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The Top 10 Subscription Boxes for Kids

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Looking for the best monthly subscription boxes for kids? This top 10 list won’t steer you wrong! (And you might also like this list of the best subscription boxes for toddlers!)

best monthly subscription boxes for kids

Are you looking for unique non-toy gift ideas for Christmas or birthdays? One unique idea you might consider is monthly subscription boxes for kids!

My kids LOVE getting monthly subscription boxes, because it means they’ll get fun snail mail packages every month all year long!

Here are the best monthly subscription boxes for kids that our family has loved and/or my readers have highly recommended…

Kiwico subscription box for kids

1. KiwiCo

KiwiCo is a monthly subscription service that offers kid’s educational projects, crafts, and activities on different themes. You can get a subscription for as low as $16.95 per month for the box — including shipping. This box will include 2-3 projects, all the materials to complete those projects, plus hands-on learning activities and more!

They offer monthly crate subscriptions for various ages: Koala Crate is for ages 3-4, Kiwi Crate is for ages 4-8, Tinker Crate is for ages 8-14+, and Doodle Crate is for ages 9-16+.

Our family LOVES KiwiCo and our kids have been receiving KiwiCo subscriptions as gifts for many years now! I highly recommend it. You can check out my honest review of KiwiCo for more information + get a coupon code for 40% off your first box.

Creative Girls Club Photo Frame and Dream Catcher Craft Kits

2. Annie’s Creative Girls Club

Annie’s Creative Girls Club is a monthly subscription box for kids that I only recently discovered.

Annie’s recently sent me a craft box to check out, and I was SO impressed with everything you get for the price. It would be such a perfect gift for a young child who is really creative or loves craft projects!

Each monthly box comes with two craft kits and there is a nice variety of crafts including painting, beading, stitching, paper crafting, jewelry making, and much more!

When you shop through this link, you’ll get an exclusive 80% off your first box — which makes each craft kit just $1.99 + shipping!

ipsy subscription box

3. ipsy

ipsy sends you a Glam Bag with five beauty products each month for $10 shipped. The five products are personalized to your preferences and profile, and you usually get at least 1-2 full size products.

This one has been a HUGE hit with our daughter Kaitlynn over the past year. She’s a little bit older and loves all things fashion and style, so she has had so much fun trying out the latest and greatest brands of cosmetics each month.

Little Passports subscription box

4. Little Passports

Little Passports creates award-winning subscriptions for kids that inspire them to learn about the world. They offer a variety of fun and engaging options for children ages 3-13 with several different payment plans.

There are four different subscriptions to choose from: Early Explorers, World Edition, USA Edition, or Science Expeditions.

Little Passports is one of the first subscription boxes my kids ever tried and they loved it! Although we haven’t used it in many years, I’ve heard it’s still just as great and many of our readers highly recommend it.

Kidpik monthly subscription boxes for kids

5. Kidpik

Kidpik is a personalized style service for young girls sizes 4-14. Think Stitch Fix, but for kids! If you have a pre-teen interested in fashion, this might be a great gift idea!

When you sign up for Kidpik, your child will receive a monthly custom fashion box of head-to-toe outfits. (You can also choose to only receive the box once or twice per season.) There are four general styles to choose from: girly, classic, trendy, or active.

Each box delivers 8 high quality items: 5 pieces of apparel, shoes, accessory, and free gift. This equates to a total of two to three head-to-toe outfit choices.

The best part? You only pay for what you decide to keep. Everything else can be returned for free. There is NO membership, styling, or shipping fee. It’s 100% commitment-free! And if you decide to keep the entire box, you get 30% off — which equates to paying about $12 per item.

Raddish Kids best subscription boxes for kids

6. Raddish Kids

Raddish Kids is a monthly cooking club for kids. Each kit comes with 3 recipes, a quality kid-sized kitchen tool, a creative kitchen project, a monthly collectible, 3 culinary skill lessons, and a complete grocery list.

