28 Unique Gift Ideas for Kids They'll Tell All Their Friends About

Are you looking for great gifts for little ones? Skip the trip to a mainstream store and no need to cruise Amazon endlessly for a gift they probably already have — you’ll find everything you’re looking for right here! Whether you need birthday gifts, Christmas gifts, or unique gifts to simply make kiddos feel special, subscription boxes are a novel way to wow any child on your shopping list.

Why a subscription box? First of all, there are so many to choose from. Whether the child you’re shopping for is a 5-year-old into dinos, a 7-year-old into Disney, or a 10-year-old into crafts...there’s a subscription box of the coolest finds they’ll definitely be telling their friends about. Plus, subscription boxes are the perfect gift idea if you live far away and can’t see the kiddos in person. There’s no better way to tell a niece, nephew, or grandkid “I love you” from afar than to send a monthly reminder in the mail.

At Cratejoy, we've got fun gifts for kids of all ages covered, from subscription boxes of girly goodies to board games to building kits and beyond. If you’re shopping for your own kiddos, your friends’ little ones, or maybe a child’s classmate, our collection of the best gifts for kids is full of finds they'll want to play with, show off, and share with all their peers.

Read on for our Gift Guide of 28 exciting kids gifts.

28 Totally Fun Gift Ideas for Kiddos


Em and Liz: Magic of Girlhood Box

From $24.25 per box
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Mermaids, unicorns, and magic, oh my! Invite sparkle into a little girl’s life with the Em and Liz box, thoughtfully curated around a whimsical, wonderful theme. Think fashion accessories, age-appropriate makeup, crafts, and more girly goodies!

This Gift Is Perfect For: Girly girls age 4-10

What Subscribers Are Saying: "My daughter looks forward to receiving this box every month. I'm pretty sure I look forward to it as much or maybe even more than she does. :) Absolutely delightful!!" -Bronwyn


Green Kid Crafts STEAM Box

From $28.00 per box
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Science-minded whiz kids will find this box fascinating! Founded by a Scientist-mom, each themed box is thoughtfully curated with 4-6 STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities, plus a 12-page magazine to engage curious kids. It’s perfect for summer learning, homeschooling, and screen-free fun (no gadgets needed!).

This Gift Is Perfect For: Scientists in the making, ages 2-10.

What Subscribers Are Saying: "My kids loved their Weather Science box. The theme of the box was very timely because we are going over the weather in our homeschooling lessons. They both loved building and decorating the weather station kit and recording the daily weather. The cloud finder craft was super cute and the windsock project was also a hit. I liked that there were lessons on how to use it to record wind speed. Super fun, super educational." -Allison


Little Learners Busy Box

From $13.50 per box
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Developed by a former educator and homeschooling mom of 3 kids, Little Learners Busy Box builds motor skills and more for preschool-age kids. It’s 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!

This Gift Is Perfect For: Curious 2- to 4-year-old boys and girls.

What Subscribers Are Saying: "My friend's daughter loves this box. She's been busy at the crafts and made sure to pack the ones she didn't get to yet for their road trip. She's only 3, so she must be pretty impressed. If I had my own kids, I'd definitely subscribe monthly. I'll be keeping it in mind for future gift ideas though" -Kristen



From $38.67 per box
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Talk about the building blocks for success. Brickbox includes LEGO sets so little builders can build castles, fortresses, war vehicles...you name it. Each box includes a buildable set, figures, shirts or accessories, and of course blocks to add to their collection.

This Gift Is Perfect For: LEGO-obsessed little ones (and maybe big kids, too).

What Subscribers Are Saying: "My son looks forward to getting his box in the mail each month. He seems to like that they’re themed and have items he would normally get when choosing a LEGO set. He asks me throughout the entire month when his box is coming. It’s nice to see his excitement each month. I recommend this box for true LEGO lovers." -Jena


Toy Box Monthly - Kids Toy Subscription

From $28.33 per box
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Every month, deliver the latest, greatest, and hard-to-find toys from the brands kids love for one awesome price. Boxes could include Star Wars figurines, LEGO kits, Disney, you name it! It’ll be a surprise in every box!

This Gift Is Perfect For: Boys and girls of all ages who love a surprise.

