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16 Best Subscription Box Gifts for Teens + Tweens

Best Subscription Box Gifts for Teens

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

1. Ipsy

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. 

2. 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.

3. Doodle Crate

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!

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

4. Pusheen Box

group of 8 Pusheen items surrounding 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!

Gift It: Sign your giftee up for the Pusheen Box right here!

5. Book of the Month YA

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

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!

7. Enjoy Leggings

Enjoy Leggings

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!

Gift It: Give the cozy gift of Enjoy Leggings right here!

8. Say It With A Sock

Say It With A Sock

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!

Gift It: Give Say It With a Sock as a gift here!

9. CampusCube

Campus Cube

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!

Gift It: Send a CampusCube care package right here!

10. Pura Vida Bracelets Club

Pura Vida Bracelets

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!

Gift It: Deck out your giftee in Pura Vida Bracelets right here!

11. Play! by Sephora

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

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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.

Gift It: Penny + Grace 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.

13. OwlCrate


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!

Gift It: Gift an OwlCrate subscription to your favorite YA reader right here!

14. Birchbox


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!

15. KiwiCo

Image from our review.

Cost: $19.95 for Doodle Crate & Tinker Crate, $29.95 for Eureka Crate + free US shipping. Sign up here.

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

COUPON: Save 40% off your 1st month! No coupon needed - just use this link.

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

Darn Good Yarn of the Month Review: July 2018

Image from our review.

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!

Read all our Darn Good bead reviews here & our Darn Good yarn reviews here!

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

Best Subscription Box Gifts for Teens

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Comments (5)

  1. Unfortunately 90% of these are girl specific. Whoever comes up with a box aimed at teen boys and does a good job of it will have essentially a monopoly. Even the book boxes are very girl-focused. It’s so difficult to come up with creative gifts for guys, and they have birthdays / Christmas etc. Too… Not sure if there are no options out there or they’re a secret??

  2. Mighty Nest, for the eco-conscious!

  3. No Strong Selfie??

  4. Thanks, great list, will share with my friend who has a teen!

  5. Perfect list! Thank you for suggestions, because this is a hard age to choose gifts, and there are some fun subscriptions that you have listed to make it easier!

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