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19 Best Subscription Box Gifts for Kids

The Best Subscription Box Gifts for Kids

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 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.

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

Kiwi Crate

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

What They’ll Get: Each month, this subscription box delivers a new project perfect for 5-8 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. Check out our KiwiCrate by KiwiCo reviews.

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

2. MEL Science

MEL Science Kit

Image via MEL Science.

Cost: $24.90 for Kids, $34.90 for Chemistry + free shipping to US, UK, and Russia. 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!

3. kidpik (Girls Sizes 4 to 16)


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

What They’ll Get: kidpik lets girls 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. Check out our kidpik reviews!

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

4. Lovevery (Ages 0 – 24 Months)

Lovevery Subscription

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

What They’ll Get: A playkit 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!

5. Bitsbox


Image via Bitsbox.

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.

6. Creation Crate

Image via Creation Crate.

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.

Read our Creation Crate reviews to learn more.

7. Little Passports (Ages 3 to 12)

Little Passports World Edition Kids Subscription Box

Cost: $14.95/month + shipping. Sign up here.

What They’ll Get: Carmen SanDiego may be off the air, 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+). Check out our Little Passports reviews here!

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

8. Tinker Crate (Ages 9 to 16+)

Tinker Crate

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

What They’ll Get: This monthly box brings the values of STEM to life! Each order includes everything your child (ages 9-16+) to create a super cool science-minded project, such as building trebuchets to learn about physics and levers, or creating a constellation nightlight to learn about fiber optics! Check out our Tinker Crate reviews.

Gift It: Sign your favorite Tinker’er up for a gift subscription right here!

9. Stitch Fix Kids

Everything in our Stitch Fix Kids Box

Image from our review.

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!Read all our Stitch Fix Kids reviews here!

10. Green Kid Crafts (Ages 2 to 10)

Green Kid Crafts

Cost: $24.95/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! Check out our Green Kid Crafts reviews.

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

11. Doodle Crate (Ages 9 to 16+)

Doodle Crate

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

What They’ll Get: Feel like you’ve got a future artist on your hands? Sign them up for this monthly subscription box from the folks at Kiwi Crate, and connect them with craft projects of all different kinds! Previous boxes have covered everything from watercolors to clock-making, so your maker-in-training will never get bored. Plus, everything 9-16+ year olds need to complete each project is in right in the box. Check out our Doodle Crate reviews!

Gift It: Spark your favorite artist’s creativity with a Doodle Crate gift subscription right here!

12. FabKids

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!

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

13. Koala Crate (Ages 3 to 4)

Koala Crate

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 3-4 year olds, and boxes include a guide for parents and access to online tutorial content, too. Check out our Koala Crate reviews!

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

14. Quip

Unboxing Quip's new toothbrushing set for kids

Image from our Quip Kids review.

Cost: Starter Set plans start at $25 for a single plastic handle toothbrush with a $10 refill fee every 3 months. Other plans include the Electric Couple Set (starting at $50 with $20 refills every 3 months) and the Electric Family Set (starting at $125 with $40 refills every 3 months). Refills ship free. Sign up here.

What They’ll Get: Electric toothbrushes (with your choice of plastic or metal handles), toothpaste, and replacement brush heads that help establish good brushing habits and routines without gimmicks. There is also an option for kids’ toothbrushes, which have smaller brush heads and the choice of four fun colors!

Gift It: Quip doesn’t offer gift certificates or gift subscriptions, but you can purchase a prepaid subscription and ship it directly to the gift recipient. Just choose the “This is a gift” option during checkout. Click here to sign up. Read all our Quip reviews here.

15. Little Passports Science Expeditions (Ages 9+)

Little Passports Science Expeditions

Cost: $21.95/month + shipping. Sign up here.

What They’ll Get: If you’ve got a little scientist on your hands, try this subscription box from Little Passports! This box includes a unique science-minded mystery in every box, plus all of the supplies your child will need to solve it. They’ll learn, solve problems, and gain important skills all while creating cool, colorful experiences! Check out our Little Passports reviews!

Gift It: Send a Little Passports Science Expeditions gift right here!

16. Kidstir (Ages 5 to 10)


Cost: $15.95/month + $3.95 shipping. 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! Check out our Kidstir reviews!

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

17. Atlas Crate (Ages 6 to 11)

Atlas Crate

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! Check out our Atlas Crate reviews!

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

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


Cost: $19.95/month + $4.95 shipping. 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! Check out our Lillypost reviews!

Gift It: Snag a Lillypost gift subscription right here!

19. The JoJo Siwa Box

Jojo Siwa Box Contents

Image from our review.

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!

Read all our JoJo Siwa Box reviews here.

Gifts for Kids


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

Written by MSA


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