8 Best Kids Subscription Box Gifts for the Holidays

Best Kids Subscription Box Gifts for the Holidays

October 17, 2019

Best Kids Subscription Box Gifts for the Holidays

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? Literati is hands down our favorite pick for a book subscription box thanks to their outstanding curations and sharp eye for finding new kid lit talent. With five different clubs for children ages 0-12, 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 five books in your box each month and one week to explore them. If you like what you see (and read) you can purchase your favorites and then return what you don’t want, free of charge.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Ages 0 months–12 years
Price $9.95 per month plus the cost of any books you choose to keep

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

Feel like skipping the trip to the mall with your toddler? (Raises hand.) Stitch Fix delivers toddler, little kid and big kid clothing 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 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, which gets credited toward anything you keep

Best Subscription Box for Aspiring Bakers

Some of our favorite things to give—and receive—are experience gifts. A new toy is fun, but nothing beats one-on-one time with your family. Foodstirs’ Baker’s Club is the perfect gift idea for kids who love to spend time in the kitchen. Their baking kits are truly unique and creative—think things like a rainbow donut pool party kit or a brownie boat cruise kit. You’ll get all the ingredients you’ll need for your project in one kit, including all molds, pastry cups, popsicle sticks, etc., as well as all the fun stuff like sprinkles, chips and candy. Mixes are all organic and the decorations are all chemical-free.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Ages: Whatever age you’re comfortable with your child in the kitchen, but we think it’s best for older toddlers and up
Price $25.34 per month and up

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
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