Subscription Boxes

Guide To The Best Subscription Boxes For Indian Kids

If you are a parent concerned about your child spending hours in front of the TV, here is an ideal option that will cut down their screen time as well as keep them entertained and engaged. Subscription boxes that are available on the market today are not just entertaining but educational as well. From theme-based activity kits to STEM-based ones that match their curriculum, there are many good names in the market you need to consider. Here is a curated list of the best subscription boxes that will engage your kids in the comfort of your home. Read on and make your pick.

1. PodSquad 

PodSquad is a super-fun way to engage kids in an interactive learning session. The programme is based on the Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligence and the activities in the box aim at developing the innate talents of the children, all through play. The subscription box consists of all the materials needed for the activities along with an instruction manual. It also has a cool collectable- called the Pods- fun characters representing the moods and personalities of the children. The material is brightly coloured and will instantly attract young users to the content. Doesn't that sound like a lot of fun?

Age: 4 years+

Price: Individual boxes are Rs 1500 - includes digital content.  The 3-month subscription to the programme (Rs 3600 or Rs 1200 per box – which is a 20% discount) – includes digital content. The 6-month subscription to the programme (Rs 6750 or Rs 1125 per box – which is a 25% discount) - includes digital content.

Special price for KSP CODE members:  PodSquad is also a partner brand on  KSP CODE Card - a membership card that entitles you to a 15% off at over 50 child friendly partner brands like KidZania, Smaaash, Native Shoes, etc and exclusive access to curated events for kids every month. So if you are planing to subscribe to PodSquad boxes make sure you sign up for KSP CODE Card first!

How To Order: PodSquad

Phone: +91 9820440754

Email: cu[email protected]squad.in

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2. Enchantico

Enchantico thrives on the belief that books are great for children. However, the problem most moms face is either plenty to pick from or scarcity, as there is not much knowledge in what book will be the best for our kids. Enchantico aims to solve this issue by bringing to your doorstep some of the best publishers such as Harper Collins, Penguin Random House, Pan Macmillan, Westland, Duckbill Books, Little Latitude and FunOkPlease. The subscription box consists of 2 books, collectables, activities, author cards (explaining about the authors to parents and children) and an activity sheet as a guide. Each box has a theme and it's fun to see the reflection diary which comes with each box that children can use to share their ideas, titles, exercises that you can do with them if you have read the book.

Age: 5-6 / 7-8 / 9-10 / 11-12 years

Price: The 3-month subscription is for Rs 2999 plus shipping charges, 6 months is at Rs 5499 plus shipping charges and 12 months is at Rs 9999 plus shipping charges.

How To Order: Log on to their website, fill in a few details and get your subscription box.

Facebook: Enchantico

3. Xplora Box

The brainchild of Rishi Das Agarwal and Shweta Das Agarwal, Xplora Box caters to kids between 2-4, 4-8 and 8+ years of age. The subscription box consists of a wide range of theme-based activities, which promise to keep your child engaged for hours together. The themes and activities vary with age. For eg, the 2-4 years category has interesting Alphabet chain activities along with Animals and Magnets and soft toys, while the 4-8 years category has various themes that entertain the kids with fun board games, assemble toys and storybook. The activities in the box aim at developing the kid's creative and analytical skills, in addition to cognitive and motor skills. 

Age: 2-12 years

Price: The prices start from Rs. 699/- per box- Rs. 2097/- for the three-month’ subscription, and Rs. 4194/- for the six months subscription.

How To Order: Xplora Box

Phone: +91 9818 336 734

Email: [email protected]

Facebook: XploraBox

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4. CocoMoco Kids

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CocoMoco Kids started off under the name Traveller kids and aimed at inspiring kids to travel and be exposed to the beautiful world outside. A great way to learn all about India through a mix of DIY, activities, and games, each activity box is based on a new country and contains 8 to 9 items. Some of the items included are books, games, 2-3 DIY activities, souvenirs, stickers and many other elements related to that country.

Age: 2-12 years

How To Order: CocoMoco Kids

Phone: +91-011-41616050

5. Magic Crate

Magic Crate is a theme based subscription box which lets your kid learn new concepts every month in a fun way. The crate comes with four interesting activities, based on science, arts, role-play, and games. They have a junior box for 3 – 5-year-olds, and a senior box for 6 – 8-year-olds; the boxes come in individual, quarterly, half yearly and annual subscriptions. The activities get tougher with each successive box.

Age: 3-8 years

Price: Rs 1899 for 3-month plan, Rs 3599 for 6-month plan, Rs 6699 for 12-month plan

How To Order: Log on to their website  and place your order

Phone: (044) 4658 1500

Email: [email protected]

Facebook: Magiccrate

6. Flintobox

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A monthly subscription box for kids, Flintobox is loaded with play-based activities for kids that promote early child development in a fun and explorative way. With a new theme every month, this research-based box is crafted by Montessori experts and child psychologists and caters to the 12 developmental areas of a child. Themes include Amazing Animals, Colour Carnival, and Little Transporter, while the activities vary from finger-painting to puzzles and other games and tricks to keep your child motivated and enthused.

Age: 2-12 years

Price: Rs 2346 for a 3-month subscription, Rs 3996 for a 6-month subscription and Rs 6996 for 12-month subscription

How To Order: Log on to their website

Phone: +91 76958 57799

Email: [email protected]

Facebook: Flintobox

7. Lighthouse- Art Crate

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Art Crate that focusses on art and craft based activity kits for children also has subscription plans where exclusive activity boxes are delivered to your doorstep every month. They help explore your child's creativity and confidence and these art-based  activities use child-safe colours, so there are no worries on that front.

