One gift trend that I have had great success with is subscription gifts. I have purchased these for my nieces and nephews. I have purchased these for my mother and father.
Kids of all ages love getting mail! From toddlers to college aged “kids”, monthly boxes are always a welcome present.
My children have received snacks from different countries every month in the past. Now sometimes these flavor offerings were a miss, but some of them were fought over! Usually the boxes come with interesting information about what is inside and creates a fun and educational experience for the children, without having to leave home.
Sometimes these subscription gifts are just things you know that your intended will love. *As a reminder, with Amazon you can make almost anything a subscription.* You just have to set it up about a month in advance. You could send your loved one their favorite candy or cookies every month, or every other month! Subscription boxes are a great gift idea to pass along to your childrens’ aunts, uncles and grandparents.
Through Cratejoy you can get subscription boxes sent every month or for a set number of months. This is a perfect gift idea for grandparents and loved ones that do not live nearby but want the opportunity to treat their loved ones and show interest in what their special kid is interested in.
Great Subscription Boxes For All Childrens’ Ages
Maybe your family is like mine, and you have children within the house that have a range of ages and even genders. These boxes can be great for multiple age groups and/or be a gift for the whole family.
1) Baking fun!
All my kids want to “help” in the kitchen and all of my nieces and nephews also enjoy baking. The Baking Fun! box comes with pre measured ingredients and recipes. Supposedly, all you need to provide is the eggs! This is a perfect gift for all the tiny bakers of all different ages and helps with some of the mess as everything is pre measured and packaged for you.
I personally know many people with food allergies and this snack box subscription would be super handy for your nieces, nephews or grandkids that want to eat good snacks too! This is a great gift idea for gluten free young children through teenage and young adult children that are heading off to college.
3) Kal-Elle Fandom Monthly Box
Do the kids in your life love comic books and all things nerdy fandom? This subscription is perfect for many ages and genders as long as your intended child loves sci fi and pop culture fandoms from now and the past.
There is a box out there so many series. Whether it’s a book, movie or show, you can find an option they will love.
Little kids want to be the superheroes and older kids still love the imagery. They come with jewelry, beanies, stickers and small fandom artworks.
The CRAVEBOX is not exactly the opposite of a healthy food subscription but it hits a lot of delicious junk food highlights. Grandchildren and relations of all ages will thank you for your offering! This box sends 45 individually wrapped snacks as often as you would like Amazon to send them!
If you want to help out a friend, sibling or child with their children this is a crowd pleaser. You could time the box to be sent with a movie and the whole family could do a movie night! Candy, crackers and popcorn monthly works for kids that have just went off to college.
5) Marshmallow of the Month Club
For just a small treat for your loved one, consider the Marshmallow of the Month Club. The boxes come with specialty marshmallows and themes for the particular month they are going out. This company also cares about food sensitivities and works with you on many of the needs such as gluten sensitivity. You can get subscriptions large enough for the whole family or mini sized for a treat for just the kids.
Subscription Gifts Ideas Tweens And Teens (12+)
Teenagers and tweens can make gift shopping hard work! Subscription boxes do take some of the guessing work out of it though because someone else has really thought through what children like based on their interests! Here are some perfect gifts for this special group.
For tween and teen girls, here is a subscription box that has all sorts of goodies for a young lady to feel good about herself. This box offers girly items for beauty and to provide positive vibes for a tween and teen girl.
Teenagers can be hard to shop for, if they love to read young adult novels, then this gift is awesome! Older children and teens can find their next favorite book series. New books are always the best books! You can choose between one or three books to be delivered in each box. Young readers will enjoy this and it is a very thoughtful gift that validates their interests.
I love books so much, this is the perfect subscription service for the book loving kid in your life.
8) Monthly Sticker Savages Box
If your kids are like my kids, then they love stickers! They put stickers on their school folders, computers, drink bottles, skateboards and anything they can stick them on. The Monthly Sticker Savages Box is for older children, tweens and teens who want some really artistic and sometimes pop culture referencing stickers.
For a tween or teen that is really getting into art, I would suggest the SketchBox. This great option, sends new art supplies every month and an example of what your artist could do with them. Your tween or teen will learn and get inspired.
