New trends pop up seemingly overnight for teens and tweens, and their world is constantly changing and evolving. Now that summer is winding down, it's time to gear up for back to school! So, whether that looks like a virtual classroom or heading back in person, now might be the perfect time to send them some monthly inspiration and encourage them to earn those A's.
While many of us might prefer to forget our middle and high school days, it's important to acknowledge that for kids, it's a transitional phase that's filled with learning and exploration. Here at the Cratejoy Marketplace, we've got plenty of month-to-month subscription boxes that offer a fun way for tweens and teens to enjoy a little freedom and develop their unique identity.
Monthly subscription services also make it easy to stay on-trend, so we pulled together a list of some of our best subscription boxes for your favorite young adults. Age-appropriate beauty boxes, school supplies and book-of-the-month clubs -- this lineup includes some of our favorite teen subscription boxes!
The Best Subscription Boxes for Teens and Tweens
Price: Starts at $13.00/month
What’s Included: Being self-conscious about their skin seems to be a rite of passage for tweens and teens... but it doesn't have to be! Now is the perfect time to help them figure out what works best for their unique skin type with Beauteque Monthly, a wellness and beauty subscription box that's packed with innovative K-beauty skincare. Unbox everything from gentle cleansers and calming mists to popular sheet masks designed for sensitive skin.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. between the 24th-31st of every month
Price: Starts at $35.83/month
What’s Included: Start this middle school year off right with Quirky Crate, a monthly box that makes a great gift for tween girls. Each themed box provides them the opportunity to experiment with their own personal style. Help them build strong self-esteem with a selection of 7-10 quirky items, including everything from stationery, stickers, and school supplies to fun glam bags, sunglasses and boundary-pushing accessories.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. around the 15th of the month
Price: Starts at $7.57/month
What's Included: Looking for a budget-friendly care package that's simple and straightforward? FaceTory is all about delivering one of the hottest K-beauty trends -- sheet masks! Perfect for taking a quick study break or for sharing with friends, choose to send 4-7 premium Korean sheet masks or opt for the K-Glow Box for a curated assortment of sheet masks and full-size skincare products.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. within 1-4 days after ordering
Price: Starts at $16.99/month
What’s Included: Designed specifically for young girls between the ages of 9-13, beTWEEN the Bookends is a monthly book club that brings more than just good reads! Available in 2 different box options, get between 1-3 brand-new, age-appropriate books, along with a fun mix of beauty and lifestyle items, including everything from haircare goodies and face masks to jewelry, stickers, and more.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. in the 1st week of every month
Price: Starts at $24.99/month
What’s Included: Encourage a strong sense of self through consistent, positive messaging each month with the IBBeautiful box. Steering clear of comparison can be a difficult task for tweens and teens, so each box focuses on uplifting themes that all girls can benefit from! Along with powerful affirmations that help each girl recognize her worth, she'll unbox a curated mix of trendy jewelry, bath and beauty products, stationery, and school supplies.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. around the 23rd of each month
Price: Starts at £14.99 GBP/month
What’s Included: Centering around one of the ultimate fandoms for middle and high school students, now your fave kid can head back to school with all the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts gear their heart desires. GeekGear delivers a box of wizarding magic every month that includes between 6-10 officially licensed products, like exclusive graphic T-shirts and other wearables, unique collectibles, original artwork and a high-quality loose leaf tea blend.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.K. except for select countries between the 21st-26th of each month
Price: Starts at $39.95/month
What’s Included: From the first box on, Black Girl MATHgic sets out to serve the most underrepresented demographic in STEM careers by helping girls of color connect classroom math fundamentals to the real world! Highlighting different Black women role models, every monthly delivery includes a themed math activity booklet, fun educational add-ins, and a "Caring Adult Guide" filled with educational tips and pointers.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. between the 8th-13th of every month
Price: Starts at $14.95/month
