Do you remember getting mail as a kid? Nowadays, there is a new trend in gift giving with monthly subscription boxes. I remember receiving Highlights magazines, and it was a big treat for me each month.

You can get just about anything delivered with a monthly subscription. I have asked grandparents and aunts/uncles to give these monthly subscription boxes to my kids as gifts since they are truly the gift that keeps on giving each month. It’s such a nice surprise each month and it gives the kids an activity to do.

New Way to Gift: Monthly Subscription Boxes

Here are some of the most popular subscription boxes for kids. These truly are the gifts that keep on giving. Cratejoy offers a number subscription boxes all in one place. You are able to search by interest such as wrestling, fitness, kids and so on and can also sign up for email newsletter for discount codes.

Tinker Crate, which costs about $19.95 per month (free shipping) is a STEM-based crafts and DIY project for kids, with supplemental learning kits, booklets, and activities. Projects are designed to enhance children’s critical thinking and problem-solving skills through activities that are exciting and fun!

Bookworm, Geeky and Gamer Subscription Boxes Get a different board or card game every month  When you signup, they will ask about your preferences and what games you already have, so they can always enjoy something new and awesome with your children! Starting at $25.00/mo.


Loot Crate is a company that has gamers in mind. They send those enthusiasts who are always know the latest movie and game releases memorabilia from all the things keeping them inside the house. The box has items that are related with gaming, film and TV franchises, manga and anime, and more. Starting at $13.95/mo +shipping. My kids subscribe to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Lootcrate pictured above. You can also watch some of Lucas’ videos on unboxing this neat gift.

Brick Loot is a box subscription company for LEGO and Brick fanatics! Subscribers will receive a monthly box filled with unique, custom and never-before-seen items that work with LEGO bricks and custom building. Each month your Brick Loot box is filled with 4-8 items that were hand picked by Brick specialists who scour the world for the newest and coolest products for you to collect. We are active subscribers to Brick Loot and the kids look forward to the delivery each month. You can read about why we love Brick Loot Subscription Box.


FabKids and Just Fab are perfect for those keeping a fashion profile. every month they bring you fresh collections inspired by the latest fashion trends and you get to either select the box or skip it. Even though it’s a subscription, you have the choice if you don’t want to receive the items that month. They pick out the unique fashion pieces and send to your door.

Kiwi Crate is full of fun hands-on projects that include science experiments, art projects and build-and-play games for crafty kids ages 3 through 8.  Starting at $17/month and shipping is free. We subscribe to this crate and had the opportunity to build some neat projects like the pin ball machine pictured above.

$10 off your first-month subscription using SHARE10

Older kids? No problem. Doodle Crate is a subscription box from Kiwi Crate targeted at older children aged 9-16 that delivers an art project every month. They describe themselves as “a studio for hands-on creativity delivered every month.” Starting at $20 a month.

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