What Subscribers Are Saying: "I got this for my son who is 7 yrs old. Unexpectedly, there were a couple of his FAVORITE toys in the box. Great selection, and fast delivery. Thanks!!" -Amanda


One Girl Inspired

From $33.87 per box
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Here’s a fun way for tweens and teens to develop their unique identity. This monthly subscription box for girls delivers confidence-boosting goodies like journals, personal development workbooks, school supplies, beauty products, and uplifting accessories to bring out their best versions of themselves.

This Gift Is Perfect For: Teen and tween girls.

What Subscribers Are Saying: "My 11 year old daughter absolutely LOVES these boxes! She feels inspired, grown up and it brings her joy! We love One Girl Inspired!!!" -Aubrey


My First Reading Club

From $17.99 per box
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Filled with a mix of board books, hardcover picture books, or chapter books based on a child’s age or skill level, plus an activity book for extra fun, My First Reading Club develops a love of learning and reading in kids of all ages. Even better, each box includes something for Mom, making it a great way to treat your friend or family member at the same time.

This Gift Is Perfect For: Newborns to tweens! There’s a box available for all ages.

What Subscribers Are Saying: " I am so happy that I picked My First Reading Club for my granddaughters. They are so excited when the books come. The books are very age appropriate and of very good quality." -Janice


STEM Discovery Boxes - STEM Science for Kids

From $24.95 per box
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Keep young minds growing and exploring with STEM Discovery Boxes. Each delivery includes all the supplies needed for three experiments that teach skills related to science, technology, engineering, and math. It’s the perfect pick for kids that love a challenge...and learning through doing.

This Gift Is Perfect For: 7-year-olds to 12-year-olds.

What Subscribers Are Saying: "Definitely kid tested and approved. We got this for our grandkids. My granddaughter is a S.T.E.M student so this was right up her alley. They had the best time with the kit! They can’t wait until the next one comes!!" -Kimberly


The Kids Craft: Monthly DIY Kids Crafts Box (Ages 3-9)

From $35.99 per box
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Sure, this is a gift for crafty kids. It also doubles as a gift for their mom or dad! It includes everything kids need to complete a project on their own, so there’s no need for parents to run to the store. Everything is included in the box! It’s all fun, no stress, and lets kids create something fabulous they’ll be proud about.

This Gift Is Perfect For: Kids ages 3-9.

What Subscribers Are Saying: " I ordered this subscription boxes for my two nieces (4 & 7). I got them a 3 month subscription for Christmas. They are over the moon each month with the new craft project to do. There is enough in the box for both of them to be creative. Such a fun gift and will plan to extend for other upcoming events. Highly recommend!" -Jess


Petite Princess Box

From $20.00 per box
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Every little princess deserves to dress in accordance with her title, and the Petite Princess Box delivers everything she needs to look the part of royalty! Each box includes four themed accessories like tiaras, hair accessories, and more to make her feel every bit the pretty princess.

This Gift Is Perfect For: Little girls that love playing dress up!

What Subscribers Are Saying: "My daughter was so happy to receive her first Petite Princess box. Each item was carefully selected to fit the unique theme. All items are of great quality and well worth the value of this box. Individually these items would have been way more than this subscription. Looking forward to our next box. *Bonus points because the box is pink too." -Selina


Junior Whisks- Kids Cooking/Baking Subscription Box

From $29.99 per box
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Why just give a gift when you can give the gift of learning a lifelong skill? Junior Whisks delivers a kid-friendly cooking class every month, including all dry ingredients, a recipe card, a new kitchen tool every month, and instructions. It’s a great way for kids to gain kitchen confidence and have fun along the way!

This Gift Is Perfect For: Any kid curious about learning how to cook.

What Subscribers Are Saying: "I love this crate! My youngest wanted to get in the kitchen more and this box is amazing. We made a drawer for their gadgets to be stored and I am impressed with the quality of items and the challenge level of the recipes." -Shirley


Reading Bug Box for Babies & Toddlers

From $18.00 per box
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Selecting great books for picky little ones isn’t always easy. That’s where Reading Bug Box comes in handy. Hand-picked by the expert staff of an independent children’s bookstore, the books included in each box are personalized to a child’s age, interests, and reading level, making it perfectly suited to any child you’re giving a gift to.

This Gift Is Perfect For: Reluctant readers at any age level.

