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30 Best Subscription Box Gifts for Kids

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Bring a smile to your favorite kiddo’s face month after month after month! Children’s subscription boxes deliver everything from toys and educational goodies to clothes, books, and essentials. Each box is a new surprise to unwrap! Check out some of our favorite kids’ subscription boxes, and treat a child you love to a gift that’s as unique and cool as they are.

Updated 10/26/20 to include new boxes and reflect updated pricing info.

 

STEAM and Educational Boxes for Kids of All Ages

1. Kiwi Crate by KiwiCo (Ages 5-8)

Kiwi Crate Mission to Mars box contents.

Image via our review.

Cost: $19.95/month + free shipping. Sign up here.

COUPON: Save 40% off your first box! No coupon needed - just use this link.

What They’ll Get: Each month, this subscription box delivers a new project perfect for 5 to 8-year-olds! They’ll learn while they play their way through experiments, creative activities, and other awesome projects. All of the instructions and supplies come right in the box, as does supplemental learning materials and other DIY ideas.

Gift It: Grab a Kiwi Crate by KiwiCo gift right here!

Ships to the US and 37 other countries. Per the FAQ, “In most cases, if the recipient has not received a KiwiCo subscription before, the first crate will ship within 1-2 business days of receiving the order with an estimated 5-8 business days for transit.” Digital gift cards can be emailed directly to the recipient.

Check out our KiwiCrate by KiwiCo reviews!

 

2. MEL Science (Ages 5-10)

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Cost:  $34.90  + free shipping to the US and most other countries. Sign up here.

COUPON: Use code MSA25 to save 25% off your first box + receive a free Starter Kit and VR Headset ($50 value).

What They’ll Get: This is an educational box featuring 2-3 science experiments and DIYs per kit. The MEL Kids box features augmented reality lessons in the form of an interactive in-app science experience. The MEL Chemistry subscription includes all the ingredients and instructions necessary to carry out safe-for-kids chemistry experiments. 

Gift It: MEL Science offers customizable gift certificates that can be used for their 9- or 12-month subscriptions. Click here to buy one!

Ships to the US and 62 other countries. Packages arrive within 2 weeks of registration. Digital gift cards can be printed out and given directly to the recipient.

Check out our MEL Chemistry reviews here!

 

3. Bitsbox (Ages 6-12)

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Cost: Starting at $16.95/month + free US shipping. Sign up here.

 

What They’ll Get: 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 coding projects. 

Gift It: You can purchase a prepaid Bitsbox subscription and ship it directly to the gift recipient, or you can purchase a one-time gift box containing 12 or 24 levels so that the giftee is all set with the materials needed to keep busy for many months! One-time gift boxes can be found here.

Ships to the US and 70 other countries. Per the FAQ, “We’ll ship your first box within a week of receiving your order. You’ll receive a tracking number when it goes out! Boxes within the contiguous US are typically delivered within 5-7 days.”

Check out our Bitsbox reviews here!

 

4. Little Passports (Ages 3 to 12)

Little Passports Science Expeditions review

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Cost: Packages start at $18.95/month with free shipping in the US. Save with longer subscriptions. Sign up here.

What They’ll Get: We may not be traveling much these days, but Little Passports is stepping up to help little minds learn about the wide, wonderful world around them! Little Passports boxes include activities, reading material, and goodies like stickers and souvenirs themed around a different culture or destination. Even better, the activities incorporate problem-solving and other important skills, too. Choose from one of several box options aimed at your child’s age (ranging from 3-9+)

Gift It: Get an explorer started with a Little Passports gift right here!

Ships to the US and several other countries. Per the FAQ, “Please allow 1 to 3 weeks for your Little Passports subscription to start and for you to receive your first package. If shipping outside of the U.S., please allow up to 6 weeks.” You can also print out a gift card.

Check out our Little Passports reviews here!

 

5. Creation Crate (Age 12+)

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Cost: $29.99/month + shipping. Receive bonus items with longer subscriptions. Sign up here.

 

What They’ll 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.

Gift It: Creation Crate offers gifting options starting with 1 project for $29.99 + shipping, and the opportunity to create project bundles. Click here to send your gift.

Ships worldwide. Per the FAQ, “US and Canada shipments placed on or before December 16 will arrive before December 25.”

Read our Creation Crate reviews to learn more!

