Welcome to part 2 of my Favorite Things roundup. If you haven't had a chance to look at the Homeschool Mom edition, you can read it here.
This post will be organized a little bit differently: instead of by price point, I'll be organizing these subscriptions by type.
We've had a lot of fun with subscription boxes. I think our love of them started during the pandemic, when we were looking for fun things to do with our young children and picked up a deal for a Raddish Kids cooking box. Since then, we've found many other subscription boxes that supplement our homeschool, or just are enjoyable.
As well as subscription boxes, I've included magazines and other subscriptions we've loved in this post.
Some of the links I've used to share these great products are affiliate links or referral links. You can learn more about these links in my policies.
Subscription Boxes For Mom
Fab Fit Fun- My sister gifted me this box during the pandemic, and it was so much fun! Four times a year, I got makeup, accessories, and home goods delivered to my door. As a VIP member, I could choose most of the items I got each time, so I knew it was something I wanted and needed.
Let's Make Art- I started painting during the pandemic, and after a few months of just doing Let's Make Art's free tutorials on YouTube, I began getting the monthly subscription box. Each month, I received the tutorials before their release, paper, paint, and a cute painting supply surprise.
Rocksbox- This jewelry rental site is so much fun! Each month (or every other month) I received a box with three pieces of jewelry in it (well, more if they were earrings!) and then I decided if I wanted to just "rent" the jewelry and wear it for the month, or buy it. Usually, I ended up buying one thing each time.
StitchFix- I've been getting StitchFix pretty regularly for years. I probably only do three or four boxes a year, but now that I've found a sylist who is perfect for me (Diane!), I usually buy everything in the box. This means I do a whole lot less shopping, which helps with the budget and saves me time. You can get $25 off of your first box using this referral code.
Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box- If you follow me on Instagram, you've probably seen me post about this amazing box! Each month, I get four high-quality essential oils in the mail, and then recipes and supplies to make things with the oils. This is huge for me, because like a lot of other people I know, sometimes it's hard to decide what to do with essential oils, besides defusing them. I've made some really useful household products and toiletries; cleaning spray, shaving lotion, and face balm have been some of my favorites! When you subscribe, you can get a $40 gift card to use on future purchases.
Subscription Boxes for Kids
Kiwi Crate- We first subscribed to Kiwi Crate for three months when Hadley was three or four. It was so much fun to make new science-based projects each month! Last year, we bought our middle son, then six, a Kiwi Crate subscription for Christmas. He has made some really fun projects, like a grabber (similar to a claw in an arcade game!) and an optical illusion bank, where mirrors made it look like the money disappeared.
Koala Crate- While big brother got a Kiwi Crate, little brother got a Koala Crate. This subscription, also from Kiwi Co, is geared towards children ages 2-4. Each month, there's a theme, and little ones create things around that theme. We loved the barnyard theme, where we made little animal puppets and a barn to put them in!
Tinker Crate- After seeing her little brothers get SUCH FUN crates in the mail for months, Miss H decided she wanted Tinker Crates for her birthday. These Kiwi Co boxes are more focused around STEM learning. Amazingly, H was able to do all of these on her own, with just a little help sometimes.
Raddish Kids- We've subscribed to Raddish kids for more than two years now. Each month, we get a box with great recipes, activities, conversation cards, and a kitchen tool in it. Originally, this seemed to expensive for us, and we thought we would buy a cook book and work through it. That never happened. There's something about the excitement of getting a box in the mail every month that motivated H (and sometimes her little brothers) to get cooking. We've discovered some favorite recipes through this subscription, and it has introduced out family to new foods that we don't typically eat.
Think Outside Boxes- A few years ago, I reviewed Think Outside Boxes, a subscription focused on helping children build a survival backpack and learn how to use the tools. These tools have come in handy, and the fact that it inspire us to learn about nature was so refreshing! You can read my review here.
Mary Ruth's Organics- We take a lot of vitamins in our house, and finding the most effective, highest-quality vitamins is important to me. This referral code gives you $15 off of your order (although I'm not sure if there's a minimum!)
YourSuper- This company sells superfood powders that have different purposes. I ordered about four times a year for two years, and was really happy with the options! When I collected too many, I stopped subscribing but still use their products! You can save 20% off of your order with my referral link.
Eden and Vine Magazine- This is a beautiful Christian living magazine that a friend told me about. There is a heavy focus on natural elements like herbs, gardening, and tea, which I find so inspiring and relaxing. I cherish each edition, even though it only comes four times a year.
Ranger Rick, Jr.- My science loving son has gotten Ranger Rick, Jr for more than a year, and he loves learning about animals in each volume. As a plus, this magazine is really affordable!
Clubhouse Magazine- We subscribed to Clubhouse, Jr. Magazine by Focus on the Family for our youngest child, and we enjoyed it so much that we got the original Clubhouse for our older two. It is filled with games, fun crafts, and ideas that you want your child to be taking in.
Have you tried any of these subscriptions before? Let me know your favorites!