With these monthly hands-on cooking kits, kids get to build their own cookbooks, try new foods, and gain important life skills in the kitchen.

If you have a child who loves to help out in the kitchen, Raddish Kids might be a really unique gift idea!

Green Kid Crafts box

7. Green Kid Crafts

Green Kid Crafts is a monthly subscription service that delivers a monthly box of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) kits that spark the imagination and encourage discovery & learning in kids ages 2-10.

Each box comes with step-by-step instructions for 4-8 STEAM projects, a 12-page magazine, and eco-friendly materials to complete all of the projects.

Green Kid Crafts offers four different subscription boxes to choose from: Junior Discovery for ages 2-4, Discovery for ages 5-10, Literary Discovery that includes a book upgrade, and Sibling Discovery that has two sets of projects for siblings.

Groovy Lab in a Box

8. Groovy Lab in a Box

Groovy Lab in a Box is a monthly subscription service for kids ages 8+ that delivers a box full of everything needed to learn about and do hands-on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) experiments.

The idea behind this box is that kids are natural engineers. It encourages kids to have fun while developing problem solving and critical thinking skills.

Each Groovy Lab in a Box includes a 20+ page custom-designed lab notebook to guide kids through the engineering design process, plus everything needed to complete all of the activities, inquiry experiments, tests, and engineering design challenge.

Think Outside Box

9. Think Outside Box

Think Outside Boxes are designed to help kids ages 9-14 get outside and be more active. Each box comes with 3-5 pieces of quality outdoor gear, water-resistant resource cards, 24+ page educational booklet, hands-on activities, and challenges to do as a family!

This mission of this company is to get kids away from the screen and outside exploring nature! There are monthly themes that are both educational and skill-building.

Birchbox subscription

10. Birchbox

Similar to ipsy, Birchbox sends you a monthly box of 5 personalized beauty products for $10 shipped.

Birchbox offers more high-end brands with a little more control over your box (you get to pick one of your samples). Birchbox is mostly sample sizes, though, so you won’t get the full size products that you get with ipsy.

It’s perfect for tweens or teens looking to try out some new high-end brands that they might not be able to otherwise afford.

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  • Jeana Weng says:

    I used to advocate for Pley but since they added all the other toys instead of just Lego the customer service and communication have really gone downhill. I was charged for 5 months despite cancelling many times.

  • Kim Robinson says:

    What is your opinion of Bitsbox? My 6 and 9 year old boys are enjoying it, so far. It is nice that they are learning how to read and write programming code in Javascript.

  • Shauna says:

    Has anyone tried Radish kids?

    • Stacey Spain says:

      We have done Raddish Kids for the last 6 mo and Love it! In fact we just signed up for a year since our 6 mo just ran out. Tonight we had the Turkey Noodle Soup with the muffins (Novembers partial box) and it was excellent! My daughter has learned so much about cooking/baking, and I am also throwing in my math 😉 She also gets to learn about different cultures or different cooking terms/ingredients. I get to spend some time in the kitchen with her which is fun as well. She is starting to do more and more on her own though which is fun too! Highly recommend it 🙂 There is a black Friday special right now I believe until the 2nd. otherwise I can give you a code as well 🙂

  • Caitlin Bucher says:

    Has anyone tried the Think Outside Boxes subscription??

    From the website:

    What’s Inside the Box?
    THiNK OUTSiDE is a monthly subscription box full of outdoor gear and resources that will get your kids away from a screen and outside exploring nature!

    •3 to 5 pieces of quality outdoor gear
    •Water-resistant resource cards
    •24+ page educational booklet
    •Hands-on activities
    •Challenges to do as a family

    •Education and skill building
    •Monthly themes, such as navigation, shelter building, or star gazing
    •National park spotlights
    •Global features
    •Empathy section

    It sounds really fun and by the end of a year the kids will have a full outdoor set up and have some survival skills.

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