 

6. Girls Can! Crate (Ages 5-10)

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Cost: $27.95/month

What They’ll Get: A monthly subscription box filled with activities to introduce children to diverse women who’ve made history. Each box includes an activity book and hands-on STEAM activities inspired by a different fearless female role model. Digital or mini-mailer options are also available. 

Gift It: Inspire a child with a Girls Can Crate gift subscription!

Ships to the US and several other countries. Order by December 5 for the December box.

Check out our Girls Can! Crate reviews here!

 

7. Atlas Crate (Ages 6 to 11)

KiwiCo Atlas Crate box contents.

Image via our review.

Cost: $19.95/month + free shipping. Sign up here.

What They’ll Get: It’s another awesome box from the folks behind Kiwi Crate! This monthly subscription is specifically curated to help kids 6-11 develop their cultural awareness through globally inspired creative activities. Each box comes with supplies for a fun project or two, plus kid-friendly things to read and collectible materials to help them build a their own travel book!

Gift It: Send an out-of-this-world Atlas Crate gift subscription right here!

Ships to the US and 37 other countries. Per the FAQ, “In most cases, if the recipient has not received a KiwiCo subscription before, the first crate will ship within 1-2 business days of receiving the order with an estimated 5-8 business days for transit.” Digital gift cards can be emailed directly to the recipient

Check out our Atlas Crate reviews!

 

Activities and Entertainment

8. Brick Loot (Ages 6+)

Brick Loot June 2019 - Open Box

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Cost: $27.28/month or save with longer subscriptions. Shipping is $6 for the US, $13 for Canada, and $15 for all other countries. Sign up here.

What They’ll Get: LEGOs, mini-build kits, Minifigures, and accessories for LEGO lovers of all ages. While not every product in this monthly subscription box is made by LEGO, they are all LEGO compatible.

Gift It: Send a Brick Loot gift subscription to your little builder!

Ships to the US, Canada, UK, Germany, Spain, France, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, and Australia. Per the FAQ, “We ship out boxes on the 10th of each month. Depending on where you live you should receive your box within 3-10 days. If the 10th falls on a weekend we will ship the following Monday.”

Check out our Brick Loot reviews!

 

9. Disney+ (Ages 0+)

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Cost: $6.99 per month or pay $69.99 for a year. Sign up here.

 

What They’ll Get: Access to thousands of hours of ad-free entertainment from Disney properties including, Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars, 20th Century Fox and National Geographic. Kids can enjoy Disney classics like Mary Poppins, current blockbusters like Avengers: Endgame and original series like The Mandalorian (aka “the one with Baby Yoda”) all in one app! Disney+ also offers a bundle with Hulu and ESPN+ for $12.99 per month.

Gift It: You can purchase a Disney+ annual subscription for $69.99 that will be delivered in the form of an email code. Gift subscriptions can only be delivered to new subscribers.

 

10. The JoJo Siwa Box (Ages 5+)

Jojo Siwa Box Contents

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Cost: $30 a quarter + shipping. Save with an annual subscription. Sign up here.

 

What They’ll Get: $60+ value of limited edition JoJo Siwa products in every box, such as clothes, accessories, DIY projects. Plus, a new bow from JoJo’s collection in each delivery!

Gift It: The JoJo Siwa Box doesn’t offer gift certificates or gift subscriptions, but you can purchase a prepaid subscription and ship it directly to the gift recipient. Click here to sign up!

Ships to the US and UK. Order by November 5 for the December box.

Read all our JoJo Siwa Box reviews here.

 

11. Green Kid Crafts (Ages 2 to 10)

Green Kid Crafts box contents.

Image via our review.

Cost: $29.95/month + free US shipping. Sign up here.

What They’ll Get: Shopping for an eco-conscious family? Each edition of this monthly subscription box features 3-4 educational crafts and activities for ages 2-10+ that use eco-friendly supplies. The packaging is also eco-friendly, and the company supports environmental charities, too. But aside from that, this subscription is just a fun, hands-on way for kids to learn and create!

Gift It: Buy a Green Kid Crafts gift subscription right here!

Ships worldwide. Per the FAQ, “If you’ve ordered a single box from our shop, you can expect that to ship right away, depending on available stock in hand. Boxes are generally shipped within 2-4 business days from California, and customers will receive a confirmation when the box has shipped including a tracking number to check the arrival time with the mail carrier directly.” Digital gift cards can be printed out or emailed directly to the recipient.

Check out our Green Kid Crafts reviews.

 

12. We Craft Box (Ages 3-9)

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Cost: $29.99/box + free US shipping. Sign up here.

