2018 Holiday Subscription Box Gift Guide for Kids & Teens

Want a gift that will keep on giving?  Not sure what to get the kid (or teen) that has everything?  Read our list of subscription boxes for every kid on your list and find the box that will make them wear a smile year round.  Subscription boxes will keep the holiday spirit going long after the season is over.  These popular boxes make gift giving a breeze since they are perfectly curated to fit any kid on your list.  There’s an option for everyone’s personality, making it easy to choose a subscription box that suits their interests.   While our other gift guides are in no particular order, this one is arranged by age.  Happy shopping!

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Kiwi Crate – For the Inquisitive Mind

The Cost: $19.95 per month

Coupon: Use code SHARE30 and save 30% off your first month

Suggested Age Range: Options to choose from for age ranges 0-16

What’s inside: “A great subscription box for kids of all ages that love arts, crafts, and science. Inside each box, you’ll get high-quality materials and kid-friendly instructions where your child can learn how to build something great while learning the science behind it. Our goal is to inspire kids to see themselves as scientists, artists, creators, and makers.”

Ships To: US (free)

Check out our reviews to learn more.

WeeBlessing –  For the Fashionista

The Cost: Pay only for the clothes you keep. No styling fee.

Coupon: Use code THE REVIEW GIRLS and save 20% off your first box

Suggested Age Range: All ages, boy and girls

What’s inside: Wee Blessing is a professional styling service tailored to your taste, budget, and lifestyle that helps you feel your best and gives you back what matters most……your time!
Ships To: US ($8).  Free Return Shipping on clothes you don’t keep.
Good To Know: Wee Blessing also offers subscriptions for Women, Women’s Plus, Men, Maternity, and for teens!

Check out our reviews to learn more.

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Dispatch Kids  – For the Aspiring Detective

The Cost: $24.99 per month or the complete 3 box set for $65

Coupon: Use code DKIDS15 for 15% off your first subscription

Suggested Age Range: 3-5 years old

What’s inside: Developed by the makers of Breakout Games, Dispatch Kids challenges children to learn their way, designing their own adventure through hands-on problem-solving in a fun, engaging, storyline-based game. Dispatch Kids is the only comprehensive, skills-based game developed along the popular Escape Game model that aligns with core standards for Kindergarten readiness and early primary grades.

Ships To: US (free)

Good To Know: Dispatch also offers a box option for adults!

 Check out our reviews to learn more.

Kid Wonder –  For the Imaginative

The Cost: $29.95 per month, less with longer subscription length

Coupon: Use our link and save $10! 

Suggested Age Range: 3-6 years old

What’s inside: These magical imaginative play boxes are designed for the child who love to create, play and explore through dramatic play!  Each month this subscription box centers around a new theme. Whether it’s blasting off to Outer Space, Searching for Buried Treasure or going on a Dinosaur Dig, The Little Dreamers Box is sure to provide hours of educational fun!       

Ships To: US (free) & Canada ($10)

Good To Know: Sibling boxes are also available and include supplies for two kids to complete each activity.  Also, option to pick the purchase past boxes in their online shop.

Check out our reviews to learn more.


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Amazon STEM Toy Club – For the Inventive

The Cost: $19.99 per month

Suggested Age Range: 3 age range options (3-4, 5-7, and 8-13 years old).

What’s inside: STEM toy experts send a box containing a high quality, age-appropriate STEM toy that encourages your child to learn through play.  

Ships To: US (free)

Good To Know: The box will look like a normal Amazon delivery, there is no custom branded box.


Seeds & Soil – For the Green Thumb

The Cost: $34.99 per month

Coupon: Use code THEREVIEWGIRLS and save 20% off your subscription

Suggested Age Range: 5-9 years old

What’s inside: “Seed & Soil Box is a Children’s Gardening and Nature Craft Subscription box creating opportunities for kids to learn through gardening, engaging their natural curiosity and exploring the wonders of the world by providing inspiration and a sense of community! Our subscription box fosters the beneficial life skills that will help set your children up for success. We not only educate your children about the foods they eat, the plants they grow, and everything that makes nature beautiful, but we make it a fun learning & engaging experience for the entire family. 

Ships To: US (free), Worldwide (charges apply)

Check out our reviews to learn more.


Mila & Pheebs – For the Artist

The Cost: £12.99 ($17.05 USD)

Coupon: Use code REVIEWGIRLS to save 50% off your first month of a monthly subscription

Suggested Age Range: 5-9 years old

What’s inside: Craft kits for kids that are crammed full of exciting stationery and fun activities. Enjoy the fun when a whole new craft box pops through your door every month! You might even be lucky enough to find a Golden Ticket in your box – and receive a special free gift the following month.

