Christmas Gifting / 10 November, 2023 / Christina Walter
If you’re looking to get the kids offline this Christmas, why not consider investing in a subscription box for kids? We’ve come up with this awesome round-up of the best subscription boxes for children. The best bit? Subscription gifts can be enjoyed all year round, and there’s something to suit every child. Choose from baking and reading to gardening and crafts, and enjoy a little gift each month throughout the year.
Made Musically orchestrates a world of creativity, fun and learning for children between the ages of 1-5, with a mission to nurture each child’s innate musicality, whilst fostering holistic development. Tailored to each child’s specific developmental needs with varying levels of difficulty and multifunctional elements, The Music Kits include interactive virtual music classes, enabling children to learn and play instruments, alongside teaching materials to enhance literacy, numeracy, and motor skills.
Made Musically is not just another subscription; it is a movement towards better and more joyful early learning, changing the narrative from traditional and often stressful learning to enjoyable, pressure-free exploration. By collaborating with experts in the field of inclusive education and music therapy, they ensure that their offerings are created to meet the diverse needs of children, whilst also encouraging parent-child interaction and bonding, making child development a stress-free and enjoyable journey for all.
Learn new recipes and impress your friends and family with Baked In’s monthly baking kit, from just £9 per month including free UK delivery. Baked In’s Junior Baking Club is the perfect gift for mini bakers. These exciting subscription kits drop a surprise box through letterboxes every month with an easy-to-follow, fun recipe so your little ones can get creative in the kitchen. Aimed at ages 5 to 11, the kits include all the dry ingredients weighed out, meaning fuss-free baking with no waste. Our kits contain all the dry ingredients, an easy-to-follow recipe card and some handy extras like baking paper.
Expect a yummy selection of recipes from blondies and cupcakes to cookies and slices, perfect for sharing with family and friends!
This clever subscription box gives kids aged 2-9 the tools to supercharge their reading. Together with Oxford University Press, The Bear Can Read delivers an engaging package of books and literacy activities that expertly complement your child’s school curriculum.
For early readers, the books are levelled to your child’s ability and include bite-size worksheets that slot easily into busy family life. Independent readers explore classic stories while building vocabulary and comprehension skills. Each box is filled with extra goodies too – including stickers, puppets, flashcards, stationery and confidence journals (for the eldest readers). Reading is made fun and achievable at every stage, with every delivery.
A variety of gift and subscription options – all packaged beautifully and delivered to your door – make this a gift list must.
The Bike Club is the UK’s first monthly kids’ bike subscription service. They offer high-quality kids’ bikes that can be exchanged as children grow. This means your child can cycle with confidence, enjoying the perfect-sized fit at all times. You can hire everything from balance bikes for toddlers, to first bikes and hybrid/off-road options. That’s Christmas and beyond completely sorted!
They’ll help you find the ideal option for your child, by taking an inner leg measurement and your child’s age. There are no large upfront costs and you can arrange everything from the comfort of your own home.
For children who love the magic of Father Christmas, meet Banjo Robinson, the globetrotting cat who will be your 4-9 year old’s new best friend.
This super fun (yet sneakily educational!) subscription has Banjo sending activity-filled letters, in the post, every month. Children receive a big, beautiful world map poster, stories written by your favourite children’s authors, stickers, reply stationery, recipe cards and activity sheets – introducing curious minds to the wonders of the world and providing hours of screen-free fun. The best part… 9/10 children will write back to Banjo, leaving their reply under the sofa for overnight collection by his animal friends.
Determined to empower the next generation of strong women, GirlBE Club offers 7-12-year-old girls a big dose of positivity, mindfulness and inspiration every month straight through the letterbox with its monthly box subscription.
Each month covers another important topic, so your teenager can feel informed and empowered. Included is the GirlBE magazine covering articles on inspirational young teenage role models, a collectable keepsake card of an iconic female, plus a whole box of treats and surprises to reinforce the theme, and to make every box feel like a treat!
Little Hands Learning is an educational and eco-friendly subscription box for children aged three and over. Every month your child will receive an exciting gift in the post containing a beautiful book and everything needed for engaging and fun activities linked to the book.
The fun and meaningful activities are designed by teachers to focus on key areas of the National Curriculum. The curated books together with the activities help nurture healthy minds and encourage literacy skills, giving children the best start in their education.
Lovevery’s stage-based subscription Play Kits are designed by child development experts to help parents make the most of playtime at every stage. Designed to support child brain development from infancy through toddlerhood, each kit is jam-packed full of expert-designed playthings and information.
Lovevery’s kits include all sorts of super-cool stuff your little ones will love. There are books to reflect real-life experiences, in addition to Playthings, activities, and parent resources for purposeful play and STEM learning, such as the Modular Playhouse, Squeeze & Spray Mop, Plan Ahead Weather Board, Wooden Emotional Dolls, and Montessori-inspired Math Bars & Number Tiles.
Play Kits are crafted from sustainably sourced materials and water-based non-toxic finishes and are distributed via carbon-neutral shipping.
