9 Best Kids Subscription Box Gifts for the Holidays in 2021
Best Kids Subscription Box Gifts for the Holidays
September 27, 2021

Best Kids Subscription Box Gifts for the Holidays

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Best Kids Subscription Box Gifts for the Holidays.
Best Kids Subscription Box Gifts for the Holidays

It’s pretty easy to overwhelm kids with gifts during the holidays. (We’re looking at you, grandma and grandpa.) Subscription boxes make a great alternative to the traditional holiday gift. They’re not only personalized to fit your child’s age and interests, they’re the gift that keeps on giving all year long. Here are our nine favorites for babies all the way up through teens.

Best Subscription Box for Babies and Toddlers

Babies change pretty quickly—and so does their play. Lovevery’s Play Kits are designed by experts to meet your child where they are. Each kit is designed to match your baby or toddler’s age and stage and is packed with developmentally appropriate toys that encourage whatever skill they’re trying to master, whether it’s grasping and object permanence or sorting and stacking. We especially love the kits include toys made from sustainably sourced wood and use lots of organic materials.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Ages 0–24 months
Price $216

Best Subscription Box for Book Lovers

Looking for the perfect gift for a little reader? Little Feminist is one of our favorite picks for a book subscription box thanks to their diverse curations and sharp eye for finding great kid lit. With four different clubs for children ages 0-9, there’s a book just right for every reader, whether your little one is still trying to gnaw on board books or is already tackling chapter books. You’ll get one-two books in your box each month along with curated activities and discussion cards to help get the most out of each book Little Feminist also includes a parent letter which explains why this book was selected, giving you, as the parent, tons of good talking points to engage with your kids on the book(s) of the month.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Ages 0 months–9 years
Price Starting at $19.95 per month

Best STEAM Subscription Box

We’re big fans of anything that makes STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) accessible and interesting for kids both young and old, and KiwiCo’s kits do just that. These hands-on science and art projects are designed by experts and are innovative, age appropriate and, best of all, fun. (There’s a legitimate squeal from our kids when they see our kit arrive in the mail each month, and we love the family time we spend together working on the various projects.) You can customize your box depending on your child’s age, and each box has everything you need for the particular project as well as an activity book and a few other extras.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Ages 0 months–16 years+
Price $15.50 per month and up

Best Kids Clothing Subscription Box

Tired of all of the mental workload that goes into shopping for your kids? (Raises hand.) Rockets of Awesome delivers unique, fun kids’ clothing (sizes 2-14) right to your door, hand-picked by a stylist and personalized to your little one’s look. All you need to do is take a quick style quiz on their site and you’re on your way. You can approve or swap the picks before it ships, you have plenty of time to try stuff on, and you never have to pay for clothes you don’t decide to keep. We love this gift idea for grandparents who want to buy clothes for the grandkids but may not be sure where to turn.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Sizes 2T to 14
Price $20 styling fee per box, that gets credited towards any clothing you choose to keep.

Best Subscription Box for Little Explorers

If you can’t bring your child to the world, bring the world to your child! Little Passports kits helps kids learn about the world around them through fun, educational themes that cover music, animals, food, geography and more both in the United States and around the globe. The first month’s kit comes with a suitcase and a map to kick off the journey. Kits start for kids as young as 3 and go all the way up through the tween years.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Ages 3–12 years
Price $12.95 per month and up

Best Subscription Box for Crafters

We’re wowed by the crafting genius we see some parents rock with their kids…but for lots of us, the idea of creating Insta-worthy crafts at home can feel a tad overwhelming. If you know someone who agrees, treat them to a We Craft subscription box gift this season. Each box has a fun theme and comes with all the materials you’ll need for two to three crafts plus the directions to get it done—complete with photos for the craft-challenged among us. We love that the box helps parents and caregivers spend quality time with their kiddos and is an easy way to spark creativity.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Ages 3–9 years
Price $29.99 per month and up

Most Fun Subscription Box

Know what’s better than stickers? Stickers that come in the MAIL! And not just regular old stickers, either—more like awesome, adorable, unique stickers that you won’t see anywhere else. Pipsticks is a super fun subscription option for kids who love all things stickers. Each kit comes with stickers, of course, as well as a postcard, a reusable pouch, an activity booklet and some other fun goodies. And if you know a grown-up who loves stickers, there’s an adult club option too.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Ages: You’re never too young—or too old!—for stickers
Price $11.95 per month and up

Best Subscription for Outdoorsy Kids

Before heading out for your next adventure with your kids, check out this subscription from Think Outside. Your first box will come with a canvas satchel and walkie talkie set, along with the materials that help your kids get an education while enjoying the outdoors. Appropriate for ages four to seven (there’s also an option for seven and up!), this box sends a 16+ page education and activity booklet, resource cards, outdoor challenges, and quality toys and gear that your child can add to their adventure satchel.

Child Guidelines Ages 4 to 16
Price $39.95 intro then $29.95 per month

Best Subscription for Budding Chefs

Know a kid who loves to cook? This one is for them. Each kit includes: three illustrated recipe guides, three culinary skills cards, a creative kitsch project, kid-friendly tools and collectibles and a grocery store shopping to make gathering ingredients fun and simple. They also provide digital supplements, including dietary substitutions, additional recipes and activities and lesson plans to take each activity up a notch (BAM!). This kit is catered towards kids ages four to 14.

Child Guidelines Ages 4 to 14
Price Plans starting at $24 per month
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