Best Subscription Box Gifts for Kids 2018

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Christmas is for everybody to enjoy, but we can’t deny the fact that Christmas is so special for children.

Have you thought of new gift ideas for your kids? Or maybe you’re still trying to look for a totally different present than the usual? No need to panic – now that the gift-giving season is just around the corner, we’ll help you pick the best presents for kids!

Fun, practical and age-appropriate – check out our list of the best subscription box gifts for kids below and then our how-to guide on subscription box gifting!

Updated for 2018!


Girls Can! Crate

For: Kids who are inspired to do anything under the sun with stories of inspiring women!

Why We Love It: Each crate includes a 20-page activity book telling her story and is packed with games and experiments,  2-3 hands-on science, engineering, and art activities related to her field, a collectible button, monthly tips and strategies for parents raising fearless girls, and more!

Gift It: Using Girls Can! Crate easy to use Gifting Page!

See past Girls Can! Crate Reviews to find out more.

Deal: Get 15% off your first crate in any subscription. Use coupon code HELLO15.


Kiwi Crate

For: Makers & Creators of All Ages!

Why We Love It: Every box is a new creative adventure with a complete set of materials, detailed easy-to-follow instructions, and kids absolutely love it! These awesome subscriptions for kids are age-level and interest-specific, and an awesome way to spend time with the kids while expanding their knowledge of the world around them!

Gift It: Using Kiwi Crate’s easy to use Gifting Page!

Tip: Gifting to your own kids? It’s less expensive to purchase a regular subscription.

See past Kiwi Crate Reviews to find out more.

Deal: Save 40% on your first month! Use this link to get the deal.


Koala Crate

For: Developing preschoolers!

Why We Love It: Every crate includes all the materials and inspiration for projects related to a theme such as colors, transportation or safari. Crates are designed to give preschoolers exposure to new materials and new concepts that encourage hands-on learning and fun. Koala Crate crates is designed for children ages 3 to 4 and tested by kids to ensure that they are developmentally appropriate, fun, and universally liked by both boys and girls.

Gift It: Using Koala Crate’s easy to use Gifting Page!

Tip: Gifting to your own kids? It’s less expensive to purchase a regular subscription.

Read all of our Koala Crate Reviews to find out what you’ll be getting in this box!

Deal: Save 40% on your first month! Use this link to get the deal.


Owl Crate Jr.

Why We Love It: For younger readers, there’s OwlCrate Jr.! Boxes will contain a brand new middle-grade novel every month, along with magical goodies that are both fun and educational. It’s the perfect way to introduce Harry Potter to the young ones as the subscription frequently includes Harry Potter-related items. Recommended for ages 8-12.

Gift It: Send a gift of Owl Crate Jr. here!

See all our Owl Crate Jr. Reviews to find out more about this box.

Deal: Receive 10% off your first box. Use coupon code JRCRATEJOY.


KidStir

For: Tiny chefs, of course!

Why We Love It: Kidstir encourages safe, caregiver-guided exploration in the kitchen, as well as healthy eating habits and expanding food repertoires, all while having a ton of fun!

Gift It: Send a Kidstir gift here.

See all our Kidstir reviews to find out more about this box.


We Craft Box

For: Kiddos and families who love to bond over crafty activities!

Why We Love It: We Craft Box comes with a themed story to inspire the children, and 2 to 3 prepared kids crafts with multiple blanks so parents or siblings can craft along. The box provides all materials (with the exception of scissors) so it eliminates stress and prep-work, and enables busy families to have quality time and create memories together!

Gift It: Send a We Craft Box gift here.

See all our We Craft Box reviews to find out more about this box.

Deal: Get $5 off on your first box! Use coupon code HELLO5.


Green Kid Crafts

For: Kids & parents interested in fun eco-themed crafts and science.

Why We Love It: This subscription encourages eco-consciousness while still providing a full themed kids craft box experience!

