13 Cool Kids' Subscription Gifts
There’s an amazing array of options for kids’ subscription boxes at the moment. Whatever your child’s developmental stage or interest, you can find a perfect box to arrive at your door! Take advantage and sign up for a box (or a magazine) that will bring your child tons of fun.
Kids love getting mail, and they’ll love these awesome subscription gifts. Half the fun is the element of surprise — what will they find when they unbox? From stickers to Harry Potter to science experiments, check out our top subscription box picks.
Talk about cute! The Kawaii Box is a monthly subscription shipment that includes adorable items from Japan. Often featuring chubby animals and food with faces, these treats include pens, notepads, candy, key chains, and more.
Featured brands like Hello Kitty, Totoro, Hi-Chew, Pocky, and other Japanese favorites make appearances. You’ll get 8-10 items per month in plans ranging from $18.20 (when you commit to 12 months) to $19.90 (month-to-month).
Sign up for new subscription box company Skip and Play and educational toys are handpicked according to your child’s age and shipped out in bright boxes. Choose a monthly or quarterly subscription, or get a one-off baby shower or birthday box (their most popular option).
You’ll receive developmentally-appropriate play things for your kids, from newborn to age 5. Smart! Toy examples include numbered blocks, musical instruments, puzzles, and stacking cups.
Best Children's Book Subscription
Many kids latch onto a specific bedtime story, but they still need some variety. LillyPost offers three types of children’s book boxes based on your child’s age. Maybe you just need board books or picture books, but families with kids at different reading levels can benefit from their mixed box.
Each box ships for free (a treat for you) and includes a few stickers (a treat for them)! You can cancel the subscription when your kids grow out of the books.
Pop Culture Dream Box
Loot Crate sells a variety of pop-culture-inspired packages, so whether your kid is into gaming, Harry Potter, or Hello Kitty, they’ll get custom stuff they covet.
When you order the Harry Potter (Wizarding World) Loot Crate, you’d choose your child’s size, and which house they identify with (Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, etc.) and for $37.99 plus shipping a box containing 5-7 wizard-approved items (collectibles, clothing, stationary, pins, books) will arrive at your door. Other themes include Marvel, Stranger Things, and Minecraft.
Instant Sticker Collection
It’s a monthly sticker club! Choose the adult (AKA “pro”) or kid option and receive a fun packet of stickers, post cards, paper goods, a raffle ticket, and more each month.
Choose the “petite” (7 sheets of stickers) option for $9.95, or bulk up your pack and spend $14.95 (double the stickers). Stickers are so much fun to get in the mail; this subscription is a crowd-pleaser!
A science subscription box based on your child’s age, Kiwi Co. offers a variety of STEAM and STEM package options, from Cricket (ages 0-2) to Tinker (ages 9 and up).
The Tinker Crate features materials to create a STEM project, step-by-step instructions, a mini magazine, and accessible video tutorials. Subscribe month-to-month for $19.95, or get on the yearly plan for $16.95 per month.
Parents today may remember Highlights from their own childhoods — the classic magazine is still going strong!
Now they offer Hello for babies up to age 2, and High Five for ages 2-6 (as well as a bilingual Spanish/English version), and then of course Highlights, which is geared to ages 6-12. The magazine is filled with stories, puzzles, and other fun educational content.
Name Brand Clothing
Have a little one who's into fashion? Or maybe you just dislike shopping for the little rascal! Either way, KIDBOX is a good idea. It's a clothing box with no monthly fee — each season, a new box comes out with pieces from brands including Diesel, Jessica Simpson, Adidas, DKNY and 7 For All Mankind. (There's a style quiz online to help guide what's included).
Each box comes with 5-7 pieces and is available for sizes newborn-14. You can return or exchange things that don't work out, but if you choose to keep everything, KIDBOX will donate one clothing item to a child in need.
Bookroo Book Box
Get children’s books delivered monthly! Bookroo is a subscription box containing titles that are chosen though a rating system determined by 12 Stanford University families — the highest ranked books get included in the boxes. Choose from a board book (ages 0-2) or a picture book box (ages 2-6) and receive two books each month.
The fun part is that they’re wrapped up like gifts! Pay $17.99 for monthly, or sign up for a year and pay $15.99. Discover hidden gem titles; you may not get bestsellers, but you and your child might find some new favorites!
Kiddos can discover the world with this creative subscription box. Little Passports introduces children to global cultures, geography, and more with a kit that arrives at your door. The Early Explorers edition, for ages 3-5, highlights a new theme each month, for instance dinosaurs or oceans.
The World Edition, for ages 6-10, goes a little deeper, showcasing a country each month through activities and souvenirs. The first package contains a little suitcase and “passport,” plus a map and other goodies. Each month thereafter, receive stickers, activities, photos and other items that teach about a specific country.
Books for 'Woke' Kids
A subscription box that’s especially pertinent right now, a Little Feminist book club provides children ages 3-7 with titles featuring strong female and/or non-white main characters — a rarity in the kid’s book world.
If you choose the book and activity box, you’ll get corresponding science and art projects to help kids explore the social justice and feminism themes. Family discussion questions are also included if you’re the extra credit type.
National Geographic Little Kids Magazine
Preschoolers ages 3-6 will love the gorgeous photos and interesting info provided in this educational magazine. Critter-centric games enhance the learning experience.
The magazine is even kid-sized, perfect for little ones to peruse. When they “graduate” from Nat Geo Little Kids, they can move on to National Geographic Kids for more age-appropriate fun and games.
Kids grow so fast, why pay retail for new clothes? Receive curated clothing items in this cool monthly subscription box from Los Angeles -- the twist is that Moon Canyon Kids features a mix of secondhand modern and vintage apparel.
Enter your child’s sizes (newborn-14 available) when you subscribe and get 3-5 items shipped to your door per month, plus a fun new accessory like sunglasses, a patch, or a hat. There’s also the occasional new item from L.A. boutique brands and sample sales. You never know what you’ll get, but you can be sure it’ll be unique!