Who wouldn’t want to receive a gift every month of the year? And delivered right to your door! A subscription gift is the gift that literally keeps on giving. Kids and parents will have something to look forward to long after the holiday lights are put away.
Get creative and think outside of the box by having these boxes delivered to your kids once a month for an entire year. Select a theme that interests your children – cooking, science, reading – and make the magic happen with a special delivery just for them!
So be like Santa; make your list and then check it twice for the nicest of subscription gifts coming to your kids this holiday season…and for the remainder of the year!
Spangler Science Club
If there is a budding scientist in your midst, you will want to keep inspiring them with the Spangler Science Club subscription, created by teacher and scientist Steven Spangler. Choose from either the STEMlab box which requires minimal adult assistance or the STEMdeluxe box which comes with a “top secret” parental guide. Act quickly to get the first STEM box delivered in time for the holidays. Recommended for ages 5-12 and with free shipping each month.
Coding is cool and it has taken on a life of its own in today’s society. Neither your child or you need any coding experience to be part of the subscription plan provided by Bitsbox. When the box arrives, your child can peruse through the materials to find a coding project of their ability and interest, log onto the Bitsbox website to make the code their own, and use the finished app on any computer, tablet or phone with a web browser.
Groovy Lab in a Box
Calling all Stemists! With this inspirational Groovy in a Lab Box, the budding Stemists in your house will have the opportunity to explore, create, investigate, and document to name just a few of the thought-provoking experiences they will encounter upon opening these cool boxes. There are several plans to choose from including a 3, 6, or 12 month subscription.
Explore coding, engineering, or chemistry with these cool subscription kits from Creation Crate. It is a hands on course delivered to your door; select your crate based on age, subject of interest, and degree of experience. The kits contain real world tools for building and creating, plus their are video tutorials for assistance and for deeper exploration into your area of interest.
BOOK CLUB BOXES
Amazon Prime Book Box
Reading to and with our kids has always been an important part of bonding. With this wonderful collection of books, Amazon Prime Book Box brings the written works to you so there is more time for reading together. Select the age of your children, and then decide how often you want to receive shipments. The books are chosen based on customer and Amazon Book Editors selections, and you have the opportunity to peruse your box of books before it is shipped.
How about a monthly book club geared toward your child’s age where you can read the books first and then decide which ones to keep? Literati Kids has implemented such a plan to share cherished and new books alike. Each month five specially selected books will be sent to your home where you and your child can read them and decide which books you would like to add to your home library and which you would rather return. If once a month is too often for your schedule, quarterly plans are also offered
Owl Crate, J
Owl Crate, Jr. has designed their monthly subscription plan to reach and engage all types of readers, including those who may not be passionate about books and those who may need a break from screen time. Each month’s box includes a new hardcover middle grade book plus either a game, activity, or another book based on the monthly theme. It is a box full of surprises!
A savvy former middle school social studies teacher is now inspiring children and their families to cook and learn together through her cooking club for kids. Raddish Kids provides the opportunity to discover original recipes each month when a new kit arrives, and the entire family can contribute! The mini-chef in the house will be excited to receive a cooking kit complete with three recipe guide cards, a quality kitchen tool, a thorough grocery list, and more. Designed for kids ages 4-14, there are a variety of club options for your culinary expert!
The kitchen table is a gathering place, but the real work starts behind the counter. With this adorable and affordable monthly subscription, the entire family can participate by bringing the food to the table. Little Sous Kitchen Academy Subscription – Lesson Boxes deliver the goods right to your door with safe tools and themed cooking lessons for the little sous in your home. The monthly boxes were created for kids 5 years old and up.
ARTS AND CRAFTS…AND SOME SCIENCE, TOO
We Craft Box
Make no mistake – We Craft Box is the subscription for serious crafters! Each month a themed box filled with crafts for two arrives so your kids can get busy and create. The boxes are filled with 4-5 crafts made of quality materials guaranteed to get the creative juices flowing. There are even special holiday themed boxes available.
Kids Art Box
Families will bond over these magical art boxes delivered each month from Kids Art Box. All the materials are provided as well as step-by-step instructions so you can focus on the project and creating beautiful art together. Choose between the My Artist Box, for ages 6+, or the Create Together Art Box, for ages 3-7 years. Sign up now to take advantage of promos for limited edition Holiday Themed boxes.
Girls Can! Crate
This ingenious subscription box is for the girls! Designed specifically with girls ages 5-10 in mind, Girls Can! Crate has two different options to choose from, the Original Subscription Crate or the Mini-Mailer. Both subscriptions include a story and activity book, a hands-on science or art activity, a collectible button or sticker, and tips for empowering girls. Each month features a different female role model for your daughters to emulate.
There is some serious fun to be had with the subscription crates offered by KiwiCo. This superb company has thought of everything by creating crates for all ages and interests at a very affordable price! Whether you have an artist or a scientist, there is an age-appropriate crate waiting for him or her to discover and enjoy. Each month’s subscription includes detailed instructions, all of the materials necessary for the project, and on-line tutorial if needed.
SPORTS AND LEISURE…AND SOME BUILDING, TOO
Sports Box Co.
This popular subscription box keeps kids busy, active and happy! Sports Box Co. will send your kids training gear, accessories and cool apparel each month so they can stay current with their favorite sport. The primary goal behind this company, which was created by a father of five, is to keep kids playing the sports they enjoy. If you do not want to make a monthly commitment, there is an option for a one-time Mystery Box, customized by you with your sports enthusiast in mind.
Have your children explore the world from the comforts of home by subscribing to Little Passports exclusive excursions. Make your selection by age, price, or collection. Your son or daughter will have fun learning about new cultures, food and people while being exposed to historic landmarks from around the world. Each box will spark their imaginations and stir a sense of adventure with clever toys, games, and activities.
Brick Loot Subscription Boxes
The subscription gift box for Lego enthusiasts created by a 9-year old Lego enthusiast (who is now 15 and Chief Entertainment Officer/CEO of this company!) is an idea born out of a garage. You choose which subscription plan from Brick Loot that works best for the Lego builder in your house, and on the 10th of every month, a box containing bricks, Lego kits, or Lego-compatible unique third-party items will be shipped to your home. Themes vary each month so your Lego constructor will constantly be wowed!
Have fun exploring this list of eclectic boxes while you consider subscription gifting this season. Whether you are searching for a new idea or one that will last all year, it might be exactly the right gift for the young ones this holiday. For fantastic membership gifts, see our guide here.
Updated November 2022