Age: 6 years and above

Price: Rs 2400 for 3-month plan, Rs 4200 for 6-month plan, Rs 7200 for 12-month plan

How To Order: Log on to their website  and place your order

Phone: 99209 17668 ⁠

8. Butterfly Fields

This is for your kids who have a flair for science and STEM-based knowledge. TheExplorer kit caters to kids aged 8-10 years old and the Makers kit caters to 11-13 years old. The Explorer kit focusses on three key science concepts- light, how stuff works and solar system. The Maker kit focusses on concepts such as

Age: 8 and above

Price: Rs 1950 for a 3-month subscription, Rs 3540 for a 6-month subscription and Rs 4860 for 12-month subscription

How To Order: Log on to their website

Phone: 040-27711020

Facebook:  Butterflyfields

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9. OKZYmoron

Another subscription box in the market to entertain kids. And the age group catered to here is the most difficult one- 3 to 7 years. But what makes OKZYmoron different is the use of eco-friendly materials for kids to play with all day long and the introduction of new characters that your child will like to befriend. Also, if you are not sure about going ahead with a 3-month or 6-month subscription plan, this brand allows you to try out their 1-month or 1 time box that will tell you exactly the kind of fun your kids will have with the activities!

Age: 3-7 years

Price: Rs 1050 for a 1-month box, Rs 2850 for a 3-month subscription and Rs 5355 for a 6-month subscription

How To Order: Log on to their website

Phone: 9930317566

Facebook:  OKZYmoron

10. Curiositi

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Among the hobby-based subscription boxes found in the market, Curiositi, a curriculum based subscription box service, stands out in terms of its educational content in the activity kits. Curated to match what your child learns (from Std 1 to Std 10) in school, the educational-based activity boxes help your child to experiment, build and learn the different topics. For eg the 1 std children will have curated activity kits that teach them about modes of transportation, the concept of time and indoor and outdoor games and weather.

Age: Class 1 to Class 10

Price: Rs 2100 for a 6-month subscription and Rs 3600 for a 12-month subscription.

How To Order: Log on to their website

11. Globe Trotters Box

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There are a lot of activity and hobby based subscription boxes. But if you love travelling together as a family and want to raise your little globe trotter knowing all about the world around them, this is one option you need to consider. With DIY activities, games, puzzles and lots more for kids to do- country wise, this will be an ideal gift for your kids who love geography! In addition to the activities and learning and creative skills, these kits provide, there are little souvenirs for children to enjoy as well for each country! You can also buy individual country activity kits even if you are not a part of a subscription plan.

Age: 4-12 years

Price: Rs 1947 for a 3-month subscription, Rs 3294 for a 6-month subscription

How To Order: Log on to their website

Phone:  7291819418

Email: [email protected] 

Facebook: Globetrotters Box 

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12. ZLife Education

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Zlife Education comes up with interesting science-based activity kits for kids every month that touch upon topics such as Chemistry, Electronics, Astronomy and lots more. The kit comes with experiments, essential tools and activity guide to teach your kids to enjoy their journey in the science world.

Age: 7 and above

Price: Rs 4150 for a 3-month subscription, Rs 7950 for a 6-month subscription and Rs 15850 for a 12-month subscription

How To Order: Log on to their website

Facebook: Zlife Education

13. Purple Bee 

Another subscription box that offers one-time activity kits for parents to purchase in addition to subscription plans. With art-based and story-based activities to engage your little ones, Purple Bee kits impress with their celebratory packs like Christmas special, etc. Each kit contains worksheets for kids, games, DIY puppet, fun doodles, crafts, story cards and lots more.

Age: 3-7 years

Price: Rs 990 for 1 month, Rs 2550 for 3-month subscription and Rs. 4550 for 6-month subscription.

How To Order: Log on to their website

Phone: 9840745016

Facebook:  Purple Bee

14. Fun N Learn

If you thought subscription box had only activity kits with puzzle and games and DIY crafts for kids, you know from this list we have given you that you are wrong. Fun N Learn is another interesting player in the children's market that sends you interesting worksheets for your child according to their age. They have the 3-month subscription plan and a 12-month plan by which age-appropriate worksheets will be delivered to your doorstep along with surprise goodies and a toy for kids every month!

Age: 2-8 years

Price: Rs 1000 for 3 month, Rs 3000 for 12-month subscription.

How To Order: Log on to their website

Phone: 99874 45664

Facebook: Fun N Learn 

15. FriendlyToyz

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Unlike the other players in the market, that offer monthly subscription plan, Friendly Toyz that is a famous name across Delhi-NCR does a weekly toy subscription and weekly book subscription service. You need to sign up, fill in the details and add toys/books to your service. Based on your subscription plans, your child will receive new toys/books every week. They also have a great option to use toys on rent- so that you don't have to worry about storing the big, bulky ones in your homes even after your child no longer plays with them.

Age: 2-12 years

Price: Plans start from Rs 600 a month  (1 toy a week) to Rs 6000 for 6-months (3 toys a week). Check out the list on their website.

How To Order: Log on to their website

Email: [email protected]

Facebook: FriendlyToyz

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