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Monthly subscription boxes for kids are all the rage today. Just think about it. Who doesn’t love getting mail? Now imagine the feeling of getting a package (way cooler than a letter!) with a surprise inside that’s almost guaranteed to please the receiver because it’s tailored to their interests. Monthly subscription boxes are just that and practically the perfect gifts.
Whether given as a birthday gift, a Christmas present or “just because”, monthly subscription boxes are a truly great addition to a child’s play and learning time. Although all monthly subscription boxes are different – some are smaller with just a monthly sweet surprise ($), while some pack a punch and come with multiple activities or items ($$$) – they’re typically tailored to a specific age group, keeping a child’s capabilities in mind. Regardless of the theme, any child is sure to be excited to be receiving theirs in the mail!
Below is an amazing variety of monthly subscription boxes for little kids, listed by interest. Have a mini Chef in the family? Cool! There are a few monthly subscription boxes for that! Each subscription is slightly different (once a month vs. every 3 months, let’s you choose, vs. a completely surprise curated box), so be sure to check out the differences.
For the Fashionista:
Sock Panda (Age 3-8, starting at $13) or Say It With A Sock (Age 3-6, starting at $14)
All kids wear socks, right? So what kid wouldn’t want some fancy, schmancy new socks showing up in the mailbox? From geometric patterns to fun graphics, any child will love getting surprised with two new pairs each month. The socks are so rad that he or she may not want to wear their shoes.
KidPik (Girls sizes 4-16, FREE subscription, clothing starting at approx. $14 an item)
Rated the #1 Monthly Clothing Subscription Box for kids, this is the little girls’ version of Stitch Fix. Each box contains 3 full outfits, including shoes, to check out and try on within 7 days. Keep the favorites, and mail the rest back. Easy, peasy. Did we mention the subscription is FREE? And there’s no styling, or return shipping fees. Just pay for what you absolutely love. Want to keep the entire box of 7 items? That scores an automatic 30% off the entire box. Cool right? What little Fashionista wouldn’t love this?
Rockets of Awesome (Sizes 2-14, starting at $20)
Children want to express who they are as individuals, but unique clothes that stand out seem so hard to come by. But not with Rockets of Awesome. They design over-the-top clothes that you just can’t find in traditional stores. For a $20 up-front styling fee, which is credited toward what is kept, 8 items will be sent to try on. Don’t like items? Send them back. Not happy with the first box? They’ll refund the $20 styling fee.
NIKE Adventure Club (Sizes 4C-7Y, starting at $20 a month)
Let’s face it – kids go through shoes like tissues. They get dirty, are used up, and thrown away. Well, ok, maybe it’s not that bad. But kids also grow fast, and before you know it, it’s time to size up. That’s where this box comes in. Get 4, 6, or 12 pairs of trendy and cool Nike or Converse shoes delivered to your door per year. It’s the “shoebox” of all monthly subscription boxes.
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For the STEM kid:
Amazon STEM Club (age 3-13, starting at $18 a month)
STEM (standing for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) toys are perfect for kids as they support the development of essential skills like logic, creativity, and problem-solving. Hand-picked by Amazon’s toy experts, these monthly subscription boxes are filled with toys that are (according to reviews) a great value and keep children entertained and interested while giving them building blocks for future success. Choose boxes for ages 3-4, 5-7, and 8-13, and cancel anytime.
Spangler Science Club (age 5-12, starting at $18.33 a month)
For the parent, the best of both worlds is when a child is interested and having fun, while LEARNING. Inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers with this box. Choose between 5 or 10 STEM experiences a month, whether you’d like a child to have minimal adult assistance, or a project for both children and adults to do together, and get going on some real science experiments like the Science of Sound or the Science of Attached Molecules. How cool, right?
Bitsbox (age 6-12, starting at $30 a month)
Coding should be an essential part of a child’s learning due to computers being such a large part of the world today. Bitsbox is a learning system that teaches real coding by introducing a new computer science concept with a set of fun app projects each month. Kids look through materials and pick an app, from simple to advanced, type the app into the Bitsbox website while getting to customize it on their own, and share it and use it on any mobile device.
Girls Can! Crate (age 5-10, starting at $18.50 a month)
Discover fearless female role models and explore hand’s on science and art activities with your child. Each crate comes celebrating an inspiring woman with a 28-page story and activity book, 2-3 hands-on science and art activities to do, a collectible button and tote bag, and tips and tools to empower your girls. Although the larger crate subscriptions start at $27.50, you can score mini-mailers for only $18.50 which include a 20-page story and activity book, only 1 hands-on science or art activity, and a collectible sticker with the empowering tips.
