28 Unique Gift Ideas for Kids They'll Tell All Their Friends About

Updated by Amy Furr

Are you looking for great gifts for little ones? Skip the trip to a mainstream store and no need to cruise Amazon endlessly for a gift they probably already have — you’ll find everything you’re looking for right here! Whether you need birthday gifts, Christmas gifts, or unique gifts to simply make kiddos feel special, subscription boxes are a novel way to wow any child on your shopping list.

Why a subscription box? First of all, there are so many to choose from. Whether the child you’re shopping for is a 5-year-old into dinos, a 7-year-old into Disney, or a 10-year-old into crafts...there’s a subscription box of the coolest finds they’ll definitely be telling their friends about. Plus, subscription boxes are the perfect gift idea if you live far away and can’t see the kiddos in person. There’s no better way to tell a niece, nephew, or grandkid “I love you” from afar than to send a monthly reminder in the mail.

At Cratejoy, we've got fun gifts for kids of all ages covered, from subscription boxes of girly goodies to board games to building kits and beyond. If you’re shopping for your own kiddos, your friends’ little ones, or maybe a child’s classmate, our collection of the best gifts for kids is full of finds they'll want to play with, show off, and share with all their peers.

Read on for our Gift Guide of 28 exciting kids gifts.

28 Totally Fun Gift Ideas for Kiddos

Gaming Guru (Monthly)

Gaming Guru (Monthly)

From $29.99 per box
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One of the best gifts for those who are addicted to board games is UnboxBoardom. Each box contains new games for every interest and experience level. Every month, the box includes something for the gaming guru. Every other month will include a new game for the causal gamer, and every three months the box includes a new game for beginners.

Shipping: Your box will ship around the 15th of your scheduled month. Please order by the end of the previous month to get the current box. NOTE: Gift notification messages will be sent at time of purchase unless specified otherwise in gift message box at checkout.

"Loved getting games each month this winter! It gave my husband and I something to look forward to and it was fun trying out new games we wouldn’t typically pick out!! Great customer service as well!" - Christine S.

DIY Kids Arts & Crafts Activity Box (Ages 3-9). Perfect Gift for Little Crafters! (Delivered Monthly), Creative Gifts

DIY Kids Arts & Crafts Activity Box (Ages 3-9). Perfect Gift for Little Crafters! (Delivered Monthly), Creative Gifts

From $35.99 per box
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Art supplies are a great idea for kids in your life who are creative and looking for an outlet far beyond iPads. Even if they don’t know they’re crafty (yet!) The Kids Craft: Monthly DIY Kids Craft Box may awaken some latent creativity they never knew was there. Designed for children between the ages of three and nine, this unique monthly subscription featuring DIY crafting supplies, step-by-step instructions, fun facts, and an engaging story will keep new crafters engaged for hours.

Shipping: Enjoy hassle-free delivery! Our Kids Crafts Monthly Subscription Box ships globally. The first box arrives within 5-10 days. Expect your curated creativity kit at your doorstep by the 15th of each month. Track your box, and let the crafting adventures begin!

“Received this as a gift. Nice colorful craft box. Very satisfied and will definitely subscribe for a monthly box. Hours of fun. My 10yr old thoroughly loved it.” — Maria G.

Your Fam Box

Your Fam Box

From $33.00 per box
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Toys, toys, and more toys! This subscription box of surprises gives kids something special to look forward to every month. Select by age and gender for the best gift, guaranteed. This gifts is perfect for Kids ages 2-9 who love toys...and surprises!

Shipping: Free shipping on all subscription boxes within Canada and the United States. The first subscription box is shipped out within 2 days business days. Your reoccurring box is shipped out the following month by the 5th and scheduled to be delivered by the 20th.

"Love, love, love the toy boxes I'm receiving from Your Fam Box, My two kids get so excited opening up their monthly surprise. It's like Christmas to them every month. Amazing value and good assortment of brand name toys." -Jonathan

Petite Princess Box

Petite Princess Box

From $20.00 per box
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Every little girl dreams of becoming a princess and with the Petite Princess Box, that dream can materialize month after month. Each box centers around an enchanted theme, delivering 4 princess accessories and items that are perfect for pretend play and make believe. Now she can get a box of princess goodies sent directly to her modern-day castle.

Shipping: Your first box ships on the 10th of each month. Orders placed by the 5th of each month will ship on the 10th.

"This is a wonderful box! I highly recommend it. The items were lovely and surprisingly high quality. Everything felt very special and thought out. One of my favourites recently. Perfect for a present." - Alex C.

Unicorn Fun Box!

Unicorn Fun Box!

From $17.49 per box
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What is it about the unicorn fandom that's so appealing to young girls? Colorful, majestic, and dreamy, unicorns represent that one-in-a-million chance that's actually come true! Celebrating all this rare goodness is the Unicorn Fun Box, a great gift for kids, teens, and the unicorn-obsessed. Available in 2 sizes, each brings a mix of unicorn-themed products, such as plushies and accessories, plus a storybook insert in every box.

Shipping: ♞APRIL♞: Storybook Month 5 of 6 •Shipping Date: 15th - 17th •Order By: 12th •Auto Renewal Date: 1st *Find previous month's storybook inserts as an add-on 1 time product purchase for $1.99. Shipping Inserts are always free.