Subscription Boxes For School Aged Children (5-12)
10) Space & Beyond Box
The Space & Beyond Box is filled with NASA and space based information, apparel, books and models. Young children (through teens in my opinion) can learn and get some cool stuff to show off! Early explorers won’t have to leave their living room to travel to space.
Do you have a school aged child currently obsessed with Japan and Kawaii culture? Well I do and I hope one of the relatives starts this subscription for our household. This box contains Japanese ceramics and items from Japanese boutiques.
The Japan Mystery Box would also be an excellent educational tool to go along when children are studying a different country.
12) Celebrate States
The Celebrate States boxes include snacks from individual states in the USA as well as information and something that comes from there or is made there. Children that are curious about the states that have never been to will learn about what is made there and get some tasty snacks in the process.
Leave the subscription provider a note to let them know that you have children and they will tailor the boxes even more for them. For my children, this gift would be a fun educational tool to go along with what they are learning in school and to expand their interest in the different states.
Subscription Gift Ideas For Preschoolers And Toddlers
13) Messy Play Kits Monthly Subscription
This gift should be entitled revenge from loved ones to loved ones. Ever had someone give your child a noisy gift? One up them with a gift entitled “Messy Play Kits!”
These subscription boxes are to work on sensory and science play and are a perfect step towards more complex learning. The boxes are themed such as dinosaurs and winter, with coordinating art or science projects and make a perfect first box to receive. I am betting at some point slime will be created using the contents and most younger kids love slime!
14) Wiggle Worms Kits
If your loved one is struggling to come up with activities for their preschooler, I would recommend one of these Wiggle Worms Kits. These are themed busy bags that promote education through hands on fun activities. Young ones can work on their fine motor skills while mama tries to make dinner.
15) Monthly Subscription Box by Didis Toy Box
Toys! What child doesn’t love a new toy? Didis Toy Box provides age appropriate heirloom, learning and development toys sent to your special child. Every month, 2 – 4 toys will arrive for your loved one.
16) Lil Readers Book Club
Not to be forgotten (how could we?) the little ones also have subscriptions to books! The Lil Readers Book Club box is for preschoolers that are learning to read through about 7 years old. These monthly book boxes come with books and themed crafts and activities that tie into the books they read.
Subscription Gift Ideas for Gifted Students
If you have academically gifted students within your family, you may feel overwhelmed shopping for them. Fear not! Most of the above listed gift ideas that are activity based have a supplemental education or STEM/STEAM component. You can get them a box that sounds like it would be educational but one age category above their age. There are hundreds of STEM kit subscriptions! Here are some great gift options and some ideas you may not have thought of for engineering projects.
The educational boxes can be incredibly helpful to supplement school work for children that need to be challenged more; or for that child that is very curious and filled with questions!
This subscription box offers a few simple machines for your special kid to build every month. If the child is getting bored on their tablet (or needs to be pulled away from the screen) and needs a little bit more of a challenge then Legos, then try a fun STEM project box by X Workbox. These techy science experiments are a sure fire way to have fun with learning.
18) My Sci-Fi Club Subscription Box
One amazing way to supplement a child’s learning is to get them advanced reading materials. If your child enjoys science fiction or fantasy then look into this subscription gift for young readers. Every month two hardcover books are sent to your loved one. Reading is the easiest way to keep your child’s imagination going, their intellect growing and it can increase scores at school such as reading SAT scores.
19) Box of Matter
Does your child, niece/nephew or grandchild want to know what is this about everything?! Are they needing an outlet to do some investigating? Get this subscription box and they will receive items such as fossils, materials, tiny scientific instruments and the information as to what they are. Advanced or just curious children of most age groups will enjoy this journey of discovery.
20) National Geographic Magazine
And last but not least, the option my mother chose for her advanced children – the National Geographic Magazine. Amazon offers subscriptions to the magazine that has been around since 1888. Non reading investigators start with just looking at all the amazing photos from around the world and asking questions. Reading children can investigate the news and reports from cover to cover. A perfect gift to make a child think and observe that the world is bigger than they can imagine.
I hope that this list helps you find the perfect subscription gift for your loved one or a great idea to put into your relatives’ ear for what you would like your own children to receive.