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For the Artist:
Green Kid Crafts (age 2-10+, starting at $18)
A great mix of both worlds, this monthly subscription box is both STEM + Art (STEAM), so you’ll get the science and tech projects, but art too! Green Kid Crafts is the winner of the Academics’ Choice Award, Creative Play of the Year award, Dr. Toy’s Best Green Toy Award, Parents’ Choice Gold award and more.
Guide Dots (age 4-10, starting at $90 for the Starter Kit, and starting at $20 for a monthly subscription)
For the serious artist, this monthly subscription box cannot be beaten. Select your Starter Kit (based on age), which includes a light tablet, 6 guide dots drawing rolls, 9 duel tip markers, 1 box chalk pastels, 1 kneadable eraser, 1 binder clip, and 2 elastic bands (+ watercolors, watercolor pad, paintbrushes, and oil pastels for ages 8+), then extend your subscription to receive monthly guide dot designs. Cool part? Each roll of guide dots can be reused so if you have multiple kids, or want to do a project over, it works!
We Craft Box (age 3-9, starting at $24)
Not all parents are born with the crafting gene, and yet some kids manage to get it! That’s why the We Craft Box is perfect. Subscribe and get 3 or more prepared crafts with all materials included (except scissors) for either 1 or 2 children to create. Photo instructions are easy for both the kids and parents, so parents can feel prepared to help their children with their favorite activity.
For the Cook:
Raddish (age 4-14, starting at around $17)
Whip-up kids’ confidence in the kitchen with Raddish’s award-winning recipes for education, family-time and fun. Kids learn to chop, sauté, whisk, and measure while being encouraged to explore and experience new foods! Each box features a new theme and includes 3 laminated illustrated recipe guides, a collectible patch, conversation starter cards, a quality kitchen tool, a complete grocery list, and online bonuses like dietary modifications and lesson plans. Perfect for children and adults to do together.
Kidstir (age 5-12, starting at $20 a month)
Make some tasty memories in the kitchen with this monthly subscription box. Each month kids get three delicious, beautifully photographed, step-by-step recipes, handy cooking tools, food learning pages, fun games, and puzzles, plus an extra special craft activity like stickers, place cards, or gift notes. Save all the recipes in a colorful recipe binder so they can make recipes over and over. Bonus? Parents even get their own monthly letter, shopping list, email newsletter, and tips for adults to help make cooking time a successful family activity.
America’s Test Kitchen Kids’ Young Chef’s Club (ages 5+, starting at $20 a month)
Looking for something fun and interactive for both children and adults? Create healthy relationships with food together by whipping up some delicious recipes. Each box comes with the recipes and shopping list, but also kitchen techniques, hands-on activities and experiments, projects and games, and unique kitchen tools. You can also purchase books and gear to go along with your boxes too!
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For the Traveler:
Little Passports (ages 3-5 and 6-10, starting at around $20)
Have a jet-setting little one in the family? Want to show them the world from the comfort of your own home? Explore the world together using these fun and educational travel themed monthly subscription boxes. The first box is packed with a fun orange suitcase, a wall-sized world map, souvenirs, activity booklets, stickers and tags for suitcase decorating, and letters and photos from characters Max and Mia and their dog Toby! Each month the adventure is continued with themes like Ocean, and activities and games learning about countries and cultures. Take a trip right from your kitchen table!
For the Lego Lover:
Brick Loot (age 6+, starting at $38)
Any budding brick buddy would love this subscription box. Filled with 4-8 unique items for Lego Lovers each month, boxes can include mini figures, sets, accessories, Lego compatible products, and more. It’s gotta be cool because a kid lego lover (9 year old Parker) himself created it!
Real Life Bricks (age 6+, starting at $32)
Unleash creativity and imagination with these themed monthly subscription boxes. Children can learn about and build projects related to specific topics each month, and every box includes an ethnically diverse mini-figure, as well as all authentic LEGO branded bricks.
For the Car Enthusiast:
R&T Crew (age 6+, starting at $40)
Have a petrol head in your household? Kids who love cars will get a kick out of this box. Using themes like Spring Break, or Summer Road Trip, boxes include 5+ accessories, STEAM inspired activities, and a magazine. For instance, the Spring Break box included a R&T Crew T-shirt, temporary tattoos with custom designs, R&T Crew sunglasses, editor-curated trading cards with facts and figures about new and vintage cars, and a project for kids to complete. Buckle up and get ready for an adventure!
For the Disney lover:
Disney Princess Enchanted Collection (2+, starting at $48)
Calling all princesses-to-be! All are cordially invited into the worlds of their favorite Disney Princesses — from Belle, Jasmine and Moana to Snow White, Cinderella and more with these monthly subscription boxes. Each box is shipped with a high-quality Disney Store princess costume, book, stickers, activities, a letter from the princess, and a video greeting. Choose the deluxe box to receive an additional 2-3 fun items like a plush, tiara, or wand. Dream big!
