The Best Subscription Boxes for the Tween Girls Who Inspire Us

Updated by Timothy Paradis

New trends pop up seemingly overnight for tweens , especially tween girls, and their world is constantly changing. The ever-changing stream of new interests and new products can get overwhelming! Luckily, there are plenty of monthly subscription options that make it a point to stay on top of things.

While we might prefer to forget our middle and high school days, it's an important transitional phase filled with learning and exploration. Here at Cratejoy, we have plenty of gift subscriptions and monthly tween and teen boxes that offer fun ways to enjoy a little freedom, explore new interests, like self-care and clothing styles, and develop their unique identity.

Monthly subscription services make it easy to stay on-trend, so we pulled together a list of some of our best subscription boxes for your favorite young adults. Whether you're looking for fun gift ideas, a reward for their achievements, or something special to encourage them, we've got doodle crates, DIY beauty and craft boxes, and book-of-the-month clubs that fit the bill. No matter what vibe you’re after, this lineup delivers the goods for tweens and teens!

3rd-5th Grade Level Box (Updated)

3rd-5th Grade Level Box (Updated)

From $39.95 per box
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Right from the first box, Black Girl MATHgic sets out to serve the most underrepresented demographic in STEM careers by helping girls of color connect math fundamentals to the real world! Highlighting different Black women role models, every monthly box includes a themed math activity booklet, fun educational add-ins, and a "Caring Adult Guide'' filled with educational tips and pointers.

Shipping: Your box will ship BETWEEN the 8th and the 13th of every month. Order by the 4th of the current month to receive the current month's box (for example: order by January 4th to receive the January box)

“Love this subscription box! I got it for my girls, ages 6 and 10 and they loved it. Packaging is adorable -- it makes a great gift.” – Allison D.

IBBEAUTIFUL Monthly Subscription Boxes for Teen + Tween Girls

IBBEAUTIFUL Monthly Subscription Boxes for Teen + Tween Girls

From $29.99 per box
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Encourage a strong sense of self through consistent, positive messaging each month with the iBBEAUTIFUL box. Steering clear of comparison can be a difficult task for tweens and teens, so each box focuses on uplifting themes that all girls can benefit from! Along with powerful affirmations that help each young woman recognize her worth, she'll unbox a curated mix of bath and beauty products, jewelry, stationery, and school supplies.

Shipping: First box ships within 7 business days. After your first shipment the shipping schedule will then follow our normal schedule of shipping between the 20th and 25th of each month.

“My 13 year old loves theses boxes! She gets so excited every month. Never has she been unhappy with a box.” – Tina-Marie L.

The Book Drop: Adult Readers

The Book Drop: Adult Readers

From $30.99 per box
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Want a monthly book box that delivers that familiar indie bookstore vibe with each month's selection? The Book Drop is a unique monthly box that's manned by a team of avid readers who dig up just the right literary hidden gems to send to their subscribers. Available in a whopping range of 17 options, including everyone from early readers to adult fiction lovers, every delivery is like getting the best book recommendations from those in the know.

Shipping: Order today and your first book will ship between the 16th-21st. Future mailings will ship each month between the 16th-21st of each month. Tracking information is sent via email once your book starts its shipping process. Add one of our Surprise Grab Bags - they ship immediately.

"Can’t praise this service enough! The book selection is superb and always interesting. Supporting a small local business is also a plus." - Brennon B.

One Girl Inspired

One Girl Inspired

From $35.70 per box
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What does the world need to create a brighter future? Just One Girl Inspired! After all, inspiration is contagious. This fun monthly subscription box helps to empower and motivate girls ages 13-18 years old with confidence-boosting goodies, like journals, personal development workbooks, school supplies, beauty products and uplifting accessories.

Shipping: Your first box will ship on or around the 4th of the month. Please order by the 30th or 31st of the month to get the current box. For existing subscribers, we also ship on or around the 4th of every month. For example, to receive the current June box you would order between May 1-31. We currently only ship within the US and Canada.

“My 11 year old daughter absolutely LOVES these boxes! She feels inspired, grown up and it brings her joy! We love One Girl Inspired!!!” – Aubrey M.