What They’ll Get: We Craft delivers all the supplies you’ll need to make 2-3 crafts each month based on a theme such as outer space or Polar Bears. There are enough materials for 2 kids to share the activity.

Gift It: Buy a We Craft Box gift subscription!

Ships worldwide. Order by November 30 for the December box.

Check out our We Craft Box reviews.

 

13. Sensory TheraPlay Box (Ages 5-9)

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Cost: $40.95 a month + shipping. Save with 3- and 6-month subscriptions. Sign up here.

What They’ll Get: Sensory TheraPlay Box is a monthly subscription box that delivers an assortment of 5-7 toys and tools curated by a pediatric occupational therapist, which are focused on sensory and tactile experiences for children on the Autism spectrum or who have sensory processing issues. 

Gift It: Buy a Sensory TheraPlay Box gift subscription here!

Ships worldwide. Order by November 30 for the December box.

Read our Sensory TheraPlay Box reviews here.

 

14. Kidstir (Ages 5 to 10)

Kidstir

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Cost: $24.95/month + $3.95 shipping. Save with longer subscriptions. Sign up here.

What They’ll Get: If your gift-getter has more savory tastes, get them a subscription to Kidstir, which introduces a variety of meals and recipes—not just baking ones—to your chef-in-training. Like Foodstirs, this subscription focuses on recipes that kids can help out with, such as sandwiches, creative snacks, tacos, pasta dishes, and other healthy, flavorful foods. They’ll get supplies and instructions to help them cook up 3 recipes per box, plus games and puzzles, and a handy shopping list! 

Gift It: Get cooking with a Kidstir gift subscription right here!

Ships to the US. Order by December 16 for holiday delivery. If you miss the order deadline, KidStir will provide a printable certificate for your child.

Check out our Kidstir reviews!

 

15. America’s Test Kitchen Young Chef’s Club (Ages 5+)

Young Chef's Club November 2019 all items

Image from our review

Cost: $24.95 a month + free shipping. Save with 6- and 12-month subscriptions. Sign up here.

What They’ll Get: Young Chef’s Club is a monthly subscription box from America’s Test Kitchen that focuses on the intersection of food and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics). The team of editors, cooks, and educators at ATK combine their scientific know-how and rigorous testing to create meaningful and empowered experiences in the kitchen. 

Gift It: To give a Young Chef’s Club subscription as a gift, just include the recipient’s name and shipping address at checkout.

Ships to the US. Per the FAQ, “Boxes will ship on the fourth business day of each month and should arrive within a week or two.”

Read our Young Chef’s Club reviews here.

 

Kid Style

16. Stitch Fix Kids (Ages 2-10)

Everything in our Stitch Fix Kids Box

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Cost: $20/month + free US shipping. Sign up here.

What They’ll Get: Stitch Fix is a styling service that uses your preferences to choose a box of 8-12 clothing and accessory items that your child can try at home. Keep the pieces that work for you, and return what you don’t for free within 3 days. The services costs $20 a month for your stylist, but that fee is deducted from any items you choose to keep.

Gift It: You can print, email, or mail a Stitch Fix gift card to your giftee. That way they can sign up and indicate their own style preferences. Grab your gift card here

Digital gift cards can be printed out, shipped, or emailed directly to the recipient. Order your gift card by December 1 for shipping.

Read all our Stitch Fix Kids reviews here!

 

17. kidpik (Sizes 4 to 16)

kidpik

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Cost: pay only for what you keep + free shipping. Sign up here.

What They’ll Get: kidpik lets girls and boys keep their wardrobes looking fresh and fun without the hassle of a family trip to the mall! Each box contains a collection of super-cute separates, dresses, and accessories that your kiddo can try on at home. Keep what you’d like at an affordable price, return what you don’t want to keep, or choose to donate your box to a child in need! Styling & shipping is free—only pay for what you keep.

Gift It: Pick up your kidpik gift card right here!

Digital gift cards can be printed out or emailed directly to the recipient.

Check out our kidpik reviews!

 

18. FabKids (Sizes 2t -16)

Fabkids July 2017 Kids Clothing Subscription Box

Image from our review.

Cost: $29.95/month + shipping. Sign up here.

What They’ll Get: An outfit (or shirts/shorts pack) of your choice. Skip any month you’re not interested in. They offer sizes for boys and girls from ages 2 to 12.


