Subscription boxes make great gifts for kids. Rather than getting a gift once and playing with it and forgetting about it, subscription boxes offer a new treat each month. Kids love to get mail and getting a package every month that provides fun and learning opportunities is the best kind of mail there is. We have tried and tested many subscription boxes and have found some favorites that we think would appeal especially to boys. Most girls would also love these boxes, but I think the specific themes and topics would be loved by any boy. These are the Best Subscription Boxes for Boys that I have discovered. Some contain activities geared toward learning, and others are more for fun or hobbies. Whatever the theme, each box contains a ton of fun! For special subscription boxes for all the kids on your list, be sure to check out Best Subscription Boxes for Kids.
UPDATED NOVEMBER 2018
Best Subscription Boxes for Boys
Most of the best subscription boxes for boys include shipping and handling in the cost. When they don’t, I have indicted it under subscription options. All prices were current at the time of this writing, but they may change at any time.
Whether your boy likes tinkering, creating, or experimenting there is a KiwiCo box for them. KiwiCo were the first subscription boxes for kids that we ever received. As a former teacher, I was really impressed with the quality of materials found in KiwiCo. These kid tested activities were designed by a community of parents. They are perfect for busy or working moms. Moms have told me that they want to do activities like I do on Mess For Less with their kids, but they just don’t have to the time to go buy all the supplies and prepare them for the activity. KiwiCo is the perfect solution!
Every month your KiwiCo will focus on a particular theme like Colors, Dinosaurs or Gardening. KiwiCo offers a variety of projects ranging from crafts, imaginative play, science experiments and more.
KiwiCo offers a number of subscription options for boys of all ages and interests. Monthly subscriptions are $19.95 per month. A 6 month subscription is $18.50 a month.
This subscription box takes the intimidation out of doing science with kids. The Spangler Science Club delivers amazing hands-on science to your door every month. These make great STEM gifts for budding scientists. Each month, your child will receive the most amazing science experiments delivered to your door. A new theme will be explored every month such as kitchen chemistry, the power of air or bubbling potions. Ideal for kids in grades K-6.
The Spangler Science Club offers a variety of subscription options.
You can get a $14.99 per month box that includes 1 STEM experience.
At $19.99 a month you’ll get up to 5 STEM experiences per month.
For $29.99 a month you’ll get up to 10 STEM experiences per month.
Specifically designed with kids ages 3-6 in mind, these magical, imaginative play boxes are perfect for the child who loves to create, learn and explore through dramatic play! Each box includes over 4 educational crafts and activities. They have fun themes such as Crime Stoppers, Junior Chef and Mad Scientist.
$30 per month.
Give the gift of coding! Every month, kids will receive a new coding concept. If coding isn’t your thing, you can get unlimited email help with any subscription. Kids ages 6-12 will be able to pick a coding project, then type the code into the Bitsbox website and watch as they run their app runs on phones and computers. Perfect for creative, techy boys!
Basic Bitsbox from $24.95 a month.
Deluxe Bitsbox from $37.95 a month.
There is also a digital version for $16.95 a month that lets you download PDF’s that you can print yourself.
These boxes are presented in partnership with Popular Mechanics so you know you’ll be getting some great stuff each month. Kids will love Groovy Lab in a Box because it contains everything they need to do experiments focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Kids will get all the supplies they need to complete the activities in addition to a cool lab book.
Monthly subscriptions are $29.95 a month, a prepaid 3 month subscription is $28.95 and a 6 month prepaid subscription is $27.95 per month.
This makes a great gift for even the picky boy on your list. If you have a LEGO and brick lover at home, they will eagerly await the delivery of this subscription box. Each month, subscribers get a box filled with unique and never-before-seen items that are compatible with LEGO bricks. Each box will contain 4-8 hand picked items that boys are sure to love.
1 month $27.28 Month + Shipping
3 months $25.98 per Month + Shipping
6 months $25.48 per Month + Shipping
1 year $24.88 per Month + Shipping
This is like a traditional library, but with toys. Don’t spend lots of money on toys your child will use a few times. Don’t bring in more toys to clutter your home. With Toy Library, you can borrow toys and send them back each month. Each toy is sanitized before being sent out. A free shipping label is included to return the toys when you are done with them.
You’ll find toys for your child from ages 0 to 10 years old. There are over 500 toys to pick from so you are sure to find something your child will like. I love Toy Library for their awesome Lego sets since my kids usually put them together once or twice and then don’t really play with it anymore.
- $29.95 per month for 2 toys
- When you buy a yearly membership, the cost comes out to $12.41 per month.
Kid Wonder boxes are designed for kids ages 3-6. They will inspire your boy to learn through creative and imaginative play. Each month, you’ll receive a new themed box with an educational booklet and 4 activity kits full of crafts, games, projects and more!
$29.95 per month.
Creation Crate Jr. shows kids how fun engineering can be. Each month fun projects are delivered to your door. Boys will learn how to build structures and mechanisms using high quality card, axles, wheels, pulleys and more!
1 project $14.99
2 projects $19.99
Monthly Subscription box $29.99
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