Who wouldn’t want to receive a gift every month of the year? And delivered right to your door! It 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 with these subscription box gifts.
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!
The perfect subscription kit for the curious, inquisitive scientists and engineers at home! Recently named Newsweek’s Best in STEM Products for 2021, Science Explorers STEM@Home Kits are sure keep your kids busy for the engaging 1.5-2 hours experiments. Each month’s activity arrives with instruction but the lessons are also lead virtually by “Dr. Evan Esquire” so children can guide themselves. Plus FREE safety goggles included for any experiment which require them. Chemistry, biology, and physics coming to your door each month…oh, my!
Amazon Prime Book Box
Reading to and with our kids has always been an important part of bonding and sharing the experience of the story between the pages. It was my favorite time of day when a toddler would plop in my lap to read a book at nap time. 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.
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. For the love of Legos, this is the perfect gift to add to his or her collection. Themes vary each month so your Lego constructor will constantly be wowed!
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, these amazing experiments will arrive each month to keep things interesting for your future expert in the lab. 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.
Created by a former middle school social studies teacher, this savvy woman 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 colorful apron patch, a thorough grocery list, and more. Designed for kids ages 4-14, there are a variety of club options for your culinary expert!
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. Think Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Rosa Parks, and Amelia Earhart, to name a few historic figures who are highlighted in this inspiring club.
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? Literi 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. A great deal of time is spent reading and selecting the books to include in your box, typically based on a monthly theme. If once a month is too often for your schedule, quarterly plans are also offered.
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 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. What starts as a hobby can one day be a career…and it all started with a box.
Sports Box Co.
This popular subscription box keep 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. Get started by selecting the sport and the subscription plan best suited for the athlete in the house. 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. Who knows? Maybe your kids will be planning the next family vacation to an exotic place full of possibilities.
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. You and your children will be amazed – and proud – of the end results!
Have fun exploring this list of eclectic boxes while you consider subscription gifting this season. Whether you are searching for a different idea or one that will last all year, it might be exactly the right gift for the young ones this holiday.
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First published December 2020, updated November 2021