Inspiring play, making memories and having fun -- this is what most of us want when looking for gifts for the kids in our lives. Luckily, no matter what age group you're searching for, the Cratejoy Marketplace has a gift box that's sure to be a hit.
In addition to supporting small businesses who make it their mission to create something fun and engaging for kids of all different ages, sending a little monthly mail is a surefire way to make any child feel special. A monthly subscription service is a gift that keeps on giving!
For early explorers on up, kids' subscription boxes are filled with everything from new books and collectibles to science expeditions and craft kits. 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.
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The Best Monthly Gifts for Kids in 2021
Price: Starts at $25.00/month
What's Included: One of the best subscription boxes out there to promote spending quality time with your favorite kiddos is the We Craft Box. Designed for kids ages 3-9 and ideal for siblings, leave the craft prepping to the pros and free up more time to make and create! Easy and stress-free, each monthly box centers around a fun story and a coordinating theme, bringing up to 4 craft kits complete with materials, supplies, and step-by-step instructions.
Shipping: Ships to the U.S. and to select countries starting on the 1st of the month
Price: Starts at $16.99/month
What’s Included: Dedicated to sending age-appropriate books to newborns on up to 12-year-olds, My First Reading Club helps to foster a love of reading while helping kids gain confidence and skill. The product of passionate readers, this book box is filled with a handpicked selection of board books, hardcover picture books, or chapter books, plus an 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
Price: Starts at $29.16/month
What’s Included: Make learning fun and exciting with each monthly delivery of The Preschool Box. Not only will your little ones get a head start to prepare for school success, but they'll develop the basic building blocks for learning through hands-on tasks, stickers, books and more. An instructional learning guide helps parents and caretakers teach them all about phonics, numbers, shapes and colors.
Shipping: Ships to the U.S. and select countries on the 6th of every month
Price: Starts at $16.95/month
What’s Included: With tons of 5-star ratings from happy subscribers, Bookroo is a book subscription box that arrives filled with carefully curated children's books -- either board books or picture books -- that are perfect for new readers and early learners between the ages of 0-6. Mindfully curated to include both classic and modern stories, their reading experts are so confident that your little bookworms will love their picks that they back it up with a satisfaction guarantee!
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. throughout the month depending on your order date
Price: Starts at $21.91/month
What's Included: Give the kiddos a hands-on craft experience with Green Kid Crafts, a monthly box that brings DIY STEAM projects made from eco-friendly and sustainably sourced materials. One of the best ways to teach kids about science through crafting and creating, Green Kid Crafts offers the Junior box for early learners or the Discovery box for kids between 5-10, for a themed box containing up to 6 activities that feature everything from backyard science to aviation.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. within 1-4 days of ordering, and then monthly thereafter
Price: Starts at $25.00/month
What’s Included: From stickers and stationery to school supplies and eclectic accessories, Chic & Unique is a fun, themed monthly subscription box with one-of-a-kind goodies that encourage your tweens to express themselves. An exciting gift that can help inspire young girls to find what makes them unique, each box brings an assortment of entertaining (and useful) products, all handpicked to let their true selves shine!
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. between the 18th-28th each month
Price: Starts at $29.92/month
What’s Included: A STEM club coupled with social and emotional literacy, the Superpower Academy is a unique gift that can help kids develop life skills that inspire real change, like leadership, resilience, courage and empathy! Each box brings "Secret Missions" that include hands-on and interactive projects, workbooks, and comics that help them build a growth mindset and develop a solid framework for positive decision-making skills.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. within 3 business days of ordering
Price: Starts at $18.00/month
What’s Included: Whether you opt for one month, three months, or more, give the joy of reading with the Reading Bug Box. Designed for 0-13 year olds, Reading Bug's experts make sure there's a constant flow of new reading material to help you grow a home library of colorful tales. Your little book lover will get a curated mix of 3-4 books (or 5-6 in the sibling box) that have been personalized to your child’s age, reading level, and interests.
Shipping: Ships to the U.S. and to select countries on the 20th of each month
Price: Starts at $13.00/month
What’s Included: No need to comb the aisles with shopping list in hand when you can add the Little Learners Busy Box to your cart and send it directly to their front door. Great for on-the-go toddlers (and their parents, too), each monthly box sends a mix of pre-prepped busy boxes, all packed in reusable containers, designed to create hours of hands-on, interactive play!
Shipping: Ships to the U.S. and to select countries between the 5th-8th of the month
Price: Starts at $36.50/month
What’s Included: Looking for a gift that will help kids disconnect from screens and tune into nature? Think Outside Boxes offer a fun monthly subscription that helps children learn basic outdoor survival skills, like navigation and fire-building, while packing their very own daypack with useful gear. Designed for kids 7+ years old, the first box sends a child-sized pack, a mix of gear, and a themed booklet that features guided educational activities and practical training!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. by the 5th or 15th every month, depending on your order date