Building self-esteem and confidence in girls and young women is crucial for them to successfully navigate a world where the scales aren’t exactly tipped in their favor. Though plenty of progress has been made through the years, women are still not standing on equal footing.
So how can we help girls in our life to rise to these challenges and give them the tools they need to develop a positive self-image and plenty of confidence? Research shows that one way is to make it a priority and start celebrating all that makes them unique from the early ages right on up to the tween and teen stages.
A fun and simple way to take these first steps with your daughters, nieces or other young ladies in your life is with subscription boxes that help build and boost a girl’s confidence. Packing in unique goodies, plus activities that help you engage with each girl where she’s at, subscription boxes provide consistency that helps build confidence month after month. Here are some monthly subscription boxes designed specifically to help boost self-esteem, develop new skills and help girls make good decisions throughout their lives.
Price: Starts at $18.50
About the Box: Excite girls from a young age with the monthly GIRLS CAN! CRATE. Created for girls between the ages of 5-10, each crate honors the life of a fascinating historical woman by delivering a character trait to develop, play props, a 20-page activity book and 2-3 hands-on STEAM projects, all centered around the story of a unique female role model. Each box shows that with dedication and determination, it is possible to be and do anything!
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. within 3 business days after the 15th of every month
Price: Starts at $24.00
About the Box: The pre-teen ages offer a crucial opportunity to focus on avoiding self-doubt and building confidence. With the BOTI Box, which stands for "beautiful on the inside", that message gets out loud and clear. Each monthly box is curated around a theme of empowerment, sending positive affirmations about the power of inner beauty, along with fun, age-appropriate items, including bath and beauty products, jewelry, and fun girly accessories geared toward 8 to 12-year-olds.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 4th of the month
Price: Starts at $32.04
About the Box: On a mission to motivate teen girls aged 13-18, One Girl Inspired is a monthly subscription box that brings a thoughtful mix of products, including journals and personal development books to help create confident girls that know that hard work is the best way for them to accomplish their dreams and goals. Along with a healthy dose of encouragement, each box packs in fun gift items, like school supplies, beauty goodies and tech gadgets.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on or around the 4th of the month
Price: Starts at $39.95
About the Box: Confidence comes with taking challenges head on and realizing that you can do big things! Black Girl MATHgic is a monthly box that's all about making math fun, while strengthening skills in the fundamentals. Designed around different grade levels, each box sends a math activity booklet containing real-world math lessons and activities, along with educational extras and encouraging profiles of black women mathematicians.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. between the 8th-10th
Price: Starts at $24.00
About the Box: Brimming with trendy items handpicked to send an inspirational message, the iBbeautiful monthly subscription is great for any tween and teen girls. Sending 4-6 fun items in every box, all curated to send the message that every girl is beautiful in her own way, she'll unpack everything from stylish school gear and jewelry, to age-appropriate makeup and skincare products.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. in the last week of each month
Price: Starts at $27.00
About the Box: Perfect for pampering and empowering tweens, the Fairy Goal Mother is a monthly subscription box that's dedicated to inspiring confidence by making her feel bold and fresh. Delivering a thoughtfully curated mix of 5-7 top-quality items, each box brings an assortment of treats, like an uplifting read, bath and body care products, lip balm, face masks, journals and plenty of optimistic words!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 15th of every month
Price: Starts at $29.99
About the Box: A clever monthly subscription for clever teens, Girls-That-Make delivers a progressive curriculum of learning projects, where each project builds on the one that came before it. She'll learn all about circuits, electronics and programming with wearable tech projects, including hats, bracelets, bags and more. Great for ages 12 and up, each box includes 1 project, coordinating materials, and an easy-to-follow instruction booklet.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from Canada every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the month
Price: Starts at $17.33
About the Box: So many things go into building a girl's self-esteem, and Girl-a-Tude strives to do their part to help empower girls of all ages with a fun box packed with plenty of girl power. Sending a graphic tee sporting an inspirational message, along with themed gift items and a personalized note detailing the theme of the month, every box delivers motivation for girls to always have a can-do attitude.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 5th-7th of every month