More than the fun toys and the sweet treats, the gift of learning is probably one of the best things a kid can receive for Christmas.
Whether it’s to encourage them to learn outside of the classroom or to sustain an already existing interest, these Tech & STEM Subscription Boxes make a great holiday present. These gifts make memories that will be remembered long after the yuletide season is over!
Take a look at our list of the Best Tech & STEM Subscription Box Gifts for Kids and let us know which ones your kids will go wild over. For other subscription box gift ideas, you can check out the Best Subscription Box Gifts for Kids! Read our how-to guide on subscription box gifting for tips on how to gift these boxes.
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.
Details: $19.99 per month
Gift It: Send a Amazon Stem Club gift here!
See all our Amazon Stem Club Reviews to find out more about this box.
For: Pre-teens and teens that dig mechanical devices and hands-on learning.
Why We Love It: It includes everything you need to build the main project, has the best instructions in the business, and backs up every project with accessible and interesting lessons on the science behind it. Though recommended for ages 9-16, slightly younger kids can have a blast, too (with a grown-up’s help).
Details: $29.99 for a one month gift, goes to $20 per month or less with a 3+ month subscription.
See all our Tinker Crate Reviews to find out more about this box.
For: The electronics innovators of tomorrow.
Why We Love It: EVERY BOX comes with an Uno R3, which is a $25 board. EVERY BOX! If you have access to a computer, you have everything you need to learn the basics of electronics and create fun builds. Each kit includes access to programming software and all the capacitors, buzzers, lights, etc you need for the project.
Details: $29.99 per month
Gift It: Send a Creation Crate gift here!
See all our Creation Crate Reviews to find out more about this box.
For: Kids that get a kick out of Mr. Wizard style experiments.
Why We Love It: The box is designed by an actual science teacher and includes tons of simple experiments that appeal to kids. The accompanying journal contains complete instructions that encourage your kids to ask and answer questions and use the scientific method to further their understanding of the scientific principles at play in these wonderful explorations.
Details: Now available in 3 subscription lines – STEMsnack, STEMlab, and STEMdeluxe! Subscription starts at $9.99 per month.
DEALS: Take 40% off your first STEM Deluxe box for 3 month or 12 month subscription with coupon code SPANGLER16AF. You can also save 20% on your first STEMlab kit with coupon code SIGNSAVE20– not valid on deluxe box OR subscribe to notifications for holiday coupons and deals!
See all our Spangler Science Club Reviews to find out more about this box.
For: Young engineers and science-minded kids.
Why We Love It: The multiple experiments and lessons are presented to teach kids the engineering design process, with tests and activities to reinforce the lessons learned. The kit culminates in an engrossing engineering design challenge! Recommended for ages 8 and up.
Details: $29.95 per month
Gift It: Send a Groovy Lab In a Box gift here! Non-recurring gift subscriptions are available in 3, 6, and 12 month increments.
DEALS: Annual subscriptions equal four months free boxes – deal applies automatically, just visit and subscribe. Grab notifications for Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals!
See all our Groovy Lab In a Box Reviews to find out more about this box.
For: Young coders and computer-savvy kids that want to know how their favorite games are brought to lifel
Why We Love It: It teaches kids actual coding skills, with tons of challenges they can perform and test online. Kids learn how to code by programming apps for real devices. Most of the heavy lifting is done online, but the kids get a book and other fun, tangible stuff in the box every month to stoke their engagement.
Details: $40.00 per month for the entire box, or choose just a monthly PDF ($20) or the monthly book ($25)
Gift It: Send a BitsBox gift here right at checkout!
See all our BitsBox Reviews to find out more about this box.
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.
Details: $19.99 per month, including US shipping. Canadian & international shipping is inexpensive, making this a top pick for non-US subscribers!
DEALS: But… you can get 50% off and free shipping for the annual set when you visit Educents! So really, don’t subscribe directly.
See more fabulous subscription box gift ideas in our 2018 Holiday Subscription Box Gift Guide!