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Subscriptions Boxes: Gifts That Keep on Giving

 

Now more than ever, it's great to have something to look forward to. That's what makes the current trend in gift box subscriptions such an excellent fit for the holidays this year. Send thoughtful choices to the ones you love near and far, and plan some excellent expected surprises for your own family in the months to come. KidsOutAndAbout has put together of some of our favorite choices with a range for all different ages and interests. There's absolutely a gift subscription that's perfect for every person. Knock out that shopping list in record time, and send love and care to all of your most special people this season.

 

Foods

Universal Yums: snacks from a different country each month $
Try The World: gourmet delicacies or snacks from a different country each month $
Murray's Cheese of the Month Club: a cheese or cheeseboard per month $$$
Goldbelly: themed (cookies, bacon, pizza, more) or to support city restaurants $$$
Candy Club: classic and artisan candies  $$
Love with Food: healthy snacks that raise money to fight hunger $
Marshmallow of the Month Club: gourmet marshmallows $$

 

Fun Foods to Make

Raddish Kids Club: cooking kit for kids $$
Foodstirs: lower-sugar baking kits  $$
Baktivity: children's baking kit and activity $$
Goddess Food Factory: baking kits with an emphasis on STEAM and career readiness $$
Alexandra's Kitchen: two online cooking classes (geared to adults)  that focus on simple seasonal cooking $$
eat2explore: recipes, hard-to-find spices, and a shopping list to make food from different cultures $$

 

Play and Learning

Lovery: age-appropriate play for babies $$
Montikids: Montessori toys for ages 0 to 3  $$
Curiosity Box: Crafts, novelties, and a book for ages 2 to 8+  $$
Sago Mini Box: make-and-play activites for ages 3 to 5  $
Little Passports: kits on themes like preschool explorers, science, the USA and the world, for ages 3 to 12  $
Fat Brain Toys Surprise Ride kit: themed project, book, and more  $$
Club Eimmie: a subscription for a girl, her doll, and their imaginations  $
Groovy Lab in a Box: STEM projects for ages 8 and up $$
Green Kid Crafts: four to six science and craft activies for ages 2 to 10 $$
Bitsbox: coding projects for ages 6 to 12  $$
Brick Loot: LEGO and brick related items  $$
MEL Science: two to three science experiments per kit $$
THiNK Outside: three to five pieces of outdoor gear and hands-on activities on a theme for children ages 7 and up $$
Brown Toy Box: STEAM fun geared for Black children $
Because of Them We Can: keep Black History Month going with apparel, curricula, products  $$
Black Girl MATHgic: grade-appropriate boxes to build competence and confidence with activities, items, & a mathematician biography $$
Girls Can! Crate: female role-models, hands-on science and art activities  $
Wonder Crate: Books and activies for ages 5 to 11 $$
Innovation Exploration Kits: By the Camp Invention folks -NOT a subscription, but you can order bundles & dole them out periodically $$

 

Kids' Crafts


Kids Made Modern
: supplies and instructions for a kid-friendly craft project
$$
Embrace Box: make-your-own hair products for curly hair  $
Annie’s Creative Girls Club: geared for girls ages 7 to 12  $
Kiwi Crate: choose based on age and interest  $
Young Woodworkers Kit Club: geared for ages 7 to 12  $
Pipsticks: stickers for kids and adults  $
We Craft Box: three or four craft projects with theme and photo instructions $$
Westchester Children's Museum STEAM: supplies & instructions for a science projects with arts flair, ages 7+ $$

 

Teen/Adult Crafts

KnitCrate: yarns and patterns $
Stickii Club: cute, vintage, or pop stickers geared to teens/adults  $
Pop Shop America Craft In Style Box: Pinterest-stylecraft projects $$
Pop Shop America Adult Monthly Coloring Subscription: 12 coloring pages, plus digital downloads and perks $
The Crafter’s Box:  supplies and accompanying workshop  $$$
Homemade Luxe: supplies for a home decor project $$
Creation Crate: make your own technology projects  $$
Sparkleberry Ink: craft vinyl  $$
Felicity Jane:  scrapbooking supplies $$
Studio Calico: scrapbooking supplies $
Hip Kit Club: scrapbooking supplies $$
Adults & Crafts: craft project with materials, tools, & instructions $$