Dungeon Crate™

Dungeon Crate™

From $28.65 per box
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Dungeon Crate is a monthly subscription box that's going to take their tabletop setup to the next level. One of the best subscription boxes for Dungeon Masters and D&D guilds, this box is curated by in-the-know, experienced gamers who handpick and deliver a whole lotta loot, including RPG accessories, miniatures, and dice, plus downloadable adventures, campaigns, and maps.

Shipping: Cut offs for the current month are the 4th of the month. Boxes are shipped the third week of the month. Each crate includes a monthly code for exclusive digital downloads. Calculated shipping costs apply. Cancelling only stops the auto renewal process, this is a NON-REFUNDABLE item.

"Gave a 3mos sub to my 17yo son for his birthday and he LOVES it. He's into D&D, MTG, Yugioh and Pathfinder. He's asked for another 3mos for Christmas." - Leslie M.

4-Ever Fresh

4-Ever Fresh

From $11.90 per box
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What You’ll Get: Treat yourself with FaceTory, a K-beauty subscription box filled with a new set of sheet masks every month. If you’re not familiar with K-beauty, this subscription box will introduce you to some of the best products curated by self-described “sheet mask junkies.” It’s also really affordable — just under $12 a month — so if you’re hesitant to make the leap into a new beauty routine, you won’t have to worry about breaking the bank.

Shipping: We ship our boxes within 1-4 days of receiving the order.

“I got this subscription for my wife. She says: ‘I absolutely ADORE this subscription box - it is the highlight of my month. The masks are beautifully curated and the customer service is impeccable. Shout out to the LookatMe Sweet Honey Bear mask, which feels and smells like a dream. I recommend this box to everyone I talk to!’” — Evgenii F.

Young Adult Book Monthly

Young Adult Book Monthly

From $14.99 per box
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Now In Books is a fun new book box that puts a spin on classic audio books by combining a good story with good music. They'll unbox a beautifully gift-wrapped first-edition YA title with a vanity bookmark, along with a curated playlist of music that's been intentionally created to capture the mood of the characters. For a reading experience like no other, subscribers can scan the QR code, get cozy, and hit play!

Shipping: All boxes ship beginning on the 15th of the month.

“My daughter totally LOVED the book that was sent. Great choice!!” – Christine C.

Electronics (12 Projects ANNUALLY)

Electronics (12 Projects ANNUALLY)

From $104.97 per box
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It's never too late to learn new skills! While there are many tech gifts on the market, Creation Crate definitely ranks high on the cool gifts list in the STEM world. This unique gift will have him learning new skills in electronics, coding, circuitry, and engineering with monthly or quarterly hands-on projects. Each project includes an online course with video tutorials and step-by-step instructions. The perfect gift for gadget lovers looking for a new techy project.

Shipping: Your first box will ship on the next Tuesday or Friday. If you purchase a: Monthly subscription, you will receive your next box every 30 days. Quarterly subscription, you will receive your next box every 90 days. Semi-Annual subscription, you will receive your next box every 180 days. Annual subscription, you will receive your next box every year.

"I bought the 12 project box. I've made a few of the projects, and so far they've been fun! Glad I decided to check it out. My favorite so far has been the mood lamp--I'm currently working on a battery operated version that I can take to work once I'm back in the office. - Rachel C.

EYESCREAM Beauty Box Monthly

EYESCREAM Beauty Box Monthly

From $29.99 per box
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EYESCREAM Beauty Bag is a monthly subscription box filled with new makeup items and skincare goodies that she can add to her growing beauty collection. This budget-friendly Sephora alternative includes 3-5 items that’ll add a little shimmer and shine to her makeup routine with a mix of products including eye shadows, brushes, and other beauty products.

Shipping: All boxes are shipped by the 15th of every month. Shipping times vary depending on location, but typically take between 2-5 business days. Order by the end of the month to receive current box. First box is shipped within a week of subscribing. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us! We usually respond within the same day!

“Beautiful products. Loved the queen eye shadow palette. And the eye shadow stick. In agua my favorite color. Awesome” - Robin M.

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