Children are the future! And if we want to invest in them, we need to be conscious of how we are interacting with the little ones. Play is essential for cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development in kids.
We’ve rounded up 15 gift boxes for kids that are sure to promote one-on-one time with your children in fun, educational ways. Instead of getting them an electronic as a gift, why not think inside the box and get them a monthly gift subscription?
Price: Starts at $59.97/3 months
What You’ll Get: Every month each box is filled with premium-quality board books, age-appropriate toys and gifts that encourage development, and new activity ideas. Perfect for babies and toddlers to build a love for learning.
Shipping: Ships only within United States
1. Hoppi Box
Price: Starts at $75/quarterly
What You’ll Get: Every three months you will receive expert-curated toys that are tailored to your child’s age and development. All the toys are eco-friendly and are guaranteed to keep your little one very happy.
Shipping: Ships only within United States; free shipping
Price: Starts at $39.99/mo.
What You’ll Get: A monthly subscription box with learning materials in English and Spanish to help your children enhance their bilingual development. Each box included 4-6 educational materials and at least 3 educational activities for bilingual learning.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the last day of every month.
Price: Starts at $19.95/mo.
What You’ll Get: New monthly code projects for kids! Each box includes progressively thought-provoking instructions to help them code an app for a real device. It’s perfect for kids aged 6-12 who want an immersive glimpse into the fabulous world of programming.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from United States around the 21st of each month.
Price: Starts at $4.95/mo.
What You’ll Get: Monthly shipments of stickers in unique and exclusive designs along with printables, postcard/coloring page combo, and more! Plus, there are options for both the kiddos and adults.
Shipping: Rolling shipping dates, check listing for more details.
Price: Starts at $35/mo.
What You’ll Get: Each box includes 2 hand-picked books and 1-2 activities to help expand your kid’s cultural awareness. Every month has a new theme based on a geographic region and a universal theme like food, music, or sports.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from United States on the 15th of each month.
Price: Starts at $17/mo.
What You’ll Get: A monthly shipment of brand-name and popular toys that are sure to be a hit with the little ones. Simply choose whether you’d like toys curated for boys or girls and you’ll receive 4-6 new items every month! Boxes are geared for kids ages 3-10.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from U.S. between the 20th-23rd of each month.
Price: Starts at $25/mo.
What You’ll Get: This monthly box combines the whimsy and fun of crafting with the greater cause of teaching kids about the importance of giving back. After each craft is completed you’ll send it back to be donated to a child in need. Each box includes craft material, instructions, and a pre-paid return shipping envelope.
Shipping: Only ships within United States
Price: Starts at $24.95/mo.
What You’ll Get: Compass Crate is designed to encourage kids to explore and enjoy nature. Each monthly adventure kit includes 6 activities based around a different theme, perfect for kids ages 4-10.
Shipping: Only ships within United States; free shipping!
Price: Starts at $39.95/mo.
What You’ll Get: Every box includes educational goodies to motivate and engage your child’s growing mind. Activities include learning challenges and hands-on learning materials all chosen by certified teachers. MyEduCrate is recommended for children ages 6-11.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from United States on the 20th of each month.
Price: Starts at $34.95/mo.
What You’ll Get: STEM Reads Book Club is a monthly subscription that helps introduce children to different topics in science, technology, engineering, and math. Each box includes at least 2 kid-friendly books, fun, customized learning activities, and a related surprise. This monthly box is recommended for children aged 4-8.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from United States by the 10th of the month.
11. Creation Crate
Price: Starts at $29.99/mo.
What You’ll Get: If your child loves puzzles, LEGO, and building things this is the box for them! Each monthly box includes educational projects to help teach kids how to build electronics. Recommended for children aged 12+.
Shipping Details: Ships worldwide from Canada
Price: Starts at $29.95/mo.
What You’ll Get: Each box delivers fun, simple activities designed to kickstart your child’s brain and get them ready to learn. Activities included focus on phonics skills, number recognition, sorting and more. Choose from subscriptions for 1 or 2 kids.
Shipping Details: Only ships within United States on the 6th of every month.
13. Surprise Ride — Starting at $20.95/month
Price: Starts at $20.95/mo.
What You’ll Get: This monthly kids box delivers pre-planned activities—and all of their necessary materials—right to your door step. Each activity covers a different theme and includes a book and a snack. Surprise Ride is perfect for kids aged 6-11.
Shipping: Only ships within United States; your first box ships immediately and on the 7th of each month thereafter.
14. Veggie Buds Club
Price: Starts at $19/mo.
What You’ll Get: Veggie Buds is a subscription box with hands-on educational activities that also helps teach kids to love eating their veggies. Each box includes a packet of seeds and veggie-related activities like arts and crafts projects, kid-friendly recipes, science experiments, and more.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 2nd-5th of each month.
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