16 Best Subscription Box Gifts for Teens + Tweens
We’ve just updated this list for 2019! Check out all of the up-and-coming boxes perfect for gifting.
Do you always seem to catch your teen or tween stealing goodies from your subscription boxes? Why not get them a subscription box of their own this year? We considered 1000s of subscription boxes and came up with this list of our favorite ## subscriptions for teens. These boxes offer up age-appropriate apparel, accessories, makeup, and gifts that teens and tweens will actually think are cool. Plus, there’s something for every type of teen, from YouTube beauty vloggers to comic-book-collecting superhero superfans, and every type of budget.
Want to know what boxes readers like you voted as their favorites for 2019? Check out The Best Subscription Boxes: 2019 Subscription Box Awards.
Affordable & Cool Subscription Boxes for Teen Girls & Boys
Cost: $12/month + free US shipping. Sign up here.
What They’ll Get: Ipsy is one of our readers’ most-loved beauty and makeup subscriptions! Each month, your teen will get a personalized assortment of sample- and full-sized products from big-name and up-and-coming brands. They’ll get skincare, makeup, and even hair products to love. It’s a great way for makeup newbies to explore fun products to express themselves with! Check out our Ipsy reviews!
Gift It: Share the gift of Ipsy here! Note: You’ll need to set up a new account for the gift recipient. They can update their beauty profile later.
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.
Read our Creation Crate reviews to learn more.
3. Doodle Crate
Cost: $19.95/month + free shipping. Sign up here.
What They’ll Get: Crafty kids will love the monthly projects they get from Doodle Crate! Each box includes everything you need to create a unique DIY project, such as candle-making, book-binding, or fiber art. Everything is tailored to the skills and interests of 9-16+ year olds, so it’s a great pick for creative tweens. Check out our Doodle Crate reviews!
4. Pusheen Box
Cost: $43.95/quarter + $6 US shipping. Sign up here.
What They’ll Get: Is there anything cuter than Pusheen, the internet’s favorite cartoon cat? How about a quarterly subscription box full of exclusive Pusheen-themed goodies?! This subscription has a slightly higher price point, but we think you get your money’s worth in each delightfully unique seasonal collection. Each box contains sooo much to smile about, like wearables, decor, personality-packed figurines, stationery, desk accessories, and even small electronics. Aiming to make your gift-getter squeal with joy? Check out our Pusheen Box reviews!
Cost: $11.99/month + free shipping. Sign up here.
What They’ll Get: The choice of 5 hardcover young adult fiction books each month, and the option to select more than one for $9.99 per additional book. Anytime a month is skipped, a credit is applied to the next month.
Gift It: Book of the Month YA offers gifting plans in 3-month, 6-month, and 12-month increments. Giftees will get to choose from 5 books for each of the months they are subscribed. You can give your gift with an email, a print-at-home card, or an old school gift card. Sign up for a gifting plan here!
6. Quirky Crate
Cost: $36.95/month + $6.50 US shipping. Sign up here.
What They’ll Get: Cute, colorful, cheeky, delightful—you’ll find all that and more in each installment of Quirky Crate! From socks and accessories to playful purses and home decor, your teen or tween will find plenty to smile about in this subscription box. Each box is guaranteed to include a pair of super unique socks and an enamel pin designed by an indie artist. Beyond that, it’s an awesome surprise! Check out our Quirky Crate reviews!
Gift It: Send a Quirky Crate gift right here!
Cost: $16.95/month + free US shipping. Sign up here.
What They’ll Get: Up your leggings game with oh-so-cozy and cool styles from Enjoy! These snuggly leggings are perfect for school, hanging out on the weekend, or spending a lazy Sunday doing homework on the couch. Enjoy caters to sizes 2-18 and donates a portion of their proceeds to charities that help promote positive body image. We love a gift that gives back! Check out our Enjoy Leggings reviews!
Cost: Plans start at $12.99/month + free shipping. Sign up here.
What They’ll Get: If you think socks are a boring holiday gift, think again! Say It With A Sock is changing the game with bold, colorful, head-turning socks from awesome brands like Stance Socks, Richer Poorer, and Happy Feet. Choose a one-, two-, or three-pair-per-month subscription and whether you’d prefer socks patterns or graphic designs, and set your teen or tween up to receive a sweet new shipment of comfy socks each month! Check out our Say It With A Sock reviews!
