As summer slowly winds down, everyone starts to prepare to head back to school. From those just beginning their learning journey or heading off to college to those who will be facing a classroom full of new faces, all students and teachers are preparing to start this new year off right.
Back to school subscription boxes can make this transition easy by delivering goods that encourage relaxation and stress-relief or provide some encouragement and motivation to start you off on the right foot.
Pack your bag, open your mind, and check out these great back to school gift ideas for students and teachers.
Price: Starts at $59.99/month
What You’ll Get: Heading off to college or boarding school, while exciting, can leave parents feeling all the feels of having an empty nest and can leave students with a serious case of homesickness. Send out the ultimate care package each month with the Freshman-Fun-Box filled with personal care items, apparel, snacks and more, from name brands you know and trust.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 10th-12th of every month
Price: Starts at $15.00/month
What You’ll Get: Start the school year off right by helping the tween or teen in your life understand their value and work toward building a solid foundation for a healthy self-esteem. Dr. Shannon Curtis, a school counselor and creator of the You Matter! box is on a mission to deliver a monthly esteem booster. With 2 available levels, delivering activities and uplifting, confidence-inspiring items, show them that you understand their struggles are real and that they are worth it.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 17th-20th of each month
Price: Starts at $18.00/month
What You’ll Get: Don’t let your trusty supply list be the end all and be all of school supplies for the coming year. With the monthly Cloth & Paper box, you’ll get sophisticated supplies and goodies for the classroom. Including 4-7 items per box, from paper to planners and pens, this thoughtfully curated gift box is perfect for both students and teachers alike.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 19th-23rd of the month
Price: Starts at $24.95/month
What You’ll Get: Whether you’re heading back to business school or looking to create a career path of your own design, the Sparkle Hustle Grow subscription can give you some much-needed monthly motivation. Available in 2 levels, your subscription comes with goodies focused on personal growth and productivity. Specially curated books and training tools allow you to focus on your business and help you to connect with a like-minded community.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. around the 18th of each month
Price: Starts at $29.00/month
What You’ll Get: Get in the mood to learn something new every day with the high-quality school supplies you’ll unbox in your SCRIBEdelivery subscription. Sourced from the best stationery makers around, your themed monthly box will bring 1 pen, 1 notebook, pencils and surprise supplies for a little extra fun in each delivery.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. in the first week of the month
Price: Starts at $12.99/month
What You’ll Get: Whether you’re a student who will be sitting pretty at the head of the class or you’re a teacher preparing for another stellar year ahead, the Paper Kitty subscription will add a much-needed touch of whimsy to your daily routine. Focusing on fun supplies from the best stationery makers around, each box delivers items that are as productive as they are smile-inducing.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 1st-5th of the month
Price: Starts at $39.00/month
What You’ll Get: Designed specifically for the educational rockstars teaching early learners, the Kindergarten Crate delivers school supplies and an in-class activity to teachers of pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st-grade classes. With 5-8 items in every box, you’ll also get a read-aloud book, a rad tee and a surprise gift.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 20th or 21st of the month
Price: Starts at $32.95/month
What You’ll Get: Prep your little one for a successful start to school with the Preschool Box. Full of simple fun activities, stickers and a book in every box, your child will start to develop the basic foundation for learning through practicing phonics, counting, shapes, colors and writing. With a learning guide for parents, you’ll be able to help guide your little through the earliest stages of their education.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 6th of the month
Price: Starts at $22.99/month
What You’ll Get: Teach your child the value of a healthy lifestyle and tuck a nutritious snack into their lunchbox with the Healthy Living Kids subscription. Curated by a team of health and educational professionals, each box comes with 7-10 items like books, snacks, healthy activities and toys. Or, choose the snack-only box with 10-15 yummy kid-approved snacks to fuel their long days.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 15th of every month
Price: Starts at $19.99/month
What You’ll Get: This school year foster a love of reading with one of the best first day of school gifts for your child. The Reading Bug Box is a thoughtfully curated subscription featuring books handpicked for your child’s age and interests. With 2-3 books and gift items in every box, instill in your child a love of reading because today’s readers become tomorrow’s leaders.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. between the 15th-20th of each month
Price: Starts at $18.99/2 months
What You’ll Get: My Spirit Box is the perfect way to support your athlete in their love of cheer, dance or gymnastics. Available in over 5 subscription options, along with a themed hair bow or embellishment, this bimonthly box delivers high-quality, useful items ranging from skin care products and makeup to styling products and snacks.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the day of order the following month
Price: Starts at $38.99/3 months
What You’ll Get: Send an academically-themed care package to the hard-working college student in your life with Kites & Ivy. Curated for college women who need a little TLC while they hit the books hard, the quarterly subscription is sent at those times where stress can be at a peak, like the beginning of the school year and finals week. From hair products and makeup to snacks and useful gift items, your co-ed will unbox the support they need, when they need it most.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. based on academic calendars