What Subscribers Are Saying: "Our boys LOVE the books selected for them! One of the best curated subscription boxes we have tried. The books are age appropriate for the two boys (4 and 7), including early reader books. The subjects are SPOT on to what our boys love, and there are always a few little extras that really make this box special. We have been enjoying this with our library closed and have absolutely loved it! Highly recommended, you won’t be disappointed! " -Terra


The Preschool Box

From $42.95 per box
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Help a preschooler or kindergartener get ready to love learning! The Preschool Box is full of fun, hands-on activities that teach phonics, counting, writing, and more to gear kids up for their first days of school.

This Gift Is Perfect For: Preschoolers and kindergarteners age 3-6.

What Subscribers Are Saying: "I wish I could give more than 5 stars. My daughter was so excited to learn and do all of the activities. Everything is perfectly organized and explained on what to have your child do. I love this so much!! " -Shandelle


Unicorn Dream BOX | 6-9 items

From $36.00 per box
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Make her unicorn dreams come true with the Unicorn Dream Box. Packed with magical unicorn-themed finds (and maybe a sprinkling of pixie dust) each and every box will wow a young lady and give her plenty to tell her friends about.

This Gift Is Perfect For: Little girls who are Unicorn lovers!

What Subscribers Are Saying: "This is beyond awesome. My 8 year old unwraps each item and squeals with delight! She then presents them to us, noting reasons why each item is precious. A unicorn lover's must have!" -Cheryl


MEL Chemistry — Science Experiments Subscription Box for Kids DIY Educational Kit Learning & Education Toys for Boys and Girls STEM Projects Ages 10+

From $29.99 per box
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Here’s a fabulous way to disguise learning as a whole lot of fun. MEL Science brings engaging science experiments directly to your door...and yes, they’re totally safe, easy, and make discovering science irresistible for little ones (and probably their parents, too!).

This Gift Is Perfect For: Kids ages 5-14 who love learning and are serious about science.

What Subscribers Are Saying: "This is without doubt, the best chemistry kit available. It is an incredibly rich way for pupils to experience real chemistry and not just stare at a screen to see this magical subject. I cannot recommend it highly enough" -Daniel


Unicorn Fun Box!

From $16.67 per box
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Here’s a surefire way to put a smile on a unicorn-obsessed little one’s face. The Unicorn Fun Box is jam-packed with magical unicorn goodness, plus a storybook insert to bring these mystical creatures to life. And, each box is designed to promote self-worth and happy feelings, making it a perfect gift for strong women in the making.

This Gift Is Perfect For: Unicorn lovers of all ages!

What Subscribers Are Saying: "Big hit as a holiday gift!! 6 years old, Looooooved it!

Will absolutely order again in the future." -Trisha


Your Fam Box

From $33.00 per box
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Toys, toys, and more toys! This subscription box of surprises gives kids something special to look forward to every month. Select by age and gender for the best gift, guaranteed.

This Gift Is Perfect For: Kids ages 2-9 who love toys...and surprises!

What Subscribers Are Saying: "Love, love, love the toy boxes I'm receiving from Your Fam Box, My two kids get so excited opening up their monthly surprise. It's like Christmas to them every month. Amazing value and good assortment of brand name toys." -Jonathan


Gaming Guru (Monthly)

From $29.99 per box
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Bye boredom. Hello Boardom! This monthly subscription box engages an entire family with new and exciting board games they can all play together during family game night. So, it’s not just a gift for your grandkid, niece, or nephew...it’s the gift of family bonding for the entire gang!

This Gift Is Perfect For: Competitive kids ages 8 and up (and their family).

What Subscribers Are Saying: "I've sent a year's worth of games to my daughter's family --and each one has been unique, fun, challenging, and just right for this game-crazy group! The service, quality, and diversity have been incredible, and I can't recommend this company highly enough!" -Louise


DIY Kids Crafts Kit – Award Winning Kids Art and Craft Box

From $30.00 per box
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Give the gift of creativity! This award-winning monthly kids crafts delivery gives 4 or more coordinating crafts, photo directions, and all the materials needed. Even better, there’s enough supplies provided in the kit so it can be shared between two crafters, making it ideal for siblings, play dates, or a bit of parent-child bonding.

This Gift Is Perfect For: Crafty kids ages 3-9.

What Subscribers Are Saying: "We received our first We Craft Box and LOVED it!! The crafts were fun to make, with clear instructions, and the materials were superior quality! So happy I ordered!!" -Sharon