Make + Wonder design and make monthly art boxes for children that feature strong female role models. Full of illustrated stories, fun art projects and curated art materials. Make + Wonder is a tool that inspires children to create, explore, design, imagine and make.
Make + Wonder Creative Kits focus on innovative female artists because so many creative females are unknown to us all, and we want to help children learn from these artists.
Mud & Bloom boxes are for 3-8 year olds and delivered through your letter box at the beginning of each month. Each box includes everything you need for four seasonal gardening and nature craft activities along with nature news, spotting activities and games to teach children about animals, plants, insects, birds and the seasons.
Our seeds are certified organic and biodynamic wherever possible. We also provide organic peat-free compost pellets in each box so you can get planting immediately. Activities have been created by qualified teachers and support the national curriculum with influence from Forest School, Steiner and Montessori education.
Parrot Street Book Club is an award-winning children’s book subscription for kids aged 5-14.
Busy parents tell us that they struggle to discover new and diverse chapter books for their young readers. Every book is carefully hand-picked and sent with a bespoke activity pack to accompany it. Enjoy book club-style questions to encourage more thinking and talking about books.
Gift vouchers and individual gift sets are also available. Decide on a reading level and whether to add a sibling pack and simply choose whether to renew every 1, 3, 6 or 12 months.
Immersive craft kits for 4-9+ years old, you can choose from two craft kits: pottery and painting. Designed specifically with children in mind, you’ll find quirky packaging, playful guidance, hidden notes and personalised mess mats. Each Sculpd Kids kit has been made to capture their imagination.
The pottery kit provides step-by-step instructions on how to make coasters, domed treasure pots, curvy coil pots and wall hangings; or children can use their imagination to create whatever they wish!
Each month, a new kit will be delivered covering pottery, painting and mosaic. With a new range of craft kits are set to arrive in 2023, delving into topics like space travel, marine life and wellbeing.
Storytime is the UK’s best story magazine and one of the leading magazines for children, used by thousands of teachers and parents in over 60 countries. There are no adverts, no plastic toys, and each issue arrives in a special envelope, so children have the excitement of receiving their own post!
Storytime children’s magazine helps to improve literacy with great content that families can keep forever. When kids read for the sheer pleasure of it, it improves their reading, writing, spelling and vocabulary, but best of all it’s just fantastic fun! Over 700 illustrated stories have appeared in the pages of Storytime, from the familiar to the new, across a range of categories, including myths, fables and fairy tales. Storytime showcases tales from around the world and have a wealth of stories from all corners of the globe.
A new eco-subscription box for children, ‘A Tool Kit For Eco Heroes’ from It’s Our Planet Too, is a thoughtful gift idea for little eco-warriors this Christmas.
The tool kits are full of fun activities, news and information designed to connect children with our precious planet and inspire them to take action to protect it. You’ll find exciting art activities, cool science experiments and yummy recipes to try. We’ll get you raiding the recycling box for creative crafts and junk modelling and give you plenty of ideas to get outside in nature… you might get just a little messy! You can read the inspirational stories of Earth’s heroes as well as much, much more! As one lovely customer said, “It’s like Blue Peter in a box”!
The tool kits are 100% sustainable and plastic-free, and the company is committed to giving 50% of profits back to good causes. A fun and exciting eco-led gift that both educates and gives back.
The toucanBox is a flexible subscription encouraging crafting, creativity and learning in children aged 3-8.
Inspired by Montessori learning and championing STEAM, each toucanBox is built by educational experts to help develop key skills. ToucanBox fits through your letterbox, stashed with all the materials you need to make two crafts and is personally addressed to your child.
toucanBox has unveiled its Christmas crafts, packed full of educational fun. Each box is developed by experts to refine kids’ developmental skills and teach exciting themes through play, and they’re delivered through the letterbox…what child doesn’t get excited by that? Choose from Holly & Jolly The Gingerbread Buddies perfect as a sweet Christmas decoration or paint a googly-eyed Iceberr Bobbing Walrus which has moving parts.
Enjoy the hands-on process of making, then play! Finished crafts turn into interactive games, dress-up, role-play, toys and much more, so there’s lots to keep them amused.
Toy Box Club is an award-winning monthly subscription service run by mums for kids aged 0-4 years old.
For as little as £35 a month, they deliver a box of personally curated toys, books, and puzzles straight to your door, so your kids will never get bored. After the month’s up, they’ll collect and swap them for a different set.
Gender-neutral, fun, and educational toys are sent and collected in 100% recyclable boxes, and everything arrives in great condition, having been through a rigorous cleaning process using non-toxic and bio-degradable Ecover cleaning products.
Whirli’s toy subscription service is designed for 0-8-year-olds. Whirli allows your child to regularly update their toy box and remove the post-Christmas present boredom through a circular model that continues to deliver exciting new toys whilst contributing towards the reduction of landfill waste and extending product lifecycle.
All you have to do is subscribe to a play, choose your toys, and enjoy unlimited playtime, there are no time limits and penalities on when you have to swap, so you won’t risk taking away a popular toy too soon. When you are ready, you simply send your toys back so that Whirli can credit your account, letting you swap the toys for something else! The bonus? You can even keep the ones your children can’t part with for less than retail value.