Birthday Gifts Ideas for Kids That Keep On Giving

Shopping for a birthday present for a child can be a hassle. You want to make sure that you’re getting them something that they will love, but also something that will last a long time.

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Whether you’re a parent or extended family, finding the great gift can be a real headache. Recently, more and more people have turned to something else for that perfect gift – subscriptions!

Subscription services offer an awesome alternative to more traditional gifts. From learning another language to exploring the wonders of history, and much more – there’s a subscription box for the curious child in your life no matter what their interest. Here are a few of our favorites.

3 Month Subscription to The Happy Trunkg1

The Happy Trunk’s philosophy is simple – they believe that kids love to learn, even though they might not know it yet. They offer a subscription service, and for three months you can get sent new projects for your elementary-aged children. with themes including camping, dinosaurs, wind energy, puzzles, mixed media, crystals, circuits.

STEM Project Boxes 3 Month Subscriptiona3

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics are the most in-demand jobs in the marketplace today, and you can now get your 2-6 grade kids excited for STEM every month. The STEM Project Boxes offers cool activities and lab notebooks for kids to get engaged while learning.

3 Month Subscription History Unboxed LITE

From ancient Chinese teas to henna tattoos from India, there are a wealth of treasures from ancient civilizations waiting to be discovered.  The History Unboxed subscription boxes are the perfect way for your child to be exposed to these treasures. Offering two boxes, one for children aged 5-9 and one for 10-15, this subscription box offers unique peeks at history’s coolest eras and locals. Also included is a welcome box which features a build-your-own time capsule.a4

“There’s been more than one great project idea that’s fallen by the wayside because you didn’t have all the necessary supplies. With History Unboxed, all the legwork is done for you and it comes straight to your mailbox each month.” – Kris Bales via Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers

1-Year Subscription to PetraLingua Online Language Course

a5The best way to teach a new language is to start as young as you can, and a subscription to the PetraLingua Online Language Course is a fantastic way to start. Offering lessons in English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, German or French, this multimedia learning experience gives children the tools to start mastering a language as early as 5 years old.

6-Month VIP Membership – Kiwibop Postcard Pals

Perfect for developing children age 5-10, the Kiwibop Postcard Pals subscription service ensures that your child is getting more than just a postcard – they’re getting a learning experience. Featuring amazing local from under the sea, to the rainforest, to the far stretches of space, this service provides a postcard, stickers, and fun activities to enjoy.


Kiwibop Postcard Pals is a great way to help your child learn away from school and have it be fun.” – via Subscription Box Mom

Junior Explorers

Junior Explorers combines fun activities both physical and digital activities to get children excited about our planet. Junior Explorers teaches about all the wonderous sights and sounds of Earth, doing activities that teach why our home is precious and why it needs our help. The best part is that each time one of their activities is completed, money is donated to conservation efforts.

3 months of DIY craft supplies!a7

Arts and craft time is a great place for kids to slow down, work on their motor skills, and create something beautiful. Now you can sign up for the crafting it forward subscription box that features monthly projects for you and your 3-7 year olds. The best part about it is the fact that when you’re done, you get to send your completed craft to a senior or a child that is fighting cancer to help brighten their day.