One thing that never ceases to amaze me as a parent is just how fast my one-year-old daughter grows out of her clothing. Donning 18-24-month clothes, I’m shocked at just how small her 12-month outfits are. “Wasn’t she just in these last week?” I ask myself, as I toss pants, onesies and dresses into boxes for storage.
As much as I love shopping for my little girl, I just don’t have the time. Between juggling a full-time job, a marriage and a healthy self-care routine, there’s barely enough time to sleep, better yet shop for clothes. That’s why I quickly fell in love with the idea of a subscription kit.
With all of the stress of shopping taken away, the packages felt like little Christmas presents. Prepackaged with outfits tailored to fit my daughter’s growing body, I never had to worry about sizing, trying things on or hoping they’d be her style. Ranging in prices, I decided to try out a few boxes for the sake of this piece — and my sanity.
These boxes offer busy parents the chance to add new, fresh styles to their child’s wardrobe without having to leave the house. Ranging in prices from $100 – $800+, there’s a budget plan for just about anyone. Plus, most of these boxes hit those tricky “in-between” sizes that are often hard to shop for (5-7 months, specifically). The best part, though, is the styling. Each box is tailored a little differently, but all offer detailed style quizzes that match you with clothes you’d be happy to dress your child in.
Busy mom-approved; these are the best kids clothing boxes that will quickly become the things you never knew you needed.
One of the first boxes to hit the market, Kidbox offers clothing for kids age 0-14, offering 5 – 7 premier clothing items for less than $20 per item. With recognizable brands, ranging from Joe’s Jeans to Kensie and Penguin, you know you’re getting quality outfits for a heavily discounted price. Another bonus of this box is the lack of styling fee, which saves you big if you’re ordering a few boxes at a time. The best draw, however, is the charitable component. For every full box you keep (between $68-$98, depending on size), Kidbox will donate one full box to a child in need.
One of the newest boxes, Dopple is also one of the most expensive. With items ranging from $25 and up, you’ll spend more on your box than with others. Featuring only the best of the best, this celebrity favorite offers brands like Rylee + Cru, Oeuf and Petit Bateau. The boxes also feature the most options as well — with each boasting 7-8 items a batch. There is a styling fee of $10, but that can be applied towards any item you keep. The subscription delivers directly to your home four times a year, just in time for a seasonal refresh.
The only box for just girls, Kidpik is tailored to ages 4 – 17. With pieces costing just $12-$15 on average, you can afford to stock up on plenty of mix and match ensembles. With over 15,000 4 1/2 starred reviews, Kidpik is a girl-mom favorite. Offering 7 items, a free gift with purchase and brands you know, each box features a range of styles, from super trendy to super basic. There’s definitely something for every kind of fashionista, commitment-free. The styling fee of $20 is applied to your order and you get a full seven days to try things on.
Stitch Fix Kids
Following the success of their boxes for adults, Stitch Fix Kids launched in 2018. Like the adult boxes, each one requires a $20 styling fee, which is later applied to whatever items you keep. Stitch Fix Kids offer sizing from 2T-14, with each item ranging from $10-$35. Like regular StitchFix, you can opt for a few boxes a year or a box a month, depending on how fast your little is growing. Our favorite part of this box? You keep a heaping 8-12 items per box, and the grand total of keeping all is still under $250. Another bonus? You can simply add a kid to your regular Stitch Fix account, making it easy to manage an entire family of stylish subscriptions.
Panda Pals Socks
Like many other moms, socks are the bane of my existence. They’re always lost somewhere in the depths of the dryer and my daughter somehow manages to stuff the cutest pairs in places I’ll never find. And, if you’re like me and can’t stand the look of mis-matched socks, Panda Pals socks is going to be your lifesaver. Boxes for kids ages 3 to 8 years old, each box comes with two pairs of brightly colored, fun socks and a mystery prize. Like Kidbox, Panda Pals offers a philanthropic bonus too. Every box you get, they donate socks to those in need. It’s also one of the cheaper boxes at just $15 per box.
Rockets of Awesome
A quarterly box with a name your kids will love, Rockets of Awesome offers a collection of trendy outfits for boys and girls, styled in a box meant for kids. With colored papers, a box designed like a coloring book and little booklets for kids, your little ones will love the extras more than the clothes. The clothes are styled to fit your little one’s style, with comfortable options, trend-setting pieces and even classics. Items range from $10-20, but they make a guarantee that you only pay $150 for each box you keep.