and more. Some of the products are totally new to the market and you can’t find them anywhere else yet. Check out our Degustabox Reviews to learn more.
Ships to: Continental U.S. To order to the mainland UK, check out their Great Britain website.
17. Brick Loot
The Cost: $27 a month + $6 shipping to the U.S. ($13 a month shipping to Canada and $15 to all other countries)
What you get: The family that plays with bricks together, sticks together, right? 🙂 Founded by a 9 year old boy, Brick Loot releases themed LEGO boxes each month, containing custom brick kit builds and minifigs, plus additional building accessories. They send a mix of exclusive goodies you can’t get anywhere else, and products from other brands. If your kid is brick obsessed, this is a great choice for fun new themes each month that will help grow their collection (and we love that it’s supporting a young entrepreneur, too!). Check out all of our Brick Loot Reviews to learn more.
Suggested Age Range: Ages 0 – 5 years
The Cost: $125.00 every 2 months + free US shipping.
What you get: My Petite French Box is a bi-monthly subscription box for babies and toddlers. While this is one of the most expensive boxes on this list, it’s also unique and would make an amazing gift for an expectant mother. You can expect curated, high-end children’s clothing and wellness products from France for ages newborn to 5 years old. Check out our My Petite French Box reviewhere to learn more.
The Cost: $11.99 per serving + $6.99 shipping. Sign up here!
COUPON: Get $50 off your first order when you follow this link!
What kind of food do you get?: Gobble’s 15-minute dinners are designed for busy families to help you get from the kitchen to the dinner table fast. They do much of the portioning, chopping, and marinating for you, so cooking is as simple and easy as can be. Their meals come with a healthy balance of flavors and fresh ingredients, helping you create classic, familiar flavors for you and your family (and they always have kid-approved recipes on the menu every week, too). Check out our Gobble reviews to learn more!
Example recipes: Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Basil Orzo Salad, Beef Bourguignon with Mashed Potatoes, Meyer Lemon Gnocchi with Asparagus Tips and Artichoke Hearts, Potato Pierogies with Caramelized Onions and Sautéed Spinach
Ships to: Continental US only
That wraps up our list of the best family-friendly subscription boxes! Which do you recommend?