Are you looking for non-toy gift ideas this year for Christmas? One non-toy gift I love giving my kids is magazine subscriptions!
My kids LOVE getting magazines as gifts because it means they’ll get fun mail every month all year long! Then you can recycle them or pass them on when you’re through with them.
Here are 10 suggestions for fun magazine subscriptions for kids that our family has loved and my readers also highly recommended:
1. Free LEGO Magazine — This has been one of my kids’ favorite magazines over the years, and the best part is that it is totally FREE! This magazine is the ultimate print experience for young LEGO fans, and it is filled with stuff like comics, fun activities, challenging competitions, and interviews. Readers can keep up with their favorite characters and themes, and discover what other LEGO builders are creating.
2. Clubhouse Magazine — You know how our family is HUGE fans of Adventures in Odyssey! So it’s only natural that my kids LOVE Clubhouse magazine! This Christian kids’ magazine for ages 8-12 reinforces family closeness with hands-on activities, challenging puzzles, and exciting stories.
3. Highlights Magazine — This is a top children’s magazine that makes learning fun and adventurous through the use of hidden pictures, games, puzzles, and other interactive activities. Choose from Highlights for Children (ages 6-12), Highlights High Five (ages 2-6), or Highlights Hello (for ages 0-2).
4. Ranger Rick Magazine — Published by the National Wildlife Federation, this magazine is designed for boys and girls ages 7-12 who love the outdoors. Each issue is packed with full-color photos of animals and stories of adventure. It focuses on teaching young kids about wildlife, nature, and conservation.
5. Sports Illustrated Kids Magazine — This magazine is not only a fun and entertaining way to promote reading, but also serves as a wonderful and wholesome source of inspiration for young kids who love the world of sports. Edited for children 8 years and up, the magazine features great news articles, player profiles, and much more.
6. Animal Tales Magazine — This fun magazine is filled with over 80 pages of games, puzzles, posters, recipes, projects, and more! Our readers LOVE this magazine!
7. National Geographic Kids Magazine — This award winning magazine features a combination of facts, photos, and fun for kids. The articles are designed to inspire children to learn about their world around them and consist of incredible information about science, technology, animals, geography, archaeology, and pop culture. Each issue also comes with jokes, fun games, and activities. Choose from the Kids version for ages 6 & up or the Little Kids version for ages 3-6.
8. Babybug Magazine — This magazine is for infants and toddlers up to 3 years old. It’s a unique magazine, because it’s one that parents and their babies can enjoy together. It’s filled with colorful pictures and simple rhymes and stories that can be read together.
9. Zoobooks Magazine — This is the kid’s magazine for animal lovers. It brings the excitement of the zoo right into your home. Each issue features breath-taking photography, fascinating articles, facts, and diagrams that brings the animal world alive.
10. Scout Life Magazine — This magazine is published by Boy Scouts of America. You can choose from two different versions, depending on the age of your child. Regardless of whether the child in your life has ever been a Scout, they will love this adventurous and educational magazine that includes games, jokes, projects, life tips, and more.
Pam Tippitt says
Thank you for the free subscription .
You’re so welcome! -Jordan, MSM Team
The Lego subscription is not working. I created the login and then it says you will be sent an email. It sends the email and the link just takes you back to the same page and sends you another email. it never brings you to the page to fill out your information for the subscription.
Leigh Ann says
We were getting ready to order and the prices have gone back up but it supposed to still be valid through today. Are you able to get it fixed? Please and thank you!
We got it fixed! Prices are good through end of tonight, 11/17! -Meg, MSM Team
Leigh Ann says
Thank you!! We are ordering now.
I was going to order today as well, but the prices have increased. Is the sale still valid through today? Thanks
The prices have been fixed and are valid through the end of tonight! Thank you for letting us know. -Meg, MSM Team
The post says they’re valid through 11/17, but they seem to have gone back up. Can you help? Thank you.
The prices have been fixed and are valid through the end of tonight! Thank you for letting us know. 🙂 -Meg, MSM Team
The Lego magazine link isn’t working for me, I get a 404 error. Does it work for anyone else?
Also getting an error.
It should be working now! -Meg, MSM Team
I just fixed it!-Meg, MSM Team
I tried clicking the link and it says the promotional rates expired 11/12 at 11:59 pm.
This has been fixed and should be working now. I just double checked it. Can you try again? Thanks! -Meg, MSM Team
Thanks for this – just ordered Sports Illustrated Kids for our son and American Girl for our daughter. Will be a fun Christmas gift that keeps on giving. 🙂
Crystal Paine says
YAY!! You’re so welcome!
Really bummed you didn’t include “Clubhouse” (and “Clubhouse Jr.”) and “WorldKids” – both EXCELLENT magazines for kids from a Christian worldview. My kids LOVE these magazines. While the World magazines are a tad more pricey, we use them for school projects all the time and to help discuss tricky current events. I found that some magazines like “Ranger Rick” and even “Highlights” have sometimes have humanistic or very liberal themes – either subtle or overt – that I don’t want my kids exposed to in a flashy “fun” way while they are still so young and can’t discern truth well.
Agree! We love Clubhouse Jr. at our house. My daughter will spend all evening reading hers when it comes in the mail.
Haven’t heard about WorldKids, but will have to check it out!
Crystal Paine says
Thank you so much for mentioning those! My kids have LOVED Clubhouse! We haven’t checked out WorldKids before… though I remember reading it as a child. Is it the same thing now? Do you know?
Crystal Paine says
I went ahead and added Clubhouse to the list. I had planned to include it (because it’s one of my kids’ very faves!), but I couldn’t find a deal on it and Amazon doesn’t offer it anymore and I was trying to focus on magazines that were great prices. But I decided to go ahead and add it as a bonus! 🙂
Amy Nan says
There is kind of a deal. If you subscribe to multiple years, the price per year is lower.
So crazy that you posted this today – I just bought a three year subscription this morning.
Also – you did mention Clubhouse (ages 8-12), but don’t forget about Clubhouse, Jr (ages 3-7).
Crystal Paine says
I’ve not seen Clubhouse Jr. before… thanks so much for mentioning it!
I always encourage parents to get magazines for reluctant readers. You can find one that suits your child’s interest. The pictures entice them to open it up, plus an article is much shorter than a book.