 

Plants

Succulent Studio: two succulent plants per month $
The Bouqs Co: sustainable bouquets - roses, farmer's market, classics, or seasonal $$
House Plant Box: choose indoor, pet-friendly, succulents, water plants, and more  $
The Sill: choose for beginners, low-light, pet-friendly, and more  $$
The Plant Club: a plant a month $$
The Succulents Box: choose number of succulents or air plants $

 

Games

Hunt a Killer:  box filled with clues to solve a crime $$
Finders Seekers: escape room adventure $$
Unbox Boardom: choose a board game from a curated list that's emailed to you each month $$
Awesome Pack: 6 to 8 items including board games and activities geared to the family $$
Escape the Crate: escape room adventure  $$
Finders Seekers: escape room adventure $$
Sleuth King: each month is a stand-alone mystery, choose rookie or master  $

 

Books

Bookroo: three board books for ages 0 to 3  $$
Elephant Books: two or three board books or picture books for ages 0 to 6 $
Storybox: two books for ages 0 to 6  $
Lillypost: Four board books or three pictures books for newborns to age 7  $
Little Feminist book club: books, activities, and discussion notes  $$
Just Like Me! Book Box: African American children's books for ages 0 to 12 $$
My First Reading Club: two to three books plus activity book for ages 0 to 12  $
Amazon Prime Book Box: Two hardcover or four board books for baby to age 12  $
Jambo Book Club: Two books each starring a child of color protagonist per month for ages 0 to 13  $$
WAM! Book Bundle: two or three diverse children's books per month for ages 3 to 10  $$
Ranger Rick ZooBooks: books on animals for young children  $
Music Library Box: music-themed books for children  $$
Literati: books boxes for kids and adults, choose whether to keep  $
Unplugged Book Box: YA or adult book plus goodies $$
Owl Crate: a book, "bookish goodies," and items from the other for kids and YA readers  $$ 
Book of the Month: choose one of five books each month (teen/adult) $
Bibliophilic Excursions: books with coordinating products on a variety of themes (for adults) $$
Call Number: one Black literature book plus 4-5 themed items (for adults) $$
BlackLIT: One or more books by an author of color, one journal, 2-5 products from black-owned businesses  $$
Just the Right Book: One book hand-picked by an independent book seller based on your personal survey $$

 

Sports & Fitness

Gym Rocks Box (gymnastics): leotard and gymnastics-themed goodies geared toward girls  $$
Volleyballa (volleyball): goodies, apparel, and accessories geared toward girls  $$$
Sports Box Co: baseball, basketball, hockey, football, or soccer themed boxes specified for age/gender $$
Runnerbox and Riderbox (aimed for adults): snacks, accessories, and discounts for runners or cyclists  $$
Gainz: fitness apparel, supplements, equipment, and gear for men or women  $$
Barbella: fitness apparel and gear for women  $$$
Dancio: unlimited online dance classes $

 

Health & Beauty

 

Allure Beauty Box: selected care products and make-up at below retail  $$
Scent Bird: your choice of new designer scents  $
Ipsy: five beauty products per month  $
BirchBox: five beauty samples 
Mintd Box:  beauty samples from London  $$$
Tribe Beauty Box: beauty products from woman of color-owned  $$
Nourish Beauty Box:  artisanal, conscious beauty products  $$
Cocotique: beauty and care products for women of color  $$
Scent Icon: one, two, or three fragrances per month  $
The Beem Box: five to six beauty products for women of color  $$
Black Girl Magic Box: seven to ten items for mind, body, and soul  $$
The Mental Wealth Box: mental health education and self-care items  $$
Glitz Glam Box: one glitter product, one set of lashes, and 2-3 full-sized products $
Skylar Scent Club: a new scent each month  $
Facetory: Korean sheet masks or beauty products  $
You Matter: developed by a counselor, therapeutic items for ages 7 to 22  $
Yogi Surprise: yoga equipment, wellness supplies, skincare, and jewelry geared toward adults  $$
Skylar Scent Club: Scent of the month $$
Walmart Beauty Box: inexpensive quarterly box of beauty products $

 