Disney Bedtime Adventure Box (2+, starting at $28)
All little Disney fans sleep right? (We hope!) Well, regardless, they’ll rejoice in this monthly subscription box. Besides getting a fabulous pair of Disney store quality jammies to wear at night, each box also comes with a storybook, bath stickers, bedtime cards, reward chart, and with the deluxe version, an extra 2-3 special items per box. Set children up with the perfect bedtime routine with themes dedicated to their Disney favorites.
Disney Premier Pack (3+, starting at $15)
Have a Disney lover who loves to read? Maybe loves princesses and general Disney? Children can now have the magic delivered straight to their door. Each box contains 3 hardcover storybooks, fun and engaging activities, a collectible Tsum Tsum figure, and complimentary stickers that match the theme for the box. Fun right?
For the avid Reader:
My First Reading Club (Age newborn-12, starting at $21)
With so many books out there, it’s hard to find the ones that will keep the kids interested while improving their minds. That’s where My first Reading Club comes in. Their curator pours through thousands of titles and picks three to four age-appropriate new books each month to save parents time and money while encouraging learning and bonding.
Amazon Prime Book Box (Age newborn-12, starting at $17)
Want to be more hands-on with the book selection? This monthly subscription asks for a child’s preferences first, curates some favorites based on those preferences, and then allows the reader to tailor the list further if preferred. This way a child can know exactly what they’re getting (to avoid duplicates from their own library) OR let it be a total surprise!
Literati Book Subscription (Age newborn-12, starting at $10)
Literati is a unique book subscription. A subscriber pays $9.95 per month, gets a shipment of books, then has a full week to explore them. The only added cost is the books that the child (and parents of course) decides to keep. Returns are completely free and you can skip months or cancel anytime. No contract.
Just Like Me Box (Age newborn-12, starting at $28)
Diversity in children’s books can be hard to find, but it’s oh, so important to readers big and small. That’s why Just Like Me was created. Each month a child receives 2-3 African American themed books they’ll love (with a combined retail amount valued more than the amount paid that parents will love). As your child grows, the books become more advanced, so this subscription is perfect for the long haul too.
Baby Einstein’s Playful Discoveries (Age newborn-2, starting at $10)
Introducing children to books early is key to development. With Baby Einstein, parents can help share new words, sights, and experiences with their baby. From soft, squishy books, to wipe-clean books and discovery cards, any baby will be ready to take on the world of learning.
For Sensory Play:
Sensory TheraPlay Box (age 5-9, starting at $40)
Sensory play is so much fun! And it’s not only educational but therapeutic too. Take it from them – their boxes have been curated by a Pediatric OT. Each month a child receives a new box of sensory items to take their hands-on play to a new level. They’ll get items like scented erasers, tactile games, clay or slime, and so many more cool products. The boxes are suitable for children of all abilities but have also been curated for children with special sensory needs and autism in mind.
For the Active Child:
Kidz Sports Hub (age 0-12, starting at $40)
As they say, “countless hours of fun!” with this subscription box. Children NEED to be active. Not only is it healthy physically, but mentally too. That’s why this Sports Hub box is great. In each box, children will get either a toy, or a game, or a ball – gender neutral equipment that promotes movement. Also included are 3-5 suggestions of games to play using the equipment, so there will be plenty to do when the box is opened. And the first box includes a mesh bag to safely keep all the gear. How cool is that?
Sports Box Co. (size youth small+, starting at $30 a month)
Another box to keep kids moving and improve balance, speed and eye-hand coordination is the Sports Box. This box is perfect for kids who play a specific sport because you get to actually choose the sport! Get training aids, gear, accessories, snacks, apparel, and other cool stuff specific to the sport they love.
Bunhead Box (age varies, $46.95)
For those active in ballet slippers, there’s a box too! The Bunhead box is perfect for the ballerina in training. Whether they dance in a studio, or on the ice, they’ll receive custom hair accessories, bun essentials, tech gadgets, body products for muscle aches, state makeup, nutritional treats, dance apparel and more.
It’s easy to see why monthly subscription boxes are just about the perfect gift. There’s something for any child with any hobby or interest, most are perfect to “grow into”, and they are a great surprise each month. To make it even easier for a parent or relative to say “yes” to a subscription, many monthly subscription boxes occasionally offer discounts or coupon codes, with some even offering a one-off box options for a single gift or for a child to try out. So why wait? Go get one of these monthly subscription boxes today!
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