Toy of the month subscription boxes are the perfect way for parents to spend more time with their children instead of researching and shopping for new creative toys. Toy subscription boxes make an excellent gift for a new baby or a small child; there is a toy club for just about any child.
There are a wide variety of toy subscription boxes available. Some of the clubs are geared towards very young children between 0-3 years old. Young children, especially toddlers, are learning and developing rapidly, which is why it is essential to have toys and books that will encourage your child’s development.
However, not all toy of the month clubs are for little ones, some are for older kids, even teenagers, to help support your child’s creativity through activities, crafts, and building sets.
Plus, one of the toy subscription boxes is geared towards children who can benefit from sensory therapy.
Regardless of your child’s age or needs, one thing all toy subscription boxes have in common is that they are all designed to help your child grow. Plus, all of the boxes are curated by childcare professionals so that you can be confident in the quality of the toys.
The different subscriptions range in price and delivery options. Some clubs are monthly, whereas some deliver quarterly, and all of them are flexible.
Toy Subscription Boxes
Toy Box Monthly
Toy Box Monthly is a kid’s toy subscription that is geared towards igniting a child’s imagination. Toy Box Monthly is a subscription toy company and does not sell its products for individual sale. All of the boxes are geared towards children 4-8 years old.
Toy Box Monthly’s subscription is available in 3 options:
- Boys includes brands of toys such as LEGO, Marvel, and DC Comics
- Girls includes brands of toys such as My Little Pony, LOL, and Disney
- Both includes a combination of toy brands listed above
Each of the boxes contains 4-6 toys per month. Toy of the month subscription memberships can be canceled or paused as needed. All of the boxes are available in 4 subscription options:
- Monthly for $25
- 3-month prepay for $72
- 6-month prepay for $142
- 12-month prepay for $275
Shipping is included in all of the above toy of the month subscription prices. The first box will ship out shortly after the order is placed, with all other boxes shipping out mid-month no later than the 20th.
Love Every was founded by friends Jessica and Rod. Jessica spent a lot of time researching how babies’ brains worked and what they needed for continued healthy development. Realizing there was a wealth of knowledge that needed to be shared with other parents, Jessica and Rod decided to open Love Every.
The toys designed by Love Every have each of the unique developmental stages in mind so that the toys are designed to enhance mental growth. Those who create the toys for Love Every are experts in the field of child development, so you can be confident that each toy will help your child learn.
Plus, Love Every uses safe, sustainable, organic, and natural materials when building their toys.
Love Every is an online toy store that offers toys for children 0-4 years old. They have a variety of play kits like the Looker Play Kit for babies, the Thinker Play Kit for 11-12 month olds, and the Analyst Play Kit for children up to 4 years old. Love Every breaks their toys down by age ranges, making it easy for parents to choose a suitable toy for their child.
For people looking for the perfect gift for the child in their life, Love Every has a monthly toy subscription box. After filling out a brief form regarding your child’s name and age, the website will direct you to a list of packages that are included in the membership. In addition to the list, it will also inform you as to when the kits will ship.
There are 3 payment choices to pick from:
- Per kit for $120 per kit. Ships every three months.
- 3 kit prepay for $342. Ships at each new stage.
- 4 kit prepay for $432. Ships at each new stage.
Shipping is included in the prices per plan listed above.
123 Baby Box
123 Baby Box is a baby subscription box and not a complete online baby store. The idea behind 123 Baby Box is to help moms save time researching and shopping for safe, age-appropriate toys for their babies and toddlers. 123 Baby Box helps make life easier. And 123 Baby Box has been recognized by such media groups as Munchkin, Bazzlebaby, and People Toy Company.
123 Baby Box includes 5-6 toys that have been hand-selected to meet your baby’s developmental needs. Plus, each box has a fun surprise for mom too. All of the baby box’s contents have a retail value greater than $75, so you can be confident that these boxes are not just convenient but economical too.
The 123 Baby Box is available in 3 subscription options:
- Monthly for $59.99 per month
- 6 months for $49.99 per month
- Annual plan for $39.99 per month
Shipping is included for all 123 Baby Boxes within the US; however, they also ship internationally for an extra fee. Best of all, when you buy something 123 Baby Box, you can have the peace of mind that the company gives back to the community. 123 Baby Box donates to local charities and orphanages to aid babies in getting the care they need.
Jasmin founded Hoppi Box as a way to make life easier for other parents. Jasmin knew from experience how many hours of research it takes to choose the right toys for the different developmental stages in your child’s life. Hoppi Box takes away the need to do the research and the shopping.
The Hoppi Box is for children 0-4 years old. And, unlike some toy of the month clubs, Hoppi Box ships out boxes every quarter instead of every month. Deliveries are scheduled for March, June, September, and December.
Each box contains 4-5 toys designed and handpicked to meet your child’s developmental needs. In addition to meeting your baby’s educational needs, the toys are always safe, eco-friendly, and BPA-free.
There are 2 plans to choose from:
- Quarterly for $75 per quarter
- Annually for $66 per quarter
Both toy subscription boxes renew automatically, but you can cancel anytime before the renewal period. Once your Hoppi Box order ships, you will receive a notification so you can track your package. And the cost of shipping the toy subscription box is included in the prices listed above. Unfortunately, shipping is not available outside the US at this time.
Unless there is a problem with the box, the Hoppi Box is non-returnable.
