Holiday Gift Guide: Subscription Boxes


Subscription box Holiday Gift guideOver the years as a family we’ve tried several subscriptions including: Birchbox, Stitch Fix, KiwiCo, Grove Collaborative and Groovebook.

Subscription boxes are a great gift idea that keeps on giving for months to come! Here are a few ideas for all ages (including moms too)!


Kiwi co crate

KiwiCo. is our absolute favorite subscription box for the kids. The Panda Crate (0-24 months) is perfect for a one-year-old. The toys and books are centered around a common theme and are developmentally appropriate. The items are simple yet attractive and so far each box has included a book to unify the theme and learning activities.

By using the child’s birthday, the box is furthermore customized based on bonding in the early months, assisting with sensory discovery and as they grow older more hands-on activities to help with spatial awareness.

The Koala Crate (2-4 years) is always an exciting arrival. The projects are a great blend of learning and creativity. It is something fun the family can do together but also easy enough for any child to complete the activities with some independence. They also carry boxes for teens that focus on STEAM activities.


Photo credit: Grove Collaborative

Grove Collaborative is a great way to try out new household products. Trying Mrs. Meyer’s products began a new obsession of the seasonal fragrances with their cleaning products, hand soaps, body wash, etc.

What I love about this subscription is getting to hand-select products to try. One of our moms recommends the Murphy’s natural bug bite relief balm to help cut down on irritation and scratching as well as Murphy’s natural mosquito repellent incense sticks.

There is so much to discover with Grove Collaboration. They also offer products that are natural and environmentally conscious. And you can have diapers delivered as well.


Photo credit: @ddreps, via Groovebook

Groovebook is a personal favorite for another mom. It’s not a subscription box per se, but it is a way to preserve those precious photos we take on our phones. Groovebook was founded from a situation where a wife lost ALL her family pictures on her phone (can you imagine the horror of losing pictures of first soccer games, birthdays and all those little moments we proudly store in the palm of our hand?).

Groovebook is so easy, simply download an app and once a month you select the photos you want to upload to your book of 4×6 photos and then SURPRISE it shows up in your mailbox. You’ll love having a physical copy of your most favorite photos. They are also easy to take out of the book for framing or sending to a grandparent.


Photo credit: Kidstir

These Kidstir kits are full of food, adventures and fun! The recipes are delicious and themed for each month. The steps are ready to follow. Add a sibling kit for $5 more!


Photo credit: Little Passports

Explore the world, one country at a time, with Little Passports’ fun and educational subscription! We love the World Edition box!



Treat your special someone to the surprise of FabFitFun. What’s in the box? Oh, just 6-8 quality full-sized products! Choose from fashion, fitness, beauty, wellness, and more.


Pillow craftTell us your favorite subscription box!

Making this rainbow pillow from KiwiCo. was a hit! Let us hear from you about your favorite subscriptions. We’re looking forward to hearing from our Gulf Coast moms!