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13 of the Best Monthly Subscription Boxes For Kids

Monthly subscription boxes are all the rage these days! But which monthly subscription boxes are best for kids? With so many subscription box services available, it can be hard to pick the right one. Which monthly kids subscription box service holds the most value? Which service will your kids actually enjoy? 

Whether you want to gift a one time, one month subscription box to a kiddo this holiday season, or you're looking to gift them with an entire year of monthly surprises, these are 13 of the best subscription boxes for kids, to subscribe to and gift this holiday!

13 of the best monthly subscription boxes for kids:

1. Markybox — Starting at $29.99mo.
Unbox meaningful family time through monthly art projects with Markybox. Every monthly subscription box includes an artist-designed project and enough materials to complete the project twice, fostering together time for you and your little artist, or your child and a sibling. Unleash your child’s creativity with high-quality artistic fun!

2. Lillypost — Starting at $26/mo.
There’s no better gift than the gift of reading—so think the folks at Lillypost, a monthly book subscription box for littles. Choose between board books for ages 0-2 or picture books for ages 3+ and receive 4-5 beautifully hand-wrapped books each month, so you and your child can unwrap the gift of reading together.

3. Girls Can! Crate – Starting at $29.95/mo.
Inspire the girls in your life to change the world with Girls Can! Crate, a monthly subscription box designed to inspire girls ages 4-8 to believe they can do and be anything! Each monthly box features a 20-page activity story book about a different fearless woman who changed the world, with 2-3 thematically linked hands-on STEAM activities and creative play props. Yes, she can!

4. Toy Box Monthly — Starting at $15/mo.
Surprise! It’s Toy Box Monthly, the subscription box that delivers a surprise assortment of toys just for your child each month. Each box contains 4-6 new toys from premium brands for an insanely affordable price. Keep your child’s toy box fresh, and watch your child’s face light up with delight as the new treasures arrive like magic every month. Choose between boy toys, girl toys, or a mixture.

5. BookRoo – Starting at $17.99/mo.
Bookroo believes a love of reading is an investment in your child’s future. What better way to plant the seeds of your kiddo’s success than a subscription box that delivers 2-3 adorably wrapped books each month? Choose between board books, for ages 0-2, and picture books for kids aged 2-6. As a bonus for your wallet, Bookroo offers $5 off your next box if you receive any books you already own.

6. Creation Crate — Starting at $29/mo.
Jumpstart your kids’ education with this awesome monthly tech project in a box! Creation Crate will teach anyone (yes, anyone) how to build electronics with cool education projects delivered monthly. Does your kid love puzzles? LEGO? Building things? This subscription will make your kids go Y2yay!

7. Our Little Roots — Starting at $12.95/mo.
As your kids grow, so do their relationships with nature and the world around them. Now, watch them bloom with Our Little Roots, a monthly box designed to teach about nature, responsibility and sustainability by delivering organic seeds and soil each month. With over 100 different seed species, your child will learn about the wide range of eco-diversity, as you nourish your growing garden together.

8. LitJoy Crate — Starting at $22.99/mo.
Share the joy of reading with littles and teens with LitJoy Crate, a monthly subscription box that feeds the hungry minds of kids from ages 0-14+. Choose between board books, picture books, and young adult books, and receive a brand new book and 2-4 book-themed gifts each month. And just so Mom and Dad don’t feel left out, the boxes for young children come with a grown-up gift, too. Something for everybody! Details: Ships to select countries from United States

9. Surprise Ride — Starting at $24/mo.

You’re a busy parent. At the end of the day, when everyone’s tired and hungry, you don’t have time to comb through Pinterest for hours and put together cute activities for the kids to grow and develop with. No worries! The folks at Surprise Ride have got you covered. This monthly box delivers pre-planned activities—and all of their necessary materials—right to your door step, so you can take a break while the kids learn and play. Each box includes all the supplies needed for two activities, a book, a snack, and more. No more screen time! Unwind and watch them learn.

10. Bumby Box – Starting at $49.95/mo.
Like we said: you’ve got a lot on your plate. As an environmentally conscious but busy parent, researching the sustainability and ingredients in your child’s toys matters to you—and to the folks at Bumby Box. Each month delivers 3-4 award-winning toys and activity books that are guaranteed eco-friendly and made with sustainable labor practices. Breathe a sigh of relief: you and your kids are in good hands.

11. Pipsticks - Starting at $9.95/mo.
Sticker lovers, start your engines: sticker subscription Pipsticks is going to be your new cool best friend. Choose between the Kids Sticker Pack or the Adult Sticker Pro Pack, for all the scrapbookers and planners out there (hey, we can’t let the kids have all the fun!) and get your creativity and overall life adorably wonderfully unstuck. Details: Ships worldwide from United States

12. The Preschool Box — Starting at $29.95/mo.
Help your preschooler or kindergartner start school off with a bang! The Preschool Box delivers fun, simple activities designed to kick-start your child’s brain and get them ready to learn. Activities focus on phonics skills, counting and number recognition, sorting and more with dazzlingly fun activities that are engaging for you and your child. It’s a great tool for a busy parent! Details: Only ships within United States

13. The Squishy Box — Starting at $23.99/mo
Words cannot even begin to describe the supremely squee-worthy cuteness that is The Squishy Box. Each month delivers six new Japanese-inspired squishy toys for the aspiring manga-phile, or anyone of any age who just can’t get enough cute. Squishy toast? Squishy panda? Squishy doughnut? It’s everything you ever squished for (and more)!

We had the opportunity to take a look at a Bumby Box monthly subscription box this month, and I was pleasantly surprised by the value and quality of the contents of this box subscription. Our box contained a beautiful hard cover book "Playing from the Heart" by Peter H Reynolds, a fun age-appropriate game "The Little Orchard," and an absolutely adorable hand sewn mail bag, that contains 3 hand sewn reusable envelopes (complete with Velcro closures) and a hand sewn postcard (complete with a hand sewn postage stamp). Too cute - and perfect for endless hours of creative play! 

Overall, the value of the contents of the box far exceeds the cost of the monthly subscription, which is great! I love the educational contents of this box subscription, and that each carefully selected item is tailored to child's current age and interests (which you provide to Bumby Box when ordering your subscription).

We adore Bumby Box for only filling their monthly subscription boxes with sustainably sourced eco-friendly products/toys; they truly care about their tiny consumers and it shows! Bumby Box makes the perfect present for curious kids this holiday season. It's the gift that keeps giving, all year round'!

USE CODE "SAVVY10" when ordering your Bumby Box monthly subscription, and Bumby Box will donate 10% of the proceeds from your purchase to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. What a great way to gift something wonderful to a special child in your life AND give back at the same time this holiday season!

*Disclosure: Our thanks to Bumby Box for sending a monthly subscription box for review/feature purposes. All opinions expressed are our own.