Best Subscription Box Gifts for Kids

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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!

For more gift ideas, don’t forget to check out the best subscription box gifts for babies and toddlers, and for teens and tweens!

1. Kiwi Crate by KiwiCo

For: Young makers and creators!

Why We Love It: Every box is a new, creative adventure with a complete set of materials and detailed, easy-to-follow instructions! Geared for ages 5-8, the projects are always age-appropriate and the outputs are usually ideal as toys or as playtime props.

Gift It: Kiwi Crate has an easy-to-use Gifting Page!

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

See our past Kiwi Crate Reviews to find out more!

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

2. MEL Science Kids

For: Future scientists!

Why We Love It: A next-generation chemistry set, this subscription aims to captivate the interest of children by demonstrating the real science in all of its beauty and depth. The starter set plus a reagent pack comes free when you register!

Gift It: Send MEL Science as a gift!

Deal: Get 25% off your first month! Use coupon code HELLO25.

3. Koala Crate by KiwiCo

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 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: Here’s Koala Crate’s easy-to-use Gifting Page!

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

Read Koala Crate Reviews and check out past box contents!

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

4. Bitsbox

For: Coding enthusiasts!

Why We Love It:  No coding experience is required! Kids only need to know how to read to be able to code the app projects from Bitsbox. They can type the code on the Bitsbox website and when done, they can play and share their games on any smartphone or tablet!

Gift It: One-time Bitsbox gift boxes are available! Send it here!

5. Stitch Fix Kids

For: Kids who love dressing up!

Why We Love It: Subscribing is as simple as creating a child’s style profile! Each box includes 5 stylist selected clothing pieces, some months with accessories appropriate for the current season. Subscriptions are also available for boys or girls in sizes 2T to 14.

Gift It: Send a Stitch Fix Clothing Gift Card!

Visit the Stitch Fix Reviews page to know more!

6. We Craft Box

For: Crafty kids!

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 as a gift!

Check out our We Craft Box reviews for details!

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

7. Green Kid Crafts

For: Kids & parents interested in eco-friendly crafts!

Why We Love It: This subscription encourages eco-consciousness while providing a full kids craft box experience! It offers hands-on explorations in science, math, technology, engineering, and art that are intended to challenge children from 3-10 years of age. There are 5-8 themed projects in every box with eco-friendly materials!

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 for more information!

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

8. Cubscription Box by Build-A-Bear

For: Anyone in need of a cuddly companion!

Why We Love It: A new furry toy is delivered every season (4 times a year)! Each shipment contains 6-8 custom-made, exclusive Build-A-Bear items that you can’t get in stores or anywhere else. This includes a new stuffed animal in every box, complete with clothing and accessories for both the kid and their toy.

Gift It: Send Cubscription Box by Build-A-Bear as a gift!

Deal: Get a FREE box filled with exclusive birthday Build-A-Bear goodies when you subscribe to an annual plan! Deal applies automatically, just visit and subscribe.

9. Doodle Crate by KiwiCo

For: Anyone who loves DIY projects!

Why We Love It: Every box includes creative DIY projects, inspiring young makers to learn new crafting skills and express themselves creatively. 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: Here’s Doodle Crate’s easy-to-use Gifting Page!

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

Visit the Doodle Crate Reviews page to see past box contents!

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

10. Atlas Crate by KiwiCo

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: Send a gift using Atlas Crate’s easy-to-use Gifting Page!

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

Read our Atlas Crate Reviews to learn more!

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

11. 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 a kid’s style preferences! And to top it off, you can keep an absolute pile of clothes for around $100. 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)!

Gift It: Send Kidpik as a gift here!

See all our Kidpik Reviews for more details!

12. Owl Crate Jr.

For: Young bookworms!

Why We Love It: OwlCrate Jr. sends 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 Owl Crate Jr. as a gift!

Check out all the Owl Crate Jr. Reviews for more information!

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

13. Amazon STEM Toy Club

For: Kids who love to learn through STEM!

Why We Love It: They deliver age-appropriate toys to encourage your child to learn Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. The theme of the month can be anything from natural sciences to robotics, so there’s always something new to discover in every box!

Gift It: Send an Amazon Stem Club gift here!

Visit the Amazon Stem Club Reviews page to find out more!

14. Little Passports World Edition

For: Kids who want to explore & 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!

Read the Little Passports Reviews and see past box contents!


  • ONE free month on any 6-month subscription, TWO free months on any 12-month subscription! Use coupon code ENJOYSUMMER.
  • Save $15 on annual subscriptions! Use coupon code WELCOME15.

15. Tinker Crate by KiwiCo

For: The innovators!

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. With this, kids can practice their problem-solving skills and learn how to engage in both structured and open-ended exploration and investigation!

Gift It: Send a Tinker Crate gift here!

See Tinker Crate Reviews to find out more!

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

16. Bookroo

For: Budding readers!

Why We Love It:  This box contains books that the children will surely love! There are 3 children’s book clubs for specific age groups: Board Book Club for ages 0-3, Picture Book Club for ages 3-6 and Chapter Book Club for ages 7-10. The retail value of the books you receive will always be above the subscription cost, and the shipping is free!

Gift It: Send a Bookroo gift here!

Check out Bookroo Reviews for the details!

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

17. 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 ItSend a Disney Movie Club membership as a gift!

Visit the Disney Movie Club Reviews page for more information!

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

18. Sensory TheraPLAY Box

For: Kids 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 help them develop their skills. It can also benefit kids with emotional disturbance.

Gift It: Send a Sensory TheraPLAY Box gift here!

Read the Sensory TheraPLAY Box reviews and see past box contents!


  • 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.

19. Girls Can! Crate

For: Kids looking for inspiration!

Why We Love It: Each crate features a different heroine! It includes a 20-page activity book telling a heroine’s 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 our past Girls Can! Crate Reviews to find out more!

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

20. KidArtLit

For: Artistic and bookish kids!

Why We Love It: It’s a family bonding box where the art kit meets storytime 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!

Check out KidArtLit Reviews for more details!


  • 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.

In case you need more gift ideas, make sure to check out our Holiday Subscription Box Gift Guide!


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