Ships To: Free to UK and £7.99 ($10.49 USD) international

Check out our reviews to learn more.

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Minifigs Monthly – For the Lego Lover

The Cost: $19.95 per month

Coupon: Use code 3DOLLARSOFF to save $3

Suggested Age Range: 6+ years old

What’s inside: “Minifigs Monthly is a subscription pack that delivers Authentic LEGO Brand minfigures to those who are LEGO enthusiasts, fanatics, collectors and is a great gift item that keeps on giving every single month. No extra fluff, just Minifigs!”

Ships To: US ($5), Worldwide, see website for pricing

Good To Know: Three options to choose from (Star Wars, Play Pack, Theme Pack)


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Groovy Lab In A Box  – For the Engineer

The Cost: $29.95 per month, less with longer subscription

Suggested Age Range: 8+ years old

What’s inside: “Young STEMists will receive fun, hands-on projects and an engineering design challenge – all focused on that month’s STEM topic. All STEMists will receive a Lab Notebook, where they can read about that month’s topic, perform investigation activities and document their findings. They will investigate, brainstorm, plan, build, test and redesign their own creations.”

Ships To: US (free), International options also available

Good To Know: Many options subscription lengths to choose from, and single box available for you to choose the STEM topic.

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Sliime Box – For the Slime Maker

The Cost: $24.99 per month, less with longer subscription

Suggested Age Range: 9-14 years old

What’s inside: This membership club includes an awesome Slime box featuring unique slimes to feel and play with! The Regular Slime Box includes 4 (6 ounce) slimes and 3-4 themed items and/or candy.

Ships To: US ($8)

Good To Know: Mini ($15) and Mega ($35) sized boxes also available!

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In Your Case  – For the Organizer

The Cost: $29.99 per month, less with a longer subscription, Mini Pack $15.99 per month

Coupon: Use code SAVE10 to save 10%

Suggested Age Range: 12+ years old

What’s inside: “In Your Case delivers joy to your workplace, school and/or home environment! Each month you’ll receive 6-8 ultra modern beautiful stationery items that will bring your desk, backpacks, and of course, pencil cases, to life, making any type of work more enjoyable! Different theme each month.”

Ships To: US & Canada ($4.99), Worldwide ($14.99)

Good To Know: Offering a limited edition Christmas Advent box with 25 wrapped gifts!


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Lootaku  – For the Anime Fan

The Cost: $44.99 per month, less with longer subscription

Coupon: Use code DISCOUNT5 to save 5%

Suggested Age Range: 12+ years old

What’s inside: “Each of our monthly anime and gamer subscription boxes contains top-quality full figure statues and other Asian exclusives. With every shipment, you’ll receive 4-6 items inside, which will be unique to that subscription box. Past subscription box themes included Game of Thrones, Dragon Ball, Pokemon, Harry Potter, and Marvel subscription boxes”

Ships: From Hong Kong to select countries, pricing varies


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Drop Hat – For the Hat Lover

The Cost: $34.95 + (Different levels of subscriptions available)

Suggested Age Range: 13+ years old

What’s inside: Each month/quarter Drophat handpicks one or multiple hats (depending on your box type selection) plus a few accessories and send you a kickass box of style. You can pick from three different types of boxes to satisfy your hat loving needs.

Coupon: Use code REVIEWGIRLS10 to save 10% off the first box in a monthly or quarterly subscription. 

Ships To: U.S. & Canada  – Free shipping

Good To Know: They have a separate site for orders in Canada, check it out here.


BoxyCharm – For the Makeup Enthusiast

The Cost: $21.00 per month

Suggested Age Range: 15+ years old

What’s Inside: In each box, you will receive 4 to 5 full-size beauty items (instead of the smaller samples) ranging from makeup to skin care, beauty tools to color cosmetics and each box has a value of $100 and up. Brands range from emerging to established, and you’re guaranteed to find a few new favorites in each box.

Ships to: US and Canada

Check out our reviews to learn more.


FabFitFun – For the Trendy Teen

The Cost: $49.99 per quarterly or $179.99 per year (total of 4 boxes)

Coupon: Use code TENOFF to save $10 off your first box.

Suggested Age Range: 16+ years old

What’s inside: As a FabFitFun Member, you’ll get a box of fabulous finds in beauty, wellness, fashion, and fitness, hand-picked by the FabFitFun team, delivered once per season. Each box is limited edition and contains $200+ in retail value!

Ships To: US (free), Canada ($8), and Puerto Rico ($8)

Check out our reviews to learn more.




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