Growing boys have a lot of physical and creative energy that can’t always be expressed through smartphones and video games.
We’ve tallied up a list of great subscription boxes for boys that help teach new skills, channel their energy, and maybe even provide a bonding opportunity.
Price: Starts at $29.95/month
What You’ll Get: From Veterinary Medicine and Robotics, to Food Science and Programming, Club Scikids shows boys that their paths are limitless. They can truly play mad scientist with test tubes, lab notebooks, and all the paraphernalia needed delivered to them every month. You might want to join in yourself!
Shipping: Ships to the U.S. and Canada between the 23-25th of every month
Price: Starts at $19.95/month
What You’ll Get: Your kid will inevitably spend a good chunk of time in front of a screen, so why not make it productive? Bitsbox delivers 1 coding or app-building exercise in the form of PDF or a physical box, stickers, toys, and temporary tattoos.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 12th of every month
Price: Starts at $19.99/month
What You’ll Get: Give your child the building blocks for success. They can build a castle, fortress, or even war vehicles. BRICKBOX includes a buildable set, figures, shirts or accessories, and of course blocks to add to their collection.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 21st of every month
Price: Starts at $9.99/month
What You’ll Get: The world will always need critical thinkers and makers who enjoy what they do. Introduce science and technology experiments to your sons as early as age 7. There are three subscription tiers offered so that the difficulty level can grow with your son. Each Spangler Science Club box includes a snack to fuel your young scientist.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. on the 5th of every month
Price: Starts at $11.00/month
What You’ll Get: The best part about being a curious boy is being able to create. Slime is all the rage these days and we have to say, it’s pretty fun to play with. Each box comes with the ingredients and instructions needed to make themed slime. Your boys will love the process of creating their very own slime. They’ll learn about the ingredients’ unique properties all while having a blast!
Shipping: Ships within the U.S. on the 1st of every month
Price: Starts at $26.95/month
What You’ll Get: Superpower Academy is a hands-on educational subscription box featuring new and inspiring maker projects. Each month's box includes a "Top Secret" package filled with supplies for a new project, stories from ordinary heroes, fun comic books and workbooks. Superpower Academy will delight any young boy!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. within 2-3 weeks after your order is placed
Price: Starts at $34.95/month
What You’ll Get: Remember growing up and relishing time spent outside, unrestricted? To bring back that nostalgia and limit screen time for kids, Think Outside Boxes are designed to promote exploration of the great outdoors through skill development and education for ages 7 through teens. Backpacks are filled to the brim with 2-5 pieces of outdoor gear, and each uniquely wrapped box teaches a new theme, such as building a shelter, navigating by the stars, or animal tracking.
Shipping: Ships within the U.S. around the 5th of each month
Price: Starts at $40.00/month
What You’ll Get: If your boys love to collect all things interesting, scientific, and maybe even a little bit weird … then have we got a box that they would love! This monthly subscription specializes in acquiring interesting pieces of matter that are guaranteed to spark their curiosity. Each box comes with 4 to 6 items of materials, objects, specimens, or artifacts that will wow anyone who opens it!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 4th of every month
Price: Starts at $20.00/month
What You’ll Get: ComicCrate is a comic subscription box for boys who are ultimate fans. Each box includes 6 carefully curated comic books that also encourage reading through great stories and quality artwork. Parents can select based on their child's reading level and age, including G-Rated and PG+ comics.
Shipping: Ships within the U.S. every 2-3 business days