Fantastic Subscription Boxes for Kids and Teens
Oh, how we love a good subscription box. They are literally the gift that keeps giving. Plus, who doesn’t like to receive mail? Kids especially feel pretty special when something arrives that’s addressed TO THEM. We’ve pulled together some subscription boxes that would be perfect gifts for the holidays. Bonus tip: Purchase the box ahead of time or one of the single products these companies offer. Add a personal note to explain the subscription and wrap it up. Now you’ve got a thoughtful and unique gift.
*We did not receive any compensation to recommend any of these companies. Very simply, we just think they’re awesome.
1. Little Heirloom Books– For the book lover: Stop searching for quality kid’s books! This subscription is like your favorite bookstore plus a children’s boutique, all wrapped up in one convenient package. These are the books you’ll want to pass down to the next generation. Ages 3-8
2. Kids Night In– For the experience lover: Quality night in experiences with a monthly theme. This company is all about “playing with a purpose” and we love that it’s not just more stuff to collect dust. Ages 3-8
3. Kidstir– For the chef: Teach kids essential cooking skills and spend time together in the kitchen. Each themed kit comes with step by step recipes, cooking tools and creative materials. (Adults get an emailed shopping list before the box arrives.) Ages 5-12
4. KiwiCo– For the scientist: Hands-on STEAM projects for the next generation of scientists, artists, & makers. This stuff is way cool. Think: Build a catapult, make soap and design a cannonball launcher. Ages 0-16+
5. Little Passports– For the adventurist: Creative and fun ways to explore the world. Learn about world music or discover other countries with souvenirs and activities. Older ones tour the USA with activities and reveal the mysteries of the world through science experiments. Ages 3-9+
6. Brick Loot– For the builder: A box dedicated to true LEGO fans! Started by a 9 year entrepreneur, Brick Loot boxes are filled with 4-8 items that are hand picked by brick specialists who scour the world for the newest and coolest products for your child to collect. Ages 6-18+
7. Groovy Lab– For the engineer: The group at Groovy Lab believes in giving kids a starting point for learning- and they make it fun. Their STEM boxes align with the Next Generation Science Standards and come with a monthly engineering design challenge, lab notebook and access to an online learning portal. There’s no detailed directions here- kids must rely on their critical thinking skills! Ages 8+
8. Stitch Fix Kids– For the fashionista: After filling out a profile, a stylist will ship a box of 8-12 items (tops, dresses, shoes, pants, pajamas, etc). Your kids can try on the clothing, buy what you want, and send back the rest. Sizes 2T-14
9. Literati– For the reader: Do your kids devour books every chance they get? Literali sends 5 books in each package. Browse the books for a week and send back what you don’t want to keep. We love this idea because it feels customized for each child. Don’t we all like different book genres? Ages 1-12
10. Creation Crate– For the techie: Kits for the teen who wants to sharpen their skills in building and programming awesome electronics projects. Boxes come with necessary components as well as access to their online classroom. Seems like too much? Not to worry, projects become progressively challenging. Ages 12+
11. Pura Vida Bracelet Club– For the trendsetter: subscribers receive 3 exclusive bracelets every month. Mix and match or just stack them up for the most stylish arm candy out there. Any age
12. Gentleman’s Box– For the polished guy: If you’ve got a teen who’s into fashion and style, this is the box for him. Think ties, swanky socks, lifestyle accessories and grooming products to keep him looking very GQ. Ages 16+
13. Bomibox– For the beauty lover: This curated Korean beauty box is quite a treat. It includes 8 full-sized or deluxe travel sized premium skincare products. The founder battled sensitive skin and melasma for years before discovering the benefits of Korean skincare. Here’s a chance for her to try out some of these cult classics.
13. Harry’s– For the boy who’s becoming a man: If he’s just starting to shave, this is a great kit for him to receive at a pace that matches how often he needs to shave. You can even add shave gel into the subscription. Harry’s also sells other body products and accessories as well as some pretty great looking holiday gift sets.
15. All Girl Shave Club– For the girl who’s becoming a woman: Girls need shaving tools too! We love All Girl Shave Club because they have a kit dedicated to her first shave. It promotes body confidence and positive self-esteem through journal exercises, affirmations, and tutorials. Yes to girl power.
Hope this gives you a few more ideas for the kids on your list. Any other subscription boxes the young people in your life have tried? If you’re thinking about starting your own subscription company let’s talk.