The Kidcore Trend and Nostalgic Monthly Boxes Made for Fans

Updated by Shannon Ratliff

If you've seen the word kidcore around these days and felt utterly out of the loop, you're not alone. This new trend, sparked in part by social media like TikTok and Tumblr, is all about the colorful, bright nostalgia of childhood. From old-school video games to binders with vibrant colors, it's about embracing the lighter side of youth. It's made new again by not only Gen-Z, but also moms who want to bring those carefree, joyful spaces to their own kids' lives.

What is Kidcore style?

Specifically, the kidcore aesthetic is a nod to the pastel, neon, and bright colors of the 1990s and early 2000s. Pop culture icons like My Little Pony, Lisa Frank, Care Bears, Beanie Babies, and of course those patented pastel butterfly hair clips are all back and better than ever with kidcore.

Retro toys, cartoons, smiley face stickers, stuffed animals, and beads are all part of the cultural zeitgeist making its way into fashion trends beyond the indie aesthetic. Tie dye is the most recognizable kidcore style millennials are embracing again these days.

How to get more kidcore in your life

If this subculture style really makes you long for those tv show Saturday mornings with a cereal bowl and Looney Tunes, you've come to the right place. Whether you love to DIY a good scrapbook page with some Kawaii stickers or you just miss the green Nickelodeon slime, we have some unique boxes on the Cratejoy market curated for all of your kidcore needs.

the oddball club

the oddball club

From $20.00 per box
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Gift a little fun while supporting small, women-owned businesses with a monthly subscription to The Oddball Club. They won't feel like they're on the fringes in this club, because everyone here is just looking to have a good time unboxing surprises! Whether you opt for a micro, itty-bitty teeny-weeny or medium box, they'll receive happy mail filled with everything from stickers and kitschy gadgets to accessories and sweet treats.

Shipping: Orders placed today ship by March 17th. All boxes ship on the 17th of each month. Subscriptions renew monthly.

β€œSuper cute and fun boxes. I love all the unique items that keep coming and I am happy to have taken the chance and signed up.” – Subscription L.

STICKII Monthly Sticker Subscription

STICKII Monthly Sticker Subscription

From $12.00 per box
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When they join the STICKII Club, they can look forward to getting some high-quality happy mail every month. A kawaii box of a different sort, now they can cover all their favorite school supplies and items in colorful happy stickers! Choose from Cute, Vintage, or Pop options for a selection of 6+ sheets of stickers, a storage insert, and at least 2 stationery items like pens and notepads.

Shipping: - Orders placed by 5pm PST on the 7th of the current month will get this month's pack and be shipped on the 11th. - Orders placed after 5pm PST on the 7th will get next month's pack and it will be shipped on the 11th of the following month.

β€œI've been a stickii club subscriber for 3ish years now off and on, and when my stickers come its always the best part of my month! Their customer service is fantastic and have always been kind to me! I really appreciate them and I highly recommend them to anyone who might need stickers!” – Sydney D.

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