Out of the Toy Box Gift Guide: Best Subscription Boxes for Kids

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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 children. Last Christmas, grandma got each of the kids a subscription gift. Each one was suited to their likes and personalities, and it meant instead of one big gift, they got a gift in the mail every month for three months! The whole family loves them. We’ve rounded up some of the best subscription boxes for kids to make your gift-giving easy and fantastic this year.

Best Subscription Boxes for Kids

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 it. 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:

Orange Art Box is a Wheaton Based company (yeah local!) that specializes in creativity. Every month your artist will be receiving a box containing themed art projects to have fun creating with. They send projects with ideas on how and what children can do with the supplies that have been sent to them. Their boxes are to help inspire your young artist to create!

Groovy Lab Box offers two different innovative STEM subscription boxes. Young Creators for children ages 4-7 and STEM Scientest for 8 and older. Each months box provides young STEMists (your children!) fun, hands-on projects and an engineering design challenge – all focused on that month’s STEM topic.

All STEMists will receive a Lab Notebook, where they can read about that month’s topic, perform investigation activities, and document their findings. They will investigate, brainstorm, plan, build, test, and redesign their own creations.

BrickLoot is the subscription box for the LEGO Lover on your list, no matter the age.

Brick Loot Box subscribers receive a Brick Loot Box every month, filled with 4-8 unique, custom, and never-before-seen items – the fun theme and contents inside are always a surprise! Included in every box are creative, exclusive brick sets that they design and manufacture and LEGO products that can’t be found in a local store! Their brick specialists scour the world for the newest and coolest products for you to collect.

The Kid Made Modern Monthly Craft Club brings art class to your home! Designed in collaboration with art educator and process-art enthusiast, Meri Cherry, receive a new craft box each month with all the materials you need to complete your project. Surprise, delight, and inspire your children to explore their imagination through a new theme and crafting activity each month. 

Recommended for Ages 6+

Foodstirs offers junk-free cooking kits and baking subscription boxes. We got these boxes for our girls one year and they were a hit! The quality of the products is top-notch and tasty! All the projects are on-trend, perfect for the tween to share on her favorite social channels.

Note: The quality ingredients mean the monthly special features are limited quantity. If you see something you want order it right away before it sells out!

Is there a kid on the planet that doesn’t love stickers? Pipsticks is a monthly sticker subscription that sends a variety of stickers, a postcard, and a keepsake pouch every month. Affordable fun to brighten a child’s day. It’s the gift that gives all year!

Sensory Therapy Play Box is the subscription box for kids with special needs. Designed and created by a mom and occupational therapist each box contains items that are:

  • Favorites in the “therapy world” that therapists use
  • “Tried and true” goodies that have had positive feedback from parents
  • Everyday toys that you would see in a toy-store that aren’t necessarily marketed towards special needs children, but that have developmental and sensory benefits.

My kids are currently enjoying gift subscriptions to:

Have you done a subscription service? Which is your favorite? Share it with us in the comments. 


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Out of the Toy Box Gift Guide: Best Subscription Boxes for Kids
About Melissa Haak 626 Articles
Melissa is mom to 4. She used to dream of traveling the world, now she dreams of a clean kitchen. She can be found on most social media sites as @PBinmyHair because with this much hair and four kids, you're bound to find something in it.

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