The 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Kids of 2018
Subscription boxes are the perfect gift for your kid. Why? From clothing and educational games to arts and crafts, there is something for everyone. And with kids boxes shipping every month, this is one gift that will never get old. In this guide, we’ve reviewed our favorite kids subscription boxes—running the gamut from educational to pure fun.
Need a second opinion? Check out our 2018 Best Kids Subscription Box Winners, as voted on by the MSA community and read our full list of Kid’s Subscription Boxes here.
Price: KiwiCo offers 6 lines for kids and teens of different ages. Prices for all boxes start at $19.95 for a monthly subscription, down to $16.95/month if you purchase a year at a time. Subscribe here!
COUPON: Get 40% off your first month of any line when you use this link!
What You Get: KiwiCo is a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) subscription box for kids. Inspire your young innovators, artists, designers, makers, and scientists with monthly hands-on educational projects. The flexibility of KiwiCo’s subscription box offerings means you can find great activities for all ages, plus the quality of materials is top notch. Choose from:
- Tadpole Crate (Ages 0-36 months)
- Koala Crate (Ages 3-4)
- Kiwi Crate (Ages 5-8)
- Atlas Crate (Ages 6-11)
- Doodle Crate (Ages 9-16+)
- Tinker Crate (Ages 9-16+)
Price: All boxes are $19.99/box. You can choose to receive a box monthly, every 2 months, or every 3 months. Amazon often discounts the sticker price for toys, so you get great savings. Subscribe here!
What You Get: Amazon STEM Toy Club is a subscription box of STEM-based toys for kids age 3 to 13. You get one toy per box, curated by age:
- 3 – 4 year olds: STEM Toys that introduce simple concepts like counting and building
- 5 – 7 year olds: STEM Toys that explore electricity, earth science, and simple math
- 8 – 13 year olds: STEM Toys based on principles of physics, chemistry, and engineering
Price: $27.99/box per month, $26.95/box if you pay 3 months in advance, $25.99 if you pay 6 months in advance. Subscribe here!
What You Get: Owl Crate is a monthly subscription box for young adults! They also offer Owl Crate Jr. for kids age 8-12! How does it work? Each month has a theme, and they’ll send a box with one hardcover novel (or a middle grade novel, in the case of the Jr. version). Your young reader will also get 3-5 “bookish” accessories from artists and small businesses to go along with their read. Many of the books are signed copies and come with a handwritten letter from the author!
Price: Choose a plan that’s right for you and your family and subscribe here:
- Single Child: $29.95/crate month-by-month
- Multiple Children: $29.95/crate and $9 to add extra supplies month-by-month
- Mini-Mailer: $18.50/mailer month-by-month
What You Get: Girls Can! is a monthly subscription box with books, activities, props, and information about inspirational women meant to teach girls that they can be whatever or whoever they want to be! Think Nobel prize winners, pilots, congresswomen, and scientists like Marie Curie, Malala, Patsy Mink, and Bessie Coleman.
Price: Choose the plan that’s right for you and your family and save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!
- Early Explorers (Ages 3-5) $18.95/box
- World Edition (Ages 6-10) $14.95/box
- USA Edition (Ages 7-12)$14.95/box
- Science Expeditions (Ages 9+) $21.95/box
COUPON: Use code EXPLORE for 20% off a 12 month subscription!
What You Get: Little Passports is a kids subscription box that uses play to help kids explore far-off nations, build rockets, or extract DNA from a strawberry! These exploratory activities are a great option for anyone with an explorer’s heart, so you can investigate alongside your kids. What’s in the box? It depends on your plan, but activities, recipes, puzzles, souvenirs, STEM experiments… the list goes on.
Check out our Little Passports reviews here, and learn more about Little Passports here. Ships to US, Canada, Australia, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, and the UK. Shipping starts at $3.
Price: $9.99/month and $5 for shipping, or save with longer commitments. Subscribe here!
Coupon: Get 50% off your first box with code CRATE50
About BookCase.Club: BookCase.Club is a book subscription for lovers of books and reading! They offer a bunch of plans, including those for young adults and kids. Signing up is easy—just select your child’s age range and your preferred frequency of delivery, and enjoy your reads! What’s in the box? 3 books for the kid’s plan, and 2 for all others. You can always pause your subscription if you need time to catch up!