What’s Included: Perfect for a young woman who prefers to make a more subtle statement through her accessories, every monthly box from Glamour Jewelry sends a 3-piece collection of delicate, minimalist jewelry in a preferred jewel tone. Guaranteeing plenty of sparkle and shine, she'll get a mix of dainty pendant necklaces, rings, dangle earrings, and classic studs, all expertly curated and valued at over $75.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. within 2 days of ordering, with renewals shipping out mid-month
Price: Starts at $32.00/month
What’s Included: Magical Reads Crate is a monthly book club ideal for mature teens who love to read. Focusing on high-quality YA fiction and practical, bookish goodies, every month brings a newly-released hardcover YA novel with an author's note and signed bookplates when available, along with a collectible enamel pin, a jar candle, original artwork, and a mix of artisanal self-care items.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 28th to the last day of every month
Price: Starts at $17.00/month
What’s Included: Being a little geeky and going all-in on favorite fandoms is just a part of life for today's tweens and teens, and Kal-Elle Fandom Monthly makes it easy to put those personal passions on full display! Sending a curated collection of geekiness, get a monthly delivery that's themed around a popular character, video game, movie or TV show, including everything from original artwork and jewelry to socks, pins, and other accessories.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 23rd-27th of each month
Price: Starts at $9.95/month
What’s Included: Whether they've got an after-school IRL campaign or a weekly virtual meetup, DMs and players can appreciate taking their game setup to the next level with Dungeon Crate. Each box is curated by in-the-know, experienced gamers who have put together an assortment of useful RPG items that bring different layers into the gameplay, including downloadable adventures, campaigns, and maps, plus tabletop accessories, minis and dice.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. in the 3rd week of each month
Price: Starts at $32.04/month
What’s Included: What does the world need to move in the right direction? Just One Girl Inspired. While that might sound like an oversimplification, remember, inspiration is contagious! Get a jumpstart at empowering and motivating girls ages 13-18 with a fun monthly subscription that's packed with confidence-boosting goodies like journals and personal development workbooks, school supplies, beauty products, and fun accessories.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. on or around the 4th of every month
Price: Starts at $22.00/month
What's Included: Coming into your own isn't easy for girls in their middle school years. "Find Your Wings" by Fashion Angels is one way to help girls get a handle on peer influence. Instead of just following the crowd, each box encourages them to explore their individuality, uncovering their likes and preferences with a mix of age-appropriate beauty items, DIY craft projects, bold school supplies, and colorful, on-trend accessories.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 4th of the month
Price: Starts at $24.00/month
What’s Included: Inspire any budding artist to make and create with ArtSnacks, an affordable monthly art set that sends the best tools and supplies to learn by doing. No matter what new technique, medium, or method they're trying out, your young artist will be equipped with a curated selection of full-size deluxe art products, including a variety of pencils, paints, inks, brushes and tools.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the last business day of the month
Price: Starts at $51.67/every 3 months
What’s Included: Girl power is here to stay, and STRONG self(ie) is here to help tween and teen girls celebrate all that makes them unique! This one-of-a-kind quarterly subscription focuses on helping young women understand the value of hard work. With a mix of uplifting messages, trendy accessories, beauty products, treats and more, each box encourages them to set goals and work hard to make it happen.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on or before the 10th of Mar, Jun, Sept and Dec
Price: Starts at $29.99/month
What’s Included: Creation Crate is a great way to facilitate learning about coding and electronics from home. Offering a progressive curriculum, each box builds upon skills learned in previous boxes, helping to reinforce fundamental ideas and challenging kids to take their learning further. They'll get exposed to different STEM careers and gain plenty of practical know-how with an Online Classroom, lessons, video tutorials and design challenges!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from Canada within 3-5 business days from ordering, and then every 30 days thereafter
Price: Starts at $25.00/month
What’s Included: From stickers and stationery to school supplies and fun accessories, CHIC & UNIQUE is a monthly subscription box that brings fun themes and eclectic surprises that encourages tweens to express themselves. Great as a gift or as a little back-to-school motivation, each box is filled with 8-10 exciting (and useful) products, all handpicked to inspire girls and help them expose their true selves!
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. between the 18th-28th each month