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

1. GIRLS CAN! CRATE

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Price: Starts at $18.50

About the Gift Box: Each GIRLS CAN! CRATE is designed to inspire girls between the ages of 5-10, and show them that with dedication and determination, it is possible for them to be and do anything! Every monthly crate honors the life of a fascinating woman from history, delivering the unique story of a role model, along with a character trait that they can work to develop, play props, a 20-page activity book and 2-3 hands-on STEAM activities.

Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. within 3 business days after the 15th of every month

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2. Learning Crates

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Price: Starts at $22.07

About the Gift Box: Personalized to every child, Learning Crates is a monthly educational subscription that is focused on making literacy and learning fun. Curated around each individual child’s grade level, favorite subjects, hobbies and interests, every month’s box is packed with value, featuring 7-10 items including a slew of reading and activity books, small learning toys and simple experiments.

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

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3. Bitsbox

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Price: Starts at $24.95

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

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4. Wonder Crate

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Price: Starts at $25.47

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

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5. Hoppi Box

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Price: Starts at $66.00

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

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6. My Paper Box for Kids

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Price: Starts at $20.42

About the Gift Box: Beautifully designed and full of fun, My Paper Box for Kids delivers themed monthly boxes brimming with paper goodies, including activity books, coloring pages, personalized cards to send snail mail to loved ones, stickers, art supplies and more. Using one-of-a-kind personalized stationery products, each box delivers educational activities that help promote creativity, learning and generosity.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 28th of each month

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7. Groovy Lab in a Box

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Price: Starts at $24.95

About the Gift Box: One of the best gifts to help kids learn about all the STEM subjects is the Groovy Lab in a Box. Kids 8 years old and up can develop their science, technology, engineering and math skills through hands-on experiments specifically designed to blend scientific inquiry with the engineering design process. Unpack all the necessary supplies and let your kids and tweens have a blast through problem solving and invention.

Shipping: Ship to select countries from the U.S. around the 30th of the month

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8. Cultivate Kindness Box

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Price: Starts at $22.99

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

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9. Tiny Humans Read

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Price: Starts at $17.99

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

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10. Little Global Citizens

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Price: Starts at $32.80

About the Gift Box: Little Global Citizens offers a uniquely fun way to expand kids' horizons by helping them explore the world. Each thoughtfully curated box acts as a passport around the globe for kids ages 3 to 8, and features 1-2 cultural games, 2-4 craft activities, a keepsake book, a recipe and a themed dinner party idea, 1 souvenir and a Children's Guide, all designed to teach them about different countries and cultures.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. at the end of the month

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11. The Clay Box

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Price: Starts at $22.00

About the Gift Box: Promote sibling bonding or spending time with friends with The Clay Box. A unique monthly subscription that's designed by a professional art teacher to deliver hands-on fun and help kids develop their fine motor skills, each box delivers a new clay project, along with everything needed to create their one-of-a-kind sculpture, including an illustrative step-by-step guide.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 15th of every month

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12. Bookakery Boxes

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Price: Starts at $27.66

About the Gift Box: Merge the fun of books and baking with Bookakery Boxes. A monthly subscription that's all about learning new skills and making memories in the kitchen, each themed box delivers 1 hardcover picture book, 1 practical baking tool, kid-friendly recipe cards and an additional project or activity that fits with the theme. Choose to throw in a few extras with add-ons like recipe binders or aprons.

Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. around the 20th of each month

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13. Green Kid Crafts

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Price: Starts at $17.95

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

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14. Superpower Academy

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Price: Starts at $28.75

About the Gift Box: Superpower Academy lets any kid don their cape and mask and search inside themselves for that superhero strength we all have. In fact, what makes superheroes so appealing is that they’re just regular people who make themselves extraordinary. Each monthly box delivers fun-filled projects, comics, workbooks and surprise extras that help inspire every child to develop the skills needed to be a real-life superhero.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S.

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15. Little Minds Learning Box

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Price: Starts at $23.79

About the Gift Box: The best educational toys are those that get kids involved so that they can learn by doing. With the Little Minds Learning Box, each seasonally themed monthly delivery brings 20+ fun activities, including everything from crafts and games, to direction-following activities and useful book recommendations. Every box focuses on helping children to develop gross and fine motor skills, while learning about math and science.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. by the 25th of the month

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