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Best Subscription Gift Ideas for Kids

Subscription Gift Ideas For Kids

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These days the kids are tech-savvy and most of the time they spend time in front of a screen whether it is a smartphone, tablet, or television. Let’s make their screen time a learning experience by giving them subscriptions where they can learn a lesson or two.

Educational subscriptions for kids can be a great way to enhance your child’s interest in a particular subject or expose them to new ideas. These subscriptions also make great gifts!

These educational subscriptions for kids are available with a curated educational activity for a certain period of time. These are very helpful as they 

  • add excitement to kids’ learning
  • encourage a child’s interests
  • expose them to a new arena

Subscription Gift Ideas For Kids

There are many such subscriptions available and the only problem is which one to choose!

1. Kiwi and Tinker Crates

Focus: Monthly STEM projects

Age: Kiwi Crates: 5 – 8 years and Tinker: 9 – 16 years

Price: $17.08+ per month

Subscription Gift Ideas For Kids

Kiwi and Tinker Crates provide kids with projects that teach STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) principles. Each box comes with supplies and instructions on how to create that month’s project. Examples of Kiwi Crate projects include an arcade claw, a study on shadow and light, and the science of color. Tinker Crates, designed for older children, include a trebuchet and studies in hydraulics and motors. There are various subscription options and you’ll get 30% off for the first month on 6 and 12-month subscriptions!

Subscription options:

Month-to-month: $24.95+ 

Three-month: $20+ per month

Six-month: $18.33+ per month 

Twelve-month: $17.08+ per monthAll the above subscriptions come with free shipping.

Check out the various options here.

2. Bitsbox

Focus: Teaching kids to code

Age: 6 – 12 years

Price: $16.95+ per month

Subscription Gift Ideas For Kids

Subscribers to Bitsbox receive monthly coding projects that teach elementary school-aged kids how to program apps for real devices. Projects are done online and once complete, kids can play with the app. No prior coding experience is necessary. Bitsbox makes learning to code fun and enjoyable, and with each project, new coding skill is acquired. Subscription options include a Basic Bitsbox (a dozen projects delivered on cards each month), Deluxe Bitsbox (a dozen projects plus a few extra projects and goodies), and Digital Bitsbox (a PDF download of the project apps).  

Subscription options:

Month-to-month: $19.95+ 

Three-month: $18.95+ per month

Six-month: $17.95+ per month

Twelve-month: $16.95+ per month

3. Groovy Lab in a Box

Focus: STEM Experiments

Age: 8+ years

Price: $24.95+ per month

Subscription Gift Ideas For Kids

Groovy Lab in a Box provides monthly hands-on STEM projects, blending scientific inquiry and engineering design process. The idea is to encourage children to use problem-solving and critical thinking skills when creating projects. Examples of projects include learning about electricity, understanding the sun, and exploring the matter. Groovy Labs provides a deeper understanding of the month’s topic through its online portal. 

Subscription options:

Month-to-month: $29.95+ (You have an option of paying bi-monthly)

Three-month: $28.95+ per month

Six-month: $27.95+ per month

Twelve-month: $24.95+ per month

Check out the various options here.

4. Creation Crate

Focus: Teaches electronics and coding

Age: 12+ years

Price: $29.99+ per month

Subscription Gift Ideas For Kids

Creation Crate teaches older children electronics, coding, and high-level problem-solving. Each crate teaches a lesson and is progressively more challenging. A sampling of the projects includes a mood lamp, an electronic memory game, and a distance detector using an ultrasonic sensor. 

Subscription options:

Month-to-month: $29.99+

Three-month: $29.99+ per month (with 1 bonus gift)

Six-month: $29.99+ per month (with 2 bonus gifts)

Twelve-month: $29.99+ per month (with 3 bonus gifts)

Check out the various options here.

5. MyEduCrate

Focus: Educational themed items

Age: 6 – 11 years

Price: $37.95+ per month

Subscription Gift Ideas For Kids

MyEduCrate describes itself as “delivering educational themed items to motivate and engage your 6-11-year-old child’s growing mind”. Each box includes learning challenges, hands-on learning materials, and non-fiction books based on the theme of the box that month. Past boxes have focused on mazes, rocks, math, and geography.

