With so many toys and video games on the market, it can be a challenge to find unique gifts for children that offer both entertainment and educational value. Receiving something in the mail is a great way to make any child feel special, and subscription boxes deliver the same delight month after month.
We’ve rounded up some of the best subscription boxes for kids that deliver fun surprises both kids and parents can enjoy.
Price: Starts at $25.00/month
What You’ll Get: ComicCrate is on a mission to "turn reluctant readers into reading superheroes"! Choose between 2 subscription options, depending on age and reading level, and get a monthly box packed with 6 new comic books, all handpicked by comic-loving parents. It’s a simple way to make learning how to read plenty of fun.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. every 2-3 days throughout the month
Price: Starts at $14.99/month
What You’ll Get: “Just one more chapter!” If this is a familiar bedtime refrain from the kids in your house, it’s time to get in on Owl Post Books. Available for 3 different age groups, from early learners to tweens, this monthly book box sends 1-3 books, depending on the selected level, along with a themed toy, all in a fun box designed to be colored in.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. between the 1st-4th of the month
Price: Starts at $10.00/month
What You’ll Get: Kyoki’s Slime subscription box is one of the most unique gifts for kids, delivering a wide variety of slime right to the front door. The themed monthly box can contain any type of slime from floa and cloud slime to butter or jelly cube slime! Each box also includes some extras like candy or charms, plus slime care instructions and a packet of borax to whip up a batch of homemade slime.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. during the last week of the month
Price: Starts at $19.95/month
What You’ll Get: If you know a little someone who happens to be very into the unicorn fandom, then they’ll be dying to get their hands on the Unicorn Dream Box. Catering to all things unicorny, this subscription is available in 2 levels and delivers 3-9 unicorn-themed items including makeup, stationery, decor and a special sweet treat in every box.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 15th-18th of each month
Price: Starts at $18.50/month
What You’ll Get: Designed for girls between the ages of 4-8, the GIRLS CAN! CRATE monthly subscription aims at inspiring young girls and showing them that it’s possible to be and do anything. Each month’s crate celebrates the life of an amazing historical woman, sending a 20-page activity book, 2-3 hands-on STEAM activities, a trait to develop and fun play props.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. shortly after the 15th of every month
Price: Starts at $29.95/month
What You’ll Get: The Wonder Crate seeks to show each child the superhero within through activities that inspire leadership and activism. Available in 3 different subscription levels, each delivers books, activities and conversation cards that help children to navigate the world positively and constructively. Help kids learn that good is not a thing you are; it’s a thing you do!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 15th of the month
Price: Starts at $9.99/month
What You’ll Get: Have you been trying to inspire your tween to pick up a book instead of their phone or a video game controller? Give them a gentle push with the Kids BookCase Club that sends 3 new hardcover, age-appropriate books directly to them each month. Each book is specifically selected to spark their imagination and hopefully show them that the world they can create in their mind is as intriguing as the world they see on the screen.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 1st of the month
Price: Starts at $12.99/month
What You’ll Get: Many girls love playing dress-up and creating their own fairy tales. The Fairy Bag monthly subscription helps girls add fun, age-appropriate jewelry and accessories to their dress-up wardrobe. Choose from 2 different subscription options, for ages 4-6 or ages 7-10, each sending 4-5 high-quality accessories like bracelets, headbands, bows, play nails, necklaces and more!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 17th-21st each month
Price: Starts at $29.99/month
What You’ll Get: With the We Craft Box, each month will deliver some quality craft time with your kids. Every box sends out 2-3 fully prepared crafts, so just open the box and you’ll be ready to roll. With the prep-work already done, craft time will be stress-free and on your terms, making it simple and straightforward to get right to crafting and making fun memories with the kiddos.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 1st of every month
Price: Starts at $29.95/month
What You’ll Get: Let your kids in your life unpack the wonders of the world around them with the Kid Wonder monthly subscription. Designed for kids ages 3-6, each monthly box brings an educational booklet and 5 activity kits for crafts, projects and games. From outer space to dinos, the act of learning will excite and inspire with a fun new theme every month.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. on the 4th of the month
Price: Starts at $12.95/month
What You’ll Get: The ultimate in monthly sticker subscription boxes, Mrs. Grossman’s Sticker Club is where it’s at. Featuring 15 or more themed sticker sheets in every box, get in on everything from early releases to tried-and-true favorites. Special foil and sparkle sheets ensure this box adds a little extra shine to your kid’s day.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. by the 4th of the month
Price: Starts at $24.99/month
What You’ll Get: If you’re searching for personalized, educational gift boxes for children, Learning Crates has you covered. Curated around each individual child’s favorite subjects and hobbies, each month’s box features 7-10 items including lots of book, plenty of hands-on activities, and engaging experiments. It’s a gift that helps them learn and grow.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 10th of each month
Price: Starts at $32.99/month
What You’ll Get: The Little Bookish Wardrobe combines the best of reading and imaginative play each month. Delivering 1 engaging book to read, along with character-inspired costume pieces and arts and crafts, there are plenty of hours of play time fun in every box. Each box presents the opportunity for your kids to read and explore their imaginations.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. in the 1st week of every month
Price: Starts at $25.00/month
What You’ll Get: The Em and Liz Box is determined to send the magic of girlhood month after month. Each month’s themed subscription box delivers 4-6 high-quality products including beauty products, crafts and accessories. Every box also includes 2 sheets of custom stationery and the new surPRIZE pod, a nostalgic take on classic gumball machine toys.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. between the 25th-31st of every month
Price: Starts at $14.00/month
What You’ll Get: Receiving letters in the mail just for you is a delightful experience, and even more so for kids. Snail Mail for Kids is a unique subscription box for kids that delivers the joy of receiving mail every week! Each week's delivery includes a new story-telling letter from Sunny the Mail Snail about cool animal facts, fun adventures, and geography lessons -- plus, the first delivery includes a Sunny stuffed animal, a letterbox, and a wall poster! A great subscription that makes any child feel extra special!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. within a week after orders are placed