The Gift Box Guide for Boys: Building Blocks, Comics, STEAM Projects

The best kids subscription boxes for boys available on Cratejoy help channel their energy, teach them new skills, and even provide a bonding opportunity between you and your little ones. Choose from age-appropriate boxes full of Disney collectibles, themed board book boxes, or a hands-on craft box—The gang's all here!

What are the best subscription boxes for young boys?

Growing boys are reservoirs of physical and creative energy that shouldn't be bound to screen time. If you’re looking for something to tempt your boys away from the television or computer screen, we may just have the DIY slime box, science kit, or sports monthly subscription box for you. Subscription boxes can give them that extra incentive they need to try something new and make great gift ideas, too. Goodies arrive monthly and inspire delight from the first box on.

What are the best subscription boxes for teenage boys?

Teenage boys may be the hardest people to shop for on the planet. But Cratejoy offers a variety of subscription boxes that will help forge a connection between you and the teenager in your life, while also ensuring they receive a gift they love. From escape room-style gifts full of puzzles and codes to boxes that teach kids outdoor living skills, there is something for every male child in your life.



From $24.95 per box
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Like a little passport to a world beyond screens, Bitsbox helps get kids involved with the creative side of technology through age-appropriate coding projects. Kids ages 6-12 are walked through the process of creating and building apps all by themselves, using colorful guides and thought-provoking progression. They'll also get a sticker sheet to chart their progress and fun extras!

Shipping: Your first box will be shipped immediately–within 1 business day of receiving your order. All the following boxes will ship monthly.

Why Subscribers Love It: “My son loved it and he really enjoyed the activities in the box! Looking forward to the next box.” – Deann H.


Groovy Lab in a Box: STEMist Series (8+)

From $29.95 per box
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Groovy Lab takes STEM-based activities to the next level, combining scientific inquiry with the engineering design process, encouraging kids to create new inventions and better their problem-solving skills, all while having a great time. And in addition to your monthly subscription box, your child will receive access to additional information, learning, and activities through Groovy Lab’s exclusive online portal.

Shipping: Boxes ship for free within the United States at the end of each week. That means that when you order will determine when your subscription ships each month!

Why Subscribers Love It: “I am very impressed with how well the box is organized and the mountain of support for the design challenges. They include everything needed to complete the box with nothing prefabricated so I am able to recreate at a later time. Definitely our favorite science box and we've tried them all.” – Stephanie J.


Green Kid Crafts STEAM Box

From $28.00 per box
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Give the kiddos a hands-on craft experience with Green Kid Crafts, a monthly box that brings DIY STEAM projects made from eco-friendly and sustainably sourced materials. One of the best ways to teach kids about science through crafting and creating, Green Kid Crafts offers the Junior box for early learners or the Discovery box for kids between 5-10, for a themed box containing up to 6 activities that feature everything from backyard science to aviation.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. within 1 to 4 days of your first order and then monthly after that.

Why Subscribers Love It: “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.



From $38.67 per box
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There are so many LEGO sets to choose from out there, it’s hard to know where to even begin. Let BRICKBOX decide for you and deliver a carefully chosen, authentic LEGO set to your doorstep every month, complete with custom builds and other compatible accessories. Perfect for the little builder in your life and for LEGO-lovers of all ages!

Shipping: Subscription boxes ship on or around the 21st of each month.

Why Subscribers Love It: “My grandson absolutely loved this box! He began to play with it almost immediately after opening it and played with it all day...he is still playing with it almost a week after Christmas!!” – Sue W.


Finders Seekers Mysteries

From $26.40 per box
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Designed for families with kids between the ages of 5 to 10, Finders Seekers Junior Explorers provides hours of family fun. Grab your little passports and head out to explore new cultures, while examining natural wonders, getting creative, and solving mysteries. Made by one of the top sellers on Cratejoy, this monthly subscription box brings a 4-day itinerary filled with age-appropriate STEAM activities that will leave your child thinking outside the box.

Shipping: Boxes ship on the 23rd of each month for orders placed by the 21st.

Why Subscribers Love It: “We love Finders Seekers! Each box is a new adventure. My family loves doing them together. They are challenging and interesting. A great way to learn about a new place. It’s always super fun, and customer service is great!” – Elizabeth Q.


Box of Matter

From $37.46 per box
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Is the child or teenager in your life an aspiring scientist, researcher, or archeologist? The Box of Matter is a monthly subscription service that inspires young creative minds by delivering a variety of fossils, meteorites, scientific tools, and even historic artifacts to your home. Each box comes with detailed research cards full of information and new ideas meant to inspire further reading and research.

Shipping: The first box ship within 3 business days of your order, and all additional boxes will ship the first week of each month.

Why Subscribers Love It: “Some really cool stuff in here. I promise, you have no idea what kind of cool stuff you’ll get in this box.” – Alexander T.


Think Outside Box: Age 7 - 16+

From $45.95 per box
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Forget questions about screen time—Does your child know how to fend for themselves in the outdoors? The Think Outside Subscription Box will encourage your children to explore the natural world safely while also teaching them about science and geography. Each month comes with a new theme designed to promote both exploration and survival and includes a 28-page educational booklet.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the United States around the 5th of each month.

Why Subscribers Love It: “My Aunt purchased a subscription for my son as a birthday present. He loves it! The booklets and activities are fun. He loves planning out the month with adventures.” – Randy J.


Comic Crate

From $27.42 per box
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Surprise and delight the readers in your life with a carefully curated selection of six different comic books each month! You can be sure to be confident in the comics you receive each month, as they are individually and personally selected by comic book store owners who are also parents. Each book features amazing stories, beautiful artwork, and more!

Shipping: Comic Crate ships on a weekly basis, so you’ll never have to wait long for your comic fix.

Why Subscribers Love It: “Love this crate! Perfect collection of comics for my 8-year-old. I don't have to preview them to make sure they're appropriate, because everything in the crate is. Goes straight into his hands from the mailbox. Exactly what I was looking for.” – Jennifer D.


Sensory TheraPLAY Box!

From $38.50 per box
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If you have a child in your life on the autism spectrum, the Sensory TheraPLAY Box can be a great monthly shipment full of both fun and therapeutic sensory items. Each box is thoughtfully curated each month by a licensed pediatric occupational therapist to encourage the development of important sensory motor skills.

Shipping: Holiday orders will ship by December 15th, and all additional subscription boxes will ship the first week of each month.

Why Subscribers Love It: “Not only is the box always great, the customer service is the best! My daughter fell in love with a toy from a box a few months ago and unfortunately broke it. She was so sad so I contacted customer service to find out where I could find a new one and they sent us 2 extras they had for free! I'd highly recommend this box!” – Nikki V.


Junior Whisks- Kids Cooking/Baking Subscription Box

From $29.99 per box
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Junior Whisks is not just a normal cooking or baking subscription box: It’s a cooking class designed for children of every age! Curated by a teacher and professional baker, each month includes a recipe card, a brand-new kitchen tool, all dry ingredients necessary for the recipe, and even a video tutorial. Teach kids confidence in the kitchen at a young age with this fun subscription.

Shipping: Subscription boxes ship on the 10th of each month.

Why Subscribers Love It: “My niece and I made the pretzels and took them to my cousin's birthday party. Everyone asked for the recipe! It was so much fun, and the directions were perfect!” – Karen W.