The Best Subscription Boxes for Kids By Age: From Baby to Teen

0

I love subscription boxes for kids. As a working mom, while I love putting together my own sensory bins and crafts to enjoy with my two kids, it is really nice to have one perfectly delivered to my doorstep. They save me time and energy and allow me to put that energy into just enjoying the moment (or a cup of coffee!). There are tons of subscription boxes to sort through and it can be overwhelming when looking for gifts. So we’ve compiled the best activity-based subscription boxes by age, from baby to teen. I’ve listed my favorites at the end.

Please note, we listed prices, but some offer a discount on the first subscription, some have a discount if you do a bulk subscription, and some are delivered monthly or every three months. Each one is different. Happy subscription hunting!

©Polina Tankilevich from corelens via Canva

Best Subscription Box for Kids Overall

KiwiCo takes the cake for best subscription box for kids overall. It has boxes for several age groups, from newborn to pre-teen, and a range of subscription themes, from science kits to doodling boxes. Subscription terms are flexible, and at $23.95 per box, the price is reasonable too! If you are new to subscription boxes, I recommend starting with this one.

Best Family Experience Subscription Box

Have you heard of YearCheer? This locally-owned and created box is perfect for busy families to celebrate the holidays in creative ways. They have unique crafts, activities, games, decor, etc. for the family to do together. This is memory building and helps celebrate the seasons and annual holidays. They have a variety of subscriptions to choose from.

We also love Escape the Crate, Unbox Boardom, Awesome Pack, and Completing the Puzzle.

Best Subscription Boxes for Newborns

  1. Lovevery Looker Play Kit includes high-quality sensory toys and products for newborns. Details: $80 per box, shipped every two months.
  2. Panda “Bond with Me” Crate from KiwiCo also sends high-quality sensory toys and products for newborns to your doorstep. Details: $33.90 per box or $68 for the plus version, shipped monthly.

Best Subscription Boxes for Babies, 3-6 Months

  1. Hoppi Box delivers Montessori-inspired toys for all ages 0-4. Toys are not only Montessori-based but eco-friendly and BPA-free. Details: the annual quarterly plan is $66 per box, shipped every three months.
  2. Lovevery has subscription boxes from 0 to 5 years.
    • The Charmer Play Kit, for babies 3-4 months, includes a crinkle bag toy (my babies loved their crinkle toys!) and a soft “talking” book. Details: $80 per box, shipped every two months.
    • The Senser Play Kit includes a “magic” tissue box and tissues for baby to pull and play with. Details: $80 per box, shipped every two months.
  3. Panda “Sense with Me” Crate from KiwiCo for ages 3-6 months includes a crinkle tag toy, soft blocks, knotted ball, and a bathtime book. Bath-friendly books were adored by my two! Details: $33.90 per box or $68 for the plus version, shipped monthly.

Best Subscription Boxes for Babies, 6-9 Months

  1. Bitsy Box includes a box of age-appropriate toys, books like this push-and-pull UFO toy, and adorable fridge board book. Details: 9 month subscription is $39.99 per box, shipped monthly.
  2. Babies in Motion sends hand-selected toys from expert moms for your baby’s age and stage. Details: $49.99 per box, shipped every two months.

Best Subscription Boxes for Toddlers, 1-3

  1. Bookroo sends only the best of books, hand-curated and age-appropriate, for you and your child to build a love of reading together. Details: starting at $19.95 per box, shipped monthly.
  2. Didi’s Toy Box sends 3-4 “heirloom toys,” high-quality toys that can be passed from generation to generation. These are not the plastic, noisy toys! Details: $49.95 per box, shipped monthly.
  3. Lovevery has over 12 boxes to meet your toddler’s age and stage. All products are made from organic, sustainable materials. Details: $120 per box, shipped every three months
  4. The KiwiCo koala crate was our family’s first-ever subscription box and has a special place in my heart. It introduced my toddlers to hands-on learning with a beautiful instruction book for parents to follow and help along the way. Details: $23.95 per box, shipped monthly.