Clothing

KidPik: seven pieces of clothing, shoes, and accessories for kids $$$
Stitch Fix: women's, men's, and children's clothing in a wide range of sizes $$$
Panda Pals or Sock Panda: two pairs of children's socks and a surprise $
Say it With a Sock: two pairs of novelty socks  $
Sock of the Month Club from BambooMN: three pairs of women's fuzzy socks $$
Sprezza Box: clothing and accessories for men  $$
Dia & Co.: curated clothing pieces for women who struggle to find right-sized clothing  $$$
Fabkids:  two pairs of shoes for kids  $
Surprisly: three cute, curated, conscious clothing for babies and toddlers $$$
Rockets of Awesome: clothing for sizes 2 to 14; choose how many pieces, preview, or swap. $$
Nike Adventure Club: latest Nike or Converse styles. Currently on waiting list. $$
Enjoy Leggings: one patterned pair of leggings each month  $
Yoga Club: 3 pieces for yoga outfit  $$$

 

Mixed Treats

Bluum: treats for mother and baby or toddler  $$
On the Go Mom Box: "For moms by moms" gift pack of snacks, wellness products, apparel, & more $$
FabFitFun:   quarterly semi-customizeable products with designer products $$
Girl Gang Strong: books, accessories, and beauty products to inspire confident girls every other month $$
Fortunately Inspired: beauty, accessories, & snacks for self-care  $$
Ecocentric Mom: eco-conscious foods, personal care, toy, and household items for pregnant mama and baby  $$$
Brown Sugar Box:   graphic tees, accessories, and home decor  $$
iBbeautiful: 4 to 6 items -- personal care, lifestyle items, school supplies, and inspiration for empowerment  $$
Strong Selfie: seasonal boxes of fun and empowering products for girls ages 8 to 17  $$
Quirky Crate: six or more items -- enamel pins, socks, pathes, perfect for tweens and teens $$
Campus Cube: college care packages for general, guys, gals, exams, & more  $$
Boti Box: health & beauty, inspiration jewelry, & fun for girls ages 8 to 12 $$

 

Jewelry

Pura Vida (Bracelet or Jewelry Club):  choose three bracelets or a selection of earrings, necklaces, & rings  $
Penny + Grace: three pieces of jewelry tailored to color/metal choice 
Rocksbox:  rent three pieces of jewelry at a time, swap or purchase  $$
Earfleek: one pair of earrings per month; choose silly & fun, minimalist but groovy, or boho babe $

 

Stationery

Silk + Sonder: monthly wellness planners/journals for kids or adults  $
CLOTH & PAPER: variety of plans including pens, stationery, and accessories; $
Work • Space • Spark: four to five trendy home office items like art, pens, & productivity tools  $$

 

Cooking supplies

Pampered Chef TasteBuds of the Month: 3 seasonsings per month $
Piquant Post: 3 to 4 world spice blends and recipes $
Raw spice bar: a new spice blend each month $
Moink: ethical meat and fish $$$

 

Drinks

Sipsby: teas based on your profile 
Atlas Coffee Club: whole bean or ground coffee from around the world $
Winc: wines chosen based on survey $$$ 
Simplicity Teas: loose-leaf teas based on a survey $
Bean Box: whole bean or ground coffee $

 

Pets

Barkbox: dog toys, treats, and a chew  $$
Bullymake: durable dog toys and treats  $$
Pupbox:  puppy toys, treats, accessories, and training tips  $$
Poochperks:   dog toys, treats, and accessories  $$
KitNipBox: cat toys and treats  $$
Meowbox:  five or six cat toys and treats  $$
Cat Lady Box: cat-themed apparel, jewelry, home decor, art, & more  $$

 

Magazines for Kids

National Geographic Kids: natural world, science, & animals $
Ranger Rick: animals $
Sports Illustrated Kids: sports $
Cricket:  a variety of magazines for babies to young teens on literature, art, and science including Baby Bug, Ladybug, Faces, Muse, and more $
Owl Kids: a variety of magazines for ages 3 to 12 with activities, jokes, comics, and more including Chickadee $
Stone Soup: literary magazine written and illustrated by kids $
Kazoo: quarterly magazine for girls ages 5 to 12 that celebrates girls for being strong, smart, fierce and true to themselves $
GirlTalk: intersectional feminist magazine focused on discussing important topics for young women and girls $

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