The 10 Best Kids’ Subscription Boxes Online
Here at Toby Books, we love a good subscription box! The idea is pretty simple; for a relatively low subscription fee you get regular deliveries of boxes full of your favourite things. These goodies can be anything, from make-up and cooking samples to clothes by leading designers. They save time and drum up interest in products – in a nutshell, they’re a great concept and adults have been reaping the benefits for a while. But what about kids’ subscription boxes?
There are also dozens of subscription boxes for children, and many of them are as appealing as the grownups’ ones. Designed for different ages and to fulfil different developmental needs, they’re all a welcome present in the post.
To give you a head start and ensure you find what you’re looking for, Toby Books has picked out their 10 favourite options to show you.
Stitch Fix Kids
The adult version of Stitch Fix is already a huge hit; you answer questions about your needs and preferences to create your online profile, and then a stylist sends over hand-picked fashion items every month.
The kid’s subscription boxes work in exactly the same way. Register and complete your child’s profile on Stitch Fix website, and then unpack a crate of new items and a personalised note from the stylist who chose them. Decide what you want to keep and send the rest back via the prepaid shipping label. You only pay for what you want, although chances are that will be everything, and if you keep it all you do get a discount!
Nike Adventure Club
These boxes come with new pairs of Nikes or Converse trainers, plus adventure kits full of energetic activities. You also get to send the shoes back twice a year, and depending on the condition they’ll be recycled or donated to a family in need, so there’s a definite feel good factor too.
We Craft Box
Targeted at kids aged 3 to 9, these subscription boxes feature a range of crafts based on themed stories. Each box is suitable for 2 kids, and the aim behind We Craft is to cut down the time parents spend shopping for crafty supplies, and increase the time they get to spend having fun creatively with their little ones.
MEL Science Kits
The first MEL Science Kit helps your children get set up to start experimenting, with safety gear, a small stove, chemistry tools and other essential items. Thereafter, they’ll get 2 or 3 kits a month that will help them carry out all sorts of cool new experiments. There’s also a simple VR headset included to really bring the concepts to life. This is a really fun and immersive way to get your kiddos excited about STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics – learning.
Amazon STEM Toy Club
At Amazon, they’ve taken STEM to a new level with their STEM Toy Club. The kid’s subscription boxes are curated by age, and you can pay to have a crate delivered once every month, 2 months or 3 months. They’re all engaging and, in the words of Amazon, brain-building.
The toys for 3 to 4-year olds introduce building, counting and other simple concepts, while those for 5 to 7-year olds explore basic maths, earth science and electricity. The last targeted age group is 8 to 13-year olds, with boxes covering principles of engineering, physics and chemistry.
KiwiCO adds Arts to the mix, taking them from STEM subject stimulators to STEAM subject stimulators. The items in their boxes are all made from high-quality materials, and with 6 age groups to choose from you can get everyone engaged in crafts, design, mathematics and science.
You can explore far-flung nations with Little Passports, but you can also do so much more! The exploratory activities in these kids’ subscription boxes allow them – and you! – to learn about everything from extracting a strawberry’s DNA to building a rocket. Depending what box you choose, you’ll find experiments, puzzles, recipes, ideas for crafts and souvenirs when you open it. Box options are targeted at 3-5, 6-10, 7-12 and 9+ age groups.
Sensory TheraPlay Box
Specially curated by a qualified paediatric occupational therapist, the Sensory TheraPlay kids’ subscription boxes include 5 or 6 activities, crafts and textured toys each month. The items are designed to help develop fine motor skills and are especially helpful for kids who are on the autism spectrum, or are especially active or anxiety-prone.
Creation Crates deliver everything required to build an exciting electronic gizmo or gadget. The boxes are filled with programming software and building hardware, designed to help children understand how each element works. Each month’s new project is slightly more challenging that the one that came before.
With plans for all ages, Bookcase Club is perfect for anyone who loves reading. Enter your child’s age range and how often you want to get new books on the website, and then sit back and enjoy getting lost in the stories with your little ones.
And those are our top 10 kids’ subscription boxes! Which ones are you going to try out?
Let us know in the comments below if there are kids’ subscription boxes that we might have missed or if you have a favourite, we would like to know.