Gifts that keep giving: Our favorite subscription boxes for kids

By Jeanne Coates
Parent Magazines Florida

One of the hot new items for the child who has everything is a subscription box. Your child will look forward to a surprise coming in the mail throughout the year. Whether your child is fashion obsessed, loves science, wants to learn coding, is an aspiring chef or explorer, there is a box for that. Here are some of the favorites this season.

Stitch Fix Kids

Stitch Fix Kids

You set your price range, they send pieces to your home, you keep what you like and send back the rest. Free shipping, returns and exchanges. No subscription required.

Ages: Sizes 2T-18

Cost: $20/month styling fee credited toward anything you keep

stitchfix.com/kids

Kiwi Crate

Kiwi Crate

With eight different lines by age or interest, these hands-on activity kits that are delivered monthly. 

Ages: 0-104

Cost: $16.95+/month

kiwico.com

Mel Kids STEM Box

Mel Kids STEM Box

Science doesn’t have to be hard. These make it simple with safe and fun experiments for kids and parents. 

Ages: 5-10 or 10 and up

Cost: $34.90/month 

melscience.com

Groovy Lab in a Box

Groovy Lab in a Box

These boxes are full of everything needed to learn about and do hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) experiments.

Ages: 4-7 (Young Creator) or 8+ (STEMist) 

Cost: $24.95+/month 

groovylabinabox.com

CrateJoy’s We Craft Box 

We Craft Box

A themed story with four or more coordinating crafts, easy-to-follow photo directions and all materials included.

Ages: 3-9

Cost: $25/month

cratejoy.com/subscription-box/we-craft-box

Lovevery the Play Kit

Lovevery Play Kit

Montessori-based toy subscriptions featuring perfect essential play by stage.

Ages: 0-3

Cost: $36 every 2-3 months

lovevery.com

Cratejoy’s Girls Can! Crate

Girls Can! Crate

A toolkit for future world changers introducing them to world changing women. Includes a new fearless female role model, creative play props, 2-3 hands-on STEAM Activities, and a 20 page activity book in each box. 

Ages: 5-10

Cost: $27.95/month

cratejoy.com/subscription-box/girls-can-crate/

Bitsbox

Bitsbox

Kids learn to build apps that work on any mobile device.

Ages: 6-12

Cost: $16.95+/month 

bitsbox.com

Toy Box Monthly

Toy Box Monthly

Receive 4-8 licensed new toys a month, from figurine, dolls, plush and more.

Ages: 4-8

Cost: $28/month

toyboxmonthly.com

Little Passports

Little Passports

Activities that inspire kids to learn about the world with educational toys and fun characters. 

Ages: 3-12

Cost: $16+/month

littlepassports.com