The Gift Box Guide for Boys: Building Blocks, Comics, STEAM Projects

Updated by Timothy Paradis

The best kids subscription boxes for boys available on Cratejoy help channel their energy, teach them new skills, and even provide a bonding opportunity between you and your little ones. Choose from age-appropriate boxes full of Disney collectibles, themed board book boxes, or a hands-on craft box—The gang's all here!

What are the best subscription boxes for young boys?

Growing boys are reservoirs of physical and creative energy that shouldn't be bound to screen time. If you’re looking for something to tempt your boys away from the television or computer screen, we may just have the DIY slime box, science kit, or sports monthly subscription box for you. Subscription boxes can give them that extra incentive they need to try something new and make great gift ideas, too. Goodies arrive monthly and inspire delight from the first box on.

What are the best subscription boxes for teenage boys?

Teenage boys may be the hardest people to shop for on the planet. But Cratejoy offers a variety of subscription boxes that will help forge a connection between you and the teenager in your life, while also ensuring they receive a gift they love. From escape room-style gifts full of puzzles and codes to boxes that teach kids outdoor living skills, there is something for every male child in your life.

Bitsbox

Bitsbox

From $24.95 per box
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Like a little passport to a world beyond screens, Bitsbox helps get kids involved with the creative side of technology through age-appropriate coding projects. Kids ages 6-12 are walked through the process of creating and building apps all by themselves, using colorful guides and thought-provoking progression. They'll also get a sticker sheet to chart their progress and fun extras!

Shipping: Your first Bitsbox ships immediately within 1 business day of your order being placed. Subsequent boxes ship every month thereafter!

Customer Review

“My son loved it and he really enjoyed the activities in the box! Looking forward to the next box.” – Deann H.

DIY Kids STEM & Crafts Kit – Award Winning Kids Science and Art Box

DIY Kids STEM & Crafts Kit – Award Winning Kids Science and Art Box

From $28.95 per box
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This monthly subscription box combines science experiments and art projects to provide educational, imaginative, and creative activities for developing the whole child. All needed eco-friendly materials are included for up to 6 projects per themed box. Boxes also include a 12-page educational magazine jam-packed with puzzles, games, book recommendations, and additional project ideas related to the monthly theme. Green Kid Crafts makes a great gift and is perfect for ages 2 through 10.

Shipping: We are shipping on schedule! Free Shipping for US orders! Your order is shipped from our facilities between 1-4 days of being placed, and you will be notified with details. Subsequent boxes ship monthly from your first order.

Customer Review

“First box was a complete delight for the two 3-year-olds in my care. They were completely engaged with the art/science/exploration materials for several hours. The families appreciated that everything included is recyclable. I loved that everything I needed was in the box and I could see them learning as they played. It's just what I hoped for.” – Tyra M.

Finders Seekers Mysteries

Finders Seekers Mysteries

From $26.40 per box
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Solve puzzles while traveling the world with this thrilling escape room game! Finders Seekers is the perfect gift for puzzle solvers and mystery fans who loves a challenge! Enjoy this game with the family or venture off and uncover complex clues with a single use mystery game inclusive of hands-on and online gameplay.

Shipping: We ship on the 23rd of each month, for all orders placed by the 21st. All subsequent games will ship by the 23rd of each month. For last-minute gifts, we provide a fun PDF gift message that you can personalize and email or print. Shipping is $6 within the US, Canada shipping: $7.95.

Customer Review

“I have been getting Finders Seekers boxes for over a year, and I cannot lie, I'm obsessed. The mysteries are a lot of fun, and they are so much fun to do with friends, especially those that haven't done something like this before. Occasionally, the puzzles are evil (I'm looking at you, Paris box!), but the fact that after a year they can still challenge me is a good thing.” - Rachel C.

