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    17 Subscription Boxes That’ll Give The Whole Family Something Fun To Do This Summer

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    1. UnboxBoardom sends you a new game with each box (you'll receive either a family game, a strategy game, or a party game every month, every two months, or every three months). You choose how often you'd like the games to come, and all you have to do is have fun playing them!

    A board game
    Cratejoy / UnboxBoardom

    What you'll get: Depending on which subscription you choose, you'll receive one new game delivered to your door either every month, every two months, or every three months. Games range from family games to strategy games to party games. Plus, for every 10 new subscribers UnboxBoardom gets, they will donate a game to kids who can't afford their own!

    Get it from Cratejoy starting at $29.99/month.

    2. Escape the Crate provides you with the tools you need to play a fun escape room game at home with your loved ones.

    A box filled with sleuthing tools and clues
    Cratejoy / Escape The Crate

    What you'll get: Every other month, you'll receive items needed to play an hour long escape room game at home! In your box, you may find things like ciphers, letters, sleuthing tools, puzzles, and more. Note that internet is required to play, so you can enter different codes online to check if you're getting it right!

    Get it from Cratejoy for $26.50/two months.

    3. We Craft Box delivers a unique theme crafting box to keep the young ones ages 3—9 channeling their creativity. Plus, each box comes with a story about the crafts and easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions!

    The We Craft Box surrounded by children's crafting tools
    Cratejoy / We Craft Box

    What you'll get: Each box contains all the supplies needed (except scissors) to create three or more fun crafts, and can be shared between two kiddos! They include easy-to-follow photo directions to make putting crafts together an easy, exciting experience!

    Get it from Cratejoy for $25/month.

    4. The Adults & Crafts Crate, because crafting isn't just for kiddos! From making candles, to wine caddies, to resin, this box provides all tools, materials, accessories, and instructions needed for teens and adults to tackle awesome projects.

    The Adults & Crafts Crate
    Cratejoy / The Adults & Crafts Crate

    What you'll get: Each month, you'll receive a box filled with all of the tools, materials, accessories, and instructions needed to create projects like wine caddies, candles, autumn wreaths, mug stands, and more! Plus, in addition to making trendy crafts, you'll pick up on skills like clock-making, embossing, and woodworking.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $30/month.

    5. Bargain Bead Box sends you a curated mix of high-quality gemstone, glass, crystal, and/or metal beads and supplies so you can make beautiful pieces of jewelry all while lounging around in your pajamas.

    Various beads and jewelry items
    Cratejoy / Bargain Bead Box

    What you'll get: Each month you'll receive 12-16 full-sized items of top-quality beads and jewelry supplies centered around a monthly theme, so you can create beautiful, one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces that'll both keep you entertained and help expand your collection.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $17.95/month.

    6. Call Number brings you a new book every three months that celebrates contemporary Black literature and authors. You'll get to choose between a box with a fiction or nonfiction read, and you can opt to just get the book, or pay a little extra for some bookish goodies to tie in with the theme.

    The Call Number box
    Cratejoy / Call Number

    What you'll get: If you choose the book only box, you'll get one newly released book and a library packet every three months. If you choose the complete box, you'll get one newly released book, a library packed, and two to four book-themed items, like a pin, stickers, and a bookmark every three months. The library packet includes a catalog card, a spine label, a label protector, and a logo sticker. You also get to choose between fiction or nonfiction!

    Get it from Cratejoy starting at $19/three months.

    7. Fresh Baked Cookie Crate delivers the ingredients needed to bake a batch of unique, gourmet cookies each month along with over $50 worth of cookie-themed gifts and surprises to unbox.

    Cratejoy / Fresh Baked Cookie Crate

    What you'll get: New cookie recipes each month (never any repeats!), gourmet and hand-crafted pre-measured, mess-free, and fool-proof ingredients that are organic, all-natural, and vacuum-sealed. Plus, over $50 worth of cookie-themed gifts and surprises like candles and socks. Pictured above: Rubies and Pearls (their version of the classic white chocolate macadamia nut cookie).

    Get it from Cratejoy for $20/month.

    8. Bitsbox delivers fun, interactive coding projects that'll teach your young one how to code and in no time, have them on their way to coding their own mobile apps.

    The Bitsbox box
    Cratejoy / Bitsbox

    What you'll get: Each box delivers fun and exciting coding projects perfect for kiddos ages 6—12. They'll learn to make things like video games, greeting cards, and simulations. First, they start by coding from examples to quickly progressing to inventing their own apps on the Bitsbox website. Plus, the apps they build will work on any mobile device! Plus, each subscription grants access to unlimited email support for coders.