Gift It: Send a gift box for $24.95 – a 3 month subscription comes in at $19.95 per box. Like Kiwi Crate, you’ll get a better deal if you select a regular subscription.

See all our Green Kid Crafts reviews to find out more about this box.

Deal: Save 50% on your first box! Use coupon code HELLOSUB50.


Kid Wonder Little Dreamers Box

For: Kids who love to create, play and explore through dramatic play!

Why We Love It: The Little Dreamers Box is sure to provide hours of educational fun!We include all the necessary inspiration, crafts and materials to encourage children to learn through play and exploration.

Gift It: Send a Kid Wonder gift here!

Deal: Get 30% off on any subscription plan! Use coupon code HELLO30.


Usborne Books & More Book Boxes

For: Little bookworms who love taking on adventures by reading!

Why We Love It: The publishers at Usborne books do things quite differently, their team of writers, editors and designers publish over 300 distinctive and engaging books a year, from baby books to YA books, the kids will surely find the right book for their age from this subscription.

Gift It: Share the love of books by gifting the Usborne Books box!


Disney Movie Club

ForThe ultimate Disney movie fans!

Why We Love It: Disney Movie Club makes it easy to build the ultimate Disney movie library. There’s even a selection of Exclusive Disney DVDs and collectibles only available through the Club.

Gift ItGive Disney Movie Club here.

See our Disney Movie Club reviews to see what’s been in past boxes!

Deal: Get 4 Movies For Only $1! Deal applies automatically, just visit and subscribe. Terms & Conditions apply.


Doodle Crate

For: The Young Crafters!

Why We Love It: Every box includes creative and fun DIY projects for BOYS and GIRLS, and inspires young makers to learn new crafting skills and express themselves creatively. Monthly crates encourage kids to tackle new challenges and gain creative confidence! Doodle Crate is designed for kids ages 9 to 16+ and tested to ensure that the projects are fun and inspiring.  This box is also probably the best craft subscription box, even for adults!

Gift It: Using Doodle Crate’s easy to use Gifting Page!

Tip: Gifting to your own kids? It’s less expensive to purchase a regular subscription.

Read all of our Doodle Crate Reviews to find out what you’ll be getting in this box!

Deal: Save 40% on your first month! Use this link to get the deal.


Atlas Crate

For:  Kids who love exploring the map!

Why We Love It: Atlas Crate is all about geography and culture! The box is ideal for children between ages 6 to 11 years old. It lets kids see and connect with the rest of the world, helping them grow beyond their own experience as they explore the globe.

Gift It: Use Atlas Crate’s easy to use Gifting Page!

Tip: Gifting to your own kids? It’s less expensive to purchase a regular subscription.

Read all of our Atlas Crate Reviews to find out what you’ll be getting in this box!

Deal: Save 40% on your first month! Use this link to get the deal.


Kidpik

For: Tween fashionistas and mini-mes from sporty to trendy!

Why We Love It: This box sends an amazing variety of great quality clothing personalized to your little girl’s style preferences! And to top it off you can keep an absolute pile of clothes for around $100.

Details: Free shipping both ways, but with a giant keep the whole box discount more likely than you will only return an item or two straight to charity (if you opt not to keep the entire thing it’s treated as not buying and returned). Opt for boxes 4 or 8 times per year.

Gift It: Send Kidpik gift here!

See all our Kidpik Reviews to find out more about this box.


Little Passports World Edition

For: Kids that want to explore and discover the world – from preschool to early teens!

Why We Love It: Three of Little Passports’ low-key subscriptions are perfectly portable, and engage kids with fun facts and ideas about the United States and the World. Their newest adventure – Science Expeditions – is designed for kids that want to dig deeper into the scientific mysteries of the world!

Gift It: Send a Little Passports gift here.

See all our Little Passports reviews to find out more about each box.

Deal: Save $15 on annual subscriptions! Use coupon code WELCOME15.