“I gave the Unicorn Fun Box to my twin nieces as a Christmas present and they absolutely LOVED it! My sister said that daily they would run up and ask..."Did it show up yet?," even before they took off their backpacks, hats, and masks. It was a highlight of their month.” - Kelly W.

The Preschool Box

The Preschool Box

From $42.95 per box
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This activity box is perfect for a preschooler or upcoming kindergartener. It features a wide array of activities that can build skill in phonics, counting, shapes, colors, and writing — all of which are incredibly important for a young learner!

Shipping: We ship the week of the 6th every month.

“Fantastic preschool box 📦!! It’s perfect and exactly what my little preschooler needed. Her eyes light up every time I pull out the box. She knows it’s time for some FUN, hands on learning. She’s already showing so much growth in such a small amount of time already.” — Priscilla R.

DIY Kids Crafts Kit – Award Winning Kids Art and Craft Box

DIY Kids Crafts Kit – Award Winning Kids Art and Craft Box

From $29.99 per box
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What could be more fun for your little ones than some quality crafting time? Keep it stress-free and fun with the We Craft Box, a monthly craft kit that delivers an amazing hands-on experience that combines a unique story with fun projects. Created for kids between 3-9, there's no need to prep – just open and get to it with all the materials, tools, and step-by-step directions you'll need!

Shipping: First box ships within five business days. Renewals occur on the 11th. Subsequent boxes ship on the 1st of the month. Free Shipping for US orders! Order for your little crafter today! All subscriptions come with a printable card!

“I send this as a gift to my great niece and nephew. Reports are that they love this box and can't wait for it to arrive each month. I am so appreciative of crafts and entertainment away from screens. My niece says that the supplies alone are worth the price. Thank you.” – Donna H.

Little Learners Busy Box

Little Learners Busy Box

From $13.50 per box
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Created by a former educator and homeschooling mom of three kids, Little Learners is the perfect box to get a toddler prepared for preschool. There is no prep-work for weary moms: Each box is designed to be used straight after opening!

Shipping: Subscription boxes ship on the 5th of every month to the US and Can. for orders placed by the 4th. Contact us if you would like your first box to ship early. For gifts, enter recipient email address & special note to be emailed to them when the box ships.

“My 2 1/2-year-old boy LOVES the February box! This is our first shipment and the theme (First Responders) is a huge hit, he's obsessed with firefighters. I really appreciate the simplicity of the activities. We can get these out anytime, no prep work, for a quick educational "game" to play. I'm excited to see future boxes!” – Liane W.

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.

“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.

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.

“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.

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 May box you would order between April 1-30. 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.

STEM Discovery Boxes - STEM Science for Kids

STEM Discovery Boxes - STEM Science for Kids

From $24.95 per box
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Keep the learning going at home with STEM Discovery Boxes. Go beyond the school essentials with a box that brings 3 STEM projects or experiments every month with all supplies included. Hands-on activities help middle schoolers and older children explore the spectrum of STEM disciplines and careers like electronics, chemistry, physics, coding, hydraulics and more.

Shipping: Orders placed on or before the 16th of the month, first box will ship between the 20th-27th of the month. Orders placed after the 16th, first box will ship between the 20th-27th of the following month.

"My grandson loves these projects. Great way to spend time together." - Teresa P.

MEL Chemistry — Science Experiments Subscription Box for Kids DIY Educational Kit Learning & Education Toys for Boys and Girls STEM Projects Ages 10+

MEL Chemistry — Science Experiments Subscription Box for Kids DIY Educational Kit Learning & Education Toys for Boys and Girls STEM Projects Ages 10+

From $29.90 per box
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Shipping: Your first package will arrive within 2 weeks of registration. Subsequent monthly packages will be delivered within 2 weeks of each monthly charge.

Reading Bug Box for Babies & Toddlers

Reading Bug Box for Babies & Toddlers

From $19.00 per box
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Gift your child the joy of reading with the Reading Bug Box. Each month they’ll receive 3 hardbound children’s books curated by the staff of the award-winning Reading Bug Bookstore.

Shipping: Reading Bug Boxes ship between the 15th-20th of each month. Please email bugbox@thereadingbug.com should you need an earlier shipment and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

“I sent this to my niece for our brand new member of the family. She loved it!! Very high-quality items wrapped up beautifully!! It even arrived before Christmas which was an unexpected surprise!! Thank you so much. I’m renewing!!” – J G.

Subscription Plan

Subscription Plan

From $24.25 per box
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Mermaids, unicorns, and magic, oh my! Invite sparkle into a little girl’s life with the Em and Liz box, thoughtfully curated around a whimsical, wonderful theme. Think fashion accessories, age-appropriate makeup, crafts, and more girly goodies! This gift Is perfect for girls age 4-10.

Shipping: We ship between the 25th and 31st of each month. The last day to order for the upcoming month is the final day of the prior month.

"My daughter looks forward to receiving this box every month. I'm pretty sure I look forward to it as much or maybe even more than she does. :) Absolutely delightful!!" -Bronwyn

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