We have a big family, lots of friends, plus four kids, that means lots of presents. I appreciate (LOVE really) creative non-toy gifts for our family and/or children. Watch this week for a series of Out of the ToyBox Gift Guides to give you ideas on ways to gift big without filling your house with stuff.
Subscription services are the trend of the year. You can get everything from razors to diapers delivered to you on a monthly basis without thinking about. You can also get monthly boxes of fun, games and activities for your kids. These make great gifts from grandparents or family members that don’t leave nearby, it’s the gift that gives all year long! Here are a few of our favorites:
Little Passports will take your kids on an educational adventure every month. Choose between Little Passports World Edition, Little Passports USA Edition, or Little Passports Early Explorers for Preschoolers. Once a month your child will get a kit, starting with a suitcase, filled with activities around Sam and Sophia’s adventures. My kids love that they get stickers to decorate their suitcase with all the places they have been. I like that my kids can work together on the puzzles and are learning something in the process. You can save 15% on all new Little Passports subscriptions with code CHEER15 now through December 15.
Kiwi Crate and it’s other services Tinker Crate, Doodle Crate and Koala Crate are perfect gifts for the crafty, maker kids. You sign up for 3, 6 or 12 month subscriptions and a box of fun id delivered monthly.
Koala crate is for the youngest kids, 3-6, and is packed with play and learn activities and a guide for parents. Kiwi crate is for children ages 4-8 and will come with 1-33 creative and educational projects a month. Tinker Crate and Doodle crate are perfect for your tween and preteen (ages 9 and up). They comes with hands-on activities and experiments (Tinker) or DIY projects (Doodle) that your child can do on their own following step by step instructions. They best part no hunting around for the pieces, it all comes in the box!
I just read about GiftLit on SheKnows and I am sold…I think I know a voracious reader who will be getting this for Christmas. GiftLit is a modern take on the book of the month club with 3, 6, and 12-month subscriptions available. You choose age and theme and literary experts pick books based on your child’s interest and reading level. No worries if they aren’t a fit, any book in the collection can be returned or exchanged.
Not totally a subscription service because you can control when, what and how we are in love with the concept of Pley:
No need to buy every single LEGO set just to have the kids change their mind, rent sets! You build, play and then send them back. Free Shipping both ways! Your first set is free and then it’s just $15 a month.
Have you done a subscription service? Which is your favorite? Share it with us in the comments.
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