Gift It: FabKids doesn’t offer gift certificates or gift subscriptions, but you can purchase a prepaid subscription and ship it directly to the gift recipient. Click here to sign up!

Ships to US and Canada. Order by December 5 for holiday delivery. 

We have been reviewing FabKids since 2014! Read our reviews here.

 

19. Kidbox (Sizes newborn-14)

Kidbox boy spring 2019 all items

Image from our review

Cost: $68 a box for baby by Kidbox or $98 a box for Kidbox to keep the whole box, or pay the cost of individual items. Sign up here.

What They’ll Get: Kidbox is a kid’s clothing box that “combines cool brands, meaningful savings, and a mission to clothe children in need.” KidBox ships 7 boxes a year (spring, summer, summer bonus, back to school, fall, winter, and new year’s) each containing 8 premium brand items, but they will notify you before they ship in case you want to skip a box, change your child’s sizing or even their style preferences.

Gift It: Buy a Kidbox gift card here!

Digital gift cards can be emailed directly to the recipient.

Read our Kidbox reviews here.

 

20. Nike Adventure Club (Ages 2-12)

Cost: $20/month to receive 4 pairs of shoes during a year, $30 a month for 6 pairs of shoes during a year, or $50 per month for 12 pairs of shoes delivered during the year. Sign up here.

What They’ll Get: Take the stress out of shoe shopping by having 4, 6, or 12 pairs of Nike or Converse sneakers delivered to your constantly growing kid throughout the year! Each Nike Adventure Club box comes with a pair of stylish shoes you get to pick from a selection of rotating Nike or Converse styles and an adventure kit designed to get your kid ready to go out and play in their new kicks.

Gift It: Buy a Nike Adventure Club gift subscription here!

Digital gift cards can be emailed directly to the recipient.

 

Books

21. LillyPost Book Subscription Box (Ages 0 to 7)

Lillypost

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Cost: $19.95/month + $4.95 shipping. Save with longer subscriptions. Sign up here.

What They’ll Get: Help your favorite child’s imagination run wild with this monthly book subscription! Each box comes packed with three new books to love. Choose their board book subscription, their picture book subscription, or choose to get a mix of both styles. Plus, for every box purchased, Lillypost donates a book to a child in need! 

Gift It: Snag a Lillypost gift subscription right here!

Ships to the US and Canada. Per the FAQ, “Your first box will begin processing immediately after your order is placed. It will then ship out of our facility within 2-4 business days, on average. Once shipped, your box will take approximately 3-10 business days to arrive at your door depending on the location.”

Check out our Lillypost reviews!

 

22. WAM Book Bundle (Ages 3-10)

Diverse children's book subscription.

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Cost: $27.99 per month + $5 shipping. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

What They’ll Get: 2-3 diverse children’s books delivered to your child each month, geared towards their age and reading level. Some subscriptions also include an educator activity guide for those planning to use this subscription as part of schooling, either at home or in a traditional setting. There are also one-time purchases available for the cost of 1 month’s subscription ($27.99 + shipping).

Gift It: WAM Book Bundle offers gift subscriptions for all of their bundles. Click here to buy one!

Ships to the US. Order by November 30 for the December box.

 

23. Amazon Prime Book Box (Ages 0-12)

Amazon Prime Book Box Ages 3-5 May 2019 all items

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Cost: $19.99/box plus free shipping with Amazon Prime. Sign up here.

What They’ll Get: 4 board books or 2 hardcover books geared at age groups 0-2, 3-5, 6-8 or 9-12 including a mix of classics, new releases, and hidden gems chosen by Amazon editors, delivered every 1, 2, or 3 months.

Gift It: To send a gift subscription, just include the recipient’s name and shipping address when you sign up.

Ships worldwide. Ships with free Amazon Prime 2 day shipping.

Check out our Amazon Prime Book Box reviews!

 

24. Just Like Me Book Box (Ages 0-12)

Just Like Me October 2019 - All Items Unboxed

Image from our review.

Cost: $33 a month + $5 shipping. Save with longer subscriptions. Sign up here.

What They’ll Get: Just Like Me! Book Box is a monthly subscription box containing children’s books featuring characters of color plus fun book swag! They provide 2-3 hand-picked books for kids 12 and under and offers boxes for different age groups: baby-3, ages 4-8, and ages 9-12. 

Gift It: Buy a Just Like Me Book Box gift card here!

Gift cards are sent by mail to the recipient.