    Get it from Cratejoy starting at $24.95/month.

    9. Nail Shack sends you four full sets of nail polish strips in a variety of fun colors and patterns, so you can easily rock a new nail look each week.

    Nail polish strips in various colors and patterns
    Cratejoy / Nail Shack

    What you'll get: Each monthly pack comes with at least four full sets (one for each week) of high-quality, easy-to-apply nail polish strips, as well as a nail file and a gentle cuticle pusher, so you can have fun with switching up your nail lewks each week!

    Get it from Cratejoy starting at $8.75/month.

    10. Urban Organic Gardener sends what you need to create the best home garden, including high-quality seeds and supplies.

    Various seeds from the Urban Organic Gardener subscription
    Cratejoy / Urban Organic Gardener

    What you'll get: Each box comes with an array of high-quality seeds (heirloom/OP/non-hybridized/GMO-free), as well as gardening supplies customized based on your garden characteristics, preferences, location, and more!

    Get it from Cratejoy for $5/month.

    11. Finders Seekers Mysteries delivers exciting puzzles, codes, and cryptic messages as well as a themed location to get anyone with a curious mind hyped.

    A person trying to solve puzzles and codes
    Cratejoy / Finders Seeker Mysteries

    What you'll get: Each month you'll receive family-friendly, but still challenging, puzzles, codes, and cryptic messages with a themed location that'll allow you to explore a new city and culture, unpack new items depending on the mystery, and put your adventurous mind to work.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $25/month.

    12. One Potato sends recipes that'll please both kids and adults. They boast a "no more kids meals for grown-ups or grown-up food that kids won't eat" menu.

    Chicago style hot dogs
    @onepotatobox / Via

    What you'll get: You'll choose a plan based on the size of your family, how often you want to cook each week, and you'll be able to select which dinners you'd like from their weekly menus. Some menu offerings you may find include chicken fajitas, eggplant Parmesan, and potato gnocchi. Vegetarian, gluten-free, and nut-free meals are available as well as kid-sized portions and pricing. You can skip weeks or cancel at any time! Pictured above: Chicago style hot dogs.

    Get it from One Potato starting at $67.78/two recipes per week.

    13. MATTER makes science buffs feel like each box is their own laboratory, with super cool artifacts and specimens.

    A box filled with materials
    Cratejoy / MATTER

    What you'll get: Four to six items each month including things like materials, objects, specimens, or artifacts to make your box feel part museum, part lab project.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $25/month.

    14. Momo's Book Club sends books each month that'll help to grow and diversify your little one's collection by providing them stories with themes of strong female characters, diverse families, and celebrating uniqueness — just to name a few.

    The Momo's Book Club box
    Cratejoy / Momo's Book Club

    What you'll get: Each month you'll get between one to three books in each box to build your little one's collection of stories. These books cover diverse topics including stories that feature strong female characters, diverse families, different family structures, celebrating uniqueness, Latin culture and the Spanish language.

    Get it from Cratejoy starting at $10/month.

    15. Music Library Box delivers a children's book to your doorstep that focuses on a different style of music or a musician each month, along with engaging activities like crafts and games to tie the whole experience together in a fun and exciting way.

    The Music Library Box
    Cratejoy / Music Library Box

    What you'll get: Each month, you'll receive a box with a new children's book about music featuring a diverse range of music styles and musicians, engaging activities to supplement the reading like crafts and games, and access to online resources that are only available to subscribers.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $32.08/month.

    16. Red Velvet NYC sends recipes that yield two Pinterest-worthy desserts each month. They'll give you all of the pre-measured ingredients — all you need is eggs!

    Ingredients for a baking recipe
    Cratejoy / Red Velvet NYC

    What you'll get: Two baking kits in each box with all of the pre-measured ingredients you need to bake (minus eggs), a detailed recipe card, and new tips, tricks, and techniques.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $45.75/month.

    17. Explore Local Box focuses on a different US city in each box with artisan goods from small businesses in that city, which means you'll also be supporting awesome small businesses. It's like taking a road trip, minus spending money on gas — a win/win situation.

    An assortment of goods from Rhode Island including granola, a candle, and coffee syrup
    Cratejoy / Explore Local Box

    What you'll get: Each month, you'll receive a box that gives you the opportunity to explore a new US city through premium, locally-made, artisan products and foods from small businesses in that city. Plus, each box contains fun facts and a watercolor map for each city, and your subscription helps to support small businesses.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $39/month.

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