These subscription boxes for families make life easier so you have more time for fun and making memories.
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Have you been wishing there was more time for fun and less time for errands and chores? Are you wondering how to make your life at home easier?
Did you know that there are hundreds of subscription boxes for families, couples, kids, and homeowners on the market? From science kits, food delivery services, to play-kits, from toilet paper, to….WINE, I promise you, your weekly to do list just got a whole lot shorter!
It’s no secret that with the 2020 shut down, subscription boxes have taken off. New delivery services have hit the market and beloved staples have seen an influx in ordering like never before.
You might have been wondering which ones are worth the money or can best provide your family with what it needs.
We’re breaking down our absolute favorite subscription boxes for families so you can confidently order what you need, keep your family safe and healthy, and free up some time to focus on making memories together.
15 Top Subscription Boxes for Families
Favorite Fun Subscription Boxes for Families
MEL Science, one of our new favorite subscription boxes for families, offers science and STEM kits with fascinating science experiments and creative building projects.
Discover MEL STEM for ages 5-9+, MEL Physics for ages 8-14+, MEL Chemistry for ages 10-16+, and MEL Med for ages 14-99+. Each kit contains eco friendly construction pieces, directions, and an interactive augmented reality piece utilizing a VR set or your own cell phone.
MEL Science kits perfectly marry fun and education: my four (almost five year old), has already asked for more projects since they’re so kid friendly! He was able to complete the majority of the hydraulic lift, for example, on his own with minimal supervision. We both enjoyed learning about how water power moved the components of the project and my son has been testing the lift with various trucks and small toys. It’s now a beloved part of the cities and construction sites by boys build daily.
Kits for older kids and adults feature liquid sand, pattern science, electric motors, and even dentistry! MEL Science kits also include access to a platform to learn with professional science teachers.
Kits start at $25.90, which is a steal already, but you can use code TORI50 for 50% off your first month.
Little Global Citizens
Little Global Citizens is one of the best subscription boxes for families who like to travel because it focuses on culture, not just location.
Every two months, transport your family to a different country and learn about the culture through books, crafts, recipes, activities, and educational materials. Boxes come in individual or sibling options.
Have I ever shared how much I love LOVEEVERY? One of the most popular playtime subscription kits, LOVEEVERY natural playkits are designed with your child’s development in mind.
Starting at $36 per month, Montessori style boxes containing age appropriate, wonder-inducing toys will be delivered straight to your door. No matter how many other toys children have, LOVEEVERY playkits seem to be a universal favorite.
Sign up for LoveEvery here and get free shipping
Related: The Best Wooden and Montessori Toys by Age
Kiwi Co. delivers enriching projects for young inventors of all ages. From development and hands on play kits for babies and toddlers, to culture based creates for children, to maker kits for teens, Kiwi is the perfect box for your little one, or a gift for someone special
Join one of three book clubs and receive book titles monthly. Options include board books (ages 0-3), picture books (ages 2-6), and chapter books (ages 7-10). As a children’s librarian, I can vouch that they offer some of the best titles in children’s literature.
Sign up for BookRoo here and get 15% off your order with code BOOKS2LOVE
Cratejoy has a multitude of subscription boxes for families, men, women, and kids. Search by individual or by topic to find everything from family game nights to self care boxes to food and drink.
Some of my favorite boxes for families include:
- Escape Rooms
- Murder Mystery / True Crime
- Board Games and Dice Games
- Family Crafts
And specific boxes for children include:
- Children’s Books
- Art Projects
- Toys and Sensory Play
- Educational and Stem Crates
- Baby Gear and Clothing
Grocery and Snack Boxes
Have you ever tried taking the kids to the grocery store only to discover that you end up buying more because they’re constantly grabbing at snacks and begging for treats? Not to mention juggling two toddlers and a cart full of groceries is extremely overwhelming.
I recently started using Thrive Market for almost all of our snacks and pantry staples. Out of applesauce? I add it to my next thrive order without ever leaving my house!
Plus, having a child with food allergies (including dairy), I love how many restrictive diet options they carry!
A yearly membership to Thrive costs about $60, though it’s well worth it for the discounts on food, snacks, cleaners, and toiletries. If you opt to auto-ship certain items monthly, there’s a slight discount, as well.
Sign up for Thrive Market here and get 25% off your first order
With Butcher Box, you’ll have access to better quality meats, at a better price. Think grass-fed beef, pasture raised chicken, wild caught seafood, and more.
Meats are sourced from quality suppliers and farms, frozen at peak freshness, and delivered straight to your door. Shipping is always free, and boxes are entirely customizable (unless you’d prefer them curated).
