Inspiring play, sparking the imagination and having fun -- this is what most of us want when looking for gifts for the kids in our lives. Luckily, no matter your child's age, we have a solution to your problem! We know just how much fun it is for kids to receive mail just for them. In fact, it's a surefire way to make any child feel special, so monthly subscription gift boxes are the gifts that keep on giving!
Curated by the pros for early explorers on up, kids subscription boxes are filled with all the things they love. From book boxes to STEM clubs, month-to-month subscriptions also offer a great opportunity for parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles to get in on the action and enjoy time with their special little ones. Read on for some of the best subscription boxes that make great gift ideas for kids!
The Best Monthly Gifts for Kids in 2020
Price: Starts at $17.99/month
What's Included: Elephant Books is a book subscription box dedicated to finding stories that will bring joy and connection to the littlest of readers. Catering to 2 different age groups, opt for the Board Book Package for 3 new books for kids aged 0-2, or the Picture Book Package for 2 picture books ideal for children 6 and under. And, for an extra special touch, each delivery is gift-wrapped and includes a personalized note just for them!
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. within 2-7 business days from receipt of order
Cost: Starts at $25.00/month
What's Included: Get the whole family involved with each monthly delivery of the We Craft Box. Designed for kids ages 3-9, the prep work is left to the pros, freeing up more time to make and create with the kids. Easy and stress-free, each monthly box is centered around a fun story and coordinating theme, bringing 2-3 fully prepared craft kits that contain all the necessary materials, supplies and step-by-steps to get right to the action!
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. in the 1st week of every month
Price: Starts at $24.95/month
What’s Included: Shipping out just 1 business day after ordering, Bitsbox makes a great last-minute gift for tech-curious kids. Designed for children between the ages of 6 and 12, this subscription service offers up a soft intro to coding. Available in 2 different options, choose the apps-only Basic or the apps+add-ins Deluxe box for fun and engaging basic app-building and coding projects, plus a toy, stickers and tattoos.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. within 1 business day of your order
Price: Starts at $19.98/month
What's Included: Learning gets a hands-on, crafty twist with Green Kids Crafts, a monthly box that brings DIY STEAM project kits made from eco-friendly and sustainably sourced materials. Offering one of the best ways to teach kids about science, choose the Junior box for early learners or the Discovery box for kids between 5-10 for a themed box with up to 6 activities and projects, complete with supplies and instructions.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. within 2 days of ordering, with renewals shipping around the 2nd week of the month
Price: Starts at $28.95/month
What’s Included: Head out on a science expedition with Club Scikidz Labs, a monthly box that ticks all the boxes when it comes to hands-on science gifts for kids. Perfect for parent-child or sibling bonding time, each themed box helps those 7+ to study all things slimy, crusty and smelly! Each box comes with mini science labs, experiments, an activity guide, and all the necessary materials and supplies.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. within 2 business days from ordering, with renewals shipping on the 26th of each month
Price: Starts at $39.95/month
What’s Included: Black Girl MATHgic is a valuable educational gift that aims to provide fundamental learning resources to one of the most underrepresented populations in STEM careers by helping girls of color develop math skills and exposing them to role models who look like them! Connect classroom fundamentals to the real world with a math activity booklet, 3-5 educational extras and a "Caring Adult Guide" offering tips and pointers.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. between the 8th-13th of every month
Price: Starts at $30.24/month
What’s Included: Stories of mermaids, monsters, pirates and more come to life with the Little Bookish Wardrobe. Each box delivers 1 imaginative, inspiring children's book, along with character-inspired costume pieces, accessories and arts and crafts, packing in hours of playtime fun. Combining the best of reading and pretend play, this gift helps littles enter a fantasy land of their own creation!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. in the 1st week of the month
Price: Starts at $24.99/month
What’s Included: No need to prepare a shopping list for kids craft time when Craft + Boogie does the job for you! A unique gift that promotes kids and parents crafting side-by-side, create an afternoon of togetherness with monthly craft kits themed around popular and lesser-known silly holidays. Each box brings 3-4 DIY projects, a coordinating Spotify playlist, themed snack recipes, party supplies and a board game for the whole family.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 1st of every month
Price: Starts at $16.99/month
What’s Included: From newborns to 12-year-olds, My First Reading Club is dedicated to sending age-appropriate books to kids in 5 distinct age ranges. Guided by a passion for reading and a desire to share that love with kids of all ages, each monthly box delivers 3-4 board books, hardcover picture books or chapter books, plus 1 age-appropriate activity book and a small gift for mom, too!
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. within 2 business days of ordering, with renewals shipping on the 1st of every month
Cost: Starts at $18.50/month
What's Included: Empowering, fearless and fun, a gift subscription to GIRLS CAN! CRATE packs in a powerful message that girls can be and do anything! Designed specifically for girls between the ages of 4-8, each mini mailer or full box honors the life of a historical female mentor, exploring success and determination by focusing on a useful character trait. Get 2-3 hands-on STEAM projects, a mix of play props and a coordinating activity book every month.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. within 3 business days after the 15th of each month
Cost: Starts at $22.00/month
What's Included: Celebrating all the goodness of this fun, mythical fandom, the Unicorn Dream Box is the perfect gift for anyone that loves colorful, glittery unicorn collectibles. Available in 3 different subscription tiers, unbox an assortment of whimsy and fun with between 4-15 (!) unicorn-themed goodies, including school supplies, bedroom decor, playsets and stickers.
Shipping: Gift orders ship worldwide from the U.S. within 1-2 business days, and subscriptions ship around the 15th
Price: Starts at $13.00/month
What’s Included: Believe it or not, slime can play a role in shaping mood, cognition and sensory processing, making it a fun and educational gift. From early learners to tweens and beyond, Slime stimulates all the senses -- sight, smell, touch and squish! Each themed box delivers an assortment of premium handcrafted slime in a rainbow of colors, along with additional add-ins, like treats, pins, plushies and more.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. in the 1st week of the month
Price: Starts at $22.00/month
What’s Included: Looking for a monthly subscription box that celebrates individuality while teaching lifelong skills to young girls? Find Your Wings by Fashion Angels is an age-appropriate beauty box that focuses on beauty, inside and out. A gift that will make her feel special each month, girls between the ages of 6-12 get a mix of DIY craft projects, sparkly school supplies, on-trend skincare and beauty items, and everyday accessories.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 4th of the month
Price: Starts at $24.99/month
What’s Included: Give the gift of a strong sense of self with the iBBeautiful box. No small task for tweens and teens, this monthly box centers on consistent, positive messaging that all girls can benefit from. Featuring themes like “Compare Yourself to No One Else,” get a mix of 4-6 trendy items, including bath, body and beauty products, stationery and school supplies, jewelry and, most importantly, powerful affirmations!
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. around the 20th of each month
Cost: Starts at $10.95/month
What's Included: Packed with plenty of color and variety, send a cuteness overload each month with Mrs. Grossman’s Sticker Club. Rainbows, flamingos, pinwheels, robots and more, each delivery features 15 or more themed sticker sheets that are perfect for sticking on all the things! From special foil sheets and sparkly sets, club members get in on everything from early releases to tried-and-true favorites.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. by the 4th of the month