Subscription boxes always seemed a little indulgent to me. Being on a super-tight budget, spending a chunk of money on something fun for the kids every month just didn’t seem realistic. But then came lockdown! Then came home school! Then came the endless chant of “Mom, I’m bored. Mom I’m bored. MOM I’M BORED.” So Mama started shopping. We tried out several, but these were our favorites – the best subscription boxes for kids.
This is our very favorite thing to receive every month. We LOVE Pipsticks so much that we actually splurge on getting TWO subscriptions. The Kids’ Pack is for Charlie, but the Pro Pack is for ME! Every month we sit down and unpack our new stickers before swapping, sticking, and hoarding our favorites in our sticker books. Pipsticks thrills me as an illustrator, and delights my kid at the same time. It also gives us something special that we do together – just us. Daddies and baby sisters are not allowed at our sticker trading sessions.
This kit was a huge hit, and a great value! Every month we receive a new project and a new tool to help him build his toolbox. The projects are all easy enough for a 6 year old to make with help from a grown-up, but challenging enough to keep us both engaged and curious. I was very impressed with the quality of the projects and have been so happy to see how they help Charlie build confidence and self-esteem. He loves making things, and these kits give him a great opportunity to succeed.
Kiwi Crate is really a step above the rest and is easily one of the best kids subscription boxes for kids. Projects are well thought out, very nicely executed, and fun to make. Another great thing about Kiwi Crate is that they offer subscriptions for a variety of age groups and interests. There are even crates designed for teens and grown ups!
When C was a little younger (around 4) he became totally obsessed with the concept of receiving mail. Every day he would walk away from our mailbox disappointed that there wasn’t anything inside for him. After a little searching I stumbled upon Snail Mail for Kids. This program is very affordable, and was the first subscription we ever tried out. The first box includes a stuffed snail and a letter from Sunny. After that, your child will receive mail from Sunny every week! This was such a sweet experience when my son was little. We were signed up for about a year before he started to lose interest. That’s a pretty good run, and even years later he still asks me what Sunny is up to these days.
More Kid’s Subscription Boxes
While Pipsticks, Young Woodworker’s and Kiwi Crate are definitely our favorites, there are so many more out there to try. Here are some more box ideas shared by topic. Visit Cratejoy to find even more ideas and to find the very best subscription boxes for kids!
Boxes for Sticker Fans
Boxes for Bookworms
Boxes for Sensory and Spectrum Kids
Arts & Crafts Boxes
Science & Educational Boxes
Looking for more gift ideas for kids? Check out Our Guide to Sensory Stuff for Kids.