For $149, the classic box comes with six selections of meats, many of which will have 2, 3, or 4 packages as part of one selection. Plus, they great great new member add-ons – we signed up during one of their free bacon for life promos. A must in a full of boys!
Sign up for Butcher Box here and receive 1 pack of bacon in every single box for life.
Imperfect Foods saves perfectly good food and produce from going to waste simply because of off-spec of cosmetic imperfections. Because of the changing supply, Imperfect Foods’ selection changes weekly, and is entirely customizable.
However, there are certain produce and refrigerator staples, like eggs, that are available weekly. There’s also an incredible selection of rotating vegan options and organic/grass fed meats.
There is no membership cost and the weekly savings is around 30% when comparing to grocery store prices. My weekly box, which usually contains my produce, juicing ingredients, and meats, ends up being around $60-$70.
Sign up for Imperfect Foods here and get $10 off your first order
I’m often more stressed out by meal planning that actually cooking. One of the reasons I love HelloFresh so much is that it takes the guess work out of planning.
Since finding out that my son has multiple food allergies (some obscure ones, too!) I’ve paused my HelloFresh subscription, but I truthfully miss it.
Most of the ingredients are pre-measured, so I saved a ton of time cooking. Not to mention, I felt like I was making nicer meals for my family with their selections. Many options were kid friendly, as well.
Of course we’re including a subscription to wine…because parenting is hard, folks, and this is a judgement free platform!
Naked Wines partners with small wine makers to offer exceptional wines at incredible prices. There’s always fun free wines, too. Plus, you can save your wine preferences and rate what you’ve tried to the site can continue to recommend wines you’ll love.
For $40 a month, you can join as a “wine angel” and get access to the incredible discounts, free bottles, online tastings, and free shipping. If you don’t use your $40, it rolls right over to the next month.
If you want to try Naked Wines, shoot me an email [contact.torileigh @ gmail.com] and I’ll send you a $100 voucher. It’s literally a free case of wine!
The best food subscription boxes for families obviously contain snacks, sweets, and treats.
With two kids (and a husband) to feed, I need to be on my snack game. Universal Yums keeps snacking interesting by delivering snacks from a different country each month.
A combination of sweet and salty snacks are packaged, along with a handy booklet containing trivia, recipes, and other surprises. I also love that you can easily gift a Universal Yum subscription if you’re on the hunt for a family holiday or birthday gift.
Household and Toiletry Boxes
Grove is one of the most popular subscription boxes for families who prefer sustainable toiletries and household items.
At a reduced cost, Grove offers eco-friendly brands of paper goods, cleaning supplies, personal care and baby items, pet necessities, and beauty products. They are also make and sell their own line of products, and are a completely plastic neutral company.
Though you order through Grove at no additional cost, the VIP membership is only $19.99 per year. As a VIP, you get free shipping, full sized free gifts, early access to sales and new products, and the ability to auto subscribe to products you continually need. Hello 2020 toilet paper crisis!
Sign up for Grove Collaborative here and get a free Mrs. Meyers gift set worth over $30!
Dollar Shave Club / Billie
Shaving subscriptions may have not been on your radar. Are you forgetting to take care of yourself again?
Plus, families with teens will appreciate saving time and money during the onset of the OMG is my kid really ready to start shaving years!
Dollar Shave Club is marketed more towards men, though I’ve personally used and loved their products. Billie, on the other hand, is designed specifically for women and girls.
Diaper subscription boxes for families with babies and young toddlers are an absolute lifesaver. Never run out of diapers again with these options:
Amazon: did you know that you can subscribe (and save money!) to almost anything on Amazon? More so, you can sign up for Amazon Family, which extends Prime benefits to multiple family members and offers a 20% discounts on diapers, baby food, and more.
Join Amazon Family here and get a 30-day free trial
DYPER: Free of harsh chemicals, DYPER diapers are unscented, unprinted, and made of bamboo. Subscribers save 15%
Honest: The popular natural baby company offers 17% off subscriptions to diapers and plant based wipes and 15% off add-ons, like diaper cream and baby wash.
What are some of your favorite subscription boxes?
Subscription boxes for families make life with littles (or bigs) so much more streamlined. They also make gifting a breeze whether you’re looking for a friend or the whole family.
Rotating between and taking advantage of the numerous grocery and toiletry boxes cut down on my to do list, while play kits and book boxes ensure there’s always something fun and educational.
Did we skip any must use subscription boxes for families? Do you use, or want to sign up for, any that we mentioned? What are your favorite ones? Let us know in the comments.