Tinker Crate

For: The Innovator

Why We Love It: Hands-on activities make learning extra fun. Every crate includes all the materials and inspiration for a super-cool STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) project.

Gift It: Send a Tinker Crate gift here!

See all our Tinker Crate Reviews to find out more about this box.

Deal: Save 40% on your first month! Use this link to get the deal.


Kids BookCase Club

For: Book lovers of all ages!

Why We Love It: BookCase.Club provides books that will ignite the kids’ imagination and will also inspire their creativity. Each box contains 3 handpicked children’s book that are surely enticing.

Gift It: Send a Kids BookCase Club gift here!

See all our Kids BookCase Club reviews to find out more about this box.

Deal: Save 50% on your first month! Use coupon code crate50.


Sensory TheraPLAY Box

For: Kiddos with special needs

Why We Love It: This wonderful sensory box is intended for kids with special needs, like children with autism spectrum and/or children with sensory processing issues. It contains an assortment of sensory toys and items like putty, textured tactile toys/fidgets, craft activities, light up toys that helps them develop their skills. It can also benefit kids with emotional disturbance as well.

Gift It: Send a Sensory TheraPLAY Box gift here!

See all our Sensory TheraPLAY Box reviews to find out more about this box.

Deals:

  • Get 10% off your first box when signing up for the month to month plan. Use coupon code WELCOME.
  • Get 10% off your first box! Use coupon code WELCOME.

KidArtLit

For: Artistic and bookish kids, aged 3-7.

Why We Love It: It’s a family bonding box where art kit meets story time, and helps the whole family to connect deeply through art and reading. Each box contains an open-ended art project, complete with all the supplies, a hardback picture book, a Ready-Set-Go pack that you can work on as soon as your box arrives and an inspiring mini-magazine.

Gift It: Send a KidArtLit gift here!

See all our KidArtLit reviews to find out more about this box.

Deals:

  • Take $15 off your three, six and twelve-month subscription. Use coupon code HOMESCHOOL18.
  • Get 10% off your first month and all gift orders. Use coupon code HELLOSUBS.

Bookroo

For: Book-loving kids!

Why We Love It:  This box contains books that the children will surely love! Each month promises 2 hardcover picture books or 3 board books, individually wrapped and carefully reviewed by our panel of Stanford families.

Gift It: Send a Bookroo gift here!

See all our Bookroo reviews to find out more about this box.

Deal: Get 15% off on any subscription! Use coupon code HELLOBOOKROO. Gift Subscription not included. Cannot be combined with any other offers.


Brick Box

For: Those who are still building their LEGO collection!

Why We Love It: Brick Box focuses on actual LEGO pieces and accessories to add to your collection, instead of just themed merchandise.

Gift It: Give Brick Box here.


Amazon STEM Toy Club

For: Kids who loves to discover and learn new things through STEM

Why We Love It: STEM Club delivers age-appropriate toys that will encourage your child to learn Science, Technology, Engineering and Math It lets your kid discover and at the same time, have fun and discover things, from robotics to natural sciences.

Gift It: Send a Amazon Stem Club gift here!

See all our Amazon Stem Club Reviews to find out more about this box.


LitJoy Middle Grade Crate

For: Middle-grade book junkies!

Why We Love It: The box has new release books and bookish items that the mid-grade kids will love!

Gift It: Send a LitJoy Crate Middle Grade Crate gift here!

See all our LitJoy Crate Middle Crate reviews to find out more about this box.


Magic School Bus

For: Young scientists 

Why We Love It: Geared for ages 5-12, this box brings the fun of the award-winning PBS children’s science series home. Kids perform simple experiments to bring home lessons on one of 12 science topics, including magnets, fossils, volcanoes, and more! Every topic includes materials for experiments and a 12-page manual, complete with Magic School Bus themed fact sheet and detailed guidance for parent helpers.

Gift It: Send a gift of Magic School Bus here!


See more fabulous subscription box gift ideas in our 2018 Holiday Subscription Box Gift Guide!

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