Because kids deserve great mail too…
When I was a kid I loved getting mail. The best was my monthly subscription to Highlights Magazine (does that still exist). It made me feel very grown up and special. In fact, I still love getting and sending mail – especially to the kids in my life.
Here are some great options:
Tinker Crate & Doodle Crate by Kiwi Crate
Tinker Crate is all about educational exploration and is actually for kids ages 9-16 who are into science and engineering. Whereas Doodle Crate is for kids of the same age, but who are especially interested in art and design. These monthly deliveries allow students to build on their skill-sets and explore the possibilities in their chosen craft.
I also like the price. A single Doodle Crate (a month) is only $19.95 plus shipping. You can do a full year for just over $200.00 making it the gift that continues to give over and over again. A single Tinker Crate is just a little more expensive at $24.95 plus shipping but runs the same as Doodle Crate for a year-long subscription.
Food should be fun and Kidstir helps. Regular shipments include kid-friendly recipes, kid-sized tools, and other games that make cooking fun. A single kit is $19.95 and the cost of subscribing drops substantially with the commitment – allowing savings of anywhere from 20 to 35 percent for up to a year’s subscription.
P.S. If you don’t want to commit you can always start with their free newsletter.
I have to admit I was excited to find the Little Passports subscription site which focuses on travel and geography. While it’s mostly for younger children (theoretically before parents may feel comfy traveling with them) it offers world themes, activities, and even souvenirs to get youngsters enthused about life beyond their backyards.
Subscription plans start as low as $16.95 per month for a three-month subscription. However, this is for ages 3-5. Plans for kids ages 6-13 are as low as $13.95 per month for a three-month subscription.