It seems like kids have just about everything these days. If you’re looking to send a gift, that’s a little different, a little less mainstream – and is the one thing they don’t actually have, a gift subscription box might be the ticket. These boxes can typically be sent monthly for 3, 6 or 12 months, or can be sent as a one-shot, one-time deal. It’s a great way to get them to put down the iPads, and get creative. From arts and crafts to science experiments and robots, there are boxes and themes geared toward every type of kid. Check out some of our favorites below.
1. Surprise Ride – Buy It Here
Each box has a theme and includes all supplies, a reading book, snack, fun extras, parent guide and easy-to-follow photo instructions. Pay $25 monthly, or commit to 6 or 12 months and get a discount. Plans auto-renew, so remember to cancel when your time frame ends.
2. Say It With A Sock Club – Buy It Here
Because it’s anybody’s guess regarding the sock situation. Kids will receive 1, 2 or 3 pairs of fun socks every month. (You decide how many are sent) Commit to 3, 6, or 12 months of patterned or graphic socks.
3. Kiwi Bop Postcard Pals – Buy It Here
For beginner readers, each month Kiwibop sends postcards to your child that will engage their reading skills and teach them about the world. For $3.99 a month, they’ll receive a welcome kit, and 4 postcards, monthly going forward.
4. Pusheen Box – Buy It Here
4 times a year, for $44 a box (plus shipping and handling) they’ll receive a box with first edition and exclusive Pusheen merchandise. Items include clothing, accessories, electronics, toys, stationery and more.
5. Foodstirs – Buy It Here
For older kids who like to bake, this is a great option for a little parent/kid bonding. Choose 1 kit, 3 kits, 6 kits or 12 kits. They’ll receive organic mixes, chemical-free decorations, along with supplies and kid-friendly instruction. Themed baking kits are seasonally appropriate!
6. Tinker Crate – Buy It Here
They’ll receive materials for a STEM project, along with step-by-step directions and additional activities. Geared toward kids ages 9 – 16.
7. Mindfulness Box For Kids – Buy It Here
For the zen-seeking kid. Aimed at kids ages 3-12, each month is curated with hands-on activities, literature, meditations, a healthy snack and more.