15 Educational Gifts for Kids That Don't Feel Like Learning

When searching for gift ideas for children, we know it’s important to find something that delivers both entertainment and educational value. Here at the Cratejoy marketplace, we’ve got plenty of monthly subscription boxes for kids of all ages that fit that bill.

Monthly educational gift boxes bring engaging activities that provide hours of fun, all with the added bonus of showing up at the front door as a welcome surprise! Kids will be thrilled to come home to a package waiting just for them, and then open it up to find everything from science kits, problem-solving activities and educational toys.

All kids are natural learners, so let them dive into a gift that delivers hands-on learning fun! To make the search for that perfect gift even easier, we’ve put together a gift guide of our favorite educational gifts for kids.

Fun Educational Gifts for Kids



From $24.95 per box
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About the Gift Box: Finally, there’s a way for older kids to get some quality screen time with Bitsbox, a monthly subscription that allows them to create and build apps themselves. Geared towards kids ages 6-12, it is available in either a digital format or in a Basic or Deluxe box delivered in the mail. Each box enhances critical thinking by bringing thought-provoking app-building projects, along with add ins like toys, stickers and tattoos in every Deluxe subscription.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. shortly after receipt of order


Wonder Crate (Ages 7-11)

From $28.91 per box
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About the Gift Box: Supply the building blocks of empathy, leadership and activism with a gift subscription to the Wonder Crate. Available in 3 different subscription levels, each box strives to help kids learn that good is not a thing you are; it’s a thing you do! Help them unleash the superhero within by creating a mindset that's all about growth through books, activities and conversation cards that help guide children to be positive and constructive.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 15th of the month


Hoppi Box

From $66.00 per box
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About the Gift Box: Perfect for any kid who wants Christmas and birthdays to be all about toys, the Hoppi Box is a quarterly toy subscription that's dedicated to bringing your little ones only the highest quality toys on the market. Expertly selected to promote imagination, curiosity and hand-eye coordination, each box is curated to bring eco-friendly, sustainable toys that are tailored to each child's age to assist them in reaching their developmental milestones.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. by the 20th of the month


Cultivate Kindness Box

From $15.99 per box
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About the Gift Box: Despite what some might believe, kindness is something that needs to be learned. Teach the kids in your life that kind is an action word with the Cultivate Kindness Box. Centered around a new cause or charity each month, get the ultimate kindness starter kit packed with a 'kindness activity' to support the featured cause, 1-2 special gift items, and plenty of printables, including kindness party planner printables to spread the compassionate fun around.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. between the 1st-3rd of each month


Sibling Box (mixed age books for 0-8 yrs)

From $30.00 per box
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About the Gift Box: Learning the ABCs and developing a love for reading starts young! Give the gift of bedtime stories and share the joy of everyday reading with Tiny Humans Read, a monthly book box that's designed for babies and kids ages 0-8. Choose the Tiniest Human Box for 3 board books, the Tiny Human Box for 2 picture books, or the Sibling Box for a mix of 1 board book and 2 picture books, to send silly stories and whimsical tales to get them reading at the earliest opportunity!

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on or around the 18th of the month after you subscribe


DIY Kids STEM & Crafts Kit – Award Winning Kids Science and Art Box

From $28.95 per box
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About the Gift Box: A best seller for a reason, the Green Kids Crafts monthly box is designed for kids aged 2-10. Passionately committed to inspiring kids, while being a conscientious and sustainable subscription, each box is packed with products and supplies that are carbon-neutral and eco-friendly. Featuring up to 6 fun activities, lessons and DIY projects in every box, give a great gift that delivers creatively engaging STEAM craft and learning projects.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. within 1 week of receipt of order