Read our Just Like Me Book Box reviews here.

 

25. Literati Kids (Ages 0-12)

The Gift of Story - Literati

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Cost: $9.95 per month plus the cost of any books you keep. Sign up here.

What They’ll Get: 5 books and a few extra surprises delivered to your child every month in beautiful packaging. You get a week to try the books out. Then keep what you want and return the rest for free in a prepaid return envelope. Literati will even match Amazon list prices on books you decide to purchase.

Gift It: Send a Literati Kids box or gift card to a littler reader!

Ships to the US. Per the FAQ, orders typically arrive within 5-7 days of shipping date. Digital gift cards can be printed out, mailed, or emailed directly to the recipient.

 

Boxes for Babies and Toddlers

26. Koala Crate (Ages 3 to 4)

Koala Crate

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Cost: $19.95/month + free shipping. Sign up here.

What They’ll Get: Preschoolers will love the hands-on activities inside this monthly subscription box from Kiwi Crate! Each package includes supplies for 2-3 projects, like costume and toy making, simple science projects, building musical instruments, and more. Everything is specifically tailored to 3 to 4-year-olds, and boxes include a guide for parents and access to online tutorial content, too.

Gift It: Send a gift subscription for Koala Crate right here!

Ships to the US and 37 other countries. Per the FAQ, “In most cases, if the recipient has not received a KiwiCo subscription before, the first crate will ship within 1-2 business days of receiving the order with an estimated 5-8 business days for transit.” Digital gift cards can be emailed directly to the recipient.

Check out our Koala Crate reviews!

 

27. Lovevery (Ages 0 – 24 Months)

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Cost: Starting at $36/month + shipping. Sign up here.

What They’ll Get: A play kit filled with age-appropriate toys, an activity gym appropriate for babies within their first year, or a combination, depending on which option you select. Options for ages 0-24 months.

Gift It: Lovevery gives the option to gift as a group (you’ll need to create an account for this) or gift on your own. See options for gifting here. Or, if you just want to give a simple gift card, you can find that here!

Ships to the US and Canada. Per the FAQ, “We ship all orders by the next business day. Orders placed after 2 pm MST Friday will be shipped on the following Monday. U.S. orders will typically arrive in 5-7 business days. Canadian orders arrive in 7-14 business days.”  Digital gift cards can be emailed directly to the recipient.

Check out our Lovevery reviews!

28. Hoppi Box (Ages 0-4)

Hoppi Baby Box

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Cost: $75/box plus free shipping or sign up for a full year for $264 ($66 per box). Sign up here.

What They’ll Get: A quarterly box featuring high-quality toys tailored to your child’s age and developmental milestones, recommended by child development experts.

Gift It: Buy a Hoppi Box gift subscription here!

Ships to the US. Order by December 1 for the December box.

Check out our Hoppi Box reviews!

 

29. Monti Kids (Ages 0-3)

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Cost: $297 every 3 months. Sign up here.

What They’ll Get: A quarterly subscription box featuring premium, sustainably-made Montessori toys designed by educators. Parents also receive access to an online portal with instructional videos, research, on-demand support from Montessori educators, and an online community to connect with other parents.

Gift It: Buy a Monti Kids gift card here!

Digital gift cards can be emailed directly to the recipient.

 

30. Panda Crate (Ages 0-24 months)

Panda Crate Listen With Me all items

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Cost: $19.95/month + free shipping or save with longer subscriptions. Sign up here.

What They’ll Get: Every other month, this subscription box delivers up to six learning toys and books, specifically geared towards your child’s age and developmental stage. The line is split into five separate age bands: Birth-2 months, 3-6 months, 7-12 months, 13-18 months, & 19-24 months.

Gift It: Grab a Panda Crate by KiwiCo gift right here!

Ships to the US and 37 other countries. Per the FAQ, “In most cases, if the recipient has not received a KiwiCo subscription before, the first crate will ship within 1-2 business days of receiving the order with an estimated 5-8 business days for transit.” Digital gift cards can be emailed directly to the recipient.

Check out our Panda Crate by KiwiCo reviews.

 


If you enjoyed this list, check out our Best Subscription Box Gifts for even more subscription gifts!


Best Subscription Box Gifts for Kids

Written by Erin Pullmann

Erin Pullmann

When Erin finds a new box she loves, she wants the world to share her joy, especially if it includes something sparkly. Her non-subscription addictions include knitting, reading, baking, running and dancing with her husband and daughter.

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