Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for Kids

Some kids dream all year about decorating Valentine’s Day cards for their classmates, covering them in red-and-pink glitter and heart-shaped stickers around words of friendship, kindness—or even admission of a first crush. Other children, though, dread the shoebox-turned-mailbox day of exchanging lovey-dovey cards, opting to instead show off their own special interests—Paw Patrol, dinosaurs—through their creations (or store-bought offerings).

If you’re looking for a way to say “I care!” to any child, from the DIY crafter to the Valentine’s Day skeptic, there’s no better way than through a subscription box that can perfectly reflect what they love long after Valentine’s Day has come and gone. And whether they plan to bring a briefcase to school for their anticipated glut of Valentine’s Day cards, a la Schroeder in Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown!, or will simply cherish a single card like Charlie Brown himself, you can rest assured they’ll feel seen and appreciated when a new subscription box arrives at their door.


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Think Outside Box: Age 7 - 16+

From $45.95 per box
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What You’ll Get: If your favorite pint-sized outdoors-lover wants to learn more about the life skills needed to become a responsible, experienced naturalist and camper, look no further than the Think Outside Box. Intended for kids ages 7–16+, this subscription box is designed to promote thriving exploration in the great outdoors. Each monthly box covers a new theme from outdoor shelters and night-time discovery to first aid and nutrition.

Shipping: Ships around the 5th of each month, and renews monthly on the 25th. Free shipping in the U.S.

Review: “Amazing idea and nice curation. Very happy with the quality of the items and all of the thought that went into this.” – Kiersten M.


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Mrs. Grossman's Sticker Club

From $12.95 per box
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What You’ll Get: Sticker enthusiasts will be overjoyed by the colorful, playful Mrs. Grossman’s Sticker Club subscription box, which arrives chocked full of the legendary sticker company’s signature, fun-loving creations. Each month, subscribers will receive a curated collection of up to 15 sheets of Mrs. Grossman stickers featuring iconic designs, staff favorites, brand new releases, exclusives from the archives, and special perks just for members. Get your little one’s binders, art projects, and sticker books ready for decorating and collecting!

Shipping: Mrs. Grossman's Sticker Club ships by the 4th of each month. Ships free in the U.S. and for just $5 anywhere else.

Review: “Received in just a few days! So adorable, my nieces loved it! It also comes in the cutest envelope!” — Julia D.


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Snail Mail Weekly Letter from Sunny the Mail Snail for ages 3 to 8

From $15.00 per box
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What You’ll Get: No doubt about it: kids love getting mail! Few things can make them feel as important as receiving a postcard, birthday greeting, or letter addressed especially to them in the mailbox. If your little one religiously watches the mail truck roll by in hopes of a note or package, the Snail Mail for Kids box is the perfect subscription. Sunny is a lovable, hard-working mail snail who delivers personalized, educational, whimsical letters to children every single week while also sending stickers, bookmarks, tattoos, trading cards, and more.

Shipping: If a Sunny plush is added on, the box will ship within 5 days and the letters will follow weekly. If no plush is added, the first letter will ship within 7 days and weekly thereafter.

Review: “This was absolutely perfect for my 6-year-old son. He looks forward to the letters every week and loves hearing about Sunny's newest adventures! The creativity that goes into each of these letters along with the special little treats is beyond impressive. I highly recommend this!!!” — Stacey E.


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The Creature Crew box

From $19.99 per box
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What You’ll Get: Daughter can’t get enough of penguins? Nephew fascinated by snakes? Grandson over-the-moon for monkeys? The Creature Crew Box is an extraordinary way to help kids dive deeper into their animal obsessions. Each subscription box (suitable for ages 5+) includes scientific activities, creative crafts, puzzles, kid-friendly recipes, and a keepsake highlighting the animal-of-the-month.

Shipping: The Creature Crew Box ships around the 15th of each month, with free shipping to the contiguous 48 states.

Review: “Got this as a gift for my daughter. She loved the kit! Very easy to read and understand the information given about the animals. It made it more interesting that the animals she learned about are some we have in a neighboring state.”Eilenette R.


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Hey Doll! Teen-Tween Subscription Box for Girls

From $41.00 per box
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What You’ll Get: Let the self-care—and self-love—start flowing early for the teens and tweens in your life with Hey Doll!’s subscription box. Each package contains between three and five high-quality lifestyle items like nail polish, bath bombs, and fuzzy eye masks that provide motivation, direction, and support for girls as they navigate through a season of major personal change. There’s also an accompanying interactive website to help reinforce the #heydollstrong movement!

Shipping: The first box ships out between two and four business days of ordering. After that, the bi-monthly shipping schedule is December, February, April, June, August, and October.

Review: “The box was purchased for my best friend's daughter, who loved it!!!! Very nicely put together, quality items, theme and overall message. Highly recommend and will be purchasing again and looking forward to more boxes!!!” — Deependra S.


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Lil Readers Book Club

From $42.95 per box
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What You’ll Get: Encouraging a lifelong love of reading begins in early childhood, and there’s no better way to get started than with the Lil Readers Book Club. A children's monthly subscription box for ages 5-7, subscribers will receive three themed books, crafts, and more to help make reading exciting for the budding bookworm in their lives.

Shipping: Subscription boxes ship the week of the 20th each month.

Review: “You won't be disappointed. My daughter has fun learning every month with these!” — Tiffany D.


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Kids Crafts, Games, Recipes + More!

From $33.45 per box
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What You’ll Get: Ready to have a family dance party while getting crafty? The Craft + Boogie box provides seasonal crafts, playlists, recipes, games, and learning activities for kids ages 3-8 to encourage self-expression, boost self-esteem, and create special bonding moments in your home. What’s more, every purchase helps fund craft kits for children in foster care and families in need through a volunteer-run nonprofit organization.

Shipping: Boxes ship around the 25th of the month and renew monthly on the 10th.

Review: "Just 1 box in and already in love with the boxes! So much fun, interesting crafts, and imagination exploding everywhere! Highly recommend for parents to keep their kids busy and something new, gifts from grandparents, etc. Customer service is quick, attentive and friendly. I would give them 10 stars if I could!” — Jen P.