Our favorite gift subscriptions for kids, from toddlers to teens

Kiwi Crate gift subscription | Cool Mom Picks

There’s still time to give a special child a special gift that keeps giving each month with one of these awesome subscription boxes. We’ve recently rounded up our picks for the 10 best subscription gifts for adults, but kiddos get their own choices too!

With hours of activities packed into each box, they are perfect for rainy — or snowy — days. And coming in 3-month, 6-month, or even annual subscriptions, gift subscriptions for kids extend the excitement of Christmas longer than the lights will stay up on my house, which is saying something. Who says Christmas comes but once a year?

Kiwi Crate (at top)
So well done, there’s a reason we’ve been raving about Kiwi Crate for the past few years. I’ve gifted it to my two nieces and know they’ve loved the crafts and activities found inside, which are fun and educational. With themes like dinosaurs or gardening, this is a gift either boys or girls would love to receive. Want to cover siblings? Just add $9.95 a month, and they’ll include an extra set of materials so two kids can get in on the action. ($60/3 months includes free shipping)

 

Zoobean book subscription | Cool Mom Picks

Zoobean
As a huge book lover, I adore Zoobean, an exciting and affordable way to send a child some literary love each month. I appreciate how many questions they ask about your gift recipient so that their curators can pick out the books that will be ones kids will treasure. Along with each cool kids’ book comes a list of activities and literacy tips to make the most out of the reading experience.  So cool we featured it in our Holiday Gift Guide this year. ($30/3 months for paperback books, includes free shipping)

 

Darby Girl subscription gift boxes | Cool Mom Picks

Darby Girl from Darby Smart
Need a gift for a crafty tween? Cool DIY subscription box service Darby Smart has paired up with Girls’ Life to create bi-monthly DIY crafting boxes with teen girls in mind. Whether it’s a tie-dye photo board, embellished hair accessories, or customized tote, I know my own tween girls would think this is a very cool gift. ($36 for 3 boxes sent over 6 months, includes free shipping)

Green Kid Crafts | Inhabitots photo | Cool Mom Picks

 

Green Kid Crafts
Younger crafty kids can dig into the Green Kid Crafts boxes, which are created with kids ages 3-8 in mind. I love that their crafts are eco-friendly and several of their boxes have a global focus, like their Around the World Discovery Box and World Music Discovery Box.  ($59.85/3 months, includes free shipping)

 

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 Little Passports
With both World and USA editions, your kids can follow the adventures of Sam and Sofia each month with a Little Passports subscription. My daughter received a subscription from her aunt and loved finding out more about different parts of our world, along with doing regional crafts or activities. ($11.95/month plus $2/month for shipping)

Nerd Block Subscription Box | Cool Mom Picks

Nerd Block
While we featured it as a cool subscription box for adults, little lovers of geek will flip over Nerd Block, the subscription box service that delivers geeky gear from Marvel, Star Wars, DC Comics, and Nintendo. Each box contains a new t-shirt, plus toys and collectibles from movies, TV shows, and comics. Can you get “hours of activities” out of a box of collectible toys? According to my son, yes, yes, yes. ($19.99/month plus shipping)

For more great holiday gift ideas, check out our previous post on more grown up gift subscription boxes for other people on your Christmas list.

Christina

Senior Associate Editor Christina Refford loves homeschooling, running, cool kids’ music, and coffee. Not in that order.

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