Subscription options:

Month-to-month: $39.95+

Three-month: $38.28+ per month

Six-month: $38.12+ per month

Twelve-month: $37.95+ per month

Check out the various options here.

6. Koala Crate

Focus: Creative projects for pretend plays or games

Age: 2 – 4 years

Price: $16.95+ per month

Subscription Gift Ideas For Kids

Koala Crate is the preschooler’s version of the popular Kiwi Crate monthly subscription boxes. Each Koala Crate includes a project and/or craft that kids can then use for pretend play or as a game. Examples of projects include: creating objects for a pretend camping trip and doctor’s visit, and a fishing game. Each box comes with two to three creative projects. Kiwi Crates also offers Panda Crate for babies 0-24 months old. 

Subscription options:

Month-to-month: $19.95+

Three-month: $19.95+ per month

Six-month: $18.50+ per month

Twelve-month: $16.95+ per month

Check out the various options here.

7. The Preschool Box

Focus: Crafts and learning activities

Age: 3 – 6 years

Price: $21.05+ per month

Subscription Gift Ideas For Kids

The Preschool Box includes monthly activities for kids ages three to six that focus on learning, creativity, and reading. Each box includes over sixteen activities and a book. Learning objectives include letter and sound recognition, counting and number recognition, sorting shapes and colors, identifying sounds in words, and practice writing. 

Subscription options:

Month-to-month: $22.32+

Three-month: $21.88+ per month

Six-month: $21.61+ per month

Twelve-month: $21.05+ per month

Check out the various options here.

8. Little Passports

Focus: Culture and Geography

Age: 3 – 12 years

Price: $20.95+ per month

Subscription Gift Ideas For Kids

When kids subscribe to Little Passports World Edition, they receive a passport, a mini-suitcase, and a world map. Then, each month, kids receive a letter from fictional pen pals Sam and Sofia as they visit a new country. Also included in each month’s box is a passport stamp, a country sticker for the world map, country souvenirs, photos from Sam and Sofia’s travels, activities, and more. Little Passports World Edition is a great way to introduce kids to the world. 

Subscription options:

Month-to-month: $24.95+

Six-month: $22.95+ per month

Twelve-month: $20.95+ per month

Check out the various options here.

9. Mysteries in Time

Focus: Educational history books and activities

Age: 7 – 11 years

Price: £6.95+ per month

Subscription Gift Ideas For Kids

Mysteries in Time educate kids about world history through stories and activities. Topics include ancient Egypt, ancient Greece, evacuees in WWII, space, the Aztecs, and more. Subscribers to the Classic Pack receive an adventure story about fictional characters Max and Katie to the topic of the month, a history magazine, word puzzles, a timeline sticker, and other activities. Subscribers to the Bumper Box receive all of the above plus a craft inspired by history and a history-related gift.

Subscription options:

Classic Pack: £6.95+ per month

Bumper Pack: £13.95+ per month

(Payment is made in British Pound, but delivers internationally)

Check out the various options here.

10. Finders and Seekers

Focus: Explore the world through mysteries and puzzles

Age: 10+ years

Price: $30+ per month

Subscription Gift Ideas For Kids

As a Finders Seekers subscriber, you’ll explore a new city and culture every month while solving puzzles and deciphering codes. Think of Finders Seekers as an escape room challenge that takes place in your living room. Clues and online research tools are available to help in case you get stuck solving the mystery. Each puzzle takes approximately two to four hours to complete. 

Subscription options:

Month-to-month: $30.00+

Three-month: $29.00+ per month

Six-month: $27.00+ per month 

Twelve-month: $25.00+ per month (with 2 boxes free)

Check out the various options here.

11. Varnan

Focus: Inspiring children about Indian history, culture, and heritage

Age: 6+ years

Price: $2+ per month

Subscription Gift Ideas For Kids

The Varnan mailbox brings the warmth of India to your children, one story a day, every weekday. The stories are drawn on traditional fables and folktales from all across the country. The stories are narrated in ways that young children can understand and relate to.

Subscription options:

Month-to-month: $2.00

Twelve-month: $1.67 per month

You can try their free one-week subscription ($ 0) with one story every weekday.  

Check out the various options here.

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