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Everyone loves getting mail but mail is even better when it’s a box filled with goodies you get on a regular basis. Just like there’s an app for everything, there’s a subscription box for every age and interest and it’s been a pleasure seeing the wide variety of creative boxes out there.
I’ve curated 17 of my favorite subscription boxes for toddlers and preschoolers, elementary ages, teens, and adults into a nice sized list to help you find a gift for someone you love that reminds them how much you care about them on a regular basis throughout the year. You can also use this guide to gently nudge someone else in the direction of a perfect present for you!
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For Toddlers and Preschoolers
Little Passports Early Explorers ($22.95/month)
For ages 3-5
This year give them a gift of adventure by teaching them about geography in an age appropriate way each and every month. Every month your preschooler will get a package from Little Passports filled with fun activities, educational toys, stickers, trading cards, and learning games based on a theme like art, music, or food that teaches them about the world. For example, the Oceans package contains an educational fishing game that teaches children about different sea creatures, contains materials to conduct a salt water science experience, and a beautifully illustrated booklet filled with fun facts about each of the world’s oceans. Included stickers, trading cards, and other bonus materials in each package to make learning fun and engaging for young toddlers and preschoolers.
Koala Crate by KiwiCo ($19.95/month)
For ages 2-4
I love KiwiCo because they have a different subscription box tailored to each age and developmental stage and Koala Crate is just perfect for ages 2-4. Panda Crate delivers monthly crafts, inspiration and high-quality products that encourage creativity and wonder through open ended activities that are designed for you and your toddler to do together.
For Elementary Ages
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For ages 6+
Hooray for a subscription box that teaches real coding! Each month Bitsbox sends a box with a mix of coding projects, ranging from simple to more advanced. Kids start with the code from the materials in the box and then customize it to make it their own. Bitsbox apps run on any computer, tablet, or phone with a web browser, so kids can see and share their creations. Other materials that come with a monthly subscription include an Apper-Keeper to keep Bitsbox materials organized and easy to use, coding super cards featuring app projects to inspire and guide you, Grownup Guide with information about the month’s new coding concepts and commands, and also stickers and chart to track progress. Get $20 off your subscription purchase of 50+ with the code SAVVY until November 23. Best for ages 6+ but tweens will enjoy being able to complete the more advanced projects independently.
Guide Dots is for elementary ages who want the freedom to explore art in the comfort of their own home, in their free time, and at their own pace. The first month your child will receive the Guide Dots Starter Kit, a kit that’s stocked with high quality supplies that will last for years and the months that follow, your child additional art supplies, video tutorials that utilize the supplies from the Starter Kit, and projects that keep their creative side engaged. I love that Guide Dots has two different kits, each designed for a specific age in mind to help foster skills in a developmentally appropriate way and with materials that are perfect for each age group.
Raddish Kids ($8.88 for your first box, $24/box month plus free shipping)
For ages 5-10
Get kids in the kitchen with Raddish, a monthly cooking kit for kids ages 4-14+. With a mission to deliver culinary experiences that nurture kids’ confidence in the kitchen and beyond, Raddish provides education, family-time, and fun. Kids are encouraged to explore and experience new foods and global flavors while they learn to chop, sauté, whisk, and measure with each Raddish kit that includes 3 illustrated and laminated recipe cards, collectible apron patch, conversation starter cards, a kitchen tool to add to your arsenal, complete grocery list, and dietary modifications, playlists and lesson plans, and more.
KiwiCrate (3, 6, 9, and 12 months available starting at $19.95/month or $16.95/month for 12 months)
For ages 5-8
Full of high quality materials and kid-friendly instructions, KiwiCrate is a fun way for ages 5-8 to explore art, science, and engineering. Each box contains explore! Magazine that includes comics, experiments, games, and more plus all the materials needed to inspire kids to see themselves as scientists, artists, creators, and makers.
Little Passports World Edition ($13.95/month or $11.95/month for 12 months)
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For ages 6-10
For families trying to teach their kids geography as you raise young global citizens, Little Passports is a fun way to start because the subscription is a ticket to an exciting global adventure. Kids ages 6-10 will enjoy traveling with fictional friends, Sam and Sophia, who find a magical scooter in a garage that takes them all over the world. The first month comes in the blue Explorers’ Kit suitcase filled with a passport, wall sized map of the world, welcome letter from Sam and Sophia, stickers, photos, and activity sheets, plus access to online games through the Boarding Zone. Each month a new country is featured and kids will love collecting stickers to affix on their suitcase and in their passports. Starting today, Little Passports is offering $20 off any 12 Month subscription with the code WARMUP at check out.
Little Passports Science Expeditions ($25.95/month)
For ages 9+
Mail-loving tweens who enjoy solving real scientific mysteries will enjoy getting a Little Passports Science Expeditions subscription. Each month’s experiments give kids a head start by fostering a lifelong interest in science, technology, engineering and math through themes like forensic science, caves & crystals, hydrology, optics & vision, rockets, and more! Each box contains everything your tween needs to get started including the signature Science Expeditions tote bag, a 16-page comic book, and a special lab notebook to jot down their findings.
MakeCrate (monthly, 3, 6 and 12 month subscriptions available starting at $24.95/month)
MakeCrate is an awesome monthly subscription box that contains materials that teach electronics, engineering, and coding principles through hands on projects each month that involve the Arudino board you get with your starter Make Kit. Step-by-step instructions are easy to follow plus there are online tutorials and access to a private online community where kids can download code, ask questions, and share successes with other MakeCraters. I love that MakeCrate boxes are just the right level of challenging and allow kids who feel at home around a maker studio to work on these independently. Plus none of the projects require soldering so they really can work on their own!