Best Subscription Boxes for Preschoolers, Ages 3+

  1. Little Learners Busy Box includes educational play activities with a specific goal in mind. Think about learning to count with zoo animals! Details: Big Box is $22.50 per box, shipped monthly. Mini Box is $16.50 per box, shipped monthly.
  2. The Preschool Box includes a box with preschool-based learning activities to prep your little one for kindergarten. Details: $42.91 per box, shipped monthly.
  3. Wiggle Worms is a location-based preschool in the DMV and now sells its own kits to inspire preschool play and to learn at home. Details: $30 per box, shipped monthly.
  4. Little Passports World Edition teaches your child about a new country through hands-on activities and reading material. The little suitcase that comes in your first box is a highlight! Details: $30.95 per box, shipped monthly.

Best Subscription Boxes for Kids, Ages 5-8

  1. Girls Can Crate Hands-on STEAM activities and reading, for young women, by women and empowering women. Details: Starts at $29.95 per box, shipped monthly.
  2. Brick Loot for the LEGO lover, each box includes custom kits, LEGO accessories, and even kits by famous LEGO designers. Details: starts at $27.28 per box, shipped monthly.
  3. Pipsticks 15 sheets of unique stickers of all shapes, styles, and sizes and an activity book. Details: starts at $11.95 per box, shipped monthly.
  4. Finders Seekers Junior Explorers is like an escape room in a box for kids. Solve puzzles, complete engaging activities, and more. Details: $30 per box, shipped monthly.
  5. Kids Art Box sends 4-5 creative arts projects per box to inspire a love of creating. Details: $39 per box, shipped monthly.
  6. Green Craft Kids includes nature-based STEAM activities. Through a partnership with One Tree Planted, Green Kid Crafts plants one tree for every order placed. Details: as low as $28.95 for an annual subscription, shipped monthly.
  7. MEL Science sends up to 7 safe and exciting science experiments per box. Details: $29.90 per box, shipped monthly.
  8. Young Wild & Friedman: The Playdough lady! A beautiful playdough kit with homemade Playdough and themed charms, like toy unicorns, in every box. Details: $35 per box, shipped monthly.
©KiwiCo photo

Best Subscription Boxes Ages 9+

  1. Think Outside boxes are filled with gear and activities to inspire a love of nature in your preteen. Details: annual subscription is $42 per box, shipped monthly.
  2. Annie’s Kit Club sends two boxes per month and various crafting activities, from beading to stitching. This is any crafters dream club! Details: $19.99 per box, shipped monthly.
  3. Literati includes custom-picked books intended to help kids excel in reading. Details: $39.99 per box, shipped monthly.
  4. The Comic Garage sends a curated box of comics in quantities of 10 or 24. Details: $27 or $49 per box, shipped monthly.
  5. Tinker Crate is a STEAM-focused activity box by KiwiCo Details: $23.95 per box, shipped monthly.
  6. Doodle Crate is an arts and crafts-themed activity box by KiwiCo Details: $23.95 per box, shipped monthly.
  7. Yummy Crate inspires the young chef and teaches them the science of cooking, also by KiwiCo Details: $23.95 per box, shipped monthly.

Soraya’s Picks:

  1. Little Passports: I love to travel and am thrilled there is a subscription box dedicated to teaching my kids about cultures worldwide. What I love about this box is we can take as much or as little as we want and run with it. We’ve now made mango lassis in the kitchen and started to learn Spanish together.
  2. Young, Wild + Friedman Playdough Kits: These Playdough kits are genuinely amazing and loved in our household. Most are themed by holiday (Hannukah, Christmas, Valentine’s Day), but the charms and pieces she finds to inspire play in each kit are incredible. I am always so impressed with the quality and care put into each box!
  3. KiwiCo crates: We’ve subscribed to KiwiCo crates since my kids were toddlers, and we still love them. Some are a hit each month; some are admittedly a miss. But I love that as my children grow, they have more and more options to meet their interests. I often pause my subscription when we aren’t using them as much as I’d like, which is a great option they offer!

Do you have any favorite subscription boxes for kids? If so please share your experience in the comments!

This article does contain affiliate links. If you choose to purchase through some of these links, a teeny tiny portion would go to support our site and we’d be so grateful!

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here