Cost: Plans start at $29.95/month + free shipping. Sign up here.
What They’ll Get: If your teen goes to school away from home, treat them to a care package courtesy of CampusCube! This subscription curates a monthly mix of cool gifts, yummy treats, and personal care finds for your girl or guy. Help them feel special and remember to make time for self-care throughout their busy school schedules! Gluten-free options available. Check out our CampusCube reviews!
Cost: $14.95/month + $4 US shipping. Sign up here.
What They’ll Get: Help your teen stock up on cool accessories with this monthly bracelet subscription! Each monthly package includes three boho bracelets from the Pura Vida collection. The best part? Pura Vida supports 800+ artisans worldwide and has donated over $1.9 million to different charities! Check out our Pura Vida Bracelet Club reviews!
11. Play! by Sephora
UPDATE: As of April 2020, PLAY! by Sephora has ended. Find out more in our post here.
Cost: $10/month + free shipping to contiguous US. Sign up here.
What They’ll Get: Is Sephora your teen’s favorite stop at the mall? Get them a subscription to Sephora’s monthly subscription box, which comes packed with samples of coveted products from beloved and up-and-coming brands. This box isn’t specifically created for teens, so a few more grown-up products (think eye cream or anti-aging serums) might sneak in from time to time. That said, Sephora tailors what they send to the preferences in each subscriber’s Play profile, so you do have some control. The best part of this subscription? Each box comes with a Play! Book of tips and a Play! Pass that you can bring into your local store for a 1-on-1 tutorial + 50 Beauty Insider points! Check out our Play! By Sephora reviews!
Gift It: Grab a Sephora gift card here!
12. Penny + Grace
Cost: $24.99/month + free US shipping. Sign up here.
What They’ll Get: 3 delicate jewelry pieces in the metal of their choice: 18k Gold, Silver, or 18k Rose Gold. All jewelry is 100% Lead and Nickel Free, and subscribers can choose whether or not to include earrings.
Cost: $29.99/month + shipping. Sign up here.
What They’ll Get: Ravenous readers will love the YA novels AND the book-inspired surprises inside this monthly box. Teens will get exclusive goodies for their room and desk, cool collectibles, and literary extras like bookmarks and notes from the featured author. The standard OwlCrate box is aimed at teens and college-age readers, but they also offer OwlCrate Jr., which is specially curated for 8-12 year olds! Gift the subscription level that fits your favorite book lover. Check out our OwlCrate reviews!
Cost: $15/month + free shipping. Sign up here.
What They’ll Get: Birchbox offers curated boxes of must-try beauty and grooming samples for girls AND guys, too! Everything’s personalized to your teen’s tastes and preferences, so they can expect fun new finds that fit their specific needs each month! Grab a grooming or beauty gift subscription to get them started. Check out our Birchbox reviews!
Gift It: Nab a Birchbox gift card right here!
Cost: $19.95 for Doodle Crate & Tinker Crate, $29.95 for Eureka Crate + free US shipping. Sign up here.
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COUPON: Save 40% off your first box. No coupon needed - just use this link.
What They’ll Get: Sign up for the box that matches your child’s age level—Doodle is good for ages 9-16, Tinker for ages 9-16, and Eureka for ages 14-104—and each month you’ll be sent a box filled with all the parts necessary for an educational DIY. Doodle helps kids gain creative confidence. Tinker makes science, engineering, and technology fun. Eureka features engineering projects.
Gift It: Choose the age of your gift recipient, the duration of the subscription, and enter the preferred delivery address, and your gift will be on its way! Sign up for gift options here.
We review all the KiwiCo boxes! Read them here.
16. Darn Good
Cost: $10/month + shipping. Sign up here.
What They’ll Get: Darn Good offers four different monthly boxes: Yarn, Beads, Fabric, and Socks. Along with a sampling of materials specific to its theme, each Darn Good box includes a pattern or instructions, as well as other small pieces you might need to complete one project. This is the perfect gift for the crafter in your life!
Gift It: Grab a Darn Good e-Gift Card here!
If you enjoyed this list, check out our Best Subscription Box Gifts for even more subscription gifts!