Doodle Crate (3, 6, 9, and 12 months available starting at $19.95/month or $16.95/month for 12 months)
For ages 9-16+
For DIYers who love art, design, and STEM subjects, Doodle Crate is right up their alley. Each month kids get a box full of goodies that features a project plus all the items that are needed to complete it. They also get step-by-step instructions to complete their projects, Inspiration Sheets that provide design inspiration, and access to video tutorials with tips and tricks.
SketchBox ($25/month for the Basic Box, $35/month for the Premium Box)
No recommended age but I think this would be perfect for ages 10+
Creatives who swoon over art supplies will love SketchBox, a monthly subscription service that provides artists with supplies and a way to showcase their work. The Premium Box makes is an ideal subscription box for tweens and teens who love to draw. While the Basic Box is more affordable, it seems like the quality and quantity of art supplies in the Premium Box is well worth the money.
Robox! (monthly, 3, 6 and 12 month subscriptions available starting at $67.95/month)
For ages 13+
Robot enthusiasts who have some engineering and coding experience will love taking their skills to the next level with fun projects that move and respond to their environments. Designed for intermediate users in middle school and up, a Robox subscription box teaches engineering and coding skills while kids (and adults!) build a robot that performs a new mission each month, like obstacle avoidance or remote control. Each robot subscription includes a robot chassis, reusable Uno microcontroller, breadboard, and wires, along with new components each month to take your robot on a new adventure.
Ipsy Glam Bag ($10/month)
Ipsy subscribers start by filling out a profile to help match your skin color, makeup style, and more to the deluxe samples and full sized beauty products that come in your monthly Glam Bag. Glam Bags are perfectly sized zippered cosmetic pouches featuring a different design each month. It’s a perfect subscription for YouTube makeup loving tutorial tweens and teens who live their lives in the beauty aisle, especially since it’s nicely priced at $10/month. Each month’s bag is automatically charged to your credit card but you can cancel at any time.
What do you get the adult who has everything? A subscription box that matches their interests, desires, and makes them smile. Here are a few favorites that I’m always happy to find at my doorstep.
BroadwayHD ($8.99/month or $99.99/year)
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I featured BroadwayHD on my site in September in the post, BroadwayHD Streams Award-Winning Theater to Your Living Room which is a great family gift for parents and kids of all ages to enjoy. BroadwayHD is the premiere streaming service for live award-winning theater from across the globe. Fans can expect to see classics like The Sound of Music and Peter Pan, spellbinding productions like Cirque du Soleil: Toruk – The First Flight, the full works of Shakespeare, and a selection of the world’s greatest musicals including Kinky Boots, 42nd Street, The King and I, and An American in Paris and more in the comfort of your own home. Classic and modern productions ensure there’s no shortage of content available for a memorable family entertainment night. Verticals such as Most Popular, Musicals, Drama, Comedy, Concerts, Romance, Award Winners, Foreign Theater, BBC, Education, and more make it easy to sort through the wealth of content available quickly so you can watch on your computer, mobile device, Apple TV, Roku, or through Chromecast.
RawSpiceBar (3, 6, and 12 month subscriptions are available starting at $36 for 3 months)
For those who love to cook, there’s nothing better than the arrival of new, fresh spices to your doorstep every month. RawSpiceBar’s spice of the month club provides 2 salt-free, freshly ground spices, shipped monthly (or 6 spices, shipped quarterly), with plenty of recipes for all diets.
Bawdy Bookworms ($37.95 for a single box or subscribe and pay $34.95 every 3 months)
Combining her love of books and her years of experience selling sensual adult toys at in-home parties, Thien-Kim Lam, founded Bawdy Bookworms because of her belief that every woman deserves a happy ending. Bawdy Bookworms’ quarterly boxes are shipped in plain boxes but their contents are anything but! Each box is centered around a theme found in the romantic book selection and includes some sexy surprises. The smart women who subscribe to Bawdy Bookworms also have access to an online community where they come together to talk about each quarter’s featured sexy book, share favorite reads, and chat just like your regular book club does. And if you’re worried that you’ll be stuck reading some cheesy romance novel, I encourage you to buy a single box because the books are always well written romances that will leave you yearning for your next Bawdy Bookworms box.
CAUSEBOX — ($54.95 when paid quarterly or $49.95/quarter for an annual subscription paid in advance)
What if you could make a single purchase that would empower and employ women, feed the hungry, educate the underprivileged, and provide education, clean water, and hope for victims of abuse all at the same time? CAUSEBOX does these things for men, women, and children around the world and more. This a quarterly subscription box for women that includes products from companies that are making a difference around the world. All products are socially conscious meaning that they give back to underprivileged communities, provide jobs and sustainable income in underdeveloped areas of the world, raise awareness for different charitable initiatives, and empower individuals. They aim to make the world a better place because all products that are featured in CAUSEBOX are made ethically. There is a new CAUSEBOX available each quarter and you can subscribe for the year or give/purchase a single box by paying quarterly. Regardless of whether you’re a subscriber or a one-time buyer, every box contains at least $150 worth of products and 7% of every purchase is given back to charity for each box sold.
PopSugar Must Have Box ($75 for a quarterly subscription or $270 for an annual subscription)
Founded as a pop culture blog, PopSugar added subscription boxes to their media company to the delight of fans. Just as they provide the hottest trends and tips in entertainment, fashion, beauty, fitness, and food, their curated selection of products in each month’s box reflects how much they have their finger on the pulse of what women want because I’ve yet to find a dud inside any of the boxes I’ve received. Happiness Delivered is printed on the inside of every box and indeed, PopSugar’s Must Have box is exactly that. Use the code SHOP5 to get $5 off your first Must Have Box. This code does not expire.
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I hope you enjoy this year’s picks and wish you happy and stress-free holiday shopping!
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