Price: $20 styling fee that’s applied to any item you keep! Items start at $10—only pay for what you keep. Keep everything in the box and get a 25% discount. Subscribe here!
What You Get: Stitch Fix Kids is a clothing and style subscription from Stitch Fix! What’s in the box? 8-10 stylist curated pieces that are picked after you send Stitch Fix preferences. Your kids will also get a personalized note from the stylist. It’s a great way to conveniently shop for kids clothes without leaving your house! Try everything on in the comfort of home, and return what you don’t want via their prepaid return shipping label!
Price: $24.95 per box each month (or less with longer commitments) + shipping. Subscribe here!
COUPON: Save 40% off your first box with code MSA40
What You Get: Kid Wonder Box is a kids subscription that encourages children to create, explore, and learn through imaginary and dramatic play. They only offer one box for kids age 3-6 at the moment, but are planning to roll out other lines very soon. Each box introduces a new themed assortment of high-quality crafts, cards, activity books, and storage to keep the contents organized at home.
Price: Only pay for the clothes you keep! Average cost per item is around $13.50, and you’ll get 30% if you keep all the clothes they send you! Subscribe here!
COUPON: Save $15 off of a purchase of $40 when you use this link!
What You Get: kidpik is a kids clothing subscription box for girls age 4-16. With each box, you’ll get exclusive kidpik outfits hand-curated based on your girl’s preferences. There’s no styling fee, and you’ll have 7 days to try the 7 items they send you. Each box comes with a cute gift for your girl as well! Choose a subscription schedule that works for you:
- One box per season (4 per year)
- Two box per season (8 per year)
- One box per month (12 per year)
Price: $15 per pack each month or save with longer commitments. Subscribe here!
Coupon: Get 15% off your first Panda Pals pack with code MSA15
What You Get: Panda Pals is a monthly sock subscription from Sock Panda that sends 2 pairs of socks for boys and girls age 3-8. The socks are made with Peruvian cotton, so they’re super comfy, and they have fun designs on them. On top of that, each pack comes with a small activity, such as a brain teaser, stickers, a craft, or games. Panda Pals will donate a pair of socks to someone in need for every new subscription!
Shipping: $1 per month in the US and $3
Price: $29.99/box per month, and less expensive if you sign up for longer subscriptions! Subscribe here!
COUPON: If you use code CJSPECIAL you’ll get a free box with a 3-month subscription or longer!
What You Get: We Craft Box is a crafts subscription box that delivers materials for children age 3-9 to build and create based on a “themed story”. The activities are interactive and come with clear instructions so you can walk through it with your kids. Each box comes with 2-3 seasonal crafts.
Price: Subscriptions start at $35.00 + shipping. subscribe here:
COUPON: Save 10% off your first box wide code Addiction10
What You Get: GiftLit is a book subscription box that curates books for different age groups, from babies to teens (and adults, too)! Each monthly box comes with something new to read (such as a picture book, board book, or a fun novel, depending on the age range you’ve picked), and the Cuddle Collection includes a plushie for your young reader. You can switch book choices before they ship, and have 30 days to return. The prices are based on the total value of books (and plushies) you get, which can vary month to month.
Price: $43.95 + shipping for the quarterly plan, $39.95 + shipping for the annual plan. Subscribe here!
What You Get: Pusheen Box is a quarterly subscription box (one per season) filled with all things Pusheen! Get exclusive merch featuring the internet’s favorite kawaii cat, including accessories, stationery, small electronics, clothing, toys, and more!
What You Get: Sensory TheraPlay Box is a toy subscription box curated by a pediatric occupational therapist to encourage fun and therapeutic play! You’ll get a mix of textured toys, activities, and crafts aimed at to improving fine-motor development. This box can be enjoyed by all kids, but it’s been designed with high-energy and anxiety-prone children and children on the autism spectrum. You’ll get a range of items, so you can discover what types of products your child likes and engages with best!
Price: $25 per month + free shipping. Subscribe here!
What You Get: Little Feminist Book Club is a monthly book subscription for kids age 3 to 7 that’s committed to giving kids diverse, empowering reads. Each month you’ll get at least one book, accompanying hands-on art and sciences activities, and family discussion questions. This is a great way to build a diverse home-library that celebrates characters of all genders and backgrounds. Plus, the questions help you have important ongoing conversations with your kids!
What are your favorite kids subscription boxes?