Zahra, a former preschool teacher, founded Monti Kids. Though Zahra had worked with young children for years, she gained first-hand knowledge of the challenges of juggling being a parent and teacher for her new son at the same time. After talking with other new parents, she found she wasn’t alone and that there wasn’t an excellent program to help support a young child’s education.
Monti Kids is designed to help stimulate and educate children from 0-3 years old. The program is designed based on a Montessori curriculum using safe, certified toys made to exceed the US safety guidelines. Each of the toys is carefully crafted to help children learn through play, embrace creativity, teach independence, and provide structured activities to enhance concentration.
In addition to the toys, Monti Kids is designed to aid the parents through digital courses, one-on-one parent coaching, and a private Monti Kids community for parents to connect in a safe environment.
There are eight levels of Montessori Boxes; the first level is for babies 0-3 months old, with each level gradually increasing by age. The Monti Kids toy subscription boxes are shipped each quarter and cost $297 each.
All boxes ship using UPS ground in the US; international orders vary based on location.
Curiosity Box Kids
Though Cassie Krygsman initially founded Curiosity Box, it changed ownership in 2017 to Michelle and Jason Smith. However, what didn’t change was the company’s focus, which is still to help boost a child’s creativity and create positive family memories.
The Curiosity Box is a monthly subscription company designed for kids 2-8+ years old. And for those who aren’t sure about committing to a subscription, Curiosity Box sells a variety of boxes individually. Some of the craft boxes available for purchase include:
- Built It
- Dino Times
- Licorne Surprise
- My Monster
- On Safari Adventure
And if you choose to subscribe, there are 4 payment options: monthly and 3, 6, or 12 months prepaid. Prices are based on the payment plan and creative box you select. There are 3 boxes to choose from:
- The Discovery Box for kids ages 2-4
- The Creation Station Box for kids ages 5-7
- The Great Explorer Box for children ages 8+
The contents of the boxes vary based on your child’s age; however, all of them do include a variety of craft kits, themed activity sheets, toys, and novelty items. And if you have more than one child, there are sibling add-ons available.
Shipping is included in the box price, and subscriptions go out before the 15th of the month.
Brick Loot was founded in 2013 by young Parker Krex, who was just 9 years old. Krex had been a long-time lover of LEGO and had started reviewing his various collections when he was just 4. The inspiration behind Brick Loot came from when Parker received a disappointing subscription box for his birthday.
Parker liked the idea of a subscription box, so he and his mother convinced his dad to invest in a LEGO subscription box company. Since 2013, Brick Loot has been going strong and has both an online and brick-and-mortar store. Their storefront is located in Deerfield, Illinois. Their store offers a wide range of LEGO toys, including more than 4,000 Minifigures displayed around the shop.
The Brick Loot online store offers a wide selection of LEGO kits, lights, and custom LEGO sets. Plus, they also have their Brick Loot of the month club for those looking for a monthly brick fix. There are 4 subscription options available:
- Monthly for $27.28 per month
- 3 months for $25.98 per month
- 6 months for $25.48 per month
- 12 months for $24.88 per month
All Brick Loot subscriptions auto-renew unless you cancel your membership.
Each box contains:
- An Exclusive LEGO Kit
- Brick Essentials
- A LEGO Minifigure
- A LEGO-compatible set
Some of the previous boxes had such themes as planes, trains, automobiles, burger time, and dinosaurs.
Sensory TherPLAY was designed by Christina, an occupational therapist who worked with children with developmental disorders like autism, neurological impairments, spectrum disorders, and emotional disturbances. The inspiration behind the Sensory TherPLAY box came from a combination of parents inquiring what types of toys would be ideal for their child and the subscription box she received at Christmas.
The Sensory TherPLAY box is designed for children with special sensory needs, and many of the items included are calming, therapeutic, and can help with anxiety issues. The Sensory TherPLAY boxes have been recognized by media organizations like Good Housekeeping, Today’s Parents, Red Tricycle, and Forbes.
In addition to their monthly subscription boxes, Sensory TherPLAY offers previous month’s boxes for individual sale. And unlike many other toy subscription boxes, these are designed for all age groups, including teens and adults.
When you are ready to sign up, you can select from three different options:
- Monthly for $40.95 per month
- 3 month prepay for $122.85
- 6 months prepay for $229.70
Each box contains 5-7 sensory items such as textured tactile toys, crafts, aromatherapy dough, and light-up toys. Although Sensory TherPLAY offers sets for all ages, the subscription boxes are geared towards those 5-9 years old.
TherPLAY boxes ship out during the first week of each month.
Didi’s Toy Box
Didi’s Toy Box was founded by Diana, who opened unique toy stores in 2002. Her toy stores focus on high-quality developmental toys for kids and Didi’s Toy Box follows the same theme. A key feature is that the toys are tailored to the age and developmental stage of the child.
There are 3 subscription options to choose from. Paying month-to-month costs $49.95, while prepaying for 3 months costs $135 and a 6-month prepay is $255. In each case, you get 3 to 4 toys in each box.
You can also specify your child’s age, which will influence what is in the box:
- Infant (0-12 months)
- Toddler (12-36 months)
- Preschooler (3-5 years)
- Kindergartner (5-6 years)
For people who don’t want a subscription, you can order a single box as a gift or a 3-month subscription. There’s also a Baby Shower Gift Box and a Birthday Gift Box, which include 4 to 6 toys each.