7 BEST Subscription Boxes for Kids

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A few years ago, my husband and I decided that we would rather give our children experiences and learning opportunities for Christmas rather than overfilling their toy boxes with toys that they would play with for a few hours and then discard. Experiences and learning opportunities create a lifetime of memories! If you’re looking for creative gift ideas for your children, I highly suggest considering a monthly subscription box. It’s truly the gift that keeps on giving..and what child doesn’t LOVE to receive a package in the mail each month?

Here are my picks for the 7 BEST Subscription Boxes for Kids in 2018:

Wonder Crate

Wonder Crate inspires kids ages 7-11 to dream big about the impact that they can have in the world. Each box educates, entertains and empowers kids to use their strengths to contribute positively and uniquely to the world around them. Every month kids receive:
  • A book that introduces them to brave, forward-thinking and inspirational role models.
  • Stories of kids their own age thinking BIG and using their strengths to make a positive impact.
  • Activities to hone and focus kids’ inner strengths and let their best selves shine.
  • Collectible Roll Models card game to connect as a family.
  • $1 of every box goes to support a child that is making a difference.
Find your amazing and share it with the world! Use code WONDER10 and get 10% off any subscription (1, 3 or 6 month gift options available).

Green Kid Crafts

Green Kid Crafts delights kids each month with fun, creative and eco-friendly STEAM activities (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics), delivered right to their door through the company’s award-winning subscription program! Every month’s package is packed with up to 6 science and art kits designed by teachers and STEAM experts to foster a child’s creativity and confidence while helping to raise the nation’s next generation of creative leaders. Junior Discovery Boxes are perfect for kids ages 2-4; Discovery Boxes are sent to kids 5-10+. Each box includes a 12-page STEAM activity magazine and achievement badges. Each month brings a new theme; past themes have included Mad Scientist, Nocturnal Animals, Volcanoes, Detective Science, and Outer Space. Green Kid Crafts has won a variety of awards including Academics’ Choice Brain Toy Award, Dr. Toy’s Best Green Products, PTPA Seal of Approval, a recommendation from Parents’ Choice, MACT Excellence and MACT Green Awards and Red Tricycle’s Award for Most Awesome Subscription Service. Subscriptions are available in month-to-month, 3, 6 and 12 month durations, and also make great gifts! Subscriptions start at $17.95 / month, and sibling and book add-on options are also available. Order at www.greenkidcrafts.com.

Green Kid Crafts’ Black Friday deals are amazing! Use coupon code BLACK70 to take 70% off the first month of any subscription. And coupon code BFGET40 will get you a whooping 40% off any single Discovery Box! To view their subscription options, go here to start saving! These codes will expire midnight of November 25, 2018 or until supplies last. Go here to start shopping!

Girls Can! Crate

Real women make the best heroes and every month GIRLS CAN! CRATE delivers them. GIRLS CAN! CRATE subscriptions are designed to inspire girls ages 5-10 years old to believe they can BE and DO anything. Each month, subscribers receive a crate full of inspiration with a 20-page activity book, 2-3 hands-on STEAM activities, a creative play prop, a collectible button, and all the supplies needed to learn and have fun! For the busy family who wants the same big GIRLS CAN! inspiration but in a smaller package, mini-mailers are the perfect size! Each mailer comes with a 16-page activity book, one hands-on STEAM activity, and a collectible sticker. Subscribers have the flexibility to choose the plan and size of their product to meet their needs!  Get 20% off your first crate in any subscription with code LIFE20.


KidStir’s Happy Cooking Kits are designed to spark a love of good food in kids! Each monthly kit provides a hands-on food adventure for children. All of our kits are themed around seasonal ingredients and occasions and have been tested with real families to ensure that everything is fun, learning-filled, easy to use, and absolutely delicious. Kids 5 to 10 and their parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and other special grown-ups love cooking with Kidstir. We do the planning, so you can have fun in the kitchen!

Each Happy Cooking Kit includes:
3 step-by-step recipes that are simple and easy for children and grown-ups
2 quality kid-sized cooking tools that get children involved in hands-on fun
1 special gift, like stickers, gift tags, door hangers, puzzle books, and more
3 foodie-education pages that teach culture, vocabulary, science, math
3 fun and learning-filled games and activities
1 fresh-food shopping list that is enclosed in the kit and emailed ahead of time

Over the course of a year, kids can collect their activity pages in a special binder and build their very own
Happy Cooking Cookbook!  Right now you can get $55 worth of bonus gifts with the purchase of a twelve-month subscription! Shop here!

Eureka Crate

Eureka Crate from KiwiCo teaches kids (and kids at heart!) how to apply principles of science and math to make awesome things you will love to use everyday – from an articulated desk lamp to an electric pencil sharpener to a wooden ukulele.

These crates apply science and math principles to the design of everyday items. We provide a blueprint for creative solutions to real world problems and needs. Young engineers, armed with critical thinking and problem solving skills, gain an appreciation for the design process and take pride in making something with real utility.

Starting now and running through Cyber Monday, KiwiCo is offering 60% off your first month of your KiwiCo subscription with code CHEER60. Shop now!

Doodle Crate

KiwiCo designed Doodle Crate as an invitation for young makers to express themselves creatively. Your monthly crate introduces fun crafting materials and interesting techniques such as: solar imaging, embroidery and woodworking.

Doodle Crate builds confidence and creativity in kids between the ages of 9 and 16+. With activities designed to help kids create things in the world around them, Doodle Crate brings hands-on fun right to your door.

Starting now and running through Cyber Monday, KiwiCo is offering 60% off your first month of your KiwiCo subscription with code CHEER60. Shop now!

Atlas Crate

Atlas Crate  by KiwiCo delivers immersive, hands-on experiences that connect kids creatively and intellectually with unfamiliar lands and people. Every month, we deliver engaging projects and content to help your child to develop an appreciation for other cultures, growing their understanding and empathy for the world beyond their own immediate awareness.

Starting now and running through Cyber Monday, KiwiCo is offering 60% off your first month of your KiwiCo subscription with code CHEER60. Shop now!

The 7 BEST Subscription Boxes for Kids


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