Box of Matter

Box of Matter

From $37.46 per box
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Described as part museum and part lab project, each month brings objects of intrigue such as rare crystals, ancient fossils, wartime artifacts, natural specimens, and items with scientific significance, like authentic NASA computer chips.

Shipping: Your first box will ship ASAP. The following boxes are shipped monthly. Free US Shipping & reduced international rates. If you have any questions, click the "Contact Seller" button below.

Customer Review

“Probably one of my favorite subscription boxes EVER! If you have kids and they love knowledge and seek out information constantly, this box is an education easter egg that initiates the start of great conversation and exciting exploration into learning. My daughter loved it and my husband and I were kind of jealous, but in a good way.” – Krista T.

Think Outside Boxes (7 - 16+)

Think Outside Boxes (7 - 16+)

From $44.50 per box
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If your favorite pint-sized outdoors-lover wants to learn more about the life skills needed to become a responsible, experienced naturalist and camper, look no further than the Think Outside Box. Intended for kids ages 7–16+, this subscription box is designed to promote thriving exploration in the great outdoors. Each monthly box covers a new theme from outdoor shelters and night-time discovery to first aid and nutrition.

Shipping: *Last date to order for 12/25 delivery is 12/15.* Subscription renewal payments process on the 25th of the month. Automatically renews monthly; subscription ends after one year. Can be cancelled anytime before the next renewal date.

Customer Review

“Amazing idea and nice curation. Very happy with the quality of the items and all of the thought that went into this.” – Kiersten M.

Comic Crate

Comic Crate

From $29.00 per box
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Surprise and delight the readers in your life with a carefully curated selection of six different comic books each month! You can be sure to be confident in the comics you receive each month, as they are individually and personally selected by comic book store owners who are also parents. Each book features amazing stories, beautiful artwork, and more!

Shipping: We ship every week, so you won't have to wait long for your comics.

Customer Review

“Love this crate! Perfect collection of comics for my 8-year-old. I don't have to preview them to make sure they're appropriate, because everything in the crate is. Goes straight into his hands from the mailbox. Exactly what I was looking for.” – Jennifer D.

Sensory TheraPLAY Box!

Sensory TheraPLAY Box!

From $40.50 per box
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Curated specifically for children with sensory processing needs or on the autism spectrum, the Sensory TheraPLAY Box is a monthly box that provides hours of hands-on play essential for learning self-soothing techniques and overall childhood development. Open to find a fun mix of tactile stimulating toys including putty, textured toys, hand fidgets, and more.

Shipping: Your box will ship out during the first week of each month. For example, the July box will ship out during the first week of July and the August box will ship out the first week of August. You will receive a confirmation email with USPS tracking information as soon as your box is on its way!

Customer Review

"Not only is the box always great, the customer service is the best! My daughter fell in love with a toy from a box a few months ago and unfortunately broke it. She was so sad so I contacted customer service to find out where I could find a new one and they sent us 2 extras they had for free! I'd highly recommend this box!" - Nikki V.

Junior Whisks-  Kids Cooking/Baking Subscription Box

Junior Whisks- Kids Cooking/Baking Subscription Box

From $33.00 per box
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It doesn't matter whether you're looking for a one-off kit, or a full 12-month subscription, because Junior Whisks is on a mission to get kids cooking and baking! This subscription box is the product of a teacher and a pro baker, so they know how to both simplify and get great results. Delivering pre-measured dry ingredients, a recipe card and a kid-safe kitchen tool, just add any necessary perishables to the shopping list and get baking!

Shipping: Subscriptions placed between the 10th-26th will ship out w/in the week & will include the current month's box. Then, following boxes will ship on the 10th each month. Orders placed btw 27th-9th will be shipped w/ our regular shipments on the 10th & will be the newest month's box.

Customer Review

“We loved our first Junior Whisks box! The directions were easy to follow, the ingredients were portioned correctly, and the recipe tasted great. My daughter could do everything with very little help. It was a fun experience.” – Stephanie W.

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