Gift Your Children a Magazine Subscription

Gift Your Children a Magazine Subscription

Gift Your Children a Magazine Subscription

Gift your children a magazine subscription! Whether it is a birthday or the Holidays, finding a unique and educational gift for the child in your life can be hard. As a parent, I quickly get annoyed by all the toys gathered around the house. Do not get me wrong, toys are great, to a point. I would love my child to receive something educational and something we can do together. A magazine subscription is a perfect option for a child of any age. There are so many to choose from! And it is a gift that keeps on giving all year round.

Take a look at the list I have created below. Not interested in gifting a magazine, but want to stay away from toys? Take a look at my awesome guide to Gifts of Experiences.

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Boys Life Magazine

Ages: 6 to 18 years

Cost: $24 for 12 issues

The Boys Life magazine published by the Boy Scouts of America includes all sort of articles, activities, and more. Articles include information about fun things to outdoors, educational articles about bats and more. Take a look inside different issues.

Brio Magazine 

Ages: Teen Girls 

Cost: $23.99 for 10 issues

Brio magazine is geared toward teen girls and includes faith-based articles, plus DIY, music and entertainment features. This magazine is perfect for the teen girl in your life.


Ages: 6 to 12 years

Cost: $39.96 per year; Receive two free gifts with subscription

Highlights magazine was one of my favorite magazines to receive as a child! Each Highlights magazine is 40 pages filled with stories, games, puzzles, riddles, science, experiments, craft projects, and activities that provide education for your child.

High-Five Magazine

Ages: 2 to 6 years 

Cost: $39.96 per year; Receive two free gift with subscription

High-Five magazines are specifically geared for the preschooler. Every issue is 36 pages filled with skills that will prepare them for reading and math. It also includes stories, puzzles, and activities.

Hello Magazine

Ages: 0 to 2 years 

Cost: $39.96 per year; Receive two free gifts with subscription 

Hello magazine is created by Highlights geared for your littlest one. It is designed perfectly for little hands and can fit into your diaper bag or purse. It is also created with rounded corners and not stapled binding. The magazine is filled with colorful pictures, happy faces, and read aloud stories.

Humpty Dumpty 

Ages: 2 to 6 years 

Cost: $14.98 per year; includes a free activity book 

Humpty Dumpty magazine consists of easy-to-read stories and poems, fun games, puzzles, and learning activities. The magazine promotes positive learning, social and health messages. Some examples included in previous magazines are Time to County, Crossword Puzzle, Color-Cut-Play! Let’s Draw: Wreck-It Ralph and more.

Jack and Jill

Ages: 6 to 12 years

Cost: $14.98 per year; includes a free activity book 

Jack and Jill magazines include interactive activities and articles. Inside each magazine, you will find current real-world topics in articles and stories, experiment crafts and recipes and more. Some examples included in previous magazines are Puzzles Pages, Just Add Water, Color-Cut Play! Get Crafty: Salt Dough Ornaments and more.

Kazoo Magazine 

Ages: Girls ages 5 to 12 years

Cost: $39.99 for 4 issues

Kazoo magazine is truly an amazing option for the young girl. Kazoo includes stories developed or inspired by top female artists, explorers, scientists, chefs, athletes, activities, and others. Some things you may find in issues include science experiments, comics, art projects, recipes, interviews with inspiring women, fun activities, jokes, mazes, and more. Take a look at sample pages from Kazoo magazine.

Kids Discover 

Ages: Grade school 

Cost: Each title is $4.99 each 

Not a monthly or yearly subscription, but many different options for all ages and different topics. You can purchase magazines individually depending on whatever topic your child may be most interested in including insects, blood, the 13 colonies, Antarctica, bees, Ben Franklin and more. You can also purchase themed sets which include Ameican History Set, World History Set, Earth Science Set and more.

LEGO Life Magazine

Ages: 5 to 10 years old

Cost: Free

Do you have a LEGO lover on your hands? The LEGO Life magazine is mailed 5 times a year. It includes LEGO news, and behind-the-bricks interviews, comics, games, puzzles, and building challenges. Also, sneak peeks of new sets and themes that are about to be launched.

National Geographic for Kids

Ages: 6 years and older

Cost: $15 for 10 issues; Digital Edition available for $12

The National Geographic Kids magazine is filled will wildlife, science and technology stories. Each magazine is filled with topics including Amazing Animals, Weird But True, free pull-out posters and animal cards.

National Geographic for Little Kids

Ages: 3 to 6 years 

Cost: $15 

The National Geographic Little Kids magazine is filled with colorful photos, animals card, baby animals and more. Similar to the kid’s edition, but formatted just for little ones!

Ranger Rick

Ages: 7 years and older

Cost: $19.95 for 10 issues; New subscribers can download animal songs

Each issue of Ranger Rick magazine is filled with animal facts, stories, and photos. You can also find comic adventures, wildlife puzzles, riddles, contests, crafts, and outdoor discoveries.

Rick Jr. 

Ages: 4 to 7 years 

Cost: $19.95 for 10 issues; New subscribers can download animal songs 

Rick. Jr. is similar to the Ranger Rick magazine but geared for the preschooler. Read facts and stories about animals, look at bright fun photos, read about outdoor activities and enjoy fun games.

Ranger Rick Cub 

Ages: 0 to 4 years

Cost: $19.95 for 6 issues; New subscribers can download animal songs

Ranger Rick Cub magazine is the perfect magazine to introduce new animals. Each issue focuses on one animal and includes beautiful photos with simple facts. It also includes a “grown-up” section of ideas on how to talk about the topic more with your child outside of the magazine.

Sports Illustrated for Kids

Ages: 8 to 14 years

Cost: $10 for 6 issues or $19.95 for 12 issues

Do you have a sports lover? Sports Illustrated for Kids is perfect for children who enjoy reading about sport and health-related content. The magazine promotes life lessons including skills practice, setting goals, having a positive attitude and more.


Ages: 6 to 12 years

Cost: $19.95 for 9 issues; Free digital access, poster, and animal stickers included 

The Zoobooks magazine is perfect for any animal lover! Each book explores the anatomy, habitat, socialization and ecological role of a single animal or animal group. The pictures are bright and the articles are easy to understand.


Ages: 3 to 6 years

Cost: $19.95 for 6 issues;  Free digital access, poster, and animal stickers included 

Zootles is very similar to the traditional Zoobooks. Each Zootles magazine provides information about one animal, a letter of the alphabet, and other learning concepts. There are stories, games and other fun activities.


Ages: 0 to 3 years 

Cost: $19.95 for 6 issues;  Free digital access, poster, and animal stickers included

We cannot forget our littlest ones. Zoobies magazine includes mind-building concepts such as colors, shapes, and sizes related to animals. The pages are created with durable toddler-tough pages.


Ages: 5 years and older 

Cost: $19.95 for 6 issues;  Free digital access, poster, and animal stickers included 

Similar to Zoobooks, each issue of Zoodinos magazine focuses on a dinosaur. Each magazine includes illustrations, bright photos and more.

Erin Huiatt

Erin is a reliable resource and stepping stone for women and families to find support and make connections within our community. She wants families to feel confident to reach out and ask for help and advice to get pointed in the right direction. She enjoys traveling and exploring with her two children in tow!

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